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The Gordon Eubanks Collection of The U.S. 1869 Pictorial Issue continued...

24-Cent Signing of Declaration of Independence On and Off Cover
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
169 og 24c Green & Violet (120).> Horizontal pair, original gum, very lightly hinged, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, both stamps with choice centering<><>^VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM
PAIR OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE24c Green & Violet (120). Horizontal pair, original gum, very lightly hinged, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, both stamps with choice centering

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. VERY FEW MULTIPLES OF ANY SIZE ARE KNOWN.

Only eight original-gum multiples larger than a pair are recorded.

Ex Caspary. With 1974 and 2000 P.F. certificates (Image)

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20,000.00

SOLD for $20,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
170   24c Green & Violet (120).> Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, light strike of circular datestamp at bottom and with quartered cork cancel at top, vignette clearly visible<><>^EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A
SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 186924c Green & Violet (120). Unusually choice centering with Jumbo margins, light strike of circular datestamp at bottom and with quartered cork cancel at top, vignette clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT VALUES OF THE SET TO OBTAIN WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.

Surviving used examples often show the tendency of postal clerks to zealously cancel high-denomination stamps, which were typically used on mail to foreign countries or on heavy registered letters. The stamp offered here, with Jumbo margins and with the design clearly visible, is a great rarity.

With 1981 P.F. certificate (Image)

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700.00

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
171   24c Green & Violet (120).> Choice centering with well-balanced margins, cancelled by <red Leaf> used on New York Supplementary Mail<><>^EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE
CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED LEAF OF NEW YORK24c Green & Violet (120). Choice centering with well-balanced margins, cancelled by red Leaf used on New York Supplementary Mail

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED LEAF OF NEW YORK CITY.

With 1984 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
172 bl 24c Green & Violet (120).> Block of four, deep rich colors on bright paper, circle of wedges cancel, top left stamp with two small tears at top, other three stamps sound, choice centering
throughout<><>^EXTREMELY FINE. ARGUABLY THE FINEST AND MOST24c Green & Violet (120). Block of four, deep rich colors on bright paper, circle of wedges cancel, top left stamp with two small tears at top, other three stamps sound, choice centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE. ARGUABLY THE FINEST AND MOST ATTRACTIVE OF THE SIX RECORDED USED BLOCKS OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

The six recorded used blocks of the 24c 1869, excluding the unique Invert block, are listed here (identified by last known pedigree): 1) ex Rose, VF centering, fancy circle of V's cancel neatly struck on each stamp, minor wrinkling causing light creasing, top right stamp small margin tear, offered in Siegel Sale 794, 2) ex Bechtel, EF centering, circular cork cancels over each vignette, 3) ex Ishikawa, VF centering, circle of wedges cancel, left stamps few small tears, the block offered here, 4) ex Anderson, Fine centering to top right, circle of wedges cancel, 5) ex Klein, Fine centering to left, quartered cork cancels, light corner crease at bottom right and several rejoined perfs, and 6) ex Lopez, perfs cutting in at right, cork cancels.

Ex Ishikawa. With 2010 P.F. certificate (Image)

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25,000.00

SOLD for $13,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
173 c 24c Green & Violet (120).> Rich colors and detailed impressions, used with <10c Yellow Green, F Grill (96),> s.e. at top and tied by quartered corks, magenta San Francisco Cal. Paid Jul. 30 circular datestamp
on blue 1869 folded cover <to Lima, Per24c Green & Violet (120). Rich colors and detailed impressions, used with 10c Yellow Green, F Grill (96), s.e. at top and tied by quartered corks, magenta "San Francisco Cal. Paid Jul. 30" circular datestamp on blue 1869 folded cover to Lima, Peru, matching "24 cents" credit handstamp, clear strike of "Panama AU 13, 1869" transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, blue "A. Vignier San Francisco" company handstamp, faint horizontal file fold well clear of stamps

VERY FINE AND A UNIQUE COMBINATION COVER. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE USED WITH ANY STAMP FROM A PREVIOUS ISSUE. IT IS ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE USED FROM THE WEST COAST AND ADDRESSED TO PERU. ONE OF THE GREATEST 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVERS IN EXISTENCE.

The stamps on this cover pay the 34c rate to Peru. It was carried by American Packet from San Francisco to Panama, where it entered the British postal system. It was then carried from Panama to Callao on a Pacific Steam Navigation Co. steamer and from there to Lima.

The 1869 Census book lists a total of 72 24c 1869 Issue covers, including twelve used with non-1869 Issue stamps. Of these, one is a Postal Stationery item, and the rest are combinations with Bank Note stamps. This is the only 24c 1869 cover with stamps of any previous issue. The cover offered here is not listed in the census, and was overlooked by the authors, probably because it had been off the market for a long period of time.

Signed and dated by Stanley Ashbrook in 1955. With 1988 P.F. certificate (two years after the census book was printed) (Image)

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E. 20,000-30,000

SOLD for $40,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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