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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1270
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1270, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a), 1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a)1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a). Large margins all around, fresh and bright color, beautiful bold strike of "B.T. Babbitt Mar. 5, 1863" handstamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND OUTSTANDING HANDSTAMP-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT PLAYING CARDS ISSUE. VERY RARE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION AND WITHOUT A MANUSCRIPT CANCEL.

The company that used this stamp was founded by businessman and inventor Benjamin T. Babbitt, widely known for his "Babbitt's Best Soap". He was famous for his innovative advertising, was a friend of P. T. Barnum and became a household name in the mid to late 1800's.

Ex Albert. With 1983 P.F. certificate

3,500
8,000
1271
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1271, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a), 1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a)1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a). Large even margins all around, radiant color, neat April 28, 1867 manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT PLAYING CARDS FIRST ISSUE.

Ex "Scarsdale". With 2001 P.F. certificate

3,500
5,500
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1272
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1272, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b), 1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b)1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b). Wide margins, brilliant color, neat manuscript cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE PART-PERFORATED ONE-CENT PLAYING CARDS FIRST ISSUE.

This is a surprisingly difficult issue to obtain in sound condition and with such wide margins. Ex Handy, Floyd and "Scarsdale". With 1985 and 2001 P.F. certificates

2,250
0
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1273
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1273, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)1c Proprietary, Imperforate (R3a), 1c Proprietary, Imperforate (R3a)1c Proprietary, Imperforate (R3a). Unused (no gum), brilliant color, large even margins all around, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

1,250
0
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1274
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1274, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4a), 1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4a)1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4a). Large even margins, brilliant color, neat manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce in such choice condition, ex Kingsley

800
700
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1275
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1275, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4), 1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4)1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4). Large to full margins, rich color, neat 1864 manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice

800
0
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1276
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1276, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4), 1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4)1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4). Large margins, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, attractive color, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 P.F. certificate

800
275
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1277
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1277, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)2c Playing Cards, Blue, Part Perforated (R11b), 2c Playing Cards, Blue, Part Perforated (R11b)2c Playing Cards, Blue, Part Perforated (R11b). Incredibly well-centered with exceptionally wide imperforate margins top and bottom, rich color, 1865 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, ex Tolman and "Wildhorse", with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

325
700
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1278
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1278, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b), 2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b)2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, ex DePriest, with 1999 P.F. certificate as used, we see no evidence of a cancel, Scott Retail as used

350
170
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1279
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1279, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b), 2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b)2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b). Well-centered, dark color, neat manuscript cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine

350
500
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1280
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1280, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b), 2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b)2c Proprietary, Blue, Part Perforated (R13b). Choice centering, lovely rich color, light 1864 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

350
350
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1281
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1281, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c), 4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c). Well-proportioned margins, brilliant color, manuscript "X" cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex "Scarsdale", with 2001 P.F. certificate

800
650
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1282
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1282, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)5c Certificate, Imperforate (R24a), 5c Certificate, Imperforate (R24a)5c Certificate, Imperforate (R24a). Block of six, large margins all around, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, a particularly handsome block, ex "Cathedral" Collection, with 2007 P.F. certificate, catalogued as a block of four and a pair

285
140
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1283
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1283, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a), 10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a)10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a). Large margins all around, fresh color, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Wildhorse", with 2014 P.F. certificate

400
325
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1284
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1284, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a), 10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a)10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a). Large to full margins, deep rich color, neat May 27, 1863 manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.F. certificate

400
0
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1285
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1285, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a), 10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a)10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a). Large even margins, neat 1863 magenta manuscript cancel, rich color, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great eye appeal

500
325
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1286
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1286, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a), 10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a). Large to huge margins, pretty shade on crisp paper, unobtrusive Nov. 19, 1864 manuscript cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, ex "Scarsdale", with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,100
750
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1287
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1287, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a), 10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a). Large margins to full, bright color, neat manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice, an attractive stamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,100
550
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1288
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1288, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)20c Foreign Exchange, Perforated (R41c), 20c Foreign Exchange, Perforated (R41c)20c Foreign Exchange, Perforated (R41c). Perfectly centered, extraordinarily wide margins, fresh color, portion of 1864 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1999 P.F. certificate for a pair (this the top stamp)

80
300
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1289
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1289, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)20c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated (R42b), 20c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated (R42b)20c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated (R42b). Block of four, large margins including part of adjoining stamps at top, bright shade, 1864 manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce block, ex Kingsley, only five blocks of four are recorded by Curtis

300
550
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1290
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1290, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)25c Bond, Imperforate (R43a), 25c Bond, Imperforate (R43a)25c Bond, Imperforate (R43a). Huge margins including top sheet margin, rich color, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Tolman

300
160
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1291
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1291, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)25c Life Insurance, Part Perforated (R47b), 25c Life Insurance, Part Perforated (R47b)25c Life Insurance, Part Perforated (R47b). Beautiful centering with wide margins, rich color, detailed impression, manuscript "#" cancel, Extremely Fine, ex "Scarsdale", with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,000
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1292
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1292, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)25c Protest, Part Perforated (R49b), 25c Protest, Part Perforated (R49b)25c Protest, Part Perforated (R49b). Bright color, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex "Wildhorse", with 2014 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,900
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1293
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1293, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)25c Protest, Part Perforated (R49b), 25c Protest, Part Perforated (R49b)25c Protest, Part Perforated (R49b). Large margins, rich color, neat manuscript cancel at right, Extremely Fine, ex DePriest, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,100
1,100
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1294
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1294, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)25c Warehouse Receipt, Part Perforated (R50b), 25c Warehouse Receipt, Part Perforated (R50b)25c Warehouse Receipt, Part Perforated (R50b). Wide margins, detailed impression, neat manuscript cancel, small natural paper wrinkle in bottom margin, Very Fine

1,200
600
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1295
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1295, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)25c Warehouse Receipt, Part Perforated (R50b), 25c Warehouse Receipt, Part Perforated (R50b)25c Warehouse Receipt, Part Perforated (R50b). Cancelled by June 10, 1863 manuscript cancel on Jefferson Gold and Silver Mining Company stock certificate, light folds well away from stamp, Very Fine, attractive use on document, Scott Retail as used

1,200
650
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1296
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1296, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)40c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R53a), 40c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R53a)40c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R53a). Large margins to ample at right, deep rich color and proof-like impression, neat manuscript cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT INLAND EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

Almost every example of this First Issue rarity we have offered has had a document crease or margins close or cutting in on at least one side.

Ex Lyons. With 2000 P.F. certificate

2,500
4,500
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1297
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1297, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)50c Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R61a), 50c Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R61a)50c Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R61a). Large and balanced margins all around, rich color, cancelled solely by double-circle datestamp which leaves the entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Revenues are unpriced in SMQ)

140
600
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1298
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1298, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a), 50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a). Large margins, bright color, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex DePriest, with 2001 P.F. certificate

400
180
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1299
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1299, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)60c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R64a), 60c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R64a)60c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R64a). Huge margins, vibrant color, 1863 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem

110
225
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1300
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1300, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a), 70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a). Large margins all around, neat manuscript cancel, marvelous intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

725
375
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1301
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1301, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a), 70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a). Large even margins, deep rich color, neat 1864 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kingsley

725
650
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1302
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1302, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a), 70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a). Full to large margins all around, rich color, neat Apr. 19, 1864 two-line handstamp cancel, sealed edge tear at right, appears Extremely Fine

725
160
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1303
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1303, Revenues: First Issue (R1-R74)$1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a), $1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a)$1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a). Large margins all around, radiant color, neat face-free strikes of July 1866 double-circle datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, especially desirable with the handstamp cancel, with 2009 P.F. certificate

350
500
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