Sale 959 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June, 2008

Category — Revenue Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3341
 
2c Orange C Die (RN-C1). On bank check with purple "Hartford, New London & Sag Harbor Steamboat Co., T. Gross, Jr., Treas." oval handstamp, Very Fine

E. 100-150
100
3341A
 
Revenue Collection. Couple hundred stamps on old-time Scott pages, incl. over 80 different First Issue, few Second and Third Issue, later Documentary with 1900 "50" Ovpt. (crease), some Wines, Narcotics and a few inexpensive Telegraph stamps, mixed condition, much Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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3341B
 
Revenue Collection. Approximately 150 used stamps on pages, virtually all of value in First and Second Issues, better Nos. incl. R32a, R41a, R43a, R51a, R61a, R63a, R74a, R82a, R94a, R77c, R79c, R98c and R128, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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3342
 
Revenues on Documents. Approximately 60 checks and small documents with various Revenue stamps, assembled by Henry Tolman with an eye for the unusual, some very scarce forms of taxation or unusual printed designs, condition varies, generally Fine and worth careful examination

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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3343
 
First Issue Bisects on Pieces. Eight, mostly different, incl. bisects of Nos. R15, R32, R36, R37, R53, R68 and R82, all cancelled on small pieces of documents, minor faults, Fine lot

E. 300-400
375
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3344
 
First Issues with Nevada State Revenues. Four Bank of California checks with 2c/5c First Issue and 2c/5c Nevada revenue combinations, dated at Gold Hill Nev. 1868-72, Very Fine

E. 100-150
100
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3345
 
Steamship Cancellations on Revenues. Mounted collection in three-ring binder containing several dozen documents and stamps, all with markings applied by steamship companies, a wonderful study collection with many scarce items (the Pacific Mail items were removed and sold in a previous auction)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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3346
 
Wells, Fargo & Co. Cancels on First Issue Revenues. 50 stamps, a few on piece (and two of those with state revenues), clear strikes and wide variety, stamp faults, but a very desirable group

E. 200-300
350
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3347
 
Revenues on Mining Company Stock Certificates 35, a wonderful array of companies and vignettes, most with First Issue stamps, worth careful examination

E. 750-1,000
3,750
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3348
 
Revenues on Railroad Stock Certificates. A few hundred, wide range of companies, many with beautiful vignettes, generally Fine-Very Fine, an important old-time collection worth careful study and an aggressive bid

E. 1,500-2,000
10,000
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3349
 
Revenues on Horse-Drawn Railway Stock Certificates. Three-ring binder containing a few dozen stock certificates, all issued by horse-drawn railway companies, many with beautiful vignettes, most with First Issue stamps, Very Fine, a fascinating collection of this popular subject

E. 1,000-1,500
2,900
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3350
 
First issue Revenues on Express-Related Documents. Seven items, includes receipts and drafts (two with additional Nevada or California state revenues), Adams Express receipt for "One Corpse", some off-cover stamps incl. one with Wells, Fargo & Co. Ruby City I.T. oval, Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 500-750
1,400
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3351
c
Sale 959, Lot 3351, Revenue Group LotsFirst Issue Revenues on Express Packages. Four, incl. two printed American Express Co. covers with red labels, one from Ann Arbor Mich. with R1a, other from Ypsilanti Mich. with R10c, other two are Unites States Express Co. fronts only from the Knowlton correspondence with green and red label combinations, R9c from Columbus City Ia. to LaSalle Ill., R25a from Glenwood Ia. to Chicago, Very Fine, scarce and highly exhibitable, the full covers are rare

E. 500-750
1,800
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3352
 
Revenues on Cartes-de-Visite. A few hundred with revenue stamps on back, typical portraits, desirable lot, one could make a fortune on eBay selling these individually

E. 500-750
1,100
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3353
 
Railroad Historical Documents. A few hundred items, letterheads, tickets, passes etc., many with vignettes, some with revenue stamps, great lot for the railroad specialist (postal or otherwise)

E. 200-300
1,200
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3354
 
Charles Osgood. Collection of Charles Osgood circular datestamps on a few dozen Proprietary issues, also corner card cover and advertising collateral, interesting collateral, Osgood was the biggest user of the rare 6c Proprietary (none included in this lot)

E. 200-300
600
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3355
 
Battleship Revenues on Railroad Documents. A few hundred in four three-ring binders, the product of many years of collecting and study by Mr. Tolman, worth careful examination and an aggressive bid

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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3356
 
Revenue Stamped Paper. Approximately 150 folded $1,000 bonds of Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad Co. exchanged for 10 shares of New York and New England Railroad Co. in 1880s, most with coupons intact, each with one RN-W2 or two RN-P5, Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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3357
 
RN's on Railroad Documents. Mounted collection of a couple hundred in two three-ring binders, the product of many years of collecting and study by Henry Tolman, demands careful examination and an aggressive bid

E. 500-750
2,400
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3358
 
Revenues on Documents. A third-tier balance of Tolma collection including routine documents and some heavy duplication, a few nice First Issue combinations, worth examination

E. 200-300
650
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3359
 
Postage Stamps Used as Revenues. 27, includes wide range of 1861, 1868 Grills, Bank Notes and later issues incl. No. 73, 97 and 179, 2c Trans-Mississippi used during shortage of revenues due to Spanish-American War, minor faults, Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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3360
 
Red Revenue Autograph Collection. A partly-completed attempt to match the portrait subjects on all Red Revenues with autographs, includes Wolcott, Dallas and other mid-level figures, mostly clips, fascinating lot

E. 200-300
110
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3361
 
Loewenburg Contract with Treasury Dept. Original contract dated Mar. 28, 1864, signed by Henry Lowenburg and Joseph Lewis of U.S. Treasury Department for one million "bank check internal revenue stamps...in five colors" under Loewenberg's patent of Nov. 3, 1863, fascinating collateral item

E. 300-400
140
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3362
 
Sheep and Pig Stock Certificates. Fantastic vignettes on certificates for U.S. Sheep Co. of North Dakota (brown) and American Duroc-Jersey Swine Breeders Association of Illinois (multicolored), folds, great designs

E. 200-300
130
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3362A
 
Tax Paid Revenues. Stock book with a variety of issues, most interesting is a section of Snuff Stamps with Series of 1872 10 and 20 Pound denominations, Small Snuff and Strip Stamps, also Manufactured Tobacco, Cigars, Tobacco Strips and a scattering of other revenues, usual mixed condition, useful lot

E. 300-400
850
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3363
 
Revenue Sheets. Small group in folio, incl. U.S. Virgin Island typeset strips, No. REF4, Wines etc., should be examined

E. 300-400
850
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3364
 
Foreign Revenues. Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, etc., please examine because we have no idea how to value these stamps

E. 200-300
350
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3365
 
Balance of the Tolman Beer Stamps. Six items originally offered as single lots in our Tolman sales, incl. Nos. REA6 with P.F. certificate declining opinion as to whether this is die cut, REA29b, REA39c (3), REA78d, some flaws to be expected, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
600
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3366
 
Balance of Tolman Match and Medicine Collection. Balance consisting of 19 lots in our Tolman sales, incl. Proofs, Specimens and some issued stamps, nice selection of different makers, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a worthwhile group

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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3367
 
Balance of Tolman General Revenues. Nine items originally offered as single lots in our Tolman sales, incl. pair of R52a, R93a, R97eP4 block of four, pair of R634a, RB3ac, RB8b, most with current certificates noting small faults, all appear Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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3368
 
Balance of the Tolman Estate. Everything that didn't fit with anything else is in this lot, an eclectic group, undoubtedly some of the unusual items will draw enthusiastic bidding, so careful examination is recommended

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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