Sale 670



 
Lot 234

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Silver Tax, 1941, $500 gray (Scott RG81), Serial no. 3, neat two line typewritten "Silver Tax Sta(mp) 1-14-43" cancellation, sharp crisp impression, fresh and attractive example of this rarity, Very Fine, an extremely rare stamp.
Scott $37,500.

One of only three examples thought to exist
.

Realized $30,680



 
Lot 219

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Silver Tax, 1939, 80¢ rose pink (Scott RG32), purple double oval hand stamp cancels; small sealed tear and tiny surface scuff above the left arm of the "V" in "SILVER", otherwise Fine, exceptionally rare and one of a only a few examples to be offered at auction, 2015 PF certificate.
Scott $30,000.

A check of the PF database shows the last example certified by them was done over 10 years ago and no other examples in the 20 years prior to that one
.

Realized $16,520



 
Lot 151

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Stock Transfer, 1944, $10,000 bright green (Scott RD185C), socked-on-the-nose violet handstamp, light manuscript, light impressed lines that do not cut and perfin cancels; 2 staple holes, Extremely Fine.
Scott $27,500.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000

One of only two recorded examples
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Realized $38,350



 
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 $23,600



 
Lot 152

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Stock Transfer, 1945, $2,500 bright green (Scott RD208A), serial number 872, handstamped and cut cancels; cut cancel ends in tears at left margin which have been sealed, Very Fine.
Scott $20,000.

A MARVELOUS EXAMPLE OF THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE 1945 $2,500 WINDOM.

One of only three examples recorded in the Curtis Census, this being Census number 12979.9.


Realized $22,420



 
Lot 156

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Stock Transfer, 1946, $10,000 bright green (Scott RD234), serial number 5134, handstamped and cut cancels, fresh and virtually perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, Joyce, Ballman.
Scott $16,500.

AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE 1946 $10,000 GRESHAM.

This is number 13221 in the Curtis Census—one of only three examples recorded.


Realized $22,420



 
Lot 120

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Proprietary, 1873, $5 green & black, intermediate paper (Scott RB10a var.), small manuscript cancel, well centered, strong rich colors and well incised impressions; two tiny thin spots at bottom and a couple trivial facial scuffs at top, Very Fine appearance, 1991 PSE certificate stating #RB10b "on Green Paper", 1991 PF certificate stating "used on Green paper, previously catalogued as Scott RB10b"; 2015 PF certificate which now states RB10a var on Intermediate paper.
Scott $11,000 to $85,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

This was previously one of only three certified examples of the Five Dollar Proprietary on Green paper, still considered by many to be one of the rarest and most desirable stamps in all of United States Philately. Ex- Cunliffe, Lot 747, 2008 Sale realized $97,850.00
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Realized $18,880



 
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 $12,390



 
Lot 227

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Silver Tax, 1940, $60 brown (Scott RG56), light large double oval hand stamp cancels, well centered amidst very large margins, rich shade and impression, an excellent example of a scarce and desirable Lincoln stamp; light horizontal crease along the margin at top right, otherwise Extremely Fine, 2015 PF certificate.
Scott $24,000.

Only 9 examples of this stamp have been recorded
.

Realized $15,930



 
Lot 155

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Stock Transfer, 1946, $2,500 bright green (Scott RD232), serial number 1244, perforated "NYTCo/ 7-21-4(6)", Very Fine, not priced by Scott with perforated initials.
Scott $15,000 as cut.

A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE VERY RARE 1946 $2,500 WINDOM.

This is one of just four examples recorded in the Curtis Census, it being Census number 13183.2, the only one perforated initials.


Realized $15,340










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