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Sale 1162 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 July, 2017

Category — Revenues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
795
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 795, Revenues50c Lease, Part Perforated (R57b), 50c Lease, Part Perforated (R57b)50c Lease, Part Perforated (R57b). Vertical strip of four, neat manuscript cancels, second stamp with heavy crease ending in tear, Fine appearance, according to the Curtis Census this is the largest known strip with only two larger blocks (of six) recorded, Scott Retail as two pairs

1,200
0
796
TC
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 796, Revenues2c Pale Blue & Black, Plate Proof on Bond (R104TC5), 2c Pale Blue & Black, Plate Proof on Bond (R104TC5)2c Pale Blue & Black, Plate Proof on Bond (R104TC5). Top right corner block of 24, huge to large margins all around, rich colors, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,440
225
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797
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 797, Revenues50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115b). Attractive centering, neat Mar. 9, 1872 manuscript cancel, rich colors, horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance

1,150
400
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798
P
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 798, Revenues$200.00 Blue, Black & Red, Small Persian Rug, Plate Proof on India (R132P3), $200.00 Blue, Black & Red, Small Persian Rug, Plate Proof on India (R132P3)$200.00 Blue, Black & Red, Small Persian Rug, Plate Proof on India (R132P3). Large to ample margins, brilliant colors, minute thin speck in the bottom left margin, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare Revenue proof, last offered in our 1996 Rarities sale

2,500
2,200
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799
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 799, Revenues2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a), 2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a)2c Vermilion & Black, Third Issue (R135a). Manuscript cancel and affixed to green Dec. 12, 1872 National Bank of Genesee N.Y. check, some minor gum staining on perfs not mentioned on accompanying certificate, lifted and replaced, Fine and rare example of this color error used on a check, with 2012 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as used (unpriced on document)

800
160
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800
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 800, Revenues$1.00-$50.00 1898 Commerce Issue (R173-R178), $1.00-$50.00 1898 Commerce Issue (R173-R178)$1.00-$50.00 1898 Commerce Issue (R173-R178). Exceptional use of the complete series of the 1898 Commerce Issue, along with Battleship Issue Nos. R167 and R172, 83 stamps in all including four of $50.00 and five of $30.00, others in quantities up to 29 for the $5.00, handstamp and manuscript cancels (uncut) on large sheet tipped to an 1899 "The Securities Company" consol note with illustration of dog in front of a courthouse, the stamps pay a total tax of $762.85, about one-half creased due to document folds and some other small flaws to be expected on a document of this nature, Fine-Very Fine, a fantastic and rare showpiece, ex Joyce

E. 750-1,000
800
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801
E
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 801, Revenues$500.00 Blue, Series of 1914, Large Die Essay (R249E; Turner 150-B), $500.00 Blue, Series of 1914, Large Die Essay (R249E; Turner 150-B)$500.00 Blue, Series of 1914, Large Die Essay (R249E; Turner 150-B). Die sunk on card measuring 130 x 201mm, design missing scroll shading and numeral omitted, reverse with "840580" serial number and dated Jun. 12, 1917, Very Fine and rare

E. 1,000-1,500
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802
ogbl
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 802, Revenues$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
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803
ogbl
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 803, Revenues30c Maryland (RM362), 30c Maryland (RM362)30c Maryland (RM362). Unused complete sheet of four on thin bank note paper with silk threads, light horizontal fold between stamps, usual edge faults associated with these fragile papers, fresh and Very Fine, an exceedingly rare complete sheet, Power Search lists only one other example which was offered in our sale of the Tolman collection in 2000, the issuance of this revenue stamp by Maryland, in an effort to tax the Second Bank of the United States, was one of the actions that lead to the landmark 1819 Supreme Court Case McCullough vs. Maryland, accompanied by a 1988 article from the American Revenuer

2,500
850
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804
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 804, Revenues1898 Spanish-American War Revenues on Train Tickets, 1898 Spanish-American War Revenues on Train Tickets1898 Spanish-American War Revenues on Train Tickets. Seven items, including Nos. RN-X4a, RN-X5b and RN-X7f on used partial Pullman tickets, RN-X7f showing nearly the complete 2c design on a two-part ticket, others are 1c "I.R." ovpts. or 1c Battleships on tickets including parlor cars, some minor flaws or soiling, Fine group

E. 300-400
1,300
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805
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 805, RevenuesJuly 1, 1898 First Day of Issue, Spanish-American War Revenues on Documents, July 1, 1898 First Day of Issue, Spanish-American War Revenues on DocumentsJuly 1, 1898 First Day of Issue, Spanish-American War Revenues on Documents. Approximately 20 documents mostly mounted on exhibit pages, nearly all are dated July 1, 1898 with handstamps or in manuscript, issues include 1c-2c "I.R." overprints as well as Battleships, documents include a number of bank checks, also drafts, promissory notes, a deed and indenture, one particularly interesting use with 30 50c Battleships with 5c and 25c Battleships on a promissory note dated July 1 and canceled on July 2, six 25c Battleships on an indenture dated July 1, two illegal uses of 2c Bureau issue (only Documentary revenue issues were valid), also a check signed by Robert E. Peary of North Pole fame, Very Fine and fascinating group of First Day uses, the War Revenue Act went into effect on July 1, 1898, while supplies of the stamps were available throughout the country, First Day uses are scarce, this represents an unusual opportunity for study

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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806
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 806, Revenues2c Orange (RN-X7), 2c Orange (RN-X7)2c Orange (RN-X7). On undated American Express Company Money Order from Princeton Wis. for the amount of 1c, remitter and payee the same individual and hasn't been cashed, minor creasing as usually seen, Fine and rare, only three revenue stamped paper money orders have been recorded, one other American Express and an Adams Express

E. 500-750
850
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807
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 807, Revenues2c Orange, Double Impression (RN-X7e), 2c Orange, Double Impression (RN-X7e)2c Orange, Double Impression (RN-X7e). Partial second impression shifted upwards on May 26, 1899 Princeton Bank check of Princeton N.J., typical creases and central cut cancel, still Very Fine, a scarce error and only the second example we have offered since keeping computerized records

E. 300-400
500
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808
 
1898-1900 Spanish-American War Revenues on Documents. Large collection filling a larger banker's box, more than 550 documents mostly bearing adhesive stamps (some on stamped revenue paper), full range of issues mostly from 1898 with a few from 1899-1900, some better such as R160, R180 and R189, wide variety of uses including Territorial (with Hawaii mixed frankings), large group of dual (and even triple) U.S. and foreign country frankings including G.B. and Switzerland on one document, Japan, Mexico, France, a sampling of other subjects includes mining, railroads, oil, telephone, mortgage, insurance, checks, promissory notes, imported goods through the mails, illustrated cattle brands, three for passage on steamships including a nice North German Lloyd Line steerage ticket, also a group of illegal uses with 2c Bureau regular issue stamps plus two illegal uses of "I.R." ovpt. issue and 2c Battleship attempting to pay U.S. postage (both disallowed and franked with Postage Due stamps, one is faulty), some documents with a large number of stamps from different series used together, a Wells Fargo money order with 1898 issue, many illustrated, some other scarce and unusual uses, finally a group of documents and collateral relating to the 1898 Act including text of the Act, some stamp and document flaws to be expected, overall a fascinating and extensive collection of Spanish-American War Tax revenue documents, a great many of these were purchased for $50.00 or more

E. 5,000-7,500
6,750
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809
ogbl
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 809, RevenuesThos. Allen, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO5a), Thos. Allen, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO5a)Thos. Allen, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO5a). Block of four, original gum, strong color, Fine block of this St. Louis "Bears" design which is reminiscent of the 1845 Postmaster's Provisional Issue, Scott Retail as singles

700
275
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