Join the American Philatelic Society! Join the American Revenue Association!

Collect Revenue Stamps

No. of Stamps: 3854


 

Items that Have Been Professionally Expertized

Click on any thumbnail below to pop up a window with a larger image and more information.


Scott # 14
14 Very scarce and possibly unique strip of three used as revenues in 1867, a full six years after these stamps were were demonetized (made invalid for postage). 2003 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
 
Scott # R2a
R2a 2010 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Natural preprint paper folds at left and bottom right that are mistakenly referred to as creases on the certificate.
 
Scott # R2c
R2c 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate. The horizontal crease mentioned in the cert is so faint that it can only be seen in liquid. Superb jumbo margins. Truly a gorgeous stamp!
 
Scott # R3a
R3a Purchased as a fake, the decision by The Philatelic Foundation (1986 cert) is an interesting one. I have no doubt that it is not an R3a; the side margins are too tight. However, I question their determination that it is an R3d (silk paper). I scoured both sides of the stamp with 30x magnification and could find no evidence of blue silk threads. Making such a determination based on ink or paper color is not conclusive.
 
R3a 1980 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
 
Scott # R5b
R5b 2015 PSE certificate. Lovely example of the T5 double transfer with a circular handstamp cancel.
 
Scott # R5c
R5c 2003 Philatelic FOundation certificate. Major double transfer (T5). Very scarce on document.
 
Scott # R6c
R6c Plate blocks of 1st issue revenues are quite scarce. Granted, it has been very heavily reinforced around the edges. There are blue threads on 2 of the 24 stamps, but the PF has determined that it is not silk paper, so the block is not R6d. 2014 Philatelic Foundation Certificate.
 
Scott # R6d
R6d 1996 APEX certificate.
 
Scott # R7a
R7a 2008 PSE certificate. Major double transfer at bottom (T7). Superb!
 
Scott # R8c
R8c 2001 APEX certificate. Major double transfer (T7).
 
Scott # R9a
R9a 1989 Philatelic Foundation certificate. 2-cent Express imperf pair used illegally as postage on cover, and then a 3-cent Washington (Scott #65) pasted over as actual postage. Green paid 3 handstamp cancel.
 
Scott # R10b
R10b 2011 Weiss certificate. Faulty, but legitimate R10b's are as scarce as hen's teeth.
 
Scott # R13a
R13a 2001 PSE Cert.
 
R13a 2011 PSAG Cert.
 
Scott # R13b
R13b 2005 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Vertical pair.
 
Scott # R15e
R15e 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate. An exceptionally rare stamp, much scarcer than the Scott catalog implies. It is on the order of 5x to 10x more scarce than R6e, yet its catalog value is only twice as much.
 
R15e 2006 APEX and 2017 William T. Crowe certificates. The only reported example of R15e on a CDV. Also the finest centered example I have been able to find in my R15e census research. Exquisite piece!
 
Scott # R19a
R19a 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Variety: sewing machine perfs. Virtually all known examples are extremely faulty.
 
R19a 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Variety: sewing machine perfs. Virtually all known examples are extremely faulty.
 
R19a 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Variety: sewing machine perfs. Virtually all known examples are extremely faulty.
 
Scott # R21c
R21c 2009 APEX certificate.
 
Scott # R22d
R22d 2005 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Vertial pair. Several silk fibers also visible on obverse of stamps.
 
Scott # R28e
R28e 2011 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Small tear at left. Only a handful of examples are known.
 
Scott # R29d
R29d 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
 
Scott # R31c
R31c 1998 APEX certificate. AMFG = Seller of Italian bitters. This is an lovely example of R31c, which is is almost universally found faulty and poorly centered. The Scott catalog states 'Nearly all examples of No. R31 are faulty and poorly centered. The catalogue value is for a fine centered stamp with minor faults which do not detract from its appearance.'
 
Scott # R33b
R33b 2003 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
 
Scott # R34be
R34be 2003 APEX certificate.
 
Scott # R36e
R36e 2011 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Catalog value has not been updated in many years.
 
Scott # R40e
R40e 1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Very scarce part perf double impression. Only reported example on document. Ex-Curtis.
 
Scott # R40f
R40f Double impression. 2011 PF Cert. Superb example, with the cancel doubled in addition to the design itself... how appropriate. Much more scarce than the catalog value implies.
 
Scott # R41a
R41a 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Graded XF 90.
 
Scott # R41d
R41d 2008 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Reperfed at bottom. Double transfer at left.
 
Scott # R48b
R48b 2008 APEX certificate.
 
Scott # R49b
R49b 2011 PSAG certificate.
 
Scott # R50b
R50b 2011 PSAG certificate.
 
Scott # R51d
R51d 2010 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
 
Scott # R53a
R53a 2013 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Exceptional margins, and one of very few examples with a handstamped cancel. The cancel company and exact date are identical to the stamp on Philatelic Foundation certificate 179017.
 
Scott # R53d
R53d 2010 APEX Cert.
 
R53d 2007 PSE Cert.
 
Scott # R53f
R53f 2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
 
Scott # R58e
R58e 1989 PSE Cert. Ex-Cunliffe.
 
Scott # R61b
R61b 2003 PF Certificate.
 
Scott # R66b
R66b 2011 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Purchased as a fake for reference purposes. An R66a that someone perforated on the left and right sides. The perfs are the coorect gauge (12), but are too irregular.
 
Scott # R69b
R69b 2011 PSAG Cert. Is actually an R69a imperf that has been perforated on two sides to fake an R69b.
 
Scott # R69e
R69e 1980 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
 
Scott # R71d
R71d 2005 Philatelic Foundation certificate. One of the scarcest of the silk papers.
 
Scott # R72e
R72e 2980 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Bisect unlisted in Scott.
 
Scott # R74a
R74a 2005 PSE Certificate.
 
Scott # R82e
R82e 

2011 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Top half of an R82c used as $1 on document, the bottom half of which was used a day later, on this document.

This image shows the two halves of the stamp superimposed upon one another, showing they are the same stamp.

 
R82e 

2011 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Bottom half of an R82c used as $1 on document, the bottom half of which was used the day before, on this document.

This image shows the two halves of the stamp superimposed upon one another, showing they are the same stamp.

 
Scott # R86c
R86c 1985 PF Cert.
 
Scott # R87a
R87a 2006 APEX certificate.
 
Scott # R88a
R88a 2008 AEX certificate. Strike from the Pacific Mail steamship America.
 
Scott # R90a
R90a 2004 PSE certificate.
 
Scott # R96a
R96a 2008 Philatelic Foundation Certificate.
 
R96a 2010 Weiss certificate.
 
Scott # R97e
R97e 2007 Weiss certificate. Nicely-centered R97e with an R89c on a warranty deed, very scarce on document.
 
Scott # R100c
R100c 2004 PSE Cert.
 
Scott # R102c
R102c 2005 PSE Cert.
 
Scott # R106b
R106b 2011 Philatelic Foundation certificate. The Scott Catalog listing example.
 
Scott # R107b
R107b 1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate. The only reported example.
 
Scott # R112b
R112b 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Imperforates are currently unlisted in Scott, used on part of a stock certificate. Very scarce. Ex-Morrissey.
 
Scott # R115b
R115b 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Imperforates are not listed in Scott. A pair of singles on piece sold in the auction of the Tollman collection in 2007 for $3,750.
 
Scott # R119
R119 2011 APEX certificate. Nice centering and very fresh color.
 
Scott # R131
R131 2009 APS Cert. Socked-on-the-nose handstamp cancels are incredibly rare on the high-denomination 2nd and 3rd issue revenues.
 
Scott # R135a
R135a 2009 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Very scarce on document.
 
R135a 1982 Philatelic Foundation certificate, which states that the stamp is genuine, but they decline opinion as to whether the stamp originated on the document. Presumably this is because the stamp is uncanceled and there are no tying smudges.
 
R135a 2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
 
Scott # R150a
R150a 2012 PSAG certificate. Gorgeous jumbo margins.
 
Scott # R194
R194 2016 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Very tough stamp, not frequently found with a a socked-on-the-nose cancel.
 
Scott # RB1c
RB1c 2004 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
 
Scott # RB5a
RB5a 2001 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Ex-Scarsdale Collection.
 
Scott # RB15c
RB15c 2009 APEX certificate. Purchased as a reference fake, a very crude attempt at faking roulettes. The only saving grace is the blue script handstamp cancel.
 
Scott # RB16c
RB16c 2008 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Signed by George Sloane and John A. Fox.
 
Scott # RB17c
RB17c 2011 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Horizontal pair. One of only 8 multiples known.
 
Scott # RB18c
RB18c 2008 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
 
RB18c 2009 APEX certificate. Purchased as a reference fake, this has got to be the most crude attempt at forging roulettes I have ever seen. The edges are crooked!
 
Scott # RB19b
RB19b 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Ex-Scarsdale Collection.
 

© 2003-2017, DBH. All rights reserved.
Site map