FINE AND RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, WITH MOST STAMPS MINT NEVER-HINGED.
Scott value $17,200.00 as four blocks of four and two pairs with no premium for any Mint N.H. stamps
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Scott value $8,025.00 as plate block of ten and pair
FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF THE 6-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Ex Kuphal. 1995 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. Scott value $16,500.00
FINE. THIS IS THE THIRD LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
The Rose book on the 1869 Pictorial Issue notes eight unused blocks, including blocks of twelve (ex Col. Green and Rust), nine (ex Wunderlich and Ishikawa) and three blocks of six. We have offered two additional blocks of nine, in our 2009 and 2013 Rarities sales. Nearly all of the unused blocks are more or less off-center.
Scott value $18,000.00 as block of four and pair
FINE-VERY FINE. A BLOCK OF 20 IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A WONDERFUL SHOWPIECE.
We record four unused blocks of 20:
1) Block of 20 with selvage at left, from our 2002 Rarities sale and ex Wingate (Siegel Sale 1180), the block offered here
2) Bottom right corner selvage with imprint and plate no., ex previous Rarities sales (including 1977), Walske and Dr. Heimburger
3) Block of 20 with bottom right selvage and imprint and plate no. 23, centered strongly to bottom and right, originally a block of 33 and reduced in size to a block of 20 sometime after our 1966 Stern sale (Siegel Sale 309, lot 144)
4) Block of 20, centered to bottom right, offered in our 1999 Rarities sale
The block of 20, ex Worthington and Caspary, has been broken.
Ex Wingate. With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott value $78,000.00 as four blocks of four and two pairs
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Ex Geisler. With 1985 P.F. certificate
FINE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH GRILL. A PHENOMENAL SHOWPIECE.
The Rose 1869 book (pp. 152-153) provides a census of unused blocks of the 30c. The largest recorded unused grilled multiple (Scott 121) is the block of six offered here, followed by two blocks of four. The centering of the block offered here is superior to the two blocks of four. Five multiples without grill are also recorded. These are all the Double Paper/Without Grill variety.
Ex Hind and Gibson. Scott value as block of four and pair $49,500.00
FINE. ONE OF THE FEW SOUND EXAMPLES OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT ERROR IN EXISTENCE.
Our census of Scott 119b, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/119b , records three unused and 102 used copies (there are an additional three used examples of Scott 119c). Two of the used copies are in institutions -- the Tapling Collection at The British Library and the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library. We estimate that approximately fifteen used copies are sound, including copies with tiny corner creases. A large number -- more than half -- have serious faults or repairs. The stamp offered here, in completely sound condition, is a very desirable example of this rarity.
Census no. 119b-CAN-69. Small purple backstamp. With 1990 and 2002 P.F. certificates
FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT, WHICH IS ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE BY VIRTUE OF THE RED COLORED CANCEL. A SMALL MINORITY OF THE 94 EXAMPLES RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS ARE SOUND.
Our census of 24c 1869 Inverts, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/120b , contains four unused, 83 used singles, one used pair, one on cover and the unique block of four, for a total of 94 copies of the perforated 24c Invert. Excluding the unused singles, used block and used pair, there are perhaps 15 sound singles. The example offered here is particularly desirable by virtue of the red cancel.
Census no. 120b-CAN-53. Ex Lopez and Dr. Dauer. With 1957, 1990 and 2005 P.F. certificates. Scott value is for "fine centered copies with only minimal faults."
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A STUNNING AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL INVERT. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE.
Our census of 30c 1869 Inverts, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/121b , contains a total of 47 stamps, including 7 unused and 40 used (one in the Miller collection owned by The New York Public Library and one used in the Tapling collection at the British Library). Of the ten used "centered" copies, only three are sound. This example, in sound condition and with Very Fine centering, is a great condition rarity.
Census no. 121b-CAN-18. Ex Crocker, Moody, LeBow and Hoffman. With 1969, 2004 and 2008 P.F. certificates