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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
46
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 46, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, 12-1/2c Blue on Pinkish Gray Silk, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA20a; Priester 21B), 1871, 12-1/2c Blue on Pinkish Gray Silk, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA20a; Priester 21B)1871, 12-1/2c Blue on Pinkish Gray Silk, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA20a; Priester 21B). Large margins to full, rich colors, neat 1873 manuscript cancel, thin spot at bottom left, small filled hole at top right, otherwise Very Fine, only 17 are recorded in the Priester census, with 2006 P.F. certificate

200
180
47
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 47, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, 12-1/2c Blue on Green Silk, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA20c; Priester 21D), 1871, 12-1/2c Blue on Green Silk, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA20c; Priester 21D)1871, 12-1/2c Blue on Green Silk, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA20c; Priester 21D). Unused (no gum), huge margins incl. sheet margin at top and trace of adjoining stamp at right, intense colors, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, two backstamps

150
700
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48
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 48, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21; Priester 22A), 1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21; Priester 22A)1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21; Priester 22A). Large margins to clear, radiant colors, neat strike of blue "Adolph Meckert Guttenberg N.J. Feb. 2, 1873" double-circle datestamp, small thin spot at lower left, Very Fine appearance

350
900
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49
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 49, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion on Pinkish Gray Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21a; Priester 22B), 1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion on Pinkish Gray Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21a; Priester 22B)1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion on Pinkish Gray Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21a; Priester 22B). Large margins to clear, almost appears unused, few faults incl. some soiling, otherwise Fine, only 15 are recorded in the Priester census and this is only the second we have offered since keeping computerized records

375
500
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50
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 50, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion on Gray Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21b; Priester 22C), 1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion on Gray Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21b; Priester 22C)1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion on Gray Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21b; Priester 22C). Large and even margins, attractive colors and detailed impressions, neat strike of "Wackenhuth, Adam & Co. Newark N.J., Jul. 18, 1874" circular datestamp, small thin spot at top right, small flaw at top left, light crease at lower left, Very Fine appearance, this is the first used example we have offered since keeping computerized records

375
325
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51
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 51, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion on Green Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21c; Priester 22D), 1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion on Green Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21c; Priester 22D)1871, 16-2/3c Vermilion on Green Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA21c; Priester 22D). Large margins to clear, intense colors, neat 1873 manuscript cancel, few small flaws, Very Fine appearance, this is the second we have offered since keeping computerized records

375
275
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52
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 52, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, 33-1/3c Orange on Green Silk, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA23; Priester 25D), 1871, 33-1/3c Orange on Green Silk, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA23; Priester 25D)1871, 33-1/3c Orange on Green Silk, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA23; Priester 25D). Large and even margins, brilliant colors, neat strike of "John Wieland * San Francisco * Mar. 13, 1875" datestamp, light wrinkles of little consequence

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1871 ONE-THIRD BARREL ON GREEN SILK PAPER IN ESSENTIALLY SOUND CONDITION.

The Priester census records only nine examples of this issue on Green paper. This is the fourth we have offered since keeping computerized records, and the three with readable cancels were all used from this same brewery which operated from 1856-1920. It was one of the largest breweries on the West Coast. The founder, John Wieland, died in a tragic fire at his home in 1885, and the brewery was sold to a syndicate in 1890. In the incident which killed Wieland, his son caught fire while getting kerosene from an outer building at his property. Wieland went to help his son and caught fire himself. Then his daughter tried to extinguish the fire engulfing her father, and she also caught fire. He died several days later from the burns, as did his daughter, but his son survived.

Three backstamps.

5,000
4,500
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53
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 53, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, 33-1/3c Orange on Green Silk, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA23; Priester 25D), 1871, 33-1/3c Orange on Green Silk, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA23; Priester 25D)1871, 33-1/3c Orange on Green Silk, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA23; Priester 25D). Huge margins all around incl. registration marks at top left, vibrant colors, light strike of "John Wieland * San Francisco * ??, 1872" datestamp, small thin spot

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1871 ONE-THIRD BARREL ON GREEN SILK PAPER.

The Priester census records only nine examples of this issue on Green paper, of which we have offered four in our auctions. The three with readable cancels were all used from this same brewery which operated from 1856-1920. It was one of the largest breweries on the west coast. The founder, John Wieland, died in a fire at his home in 1885 and the brewery was sold to a syndicate in 1890.

Ex Joyce and Kingsley.

5,000
4,250
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54
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 54, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, 33-1/3c Violet Brown on White Silk Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA24; Priester 24A), 1871, 33-1/3c Violet Brown on White Silk Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA24; Priester 24A)1871, 33-1/3c Violet Brown on White Silk Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA24; Priester 24A). Large margins all around, rich colors, light strike of blue handstamp, couple minor imperfections

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1871 ONE-THIRD BARREL VIOLET BROWN ON WHITE SILK PAPER. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

The Priester census records only twelve copies of this issue. This is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records. Ex Tolman.

6,250
14,000
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 55, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, 50c Red, -1/2bbl., Beer (REA26; Priester 26A), 1871, 50c Red, -1/2bbl., Beer (REA26; Priester 26A)1871, 50c Red, -1/2bbl., Beer (REA26; Priester 26A). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, crisp impressions, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp in every respect, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

55
650
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56
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 56, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $1.00 Yellow Orange, 1bbl., Beer (REA27; Priester 28A), 1871, $1.00 Yellow Orange, 1bbl., Beer (REA27; Priester 28A)1871, $1.00 Yellow Orange, 1bbl., Beer (REA27; Priester 28A). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, brilliant colors, light creases, Very Fine and choice, ex Tolman, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

250
160
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57
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 57, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $1.00 Yellow Orange, 1bbl., Beer (REA27; Priester 28A), 1871, $1.00 Yellow Orange, 1bbl., Beer (REA27; Priester 28A)1871, $1.00 Yellow Orange, 1bbl., Beer (REA27; Priester 28A). Large margins all around, rich colors and proof-like impressions, bold strike of large "F. Jones, Portsmouth N.H. ? 17, 1872" datestamp, small thin spot and light wrinkle, Extremely Fine appearance, used at Franklin Jones Brewery, the founder was tragically killed in 1864 after being struck by a train while saving a young girl

250
450
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58
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 58, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $1.00 Yellow Orange on Pinkish Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA27a; Priester 28B), 1871, $1.00 Yellow Orange on Pinkish Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA27a; Priester 28B)1871, $1.00 Yellow Orange on Pinkish Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA27a; Priester 28B). Large and even margins, pale shade, cancelled by bold strike of "F. Jones, Portsmouth N.H., Jun. 10, 1873" datestamp, small thin spots, some minor soiling, Very Fine appearance, only eight on this paper are recorded in the Priester census, at least one of which is seriously defective

1,100
550
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59
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 59, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28; Priester 29C), 1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28; Priester 29C)1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28; Priester 29C). Large and even margins, intense shade and proof-like impressions, bold strike of large "F. Jones, Portsmouth, N.H. Sep. 2, 1873" datestamp, few creases and thin spots, Very Fine appearance, an attractive stamp

175
475
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60
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 60, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28; Priester 29C), 1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28; Priester 29C)1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28; Priester 29C). Large and even margins, intense color, neat strike of blue "Beadleston Price & Woerz, New York Jan. 23, 1872" oval datestamp, faint creases, small thin spot, some minor soiling, still Very Fine

175
160
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61
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 61, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Pinkish Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28a; Priester 29B), 1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Pinkish Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28a; Priester 29B)1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Pinkish Gray Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28a; Priester 29B). Large margins to full, intense colors, light strike of blue handstamp cancel, faults, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, only nine are recorded in the Priester census, we have offered only one other (in similar condition) since keeping computerized records

750
750
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62
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 62, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Green Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28c; Priester 29D), 1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Green Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28c; Priester 29D)1871, $1.00 Scarlet on Green Silk, 1bbl., Beer (REA28c; Priester 29D). Large margins to clear, rich colors, faint manuscript cancel, trivial imperfections, fresh and Very Fine

350
700
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63
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 63, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $2.00 Red Brown, 1hhd., Beer (REA29; Priester 30A), 1871, $2.00 Red Brown, 1hhd., Beer (REA29; Priester 30A)1871, $2.00 Red Brown, 1hhd., Beer (REA29; Priester 30A). Large margins to full, cancelled by neat strike of blue "D. Jones, Sixth St. Bet. Ave. B & C, Oct. 21, 1872" double-circle datestamp, light crease, some soiling, still Very Fine and attractive example of this issue used at David Jones Brewery in New York, at the time of his death in 1881 Jones was one of the largest brewers in the country

200
325
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64
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 64, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $2.00 Red Brown on Pinkish Gray Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA29a; Priester 30B), 1871, $2.00 Red Brown on Pinkish Gray Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA29a; Priester 30B)1871, $2.00 Red Brown on Pinkish Gray Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA29a; Priester 30B). Large and even margins, rich colors, neat strike of large "Clausen & Baur, New York, Jan. 6, 1874" oval datestamp, small thin spot at top, two small tears at bottom left, light creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1871 ONE-HOGSHEAD ON PINKISH GRAY SILK PAPER. ONLY SIX ARE RECORDED IN THE PRIESTER CENSUS.

This is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records -- the Tolman copy was found to be on Grayish paper. With 1995 P.F. certificate

1,450
1,700
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65
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 65, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $2.00 Red Brown on Gray Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA29b; Priester 30C), 1871, $2.00 Red Brown on Gray Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA29b; Priester 30C)1871, $2.00 Red Brown on Gray Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA29b; Priester 30C). Full margins to clear, intense shade, neat manuscript cancel, small thin spots and light crease, Fine appearance, only 30 are recorded in the Priester census

350
650
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66
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 66, 1871 Issue (Scott REA20-REA29c)1871, $2.00 Red Brown on Green Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA29c; Priester 30D), 1871, $2.00 Red Brown on Green Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA29c; Priester 30D)1871, $2.00 Red Brown on Green Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA29c; Priester 30D). Large margins to full, rich color, large purple handstamp, few flaws incl. thins, Very Fine appearance, only eleven are recorded in the Priester census

1,000
600
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