Another fun area to collect is revenue multiples: pairs, blocks, strips, etc. In fact, for imperf and part-perf 1st-issue revenues, the only real way to be sure that you do not have a trimmed or reperfed stamp is to obtain a multiple.

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Scott # 63

Horizontal pair of Scott 63 illegally used as revenues. Unusual to find multiples. |

Scott # 65

Scott # 281

Block of 4 with both manuscript and horizontal cut cancels. Improper usage of postage as revenue. Too bad it is not still on the original document. |

Scott # R1a

Scott # R1b

Vertical strip of 5. |

Vertical pair. Part perf multiples are quite scarce on CDVs. |

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R1c

Vertical strip of 3. The middle stamp in the strip is a short transfer. |

Scott # R3b

Horizontal pair. Exhibits the quality-control issues from the 1860s. Unfortunately it is of minimal value due to all the faults. Very similar to lot 1912 in the Joyce collection, 1991. |

Scott # R3c

Horizontal pair. |

Vertical block of 6. |

Wholesale druggists. Horizontal pair. |

Horizontal pair. |

The manuscript cancels are pretty mundane. Of greater interest is the stencil backstamp. I do not know if it was ever used as a stamp cancel. Ex-Baryla. |

Mint with full gum. Horizontal block of 6. |

Choice strikes of this 3-line cancel. Ex-Baryla. |

Horizontal strip of 3. |

Scott # R4c

Block of 4. |

Scott # R5a

Nice margins. |

Scott # R5c

Horizontal pair with imprint capture. |

Vertical pair showing a plate scratch running diagonally through both stamps. |

Scott # R6c

Block of 4. Cancel is Tolman C-12A. |

Horizontal pair. |

Tolman N-1B-2. |

Scott # R9a

Scott # R9c

Block of 24 (8x3) on a document fragment. According to The Curtis Collection census, this is the second largest known block of R9c. |

Scott # R10c

Horizontal block of 6. |

Scott # R10d

Horizontal pair. Valued as two singles, as Scott does not list pair or block of 4 values for silk papers. |

Scott # R11c

Lovely exhibit-quality multiple, a horizontal block of 12. |

Scott # R13b

While R13b part perf pairs are not particularly scarce, truly mint examples with original gum are. The white spots on the reverse are not thins, but rather some gum voids. |

Vertical pair. 2005 PF Cert. |

Scott # R15c

Block of 4 with perfectly centered handstamp cancel. |

Block of 4. |

Very scarce cancel. |

Scott # R15d

L-shaped strip of 3. Top left stamp is the T15 major double transfer listed by Scott. The bottom right stamp is a different unlisted major double transfer. Here is a closeup of the two DT areas side by side to compare them. |

Scott # R19b

Vertical pair. |

Tolman N-11B. Nice contrasting red cancel on a horizontal pair. |

Scott # R20c

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R22c

Verical pair. |

Horizontal pair. |

Vertical pair. |

Horizontal strip of 5 with minor double transfers throughout. |

Scott # R22d

Vertial pair. 2005 PF Cert. Several silk fibers also visible on obverse of stamps. |

Scott # R23d

Scott # R24a

Horizontal pair. |

Vertical block of 6. |

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R24b

Full vertical strip of 10 (the longest vertical strip possible). Note the poor quality control in the perforations from top to bottom. |

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R24c

Horizontal pair. Dry goods firm. |

Block of 4. |

Vertical pair with freak perfs. |

Scott # R25a

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R25b

Vertical pair. |

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R26c

Scott # R27a

Vertical pair with jumbo margins on all sides. If not for a few small flaws, this would be a 'moon money' piece. |

Scott # R27b

Vertical pair. |

Vertical strip of 3. |

Two strips of 3 of R27b, plus several singles and a strip of 3 of R23c on a promissory note. |

Very scarce boxed version of the 'SdeV' cancel. One normally finds either circular or large SdeV letter cancels from Simon de Visser. |

Vertical pair. |

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R27c

Despite the muddy impression of the block, the bottom right stamp appears to be the double transfer at bottom variety. |

Double transfer. Listed but unpriced in Scott. Horizontal pair with both stamps showing doubling at left and bottom. |

Double transfer. Listed but unpriced in Scott. Major doubling at left and bottom on left stamp. |

Plate block of 4 used on a tattered document. |

Block of 10 with the 5 marked positions all being double transfers. |

Wholesale drug house of Boving & Witte. |

Scott # R27d

Horizontal strip of 3. |

Scott # R28c

Block of 4. Cross precancel plus manuscript cancel. Full gum. |

Reinforced pair. As with many photographer cancels, they are precancels. Both stamps have full gum. Ex-Baryla. |

Scott # R29c

Horizontal block of 6 plus a single R29c and a single R60c on a promissary note. Blocks of R29c are fairly scarce. This is the first I've seen on document. |

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R30c

Tolman B-10. |

Scott # R32a

Horizontal pair with indeterminate blue handstamp cancel. |

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R32b

Ship brokers. Vertical pair with great handstamp cancel. Unfortunately it's actually a pair of R32a that someone has added perfs to at left and right. |

Scott # R34c

Horizontal pair with right stamp showing a double transfer at bottom. Not the 'Complete double transfer' listed in Scott. |

Scott # R34ce

Horizontal pair exhibiting a very vibrant shade of ultramarine. |

Scott # R35e

Lovely bottom margin block of 4. These are fairly uncommon in multiples. |

Scott # R36a

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R36b

Bottom sheet margin pair. |

Scott # R36c

Straight line handstamps in blue as well as circular handstamps in black. |

Scott # R37b

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R40a

Top sheet margin horizontal pair. |

Vertical strip of 3. |

Scott # R41a

Scott # R42a

Block of 4. |

Vertical pair. Horizontal crease at top, but look at those jumbo margins! |

Scott # R42c

Vertical pair. |

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R43a

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R43b

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R44c

Block of 4 with multiple strikes of this ornamental boxed cancel. |

Scott # R45a

Horizontal pair. Arms merchant. |

Horizontal pair. |

Nice horizontal pair with left stamp exhibiting a double top frame line. |

Wondeful double strikes of this diminuitive oval cancel on a horizontal pair. Naylor & Co. was an arms merchant. |

Horizontal pair. Three cancels on this one... handstamped, punched, and manuscript. |

Scott # R45d

Scott # R46b

Horizontal pair on piece. |

Scott # R47a

Gorgeous vertical pair with striking early-use cancel. |

Scott # R48a

Horizontal pair. Insurance agents. |

Benjamin Tredwell Van Nostrand, a custom-house broker. Ex-Curtis. |

Scott # R48c

Deputy Collector of Customs. |

Scott # R49a

Block of 4. Manuscript and punch cancels. Sheet margin imprint partially visible at lower right. |

Scott # R50a

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R50b

Someone ruined a nice imperf pair in an attempt to create an R50b pair ($2,750). Those perfs wander all over the place. |

Scott # R51a

Horizontal pair. Fairly tough multiple. |

Scott # R53c

Tolman F-1A-2. |

Scott # R55b

Vertical pair with punch and manuscript cancels. |

Vertical strip of 3. |

Scott # R56c

Block of 6 and pair of R56c, along with an R69c, paying $5 tax on a warranty deed. The block of 6 is tied for the largest reported multiple. |

Scott # R57b

Scott # R57c

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R58a

Horizontal pair. Custom house cancel; am unsure of the details. I have never seen a crisp readable strike of this cancel. |

Scott # R59a

Horizontal pair. |

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R59c

This scratched plate crosses several stamps. Multiples containing more than one position of the scratch are quite scarce. |

Scott # R64b

Vertical strip of 4 with partial margin imprint at bottom. |

Scott # R66a

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R66c

Two vertical strips of 5. |

Scott # R68a

Interesting horizontal pair. Left stamp has the left frame line doubled. Note the difference in height between the two stamps. |

Scott # R69a

Horizontal pair. |

Bottom margin horizontal strip of 3. |

Scott # R71c

Great full strike of this bank multi-line cancel, which you would not see on a single stamp. |

Scott # R72a

Horizontal strip of 3. Inverted day slug in cancel. |

Scott # R73a

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R73c

Horizontal pair. |

Very scarce horizonal pair on document, on Letters of Administration for an estate. |

Scott # R75a

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R78a

Horizontal pair with bottom frame line is doubled on left stamp. |

Vertical pair with interesting horizontal line through top stamp. |

Scott # R80c

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R82a

Horizontal strip of 3. |

Scott # R85a

Vertical strip of 3. |

Scott # R85c

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R88c

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R89a

Horizontal strip of 3. |

Scott # R90a

Vertical pair. |

Scott # R94c

Horizontal strip of 3. |

Scott # R98a

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R104

Scott # R107

Margin imprint pair with partial plate number. Ex-Morrissey. |

Scott # R109

Block of 12 with roller/waffle cancel. Stamp at upper left is an unlisted double transfer (tops of numerals, INT.REV. at top). |

Block of 4 with the top left stamp containing a recently discovered double transfer at top. Ex-Morrissey. |

Scott # R112b

Horizontal pair exhibiting sewing machine perforations. Multiples of the sewing machine perfs are quite scarce. |

Scott # R115

Horizontal strip of four, the stamp at far right having a double transfer at top. |

Scott # R123

Plate number and imprint pair. Ex-Morrissey. |

Scott # R128

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R135

Left margin plate number strip of 4. Ex-Cleland. |

Left margin plate block of 6, plate 9. Ex-Cleland. |

Tolman N-25. |

Scott # R136

Nice horizontal pair with SON cancel. Interestingly, for R136, a pair is the largest known multiple. |

Scott # R139

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R140

Horizontal pair with freak perforations. |

Scott # R144

Horizontal pair. |

The triangular punch was part of the canceling device, as it is perfectly centered within the circular handstamp. Unusual to see them in multiples. Ex-Morrissey. |

Scott # R147

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R163a

Scott # R164

Jersey City Station. |

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R164p

Scott # R165p

Block of 4. |

Scott # R166

Vertical pair with dramatic shift of the rouletting. |

Scott # R168

Scott # R168a

Scott # R171

Vertical pair, along with a vertical pair of R164, along with a R168, R169, and R163. |

Scott # R171p

Plate number strip of 4. Scott value above is as 4 singles. Durland lists a plate number strip of 3 at $350. |

Scott # R172

Nice block of four. |

Scott # R176

Attractive presentation, but cut canceled. |

Scott # R177

Nice 3-line handstamp cancel on a block of four. |

Scott # R183

Mint full gum block of four. |

Scott # R184

Scott # R185

Attractive block of 4 with handstamped and cut cancels. |

Scott # R187

Horizontal strip of 3 with full gum, presumably precancelled prior to use. |

Scott # R195

Hinged block of four. |

Scott # R196

Hinged block of four. |

Scott # R197

Block of four, two stamps hinged, two never hinged. |

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # R199

Hinged full gum block of four. |

Scott # R200

Precanceled block of 15 with full gum never hinged. |

Scott # R205

Commission merchants. Block of four. |

Scott # R209

Tough multiple. Full gum hinged block of four. |

Scott # R210

Scott # R211

Hinged full gum block of four. |

Scott # R212

Hinged full fum block of four. |

Scott # R213

Full gum block of four, two stamps hinged and two never hinged. |

Scott # R214

Hinged full gum block of four. |

Scott # R222

Block of 4 with cut, handstamped, and manuscript cancels. |

Scott # R228

Vivid double impression. |

Irregular block of seven. |

Scott # R229

Double impression block of 4, 2 stamps hinged and 2 stamps NH. Scott catalog value is for 4 singles. |

Scott # R234

Nice large-format multiline cancel across a block of 6. |

Scott # R239

Plate block of 8. The plate number 32014 is currently unlisted in Durland. |

Each stamp with a CNB perfin. |

Scott # R290

Sensitive ink. Full gum never hinged block of four. |

Scott # R555

Vertical pair with very low serial numbers. |

Scott # RB1a

Block of 4. |

Scott # RB1c

Unused (no gum as issued) strip of 6. |

Right margin block of four. |

Imprint margin block of 6, possibly unique position piece. |

Bottom sheet margin horizontal pair. |

Scott # RB2b

Block of 4. |

Scott # RB4a

Top margin horizontal margin imprint pair. |

Scott # RB11b

Bottom margin plate block of 4, plate 3 mirror imaged. Full gum never hinged. Ex-Cleland. |

Scott # RB12b

Bottom half of a beautiful large-format druggist fancy cancel on a horizontal pair. I would love to see a complete version of the cancel. |

Scott # RB13a

Top plate number block of 10, plate 7. Precanceled with full gum. Ex-Cleland. |

Scott # RB13c

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # RB14b

Horizontal pair. |

Scott # RB15b

Bottom plate number strip of 3, plate 3 mirror imaged. Ex-Cleland. Pictured in the Durland Catalog. |

Scott # RB17c

Horizontal pair with 2011 Philatelic Foundation Certificate. One of only 8 multiples known. |

Scott # RB20

Scott # RB22

Plate block of 9, no gum. |

Top inscription block of nine, no gum. |

Scott # RB23a

Vertical strip of four, imperforate between. |

Scott # RB24

Full gum block of four. |

Scott # RB26p

Block of 4. |

Scott # RB28

Full gum hinged block of four. |

Line block of 4 used illegally as documentary stamps on an 1899 marriage license. Same document as the one shown on this page, also an illegal usage from the same county, dated 8 days earlier. Each document contributes to the validity of the other. |

Scott # RB28p

Full gum hinged block of four. |

Scott # RB45

Vertical strip of 4 of RB45 (or RB33, no way to be certain), used improperly as documentaries, on a bill of lading. |

Scott # RB56

Full gum never hinged block of four. |

Scott # RB57

Full gum block of four, two stamps hinged and two never hinged. |

Scott # RB59

Full gum block of four, two stamps hinged and two stamps never hinged. |

Scott # RB63

Full gum block of four, two stamps hinged and two never hinged. |

Scott # RB70

Full gum hinged block of four. Attractive, but thinned. |

Scott # RB71

Mint full gum block of 40, with creases and heavy hinge reinforcement. By far the largest known multiple (the largest block in the Curtis Census are several blocks of six). |

Scott # RB72

Full gum hinged block of four. |

Scott # RB73

Hinged block of four. |

Scott # RD3

Scott # RG2

Never hinged block of four. |

Scott # RG4

Never hinged block of four. |

Scott # RG5

Never hinged block of four. |

Scott # RG6

Never hinged block of four. |

Scott # RG7

Never hinged block of four. |

Scott # RG11

Bottom margin plate block of 4. |

Scott # RJ10

Vertical pair, along with an additional single RJ10, an RJ9, RJ7, RJ6, two RJ4, and an RJ1 block of four on an affadavit for the sale of 1444 pounds of tobacco. |

Scott # RJA33

Top margin plate block of 8. Plate block catalog value is from 2008 Durland catalog. |

Scott # RJA34

Top margin plate block of 8. Catalog value is from 2008 Durland catalog. |

Scott # RJA39

Top margin plate block of 6. Catalog value is from the 2008 Durland Catalog. |

Scott # RS193b

Pair with double transfer in bottom label of left stamp. |