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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
95
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 95, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (25c) Ty. C Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl, No. REA37f, Beer (REA44a; Priester 46C), 1898, (25c) Ty. C Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl, No. REA37f, Beer (REA44a; Priester 46C)1898, (25c) Ty. C Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl, No. REA37f, Beer (REA44a; Priester 46C). Priester Type 15, margins clear to in, light purple handstamp cancel at top left, two tiny pinholes, Fine, scarce with the Type 15 surcharge

250
425
96
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 96, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (25c) Ty. D Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl, No. REA37f, Beer (REA44b; Priester 46D), 1898, (25c) Ty. D Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl, No. REA37f, Beer (REA44b; Priester 46D)1898, (25c) Ty. D Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl, No. REA37f, Beer (REA44b; Priester 46D). Priester Type 54, margins slightly in, faint purple oval datestamp, essentially sound with only small thin spots, Fine appearance, very rare, the Priester census reports five known for REA44b (all surcharge types), ex Tolman, with 2006 P.F. certificate

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 97, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38e, Beer (REA45; Priester 48A), 1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38e, Beer (REA45; Priester 48A)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38e, Beer (REA45; Priester 48A). Barely cancelled (if at all), small flaw at top, Very Fine appearance, only 35 are recorded in the Priester census

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98
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 98, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45a; Priester 49A), 1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45a; Priester 49A)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45a; Priester 49A). Large margins to just in, light strike of purple handstamp cancel, fresh and Fine, only 22 are recorded in the Priester census, with 2004 P.F. certificate

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99
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 99, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. C Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45b; Priester 49C), 1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. C Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45b; Priester 49C)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. C Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45b; Priester 49C). Priester Type 15A, large margins to just clear, light strike of purple boxed handstamp, few faults, otherwise Very Fine, only 25 are recorded in Priester for all the different serif types

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 100, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. D Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45c; Priester 49D), 1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. D Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45c; Priester 49D)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. D Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45c; Priester 49D). Priester Type 50, unused (no gum), two large margins, in at bottom and left, small flaw at lower right is barely noticeable, Fine appearance, only ten are recorded in the Priester census for all the different serif types, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

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101
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 101, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. D Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45c; Priester 49D), 1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. D Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45c; Priester 49D)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. D Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA45c; Priester 49D). Priester Type 50, two large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, in at top and left, light strike of purple oval handstamp, horizontal crease, small paper flaw at bottom, Fine appearance, only ten are recorded in the Priester census for all the different serif types

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102
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 102, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Light Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38d, Beer (REA45d; Priester 47A), 1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Light Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38d, Beer (REA45d; Priester 47A)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Light Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38d, Beer (REA45d; Priester 47A). Ample margins, to slightly in, faint purple cancel, essentially sound, Fine, only five are recorded in the Priester census, ex Tolman

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103
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 103, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (50c) Ty. D Surcharge on 25c Green on Dark Blue, -1/4bbl, No. REA39f, Beer (REA46b; Priester 52D), 1898, (50c) Ty. D Surcharge on 25c Green on Dark Blue, -1/4bbl, No. REA39f, Beer (REA46b; Priester 52D)1898, (50c) Ty. D Surcharge on 25c Green on Dark Blue, -1/4bbl, No. REA39f, Beer (REA46b; Priester 52D). Priester Type 53, large margins to clear, intense shade and impression, light strike of purple 1889 cancel, reinforced horizontal crease, small toned spot at top right, otherwise Fine, extremely scarce, only five are recorded in the Priester census, with 2004 P.F. certificate

750
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104
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 104, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA46c; Priester 51A), 1898, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA46c; Priester 51A)1898, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA46c; Priester 51A). Large margins to just in incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, neat strike of purple "V. Loewer Gambrinus Brwy., JU 29, 189?, New York" handstamp, small thin spot, appears Fine, only 19 are recorded in the Priester census, as a side note, according to a New York Times article of June 21, 1885, this brewer has the distinction of being the first brewery seized by federal officials for the use of counterfeit beer keg stamps, the warehouse was raided and more than 250 kegs were found with counterfeit stamps with another 600 counterfeit quarter-barrel stamps in sheets, the counterfeits were described as poor imitations, the owner of the brewery claimed he had been duped and had bought them all for $50 (versus $3,000 cost for genuine ones)

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105
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 105, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (50c) Ty. C Surcharge on 25c Green on Green, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA46d; Priester 50C), 1898, (50c) Ty. C Surcharge on 25c Green on Green, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA46d; Priester 50C)1898, (50c) Ty. C Surcharge on 25c Green on Green, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA46d; Priester 50C). Priester Type 28, large margins to in incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich colors, defective with creases, stains and large areas of thinning breaking thru in two places

STILL APPEARS FINE. THIS EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 QUARTER-BARREL WITH TYPE C SURCHARGE ON GREEN PAPER IS REPORTEDLY UNIQUE. A GREAT RARITY.

Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

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106
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 106, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (66-2/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 33-1/3c Violet on Green, -1/3bbl., No. REA40, Beer (REA47; Priester 53A), 1898, (66-2/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 33-1/3c Violet on Green, -1/3bbl., No. REA40, Beer (REA47; Priester 53A)1898, (66-2/3c) Ty. A Surcharge on 33-1/3c Violet on Green, -1/3bbl., No. REA40, Beer (REA47; Priester 53A). Cut in and repaired at top, yet presentable and very scarce, only ten are recorded in the Priester census, ex Tolman

500
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107
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 107, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($1.00) Ty. C Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48a; Priester 55C), 1898, ($1.00) Ty. C Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48a; Priester 55C)1898, ($1.00) Ty. C Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48a; Priester 55C). Priester Type 15A, large margins to just in incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, few flaws incl. crease and internal tear, otherwise Fine, only 39 are recorded in the Priester census

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108
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 108, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($1.00) Ty. D Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48b; Priester 55D), 1898, ($1.00) Ty. D Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48b; Priester 55D)1898, ($1.00) Ty. D Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48b; Priester 55D). Priester Type 53, large margins to barely in at left, faint purple cancel, thin spots, horizontal and vertical creases, still Fine and rare, Priester census reports ten known for REA48b (only three have the Type 53 surcharge), ex Tolman, with 2006 P.F. certificate

450
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109
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 109, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($1.00) Ty. D Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48b; Priester 55D), 1898, ($1.00) Ty. D Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48b; Priester 55D)1898, ($1.00) Ty. D Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48b; Priester 55D). Priester Type 50, huge margins to slightly in, faint purple datestamp, horizontal and diagonal creases, small tear at left, still Very Good and rare, Priester census reports ten known for REA48b (only two have the Type 50 surcharge), ex Tolman, with 2006 P.F. certificate

450
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110
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 110, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($1.00) Ty. D Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48b; Priester 55D), 1898, ($1.00) Ty. D Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48b; Priester 55D)1898, ($1.00) Ty. D Surcharge on 50c Orange on Dark Blue, -1/2bbl, No. REA41f, Beer (REA48b; Priester 55D). Priester Type 54, full margins, faint purple Aug. 1898 datestamp, light creases, some staple holes, still Very Fine and extremely rare, the Priester census reports ten known for REA48b but this is the only example recorded with the Type 54 surcharge, ex Tolman, with 2006 P.F. certificate

450
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111
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 111, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($2.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $1.00 Red on Dark Blue, 1bbl, No. REA42f, Beer (REA49a; Priester 57C), 1898, ($2.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $1.00 Red on Dark Blue, 1bbl, No. REA42f, Beer (REA49a; Priester 57C)1898, ($2.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $1.00 Red on Dark Blue, 1bbl, No. REA42f, Beer (REA49a; Priester 57C). Large and even margins, rich colors, bold multiple strikes of purple handstamps, minor paper flaws, Very Fine appearance, only 27 are recorded in the Priester census

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112
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 112, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($2.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $1.00 Red on Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA49c; Priester 56C), 1898, ($2.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $1.00 Red on Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA49c; Priester 56C)1898, ($2.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $1.00 Red on Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA49c; Priester 56C). Three large margins, just in at right, rich colors, fresh and Fine, a great rarity, only three are recorded in the Priester census, the other two known copies originally formed a pair which we believe have been reunited in a private collection, making this the only example currently available to collectors

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113
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 113, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($4.00) Ty. A Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA50; Priester 59A), 1898, ($4.00) Ty. A Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA50; Priester 59A)1898, ($4.00) Ty. A Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA50; Priester 59A). Large margins to just in incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, rich colors, purple "Jul. 8, 1898" datestamp, light creases, small surface flaws, still Fine, the Priester book notes that the earliest reported use of the Type A surcharge is July 9 of 1898, the example offered here is the new earliest reported use of the Type A handstamp for all denominations, there are also only eleven copies recorded in the Priester census

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114
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 114, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($4.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA50a; Priester 59C), 1898, ($4.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA50a; Priester 59C)1898, ($4.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA50a; Priester 59C). Priester Type 26, three large margins, in at left, bold 1899 handstamp cancel, some faults incl. repaired, still Fine example of this rare issue, only ten are recorded in the Priester census

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115
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 115, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($4.00) Ty. D Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA50b; Priester 59D), 1898, ($4.00) Ty. D Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA50b; Priester 59D)1898, ($4.00) Ty. D Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA50b; Priester 59D). Priester Type 51, large margins to slightly in at bottom, purple "Fredericksburg Brewery, Aug. ?, 1898, San Jose Cal." four-line datestamp, long repaired internal tear

ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE D 1898 PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE ON THE ONE HOGSHEAD STAMP. A MAJOR BEER STAMP RARITY.

Priester census reports only two known for REA50b. This is the only example with the Type 51 surcharge.

Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

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116
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 116, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($4.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43e, Beer (REA50c; Priester 58D), 1898, ($4.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43e, Beer (REA50c; Priester 58D)1898, ($4.00) Ty. C Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43e, Beer (REA50c; Priester 58D). Priester Type 52, large margins to in, purple "San Jose Cal., Fredericksburg Brewery, 1898" four-line datestamp, defective incl. torn in half and repaired

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE 1898 ONE-HOGSHEAD ON BLUE PAPER WITH TYPE C SURCHARGE ARE RECORDED.

The Priester book records only two examples of this issue.

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 117, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA37f, Beer (REA51a; Priester 45B), 1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA37f, Beer (REA51a; Priester 45B)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA37f, Beer (REA51a; Priester 45B). Unused (no gum), large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at right, some soiling, small tiny ink mark at bottom, Extremely Fine, unlisted as unused in Scott, Scott Retail as used

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118
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 118, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. C Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA37f, Beer (REA51b; Priester 45C), 1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. C Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA37f, Beer (REA51b; Priester 45C)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. C Surcharge on 12-1/2c Blue on Dark Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA37f, Beer (REA51b; Priester 45C). Priester Type 3, large margins to barely in, deep rich colors, light strike of purple Jul. 1?, 1898 brewery datestamp, few flaws incl. some creasing

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 ONE-EIGHTH BARREL WITH TYPE C SURCHARGE IS REPORTEDLY UNIQUE.

The date on the cancel might be July 16, which would make it the earliest documented use for the Type C surcharge

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119
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 119, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Light Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38d, Beer (REA52; Priester 47B), 1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Light Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38d, Beer (REA52; Priester 47B)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Light Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38d, Beer (REA52; Priester 47B). Two large margins, others cut in, purple Portland Ore. brewer's Aug. 10, 1899 datestamp, faults, Very Good and scarce, only nine are recorded in the Priester census and this is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records, ex Tolman

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 120, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA52a; Priester 49B), 1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA52a; Priester 49B)1898, (33-1/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 16-2/3c Light Brown on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA38f, Beer (REA52a; Priester 49B). Unused (no gum), huge top right corner sheet margins, in at left, couple faint creases and tiny flaws, Fine and very scarce, only seven are recorded in the Priester census, ex Tolman, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 121, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (66-2/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 33-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., No. REA40f, Beer (REA54; Priester 54B), 1898, (66-2/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 33-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., No. REA40f, Beer (REA54; Priester 54B)1898, (66-2/3c) Ty. B Surcharge on 33-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., No. REA40f, Beer (REA54; Priester 54B). With plate letter "B" and position "2", large margins to in, red "The San Francisco Breweries Ltd. Jan. 11, 1900" five-line datestamp, small wrinkles

ACCORDING TO PRIESTER CENSUS, THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE B 1898 PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE ON THE ONE-THIRD BARREL STAMP WITH PLATE LETTER AND POSITION NUMBER.

The Priester census records a total of two copies of this issue on blue paper. This is the only one with the plate letter and position designation.

Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate which identifies this as REA54 and states that "it is genuine, with small wrinkles, and the plate letter and position no. designations usually found on the green paper Beer stamps."

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 122, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, (66-2/3c) Ty. D Surcharge on 33-1/3 Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA54a; Priester 54D), 1898, (66-2/3c) Ty. D Surcharge on 33-1/3 Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA54a; Priester 54D)1898, (66-2/3c) Ty. D Surcharge on 33-1/3 Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA54a; Priester 54D). Priester Type 50, faintly cancelled, large margins to clear, rich color, few small faults incl. vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 TYPE D PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE ON THE ONE-THIRD BARREL. ONLY TWO ARE RECORDED IN THE PRIESTER CENSUS.

Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 123, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($4.00) Ty. B Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA57; Priester 59B), 1898, ($4.00) Ty. B Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA57; Priester 59B)1898, ($4.00) Ty. B Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA57; Priester 59B). Unused (no gum), with bottom sheet margin and large margins all around, couple negligible flaws, fresh and Extremely Fine for this scarce issue, only 15 are recorded in the Priester census, ex Tolman, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

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124
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 124, 1898 Provisional Issue (Scott REA44a-REA57)1898, ($4.00) Ty. B Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA57; Priester 59B), 1898, ($4.00) Ty. B Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA57; Priester 59B)1898, ($4.00) Ty. B Surcharge on $2.00 Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA43f, Beer (REA57; Priester 59B). Large margins to in, rich color, large purple handstamp cancel, fresh and Fine, only 14 are recorded in the Priester census

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