Lot 379 oRevenue, 1862-71 First Issue, 1¢ telegraph, imperf, vertical pair, light unobtrusive 1865 manuscript cancels, large margins, bright vivid color, Extremely Fine and rare, an attractive and scarce multiple, ex-Bulkley; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. R4a $2,000.
Lot 380 oRevenue, 1862-71 First Issue, $50 U.S. Internal Revenue, imperf, Nov 1st, 1867 manuscript cancel, large oversized and beautifully balanced margins, sharp impression with wonderfully deep rich color, a Superb gem, simply a magnificent $50 U.S. Internal Revenue Imperforate; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. R101a $325.
Lot 381 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 3821871-72, 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.
Scott No. R127, R140, R144 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A REMARKABLE ASSEMBLY OF THESE EXTREMELY RARE INVERTED CENTER REVENUE ISSUES.
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.
Lot 383 oDocumentary, 1871, Third Issue, 2¢ orange & black, center inverted, neat manuscript cancel, exceptional centering, bright colors, Extremely Fine and choice, rarely encountered so choice; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. R135b $400.
Lot 384 oBrown, Fred, 2¢ black, die I, pink paper, full nicely balanced margins, rich color and sharp detailed impression on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine, only 16 are recorded in the Aldrich census (of which 4 are reported to be faulty); with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RS37c $3,750.
ONE OF THE FINEST SOUND EXAMPLES OF THE FRED BROWN 2¢ BLACK ON PINK PAPER ISSUE.