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Sale 670

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


Second and Later Issues




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Lot 38
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, 1¢ - $10 values (Scott R103-R128), neatly hinged to Scott album pages, mixed unused and used, R103, R105, R110, R116-17, and R127 with cut cancels, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,934.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 39
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $20 blue & black (Scott R129), light manuscript cancel, nicely centered, fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Realized $550.
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Lot 40
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $25 blue & black (Scott R130), neat 1871 manuscript cancel, stamp with original gum on reverse, Very Good.
Scott $1,150.
Realized $650.
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Lot 41
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $50 blue & black (Scott R131), 1872 manuscript cancel, rich shade, fresh, Very Good.
Scott $1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 42
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $200 red, blue & black (Scott R132), 1871 manuscript cancel, fresh and excellent example of this much such after stamp; single shorter perf at right does not detract from the appearance, Very Fine.
Scott $9,000.

Kingsley identified only 121 examples. He thought that only 19 were sound and without a cut cancel. He theorizes that at most 200 examples exist of this highly desirable and eye catching stamp
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Realized $4,750.
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Lot 43
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Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $500 "Persian Rug" (Scott R133), manuscript cancel plus cut cancels over each "500", other than the usual tiny cut cancels this key stamp is otherwise sound and as such is quite desirable, with strong and rich colors (Scott catalogue value is for small faults), Very Fine, 1992 PF certificate.
Scott $17,500.

Legendary high-value rarity and most sought-after US revenue stamp, Kingsley records only 76 examples, this stamp is documented as illustration 3-5 of the photo census
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Realized $10,500.
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Lot 44
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1871-72, Third Issue complete (Scott R134-R150), hinged to Scott page, some appear unused; 4¢, 60¢ - $2.00, $5 and $20 with cut cancels; 5¢ creased, $2.50 with thin spot, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,362.
Realized $400.
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Lot 45
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Documentary, 1874, Fourth Issue, 2¢ orange & black on green, center inverted (Scott R151a), neat manuscript cancel, rich shade, sharp impression, fresh and much nicer than normal, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 46
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Documentary, 1898, "I.R." provisional, 8¢ violet brown (Scott R156), clear strike of the magenta "I. R." overprint which was applied for only 5 days as an emergency measure, manuscript "M. M. L. I. Co. July 12" cancel of the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. along the left side; light creasing, some vertical, otherwise Very Fine, it is thought that only 41 of this provisional overprints exist, extremely rare, 1977 PF certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 47
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Documentary, 1898, "I.R." provisional, 10¢ dark green (Scott R157), with the correct magenta "I. R." overprint which was in used for a very short time, magenta manuscript "Life Insur" and black "7/22" manuscript cancels on nicely centered stamp, Very Fine, it is thought that only 66 examples of this stamp exist, signed "J E Scott" in black ink on reverse; Scott was an employee of Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. and a collector who brought these stamps to market.
Scott $4,250.
Realized $3,500.
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Lot 48
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Documentary, 1898, "I.R." provisional, 15¢ dark blue (Scott R158), dark red manuscript "M. M. L. I. Co." cancel over proper magenta "I R" provisional overprint which is in used for a very short time; thin spot and light creases, otherwise Fine, extremely scarce, it is thought that only 28 examples of this overprint exist on this stamp, 2002 and 1970 PF certificates.
Scott $6,500.
Realized $3,500.
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