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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — Revenues, Cont.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4294
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4294, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a). Large to huge margins incl. sheet margins at top and left, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, neat February 7 and 10, 1865 manuscript cancels, two vertical creases

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE $200.00 U.S.I.R. FIRST ISSUE.

Offered on behalf of Harvard University

2,750
3,000
4295
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4295, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a). Vertical pair, three large to huge margins, clear to barely in at left, strong colors with a light manuscript cancel, light horizontal crease between stamps, Fine appearance, a rare First Issue multiple

6,500
1,300
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4296
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4296, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a). Vertical pair, two large margins, close or in at top and left, rich colors, 1864 ms. cancels, a few light creases and minor repair at top left, Fine appearance

6,500
900
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4297
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4297, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Rich colors, neat "Lehigh Valley RR Co. June 29, 1870" manuscript cancel, minor wrinkles, Fine, this stamp and the next two lots are almost assuredly from the same document, based on cancellation and centering

1,000
400
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4298
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4298, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Rich colors, neat "Lehigh Valley RR Co. June 29, 1870" manuscript cancel, Fine

1,000
0
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4299
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4299, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Rich colors, neat "Lehigh Valley RR Co. June 29, 1870" manuscript cancel, Fine

1,000
400
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4300
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4300, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Light manuscript cancel, pulled perf and light creases, otherwise Fine

1,000
130
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4301
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4301, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Vertical pair, light shade, bold manuscript "P & R R.R.Co June 1, 1871" cancels, pressed wrinkles and small part of embossed corporate seal impression at top, Fine appearance

2,500
300
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4302
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4302, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Vertical pair, bold ms. "P & R R.R.Co June 1, 1871" cancels, light crease and pressed wrinkles, reinforced separation at left, Fine appearance

2,500
250
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4303
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4303, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Vertical strip of three, deep rich colors and sharp impression, each neatly signed and dated "C. J. W. Jr Prest June 1st 1866", bottom stamp light crease and wrinkles from document fold, still Fine-Very Fine, a very handsome and scarce multiple, Scott Retail as single and pair

3,500
800
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4304
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4304, Revenues, Cont.1c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R103a), 1c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R103a)1c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R103a). Beautifully centered, colorless cut cancel (appears unused), single short perf, otherwise Very Fine and choice, quite appealing appearance without a handstamp cancellation, Scott Retail as uncut

1,600
850
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4305
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4305, Revenues, Cont.$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129), $20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129)$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129). Rich color, ms. cancel, tiny thin spot, Fine appearance

1,000
190
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4306
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4306, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132), $200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132)$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132). Bright fresh colors, choice centering and margins, perfs well clear of design all around, unobtrusive manuscript July 5, 1872 cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND AND WIDE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE $200.00 "SMALL PERSIAN RUG" -- ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

Both the Small and Large "Persian Rug" stamps were printed in sheets of one. Because of their size, the large number of perforations on each stamp, and the fact that they were used on documents which were frequently folded across the stamps, sound and centered examples of the multicolored "Persian Rug" issues are extremely rare. This stamp from the Barnes estate was acquired before World War II.

8,250
0
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4307
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4307, Revenues, Cont.$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132), $200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132)$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132). Bright fresh colors, nice centering and margins, manuscript "G D July 15 1872" manuscript cancel, small laminated thin spot and minor corner crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE $200.00 "SMALL PERSIAN RUG" -- ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

Both the Small and Large "Persian Rug" stamps were printed in sheets of one

8,250
3,750
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4308
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4308, Revenues, Cont.$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133), $500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133). Outstanding bright colors and detailed impressions, choice margins and centering, violet "J Wingate 17 July of 1872" manuscript cancel

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND AND WELL-CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 "LARGE PERSIAN RUG," WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY.

Only 204 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census. The sound example offered here comes from the Barnes estate and was acquired before World War II (it is not listed in the Kingsley census). At least one other is known cancelled by the same user (Siegel Sale 978, lot 1177)

Unlisted in Kingsley Census. Scott Retail is for an example with small faults

17,500
16,000
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4309
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4309, Revenues, Cont.2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a), 2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a)2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a). Strong color of this unmistakable color error, sharp impression, light manuscript cancel, Fine and scarce, ex Cunliffe, with 1975 P.F. certificate

800
200
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4310
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4310, Revenues, Cont.2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R135b), 2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R135b)2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R135b). Beautiful margins and centering, incredibly rich frame color, vignette strongly printed as well, neat ms. cancel, Extremely Fine, truly exceptional, with 1972 A.P.S. certificate

600
900
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4311
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4311, Revenues, Cont.2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R135b), 2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R135b)2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R135b). Bright colors, nicely centered, ms. cancel, Very Fine

600
750
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4312
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4312, Revenues, Cont.2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center, Violet and Green Paper (R135b, R151b), 2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center, Violet and Green Paper (R135b, R151b)2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center, Violet and Green Paper (R135b, R151b). Year-date manuscript cancels, Fine-Very Fine

1,100
325
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4313
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4313, Revenues, Cont.2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center, Violet and Green Paper (R135b, R151a), 2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center, Violet and Green Paper (R135b, R151a)2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center, Violet and Green Paper (R135b, R151a). Ms. cancels, former tiny trivial thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,100
160
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4314
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4314, Revenues, Cont.30c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R140a), 30c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R140a)30c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R140a). Neat blue 1872 handstamp cancels, excellent colors, light crease and couple trivial thin spots, Very Fine appearance, exceptionally attractive Revenue invert

2,750
1,300
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4315
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4315, Revenues, Cont.2c Orange & Black on Green Paper, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R151a), 2c Orange & Black on Green Paper, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R151a)2c Orange & Black on Green Paper, Third Issue, Inverted Center (R151a). Well-centered with wide margins, neat ms. cancel, nibbed perf at bottom, still Extremely Fine

500
1,000
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4316
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4316, Revenues, Cont.2c Pink, Ty. III, Blue "I.R." Ovpt. (R155), 2c Pink, Ty. III, Blue "I.R." Ovpt. (R155)2c Pink, Ty. III, Blue "I.R." Ovpt. (R155).Top imprint and plate no. 511 strip of three, each stamp with bold violet "Lewis & Holman P'gh Pa Jul. 1, 1898" First Day of Issue circular datestamp, a striking piece and scarce in this format

E. 150-200
120
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4317
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4317, Revenues, Cont.50c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB8b), 50c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB8b)50c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB8b). Attractively centered with detailed impression, light blue 1883 cancel, completely sound, Fine and desirable example, this stamp is routinely found with varying degrees of faults or, in many cases, repairs

850
500
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4318
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4318, Revenues, Cont.$1.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB9a), $1.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB9a)$1.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB9a). Uncancelled, rich colors, small thin in the top right corner, bit of soiling at right, Very Fine appearance, this large-format Proprietary Issue is extremely scarce in unused condition

3,500
1,300
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4319
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4319, Revenues, Cont.$5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a), $5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a)$5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a). Rich colors and proof-like impression on the so-called intermediate paper, small trivial thin spot at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND REMARKABLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $5.00 PROPRIETARY ON VIOLET PAPER.

It is believed that only 74 stamps were issued. Examples almost invariably have faults, often several, due to the stamp's large size and the nature of its use

11,000
4,000
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4320
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4320, Revenues, Cont.4-3/8c Black, 1914 Issue, Proprietary (RB42), 4-3/8c Black, 1914 Issue, Proprietary (RB42)4-3/8c Black, 1914 Issue, Proprietary (RB42). Light h.r., fresh, small repair at top left, Fine appearance, the key rarity of the series, it is especially challenging to find with original gum

3,000
550
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4321
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4321, Revenues, Cont.25lb Black Brown, 1935 Tax Exempt Potatoes, Booklet Pane of 12 (RI17a), 25lb Black Brown, 1935 Tax Exempt Potatoes, Booklet Pane of 12 (RI17a)25lb Black Brown, 1935 Tax Exempt Potatoes, Booklet Pane of 12 (RI17a). Complete unexploded booklet of two panes, adhering to interleaving, some overall toning, slight rust marks around staple holes, Very Fine appearance, a great rarity with very few intact booklets known

14,000
800
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4322
nh
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4322, Revenues, Cont.2c Violet, Imperforate, Narcotic Tax (RJA80a), 2c Violet, Imperforate, Narcotic Tax (RJA80a)2c Violet, Imperforate, Narcotic Tax (RJA80a). Vertical pair, Mint N.H., rich color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine

1,000
200
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4323
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4323, Revenues, Cont.$15.00 Retail License (RM453), $15.00 Retail License (RM453)$15.00 Retail License (RM453). Clear impression on Sept. 21, 1815 "License to a Retailer of Merchandise, including Wines and Spirits, in the country" in Providence R.I., light folds well away from embossing, Very Fine, scarce

425
300
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4324
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4324, Revenues, Cont.$22.50 Retail License (RM456), $22.50 Retail License (RM456)$22.50 Retail License (RM456). Clear impression on July 15, 1816 "License to a Retailer of Merchandize, including Wines and Spirits, in the country" in Providence R.I., light folds well away from embossing, Very Fine, scarce

650
400
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