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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
127
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 127, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1901, 53-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA68; Priester 74), 1901, 53-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA68; Priester 74)1901, 53-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA68; Priester 74). Unused (no gum), huge margins to clear incl. sheet margin at right, rich colors, light creases are barely noticeable

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1901 ONE-THIRD BARREL BEER STAMP ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN UNUSED CONDITION.

The Priester census records five copies of this issue. We do not know if any others are unused. We have offered only one used copy since keeping computerized records.

7,000
8,500
128
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 128, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1901, $3.20 Dark Brown on Dark Blue Paper, 1hhd., Beer (REA71; Priester 77), 1901, $3.20 Dark Brown on Dark Blue Paper, 1hhd., Beer (REA71; Priester 77)1901, $3.20 Dark Brown on Dark Blue Paper, 1hhd., Beer (REA71; Priester 77). Huge margins to just touched incl. sheet margin at left, "I W B Co., 11:18:01" perforated cancel, faint creasing, Very Fine appearance, only 21 are recorded in the Priester census

275
475
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129
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 129, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, (16-2/3c) Surcharge on 26-2/3c Yellow Orange on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl, No. REA66, Beer (REA72; Priester 78), 1902, (16-2/3c) Surcharge on 26-2/3c Yellow Orange on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl, No. REA66, Beer (REA72; Priester 78)1902, (16-2/3c) Surcharge on 26-2/3c Yellow Orange on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl, No. REA66, Beer (REA72; Priester 78). Large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, "N L B Co., + 8 + 4 : 02" perforated cancel, faint creasing, Extremely Fine appearance

150
110
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130
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 130, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, (33-1/3c) on 53-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA73; Priester 79), 1902, (33-1/3c) on 53-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA73; Priester 79)1902, (33-1/3c) on 53-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue Paper, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA73; Priester 79). Large margins to in, deep rich colors, "E B R Co. + 7 + 8 . 10" perforated cancel, few faults incl. creases

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1902 ONE-THIRD BARREL PROVISIONAL ISSUE.

Only four are recorded in the Priester book. This is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records. Ex Tolman.

4,500
4,500
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131
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 131, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, ($2.00) Surcharge on $3.20 Dark Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA71, Beer (REA74; Priester 80), 1902, ($2.00) Surcharge on $3.20 Dark Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA71, Beer (REA74; Priester 80)1902, ($2.00) Surcharge on $3.20 Dark Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA71, Beer (REA74; Priester 80). Appears unused (no gum), three large margins, touched at top, essentially sound and Fine, very scarce as only 20 are listed in the Priester census, ex Tolman, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

750
900
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132
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 132, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, ($2.00) Surcharge on $3.20 Dark Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA71, Beer (REA74; Priester 80), 1902, ($2.00) Surcharge on $3.20 Dark Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA71, Beer (REA74; Priester 80)1902, ($2.00) Surcharge on $3.20 Dark Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., No. REA71, Beer (REA74; Priester 80). Large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps on both sides and sheet margin with plate no. 12294 at bottom, "T C BRG Co., + 8 + 1 : 02" perforated cancel, light horizontal crease at bottom does not affect design, Extremely Fine appearance, especially desirable with the plate no., only 20 are recorded in the Priester census

750
950
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133
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 133, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, 12-1/2c Blue on Pale Green, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA75b; Priester 83B), 1902, 12-1/2c Blue on Pale Green, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA75b; Priester 83B)1902, 12-1/2c Blue on Pale Green, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA75b; Priester 83B). Large margins to full, rich color, "H BRG Co., 10 : 10 : 04" perforated cancel, lightly creased, some slight soiling at lower right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce as only 17 are recorded in the Priester census

350
160
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134
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 134, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76a; Priester 84A), 1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76a; Priester 84A)1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Dark Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76a; Priester 84A). Large margins, "PB Co. + 5.16.04" perforated cancel, trivial bends, Very Fine

250
110
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135
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 135, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Pale Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76b; Priester 84B), 1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Pale Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76b; Priester 84B)1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Pale Green, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76b; Priester 84B). Large margins to clear, brilliant colors, "CAL BR Co., 4.9.11" perforated cancel, faint creases and minor toned spots, Fine appearance, only 21 are recorded in the Priester census

350
225
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136
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 136, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Light Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76c; Priester 84C), 1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Light Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76c; Priester 84C)1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Light Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76c; Priester 84C). Unused (no gum), large margins, few flaws incl. creasing and pinholes, otherwise Very Fine, scarce in unused condition, perforated cancels were mandatory after August 31, 1901, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

225
130
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137
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 137, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Bright Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76d; Priester 84D), 1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Bright Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76d; Priester 84D)1902, 16-2/3c Yellow Orange on Bright Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA76d; Priester 84D). Three large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, in at right, "W A H 2.29.09" perforated cancel, faint creasing of little consequence, Fine appearance, only 16 are recorded in the Priester census

400
160
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138
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 138, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, 33-1/3c Violet on Light Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA78c; Priester 86C), 1902, 33-1/3c Violet on Light Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA78c; Priester 86C)1902, 33-1/3c Violet on Light Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA78c; Priester 86C). Ample margins to just touched, deep rich colors, "E BR Co., 5.11.07" perforated cancel, small faults, Fine, scarce, only 15 are reported in Priester census, ex Tolman

450
1,200
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139
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 139, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, 33-1/3c Violet on Bright Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA78d; Priester 86D), 1902, 33-1/3c Violet on Bright Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA78d; Priester 86D)1902, 33-1/3c Violet on Bright Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA78d; Priester 86D). Large margins to just in at lower left, rich colors, "M NUNAN 4.25.09" perforated cancel from this San Francisco brewery, few creases, small sealed tear at bottom left, otherwise Fine, only 16 are recorded in the Priester census

450
1,400
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140
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 140, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, $1.00 Red on Pale Green, 1bbl., Beer (REA80b; Priester 88B), 1902, $1.00 Red on Pale Green, 1bbl., Beer (REA80b; Priester 88B)1902, $1.00 Red on Pale Green, 1bbl., Beer (REA80b; Priester 88B). Large margins to clear, bright colors, C & N B Co., +8+1:04" perforated cancel, small sealed tear at lower left, Very Fine appearance

300
275
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141
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 141, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA81a; Priester 89A), 1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA81a; Priester 89A)1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Dark Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA81a; Priester 89A). Huge margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, "SB & M Co., 1.7.04" perforated cancel, minor wrinkles, Very Fine and choice, only 17 are recorded in the Priester census and we have offered only one other since keeping computerized records

750
1,500
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142
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 142, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Pale Green, 1hhd., Beer (REA81b; Priester 89B), 1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Pale Green, 1hhd., Beer (REA81b; Priester 89B)1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Pale Green, 1hhd., Beer (REA81b; Priester 89B). Large margins to in at right, large "B & EB Co. 4.20.0?" perforated cancel, sealed internal tears, Fine appearance, rare as only eleven are reported in Priester census, this is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records, ex Tolman

900
750
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143
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 143, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Light Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA81c; Priester 89C), 1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Light Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA81c; Priester 89C)1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Light Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA81c; Priester 89C). Huge margins to just in at right incl. bottom left corner sheet margin, rich colors, "T G B B Co., 12:30:07" perforated cancel, light horizontal crease, small tear in sheet margin only at left, Very Fine appearance, a beautiful example of this issue, only 23 are recorded in the Priester census

500
500
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144
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 144, 1901 and 1902 Issues (Scott REA68-REA81d)1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Bright Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA81d; Priester 89D), 1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Bright Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA81d; Priester 89D)1902, $2.00 Dark Brown on Bright Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA81d; Priester 89D). Large margins to full, large "B & W, 1+6 11" perforated cancel, few small paper flaws, tin spot, appears Very Fine, only 23 are recorded in Priester census (same number as on Light Blue paper)

600
650
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145
 
1901-02 Issues Beer Stamp Balance. 24 unused and used stamps on home made album pages, incl. unused Nos. REA75a, REA75c, REA78a, used Nos. REA65-REA67, REA69-REA70, REA75c, REA75d, REA80a, REA80c and REA80d, each also identified by Priester no., few flaws but in far better condition than normally seen, Very Fine group, Scott Catalogue does not list the unused stamps, Scott Retail as all used

1,427
900
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