EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLUE PROPRIETARY IMPERFORATE WITH A BEAUTIFULLY-STRUCK RED WELLS, FARGO & CO. CANCEL, FRAMING THE WASHINGTON DESIGN.
An example of this issue with the same cancel not nearly as well-struck and with a light crease, realized $1,500.00 hammer in our 2014 sale of the Curtis Collection.
With 2016 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT IMPERFORATE PLAYING CARDS WITH LARGE MARGINS ALL AROUND. ONE OF THE RAREST FIRST ISSUE REVENUE STAMPS, ESPECIALLY IN SOUND FOUR-MARGIN CONDITION.
This issue is exceedingly difficult to find in sound condition. The majority have faults to a lesser or greater degree, or smaller margins than this example possesses.
Ex Inman. With 1986 and 2003 P.F. certificates. With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; Revenues unpriced in SMQ). This is the only graded R17a in the P.S.E. Population Report
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE STRIP OF THE 10-CENT POWER OF ATTORNEY FIRST ISSUE IMPERFORATE. THE MIDDLE STAMP IS A SUPERB GEM.
Only four multiples larger than a pair are recorded, including an intact block of four, a reconstructed block of nine, a vertical strip of three and this horizontal strip of three. This is by far the finer of the two recorded strips. Scott Retail as a pair and a single
VERY FINE APPEARING PAIR WITH THE TOP STAMP AN EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED PAIRS OF THE 40-CENT INLAND EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE ISSUE -- THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE -- AND IT CONTAINS ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN SINGLES AT TOP.
The Curtis census lists only this pair of R53a, which is the largest recorded multiple. However, we offered a different pair in our 1976 Rarities sale, which may or may not still be intact. Almost every example of this First Issue rarity we have offered has had a document crease or margins close or cutting in on at least one side. While we would not recommend cutting apart this pair, given its possible unique status, the top stamp is an Extremely Fine Gem and ranks as one of the finest singles extant.
Ex Joyce. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate. Two singles have a total Scott value of $5,000.00, so the $750.00 premium for the pair is negligible