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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1210

United States
British Revenues for Use in America

Sale No: 1210
Lot No: 2021
Symbol:
Cat No: RM31

image 2sh6p "America", Die A (RM31). Three bold impressions on successive pages of handwritten bound six-page deed for real estate executed in English at Quebec, Canada, dated December 14, 1765, small split along file folds and minor edgewear

FINE AND RARE DOCUMENT BEARING THREE EXAMPLES OF THE 2-SHILLING 6-PENCE "AMERICA" DIE A GENERAL ISSUE USED IN QUEBEC.

An outstanding document. Ex Sheldon and Tolman. Scott Retail for single impression $4,000.00 (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,400.00


Closed..Oct-23-2019, 15:30:24 EST
Sold For 2400

Sale No: 1210
Lot No: 2022
Symbol:
Cat No: RM31

image 2sh6p "America", Overstruck (RM31 var). Bold impression overstruck by Great Britain 2sh6p embossed revenue stamp, "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp at left, on handwritten article of agreement for sale of real estate in Stroud, Gloucester, England, dated March 25, 1769, Very Fine, with the failure of the implementation of the Stamp Act of 1765, so as not to waste paper, the stamped paper was returned to the British stamp office where the stamps were overstruck with those currently in use in England, the word "America" was removed and die was used as a British stamp (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Oct-23-2019, 15:32:18 EST
Sold For 3000

Sale No: 1210
Lot No: 2023
Symbol:
Cat No: 3sh West India

image 3sh "W. India" (unlisted). Detailed impression at top left of handwritten 22 x 16 in. deed to 42 acres in Middlesex, England, dated April 19, 1766, bold impression of "Three Pence Sheet" crowned circle handstamp alongside, some manuscript over embossing but the design is clearly visible

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF ANY DENOMINATION OF THE "W. INDIA" EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMP. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BRITISH COLONIAL EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMPS IN EXISTENCE.

Ex Koeppel. (Image)

E. $ 5,000-7,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 5,000.00


Closed..Oct-23-2019, 15:33:20 EST
Sold For 5000

Sale No: 1210
Lot No: 2024
Symbol:
Cat No: RM33

image 4sh "America" (RM33). Detailed impression at top left of handwritten judgment executed in French at Quebec, Canada, dated February 4, 1766, neat impression of "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp at left, Very Fine and rare, only four examples are recorded, ex Sheldon and Joyce (Image)

$ 2,500.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Oct-23-2019, 15:33:56 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 1210
Lot No: 2025
Symbol:
Cat No: RM34

image 5sh "America" (RM34). Detailed impression at top left of part-printed ship's clearance document issued in Antigua to the captain of the sloop Three Friends, departing for North Carolina, dated February 15, 1766, well-struck "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp, part of printing over design which is still clearly visible, expertly silked

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-SHILLING "AMERICA" REVENUE ISSUE. AN IMPORTANT COLONIAL REVENUE RARITY.

Some are known overstruck with Great Britain embossed revenue stamps (offered in the following lots). They have the "A" or "B" die, unlike the example offered here which shows no trace of die letter. This is the only recorded example used for its original intended purpose.

Ex Powers, Sheldon and Joyce. (Image)

$ 3,750.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 7,000.00


Closed..Oct-23-2019, 15:35:40 EST
Sold For 7000

Sale No: 1210
Lot No: 2026
Symbol:
Cat No: RM34

image 5sh "America", Die A, Overstruck (RM34 var). Clear impression at top right on part-printed last will and testament from Richmond, Chester, England, dated October 23, 1768, with Great Britain 5sh embossed revenue stamp impressed on top of the embossing and with second to the right, light impression of "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp at left of embossing, Very Fine, with the failure of the implementation of the Stamp Act of 1765, so as not to waste paper, the stamped paper was returned to the British stamp office where the paper was used (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,200.00


Closed..Oct-23-2019, 15:36:50 EST
Sold For 2200

Sale No: 1210
Lot No: 2027
Symbol:
Cat No: RM34

image 5sh "America", Die B, Overstruck (RM34 var). Clear impression at top right of handwritten document naming two men as trustees and executors of the estate of Thomas Atkinson, the last will and testament is also attached, dated August 14, 1769, with Great Britain 5sh embossed revenue stamp impressed on top of the embossing and with second to the right, light impression of "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp at left of embossing, Very Fine, with the failure of the implementation of the Stamp Act of 1765, so as not to waste paper, the stamped paper was returned to the British stamp office where the paper was used (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,300.00


Closed..Oct-23-2019, 15:37:36 EST
Sold For 1300
Sale No: 1210
Lot No: 2028
Symbol:
Cat No: RM35

image 10sh "America" (RM35). Detailed impression at bottom left of handwritten writ of error executed in English at Quebec, Canada, dated February 11, 1766, with bold "Nine Pence Quire" crowned circle handstamp alongside, manuscript barely encroaches at bottom of design as does a light file fold, sensibly reinforced along a few folds well away from embossing

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 10-SHILLING "AMERICA" ISSUE.

Ex Sheldon and Joyce. (Image)

$ 4,750.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 6,750.00


Closed..Oct-23-2019, 15:39:43 EST
Sold For 6750

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