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Sale 1089 — The Curtis Collection: U.S. Revenues, Part 1

Sale Date — Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

Category — First Issue Part Perforated

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
280
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 280, First Issue Part Perforated1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b), 1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b)1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b). Large margins, bright color, neat manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce part-perforated issue

2,000
3,250
281
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 281, First Issue Part Perforated1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b), 1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b)1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b). Vertical pair, bright color, neat manuscript cancels

FINE. A RARE PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT PLAYING CARDS PART PERFORATED ISSUE.

The largest recorded multiple is a block of four. There are two vertical strips of three and ten pairs listed in the Curtis census.

4,500
2,000
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282
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 282, First Issue Part Perforated1c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R3b), 1c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R3b)1c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R3b). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), pretty shade, centered to bottom, left stamp vertical crease, a scarce pair, only two horizontal pairs (imperforate vertically) recorded in Curtis census in unused condition, Scott Retail as used

750
350
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283
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 283, First Issue Part Perforated1c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R3b), 1c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R3b)1c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R3b). Brilliant color, choice centering, neat manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

275
700
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284
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 284, First Issue Part Perforated2c Playing Cards, Blue, Part Perforated (R11b), 2c Playing Cards, Blue, Part Perforated (R11b)2c Playing Cards, Blue, Part Perforated (R11b). Horizontal pair, but not in the configuration listed in catalogue, intense color, neat manuscript cancels, left stamp small corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as normal pair

750
375
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285
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 285, First Issue Part Perforated2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b), 2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b)2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b). Vertical pair, original gum, pretty shade, each stamp with horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as used

800
375
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286
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 286, First Issue Part Perforated2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b), 2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b)2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b). Vertical pair, neat Aug. 19, 1863 manuscript cancel, bottom stamp light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance

800
350
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287
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 287, First Issue Part Perforated2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b), 2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b)2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b). Horizontal pair, but not in the configuration listed in the catalogue, rich color, Nov. 6, 1863 manuscript cancels, Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal pair

800
200
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288
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 288, First Issue Part Perforated3c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R18b), 3c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R18b)3c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R18b). Vertical pair, wide margins where separated a bit unevenly, manuscript and embossed cancels, horizontal crease and small tear at bottom, Very Fine appearance, a scarce pair, five vertical pairs recorded in the Curtis census (apart from a few larger multiples), with 1982 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,600
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289
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 289, First Issue Part Perforated4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b), 4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b)4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b). Vertical pair, original gum, h.r., intense shade and impression, light horizontal crease at bottom of top stamp, bottom stamp small piece out at upper left, otherwise Very Fine, multiples of this issue are scarce, Scott Retail as used

1,500
325
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290
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 290, First Issue Part Perforated4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b), 4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b)4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b). Large to huge imperforate margins, 1864 manuscript cancel, Fine, ex Tolman, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

650
425
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291
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 291, First Issue Part Perforated10c Bill of Lading, Part Perforated (R32b), 10c Bill of Lading, Part Perforated (R32b)10c Bill of Lading, Part Perforated (R32b). Vertical pair, bright color and crisp impressions, unobtrusive manuscript cancels, Very Fine and choice, a scarce multiple, only two are known larger than a pair (both strips of five)

1,200
1,800
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292
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 292, First Issue Part Perforated10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b), 10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b)10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b). Wide margins including part of adjoining stamp at top, intense shade, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice

950
350
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 293, First Issue Part Perforated10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b), 10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b)10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b). Vertical pair, unused (no gum), deep rich color, top stamp small thin spot, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce multiple, Scott Retail as used

2,500
700
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294
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 294, First Issue Part Perforated10c Contract, Ultramarine, Part Perforated (R34be), 10c Contract, Ultramarine, Part Perforated (R34be)10c Contract, Ultramarine, Part Perforated (R34be). Huge top imperf margin, ample at bottom, bright unmistakable Ultramarine shade, blue Nov. 5, 1869 double-oval handstamp cancel, Fine

800
225
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295
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 295, First Issue Part Perforated15c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated, Double Impression (R40b var), 15c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated, Double Impression (R40b var)15c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated, Double Impression (R40b var). Showing clear doubling of the entire design, cancelled by manuscript and affixed to March 2, 1863 promissory note, stamp with vertical crease ending in small tear, still Very Fine and very rare, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,900
500
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296
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 296, First Issue Part Perforated30c Foreign Exchange, Part Perforated (R51b), 30c Foreign Exchange, Part Perforated (R51b)30c Foreign Exchange, Part Perforated (R51b). Wide margins including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, wonderful color and impression, neat 12/13/64 manuscript cancel, small thin spot in rosette at upper left

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT FOREIGN EXCHANGE PART PERFORATED ISSUE. WE HAVE OFFERED ONLY ONE OTHER SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Apart from the example offered here, Power Search contains one other, offered in 1993. The online database of the P.F.'s records contains only two others, including one with piece out at top right.

Ex Scarsdale. With 2005 P.F. certificate

5,000
13,500
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297
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 297, First Issue Part Perforated30c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated (R52b), 30c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated (R52b)30c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated (R52b). Original gum, with intact top sheet margin, bright color, light horizontal crease at top not affecting design, Very Fine appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as used

90
110
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298
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 298, First Issue Part Perforated50c Original Process, Part Perforated (R60b), 50c Original Process, Part Perforated (R60b)50c Original Process, Part Perforated (R60b). Wide margins, 1867 manuscript cancel, rich color, Extremely Fine, surprisingly difficult to find in such choice condition, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 1996 P.F. certificate

650
6,000
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299
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 299, First Issue Part Perforated$2.00 Conveyance, Part Perforated (R81b), $2.00 Conveyance, Part Perforated (R81b)$2.00 Conveyance, Part Perforated (R81b). Radiant color, perfect strike of "Illinois Central R.R., Land Dept., Jun. 18, 1863" circular datestamp, small tear at top left, Fine appearance, a difficult issue to obtain, the last we offered was in a 1996 sale, with 1996 P.F. certificate

2,750
10,500
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