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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
878
E
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 878, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Carmine on Orange, 1869 National Bank Note Company Essay, Cut Square (Undersander E35Ac), 1c Carmine on Orange, 1869 National Bank Note Company Essay, Cut Square (Undersander E35Ac)1c Carmine on Orange, 1869 National Bank Note Company Essay, Cut Square (Undersander E35Ac). 26 x 31mm, rich color, small hole at top left touches the arrow point on the staff of the flag, appears Very Fine, a very scarce essay, this is the only example we have offered in this color/paper combination since keeping computerized records, Undersander catalogue value as an entire

2,500
250
879
TC
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 879, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c 1869 Pictorial, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (116TC1), 10c 1869 Pictorial, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (116TC1)10c 1869 Pictorial, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (116TC1). Three different colors, including Dark Prussian Blue affixed to original card backing, 42 x 66mm, Chocolate, 48 x 57mm and Deep Green, 29 x 30mm, brilliant colors

VERY FINE TRIO OF 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOFS ON INDIA.

This is the first multi-proof group of these scarce large die trial colors we have offered since our 1999 Finkelburg sale.

Deep Green with 1988 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as full-size

7,500
1,500
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880
P
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 880, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Small Die Proofs on Wove (112P2-122P2), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Small Die Proofs on Wove (112P2-122P2)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Small Die Proofs on Wove (112P2-122P2). Complete set including both 15c types, removed from Roosevelt Album card backing, rich colors, faults from card removal (they are very difficult to separate from the cards due to the adhesive that was used in their production), a couple with some light toning, otherwise Very Fine, only 85 albums were produced

4,575
1,000
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881
P
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 881, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3). Complete set of eleven, both 15c are Ty. III but vastly different shades, a few are mounted on backing bond paper, large margins, bright colors, a few with typical small flaws, overall Very Fine

1,205
500
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882°
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 882, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112). Mint N.H, 1c Buff (112). Mint N.H1c Buff (112). Mint N.H., bright color, outstanding centering, single pulled perf at lower left, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate showing the stamp before the pulled perf occurred, Scott Retail as hinged

575
0
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883
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 883, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c Buff (112), 1c Buff (112)1c Buff (112). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $2,000.00)

575
2,100
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884
bl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 884, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-114), 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-114)1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-114). Blocks of four, including two 2c, few faults including some perf separations sensibly rejoined, otherwise Fine, the 1c block has Extremely Fine centering and is very scarce (with 1974 P.F. certificate)

5,400
1,200
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885°
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 885, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex "Alan". With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,100.00). Only three grade higher (highest is 98) and only three others share this grade

550
3,250
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886
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 886, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113), 2c Brown (113)2c Brown (113). Horizontal pair with part arrow and plate No. 3" bottom selvage, part original gum, perf separations sensibly reinforced, otherwise Fine, a rare plate number example of this issue, we have offered only five with a plate number since 1994 and in all of our Rarities sales and this is the only example from the bottom position

1,100
500
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887
nhbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 887, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)2c Brown (113). Mint N.H, 2c Brown (113). Mint N.H2c Brown (113). Mint N.H. block of six, fresh color and paper

FINE AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Unpriced in Scott as Mint N.H.. Scott Retail as hinged block of four and two hinged singles

4,750
700
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888°
nh
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 888, 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. with top right corner selvage, bright color, wide and balanced margins, horizontally split grill but since this is from the top of the sheet it only shows half the grill at bottom and none at top (technically this is an unlisted variety), Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo), Scott Retail as hinged

275
1,800
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889
ogbl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 889, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var), 3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var)3c Ultramarine, Split Grill (114 var). Block of 20, each stamp with clear split grill, bright color, original gum, few stamps Mint N.H., few sensible hinge reinforcements

FINE-VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MULTIPLE CONTAINING 20 EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH SPLIT GRILLS.

Scott Retail as normal blocks and pairs with no premium for Mint N.H.

6,050
2,400
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890
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 890, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, cancelled by bold strike of Small Bee fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff A-14), Very Fine and choice, a beautiful strike of this fancy cancel on a sound stamp

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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891
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 891, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Three used singles, cancelled in green, orange and magenta, first two small corner creases, Fine-Very Fine appearing trio with better colored cancels

657
1,700
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892
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 892, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Original gum, h.r., bright color, wide margins to in at bottom, Very Good, with 1974 P.F. certificate

2,500
225
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893
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 893, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)6c Ultramarine (115), 6c Ultramarine (115)6c Ultramarine (115). Centered to top right, bearing clear strike of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, small corner creases at top corners, an extremely rare cancellation on the 6c 1869, the U.S. Post Office opened in Hiogo in 1868, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,700
120
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894
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 894, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Original gum, faint trace of hinging, vibrant color, Very Fine, a lovely original-gum example of the 10c 1869 Pictorial, ex "Hampshire", with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,850
950
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895°
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 895, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Outstanding centering with balanced margins, vibrant color, cancelled by rim of circular datestamp and bold segmented circular cork, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp and difficult to find in this condition, with 2001 and 2011 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95), by way of comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only five used Scott 116's graded above 95

110
475
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896
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 896, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Large margins including wide natural straight edge at right, showing part arrow at top, tied on small blue piece by well-struck "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, Extremely Fine stamp and strike of this desirable Japan cancel, the U.S. Post Office opened in Hiogo in 1868

E. 750-1,000
375
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897
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 897, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Brilliant color, well-centered, perfectly clear strike of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, Extremely Fine stamp and cancellation, the U.S. Post Office opened in Hiogo in 1868, ex Saadi, with 1989 P.F. certificate

310
250
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898
ng
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 898, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Unused (traces of gum), beautifully centered, single short perf at bottom left, appears Extremely Fine, Scott Retail without gum

725
225
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899
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 899, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Block of four, unused (no gum), many perf separations rejoined with collodion, left pair tiny stained spots, still a Fine and rare multiple, the Rose book records eight unused blocks of four or larger of the 12c 1869 (though there are a few more than that), this is among the best centered of the group, Scott Retail as original gum block is $14,000.00

E. 750-1,000
750
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900
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 900, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Deep rich color, bold strike of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, light diagonal crease, repaired perf tear at left, still appears Very Fine, a very rare cancel on the 12c, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,080
250
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901
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 901, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Rich color, neat strike of magenta 5-Point Star fancy cancel of Philadelphia foreign-mail office, Very Fine, scarce cancel

E. 300-400
180
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902
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 902, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Block of four, cork cancels, three knife cuts into top stamps (sealed with hinges), otherwise Fine-Very Fine and rare used block, ex Kuphal

1,800
500
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903
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 903, 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), well-centered with wide margins, rich colors, Very Fine and choice, ex Golin

3,250
850
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904
og
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 904, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Original gum, large h.r., rich colors, attractive margins and centering, pulled perf at bottom left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, appears Very Fine, a scarce stamp with original gum, with 1976 P.F. certificate

9,000
800
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905°
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 905, 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 and choice centering, bright colors, neat rosette cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

800
1,000
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906
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 906, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Horizontal pair, deep rich colors, unobtrusive cork cancels, adherence on back of right stamp, Very Fine

425
190
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907
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 907, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)24c Green & Violet (120), 24c Green & Violet (120)24c Green & Violet (120). Unused (regummed), intense colors, Fine

2,600
475
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908
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 908, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Unused (no gum), bright colors, reperfed at right, appears Very Fine, ex Golin

1,450
350
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909
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 909, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Rich colors, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, bold strike of cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Beverly Hills." P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,700.00). Only three grade higher (all at 95J).

375
2,000
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910
bl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 910, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121)30c Ultramarine & Carmine (121). Three blocks of four with similar cork cancels, few faults, Fine appearance, scarce used blocks, Scott Retail $11,250.00

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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911
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 911, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), bright colors, centered to bottom, single slightly nibbed perf at left, still Fine, with clear 1984 P.F. certificate

3,750
1,200
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912
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 912, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Unused (no gum), rich colors, reperfed at right, appears Fine

3,750
1,100
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913
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 913, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Horizontal pair, light cancel, both stamps with small thin spots, right stamp with closed tear at bottom, Fine appearance, a rare used pair of the 90c 1869 Pictorial, Scott Retail $8,000.00

E. 750-1,000
750
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914
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 914, 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-122)90c Carmine & Black (122), 90c Carmine & Black (122)90c Carmine & Black (122). Vertical pair, centered to left, segmented cork cancels, top stamp with tiny thins, Very Good-Fine appearance, a rare used pair, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $8,000.00

E. 750-1,000
750
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