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United States & Possessions continued...

1869 Pictorial Issue continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
121     118 image1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I. Tied by four-ring cancel, matching "Castroville Tex., Dec 29" cds on 3¢ pink (U58) entire to Loire, France, reverse with red "New York Paid All Br. Transit" exchange cds and matching "6" cent credit to G.B. handstamp, carried on the Maiden Voyage of Guion Line Minnesota from New York Jan. 12th to Queenstown arriving Jan. 23rd, red London Paid (1.24.70) transit cds and matching "PD" oval, Givors (1.25.70) arrival backstamp, partial backflap, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 118; Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED 15¢ TYPE I 1869 ISSUE PREPAYING THE PHANTOM RATE TO FRANCE. ONE OF ONLY 4 RECORDED TYPE I USES FROM TEXAS.

Following the expiration of the U.S.-France mail treaty on December 31, 1869, the announced rates to France were 4¢ by British Open Mail with 5 decimes due from the addressee, and 10¢ Direct with 8 decimes due from the addressee. In either case, senders would expect the recipient to be required to pay collect postage on arrival based on the announced rates, in contrast to the prior treaty period when mail could be sent from the U.S. fully prepaid. However, the New York postmaster was aware of and employed an unannounced fully-prepaid rate to France. A 12¢ rate with 8¢ credit to England was published in the foreign postage tables for Algeria, but it also applied to mail destined for France. The 8¢ credit reflected the 4p per 7.5 grams Anglo-French rate. Effective July 1, 1870, the rate from England to France was reduced to 3p per 10 grams, which consequently lowered the U.S. credit to England on prepaid covers to France from 8¢ to 6¢. These are known as the 8c and 6c Phantom Rates to France (referring to the credits to England).

This is an unusual use since the sender prepaid the 15¢ treaty rate to France that ended on December 31st 1869. There was a normal delay getting the letter from Texas to New York and it was not processed by the New York exchange office until Jan. 7th. There was considerable confusion during this time period as the steamship contracts expired on December 31st 1869 and the major lines were offered the chance to carry the mails for just the postage on the letters, but declined, so most of them refused to carry the mails in early January. As a result, even though this letter was processed Jan. 7th, it was delay until the Guion Line "Minnesota" leaving New York Jan. 12th. The New York exchange office treated this as a Phantom rate use since it was not processed through the office until January when the rate had ended. However, they should have struck the "8" cent credit verse the incorrect "6" cent handstamp.
(Image1)
Est. $5,000-7,500
SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
122 o    120 image1869, 24¢ green & violet. Light quartered cork and small portion of red transit cancels, perfect centering of design within large beautifully balanced margins, rich vibrant colors on bright paper, Superb, with 2010 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $14,250) with only two examples at this grade and one graded higher (98J).
Scott No. 120; $650.

WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1869 24¢ PICTORIAL ISSUES IN EXISTENCE. (Image1)
Scott $650

SOLD for $11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
123 o    120b image1869, 24¢ green & violet, center inverted. Light quartered cork cancels, strong colors; reperforated, F.-V.F. appearance, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 120b; $37,500.

STILL A VERY PRESENTABLE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 24¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. (Image1)
Scott $37,500

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
124     121 image1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine. O.g., lightly hinged, choice centering within beautifully balanced margins all around, rich vibrant colors and exceptional freshness, with full intact perforations and a well defined grill impression, an Extremely Fine gem, the illustrated example in the Scott catalog, with 2001 and 2015 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 121; $5,000.

A WONDERFUL MINT LIGHTLY HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 30¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE. (Image1)
Scott $5,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
125     122 image1869, 90¢ carmine & black. Slightly disturbed o.g., well centered amid huge margins all around, rich colors, a Very Fine and choice jumbo, one of the largest 90¢ Pictorial issues we have ever encountered, with 2017 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 122; $12,000.

A REMARKABLE LARGE MARGIN MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 90¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE. (Image1)
Scott $12,000

SOLD for $6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
126 o    122 image1869, 90¢ carmine & black. Faint unobtrusive cork cancel, choice centering amid wide margins, bold colors, Extremely Fine, an attractive lightly canceled high value, with 1971, 2002 & 2015 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SSV $4,000).
Scott No. 122; $1,900. (Image1)
Scott $1,900

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1875-81 Re-issues of the 1869 Pictorial Issue
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
127     123 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 1¢ buff. Full o.g., perfectly centered amid evenly balanced margins, rich deep color, bright and fresh, Superb, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 123; $550.

ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1875 1¢ PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. (Image1)
Scott $550

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
128     124 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 2¢ brown. O.g., lightly hinged, rich vibrant color on bright paper, choice centering and margins, Extremely Fine, an exceptional 2¢ Pictorial Re-issue, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 124; $650. (Image1)
Scott $650

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
129     125 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 3¢ blue. Full o.g., small paper hinge remnant, choice centering amid well balanced margins, rich bright color, Extremely Fine, the scarcest of the 1868 Re-issues with only 1,406 sold, with 1957, 2000 & 2008 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SSV $13,500).
Scott No. 125; $5,000.

AN EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1869 3¢ PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. (Image1)
Scott $5,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
130 ()    125 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 3¢ blue. Evenly balanced margins and precision centering, rich color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a wonderful gem, the scarcest of the 1868 Re-issues with only 1,406 sold, with 1987 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $4,250) one of three no gum with none graded higher, only two o.g. examples are known graded higher at the grade of 95.
Scott No. 125; $2,500. (Image1)
Scott $2,500

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
131     126 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 6¢ blue. O.g., very lightly hinged, virtually perfect centering amid wide margins, very fresh with rich bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $4,000).
Scott No. 126; $1,750.

A WONDERFULLY CHOICE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 6¢ PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. (Image1)
Scott $1,750

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
132     127 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 10¢ yellow. O.g., lightly hinged, choice centering within large beautifully balanced margins, rich brilliant color, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1981 and 2000 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 127; $1,650. (Image1)
Scott $1,650

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
133 o    127 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 10¢ yellow. Oval registry cancel, brilliant color, choice centering with evenly balanced margins all around, Extremely Fine, a rare used re-issue in such exceptional condition, with 1974, 2006 & 2013 P.F. certificates, the latter two Graded (XF 90, SSV $5,500).
Scott No. 127; $2,000.

A CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 10¢ PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. (Image1)
Scott $2,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
134     128 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 12¢ green. Full o.g., well centered amid beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $5,150).
Scott No. 128.

A BEAUTIFUL MINT ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 24¢ PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. (Image1)

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
135     129 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ brown & blue, type III. O.g., lightly hinged, stunning rich vibrant colors on pristine fresh paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful mint Pictorial Re-issue, with 1978 and 2012 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (VF 80).
Scott No. 129; $1,350. (Image1)
Scott $1,350

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
136     129 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ brown & blue, type III. Full o.g., well centered amid wide margins, rich deep colors and remarkable freshness, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 129; $1,350. (Image1)
Scott $1,350

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
137 o    129 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ brown & blue, type III. Registry oval cancels, rich deep colors, attractively centered amid oversized margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. Graded certificate (VF-XF 85, SMQ $1,650) with 10 graded higher, 9 graded 90 and one graded 95.
Scott No. 129; $1,250. (Image1)
Scott $1,250

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
138     130 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ green & violet. Large part o.g., perfectly centered, stunning rich bright colors on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2008 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $8,250).
Scott No. 130; $2,100.

A GEM MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 24¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE. (Image1)
Scott $2,100

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
139     130 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ green & violet. Full o.g., attractively centered within wide margins, rich vibrant colors and remarkably fresh, Very Fine, a lovely mint 24¢ Pictorial Re-issue, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 130; $2,100. (Image1)
Scott $2,100

SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
140     131 image1869 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ ultramarine & carmine. O.g., rich deep colors, attractively centered amid wide margins, Very Fine and choice, a striking Pictorial Re-issue, with only 1,535 ever sold, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 131; $2,500. (Image1)
Scott $2,500

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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