Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
720
ogbl
Sale 1262, Lot 720, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue1c Buff (112). Block of four, original gum, h.r., extraordinarily choice centering, rich color, tiny perf tear at top right and both pairs have faint horizontal creases which do not affect the Extremely Fine appearance of this scarce block, blocks of the 1c 1869 Pictorial Issue are rarely encountered with such precise centering

5,500
2,600
721
 
Sale 1262, Lot 721, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue1c Buff (112). Balance of 20 used stamps, collected for a wide range of cancels, including red and blue, foreign transit, leaf, crossroads, neat grids, circle of hearts, others, a few small faults but overall an attractive and diverse group, two P.F. certificates accompany, Scott value without premium for any colored cancels

2,800
1,300
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722
nh
Sale 1262, Lot 722, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue2c Brown (113). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Henson. With 2004 (for a block of four -- this the lower left stamp) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates. With 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (90 ogNH). By way of comparison, the P.S.E. Population Report lists only one Scott 113 at the 90 grade in Mint N.H. condition, with none higher. Scott value as hinged

500
1,900
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723
og
Sale 1262, Lot 723, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue2c Brown (113). Original gum, clear grill, bright shade, Very Fine

500
375
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724
 
Sale 1262, Lot 724, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue2c Brown (113). Six stamps with interesting position features, including two with captured part imprint, two others with guide arrow, another misperfed showing layout lines, interesting and unusual group

E. 400-500
275
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725
 
Sale 1262, Lot 725, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue2c Brown (113). Balance of 43 stamps, collected for a wide range of attractive cancels, lots of variety including blues, reds, handstamped "X", shield, targets of varying sizes, red transit, circular datestamp and target all on one pair, letters, many others, also a range of stamp shades including one in an extremely deep Brown, some small flaws to be expected, overall a Fine and diverse group, see our website PDF for a complete scan, Scott value in excess of

4,300
750
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726
nh
Sale 1262, Lot 726, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue3c Ultramarine (114). Mint N.H., radiant color, fresh and Very Fine, with copy of 2004 P.F. certificate for block of eight, Scott value as hinged

225
1,700
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727
 
Sale 1262, Lot 727, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue3c Ultramarine (114). More than 110 stamps including nine pairs, collected for a wide range of cancels showing lots of variety, some highlights include four cancelled in green, also grid of diamonds, leafs, rosettes, "Paid", heart, target, many different stars, more than 20 cancelled in blue, others, obviously some small flaws will be encountered in such an accumulation but many sound stamps present as well, overall Fine and very attractive group, Scott value more than $2,600.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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728
 
Sale 1262, Lot 728, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue6c Ultramarine (115). Two, with clear strikes of "PAID" straightline and "FREE" in circle, latter stamp thinned, Fine appearance and nice to display together

465
0
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729
 
Sale 1262, Lot 729, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue6c Ultramarine (115). Six used stamps, three each with red and blue cancels, variety of styles, margins generally to in or touched on a side, Fine

1,650
275
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730
 
Sale 1262, Lot 730, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue6c Ultramarine (115). Twelve used stamps, collected for a variety of cancels including four different stars, crossroads with red transit, Masonic, others, margins generally to touched or in on a side, few small flaws, Fine appearing group

2,775
300
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731
og
Sale 1262, Lot 731, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue10c Yellow (116). Original gum, single hinge mark, vibrant color, Very Fine, a pretty stamp, ex Hansen, with 1985 and 2001 P.F. certificates

1,850
1,100
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732
 
Sale 1262, Lot 732, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue10c Yellow (116). Bright color and well-centered, bold strike of 5-Point Star fancy cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
130
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733
 
Sale 1262, Lot 733, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue10c Yellow (116). Bright color, three overlapping strikes of "PAID" cancel, light corner creases at top right, Fine appearance and appealing with the multiple strikes

E. 150-200
110
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734
 
Sale 1262, Lot 734, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue10c Yellow (116). Bright color, clear strike of Sun Face fancy cancel of St. Louis Mo., reperfed at bottom, otherwise Fine, with 2005 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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735
 
Sale 1262, Lot 735, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue10c Yellow (116). Eight stamps with colored cancels, including purple star (P.F. certificate), dark red leaf, red French transit, three different blue, Fine group

1,395
375
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736
 
Sale 1262, Lot 736, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue10c Yellow (116). Seven stamps with red cancels, each distinct and clear, variety of shapes, few small faults, Fine appearing group, one P.F. certificate accompanies

1,050
325
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737
 
Sale 1262, Lot 737, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue10c Yellow (116). Balance of 26 used stamps, collected for cancellation variety, including one on piece, no colors but a nice range of geometrics, few small flaws, Fine appearing and attractive group, three P.F. certificates accompany

2,860
800
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738
og
Sale 1262, Lot 738, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Original gum, deep rich color, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,850
1,100
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739
og
Sale 1262, Lot 739, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Original gum, fresh color, Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

1,850
550
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740
 
Sale 1262, Lot 740, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Pretty shade, bold 4-bar cork grid and part of red cancel at left, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $400.00)

280
150
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741
 
Sale 1262, Lot 741, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Rich color, detailed impression, cork cancel and red transit handstamp, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate

280
130
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742
 
Sale 1262, Lot 742, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Bright color, centered to left, red Baltimore "Dot in Circle" Foreign Mail cancel, Fine, Scott value as normal red cancel and without premium for the foreign mail aspect

280
0
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743
 
Sale 1262, Lot 743, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Centered to bottom, bright color, clear strike of French Anchor in Diamond of Dots maritime cancel, Very Fine strike and extremely rare on the 12c 1869 Pictorial Issue, this scarce cancel is nearly always found on the 10c and 30c denominations, which were much more likely candidates to pay the rates to France, Power Search does not contain another example on the SS Adriatic

E. 500-750
425
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744
 
Sale 1262, Lot 744, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Bright color, clear strike of "(INSUFFICIENTL)Y PAID" straightline handstamp, Fine, possibly deficient for the 15c rate to France, though we have seen this strike on 12c 1869 Pictorials to Switzerland as well

E. 200-300
0
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745
 
Sale 1262, Lot 745, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Rich color, bold strike of Negative Cross fancy cancel, Fine and unusual cancel on the 12c 1869 Pictorial

E. 200-300
0
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746
 
Sale 1262, Lot 746, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Ten used stamps with red cancels, clear strikes of mostly cork, also couple circular datestamp, most with decent centering, a couple small flaws may be found but overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive group, two certificates accompany

2,800
0
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747
 
Sale 1262, Lot 747, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Ten used stamps with colored cancels, including three blue, one ultramarine, one purple and five red, range of styles, mostly Fine centering with perfs close or touching on at least one side, few small non-obvious faults, Fine or appear so, unusual group with a range of colored cancels

2,800
600
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748
 
Sale 1262, Lot 748, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Four used stamps with Star fancy cancels, one in blue and three in black, different styles, Fine and attractive group, the 12c SS Adriatic is elusive with any type of a fancy cancel, Scott value as normal cancels

645
250
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749
 
Sale 1262, Lot 749, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue12c Green (117). Balance of 33 stamps, collected for a range of cancels with some better included, unusual thin target, other target, letter "K", "Paid 3" in circle, propeller in circle, concentric circle, one red, others, few faults to be expected in a group such as this but an impressive balance, Fine or appear so, Scott value as all normal cancels

4,290
0
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750
 
Sale 1262, Lot 750, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Well-centered, wide margins, fresh color, portion of circle-of-wedges cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

850
950
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751
 
Sale 1262, Lot 751, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Well-balanced margins, rich colors, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, red Senf backstamp, with 1987 P.F. certificate

850
425
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752
 
Sale 1262, Lot 752, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Choice centering, cork cancel and also with trace of red cancel at top, light corner crease at bottom right, Extremely Fine appearance

850
225
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753
 
Sale 1262, Lot 753, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Deep rich colors nicely complemented by bold red 12c credit datestamp, centered to top, Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

985
0
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754
 
Sale 1262, Lot 754, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Choice centering, rich colors, large bold "E" cancel and rim of circular datestamp, two tiny corner creases, Extremely Fine strike, with 2000 P.F. certificate

190
120
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755
 
Sale 1262, Lot 755, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Balance of five used stamps with colored cancels, three blue including neat target, two red including one tied on small piece, one magenta, couple small flaws, Fine-Very Fine or appear so, one P.S.E. certificate accompanies

1,565
450
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756
 
Sale 1262, Lot 756, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II (119). Balance of 16 used stamps, collected for variety in cancellations, including bold "R", Circle of Hearts fancy cancel, unusual fine-line grid, others, few small faults to be expected but overall Fine with some Very Fine or appear so, one P.S.E. certificate accompanies

3,040
650
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757
og
Sale 1262, Lot 757, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, bright colors, one short perf at left, still fresh and Fine original-gum example, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate

7,500
2,700
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758
 
Sale 1262, Lot 758, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue24c Green & Violet (120). Light shade complemented by blue target cancel, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

950
550
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759
 
Sale 1262, Lot 759, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue24c Green & Violet, 30c Ultramarine & Carmine (120-121). Two used stamps of each, 24c includes a bold red leaf cancel and black target, 30c includes a dark red leaf, couple flaws, Fine appearance, second No. 121 with clear 1983 P.F. certificate

2,800
600
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760
 
Sale 1262, Lot 760, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Wide margins and nicely centered, red cork cancel complements the bright Carmine frame

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 ISSUE CANCELLED IN RED.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate. Scott assigns a $1,000.00 premium for the red cancel.

3,000
2,300
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761
 
Sale 1262, Lot 761, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Intense colors and impression, well-balanced margins, bold large grid "prison bars" cancel, small thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Laehder, with 1997 P.F. certificate

2,000
950
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762
 
Sale 1262, Lot 762, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue90c Carmine & Black (122). Wide margins, clear circle-of-wedges cancel, strong Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,000
950
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763
og
Sale 1262, Lot 763, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue1c Buff, Re-Issue (123). Original gum, deep rich color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 1963 and 1987 P.F. certificates

525
1,400
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764
og
Sale 1262, Lot 764, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue1c Buff, Re-Issue (123, 133). original gum, first h.r., Fine-Very Fine, with 1979 or 1975 P.F. certificate

875
400
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765
og
Sale 1262, Lot 765, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Disturbed original gum, rich colors, detailed impressions, Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate as original gum

1,300
900
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766
 
Sale 1262, Lot 766, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Extra wide margins and attractive centering, intense shade, registry oval and red cancels

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE WITH A RED CANCEL.

A Power Search review reveals how elusive this issue is with a red cancel. We did not find a single additional example in our sale records going back to 1993.

With 1981 and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott does not price the 1869 Re-Issues with colored cancels. Scott value for normal black cancel.

1,000
1,300
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767°
 
Sale 1262, Lot 767, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue15c Brown & Blue, Re-Issue (129). Wide margins and choice centering on bright paper, neat oval registry cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,650.00), we feel this was deserving of a 90 grade

1,000
1,200
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768°
 
Sale 1262, Lot 768, 1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Re-Issue (131). Rich colors, unobtrusive registry oval cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, wide margins, Very Fine, P.S.E. estimates approximately 40 are known used, with 1997 P.F. and 2018 P.S.E. certificates

2,750
2,100
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