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The Fleischman Family Collection
of
US Revenue Issues
Private Die Proprietaries
and Telegraph Stamps


First Issue




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Lot 2
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 1¢ Playing Cards, imperf (Scott R2a), neat unobtrusive manuscript cancel, rich deep emblazoned shade and impression, ample to very large margins, fresh and attractive stamp, Very Fine, 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 3
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 1¢ Playing Cards, part perf (Scott R2b), vertical pair, neat manuscript cancel, large to very large horizontal margins; light, almost unnoticeable, horizontal crease at center, otherwise Very Fine, extremely scarce stamp and multiple.
Scott $4,500.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 4
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 1¢ Proprietary, imperf (Scott R3a), almost socked-on-the-nose hand stamp A. M. Ins. Co 1867 cancel, clear to very large margins, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Realized $600.
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Lot 5
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 1¢ Telegraph, imperf (Scott R4a), 1863 manuscript cancel, ample to very large margins, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Realized $400.
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Lot 6
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 2¢ Playing Cards, blue, part perf (Scott R11b), light 1864 manuscript cancel, large horizontal margins, Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Realized $200.
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Lot 7
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, 3¢ Playing Cards, imperf (Scott R17a), light almost invisible manuscript cancel, ample to large margins, fresh; tiny nick in bottom left margin, mentioned only for accuracy and does not detract, Very Fine, one of the rarest of the First Issue Revenue stamps and difficult to find in sound condition, 1978 P.F. certificate for a vertical pair, this was the top stamp.
Scott $40,000.
Realized $20,000.
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Lot 8
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, 4¢ Playing Cards, perf'd (Scott R21c), neat 1863 manuscript cancel; two small toned spots at right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Realized $400.
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Lot 9
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 10¢ Certificate, imperf (Scott R33a), neat 1863 manuscript cancel, large to very large margins; tiny corner nick at top right and faint corner bend at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $400.
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Lot 10
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 25¢ Warehouse Receipt, part perf (Scott R50b), neat 1863 manuscript cancel, very large horizontal margins, sharp crisp impression and shade, nicer than the examples in the Scarsdale collection and Wildhorse collections, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, 2015 PF certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 11
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 40¢ Inland Exchange, imperf (Scott R53a), 1864 manuscript cancel, clear to large margins, fresh and crisp impression; light horizontal crease across top, otherwise Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Realized $425.
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Lot 12
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 50¢ Foreign Exchange, imperf (Scott R56a), strip of 4, neat 1863 manuscript cancel, large margins all around, this is a very scarce multiple missing from many revenue collections; left stamp with diagonal crease at bottom left and diagonal bend, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $400.

This is the largest multiple recorded in the Curtis Census; he recorded a reconstructed block of 8 made from two horizontal strips of four and two other strips of four (neither of which is as nice as this strip)
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Realized $325.
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Lot 13
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 50¢ Probate of Will, part perf (Scott R62b), 1863 manuscript cancel, on small blue document piece with manuscript writing on reverse, ample margin at bottom, large margin at top, Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Realized $120.
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Lot 14
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 70¢ Foreign Exchange, imperf (Scott R65a), light red circular hand stamp cancel, large to very large margins, fresh and eye catching stamp, Extremely Fine.
Scott $725.
Realized $650.
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Lot 15
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $1 Conveyance, part perf (Scott R66b), faint manuscript cancel, ample to large horizontal margins, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 16
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $1 Inland Exchange, part perf (Scott R69b), faint red cancel, large horizontal margins; faint toning at bottom, Very Good.
Scott $3,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 17
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $1.30 Foreign Exchange, imperf (Scott R77a), 1863 manuscript cancel, large to very large margins, fresh and very attractive stamp; two trivial pin holes at center, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $9,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 18
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $1.60 Foreign Exchange, imperf (Scott R79a), neat almost socked-on-the-nose Drink & Mehlen double circle hand stamp cancel, large to very large margins all around, rich shade, crisp impression, Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 19
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $1.90 Foreign Exchange, imperf (Scott R80a), neat `863 manuscript cancel, clear to very large margins, excellent shade and impression, a review of recently auctioned examples shows that these margins are typical or better than normal, a very collectible example of a difficult and scarce stamp; very small, very short horizontal crease (2.5mm long) at top right, lovely Very Fine appearance, 2015 PF certificate.
Scott $12,500.

Boston Revenue book estimates that only 8,688 examples of this stamp were sold
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Realized $3,750.
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Lot 20
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $2 Probate of Will, imperf (Scott R83a), 1863 manuscript cancel, large to very large margins including sheet margin at bottom, rich shade, sharp crisp impression; pressed out vertical crease and additional purple pen marking, otherwise Extremely Fine, 1990 PSE certificate.
Scott $7,750.
Realized $2,500.
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Lot 21
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $2.50 Inland Exchange, imperf (Scott R84a), neat and unobtrusive 1863 manuscript cancel, large to very large margins, rich shade and impression, attractive stamp; two tiny pinholes at top left, otherwise Very Fine, 2015 PF certificate.
Scott $10,000.

Boston Revenue book estimates that only 12,681 examples of this stamp were sold
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Realized $3,750.
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Lot 22
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $3.50 Inland Exchange, imperf (Scott R87a), small neat manuscript cancel, ample to very large margins, rich shade and impression; vertical crease at left, small tear and toning at left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, 2015 PF certificate, 1995 APS photo certificate.
Scott $9,000.

Boston Revenue book estimates an imperforate supply of only 1,800 sold with 370 returned, extremely scarce stamp
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Lot 23
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $5 Probate of Will, imperf (Scott R92a), neat 1865 manuscript cancel, large to very large margins, attractive; small laminated tear at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Realized $300.
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Lot 24
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $10 Charter Party, imperf (Scott R93a), light unobtrusive manuscript cancel, large to very large margins, rich shade, crisp impression, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Realized $650.
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Lot 25
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $10 Mortgage, imperf (Scott R95a), neat manuscript cancel, clear to large margins, Fine.
Scott $900.
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Lot 26
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $10 Probate of Will, imperf (Scott R96a), light manuscript cancel, large to very large margins, rich shade, sharp impression, Very Fine, 1979 PF certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 27
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $15 Mortgage, blue, imperf (Scott R97a), light almost invisible manuscript cancel, large to extremely large margins, rich deep shade and impression, fresh and eye catching stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $3,750.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 28
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $15 Mortgage, blue, perf'd (Scott R97c), neat 1864 manuscript cancel, nicely centered, rich deep shade, sharp crisp impression, fresh and very attractive stamp, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 29
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Revenue, 1862, First Issue, $20 Probate of Will, imperf (Scott R99a), neat 1863 manuscript cancel, large to very large margins, attractive stamp; light diagonal bend at center through vignette, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $3,250.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 30
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $25 Mortgage, imperf (Scott R100a), neat 1865 manuscript cancel, large to very large margins, rich shade and impression; trivial light soiling along left edge and at bottom, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 31
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $50 U.S. Internal Revenue, imperf (Scott R101a), neat 1864 manuscript cancel, large to very large margins; light paper wrinkles, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $325.
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Lot 32
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Revenue, 1863, First Issue, $50 U.S. Internal Revenue, perf'd (Scott R101c), light 1871 manuscript cancel; tiny corner perf crease and trivial nibbed perf at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $210.
Realized $80.
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Lot 33
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Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, imperf (Scott R102a), light oval hand stamp railroad cancel, large margins all around, rich colors, fresh and attractive; trivial, very small internal paper wrinkle at top left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 34
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Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, perf'd (Scott R102c), 1871 manuscript cancel; three vertical creases clustered together at center, mostly reperforated, Very Good.
Scott $1,000.
Realized $325.
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