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Sale 825 — U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Illegal Revenue Usages

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1136
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1136, Illegal Revenue Usages10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Used with 10c Green (68) and Second-Third Issue Revenues, 5c Orange & Black, 10c Blue & Black (35, 68, R109, R137), two each of the revenue stamps, all with ms. 1872 cancels, on Warrantee Deed from Vermont, minor edge toning, otherwise Very Fine, an incredibly rare usage of the 10c 1857 as well as a scarce usage of the Second and Third Issue revenue stamps, an outstanding exhibition item

E. 300-400
950
1137
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1137, Illegal Revenue Usages1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Three on separate covers, each tied in combination with 2c First Issue Revenue (R5c two; R11c one), one Kentucky usage, Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
700
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1138
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1138, Illegal Revenue Usages3c Rose, 2c Bank Check (65, R6c), 3c Rose, 2c Bank Check (65, R6c)3c Rose, 2c Bank Check (65, R6c). Three 3c and one 2c, tied by bold "Boston Mass. Aug. 22" circular datestamp and small circle of wedges cancels on mourning cover to St. Johns, New Brunswick, opened a bit roughly at right, otherwise Very Fine, a rare combination evidently accepted as prepayment

E. 200-300
290
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1139
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1139, Illegal Revenue Usages3c Rose, 5c Agreement (65, R23c), 3c Rose, 5c Agreement (65, R23c)3c Rose, 5c Agreement (65, R23c). Both tied by two strikes of "Held for Postage" straightline hs on brilliant magenta cover to Philadelphia, "Newark N.J. Sept. 29, 1865" double-circle datestamp, Good Samaritan postage label affixed to reverse, but split due to letter opening, otherwise Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
950
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1140
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1140, Illegal Revenue Usages2c Red Brown, 2c Orange & Black (146, R135), 2c Red Brown, 2c Orange & Black (146, R135)2c Red Brown, 2c Orange & Black (146, R135). 2c Third Issue tied by quartered cork and "Held for Postage" circular hs, 2c Bank Note tied by quartered cork and "Newark N.J. Jun. 16 8 A.M." circular datestamp on yellow locally-addressed cover, Good Samaritan label affixed at bottom left, Fine

E. 300-400
525
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1141
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1141, Illegal Revenue Usages3c Red, F. Grill, 10c Contract (94, R34c), 3c Red, F. Grill, 10c Contract (94, R34c)3c Red, F. Grill, 10c Contract (94, R34c). 3c horizontal pair, tied by "Newark N.J. Sep. 7" duplex in combination with 10c and Good Samaritan postage label on cover to Toronto, Canada, blue "Held for Postage" hs at bottom with ms. "United States P.O. Authorities have no right to hold for postage" crossed out at bottom and written on reverse preceded by "Postmaster at Toronto says that...", cover with several file folds and tear at top affecting one 3c stamp, otherwise Fine, an extraordinary usage

E. 400-500
1,000
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1142
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1142, Illegal Revenue Usages10c Green, 15c Inland Exchange (68, R40c), 10c Green, 15c Inland Exchange (68, R40c)10c Green, 15c Inland Exchange (68, R40c). Overlapping singles, pen cancels, tied by red and black transit datestamps on 1866 blue cover to Paris, France, cover with large tears on back only, Fine, a very rare attempted illegal use of the 15c Inland Exchange to prepay transatlantic postage

E. 300-400
650
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1143
c
2c Black, 1c Express (73, R1c). 2c tied by target, 1c tied by "Canton Pa. Jan. 3" circular datestamp on cover to Erie Pa., ms. "Due 2" at top, stamps with minor flaws, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
115
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1144
c
2c Black, 1c Express (73, R1c). Light cancels, "Molina Mich. Dec. 26" double-circle datestamp on cover to Fosterville N.Y., ms. "Due 2" at top, cover with few minor toning spots, Fine

E. 200-300
220
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1145
c
2c Black, 1c Proprietary (73, R3c). Tied by bold "James Creek Pa. May. 11" circular datestamp on buff cover to Huntingdon Pa., stamps centered to top, 2c with natural s.e. at right, cover slightly reduced at right, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
200
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1146
c
1c Proprietary (R3c). Cut into at top, tied by two neat pen strokes on 2c Black Jack entire (U50) to Alfred Me., faint circular datestamp and blue crayon "1 ct." due, minor creasing at left, Fine

E. 200-300
280
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1147
c
3c Telegraph (R19c). Tied by target cancels on cover to Moorestown N.J., "Medford N.J. Sep. 20" circular datestamp and 1864 docketing at left, slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine illegal usage of the 3c Telegraph

E. 200-300
160
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1148
c
2c Pink, Ty. IV, "I.R." Overprint Inverted (R155Ah). Block of six, s.e., tied by "Lakehurst N.J. Apr. 20, 1925 6-AM" machine cancel and "Lakehurst N.J." boxed cancels on cover to Edward C. Worden, Hamilton, Bermuda, illustrated hotel corner card, violet flight cachet, Very Fine

E. 100-150
95
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1149
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1149, Illegal Revenue Usages24c Gray, 2c Bank Check, 10c Certificate (78b, R6c, R33c), 24c Gray, 2c Bank Check, 10c Certificate (78b, R6c, R33c)24c Gray, 2c Bank Check, 10c Certificate (78b, R6c, R33c). Tied on small piece by clear "Susquehanna Canal Co. Jul. 1867" circular datestamp, 10c small fault at bottom, otherwise Very Fine and rare revenue usage of the 24c 1861

E. 150-200
125
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1150
 
2c Brown, 3c Blue (113, 114). Used as revenue stamps on notices by railroad employees instructing the paymaster to assign their pay to another employee, 2c on document with 2c USIR (R15c), 3c on document with 2c USIR and 30c Inland Exchange (R15c, R52c), all stamps tied by blue "N.Y.C.R.R. Payments Office" double-oval datestamps, Very Fine and rare

E. 200-300
400
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1151
c
Battleship Revenues. Registered cover and a second front only, from New Orleans to Edinburgh, Scotland, cover with 2c Trans-Mississippi (286) and 3c and 5c Battleship revenues; front with four different battleship revenue stamps, appropriate markings, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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1152
c
First Issue Revenues Used Illegally as Postage. Collection of ten covers comprising eight solo usages, one with 3c Rose and 1c Express (R1c), and one with 2c Black Jack (73) and 1c Express (R1c), latter with ms. "Bad" and "due 2c" ms. pmk., better solo usages incl. 5c Agreement (R23c) to London, England, Fine-Very Fine, an interesting and very scarce group

E. 400-500
900
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1153
c
Revenues Used Illegally as Postage. Eight covers, frankings incl. Nos. RB1, R152b, R154, R154 on U75a, R155, three with Battleship revenues incl. 2c on Spanish-American War Patriotic and two with "Held for Postage" cancels, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 200-300
425
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1154
c
Revenues Used Illegally as Postage. Ten covers incl. seven with Battleship revenues, two with I.R. provisionals, one with 2c Orange (R15c), all from eight different N.J. towns, six are solo revenue usages, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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1155
 
Postage Stamps Used as Revenues on Bank Checks. Seventeen items, all with postage stamps used as revenues, mostly 1861 Issues to 10c incl. Black Jack (two) and Bank Notes to 3c, also incl. 2c Trans-Mississippi, two bisected revenues on small piece, most with ms. cancels, generally Fine and rare

E. 500-750
425
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