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UNITED STATES REVENUES continued...

1871-1872 THIRD ISSUE continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
142 O R140a R140a, 30c Orange and black, Center Inverted, an impressive used example of this rare invert, being well centered and with bright fresh color, light blue oval handstamp cancel
as well as just the barest impression of a herringbone at top rig#R140a, 30c Orange and black, Center Inverted, an impressive used example of this rare invert, being well centered and with bright fresh color, light blue oval handstamp cancel as well as just the barest impression of a herringbone at top right (therefore cataloged as a cut cancel), very fine and attractive. (Image) $1,850.00

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
143 O R140a R140a, 30c Orange and black, Center Inverted, strong colors and impressions, light herringbone cancel just breaks the paper, faint toned spot at top right, otherwise very
fine.#R140a, 30c Orange and black, Center Inverted, strong colors and impressions, light herringbone cancel just breaks the paper, faint toned spot at top right, otherwise very fine. (Image) $1,850.00

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
144 O R140a R140a, 30c Orange and black, Center Inverted, a highly desirable used example of this rare error, being one of the very few we have seen that does not have a herringbone cut
cancel, instead it features an attractive light blue circular date#R140a, 30c Orange and black, Center Inverted, a highly desirable used example of this rare error, being one of the very few we have seen that does not have a herringbone cut cancel, instead it features an attractive light blue circular date handstamp dated 1872, well centered, bright colors, light stain at bottom, otherwise very fine. (Image) $3,250.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
145 P R142P4 R142P4, 60c Orange and black, plate proof on card, top margin imprint strip of five, with Imprint Inverted, large margins, strong color, extremely fine cataloged simply and
conservatively as five singles.#R142P4, 60c Orange and black, plate proof on card, top margin imprint strip of five, with Imprint Inverted, large margins, strong color, extremely fine; cataloged simply and conservatively as five singles. (Image) $350.00+

SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
146 P R142aP4 142aP4, 60c Orange and black, Center Inverted, plate proof on card, a choice top sheet-margin single of this rarely offered error proof, with the other three margins lavishly
large as well, fresh color, extremely fine only one pane of 85 subjec#142aP4, 60c Orange and black, Center Inverted, plate proof on card, a choice top sheet-margin single of this rarely offered error proof, with the other three margins lavishly large as well, fresh color, extremely fine; only one pane of 85 subjects was printed and fifty of those are tied up in the following lot; signed Sloane. (Image) $2,250.00

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
147 Pbl R142aP4 142aP4, 60c Orange and black, Center Inverted, plate proof on card, an amazing block of fifty, being positions 2-1170-79 from the only known pane of 85 stamps, includes both
the top and bottom margins plate blocks (top is inverted), which are t#142aP4, 60c Orange and black, Center Inverted, plate proof on card, an amazing block of fifty, being positions 2-11/70-79 from the only known pane of 85 stamps, includes both the top and bottom margins plate blocks (top is inverted), which are the only two plate blocks known of this error proof, the third stamp in the second row contains the foreign transfer of the 70c variety (position 21 on the original pane), some minor creasing in the top and bottom margins, the last stamp in the fourth row with insignificant age spot, extremely fine.This is truly one of the most spectacular items in all of revenue philately, not to mention an incredible showpiece for the proof or inverted center collector. When a single example comes up for auction, bidding is quite spirited, with the realized price usually very close to the current $2,250.00 catalog value. This is understandable, since there are at most 35 singles available from the original pane of 85. What's more, this block contains some additionally rare items, such as the only two known plate blocks, as well as the desirable foreign entry of the 70c stamp, a single of which realized $8,000.00, plus the buyer's premium, in our December, 2005 Premier Sale. We have simply cataloged this as ten blocks of four and ten singles, without any premium for the plate blocks or the rare variety.A magnificent and visually striking multiple for someone who wants to own an instantly recognizable icon of United States philately. Lightly signed on the back in pencil by noted expert George Sloane, along with his position numbers and annotations. (Image) $122,500.00+

SOLD for $45,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
148 O R144a R144a, $1.00 Green and black, Center Inverted, the used single offered here is the finest in existence according to our records, as it is uncommonly well centered within large
margins, strong rich color and an excellent clarity of impression#R144a, $1.00 Green and black, Center Inverted, the used single offered here is the finest in existence according to our records, as it is uncommonly well centered within large margins, strong rich color and an excellent clarity of impression, 1872 ms. cancel, very fine; the Larry Lyons census records just 20 off-document singles of the One Dollar Third Issue Invert, we know of three other copies, including the examples offered in the following two lots, of those 23 copies, only four are well centered, and of those four, this is the only one that is sound; a key stamp for the collector assembling their revenue inverted centers in only the finest attainable quality; ex-Dean, Chapin. (Image) $9,000.00

SOLD for $22,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
149 O R144a R144a, $1.00 Green and black, Center Inverted, excellent colors that are exceedingly bright and rich, 1872 ms. cancel, tiny natural inclusion speck, fine one of only about six
known sound examples of this rare invert.#R144a, $1.00 Green and black, Center Inverted, excellent colors that are exceedingly bright and rich, 1872 ms. cancel, tiny natural inclusion speck, fine; one of only about six known sound examples of this rare invert. (Image) $9,000.00

SOLD for $12,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
150 O R144a R144a, $1.00 Green and black, Center Inverted, bright colors, neat ms. cancel, thin spot and a small perf. flaw at right, fine appearance.#R144a, $1.00 Green and black, Center Inverted, bright colors, neat ms. cancel, thin spot and a small perf. flaw at right, fine appearance. (Image) $9,000.00

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
151 c R144a R144a, $1.00 Green and black, Center Inverted, single with rich color used on 1872 Administrators Bond from Chatham County, Georgia, stamp cancelled with neat ms. dated August
5, 1872, stamp with faintly toned perforation tip, document with min#R144a, $1.00 Green and black, Center Inverted, single with rich color used on 1872 Administrator's Bond from Chatham County, Georgia, stamp cancelled with neat ms. dated August 5, 1872, stamp with faintly toned perforation tip, document with minor splitting where it was folded, fine; of the 25 items known with this invert, this and the following lot are the only recorded on full documents, in fact there are no other Third Issue Inverted Centers on a full document, except for the 2c value; an important item for the collector of revenues on documents or the advanced inverted centers of the world collector; ex-Zoellner. (imagea) (Image) Est. $10,000-15,000

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
152 blc R144a R144a, $1.00 Green and black, Center Inverted, block of five along with $5.00 Vermilion and black (R148), used on 1872 Conveyance of Land in Savannah, Georgia, stamps with
deeply rich color and cancelled with ms. dated July 12, 1872, middle sta#R144a, $1.00 Green and black, Center Inverted, block of five along with $5.00 Vermilion and black (#R148), used on 1872 Conveyance of Land in Savannah, Georgia, stamps with deeply rich color and cancelled with ms. dated July 12, 1872, middle stamp in left row with tiny facial scrape, fine-very fine.This renowned document, with its remarkable block of five of the One Dollar Inverted Center, is truly one of the most spectacular and important showpieces in the entire Cunliffe sale. It represents the ultimate pinnacle in collecting revenue documents or largest known multiples. Excluding the relatively common 2c value, there is only one other Third Issue Invert on full document (offered in the previous lot), and this block of five is the largest known Third Issue Invert multiple. The fact that it is comes on one of the rarest revenue inverted centers makes it even more remarkable (the block represents five of the 29 known copies). We believe this to be the most important item in all of revenue philately, as its rarity and beauty are instantly recognized. In fact, we consider this to be one of the great icons of all United States philately.This magnificent document has resided in the Cunliffe collection for over 20 years, when he purchased it in a 1987 Robert A. Siegel auction for $55,000.00, plus the buyer's premium. The current Scott catalog value for simply five used singles is $45,000.00. (imagea) (Image) Est. $75,000-100,000

SOLD for $72,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
153 og R146a R146a, $2.50 Claret and black, Center Inverted, a most attractive mint example of the rarest of the Third Issue Inverts, with full original gum, better centering than most of
the existing copies, lovely rich colors, very fine this is arguably#R146a, $2.50 Claret and black, Center Inverted, a most attractive mint example of the rarest of the Third Issue Inverts, with full original gum, better centering than most of the existing copies, lovely rich colors, very fine; this is arguably the most desirable Two Dollar Fifty Cent Inverted Center of the mere fifteen recorded, it is the only mint example with full original gum, and one of only three that are completely sound (the other two sound copies possess similar centering to this); a major condition rarity; signed "W.H.C." (Colson) and accompanied by a 1974 PF certificate; ex-Chapin. (Image) $25,000.00

SOLD for $100,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
154 O R146a R146a, $2.50 Claret and black, Center Inverted, another example of this rare invert, being a lovely used example, centered just slightly to the bottom but not objectionably so,
fresh colors, ms. cancel, its only imperfection is a small mild inte#R146a, $2.50 Claret and black, Center Inverted, another example of this rare invert, being a lovely used example, centered just slightly to the bottom but not objectionably so, fresh colors, ms. cancel, its only imperfection is a small mild internal crease, otherwise fine; only fifteen copies have been recorded. (Image) $25,000.00

SOLD for $18,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
155 O R146a R146a, $2.50 Claret and black, Center Inverted, remarkably the Cunliffe collection contains a third copy (the three represent 20% of all known examples), this one with rich
luxuriant colors and highly detailed impressions, small 1872 ms. cancel,#R146a, $2.50 Claret and black, Center Inverted, remarkably the Cunliffe collection contains a third copy (the three represent 20% of all known examples), this one with rich luxuriant colors and highly detailed impressions, small 1872 ms. cancel, minor neat repair at right, fine appearance; 1983 PF certificate. (Image) $25,000.00

SOLD for $11,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
156 O R151a R151a, 2c Orange and black on green, Center Inverted, exceptionally well centered within lavish margins, fairly strong colors, barely perceptible herringbone cancel, extremely
fine.#R151a, 2c Orange and black on green, Center Inverted, exceptionally well centered within lavish margins, fairly strong colors, barely perceptible herringbone cancel, extremely fine. (Image) $500.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
157 O R151a R151a, 2c Orange and black on green, Center Inverted, unusually well centered, bright colors, tiniest hint of a waffle iron or herringbone cancel, very fine.#R151a, 2c Orange and black on green, Center Inverted, unusually well centered, bright colors, tiniest hint of a waffle iron or herringbone cancel, very fine. (Image) $500.00

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
158 O R151a R151a, 2c Orange and black on green, Center Inverted, strong rich colors, 1875 ms. cancel, small stain on back just barely shows through, fine.#R151a, 2c Orange and black on green, Center Inverted, strong rich colors, 1875 ms. cancel, small stain on back just barely shows through, fine. (Image) $500.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
159 O R151a R151a, 2c Orange and black on green, Center Inverted, attractive colors, nicely cancelled by a blue handstamp dated Jan. 1876, tiny facial nick, otherwise
fine.#R151a, 2c Orange and black on green, Center Inverted, attractive colors, nicely cancelled by a blue handstamp dated Jan. 1876, tiny facial nick, otherwise fine. (Image) $500.00

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
160 O R151a R151a, 2c Orange and black on green, Center Inverted, horizontal pair, nicely centered, strong colors, ms. cancels, mostly separation perforations between, very fine this is
the only recorded multiple of this error stamp (none are listed in#R151a, 2c Orange and black on green, Center Inverted, horizontal pair, nicely centered, strong colors, ms. cancels, mostly separation perforations between, very fine; this is the only recorded multiple of this error stamp (none are listed in the Curtis census). (Image) $1,000.00+

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1871-1874 PROPRIETARY ISSUE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
161 ng RB1ad RB1ad, 1c Green and black on violet paper, Center Inverted, unused, exceedingly well centered within wide margins, rich bright color, thinned, extremely fine appearance this is
the finest centered One Cent Proprietary Invert on record as it#RB1ad, 1c Green and black on violet paper, Center Inverted, unused, exceedingly well centered within wide margins, rich bright color, thinned, extremely fine appearance; this is the finest centered One Cent Proprietary Invert on record as its centering is even superior to the ex-Joyce and Tolman copy, which was previously thought to be the finest centered. (Image) for used $4,500.00

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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