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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 — First Federal Issue: Connecticut

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2029
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2029, First Federal Issue: Connecticut4c-50c Connecticut (RM45-RM48, RM50), 4c-50c Connecticut (RM45-RM48, RM50)4c-50c Connecticut (RM45-RM48, RM50). Clear impressions on promissory notes or bill of lading (10c, with ship illustration), 10c part-printed, others handwritten, three with file folds affecting embossing, 10c with some manuscript on embossing but still easily visible, Very Fine group, only seven are recorded in Combs for the 20c which is also ex Joyce

650
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2030
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2030, First Federal Issue: Connecticut30c Connecticut (RM49), 30c Connecticut (RM49)30c Connecticut (RM49). Clear impression at top left of handwritten promissory note for $3,000 dated October 7, 1799, light bend affects embossing, some edge flaws do not affect embossing

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 30-CENT CONNECTICUT FIRST FEDERAL ISSUE. ONLY FIVE ARE RECORDED.

The Combs survey indicates only five are known. Ex Joyce.

2,750
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2031
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2031, First Federal Issue: Connecticut75c Connecticut (RM51), 75c Connecticut (RM51)75c Connecticut (RM51). Sharp impression at top left of handwritten promissory note dated "Norwich November 1st 1799", manuscript from note partly over embossing but the design is clearly visible

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 75-CENT CONNECTICUT FIRST FEDERAL ISSUE. ONLY FOUR ARE RECORDED.

Only four are recorded in the Combs survey. We have offered only one other since 1994, with the embossing almost completely covered by manuscript. Ex Makepeace and Joyce. Listed but unpriced in Scott.

E. 1,500-2,000
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2032
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2032, First Federal Issue: Connecticut$1.00 Connecticut (RM52), $1.00 Connecticut (RM52)$1.00 Connecticut (RM52). Clear impression at top left of handwritten estate document from Saybrook Conn. dated August 22, 1798, Very Fine impression of this scarce stamp, the Combs survey notes only eight are known

1,500
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2033
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2033, First Federal Issue: Connecticut$2.00 Connecticut (RM53), $2.00 Connecticut (RM53)$2.00 Connecticut (RM53). Clear impression at top left of 8 x 12 in. handwritten estate document dated "Saybrook August 22nd 1798", paper with "1794" watermark at upper left

VERY FINE. THIS IS REPORTED TO BE THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 CONNECTICUT, SCOTT RM53. ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMPED PAPER RARITIES.

The Combs survey lists only this example for the $2.00 Connecticut. This is from the same estate settlement as the previous lot, which bears the $1.00 Connecticut.

E. 3,000-4,000
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