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Sale 1133 — United States and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 26-27 July, 2016

Category — First Issue Revenues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
537
E
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 537, First Issue Revenues2c Telegraph, Composite Telegraph Essay (Turner 55), 2c Telegraph, Composite Telegraph Essay (Turner 55)2c Telegraph, Composite Telegraph Essay (Turner 55). Two examples printed on India in Black and Orange, mounted in vertical format on card measuring 45 x 71mm, fresh colors

VERY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE. A UNIQUE COMPOSITE ESSAY OF THE UNISSUED 2-CENT TELEGRAPH.

Ex Joyce and Kramer. Illustrated in Kramer on page IX.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
538
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 538, First Issue Revenues1c Express, Imperforate (R1a), 1c Express, Imperforate (R1a)1c Express, Imperforate (R1a). Horizontal pair, strip of three, and strip of five, first two with ms. cancels, strip of five with embossed cancel affecting three stamps, leaving the right pair uncancelled, each with one stamp in on one side, otherwise full to large margins, a couple small flaws (strip of five with two small tears at top), Fine to mostly Very Fine appearance

950
170
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539
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Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 539, First Issue Revenues1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a), 1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a)1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a). Unused (no gum), mostly huge margins, just touching at top right, bold impression, couple creases, Fine appearance, a rare unused example, Scott Retail as used

3,500
1,000
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540
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 540, First Issue Revenues1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b), 1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b)1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b). Vertical pair, particularly wide margins, just touched at bottom, fresh color, neat "S.R. & Co." manuscript cancels typically seen on many of the 1c Playing Cards

VERY FINE. A RARE PAIR OF THE ONE-CENT PLAYING CARDS PART-PERFORATED ISSUE.

According to the Curtis census, the largest recorded multiples are a block of four, two vertical strips of three and approximately ten pairs.

4,750
1,600
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541
 
1c and 3c Telegraph Balance (R4, R19). Mounted on pages, including singles, pairs and blocks of imperforate, part-perforated and perforated, a couple proofs and a few used on documents, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
200
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542
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 542, First Issue Revenues1c Telegraph, Perforated (R4c), 1c Telegraph, Perforated (R4c)1c Telegraph, Perforated (R4c). Affixed to American Telegraph Company telegraph with manuscript May 15, 1863 cancel, Fine, illustrated on pg. 9 of United States Telegraph Stamps and Franks by Kramer, ex Kramer

E. 200-300
225
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543
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 543, First Issue Revenues2c Bank Check, Blue, Part Perforated, Double Transfer (R5b var), 2c Bank Check, Blue, Part Perforated, Double Transfer (R5b var)2c Bank Check, Blue, Part Perforated, Double Transfer (R5b var). Vertical pair, top stamp with distinct major double transfer, bright color, ms. cancel, few nibbed perfs at left, top stamp small tear at top, otherwise Fine and scarce

305
275
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544
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Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 544, First Issue Revenues2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b), 2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b)2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b). Vertical strip of three, original gum, fresh color, couple of minute marginal tears including 4mm tear in bottom stamp, some staining mainly on second stamp and margin with third stamp, otherwise Fine, an undocumented strip on http://thecurtiscollection.com which records only four other vertical strips of three, Scott Retail as used pair and single

1,150
190
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545
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Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 545, First Issue Revenues3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a), 3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a)3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), huge margins to clear at right including sheet margin at right, deep rich color, Very Fine

500
160
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546
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 546, First Issue Revenues3c Telegraph, Part Perforated (R19b), 3c Telegraph, Part Perforated (R19b)3c Telegraph, Part Perforated (R19b). Eight examples, used with 1c Telegraph, Perforated (R4c), cancelled by neat "Spencer, Vila & Co. Mar. 13, 1863" circular datestamps on Power of Attorney document, couple file folds and small faults due to placement on document, 1c with pulled corner, Fine and attractive, illustrated on pg. 12 of United States Telegraph Stamps and Franks by Kramer, ex Kramer

E. 200-300
130
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547
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 547, First Issue Revenues6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c), 6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Blue handstamp cancel, bright color, small faults but in better condition than most, Very Fine appearance

1,750
700
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548
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 548, First Issue Revenues10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b), 10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b)10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b). Vertical strip of three, deep rich color, neat manuscript cancels, Fine, an undocumented strip on http://thecurtiscollection.com which records only four other vertical strips of three, Scott Retail as pair and single

3,450
500
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549
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 549, First Issue Revenues$2.00 Conveyance, Perforated, Half Used as $1.00 (R81e), $2.00 Conveyance, Perforated, Half Used as $1.00 (R81e)$2.00 Conveyance, Perforated, Half Used as $1.00 (R81e). Right half on complete guardian bond (folded), both stamp and document signed and dated Nov. 20, 1865, Very Fine and scarce

600
650
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550
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 550, First Issue Revenues$2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a), $2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a)$2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a). Large to huge margins including small portions of the adjoining stamps at bottom and left, rich color and a crisp impression, 1866 ms. cancel, small thin, Very Fine appearance, a scarce Revenue stamp

7,750
2,100
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551
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 551, First Issue Revenues$2.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R84a), $2.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R84a)$2.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R84a). Three huge margins, perfect strike of blue "J.P. Morgan & Co., Sep 18, 1863" circular datestamp cancel, tiny pinhole and trivial corner crease at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.50 INLAND EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE CANCELLED SOLELY BY A HANDSTAMP.

Scott Retail with no premium for the handstamp cancel.

10,000
5,500
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552
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 552, First Issue Revenues$10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a), $10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a)$10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a). Large to huge margins, deep intense color, light 1864 ms. cancel, mild horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance

900
300
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553
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 553, First Issue Revenues$10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a), $10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a)$10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a). Large to full margins, intense color, neat manuscript cancel, tiny corner margin scissors-cut at top right, Very Fine, evidence points to an imperforate supply of 856, as 792 others (11 sheets) were returned for perforating

3,500
600
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554
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 554, First Issue Revenues$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a), $15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a). Ample to full margins, rich color, ms. cancel, a Very Fine example of this scarce revenue, with 2010 P.F. certificate

3,750
750
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555
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 555, First Issue Revenues$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a), $20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a)$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a). Brilliant color, large margins at sides, ample to clear at top and bottom, neat 1864 manuscript cancel, faint horizontal bends near top, Fine

3,500
500
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556
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 556, First Issue Revenues$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c), $20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c)$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c). Neat 1865 circular datestamps of Frendricks & Co., attractive color, Fine

3,000
425
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557
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 557, First Issue Revenues$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a), $25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a)$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a). Large margins, bright color, neat 1863 circular datestamp, a Very Fine example of this scarce stamp

2,700
2,300
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558
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 558, First Issue Revenues$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a), $25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a)$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a). Large margins, intense color and impression, 1865 ms. cancel, thins, Very Fine appearance

2,700
400
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559
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 559, First Issue Revenues$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a), $25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a)$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a). Large margins to full, neatly struck Jun. 9, 1865 double-circle datestamp, few margin nicks and small filled thin at top, Very Fine appearance

2,700
275
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560
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 560, First Issue Revenues$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a), $25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a)$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a). Large margins all around, fresh color, light 1865 ms. cancel, a few tiny pinholes, Very Fine and choice appearance

2,750
500
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561
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 561, First Issue Revenues$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Deep colors, neat circular datestamp cancel, faint vertical crease, Fine appearance

950
450
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562
 
Sale Number 1133, Lot Number 562, First Issue Revenues$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Well-centered, rich color, ms. cancel, vertical crease, Very Fine appearance

950
425
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