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Sale 56: The Westpex Sale

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Revenues

Lots 2426-2435 Lots 2436-2442

Lot 2426 E   

Revenue, 1867, 5¢ Re-use prevention essay, gilded bronze on black, with central punched "5" and four curly cuts missing small portion at top, folded out for display, bright and fresh, full o.g., hinge remnant, Very Fine, an extremely rare 5¢ U.S.I.R. Re-use Prevention essay with only a couple examples known.
Turner No. essay 45    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Other 1867 Re-use Prevention essays where produced by the same unknown maker bearing "U.S. Postage" inscriptions. These similar essays of comparative rarity now catalog $5,000 in the Scott catalog.

Realized: $1,250

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Lot 2427 o   

Revenue, 1871, First Issue, 6¢ Proprietary, perf'd, strong color, faults including repairs at bottom, Fine, still a presentable example of this rare and elusive first issue revenue, Scott catalog value is for the grade of fine and minor faults which do not detract.
Scott No. R31c    $2,000.

Realized: $450

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Lot 2428 o   

Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $2 Conveyance, imperf, left margin single with part imprint, neat manuscript cancel, clear to ample margins, rich bold color, Very Fine; with 2014 P.S.E. Graded certificate (VF 80).
Scott No. R81a    $225.

Realized: $375

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Lot 2429 o   

Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $25 Mortgage, imperf, neat 1865 circular date stamp cancel, large to huge margins, strong bold color, Extremely Fine to Superb, rarely encountered so choice; with 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95).
Scott No. R100a    $1,900.

Realized: $3,750

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Lot 2430 o   

Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, imperf, horizontal pair, circular 1864 date stamp cancels, clear to ample margins, rich deep color, crease between stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a handsome pair of this rare first issue revenue high value, ex Seybold (with his purple handstamp on reverse).
Scott No. R102a    $6,500.

Realized: $2,700

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Lot 2431    

Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, perf'd, beautifully centered amid large margins, rich vibrant colors, in combination with attractively centered 1863, $50 U.S. Internal Revenue, perf'd, horizontal pair and strip of three on document piece, all canceled by bold blue 1869 oval date stamps, Extremely Fine, a marvelous high value exhibition piece.
Scott Nos. R102c+R101c    $2,110.

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Lot 2432 o   

Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, perf'd, 1866 manuscript cancel, rich colors, couple nibbed perfs and small corner crease at top right, otherwise F.-V.F.
Scott No. R102c    $1,000.

Realized: $260

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Lot 2433 o   

Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, perf'd, neat manuscript cancel, well centered, strong bright colors, nibbed perf at top center, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. R102c    $1,000.

Realized: $450

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Lot 2434

1871-72, Second Issue $5 & Third Issue 30¢ & $1 "Henn" Inverted Centers, $5 and 30¢ values with manuscript cancels, 30¢ with additional manuscript re-tracing over the essay vignette, $1 appears unused, each showing slight scuffing (when held to the light) of central oval from some of the removal of original vignettes; $5 with small internal hole well away from vignette area, F.-V.F., a remarkable assembly of these extremely rare inverted center revenue issues.
Scott No. R127, R140, R144    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

These uniquely devised forgeries where described by Elliot Perry in his publication Pat Paragraphs as coming from the so-called Henn Collection and where at one time though to be genuine. It is suggested that in about 1903, when the old Toppan, Carpenter & Co. bed pieces containing essay designs for the U.S. postage stamps of 1861 (as altered from the stamp designs of 1851-60) were sold, that at least four "essay heads" of Washington went into private hands and were used to create illegitimate inverted medallions on U.S. revenue documentary and general issue proprietary series of 1871-74…The portraits on those revenue stamps were purposely printed in a fugitive black ink which can be bleached, On the blank medallion space so obtained one of the old essay heads was printed upside down, thus creating for stamp collectors quite fraudulent "varieties" of which no part is actually counterfeit.

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Lot 2435 o   

Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $25 blue & black, manuscript cancel, strong colors, shallow thin, Fine.
Scott No. R130    $1,150.

Realized: $260

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Lots 2426-2435 Lots 2436-2442

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