30c 1869 invert stamp with $110,000 valuation to lead Heimberger sale

A $110,000-estimated rare 30c 1869 pictorial invert stamp will lead among three inverts from the Dr Irvin Heimberger collection at Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries on October 10 in New York.

The stamp is one of the finest examples of a US invert on the market, and stands as one of only three recorded examples in sound condition.

1869 invert Siegel
The invert is one of only three examples
in sound condition

The ultramarine and carmine stamp is beautifully centred with a neat strike of a circle of vs cancel.

There are limited corner creases around the top - making this the cleanest of the three specimens in this portion of the Heimberger collection and justifying its $110,000 estimate.

A hugely rare 1869 15c Pictorial invert, valued at $1.2m, will auction at Siegel on October 9.

A 24c invert with green and violet colouring will also feature on October 10. It is complemented by a blue 6-bar open grid cancel.

Valued at $37,800, it features only small corner creases at the top right. This is a fine example and one of only two recorded cancelled in blue.

The final invert in the collection is a 15c in brown and blue that is estimated to make $22,500. It features rich colours and a neat strike of a small star fancy cancel. Only 97 such examples are recorded and two are in institutions.

We have a large variety of rare stamps available including this fine example of a British 10s Seahorse, featuring full perforations and superb centring.

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