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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Revenues, Wine Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1352, Revenues, Wine Stamps$100.00 Green, 1916 Issue, Wine (RE59), $100.00 Green, 1916 Issue, Wine (RE59)$100.00 Green, 1916 Issue, Wine (RE59). Without gum as issued, large margins, fresh and Very Fine

325
300
1353
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1353, Revenues, Wine Stamps$20.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107A), $20.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107A)$20.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107A). Serial no. 99986, handstamp cancels, numerous staple holes and minor tears, well-centered, a scarce example of the $20.00 1934 Wine stamp, ex Tolman

1,800
1,200
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1354
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1354, Revenues, Wine Stamps$40.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107B), $40.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107B)$40.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107B). Serial no. 18072, violet "Lombardi Wines Dec. 11, 1940" handstamp cancel and a few staple holes as usual, perfs trimmed at left, light vertical crease between stamps, scoring lines at upper right, small toned spot

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1934 $40.00 WINE WITH FULL TABLET. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

The high-denomination wine stamps came into use when the law was changed, allowing revenue stamps to be affixed to the case rather than each individual bottle. They were issued in booklet form, perforated only at left. The first series (Scott RE56-RE59) was used prior to Prohibition and on religious and medicinal wine during Prohibition. They were reprinted in 1934 after Prohibition (Scott RE107A-RE107D). These reprints are considerably scarcer than their earlier counterparts. Perhaps a dozen or so are known of this denomination, and virtually all have faults. This example, without repairs, is very desirable and is only the third we have offered since keeping computerized records

9,000
5,250
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1355
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1355, Revenues, Wine Stamps$50.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107C), $50.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107C)$50.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107C). Serial no. 19561, purple "Quality Fruit Wine Corp. Brooklyn N.Y. Dec. 24, 1941" cancel repeatedly struck, bright color, exceptional centering, light horizontal crease between stamps as usual, tiny filled hole in right margin

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A FRESH AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1934 $50.00 WINE STAMP.

The high-denomination wine stamps came into use when the law was changed, allowing revenue stamps to be affixed to the case rather than each individual bottle. They were issued in booklet form, perforated only at left. The first series (Scott RE56-RE59) was used prior to Prohibition and on religious and medicinal wine during Prohibition. They were reprinted in 1934 after Prohibition (Scott RE107A-RE107D). These reprints are considerably scarcer than their earlier counterparts. Perhaps a dozen or so are known of this denomination, and virtually all have faults.

5,000
2,800
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1356
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1356, Revenues, Wine Stamps$100.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107D), $100.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107D)$100.00 Yellow Green, 1934 Issue, Wine (RE107D). Serial no. 115417, attractive color, neat purple handstamp cancel, some slight wrinkling and tiny nick at top edge, Very Fine appearance

500
225
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1357
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1357, Revenues, Wine Stamps28c Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE132), 28c Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE132)28c Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE132). Bright color, light strike of violet cancel, tiny internal wrinkle, Very Fine and scarce, ex Tolman

2,500
1,300
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1358
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1358, Revenues, Wine Stamps80c-$200.00 Green & Black, Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE142, RE148, RE156, RE158, RE163-165), 80c-$200.00 Green & Black, Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE142, RE148, RE156, RE158, RE163-165)80c-$200.00 Green & Black, Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE142, RE148, RE156, RE158, RE163-165). Without gum as issued, fresh and Very Fine

1,565
275
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1359
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1359, Revenues, Wine Stamps80c Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE142), 80c Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE142)80c Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE142). Without gum as issued, rich color, large margins, Very Fine and choice

350
0
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1360
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1360, Revenues, Wine Stamps$100.00 Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE164), $100.00 Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE164)$100.00 Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE164). Without gum as issued, rich color, balanced margins, Extremely Fine

375
110
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1361
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1361, Revenues, Wine Stamps$400.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE165B), $400.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE165B)$400.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE165B). Without gum as issued, rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. THE $400.00 SERIES OF 1942 WINE IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL WINE STAMPS AND AN IMPORTANT KEY TO A COMPLETE COLLECTION.

Only four used examples of this rarity are recorded. The six known unused examples were offered as part of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum deaccession in 2005

8,000
6,250
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1362
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1362, Revenues, Wine Stamps$900.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE168), $900.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE168)$900.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE168). Without gum as issued, perfectly centered, bright color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine

2,500
1,500
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1363
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1363, Revenues, Wine Stamps$2,000.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE170), $2,000.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE170)$2,000.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE170). Without gum as issued, bright color

VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE $2,000.00 1942 ISSUE WINE STAMP.

From the Smithsonian National Postal Museum deaccession, which is the only source of unused examples, and ex "Scarsdale". With 2005 P.F. certificate.

4,000
3,250
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1364, Revenues, Wine Stamps$4,000 Yellow Green & Black, Series of 1942, Wine (RE172), $4,000 Yellow Green & Black, Series of 1942, Wine (RE172)$4,000 Yellow Green & Black, Series of 1942, Wine (RE172). Without gum as issued, perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum deaccession where 22 singles and the unique block were offered

1,000
450
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1365
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1365, Revenues, Wine Stamps$4.00 Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE175), $4.00 Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE175)$4.00 Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE175). Without gum as issued, rich color, wide margins, Extremely Fine, from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum deaccession, which is the only source of the 25 known unused copies

1,000
800
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1366
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1366, Revenues, Wine Stamps$6.00 Yellow Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE177), $6.00 Yellow Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE177)$6.00 Yellow Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE177). Without gum as issued, well-centered, fresh and Extremely Fine

700
550
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1367, Revenues, Wine Stamps$8.00 Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE179), $8.00 Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE179)$8.00 Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE179). Without gum as issued, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, scarce in unused condition

1,250
275
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1368, Revenues, Wine Stamps$30.00 Yellow Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE182), $30.00 Yellow Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE182)$30.00 Yellow Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE182). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine and choice, one of the key Wine stamp rarities

2,000
850
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1369, Revenues, Wine Stamps$1.88-3/10c Green & Black, 1951 Issue, Wine (RE197), $1.88-3/10c Green & Black, 1951 Issue, Wine (RE197)$1.88-3/10c Green & Black, 1951 Issue, Wine (RE197). Without gum as issued, rich color, fresh, and Very Fine and choice

250
80
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1370
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1370, Revenues, Wine Stamps$1.60-4/5 Yellow Green & Black, 1951 Issue, Wine, Second Line of Letters Smaller (RE198a), $1.60-4/5 Yellow Green & Black, 1951 Issue, Wine, Second Line of Letters Smaller (RE198a)$1.60-4/5 Yellow Green & Black, 1951 Issue, Wine, Second Line of Letters Smaller (RE198a). Bright color, lightly cancelled, some slight wrinkling, small toned spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE WINE STAMP VARIETY.

Only one unused and four used examples are recorded.

Ex Tolman

5,000
3,250
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1371
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1371, Revenues, Wine Stamps$9.60 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE204), $9.60 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE204)$9.60 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE204). Without gum as issued, rich color, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $9.60 WINE ISSUE, SCOTT RE204.

From the Smithsonian National Postal Museum deaccession, which is the only source of unused examples. We have offered two other unused examples (from the "Scarsdale" and Schauss collections) and this has the widest margins of the three

5,000
2,300
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1372
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1372, Revenues, Wine Stamps1866, 12-1/2c-$1.00 -1/8bbl.-1bbl. Black Defaced Die Proofs for Counterfeit Detection, 1866, 12-1/2c-$1.00 -1/8bbl.-1bbl. Black Defaced Die Proofs for Counterfeit Detection1866, 12-1/2c-$1.00 -1/8bbl.-1bbl. Black Defaced Die Proofs for Counterfeit Detection. Four values, incl. singles on separate cards and the four values on two cards, from Nehemiah G. Ordway's book American Bond Detector published in 1869, scarce "pie cut" defaced proofs of 1866 Beer Stamps, ex Tolman

E. 400-500
225
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