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1869 Pictorial Issue
 
 
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Lot 466
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1869, 1¢-90¢ Pictorials complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 112P4-122P4), attractive group of 10 values, including 129P4 for a complete "set"; nice well margined examples; 90¢ with light even toning, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,015.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 467

1869, 1¢ buff (Scott 112), o.g., never hinged, handsome example with incredible overall freshness; as fresh on the front as it is on the back - with fully unblemished gum in a marvelous state of preservation, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $725 for hinged.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $475.
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Lot 468

1869, 1¢ buff (Scott 112), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), radiating color; a pleasing example in choice condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate for block/3, from which it was taken; top left stamp from the block.
Scott $575.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 469
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1869, 1¢ buff (Scott 112), unused without gum, eye catching top quality example with remarkable centering, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $375.
Scott $210.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $375.
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Lot 470

1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), o.g., very lightly hinged, exceedingly fresh and choice example with a crystal clear impression, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $625.
Scott $500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 471

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, split grill (Scott 114 var.), right margin single with partial arrow, o.g., never hinged, premium quality wide margined stamp in an incredible mint state, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.S.E. certificate for block and 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,100.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $750.
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Lot 472

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, split grill (Scott 114 var.), o.g., never hinged, absolutely gorgeous bottom sheet margin single featuring prominent Split Grill variety; this stamp should elicit spirited bidding as it is unlisted in the Scott catalog i never hinged condition; a true Post Office fresh stamp for the most discriminating collector, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275 for hinged.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $450.
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Lot 473
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1869, 10¢ yellow (Scott 116), beautiful strike of red "Paid All - Direct" cancellation, fresh and appealing example with a distinctive and eye catching colored cancel, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 474
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), black grid cancellation, impressive large margined stamp with captivating fresh colors; a gorgeous example, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $325.
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Lot 475
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), neat cork cancellation, marvelous top quality stamp featuring JUMBO margins and electrifying colors; among the most impressive examples we have ever offered, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $650.
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Lot 476
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), light strike of a lovely target cancellation, elite example with brilliant colors and beautiful centering; seldom offered so choice, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F.C. and 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $800.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 477
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), light black cancellation, fresh and attractive example with face free cancel; minor toning along upper left corner, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 478
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), eye catching NYFM cancellation (Weiss type GE-EN2), attractive example with a beautiful cancel; a flawless stamp with lovely rich colors and three certificates, Fine to Very Fine, Ex: Kirke, with 1988, 2002, and 2018 P.F. certificates.
Scott $190.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 479
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), black cancellation, wonderfully rich colors; a flawless example, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $190.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 480
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), bold crossroads cancellation, well margined top quality stamp featuring deep rich colors and near perfect centering; a big time example of this difficult stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 481
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), rosette cancel, flawless premium quality stamp; dazzling colors, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 482
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), black cancellation, large margins and breathtaking fresh colors; a pretty stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 Weiss certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 483
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), fancy black cork cancellation, fabulous well centered example with bold prooflike colors; an elite 30¢ Pictorial, Extremely Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 484
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), black cancellation, completely sound example with extra large margins, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 485
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), neatly placed black cork cancellation, extremely fresh and choice example with wide margins, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 486
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 122), beautiful light black cancellation, splendid example, especially with the light cancel, with large margins and luxuriant color; a flawless top quality example that will please the most particular collector, Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 487
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 122), handsome high quality example of this popular 90¢ Lincoln; generous margins and warm rich color; simply gorgeous, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 488
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 122), neat black cancellation, choice appearing 90¢ Lincoln with sharp clear color; small thin spot in the grill area, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 489

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 1¢ buff (Scott 123), o.g., hinged, marvelous example with strong color and detailed impression, Very Fine, only 10,000 sold, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $425.
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Lot 490

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 3¢ blue (Scott 125), traces of o.g., decent example of this elusive 1875 re-issue; centered better than most examples known; paper is toned, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, only 1,406 sold, with 1972 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500 for no gum.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 491

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 6¢ blue (Scott 126), o.g., hinged, handsome appearing example of this desirable 1875 re-issue; choice centering and excellent color; small thin spot - quite trivial in nature, otherwise Very Fine, only 2,226 sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 492
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 6¢ blue (Scott 126), New York 1882 double oval cancels, very nice face free characteristic registry cancel; tiny corner perf crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, only 2,226 sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 493

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 12¢ green (Scott 128), o.g., lightly hinged, exceptional example of this terribly elusive 1875 re-issue, with unusually large margins and scrumptious color; an elite example deserving placement in a collection of distinction, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, only 1,584 sold, with 1987 P.F.C. and 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $3,600.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 494

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 12¢ green (Scott 128), o.g., previously hinged, generous margins and vivid color; small thins, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 495

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ brown & blue, type III (Scott 129), o.g., deep rich colors and sharp etched impression with wide balanced margins; a few shorter perfs at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 496

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ brown & blue, type III (Scott 129), disturbed o.g., nice appearing example of this elusive 1875 re-issue; oversized margins and vivid colors; sealed tear at bottom below '15', otherwise Fine to Very Fine, only 1981 sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 497

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ green & violet (Scott 130), o.g., lightly hinged, fabulous top quality example with tantalizing colors and razor sharp impression; among the most impressive examples we have ever had the pleasure to offer, Very Fine, only 2,091 sold, with 1971, 1982 and 1999 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 498

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ green & violet (Scott 130), part o.g., wonderfully fresh example in completely sound condition; with bright colors, Fine to Very Fine, only 2,091 sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 499
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ green & violet (Scott 130), beautiful black registry cancellation, absolutely tremendous example of this terribly difficult used stamp; of the 2,091 sold in 1875, very few were ever postally used; this example has outstanding centering and incredible depth of color, Extremely Fine, only 2,091 sold, with 1989 P.F.C. and 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $3,500.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 500

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 131), o.g., lightly hinged, striking example with the most incredibly intense color we've seen - all printed on clean white paper; a handsome well margined example with awesome centering, Very Fine, only 1,535 sold, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $2,750.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 501
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 131), unused without gum, bright proof like color; a couple shorter perfs along left side from scissor separation shouldn't be considered a fault and isn't mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, only 1,535 sold, with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 502

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 132), o.g., lightly hinged, flawless example of this elusive 1875 re-issue; with alluring color and detailed impression; a wonderful example that would please any serious collector, Fine to Very Fine, only 1,356 sold, with 1977 and 2008 P.F. certificates.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 503

1869 (1880 Re-issue), 1¢ buff (Scott 133), o.g., hinged, attractive example with captivating color; flawless condition, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, only 5,000 sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $625.
Scott $325.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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