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The Henry Tolman II Collection of U.S. Revenues-Part Four

Cigar Stamps
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
2650 E "Imported Cigars." in Brown (Turner C-100). Lithographed wharf scene, complete sheet of ten, all are fairly lightly creased from folding, otherwise Very Fine, scarce sheet

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E. 300-400 225
2651 P Cigar Strip Stamp Proofs. Seven different, all in Black on India paper mounted on large 16 x 15 in. card, incl. 250 cigars, Series of 1876 (unlisted), 25, 50, 100 and 500 Cigars Die Proofs, Series of 1878 (Turner C-21-C23, C25), 200 Cigars, Series of 1879 (unlisted), Export Cigar Stamp, Series of 1878 (unlisted) and loose 200 Cigars, Series of 1883 Plate Proof on India paper, card mounted, some relatively minor toning specks, otherwise Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 1,100
2652 P Cigar Strip Stamps, 1868 Issue 25 Cigars-500 Cigars, Plate Proofs on India (Springer TC53P-TC57P). Card mounted, 100 Cigars sealed tear, otherwise Extremely Fine, 50 Cigars unlisted in Turner (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 1,200
2653 P Cigars Die Proof, 1918-20 Issue. In Orange, die sunk on 113 x 131mm card, the issued stamp known as Springer TC360, Very Fine, unlisted in Turner, with original 1953 invoice from Clarence W. Brazer where he notes that this is "Only one known to me" (Image Magnifier)

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E. 400-500 450
2654 P Cigar, Cigarette and Tobacco Proofs. Over 20 items, incl. Cigar plate proof (Turner C-29-A), Cigarette plate proofs (Turner C-207-C-210, first two blocks of four), Tobacco 16 oz. 1868 Issue plate proof cut to design (similar to Turner T-33 but on India paper), 4 oz. 1869 Issue plate proof (similar to Turner T-52 but in Green and on India paper), 1868 Essay (Turner T-10c), 1870 plate proof (Turner T-63), 2 oz. series of 1875 (First) plate proof on India paper (unlisted in Turner, Springer TG 51), Series of 1875 (Second) plate proofs of the 1oz., 2 oz., 4 oz. and 8 oz. in Green (unlisted, possibly essays), Series of 1875 (Second) plate proofs of the 1 oz., 2 oz., 4 oz. and 8 oz. in black, 1 oz. is strip of three (Turner T-84-T87) and 3 oz. Series of 1883 plate proofs on India paper in Green (Turner T-98) incl. single, strips of three and four and block of four, all on original card backing, also three Cigar essays (Turner C-100), generally Fine-Very Fine lot (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 1,800
2655 S Cigar Stamp "Specimens", Series of 1917 and 1917 Issue. First group is thirteen items with "Specimen" Class A, B and C, denominations 10 thru 100 (Turner C-39-C-51), the second group is seventeen items without "Series" inscription incl. Class A, B and C with 5 thru 500 Cigar denominations (Turner C-52 thru C-68), Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 850
2656 P Cigar Strip Stamps, 1866 Second Issue, 25 Cigars-250 Cigars, Plate Proofs on India (Springer TC46P-TC49P). Card mounted, TC48 with plate no. 28, TC 49 vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine, also incl. Very Fine TC46-TC47 Black "Essays" on card with usual pie-shaped punch (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-750 1,200
2657   Cigar Strip Stamp, 1866 Second Issue, 100 Cigars (Springer TC48). Strip of five, plate no. 19 with inspector's signatures and dates, few minor flaws and -1/2 in. margin tear, otherwise Extremely Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 200-300 120
2658 ngbl Cigar Strip Stamp, 1868 Issue, 100 Cigars (Springer TC55). Complete unused pane of ten with top plate no. 27, creases (vertical hinge reinforced) and margin tears, still a striking showpiece (Image Magnifier)

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E. 200-300 250
2659   Cigar Strip Stamps, 1871 Issue, 25 Cigars-500 Cigars, Black on Violet Paper (Springer TC63B-TC67B). Used set of five, usual creases and tears but of very attractive appearance (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-750 950
2660   Cigar Strip Stamps, First Series of 1872 and Second Series of 1875 (Springer TC68A-TC72A, TC94-TC98). Five different in each set, 25 Cigars to 500 Cigars, unused examples mounted on large cards, first on Violet silk paper, latter on Green silk paper, some very trivial toning, otherwise Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 1,600
2661 ngbl Cigar Strip Stamp, 1872 First Series, 100 Cigars on Violet Silk Paper (Springer TC70A). Complete unused pane of ten, hinge rejoined between second and third stamps, few creases, stunning appearance (Image Magnifier)

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E. 200-300 200
2662   Cigar Strip Stamps, Series of 1878 thru 1909 Provisional Issue. Collection of 12, 13 and 25 Cigar strip stamps, over 90 items neatly mounted on pages with Springer catalog nos., used and unused, of note are many marginal markings, multiples, Puerto Rico and Philippines Ovpts. as well as several unlisted surcharges, papers and separations, a 1909 Provisional (unlisted in Springer), eighteen 12 and 13 Cigar strips from 1891 and 1901 Series in singles, pairs and blocks, Fine-Very Fine lot (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 6,500
2663 ng Cigar Strip Stamp, 1898 Issue, 50 Cigars, Counterfeit (Springer TC158 var). Unused strip of four, black on blue government watermarked paper, vertical crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, also incl. genuine single, this was an infamous fraud that persisted for several years (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 550
2664   Cigar Stamps, Series of 1910 and 1916. Collection of 50 stamps on pages with Springer catalog nos., incl. several marginal markings, unlisted shade/separation combinations as well as a sheet of 50 Cigars, HH7, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 300-400 475
2665   Cigar Stamps, 1917 Provisional Issue. Amazing collection of 119 stamps neatly organized and mounted on pages, although Springer laid the groundwork for this complex issue, the listings will have to be reworked as there are more unlisted items in this collection than listed with many unlisted handstamps, varieties, typefaces and ms. surcharges, overall condition is rather nice, a highly desirable and very specialized collection (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 10,000
2666   Cigar Stamps, Series of 1917, 1918 Provisional Issue and 1918-20 Issue. Mounted collection, 1917 incl. 32 stamps representing all but two of the issue, 1918 Provisionals have 42 stamps with more unlisted than listed per Springer, as with the 1917 Provisional lot, this group will have to be rewritten due to the quantity of unrecorded printed, handstamped and type face varieties, the 1918-20 incl. sixteen stamps with all of the Class A, B and C listings plus unlisted 250 Class A, 13 Cigars Class C and 5 Cigars Class D, Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 8,500
2667   Cigar Stamps, 1926 Provisional Issue, Series of 1926 and 1928. Mounted collection of 84 stamps, 1926 Provisional incl. 50 stamps in singles and multiples with Springer nos., nearly complete representation, strong in the higher denominations, Series of 1926 with 33 stamps, strong showing of most denominations, the 1928 is a single unused example of the 20 Cigars Class B, beautiful condition, overall Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 6,250
2668   Cigar Stamps, Series 102 (1932) -107 (1937). Mounted collection of 173 on pages with Springer catalog nos., many unused, high degree of completion with many unlisted separations, denominations, ovpts., etc., two stamps with partial "Specimen" handstamp, scarce Series 107 Class E well-represented, also few duplicates, nice condition and Very Fine for these (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 7,000
2669 ng Cigar Stamps, Series 106 (1936). Eight different unused high values, incl. Class B 200 and 500 cigars (Springer TC620, TC622), Class C 200 and 250 Cigars (Springer TC633-TC634), Class D 200 and 500 Cigars (Springer TC643-TC644, both roulette 3-1/2) and class E 200 and 500 Cigars (Springer TC650-TC651, both roulette 3-1/2), the Class D's each with minor tear, otherwise Very Fine and choice lot of seldom offered material (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 2,400
2670 ng Cigar Stamps, Series 107 (1937). Five unused high denominations, incl. Class A 200 and 500 Cigars (Springer TC663, TC665), Class B 250 Cigars (Springer TC678), Class C 500 Cigars (Springer TC 690) and Class D 250 Cigars (Springer TC700), Very Fine and choice, seldom seen offered (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-750 1,700
2671   Cigar Stamps, Series 109-116 (1938-46). Neatly mounted collection with Springer catalog nos., approximately 225 stamps, many unused, high degree of completion, incl. many unlisted separations, denominations and multiples, three stamps with partial "Specimen" handstamps, above average condition, nearly all Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 5,500
2672 ng Cigar Stamp, Series 116 (1946), Double Impression (Springer TC1014A var). Unused, Class D, 50 Cigars, roulette 7, Very Fine, unlisted (Image Magnifier)

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E. 300-400 300
2673   Cigar Stamps, Series 117-125 (1947-55). Approximately 158 stamps neatly mounted on pages with Springer nos., incl. many unlisted separations and denominations, high degree of completion, Very Fine lot for these (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 5,000
2674   Cigar Strip Stamps, Multiples. Lot of nine different items, incl. Springer nos. T46-TC47 (faulty pairs), TC55 top margin pair with plate number and letter (toned), TC96B strip of three (bottom left corner torn away), TC105 strip of seven, TC110A strip of eight, TC122A rejoined pane of ten, TC123B pair and TC123C strip of five, some usual creases wrinkles and edge flaws, still an overall attractive and desirable lot (Image Magnifier)

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E. 500-750 180
2675   Cigar and Customs Cigars Strip Stamps. Miscellaneous lot of 25 stamps, incl. Springer nos. TC48, two, one with plate no., TC55, TC60B, TC68A, TC93D, TC94A-TC96A, TC94B-TC98B, TC123A, TCC11, two, one "S" (Seized), TCC13, two, one "Exported", TCC18, TCC22 with plate no., TCC24, three, one "Seized", one "Railroad" and TCC27 "Railroad", usual mixed condition, also incl. reference copies of Nos. TC1, TC15, TC17 and TC48

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E. 400-500 170
2676   Small Cigar Stamps. Nearly complete collection of approximately 150 stamps, incl. unlisted paper and color varieties, unlisted denominations and separations, multiples, couple on original packages and four usages for Puerto Rico, also a small group of duplicates, Fine-Very Fine for these, although the Springer catalog does not assign particularly high values to many stamps in this category, many are actually extremely scarce and rarely, if ever, seen in the marketplace (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 6,750
2677 ng Customs Cigar Strip Stamp, Orange Brown 1866 Issue (Springer TCC1). Unused strip of four, fresh color, some minor creases and wrinkles, otherwise Extremely Fine

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E. 200-300 100
2678   "Customs Cigars" Strip Facsimiles (Springer TCC3 var, TCC5 var). Similar designs and colors, three of each, these designs were created to fool cigar customers into thinking they were buying imported Cuban cigars when in fact they were buying stateside products, also incl. a genuine example of TCC3, mixed condition with usual crease and tears, interesting lot

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E. 200-300 325
2679   Customs Cigar Strip Stamp, Green 1867 Issue with "CSA" (Confederate States of America Watermark) (Springer TCC2 var). Used, usual creases and tears, couple tiny edge nicks, Fine example of this scarce paper variety, also includes 16 x 12 in. blank paper sample with the "CSA" watermark (Image Magnifier)

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E. 300-400 325
2680   Customs Cigar Strip Stamps, 25 Cigars-500 Cigars Series of 1873-75 (Springer TCC7, TCC10-TCC11, TCC13-TCC14). Samples of the five different quantities, each endorsed in red ms. "Sample only, not for use", colorful and Extremely Fine lot, believed to be unique (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 1,800
2681   Customs Cigar Stamps. 34 stamps on pages, Series of 1904 thru 1931, incl. used and unused, multiples, provisionals, substitute inspection labels and Philippines usage, also two Imported Cigar Essays (Turner C-100) and 24 Manufactured In Bond types with Small Cigars (Springer TDC1), also several facsimiles and labels and one usage on original packaging, virtually all Fine-Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 1,300
2682   Customs Cigar Stamps, Counterfeit Surcharges. 28 stamps from the Series of 1904 and Series of 1910 with various handstamp surcharges of different colors and sizes, many of these are listed in the 1912 Springfield list, later found out to be counterfeit and their existence explained by E. R. Vanderhoof in the accompanying copy of his letter, interesting lot (Image Magnifier)

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E. 300-400 850
2683   Cigar Stamps Overprinted for Use in the Philippine Islands and Puerto Rico. Mounted collection of 67 stamps, Philippines incl. 23 stamps from Series of 1910 thru Series 103 (1933), variety of printed and handstamped surcharges and ovpts., Puerto Rico with 43 stamps Series of 1910 thru 1918-20 Issue with similar varieties, virtually all Fine-Very Fine as these are found (Image Magnifier)

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E. 300-400 2,900
2684   Cigar Strip Stamps Balance. Mr. Tolman's duplicates, many hundreds from 1864 Issue thru Series of 1910, incl. Customs Cigars, mixed condition

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E. 2,000-3,000 3,750
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