EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT BLUE STAR DIE WRAPPER ON HORIZONTALLY LAID PAPER. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
At the time of the Barkhausen sale it was stated that probably less than a dozen examples on any paper variety (wove, horizontally or vertically laid) were known.
Ex Ackerman, Barkhausen and Wunsch.
VERY FINE AND VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT GREEN ON WHITE STAR DIE ENTIRE.
At the time of the Barkhausen sale less than ten entires were believed to exist.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 2-CENT BROWN ON BLUE WITH ROUND "O" IN "TWO" IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL POSTAL STATIONERY ISSUES. NONE ARE KNOWN UNUSED AND ONLY A HANDFUL ARE KNOWN USED.
The last example to be offered at auction sold for $19,000 in the Floyd sale, where it was described as one of four known used cut squares (one used entire is also known). The example offered here was not included in their census.
With 2003 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE SO-CALLED "ONE-LINE SURCHARGE" POSTAL CARD.
According to the United States Postal Card Catalogue at the end of World War I, the 1c War Tax on first class mail was removed, effective July 1, 1919. This left millions of unused 2c cards on hand. In order to avoid waste it was decided to revalue existing stocks of 2c cards to 1c. It is believed that 10,000 cards were surcharged at Washington D.C. with this one-line surcharge, and that only 2,000-3,000 were sold. Of these, very few are known. The remainder were destroyed. This was the first surcharge die prepared, and was used only at Washington D.C. The surcharge was deemed to be unsatisfactory, and was immediately withdrawn from use. Subsequent surcharges contained the numeral "1" above "Cent" in a two-line configuration.