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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — Revenues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1339
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1339, Revenues3c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R17a), 3c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R17a)3c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R17a). Large margins all around, deep rich color, unusual slightly dry printing, neat "April" manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT IMPERFORATE PLAYING CARDS WITH LARGE MARGINS ALL AROUND. ONE OF THE RAREST FIRST ISSUE REVENUE STAMPS, ESPECIALLY IN SOUND FOUR-MARGIN CONDITION.

This issue is exceedingly difficult to find in sound condition. The majority have faults to a lesser or greater degree, or smaller margins than this example possesses.

With 1986 and 2003 P.F. certificates

40,000
15,500
1340
 
50c Foreign Exchange, Perforated (R56c). Two documents bearing matching bisects, top half cancelled by Dec. 3 manuscript on 1863 school bond, bottom half cancelled by Dec. 24 manuscript on similar document, Very Fine and very unusual

E. 300-400
650
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1341
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1341, Revenues$10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a), $10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a)$10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a). Large margins all around, intense shade and impression, unobtrusive February 21, 1863 manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE $10.00 PROBATE OF WILL IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

Evidence points to an imperforate supply of 856, as eleven sheets (792 others) were returned for perforating. They were first delivered Dec. 18, 1862, so this is an early use. It is rare with such large margins in sound condition.

Ex Floyd. With 2001 P.F. certificate

3,500
0
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1342
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1342, Revenues$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126), $3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126)$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126). Bright colors, trace of blue cancel across Washington's face (almost appears unused), Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

500
130
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1343
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1343, Revenues60c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R142), 60c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R142)60c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R142). Original gum, small h.r., vivid color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. certificate, most unused Revenue stamps have no gum and are actually used but uncancelled, the example offered here with original gum is the exception to the rule, unlisted in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

125
0
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1344
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1344, Revenues$500.00 Carmine & Lake (R180), $500.00 Carmine & Lake (R180)$500.00 Carmine & Lake (R180). Without gum as issued, serial no. 434, ample to large margins, bright colors, Very Fine, a very scarce stamp in unused condition, the only other two examples listed in Power Search realized $3,000 and $3,500 hammer

2,100
300
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1345
 
First Issue Revenues. 26 better stamps on pages, includes ten different imperfs (cat. $2,235.00), twelve different part-perfs (cat. $4,085.00) and four perforated (cat. $735.00), the imperfs are apparently all correct, however the part perfs are always questionable, generally Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail approximately

7,000
650
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1346
 
Revenues, Small Balance. Five items, with No. R13b, R45b (horizontal pair, with P.F. certificate), R62b, R71a (with P.F. certificate) and R126, each with mostly unnoticeable faults, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance

2,050
325
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1347
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1347, Revenues$500.00 Blue, Silver Tax (RG22), $500.00 Blue, Silver Tax (RG22)$500.00 Blue, Silver Tax (RG22). Serial no. 41862, rich color on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, violet handstamp cancel neatly struck at top and trace of second cancel in perfs at bottom, just the faintest trace of a natural wrinkle, Very Fine and choice

400
200
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1348
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1348, Revenues$30.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax (RG127), $30.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax (RG127)$30.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax (RG127). Serial no. 2697, without gum as issued, bright color, Very Fine

400
0
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1349
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1349, Revenues$50.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax (RG128), $50.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax (RG128)$50.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax (RG128). Serial no. 1167, without gum as issued, slight thin and tiny perf flaws bottom margin, otherwise Fine, ex Tolman

775
200
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1350
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1350, Revenues$60.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax (RG129), $60.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax (RG129)$60.00 Gray, Series 1944 Without Ovpt., Silver Tax (RG129). Serial no. 1244, without gum as issued, almost perfect centering, light stain at left, otherwise Very Fine

1,500
450
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1351
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1351, Revenues2sh6p General Issue (RM31a), 2sh6p General Issue (RM31a)2sh6p General Issue (RM31a). On piece of document, clear embossing, central silver area, note at bottom "First American stamp issued under the English stamp act of 1766", fresh and Very Fine

450
750
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