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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

Category — First Issue Perforated

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
300
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 300, First Issue Perforated1c Express, Perforated, Imperforate Between (R1e), 1c Express, Perforated, Imperforate Between (R1e)1c Express, Perforated, Imperforate Between (R1e). Vertical pair, bright color, light strike of blue handstamp cancel, Very Fine and very rare, only two pairs are known, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate, dramatically undercatalogued in Scott at $200.00

E. 200-300
850
301
og
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 301, First Issue Perforated4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c), 4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c). Original gum, h.r., pretty shade, few short perfs at right, tiny thin speck at top, Very Fine appearance, rare in unused condition (the Curtis census reports 10 examples with or without gum), Scott Retail as used

800
425
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302
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 302, First Issue Perforated4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c), 4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c). Choice centering, neat 1865 manuscript cancel, light creases, Extremely Fine appearance

800
200
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303
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 303, First Issue Perforated4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c), 4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c). Horizontal pair, intense shade and impression, Oct. 1864 oval datestamp, reperfed at bottom, Fine appearance, a scarce multiple

1,750
325
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304
og
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 304, First Issue Perforated6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c), 6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Original gum, brilliant color, few light creases, tiny enhanced orange spot in shoulder, otherwise Very Fine, rare with original gum, only 10 recorded in Curtis census, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as used

2,000
1,300
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305
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 305, First Issue Perforated6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c), 6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Vibrant color, manuscript cancel, small sealed tear at bottom right, repaired left corners, reperfed at top, still a scarce stamp, with 1980 P.F. certificate

2,000
750
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306
S
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 306, First Issue Perforated60c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Black "Specimen" Ovpt. (R64cS-H), 60c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Black "Specimen" Ovpt. (R64cS-H)60c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Black "Specimen" Ovpt. (R64cS-H). Crease and margin flaws, slightly in at left, very scarce unlisted "Specimen" overprint, ex Tolman

E. 200-300
120
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307
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 307, First Issue Perforated$15.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R97c), $15.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R97c)$15.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R97c). Part disturbed original gum, deep rich color, detailed impression, light horizontal crease at top, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as used

300
200
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308
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 308, First Issue Perforated15c Ultramarine, Perforated (R97e), 15c Ultramarine, Perforated (R97e)15c Ultramarine, Perforated (R97e). Horizontal pair, intense shade and impression, faint vertical crease at right, tiny thin spots, Very Fine appearance, only one larger multiple is known (a block of four)

750
450
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309
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 309, First Issue Perforated$15.00 Mortgage, Milky Blue, Perforated (R97f), $15.00 Mortgage, Milky Blue, Perforated (R97f)$15.00 Mortgage, Milky Blue, Perforated (R97f). Intense shade and impression, neat blue July 15, 1867 oval handstamp cancel, light vertical crease at right, Very Fine appearing example of this distinctive shade

350
250
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310
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 310, First Issue Perforated$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c), $20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c)$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c). Part disturbed original gum, vibrant color, few short perfs, reperfed at top, Very Fine appearance, this is the only recorded unused single in the Curtis census, ex Cunliffe, Scott Retail as used

3,000
1,500
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311
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 311, First Issue Perforated$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c), $20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c)$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c). Vivid color, neat June 6, 1864 datestamp cancel, light horizontal crease, few short perfs at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, ex Cunliffe

3,000
850
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312
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 312, First Issue Perforated$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c), $20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c)$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c). Intense shade, neat 1864 manuscript cancel, horizontal creases, Very Fine appearance

3,000
325
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313
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 313, First Issue Perforated$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c), $20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c)$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c). Horizontal pair, vibrant color, each with neat 1864 handstamp cancels, both stamps with pre-printing paperfolds, few sensibly reinforced perfs at top, Very Fine appearance, a rare pair (8 pairs and two blocks recorded in Curtis census), ex Cunliffe

6,500
1,100
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314
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 314, First Issue Perforated$25.00 Mortgage, Perforated, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (R100e), $25.00 Mortgage, Perforated, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (R100e)$25.00 Mortgage, Perforated, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (R100e). Rich color, neat April 7, 1864 manuscript cancel, repaired at right where small piece out, few creases, otherwise Fine and rare, only six are recorded in Curtis census, ex Joyce

2,250
850
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315
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 315, First Issue Perforated$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Part disturbed original gum, bright colors, small thin spot, Fine appearance, scarce in original-gum condition, ex Cunliffe, Scott Retail as used

1,000
375
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316
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 316, First Issue Perforated$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Bright colors, well-balanced margins, neat 1867 manuscript cancel, faint vertical crease, tiny flaw at bottom center, Very Fine appearance

1,000
475
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317
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 317, First Issue Perforated$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, rich colors, light 1866 manuscript cancels, still retaining much of its original gum (disturbed), some slight toning, otherwise Fine and attractive multiple of this colorful issue

2,500
1,500
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