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The Joseph Antizzo Collection Of Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper

 
 
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Posted 09/26/2019   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rogdcam to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
For my collecting friends that have an interest in this material:

https://siegelauctions.com/sales.php?sale_no=1210
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Posted 09/26/2019   5:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I know Joe Antizzo very well for many years and have been fortunate enough to see many items of his collection and have them handed to me to examine. Amazing history.
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Posted 09/26/2019   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i echo revcollector in that I too have had that opportunity to examine and learn from seeing his world class material.
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Posted 09/26/2019   6:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ireland2018 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those would be an awesome addition to any collection. Wonder what the final sale price will be.
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Posted 09/26/2019   8:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revenuermd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Joe Antizzo has sought out the best embossed revenue material for many years. In many cases the embossings are in the best condition available. He sought to obtain as many of the listed items in the Scott Specialized and I suspect that this collection is the most complete collection that has ever been formed.

The great collectors of the previous generation published how complete they were on the First Federal Issue in a periodical that circulated in the late 1930's - young collectors like Henry Tolman and Morton Dean Joyce. Joe has been fortunate to surpass them all.
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Posted 09/27/2019   1:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This auction catalog will be a de-facto reference book for this area.

The quality of this very scarce to rare material is amazing.
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Posted 09/27/2019   2:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revenuermd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the Siegel auction catalog will be an important reference book for the future, but this will not supplant the four works by the late Admiral Combs that are cited at the beginning of the auction catalog. Joe Antizzo sought the best examples of each Scott catalog number and some of the collateral material such as provisionals. He did that better than anyone in the past. Admiral Combs dug into the laws and sought, for example, multiple copies of many of the Supervisor Seals used for imported distilled spirits, imported wine, imported tea, and domestically produced distilled spirits (the subject of which was the Whiskey Rebellion). Combs's approach to collecting was different. Neither approach is superior to the other; they are simply different approaches to collecting.
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Posted 09/28/2019   9:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add locals4me to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are amazing relics of early American fiscal history.
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Posted 10/23/2019   6:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Antizzo auction was held this afternoon. Realizations seemed to be a bit hit or miss. The Massachusetts colonial material sold for strong prices, while the New York colonial material was soft. The Stamp Act revenues had strong bidding, but were still soft relative to their rarity and historical importance. The first federal issue had spirited bidding on the truly rare items (less than 5 known) and the remainder lots seemed to do well, but many of the items in the $300 - $1,000 catalog value range did not sell. The licenses to sell liquor and wines and licenses to operate a still had very strong bidding.
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Posted 10/23/2019   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought it generally strong, with only about a dozen items that did not sell. It's always been a specialized market. The still/liquor stamps are very scarce and do have some serious collectors.
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Posted 10/23/2019   9:58 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I didn't get anything but I underbid a handful of lots. It wasn't a pressing auction for me but I do enjoy the embossed revenue field.

Agree that the market appeared mixed. If I had been paying closer attention there was at least one of the NY colonials that would have sold higher...
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