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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — Revenues - First Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1373
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1373, Revenues - First Issue1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b), 1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b)1c Playing Cards, Part Perforated (R2b). Ample to huge imperforate margins with portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, well-centered between perfs, bright color, light manuscript cancel, Very Fine

2,250
1,600
1374
bl
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1374, Revenues - First Issue2c Express, Blue, Imperforate (R9a), 2c Express, Blue, Imperforate (R9a)2c Express, Blue, Imperforate (R9a). Block of six, huge even margins, deep rich color, each stamp with different signature (same handwriting) and dated Sept. 2, 1864, Extremely Fine, a fresh and choice block, ex Joyce and Zoellner

210
475
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1375
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1375, Revenues - First Issue3c Proprietary, Perforated, Double Impression (R18e), 3c Proprietary, Perforated, Double Impression (R18e)3c Proprietary, Perforated, Double Impression (R18e). Clear doubling of the design throughout, small manuscript cancel, perfs trimmed at top, appears Fine, ex Joyce, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,500
700
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1376
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1376, Revenues - First Issue3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a), 3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a)3c Telegraph, Imperforate (R19a). Large to full margins, central strike of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine

100
170
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1377
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1377, Revenues - First Issue4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c), 4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c)4c Playing Cards, Perforated (R21c). Rich color, neat handstamp cancel, tiny stain spot at top right and light soiling at bottom left, appears Very Fine

750
200
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1378
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1378, Revenues - First Issue6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c), 6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Rich color, light strike of blue 1871 datestamp, faults as always for this issue including several creases, otherwise Fine, 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."

1,500
700
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1379
ng
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1379, Revenues - First Issue10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a), 10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a)10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), large to huge margins including bottom sheet margin showing edge of printing plate, radiant color, right stamp small thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Bulkley, with 2006 P.F. certificate (as sound) and 2019 P.S.E. certificate (VG 50)

850
450
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1380
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1380, Revenues - First Issue10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a), 10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a)10c Certificate, Imperforate (R33a). Large to full margins, central strike of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine

400
275
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1381
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1381, Revenues - First Issue10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a), 10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a)10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a). Large to full margins, neat manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice

500
300
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1382
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1382, Revenues - First Issue10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a), 10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a)10c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R36a). Vertical pair, large margins at top and bottom, touched at right, manuscript cancels, Fine

1,750
350
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1383
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1383, Revenues - First Issue10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a), 10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a)10c Power of Attorney, Imperforate (R37a). Brilliant color, large margins, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine

1,000
950
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1384
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1384, Revenues - First Issue30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a), 30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a)30c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R51a). Huge margins to full at upper left, bright shade, beautifully clear strike of "Fredk. Probst & Co. New-York Jun. 24, 1862" circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, desirable with the clear handstamp cancel

200
200
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1385
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1385, Revenues - First Issue50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a), 50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a)50c Surety Bond, Imperforate (R63a). Full even margins, rich color, two light strikes of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine

400
325
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1386
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1386, Revenues - First Issue60c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R64a), 60c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R64a)60c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R64a). Brilliant color, large margins to full, bold strike of "A&W Sprague Nov. ? 1863" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, brothers Amasa and William Sprague founded this firm in Cranston Rhode Island, William was a United States Senator and Amasa, who ran the textile plant, was brutally bludgeoned to death on Dec. 31, 1843, the resultant arrest of three Irish-Catholic brothers named Gordon led to what historians have called the "trial of the century" in Rhode Island

110
225
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1387
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1387, Revenues - First Issue70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a), 70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a)70c Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R65a). Large to huge margins, rich color, light manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

650
450
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1388
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1388, Revenues - First Issue$1.00 Life Insurance, Imperforate (R71a), $1.00 Life Insurance, Imperforate (R71a)$1.00 Life Insurance, Imperforate (R71a). Bright color, large to full margins, neat strike of "Con. Mut. Life Ins. Co. Hartford, Conn." oval datestamp with manuscript June 1863 date, Extremely Fine, desirable cancelled solely by the handstamp

300
225
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1389
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1389, Revenues - First Issue$1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a), $1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a)$1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a). Large margins all around, fresh color, red handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example, with 1989 and 1992 P.F. certificates

350
300
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1390
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1390, Revenues - First Issue$1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a), $1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a)$1.00 Passage Ticket, Imperforate (R74a). Huge margins to ample at top right, showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, cancelled two strikes of San Francisco company Oct. 2, 1866 double-circle datestamp, Very Fine, desirable cancelled solely by the handstamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate

350
190
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1391
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1391, Revenues - First Issue$1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a), $1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a)$1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a). Large margins to just touched at bottom, radiant color, manuscript cancel which is smeared in places

FINE. A SCARCE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE $1.30 FOREIGN EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE.

Only 3,878 were issued imperforate (44 sheets with 82 stamps returned for perforating). No multiples are known for this issue.

With 2019 P.F. certificate

11,000
1,200
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1392
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1392, Revenues - First Issue$1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a), $1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a)$1.30 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R77a). Large margins all around, embossed cancel, bright color, small repair at right, Very Fine appearance, a presentable example of this rare revenue, Scott Retail $11,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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1393
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1393, Revenues - First Issue$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a), $1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a)$1.60 Foreign Exchange, Imperforate (R79a). Large margins, deep rich color, light strike of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this issue and desirable cancelled solely by the handstamp

1,400
900
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1394
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1394, Revenues - First Issue$2.00 Conveyance, Part Perforated (R81b), $2.00 Conveyance, Part Perforated (R81b)$2.00 Conveyance, Part Perforated (R81b). Radiant color, clear strike of New York Jul. 22, 1864 circular datestamp, light vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 CONVEYANCE PART PERFORATED ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE 1996.

We have offered only one other stamp identified as R81b since 1996 -- from the Curtis Collection, which realized $10,500 hammer -- and despite a previous 1996 P.F. certificate as genuine, it subsequently received a negative P.F. certificate.

With 1991 P.S.E. certificate

2,750
17,500
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1395
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1395, Revenues - First Issue$2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a), $2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a)$2.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R83a). Large margins all around, fresh color, cancelled solely by two strikes of "Bank of California Oct. 9" oval datestamp, tiny thin spot at lower right faintly appears in fluid but is difficult to detect

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE IMPERFORATE $2.00 PROBATE OF WILL, CANCELLED SOLELY BY A BANK OF CALIFORNIA OVAL HANDSTAMP.

A Power Search review found only one other R83a with a handstamp cancel offered in our auctions since 1994 (part of a reconstructed strip of three in our 2014 sale of the Curtis Collection).

7,000
1,600
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1396
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1396, Revenues - First Issue$2.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R84a), $2.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R84a)$2.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R84a). Huge margins to full at upper left, deep rich color, neat strike of "L.W. Jerome & Co. Jun. ? 1863" circular datestamp, tiny corner crease at top right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.50 INLAND EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE, CANCELLED SOLELY BY A HANDSTAMP.

Scott Retail with no premium for the handstamp cancel

12,000
4,250
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1397
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1397, Revenues - First Issue$3.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R85a), $3.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R85a)$3.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R85a). Full to large margins with bottom sheet margin showing edge of printing plate, deep rich color, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, Very Fine

200
160
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1398
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1398, Revenues - First Issue$3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a), $3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a)$3.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R86a). Full to ample margins, deep rich color, neat strike of 1863 circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice

200
120
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1399
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1399, Revenues - First Issue$3.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R87a), $3.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R87a)$3.50 Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R87a). Wonderful depth of color of the genuine imperforate issue, sheet margin at bottom, other sides ample to clear, light manuscript cancel, faint diagonal crease is barely detectable

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE $3.50 INLAND EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE.

Only 1,430 were issued imperforate.

10,000
2,600
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1400
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1400, Revenues - First Issue$5.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R88a), $5.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R88a)$5.00 Charter Party, Imperforate (R88a). Huge to ample margins, bright color, neat 1871 manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice

300
170
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1401
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1401, Revenues - First Issue$5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a), $5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a)$5.00 Manifest, Imperforate (R90a). Large to full margins, bright color, light manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice

250
130
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1402
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1402, Revenues - First Issue$5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a), $5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a)$5.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R92a). With top sheet margin, other sides large to full, pastel color, light manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice

700
275
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1403
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1403, Revenues - First Issue$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a), $10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a). Deep rich color, large to full margins, cancelled solely by two strikes of blue double-circle datestamp, absolutely fresh, Very Fine and choice, out of more than 50 R95a stamps listed in Power Search, only a couple of others bear handstamp cancels and no others are struck in blue

825
500
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1404
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1404, Revenues - First Issue$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a), $10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a)$10.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R95a). Ample to large margins, deep rich color, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate

825
200
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1405
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1405, Revenues - First Issue$10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a), $10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a)$10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a). Large margins to full at lower left, deep rich color, neat manuscript cancel

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE $10.00 PROBATE OF WILL FIRST ISSUE REVENUE.

Evidence points to an imperforate supply of 856, as 792 others (11 sheets) were returned for perforating. With 1996 A.P.S. and 2019 P.F. certificates

4,000
1,200
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1406
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1406, Revenues - First Issue$10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a), $10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a)$10.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R96a). Large margins to clear, including bottom sheet margin with tiny portion of an imprint, deep rich color, neat manuscript cancel, light horizontal crease near top, Fine appearance and attractive example of this scarce stamp

4,000
550
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1407
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1407, Revenues - First Issue$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a), $15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a)$15.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R97a). Large margins to ample at upper left, intense shade, light manuscript cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE $15.00 MORTGAGE IMPERFORATE.

Ex Kingsley. With 2003 P.F. certificate

4,500
1,600
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1408
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1408, Revenues - First Issue$15.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R97c), $15.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R97c)$15.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R97c). Well-centered, beautiful color, neat strike of handstamp cancel, tiny thin spot at lower left appears only in fluid, Extremely Fine appearance

300
180
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1409
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1409, Revenues - First Issue$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a), $20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a)$20.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R98a). Large to full margins, gorgeous bright color on pristine white paper, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Lyons, with 1999 P.F. certificate

175
110
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1410
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1410, Revenues - First Issue$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a), $20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a)$20.00 Probate of Will, Imperforate (R99a). Huge margins to ample at bottom left corner, neat 1864 manuscript cancel, Very Fine

3,500
1,500
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1411
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1411, Revenues - First Issue$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c), $20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c)$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c). Vivid color, neat 1864 manuscript cancel, fresh and Very Fine

300
900
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1412
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1412, Revenues - First Issue$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a), $25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a)$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a). Large margins to full at lower sides, rich color, neat 1865 manuscript cancel, Very Fine, with 1984 and 2003 P.F. certificates

3,250
1,300
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1413
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1413, Revenues - First Issue$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a), $50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a)$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a). Large to huge margins, deep rich color, two light strikes of circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine

325
190
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1414
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1414, Revenues - First Issue$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a), $50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a)$50.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R101a). Vertical strip of five, ample margins to just in on the sides of a couple stamps, rich color, 1864 manuscript cancels, few faults including small hole in top stamp and light horizontal creases, Fine appearance and scarce multiple, Scott Retail as two pairs and a single

1,825
225
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1415
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1415, Revenues - First Issue$50.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R101c), $50.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R101c)$50.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R101c). Horizontal pair, retaining its full original gum, rich color and well-centered, cancelled by double-struck red Dec. 14, 1866 double-circle datestamp, fresh and Very Fine pair

450
190
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1416
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1416, Revenues - First Issue$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Imperforate (R102a). Rich colors, ample margins to slightly irregular at upper right but clear of design, 1868 manuscript cancel, Fine

2,500
700
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1417
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1417, 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). Fresh colors, two neat strikes of New York Apr. 1867 double-circle datestamp cancels, fresh and Fine, desirable canceled by the handstamps, with 1985 P.F. certificate

850
450
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