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Sale 1210 — The Joseph Antizzo Collection of Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper

Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

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Category — Second Federal Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2096
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2096, Second Federal Issue4c-$1.00 Watermarked on Laid Paper (RM260a-RM267a), 4c-$1.00 Watermarked on Laid Paper (RM260a-RM267a)4c-$1.00 Watermarked on Laid Paper (RM260a-RM267a). One of each, clear to sharp impressions, including 4c on promissory note, 10c on part-printed bill of lading with illustration, 20c on bill of exchange, 25c on large affidavit and manifest, 30c thru 75c on promissory notes, $1.00 on insurance policy, Very Fine group

535
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2097
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2097, Second Federal Issue10c, 25c Second Federal Issue (RM261a, RM261c, RM263c), 10c, 25c Second Federal Issue (RM261a, RM261c, RM263c)10c, 25c Second Federal Issue (RM261a, RM261c, RM263c). On three early stock certificates, 10c No. RM261a on one share of Middletown Bank in Conn., 10c No. RM261c on one share of Newport Insurance Co. made out to William Ellery (signer of the Declaration of Independence), 25c No. RM263c on one share of Alexandria Bank with bank seal, fresh and Very Fine, the first ex Joyce

E. 300-400
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2098
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2098, Second Federal Issue4c-$1.00 Watermarked on Wove Paper (RM260b-RM267b), 4c-$1.00 Watermarked on Wove Paper (RM260b-RM267b)4c-$1.00 Watermarked on Wove Paper (RM260b-RM267b). One of each clear to sharp impressions, 10c on bill of lading, 25c on large handwritten power of attorney, others on promissory notes, $1.00 large charter party document, $1.00 with one line of manuscript over impression, Very Fine group

520
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2099
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2099, Second Federal Issue4c-$1.00 Unwatermarked (RM260c-RM262c, RM264c-RM267c), 4c-$1.00 Unwatermarked (RM260c-RM262c, RM264c-RM267c)4c-$1.00 Unwatermarked (RM260c-RM262c, RM264c-RM267c). Seven part-printed documents, 4c and 10c on bills of lading, 30c and 75c on promissory notes, 20c on foreign bill of exchange, 50c on obligation bond, $1.00 on large maritime policy and in absolutely pristine condition, Very Fine and desirable group

970
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2100
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2100, Second Federal Issue$10.00 Watermarked on Wove Paper (RM271b), $10.00 Watermarked on Wove Paper (RM271b)$10.00 Watermarked on Wove Paper (RM271b). Clear impression at top right of handwritten certificate of admission into the circuit court of the United States, dated November 2, 1801, with seal of the court attached at upper left, barely affected by vertical file fold and light crease

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $10.00 SECOND FEDERAL ISSUE WITH WATERMARK ON WOVE PAPER. ONLY TWO OR THREE ARE KNOWN.

The Combs survey records two. One was discovered by Henry Tolman in 1943 and offered in our Sale 827. The Sheldon collection (Mercury Stamp Co., June 3-5, 1970, lot 1213) offered one on a law license which mentions Andrew Jackson. This would appear to be a third recorded example.

3,250
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2101
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2101, Second Federal Issue$4.00 Unwatermarked (RM269c), $4.00 Unwatermarked (RM269c)$4.00 Unwatermarked (RM269c). Remarkably strong impression on wove paper, Counter Stamp also strongly applied to another similar piece (flaw at bottom), the two are glued together and passed thru a slit on 2-page part-printed vellum United States patent signed by Thomas Jefferson as President and James Madison as Secretary of State, titled "The United States of America, To all whom the Letters Patent shall come:", patent is awarded to Solomon Thayer for an impellent pump, document is 11-3/4 x 14-1/2 in., dated June 9, 1801, also signed by Attorney General Levi Lincoln, also with faint impression of $4.00 Maryland First Federal Issue (RM106) on vellum (typical impression for vellum, which is why the additional paper with its more malleable properties was used), strong impression of Great Seal of the United States at left, usual file folds do not affect Jefferson's signature, but one slightly affects Madison's

VERY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT VELLUM PATENT DOCUMENT SIGNED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, JAMES MADISON AS SECRETARY OF STATE, AND LEVI LINCOLN AS ATTORNEY GENERAL. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ANTIZZO COLLECTION AND A DESIRABLE PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENT.

In 1790, President George Washington established the first Patent Act, under which the Secretary of State and Executive signed off on patents. Three were granted in 1790, 33 in 1791, 11 in 1792 and 20 in 1793, a far cry from today's activity. From 1790 to 1793, Jefferson signed patents as Secretary of State. On June 1, 1802, the position of Superintendent of Patents was created, relieving Madison of that responsibility.

James Madison was appointed Secretary of State on March 5, 1801 (the day after Jefferson started his first term as president) and entered duty on May 2 of that year, approximately one month before this was signed.

Ex Powers, Sheldon and Joyce.

E. 7,500-10,000
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