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Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

Category — 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1714
ogbl
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1714, 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Block of six, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade and sharp grill impression, center stamp at top has small natural inclusion, few expertly reinforced perf separations

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. THIS BLOCK HAS FAR BETTER CENTERING THAN MOST.

The 1c 1869 was printed in sheets of 300 consisting of two panes of 150. The largest recorded multiple is a left sheet-margin block of 48, and other large multiples also exist. However, most are off-center. The block offered here is a true condition rarity.

With 1996 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as block of four and pair

6,700
7,500
1715
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1715, 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)1c-30c 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-117, 119-121), 1c-30c 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-117, 119-121)1c-30c 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-117, 119-121). Complete to the 30c value less the 15c Ty. I, fresh colors and attractive centering, 12c with red quartered cork cancel, Very Fine, purchased by the consignor individually from two or three dealers known for quality, P.F. certificates accompany the 12c, 15c and 24c

1,831
1,100
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1716
Ebl
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1716, 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d), 3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d). Three blocks of four, including Brown with bottom imprint, Green with right selvage and Yellow, several stamps Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as hinged singles

960
350
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1717
og
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1717, 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Small balance of three items, original gum block of four, original gum vertical pair with bottom selvage, s.e. and part arrow at left, Fine, also used single graded XF 90 XQ by the P.F., Extremely Fine

1,791
400
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1718
P
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1718, 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)"Mountain Station" and "The Crossing", 3c 1869 Pictorial Design Die Proofs, "Mountain Station" and "The Crossing", 3c 1869 Pictorial Design Die Proofs"Mountain Station" and "The Crossing", 3c 1869 Pictorial Design Die Proofs. Both versions of the large die proofs depicting the iconic James Smillie engraving of a train crossing a bridge that was used as the basis for the 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue, first with 125 x 52mm extended design called "Mountain Station", die sunk on 228 x 151mm card with full die sinkage, second with 95 x 42mm design called "The Crossing", nearly the same design but slightly truncated from the first with extended scenes at sides missing, also some other engraving differences, die sunk on 228 x 152mm card with full die sinkage, both with National Bank Note Co. imprint, absolutely pristine, Extremely Fine and wonderful proofs for the 1869 collector, accompanied by North Western Bank Warren Pa. $1.00 obsolete note with the same engraving as "The Crossing", Fine

E. 500-750
800
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1719
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1719, 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Bright color, cancelled by neat strike of "Steamer Costa Rica P.M.S.S.Co." handstamp, perfs scissors-separated, still a Very Fine strike, according to Michael Laurence's book, the Costa Rica carried mails between Yokohama and Shanghai in China, it is not known used on cover and this is the first we have encountered on a 6c 1869 Pictorial which would have paid the interconsular rate, ex Eubanks, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
900
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1720
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1720, 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Well-centered, deep shade, bold red leaf cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

150
170
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1721
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1721, 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-116)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Wide margins and choice centering, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

110
200
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