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Sale 959 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Revenues (First thru Third Issues)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3261
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3261, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)1c Proprietary, Perforated, Contemporary Counterfeit (R3 var), 1c Proprietary, Perforated, Contemporary Counterfeit (R3 var)1c Proprietary, Perforated, Contemporary Counterfeit (R3 var). Uncancelled, note on back regarding origin, Fine and rare

E. 200-300
225
3262
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3262, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c), 4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c). Lovely fresh color and neat handstamp cancel, Fine, one of the "keys" to completion of First Issue perforated stamps

600
250
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3263
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3263, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a), 30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a)30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a). Ample to large margins, perfect strike of "Paid J.G.K. S.S. Jun. 4 1863" steamship company circular datestamp probably indicating use for foreign exchange, Very Fine

120
450
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3264
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3264, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$1.00 Life Insurance, Imperforate (R71a), $1.00 Life Insurance, Imperforate (R71a)$1.00 Life Insurance, Imperforate (R71a). Large margins, ms. cancel, Extremely Fine

200
150
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3265
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3265, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$1.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R76a), $1.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R76a)$1.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R76a). Large margins, neat ms. Dec. 12, 1869 cancel, Extremely Fine

90
150
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3266
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3266, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a), $3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a)$3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a). Large margins all around, deep rich color, light ms. cancel, Extremely Fine Gem

175
325
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3267
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3267, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a), $10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, rich color, 1863 ms. cancels, tiny corner crease at top right, still Very Fine, scarce pair

1,600
475
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3268
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3268, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a), $15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a). Large margins to full, intense color, light ms. cancel, tears at top and bottom, appears Very Fine

2,700
375
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3269
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3269, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a), $20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a)$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a). Full to large margins, bright color, ms. "Ship 'Herald of the Morning' M.B.A., Jany 5, 1854" (date refers to document, not to date of use), Very Fine and choice, accompanied by background info on the Herald of the Morning clipper ship

150
350
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3270
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3270, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)2c Blue & Black, Center Inverted (R104a), 2c Blue & Black, Center Inverted (R104a)2c Blue & Black, Center Inverted (R104a). Choice centering, bright colors, neat "1/4/1872" ms. cancel, certificate notes "small natural inclusion crop out at center", utterly trivial

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT SECOND ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.

The Joyce, Zoellner and Tolman stamps are consecutively dated in manuscript by the same user (12/27/1871, 1/2/1872 and 1/4/1872, respectively). With 2006 P.S.E. certificate

6,000
10,000
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3271
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Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3271, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119), $1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119). Unused (no gum), bright color, Very Fine and choice, rarely seen in unused condition, Scott Retail as used

550
325
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3272
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3272, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128), $10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128)$10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128). Choice centering, magenta ms. May 15, 1872 cancel, Extremely Fine

200
200
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3273
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3273, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$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). Unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, rich colors, neat "Dec. 27, 71 H.G.N." ms. cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE $200.00 "SMALL PERSIAN RUG" ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

With 1998 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates

6,500
5,250
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3274
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3274, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133), $500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133). Choice centering with mostly wide margins, deep rich colors and detailed impressions, blue "J. Wingate, (Jany 1?), New York" and embossed New York Surrogate's Seal, almost full original gum

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB WELL-CENTERED AND SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 LARGE PERSIAN RUG. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY.

Only 204 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree.

Unlisted in Kingsley census. With 2007 P.F. certificate

13,500
16,000
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3275
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3275, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133), $500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133). Rich colors, neat manuscript cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS "LARGE PERSIAN RUG" STAMP.

Examples of this oversize stamp are usually found with faults to varying degree, due to its size. The example offered here, free from any faults and with deep rich colors, is a great rarity.

Illustrated in Kingsley book (Census No. 6-4). With 2005 P.F. certificate

13,500
21,000
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3276
 
Sale Number 959, Lot Number 3276, Revenues (First thru Third Issues)5c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R137a), 5c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R137a)5c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R137a). Affixed to small part of document and tied by herringbone cancel, bright color, extra wide margins, beautifully centered, tiny tear at left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT THIRD ISSUE INVERT WITH EXTRAORDINARILY WIDE MARGINS AND CHOICE CENTERING. ONLY 21 EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN IN TOTAL.

In his privately published census, Larry Lyons records 20 examples. Of these, three are on a part document. Of the 17 off-document copies, 13 have faults of varying degrees, the most common being creases (9). The example offered here was apparently unknown to Lyons and is ex Tolman.

3,500
3,500
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