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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 29 September-1 October, 2020

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Category — Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180c

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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1372, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180cURUGUAY, 1859, 120c Slate Blue, Thin Numerals (10a), URUGUAY, 1859, 120c Slate Blue, Thin Numerals (10a)URUGUAY, 1859, 120c Slate Blue, Thin Numerals (10a). Block of four, Types 17-18/19-20 (normal transfer arrangement), unused (no gum), full to large margins, deep shade, horizontal crease in top pair, otherwise Very Fine, scarce block of the 120c Thin Numerals, signed Diaz

E. 500-750
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1373
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1373, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180cURUGUAY, 1859, 120c Blue, Thin Numerals (10), URUGUAY, 1859, 120c Blue, Thin Numerals (10)URUGUAY, 1859, 120c Blue, Thin Numerals (10). Vertical block of six with left sheet margin, Types 15-16/17-18/19-20, unused (no gum), bright shade on fresh paper, few faint horizontal creases and lightened toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, a rare and impressive 1859 120c Thin Numerals multiple, ex Lee (illustrated in Lee book, figure 40, plate J), Hoffmann, de Bustamante and "Tito" (Part 1, lot 1067, where described as one of five blocks of six extant)

E. 400-500
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1374
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1374, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180cURUGUAY, 1859, 120c Blue, Thin Numerals (10), URUGUAY, 1859, 120c Blue, Thin Numerals (10)URUGUAY, 1859, 120c Blue, Thin Numerals (10). Block of four with substituted transfers, Types 20-13/2-15 -- Type 13 is where 19 would normally be, and Type 15 where 1 would normally be -- original gum, h.r., full to large margins, bright shade on fresh paper, small shallow thin

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF SIX RECORDED 1859 120-CENTAVOS THIN NUMERALS BLOCKS WITH SUBSTITUTED LITHOGRAPHIC TRANSFER TYPES.

This is an extremely rare block from the area of the lithographic stone with transfers in positions that do not correspond with the normal 20-transfer arrangement. We know of only six 120c blocks with substituted transfers: 1) top sheet-margin block of 50, largest known, ex Hoffmann, Dr. Hubbard, "Concordia" and "Tito"; 2) top sheet-margin block of 9, ex Caspary, Lilly and "Concordia"; 3) left sheet-margin block of 6, ex Lee, Hoffmann and "Tito"; 4) block of four, ex Lee, the block offered here; 5) block of four, offered in this sale as lot 1375; and 6) block of four, illustrated in Lee book, figure 50, plate K.

Ex Lee (illustrated in Lee book, figure 51, plate K)

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1375, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180cURUGUAY, 1859, 120c Slate Blue, Thin Numerals (10a), URUGUAY, 1859, 120c Slate Blue, Thin Numerals (10a)URUGUAY, 1859, 120c Slate Blue, Thin Numerals (10a). Block of four with substituted transfers, Types 2-5/4-7 -- Type 5 is where 1 would normally be, and Type 7 where 3 would normally be -- unused (no gum), full to large margins, deep shade on fresh paper, vertical and horizontal creases, faint toned spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF SIX RECORDED 1859 120-CENTAVOS THIN NUMERALS BLOCKS WITH SUBSTITUTED LITHOGRAPHIC TRANSFER TYPES.

This is an extremely rare block from the area of the lithographic stone with transfers in positions that do not correspond with the normal 20-transfer arrangement. We know of only six 120c blocks with substituted transfers: 1) top sheet-margin block of 50, largest known, ex Hoffmann, Dr. Hubbard, "Concordia" and "Tito"; 2) top sheet-margin block of 9, ex Caspary, Lilly and "Concordia"; 3) left sheet-margin block of 6, ex Lee, Hoffmann and "Tito"; 4) block of four, ex Lee, offered in this sale as lot 1374; 5) block of four, the lot offered here; and 6) block of four, illustrated in Lee book, figure 50, plate K.

Signed Diaz.

E. 1,000-1,500
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1376
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1376, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180cURUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals, Plate Proof on Blued Paper (11P), URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals, Plate Proof on Blued Paper (11P)URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals, Plate Proof on Blued Paper (11P). Position 74 (dot to the left of frameline aligned with upper ornament), Type 14, large even margins, deep shade on strongly blued paper, trace of faint horizontal crease, still Extremely Fine, ex "Tito" (Part 2, lot 144), with 2008 Hernandez Rocha certificate ("no more than ten known")

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1377, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180cURUGUAY, 1859, 180c Dark Green, Thin Numerals (11), URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Dark Green, Thin Numerals (11)URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Dark Green, Thin Numerals (11). Block of four with left sheet margin, Positions 73-74/85-86, Types 13-14/15-16, original gum, h.r., beautiful dark shade, crease in sheet margin, possible thin spot under a hinge remnant, small bit of black adherence on gum and faint toned spots, still Extremely Fine, ex "Concordia", for no apparent reason, Scott lists the Dark Green for 180c Thick Numerals, but not Thin Numerals issue

E. 100-150
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1378
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1378, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180cURUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11), URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11)URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11). Block of four, Types 6-5/ 8-7, unused (no gum), large to huge margins, deep shade, vertical crease at right, faint soiling, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1379, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180cURUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11), URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11)URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11). Block of 32 with bottom right corner sheet margins, Positions 117-120 thru 201-204, top row Types 19-20-19-20, remaining rows follow 1-2-1-2/ 3-4-3-4 progression thru Types 13-14-13-14, lots of interesting lithographic transfer marks etc., original gum, h.r., huge margins all around, rich color, creases and small tears mainly confined to margins, a few thins (one breaks paper in third row from top), some toned spots, still a Very Fine appearing and impressive multiple of the 180c Thin Numerals issue, ex Lee and Hoffmann, signed Diaz

E. 400-500
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1380
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1380, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180cURUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11), URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11)URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11). Complete sheet of 204 with full sheet margins all around, original gum, prominent preprinting paper crease thru 9th row, several folds, climatic toned spots throughout, some creasing and small edge faults, still Fine, an important philatelic artifact showing the layout of the printing stone, there are perhaps three intact sheets of the 180c Thin Numerals issue, curiously they all have the preprinting crease thru the 9th row

E. 750-1,000
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1381
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1381, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 120c-180cURUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11), URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11)URUGUAY, 1859, 180c Green, Thin Numerals (11). Complete sheet of 204 with full sheet margins all around, original gum, prominent preprinting paper crease thru 9th row, several folds, climatic toned spots throughout, some creasing and small edge faults, still Fine, an important philatelic artifact showing the layout of the printing stone, there are perhaps three intact sheets of the 180c Thin Numerals issue, curiously they all have the preprinitng crease thru the 9th row

E. 750-1,000
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