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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1215
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1215, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Marvelous centering and rich color, lightly struck large letter "P" cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00 as normal cancel), only six grade higher (five at 95J and one at 98), Scott Retail as normal cancel

130
850
1216
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1216, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Superb centering, rich color, bold green cork cancel, Extremely Fine, an outstanding example of the 1c 1869 Pictorial with a rare green cancel -- Scott Catalogue assigns a $700.00 premium -- with 2000 and 2017 P.F. certificates

830
500
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1217
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1217, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Radiant color, clear strike of green quartered cork cancel, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, rare with the green cancel -- Scott Catalogue assigns a $700.00 premium -- ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 2002 and 2019 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

830
950
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1218
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1218, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, cork cancel at right leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00)

80
700
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1219
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1219, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Deep rich color and detailed impression, choice centering, bold quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

80
450
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1220
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1220, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var), 3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var)3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Original gum, barely hinged, clear split grill at top and bottom, with bottom right corner selvage which was folded over prior to printing causing a misperf, stamp with Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 (for block of nine) and 2011 P.F. certificates

275
1,700
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1221
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1221, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H, 3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H. block of four with bottom imprint selvage, rich color, clearly-defined grills, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, ex Dr. Heimburger, with 1986 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

1,400
550
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1222
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1222, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Essentially perfectly centered, brilliant color, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

16
1,100
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1223
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1223, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, neat green quartered cork cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine, scarce with a green cancel -- Scott Catalogue assigns a $300.00 premium -- with 2015 P.F. certificate

316
650
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1224
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1224, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Cancelled by bold strike of Waterbury Skull & Crossbones fancy cancel (Rohloff Type R-3), centered to top, some slight corner creasing, Very Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, with 1982 and 1991 P.F. certificates

E. 750-1,000
500
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1225
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1225, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Wide margins, clear strike of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, some very faint toning not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance and extremely rare cancel on the 3c 1869 Pictorial, the U.S. Post Office opened in Hiogo in 1868, one year after those in Yokohama and Nagasaki, and was in operation until December 1874; the rate was 10c to the U.S., 3c or 6c between Treaty Ports and additional rates to Europe, stamps showing the cancel for Treaty Port rates are much scarcer than the 10c rate, this is the only 3c listed in Power Search with this cancel among more than 100 records, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate

616
500
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1226
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1226, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Radiant color, perfect strike of Flower fancy cancel of Lansing Mich. (Skinner-Eno PP-FL 24), Extremely Fine stamp and cancel, with 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
2,600
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1227
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1227, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Well-centered, rich color and sharp proof-like impression, light cancel with trace of red transit at bottom left, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

275
375
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1228
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1228, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Brilliant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat strike of rosette cancel at bottom, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00), only five grade higher

110
850
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1229
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1229, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Choice centering, vibrant color, nicely complemented by red "New York May 24" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $425.00)

150
850
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1230
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1230, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Brilliant color, wide and balanced margins, bold strike of geometric cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1995, 2004 and 2009 P.F. certificates

110
180
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1231
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1231, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Wide margins and outstanding centering, cancelled by bold strike of Yokohama, Japan "X" chop, Very Fine strike on an Extremely Fine stamp, with 2001 and 2013 P.F. certificates

310
700
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1232
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1232, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vibrant color, neat strike of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (VF 80), this seems undergraded to us

310
170
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1233
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1233, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Horizontal pair, original gum, bright shade, slight dry print causing unusual halo effect around lettering, right stamp trivial natural inclusion and short perfs, left stamp tiny pinhole

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Coulter.

4,000
650
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1234, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Unused (regummed), Jumbo margins and choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2020 P.F. certificate

725
650
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1235
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1235, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color and detailed impression, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cork cancel at top right leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,250.00), only one grades higher (at 100J, we have never sold it)

130
650
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1236
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1236, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Intense shade and impression, choice centering with wide margins, bold strike of 5-Point Star with hollow center fancy cancel, although not noted on certificate this cancel is the Star used by the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai (see Sale 966, lot 2110, for 12c 1869 cover from Shanghai to Japan with this cancel), Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with no premium for the Shanghai fancy cancel

130
850
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1237
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1237, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Crisp impression, unusually choice centering, light cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1989 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00)

130
475
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1238
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1238, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Near perfect centering with wide margins, strong impression and color, light cancel with traces of red transit, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2017 P.S.A.G. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

130
300
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1239
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1239, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Bright shade, wide and even margins, neat blue grid and part of matching circular datestamp at bottom, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2001 and 2015 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

255
250
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1240
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1240, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Deep rich colors and sharp proof-like impressions, bright paper, beautiful centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cork cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2002 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,750.00). Only four grade higher (one at 95J, one at 98 and two at 98J)

800
3,500
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1241
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1241, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Bright colors, choice centering with well-proportioned margins, neat cork cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

800
950
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1242
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1242, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Choice centering, bright colors, rosette cancel, blue French transit and trace of red cancels, Very Fine and choice, an attractive stamp, with 1998 and 2015 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

875
375
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1243
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1243, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Wide margins, rich colors, neat cork cancel, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

800
300
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1244
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1244, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Original gum, deep rich colors, three wide margins, certificate states reperfed at left, but it is not -- the perfs are just poorly punched and there are no production straight edges on this issue -- Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

2,750
425
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1245
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1245, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Detailed impressions, well-proportioned margins, neat circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $725.00)

190
325
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1246
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1246, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Choice centering, bright colors, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Laehder, with 1986, 2011 and 2016 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

190
375
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1247
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1247, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Deep rich colors, well-balanced margins, bold target cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1984, 1997 and 2017 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

190
350
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1248
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1248, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Bright colors nicely complemented by red cork cancel, choice centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL, WITH A BRIGHT RED CANCEL.

With 2002 and 2007 P.F. certificates. Scott Catalogue assigns a $500.00 premium for the red cancel

1,100
800
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1249
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1249, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Choice centering, rich colors nicely contrasted by red cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH A BRIGHT RED CANCEL.

With 2003 P.F. certificate. Scott Catalogue assigns a $500.00 premium for the red cancel

1,100
800
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1250
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1250, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Choice centering, bright shades, cancelled by perfect strike of crossroads cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

600
900
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1251
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1251, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Rich color, well-centered, neat crossroads cancel and trace of purple cancel at bottom right, Extremely Fine

600
500
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1252, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Part original gum which covers about half the back, couple slightly short perfs, appears Fine, with 2009 B.P.A. certificate stating "traces of original gum" and not mentioning any short perfs, Scott Retail as original gum $4,000.00

1,450
550
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1253
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1253, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Horizontal pair, original gum, rich colors, unusual additional Carmine printer's ink at bottom

FINE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

The largest recorded unused multiple of the regularly issued 30c 1869, Scott 121, is a block of six.

Ex Frelinghuysen and Price

9,500
2,100
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1254
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1254, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Bright colors, neat strike of red circle of wedges cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE AND RARE WITH A RED CANCEL.

With 1991 and 2005 P.F. certificates

625
950
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1255
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1255, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Jumbo margins, bright colors on fresh paper, grid cancel, small dealer backstamp mentioned on most recent certificate, Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,150.00)

375
1,300
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1256
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1256, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Exceptionally well-centered with wide margins, light strike of Japanese "X" cancel, Extremely Fine, a scarce cancel on the 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue, ex Byers, with 1992 and 2018 P.F. certificates, Scott Catalogue assigns an $800.00 premium for a Japan cancel

1,175
950
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1257
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1257, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Vertical pair, both stamps with bold red rosette cancels, small edge tears and creases, perf separations at right, otherwise Fine and extremely rare, while there are several large used blocks recorded of the 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue, they invariably have smudged black cork cancels and the majority of these cancels are not particularly attractive, this pair with red cancels is exceptional, ex Juhring, Scott Retail as pair plus premium for two red cancels

1,300
225
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1258, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), vivid colors, bright and fresh

VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Forster. With 1984 P.F. certificate

3,750
3,750
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1259, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), bright colors, tiny thin speck to left of grill and tiny blue ink spot near the same location, appears Fine

3,750
1,700
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1260
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1260, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Intense colors and impressions, bold strike of segmented cork cancel, choice centering with well-proportioned margins

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

1,800
3,000
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1261
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1261, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Detailed impressions, neat black and red outline cross fancy cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE "RED CROSS" FANCY CANCELLATION ON THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate

2,800
2,000
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1262
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1262, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Bright colors, outstanding centering with balanced margins, bold circle of wedges cancel, light corner crease at bottom right, appears Extremely Fine

1,800
1,000
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1263
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1263, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Attractive color, wide margins, segmented cork cancel, small filled thin spot, Very Fine appearance

1,800
500
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