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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1811
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1811, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Block of twelve, original gum, most with h.r. where few perf separations sensibly reinforced, each signed in pencil, three Mint N.H., bottom right two stamps light crease at bottom, Very Good, a scarce multiple, Scott value as two blocks of four and two pairs $13,400.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,000
1812
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1812, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H, 3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H., grill split top to bottom, rich color, Very Fine, scarce grill variety in Mint N.H. condition, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate, Scott value as hinged split grill

275
375
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1813
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1813, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H, 3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Mint N.H., rich color, Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate, Scott value as hinged

275
180
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1814
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1814, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, well-struck Mask fancy cancel, thinned at top, Very Fine strike, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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1815
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1815, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Radiant color, almost perfect centering with wide margins, cancelled by clear strike of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp combining outstanding centering with a very desirable Japan cancel, 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, ex Kirke, with 1996 and 2005 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95), with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,050.00 as normal cancel)

E. 750-1,000
750
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1816
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1816, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vibrant color, choice centering, bold strike of "X" Chop cancel found on mail from U.S. post offices in Japan, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Hall, with 1985 P.F. certificate

300
300
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1817
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1817, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Unused (no gum), bright colors, reperfed, Very Fine appearance, scarce in unused condition

3,250
550
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1818
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1818, 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 and crisp impressions, wide and balanced margins, part strike of New Orleans circular datestamp and cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

825
1,100
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1819
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1819, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Part original gum, h.r., rich colors, small natural inclusion at left, Fine, with 2009 B.P.A. certificate

9,000
1,400
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1820
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1820, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Unused (regummed), deep rich colors, centered to bottom left, Very Good

2,600
325
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1821
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1821, 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, most recent certificate notes reperfed at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 2003 and 2015 P.F. certificates as sound, the latter graded (VF 80), with 2020 P.S.E. certificate noting reperfed at bottom, Scott Catalogue assigns a $500.00 premium for the red cancel

1,100
800
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1822
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1822, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Unused (no gum), rich colors, tiny thin specks, Very Fine appearance

1,450
500
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1823
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1823, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Bright colors and paper, neat rosette cancel, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $500.00)

375
200
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1824
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1824, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Intense colors, bold cork cancel, Very Fine, small purple backstamp

375
140
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1825
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1825, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Blue & Carmine (121), 30c Blue & Carmine (121)30c Blue & Carmine (121). Horizontal block of twelve, showing typical black cork cancellation, few perf separations and nibbed perfs

FINE AND SCARCE. A BLOCK OF TWELVE IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

The largest recorded unused multiple is a block of six. The largest recorded used multiple is a block of twelve, of which three or four are known.

Ex Rose and Curtis. Scott value $9,200.00 as two blocks of four and two pairs

E. 3,000-4,000
1,800
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1826
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1826, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Deep rich Carmine color, wide margins, face-free cork cancel, small thin spot at top, appears Very Fine

1,800
650
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1827
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1827, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Three wide margins, cork cancel, Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (F 70; SMQ $1,100.00)

1,800
600
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1828
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1828, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Attractively centered with strong colors, large grid cancel, closed tear, appears Very Fine

1,800
300
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1829
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1829, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)Hiogo, Japan Cancels on 1867-69 Issues, Hiogo, Japan Cancels on 1867-69 IssuesHiogo, Japan Cancels on 1867-69 Issues. Seven stamps, six showing either clear or at least identifiable strikes of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle cancels, 1867-68 Grilled Issue includes Nos. 96 (thin paper) and 100, 1869 Pictorial Issue includes Nos. 113, 115, 116 and 117, also No. 96 with what appears to be a Japanese chop cancel, faults to be expected including a couple with small repairs, overall Fine appearing and scarce group with these cancels, two certificates accompany, Scott value $5,395.00 for the Hiogo cancels, not counting the extra No. 96

E. 750-1,000
450
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