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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
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 193, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Unknown AuthorsUnknown Author, 3c Blue & Black on Green, "U.S. Postage" Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E5), Unknown Author, 3c Blue & Black on Green, "U.S. Postage" Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E5)Unknown Author, 3c Blue & Black on Green, "U.S. Postage" Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E5). Two matching essays demonstrating and stating the "before and after" of their re-use prevention design, both with blue "POSTAGE" and overprinted "Void if Detached 3 US 3 Three Cents, Void if detached.", the first is full-size and affixed to piece with violet manuscript "Stamp Before Cancellation" at top, the essay has a slit across the upper middle for removal of the top section, second has the upper portion above the slit removed and is affixed to piece with violet manuscript "Stamp After Cancellation" at top, gum soak on piece from scotch tape on back

VERY FINE. THIS PAIR OF 1867-68 RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAYS, WHICH SHARE SIMILARITIES TO THE BOWLSBY PATENT, ARE BELIEVED TO BE UNIQUE.

The Bowlsby patent for stamp reuse prevention (no. 51,782) called for only a portion of a stamp to be gummed. After being affixed to an envelope the ungummed portion was to be removed, thus preventing reuse of either piece once separated. The essay offered here is not directly linked to Bowlsby, but very possibly represents an interpretation of his patent tried by NBNCo., similar to the other "unknown author" essays in this section (79-E1 thru 79-E6). This ties particularly to lot 190, the Black Jack essay.

Both with pencil notations on reverse from larger piece, likely patent submission papers explaining how the design was to be used. The second is ex Finkelburg and is illustrated in Scott on p. 844. Scott Retail for these is well out of date (and based on the second example's realization in our 1999 Finkelburg sale)

6,000
2,800
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
1999-09-29
The Falk Finkelburg Collection of U.S. Essays & Proofs
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1334, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (re-use prevention essays)3c Black on Green Paper, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E5), 3c Black on Green Paper, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E5)3c Black on Green Paper, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E5). Affixed to small piece with violet ms. "Stamp After Cancellation" at top and with top portion of design removed, some soak on piece from scotch tape on back

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAY.

Pencil notation on reverse from larger piece, probably explaining how the design was to be used

2,000
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