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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1898 Issue (Scott REA61-REA64)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
125
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 125, 1898 Issue (Scott REA61-REA64)1898, 66-2/3c Violet on Dark Blue Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA61; Priester 67), 1898, 66-2/3c Violet on Dark Blue Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA61; Priester 67)1898, 66-2/3c Violet on Dark Blue Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA61; Priester 67). Large margins to in incl. sheet margin at left, faintly cancelled, faults incl. creases and internal tear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1898 ONE-THIRD BARREL UNSURCHARGED ISSUE IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL BEER STAMP ISSUES. ONLY TWO COPIES ARE RECORDED BY PRIESTER.

The other example was offered in our 2006 sale of the Tolman collection. The example offered here has wider margins. Both are faulty.

10,500
12,000
126
 
1898 Issue Beer Stamp Balance. 17 used stamps on home made pages, incl. Nos. REA44, REA45, REA46, REA46a, REA49, REA51, REA58 (2000 PFC), REA59 and REA64, large margins, each identified by Priester no., few flaws but far better condition than normally seen, Very Fine and desirable group

1,522
1,600
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