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Sale 1092 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 19-20 February, 2015

Category — Revenues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1494
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1494, Revenues3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a), 3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a)3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a). Large to huge almost perfectly balanced margins, wonderful intense color and incredibly fresh, very light oval handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. certificate

100
325
1495
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1495, Revenues50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a), 50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a). Large well-balanced margins, rich color and clear impression, neat 1863 ms. cancel, Extremely Fine

400
425
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1496
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1496, Revenues$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a), $1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a)$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a). Large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, face-free strikes of circular handstamp, Extremely Fine, desirable with the handstamp cancel

1,400
850
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1497
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1497, Revenues$2.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R81a), $2.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R81a)$2.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R81a). Fabulous large margins with outstanding color on fresh white paper, unobtrusive light ms. initials cancel, Extremely Fine, beautiful appearance

225
250
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1498
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1498, Revenues$5.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R91a), $5.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R91a)$5.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R91a). Horizontal pair, large margins to ample, rich color and detailed impression, neat Jan. 1, 1863 manuscript cancels, fresh and Very Fine

800
500
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1499
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1499, Revenues$10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a), $10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a)$10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a). Huge margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, 1863 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Scarsdale, with 2000 P.F. certificate

175
850
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1500
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1500, Revenues$10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a), $10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a)$10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, intense shade and impression, 1863 manuscript cancels, small wrinkle at lower right, Very Fine

350
140
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1501
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1501, Revenues$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a), $10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a). Large to huge margins, intense color on crisp paper, fine impression, neat ms. cancel, Extremely Fine

900
600
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1502
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1502, Revenues$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a), $50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a)$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a). Large margins all around, rich color, light 1864 manuscript cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Scarsdale, with 2000 P.F. certificate

325
550
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1503
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1503, Revenues$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a), $50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a)$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a). Large margins, deep rich color, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine

325
180
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1504
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1504, Revenues$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a). Vertical pair, large margins to clear, rich colors, neat "Stewarts Run Petroleum Co. Feb. 23, 1866" double-circle datestamps are strongly impressed causing some paper indentations, few light wrinkles and slight crease mostly between stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE PAIR OF THE $200.00 IMPERFORATE FIRST REVENUE ISSUE.

Most pairs tend to be cut in or defective. The last four-margin pair we offered was in our 2000 Zoellner sale.

7,000
2,400
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1505
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1505, Revenues$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a). Vertical strip of four, ample margins to just in, rich colors, neat 1865 manuscript cancels, some light wrinkling/creasing but in far better condition than normally seen

FINE. A RARE HALF-SHEET OF FOUR OF THE IMPERFORATE $200.00 FIRST ISSUE REVENUE.

Only three sheets of eight are recorded. This is the only multiple larger than a pair and smaller than a sheet we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Ex Griswold ("Eastern" Collection). Scott Retail as two pairs

14,000
6,000
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1506
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1506, Revenues$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c), $20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c)$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c). Vivid color, neat 1864 manuscript cancel, faint creases, single short perf at right, otherwise Very Fine

3,000
550
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1507
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1507, Revenues50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b). Bright colors, neat manuscript cancel, light horizontal crease at top, Very Fine appearance, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,250
600
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1508
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1508, Revenues$1.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R118a), $1.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R118a)$1.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R118a). Unused (no gum), rich colors, choice centering, light natural paper wrinkle at top, few small perf flaws at lower right

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 SECOND ISSUE INVERT.

From our 1980 Rarities sale. We have offered only one other in unused condition since keeping computerized records

5,000
6,000
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1509
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1509, Revenues$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119), $1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119). Attractive margins and essentially perfectly centered, strong colors and clear impression, neat 1872 ms. cancel, Extremely Fine, difficult to find this nice

600
1,000
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1510
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1510, Revenues$1.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R120), $1.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R120)$1.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R120). Perfect centering with wide margins, vivid color, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Wild Horse, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues unpriced in SMQ)

22
600
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1511
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1511, Revenues$1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121), $1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121)$1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121). Wide and balanced margins, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, barest trace of cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp and truly exceptional, ex Scarsdale and Wild Horse, with 2003 P.F. certificate

750
2,400
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1512
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1512, Revenues$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130), $25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130). Attractively centered, excellent colors and impression, neat 1872 ms. cancel, Very Fine

1,150
850
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1513
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1513, Revenues$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). Unused (no gum), bright colors, light creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE $200.00 "SMALL PERSIAN RUG" -- ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

This is the only unused example of this issue we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Ex Griswold ("Eastern" Collection)

9,000
9,500
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1514
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1514, Revenues$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). With selvage on two sides including imprint at right, rich colors, neat magenta 1872 manuscript cancel

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE $200.00 SMALL "PERSIAN RUG" ISSUE, WITH SELVAGE ON TWO SIDES AND SHOWING PART OF THE IMPRINT.

These were printed in sheets of one with selvage on all sides. Only one is known with the full imprint (offered in our 2000 Zoellner sale, realized $32,500 hammer). This is the only other with part imprint.

Ex Griswold ("Eastern" Collection). Illustrated in the Kinglsey book on p. 36.

9,000
7,500
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1515
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1515, Revenues$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133), $500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133). Choice centering, deep rich colors, neat circular cut handstamped cancel which slightly cuts thru the paper (as intended)

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 "LARGE PERSIAN RUG," WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITHOUT ANY MANUSCRIPT CANCEL.

Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census.

Kingsley Census No. 28-5. With 1975 P.F. certificate

17,500
16,000
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1516
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1516, Revenues$2.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R145), $2.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R145)$2.00 Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R145). Perfectly centered with amazingly beautiful bright frame color and strong vignette, neat 1872 ms. cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of the $2.00 Third Issue, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues unpriced in SMQ)

45
500
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1517
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1517, Revenues$2.50 Claret & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R146a), $2.50 Claret & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R146a)$2.50 Claret & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R146a). Choice centering with balanced margins, deep rich colors and detailed impressions, neat 1872 manuscript cancel, tiny negligible surface scrape at top

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $2.50 THIRD ISSUE REVENUE INVERT. ONLY FOURTEEN ARE RECORDED.

Larry Lyons in his privately published census records only fourteen copies of this invert rarity. Two are repaired and one has perfs trimmed away on two sides.

Ex Griswold ("Eastern" Collection). With copy of 1980 P.F. certificate

22,500
16,500
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1518
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1518, Revenues$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" (R694), $2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" (R694)$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" (R694). Essentially perfectly centered, natural s.e. at right as always, rich color, light handstamps and small ms. cancels, Extremely Fine

275
200
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1519
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1519, Revenues$60.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R708), $60.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R708)$60.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R708). Attractively centered with natural s.e at right as always, bright color, small "2-18-57" ms. cancel, Very Fine

350
250
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1520
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1520, Revenues80c-$800.00 Green & Black, Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942 (RE142, RE159A, RE164, RE165A, RE166, RE167A, RE167B), 80c-$800.00 Green & Black, Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942 (RE142, RE159A, RE164, RE165A, RE166, RE167A, RE167B)80c-$800.00 Green & Black, Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942 (RE142, RE159A, RE164, RE165A, RE166, RE167A, RE167B). Unused, without gum as issued, fresh and beautifully centered, Extremely Fine lot

1,575
425
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1521
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1521, Revenues$900.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942 (RE168), $900.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942 (RE168)$900.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942 (RE168). Unused, without gum as issued, perfectly centered, crisp with bright color, Extremely Fine

2,500
1,700
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1522
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1522, Revenues$4,000 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942 (RE172), $4,000 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942 (RE172)$4,000 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942 (RE172). Unused, without gum as issued, perfectly centered and extraordinarily fresh, Extremely Fine

1,000
900
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1523
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1523, Revenues$6.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942, Denomination Spelled in One Line (RE177), $6.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942, Denomination Spelled in One Line (RE177)$6.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1942, Denomination Spelled in One Line (RE177). Unused, without gum as issued, beautifully centered, fresh and Extremely Fine

700
500
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1524
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1524, Revenues, 6 7/10c-$90.00 Green and Black, Yellow Green and Black, Wine, Series of 1949-54 (RE178A, RE180A, RE182A-RE182E, RE183A, RE184A). Unused, without gum as issued, choice centering, fresh, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, three of these values were printed but not delivered to the IRS for use, many years later they came to the collector market in a sale of revenues from the Smithsonian archives

1,825
700
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1525
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1525, Revenues$30.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1949 (RE182), $30.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1949 (RE182)$30.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine, Series of 1949 (RE182). Unused, without gum as issued, vivid color, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, a beautiful and scarce example of this issue, this is the finest unused copy contained in Power Search, ex Wild Horse

2,000
800
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1526
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1526, Revenues7c on 2c Blue, Playing Cards, Surcharge Reading Down (RF8b), 7c on 2c Blue, Playing Cards, Surcharge Reading Down (RF8b)7c on 2c Blue, Playing Cards, Surcharge Reading Down (RF8b). Well-centered, small faults incl. thin and light crease, Very Fine appearance, a scarce stamp

2,250
1,500
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1527
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1527, Revenues$1.00-$100.00 1937 Marihuana Tax (RJM1-RJM4), $1.00-$100.00 1937 Marihuana Tax (RJM1-RJM4)$1.00-$100.00 1937 Marihuana Tax (RJM1-RJM4). Complete for the issue, first three Mint N.H., last unused, without gum as issued and with wide tab left (position 4 from a booklet pane of four), fresh and crisp,Fine-Very Fine

2,050
550
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1528
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Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1528, RevenuesAnglo American Drug Co., 1c Black, USIR Watermark (RS1d), Anglo American Drug Co., 1c Black, USIR Watermark (RS1d)Anglo American Drug Co., 1c Black, USIR Watermark (RS1d). Nearly full original gum, beautifully centered, fresh with sharp impression, Extremely Fine, a superb example of this first Medicine stamp, especially rare with original gum, light pencil notation on back "Eagle Sale/May 1923" referring to the Clarence Eagle collection

75
375
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1529
 
Sale Number 1092, Lot Number 1529, RevenuesMoody, Michel & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS182b), Moody, Michel & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS182b)Moody, Michel & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS182b). Choice margins all around, beautiful impression, Extremely Fine, outstanding example

200
800
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1530
 
Match and Medicine Small Collection. About 100 virtually all different, all identified by Scott Specialized catalog numbers, incredibly consistent high quality, select centering with a bare minimum of flaws, better Nos. incl. RO37a, 35a, 147a, 162d and RS209d, Very Fine-Extremely Fine lot

E. 500-750
4,250
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1531
 
U.S. Revenues Accumulation. Many hundreds of stamps in two glassine boxes neatly arranged individually on small stamp collection cards identified by Scott Specialized numbers, the large box is all Documentary Issues with some better First Issue noted as well as some better Dated Docs and Stocks, second box runs the gamut from Proprietary to Motor Vehicle, some better throughout with a few better Wines and several nice Silver Tax plus others, lots of these are lower value but the nice condition should not be overlooked, Very Fine lot, excellent material for the collector to add to his collection or for upgrades

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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1532
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$1.00, $3.00 1960 Boating Stamps (RVB1-RVB2). Four plate blocks, four blocks of four and at least 13 sets of singles with stubs, mostly Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, also incl. Nos. RW43-RW45 Mint N.H.

2,297
500
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