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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

Category — Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
491
bl
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 491, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples2c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R104), 2c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R104)2c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R104). Block of 30, rich colors, with part imprint selvage at left, affixed to part of document from Galveston County, Texas, affected by two horizontal file folds (one between rows), still Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple, the next largest is a block of nine, Scott Retail as blocks of four and a pair $5,600.00

E. 750-1,000
475
492
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 492, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples4c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R106), 4c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R106)4c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R106). Bottom left corner selvage block of ten, original gum, rich colors, few creases, Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded mulriple, the next largest is a block of four, ex Halstead, Scott Retail as used

1,240
160
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493
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 493, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples5c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R107), 5c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R107)5c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R107). Block of 72 with top imprint selvage, original gum, few h.r., some perf separations sensibly reinforced, few wrinkles and creases to be expected, Very Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded multiple, especially desirable with the imprint, ex Joyce, Scott Retail as used blocks of four $405.00

E. 300-400
700
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494
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 494, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples6c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R108), 6c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R108)6c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R108). Block of four with double vertical perforations, bright colors, blue July 16, 1872 double-circle datestamp cancels, light creases at left, Very Fine appearance, a block of four is the largest recorded multiple, three are known including one with normal perfs and one with double horizontal perfs, ex Joyce and Halstead

1,150
400
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495
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 495, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples15c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R110), 15c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R110)15c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R110). Block of 16 with top part inverted imprint selvage, original gum, h.r., rich colors, light natural gum bends, top left stamp and selvage with small thin specks, Fine-Very Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded multiple, ex Cunliffe, Scott Retail as used blocks of four $1,500.00

E. 400-500
350
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496
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 496, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perforations (R112b), 25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perforations (R112b)25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perforations (R112b). Block of four, neat manuscript cancels, repaired triangular punches, thin spot at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, only five blocks of four are recorded (the largest multiples are two strips of six), ex Joyce

1,750
325
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497
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 497, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples30c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R113), 30c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R113)30c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R113). Horizontal strip of seven, detailed impressions, light cut cancels, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple, the next largest is a block of four, ex Joyce and Halstead, Scott Retail as pairs with normal cancels $1,150.00

E. 200-300
275
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498
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 498, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perforations (R115a), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perforations (R115a)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perforations (R115a). Block of four, original gum, few creases and faint thin spots, some soiling at lower right, Very Fine appearance, this is one of only two recorded blocks of four, all larger multiples are strips, ex Weill sale and Cunliffe, Scott Retail as used

2,250
1,100
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499
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 499, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples60c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R116), 60c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R116)60c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R116). Horizontal strip of four, radiant colors, light cut cancels, position 2 small pinhole, Very Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded multiple, ex Eagle, Scott Retail as two pairs with normal cancel $1,000.00

E. 200-300
600
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500
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 500, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119), $1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119). Horizontal strip of three, rich colors, neat Aug. 23, 1872 manuscript cancels, fresh and Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple and the only multiple larger than a pair, ex Cunliffe

2,200
750
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501
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 501, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples$1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121), $1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121)$1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121). Horizontal strip of three, detailed impressions, neat blue Aug. 9, 1872 double-oval datestamps, fresh and Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple and the only one larger than a pair, ex Eagle, Joyce and Halstead

2,550
1,000
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502
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 502, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples$1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122), $1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122)$1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122). Horizontal pair, unobtrusive herringbone cancels, light horizontal crease, left stamp tiny pinhole, Fine appearance, a pair is the largest recorded multiple and only four are known, Scott Retail as pair with normal cancel $1,200.00

E. 200-300
150
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503
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 503, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples$5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R127), $5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R127)$5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R127). Block of 12 with left sheet selvage, rich colors, cut cancels and blue double-oval datestamps, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine-Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple, the next largest is a block of six, ex Joyce and Halstead, Scott Retail as three blocks of four with normal cancels $1,500.00

E. 400-500
500
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504
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 504, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples$10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128), $10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128)$10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128). Block of 14 reconstructed from two strips of seven, June 26, 1872 manuscript cancels, rich colors, light creases, Very Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded multiple, the next largest is a strip of five, only one block of four is known, Scott Retail as pairs and singles $3,160.00

E. 500-750
450
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505
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 505, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129), $20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129)$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129). Horizontal strip of four, neat 1872 manuscript cancels, rich colors and detailed impressions, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple, one block of four is also known (on document, ex Tolman, realized $8,000 hammer in Siegel Sale 915), Scott Retail as pairs $5,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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506
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 506, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130), $25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130). Block of four, gorgeous colors, manuscript cancels appear to be June 20, 1862 so possibly backdated when used on an older document, bottom stamps light horizontal crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED BLOCK OF THE $25.00 SECOND ISSUE, AND IT IS THE LARGEST MULTIPLE EXTANT.

Ex Scheupbach and Himpsl. Scott Retail $4,800.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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507
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 507, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130), $25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130). Horizontal pair, deep rich colors and detailed impressions, neat manuscript cancels, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive pair, the largest recorded multiple is the block of four offered in lot 506, followed by a strip of three, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

2,400
1,600
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508
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 508, Second Issue Blocks and Largest Recorded Multiples$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131), $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131). Horizontal strip of four, rich colors and detailed impressions, Aug. 29, 1872 manuscript cancels, position 2 faint vertical crease is barely visible, Very Fine appearance, this is one of two multiples of this issue larger than a pair, the other is a reconstructed block of six, ex Weill sale and Cunliffe, Scott Retail as two pairs $6,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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