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Sale 1077 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 July, 2014

Category — Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
498
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 498, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a), $10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a). Ample to large margins, rich color, unobtrusive light handstamp cancel, Very Fine and choice

900
300
499
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 499, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a), $20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a)$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a). Large margins, bright color, lightened manuscript cancel, small faults not clearly evident, Very Fine appearance

2,750
400
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500
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 500, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Remarkably well-centered, ms. and light herringbone cut cancel, rich colors, Very Fine

1,000
350
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501
 
First Issue Revenue Issue Plate Numbers. 28 items collected by Wallace Cleland, including singles, pairs, strips and four blocks of four or larger, nearly all with part imprint, better items noted include Nos. R28c, R37b pair, R45a block of four (each small circular punch cancel), R49a, R89a and R98a, slightly mixed condition, still attractive and an excellent offering for the First Issue Specialist, Scott Retail as ordinary stamps approximately $1,000.00, six are illustrated in Durland catalogue

E. 500-750
1,300
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502
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 502, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R109a), 10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R109a)10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R109a). Unused (no gum), rich color, tiny perf thin at bottom, Fine example of this scarce Second Issue Invert, with 2014 P.F. certificate, unpriced as unused in Scott Catalogue

2,000
1,400
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503
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 503, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)$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 colors, bold blue "Wilkes Barre Coal & Iron Co. N.Y. Apr. 11, 1872" double-oval datestamp and manuscript cancel, tiny thin spot at bottom right

FINE APPEARING AND LOVELY EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE HANDSTAMP CANCEL.

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 examples of the multicolored "Persian Rug" issues are extremely rare.

Only 446 of the small "Persian Rug" were issued. We have offered only three others with handstamp cancels in our sales since 1993 and our Rarities of the World sales since 1964, including two others with Wilkes Barre double ovals. This example is from our 1974 Rarities sale.

With 2014 P.F. certificate

8,250
3,750
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504
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 504, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R135b), 2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R135b)2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R135b). Unused, part original gum, strong colors and clear impression, Very Fine

600
750
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505
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 505, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)8c Violet Brown, "I.R." Overprint (R156), 8c Violet Brown, "I.R." Overprint (R156)8c Violet Brown, "I.R." Overprint (R156). Clear overprint, intense shade on bright paper, neat "M.M. L.I.C. 7/12/98" manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.), additional red ink mark, trivial inclusion, small thin spot at lower left

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

To meet the increased demands for federal revenue during the Spanish-American War, on June 13, 1898, Congress approved the War Revenue Law of 1898. The law was to become effective on July 1, 1898, leaving only seventeen days before the new stamps were needed. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing had already started work on the dies, rolls and plates in anticipation of its passage, but they were still unable to issue stamps when the law went into effect.

A large quantity of 1c and 2c stamps were printed with an "I.R." overprint (Scott R153, R154, R155 and R155A). Additionally, small quantities were produced in the 8c, 10c and 15c denominations. These issues mark the first time that the United States had to resort to surcharging. According to Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948), the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. handstamped copies of the 8c, 10c and 15c regular issues over a period of five days in July 1898. Sloane states these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J. E. Scott, a collector and employee of the company. J. E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c. The Scott Retail values support this relative mix of supply.

With 1966 and 2014 P.F. certificates

5,500
1,600
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506
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 506, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)$5.00 Dark Blue, Surcharge Reading Up (R160), $5.00 Dark Blue, Surcharge Reading Up (R160)$5.00 Dark Blue, Surcharge Reading Up (R160). Top imprint, plate no. 137 and arrow strip of three, original gum, h.r. reinforcing some perf separations, beautifully centered, two outer stamps show wider spacing between the "$" and the "5" variety, Extremely Fine

2,000
1,000
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507
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 507, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)$5.00 Dark Blue, Surcharge Reading Up (R160), $5.00 Dark Blue, Surcharge Reading Up (R160)$5.00 Dark Blue, Surcharge Reading Up (R160). Left imprint and plate no. 137 strip of three from the upper left pane, original gum, hinge reinforcements, pencil notations (front and back) regarding spacing varieties with middle stamp showing wider spacing between the "$" and the "5", top and bottom stamps each tiny thin spot, Fine-Very Fine appearance, attractive position multiple, ex Tolman and Whitpain, with 2010 P.F. certificate

2,000
600
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508
 
$1.00-$50.00 1898-1902 Allegory of "Commerce" (R173-R177, R182-R188, R190-R193). 26 items, nearly all plate no. singles, used and unused, incl. few varieties of R192a (ordinary and plate no. single), typical condition, mostly Fine-Very Fine, six illustrated in Durland catalogue

E. 500-750
1,100
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509
nhbl
1c-80c Rose Pink, Series of 1940 (R264-R275). Imprint and plate no. strips of four of 1c-80c, imprint and plate no. blocks of eight to 20c less 5c and 8c, 10c imprint and plate no. block of six, also extra 2c, Mint N.H., Very Fine, 80c illustrated in Durland catalogue, Durland value $1,895.00 (presumably as hinged)

E. 400-500
500
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510
nh
$1.00-$10.00 Documentary, Series of 1940 (R276-R281). Mint N.H. plate no. singles, Very Fine, $10.00 illustrated in Durland Standard Plate Number Catalog, Scott Retail $765.00 as hinged, Durland $1,000.00 (presumably as hinged)

E. 200-300
425
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511
nhbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 511, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)1c Carmine, Series of 1954 Without Ovpt. (R654), 1c Carmine, Series of 1954 Without Ovpt. (R654)1c Carmine, Series of 1954 Without Ovpt. (R654). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 143264 block of six, Fine-Very Fine, very few plate nos. known for Dated Documentaries (R288-R732) because margins with plate nos. were cut off the sheets, occasionally widely cut leaving traces of plate nos., this is an exceptional example showing the full plate no., illustrated in Durland catalogue with footnote stating that these plate blocks have sold for between $270.00 to $1,000.00 each

E. 300-400
325
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512
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 512, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)$2,500.00 and $10,000.00 Carmine, Undated Series of 1958 (R730, R732), $2,500.00 and $10,000.00 Carmine, Undated Series of 1958 (R730, R732)$2,500.00 and $10,000.00 Carmine, Undated Series of 1958 (R730, R732). Light ms. cancels, both well-centered, former with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, the $2,500.00 is quite an eye-catching stamp

315
375
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513
ogbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 513, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)3c Green and Black on Green, Proprietary (RB3b), 3c Green and Black on Green, Proprietary (RB3b)3c Green and Black on Green, Proprietary (RB3b). Bottom imprint and plate no. 13 block of ten ("1" of second plate number at right), original gum, essentially Mint N.H., Fine, Scott Retail as pair and two blocks of four

800
500
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514
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 514, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)$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). Deep rich colors, neat purple handstamp cancel, also with cut cancel which miraculously does not break thru paper, most recent certificate notes reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate as "used" and not mentioning the cut cancel, with 2014 P.F. certificate as reperfed

3,500
1,800
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515
ng
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 515, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)5c Black, Rouletted, Proprietary (RB16c), 5c Black, Rouletted, Proprietary (RB16c)5c Black, Rouletted, Proprietary (RB16c). Unused (no gum), choice margins on fresh paper, central thins and small corner flaw at top left, Very Fine appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as used

1,850
550
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516
ogbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 516, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)4c Purple, Proprietary Battleship, Hyphen-Hole Perforated 7 (RB30p), 4c Purple, Proprietary Battleship, Hyphen-Hole Perforated 7 (RB30p)4c Purple, Proprietary Battleship, Hyphen-Hole Perforated 7 (RB30p). Right imprint and plate no. 9440 block of six, five Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Durland catalogue value $1,250.00 (illustrated in the catalogue), Scott Retail as two hinged singles and hinged block of four

450
650
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517
nhbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 517, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)5c Brown Orange, Proprietary Battleship, Hyphen-Hole Perforated 7 (RB31p), 5c Brown Orange, Proprietary Battleship, Hyphen-Hole Perforated 7 (RB31p)5c Brown Orange, Proprietary Battleship, Hyphen-Hole Perforated 7 (RB31p). Mint N.H. left imprint and plate no. 9439 block of six, Very Fine, Durland value $1,500.00 (presumably as hinged), Scott Retail as hinged

1,500
600
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518
ogbl
1c-40c Dark Blue, Proprietary (RB65-RB73). Plate no. blocks of six or larger, incl. 2c both with and without imprint, most stamps Mint N.H., Durland value $1,780.00 (presumably as hinged, four are illustrated catalogue), Scott Retail as hinged singles

E. 300-400
650
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519
nh
1c-$10.00 1918-33 Future Delivery (RC1, RC3A-RC5, RC10, RC13-RC14, RC22). 1c-20c either imprint and plate no. strips of four or imprint and plate no. blocks of six or eight, dollar values plate no. singles, Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Durland value $1,645.00 (with two unpriced, 5c strip illustrated in catalogue), Scott Retail as hinged singles

1,460
600
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520
 
1c-$20.00 1918-22 Stock Transfer (Betw. RD1-RD40). 22 different, incl singles, blocks of four, six or eight, much Mint N.H., features Nos. RD15 plate no. block of six, and RD12-RD18 plate no. singles, nearly all Fine-Very Fine, approximate Durland value $2,400.00, several illustrated in Durland catalogue

E. 400-500
1,700
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521
nh
1c-$20.00 Stock Transfer, Series of 1940 (RD42-RD60). 1c-80c imprint and plate no. strips of four except 2c and 4c part imprint and plate no. blocks of six, $1.00-$20.00 plate no. singles, Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, Durland value $2,755.00, five are illustrated in Durland catalogue, Scott Retail as hinged singles

2,634
1,600
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522
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 522, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)$100.00 Green, "Series 1940" Handstamped Ovpt., Stock Transfer (RD64), $100.00 Green, "Series 1940" Handstamped Ovpt., Stock Transfer (RD64)$100.00 Green, "Series 1940" Handstamped Ovpt., Stock Transfer (RD64). Serial no. 115458, clear 1940 handstamp cancel, few staple holes, small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine

900
475
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523
Pbl
$100.00 Bright Green, Series of 1994 Without Overprint and Serial Numbers (RD89 var.). Top plate no. F 144627 unfinished imperforate sheet of four with receipt tabs from the National Postal Museum auction sale, Very Fine, illustrated in Durland catalogue with a value of $600.00

300
180
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523A
 
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 523A, Revenues (First Issue thru Stock Transfer)$1,000.00 Bright Green, "Series 1948" Ovpt., Stock Transfer (RD283), $1,000.00 Bright Green, "Series 1948" Ovpt., Stock Transfer (RD283)$1,000.00 Bright Green, "Series 1948" Ovpt., Stock Transfer (RD283). Serial no. 27454, purple handstamp cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine

250
375
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