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The Whitpain Collection of United States 1894-98 Bureau Issues continued...

1898 I.R. Revenue Overprints continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
867 ogbl 2c Pink, I.R. Overprint on Back and Inverted (R155f).> Block of four, original gum, h.r. sensibly reinforcing perf separations, few faults incl. bit heavy diagonal crease and small thin spot on one, otherwise
Fine appearance, scarce block of this dis2c Pink, I.R. Overprint on Back and Inverted (R155f). Block of four, original gum, h.r. sensibly reinforcing perf separations, few faults incl. bit heavy diagonal crease and small thin spot on one, otherwise Fine appearance, scarce block of this distinctive error, Scott Retail as singles seems quite low to us (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
868   2c Pink, I.R. Overprint, Double Ovpt. (R155 var).> Natural s.e. at right, ms. 1898 cancel, clear part of second overprint of same intensity as the first, Very Fine, rare unlisted variety2c Pink, I.R. Overprint, Double Ovpt. (R155 var). Natural s.e. at right, ms. 1898 cancel, clear part of second overprint of same intensity as the first, Very Fine, rare unlisted variety (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
869   2c Pink, I.R. Overprint, Double Ovpt., One Split (R155 var).> Natural s.e. at bottom, ms. May 14, 1898 cancel, clear second overprint of same intensity as the first and with the I partly split on one, Very Fine,
rare unlisted variety, with 1994 P.F2c Pink, I.R. Overprint, Double Ovpt., One Split (R155 var). Natural s.e. at bottom, ms. May 14, 1898 cancel, clear second overprint of same intensity as the first and with the "I" partly split on one, Very Fine, rare unlisted variety, with 1994 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
870   2c I.R. Ovpt. (R155, R155A). Comprehensive collection of unused and used singles, blocks, imprint and plate no., strips of three, documents and covers, incl. nice group of checks, also a pre-First Day cover dated June 30, 1898, comprehensive plate no. single collection (40 different), imprint and plate no. strips of three collection with many complete matched sets, nice group of inverted overprints in singles, blocks and plate blocks, several pages showing defective letters, few bisects, vertical pair showing misplaced overprint "R.I." (ex Joyce), overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a fantastic collection

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
871   8c Violet Brown, I.R. Overprint (R156).> Clear overprint, intense shade on bright paper, neat <<M.M. L.I.C. July 1298>> manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.)<><>^VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE
8-CENT I.R. EMERGENCY PROVISION8c Violet Brown, "I.R." Overprint (R156). Clear overprint, intense shade on bright paper, neat "M.M. L.I.C. July 12/98" manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.)

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

To meet the increased demands for federal revenue during the Spanish-American War, on June 13, 1898, Congress approved the War Revenue Law of 1898. The law was to become effective on July 1, 1898, leaving only seventeen days before the new stamps were needed. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing had already started work on the dies, rolls and plates in anticipation of its passage, but they were still unable to issue stamps when the law went into effect.

A large quantity of 1c and 2c stamps were printed with an "I.R." overprint (Scott R153, R154, R155 and R155A). Additionally, small quantities were produced in the 8c, 10c and 15c denominations. These issues mark the first time that the United States had to resort to surcharging. According to Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948), the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. handstamped copies of the 8c, 10c and 15c regular issues over a period of five days in July 1898. Sloane states these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J.E. Scott, a collector and employee of the company. J.E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c. The Scott Retail values support this relative mix of supply.

With 1978 P.F. certificate (Image)

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5,250.00

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
872   10c Dark Green, I.R. Overprint (R157).> Clear overprint, rich color on fresh paper, choice centering, neat <<M.M. L.I.C. 71298>> manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.)<><>^EXTREMELY FINE
EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT I.R. EMER10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Clear overprint, rich color on fresh paper, choice centering, neat "M.M. L.I.C. 712/98" manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.)

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

To meet the increased demands for federal revenue during the Spanish-American War, on June 13, 1898, Congress approved the War Revenue Law of 1898. The law was to become effective on July 1, 1898, leaving only seventeen days before the new stamps were needed. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing had already started work on the dies, rolls and plates in anticipation of its passage, but they were still unable to issue stamps when the law went into effect.

A large quantity of 1c and 2c stamps were printed with an "I.R." overprint (Scott R153, R154, R155 and R155A). Additionally, small quantities were produced in the 8c, 10c and 15c denominations. These issues mark the first time that the United States had to resort to surcharging. According to Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948), the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. handstamped copies of the 8c, 10c and 15c regular issues over a period of five days in July 1898. Sloane states these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J.E. Scott, a collector and employee of the company. J.E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c. The Scott Retail values support this relative mix of supply.

With 1978 P.F. certificate (Image)

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4,000.00

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
873   15c Dark Blue, I.R. Overprint (R158).> Clear overprint, deep rich rich color, wide margins and nicely centered, bold <<M.M. L.I.C. July 11 98>> manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.), trace
of guideline at bottom<><>^VERY15c Dark Blue, "I.R." Overprint (R158). Clear overprint, deep rich rich color, wide margins and nicely centered, bold "M.M. L.I.C. July 11 /98" manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.), trace of guideline at bottom

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

To meet the increased demands for federal revenue during the Spanish-American War, on June 13, 1898, Congress approved the War Revenue Law of 1898. The law was to become effective on July 1, 1898, leaving only seventeen days before the new stamps were needed. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing had already started work on the dies, rolls and plates in anticipation of its passage, but they were still unable to issue stamps when the law went into effect.

A large quantity of 1c and 2c stamps were printed with an "I.R." overprint (Scott R153, R154, R155 and R155A). Additionally, small quantities were produced in the 8c, 10c and 15c denominations. These issues mark the first time that the United States had to resort to surcharging. According to Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948), the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. handstamped copies of the 8c, 10c and 15c regular issues over a period of five days in July 1898. Sloane states these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J.E. Scott, a collector and employee of the company. J.E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c. The Scott Retail values support this relative mix of supply.

With 1978 P.F. certificate (Image)

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6,500.00

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
874   15c Dark Blue, I.R. Overprint (R158).> Horizontal pair, natural s.e. at left, clear overprint, choice centering with wide margins, <<M.M. L.I.C. July 11 98>> manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life
Insurance Co.), both stamps with thin spo15c Dark Blue, "I.R." Overprint (R158). Horizontal pair, natural s.e. at left, clear overprint, choice centering with wide margins, "M.M. L.I.C. July 11 /98" manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.), both stamps with thin spots (not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PAIR OF THE 15-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT. POSSIBLY THE ONLY MULTIPLE IN EXISTENCE.

To meet the increased demands for federal revenue during the Spanish-American War, on June 13, 1898, Congress approved the War Revenue Law of 1898. The law was to become effective on July 1, 1898, leaving only seventeen days before the new stamps were needed. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing had already started work on the dies, rolls and plates in anticipation of its passage, but they were still unable to issue stamps when the law went into effect.

A large quantity of 1c and 2c stamps were printed with an "I.R." overprint (Scott R153, R154, R155 and R155A). Additionally, small quantities were produced in the 8c, 10c and 15c denominations. These issues mark the first time that the United States had to resort to surcharging. According to Sloane's Column (Jul. 31, 1948), the Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co. handstamped copies of the 8c, 10c and 15c regular issues over a period of five days in July 1898. Sloane states these provisional revenues were brought to the philatelic market by J.E. Scott, a collector and employee of the company. J.E. Scott reported that the company used 41 copies of the 8c, 66 of the 10c and 28 of the 15c. The Scott Retail values support this relative mix of supply.

With 1975 A.P.S. certificate. Scott Retail as two singles (Image)

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13,000.00

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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