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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

Category — 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
165
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 165, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. A Handstamped Surcharge on (18-3/4c) Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA96, Beer (REA117; unlisted in Priester), 1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. A Handstamped Surcharge on (18-3/4c) Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA96, Beer (REA117; unlisted in Priester)1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. A Handstamped Surcharge on (18-3/4c) Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA96, Beer (REA117; unlisted in Priester). Priester Type 102 handstamp, large margins to a bit close at upper left, "W C B Co. +9+3-18" perforated cancel (either Westchester County Brewing Co., Pelham N.Y., or Watertown Consumer's Brewing Co., Watertown N.Y.), tiny thin spot at left center, light diagonal crease at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE RECORDING COPY AND STILL THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-EIGHTH BARREL 1914 SURCHARGED ISSUE WITH "ACT OF 1917" HANDSTAMPED PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE, SCOTT REA117. UNLISTED IN THE 1990 PRIESTER BOOK.

This stamp was reported in the July-August 1996 American Revenuer. It was acquired by Henry Tolman from the Joyce collection. With 2006 P.F. certificate

17,500
24,000
166
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 166, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. A Handstamped Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118; Priester 141A), 1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. A Handstamped Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118; Priester 141A)1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. A Handstamped Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118; Priester 141A). Priester Type 100 surcharge, large margins all around incl. sheet margin at bottom, "TON BRG Co., 6.8.18" perforated cancel, faint horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, a beautiful stamp

325
180
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167
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 167, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. A Handstamped Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118; Priester 141A), 1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. A Handstamped Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118; Priester 141A)1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. A Handstamped Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118; Priester 141A). Priester Type 86 surcharge, three huge margins incl. part arrow at upper left, in at right, gorgeous color, "E VOLLMER, 2:12:18" perforated cancel (from E. Vollmer Brewery in Philadelphia), fresh and Fine, small backstamp

325
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168
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 168, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. B Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118b; Priester 141B), 1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. B Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118b; Priester 141B)1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. B Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118b; Priester 141B). Priester Type 141 surcharge, three large margins incl. sheet margin at bottom and part of adjoining stamp at left, in at right, "K S Co., 8:17:18" perforated cancel, faint creases and some slight soiling, small hole at lower right

FINE APPEARANCE, THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 EIGHTH-BARREL WITH TYPE B SURCHARGE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF BEER STAMP COLLECTING.

This stamp is not listed in the Priester census. Listed but unpriced in Scott.

E. 7,500-10,000
15,500
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169
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 169, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. C Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118c; Priester 141C), 1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. C Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118c; Priester 141C)1917, (37-1/2c) Ty. C Surcharge on 18-3/4c Red Brown on Blue, -1/8bbl., No. REA106, Beer (REA118c; Priester 141C). Priester Type 149 surcharge, unused (no gum), large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at top, faint pressed-out crease, Extremely Fine appearance, scarce as only 13 are recorded in the Priester census, we have offered only one other (in used condition) since keeping computerized records, we do not know how many of the 13 are unused, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

500
300
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170
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 170, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (50c) Ty. D Manuscript Surcharge on (25c) Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA97, Beer (REA119 var; Priester 137D), 1917, (50c) Ty. D Manuscript Surcharge on (25c) Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA97, Beer (REA119 var; Priester 137D)1917, (50c) Ty. D Manuscript Surcharge on (25c) Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA97, Beer (REA119 var; Priester 137D). Full and even margins, detailed impression, "N S B Co., 10:+5:17" perforated cancel, repaired where torn in two, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce, only two are recorded in the Priester census, noted but unlisted in Scott, this should be given its own listing of 119d

E. 500-750
1,100
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171
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 171, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107a, Beer (REA120; Priester 143A), 1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107a, Beer (REA120; Priester 143A)1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107a, Beer (REA120; Priester 143A). Priester Type 88 surcharge, unused (no gum), full to huge margins incl. sheet margin at bottom, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp and rare in sound unused condition, only 20 are recorded in the Priester census incl. nine with the Type 88 surcharge (we do not know how many of these are unused), unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

600
1,000
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172
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 172, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107a, Beer (REA120; Priester 143A), 1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107a, Beer (REA120; Priester 143A)1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107a, Beer (REA120; Priester 143A). Unusual negative letters of surcharge of a type unlisted in Priester, large margins incl. sheet margin at bottom, "F F B C, 1:12:18" perforated cancel, light diagonal crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, a wonderful item bearing what may be a unique type of surcharge, with 2007 P.F. certificate

600
700
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173
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 173, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107, Beer (REA120a; Priester 142A), 1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107, Beer (REA120a; Priester 142A)1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107, Beer (REA120a; Priester 142A). Priester Type 81 surcharge, unused (no gum), three large margins, just in at bottom, detailed impression, small corner crease at top left, Fine appearance, scarce, only nine are recorded in the Priester census (four with Type 81 surcharge), we do not know how many are unused, with 2008 P.F. certificate, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

500
250
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174
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 174, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107, Beer (REA120a; Priester 142A), 1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107, Beer (REA120a; Priester 142A)1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 25c Black on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107, Beer (REA120a; Priester 142A). Priester Type 107 surcharge, large margins to in where bottom left corner missing, "N S B Co., 10:15:18" perforated cancel, somewhat defective, otherwise Fine, scarce, only nine are recorded in the Priester census (four of which are Type 81 surcharge)

500
110
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175
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 175, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (50c) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107a, Beer (REA120 var; Priester 143D), 1917, (50c) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107a, Beer (REA120 var; Priester 143D)1917, (50c) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., No. REA107a, Beer (REA120 var; Priester 143D). Huge margins all around incl. part arrow sheet margin at bottom left and "461" of plate no., clear red crayon surcharge, "TF BRG Co., 5.+4:18" perforated cancel, light vertical crease

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE SIXTH-BARRELL 1917 ISSUE WITH TYPE D SURCHARGE. ONLY TWO ARE RECORDED IN THE PRIESTER CENSUS.

The manuscript Type D surcharges are noted but not listed in Scott. They should have their own Scott Catalogue number, such as REA120d. Scott Retail as normal Type A surcharge

600
1,200
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176
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 176, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 37-1/2c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA108, Beer (REA121; Priester 144A), 1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 37-1/2c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA108, Beer (REA121; Priester 144A)1917, (50c) Ty. A Surcharge on 37-1/2c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA108, Beer (REA121; Priester 144A). Priester Type 97 surcharge, huge margins to clear incl. bottom left corner sheet margin with "J.A.M." siderographer's initials and "4618" of plate no., "N S B Co., 10:+9:17" perforated cancel, small tear at upper right just affects design, otherwise Very Fine, an impressive-looking stamp

140
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177
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 177, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (75c) Ty. A Surcharge on 37-12c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA115, Beer (REA122; Priester 151A), 1917, (75c) Ty. A Surcharge on 37-12c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA115, Beer (REA122; Priester 151A)1917, (75c) Ty. A Surcharge on 37-12c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA115, Beer (REA122; Priester 151A). Five used stamps, incl. four of No. REA122 with different surcharges incl. Priester Types 81, 86 (double inverted) and 88, also one of REA122c, large margins, perforated cancels, few minor flaws, Very Fine group

340
425
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178
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 178, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (75c) Ty. B Surcharge on 37-1/2c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA115, Beer (REA122b; Priester 151B), 1917, (75c) Ty. B Surcharge on 37-1/2c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA115, Beer (REA122b; Priester 151B)1917, (75c) Ty. B Surcharge on 37-1/2c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA115, Beer (REA122b; Priester 151B). Priester Type 141 surcharge, large margins to in at right, large "Shlitz 1-22-18" perforated cancel, tear and rust mark at top right

FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE REPORTED EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE B 1917 PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE ON THE QUARTER-BARREL 1916 ISSUE.

The three REA122b stamps reported in Priester census have different types of surcharges (Types 141, 142, 143). Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

5,500
9,500
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179
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 179, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, (75c) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on 37-1/2c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA115, Beer (REA122 var; Priester 151D), 1917, (75c) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on 37-1/2c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA115, Beer (REA122 var; Priester 151D)1917, (75c) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on 37-1/2c Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., No. REA115, Beer (REA122 var; Priester 151D). With red crayon manuscript "Act of 1917", large margins, "TF BR Co., 6:14:18" perforated cancel, light creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE QUARTER-BARREL 1917 PROVISIONAL ISSUE WITH TYPE D SURCHARGE. ONLY TWO ARE RECORDED IN THE PRIESTER CENSUS.

With 2005 P.F. certificate. Scott Catalogue notes but does not list the manuscript surcharges -- this should be listed as REA122d.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,250
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180
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 180, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($1.00), ($1.50) Ty. A Surcharges, -1/3bbl., -1/2bbl., No. REA99, REA116, Beer (REA123-REA124), 1917, ($1.00), ($1.50) Ty. A Surcharges, -1/3bbl., -1/2bbl., No. REA99, REA116, Beer (REA123-REA124)1917, ($1.00), ($1.50) Ty. A Surcharges, -1/3bbl., -1/2bbl., No. REA99, REA116, Beer (REA123-REA124). Five used stamps, incl. one of No. REA123, three of No. REA124 with different Priester surcharges such as 92 and 107, last is REA124c, large margins, few small flaws to be expected, Very Fine group

475
425
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181
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 181, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($1.50) Ty. B Surcharge on 75c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA116, Beer (REA124b; Priester 152B), 1917, ($1.50) Ty. B Surcharge on 75c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA116, Beer (REA124b; Priester 152B)1917, ($1.50) Ty. B Surcharge on 75c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA116, Beer (REA124b; Priester 152B). Priester Type 140 surcharge, large margins all around, "Shlitz 1-28-18" perforated cancel, repaired horizontal tear across stamp, piece added at upper left

ONE OF THREE REPORTED EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE B 1917 PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE ON THE HALF-BARREL 1916 ISSUE. A GREAT RARITY.

The three REA124b stamps reported in the Priester census have different types of surcharges (Types 140, 144, 145). Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate.

6,000
10,000
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 182, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($1.50) Ty. C Inverted Surcharge on 75c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA116, Beer (REA124d; Priester 152aC), 1917, ($1.50) Ty. C Inverted Surcharge on 75c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA116, Beer (REA124d; Priester 152aC)1917, ($1.50) Ty. C Inverted Surcharge on 75c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA116, Beer (REA124d; Priester 152aC). Priester Type 149 surcharge, unused (no gum), large and even margins, light vertical crease at left, Very Fine appearance, only 20 are recorded in the Priester census

1,750
1,000
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183
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 183, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($1.50) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on 75c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA109, Beer (REA124 var; Priester 145D), 1917, ($1.50) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on 75c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA109, Beer (REA124 var; Priester 145D)1917, ($1.50) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on 75c Black on Blue, -1/2bbl., No. REA109, Beer (REA124 var; Priester 145D). Manuscript surcharge reading down at center, large margins to full, "N S B Co., 10:+5:17" perforated cancel, repaired at center

THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE HALF-BARREL 1917 WITH MANUSCRIPT SURCHARGE. A GREAT RARITY.

Scott Catalogue gives this item a footnote. Technically, it should be listed as No. REA124Ad, since the underlying stamp is also different than the Scott listing (REA109 versus REA116 for normal).

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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184
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 184, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($3.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($1.50) Red Orange on Blue, 1bbl., No. REA110, Beer (REA125; Priester 146A), 1917, ($3.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($1.50) Red Orange on Blue, 1bbl., No. REA110, Beer (REA125; Priester 146A)1917, ($3.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($1.50) Red Orange on Blue, 1bbl., No. REA110, Beer (REA125; Priester 146A). Priester Type 86 surcharge applied diagonally and almost inverted, unused (no gum), three huge margins incl. sheet margin at top, just in at right, Fine, scarce in sound unused condition, purple "E.L. Green" backstamp, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

100
90
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185
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 185, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($3.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($1.50) Red Orange on Blue, 1bbl., No. REA110, Beer (REA125; Priester 146A), 1917, ($3.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($1.50) Red Orange on Blue, 1bbl., No. REA110, Beer (REA125; Priester 146A)1917, ($3.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($1.50) Red Orange on Blue, 1bbl., No. REA110, Beer (REA125; Priester 146A). Four unused and one used, each with different surcharge incl., Priester Types 97, 99 (with part plate no., some soiling), 107 (unused), 108, last is Type C surcharge with Type 149, large margins, few small flaws, Very Fine appearing group, the unused is unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as all used

500
325
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186
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 186, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($3.00) Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA102, Beer (REA126; Priester 139A), 1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($3.00) Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA102, Beer (REA126; Priester 139A)1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($3.00) Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA102, Beer (REA126; Priester 139A). Priester Type 93 surcharge, large margins to clear, large "PB & S 1, 2 14 18, NEWARK" perforated cancel, tear at top center is barely noticeable

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS ONE-HOGSHEAD 1917 TYPE A PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE.

The Priester census reports only two examples of REA126. Both have the Type 93 surcharge. The other was offered in our auction of the Tolman collection in 2006.

With 2005 P.F. certificate.

2,750
4,250
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Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 187, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA111, Beer (REA127; Priester 147A), 1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA111, Beer (REA127; Priester 147A)1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA111, Beer (REA127; Priester 147A). Priester Type 82 surcharge, large and even margins, unused (no gum), tiny thin speck, Very Fine, only 22 are recorded in the Priester census, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

500
1,200
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188
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 188, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Inverted Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA111, Beer (REA127 var; Priester 147A var), 1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Inverted Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA111, Beer (REA127 var; Priester 147A var)1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Inverted Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA111, Beer (REA127 var; Priester 147A var). Priester Type 97 surcharge applied inverted at upper right, large margins to full, "S F B Ltd., 10.1.17" perforated cancel, tiny pinhole at top right, Very Fine appearance, this is the only example with inverted surcharge we have encountered, purple "E.L. Green" backstamp, to be consistent Scott Catalogue should give it a separate listing (REA127a) and it should also have its own Priester listing (147aA), unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as normal

500
700
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189
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 189, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA111, Beer (REA127; Priester 147A), 1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA111, Beer (REA127; Priester 147A)1917, ($6.00) Ty. A Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., No. REA111, Beer (REA127; Priester 147A). Priester Type 107 surcharge, large margins to full, "S F B Ltd., 2.20.18" perforated cancel, few creases and some stains mostly on back, otherwise Very Fine, scarce with this style of surcharge, with 2008 P.F. certificate

500
225
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190
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 190, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($6.00) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., Center Cutout Only, No. REA111, Beer (REA127 var; Priester 146aD), 1917, ($6.00) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., Center Cutout Only, No. REA111, Beer (REA127 var; Priester 146aD)1917, ($6.00) Type D Manuscript Surcharge on $3.00 Orange on Blue, 1hhd., Center Cutout Only, No. REA111, Beer (REA127 var; Priester 146aD). Neat magenta manuscript surcharge at center, perforated cancel, few minor flaws, Very Fine appearance, the center cutout is unlisted in Scott for the one-hogshead size and none is recorded in the Priester census, 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, the other listed cutouts are for sizes larger than one-hogshead

E. 500-750
325
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191
 
Sale Number 1018, Lot Number 191, 1917 Provisional Issue (Scott REA117-REA131)1917, ($75.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($37.50) Black on Blue, 25bbl., Center Cutout Only, No. REA114, Beer (REA131; Priester 150A), 1917, ($75.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($37.50) Black on Blue, 25bbl., Center Cutout Only, No. REA114, Beer (REA131; Priester 150A)1917, ($75.00) Ty. A Surcharge on ($37.50) Black on Blue, 25bbl., Center Cutout Only, No. REA114, Beer (REA131; Priester 150A). Showing entire denomination, light purple surcharge, perforated cancel, small flaw at lower right, Very Fine and scarce, only five are recorded in the Priester census, 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, undercatalogued in Scott

225
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