The collection seems to have been left untouched for almost a century, since the latest stamps in it date back to the 1920s. It includes revenues from a wide range of countries, being particularly strong in Europe, South America and British Empire.
It contains many rare items, and many of the lots have sold for impressive amounts. The seller included the following description on every lot from this collection:
A couple of days ago, I needed to sort some Brazil revenues from my collection, and having no catalogue covering this area, I used the images from the Brazil lot from this collection to help sort them out. Then I realized that it would be a shame to lose such valuable information once eBay deletes the listings in a couple of months.the.postal.history.paradise wrote:This lot is part of an amazing collection of worldwide revenue stamps which has laid untouched for many decades and which we are now splitting up and offering on eBay country by country. Revenue stamps in quantities are not easy to find, even in case of those which are the most common, and such diverse hoards of early revenues as we are offering now, many of which are scarce or rare, come on the market extremely seldom. Included in this phenomenal sale are some major rarities, mint examples, multiples, high values as well as entire countries or areas the revenues of which are almost never seen on the market. This is a unique opportunity to acquire some true gems of this fascinating area of philately, which has experienced a steady growth over the past couple of decades and, thruth be told, is just warming up in terms of its real potential. Take advantage now and bid strongly on these collections, which are all offered starting at $1 no reserve. Remember that once they're gone, they're gone!
Therefore I saved hundreds of images from the lots, and I'm going to upload them in this thread, alphabetically country by country. Since the collection contains many unusual/rare items which are not commonly seen, these images might be an important resource for revenue collectors.
I'll also include the prices the lots sold for (in US Dollars, excluding postage which was $5 for some lots, and free for others), the date sold and the eBay link.
Images to follow shortly.