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Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

Category — Revenues: First Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2154
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2154, Revenues: First Issue1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a), 1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a)1c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R2a). Large margins all around, deep rich color, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, tiny sealed margin tear at top right, Extremely Fine appearing example of this scarce issue

4,000
2,000
2155
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2155, Revenues: First Issue1c Proprietary, Imperforate (R3a), 1c Proprietary, Imperforate (R3a)1c Proprietary, Imperforate (R3a). Large margins all around, intense shade, neat manuscript initials cancel, Extremely Fine

1,250
1,600
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2156
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2156, Revenues: First Issue4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c), 4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c). Choice centering, intense color, Aug. 19, 1863 manuscript cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, this issue only comes perforated

750
1,900
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2157
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2157, Revenues: First Issue10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a), 10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a). Large margins to full, bright shade, neat Feb. 17, 1863 manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice

1,000
700
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2158
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2158, Revenues: First Issue70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a), 70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a). Huge margins all around, deep rich color and proof-like impression, cancelled solely by red circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1996 P.S.E. certificate

650
1,500
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2159
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2159, Revenues: First Issue$1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a), $1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a)$1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a). Large even margins all around, radiant color, neat June 26, 1863 manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 FOREIGN EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE FIRST ISSUE REVENUE.

Only 3,878 were issued imperforate (44 sheets with 82 stamps returned for perforating). No multiples are known for this issue.

11,000
10,500
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2160
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2160, Revenues: First Issue$2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a), $2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a)$2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a). Large margins to ample, vibrant color, neat April 11, 1864 manuscript cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE $2.00 PROBATE OF WILL.

Scarce in this quality

8,000
2,800
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2161
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2161, Revenues: First Issue$2.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R84a), $2.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R84a)$2.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R84a). Huge margins to clear, deep rich color, neat strike of blue "J.P. Morgan & Co., Sep. 30, 1863" circular datestamp cancel, light diagonal crease at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.50 INLAND EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE CANCELLED SOLELY BY A HANDSTAMP.

With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail with no premium for the handstamp cancel

12,000
3,000
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2162
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2162, Revenues: First Issue$3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a), $3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a)$3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a). Block of five, used with single $3.00 Manifest Imperforate (R86a), strip of three $1.00 Conveyance Imperforate (R66a) and singles $5.00 Mortgage Imperforate (R91a), $10.00 Conveyance Imperforate (R94a) and 50c Passage Ticket Perforated (R61c), all with 1867 manuscript cancels on mortgage deed from Multnomah County Oregon, deed is dated Feb. 20, 1867 for a value of $8,000, single R86a has a tear but otherwise the stamps are in nice condition, some minor document edge wear, Very Fine and extremely rare, this is the largest recorded multiple of R86a, the Curtis census records two blocks of four, this document has been off the market for 50 years or more and was unknown to the late Mr. Curtis

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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2163
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2163, Revenues: First Issue$3.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R87a), $3.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R87a)$3.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R87a). Large margins all around, deep rich color, unobtrusive Nov. 16, 1864 manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE $3.50 INLAND EXCHANGE. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT FIRST ISSUE REVENUE STAMPS TO OBTAIN IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

Only 1,430 were issued imperforate. A review using Power Search found only two others that compare favorably to the example offered here.

10,000
11,500
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2164
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2164, Revenues: First Issue$5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a), $5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a)$5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a). Huge margins all around, rich color, unobtrusive May 5, 1863 manuscript cancel at top, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp

700
1,300
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2165
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2165, Revenues: First Issue$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a), $10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a). Large margins all around, intense shade and impression, Oct. 20, 1863 manuscript cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

825
1,300
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2166
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2166, Revenues: First Issue$10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a), $10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a)$10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a). Large margins, rich color, neat manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE $10.00 PROBATE OF WILL FIRST ISSUE REVENUE.

Evidence points to an imperforate supply of 856, as 792 others (11 sheets) were returned for perforating.

With 1991 P.S.E. certificate

4,000
2,800
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2167
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2167, Revenues: First Issue$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a), $15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a). Large even margins all around, deep rich color, neat Sept. 14, 1864 manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE $15.00 MORTGAGE IMPERFORATE.

Stolow backstamp

4,000
3,500
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2168
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2168, Revenues: First Issue$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a), $20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a)$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a). Block of 27, large margins to barely touched in one or two spots, neat Oct. 27, 1863 manuscript cancels, radiant color, few wrinkles and creases to be expected on such a large multiple, one stamp with 18mm tear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS HALF-SHEET OF 27 OF THE $20.00 PROBATE OF WILL IS BY FAR THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES IN ALL OF REVENUE COLLECTING.

This spectacular block is accompanied by a 6-page manuscript indenture (deed) for the Almaden Quicksilver Mine, selling the mine to the Quicksilver Mining Co. for $1,750,000. The multiple was originally affixed to the document.

Ex Joyce (with his exhibit page) and Curtis. Scott Retail as four blocks of four, five pairs and a single $99,500.00

E. 15,000-20,000
12,500
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2169
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2169, Revenues: First Issue$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a), $20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a)$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a). Large to full margins, vibrant color, neat Apr. 22, 1864 manuscript cancel, tiny tear at top center in margin only, Very Fine appearance, light purple backstamp

3,250
475
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2170
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2170, Revenues: First Issue$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c), $20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c)$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, radiant color, face-free strikes of 1864 circular datestamp cancel, few short perfs, otherwise Extremely Fine, a stamp with great eye appeal

3,000
1,300
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2171
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2171, Revenues: First Issue$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a), $25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a)$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a). Large margins to full at right, unusually deep shade, neat May 29, 1863 manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice, a stamp with fantastic visual appeal

3,000
2,700
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2172
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2172, Revenues: First Issue$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a). Large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at left, deep rich colors, March 10, 1865 manuscript cancel, small natural paper wrinkle at bottom center, Very Fine and choice

2,250
3,000
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2173
 
First Issue Revenue Collection. Nearly complete collection mounted in a single volume, including singles, pairs and larger multiples, also varieties including four pages containing approximately 35 perforated stamps identified by previous owner as experimental silk paper (spot check confirmed that some indeed are), this is an "old time" quality collection with questionable stamps here and there, especially among the Part Perforated, still lots of Fine collectible material to be found in this collection, ex Carlyle F. Barnes

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
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2174
 
First Issue Revenue Balance. Home made pages with first issue imperforate and perforated stamps, including Nos. R1a, R4a, R19a, R33a, R36a, R43a, R51a (2, one with red cancel), R64a, R74a, R81a, R82a, R85a, R88a, R90a, R93a, R94a, R101a, perforated include Nos. R2c, R17c, R73c, R74c, R79c, R80c (2), R100c (2), R101c (2) and R102c, condition is far better than normally seen in a group lot such as this, few do have faults but overall a fresh and Fine-Very Fine group with some Extremely Fine, seven with certificates, Scott Retail approximately

12,000
6,750
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