Sale 1092 — Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 19-20 February, 2015
Category — Revenues
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.
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
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
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)
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.
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
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