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Sale 946 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 November, 2007

Category — Revenue Collections

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1594
E
Revenue Die Essays. 26 apparently all different, mostly Washington vignettes in various colors on India paper, several different types, die nos. 5, 6, 13, etc., also three different of the "Foreign Exchange" type, virtually all Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
1595
 
Revenue Proofs and Stamps. Eclectic group of material incl. First Issue 3c and 4c Playing Cards and $200.00 USIR perforated, 50c Second Issue inverted center, two blocks of twelve of 60c Third Issue card plate proof, 50c Proprietary on Green Paper RB8b, some M&M Plate Proofs (mostly in multiples) and a scarce compound RO12 + RO185 Die Proof (ex Joyce), lastly a set of $1.00 and $3.00 Boating Stamps plate blocks, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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1596
 
First Issue Revenue, Imperforate. Thirteen multiples, pairs, strips of three and four and one block of four, eight different, incl. Nos. R49a strip of four, R52a two vertical pairs, R98a four pairs and R101a two pairs, few faults as usual, Fine-Very Fine appearance, one R98a pair with 2004 P.F. certificate

4,547
950
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1597
 
First Issue Revenue Collection. About 120 different on Scott pages, perforated complete less 6c Proprietary and $1.00 Mortgage with only a few imperforate and part perforated present, also incl. a few documents, one particularly interesting with a variety of perforated values incl. $1.30 and $3.50 Inland, all tied by large blue oval handstamps of a New Orleans Hardware and Cutlery dealer, slightly mixed condition, still generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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1598
 
First Issue Revenues. Mounted collection of over 325 stamps apparently collected for their nice condition and/or socked-on-the-nose cancellations, incl. singles, pairs, blocks of four, better as Nos. R1a, R8c (6), R12c (6), R25a pair, R41c (2), R46a (3) and R100c, many part perfs and colored cancels, very attractive lot

E. 1,000-1,500
3,750
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1599
 
Second and Third Issue Revenues Collection, 1871-72. Both complete, used uncut and cut (the minority), better uncut incl. $1.60 and $20.00-$50.00 Second Issue ($25.00 with 1983 P.F. certificate) and $20.00 Third Issue, also 50c Second Issue Inverted Center (herringbone cut), 2c Third Issue Inverted Center and a pair of the $3.50 Second Issue plate proof on card, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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1600
 
Documentary Revenues Collection, 1874-1940. Approximately 135 stamps on Scott pages, incl. 1898 $5.00 Reading Up and Down, 1899 $500.00 and $1,000.00, original gum 1900 $10.00 and used $50.00, 1902 $10.00 (appears unused) and used $50.00, unused 80c 1914 Single Line Watermark, 1914 $50.00, $500.00 and $1,000.00, unused 1928-29 $10.00 and $30.00 and $1,000.00 handstamped "Series 1940", generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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1601
 
"Red" Documentary Revenue Stamps Collection, 1940-58. Nearly 95% complete on Scott pages, only nine perfin cancels, others used uncut or cut, eleven years complete with several others lacking only one stamp, virtually all Fine-Very Fine, excellent collection with only a handful needed for completion

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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1602
 
Proprietary Issues. Small stockbook containing a study of E.F.& Co. precancels on the 1871-74 and 1875-81 Issues, over 200 stamps, many are higher catalog value items such as Nos. RB3 (19) and RG17-RB18 (45), also includes a small sprinkling of other revenues, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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1603
nhbl
1898 "Battleship" Revenues Plate Number Blocks of Six. Approximately 90 on pages, twelve are Documentary, others Proprietary, values to 2-1/2c, most with imprint and plate no., a few plate no. only, both rouletted 5-1/2 and hyphen hole perf 7 with the majority with the latter separation, also two or three top position blocks with imprint only and right and left arrow blocks of four of No. RB26 and top arrow block of four of No. RB29, virtually all (if not all) Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine lot for the specialist, we might be overly impressed, but this is a spectacular collection, and in many years of auctions we cannot remember such a large holding -- if our estimate buys this much beauty, it's a bargain

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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1604
 
"Green" Stock Transfer Stamps Collection, 1940-52. On Scott pages, nearly 90% complete with many high values, also two part documents bearing $70,690.67 and $77,400.23 in stamps of the 1948 Series (mostly $10,000.00 denominations) and a used strip of the $10,000.00 1949, only 21 stamps with perfin cancels, others used uncut or cut, virtually all Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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1605
 
Beer Stamps. The Tolman collection of duplicates, over 500 stamps from 1866 through 1947 Issue with much duplication, condition varies but generally Fine for these, all issues represented with high denominations, early cut-to-shape, provisionals, precancels, cut outs, etc., excellent opportunity for the specialist

E. 2,000-3,000
6,500
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1606
 
Match and Medicine Stamps Small Collection. Over 100 stamps on pages, nice variety, condition seems to be nice (at least from the face), Fine lot

E. 300-400
650
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1607
 
Alcohol Warehouse Locks. Three brass padlocks for use with seals in locking government alcohol warehouses, one each for use with glass, Caton or Slaight type seals, also incl. 31 glass seals for use in locks, some stuck together, great collateral lot and rare, with Mr. Tolman's notes, photos and articles

E. 750-1,000
2,900
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1608
 
Brass Padlocks. Seven locks for locking government alcohol warehouses using paper security "lock seals," all working and with keys, Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 500-750
1,200
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1609
 
Cigar Stamps Collection. Over 200 cigar strip stamps mounted in two artist's drawing pads, good representation from the 1863 Inspector's stamps through Series of 1910, overall condition is Very Fine although we do see some damaged and mended stamps which is usual for these, many high denominations, some small cigars, Customs and Puerto Rico ovpts., also noted are four counterfeit stamps, identified by the owner, incl. seven sheets of the 1864 Inspector's stamp (one framed), incl. TC10, 11, 15 (two), 17-18 and 21 and a sheet of the Puerto Rican strip stamps, rare lot

E. 7,500-10,000
10,000
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1610
 
Cigarette Stamps. Amazing collection of all issues from the Series of 1868 through Series 125, incl. Class A, B and Customs Cigarettes, mounted in three spiral-bound artist's sketch books, Mr. Tolman's eye for quality is evident as overall condition is Very Fine for these stamps that are usually hard to find in decent condition, the collection contains single stamps, some multiples, a few proofs (twelve each 1883 10 and 20 Cigarettes and four each 50 and 100 Cigarettes) and several flattened cigarette packs demonstrating usage, Puerto Rico usages are well-represented, as are Customs, Customs Reimported and Cigarettes for Export Provisional stamps, there are several unlisted items as well, there are studies of cancels, printings, papers and marginal markings, also two additional collections on pages provide material for further study. Also several full and part sheets of stamps and "Free of Tax" labels

E. 7,500-10,000
85,000
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1611
 
Cigarette and Tobacco Stamps. Mr. Tolman's duplicate collection, Cigarettes with many hundreds sorted in glassines, stockbooks, etc., several thousand "Free of Tax" and Facsimile labels, also over 100 flattened cigarette and tobacco packages with stamps, an artist's drawing pad with approximately 250 cigarette and snuff strip stamps; Tobacco incl. several hundred tobacco squares in an improvised stockbook, 1868 through Series 125, condition is mixed but this is still a treasure trove of this revenue stamp subject matter nonetheless

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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1612
 
Tobacco Strip Stamps. Accumulation of several thousand duplicates contained in an artist's sketch book, issues range from 1868 throgh Series 125, condition is mixed but overall generally Fine-Very Fine for these, noted are pairs in the 1868 Issue as well as a six ounce class 32 (TG5), 1872 Provisionals with an unlisted sixteen ounce, 1875 Provisionals with a sixteen ounce inverted surcharge (TG59E i), etc., also incl. five full sheets of stamps from 1902-10 and sheets and part sheets of "Free of Tax" labels, a gold mine for the specialist that will require hours to sort and a chance of discovering new varieties

E. 2,000-3,000
6,000
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1613
 
Cigar Strip Stamps Collection. Impressive showing of approximately 170 stamps in a large album, incl. Customs Cigars issues of 1867, 1868, 1871, 1873, 1875 and 1879, then Regular Issues of 1863, 1864 Provisional, 1864, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1872, 1875 Provisional (ms. surcharge, printed or handstamped on Series of 1868 and 1869), 1875, 1878, 1883 Provisional,1883, 1891, Overprinted "Series of 1898" and 1901, generally three or four different quantities are represented for each issue of the "25", "50", "100", "250" and "500" Cigars issued or in the case of Inspector's stamps, various dollar values, there are paper colors and different separations (perforated and rouletted), a couple of multiples and few unused, a really attractive collection and in overall nice condition, also incl. some unrelated miscellaneous material as an old falling apart foreign collection (nothing valuable noted), hundreds of precancels in glassines, some unused booklets, unused postal cards and unused or "Specimen" overprinted entires

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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1614
 
Tin-Foil Tobacco Tax Paid stamps. Mr. Tolman's collection of approximately 50 high denomination tin-foils dating from 1879 through 1902, the 1879 and 1883 four and eight ounce wrappers are present as are nearly all of the one and two-third and two ounce wrappers of the period, all in outstanding condition, also incl. are over 500 mostly one ounce tin-foil wrappers contained in various ledgers, boxes and files, many of these with faults, mounted or deteriorated, nevertheless there is much good material here and this could be the basis of a Very Fine tin-foil tobacco wrapper collection

E. 4,000-5,000
4,500
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1615
 
Tin-Foil Revenues. Small ledger of approximately 36 tin-foil wrappers, 1 oz. size with and without stamps, usual mixed condition, also few dozen samples of tin foil for wrappers and a tool for inserting tax stamps on cotton bales

E. 200-300
2,100
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1616
 
Tobacco, Snuff and Proprietary Medicine Packages. Many with revenue stamps, incl. six sample packs of cigarettes, stamped and unopened, 26 more empty or flattened, three stamped and unopened foreign cigarettes, six packages of tobacco, two bladders snuff, one box Portland matches (broken), one package Parlor matches, 27 vials from Buffington's Homeopathic Pharmacy, Schenck's Mandrake pill box (broken), five stamped and unopened proprietary medicines, four perfume bottles, two Charles Osgood bottles, five packages of Head Play cigarettes, etc., interesting lot both historically and philatelically

E. 300-400
1,100
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1617
c
Tobacco Advertising Covers. 27 items, a very nice collection from manufacturers of cigars, cigar boxes, cigarettes, tobacco, etc., ranges from the late 1880's to about 1920, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
850
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1618
 
Hydrometers. Collection of eight intact hydrometers with labels, incl. 1870, 1874, 1934, 1936, 1945, 1947, 1949 and 1971, also an accumulation of 129 labels (prior to 1909) mostly in Very Fine condition, incl. among these are Mr. Tolman's notes, correspondence and four copies of the Springfield list, and finally four newer sheets of hydrometer labels, terrific lot of Revenue Stamps collateral

E. 1,000-1,500
6,000
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1619
 
License and Royalty Stamps. For products such as shoes, boots, paper collars, hats, brooms, sewing machines, etc., approximately 550 stamps, approximately 120 different, also incl. 1,000 stamps of the McKay Sewing Machine association in original packets of 100, heavy duplication, generally Fine-Very Fine for these

E. 1,500-2,000
6,250
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1620
 
Playing Cards. Sixteen decks, eight of which are unopened with revenue stamps attached, two are very unusual, one with a series 1910 Customs Imported Cigarettes stamp with an overprint, the other with a 10c Ty. R22 Documentary stamp cancelled by card manufacturer, fascinating lot

E. 200-300
400
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1621
 
State Revenue Stamps. Collection of approximately 2,500 stamps, mostly unused from the 1910's through 1940's mounted in three albums, generally Very Fine condition, very strong in cigarettes, tobacco, alcohol and beer, also interesting categories such as mature fruit, eggs, illuminating oil, feed, citrus, fertilizer, etc., some city tax stamps as well, finally there is a small box of duplicate and related material which includes Telegraph stamps, fascinating lot of seldom-seen material

E. 2,000-3,000
5,250
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1622
 
Stocks, Bonds and Checks. Accumulation of over 200 stock certificates, mostly Mining and Railroads, over 100 large format bonds for the New York and New England and New York and New Hampshire RR's, over 40 bonds for the Boston, Hartford and Erie RR, each with Revenue Stamped Paper Nos. RN-W2 (one) and RN-P5 (two), also a ms. stock certificate from 1853 for the Allegheny Valley RR, virtually all Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
5,250
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1623
 
Special Tax Stamps. Nearly 1,500 Deats and Sterling remainders, primarily 1874-85 with a sprinkling of used later dates, much duplication, also approximately 100 state, county and city permits and application forms, Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 500-750
11,000
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1624
 
L. H. Chapman Letter Regarding "I.R." Overprinted Provisional No. R158A. Signed typewritten letter (front and back) on "Chapman Steamboat Line" Illustrated Stationery, undated but probably from the late 1920's to early 1930's, interesting background of the company, deals with his difficulty in keeping up with his paperwork without Revenue Stamps and his futile requests in trying to get stamps from the "I R Office", he requested permission to print his own and was told by the Revenue office to wait a day or two, he waited nearly a week and asked again, this time he was given permission to print his own stamps, he ordered 500 Trans-Mississippi stamps from the post office and had them overprinted by the Purvis Printing Co., he states he used all but seventeen, these "mints" he gave to a Mr. Baggs, when Baggs passed away , his collection was sold to a New York dealer, but only a strip of three was found in the collection, Chapman was 75 years old when he wrote this letter, also incl. is a Chapman business card, great collateral

E. 300-400
450
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1625
 
"Revenue Stamp Duties" Broadside. "Abstract of the U.S. excise Tax Laws" and list of revenue stamps available at the Boston Post Office, printed by John Wilson and Son, note on back indicates this was posted in front of the Boston Post Office in 1863, 11-5/8 x 20 in., framed 13-3/4 x 22 in., tack holes and edge faults, folds, separations and some aging, still an impressive piece of Revenue Stamp collateral

E. 300-400
400
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1626
 
Revenue Collection. Nearly 200 stamps on pages, strong in Proprietary with 1871-75 50c on Violet Paper (light creases) plus 1c-10c lower values on both papers, 1875-81 Perforated, Watermarked and Rouletted complete, the 3c is an unmistakably genuine horizontal pair and the 5c appears to be genuine with some perf trimming (still attractive), other roulettes probably okay as well, complete Battleships, 1914 single Line watermark less the rare RB42, 1914 Double Line complete and 1919 Blue complete, also some Future Delivery, 1918-29 Stock Transfer, 1940 mostly complete, $1.00-$20.00 Tobacco Sales Tax and $1.00 and $3.00 Boating, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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1627
 
Revenues on Documents. Also checks, receipts, etc., many thousands, truly an accumulation of a lifetime, casual examination reveals Railroad and Steamboat usages, interesting vignettes, cancellation dates, etc., stamps range from Nos. R5, R6 and R15 to the 1898 Battleships, and RN-B20, D1 and X7 for example, there are some multiples, better items incl. deed with five examples of R64a (incl. one pair), deed with three examples of R89c, bond with 50 copies of R5c (used to make up the $1.00 rate), deed with block of seventeen No. R18c, deed with single and three pairs No. R98a and a broken receipt with Nos. R106, R116 and R144, a specialist's dream, all housed in four cartons

E. 750-1,000
3,000
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1628
c
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1628, Revenue CollectionsRevenues Used as Postage and Postage Used as Revenues, Revenues Used as Postage and Postage Used as RevenuesRevenues Used as Postage and Postage Used as Revenues. Amazing collection of over 90 covers franked with revenues or in combination with U.S. postage stamps, the majority passed through the mail unchallenged, with only thirteen "held for postage", only a handful were philatelically inspired, noted usages are First and Third Issues, Battleships, Proprietary, Documentary, Cigarette Tubes, etc., several with interesting P.O. handstamps, also incl. seven receipts and promissory notes stamped with 3c and 5c 1861 Issue

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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1629
 
Miscellaneous Revenue Assortment. Incl. Playing cards, Wine and Consular Service on album pages, Documentary and Proprietary "Battleship" stamps mounted as a cancel study, 1871-75 Proprietary stamps selected for cancels, three boxes of U.S. and New York State stock transfer, one box of Ohio sales tax, various First Issue, vignettes, Christmas and Easter seals, local and CSA facsimiles, silver stamp case watch fob, set of ISCC-NBS color charts and eight small reference books incl. Philatelic Sidelines 1 and 2, etc., useful lot

E. 750-1,000
5,750
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