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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1909-11 Issues (Scott REA82-REA91)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
146
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 146, 1909-11 Issues (Scott REA82-REA91)1909, 12-1/2c Black on Blue, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA82; Priester 90), 1909, 12-1/2c Black on Blue, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA82; Priester 90)1909, 12-1/2c Black on Blue, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA82; Priester 90). Large margins to in, intense shade and impression, "S B Co., 4:30:20" perforated cancel, Fine, only 16 are recorded in the Priester census

500
375
147
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 147, 1909-11 Issues (Scott REA82-REA91)1909, 25c Black on Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA84; Priester 92), 1909, 25c Black on Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA84; Priester 92)1909, 25c Black on Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA84; Priester 92). Three large margins, clear to just touched at top, detailed impression, "B & B, 3.23.10" perforated cancel, small hole at upper right, otherwise Fine example of this issue, only 23 are recorded in the Priester census

450
250
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148
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 148, 1909-11 Issues (Scott REA82-REA91)1909, 33-1/3c Black on Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA85; Priester 93), 1909, 33-1/3c Black on Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA85; Priester 93)1909, 33-1/3c Black on Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA85; Priester 93). Large margins, intense color, "CAL BR Co. +4+3.14" perforated cancel, few small faults incl. light creases and small tear at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-THIRD BARREL 1909 ISSUE.

Only two examples are recorded in the Priester census. Ex Tolman.

20,000
20,000
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149
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 149, 1909-11 Issues (Scott REA82-REA91)1909, $1.00 Black on Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA87; Priester 95), 1909, $1.00 Black on Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA87; Priester 95)1909, $1.00 Black on Blue, 1bbl., Beer (REA87; Priester 95). Two large margins, clear to in on other sides, "T B & Co., 8.20.10" perforated cancel, few faults incl. horizontal crease, sealed tear and small hole, otherwise Fine, only 16 are recorded in the Priester census

750
375
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150
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 150, 1909-11 Issues (Scott REA82-REA91)1909, $2.00 Black on Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA88; Priester 96), 1909, $2.00 Black on Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA88; Priester 96)1909, $2.00 Black on Blue, 1hhd., Beer (REA88; Priester 96). Large and even margins, "F J B Co." perforated cancel with partial date, few faults incl. repaired at right adding part of design from another stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-HOGSHEAD 1909 ISSUE. ONLY FOUR ARE RECORDED IN THE PRIESTER CENSUS.

We have offered one other of the four, in our Tolman sale. That other copy was extensively repaired with portions of the central design painted in. The example offered here is a very presentable copy of this rarity.

4,500
7,000
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151
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 151, 1909-11 Issues (Scott REA82-REA91)1911, $10.00 Black on Blue, 10bbl., Center Cutout (REA90; Priester 102), 1911, $10.00 Black on Blue, 10bbl., Center Cutout (REA90; Priester 102)1911, $10.00 Black on Blue, 10bbl., Center Cutout (REA90; Priester 102). Showing full denomination and most of central design, perforated cancel, Very Fine and scarce, the full stamp is not known to exist, according the the Priester book these were used to pay tax on beer in vats drawn off for bottling, the center portion was punched out by the revenue collector and the brewer received the center portion as a receipt, the government retained the rest of the stamp and presumably destroyed them, undercatalogued in Scott as only eight are recorded in the Priester census

125
80
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152
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 152, 1909-11 Issues (Scott REA82-REA91)1911, $25.00 Black on Blue, 25bbl., Center Cutout (REA91; Priester 103), 1911, $25.00 Black on Blue, 25bbl., Center Cutout (REA91; Priester 103)1911, $25.00 Black on Blue, 25bbl., Center Cutout (REA91; Priester 103). Showing full denomination and most of central design, perforated cancel, Very Fine and scarce, the full stamp is not known to exist, according to the Priester book these were used to pay tax on beer in vats drawn off for bottling, the center portion was punched out by the revenue collector and the brewer received the center portion as a receipt, the government retained the rest of the stamp and presumably destroyed them, with 2008 P.F. certificate, undercatalogued in Scott as only 15 are recorded in the Priester census

100
425
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