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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — Revenues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4268
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4268, RevenuesRevenue Use of 50c Green, Postage Currency, Imperforate (PC8), Revenue Use of 50c Green, Postage Currency, Imperforate (PC8)Revenue Use of 50c Green, Postage Currency, Imperforate (PC8). Used to pay 50c tax due on March 17, 1863 Indenture of Lease, signed by Charles R. Waterman and dated "March 17th", also signed on the document by Waterman and Merick Freeman to the right of the 50c Note, crease from fold and some old tape stained rejoined separations on the two folds above, possibly unique, we have seen many examples of postage stamps used to pay revenue tax, and revenue stamps used to pay postage, but this is the first example of Postage Currency used to pay tax

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
4269
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4269, Revenues1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a), 1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a)1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a). Massive margins to large at top, rich color, neat Apr. 4, 1863 manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT PLAYING CARDS FIRST ISSUE.

With 2013 P.F. certificate. Offered on behalf of Harvard University

3,000
4,500
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4270
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4270, Revenues1c Playing Cards, Perforated (R2c), 1c Playing Cards, Perforated (R2c)1c Playing Cards, Perforated (R2c). Wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, rich color, printed "L. C. & Co. May 1864" cancel, reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance

210
100
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4271
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4271, Revenues2c Playing Cards, Blue, Part Perforated (R11b), 2c Playing Cards, Blue, Part Perforated (R11b)2c Playing Cards, Blue, Part Perforated (R11b). Well-centered, top showing piece of adjoining stamp, deep rich color, light cancel, Very Fine and choice

325
275
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4272
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4272, Revenues3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a), 3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a)3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a). Vertical pair, large margins, deep color, ms. cancels, light horizontal creases and adherence on back of bottom stamp, Extremely Fine appearance

500
100
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4273
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4273, Revenues6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c), 6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Part original gum, gorgeous color that is unusually bright and fresh, horizontal crease, small spot on back just shows thru at right, Fine appearance, this is only the second original-gum example we have offered since keeping computerized records, Scott Catalogue notes "Nearly all examples of No. R31 are faulty or repaired and poorly centered. The catalogue value is for a fine centered stamp with minor faults which do not detract from its appearance"

2,000
1,300
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4274
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4274, Revenues6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c), 6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Light blue handstamp cancel, bright color, repaired at top, Fine appearance

2,000
650
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4275
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4275, Revenues6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c), 6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Faintly cancelled (appears unused), faint trace of a crease at top, possibly reperfed at right, small thin spot, still a Fine example of this key First Issue perforated stamp, Scott Catalogue notes "Nearly all examples of No. R31 are faulty or repaired and poorly centered. The catalogue value is for a fine centered stamp with minor faults which do not detract from its appearance", Offered on behalf of Harvard University

2,000
425
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4276
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4276, Revenues10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a), 10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a). Large to huge margins, dark shade, neat March 3, 1863 manuscript cancel, 2mm tear at top, Very Fine appearance, with 2013 P.F. certificate, Offered on behalf of Harvard University

1,100
250
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4277
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4277, Revenues25c Bond, Imperforate (R43a), 25c Bond, Imperforate (R43a)25c Bond, Imperforate (R43a). Horizontal strip of three, large to huge margins, neat face-free ms. cancel, center stamp light pressed crease, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,050
160
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4278
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4278, Revenues40c Inland Exchange, Silk Paper (R53d), 40c Inland Exchange, Silk Paper (R53d)40c Inland Exchange, Silk Paper (R53d). Rich color, light handstamp cancel, centered to right, Fine, a surprisingly scarce stamp

575
250
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4279
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4279, Revenues50c Conveyance, Imperforate (R54a), 50c Conveyance, Imperforate (R54a)50c Conveyance, Imperforate (R54a). Block of ten, neat 1862 ms. cancels, full to large margins all around, fresh color, vertical crease thru fourth column ending in a tear at bottom, fourth stamp on top row with a few small pinholes, Very Fine appearance, a handsome and scarce multiple, Scott Retail as two blocks of four and a pair

1,400
400
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4280
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4280, Revenues70c Foreign Exchange, Part Perforated (R65b), 70c Foreign Exchange, Part Perforated (R65b)70c Foreign Exchange, Part Perforated (R65b). Particularly well-centered, detailed impression, 1864 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine

200
0
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4281
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4281, Revenues$1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a), $1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a)$1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a). Large to ample margins, brilliant color, light 1863 ms. cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 FOREIGN EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE FIRST ISSUE REVENUE.

Only 3,878 were issued imperforate

7,500
3,750
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4282
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4282, Revenues$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a), $1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a)$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a). Ample to large margins, fresh color, unobtrusive handstamp and manuscript cancels, two trivial thin specks, otherwise Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate, Offered on behalf of Harvard University

1,300
425
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4283
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4283, Revenues$1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a), $1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a)$1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a). Three full to large margins, touched along top frameline, characteristic imperforate shade on fresh paper, blue August 1863 handstamp cancel with "18" date in manuscript, small thin spots, Fine appearance, a rare First Issue imperforate

12,500
2,300
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4284
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4284, RevenuesPair of Potentially Rare First Issue Revenues, Pair of Potentially Rare First Issue RevenuesPair of Potentially Rare First Issue Revenues. Nos. R80a and R97a, former clear margins all around, 1864 ms. cancel, small thinned hole in head, latter margins to slightly in, Dec. 1864 oval handstamp cancel, the latter is almost certainly a genuine imperforate, the former -- while color and paper appear correct -- it is next to impossible to guarantee that it is a genuine imperforate, offered "as is", Scott Retail $15,750.00 as genuine imperforates

E. 500-750
600
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4285
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4285, Revenues$2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a), $2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a)$2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a). Full to mostly large margins all around, rich color and a sharp impression, 1864 ms. cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE IMPERFORATE FIRST ISSUE REVENUE.

Sound four-margin examples of this revenue stamp are exceedingly rare.

7,750
5,750
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4286
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4286, Revenues$3.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R87a), $3.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R87a)$3.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R87a). Full to mostly large margins all around, rich color on fresh white paper, appears unused (lightened manuscript cancel)

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE $3.50 INLAND EXCHANGE.

Only 1,430 were issued imperforate.

9,000
7,000
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4287
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4287, Revenues$5.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R91a), $5.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R91a)$5.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R91a). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins all around, fresh color, 1863 ms. cancels, light horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance

800
110
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4288
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4288, Revenues$10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a), $10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a)$10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a). Large margins, intensely rich color, neat handstamp of F. H. Grain & Menzies dated 31 Oct. 1867, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and very scarce in this choice condition, Scott Retail with no premium for the handstamp cancel

900
2,500
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4289
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4289, Revenues$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a), $15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a). Three large margins, full at bottom, fabulous dark shade, intense impression, faint manuscript cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE $15.00 MORTGAGE IMPERFORATE FIRST ISSUE REVENUE.

With 2013 P.F. certificate. Offered on behalf of Harvard University

3,250
3,500
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4290
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4290, Revenues$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a), $15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a). Deep rich color on thin, almost pelure paper, light manuscript cancel, Fine, examples of this rare First Issue Imperforate are often found with rough edges, probably because they were separated by tearing the stamps apart using a ruler

3,250
425
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4291
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4291, Revenues$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a), $20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a)$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a). Large margins all around, bright fresh color, 1864 ms. cancel, small tear at right, Extremely Fine appearance

2,750
0
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4292
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4292, Revenues$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c), $20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c)$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c). Bright color, neat 1864 handstamp cancels, a few short perfs at top, otherwise Fine

2,500
600
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4293
 
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0
0
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