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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

Category — First Federal Issue: Rhode Island

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2077
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2077, First Federal Issue: Rhode Island4c-50c Rhode Island (RM188-RM191, RM193), 4c-50c Rhode Island (RM188-RM191, RM193)4c-50c Rhode Island (RM188-RM191, RM193). Six documents, including two 10c, three part-printed with two including illustrations, all have sharp impressions, including 4c and 20c on promissory notes, 10c on pair of duplicate bills of lading, 25c on large insurance policy, 50c on large deed, first affected by horizontal file fold, Very Fine group

600
130
2078
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2078, First Federal Issue: Rhode Island30c Rhode Island (RM192), 30c Rhode Island (RM192)30c Rhode Island (RM192). Clear impression at left of handwritten promissory note dated April 18, 1799, small bit of manuscript just impinges design, split along vertical fold at right well away from embossing is sensibly mended

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT RHODE ISLAND FIRST FEDERAL ISSUE.

Only four are reported in the Combs survey.

2,250
0
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2079
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2079, First Federal Issue: Rhode Island75c Rhode Island (RM194), 75c Rhode Island (RM194)75c Rhode Island (RM194). Sharp impression at top left of part-printed Providence Insurance Co. promissory note for policy premium dated September 12, 1799, fresh and Very Fine, rare, only five are recorded in the Combs survey

1,500
1,500
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2080
 
Sale Number 1210, Lot Number 2080, First Federal Issue: Rhode Island$1.00 Rhode Island (RM195), $1.00 Rhode Island (RM195)$1.00 Rhode Island (RM195). Detailed impression at top left of large part-printed shipping insurance policy dated December 9, 1800, insurance covers the brigantine Adventure and cargo for a trip from Newport, Rhode Island, to Africa and then to Havana against a range of issues such as "insurrections of slaves", Very Fine, a fascinating document, the insurance is for the fixed amount of $6,000 (vessel was valued at $3,500) and the premium was $1,200, an indication of the level of risk for a venture such as this, scarce, as only nine are recorded in the Combs survey

1,250
400
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