Sale 489 — 1976 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 31 March, 1976

Category — Revenues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
263
bl
Sale 489, Lot 263, Revenues1c Playing Cards (R2c). Block of 30 (6x5), light ms. cancels, sensibly hinge reinforced, one stamp tiny negligible flaw, centered to bottom, perfs. clear to tiny bit in yet Attractive, Largest Block Known, A Wonderful Showpiece, ex-Dean (Blocks of four listed but unpriced)

1,200
1,250
264
 
Sale 489, Lot 264, Revenues40c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R53a). Vertical Pair, Ample to Large Margins, Fresh Color, Bold 1862 ms. cancel broken through in three tiny spots on bottom stamp by a "heavy hand", two light horiz. creases from document folds, one in margin only, Very Fine, Extremely Rare, reportedly the only multiples of this stamps are this pair & one other

E. 1,000-2,000
1,100
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265
 
Sale 489, Lot 265, Revenues$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a). Horiz. Pair, Clear to Large Margins, Rich Color, Neat ms. cancel, Very Fine & Extremely Rare, Only Multiples Known of this Stamp are Two Pairs, this probably being the better of the two

2,000
1,600
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266
 
Sale 489, Lot 266, Revenues$2.00 Conveyance, Part Perforated (R81b). Vertical Pair, neat 1863 ms. cancel, Fresh Color, centered to right, Extra Large Top Margin, margin tiny bit impinged upon at bottom, small closed tear between stamps, light creases from document folds, Extremely Rare, this Pair taken from a Block of Four which was the only known multiple

E. 1,000-2,000
1,750
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267
 
Sale 489, Lot 267, Revenues$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a). Vertical Pair, Large Margins, Vivid Color, neat ms. cancels, Extremely Fine, Rare & Very Handsome

600
650
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268
bl
Sale 489, Lot 268, Revenues$25.00 Mortgage (R100c).Horizontal Block of Twelve, bold 1870 ms. cancels, Rich Color, Well Centered, tiny hinge reinforcements, tiny eroded spot in one cancel, perfs. trimmed on one stamp, light creases from document folds as would be expected, nevertheless A Beautiful Block being the Largest Known Multiple

1,500
1,900
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269
 
Sale 489, Lot 269, Revenues$200.00 Blue, Black & Red, Second Issue (R132). Beautiful Colors, neat ms. cancel, faint horiz. creases from document folds, otherwise Very Fine, Handsome

1,350
1,150
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270
 
Sale 489, Lot 270, Revenues$500.00 Black, Green & Red, "Persian Rug" (R133). Fresh Colors, light ms. cancel & two 1872 Circular Cut Handstamps, Very Fine Example of this Beautiful Rarity

3,750
3,000
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271
 
Sale 489, Lot 271, Revenues$1.00 Green & Black Third Issue, Center Inverted (R144a). 1872 ms. cancel, tiny light comer crease, otherwise Fine, Very Rare

2,100
1,900
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272
 
Sale 489, Lot 272, Revenues1c Green & Black, Proprietary, Center Inverted (RB1d). Neat single line ms. cancel, single short perf., otherwise Fine, Rare

750
500
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273
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 273, Revenues1c-$20.00 Green Stock Transfer, Imperforate (RD67-RD85 vars). Blocks, Extremely Fine & Very Rare Set, less than a full sheet of each exists (see Scott Specialized, Pg. 464), realized $5,250.00 in our 1973 Rarity Sale

E. 5,000-10,000
4,000
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274
 
Sale 489, Lot 274, Revenues31/2c Green & Black, Wines (RE114). Well Centered, Neat Handstamp cancel, horiz. crease, otherwise Very Fine. The crease is rather insignificant, since virtually all the very scarce or rare wine stamps have faults to some extent. An Extremely Rare Stamp, reportedly only seven examples exist

800
900
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