1c and 2c Orange RNX stamped paper sample book.
194 pages of different colors and paper types, each with a 1c and 2c impression
In tomorrow's Siegel Rarities of the World auction the above lot is up for sale. It doesn't look like much, and there isn't a peak of what is inside, but from the description the item is fascinating and possibly unique. Bob Hohertz might be able to tell us if he has ever seen one of these. Either way, it is certainly rare. The lot estimate is between $2000 - $3000.
The lot description:
1c, 2c Orange, 1898 Spanish American War Revenue Stamped Paper Series, Sample Book (RN-X4 var, RN-X7 var). 3 x 15-3/4 in. intact sample book containing 194 sample pages, stamps printed in the correct color but each printed on a different type or color of paper, papers range from normal to colored glazed with many quite dramatic, bound at lefthand side and with attractive cardboard cover, the cover with few small flaws
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL INTACT SAMPLE BOOK SHOWING THE ONE-CENT AND 2-CENT ORANGE DESIGNS OF THE LAST REVENUE STAMPED PAPER ISSUE ON A PHENOMENAL RANGE OF PAPERS.
Each page contains two impressions: one of the 1c and one of the 2c. This sample book was likely prepared to solicit business.