United States Stamps & Postal History
April 22, 2020

We are pleased to present our April 22, 2020 sale of United States Stamps and Postal History, featuring the collection of Richard Carl. With 740 lots, we have nice sections of Stampless Covers, Free Franks and Autographed letters, Postmasters' Provisionals, an excellent range of imperf. Classics and other 19th Century used and unused, including Fancy Cancels, Civil War Patriotics, Territorial covers, 20th Century with Regular Issues and Commemoratives to $5, Large Die Proofs, Modern Errors and varieties. Back of the book includes Air Post, Postage Dues and more, followed by Confederate States, U.S. Possessions and Large Lots and Collections. Scattered throughout are many graded stamps and plate blocks. Printed catalogs are available on request.

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Lot #129
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 1c-90c complete set of eleven, used, various small faults, overall fine appearance
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Catalog #112-122
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #130
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 1c buff, h.r., well centered, v.f., with 1995 PFC,
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Catalog #112
Catalog Value $575
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #131
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 1c buff, fancy "Beer Mug" cancel of Morris, Illinois, v.f., with 1998 certificate (Skinner-Eno PO-Bm8)
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Catalog #112
Price Realized
$375.00

Lot #132
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 2c brown, 3c ultramarine and 10c yellow, tied by three strikes of black Bee fancy cancels on cover to France, with Nov 23 New York and "Insufficiently Paid" handstamps, charged "16" (decimes), with French entry and Nice, 6 Dec 1869 arrival pmk on back, fine
Envelope
Catalog #113,115,116
Unsold
Lot #133
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 3c ultramarine, h.r., fine, with 2018 PSE certificate,
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Catalog #114
Catalog Value $225
Unsold
Lot #134
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 3c ultramarine, n.h., centered slightly to bottom, fine, with a photocopy of a 2018 PSE certificate for a block of four from which it originated (catalogued as hinged single)
**
Catalog #114
Catalog Value $225
Unsold
Lot #135
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 3c ultramarine, n.h., nicely centered, v.f., with a photocopy of a 2018 PSE certificate for a block of four from which it originated (catalogued as a hinged single)
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Catalog #114
Catalog Value $225
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #136
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 3c ultramarine, green cancel, fine, with 1996 PFC,
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Catalog #114
Catalog Value $316
Price Realized
$130.00

Lot #137
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 3c ultramarine, canceled on piece by a perfectly struck fancy "Twelve Segment Rosette" cancel of Waterbury, Ct., with 2007 PFC (Rohloff P30)
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Catalog #114
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #138
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 3c ultramarine, also 3c red with grill, each used on a different "Grant & Colfax" campaign cover, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #139
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 6c ultramarine, black target cancel and red exchange postmark, well centered with wide margins, v.f., with 1999 PFC,
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Catalog #115
Catalog Value $275
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #140
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 6c ultramarine, tied by segmented cork and Edgarton, Mass. Apr 5, 1870 cancel alongside, on cover to Liverpool, with red New York transit and "Paid Liverpool U.S. Packet 17 Ap 70" at bottom, fine
Envelope
Catalog #115
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #141
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 12c green, unused large part original gum, well centered, v.f., with 2019 Crowe certificate,
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Catalog #117
Catalog Value $1,850
Unsold
Lot #142
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 12c green, block of four, h.r., good color but centered to top, perf. strengthened vertically, rare multiple,
Box *
Catalog #117
Catalog Value $14,000
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #143
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 12c green, red cancel, well centered, fresh color, v.f., with 1986 PFC,
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Catalog #117
Catalog Value $280
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #144
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 15c brown and blue, type I, heavy h.r., nice colors, fine, with 1989 PFC,
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Catalog #118
Catalog Value $9,000
Unsold
Lot #145
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 15c brown and blue, type I, used, near perfect centering, nice color, v.f., with 1998 PFC,
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Catalog #118
Catalog Value $800
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #146
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 15c brown and blue, type II, unused without gum, wide margins, v.f., with 2020 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #119
Catalog Value $975
Unsold
Lot #147
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 24c green and violet, used, nicely centered, with 2018 PFC graded "VF 80" (SMQ $700)
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Catalog #120
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #148
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 24c green and violet, used, well centered with wide margins, with 2019 PSAG certificate graded "90" (SMQ $1,850)
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Catalog #120
Unsold
Lot #149
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 24c green and violet, used, well centered, v.f., with 2004 PFC,
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Catalog #120
Catalog Value $600
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #150
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 24c green & violet, light postmark, fresh, well centered, v.f.,
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Catalog #120
Catalog Value $600
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #151
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c ultramarine and carmine, plate proof on india, block of four, with striking color shift, v.f.,
Box P
Catalog #121P3
Catalog Value $625
Unsold
Lot #152
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c blue and carmine, circle of wedges cancel, wide margins all around, near perfect centering, v.f., with 2000 PFC,
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Catalog #121
Catalog Value $375
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #153
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 30c ultramarine & carmine, horizontal block of 12, reasonably canceled by black grids, excellent colors and well centered for a large multiple, minor ironed out creases and wrinkles noted. The largest recorded unused multiple is a block of six, the largest recorded used multiple is a block of twelve, of which three or four are known. A wonderful large used multiple of the 30c 1869 Pictorial, no doubt on a heavy parcel and virtually all large multiples of this issue are faulty to some extent (catalogued as two blocks of four and two pairs)
Box
Catalog #121
Catalog Value $9,000
Price Realized
$4,750.00

Lot #154
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 90c carmine and black, heavy h.r., bright color, fine, with 1976 PFC and 2019 PSAG certificate,
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Catalog #122
Catalog Value $11,000
Unsold
Lot #155
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 90c carmine and black, black bars cancel, well centered, owner's handstamp on reverse which does not show through, with 1996 PFC and 2009 PSE certificate, the latter graded "VF 80" (SMQ $2,000)
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Catalog #122
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #156
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 90c carmine and black, used, short perf. and other small faults, fine appearance,
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Catalog #122
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #157
United States 1869 Pictorials
1869 90c carmine and black, used, wide margins, small faults, fine appearance,
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Catalog #122
Catalog Value $1,800
Price Realized
$270.00

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