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Sale 1149 — The Grant Inman Collection, Part 4: Proprietary and Other Revenue Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

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Category — Proprietary - Violet and Green Papers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
286
ng
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 286, Proprietary - Violet and Green Papers10c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB7a), 10c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB7a)10c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB7a). Unused (no gum), rich colors, wide margins, Extremely Fine, rare in unused condition, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ), Scott Retail as used

300
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287
og
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 287, Proprietary - Violet and Green Papers50c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB8a), 50c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB8a)50c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB8a). Original gum, fresh and bright color, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, from the Weill sale and ex Kingsley, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as used

1,000
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288
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 288, Proprietary - Violet and Green Papers$1.00 Green & Black on Violet, Proprietary (RB9a), $1.00 Green & Black on Violet, Proprietary (RB9a)$1.00 Green & Black on Violet, Proprietary (RB9a). Almost perfectly centered, sharp proof-like impressions, neat magenta ms. cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE $1.00 PROPRIETARY ISSUE ON VIOLET PAPER.

Due to its size, this issue is usually found with faults. This sound example with choice centering is a true condition rarity.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

3,500
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289
og
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 289, Proprietary - Violet and Green Papers$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). Original gum, deep rich colors and detailed impressions, choice centering, tiny corner crease at bottom left is of little consequence

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $5.00 PROPRIETARY ON VIOLET PAPER. A GREAT CONDITION RARITY FOR THE ISSUE.

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 example offered here, with full original gum and with only a tiny negligible corner crease, is probably the finest extant.

With 2002 P.F. certificate. Unpriced in Scott as unused. Scott Retail as used.

11,000
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290
ng
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 290, Proprietary - Violet and Green Papers5c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB5b), 5c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB5b)5c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB5b). Unused (no gum), rich colors, Very Fine and choice, rare in unused condition, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as used

250
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291
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 291, Proprietary - Violet and Green Papers50c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB8b), 50c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB8b)50c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB8b). Rich colors, neat blue Sep. 27, 1882 handstamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine, rare in sound condition, ex Zoellner, with 1990 P.F. certificate

850
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292
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 292, Proprietary - Violet and Green Papers$1.00 Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB9b), $1.00 Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB9b)$1.00 Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB9b). Disturbed original gum, deep rich colors, light natural gum bend above Washington's head

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE ONLY KNOWN ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 PROPRIETARY ISSUE ON GREEN PAPER. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF REVENUE COLLECTING.

Larry Lyons lists seven used examples in his census. The example offered here was not included in his census. This is the only unused example, and one of only two sound copies in existence.

With 1996 P.S.E. and 2005 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as used $10,000.00 is not relevant -- this stamp realized $32,500 hammer in our Sale 902 in 2005.

E. 15,000-20,000
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293
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 293, Proprietary - Violet and Green Papers$5.00 Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB10b), $5.00 Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB10b)$5.00 Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB10b). Well-centered, deep rich color on unmistakably green paper, neat "PH #1 July 9/79" manuscript cancellation and also signed, negligible thin spot at top center is barely visible except in fluid

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS BY FAR THE FINEST OF THE THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE $5.00 PROPRIETARY ON GREEN PAPER. ONLY FIFTY $5.00 STAMPS WERE EVER ISSUED ON GREEN PAPER. A WORLD-CLASS RARITY.

In his privately published census, Larry Lyons records only two certified examples of the $5.00 Proprietary on Green paper. The stamp offered here is a third certified copy, which may have been overlooked by Mr. Lyons as it was submitted to The Philatelic Foundation as a variety. Both of the other known copies of this stamp are repaired, and one is reperforated. This is the first we have offered since our 2000 Zoellner sale, when we last offered this copy.

Ex Joyce and Zoellner. With 1991 P.F. certificate.

85,000
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