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Sale 1079 — The George A. Schwenk Collection of Newspapers & Periodicals

Sale Date — Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Category — 1895-97 Watermarked Issue Used

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2223
 
Sale Number 1079, Lot Number 2223, 1895-97 Watermarked Issue Used1c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114), 1c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114)1c Black, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114). Strip of four, strip of three, pair and two singles, with 5c Black (PR116), affixed to page from Griffin Ga. post office ledger for April 26 and 27, 1898 for the Daily News and Daily Call publications, manuscript notations specify weight for the day's publication, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, a fascinating page which clearly displays how these issues were used

E. 300-400
475
2224
 
Sale Number 1079, Lot Number 2224, 1895-97 Watermarked Issue Used2c-$10.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR115, PR117 four, PR118 two, PR119 eight, PR121 two, PR122), 2c-$10.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR115, PR117 four, PR118 two, PR119 eight, PR121 two, PR122)2c-$10.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR115, PR117 four, PR118 two, PR119 eight, PR121 two, PR122). Presence of watermark unconfirmed so catalogued as the less expensive watermarked, four pieces evidently from post office accounting book, two with manuscript cancels, one with three strikes of negative "B" handstamp, last with quartered corks, $2.00 and one $5.00 s.e. at top, Fine-Very Fine, colorful pieces worthy of exhibition

E. 300-400
550
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2225
 
Sale Number 1079, Lot Number 2225, 1895-97 Watermarked Issue Used1c-$100.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114/PR125), 1c-$100.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114/PR125)1c-$100.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR114/PR125). Seven different values incl. 1c, 2c, 10c (2), 50c (3), $2.00, $20.00 (2) and $100.00, affixed to piece of bottom of Post Office ledger page, 11 strikes of "Saint Louis Mo." oval handstamp, Fine and unusual item that paid bulk postage for 14,373 pounds of newspapers, perfect for exhibition, ex Whitpain

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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2226
 
Sale Number 1079, Lot Number 2226, 1895-97 Watermarked Issue Used$5.00 Dark Blue, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR121), $5.00 Dark Blue, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR121)$5.00 Dark Blue, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR121). Intense color on bright paper, well-balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2006 P.F. certificate

175
400
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2227
 
Sale Number 1079, Lot Number 2227, 1895-97 Watermarked Issue Used$10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122), $10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122)$10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122). Deep rich color, Jumbo margins, neat quartered cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce with such wide margins, with 2006 P.F. certificate

160
250
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2228
 
Sale Number 1079, Lot Number 2228, 1895-97 Watermarked Issue Used$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125), $100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Rich color, proof-like impression, neat oval cancel, wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

240
150
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2229
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Sale Number 1079, Lot Number 2229, 1895-97 Watermarked Issue Used$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125), $100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125)$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Block of four, purple ms. cancel, bright color, wide margins throughout, perf separations hinge reinforced, Very Fine and choice, very scarce used multiple, ex Whitpain, Scott Retail as singles

960
275
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2230
 
2c-$100.00 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR115/PR125). 67 used stamps, incl. 2c (3), 5c (2), 10c (2), 25c (7), 50c (27), $2.00 (8), $5.00 (12), $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, three $100.00, range of cancels incl. pen, "H" in circle, brushstrokes, oval town, handstamps, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine, a nice group

6,950
400
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