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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, 60c-80c

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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1350
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1350, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 60c "Chocolate", Fine Impression, Thin Numerals (7 var), URUGUAY, 1859, 60c "Chocolate", Fine Impression, Thin Numerals (7 var)URUGUAY, 1859, 60c "Chocolate", Fine Impression, Thin Numerals (7 var). Unused (no gum), full to large margins, sharp early impression (the sun rays are clearly defined) and distinctive brownish lilac shade classified by G.N.J. as "Chocolate" (who notes he has not seen another example), small thin spot at upper left and tiny corner crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, a scarce variety which is of great interest to Uruguay specialists, unlisted in Scott

E. 100-150
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1351
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1351, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 60c Lilac, Thin Numerals (7), URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Lilac, Thin Numerals (7)URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Lilac, Thin Numerals (7). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., large even margins, beautiful deep shade and strong impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, a gem pair of the 60c Thin Numerals, multiples with original gum are quite scarce

E. 200-300
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1352
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1352, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 60c Lilac, Thin Numerals (7), URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Lilac, Thin Numerals (7)URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Lilac, Thin Numerals (7). Block of four, Types 7-8/9-10, original gum, ample margins at left, others sides large, deep shade and strong impression, horizontal bends with slight crease in one spot, couple toned spots, still Very Fine, scarce block of the 60c Thin Numerals with original gum

E. 300-400
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1353
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1353, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a), URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a)URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a). Block of four, unused (no gum), large margins all around, crisp shade and strong impression, couple light bends in bottom pair, corner crease at bottom right, couple faint toned specks, still Extremely Fine, a scarce multiple of the 60c Thin Numerals

E. 300-400
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1354
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1354, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a), URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a)URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a). Vertical block of six, Types 11-12/13-14/15-16, original gum, large h.r., mostly full margins, crisp shade and impression, diagonal crease through lower right stamp, pencil writing on back including a heavily impressed line, still Very Fine, scarce original-gum block of the 60c Thin Numerals, each stamp with red Soto Hermanos handstamp, ex Lee, illustrated as part of type reconstruction in Lee book (figure 36, plate 1)

E. 400-500
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1355
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1355, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a), URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a)URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a). A spectacular block of 24 with original gum, from the top right corner of the sheet, comprising Positions 7-12/19-24/31-36/43-48 -- this block and the block offered in lot 1356 were originally joined together -- with corner sheet margins and full margins on other sides, h.r.'s along top, bright shade, clear impression, very fresh, trivial imperfections including small thin spot at top right and creases affecting half the stamps but barely visible on face, otherwise Extremely Fine, an important multiple of the 60c Thin Numerals issue, ex Diaz/Mercedes

E. 750-1,000
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1356
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1356, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a), URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a)URUGUAY, 1859, 60c Gray Lilac, Thin Numerals (7a). Another spectacular block of 24 with original gum, from the right of the sheet, comprising Positions 55-60/67-72/79-84/91-96 -- this block and the block offered in lot 1355 were originally joined together -- with right sheet margin and full margins on other sides, clear impression, very fresh, nine stamps affected by faint crease or bend, pencil number on back, otherwise Extremely Fine, an important multiple of the 60c Thin Numerals issue, signed Holcombe, Soto Hermanos backstamps in margin and on one stamp, ex Diaz/Mercedes

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1357, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8), URUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8)URUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8). Unused (no gum), the scarce true Orange shade, very deep with strong impression, full to large margins, fresh and Very Fine, red Thier backstamp, Scott value $450.00

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1358, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8), URUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8)URUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8). Two, unused (no gum), both the scarce true Orange shade (one a bit brighter than other), one with full even margins, other ample to slightly in at bottom, each has small tear and slight crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, exhibit-worthy examples of the Orange shade, Scott value $900.00

E. 100-150
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1359, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8), URUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8)URUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8). Horizontal pair, Types 8-7, unused (no gum), large to huge margins, beautiful golden Orange shade, tear at top left, lightly soiled vertical crease at right and slight horizontal crease thru both, otherwise Extremely Fine, GNJ states that this is the only unused pair (two blocks are recorded), a major rarity of the Thin Numerals issue, small "EJL" (Lee) backstamps and ex Lee (lot 320)

E. 300-400
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1360
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1360, Uruguay - 1859 Thin Numerals, 60c-80cURUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8), URUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8)URUGUAY, 1859, 80c Orange, Thin Numerals (8). Block of four, Positions 184-185/196-197 (Types 12-11/14-13), large margins all around, beautiful true Orange shade, manuscript "15" on back of bottom right stamp bleeds thru slightly, slight creases and faint toned spots, none seriously detracting from beautiful appearance

EXTREMELY FINE OVERALL APPEARANCE. AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE URUGUAY 1859 80-CENTAVOS THIN NUMERALS ISSUE. ONLY ONE OTHER BLOCK IS RECORDED.

There are two recorded blocks of the 1859 80c Thin Numerals issue, both unused; the only other unused multiple is a pair, and the largest used multiple is a strip of three. The block offered here is the Lichtenstein-Dale-Hoffmann block. It was exhibited by Alfred F. Lichtenstein in his display of Uruguay at the May 1940 Collectors Club Centenary Exhibition. After Alfred's death in 1947, his daughter, Louise Boyd Dale, sold a number of major Uruguay rarities to Robert Hoffmann, whose exhibit captured the Grand Award at the 1956 FIPEX exhibition in New York City. The presence of this block in both exhibitions is confirmed by photographs of the exhibit pages.

The other recorded block, also an unused block of four (Positions 21-22/33-34), is ex Sciarra and was offered in the Spink-Investphila sale of the "Tito" collection (Part 1, Mar. 16, 2012, lot 1057). The description states "orange-yellow" and the shade in the catalogue photo appears to be a bit more yellow than the color of the block offered here. We do not know if the two blocks are actually in different shades.

Signed Soto Hermanos and Diaz. Ex Lichtenstein, Dale (by inheritance) and Hoffmann (purchased privately from Dale).

E. 4,000-5,000
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