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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
29
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 29, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 12-1/2c Brown, Lilac Security Lines, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA14; Priester 14B), 1870, 12-1/2c Brown, Lilac Security Lines, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA14; Priester 14B)1870, 12-1/2c Brown, Lilac Security Lines, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA14; Priester 14B). Unused (no gum), large margins, rich colors, light creases, small tear at lower right, light stain at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, a presentable unused example of this issue

350
400
30
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 30, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 12-1/2c Brown, Lilac Security Lines, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA14; Priester 14B), 1870, 12-1/2c Brown, Lilac Security Lines, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA14; Priester 14B)1870, 12-1/2c Brown, Lilac Security Lines, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA14; Priester 14B). Large margins, rich colors, light strike of Iowa double-circle datestamp, minor wrinkle at lower left, Very Fine appearance

250
400
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31
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 31, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 12-1/2c Brown, Yellow Security Lines, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA14a; Priester 14A), 1870, 12-1/2c Brown, Yellow Security Lines, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA14a; Priester 14A)1870, 12-1/2c Brown, Yellow Security Lines, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA14a; Priester 14A). Large margins all around, rich colors, neat manuscript cancel, horizontal and vertical creases

VERY FINE AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-EIGHTH BARREL ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Only twelve are recorded in the Priester census and this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records. Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,700
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32
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 32, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange, Lilac Security Lines, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA15; Priester 15B), 1870, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange, Lilac Security Lines, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA15; Priester 15B)1870, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange, Lilac Security Lines, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA15; Priester 15B). Large to full margins, rich colors, light strike of blue 1871 double-circle datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp

300
400
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33
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 33, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange, Yellow Security Lines, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA15a; Priester 15A), 1870, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange, Yellow Security Lines, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA15a; Priester 15A)1870, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange, Yellow Security Lines, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA15a; Priester 15A). Large margins to just in at bottom, neat 1872 manuscript cancel, small thins and creases, Fine appearance, only 22 are recorded in Priester and this is the second we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,100
500
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34
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 34, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 16-2/3c Yellow Ochre, Lilac Security Lines, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA15c; Priester 15aB), 1870, 16-2/3c Yellow Ochre, Lilac Security Lines, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA15c; Priester 15aB)1870, 16-2/3c Yellow Ochre, Lilac Security Lines, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA15c; Priester 15aB). Large margins to just in at left, rich colors, well-struck "C. Rivinius Morrisania Mar. 8, 1871" octagonal datestamp, several tiny staple holes

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-SIXTH BARREL ISSUE IN THE YELLOW OCHRE SHADE.

Only six examples of this shade are recorded in the Priester census, and this is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records. This brewery is in Morrisania N.Y., which is now part of the Bronx. It later became the David Mayer's Centennial Lager Bier Brewery, which burned down in 1881, was rebuilt, and burned again in 1884.

Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate. Undercatalogued in Scott.

1,000
2,000
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35
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 35, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 50c Red, Lilac Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer Stamp (REA17; Priester 18B), 1870, 50c Red, Lilac Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer Stamp (REA17; Priester 18B)1870, 50c Red, Lilac Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer Stamp (REA17; Priester 18B). Unused (no gum), large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at left, rich colors, light creases, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Joyce and Kingsley

300
400
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36
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 36, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 50c Red, Yellow Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer (REA17a; Priester 18A), 1870, 50c Red, Yellow Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer (REA17a; Priester 18A)1870, 50c Red, Yellow Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer (REA17a; Priester 18A). Large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at right, barest trace of blue cancel at lower left, pretty color, few creases, small hole at top right, Very Fine appearance

500
1,500
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 37, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 50c Brick Red, Gray-Green and Yellow Security Lines, -1/2bbl., Beer (REA17b; Priester 18C), 1870, 50c Brick Red, Gray-Green and Yellow Security Lines, -1/2bbl., Beer (REA17b; Priester 18C)1870, 50c Brick Red, Gray-Green and Yellow Security Lines, -1/2bbl., Beer (REA17b; Priester 18C). Unused (no gum), large margins to in, deep rich colors, light vertical creases, small corner creases at bottom left and bottom right, Fine appearance, only four are recorded in the Priester census, we have offered one other since keeping computerized records (which had similar margins), with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,400
2,000
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38
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 38, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 50c Brick Red, Lilac Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer Stamp (REA17c; Priester 18aB), 1870, 50c Brick Red, Lilac Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer Stamp (REA17c; Priester 18aB)1870, 50c Brick Red, Lilac Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer Stamp (REA17c; Priester 18aB). Full and even margins, rich colors in the distinctive Brick Red color, light strike of large double-circle datestamp, light horizontal crease, small thin spot at bottom right, Very Fine, purple backstamp, only 18 are recorded in the Priester census, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

800
1,400
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 39, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, 50c Brick Red, Yellow Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer (REA17d; Priester 18aA), 1870, 50c Brick Red, Yellow Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer (REA17d; Priester 18aA)1870, 50c Brick Red, Yellow Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer (REA17d; Priester 18aA). Die cut, margins to in, deep rich color, bold strike of "Bergdoll & Psotta, Phila. Aug. 19, 1870" datestamp, light creases and wrinkles

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE 1870 HALF-BARREL IN THE BRICK RED COLOR ARE RECORDED. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.

The Priester census records only two examples of this issue in the Brick Red color with yellow safety lines. The other example, cut square and defective, was offered in our auction of the Tolman collection and was also used at a brewery in Philadelphia.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,900
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 40, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, $1.00 Blue, Lilac Security Lines, 1bbl., Beer (REA18; Priester 19B), 1870, $1.00 Blue, Lilac Security Lines, 1bbl., Beer (REA18; Priester 19B)1870, $1.00 Blue, Lilac Security Lines, 1bbl., Beer (REA18; Priester 19B). Unused (no gum), large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at right, deep rich colors, light creases

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-BARREL BEER STAMP.

Only 15 are recorded in the Priester census, of which four are in an unused block. We do not know how many of the remaining ten examples are unused.

Ex Tolman. Undercatalogued in Scott considering the sale price of both the single and block in our Tolman sale.

2,000
3,250
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 41, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, $1.00 Blue, Lilac Security Lines, 1bbl., Beer (REA18; Priester 19B), 1870, $1.00 Blue, Lilac Security Lines, 1bbl., Beer (REA18; Priester 19B)1870, $1.00 Blue, Lilac Security Lines, 1bbl., Beer (REA18; Priester 19B). Large margins to clear, rich color, neat 1870 manuscript cancel, expert repair at top left, few small thin spots, Fine appearance, only 15 are recorded in the Priester census and this is the first used example we have offered since keeping computerized records

850
475
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 42, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, $1.00 Blue, Yellow Security Lines, 1bbl., Beer (REA18a; Priester 19A), 1870, $1.00 Blue, Yellow Security Lines, 1bbl., Beer (REA18a; Priester 19A)1870, $1.00 Blue, Yellow Security Lines, 1bbl., Beer (REA18a; Priester 19A). Unused (no gum), large and even margins, intense colors and detailed impressions, light creases, small flaw at upper right, Very Fine appearance, this is the first unused example we have offered since keeping computerized records, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

350
600
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 43, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, $2.00 Black, Lilac Security Lines, 1hhd., Beer (REA19; Priester 20B), 1870, $2.00 Black, Lilac Security Lines, 1hhd., Beer (REA19; Priester 20B)1870, $2.00 Black, Lilac Security Lines, 1hhd., Beer (REA19; Priester 20B). Unused (no gum), clear to ample margins, intense colors, light creases, appears fresh and Fine, only 28 total unused and used are recorded in the Priester census, ex Joyce and Kingsley

1,000
1,100
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 44, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, $2.00 Black, Lilac Security Lines, 1hhd., Beer (REA19; Priester 20B), 1870, $2.00 Black, Lilac Security Lines, 1hhd., Beer (REA19; Priester 20B)1870, $2.00 Black, Lilac Security Lines, 1hhd., Beer (REA19; Priester 20B). Large margins to full, intense colors, neat manuscript cancel, few flaws, otherwise Very Fine, only 28 are recorded in the Priester census

875
800
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45
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 45, 1870 Issue (Scott REA14-REA19a)1870, $2.00 Black, Yellow Security Lines, 1hhd., Beer (REA19a; Priester 20A), 1870, $2.00 Black, Yellow Security Lines, 1hhd., Beer (REA19a; Priester 20A)1870, $2.00 Black, Yellow Security Lines, 1hhd., Beer (REA19a; Priester 20A). Large margins to clear, clear strike of red "Massey & Co. Phila. Jan. 17" oval datestamp, tack holes at left and right, additional tiny hole at left, small diagonal crease at top right, some faint toning

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-HOGSHEAD BLACK WITH YELLOW SECURITY LINES.

Priester records only eight examples of this issue with yellow security lines. Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

2,500
5,500
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