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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

Category — First Issue on Silk Paper

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
453
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 453, First Issue on Silk Paper1c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R3d), 1c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R3d)1c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R3d). Block of 12, each with neat handstamp cancel, top center and bottom center stamps tears, few creases, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple and the only one this size, the next largest is a block of six, Scott Retail as blocks of four and pairs $900.00

E. 400-500
225
454
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 454, First Issue on Silk Paper2c Bank Check, Perforated, Silk Paper (R6c, R6d), 2c Bank Check, Perforated, Silk Paper (R6c, R6d)2c Bank Check, Perforated, Silk Paper (R6c, R6d). Block of nine, positions 2, 5 and 7 do not show silk fibers, vibrant color, unobtrusive manuscript cancel leaves five uncancelled, light horizontal crease at top, Fine-Very Fine, a rare and unusual multiple combining normal perforated stamps and ones with silk fibers, with 2012 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the combinations or unused stamps

1,650
300
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455
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 455, First Issue on Silk Paper3c Foreign Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R16d), 3c Foreign Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R16d)3c Foreign Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R16d). Vertical pair, rich color, 1872 handstamp cancels, small toned spot and corner crease at top right, Fine appearance, this is the only recorded multiple, Scott Retail as singles

350
110
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456
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 456, First Issue on Silk Paper3c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R18d), 3c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R18d)3c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R18d). Block of four, original gum, deep rich color, tiny margin toning speck top right, otherwise Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple (four others are known), ex Tolman, Scott Retail as two used pairs

700
180
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457
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 457, First Issue on Silk Paper4c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R22d), 4c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R22d)4c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R22d). Block of 18, each with neat manuscript cancel, two stamps vertical crease, few telescoped perfs, expert tape reinforcements affecting 12 stamps, otherwise Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate, this is the largest recorded multiple in the Curtis census, Scott Retail as pairs $2,250.00

E. 500-750
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458
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 458, First Issue on Silk Paper5c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R27d), 5c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R27d)5c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R27d). Block of 16, deep rich color, neat wavy-line manuscript cancels, second vertical row from right with vertical crease, Fine-Very Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded multiple and the only example this size, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as pairs $400.00

E. 300-400
160
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459
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 459, First Issue on Silk Paper5c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R29d), 5c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R29d)5c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R29d). Horizontal strip of three, bright color, 1871 manuscript cancel, right stamp vertical crease, center stamp pinhole, otherwise Fine, this is the only recorded multiple of this issue, Scott Retail as singles

900
110
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460
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 460, First Issue on Silk Paper40c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R53d), 40c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R53d)40c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R53d). Horizontal pair, rich color, neat 1871 manuscript cancel, right stamp faint vertical crease, faint scotch tape reinforcements at top and bottom, appears Fine, rare multiple, only a horizontal strip of three, this horizontal pair and a vertical pair are recorded, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles $1,150.00

E. 500-750
275
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461
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 461, First Issue on Silk Paper70c Foreign Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R65d), 70c Foreign Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R65d)70c Foreign Exchange, Perforated, Silk Paper (R65d). Block of four, deep rich color, faint herringbone cancels barely break paper fibers, Fine and rare, this is the largest recorded multiple, two pairs are also known, Scott Retail as two pairs

450
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462
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 462, First Issue on Silk Paper$1.00 Conveyance, Perforated, Silk Paper (R66d), $1.00 Conveyance, Perforated, Silk Paper (R66d)$1.00 Conveyance, Perforated, Silk Paper (R66d). Horizontal strip of three, vibrant color, unused (traces of original gum), light corner crease at bottom right, Fine-Very Fine, only three multiples are recorded -- a block of four, this strip of three and a pair -- Scott Retail as used singles

525
190
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463
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 463, First Issue on Silk Paper$20.00 Conveyance, Perforated, Silk Paper (R98d), $20.00 Conveyance, Perforated, Silk Paper (R98d)$20.00 Conveyance, Perforated, Silk Paper (R98d). Horizontal strip of five, rich color, Feb. 27, 1870 manuscript cancels, Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple, Scott Retail as pairs and single

875
600
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464
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 464, First Issue on Silk Paper$25.00 Mortgage, Perforated, Silk Paper (R100d), $25.00 Mortgage, Perforated, Silk Paper (R100d)$25.00 Mortgage, Perforated, Silk Paper (R100d). Horizontal pair, brilliant color, Oct. 9, 1871 manuscript cancels, Very Fine and choice, this is the only recorded multiple of this issue, with 2006 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

550
450
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