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Sale 1209 — United States Stamps

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

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Category — Revenues: Wines and Playing Cards

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1630
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1630, Revenues: Wines and Playing Cards$50.00 Yellow Green, Wine, Perf 12-1/2 at Left (RE107E), $50.00 Yellow Green, Wine, Perf 12-1/2 at Left (RE107E)$50.00 Yellow Green, Wine, Perf 12-1/2 at Left (RE107E). Serial no. 19568, flawless centering with wide margins, light "Geffen Ind./Dec. 31, 1941" two-line handstamp, a few expertly filled-in staple holes, faint internal paper bend

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1934 $50.00 WINE STAMP.

The definitive article on these issues was written by Ron Lesher and published in the August 1983 American Philatelist. The high-denomination wine stamps came into use when the law was changed in 1916. The change stipulated that taxes would be collected when the wine left the customs house, winery or other bonded storage facility, rather than at the point of retail sale. This allowed revenue stamps to be affixed to the case, cask or even railroad car rather than each individual bottle. They were issued in booklet form, perforated only at left, in booklets of $400.00 (twenty $20.00 stamps, ten $40.00 stamps, etc.). The first series (Scott RE56-RE59) was used prior to Prohibition and on religious and medicinal wine during Prohibition. They were reprinted starting in 1933 after Prohibition (Scott RE107A-RE107D). The $20.00 and $40.00 were only reprinted in 1933 and have the same perf gauge as the earlier pre-prohibition issue. The $50.00 and $100.00 were reprinted in 1933 and also in later years, in two different perf gauges. These were just recognized as separate listings in the 2017 Scott U.S. Specialized (RE107E and RE107F).

5,000
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1631
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1631, Revenues: Wines and Playing Cards$900.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE168), $900.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE168)$900.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE168). Without gum as issued, well-centered, fresh color, faint inclusion in "W", Very Fine and scarce

2,500
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1632
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1632, Revenues: Wines and Playing Cards$8.00 Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE179), $8.00 Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE179)$8.00 Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE179). Without gum as issued, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, scarce in unused condition

1,250
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1633
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1633, Revenues: Wines and Playing Cards$30.00 Yellow Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE182), $30.00 Yellow Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE182)$30.00 Yellow Green & Black, Denomination Spelled in One Line, Wine (RE182). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, choice margins and centering, Extremely Fine, a key Wine stamp rarity

2,000
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1634
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1634, Revenues: Wines and Playing Cards8c on 2c Blue, Playing Card, Surcharge Inverted (RF15), 8c on 2c Blue, Playing Card, Surcharge Inverted (RF15)8c on 2c Blue, Playing Card, Surcharge Inverted (RF15). Rich color and strong surcharge, fresh and Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

650
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