Lot 188 P1869, 1¢-90¢ Pictorial Issue, large die proofs, in National Bank Note Co. presentation album, each of the ten denominations on India, stamp size mounted on gilted edge card pages, in brown leather presentation album binder entitled "Proofs., United States Postage Stamps, Series of 1869., Engraved by the National Bank Note Company, New York" in embossed gold letters; some light cover wear, Very Fine.
Scott No. 112P1-117P1/119P1-122P1 vars. Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A RARE INTACT NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. PROOF PRESENTATION ALBUM OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Lot 1891869, 3¢ ultramarine, bright color, affixed sideways in corner of cover with box for stamp, tied by blue cork cancel duplexed with "Philada. Pa. Apr. 22" cds on blue Kline's Emporium for Indian Curiosities and Postage Stamps illustrated cover to Belfast Me., reverse with pencil notation "Enclosure dated 1869" but no longer accompanies; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, early use of the 3c 1869 Pictorial which was issued less than a month prior to this sending, ex-Hulme, Belasco.
Scott No. 114 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1901869, 10¢ yellow, vertical block of six, o.g., hinge marks (bottom left stamp missing some gum and hinge remnant on top pair) and a few gum translucencies, vivid color on fresh paper, trimmed outside perforations at right and bottom, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, Very Fine, ex-Robert R. Hall; with 1984 P.F. and 1985 A.P.S. certificates mentioning only perf separations.
Scott No. 116 $22,000.
A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10¢ 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, THERE IS ONLY ONE LARGE BLOCK RECORDED.
The 10¢ Largest Known Mint Multiples:
1. Block of 15, ex-Gross
2. Block of 6, vertical format, originally block of nine with right column trimmed off, ex-R. Hall
3. Block of 6, horizontal format
According to the census of 10¢ 1869 multiples by Michael Laurence (Chronicle, February 1974), another block of six from the Burrus collection has now been reduced to a block of four (ex-Bechtel, Zoellner).
Lot 1911869, 10¢ yellow, strong color, cancelled by "R" fancy cancel duplexed with "Rochester N.Y., Sep 26" cds on cover from the correspondence to Col. S.C. Pierce at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, bright red "New-York, Oct 19" exchange cds, blurry Santo Domingo arrival cds as usual, Very Fine and rare 1869 use to the Dominican Republic.
Scott No. 116 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Michael Laurence records only five 10¢ 1869 covers carried on the Santo Domingo Steam Line.
Lot 1921869, 12¢ green, horizontal strip of four and single, strip with s.e. at left, in combination with 1869, 2¢ brown + 6¢ ultramarine on 1870 double rate cover to Lima, Peru from the Davis correspondence, all tied by small cork handstamps with matching "Portchester, N.Y., Mar 4" cds, red "24" credit handstamp and reverse with greenish blue "Lima, Abr 8, 1870" receiving date stamp; cover and stamp in strip slightly toned, small tear in 6¢, Very Fine appearance, illustrated in the 1869 Census book (page 23), ex-Ishikawa & Lafayette; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 117+113+115 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A WONDERFUL 1869 ISSUE THREE COLOR FRANKING PAYING THE DOUBLE 34¢ TREATY RATE TO LIMA, PERU.
Lot 1931869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, two singles, tied by New York red circle of wedges cancels, matching red "New York, Registered, Jan 22" rimless cds on registered light buff 1870 legal-size cover to Stuttgart, Germany, manuscript "1 oz" weight rating and registry "3425" number, carried by NGL Line Union from New York Jan. 22nd to Southampton arriving Feb. 1st, red "Bremen, Franco" (2.2.70) framed transit and boxed "Recomandirt." handstamp, Stuttgart (2.4) arrival backstamp; right edge restored, Very Fine and choice appearance; with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 119 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A BEAUTIFUL 1869 ISSUE REGISTERED USE TO GERMANY WITH ALL POSTAL MARKINGS STRUCK IN RED. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED 15¢ TYPE II REGISTERED USES TO GERMANY.
This cover was prepaid 30¢ for double the 10¢ per ½ oz. NGU direct rate via Bremen plus 8¢ registry fee with a 2¢ convenience overpayment.
Lot 1941869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, used with 3¢ Ultramarine (114), tied by target cancels duplexed with "Providence R.I. May 21" cds on small 1870 cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, New York red "8" credit handstamp for the 18¢ rate, part of top flap missing, small tear at top clear of stamps, Very Fine and rare use, ex-Kuphal, Gabriel.
Scott No. 119 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED 15¢ 1869 ISSUE USAGES TO ARGENTINA PROPERLY PREPAID FOR THE 18¢ AMERICAN PACKET RATE.
This franking was used to pay the 18¢ rate for service via American Packet to Rio de Janeiro, and from there by British packet to Buenos Aires. Many of the 1869 issue covers from the Jencks correspondence were overpaid, this example is one of the few properly paid for the 18¢ rate.
References: Illustrated in the 1869 Issue census book on p. 161.
Lot 195 o1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine, light circle of wedges cancel, attractively centered amid large well balanced margins, strong bold colors, Extremely Fine; with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (90, SSV $1,100).
Scott No. 121 $375.
Lot 1961869 (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.
Lot 1971869 (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.