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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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Category — Revenues, First Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1730
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1730, Revenues, First Issue2c Bank Check, Blue, Imperforate (R5a), 2c Bank Check, Blue, Imperforate (R5a)2c Bank Check, Blue, Imperforate (R5a). Block of four, huge margins, rich color, neat "R.B. & Co. Aug. 29, 1864" manuscript cancel, few tiny pinholes in bottom right stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine and beautiful block, ex Joyce, Zoellner, Floyd and Curtis

190
Current Sale
1731
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1731, Revenues, First Issue3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a), 3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a)3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a). Vertical pair, unused (no gum), rich color, couple small margin thins, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail as used

500
Current Sale
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1732
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1732, Revenues, First Issue4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b), 4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b)4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b). Block of four, unused (no gum), brilliant color, perf separations sensibly reinforced

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED BLOCK OF THE PART PERFORATED 4-CENT PROPRIETARY ISSUE AND THE FINEST OF THE FEW KNOWN MULTIPLES.

The largest unit of the 4c Proprietary Part Perforated stamp is a repaired strip of six. This block of four is the only recorded block. In addition, there is a rejoined strip of four and a strip of three.

Ex Joyce and Curtis. With 2015 P.F. certificate

2,750
Current Sale
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1733
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1733, Revenues, First Issue4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b), 4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b)4c Proprietary, Part Perforated (R22b). Attractive margins, pastel color, neat handstamp cancel, Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,400
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1734
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1734, Revenues, First Issue20c Foreign Exchange, Perforated, Double Transfer (R41c var), 20c Foreign Exchange, Perforated, Double Transfer (R41c var)20c Foreign Exchange, Perforated, Double Transfer (R41c var). Clear doubling most prominent in the bottom and left tablets, light 1872 manuscript cancel, Fine, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 150-200
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1735
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1735, Revenues, First Issue25c Life Insurance, Part Perforated (R47b), 25c Life Insurance, Part Perforated (R47b)25c Life Insurance, Part Perforated (R47b). Fresh color, socked-on-the-nose Milwaukee Wis. Jan. 6, 1864 circular datestamp, light horizontal crease at top, appears Very Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,250
Current Sale
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1736
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1736, Revenues, First Issue25c Warehouse Receipt, Part Perforated (R50b), 25c Warehouse Receipt, Part Perforated (R50b)25c Warehouse Receipt, Part Perforated (R50b). Rich color, neat central strike of May 6, 1863 circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine, desirable in sound condition with a handstamp cancel, all but one pair listed in Power Search has a manuscript cancel, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,300
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1737
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1737, Revenues, First Issue60c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Black "Specimen" Ovpt. (R64cS-H), 60c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Black "Specimen" Ovpt. (R64cS-H)60c Inland Exchange, Perforated, Black "Specimen" Ovpt. (R64cS-H). Crease and margin flaws, slightly in at left, very scarce unlisted "Specimen" overprint, ex Tolman and Curtis

E. 200-300
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1738
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1738, Revenues, First Issue60c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated (R64b), 60c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated (R64b)60c Inland Exchange, Part Perforated (R64b). Block of 12, unused (no gum), some stamps with color oxidation, lightly folded between rows, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce unused block, the largest recorded in the Curtis Census is a block of 16

1,550
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1739
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1739, Revenues, First Issue$1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a), $1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a)$1.90 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R80a). Large margins to full, fresh and bright color, neat strike of "Kingan & Co. N.Y. Dec. 11, 1865" double-circle datestamp, completely sound

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.90 FOREIGN EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE -- ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE HANDSTAMP.

It is believed that of the 9,000 examples originally issued imperforate, 312 were returned for perforating. It is not known how many were used.

Ex "Beverly Hills". With 2008 P.S.E. (F-VF 75; Revenues are unlisted in SMQ) and 2020 P.F. certificates

12,500
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1740
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1740, Revenues, First Issue$5.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R88a), $5.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R88a)$5.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R88a). Huge margins all around, light manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Wildhorse"

300
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1741
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1741, Revenues, First Issue$5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a), $5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a)$5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a). Large to huge margins, radiant color, neat manuscript two-line cancel completely outside the central vignette, Extremely Fine Gem, ex "Wildhorse"

250
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1742
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1742, Revenues, First Issue$5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a), $5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a)$5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a). Block of six, large margins to clear, brilliant color, neat manuscript cancels, Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple and the only one of this size, it is also extremely rare as a sound multiple, ex Joyce, Cunliffe and Curtis, Scott Retail as block of four and pair

1,900
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1743
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1743, Revenues, First Issue$5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a), $5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a)$5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a). Block of four, large margins to just touching frameline in a couple places, warm color, manuscript cancels, Fine, the second largest known block, ex Joyce and Curtis

1,300
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1744
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1744, Revenues, First Issue$5.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R91a), $5.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R91a)$5.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R91a). Horizontal pair, huge margins all around, fresh and bright color, neat March 1863 manuscript cancels, light horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance and a scarce pair, ex Curtis, small purple backstamps

800
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1745
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1745, Revenues, First Issue$5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a), $5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a)$5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a). Vertical pair, large margins to just touched, manuscript cancels, horizontal crease mostly between stamps, tiny tears at top, still Fine and scarce, only three vertical pairs are recorded, ex Curtis

1,600
Current Sale
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1746
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1746, Revenues, First Issue$10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a), $10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a)$10.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R93a). Large to ample margins all around, deep rich color, light manuscript cancel, fresh, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, ex Hall

900
Current Sale
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1747
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1747, Revenues, First Issue$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate, Laid Paper (R95a), $10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate, Laid Paper (R95a)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate, Laid Paper (R95a). Large even margins, intense color, 1863 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine Gem

825
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1748
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1748, Revenues, First Issue$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a), $10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a). Large and even margins, rich color, lightened manuscript cancels, appears Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate

825
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1749
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1749, Revenues, First Issue$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a), $15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a). Large margins to clear at top, deep rich color, neat manuscript cancel

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE $15.00 MORTGAGE IMPERFORATE.

With 2020 P.F. certificate

4,500
Current Sale
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1750
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1750, Revenues, First Issue$15.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R97c), $15.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R97c)$15.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R97c). Part disturbed original gum, deep rich color, detailed impression, light horizontal crease at top, Very Fine appearance, ex Curtis, with 2015 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as used

300
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1751
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1751, Revenues, First Issue$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a), $20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a)$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a). Block of eight consisting of rejoined block of six and a pair, large margins to just in, 1863 manuscript cancels, light creases, some slight oxidation along a couple edges, Fine-Very Fine appearance and a scarce multiple, ex Curtis, Scott Retail as block of four and two pairs

2,900
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1752
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1752, Revenues, First Issue$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Block of four, bold manuscript "Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company" cancel dated June 1, 1871, horizontal perfs rejoined, light creases, single short perf at top of top left stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE $200.00 PERFORATED FIRST REVENUE ISSUE WITH RAILROAD MANUSCRIPT CANCELS.

Ex Cunliffe and Curtis. Scott Retail $4,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
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