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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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1339
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1339, Revenues6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c), 6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Unused (no gum), vibrant color, few faults including large tear at bottom right, otherwise Fine, scarce

1,750
475
1340
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1340, Revenues50c Original Process, Part Perforated (R60b), 50c Original Process, Part Perforated (R60b)50c Original Process, Part Perforated (R60b). Large imperforate margins showing portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, beautifully centered between perforated side margins, deep rich color, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, completely sound

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 50-CENT ORIGINAL PROCESS PART PERFORATED FIRST ISSUE REVENUE IS VERY RARE IN USED CONDITION.

A Power Search review reveals how elusive this stamp is in used condition, despite its very modest Scott Retail value. We have offered only two others since keeping computerized records: one in the Curtis Collection which realized $6,000 hammer and another in our recent Inman sale, which realized $6,750 hammer.

With 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90). Scott Retail (in italics, meaning trades infrequently) is woefully out of date. We have sold two examples for $6,000 and $6,750 in recent auctions

650
6,000
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1341
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1341, Revenues$1.00 Life Insurance, Imperforate (R71a), $1.00 Life Insurance, Imperforate (R71a)$1.00 Life Insurance, Imperforate (R71a). Enormous margins with portions of five adjoining stamps, deep rich color, manuscript cancel (Sep. 1863), Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of the $1.00 Life Insurance Issue and easily the finest single we have encountered, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; Revenues unpriced in SMQ)

300
600
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1342
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1342, Revenues$5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a), $5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a)$5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a). Large margins to full, bright shade, neat Nov. 16, 1863 manuscript cancel, Very Fine

800
180
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1343
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1343, Revenues$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a), $15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a). Full to mostly large margins, deep rich color, light horizontal creases and small edge tear, appears Very Fine

3,750
400
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1344
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1344, 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). Margins large to clear, deep rich colors, neat Silver Mining Co. 1869 double-circle datestamp, couple small thins and light vertical crease, Fine appearance

2,750
475
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1345
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1345, Revenues30c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R113), 30c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R113)30c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R113). Absolutely perfect centering, bright color on fresh paper, face-free blue handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a truly superb Second Issue revenue in the finest attainable condition, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues unpriced in SMQ)

160
500
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1346
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1346, Revenues$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129), $20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129)$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129). Brilliant color, 1872 manuscript cancel and unusual two-line handstamp at top from New York, partly in script, fresh and Fine

1,150
500
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1347
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1347, Revenues2c Orange & Black, Orange & Black on Green, Third Issue, Inverted Centers (R135b, R151a), 2c Orange & Black, Orange & Black on Green, Third Issue, Inverted Centers (R135b, R151a)2c Orange & Black, Orange & Black on Green, Third Issue, Inverted Centers (R135b, R151a). First with blue handstamp and herringbone cut cancels, slightly breaking the paper, Very Good, second neat manuscript cancel, thinned, otherwise Fine

1,150
325
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1348
ogbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1348, Revenues$2,500.00 Carmine, Series 1954 (R685), $2,500.00 Carmine, Series 1954 (R685)$2,500.00 Carmine, Series 1954 (R685). Complete pane of four with receipt tab at left, without gum as issued, Very Fine and choice, from the Smithsonian deaccession

1,400
300
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1348A
nh
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1348A, Revenues$2,500.00, $5,000.00 and $10,000.00 Carmine, Series 1958 (R730-R732), $2,500.00, $5,000.00 and $10,000.00 Carmine, Series 1958 (R730-R732)$2,500.00, $5,000.00 and $10,000.00 Carmine, Series 1958 (R730-R732). With complete receipt tabs at left, Mint N.H., deep rich colors, Very Fine, from the Smithsonian deaccession, Scott Retail without the tabs

725
200
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1349
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1349, Revenues$1.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB9a), $1.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB9a)$1.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB9a). Bright color, balanced side margins, manuscript cancel, thin spot and small repair top left corner, otherwise Fine

3,500
600
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1350
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1350, Revenues$5.00 Green & Black on Intermediate Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a), $5.00 Green & Black on Intermediate Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a)$5.00 Green & Black on Intermediate Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB10a). Rich color, lightened manuscript cancel, small thin spot at bottom, two small sealed tears at left, Fine appearing example of this scarce issue, the $5.00 Proprietary 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, with 2016 P.F. certificate

11,000
1,700
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1351
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 1351, Revenues$1.00 Green, Future Delivery, Overprint Reading Up, "Specimen" Ovpt. (RC10 var), $1.00 Green, Future Delivery, Overprint Reading Up, "Specimen" Ovpt. (RC10 var)$1.00 Green, Future Delivery, Overprint Reading Up, "Specimen" Ovpt. (RC10 var). Mint N.H., ovpt. handstamped vertically in black, Very Good, also including 1940 Stock Transfer, two pairs of unfinished imperforates (RD89 var), without overprint or serial number, with receipt tabs at left and sheet margins at bottom, no gum as issued, Very Fine

E. 400-500
250
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