Lot 2054 oRevenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, imperf, complete sheet of 8, each cancelled by light "Cal. P.R.R. Co., Vallejo, Apr. 25, 1867" circular date stamp cancels, large margins to just in at sides, beautiful rich deep colors, two light creases from document (vertical at left, horizontal between blocks), Very Fine, ex-Joyce, Mayer and Curtis; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. R102a $30,000 for two blocks of 4.
ONE OF THREE COMPLETE SHEETS OF THE 1864 $200 U.S.I.R. IMPERFORATE ISSUE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE BEARING HANDSTAMP CANCELS.
All three recorded sheets have similar trimmed margins. The three sheets are: 1) manuscript cancels, used in "Chicago & Great Eastern Railway, New York, May 11, 1865", ex-Zoellner (Siegel Sale 827, lot 1572, realized $24,000 hammer); 2) manuscript "Chicago & Great Eastern Railway, New York, May 11, 1865" cancels, faint horizontal crease, ex-Cunliffe (Spink-Shreves Sale June 26, 2008, lot 298, realized $23,000 hammer; and 3) "Cal. P.R.R. Co." circular datestamp, two light creases, ex-Joyce, Mayer and Curtis, the example offered here (Siegel Sale 1089, lot 385, realized $25,000 hammer).