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The Dr. Alexander Schauss Collection of United States Revenues continued...

1898 Spanish-American War Provisionals
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1047   Image8c Violet Brown, "I.R." Overprint (R156). Clear overprint, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression, neat "M.M. L.I.C." manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.), horizontal crease

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE 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 1975 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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5,750.00

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1048   Image10c Dark Green, "I.R." Overprint (R157). Choice centering, pretty shade, large part original gum, clear overprint, "M.M. L.I.C. July 11, 1898" manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.), thinned at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 10-CENT "I.R." EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL OVERPRINT.

Ex Tolman. With 2007 A.P.S. certificate (Image)

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4,500.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1049   Image15c Dark Blue, "I.R." Overprint (R158). Clear overprint, natural s.e. at left, deep dark shade on bright white paper, bold "M.M. L.I.Co." manuscript cancellation (Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co.), faint vertical crease at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 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 1997 P.F. certificate (Image)

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6,750.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1050   Image1c Dark Yellow Green, Chapman Overprint (R158A). Rich color, light strike of handstamp cancel at upper right leaves entire design clearly visible, sealed tear at right center, perf repair at top right, light vertical crease

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT CHAPMAN OVERPRINT. ONLY EIGHTEEN COPIES ARE RECORDED IN TOTAL. ONE OF THE GREATEST REVENUE RARITIES.

According to Scott Catalogue, the 1c Trans-Mississippi was overprinted by the Purvis Printing Company with federal government approval. They were ordered by L. H. Chapman of the Chapman Steamboat Line, which operated freight-carrying steamboats along the Erie Canal. Only 250 stamps were produced, additionally, 250 were printed reading "I.R./P.I.D. & Son", for P.I. Daprix & Son, which served different ports along the same waterway.

In his privately published census, Larry Lyons records fourteen copies (thirteen used) of Scott R158A. We are aware of two additional used examples and two additional unused copies, for a total of eighteen.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate. (Image)

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12,500.00

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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