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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2017-02-28
The Grant Inman Collection, Part 4: Proprietary & Other Revenues
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 202, 1898 Spanish-American War Provisional Surcharges10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157), 10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157)10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Clear overprint, choice centering with wide margins, deep rich color, neat purple handstamp cancel (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance) and manuscript date ("7/22")

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

To meet the increased demands for federal revenue during the Spanish-American War, on June 13, 1898, Congress approved the War Revenue Law of 1898. The law was to become effective on July 1, 1898, leaving only seventeen days before the new stamps were needed. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing had already started work on the dies, rolls and plates in anticipation of its passage, but they were still unable to issue stamps when the law went into effect.

A large quantity of 1c and 2c stamps were printed with an "I.R." overprint (Scott R153, R154, R155 and R155A). Additionally, small quantities were produced in the 8c, 10c and 15c denominations. These issues mark the first time that the United States had to resort to surcharging. According to Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948), the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. handstamped copies of the 8c, 10c and 15c regular issues over a period of five days in July 1898. Sloane states these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J. E. Scott, a collector and employee of the company. J. E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c. The Scott Retail values support this relative mix of supply.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

4,250
2,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2016-03-18
United States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits
 
Sale Number 1121, Lot Number 2036, 1898 Provisional Issues10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157), 10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157)10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Retains much of its original gum, deep shade, clear overprint, "M.M. L.I.C. 7/12/98" manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.), Fine example of this rare emergency provisional, Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948) stated that these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J. E. Scott, a collector and employee of the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance company, J. E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c, with 1982 P.F. certificate

4,250
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2016-03-18
United States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits
 
Sale Number 1121, Lot Number 2037, 1898 Provisional Issues10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157), 10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157)10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Lightly cancelled, light diagonal crease at bottom left, small repair at top right adding a small portion of the design, otherwise Very Fine, with 1998 and 2015 P.F. certificates

4,250
500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2015-10-01
The Curtis Collection: U.S. Revenues, Part 2
 
Sale Number 1110, Lot Number 1295, 1898 Spanish-American War Provisionals10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157), 10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157)10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Lightly cancelled, light diagonal crease at bottom left, small repair at top right adding a small portion of the design, otherwise Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

4,250
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 994, 1898 Spanish-American War, Documentary, Proprietary Revenue Issues10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157), 10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157)10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Retaining its original gum, outstanding centering, natural s.e. at bottom, clear overprint, "M.M. L.I.C. July 14?, 1898" manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.), light corner crease at lower right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 10-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

To meet the increased demands for federal revenue during the Spanish-American War, on June 13, 1898, Congress approved the War Revenue Law of 1898. The law was to become effective on July 1, 1898, leaving only seventeen days before the new stamps were needed. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing had already started work on the dies, rolls and plates in anticipation of its passage, but they were still unable to issue stamps when the law went into effect.

A large quantity of 1c and 2c stamps were printed with an "I.R." overprint (Scott R153, R154, R155 and R155A). Additionally, small quantities were produced in the 8c, 10c and 15c denominations. These issues mark the first time that the United States had to resort to surcharging. According to Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948), the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. handstamped copies of the 8c, 10c and 15c regular issues over a period of five days in July 1898. Sloane states these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J. E. Scott, a collector and employee of the company. J. E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c. The Scott Retail values support this relative mix of supply.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

4,250
2,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2014-12-16
The Curtis Collection: U.S. Revenues, Part 1
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 534, 1898 Provisionals10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157), 10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157)10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Clear overprint, rich color on bright paper, neat purple handstamp cancel (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance) and manuscript cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

To meet the increased demands for federal revenue during the Spanish-American War, on June 13, 1898, Congress approved the War Revenue Law of 1898. The law was to become effective on July 1, 1898, leaving only seventeen days before the new stamps were needed. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing had already started work on the dies, rolls and plates in anticipation of its passage, but they were still unable to issue stamps when the law went into effect.

A large quantity of 1c and 2c stamps were printed with an "I.R." overprint (Scott R153, R154, R155 and R155A). Additionally, small quantities were produced in the 8c, 10c and 15c denominations. These issues mark the first time that the United States had to resort to surcharging. According to Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948), the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. handstamped copies of the 8c, 10c and 15c regular issues over a period of five days in July 1898. Sloane states these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J. E. Scott, a collector and employee of the company. J. E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c. The Scott Retail values support this relative mix of supply.

With copy of 1992 P.F. certificate for block of four

4,250
5,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2014-12-16
The Curtis Collection: U.S. Revenues, Part 1
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 535, 1898 Provisionals10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157), 10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157)10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). The unique block of six, clear overprints, pretty shade, neat 8/3/99 manuscript cancellations with each stamp also signed, bottom row light horizontal crease, few perf separations sensibly reinforced

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

To meet the increased demands for federal revenue during the Spanish-American War, on June 13, 1898 Congress approved the War Revenue Law of 1898. The law was to become effective on July 1, 1898, leaving only seventeen days before the new stamps were needed. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing had already started work on the dies, rolls and plates in anticipation of its passage, but they were still unable to issue stamps when the law went into effect.

A large quantity of 1c and 2c stamps were printed with an "I.R." overprint (Scott R153, R154, R155 and R155A). Additionally, small quantities were produced in the 8c, 10c and 15c denominations. These issues mark the first time that the United States had to resort to surcharging. According to Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948), the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. handstamped copies of the 8c, 10c and 15c regular issues over a period of five days in July 1898. Sloane states these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J. E. Scott, a collector and employee of the company. J. E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c. The Scott Retail values support this relative mix of supply. This is the only recorded block of the 10-cent value.

Ex Joyce and Zoellner. With 1991 P.F. certificate. Listed but unpriced as a block in Scott. Scott Retail as six singles $25,500.00

E. 7,500-10,000
8,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2014-04-30
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 437, Revenues incl. Hunting Permits10c Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157), 10c Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157)10c Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Well-centered, rich color, clear overprint, "7/22" manuscript and part Michiga(n Mutual Life Insurance Co.) handstamp cancellation, small thins at top and creases with one ending in a 7mm tear at right

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 10-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

With 2014 P.F. certificate

4,250
1,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2014-03-24
The Wildhorse Collection of U.S. Revenues and Encased Postage
 
Sale Number 1066, Lot Number 105, Spanish-American War Provisionals10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157), 10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157)10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Deep shade, clear overprint, "M.M. L.I.C. 7/12/98" manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.)

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 10-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948) stated that these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J. E. Scott, a collector and employee of the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance company. J. E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c.

4,250
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2012-10-04
Dr. Alexander Schauss Collection of U.S. Revenues
 
Sale Number 1031, Lot Number 1048, 1898 Spanish-American War Provisionals10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157), 10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157)10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Choice centering, pretty shade, large part original gum, clear overprint, "M.M. L.I.C. July 11, 1898" manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.), thinned at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 10-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

Ex Tolman. With 2007 A.P.S. certificate

4,500
1,100
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