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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 284, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Safety Paper OverprintsNational Bank Note Co., Harmon Patent, 1c Blue, Red "Bedspring" Safety Network Overprint (79-E26 var, unlisted in Scott), National Bank Note Co., Harmon Patent, 1c Blue, Red "Bedspring" Safety Network Overprint (79-E26 var, unlisted in Scott)National Bank Note Co., Harmon Patent, 1c Blue, Red "Bedspring" Safety Network Overprint (79-E26 var, unlisted in Scott). Brownish original gum, deep rich color, clear rows of red overlapping rings, the so-called "Bedspring" safety network overprint, few perfs with faint gum soaks

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "BEDSPRING" SAFETY NETWORK OVERPRINT ON THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE, ATTRIBUTED TO EMANUEL HARMON.

The safety network overprint essays listed in Scott as 79-E26 are discussed in two important articles by James Lee, Richard Drews and Jan Hofmeyr in the 2016 and 2017 Chronicle (no. 251, pp. 260-274 and no. 253, pp. 64-72). Both Abram Gibson and Emanuel Harmon received patents for re-use prevention ideas based on overprinting intaglio engraved stamps with surface printed networks of light wavy lines in various colors. Either the intaglio ink or network ink would be fugitive and wiped away if an attempt was made to re-use the stamp. The essay offered here conforms to the Harmon patent and is so attributed in the first Chronicle article. Harmon was from Washington D.C. and there is an example of the 3c 1861 Issue known with the Bedspring overprint tied to a piece by a Washington D.C. cancel (see Siegel Sale 890, lot 263).

Unlisted in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 285, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Safety Paper OverprintsNational Bank Note Co., Harmon Patent, 3c Rose, Black "Bedspring" Safety Network Overprint (79-E26 var, unlisted in Scott), National Bank Note Co., Harmon Patent, 3c Rose, Black "Bedspring" Safety Network Overprint (79-E26 var, unlisted in Scott)National Bank Note Co., Harmon Patent, 3c Rose, Black "Bedspring" Safety Network Overprint (79-E26 var, unlisted in Scott). Affixed to small piece and cancelled by Buffalo N.Y. patent killer, clear rows of overlapping rings, the so-called "Bedspring" safety network overprint, horizontal crease slightly breaks the paper

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "BEDSPRING" SAFETY NETWORK OVERPRINT, ATTRIBUTED TO EMANUEL HARMON, ON THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE WITH BUFFALO NEW YORK PATENT CANCEL.

The safety network overprint essays listed in Scott as 79-E26 are discussed in two important articles by James Lee, Richard Drews and Jan Hofmeyr in the 2016 and 2017 Chronicle (no. 251, pp. 260-274 and no. 253, pp. 64-72). Both Abram Gibson and Emanuel Harmon received patents for re-use prevention ideas based on overprinting intaglio engraved stamps with surface printed networks of light wavy lines in various colors. Either the intaglio ink or network ink would be fugitive and wiped away if an attempt was made to re-use the stamp. The essay offered here conforms to the Harmon patent and is so attributed in the first Chronicle article. We are aware of only one other example with this Buffalo patent cancel. An example with a Washington D.C. cancel is also known (see Siegel Sale 890, lot 263).

Unlisted in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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