Lot 1269 E1862-71 First Issue, $200 U.S.I.R. black and pale brownish gray essay, perforated and gummed, corner margin block of 4, full o.g., top left stamp never hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice.
Turner No. 10d Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THIS FIRST ISSUE, $200 U.S.I.R. ESSAY.
Lot 1270 ()Revenue, 1863, First Issue, 3¢ Playing Cards, imperf, unused (no gum), large margins including huge left margin, intense shade with a proof-like impression, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Cunliffe; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. R17a $40,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THE 3¢ IMPERFORATE PLAYING CARDS ISSUE.
ONE OF THE RAREST FIRST ISSUE REVENUE STAMPS IN ANY CONDITION, NEVER MIND IN SOUND CHOICE CONDITION WITH FOUR MARGINS.
We note only two unused examples of the 3¢ Playing Card imperforate issue, the example offered here and one offered in the Wildhorse collection. The fact that this stamp possesses four margins and is sound makes it remarkable.
Lot 1271 oRevenue, 1862, First Issue, 50¢ Surety Bond, imperf, manuscript cancel, large to mostly huge margins showing portions of adjacent stamp at right, deep color and detailed early impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a lovely gem 50¢ Surety Bond issue; with 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95).
Scott No. R63a $400.
Lot 1272 oRevenue, 1863, First Issue, $3.50 Inland Exchange, imperf, neat 1864 manuscript cancel, large to huge margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at top, deep intense color on bright paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, a truly magnificent example of this rare revenue issue; with 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95).
Scott No. R87a $8,500.
CONSIDERED TO BE THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 $3.50 INLAND EXCHANGE IMPERFORATE ISSUE.
Lot 1273 PRevenue, 1862, First Issue, $10 Issues complete, large die proofs, all four issues; Charter Party, Conveyance, Mortgage and Probate of Will, on India design size, rich colors and remarkably fresh, each mounted on original Joyce album page, Very Fine and choice, only the Probate of Will issue is listed in the Scott catalog, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. R93P1-R96P1 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1862 FIRST ISSUE $10 LARGE DIE PROOFS.
Lot 1274 oRevenue, 1862, First Issue, $20 Probate of Will, perf'd, 1864 year date manuscript cancel, sound and well centered, rich radiant color on bright fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, especially so for this notoriously off-centered and normally flawed issue; with 2015 P.F. Graded certificate (VF 80).
Scott No. R99c $3,000.
A WONDERFUL SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE $20 PROBATE OF WILL PERFORATED ISSUE - RARELY ENCOUNTERED IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
Lot 1275 oRevenue, 1863, First Issue, $25 Mortgage, imperf, manuscript cancel, rich bold color and strong detailed impression, wide margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. R100a $1,900.
A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST ISSUE $25 MORTGAGE IMPERFORATE HIGH VALUE.
Lot 1276 oDocumentary, 1871, Second Issue, $200 red, blue & black, bold 1872 manuscript cancel, rich vibrant colors, choice centering within beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine; with 1984 and 2015 P.F. certificates, the later Graded (XF 90).
Scott No. R132 $9,000.
A PREMIUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1871 $200 SMALL PERSIAN RUG IN SOUND CONDITION.
Lot 1277 oBeer, 1933, ½bbl orange on blue, $6.00 Rate surcharge, Priester 194C with type 225 surcharge, without the usual perforated cancellation, rich color in fresh paper, some small internal tears from use hardly visible from front, F.-V.F., rare with only seven examples recorded in the Priester census.
Scott No. REA156a $1,750.
AN EXTREMELY RARE 1933 $6 ON ½ BARREL BEER ISSUE WITHOUT PERFORATED CANCELLATION.
Lot 1278 oBeer, 1933, 5bbl black on greenish blue, 1933 surcharge, Priester 197c, type 220 surcharge, center cut out, perforated cancellation, choice centering, light horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance, one of the key beer stamp rarities.
Scott No. REA169 $4,500.
THE FINER OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1933 5 BARREL TYPE B SURCHARGE ISSUE - A GREAT BEER STAMP RARITY.