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Sale 878 — 2004 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 12 June, 2004

Category — Revenues, Sanitary Fair

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
581
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 581, Revenues, Sanitary Fair$1.00 Life Insurance, Bisect (R71c var, $1.00 Life Insurance, Bisect (R71c var$1.00 Life Insurance, Bisect (R71c var.) Top right half, bright color, tied by neat ms. "J.H.E." cancel on 22 x 8.75 in. document for the release of 36 boxes of tin from a warehouse, dated Dec. 16, 1869, document with tape reinforcing on one file fold clear of stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY REPORTED BISECT OF THE PERFORATED $1.00 LIFE INSURANCE ISSUE. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME.

With 1989 P.S.E. certificate (signed Jackson, Friedberg and Cunliffe). Accompanied by a copy of a 2004 Linn's article about the item.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
582
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 582, Revenues, Sanitary Fair$5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a), $5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a)$5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a). Rich color, well-centered, neat Feb. 18, 1879 manuscript cancellation yet retains almost full original gum

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $5.00 PROPRIETARY ON VIOLET PAPER. ONLY 74 WERE ISSUED ON VIOLET PAPER.

Examples of the $5.00 Proprietary Issue almost invariably have faults, due to the stamp's large size and the nature of its use.

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate

7,000
0
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583
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 583, Revenues, Sanitary FairBerwick Pa. U.S. Post Office Official Seal, Black on Tan on White Wove Paper (LOX40 var), Berwick Pa. U.S. Post Office Official Seal, Black on Tan on White Wove Paper (LOX40 var)Berwick Pa. U.S. Post Office Official Seal, Black on Tan on White Wove Paper (LOX40 var). Large even margins, Extremely Fine and rare, only three known and at least one of the other two has a fault, these seals were privately printed for sale to Fourth Class Post Offices, with 2003 P.F. certificate (not noting variety) and copy of Linn's July 14 article about this stamp and its discovery

1,750
1,600
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584
og
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 584, Revenues, Sanitary FairPost Office Registry Seal, Printed on Both Sides, Back Inverted (OXF1e), Post Office Registry Seal, Printed on Both Sides, Back Inverted (OXF1e)Post Office Registry Seal, Printed on Both Sides, Back Inverted (OXF1e). Original gum, clear inverted impression on back, remarkably well-centered on fresh white paper, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this variety, with 1974 (stating No. OX1b) and 2002 P.F. certificates.

800
0
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585
ngbl
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 585, Revenues, Sanitary FairMetropolitan Fair, New York, 10c Blue (WV8), Metropolitan Fair, New York, 10c Blue (WV8)Metropolitan Fair, New York, 10c Blue (WV8). Complete sheet of four stamps, unused (no gum), h.r., tiny thin spot in margin at right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

1,500
1,300
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586
ng
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 586, Revenues, Sanitary FairMetropolitan Fair, New York N.Y., 10c Black (WV10), Metropolitan Fair, New York N.Y., 10c Black (WV10)Metropolitan Fair, New York N.Y., 10c Black (WV10). Position 2, unused (no gum), large margins to clear, crisp impression

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT BLACK METROPOLITAN FAIR STAMP.

Ex Steele and Kantor.

14,000
18,000
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