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Sale 1210 — The Joseph Antizzo Collection of Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper

Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

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Category — British Revenues for Use in America

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2010
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2010, British Revenues for Use in America-1/2p to 8p Almanac, Pamphlet and Newspaper Stamps, 1876 Reproductions (RM15R-RM20R), -1/2p to 8p Almanac, Pamphlet and Newspaper Stamps, 1876 Reproductions (RM15R-RM20R)-1/2p to 8p Almanac, Pamphlet and Newspaper Stamps, 1876 Reproductions (RM15R-RM20R). Complete set of six reproductions made by J. W. Scott for the 1876 Centennial Exposition, each mounted on exposition memento card with "Taxation Without Representation is Tyranny" in border around the reproduction, Very Fine and attractive collateral items, noted in a footnote in Scott

E. 300-400
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2011
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2011, British Revenues for Use in America3p "America", Die A (RM24), 3p "America", Die A (RM24)3p "America", Die A (RM24). Clear impression on handwritten certified statement executed in English, datelined "Council Chamber, 14 March 1766" at Quebec, Canada, clear impression of "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp, the manuscript "Quebec" over seal and handstamp, minor splitting along horizontal file fold is sensibly reinforced but contains no text so is unimportant

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-PENCE DIE A ON A DOCUMENT USED IN QUEBEC.

Only four examples of the Die A are recorded. From our 1987 Rarities sale.

4,500
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2012
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2012, British Revenues for Use in America3p "America", Die B (RM24), 3p "America", Die B (RM24)3p "America", Die B (RM24). Remarkably detailed impression at top left of handwritten surrogate court document executed in French at Quebec, Canada, undated, manuscript over impression, without paper cost mark

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 3-PENCE DIE B ON A DOCUMENT. A WONDERFUL BRITISH AMERICAN COLONIAL REVENUE ITEM.

Only five examples of the Die B on document are recorded.

4,500
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2013
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2013, British Revenues for Use in America4p "America", Die A (RM25), 4p "America", Die A (RM25)4p "America", Die A (RM25). Detailed impression at top left of handwritten document executed in French, no date or location indicated, manuscript barely touched embossing

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-PENCE "AMERICA" USED ON A DOCUMENT. ONLY SEVEN ARE RECORDED.

This is extremely difficult to obtain -- seven are known, but they are almost never offered. This is the first we have offered since keeping digital records.

4,500
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2014
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2014, British Revenues for Use in America4p "America", Die B (RM25), 4p "America", Die B (RM25)4p "America", Die B (RM25). Detailed impression at top left of handwritten ship's clearance document executed at Pensacola, West Florida, headlined "George Johnstone Esquire, Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over his Majesty's Province of West Florida, Chancellor and Vice Admiral of the same &c &c &c", neat "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp, dated February 18, 1766, light vertical file fold affects embossing

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE BRITISH REVENUE ISSUE FOR USE IN AMERICA THAT WAS ACTUALLY USED IN WHAT IS NOW THE UNITED STATES. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THE 4-PENCE DIE B STAMP IN PRIVATE HANDS. A WORLD-CLASS RARITY AND ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ANTIZZO COLLECTION.

Ex Sheldon and Cunliffe.

E. 7,500-10,000
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2015
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2015, British Revenues for Use in America6p "America", Die B (RM26), 6p "America", Die B (RM26)6p "America", Die B (RM26). Bold impression with clear second impression on second page, adjoining "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp, on handwritten bail bond executed in English at Quebec, Canada, dated April 5, 1766, some manuscript over embossing, the second impression inside is free from any manuscript or folds, light toning at edges and tiny splits along folds

FINE. A PHENOMENAL DOCUMENT CONTAINING TWO OF THE SEVEN RECORDED IMPRESSIONS OF THE 6-PENCE DIE B, AND THE ONLY EXAMPLES KNOWN ON A FULL DOCUMENT. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

The other five recorded examples are all cut squares. Ex Sheldon and Tolman. Scott Retail as single impression

4,500
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2016
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2016, British Revenues for Use in America1sh "America", Die A (RM27), 1sh "America", Die A (RM27)1sh "America", Die A (RM27). Remarkably detailed impression at top left of handwritten summons for jurors executed in English at Quebec, Canada, dated April 9, 1766, "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp at left, virtually free from any manuscript

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-SHILLING "AMERICA" DIE A ISSUE.

Ex Cunliffe.

2,500
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2017
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2017, British Revenues for Use in America1sh6p "America", Die A (RM28), 1sh6p "America", Die A (RM28)1sh6p "America", Die A (RM28). Three sharp impressions on successive pages of six-page handwritten land grant executed in English at Quebec, Canada, dated November 19, 1765, "One Penny Sheet" crowned circle handstamps next to two of the three impressions, each impression with manuscript as often seen, some edgewear, few separations along folds sensibly reinforced, signed by James Murray, first civil governor of Canada, also includes survey map

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE DOCUMENT, CONTAINING THREE OF THE FIVE KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-SHILLING 6-PENCE "AMERICA" DIE A ISSUE.

Accompanied by typed biography of Murray. Ex Sheldon and Joyce. Scott value for a single impression is $1,750.00

E. 2,000-3,000
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2018
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2018, British Revenues for Use in America2sh "America", Die B (RM29), 2sh "America", Die B (RM29)2sh "America", Die B (RM29). Clear impression on handwritten bail notice executed in English at Quebec, Canada, dated April 7, 1766, "One Penny Sheet" crowned circle handstamp at left, light vertical file fold just touches right edge of embossing

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-SHILLING "AMERICA" STAMP. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ANTIZZO COLLECTION.

This embossing is also known overstruck by a Great Britain embossed revenue stamp (on piece). Ex Sheldon and Joyce.

4,500
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2019
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2019, British Revenues for Use in America2sh3p "America", Die A (RM30), 2sh3p "America", Die A (RM30)2sh3p "America", Die A (RM30). Gorgeous impression at top left of handwritten document executed in French, dated October 29, 1766, at Montreal, Canada, without paper cost mark, light vertical crease affects embossing

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 2-SHILLING 3-PENCE DIE A "AMERICA" ISSUE.

We have offered only one other in the past several decades.

3,250
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2020
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2020, British Revenues for Use in America2sh3p "America", Die B (RM30), 2sh3p "America", Die B (RM30)2sh3p "America", Die B (RM30). Detailed impression at top left of handwritten document executed in French at Montreal, Canada, dated June 1, 1766, neat "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp at left

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 2-SHILLING 6-PENCE "AMERICA" DIE B ISSUE. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

This is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records. We are aware of three others, used on March 19, March 21 and April 19, 1766.

3,250
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2021
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2021, British Revenues for Use in America2sh6p "America", Die A (RM31), 2sh6p "America", Die A (RM31)2sh6p "America", Die A (RM31). Three bold impressions on successive pages of handwritten bound six-page deed for real estate executed in English at Quebec, Canada, dated December 14, 1765, small split along file folds and minor edgewear

FINE AND RARE DOCUMENT BEARING THREE EXAMPLES OF THE 2-SHILLING 6-PENCE "AMERICA" DIE A GENERAL ISSUE USED IN QUEBEC.

An outstanding document. Ex Sheldon and Tolman. Scott Retail for single impression $4,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
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2022
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2022, British Revenues for Use in America2sh6p "America", Overstruck (RM31 var), 2sh6p "America", Overstruck (RM31 var)2sh6p "America", Overstruck (RM31 var). Bold impression overstruck by Great Britain 2sh6p embossed revenue stamp, "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp at left, on handwritten article of agreement for sale of real estate in Stroud, Gloucester, England, dated March 25, 1769, Very Fine, with the failure of the implementation of the Stamp Act of 1765, so as not to waste paper, the stamped paper was returned to the British stamp office where the stamps were overstruck with those currently in use in England, the word "America" was removed and die was used as a British stamp

E. 1,000-1,500
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2023
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2023, British Revenues for Use in America3sh "W. India" (unlisted), 3sh "W. India" (unlisted)3sh "W. India" (unlisted). Detailed impression at top left of handwritten 22 x 16 in. deed to 42 acres in Middlesex, England, dated April 19, 1766, bold impression of "Three Pence Sheet" crowned circle handstamp alongside, some manuscript over embossing but the design is clearly visible

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF ANY DENOMINATION OF THE "W. INDIA" EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMP. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BRITISH COLONIAL EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMPS IN EXISTENCE.

Ex Koeppel.

E. 5,000-7,500
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2024
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2024, British Revenues for Use in America4sh "America" (RM33), 4sh "America" (RM33)4sh "America" (RM33). Detailed impression at top left of handwritten judgment executed in French at Quebec, Canada, dated February 4, 1766, neat impression of "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp at left, Very Fine and rare, only four examples are recorded, ex Sheldon and Joyce

2,500
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2025
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2025, British Revenues for Use in America5sh "America" (RM34), 5sh "America" (RM34)5sh "America" (RM34). Detailed impression at top left of part-printed ship's clearance document issued in Antigua to the captain of the sloop Three Friends, departing for North Carolina, dated February 15, 1766, well-struck "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp, part of printing over design which is still clearly visible, expertly silked

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-SHILLING "AMERICA" REVENUE ISSUE. AN IMPORTANT COLONIAL REVENUE RARITY.

Some are known overstruck with Great Britain embossed revenue stamps (offered in the following lots). They have the "A" or "B" die, unlike the example offered here which shows no trace of die letter. This is the only recorded example used for its original intended purpose.

Ex Powers, Sheldon and Joyce.

3,750
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2026
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2026, British Revenues for Use in America5sh "America", Die A, Overstruck (RM34 var), 5sh "America", Die A, Overstruck (RM34 var)5sh "America", Die A, Overstruck (RM34 var). Clear impression at top right on part-printed last will and testament from Richmond, Chester, England, dated October 23, 1768, with Great Britain 5sh embossed revenue stamp impressed on top of the embossing and with second to the right, light impression of "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp at left of embossing, Very Fine, with the failure of the implementation of the Stamp Act of 1765, so as not to waste paper, the stamped paper was returned to the British stamp office where the paper was used

E. 1,000-1,500
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2027
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2027, British Revenues for Use in America5sh "America", Die B, Overstruck (RM34 var), 5sh "America", Die B, Overstruck (RM34 var)5sh "America", Die B, Overstruck (RM34 var). Clear impression at top right of handwritten document naming two men as trustees and executors of the estate of Thomas Atkinson, the last will and testament is also attached, dated August 14, 1769, with Great Britain 5sh embossed revenue stamp impressed on top of the embossing and with second to the right, light impression of "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp at left of embossing, Very Fine, with the failure of the implementation of the Stamp Act of 1765, so as not to waste paper, the stamped paper was returned to the British stamp office where the paper was used

E. 1,000-1,500
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2028
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2028, British Revenues for Use in America10sh "America" (RM35), 10sh "America" (RM35)10sh "America" (RM35). Detailed impression at bottom left of handwritten writ of error executed in English at Quebec, Canada, dated February 11, 1766, with bold "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp alongside, manuscript barely encroaches at bottom of design as does a light file fold, sensibly reinforced along a few folds well away from embossing

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 10-SHILLING "AMERICA" ISSUE.

Ex Sheldon and Joyce.

4,750
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