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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1345
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1345, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b). Rich colors, wide margins, manuscript cancel large sealed internal tear, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,150
180
1346
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1346, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b). Fresh colors, light Jan. 31, 1872 manuscript cancel, used on Oneida County New York indenture with matching date (a land transfer for the consideration of $15.50), indenture with edge splits but intact, Fine and desirable use of the 50c Second Issue Invert on document, Scott Retail without premium for the document

1,150
900
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1347
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1347, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary$20.00, $25.00, $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129-R131), $20.00, $25.00, $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129-R131)$20.00, $25.00, $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129-R131). Each with neat manuscript cancel without cuts, $20.00 Very Good, $25.00 light horizontal crease and appears Fine, $50.00 Fine

3,650
550
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1348
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1348, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary$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, choice centering with perfs clear of design all around, neat purple July 2, 1872 manuscript cancel, light vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARING 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, most examples have faults to varying degrees. This is a very attractive example and one of only 446 issued.

With 1982 P.F. certificate

9,000
4,500
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1349
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1349, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary$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 wide margins, unobtrusive strikes of black circular datestamp cut cancels at top and bottom leave the full intricate design completely visible, light horizontal crease at top

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 "LARGE PERSIAN RUG" WITH A FACE-FREE CANCEL. 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. In addition, manuscript cancels almost always touch or obscure part of the central Washington medallion. A review of our online census records will attest to the extreme rarity of this stamp with a face-free cancel.

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 at https://siegelauctions.com/display_census.php?id=16 , contains 87.

Kingsley Census No. 28-4. From our 1986 Rarities of the World sale where acquired by the current owner. Scott Retail is for a "very fine appearing example with a light circular cut cancel or with minor flaws"

17,500
10,500
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1350
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1350, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R135b), 2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R135b)2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R135b). Wide margins, deep intense color, manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

475
350
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1351
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1351, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary50c Green & Black on Violet and Green Papers, Proprietary (RB8a, RB8b), 50c Green & Black on Violet and Green Papers, Proprietary (RB8a, RB8b)50c Green & Black on Violet and Green Papers, Proprietary (RB8a, RB8b). Both with blue Starkey & Palen handstamp cancels, May 8, 1880 and Nov. 28, 1881 respectively, RB8a with small crease and tiny corner perf thin, RB8b with light diagonal crease, Fine appearing pair with matching cancels which also nicely show the paper color differences

1,850
475
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1352
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1352, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary$1.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB9a), $1.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB9a)$1.00 Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB9a). Unused (no gum), faint crease and stained on bottom right corner, otherwise Fine example of this issue which is scarce used and very rare unused, it is also almost always encountered with faults, Scott Retail as used

3,500
700
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1353
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1353, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary$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). With top selvage, rich color, well-centered with margins that show complete design elements all around, manuscript cancel, tiny thin spot to left of Washington portrait and a hint of a corner perf crease

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE $5.00 PROPRIETARY ON VIOLET PAPER.

Examples of the $5.00 Proprietary Issue almost invariably have faults, due to the stamp's large size and the nature of its use. This example is better than most. The Kingsley book contains a table showing 2,109 stamps ordered and he records only 119 copies extant

11,000
2,400
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1354
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1354, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary$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). Rich color, centered to left but design elements intact, manuscript cancel, a few creases, one of which ends in a closed tear at left, Fine appearance, with 1972 P.F. certificate. 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 Kingsley book contains a table showing 2,109 stamps ordered and he records only 119 copies extant

11,000
1,900
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1355
ogbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1355, Revenues: Second and Third Issues, Proprietary$1,000.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax, Booklet (RG132a), $1,000.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax, Booklet (RG132a)$1,000.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax, Booklet (RG132a). Containing one pane of four $1,000.00 stamps with tabs at left, serial Nos. 3245-3248 and booklet No. 812, top stamp with trivial light creasing at far top from edge of booklet, Very Fine and rare, a mere three examples have been recorded

5,000
950
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