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Stamps and Postal History


Postal Stationery




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Lot 5285
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Post Office Department, OFFICIAL BUSINESS, Registry Return Receipt, on buff, manuscript "Specimen" endorsement, front and back, rare and possibly unique example, clean, a desirable showpiece; minor corner wear and creases, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5286

Envelope, 1854, Nesbitt 1st Issue, 3¢ red, "THREE" in medium wide label with curved ends (Scott U9), 5 unused entires, pen addressed to Edward Russell & Co. in Boston, with printed letter indicating they are for "our correspondents … when you have any intelligence to communicate", Very Fine, most unusual.
Scott $700 as mint.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5287

Envelope, 1860, 10¢ green on buff (Scott U33), entire, crisp and sharp, perfectly intact and unstuck flap, very scarce entire in this condition; slight discoloration around edges, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 5288

Envelope, 1870-71, Reay Issue, 1¢ to 90¢ 27 different (Scott U74a//U107), mint cut squares, nice margins and color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,500+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 5289
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Envelope, 1869, N.B.N.C. 2¢ Numeral essay, lilac on white, vignette embossed (Undersander E36Aa), a size 7 entire with Pirie & Son watermark; light all-over yellowing on the front, minor mounting remnant on the reverse, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott 79-E27 var.
Undersander $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 5290
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Envelope, 1897, 1¢-5¢ entires, "Universal Postal Congress" overprinted (Scott U294S//U331S), group of 59 entires, plus the extremely rare original box (!); four duplicate entires; #U304S and U317S are missing; otherwise all different sizes; entires are fresh and Very Fine, and while the box shows wear, only a few are known (one sold in Weiss Auctions' Sale 142 for $2,875); catalogue value for entires approximately $6,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 5291
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Envelope, 1887, 2¢ green on blue, die 1 (Scott U308), cut square, with strong color and emboss on fresh paper, cancelled at lower left by partial duplex; cut-to-shape with solid margins; diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine, one of the great rarities of postal stationery, with only four cut squares (two mint, two used) and two used entires recorded, with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 5292

Envelope, 1920, 2¢ on 2¢ carmine, die 3, albino impression (Scott U453 var.), on part of a cover to San Francisco, Fine to Very Fine. The lot also contains a U470A with double impression, used in 1937.
Scott $3,500 as normal.
Estimate $750 - 2,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 5293

Envelope, 1999, 33¢ Flag (Scott U642 var.), entire, red inverted, with flag stripes in lower left and back of envelope, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 5294
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War Dept., 1873, 6¢ vermilion on cream (Scott UO38), mint legal-size entire; a wee bit of a stain at the far left edge, otherwise Very Fine, only an estimated 6-8 exist, according to the U.P.S.S. catalogue.
UPSS WD40.
Scott $22,500 as normal.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 5295
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Postal Savings, 1911, 2¢ carmine on manila, color error (Scott UO72a), cut square, wavy line machine cancel, large margins all around, choice example of scarce error, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5296

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (Scott UX3a), unwatermarked, used in 1876 from Buckland, Ct. to Ellington, Conn.; message on the reverse mentions the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $775.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5297
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Postal Card, 1885, 1¢ brown on buff with "SPECIMEN" overprint (Scott UX8S-K), overprint over indicia and in frame at center, entire, rare and desirable item; slight thin and adhesion from mounting on right side of back, Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 5298

Postal Card, 1886, 1¢ black on salmon pink (Scott UX9d), remarkably fresh and clean, Extremely Fine. A choice example of this rare card.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

It was long believed that the pink stock was used as a marker to divide stacks of 500 sheets. However, in Bill Falberg's article in the July/August 2012 issue of
Postal Stationery, the author theorizes a more logical explanation: that the printer, Daggett, who used this salmon pink stock to print registry return receipt cards for the Post Office, simply inadvertently mixed the card stock.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 5299
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Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", die proof (Scott UX17P), a fresh mint card imprinted "Die Proof of McKinley Postal Card, Issue of 1901" at the bottom, only a small natural paper inclusion below the indicia keeps this card from perfection, Very Fine. An excellent example of this rare proof.
Undersander UX17Paa.
Undersander $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

A great opportunity to fill your space for this iconic postal card that is missing from all but the most advanced collections
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Current Bid $500
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Lot 5300

Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, "four arcs pointed" variety (Scott UX21e), fresh and choice, scarce variety; preprinted address and message with year date scratched out, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5301

Postal Card, 1988, 15¢ Bison & Prairie, printed on both sides (Scott UX120b), Very Fine.
USPCC S137aa; $350.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 5302

Paid Reply Postal Card, 1904, 1¢+1¢ black on buff, reply card blank, message card ptd on both sides (Scott UY4b), unsevered, a fresh mint example, folded once with minor separation, Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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