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Sale 1222 — The World Traveler Collection of U.S. Revenues

Sale Date — Friday, 29 May, 2020

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Category — First Issue (R1 thru R73)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2001
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2001, First Issue (R1 thru R73)1c Express, Imperforate (R1a), 1c Express, Imperforate (R1a)1c Express, Imperforate (R1a). Vertical pair, unused (no gum), unusually large margins all around, attractive color, tiny scissors-cut between stamps at left, appears Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate, Scott as used

250
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2002
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2002, First Issue (R1 thru R73)1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b), 1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b)1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b). Blue printed "S.H. & Co." and manuscript "X" cancels, crisp impression, trivial short perf at bottom left, Fine, this is the only example of this stamp we have encountered with a printed cancel, with 2019 P.F. certificate

2,250
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2003
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2003, First Issue (R1 thru R73)1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b), 1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b)1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b). Cancel removed slightly affecting the color, well-centered, small faults at top, Very Fine appearance, despite the condition issues this is a reasonably attractive example of a stamp that is very difficult to find certified as a genuine single, with 2019 P.F. certificate

2,250
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2004
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2004, First Issue (R1 thru R73)3c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R17a), 3c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R17a)3c Playing Cards, Imperforate (R17a). Unused (no gum), full and balanced margins all around, outstanding color that is uncommonly deep and rich, highly detailed impression, just the faintest suggestion of a thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT IMPERFORATE PLAYING CARDS ISSUE.

A review using Power Search reveals that this is only the second unused example of this stamp we have offered in our sales going back to 1993 and in our Rarities sales since 1966. We are aware of one other, offered in the Cunliffe collection in 2008. It seems inevitable that the Scott Catalogue will begin to price First thru Third Issue unused Revenues. In that event, the catalogue value for an unused 3c Playing Cards Imperforate stamp will be far greater than that of a used example.

With 1954 letter from Philip Ward, Jr. and with 2016 P.F. certificate

40,000
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2005
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2005, First Issue (R1 thru R73)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c), 4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c). Light manuscript cancel, rich color, certificate mentions a few shorter perfs, still a Fine example of this challenging issue, with 2019 P.F. certificate

750
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2006
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2006, First Issue (R1 thru R73)4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b), 4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b)4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b). Unused (no gum), wide margins, fresh color, a couple short perfs at right, Very Fine, a difficult stamp and the first unused single we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2019 P.F. certificate, Scott as used

650
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2007
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2007, First Issue (R1 thru R73)4c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R22d), 4c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R22d)4c Proprietary, Perforated, Silk Paper (R22d). Choice centering, 1871 manuscript cancel, small thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, by far the finest centered example we have ever offered, with 2019 P.F. certificate

250
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2008
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2008, First Issue (R1 thru R73)5c Agreement, Perforated, Half Used as 2c (R23e), 5c Agreement, Perforated, Half Used as 2c (R23e)5c Agreement, Perforated, Half Used as 2c (R23e). Left vertical half used on Illinois June 10, 1865 receipt, cancelled by manuscript in the same hand as the writer of the document

FINE. ONLY THE SECOND RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT AGREEMENT BISECTED AND USED AS A 2-CENT STAMP.

The other example was in the Robert Cunliffe collection. It became the listing copy in Scott when it was sold in 2008.

With 2019 P.F. certificate

2,500
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2009
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2009, First Issue (R1 thru R73)6c Inland Exchange, Silk Paper (R30d), 6c Inland Exchange, Silk Paper (R30d)6c Inland Exchange, Silk Paper (R30d). Unused (no gum), gorgeous color that is especially deep and intense, Very Fine, an elusive stamp, especially unused, with 2019 P.F. certificate, Scott as used

290
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2010
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2010, First Issue (R1 thru R73)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c), 6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Lightened manuscript cancel, added perf at bottom right and tiny corner crease at top right, these flaws are far less serious than usually found, Fine appearance, with 2016 P.F. certificate, the Scott Catalogue notes "Nearly all examples of No. R31 are faulty and poorly centered. The catalogue value is for a fine centered stamp with minor faults which do not detract from its appearance."

1,600
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2011
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2011, First Issue (R1 thru R73)10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b), 10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b)10c Certificate, Part Perforated (R33b). Manuscript cancel, wide margins including a significant portion of the adjoining stamp at bottom, intense color and proof-like impression, a few short perfs at right, appears Extremely Fine, this is a difficult stamp to get certified as genuine, with 2019 P.F. certificate

850
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2012
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2012, First Issue (R1 thru R73)10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a), 10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a)10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a). Horizontal pair, large margins all around, lovely fresh color, light 1863 manuscript cancel, vertical plate burnishing marks between stamps and in left margin, Extremely Fine, very scarce in this select quality, with 2019 P.F. certificate

1,750
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2013
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2013, First Issue (R1 thru R73)15c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R40a), 15c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R40a)15c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R40a). Vertical pair, huge margins all around, neat 1864 manuscript cancel, tiny paper break from the manuscript cancel, bottom stamp with light horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance, despite the minor flaws this is a highly desirable pair with great eye appeal, with 2019 P.F. certificate

250
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2014
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2014, First Issue (R1 thru R73)25 Bond, Imperforate (R43a), 25 Bond, Imperforate (R43a)25 Bond, Imperforate (R43a). Large margins all around including a huge sheet margin at bottom, light 1864 manuscript cancel, fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.F. certificate

300
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2015
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2015, First Issue (R1 thru R73)25c Life Insurance, Part Perforated (R47b), 25c Life Insurance, Part Perforated (R47b)25c Life Insurance, Part Perforated (R47b). Choice centering, wonderfully fresh color, 1863 manuscript cancel, small thin at bottom right, Extremely Fine appearance, a rare stamp, a review of Power Search shows we have sold only five singles and three pairs, with 2019 P.F. certificate

1,250
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2016
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2016, First Issue (R1 thru R73)30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a), 30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a)30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a). Large to full margins, beautiful socked-on-the-nose Mar. 13, 1863 circular datestamp, rich color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine and desirable with the datestamp cancel, not easy to find with all of these eye-appealing qualities, with 2019 P.F. certificate

200
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2017
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2017, First Issue (R1 thru R73)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a), 50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a). Large margins to close but fully clear at right, gorgeous color in a very dark shade, detailed impression, manuscript cancel, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate

400
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2018
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2018, First Issue (R1 thru R73)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a), 70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a). Large margins to close at bottom right, marvelously rich color and deeply etched impression, neat 1864 handstamp cancel, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate

650
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2019
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2019, First Issue (R1 thru R73)70c Foreign Exchange, Part Perforated (R65b), 70c Foreign Exchange, Part Perforated (R65b)70c Foreign Exchange, Part Perforated (R65b). Wonderfully bright and fresh, light 1863 handstamp cancel, Very Fine, a scarce stamp, particularly sound and certified, with 2019 P.F. certificate

200
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2020
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2020, First Issue (R1 thru R73)$1.00 Lease, Perforated, Half Used as 50c (R70e), $1.00 Lease, Perforated, Half Used as 50c (R70e)$1.00 Lease, Perforated, Half Used as 50c (R70e). Left half used on 1867 Illinois summons, light manuscript cancel in the same hand as the document, file fold thru stamp, Very Fine appearance, only the fourth example we have offered since keeping computerized records, the other three were all horizontal (top or bottom bisects), with 2019 P.F. certificate

500
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2021
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2021, First Issue (R1 thru R73)$1.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R73c), $1.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R73c)$1.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R73c). Perfectly struck socked-on-the-nose "B.B. & B. Jr Jun 10 1864" circular datestamp, fresh color, certificate mentions two short perfs at left, still Very Fine and handsome, with 2019 P.F. certificate

300
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