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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 Multiples

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1518
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1518, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples1c Express, Imperforate (R1a), 1c Express, Imperforate (R1a)1c Express, Imperforate (R1a). Block of four, large to ample margins, neat Mar. 11, 1863 manuscript cancels, small corner crease at top right, still Very Fine, ex Joyce

700
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1519
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1519, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples2c Bank Check, Blue, Imperforate (R5a), 2c Bank Check, Blue, Imperforate (R5a)2c Bank Check, Blue, Imperforate (R5a). Block of 17, 4 x 4 format with extra stamp at bottom left, rich color, cancelled by multiple strikes of Manhattan Life Insurance Co. Aug. 27, 1863 circular datestamp without manuscript cancels, reinforced crease between top two and bottom two rows is in large part broken but does not affect the designs and the block is still intact, Very Fine appearance, the Curtis census records only three larger multiples but each is either rejoined or repaired, ex Cunliffe, Scott Retail as four blocks of four

760
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1520
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1520, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples2c Express, Blue, Imperforate (R9a), 2c Express, Blue, Imperforate (R9a)2c Express, Blue, Imperforate (R9a). Block of twelve, Positions 51/95, large to huge margins, neat 1864 manuscript cancels, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as two pairs and two blocks of four

420
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1521
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1521, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples5c Certificate, Imperforate (R24a), 5c Certificate, Imperforate (R24a)5c Certificate, Imperforate (R24a). Block of 12, large margins, Feb. 14, 1863 manuscript cancels, few light creases, Very Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded multiple, one other block of twelve is recorded but it is reconstructed, ex Cunliffe and Curtis, Scott Retail as blocks of four and pairs

570
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1522
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1522, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples5c Express, Imperforate (R25a), 5c Express, Imperforate (R25a)5c Express, Imperforate (R25a). Block of 72, huge margins to just in at top including significant portion of adjoining stamps at right, each with neat manuscript cancel, bottom rows show additional 1865-dated cancels, radiant color, few faults including creases with minor splitting, few edge tears, still Very Fine, this is by far the largest recorded multiple, the next largest is a reconstructed block of 60, ex Weill Brothers Stock and Curtis, Scott Retail as blocks and pairs

3,480
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1523
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1523, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples10c Bill of Lading, Imperforate (R32a), 10c Bill of Lading, Imperforate (R32a)10c Bill of Lading, Imperforate (R32a). Horizontal and vertical strips of five, first with large margins to full, second with large margins to touched on a couple, rich colors, neat manuscript cancels, Fine to mostly Very Fine, Scott Retail as pairs and singles

1,340
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1524
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1524, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a), 10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a)10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a). Vertical strip of four, ample margins to clear, pretty shade, unobtrusive manuscript cancels, light horizontal crease between pairs, overall Fine-Very Fine, ex Turner and Cunliffe

1,700
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1525
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1525, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples25 Bond, Imperforate (R43a), 25 Bond, Imperforate (R43a)25 Bond, Imperforate (R43a). Strip of four made from rejoining the left strip of three and the right single, the rejoining occurs slightly into the right stamp, March 2, 1863 manuscript cancel, hole punch on left stamp and a few small faults, otherwise Fine, the largest recorded multiple, there also exist an intact block of four and a reconstructed block of four, Scott Retail as two pairs

1,500
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1526
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1526, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples25c Life Insurance, Imperforate (R47a), 25c Life Insurance, Imperforate (R47a)25c Life Insurance, Imperforate (R47a). Horizontal strip of five, large to ample margins all around, bright color, light manuscript cancels, trivial crease at top and a faint vertical crease between second and third stamps that ends in a tiny tear, Very Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded multiple and the only multiple larger than four, ex Joyce and Cunliffe, Scott Retail as pairs and a single

350
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1527
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1527, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples25c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R48a), 25c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R48a)25c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R48a). Block of four with wide bottom sheet margin showing outline of plate, other sides ample to touched at top left, pastel color, 1863 manuscript cancels, Very Fine

500
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1528
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1528, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples25c Warehouse Receipt, Imperforate (R50a), 25c Warehouse Receipt, Imperforate (R50a)25c Warehouse Receipt, Imperforate (R50a). Horizontal strip of four, ample margins to clear at right, rich color, 1863 manuscript cancel, Very Fine, Scott Retail as two pairs (block of four catalogues $1,200.00)

500
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1529
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1529, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples30c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R52a), 30c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R52a)30c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R52a). Block of four, full margins to in at left, 1863 manuscript cancels, top pair with light creases, otherwise Fine, only one larger block is known (of six, on piece) and four other blocks of four are recorded, ex Cunliffe

1,000
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1530
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1530, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples50c Conveyance, Imperforate (R54a), 50c Conveyance, Imperforate (R54a)50c Conveyance, Imperforate (R54a). Vertical block of six, large to full margins all around, light manuscript cancel, tiny corner crease at bottom right is barely worth a mention, Very Fine and choice multiple, ex Weill Brothers stock, Scott Retail as a block and a pair

700
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1531
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1531, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples50c Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R61a), 50c Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R61a)50c Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R61a). Horizontal strip of four, large margins to touched at top right, fresh color, manuscript cancels, Fine-Very Fine, the largest recorded multiple, ex Joyce, Scott Retail as pairs

750
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1532
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1532, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples$1.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R66a), $1.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R66a)$1.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R66a). Block of nine in 3x3 format, large margins to touched on sides, bright color, 1863 manuscript cancels, light vertical crease between second and third columns, small trivial wrinkle at top left, appears Very Fine, ex Cunliffe, Scott Retail as block of four, pairs and a single

857
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1533
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1533, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples$1.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R66a), $1.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R66a)$1.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R66a). Block of 17, 3x5 format with two extra stamps at bottom right, sheet margin at bottom, other sides with ample margins to touched, Dec. 31, 1862 manuscript cancels, typical creases and pos. 4 with sealed tear, the bottom row is free of creases and the middle two at bottom are Extremely Fine Gems, overall Fine large multiple, only two larger are recorded, Scott Retail as blocks, pairs and a single

2,157
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1534
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1534, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples$5.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R88a), $5.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R88a)$5.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R88a). Block of four, unused (no gum), large margins to barely in, brilliant color, dramatic pre-printing paperfolds at bottom, Fine-Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple and the only block known, three strips of four are also known (all are used), ex Joyce, Cunliffe and Curtis, Scott Retail as a used block

1,500
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1535
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1535, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples$10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a), $10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a)$10.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R94a). Block of six in 3x2 format, ample margins to in, small piece out of bottom left corner, small tears on right stamps, a presentable example of this rare block, only one other of this size is recorded with one larger (a block of eight), ex Cunliffe

1,350
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1536
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1536, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a), $20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a)$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a). Block of four, mostly large margins to full at lower left, vivid color, each with neat April 28, 1864 manuscript cancel, fresh and sound, overall Very Fine, ex Weill Brothers Stock

2,000
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1537
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1537, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a), $20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a)$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a). Vertical block of six, large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamps at bottom, bright color with just a hint of darkening along top and bottom edges, each stamp with neat 1864 manuscript cancel, some slight wrinkling, appears Fine-Very Fine, scarce multiple, only four larger multiples are recorded, Scott Retail as a block and a pair

2,450
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1538
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1538, Revenues: First Issue Imperforate Multiples$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a), $50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a)$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a). Block of twelve, large margins to in at upper left, deep rich color, neat "May Thirteenth one thousand eight hundred & sixty four John H. Graham President ?" manuscript cancel, few flaws including horizontal crease ending in small tear mostly between rows and few other small tears

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE $50.00 U.S.I.R. IMPERFORATE.

The Curtis census (available at https://www.thecurtiscollection.com ) records three blocks of twelve, which is the largest size multiple. Ex Joyce and Curtis. Scott Retail as three blocks of four.

7,200
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