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United States Stamps continued...

Revenues, Beer Stamps
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1762   Image1870, 16-2/3c Yellow Ochre, Lilac Security Lines, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA15c; Priester 15aB). Large margins to just in at left, rich colors, well-struck "C. Rivinius Morrisania Mar. 8, 1871" octagonal datestamp, several tiny staple holes

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 ONE-SIXTH BARREL ISSUE IN THE YELLOW OCHRE SHADE.

Only six examples of this shade are recorded in the Priester census, and this is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records. This brewery is in Morrisania N.Y., which is now part of the Bronx. It later became the David Mayer's Centennial Lager Bier Brewery, which burned down in 1881, was rebuilt, and burned again in 1884.

Ex Tolman, "Scarsdale" and Inman. With 2006 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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Get Market Data for [United States REA15c ]

$ 2,000.00

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1763   Image1870, 50c Brick Red, Lilac Security Lines, -1/2 bbl., Beer (REA17c; Priester 18aB). Full even margins, rich colors in the distinctive Brick Red, light strike of large double-circle datestamp, light horizontal crease, small thin spot at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, only 18 are recorded in the Priester census, we have offered only one other since keeping computerized records, ex Inman, with 2012 P.F. certificate, purple backstamp (Image)

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$ 1,500.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1764   Image1878, 12-1/2c Blue on Green Silk, -1/8bbl., Beer (REA37b; Priester 38A). Large and even margins, rich colors and detailed impressions, neat strike of blue "C. Heurich. Washington D.C., Apr. 20, 1878" double-oval datestamp, light creases and faint thin spots, Very Fine appearance, the Priester census records a total of 14 of this issue and we have offered only one other since keeping computerized records (which was badly damaged), the example offered here was used at the C. Heurich Brewing Co., which was at one time the largest brewer in Washington D.C., its owner was also the largest landowner in Washington D.C. (aside from the Federal government), his brewery burned down three times, prompting him to build both a fireproof brewery and mansion in 1894, ex "Scarsdale" and Inman, with 2012 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 1,250.00

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1765   Image1898, (66-2/3c) Ty. D Surcharge on 33-1/3 Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA54a; Priester 54D). Priester Type 50 surcharge, faintly cancelled, large margins to clear, rich color, couple small faults including a vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1898 TYPE D PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE ON THE ONE-THIRD BARREL. ONLY TWO ARE RECORDED IN THE PRIESTER CENSUS.

The other recorded example, also with Type 50 surcharge, was offered as lot 658 in the November 8, 1989 Christie's auction of the Weill Brothers stock.

Ex Tolman, "Scarsdale" and Inman. With 2006 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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$ 9,000.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1766   Image1898, 66-2/3c Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA61; Priester 67). Large margins to clear including left sheet margin, faintly cancelled, small faults including creases and tiny internal tear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1898 ONE-THIRD BARREL UNSURCHARGED ISSUE IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL BEER STAMP ISSUES. ONLY TWO COPIES ARE RECORDED BY PRIESTER.

The other example was offered in our 2006 sale of the Tolman collection, and has margins in at top and bottom. Both stamps have faults.

Ex "Scarsdale" and Inman. With 2012 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 12,500.00

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1767 ng Image1901, 53-1/3c Violet on Dark Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA68; Priester 74). Unused (no gum), huge margins to clear including right sheet margin, rich colors, light creases are barely noticeable

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1901 ONE-THIRD BARREL BEER STAMP ISSUE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN UNUSED CONDITION.

The Priester census records five copies of this issue. We do not know if any others are unused. We have offered only one used copy (with perforated cancel) since keeping computerized records.

Ex "Scarsdale" and Inman. With 2012 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 8,500.00

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1768   Image1909, 33-1/3c Black on Blue, -1/3bbl., Beer (REA85; Priester 93). Large margins, intense color, "CAL BR Co. +4+3.14" perforated cancel, few small faults including light creases and small tear at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ONE-THIRD BARREL 1909 ISSUE. ONLY TWO ARE RECORDED IN THE PRIESTER CENSUS.

Only two examples are recorded in the Priester census.

Ex Tolman, "Scarsdale" and Inman. With 2012 P.F. certificate (Image)

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$ 20,000.00

SOLD for $7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1769 ng Image1914, 25c Violet Blue on Blue, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA107a; Priester 125). Unused (no gum), large margins, light horizontal crease but otherwise sound

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A CHOICE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 ONE-SIXTH BARREL IN THE TRUE VIOLET BLUE SHADE.

Priester reports only five examples of REA107a, the Violet Blue printing, at least two of which are used.

Ex Tolman and Inman. With 2006 P.F. certificate. (Image)

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$ 3,500.00

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1770 ngbl Image1947, 100bbl. Carmine, Beer (REA197; Priester 223a). Block of four, unused (no gum), brilliant color, large margins to ample at left, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, ex "Wildhorse", Scott Retail as singles (Image)

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Get Market Data for [United States REA197 ]

$ 500.00

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction

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