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Sale 1018 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 7: U.S. Beer Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)

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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 1, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA1; Priester 1A), 1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA1; Priester 1A)1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA1; Priester 1A). Unused (no gum), large margins to barely touched at top, radiant color, insignificant thin spot at upper right, Very Fine appearance, a pretty example of this issue

400
400
2
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 2, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA1; Priester 1B), 1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA1; Priester 1B)1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA1; Priester 1B). Large margins, light strike of blue cancel, few light creases, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Joyce and Kingsley

625
1,000
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 3, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA1a; Priester 1C), 1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA1a; Priester 1C)1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA1a; Priester 1C). Unused (no gum), brilliant color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine unused example of this die cut Beer stamp

450
350
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 4, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA1a; Priester 1C), 1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA1a; Priester 1C)1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA1a; Priester 1C). Margins to in, rich color, neat strike of large purple "W & J" datestamp, trivial flaws at upper left, Very Fine appearance

300
170
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 5, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Silk Paper (REA1b; Priester 1aB), 1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Silk Paper (REA1b; Priester 1aB)1866, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Silk Paper (REA1b; Priester 1aB). Large margins to just in, rich color, showing clear silk fibers in the paper, neat manuscript cancel, light creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1866 ONE-EIGHTH BARREL ON SILK PAPER IS ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE FIRST ISSUE BEER STAMPS. ONLY ONE EXAMPLE IS REPORTED IN THE PRIESTER CENSUS.

With 2004 P.F. certificate.

2,000
1,900
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 6, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA2; Priester 2B), 1866, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA2; Priester 2B)1866, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA2; Priester 2B). Large margins all around, deep rich color, unobtrusive manuscript cancel at top, few creases, Very Fine appearance

275
800
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7
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 7, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, 25c Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer, Silk Paper (REA3b; Priester 3bB), 1866, 25c Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer, Silk Paper (REA3b; Priester 3bB)1866, 25c Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer, Silk Paper (REA3b; Priester 3bB). Large margins, clearly-evident silk fibers, rich color, neat strike of "Wackenhuth, Adam & Co. Newark N.J., Apr. 13, 1867" circular datestamp, light creases and some minor soiling are not very obvious

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS 1866 QUARTER-BARREL FIRST ISSUE BEER STAMP ON SILK PAPER IS REPORTEDLY UNIQUE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.

This stamp, with easily discernible silk paper, large margins, a clear handstamp cancel and no obviously visible flaws, is one of the great rarities of the First Issue Beers.

2,000
4,250
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8
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 8, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, 50c Orange Brown -1/2bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA4a; Priester 4C), 1866, 50c Orange Brown -1/2bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA4a; Priester 4C)1866, 50c Orange Brown -1/2bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA4a; Priester 4C). Large margins, deep rich color, light strike of double-circle datestamp at center, small thin spot at top, Extremely Fine appearance, surprisingly scarce given its modest catalogue value, the Priester census records only nine copies which are die cut and this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

75
425
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 9, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, $1.00 Black, 1bbl., Beer (REA5; Priester 5A), 1866, $1.00 Black, 1bbl., Beer (REA5; Priester 5A)1866, $1.00 Black, 1bbl., Beer (REA5; Priester 5A). Unused (no gum), large to huge margins, intense shade and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, scarce in such pristine condition, ex Kingsley

375
475
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 10, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA6; Priester 6A), 1866, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA6; Priester 6A)1866, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA6; Priester 6A). Unused (no gum), huge margins to full, deep rich color and proof-like impression, faint pressed-out crease, Very Fine appearance, scarce in unused condition, ex Joyce and Kingsley

1,200
1,600
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 11, 1866 Issue (Scott REA1-REA6)1866, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA6; Priester 6B), 1866, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA6; Priester 6B)1866, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA6; Priester 6B). Large margins to just touched at top, pale shade, central strike of blue double-circle datestamp, few flaws incl. sealed tears, Very Fine appearance, surprisingly difficult to find in used condition, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,600
800
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