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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
12
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 12, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA7; Priester 7A), 1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA7; Priester 7A)1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA7; Priester 7A). Unused (no gum), full margins to clear, radiant color and detailed impression, faint creases

VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 ONE-EIGHTH BARREL ORANGE WHICH IS CUT SQUARE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN UNUSED CONDITION

The Priester census records a total of eight unused or used cut square. We do not know how many of the eight are unused.

2,400
3,250
13
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 13, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA7; Priester 7B), 1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA7; Priester 7B)1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA7; Priester 7B). Large to huge margins, radiant color, light strike of blue cancel at lower left, faint crease is barely evident

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 ONE-EIGHTH-BARREL ISSUE BEER STAMP.

Only eight total cut to shape are recorded in the Priester census. We have offered three unused since keeping computerized records but this is the first in used condition we have offered.

1,850
2,600
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14
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 14, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA7; Priester 7D), 1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA7; Priester 7D)1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA7; Priester 7D). Cut to shape, rich color, faint manuscript at top, few faults, Fine, scarce, only six are recorded trimmed to shape in Priester, ex Tolman

750
225
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15
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 15, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA7a; Priester 7C), 1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA7a; Priester 7C)1867, 12-1/2c Orange, -1/8bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA7a; Priester 7C). Unused (no gum), brilliant color and detailed impression, faint pressed-out crease, Very Fine appearance, scarce, only six die cut are recorded in Priester, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

1,250
650
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16
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 16, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA8; Priester 8B), 1867, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA8; Priester 8B)1867, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA8; Priester 8B). Large margins to clear, rich color, unobtrusive strike of blue handstamp at top, few flaws incl. repair, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce, only five total unused and used are recorded in the Priester census, we have offered only one other used example since keeping computerized records

2,500
2,700
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17
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 17, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA8; Priester 8A), 1867, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA8; Priester 8A)1867, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA8; Priester 8A). Margins to in, lightly cancelled at left, defective, a scarce example of this rarity, only five are recorded in the Priester census

2,500
1,400
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18
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 18, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA8; Priester 8D), 1867, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA8; Priester 8D)1867, 16-2/3c Dark Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA8; Priester 8D). Cut to shape, margins to in, deep rich color, neat manuscript cancel, trivial wrinkle at right, Very Fine, scarce, only ten cut to shape are recorded in the Priester census

525
500
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 19, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 25c Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA9; Priester 9A), 1867, 25c Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA9; Priester 9A)1867, 25c Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA9; Priester 9A). Unused (no gum), huge margins all around, showing trace of imprint at upper right, light crease at top, Extremely Fine appearance, a beautiful stamp

250
150
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20
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 20, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 25c Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA9a; Priester 9C), 1867, 25c Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA9a; Priester 9C)1867, 25c Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer, Die Cut (REA9a; Priester 9C). Rich color and crisp impression, light strike of "Schaller & Co. Cin. O." double-circle datestamp, light creases, Fine appearance, scarce die cut, only three are recorded in the Priester census, none was offered in our Kingsley or Tolman sales, undercatalogued in Scott

250
425
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21
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 21, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 33-1/3c Violet Brown, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA10; Priester 10D), 1867, 33-1/3c Violet Brown, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA10; Priester 10D)1867, 33-1/3c Violet Brown, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA10; Priester 10D). Cut to shape as always, margins to just in, neat "Lyon & Co. San Francisco" cancel, few creases and minor edge tears

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 ONE-THIRD BARREL ISSUE. ONLY SEVEN ARE RECORDED.

The Priester census records a total of seven examples of this issue. All are cut to shape. This is the finer of the two we have offered since keeping computerized records.

2,500
2,500
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22
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 22, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 33-1/3c Violet Brown on Silk Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer, Cut to Shape (REA10b; Priester 10bB), 1867, 33-1/3c Violet Brown on Silk Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer, Cut to Shape (REA10b; Priester 10bB)1867, 33-1/3c Violet Brown on Silk Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer, Cut to Shape (REA10b; Priester 10bB). Margins to in, showing plentiful silk fibers, rich color, blue handstamp, some faults incl. piece out at top where repaired

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 ONE-THIRD BARREL ON SILK PAPER. ONLY THREE ARE RECORDED ON THIS PAPER TYPE.

The Priester census records three examples on silk paper. One is cut square and two are cut to shape. Ex Tolman.

3,500
2,700
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23
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 23, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, 50c Orange Brown, -1/2bbl., Beer Stamp (REA11; Priester 11aB), 1867, 50c Orange Brown, -1/2bbl., Beer Stamp (REA11; Priester 11aB)1867, 50c Orange Brown, -1/2bbl., Beer Stamp (REA11; Priester 11aB). Neat printed "A. S. 1869" precancel, huge margins, rich color, light creases, Extremely Fine appearance, only 18 are recorded in the Priester census

400
375
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24
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 24, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, $1.00 Black, 1bbl., Beer (REA12; Priester 12B), 1867, $1.00 Black, 1bbl., Beer (REA12; Priester 12B)1867, $1.00 Black, 1bbl., Beer (REA12; Priester 12B). Large margins to full, intense shade and impression, cancelled by light strikes of blue double-circle datestamp, few flaws incl. repaired tear, Very Fine appearance, scarce, there are only nine recorded cut square in the Priester census and this is only the second we have offered since keeping computerized records, the example from the Tolman sale was in worse shape than the one offered here

1,350
3,000
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25
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 25, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, $1.00 Black, 1bbl., Beer (REA12; Priester 12D), 1867, $1.00 Black, 1bbl., Beer (REA12; Priester 12D)1867, $1.00 Black, 1bbl., Beer (REA12; Priester 12D). Cut to shape, clear of design almost all around, neat "H.B. 2/1/69" manuscript cancel, faults, appears Very Fine

350
180
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 26, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA13; Priester 13A), 1867, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA13; Priester 13A)1867, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA13; Priester 13A). Unused (no gum), large margins to clear, radiant color, few flaws incl. creases and sealed tear at upper left

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 ONE-HOGSHEAD ISSUE WHICH IS UNUSED AND CUT SQUARE.

The Priester census records only three examples cut square. We offered one, also unused, in our Tolman sale. We are unaware if the third is unused or used.

2,000
3,750
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 27, 1867 Issue (Scott REA7-REA13)1867, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA13; Priester 13D), 1867, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA13; Priester 13D)1867, $2.00 Red, 1hhd., Beer (REA13; Priester 13D). Cut to shape, unused (no gum), radiant color, light crease, Very Fine appearance, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

500
325
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28
 
1866-67 Issue Beer Stamp Balance. 21 unused and used stamps on homemade album pages, incl. unused Nos. REA2 (two, cut square and to shape), REA2a, REA3, REA11 with right sheet margin, used Nos. REA3, REA4 with printed "A.S. 1869", REA5a, REA6a (faulty), REA9, REA11, REA11a, each also identified by Priester no., few small faults to be expected, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine

2,745
1,500
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