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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

Category — Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
258
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 258, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$60.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R647), $60.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R647)$60.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R647). With full tab at left, without gum as issued, serial no. 26, choice centering, light vertical crease in tab only, the stamp is sound and Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ), Scott Retail with no premium for the tab

700
650
259
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 259, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$500.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R649), $500.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R649)$500.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R649). Without gum as issued, serial no. 1417, rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE $500.00 "SERIES 1953" ISSUE.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 2002 P.F. certificate

2,000
3,250
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260
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 260, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$1,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R650), $1,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R650)$1,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R650). Without gum as issued, serial no. 1738, rich color, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

600
450
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261
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 261, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R651), $2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R651)$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R651). Without gum as issued, serial no. 92, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; unpriced in SMQ)

2,000
1,100
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262
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 262, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R652), $5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R652)$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R652). Serial no. 65, rich color on bright paper, neat "CANCELLED OCT. 27, 1953" two-line handstamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $5,000.00 "SERIES 1953" REVENUE ISSUE CANCELLED SOLELY BY A HANDSTAMP. WE ARE AWARE OF ONLY ONE OTHER CANCELLED IN THIS MANNER. A GREAT RARITY.

This issue is almost always seen with perf initials or cut cancels. We are aware of only one other that does not have cut cancels, perf initials or staple holes (serial no. 174, ex Fleischman, perfs almost touch at top and light corner crease at top left).

Ex Lyons. With 1999 P.S.E. certificate

6,000
6,750
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263
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 263, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R653), $10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R653)$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1953" Ovpt. (R653). Serial no. 341, rich color and detailed impression, wide margins, 8/17/53 manuscript cancel with initials

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $10,000.00 "SERIES 1953" DOCUMENTARY ISSUE, CANCELLED SOLELY BY A MANUSCRIPT MARKING. A GREAT RARITY.

The higher the denomination, the more likely the stamp is to be cancelled by a device designed to prevent its reuse, such as perf initials or a cut cancel. We are aware of two others similarly cancelled -- serial nos. 339 and 340 -- which were used on the same day and bear the same signature as the example offered here. It is interesting to note that, based on the straight edges, the stamp offered here comes from a different sheet than the other two.

Ex Handy and Floyd. With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,500
3,750
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264
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 264, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1954" Ovpt. (R685), $2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1954" Ovpt. (R685)$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1954" Ovpt. (R685). Serial no. 517, radiant color on bright paper nicely complemented by purple handstamp cancel, Very Fine and choice

350
160
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265
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 265, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1954" Ovpt. (R686), $5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1954" Ovpt. (R686)$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1954" Ovpt. (R686). Serial no. 296, purple "Feb. 10, 1954" handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, ex Scott and "Scarsdale", with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,500
950
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266
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 266, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1954" Ovpt. (R687), $10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1954" Ovpt. (R687)$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1954" Ovpt. (R687). Serial no. 886, rich color, bold "CANCELLED APR. 22, 1954" handstamp

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE $10,000.00 "SERIES 1954" DOCUMENTARY ISSUE WITH A CLEAR YEARDATE CANCELLATION MATCHING THE YEAR OF ISSUE.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 2002 P.F. certificate

2,250
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267
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 267, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" Ovpt. (R694), $2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" Ovpt. (R694)$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" Ovpt. (R694). With tab at left, without gum as issued, serial no. 1856, bright shade, wide and balanced margins, two tiny staple holes at far end of tab, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail with no premium for the tab

500
160
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268
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 268, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" Ovpt. (R695), $5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" Ovpt. (R695)$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" Ovpt. (R695). Serial no. 689, deep rich color, parallel pen lines and manuscript "Paid 10/7/55" cancel with signature at bottom right, Very Fine and choice, we have offered only three sound examples since keeping computerized records

2,000
1,600
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269
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 269, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" Ovpt. (R696), $10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" Ovpt. (R696)$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1955" Ovpt. (R696). Serial no. 2120, rich color, unobtrusive purple handstamp cancels, Very Fine and choice, an attractive stamp

1,250
600
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270
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 270, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$500.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R701), $500.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R701)$500.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R701). Without gum as issued, serial no. 3104, brilliant color, wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, very few are known in unused condition, ex Curtis

1,000
650
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271
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 271, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R703), $2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R703)$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R703). Serial no. 951, rich color, detailed impression, wide and balanced margins, purple handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

750
500
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272
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 272, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R704), $5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R704)$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R704). Serial no. 467, rich color and detailed impression, well-balanced margins, neat purple handstamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Wampler and Floyd, with 1998 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,200
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273
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 273, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R705), $10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R705)$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1956" Ovpt. (R705). Serial no. 566, deep shade on bright paper, purple handstamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Cunliffe and Lyons, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

750
350
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274
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 274, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$60.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R708), $60.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R708)$60.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R708). Without gum as issued, serial no. 1763, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Schauss, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
475
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275
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 275, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R712), $2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R712)$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R712). Serial no. 30, radiant color, wide margins, bold May 20, 1957 purple handstamp cancels, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,200
750
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276
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 276, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R713), $5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R713)$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R713). Without gum as issued, serial no. 15, brilliant color, wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE $5,000.00 SERIES 1957 ISSUE.

Ex Buford and "Scarsdale". With 2002 P.F. certificate.

4,000
4,500
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277
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 277, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R714), $10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R714)$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1957" Ovpt. (R714). Serial no. 1046, well-balanced margins, purple handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine example of this high-denomination issue, ex Buford and "Scarsdale", with 2002 P.F. certificate

650
600
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278
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 278, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$50.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R716), $50.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R716)$50.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R716). Without gum as issued, serial no. 1693, radiant color wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp with great eye appeal

150
140
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279
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 279, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$60.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R717), $60.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R717)$60.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R717). Without gum as issued, serial no. 14002, choice margins and centering, Extremely Fine, ex "Wildhorse", with 2003 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ)

160
170
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280
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 280, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$100.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R718), $100.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R718)$100.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R718). Without gum as issued, serial no. 38556, wide to huge margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine, ex "Wildhorse"

175
150
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281
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Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 281, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$1,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R720), $1,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R720)$1,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R720). Without gum as issued, serial no. 1681, bright color, Extremely Fine, scarce in such choice condition, ex Curtis

1,000
2,600
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282
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 282, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R721), $2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R721)$2,500.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R721). Serial no. 509, intense shade on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, neat blue 1958 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
950
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283
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 283, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R722), $5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R722)$5,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R722). Serial no. 51, radiant color, violet "Aug. 21, 1959" handstamp cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $5,000.00 SERIES 1958 ISSUE. ONLY THREE ARE KNOWN CANCELLED SOLELY BY A HANDSTAMP.

As an indication of this issue's rarity, none was offered in the William S. Floyd sale. Previous census work has stated only nine are known in total, but we were able to locate twelve using our extensive digital library. Nine of the others have either perf or cut cancels. The example offered here, in sound condition and with just the handstamped cancel, is a true condition rarity.

Ex Buford and "Scarsdale". With 2002 P.F. certificate.

4,250
3,500
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284
 
Sale Number 1149, Lot Number 284, Red Documentary Issues: Series 1953-1958, Balance$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R723), $10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R723)$10,000.00 Carmine, "Series 1958" Ovpt. (R723). Serial no. 1036, rich color, neat "APR 16 1958" handstamp and manuscript initials, faint cut cancels, Very Fine, scarce, Scott Retail as cut cancel

2,000
1,000
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285
 
"Red" Documentary Issue Balance. Scott album pages of unused and used stamps, from R288 thru R734, including unused Nos. R288-R305, R306, R311-R328, R330, R336-R353, R361-R381, R386-R403, R406, R408, R411-R430, R433, R436-R457, R461-R479, R482, R486-R503, R505, R507-R508, R511-R528, R531, R536-R556, R558,R561-R580, R586-R612, R620-R646, R648, R654-R678, R688-RR691, R698-R699, R706-R707, R709, R711, R719, R731 with tab, used incl. Nos. R332-R333, R355, R358, R382-R383, R385, R407, R458-R460, R483-R485, R534-R535, R559-R560, R584-R585, R692-R693, R702, R710, R730, R732, all used stamps with either handstamp or manuscript cancels only, absolutely no cut or perf cancels, selected by the owner for superior condition, inevitably a very small number will have a minor imperfection but overall a Very Fine-Extremely Fine group, eleven with certificates

16,438
6,750
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