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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
153
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 153, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, (37-1/2c) Surcharge and 50mm Signature on 25c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA93, Beer (REA98a; Priester 110B), 1914, (37-1/2c) Surcharge and 50mm Signature on 25c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA93, Beer (REA98a; Priester 110B)1914, (37-1/2c) Surcharge and 50mm Signature on 25c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA93, Beer (REA98a; Priester 110B). Priester surcharge Type 71, large margins to just in, rich color, "J S B & M Co., 12:+2:14" perforated cancel (John Stanton Brewing & Malting Co., Troy N.Y.), some soiling, otherwise Fine, only nine are recorded in the Priester census

700
275
154
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 154, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, (50c) Surcharge on 33-1/3c Black on Blue, -1/3bbl., No. REA85, Beer (REA99; Priester 111A), 1914, (50c) Surcharge on 33-1/3c Black on Blue, -1/3bbl., No. REA85, Beer (REA99; Priester 111A)1914, (50c) Surcharge on 33-1/3c Black on Blue, -1/3bbl., No. REA85, Beer (REA99; Priester 111A). Priester Type 70 surcharge, large and even margins all around, detailed impression, light vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, an attractive example of this issue with yellow surcharge

225
170
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155
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 155, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, (50c) Surcharge on 33-1/3c Violet on Bright Blue, -1/3bbl., No. REA78d, Beer (REA99A; Priester 104A), 1914, (50c) Surcharge on 33-1/3c Violet on Bright Blue, -1/3bbl., No. REA78d, Beer (REA99A; Priester 104A)1914, (50c) Surcharge on 33-1/3c Violet on Bright Blue, -1/3bbl., No. REA78d, Beer (REA99A; Priester 104A). Priester Type 70 surcharge, large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamps at left and bottom, "NAT B Co., 4:20:17" perforated cancel, some staining, light vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine, only 20 are recorded in the Priester census and this is only the second we have offered since keeping computerized records

900
650
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156
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 156, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA86, 50mm Signature, Beer (REA100c; Priester 112B-71), 1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA86, 50mm Signature, Beer (REA100c; Priester 112B-71)1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA86, 50mm Signature, Beer (REA100c; Priester 112B-71). Priester Type 71 surcharge, large to huge margins incl. bottom left corner margin with "J.P.P." and "M.R.G." siderographer's initials, intense shade and impression, "J S B & M Co., 11:20:14" perforated cancel (John Stanton Brewing & Malting Co., Troy N.Y.), trivial soiling and faint crease, Very Fine appearance, only 35 are recorded in the Priester census

175
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157
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 157, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA86, 65mm Signature, Beer (REA100d; Priester 112B-72), 1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA86, 65mm Signature, Beer (REA100d; Priester 112B-72)1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA86, 65mm Signature, Beer (REA100d; Priester 112B-72). Priester Type 72 surcharge, full and even margins all around, intense shade, "J S B & M Co., 11:30:14" perforated cancel (John Stanton Brewing & Malting Co., Troy N.Y.), minor soiling, Very Fine, only ten are recorded in the Priester census

325
300
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158
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 158, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Brown on Light Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA79c, Beer (REA100a; Priester 106A), 1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Brown on Light Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA79c, Beer (REA100a; Priester 106A)1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Brown on Light Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA79c, Beer (REA100a; Priester 106A). Priester Type 70 surcharge, large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at bottom with brown "B" and "19279", large "CON B Co., 12+4 11, of NY LT(d)" perforated cancel, fresh and Very Fine, scarce and desirable as only 11 are recorded in the Priester census, small backstamp

1,000
2,000
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159
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 159, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Brown on Pale Green, -1/2bbl., No. REA79b, Beer (REA100Ab; Priester 105A), 1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Brown on Pale Green, -1/2bbl., No. REA79b, Beer (REA100Ab; Priester 105A)1914, (75c) Surcharge on 50c Brown on Pale Green, -1/2bbl., No. REA79b, Beer (REA100Ab; Priester 105A). Large margins to in incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, bright colors and clear overprint, large "FINK B Co., 3:18:15" perforated cancel (Fink Brewing Co. of Harrisburg Pa.), small faults

FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE HALF-BARREL 1914 ISSUE ON PALE GREEN PAPER. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF BEER STAMP COLLECTING.

During World War I, a surcharge of $1.50 per barrel was added to reflect the new tax rate. For a half-barrel stamp, such as the one offered here, the surcharge would have been 75c. The underlying stamp used for most of the 75c surcharges was the 1909-11 Issue (REA86). A small number of the 1902 Issue (REA79) on Light Blue and Pale Green paper was also surcharged. This example on Pale Green is unique.

With 2004 P.F. certificate as the old Scott 100b. Scott Catalogue was changed to more correctly reflect the underlying stamp and this is now Scott 100Ab.

5,500
10,000
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160
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 160, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, $1.50 Handstamped Surcharge and 50mm Signature on $1.00 Carmine on Blue, 1bbl., No. REA94, Beer (REA101a; Priester 113B-71), 1914, $1.50 Handstamped Surcharge and 50mm Signature on $1.00 Carmine on Blue, 1bbl., No. REA94, Beer (REA101a; Priester 113B-71)1914, $1.50 Handstamped Surcharge and 50mm Signature on $1.00 Carmine on Blue, 1bbl., No. REA94, Beer (REA101a; Priester 113B-71). Priester Type 71 surcharge, huge margins incl. sheet margin at left and part of adjoining stamp at right, "J S B & M Co., 10:26:14" perforated cancel (John Stanton Brewing & Malting Co., Troy N.Y.), faint bleached spot shows mostly on back, couple minute flaws, Extremely Fine, only five examples of the $1.50 handstamped surcharge with 50mm signature are recorded in the Priester census, this rarity seems grossly undervalued in Scott, ex Tolman

700
2,000
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161
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 161, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, ($15.00) Surcharge on $10.00 Black, 10bbl., Center Cutout Only, Beer (REA104; Priester 116A), 1914, ($15.00) Surcharge on $10.00 Black, 10bbl., Center Cutout Only, Beer (REA104; Priester 116A)1914, ($15.00) Surcharge on $10.00 Black, 10bbl., Center Cutout Only, Beer (REA104; Priester 116A). Priester Type 70 surcharge, showing full denomination, part of yellow surcharge and also with perforated cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce, this does not exist as an entire stamp, 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 nine are recorded in the Priester census

160
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162
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 162, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, ($37.50) Surcharge on $25.00 Black, 25bbl., Center Cutout Only, Beer (REA105; Priester 117A), 1914, ($37.50) Surcharge on $25.00 Black, 25bbl., Center Cutout Only, Beer (REA105; Priester 117A)1914, ($37.50) Surcharge on $25.00 Black, 25bbl., Center Cutout Only, Beer (REA105; Priester 117A). Priester Type 70 surcharge, showing most of denomination, part of yellow surcharge and also with trace of perforated cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce, this does not exist as an entire stamp, 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, with 2003 P.F. certificate, undercatalogued in Scott as only five are recorded in the Priester census

225
130
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163
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 163, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, 25c Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA107; Priester 124), 1914, 25c Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA107; Priester 124)1914, 25c Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA107; Priester 124). Full margins all around, intense shade and impression, "F B Co., 6+2:17" perforated cancel, faint horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, only 31 are recorded in the Priester census

175
110
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164
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 164, 1914 Provisional and 1914 Issues (Scott REA98a-REA107a)1914, 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA107a; Priester 125), 1914, 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA107a; Priester 125)1914, 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA107a; Priester 125). Large and even margins, rich color, "R & GB Co. 9+8:17" perforated cancel, few faults incl. creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A CHOICE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 ONE-SIXTH BARREL IN THE TRUE VIOLET BLUE SHADE.

The Priester census records only five examples of this issue printed in the Violet Blue color.

2,500
1,200
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