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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 — Second Issue (R103 thru R133)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2039
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2039, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)1c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R103a), 1c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R103a)1c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R103a). Disturbed original gum, remarkably well-centered, rich color, miniscule thin speck of no consequence

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT SECOND ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.

This is the first original-gum example we have offered since keeping computerized records. We have offered two other unused, both without gum. This is also the finest centered copy we have offered, used or unused, so despite the almost imperceptible thin speck, this has to rank as one of the finest examples extant.

With 2019 P.F. certificate. Unpriced as unused in the Scott Catalogue. Value as used

1,600
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2040
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2040, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)5c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R107a), 5c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R107a)5c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R107a). Unused (no gum), fresh color, faint thin spot

FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT SECOND ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.

This is only the second unused example we have offered since keeping computerized records. The 5-cent invert is notorious for being off-center and having multiple faults. The "World Traveler" copy is in far better condition than most.

With 2019 P.F. certificate. Unpriced as unused in the Scott Catalogue. Value as used

4,000
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2041
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2041, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R109a), 10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R109a)10c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R109a). Unused (no gum), rich color, crisp impression

A FINE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT SECOND ISSUE WITH INVERTED CENTER.

We have offered only three other unused examples since keeping computerized records. This is also one of the few completely sound and certified copies available.

With 2019 P.F. certificate. Unpriced as unused in the Scott Catalogue. Value as used

2,000
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2042
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2042, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)50c 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). Light manuscript and handstamp cancels, small triangular punch cancel has been neatly filled in, Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate

275
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2043
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2043, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)70c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R117a), 70c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R117a)70c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R117a). Blue 1871 herringbone cut cancels, fresh color, minor thin spot and two tiny pinholes, otherwise Fine, only 27 are recorded, with 2019 P.F. certificate

1,250
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2044
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2044, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)$1.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R118a), $1.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R118a)$1.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue, Center Inverted (R118a). Nicely centered, manuscript cancel and unobtrusive triangular punch cancel at bottom neatly sealed, Very Fine, a review using Power Search shows most examples of this invert are off center and/or have faults, with 2019 P.F. certificate

1,000
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2045
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2045, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119), $1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119). Bright color, 1872 manuscript cancel, fresh and Fine

750
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2046
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2046, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)$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). 1872 manuscript cancel, diagonal crease, facial scrapes at top left have been painted in, otherwise Fine, an affordable and reasonably attractive example of this rare invert, with 2019 P.F. certificate

3,000
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2047
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2047, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129), $20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129)$20.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R129). Beautiful color in a particularly rich shade, neat 1872 manuscript cancel, uncommonly fresh and Very Fine, a challenging stamp to find completely sound and without a cut cancel, with 2019 P.F. certificate

900
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2048
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2048, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130), $25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130). Light 1872 manuscript and faintly embossed cancel, strong color, light horizontal crease, Fine appearance, with 2019 P.F. certificate

850
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2049
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2049, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131), $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131). Bright color, cancelled solely by a light manuscript and without a cut cancel that is normally found, sound and Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate

1,050
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2050
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2050, Second Issue (R103 thru R133)$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). Well-centered, gorgeous rich colors, 1872 manuscript cancel, light horizontal crease

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE $200.00 "SMALL PERSIAN RUG". ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

Both the Small and Large "Persian Rug" stamps were printed in sheets of one. Because of their size, the large number of perforations on each stamp, and the fact that they were used on documents which were frequently folded across the stamps, most examples have faults to varying degrees. This is one of the more desirable examples of the 446 issued.

With 2019 P.F. certificate

8,500
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2051
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2051, Second Issue (R103 thru 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)$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug" (R133). Well-centered, rich colors, light 1872 manuscript and four unobtrusive punch cancels that have been neatly filled or covered

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 "LARGE PERSIAN RUG". ONE OF THE MOST VISUALLY STUNNING AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED 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.

With 2019 P.F. certificate

16,500
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