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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

Category — Third Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
509
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 509, Third Issue1c Claret & Black, Third Issue (R134), 1c Claret & Black, Third Issue (R134)1c Claret & Black, Third Issue (R134). Block of 25, cancelled by pen "*" and Sep. 5, 1872 datestamp on small piece of document from Pennsylvania Rail Road, most stamps in right two vertical rows also tied by herringbone cancel, bottom left stamp scuff at bottom, folded along a few perfs but remarkably free from the faults that can plague such a large multiple, Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple, ex Halstead, Scott Retail as blocks of four and pairs $2,055.00

E. 500-750
1,100
510
ogbl
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 510, Third Issue2c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R135), 2c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R135)2c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R135). Left imprint and plate no. 9 block of eight with both plate nos., original gum, h.r. where some perf separations sensibly reinforced at top left, bottom stamps barely hinged, Fine and rare plate block, Scott Retail $750.00 as two used blocks of four with no premium for the plate block

E. 200-300
325
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511
og
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 511, Third Issue2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a), 2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a)2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a). Large part original gum, brilliant color and perfectly aligned vignette, added perf at top left, otherwise Very Fine, reported to be the only known unused example of this stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as used

800
800
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512
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 512, Third Issue2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a), 2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a)2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a). Horizontal pair, bright colors, blue herringbone cancel and blue datestamp, fresh and Fine, ex Tolman, with 1993 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as two singles

1,600
750
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513
bl
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 513, Third Issue6c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R138), 6c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R138)6c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R138). Block of four with double vertical perforations, rich color, blue manuscript cancels, Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple with only three other blocks known, each has double perforations, ex Halstead

1,000
300
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514
ogbl
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 514, Third Issue40c Brown & Black, Third Issue (R141), 40c Brown & Black, Third Issue (R141)40c Brown & Black, Third Issue (R141). Block of ten, original gum, h.r., rich colors, few small thin spots of little consequence, bottom center stamp small piece out, otherwise Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple, the next largest is a bock of six, ex Eagle, Joyce and Halstead, Scott Retail as used blocks of four and pair $1,100.00

E. 300-400
500
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515
ogbl
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 515, Third Issue60c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R142), 60c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R142)60c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R142). Block of nine, original gum, few h.r., vibrant colors, light natural gum bend, few small thin spots, horizontal crease at center, Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded multiple, the next largest multiple is a block of four, ex Joyce and Halstead, Scott Retail as used block, pairs and single $1,475.00

E. 400-500
400
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516
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Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 516, Third Issue$2.50 Claret & Black, Third Issue (R146), $2.50 Claret & Black, Third Issue (R146)$2.50 Claret & Black, Third Issue (R146). Block of eight, rich colors, neat Feb. 1, 1872 manuscript cancels, light vertical crease affects third column, Very Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded multiple, ex Eagle and Joyce, Scott Retail as two blocks of four

850
300
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517
ogbl
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 517, Third Issue$5.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R148), $5.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R148)$5.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R148). Block of 18, original gum, few small h.r. where some perf separations sensibly reinforced, deep rich colors, with imprint and both plate numbers captured at left, top left stamp small piece out, bottom right stamp thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple, the next largest is a strip of ten, a single block of four is the only other recorded block, ex Joyce and Cunliffe, Scott Retail as used blocks of four and pair

1,800
550
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518
bl
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 518, Third Issue$10.00 Green & Black, Third Issue (R149), $10.00 Green & Black, Third Issue (R149)$10.00 Green & Black, Third Issue (R149). Block of four, deep rich colors, bold July 24, 1872 manuscript cancel, fresh and Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple, there are two blocks of four and three strips of four known, ex Eagle, Turner and Cunliffe

2,100
700
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519
og
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 519, Third Issue$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150), $20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150)$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150). Original gum, vibrant colors, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $20.00 THIRD REVENUE ISSUE.

With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as used

650
2,000
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520
bl
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 520, Third Issue$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150), $20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150)$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150). Block of four, rich colors, June 19, 1872 manuscript cancels, top stamps light horizontal crease at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE $20.00 THIRD ISSUE REVENUE STAMP, AND THE ONLY BLOCK OF FOUR IN EXISTENCE.

The Curtis census records this block of four, two strips of three and horizontal pairs as the only multiples known.

Ex Joyce and Himpsl.

5,000
3,500
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521
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 521, Third Issue$20.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R150a), $20.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R150a)$20.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R150a). Vibrant colors, detailed impressions, neat Sept. 19, 1872 manuscript cancel, traces of original gum, Very Fine and choice, ex Turner and Cunliffe

1,200
1,100
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522
 
Sale Number 1089, Lot Number 522, Third Issue$20.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R150a), $20.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R150a)$20.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R150a). Horizontal pair, Aug. 1, 1872 manuscript cancel, few perf separations sensibly reinforced, horizontal crease at top, right stamp small thin spots, still Fine and rare, this is the only recorded multiple, ex Dean and Cunliffe

2,400
1,400
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