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Sale 1209 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 22-23 October, 2019

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Category — Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1458
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1458, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)1c Proprietary, Imperforate (R3a), 1c Proprietary, Imperforate (R3a)1c Proprietary, Imperforate (R3a). Large even margins all around, wonderful depth of color, neat manuscript cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a choice example of this issue, ex "Scarsdale", with 1979 and 2001 P.F. certificates

1,250
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1459
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1459, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4), 1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4)1c Telegraph, Imperforate (R4). Large margins, bright color, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1984 P.F. certificate

800
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1460
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1460, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)2c Certificate, Blue, Double Transfer (T7), Imperforate (R7a var), 2c Certificate, Blue, Double Transfer (T7), Imperforate (R7a var)2c Certificate, Blue, Double Transfer (T7), Imperforate (R7a var). Large to huge margins, strong impression showing the dramatic double transfer, neat "W. F. & Co. Jun. 2 1863" oval handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine, desirable variety, especially with the express company cancel

500
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1461°
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1461, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)2c Proprietary, Blue, Imperforate (R13a), 2c Proprietary, Blue, Imperforate (R13a)2c Proprietary, Blue, Imperforate (R13a). Large margins, deep rich color complemented by clearly struck red "Wells, Fargo & Co. Jany. 1864" oval cancel, bright and fresh in every respect

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

1,200
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1462°
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1462, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)3c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R17a), 3c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R17a)3c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R17a). Large margins all around, deep rich color, unusual slightly dry printing at top, neat "April" manuscript cancel, completely sound

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

40,000
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1463
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1463, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a), 3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a)3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a). Vertical strip of three, large margins to just in at upper right, rich color, light manuscript cancels, middle stamp horizontal crease, the bottom stamp is Extremely Fine, ex Cunliffe, Scott Retail as pair and single

600
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1464
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1464, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)10c Bill of Lading, Imperforate (R32a), 10c Bill of Lading, Imperforate (R32a)10c Bill of Lading, Imperforate (R32a). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, deep rich color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, rare in this choice unused condition, unpriced in Scott as unused, Scott Retail as used

70
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1465
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1465, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)10c Bill of Lading, Imperforate (R32a), 10c Bill of Lading, Imperforate (R32a)10c Bill of Lading, Imperforate (R32a). Horizontal pair, huge margins including part of adjoining stamps at top, neat March 7, 1863 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, a fresh and choice pair, ex Zoellner, small backstamp

300
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1466
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1466, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a), 10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a)10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a). Large margins all around, beautiful rich color and crisp impression, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ)

500
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1467
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1467, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a), 10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a)10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a). Vertical pair, large margin at bottom, full to clear other sides, manuscript cancels, tiny scissors-cut in margin between stamps, Fine

1,750
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1468
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1468, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a), 10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a). Huge margins to full at left, deep rich color, manuscript cancel, Very Fine, with 2003 A.P.S. certificate

1,000
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1469
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1469, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a), 10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a). Large to full margins, intense proof-like color and impression, manuscript cancel, light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, with 2019 P.F. certificate

1,000
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1470°
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1470, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a), 10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to ample at sides, deep rich color, neat 1864 manuscript cancels

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

3,500
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1471
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1471, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)15c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R40a), 15c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R40a)15c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R40a). Horizontal and vertical pairs, horizontal pair with large to huge margins, fresh color, clear "A S 12/31/62" manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Zoellner, with 2001 P.F. certificate, vertical pair also with large to huge margins, manuscript cancel, bottom stamp faint horizontal crease is difficult to detect, appears Extremely Fine

500
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1472
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1472, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)20c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R41a), 20c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R41a)20c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R41a). Horizontal and vertical pairs as well as a single, each with large to huge margins, pairs neat manuscript cancels, vertical pair with couple faint horizontal creases, single with "W.S. & Co. Mar. 9, 1863" circular datestamp struck socked-on-the-nose, purple ink on back shows thru but might be contemporary, Extremely Fine or appear so

895
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1473
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1473, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)25 Bond, Imperforate (R43a), 25 Bond, Imperforate (R43a)25 Bond, Imperforate (R43a). Vertical pair, large even margins all around, rich color, light April 27, 1863 manuscript cancels, fresh and Extremely Fine, wonderful quality for this

750
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1474
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1474, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a), 30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a)30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a). Two, both with large to full margins and both cancelled by circular handstamps, one also manuscript cancel, other with Feb. 29, 1864 Leap Year circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine

400
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1475
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1475, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a), 30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a)30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a). Horizontal and vertical pairs, first with large margins to full, second with ample margins to clear in one spot, both pairs have one stamp with a faint crease visible only when drying (left stamp for horizontal pair, top stamp for vertical pair), Very Fine appearance

1,300
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1476
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1476, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)40c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R53a), 40c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R53a)40c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R53a). Huge margins to clear including sheet margin at top, cancelled by three overlapping strikes of blue "Bradley, Coolidge & Rogers 10 May 1866" circular datestamp, Very Fine, almost every example of this First Issue rarity we have offered has had a fault or margins to cutting in on at least one side, this fresh example with a blue handstamp cancel is a notable exception, ex Makepeace and Kingsley

2,500
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1477°
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1477, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)40c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R53a), 40c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R53a)40c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R53a). Vertical pair, large margins to touching frameline at bottom, deep rich color and clear impression, manuscript cancels, bottom stamp with light crease barely above the design at top (and well below the large bottom margin of the top stamp)

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

5,750
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1478
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1478, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)50c Life Insurance, Imperforate (R58a), 50c Life Insurance, Imperforate (R58a)50c Life Insurance, Imperforate (R58a). Horizontal pair, ample to full margins, deep rich color, cancelled solely by large red four-line handstamp, Very Fine and choice, a lovely pair cancelled solely by the red handstamp

160
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1479
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1479, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a), 50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a). Unused (no gum), large to full margins, rich color, Very Fine, scarce unused, with 2019 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as used

400
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1480
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1480, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a), 50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a). Large margins, bright color, light manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine

400
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1481°
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1481, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a), 50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a). Horizontal pair, large even margins, deep rich color, 1863 manuscript cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, wonderful quality, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

1,200
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1482
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1482, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a), 70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a). Deep rich color, large to ample margins, beautifully struck "Thos. Richardson & Co. N.Y. May 28, 1864" circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, an outstanding example of this scarce First Issue cancelled solely by the socked-on-the-nose handstamp, with 2018 P.F. certificate

650
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1483
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1483, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a), 70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a). Large to full margins, rich color, 1865 manuscript cancel, Very Fine, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate

650
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1484
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1484, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)$1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a), $1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a)$1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a). Large margins, fresh color, manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

350
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1485
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1485, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate (R1a-R76a)$1.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R76a), $1.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R76a)$1.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R76a). Horizontal pair with bottom sheet margin, other sides large to clear at upper left, bright color, light manuscript cancel, Very Fine

300
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