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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
73
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 73, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 12-1/2c Blue on Green Silk, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA37b; Priester 38A), 1878, 12-1/2c Blue on Green Silk, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA37b; Priester 38A)1878, 12-1/2c Blue on Green Silk, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA37b; Priester 38A). Large and even margins, rich colors and detailed impressions, neat strike of blue "C. Heurich. Washington D.C., Apr. 20, 1878" double-oval datestamp, light creases and thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1878 ONE-EIGHTH BARREL ISSUE ON GREEN SILK PAPER. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

The Priester census records a total of 14 of this issue. We have offered only one other since keeping computerized records, which was badly damaged. The example offered here was used at the C. Heurich Brewing Co., which was at one time the largest brewer in Washington D.C. Its owner was also the largest landowner in Washington D.C. (aside from the Federal government). His brewery burned down three times, prompting him to build both a fireproof brewery and mansion in 1894.

1,250
1,100
74
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 74, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 12-1/2c Blue on Pale Green, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA37c var; Priester 38aC), 1878, 12-1/2c Blue on Pale Green, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA37c var; Priester 38aC)1878, 12-1/2c Blue on Pale Green, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA37c var; Priester 38aC). With plate no. 1612 and position 12, large margins to in at top, neat purple "Ziegele Brewing Co., Jun. 1?, 1887, Buffalo N.Y." four-line datestamp, certificate notes small faults which includes a small repair at lower left, otherwise Fine, rare, only three are recorded in the Priester census with plate no., with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,250
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 75, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 16-2/3c Light Brown on Green Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer, One Line Under "Cents" (REA38b; Priester 39bA), 1878, 16-2/3c Light Brown on Green Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer, One Line Under "Cents" (REA38b; Priester 39bA)1878, 16-2/3c Light Brown on Green Silk, -1/6bbl., Beer, One Line Under "Cents" (REA38b; Priester 39bA). Unused (no gum), full margins, detailed impressions, thin spot, Very Fine appearance, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

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76
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 76, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 16-2/3c Light Brown on Pale Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA38c var; Priester 39aC), 1878, 16-2/3c Light Brown on Pale Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA38c var; Priester 39aC)1878, 16-2/3c Light Brown on Pale Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA38c var; Priester 39aC). With plate no. 1836 and position 4, large margins to clear, purple 1887 San Francisco handstamp, horizontal crease, large vertical thin at right, long vertical tear, still appears Fine, rare, the Priester census records only one with the plate number, with 2010 P.F. certificate

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77
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 77, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 16-2/3c Light Brown on Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA38e var; Priester 39cE), 1878, 16-2/3c Light Brown on Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA38e var; Priester 39cE)1878, 16-2/3c Light Brown on Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA38e var; Priester 39cE). With plate no. 1979 and position 6, full margins to just in at right, intense colors, light strike of purple handstamp, Fine, extremely rare with the plate no.

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78
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 78, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 25c Green on Green Silk, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA39b; Priester 40A), 1878, 25c Green on Green Silk, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA39b; Priester 40A)1878, 25c Green on Green Silk, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA39b; Priester 40A). Large margins, brilliant colors, light cancel, light creases and small thin spots, Very Fine appearance

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79
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 79, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Green Silk, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA40b; Priester 41A), 1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Green Silk, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA40b; Priester 41A)1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Green Silk, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA40b; Priester 41A). Three large margins, just in to clear at left, bright colors, neat strike of purple "John Wieland, Mar. 16, 1880, Philadelphia Brewery, S.F." four-line datestamp, light horizontal crease

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1878 ONE-THIRD BARREL ISSUE ON GREEN SILK PAPER.

Only nine are recorded in the Priester census. We have offered only one other since keeping computerized records.

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80
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 80, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Pale Green, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA40c; Priester 41C), 1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Pale Green, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA40c; Priester 41C)1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Pale Green, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA40c; Priester 41C). Large margins to barely touched incl. sheet margin at bottom, faint red crayon cancel, horizontal and vertical creases, some small staining on back shows thru at upper right, otherwise Fine, scarce as only 14 are recorded in the Priester census, with 2005 P.F. certificate

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81
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 81, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Light Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA40d; Priester 41D), 1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Light Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA40d; Priester 41D)1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Light Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA40d; Priester 41D). With plate no. 1579 and position 5, large margins to clear, rich colors, bold strike of purple "Grass Valley Brewery, Grass Valley Cal. Mar. 5, 1888" oval datestamp, fresh and Very Fine

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 82, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Blue, -1/3bbl., No Plate/Position Number or Letter, Beer (REA40e; Priester 41E), 1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Blue, -1/3bbl., No Plate/Position Number or Letter, Beer (REA40e; Priester 41E)1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Blue, -1/3bbl., No Plate/Position Number or Letter, Beer (REA40e; Priester 41E). Unused (no gum), large to huge margins incl. bottom right corner sheet margin, faint pressed-out crease, Extremely Fine appearance, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 83, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA40f; Priester 41F), 1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA40f; Priester 41F)1878, 33-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA40f; Priester 41F). Unused (no gum), large to huge margins incl. bottom right corner sheet margin, rich colors, small tears in margin only at right, small blue ink mark just affects design, otherwise Very Fine

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84
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 84, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, 50c Orange on Pale Green, -1/2bbl., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA41c; Priester 42C), 1878, 50c Orange on Pale Green, -1/2bbl., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA41c; Priester 42C)1878, 50c Orange on Pale Green, -1/2bbl., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA41c; Priester 42C). Full margins to in, light strike of purple handstamp cancel, faults, otherwise Fine, scarce, undercatalogued in Scott

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 85, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, $1.00 Red on Pale Green, 1bbl., Beer (REA42c; Priester 43C), 1878, $1.00 Red on Pale Green, 1bbl., Beer (REA42c; Priester 43C)1878, $1.00 Red on Pale Green, 1bbl., Beer (REA42c; Priester 43C). Unused (no gum), large margins to clear, few flaws incl. tear and tape stain, otherwise Fine, only 27 are recorded in the Priester census, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 86, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, $1.00 Red on Light Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA42d; Priester 43D), 1878, $1.00 Red on Light Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA42d; Priester 43D)1878, $1.00 Red on Light Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA42d; Priester 43D). With plate no. 2651 and position no. 2, unused (no gum), large margins to ample at left, trivial crease and tear at bottom left corner, Very Fine and attractive, ex Tolman, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

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87
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 87, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, $1.00 Red on Light Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA42d; Priester 43D), 1878, $1.00 Red on Light Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA42d; Priester 43D)1878, $1.00 Red on Light Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA42d; Priester 43D). Full margins to just in, cancelled by purple "John R. Alley, Mar. 6, 18??, Boston" three-line datestamp, few flaws, Fine appearance, this brewery was started in 1886 after John R. Alley left Reuter and Alley

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 88, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, $1.00 Red on Blue, 1bbl., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA42e; Priester 43E), 1878, $1.00 Red on Blue, 1bbl., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA42e; Priester 43E)1878, $1.00 Red on Blue, 1bbl., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA42e; Priester 43E). Unused (no gum), large margins to full, deep shades, Very Fine and choice, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 89, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, $2.00 Brown on Green, 1hhd., Beer, One Line Under "Dollars" (REA43 var; Priester 44aB), 1878, $2.00 Brown on Green, 1hhd., Beer, One Line Under "Dollars" (REA43 var; Priester 44aB)1878, $2.00 Brown on Green, 1hhd., Beer, One Line Under "Dollars" (REA43 var; Priester 44aB). Unused (no gum), large margins to clear, deep rich colors and detailed impressions, Very Fine and choice, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

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90
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 90, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, $2.00 Brown on Green, 1hhd., Beer, One Line Under "Dollars" (REA43 var; Priester 44aB), 1878, $2.00 Brown on Green, 1hhd., Beer, One Line Under "Dollars" (REA43 var; Priester 44aB)1878, $2.00 Brown on Green, 1hhd., Beer, One Line Under "Dollars" (REA43 var; Priester 44aB). Large margins to just in, light strike of purple handstamp cancel, trivial soiling and light crease, Fine appearance, undercatalogued in Scott

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91
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 91, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, $2.00 Brown on Green Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA43b; Priester 44A), 1878, $2.00 Brown on Green Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA43b; Priester 44A)1878, $2.00 Brown on Green Silk, 1hhd., Beer (REA43b; Priester 44A). Large margins to clear, some staining and thin spots, otherwise Fine, only 24 are recorded in the Priester census on silk paper

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92
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 92, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, $2.00 Brown on Pale Green, 1hhd., Beer (REA43c; Priester 44C), 1878, $2.00 Brown on Pale Green, 1hhd., Beer (REA43c; Priester 44C)1878, $2.00 Brown on Pale Green, 1hhd., Beer (REA43c; Priester 44C). Huge margins to clear incl. sheet margin at top, faint strike of purple handstamp cancel, few faults incl. soiling and pinhole, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, only 15 are recorded in the Priester census

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93
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 93, 1878 Issue (Scott REA37b-REA43f)1878, $2.00 Brown on Blue, 1hhd., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA43e; Priester 44E), 1878, $2.00 Brown on Blue, 1hhd., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA43e; Priester 44E)1878, $2.00 Brown on Blue, 1hhd., Beer, No Plate/Position Number or Letter (REA43e; Priester 44E). Full margins to clear, rich color, light strike of purple handstamp cancel, few trivial toned spots, Fine, only 37 are recorded in the Priester census

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94
 
1878 Issue Beer Stamp Balance. 30 unused and used stamps on home made pages, incl. unused Nos. REA40, REA40d, REA43 (with 2010 PFC), used Nos. REA37c, REA38e, REA38f, REA39c (2, one with plate no.), REA41b, REA41c, REA42f, REA43f, each also identified by Priester no., some flaws to be expected but in far better condition than normally seen, Very Fine and desirable group, Scott Catalogue does not list unused, Scott Retail as all used

2,023
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