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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 — State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2104
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2104, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland5c Delaware (RM291; SRS DS2), 5c Delaware (RM291; SRS DS2)5c Delaware (RM291; SRS DS2). Colorless, detailed impression at top left of writ of execution from Kent County, laid paper, filed January 30, 1794, tiny toned specks barely worth mentioning

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT DELAWARE ACT OF JUNE 19, 1793 ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN AND THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST.

The Scott Catalogue notes that in some cases a reddish ink was used in impressing the stamps, and sometimes they were impressed colorless. The State Revenue Society catalogue notes less than six of this 5c are known, but they do not note which have or do not have red ink. Examples with red ink were offered in the Sheldon (on small piece), Makepeace (on an unused writ of execution, offered in the following lot), Joyce (also an unused writ) and Tolman sales (on small piece, possibly the ex-Sheldon item). The example offered here, with just the embossing, is a major rarity and the only one without red ink we have encountered.

State Revenue Society catalogue value $10,000.00

6,500
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2105
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2105, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland5c Delaware (RM291; SRS DS3), 5c Delaware (RM291; SRS DS3)5c Delaware (RM291; SRS DS3). Gorgeous impression with red ink on unissued New Castle County writ of execution dated November 2, 1793, on laid paper, sensibly reinforced along split at center well away from stamp, light waterstaining also well away from stamp

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT DELAWARE ACT OF JUNE 19, 1793 ISSUE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN AND THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST -- THE REDDISH INK MAKES THIS PERFECT STRIKE EASY TO SEE.

The Scott Catalogue notes that in some cases a reddish ink was used in impressing the stamps, and sometimes they were impressed colorless.. The State Revenue Society catalogue notes less than six are known of the 5c, but they do not indicate which have or do not have red ink. Examples with red ink were offered in the Sheldon (on small piece), Makepeace (on an unused writ of execution, offered here), Joyce (also an unused writ) and Tolman sales (on small piece, possibly the ex-Sheldon item). An example without red ink is offered in the previous lot.

Ex Makepeace. State Revenue Society catalogue value $10,000.00

6,500
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2106
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2106, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland20c Delaware (RM292; SRS DS5), 20c Delaware (RM292; SRS DS5)20c Delaware (RM292; SRS DS5). Colorless, detailed impression on inside of lease between Jesse Ford and John Spear for Duck Creek, dated January 13, 1794, on laid paper

VERY FINE. THE 20-CENT DELAWARE ACT OF JUNE 19, 1793 ISSUE IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMPS. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ANTIZZO COLLECTION.

The Scott Catalogue notes that in some cases a reddish ink was used in impressing the stamps, and sometimes they were impressed colorless. Only one 20c is recorded.

Ex Makepeace and Joyce. State Revenue Society catalogue value $10,000.00. We are unsure why this is valued less than Scott RM291, given the fact it is far rarer.

5,000
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2107
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2107, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland4c-200c Virginia (RM305a-RM325a), 4c-200c Virginia (RM305a-RM325a)4c-200c Virginia (RM305a-RM325a). 15 die cut values, without 10c and 120c (both unlisted in Scott), usual central pinhole, Very Fine, ex Cunliffe and Tolman, State Revenue Society catalogue value $745.00)

550
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2108
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2108, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland4c-25c Virginia (RM305b, RM306b, RM308b, RM310b; SRS D1, D2, D4, D6), 4c-25c Virginia (RM305b, RM306b, RM308b, RM310b; SRS D1, D2, D4, D6)4c-25c Virginia (RM305b, RM306b, RM308b, RM310b; SRS D1, D2, D4, D6). Four documents, each a promissory note, 4c and 6c with light but readable impressions, 12c strong impression with 25c Third Federal Issue on the same document, 25c strong impression and used with 50c Third Federal Issue, Very Fine, the 4c ex Joyce, 25c ex Sheldon, State Revenue Society catalogue value $1,650.00

975
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2109
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2109, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland20c Virginia (RM309b; SRS DS5), 20c Virginia (RM309b; SRS DS5)20c Virginia (RM309b; SRS DS5). Sharp impression on part-printed promissory note dated April 11, 1814, Very Fine, scarce, State Revenue Society catalogue value $500.00

500
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2110
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2110, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland37c Virginia (RM311b; SRS DS7), 37c Virginia (RM311b; SRS DS7)37c Virginia (RM311b; SRS DS7). Clear impression along with 75c Third Federal Issue (RM279b) on part-printed promissory note dated February 2, 1816, light vertical file fold affects embossing, still Very Fine, State Revenue Society catalogue value $1,000.00

1,000
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2111
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2111, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland75c Virginia (RM314b; SRS DS11), 75c Virginia (RM314b; SRS DS11)75c Virginia (RM314b; SRS DS11). Light but readable impression, used with $1.50 Third Federal Issue (RM281b) on part-printed promissory note dated November 21, 1815, Fine, scarce, State Revenue Society catalogue value $1,000.00

750
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2112
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2112, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland95c Virginia (RM316b; SRS DS12), 95c Virginia (RM316b; SRS DS12)95c Virginia (RM316b; SRS DS12). Clear impression at top left of handwritten sight draft dated June 9, 1813, bottom right corner missing, some overall toning, Very Fine impression and a scarce item, State Revenue Society catalogue value $1,000.00

1,000
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2113
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2113, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland120c Virginia (RM318b; SRS DS14), 120c Virginia (RM318b; SRS DS14)120c Virginia (RM318b; SRS DS14). Light but easily readable impression on printed but unused promissory note, the back with handwritten promissory note dated December 27, 1813, embossing affected by light file folds, still Very Fine, State Revenue Society catalogue value $1,200.00

1,000
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2114
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2114, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland200c Virginia (RM325b; SRS DS17), 200c Virginia (RM325b; SRS DS17)200c Virginia (RM325b; SRS DS17). Light but easily readable impression on unused printed promissory note, with handwritten promissory note on back dated October 5, 1813, used with 45c Virginia (RM312b; SRS DS8), slight toning and light file folds, still Very Fine, rare, Sheldon knew of only two notes with 245c in tax (the other was offered in Tolman, Sale 827, lot 1745), State Revenue Society catalogue value $1,750.00

1,725
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2115
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2115, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland30c Maryland (RM362), 30c Maryland (RM362)30c Maryland (RM362). Unused complete sheet of four on thin bank note paper with silk threads, light horizontal fold at center between stamps, usual edge faults associated with these fragile papers, fresh and Very Fine, an exceedingly rare complete sheet, these were meant to have checks printed over them and then be cut apart for use, Power Search located only two other examples, the issuance of this revenue stamp by Maryland, in an effort to tax the Second Bank of the United States, was one of the actions that lead to the landmark 1819 Supreme Court Case McCullough vs. Maryland, accompanied by Wikipedia article describing the case, State Revenue Society catalogue value $2,000.00 as singles

2,500
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2115A
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2115A, State Revenue Issues: Delaware, Virginia, Maryland10c-$6.00 Maryland (RM370-RM382; SRS DS8-DS20), 10c-$6.00 Maryland (RM370-RM382; SRS DS8-DS20)10c-$6.00 Maryland (RM370-RM382; SRS DS8-DS20). Sharp impressions on promissory note, receipts and bonds, all are full documents, overall fresh and Very Fine, an attractive complete set of 13 documents from the Maryland Act of March 10, 1845, State Revenue Society catalogue value $775.00

525
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