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Sale 1139 — U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday, 9 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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
121
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 121, Revenues$1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a), $1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a)$1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a). Large to ample margins, fresh and bright color of the true imperforate, pen cancel (half of "X" -- this probably had another stamp overlapping it on document), two light strikes of embossed cancel visible only in cross-lighting, one strike caused a tiny edge tear at upper right which has been expertly sealed

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $1.90 IMPERFORATE FOREIGN EXCHANGE FIRST ISSUE REVENUE.

It is believed that of the 9,000 examples originally issued imperforate, 312 were returned for perforating. It is not known how many were used. A review using Power Search found a dozen or so unduplicated copies. No multiples are known.

12,500
2,600
122
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 122, Revenues10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R109a), 10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R109a)10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R109a). Vibrant colors, beautifully complemented by blue Sep. 1872 circular datestamp cancels, fresh and Fine, a lovely example of this Second Issue invert, ex Cunliffe

2,000
2,000
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123
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 123, Revenues50c Blue & Black, Inverted Center (R115b), 50c Blue & Black, Inverted Center (R115b)50c Blue & Black, Inverted Center (R115b). Fresh colors, light manuscript cancel, trivial corner crease, used on Nov. 1, 1871 promissory note, turned use with second promissory note dated Jan. 1872 on reverse, with 2c Second Issue (R104), note with small edge tear not affecting either stamp or any writing

FINE AND RARE USE OF THE 50-CENT SECOND ISSUE INVERT ON A TURNED PROMISSORY NOTE, WHICH WAS USED A SECOND TIME THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

Any use of Revenue inverts on original documents is desirable. This example, which was turned and used a second time with a normal stamp is particularly fascinating.

Ex Cunliffe

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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124
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 124, Revenues$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150), $20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150)$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150). Vertical pair, bright colors, May 9, 1872 manuscript cancels, fresh and Fine, scarce in sound condition

1,800
650
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125
og
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 125, Revenues$500.00 Carmine & Lake (R180), $500.00 Carmine & Lake (R180)$500.00 Carmine & Lake (R180). Without gum as issued, Serial no. 434, ample to large margins, bright colors, Very Fine, a very scarce stamp in unused condition, the only other two examples listed in Power Search realized $3,000 and $3,500 hammer

2,100
0
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126
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 126, Revenues$500.00 Carmine & Lake (R180), $500.00 Carmine & Lake (R180)$500.00 Carmine & Lake (R180). Complete vertical strip of four, Serial nos. 701-704, rich colors, signed in manuscript with neat blue handstamp cancels, light creases affect bottom two stamps, still Very Fine, a rare multiple -- especially without a cut cancel, ex Zoellner, the only other example we have encountered as a complete strip had cut cancels (ex Tolman and Curtis)

3,500
2,100
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127
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 127, Revenues1c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Inverted Center (RB1ad), 1c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Inverted Center (RB1ad)1c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Inverted Center (RB1ad). Deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, light handstamp cancel, small margin tear at bottom

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE ONE-CENT PROPRIETARY INVERT ON VIOLET PAPER. ONLY 24 EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED, MOST OF WHICH ARE FAULTY.

In his privately published census, Larry Lyons records 23 examples of this invert error, most of which have thins or creases, or are off center. We offered one additional copy in our 2006 Tolman sale, bringing the total to 24. Of these, at least sixteen have faults.

Ex Cunliffe. With 1984 P.F. certificate

5,250
1,700
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128
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 128, Revenues$5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a), $5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a)$5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a). Rich color, wide margins with all design elements well clear of perfs, neat 1878 manuscript cancel, typical small flaws including small thin spots and tiny pinhole

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE $5.00 PROPRIETARY ON VIOLET PAPER.

Examples of the $5.00 Proprietary Issue almost invariably have faults, due to the stamp's large size and the nature of its use. This example is better than many. The Kingsley book contains a table showing 2,109 stamps ordered and he records only 119 copies extant

11,000
1,600
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129
 
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 129, Revenues$5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a), $5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a)$5.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a). Rich color, centered to left but design elements intact, light manuscript cancel, typical small flaws including creases and small thin spots, Fine appearance, examples of the $5.00 Proprietary Issue almost invariably have faults, due to the stamp's large size and the nature of its use, the Kingsley book contains a table showing 2,109 stamps ordered and he records only 119 copies extant

11,000
1,300
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