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Sale 1240 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 July, 2021

Category — Revenues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
633
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 633, Revenues6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c), 6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c)6c Proprietary, Perforated (R31c). Bright color, 1872 manuscript cancel, repaired top left corner, Fine appearance, the 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."

1,600
650
634
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 634, Revenues10c Bill of Lading, Part Perforated (R32b), 10c Bill of Lading, Part Perforated (R32b)10c Bill of Lading, Part Perforated (R32b). Vertical strip of five, well-centered, neat manuscript cancels, small scissors-cut between two stamps, small toned spots in two places, Very Fine appearance, the finer of the two recorded strips of five, the largest known multiple of this stamp, ex "Cathedral Collection", Scott value as two pairs

3,500
2,600
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635
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 635, Revenues30c 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, ex Myerson

200
325
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636
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 636, Revenues50c Passage Ticket, Part Perforated (R61b), 50c Passage Ticket, Part Perforated (R61b)50c Passage Ticket, Part Perforated (R61b). Vertical strip of three, large margin at top, irregularly cut at bottom, rich color, light manuscript cancels, small flaws including a horizontal crease in the middle stamps, Fine-Very Fine appearance, the only known strip of three and the only multiple larger than a pair, unrecorded in the Curtis census, Scott value as a pair

1,650
750
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637
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 637, Revenues$2.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R82a), $2.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R82a)$2.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R82a). Horizontal strip of four, large margins to clear at left, bright shade, neat 1863 manuscript cancels, vertical creases mostly between stamps, Very Fine appearance, an attractive multiple, ex Joyce, Scott value as two pairs

800
425
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638
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 638, Revenues$2.00 Probate of Will, Perforated, Bisect (R83c var), $2.00 Probate of Will, Perforated, Bisect (R83c var)$2.00 Probate of Will, Perforated, Bisect (R83c var). Left half, cancelled by "June 19th 1865 J. B." manuscript cancel on Administrator's Bond from Clay County Ill., Very Fine, scarce bisect, with copy of 1986 P.F. certificate for other half of the same stamp on a document

E. 500-750
1,100
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639
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 639, Revenues$5.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R89a), $5.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R89a)$5.00 Conveyance, Imperforate (R89a). Block of eight, large margins to barely in, deep rich color, May 22, 1863 manuscript cancels, few creases, one with small tear, Fine-Very Fine appearance, the largest recorded multiple (a strip of eight is also known), the next largest multiple is a reconstructed block of seven, Scott value as two blocks of four

1,800
950
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640
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 640, Revenues$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c), $20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c)$20.00 Probate of Will, Perforated (R99c). Strong color and impression, 1864 manuscript cancel, mild corner bend, still Fine

3,000
600
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641
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 641, Revenues$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a), $25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a)$25.00 Mortgage, Imperforate (R100a). Large margins all around, neat Aug. 8, 1863 manuscript cancel, fresh color, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance

3,250
750
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642
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 642, Revenues$25.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R100c), $25.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R100c)$25.00 Mortgage, Perforated (R100c). Excellent centering, intense color and detailed impression, Aug. 12, 1869 manuscript cancel, Extremely Fine

250
160
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643
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 643, Revenues$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Vertical strip of four, rich colors, neat Oct. 1, 1866 manuscript cancels, few small faults including second stamp light horizontal crease but in much better condition than many large multiples of this issue, Very Fine appearance, with 1985 P.F. certificate, Scott value as two pairs

4,500
2,800
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644
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 644, Revenues$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c), $200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c)$200.00 U.S.I.R., Perforated (R102c). Seven singles, used with an additional $24.55 on Indenture between Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad and the Delaware and Hudson Canal Co. dated March 1, 1871, affixed to six different pages of the 31-page document, includes an inventory of the railroad with locomotives and cars appraised at $1,026,967.00, also attached is sheet with eight different Vermont town or counties "Received for Record" handstamps dated between Dec. 1941 and March 1942, one stamp split from file fold, another with scotch tape stains, others with small faults, splitting along folds also reinforced with scotch tape, still Fine, a rare and impressive document with seven examples of the $200.00 First Issue Perforated, Scott value for the seven $200.00 stamps alone $5,950.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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645
ngbl
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 645, Revenues25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perfs (R112c), 25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perfs (R112c)25c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perfs (R112c). Block of four, unused (no gum), rich colors, few faults including light creases and few thin spots, Very Fine appearance, a scarce block, Scott value as used

1,750
1,100
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646
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 646, Revenues50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perfs (R112c), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perfs (R112c)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perfs (R112c). Horizontal strip of seven, rich colors, neat 1872 manuscript cancels, few trivial thin specks or pinholes, still Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple

4,100
2,400
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647
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 647, Revenues50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perfs (R112c), 50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perfs (R112c)50c Blue & Black, Second Issue, Sewing Machine Perfs (R112c). Block of four with selvage at right, unused (no gum), includes some stray perfs in selvage, bottom stamps and selvage light creases, still Very Fine, believed to be the only surviving block, ex Joyce, Scott value as used

2,250
1,700
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648
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 648, Revenues$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119), $1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119)$1.30 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R119). Unused (no gum), crisp impressions, Fine, Scott value as used

750
160
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649
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 649, Revenues$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R125), $3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R125)$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R125). Block of nine, rich colors, 1872 manuscript cancels, few faults including vertical crease affects center column, top left stamp tear at top, Fine appearance, this is the largest recorded multiple, the next largest is a block of four, ex Joyce, Scott value as block of four, pairs and single

1,015
1,200
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650
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 650, Revenues$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126), $3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126)$3.50 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R126). Horizontal pair, pretty shade, bold 1872 manuscript cancels, Very Fine and choice, a pair is the largest recorded multiple of this issue, ex Green

1,100
425
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651
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 651, Revenues$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130), $25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130)$25.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R130). Horizontal pair, rich colors, 1872 manuscript cancels, separated and rejoined, few light gum soaks, Fine, Scott value as singles

1,700
850
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652
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 652, Revenues$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131), $50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131)$50.00 Blue & Black, Second Issue (R131). Rich colors, 1871 manuscript cancel, showing double perfs at sides, Fine

1,050
350
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653
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 653, Revenues6c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R138), 6c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R138)6c Orange & Black, Third Issue (R138). Block of four with double horizontal perforations, rich colors, unobtrusive double-circle datestamp cancels, faint creases, Very Fine and attractive, a block of four is the largest recorded multiple, all four recorded blocks have double perforations, ex Joyce

1,100
750
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654
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 654, Revenues$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150), $20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150)$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150). Two, first with light manuscript cancel and pre-printing paperfold at top, second with handstamp and herringbone cancels and with prominent additional vertical perforations, Fine-Very Fine

Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 654, Revenues$20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150), $20.00 Orange & Black, Third Issue (R150)
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1,250
225
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655
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 655, Revenues2c Blue on Blue, Wmk. 191R, Roulette 6 (R152c), 2c Blue on Blue, Wmk. 191R, Roulette 6 (R152c)2c Blue on Blue, Wmk. 191R, Roulette 6 (R152c). "L" shaped block of three, original gum, top stamp h.r., bottom stamps lightly hinged, Fine, the only multiple listed in the Curtis census, ex Joyce

600
1,300
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656
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 656, Revenues50c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB8a), 50c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB8a)50c Green & Black on Violet Paper, Proprietary (RB8a). Unused (no gum), choice centering, with second vertical perforations at sides and second horizontal perforations at top, Very Fine, Scott value as used

1,000
250
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657
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 657, Revenues50c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB8b), 50c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB8b)50c Green & Black on Green Paper, Proprietary (RB8b). Blue Sep. 30, 1881 handstamp cancel, with extra horizontal perfs at bottom, Very Fine

850
550
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658
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 658, Revenues3c Orange, Proprietary, Rouletted (RB13c), 3c Orange, Proprietary, Rouletted (RB13c)3c Orange, Proprietary, Rouletted (RB13c). Top imprint and "BuE & P" block of 12, original gum, h.r. where some separations reinforced, few small faults including oxidation at sides, Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple, Scott value as three blocks of four

2,400
550
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659
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 659, Revenues2p Massachusetts (RM2), 2p Massachusetts (RM2)2p Massachusetts (RM2). Excellent embossing on part printed judgement document dated January 12, 1756, some splitting along folds and small piece missing at top, Very Fine impression

400
160
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660
P
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 660, Revenues4p Red Brown, "Almanac" Colonial Revenue, Proof on Heavy Horizontally Laid Paper (RM16P), 4p Red Brown, "Almanac" Colonial Revenue, Proof on Heavy Horizontally Laid Paper (RM16P)4p Red Brown, "Almanac" Colonial Revenue, Proof on Heavy Horizontally Laid Paper (RM16P). Horizontal pair measuring 68 x 92mm, numbered 156 and 157 below, manuscript notation "date 1765", crease through stamps, otherwise Very Fine and rare, an excellent collateral item last offered in our 1973 Rarities of the World auction

E. 400-500
650
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661
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 661, Revenues3p "America", Die A (RM24), 3p "America", Die A (RM24)3p "America", Die A (RM24). Clear impression on handwritten certified statement executed in English, datelined "Council Chamber, 14 March 1766" at Quebec, Canada, clear impression of "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp, the manuscript "Quebec" over seal and handstamp, minor splitting along horizontal file fold is sensibly reinforced but contains no text so is unimportant

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-PENCE DIE A ON A DOCUMENT USED IN QUEBEC.

Only four examples of the Die A are recorded. From our 1987 Rarities sale and ex Antizzo.

4,500
2,600
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662
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 662, Revenues2sh3p, Die A "America", General Issue (RM30), 2sh3p, Die A "America", General Issue (RM30)2sh3p, Die A "America", General Issue (RM30). Sharp impression on 34 x 78mm piece with clear "A Half Penny Sheet" paper cost below seal, small toned spot at left, Very Fine and rare, Scott value as on document

3,250
1,900
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663
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 663, Revenues3sh "W. India" (unlisted), 3sh "W. India" (unlisted)3sh "W. India" (unlisted). Detailed impression at top left of handwritten 22 x 16 in. deed to 42 acres in Middlesex, England, dated April 19, 1766, bold impression of "Three Pence Sheet" crowned circle handstamp alongside, some manuscript over embossing but the design is clearly visible

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF ANY DENOMINATION OF THE "W. INDIA" EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMP. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BRITISH COLONIAL EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMPS IN EXISTENCE.

Ex Koeppel and Antizzo.

E. 5,000-7,500
8,000
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664
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 664, Revenues50c Delaware (RM63), 50c Delaware (RM63)50c Delaware (RM63). Detailed strike on 1800 estate inventory which lists "1 Negro man Samson 20 years old" and valued at $220.00, some slight toning does not affect seal, Very Fine strike, Combs states only nine are known

700
400
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665
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 665, Revenues30c Massachusetts (RM114), 30c Massachusetts (RM114)30c Massachusetts (RM114). Sharp impression on 1798 promissory note, tiny hole from crossing out name, otherwise Extremely Fine, Combs notes only nine known, ex Tolman

850
275
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666
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 666, Revenues$1.00 Virginia (RM247), $1.00 Virginia (RM247)$1.00 Virginia (RM247). Two sharp impressions applied to top left and top right corners of handwritten deed for the sale of land dated September 10, 1798, the impression at left applied from the back, the impression at right reads normally, sensibly reinforced where split along file folds (well away from embossing), toned spot at top left does not affect embossing

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE DOCUMENT FEATURING TWO IMPRESSIONS OF THE $1.00 VIRGINIA FIRST FEDERAL ISSUE.

Only five examples of the $1.00 Virginia are recorded (two are on this document). These are the finest impressions. Ex Tolman and Antizzo.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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667
 
Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper. Few dozen, including Nos. RM72 (3), RM74 (4), RM88, RM124 double impression, RM202, RM204, RM206 (2), RM232 (2), few other better, range of documents, mixed condition, some Fine-Very Fine, Scott value in excess of

5,000
1,400
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668
 
Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper and Revenue Stamped Paper. Numerous documents, checks and even stock certificates, better items housed in an album with Scott numbers, plus large group of loose checks, much is low to medium value items but we do note a few better items, such as one used on a Panama Rail Road Co. stock certificate, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
900
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