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1869 NINETY CENT PICTORIAL ISSUE ESSAYS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
121 E 122-E4a var. 122-E4a var., 90c Lincoln, Dull violet (plum) and black die essay on India, with black vignette mounted in place, stamp size, four extravagantly large margins, extremely fine
an especially rare essay in this unlisted color.#122-E4a var., 90c Lincoln, Dull violet (plum) and black die essay on India, with black vignette mounted in place, stamp size, four extravagantly large margins, extremely fine; an especially rare essay in this unlisted color. (Image) $2,000.00

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
122 E 122-E4a var. 122-E4a var., 90c Lincoln, Steel blue and black die essay on India, with black vignette mounted in place, stamp size, four exceptionally wide and well balanced margins,
extremely fine an especially rare essay in this unlisted color.#122-E4a var., 90c Lincoln, Steel blue and black die essay on India, with black vignette mounted in place, stamp size, four exceptionally wide and well balanced margins, extremely fine; an especially rare essay in this unlisted color. (Image) $2,000.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
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123 E 122-E4b 122-E4b, (90c) Lincoln, black vignette only plate essay on rough pitted thick gray paper, left sheet-margin horizontal pair of this most unusual and rare essay, the vignette
being the one used on the 15c 1861 Issue, trivial edge nicks and a coup#122-E4b, (90c) Lincoln, black vignette only plate essay on rough pitted thick gray paper, left sheet-margin horizontal pair of this most unusual and rare essay, the vignette being the one used on the 15c 1861 Issue, trivial edge nicks and a couple of small surface scuffs as often found on this frail paper, very fine appearance; ex-"Lake Shore." (Image) $1,200.00+

SOLD for $850.00
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124 E 122-E4c var. 122-E4c var., (90c) Lincoln, vignette only die essay on India, two examples, one being the Scott listed essay of the vignette (catalog $2,500.00), in black and measuring
approximately 21x29 mm, with a small tear and crease, still of very fine ap#122-E4c var., (90c) Lincoln, vignette only die essay on India, two examples, one being the Scott listed essay of the vignette (catalog $2,500.00), in black and measuring approximately 21x29 mm, with a small tear and crease, still of very fine appearance; and a second vignette die essay on India mounted on small card measuring 24x25mm, this one in Gray black and has an extra oval frame now added surrounding vignette, unlisted in Scott as such, very fine. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $450.00
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125 E 122-E5c 122-E5c, 90c Frame only, die essay in Rose red on India, three lines at top, two lines at bottom, mounted hybrid style surrounded by a block sunk area in center of large card
measuring 150x227mm, minor surface thin in center of essay (suggesting#122-E5c, 90c Frame only, die essay in Rose red on India, three lines at top, two lines at bottom, mounted hybrid style surrounded by a block sunk area in center of large card measuring 150x227mm, minor surface thin in center of essay (suggesting that a vignette cut-out was once affixed), otherwise, very fine and thought to be unique; ex-Finkelburg. (Image) $4,500.00

SOLD for $3,000.00
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1869 NINETY CENT PICTORIAL ISSUE ÔÇťATLANTA TRIAL COLORS PROOFS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
126 TC 132TC 132TC, 90c Lincoln, Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card, a complete set of the ten Scott-listed and priced color combinations, virtually all with four very large margins
(two with margins just a bit closer on one side as often found), g#132TC, 90c Lincoln, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card, a complete "set" of the ten Scott-listed and priced color combinations, virtually all with four very large margins (two with margins just a bit closer on one side as often found), gorgeous intense colors and impressions, very fine; an almost impossible set to duplicate as normally only complete sets of all four bi-colored values (15c to 90c) are offered intact, to find only the key popular 90c Lincoln value offered alone is a very rare occurrence; these proofs were displayed at the International Cotton Exposition held in Atlanta, Georgia in 1881, only one sheet of one hundred was printed in each of the colors. (Image) $5,500.00

SOLD for $6,000.00
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1869 NINETY CENT PICTORIAL ISSUE PROOFS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
127 P 122P1 122P1, 90c Carmine and black, hybrid large die proof on India, die sunk on large card measuring 118x153mm, showing National Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprint at bottom of India,
wonderfully fresh and clean, extremely fine the 90c value only exists as#122P1, 90c Carmine and black, hybrid large die proof on India, die sunk on large card measuring 118x153mm, showing "National Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprint at bottom of India, wonderfully fresh and clean, extremely fine; the 90c value only exists as a hybrid large die proof. (Image) $550.00

SOLD for $800.00
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128 P 122P2 122P2, 90c Carmine and black, small die proof on India, die sunk on small card measuring 70x95mm, not typically encountered mounted on this type of card, as most small die
proofs are found mounted on thick gray cards cut from the Roosevelt prese#122P2, 90c Carmine and black, small die proof on India, die sunk on small card measuring 70x95mm, not typically encountered mounted on this type of card, as most small die proofs are found mounted on thick gray cards cut from the Roosevelt presentation albums, extremely fine. (Image) $450.00

SOLD for $475.00
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129 P 122P2a 122P2a, 90c Carmine and black, Panama-Pacific small die proof on wove, vignette strongly printed on characteristically yellowish paper, the carmine frame is lightly printed and
may have been slightly light affected, faint thin spot, very fine#122P2a, 90c Carmine and black, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof on wove, vignette strongly printed on characteristically yellowish paper, the carmine frame is lightly printed and may have been slightly light affected, faint thin spot, very fine appearance for this rare proof, of which no more than five are believed to have been produced; a special printing of small die proofs were produced in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, these proofs are on characteristic yellowish wove paper that differs from the wove paper of the earlier small die proofs. (Image) $2,000.00

SOLD for $900.00
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130 Pbl 122P3 122P3, 90c Carmine and black, plate proof on India, bottom sheet-margin partial imprint and plate No. 22 block of nine, exceptionally wide margins all around, strong vibrant
colors, a couple of stamps with trivial thin specks, overall very fin#122P3, 90c Carmine and black, plate proof on India, bottom sheet-margin partial imprint and plate "No. 22" block of nine, exceptionally wide margins all around, strong vibrant colors, a couple of stamps with trivial thin specks, overall very fine; an impressive and rare proof multiple; ex-Caspary, Finkelburg. (Image) $1,725.00+

SOLD for $2,100.00
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131 Pbl 122aP4 122aP4, 90c Carmine and black, Center Inverted, plate proof on card, the spectacular top sheet-margin full imprint and plate No. 22 block of eight, large well balanced margins
all around, and the sheet selvage is particularly wide, strong fres#122aP4, 90c Carmine and black, Center Inverted, plate proof on card, the spectacular top sheet-margin full imprint and plate "No. 22" block of eight, large well balanced margins all around, and the sheet selvage is particularly wide, strong fresh colors and crisp impressions, extremely fine; choice in every regard.Although all of the other bi-colored stamps of the 1869 issue have been found both mint and used with centers inverted, none of the ninety cent value are known. Only one proof sheet of hundred of the ninety cent value was printed with the centers inverted. The issued stamp bore marginal markings in carmine in two positions at the top of the sheet and in two positions at the foot. Inverted sheets had the black imprint appearing at the top over the carmine imprints in two positions. As a result, only two marginal imprint pieces appeared on this sheet.This stunning imprint and plate number multiple with the centers inverted is the finer of only two known. The other, which has smaller sheet selvage, is part of a unique set of all four bi-colored values in matching proof imprint and plate number blocks of eight, currently in the collection formed by the late Robert H. Cunliffe. As a result, the imprint and plate number block offered here is the only one available to Lincoln specialists. Certainly one of the key rarities for any Lincoln collection or for the connoisseur of inverted centers of the world. Accompanied by a 1995 PF certificate. (Image) $37,500.00

SOLD for $75,000.00
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1869 NINETY CENT PICTORIAL ISSUE STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
132 ng 122 122, 90c Carmine and black, choice unused example, possessing deep luxuriant colors and well incised impressions on bright paper, attractively centered within unusually large
margins, very fine a particularly handsome example of this rare unuse#122, 90c Carmine and black, choice unused example, possessing deep luxuriant colors and well incised impressions on bright paper, attractively centered within unusually large margins, very fine; a particularly handsome example of this rare unused classic stamp; 1976 PF and 1989 PSE certificates. (Image) $5,000.00

SOLD for $3,000.00
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133 ngbl 122 122, 90c Carmine and black, the spectacular unused vertical block of six, with traces of original gum, extraordinarily well centered, particularly for a multiple of this size,
strong and intense vignette impressions, while the frame varies from#122, 90c Carmine and black, the spectacular unused vertical block of six, with traces of original gum, extraordinarily well centered, particularly for a multiple of this size, strong and intense vignette impressions, while the frame varies from a rich carmine on the left stamps, to a slightly pinkish shade on the right stamps, quite likely the result of this being from the right edge of a sheet, some sensible perforation strengthening and rejoined in a few places, small thin spot of little consequence on the right center stamp, otherwise very fine to extremely fine overall. This stunning multiple is one of only two known unused blocks of six, the largest unused multiple recorded for the ninety cent 1869 Pictorial. The other known unused block of six was in the Caspary collection, currently residing in a private collection and is unlikely to make an appearance on the market for quite some time. A magnificent classic multiple that certainly ranks among the most important multiples in United States philately.Accompanied by a 1999 PF certificate. Illustrated in United States Postage Stamps of 1869 by Jon Rose (page 164). This unused multiple has excellent provenance being ex-Hind, Bechtel and Zoellner. In addition, this multiple is thought to be the one described in Brookman, Volume II (page 188) as also being ex-Ackerman, Sinkler and Ward. Cataloged as a block of four and a pair. (Image) $147,500.00+

SOLD for $130,000.00
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134 O 122 122, 90c Carmine and black, used, spectacularly cancelled by an overall red cork cancellation, marvelously well centered within uncharacteristically large margins, without any
of the flaws that affect some many of the known used examples, ve#122, 90c Carmine and black, used, spectacularly cancelled by an overall red cork cancellation, marvelously well centered within uncharacteristically large margins, without any of the flaws that affect some many of the known used examples, very fine and exceedingly choice; colored cancellations on this high value stamp are quite rare and the modest premium (+$500) given in the Scott catalog does not accurately reflect how few are known, particularly when encountered in this premium condition; a stamp with outstanding eye appeal; 1988 PF certificate. (Image) $3,000.00

SOLD for $9,000.00
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135 O 122 122, 90c Carmine and black, used, superb central strike of a bold Japanese X cancellation attributed to use on mail from Japan, strong rich colors on bright paper, fairly well
centered, couple of small faults including a tiny thin, still f#122, 90c Carmine and black, used, superb central strike of a bold Japanese "X" cancellation attributed to use on mail from Japan, strong rich colors on bright paper, fairly well centered, couple of small faults including a tiny thin, still fine for this cancellation rarity, with the postmark itself being quite exceptional; any fancy cancellations on this high value stamp are seldom seen and are truly rare, particularly this usage from Japan; 2003 PF certificate; ex-"Lafayette." (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
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136 pbl 122 122, 90c Carmine and black, an immensely rare used block of four, especially deep rich colors and strong impressions, much better centered than one might imagine for a block of
this difficult stamp, very light and unobtrusive segmented cork canc#122, 90c Carmine and black, an immensely rare used block of four, especially deep rich colors and strong impressions, much better centered than one might imagine for a block of this difficult stamp, very light and unobtrusive segmented cork cancellations, there are a few vertical perf. separations in top pair that have been sensibly rejoined, small tear and a tiny surface scrape in bottom right stamp, otherwise very fine.This impressive block is considered to be the finest of the five used blocks of four in private hands. There are only seven used blocks recorded, the largest being a block of six which, along with a block of four, are in the famous Hirzel collection housed in the Swiss PTT Museum. The block offered here from the Ainsworth collection is, by far, the only reasonably sound and well centered block of the five still remaining in private hands. Without question, one of the stellar rarities of the 1869 Pictorial issue.Accompanied by a 1992 PF certificate. Illustrated in Brookman, Volume II (page 186) and in the Rose book (page 165). ex-West, Hanschen and Rose. (Image) $50,000.00

SOLD for $28,000.00
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137 p 122 122, 90c Carmine and black, used, tied to small piece by rare nearly complete N. York Steamship c.d.s., deep rich colors, fairly well centered, stamp has been lifted for
examination and hinged in place, small surface scrape and a minor thi#122, 90c Carmine and black, used, tied to small piece by rare nearly complete "N. York Steamship" c.d.s., deep rich colors, fairly well centered, stamp has been lifted for examination and hinged in place, small surface scrape and a minor thin spot, of little relevance given the famous status of this item, as it is the only known example of the Ninety Cent 1869 Pictorial used on piece; a highly important piece to the 1869 specialist or collector of used classic U.S. stamps and postal history, as this is essentially the only way one will ever obtain this high value in lieu of a complete cover, with the famous "Ice House" cover bearing this stamp, now recovered after being stolen nearly forty years ago, has been finally returned to family members of its original owner David Baker, and it is not known when, or if, it will ever be offered on the open market (and if it does we would suspect it would realize fifty to one hundred times the anticipated realization of the piece offered here); 1986 PF certificate; ex-Forster. (Image) Est. $10,000-15,000

SOLD for $29,000.00
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138 og 122a 122a, 90c Carmine and black, without grill, a handsome mint example of this extremely rare stamp, being one of only 23 examples to have been certified as genuine by the
Philatelic Foundation, rather well centered within large margins, deep l#122a, 90c Carmine and black, without grill, a handsome mint example of this extremely rare stamp, being one of only 23 examples to have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation, rather well centered within large margins, deep luxuriant colors and crisp impressions, part o.g., completely free of the faults that affect many of the known examples, very fine; 1968 and 1992 PF certificates; ex-Anderson. (Image) $25,000.00

SOLD for $8,000.00
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1875 RE-ISSUE OF THE 1869 NINETY CENT PICTORIAL ISSUE STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
139 ng 132 132, 90c Carmine and black re-issue, highly select unused example, featuring truly prooflike color and impression on bright crisp paper, exceptionally well centered within
large margins, very fine a wonderfully choice and fresh copy of this rar#132, 90c Carmine and black re-issue, highly select unused example, featuring truly prooflike color and impression on bright crisp paper, exceptionally well centered within large margins, very fine; a wonderfully choice and fresh copy of this rare stamp, of which only 1,356 were sold; 1989 PSE certificate. (Image) $1,900.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
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140 O 132 132, 90c Carmine and black re-issue, a lovely used example of one of the rarest used stamps of the 19th century, possessing exceptional freshness, with deep luxuriant colors,
attractively centered and margined, cancelled with a light strike of a#132, 90c Carmine and black re-issue, a lovely used example of one of the rarest used stamps of the 19th century, possessing exceptional freshness, with deep luxuriant colors, attractively centered and margined, cancelled with a light strike of a rare magenta postmark, faint trace of a corner crease at bottom right, otherwise very fine; any used Ninety Cent Re-issue is quite elusive, but to find one with a colored cancel is especially rare (fewer than five reported), this being the only example known to us with a magenta colored cancel; 1978 and 1992 PF certificates; ex-Anderson. (Image) $6,500.00

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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