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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — Revenues - Second and Third Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1418
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1418, Revenues - Second and Third Issues50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115a, formerly R115b), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115a, formerly R115b)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115a, formerly R115b). Rich color, nicely balanced margins especially side-to-side, light partial strike of blue handstamp cancel, Very Fine, in the 2018 edition of the Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue the editors changed this (unhelpfully in our opinion) from R115b to R115a

1,050
700
1419
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1419, Revenues - Second and Third Issues50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115a, formerly R115b), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115a, formerly R115b)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115a, formerly R115b). Rich color, attractive margins and centering, light manuscript cancel, Fine, in the 2018 edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue the editors changed this (unhelpfully in our opinion) from R115b to R115a

1,050
600
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1420
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1420, Revenues - Second and Third Issues50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115a, formerly R115b), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115a, formerly R115b)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R115a, formerly R115b). Rich color, neat Sep. 4, 1871 manuscript cancel, also small filled-in punch cancel at bottom, Fine appearance, with 2019 P.F. certificate, in the 2018 edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue the editors changed this (unhelpfully in our opinion) from R115b to R115a

275
250
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1421
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1421, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119), $1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119). Rich color, blue double-circle datestamp cancels, tiny perf tip crease bottom left, still Very Fine

750
325
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1422
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1422, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121), $1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121)$1.60 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R121). Well-centered with balanced margins, rich color, blue handstamp cancels, single slightly short perf at upper left, appears Extremely Fine

750
350
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1423
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1423, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122), $1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122)$1.90 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R122). Choice centering and margins, bright color, blue handstamp cancel, single unpunched perf at left, Extremely Fine

500
650
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1424
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1424, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126), $3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126)$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126). Pretty pastel color, blue New York 1872 double-oval datestamp, light corner crease and small faint thin spots at bottom, otherwise Very Fine

500
130
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1425
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1425, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R127a), $5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R127a)$5.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R127a). Fresh colors, neat 1871 manuscript cancel, single pulled perf at top, otherwise Very Fine example of the top value of the Second Issue Inverts, with 2008 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,700
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1426
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1426, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129), $20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129)$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129). Rich color, light 1872 manuscript cancel, fresh and Very Fine

900
700
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1427
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1427, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130), $25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130). Pretty pastel color, light manuscript cancel, tiny corner perf tip crease top left, still Very Fine

850
325
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1428
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1428, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131), $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131). Rich color, crisp impressions, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat 1871 manuscript cancel, faint pressed-out vertical crease at left, Extremely Fine appearance, rare with such choice centering, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate

1,050
375
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1429
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1429, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131), $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131). Showing captured "WILCOX'S CHAMELEON PA(PER)" part imprint in right margin, rich color, fresh and Fine, desirable with the captured imprint

1,050
650
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1430
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1430, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131), $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131). Horizontal pair, neat Aug. 29, 1872 manuscript cancel, Fine, a scarce pair, only two larger multiples are recorded

2,400
650
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1431
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1431, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132), $200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132)$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132). Rich colors, cancelled by "22 June 1872" manuscript and initials, accompanying certificate notes "large manuscript ink spot above the vignette" which is the ink used for the manuscript cancel, well-balanced margins

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND AND CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE $200.00 "SMALL PERSIAN RUG" -- ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

Ex Dr. Schauss. With 2009 P.F. certificate.

8,500
5,750
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1432
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1432, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132), $200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132)$200.00 Red, Blue & Black, Second Issue, "Small Persian Rug" (R132). Appears well-centered but margins have been added on all four sides and small portions of the design painted in, 1872 manuscript cancel, Very Fine appearance, an affordable yet reasonably attractive Small Persian Rug, Scott Retail $8,500.00

E. 500-750
1,000
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1433
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1433, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133), $500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133). Choice centering, rich colors, neat "The Cayuga Lake Railroad Company Sept. 15, 1871" manuscript cancel and "X", few light creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 "LARGE PERSIAN RUG", WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY.

Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and our expanded census, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/R133 , contains 87.

Kingsley Census No. 24-1. Ex Cunliffe and Dr. Schauss

16,500
10,500
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1434
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1434, Revenues - Second and Third Issues2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R135b), 2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R135b)2c Orange & Black, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R135b). Fresh colors, bold strike of blue Mar. 15, 1873 double oval datestamp, Fine and attractive with the blue handstamp cancel, with 1983 P.F. certificate

425
180
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1435
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1435, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$10.00 Green & Black, Third Issue (R149), $10.00 Green & Black, Third Issue (R149)$10.00 Green & Black, Third Issue (R149). Well-centered with balanced margins, vivid colors, neat 1872 manuscript cancel, Very Fine and choice

400
200
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1436
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1436, Revenues - Second and Third Issues$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150), $20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150)$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150). Well-centered with bright colors, 1872 manuscript cancel, fresh and Very Fine

900
375
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1437
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1437, Revenues - Second and Third Issues2c Orange & Black on Green Paper, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R151a), 2c Orange & Black on Green Paper, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R151a)2c Orange & Black on Green Paper, Third Issue, Center Inverted (R151a). Unused (no gum), centered to left, Fine and scarce unused example of this Third Issue invert, this is only the second example to appear in Power Search since a block of 24 in our 1980 Rarities sale, Scott Retail as used

800
400
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