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

Sale Date — Friday, 29 May, 2020

Category — Wine Stamps (RE)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2097
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2097, Wine Stamps (RE)$50.00 Yellow Green, Wine, Perf 12-1/2 at Left (RE107E), $50.00 Yellow Green, Wine, Perf 12-1/2 at Left (RE107E)$50.00 Yellow Green, Wine, Perf 12-1/2 at Left (RE107E). Serial no. 19550, precise centering with wide margins, light 1941 handstamp of the Quality Fruit Wine Corp. of Brooklyn, N.Y., a few tiny staple holes in the right portion that are practically invisible (the other three we have offered had staple holes repaired or filled in)

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE VERY RARE 1934 $50.00 WINE STAMP.

The definitive article on these issues was written by Ron Lesher and published in the August 1983 American Philatelist. The high-denomination wine stamps came into use when the law was changed in 1916. The change stipulated that taxes would be collected when the wine left the customs house, winery or other bonded storage facility, rather than at the point of retail sale. This allowed revenue stamps to be affixed to the case, cask or even railroad car rather than each individual bottle. They were issued in booklet form, perforated only at left, in booklets of $400.00 (twenty $20.00 stamps, ten $40.00 stamps, etc.). The first series (Scott RE56-RE59) was used prior to Prohibition and on religious and medicinal wine during Prohibition. They were reprinted starting in 1933 after Prohibition (Scott RE107A-RE107D). The $20.00 and $40.00 were only reprinted in 1933 and have the same perf gauge as the earlier pre-prohibition issue. The $50.00 and $100.00 were reprinted in 1933 and also in later years, in two different perf gauges. These were recognized as separate listings in the 2017 Scott U.S. Specialized (RE107E and RE107F).

With 2020 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,100
2098
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2098, Wine Stamps (RE)$100.00 Yellow Green, Wine, Perf 12-1/2 at Left (RE107F), $100.00 Yellow Green, Wine, Perf 12-1/2 at Left (RE107F)$100.00 Yellow Green, Wine, Perf 12-1/2 at Left (RE107F). Serial no. 113410, neat purple 1942 handstamp cancel, choice centering, light vertical crease between stamp and tablet (similar to all the others we have handled), a few light paper bends, still Extremely Fine, the Scott Catalogue listings for the $50.00 and $100.00 were expanded in 2017 to account for differences in perforation, creating Scott RE107E-RE107F

500
600
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2099
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2099, Wine Stamps (RE)-1/2c Green & Black, Wine, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (RE110a), -1/2c Green & Black, Wine, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (RE110a)-1/2c Green & Black, Wine, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (RE110a). Strip of four (two error pairs) rouletted all around and imperforate vertically, without gum as issued, bright and fresh, Very Fine, Scott as two pairs

400
110
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2100
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2100, Wine Stamps (RE)80c Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE142), 80c Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE142)80c Green & Black, 1942 Issue, Wine (RE142). Without gum as issued, strong rich color, Very Fine

400
190
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2101
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2101, Wine Stamps (RE)6-7/10-$800.00, 1942-54 Unissued Wine Stamps (RE159A, RE165A, RE167A, RE167B, RE179A, RE180A, RE182A-RE182E, RE183A, R184A), 6-7/10-$800.00, 1942-54 Unissued Wine Stamps (RE159A, RE165A, RE167A, RE167B, RE179A, RE180A, RE182A-RE182E, RE183A, R184A)6-7/10-$800.00, 1942-54 Unissued Wine Stamps (RE159A, RE165A, RE167A, RE167B, RE179A, RE180A, RE182A-RE182E, RE183A, R184A). Without gum as issued, bright and fresh, Very Fine group

1,950
900
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2102
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2102, Wine Stamps (RE)$900.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE168), $900.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE168)$900.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE168). Handstamp cancels in "X" formation and manuscript cancel, faults including adhesion on face and some scrapes from attempt to remove it, a reasonable space-filler of this key Wine Stamp rarity, we have offered just three used examples since keeping computerized records (two of those had perf initials cancels), Scott $4,000.00

E. 400-500
800
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2103
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2103, Wine Stamps (RE)$2,000.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE170), $2,000.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE170)$2,000.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE170). Purple "Aug. 12, 1946 Cella Vineyards" datestamp cancel, uncommonly fresh, some staple holes, Very Fine appearance, all three of the used examples in Power Search have staple holes or repairs, with 2020 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,600
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2104
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2104, Wine Stamps (RE)$2,000.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE170), $2,000.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE170)$2,000.00 Yellow Green & Black, Wine (RE170). Light purple handstamp cancels, repaired faults, otherwise Fine, a reasonable space-filler, Scott $3,000.00

E. 300-400
550
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2105
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2105, Wine Stamps (RE)$80.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1949 Issue (RE182D), $80.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1949 Issue (RE182D)$80.00 Yellow Green & Black, 1949 Issue (RE182D). Block of four, without gum as issued, fresh and Very Fine, Scott value as singles

600
250
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2106
 
Wine Stamp Balance. 13 different Scott numbers, including Nos. RE177 and RE179, others cataloguing up to $250.00 each, usual flaws associated with these issues, though some (such as RE57 and RE58) are quite attractive

2,745
550
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