Lot 1481 o1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, center inverted, target cancel, rich colors, flaws including couple small tears, creases and short perf, Fine appearance; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 119b $22,500.
A PRESENTABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 15¢ PICTORIAL WITH CENTER INVERTED.
Lot 1482 o1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine, full four square cancel (Skinner NYFM 69-6) with small portion of red exchange date stamp at upper right, large well balanced margins, strong bright colors, Extremely Fine; with 1985 and 1998 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 121 $375.
Lot 1483 o1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine, well centered with rich color, cancelled by U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, China Circle of Wedges; small tear at top, Extremely Fine appearance; with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 121 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1484 o1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine, French anchor dotted lozenge cancel, strong colors, F.-V.F., a rare foreign cancellation.
Scott No. 121 $375.
Lot 1485 E1869, 90¢ Washington essay, small numerals, in black, die on India (36x36mm), early stage of this essay showing incomplete shading in lower corners, bright and fresh with natural thin in India at top not affecting design, Very Fine and choice. Brazer No. 122E-Ca.
Scott No. 122-E1 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
THE FINER OF TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THIS 90¢ PICTORIAL SMALL NUMERALS ESSAY.
In J. Rose "United States Postage Stamps of 1869", he states that he had never seen an example of this essay and that no examples were in the Brazer, Juhring or Wunderlich collections. Another example of this essay was offered in the Finkelburg collection (R.A. Siegel, September 1999 sale) with a couple tone spots on front realizing $3,000 hammer.
Lot 1486 o1869, 90¢ carmine & black, bar cancel, strong colors, couple faint creases and reperfed, Very Fine appearance; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 122 $1,800.
Lot 1487 o1869 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ brown & blue, type III, oval cancels, well centered amid wide margins, rich colors, Very Fine and choice, scarce in used condition; with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 129 $1,000.
Lot 1488 ()1869 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ green & violet, regummed, fresh and sound, F.-V.F.; with 1981 P.F. (o.g.), 2021 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 130 $900.
Lot 14891869 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ ultramarine & carmine, part o.g., attractively centered amid well balanced margins, strong colors, Very Fine, with only 1,535 ever sold; with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 131 $2,250.