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Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

Category — Revenues (Second Issue)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1819
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1819, Revenues (Second Issue)2c Blue & Black, Center Inverted (R104a), 2c Blue & Black, Center Inverted (R104a)2c Blue & Black, Center Inverted (R104a). Rich colors, cut cancels and also blue Dec. 11, 1871 handstamp, few flaws incl. central thin spot, Fine appearing example of this scarce Second Issue Revenue Invert

6,000
1,600
1820
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1820, Revenues (Second Issue)5c Blue & Black, Center Inverted (R107a), 5c Blue & Black, Center Inverted (R107a)5c Blue & Black, Center Inverted (R107a). Light "checkerboard" cut and light ms. cancels, perfs a bit in one side, Very Good, scarce Second Issue Invert

2,750
900
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1821
ng
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1821, Revenues (Second Issue)6c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R108), 6c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R108)6c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R108). Unused (no gum), wide margins and attractively centered, fresh and Very Fine, ex Depriest, with 2004 P.F. certificate

160
250
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1822
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1822, Revenues (Second Issue)25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perforations (R112b), 25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perforations (R112b)25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perforations (R112b). Horizontal pair, small ms. cancels, corner crease bottom right, otherwise Very Fine for this variety, multiples are scarce, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

300
600
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1823
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1823, Revenues (Second Issue)25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Perf 8 (R112c), 25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Perf 8 (R112c)25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Perf 8 (R112c). Unobtrusive ms. cancel, Fine, seldom offered, with 2003 P.F. certificate

275
500
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1824
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1824, Revenues (Second Issue)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119), $1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119). Fairly well-centered with nice margins, neat central ms. cancel, Very Fine and attractive

550
350
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1825
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1825, Revenues (Second Issue)$1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122), $1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122)$1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122). Nicely centered, barest trace of cancel, appears unused at first glance, Fine and attractive, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

400
275
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1826
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1826, Revenues (Second Issue)$1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122), $1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122)$1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122). Nice margins, lightly struck large 1871 double-oval handstamp cancel (embosses through slightly), Fine

400
350
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1827
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1827, Revenues (Second Issue)$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R125), $3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R125)$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R125). Unusually well-centered, ms. cancel, Very Fine and choice

300
200
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1828
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1828, Revenues (Second Issue)$5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R127a), $5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R127a)$5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R127a). Attractively centered, strong colors and with neat 1871 ms. cancel

VERY FINE AND HANDSOME. A VERY DIFFICULT SECOND ISSUE INVERT TO FIND BOTH SOUND AND WITH REASONABLE CENTERING.

With 1937 A.P.S. certificate signed Klemann, Barrett and Bartels and with current 2004 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75)

3,250
5,750
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1829
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1829, Revenues (Second Issue)$10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128), $10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128)$10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128). Lovely margins and well-centered for this, ms. cancel, Very Fine and choice

200
325
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1830
Pbl
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1830, Revenues (Second Issue)$25.00 Blue & Black, Plate Proof on Card (R130P4), $25.00 Blue & Black, Plate Proof on Card (R130P4)$25.00 Blue & Black, Plate Proof on Card (R130P4). Block of four, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine and choice, attractive block

500
225
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1831
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1831, Revenues (Second Issue)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130), $25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130). Strong color and sharp black vignette impression, ms. cancel, Fine

650
300
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1832
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1832, Revenues (Second Issue)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131), $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131). Clear impression, light ms. cancel, Very Fine

650
400
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1833
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1833, Revenues (Second Issue)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131), $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131). Handsome margins, neat magenta ms. cancel, Very Fine and attractive

650
600
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1834
TC
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1834, Revenues (Second Issue)$200.00 Red, Green & Black, Second Issue, Trial Color Proof on India (R132TC), $200.00 Red, Green & Black, Second Issue, Trial Color Proof on India (R132TC)$200.00 Red, Green & Black, Second Issue, Trial Color Proof on India (R132TC). On 91 x 121mm card with full imprints at sides, two small security punches in design as found on examples with imprints, trivial toned speck at right

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE TRIAL COLOR PROOF FOR THE $200.00 SMALL PERSIAN RUG ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE FULL IMPRINTS AT SIDES.

Very few are known.

2,500
13,000
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1835
TC
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1835, Revenues (Second Issue)$200.00 Red, Green & Black, Second Issue, Trial Color Proof on India (R132TC), $200.00 Red, Green & Black, Second Issue, Trial Color Proof on India (R132TC)$200.00 Red, Green & Black, Second Issue, Trial Color Proof on India (R132TC). Stamp size on card, intense colors, part of purple Bureau of Engraving and Printing oval handstamp at top

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN ATTRACTIVE TRIAL COLOR PROOF FOR THE $200.00 SMALL PERSIAN RUG ISSUE.

Very few are known.

2,500
4,500
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1836
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1836, Revenues (Second Issue)$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132), $200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132)$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132). Bright colors, neat ms. cancel, faint creases

A FINE APPEARANG EXAMPLE OF THE BEAUTIFUL AND COLORFUL $200.00 SMALL PERSIAN RUG.

Ex Tolman. Purple backstamp

6,500
3,000
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1837
TC
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1837, Revenues (Second Issue)$500.00 Yellow, Green & Black, Second Issue, Trial Color Proof on India (R133TC), $500.00 Yellow, Green & Black, Second Issue, Trial Color Proof on India (R133TC)$500.00 Yellow, Green & Black, Second Issue, Trial Color Proof on India (R133TC). On 106 x 154mm card and with full imprints at sides, deep rich colors, security punches at top and bottom in center lathework above and below denominations

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF FOR THE $500.00 PERSIAN RUG. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE IMPRINTS AT SIDES.

Very few are known.

5,000
25,000
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1838
TC
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1838, Revenues (Second Issue)$500.00 Light Brown, Light Green & Black, Trial Color Proof on India (R133TC), $500.00 Light Brown, Light Green & Black, Trial Color Proof on India (R133TC)$500.00 Light Brown, Light Green & Black, Trial Color Proof on India (R133TC). Stamp size and on card, bright colors, light strike of purple "Bureau of Engraving and Printing Feb. 25, 1891" oval handstamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE TRIAL COLOR PROOF FOR THE $500.00 LARGE PERSIAN RUG ISSUE, WITH A BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING HANDSTAMP. POSSIBLY UNIQUE.

This color combination is only listed in Scott on Bond paper.

E. 5,000-7,500
10,000
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1839
TC
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1839, Revenues (Second Issue)$500.00 Blue, Scarlet & Black, Trial Color Proof on Bond (R133TC), $500.00 Blue, Scarlet & Black, Trial Color Proof on Bond (R133TC)$500.00 Blue, Scarlet & Black, Trial Color Proof on Bond (R133TC). Stamp size, deep rich colors and detailed impressions

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE TRIAL COLOR PROOF ON BOND FOR THE $500.00 LARGE PERSIAN RUG. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

In our opinion this trial color proof is undervalued in Scott. Aside from the only example in Black available to collectors (sold in Siegel Sale 865 for $12,000 hammer), this is the first Trial Color we have offered since keeping computerized records.

5,000
11,000
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1840
TC
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1840, Revenues (Second Issue)$500.00 Red, Green & Black, Trial Color Proof on Bond (R133TC), $500.00 Red, Green & Black, Trial Color Proof on Bond (R133TC)$500.00 Red, Green & Black, Trial Color Proof on Bond (R133TC). Stamp size, intense colors and detailed impressions

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE TRIAL COLOR PROOF OF THE $500.00 LARGE PERSIAN RUG ISSUE ON BOND PAPER. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Illustrated in the Kingsley book on p. 43. Undervalued in Scott, in our opinion.

5,000
11,000
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