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2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 190, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Unknown AuthorsUnknown Author, "U S 2" (cents) in Metallic Gold on 2c Black Jack, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E3), Unknown Author, "U S 2" (cents) in Metallic Gold on 2c Black Jack, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E3)Unknown Author, "U S 2" (cents) in Metallic Gold on 2c Black Jack, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E3). Normal 2c Black (73) with two re-use prevention features added, including two rows of three "S" slits and bold "U S 2" overprint in metallic gold, stamp with s.e. at top and left

VERY FINE. THIS 2-CENT BLACK JACK ESSAY IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE RECORDED IN PRIVATE HANDS. AN OUTSTANDING SHOWPIECE FOR THE CLASSIC AND BLACK JACK STAMP COLLECTOR.

The "S" slits and gold overprint on this essay are similar to the those on the "U.S. Postage" prevention re-use essays offered in this sale (79-E1-E2, E4, E6). The slits and the fugitive ink overprint were designed to make the stamp impossible to lift or soak from a cover for re-use. Scott lists these as "author unknown" but they share similarities with essay material associated with George Bowlsby (under Patent no. 51,782). This particular item was long on the wish-list of several prominent Black Jack collectors. This is a wonderful opportunity for the newer Black Jack collector.

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