Sale 1187 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

Category — Revenue Group Lots and Hunting Permits

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
829
 
Sale 1187, Lot 829, Revenue Group Lots and Hunting PermitsEmbossed Revenues Collection. Substantial collection of mounted and loose documents, extensive range of items highlighted by -1/2p Red, Colonial Revenue (RM1), beautiful bold strike at the bottom right corner of a Boston Evening Post newspaper dated August 23, 1756, interesting contents including letter published regarding William Shirley's recall to England (Shirley was governor of Massachusetts Bay and became commander in chief of North America after Braddock's death), also news reports from around the world, some edge flaws barely affect the stamp, Very Fine strike of this scarce early typographed revenue (Scott Retail $2,500.00), others with values up to $1,250.00, highlights include Nos. RM2, RM4, RM11, RM12, RM46 (two), RM58, RM99, RM100, RM117, RM195, RM400 (faulty), RM451, RM453 and many others, typical flaws to be expected, overall Fine-Very Fine with many clear strikes, the collection has been annotated by the owner with Scott Retail values totaling more than $16,000.00, lot also includes two notebooks of original work by Colin Makepeace that formed the listings in the Scott Catalog, including census data and letters from prominent collectors such as Morton Dean Joyce and Henry Tolman

E. 5,000-7,500
4,000
830
 
Sale 1187, Lot 830, Revenue Group Lots and Hunting PermitsPrivate Die Playing Card Stamps. Small collection on album pages in a binder, includes Scott Nos. RU2-RU16, a few better experimental silk paper stamps are present, some small flaws to be expected, overall Fine, Scott Retail in excess of $1,400.00

E. 300-400
600
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831
 
Revenues, Non-Scott Listed Tax Paid Stamps. Eleven (1-100 Gallon) large size Distilled Spirits (Series 1940) with attached coupons and detached stubs, 27 similar Rectified Spirits (13 Class A, 14 Class B), and over 850 Cigarette, Snuff and Tobacco stamps of various sizes, good variety though there is some duplication, fresh lot, nearly all Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
900
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832
 
Revenue Collection Balance. On stock pages in an album and loose, predominately First, Second and Third Issues, some later and few Proprietary, we notice a number of better items from First Issue such as Nos. R63a, R98a, R99c, R100a, R101a plus some part-perforated, $50.00 Second Issue and $20.00 Third Issue, couple documents as well, mostly Fine or better

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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833
 
Revenue Balance. Some 19th Century including No. R101a, much of the value in 20th Century, such as Nos. R730-R732 with complete tabs, and seven imperforate pairs of the 1940 Stock Transfer series, a few Beer stamps, and more, early stamps in slightly mixed quality, 20th Century largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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834
 
U.S. Postage Used as Revenues Group. Eleven documents, mostly bank checks or promissory notes with Nos. 65, 68 (2), 73 (5), 75 and 113 and 2c Bank Note, also incl. 1909 cover with five 2c Battleship stamps and accepted as postage plus a few off-cover singles incl. No. 78 with Susquehanna Canal Co. circular datestamp, mostly Fine or better

E. 300-400
350
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835
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Sale 1187, Lot 835, Revenue Group Lots and Hunting Permits$1.00 1936 Hunting Permit (RW3). Mint N.H., deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,250.00)

325
700
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836
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Sale 1187, Lot 836, Revenue Group Lots and Hunting Permits$15.00 1999 Hunting Permit (RW66). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering and wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $400.00), this is the highest grade awarded

40
400
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837
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Hunting Permits Collection. Plate no. singles in mounts on stock pages, beginning with RW1 and apparently complete to early 1990's, owner identified the collection as Mint N.H. and a spot check of some of the early issues confirms this, though we did not open every mount, also includes later issues in collector panes of one and a couple plate blocks, some early are Fine-Very Fine, most are Very Fine, a nice clean collection, better than usual for runs of Duck stamps

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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838
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$1.00-$3.00 1934-66 Hunting Permits (RW1-RW33). Complete set on album pages, Nos. RW2 and RW5 Mint N.H., few with faults, overall Fine-Very Fine, also includes few Massachusetts state hunting permits

E. 750-1,000
700
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