Sale Number: 1018
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The Scarsdale Collection, Part 7: U.S. Beer Stamps

1933 Issue (Scott REA152a-REA180a)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
220   1933, $6.00 Handstamped Provisional Surcharge on -1/8bbl. Violet Red on Blue, Beer (REA152a; Priester 190C). Priester Type 225 surcharge, large margins. "P. B. Co., 1.29.34" perforated cancel, rust stains, light vertical crease, scissors-cut at top left entirely in margin

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES OF THE $6.00 SURCHARGE ON ONE-EIGHTH BARREL 1933 ISSUE RECORDED IN THE PRIESTER CENSUS.

We offered another of the three in our Tolman sale, which was in similar condition. With 2005 P.F. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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221   1933, -1/6bbl. Purple on Blue, Beer (REA153; Priester 191A). Large margins all around, deep rich color, "G B Inc., 11.11.33" perforated cancel, some slight staining at center from barrel, tiny thin speck at top right in margin only, Extremely Fine appearance, only 14 are recorded in the Priester census and this is the second we have offered since keeping computerized records (Image Magnifier)

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222   1933, -1/3bbl. Brown Orange on Blue, Beer (REA155; Priester 193A). Large margins, "P BRG Co., 5.11+3" perforated cancel, small blue crayon "8" at lower right, light creases, two small holes

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-THIRD BARREL 1933 FIRST ISSUE BEER STAMP.

Only ten are recorded in the Priester census. The example offered in our Tolman sale was rebacked, and is the only other we have offered since keeping computerized records. (Image Magnifier)

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223   1933, $6.00 Handstamped Provisional Surcharge on -1/2bbl. Orange on Blue, Beer (REA156a; Priester 194C). Priester Type 225 surcharge, large margins, rich color, "P. B. Co., 12.+6.33" perforated cancel, vertical crease, closed central spindle hole, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, only seven are recorded in the Priester census (about evenly divided between surcharge types), with 2005 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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224   1933, 1hhd. Black on Blue, Beer (REA158; Priester 196A). Large margins, large "R B Co., 7.26.33" perforated cancel, couple faint stains and trivial faults

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1933 ONE HOGSHEAD IN BLACK, SCOTT REA158. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL REVENUE STAMPS.

The 1933 One Hogshead Black is known without overprint (REA158) and with overprint (REA168). Priester records two examples of the former (REA158) and one of the latter (REA168).

Ex Tolman. (Image Magnifier)

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225   1933, Ty. B Handstamped Provisional Surcharge on $6.00 Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA164a; Priester 192aB). Priester Type 122 surcharge, large margins to full, deep rich color, "SCHLITZ, 12.11.33" perforated cancel and also with manuscript at top, few flaws incl. indentation from barrel breaking paper in few spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE QUARTER-BARREL 1933 WITH THE 1918 PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMPED SURCHARGE. ONE OF THE GREAT BEER STAMP RARITIES.

This is the only recorded example of this issue. Undercatalogued in Scott -- other unique Beer Stamps catalogue 5-10 times as much. (Image Magnifier)

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226   1933, Ty. A Surcharge on $6.00 Green on Blue, -1/4bbl., Beer (REA164b; Priester 192D). Priester Type 220 surcharge, large margins all around, rich color, large "P P C, 12+9.33" perforated cancel, tiny cuts in the paper from placement on the barrel

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE FINER OF THE TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE QUARTER-BARREL 1933 SURCHARGE ISSUE WITH TYPE A SURCHARGE.

Only two examples of this type are recorded in the Priester census. The other was offered in our 2006 sale of the Tolman collection and is seriously defective.

With 2003 P.F. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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227   1933, Ty. A Surcharge on $6.00 Orange on Blue, -1/2bbl., Beer (REA166a; Priester 194D). Priester Type 223 surcharge, rich color, "P.F.B. Co., 12*6*33 perforated cancel, some faults incl. trimmed at top where margin added (easily removed)

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE A SURCHARGE. IT IS ALSO THE EARLIEST REPORTED USE OF ANY STAMP FROM THE 1933 SURCHARGE SERIES WITH THE TYPE A SURCHARGE. A GREAT RARITY.

Ex Ward and Tolman. The other example was also offered in our 2006 Tolman sale, but it has a different type of surcharge which is unlisted in Priester.

Ex Tolman. (Image Magnifier)

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228   1933, Ty. B Surcharge on $6.00 Orange on Blue, -1/2bbl., Beer (REA166b; Priester 194E). Clear red manuscript "Surcharge rate $6.00 per Bbl." and signed, also with "Evansville, Indiana" handstamp at bottom, "S B I, 12+5:33" perforated cancel, pieces missing at top right and bottom left (probably caused when removed from barrel)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE HALF-BARREL 1933 SURCHARGE ISSUE WITH MANUSCRIPT SURCHARGE. ONLY THREE ARE RECORDED IN THE PRIESTER CENSUS.

This is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records. Undercatalogued in Scott. (Image Magnifier)

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229   1933, Ty. B Surcharge on 1hhd. Black on Blue, Beer (REA168; Priester 196B). Large margins to clear, intense shade and impression, "Largay, 8+7.35, Brwg. Co." perforated cancel, light vertical crease

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1933 ONE HOGSHEAD IN BLACK WITH BUREAU SURCHARGE, SCOTT REA168. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL REVENUE STAMPS.

The Priester census records only one example, which is likely the one offered in our 2006 Tolman sale. The example offered here was likely unknown to the authors.

With 2004 P.F. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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230   1933, Ty. B Surcharge on 5bbl. Black on Blue, Beer (REA169; Priester 197c). Priester Type 220 surcharge, large margins, center cut out, "IND BR'S Inc., 1.17.36" perforated cancel, light horizontal and vertical creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-BARREL BLACK 1933 ISSUE WITH THE TYPE B SURCHARGE. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

With 2009 P.F. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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231   1933, ($6.00) Purple, -1/6bbl., Beer (REA172; Priester 201A). Large margins, rich color, "?hornung 11.1.34" perforated cancel, small stain at upper left, few staple holes, otherwise Very Fine (Image Magnifier)

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500 225
232   1933, $5.00 Handstamped Provisional Surcharge on -1/4bbl. Green, Beer (REA173a; Priester 202D). Priester Type 240 surcharge, large margins, rich color, "K & SBG Co. 6-22-34" perforated cancel, lightly stained

VERY FINE. THIS SURCHARGE TYPE IS UNLISTED IN PRIESTER. THIS STAMP MIGHT WELL BE UNIQUE.

The Priester Type D surcharge, which includes this surcharge type, is only listed as existing on the Half-Barrel Brown Orange.

Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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233   1933, $5.00 Handstamped Provisional Surcharge on -1/2bbl. Brown Orange, Beer (REA174a; Priester 204C). Priester Type 240 surcharge, large margins, bright color, large " K & S BG Co., 3:27:34" perforated cancel, some staining, small hole at center, otherwise Very Fine, rare, only five are recorded in the Priester census (any type surcharge) (Image Magnifier)

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234   1933, ($6.00) Black, 1hhd., Beer (REA176; Priester 206A). Large margins, "THB Co. 12-8-33" perforated cancel, few faults incl. small creases and soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1933 SECOND ISSUE ONE HOGSHEAD BLACK, OF WHICH ONLY FIVE ARE KNOWN.

The earliest reported use of any denomination is December 6, 1933, just two days prior to the date this stamp was used. It is believed that there are two additional copies outside of the Priester census, for a total of five known examples of this rarity.

Ex Tolman. (Image Magnifier)

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235 ng 1933, $60.00 Black on Blue, 10bbl., Beer (REA178; Priester 198a). Unused (no gum), large and even margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, only four are recorded in the Priester census with center uncut (at least one of which is used, offered in the following lot) (Image Magnifier)

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800 325
236   1933, $60.00 Black on Blue, 10bbl., Beer (REA178; Priester 198a). Large margins, "Hoft Bev. Co. NJ U 367 A 9-22-44" perforated cancel, top right corner repaired, Very Fine appearance, scarce, only four are recorded in Priester with center uncut, ex Tolman (Image Magnifier)

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500 160
237   1933, $150.00 Black on Blue, 25bbl., Beer (REA178A; Priester 199a). Large margins, intense shade and impression, "Wiedemann, 11.25.46" perforated cancel (from Kentucky), Very Fine and choice, a beautiful example of this issue, only six are recorded in Priester with center uncut (Image Magnifier)

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238   1933, $6.00 Handstamped Provisional Surcharge on -1/4bbl. Green, Beer (REA179a; Priester 202C). Priester Type 223 surcharge, large margins to full except where small piece out at lower left, "Kochs Inc. 12.13.33" perforated cancel, few faults incl. light crease and some staining, otherwise Fine, rare, only five are recorded in the Priester census (Image Magnifier)

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239   1933, $6.00 Handstamped Provisional Surcharge on -1/4bbl. Green, Beer (REA179a; Priester 202C). Priester Type 225 surcharge, large margins, "P.B. Co. 12-18-33" perforated cancel, few faults incl. rust spots, Fine, rare, the Priester census records only five known for REA179a (any surcharge type), ex Tolman (Image Magnifier)

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240   1933, $6.00 Handstamped Provisional Surcharge on -1/4bbl. Green, Beer (REA179a; Priester 202C var). Two clear strikes of surcharge which is unlisted in Priester and reads "Surcharged $6" in black, "W.E.B. Co. 12-6-33" perforated cancel, few faults incl. some toning, still Very Fine, a possibly unique example of this unlisted surcharge, which is also known on the -1/2bbl., ex Tolman (Image Magnifier)

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241   1933, $6.00 Handstamped Provisional Surcharge on -1/2bbl. Brown Orange, Beer (REA180a; Priester 204D). Priester Type 226 surcharge, "The GZBy 12-18-33" perforated cancel, bright color, small diagonal crease at center, small margin repair at right, sealed tears

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY FIVE OR SIX EXAMPLES OF THE HALF-BARREL BROWN ORANGE WITH SURCHARGE.

The Priester census records only five examples, which have several different surcharge types (including Types 226 and 227). A sixth copy with an unlisted surcharge type (known on the -1/4 bbl.) is also recorded.

Ex Tolman. With 2006 P.F. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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