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Sale 1137 — The Grant Inman Collection, Part 3: First, Second and Third Issue Revenues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 5 October, 2016

Category — Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1289
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1289, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)40c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R114), 40c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R114)40c Blue & Black, Second Issue (R114). Rich colors and detailed impressions, nicely complemented by magenta 1872 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine

130
400
1290
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1290, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119), $1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119). Rich colors and detailed impressions, faint herringbone cancel does not break any paper fibers, blue oval datestamp cancel at right, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as cut cancel $160.00, Scott Retail as handstamped or manuscript cancel $700.00

E. 300-400
160
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1291
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1291, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121), $1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121)$1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121). Rich colors, blue herringbone cancel, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as cut cancel

350
300
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1292
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1292, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122), $1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122)$1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122). Brilliant colors, wide margins, unobtrusive handstamp cancel at top leaves entire design clearly visible, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Floyd and "Scarsdale", with 2001 P.F. certificate

550
850
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1293
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1293, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126), $3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126)$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126). Barely cancelled (ink spot at bottom), rich colors, small pinholes in portrait, Very Fine appearance

500
0
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1294
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1294, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128), $10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128)$10.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R128). Bright colors, wide margins, neat manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine

230
160
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1295
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1295, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129), $20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129)$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129). Crisp impressions, neat October 28, 1871 manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice, a spectacular stamp, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,150
1,100
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1296
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1296, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130), $25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130). Bright colors, detailed impressions, wide and balanced margins, 1871 manuscript cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1981 and 2003 P.F. certificates

1,100
2,100
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1297
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1297, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131), $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131). Rich colors, well-proportioned margins, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, small thin spot at top left, Extremely Fine appearance, scarce with such choice centering

1,400
400
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1298
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1298, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132), $200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132)$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132). Bright colors, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins, neat blue March 1, 1872 manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS SOUND EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

Both the Small and Large "Persian Rug" stamps were printed in sheets of one. Because of their size, the large number of perforations on each stamp, and the fact that they were used on documents which were frequently folded across the stamps, sound examples of the multicolored "Persian Rug" issues are extremely rare.

Only 446 of the small "Persian Rug" were issued. With 1992 P.F. certificate

9,000
7,000
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1299
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1299, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133), $500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133). Well-centered with sheet margins with full imprints at sides and original gum, deep rich colors and sharp proof-like impressions, two manuscript "X" cancels thru both denominations and neat "E.C. July 7, 1872" (Erastus Corning) manuscript cancel on vignette, light creases in selvage only (the stamp itself is sound)

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF FOUR REPORTED $500.00 "LARGE PERSIAN RUG" STAMPS WITH SHEET MARGINS AND IMPRINTS.

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 our expanded census, available at our website, contains 87.

The initials "E.C." on this stamp belong to Erastus Corning, from whose estate both of the Large and Small "Persian Rug" imprint examples originate. The $200.00 Small Persian Rug was sold in our Zoellner Revenue sale (Sep. 2000), where it realized $32,500 with a Scott Retail value of $5,000. According to Dr. Thomas Kingsley, the stamps were purchased by Mr. Corning's estate to pay the tax on his will, but the stamps were never attached to the will (this is why they retain their original gum).

Census No. 1-3. With 2002 P.F. certificate

17,500
35,000
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1300
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1300, Second Issue (Scott R114-R133)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133), $500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133). Rich colors, detailed impressions, unobtrusive "ARC & I Co. July 9, 1872" manuscript cancel, completely sound

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 "LARGE PERSIAN RUG", WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY.

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 our expanded census, available at our website, contains 87.

Census No. 5-2. With 1982 P.F. certificate.

17,500
13,500
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