Values of US Stamp Scott Catalogue #R133 – US$500.00 1871 Revenue Documentary Second Issue. Page 1

Price of US Stamps Scott Catalogue #R133 - 1871 US$500.00 Revenue Documentary . Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Aug 2015, Sale 106, Lot 2220

o U.S.; Revenues, Documentary 1871, Second Issue, $500 “Persian Rug”, #R133, used, “with light circular cut handstamp cancels”, especially desirable without any manuscript cancel, the key item for any Revenue collector, Very Fine. #28-3 in the Kingsley census. PSE (1998) cert. Scott $17,500. Only 76 recorded . Estimate price $13,000-17,000.

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries, Aug 2015, Sale 106, Lot 2220

US$16,100.00
US Stamps Prices Scott #R133: US$500.00 1871 Revenue Documentary . Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Jun 2015, Sale 670, Lot 43

Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $500 “Persian Rug” (Scott R133), manuscript cancel plus cut cancels over each “500”, other than the usual tiny cut cancels this key stamp is otherwise sound and as such is quite desirable, with strong and rich colors (Scott catalogue value is for small faults), Very Fine, 1992 PF certificate. Scott price $17,500. Legendary high-value rarity and most sought-after US revenue stamp, Kingsley records only 76 examples, this stamp is documented as illustration 3-5 of the photo census .

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Jun 2015, Sale 670, Lot 43

US$10,500.00
Cost of US Stamps Scott Catalogue # R133 - 1871 US$500.00 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1106, Lot 3171

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, “Large Persian Rug” (R133). Choice centering, deep rich colors, herringbone cancels which slightly cut thru the paper (as intended), manuscript “Robert C. Hutchings, Surrogate, September 10, 1872”, light horizontal crease VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 “LARGE PERSIAN RUG,” WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census. From that document, Robert C. Hutchings is noted (spelled “Hutchins”) as purchasing fifteen stamps on March 3, 1873. As this stamp is dated earlier than that, Kingsley assumes this stamp was predated. Illustrated in Kingsley book (Census No. 17-1). With 1982 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail is for a “very fine appearing example with a light circular cut cancel or with minor flaws”

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1106, Lot 3171

US$14,000.00
Value of US Stamps Scott Catalog #R133: US$500.00 1871 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1100, Lot 182

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, “Large Persian Rug” (R133). Rich colors and detailed impressions, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive handstamped cut cancels barely break paper VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 “LARGE PERSIAN RUG,” WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census. Kingsley Census No. 28-7. Ex “Connoisseur.” With 1974 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail is for a “very fine appearing example with a light circular cut cancel or with minor flaws”.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2015, Sale 1100, Lot 182

US$20,000.00
US Stamps Value Scott Cat. #R133: 1871 US$500.00 Revenue Documentary . H.R. Harmer, Jun 2015, Sale 3007, Lot 3554

R133, 1871 $500 Red orange, green & black, Second Issue, ‘Large Persian Rug’¬†¬†attractive bright colors,¬†manuscript cancel, a few small thins and small creases, Very Fine centering; only 210 were issued and most known copies are faulty to some degree (Scott value $17,500)

H.R. Harmer, Jun 2015, Sale 3007, Lot 3554

US$11,000.00
Prices of US Stamp Scott Catalog R133 - US$500.00 1871 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 979

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, “Large Persian Rug” (Scott R133). Deep rich colors, neat July 2, 1872 manuscript cancel, pinholes and tiny scuff, vertical crease at top, thin layer of paper at bottom was split (probably when removed from document) and is re-adhered, not very noticeable VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 “LARGE PERSIAN RUG,” WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census. Kingsley Census No. 13-1.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 979

US$12,500.00
Cost of US Stamp Scott # R133: US$500.00 1871 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 978

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Large Die Proof on India (Scott R133P1). Stamp size and affixed to card, large margins, beautiful colors, couple small flaws including small tear at upper right and scoring line at bottom center — neither are obvious without magnification VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE DIE PROOF OF THE $500.00 LARGE PERSIAN RUG ISSUE. Power Search contains a few trial color proofs of this issue but this is the only die proof we have offered since at least 1993

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Apr 2015, Sale 1096, Lot 978

US$4,750.00
US Stamp Price Scott Catalogue #R133 - US$500.00 1871 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Feb 2015, Sale 1092, Lot 1515

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, “Large Persian Rug” (Scott R133). Choice centering, deep rich colors, neat circular cut handstamped cancel which slightly cuts thru the paper (as intended) VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 “LARGE PERSIAN RUG,” WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITHOUT ANY MANUSCRIPT CANCEL. Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census. Kingsley Census No. 28-5. With 1975 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Feb 2015, Sale 1092, Lot 1515

US$16,000.00
US Stamps Price Scott Catalog # R133 - US$500.00 1871 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2014, Sale 1089, Lot 474

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, “Large Persian Rug” (R133). Rich colors and detailed impressions, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive handstamped cut cancels barely break paper VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 “LARGE PERSIAN RUG,” WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census. Kingsley Census No. 28-7. Ex Connoisseur. With 1974 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail is for a “very fine appearing example with a light circular cut cancel or with minor flaws”.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2014, Sale 1089, Lot 474

US$23,000.00
Prices of US Stamps Scott Cat. R133 - US$500.00 1871 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2014, Sale 1089, Lot 473

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, “Large Persian Rug” (R133). Well-centered with sheet margins with full imprints at sides and original gum, deep rich colors and sharp proof-like impressions, two manuscript “X” cancels thru both denominations and neat “E.C. July 7, 1872” (Erastus Corning) manuscript cancel on vignette, small ink spot on gum in left margin barely shows thru EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF FOUR REPORTED $500.00 “LARGE PERSIAN RUG” STAMPS WITH SHEET MARGINS AND IMPRINTS. Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census. The initials “E.C.” on this stamp belong to Erastus Corning, from whose estate both of the Large and Small “Persian Rug” imprint examples originate. The $200.00 Small Persian Rug was sold in our Zoellner Revenue sale (Sep. 2000), where it realized $32,500 with a Scott Retail value of $5,000. According to Thomas Kingsley, the stamps were purchased by Mr. Corning’s estate to pay the tax on his will, but the stamps were never attached to the will (this is why they retain their original gum). Illustrated in Kingsley book (Census No. 1-1). Ex Drucker. With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail is for a “very fine appearing example with a light circular cut cancel or with minor flaws”.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2014, Sale 1089, Lot 473

US$50,000.00
US Stamps Prices Scott Catalogue #R133: 1871 US$500.00 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1066, Lot 89

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, “Large Persian Rug” (R133). Vivid bright colors and detailed impressions, attractive centering, two strikes of Surrogates Office New York oval handstamp and violet manuscript cancels, small faint corner crease at top left visible only when drying VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 “LARGE PERSIAN RUG,” WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census. Kingsley Census No. 26-5. Ex Cunfliffe. Scott Retail is for an example with small faults

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Mar 2014, Sale 1066, Lot 89

US$14,000.00
Values of US Stamp Scott Cat. #R133 - 1871 US$500.00 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 897

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, “Large Persian Rug” (Scott R133). Well-centered, deep rich colors and sharp proof-like impressions, manuscript and circular cut cancels EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB WELL-CENTERED AND SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 LARGE PERSIAN RUG. A RARE STAMP IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. Unlisted in Kingsley census, who records only 29 examples. With 2007 P.F. certificate

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Dec 2013, Sale 1062, Lot 897

US$21,000.00
US Stamp Price Scott Catalog # R133 - 1871 US$500.00 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 4308

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, “Large Persian Rug” (R133). Outstanding bright colors and detailed impressions, choice margins and centering, violet “J Wingate 17 July of 1872” manuscript cancel VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND AND WELL-CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 “LARGE PERSIAN RUG,” WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. Only 204 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. A document exists from July 24, 1874, detailing the purchaser of each. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census. The sound example offered here comes from the Barnes estate and was acquired before World War II (it is not listed in the Kingsley census). At least one other is known cancelled by the same user (Siegel Sale 978, lot 1177) Unlisted in Kingsley Census. Scott Retail is for an example with small faults

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Nov 2013, Sale 1061, Lot 4308

US$16,000.00
US Stamp Prices Scott R133: US$500.00 1871 Revenue Documentary . Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Apr 2013, Sale 636, Lot 644

Documentary, 1871 Second Issue, $500 “Persian Rug” (Scott R133), manuscript “P P M July 8 1872” cancel, very nicely centered with excellent colors, eye catching and desirable example of this extremely popular stamp; listed on Kingsley census as number 9-1 and described as having “faults, some repaired”, this stamp appears to have a large filled in thin at center and perhaps some other lesser and unobvious flaws including a repaired cut cancel, Fine appearance, only 204 examples sold and most all have faults. Scott $17,500. Estimate value $10,000 – 15,000.

Daniel Kelleher Auctions, Apr 2013, Sale 636, Lot 644

US$11,000.00
Values of US Stamps Scott Catalogue # R133: 1871 US$500.00 Revenue Documentary . Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2012, Sale 1031, Lot 1043

$500.00 Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, “Large Persian Rug” (Scott R133). Choice centering, rich colors, neat “The Cayuga Lake Railroad Company Sept. 15, 1871” manuscript cancel and “X”, few light creases VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 “LARGE PERSIAN RUG”, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. Only 204 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. Kingsley Census No. 24-1. Ex Cunliffe.

Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Oct 2012, Sale 1031, Lot 1043

US$9,500.00