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2011 Rarities of the World continued...

1869 Pictorial Issue and Re-Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
58° ogbl Image2c Brown (113). Block of 70 from the upper-right portion of the sheet of 300, containing a top imprint and plate no. 28 block and right arrow block, part imprint at bottom right, approximately 20 or more stamps Mint N.H., h.r. or paper adherences on many of the others (including on part of plate block), overall choice centering with several extremely well-centered, one hinged single in the lower right portion of the multiple (Position 50 along the arrow) is an Extremely Fine Gem, some sensible perf reinforcements, couple creases in the selvage and slightly affecting a few stamps toward the bottom

OVERALL VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 1869 2c POST RIDER CONTAINING AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND WELL-CENTERED IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK.

We have not offered a multiple this large or an imprint and plate number block since our 1992 Rarities of the World Sale.

The plate number block of ten is listed but unpriced in Scott. Scott Retail as hinged blocks of four and pairs, with no premium for the Mint N.H. stamps, the plate no. or imprint is more than $60,000.00 (Image)

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E. 25,000-35,000

SOLD for $30,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
59 og Image24c Green & Violet, Without Grill (120a). Large part disturbed original gum, rich colors, centered to top left as often seen but perfs completely clear, light horizontal creases at top

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.

Our survey of auction catalogs and Philatelic Foundation records produced 23 examples of the 24c 1869 Without Grill (Scott 120a), of which half have faults. This example is from an old-time collection and is new to our records.

With 2011 P.F. certificate (Image)

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15,000.00

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
60° bl Image24c Green & Violet (120). Block of four, deep rich colors on bright paper, cork cancels, centered to right, few expertly rejoined perf separations

FINE. A RARE SOUND USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. ONLY SIX USED BLOCKS ARE RECORDED.

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 Eubanks, VF centering, circle of wedges cancel, left stamps few small tears, 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, the block offered here.

With 1990 P.F. certificate (Image)

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25,000.00

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
61°   Image10c Yellow, Re-Issue (127). Brilliant color nicely complemented by bold strike of New York oval registry cancel, well-proportioned margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 RE-ISSUE OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

With 2002 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85, SMQ $4,250.00). P.S.E. estimates that approximately 30 are known used, only two have graded higher to date. (Image)

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2,000.00

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
62° og Image90c Carmine & Black, Re-Issue (132). Original gum, deep rich colors and detailed impressions which seem to "pop" off of the bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Ex Odeneal and Hoffman. With 1997 P.F. certificate (Image)

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4,250.00

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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