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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 Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1301
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1301, Second Issue Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)1c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R103a), 1c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R103a)1c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R103a). Deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, manuscript cancel removed at top (appears unused and has not affected color), otherwise Fine and attractive, ex Floyd, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,600
800
1302
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1302, Second Issue Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)2c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R104a), 2c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R104a)2c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R104a). Choice centering, rich colors and detailed impressions, neat "12/27/1871" manuscript cancel, trivial corner perf crease at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.

The Joyce, Zoellner and Tolman stamps are consecutively dated in manuscript by the same user (12/27/1871, 1/2/1872 and 1/4/1872, respectively).

Ex Joyce. With 1991 P.F. certificate

5,000
7,000
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1303
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Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1303, Second Issue Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)5c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R107a), 5c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R107a)5c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R107a). Unused (no gum), gorgeous rich colors and detailed impressions, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAY WELL BE THE ONLY UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THIS ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. IT IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. A PHENOMENAL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT, THIS RANKS AMONG THE FINEST IN TERMS OF CONDITION OF ANY INVERT.

A Power Search review and a search of older auction catalogs reveals just how rare this invert is in sound condition. Most are off-center or have faults. The stamp offered here, in unused condition and with perfect centering, is truly remarkable.

Ex Zoellner. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Unpriced in Scott as unused. Scott Retail for used

4,000
10,500
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Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1304, Second Issue Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R109a), 10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R109a)10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R109a). Unused (no gum), well-centered, fresh color and detailed impressions

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.

We have offered only three unused examples since keeping computerized records.

With 1953 A.P.S. and 2000 P.F. certificates. Scott does not price this stamp as unused. Scott Retail as used

2,000
3,000
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Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1305, Second Issue Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)20c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R111a), 20c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R111a)20c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R111a). Unused (no gum), deep rich color and clear impressions, centering is typical for all known copies of this invert, small natural pre-printing paper fold at bottom right

FINE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 20-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. VERY FEW ARE RECORDED AND ONLY TWO ARE KNOWN IN SOUND CONDITION.

In his privately published census of Scott R111a, Larry Lyons notes thirteen singles and a pair. There exist a couple more outside of that census. Of these, only one single and one stamp in the pair are sound; seven have herringbone cut cancellations and the others are faulty. The stamp offered here is one of the finest extant.

Ex Lyons and Zoellner. With 1992 P.S.E. and 2000 P.F. certificates. Unlisted in Scott in unused condition. Scott Retail as used.

7,000
5,250
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1306
og
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1306, Second Issue Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R112a), 25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R112a)25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R112a). Large part original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impressions, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. EASILY THE FINEST OF THE SIXTEEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 25-CENT SECOND ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND UNCANCELLED EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE.

In his privately published census, Larry Lyons records sixteen examples of the 25c Second Issue Invert. Three are unused, including one with perfs touching the design and one with thin spots. Of the sixteen in existence, ten have faults, one is noted as having a herringbone cancellation, and three have no notes as to condition (our records note that at least one is faulty). This leaves only two confirmed sound examples.

Ex Zoellner. With 1984 P.F. certificate. Unlisted in Scott as unused. Scott Retail as used

13,000
14,000
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Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1307, Second Issue Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b). Traces of original gum, rich colors, choice centering

VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT SECOND REVENUE ISSUE INVERT.

We have offered only three other unused examples since keeping computerized records. The online records of The Philatelic Foundation contain only two.

With 1992 and 2002 P.F. certificates. Unlisted in Scott as unused. Scott Retail as used.

1,150
2,000
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1308
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1308, Second Issue Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)70c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R117a), 70c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R117a)70c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R117a). Rich colors, choice centering with well-balanced margins, unobtrusive herringbone and circular cut cancels, central thin from removal from document, Extremely Fine appearance, a stamp with great visual appeal, only 27 are recorded, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as cut cancel

1,250
2,200
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1309
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1309, Second Issue Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)$1.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R118a), $1.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R118a)$1.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R118a). Fresh and bright colors, neat "Aug 8th, 1872" manuscript cancellation leaves vignette clearly visible, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $1.00 SECOND REVENUE ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.

A review using Power Search shows that most examples of this invert are either off-center or have small faults. The example offered here is a condition rarity.

Ex Zoellner. With 1987 P.F. certificate

5,000
8,000
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1310
 
Sale Number 1137, Lot Number 1310, Second Issue Inverts (Scott R103a-R127a, Second Issue Balance)$5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R127a), $5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R127a)$5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Inverted Center (R127a). Brilliant color, neat "W.R.M. 3d July 1871" manuscript cancel, well-centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 SECOND ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER. THIS IS THE HIGHEST DENOMINATION OF ANY UNITED STATES INVERT, AND IT IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SOUND CONDITION WITH NICE CENTERING.

Ex Zoellner. With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,000
3,250
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1311
 
Second Issue Balance. 21 stamps on Scott album pages, including Nos. R103-R118, R120, R123-R125 and R127, several unused including Nos. R107, R110-R112, R114-R115, R117-R118, R120, R124 and R127, No. R116 with blue circular datestamp (centered to bottom), three or four with small faults, overall Very Fine and definitely a desirable group, Scott Retail as all used

1,072
750
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