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Sale 1227 — Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 19-23 October, 2020

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Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2662
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2662, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)1c Buff, Re-Issue (123), 1c Buff, Re-Issue (123)1c Buff, Re-Issue (123). Rich color on bright paper, bold strikes of target cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

425
350
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2663, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Unused (no gum), deep rich color and proof-like impression, mathematically perfect centering with unusually wide margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- IT IS BY FAR THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

P.S.E. encapsulated (NG, Gem 100; SMQ $4,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve this grade. Two used copies grade 95J, and beyond that the highest grade in any category (OG, NH or NG) is 95.

250
4,250
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2664
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2664, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Original gum, wide margins, rich color, Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

600
650
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2665
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2665, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

600
200
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2666
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2666, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and crisp impression

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

We estimate no more than seven or eight blocks of the 2c 1869 Re-Issue exist.

From our 1973 Rarities of the World sale.

7,000
1,800
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2667
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2667, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Deep rich color, neat cork cancel, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1993, 2015 and 2016 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

750
1,000
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2668
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2668, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Choice centering and margins, registry oval cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates

750
0
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2669
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2669, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Deep rich color on bright paper, attractive centering and margins, bold "6" oval grid duplex cancel, Very Fine, with 1967 and 2008 P.F. certificates

750
475
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2670
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2670, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124), 2c Brown, Re-Issue (124)2c Brown, Re-Issue (124). Crisp impression on bright paper, neat cork cancel, Very Fine and attractive, with 1997 P.F. certificate

750
325
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2671
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2671, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125), 3c Blue, Re-Issue (125)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Original gum, deep rich color and detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

Original sales figures show that among the 1869 Pictorial Re-Issues, the 3c and 90c stamps accounted for the smallest number of units sold (1,406 and 1,356, respectively). Overall, the 1869s were popular with stamp collectors, far outselling the 1851-60 and 1861-66 Re-Issue sets. However, the 90c stamp's high denomination and the availability of ordinary 3c stamps limited demand. Today, both are rare, and handling over the years has not been kind to most of the surviving examples.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,700
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2672, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125), 3c Blue, Re-Issue (125)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Unused (no gum), well-centered with balanced margins, rich Re-Issue color, accompanying certificate notes a stain has been removed, Very Fine appearance, with 1992 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,000
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2673, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125), 3c Blue, Re-Issue (125)3c Blue, Re-Issue (125). Unused (regummed), filled thin spot, appears Very Fine, small Stanley Gibbons backstamp

2,500
600
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2674
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2674, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)6c Blue, Re-Issue (126), 6c Blue, Re-Issue (126)6c Blue, Re-Issue (126). Original gum, h.r., bright color and paper, unusually wide margins, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

1,800
1,100
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2675
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2675, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)6c Blue, Re-Issue (126), 6c Blue, Re-Issue (126)6c Blue, Re-Issue (126). Part original gum, rich color, well-balanced margins, Very Fine, with 1974 and 2000 P.F. certificates

1,800
700
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2676
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2676, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Original gum, h.r., vibrant color, wide margins, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,600
1,300
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2677, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Unused (no gum), well-centered, just a hint of oxidation, still Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

700
600
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2678
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2678, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Virtually perfect centering with wide margins, vivid color, New York City registry oval cancel, very fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

SMQ estimates that approximately 30 used examples are known. We estimate that between 30 and 50 are known used. However, it is surprisingly difficult to obtain in such choice condition.

Ex Zoellner. With 1987 and 2002 P.F. certificates

1,800
3,500
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2679
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2679, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127), 10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127)10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Vibrant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, well-struck Washington D.C. registry oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

SMQ estimates that approximately 30 used examples are known. We estimate that between 30 and 50 are known used. However, it is surprisingly difficult to obtain in such choice condition.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate

1,800
1,000
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2680
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2680, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)12c Green, Re-Issue (128), 12c Green, Re-Issue (128)12c Green, Re-Issue (128). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Very Fine, with 1974 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,200
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2681
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2681, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Part original gum covering the bottom third of the stamp, rich colors, tiny thin spot not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1994 P.F. certificate, Scott value as original gum

1,300
550
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2682
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2682, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Part original gum described on accompanying certificate as "previously hinged" (full original gum), deep rich colors, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,000
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2683
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2683, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., deep rich colors and detailed impressions, on the left stamp the vignette is shifted to the right, on the right stamp the vignette is shifted to the left, which indicates the transfers were misaligned when the plate was made

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 15-CENT TYPE III 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

The largest recorded multiple is a block of four with two known (one has no gum). This is the only original-gum pair of which we are aware.

Ex Price. With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott value as singles

2,600
1,800
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2684
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2684, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129), 15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129)15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Deep rich colors, beautifully centered on fresh paper, lighter cancel than often found on this issue, Extremely Fine, a very choice used example of the 15c Re-Issue, with 1984 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,650.00), the highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report is XF 90

1,000
1,400
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2685
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2685, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130), 24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130)24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130). Original gum, beautiful rich colors, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates, the latter mentions a "tiny inking flaw above the the head of the second standing figure from the left", we cannot fathom why the P.F. felt compelled to make such a statement

2,000
1,400
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2686
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2686, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130), 24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130)24c Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich colors on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate as original gum and not noting any disturbance

2,000
800
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2687
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2687, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich colors, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate as original gum

2,250
1,900
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2688
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2688, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Original gum, h.r., deep rich colors, Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

2,250
900
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2689
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2689, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Blue & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Choice centering with wide margins, deep rich colors, segmented cork cancel struck so that the eagle and shield designs are fully visible

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

SMQ estimates that approximately 40 examples of the 30c Re-Issue are known used. Our experience has been that many are either off-center or have small faults.

With 1983, 1999 and 2017 P.F. certificate

2,750
4,000
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2690
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2690, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Vivid colors, well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, scarce in sound used condition, SMQ estimates that approximately 40 examples are known used, our experience shows that many are either off-center or have small faults, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,400
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2691
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2691, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Choice centering with wide margins, deep rich colors, bold strike of New York registry oval cancel, tiny scuff at top left, Extremely Fine appearance, scarce with such choice centering, SMQ estimates that approximately 40 examples of the 30c 1875 Re-Issue are known used, with 1996 P.S.E. and 2020 P.F. certificates

2,750
2,000
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2692
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2692, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Original gum, rich colors, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, VF 80; SMQ $4,100.00)

3,750
3,000
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2693
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2693, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Part original gum, deep rich colors on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate, Scott value as original gum

3,750
1,900
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2694, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Unused (no gum), wonderful depth of color, well-centered with wide margins, small thin spot and some slightly blunted perfs at left, still appears Extremely Fine

1,500
1,300
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2695
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2695, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Large part original gum, fresh color, well-centered but reperfed at left, otherwise Very Fine, Scott value as original gum

3,750
1,400
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2696
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2696, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132), 90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132)90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Deep rich colors on bright paper, wide and beautifully balanced margins, bold quartered cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WIDE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.

SMQ estimates that approximately 40 used copies exist and our own experience confirms this estimate. Most are either off-center or have small faults.

With 1978 and 2004 P.F. certificates.

6,000
6,000
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2697
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2697, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133), 1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133)1c Buff, 1880 Re-Issue (133). Rich color, bold strike of San Francisco circular datestamp, tiny toned spot around a dot of cancelling ink at bottom left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with clear 2002 P.F. certificate

550
225
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2698
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2698, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 123-133a)1c Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a), 1c Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a)1c Brown Orange, 1881 Re-Issue (133a). Without gum as issued, wide top selvage, rich color, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins but with a single short perf at left, still an Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate not showing the short perf and graded Gem 100 Jumbo (the only example to have been awarded this highest of grades), with 2020 P.S.E. certificate showing the short perf (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,100.00 as 95, $2,100.00 as 98), even with the downgrade this is still the highest graded example of Scott 133a, with none equal

325
900
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