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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — Postal Stationery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
615
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 615, Postal Stationery1c Blue on Orange Horizontally Laid, Star Die Wrapper (W22), 1c Blue on Orange Horizontally Laid, Star Die Wrapper (W22)1c Blue on Orange Horizontally Laid, Star Die Wrapper (W22). Unused, bright and fresh

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.

7,500
5,250
616
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 616, Postal Stationery10c Green on White, Star Die entire (U32), 10c Green on White, Star Die entire (U32)10c Green on White, Star Die entire (U32). Unused, bright color

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.

14,000
9,500
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617
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 617, Postal Stationery10c Green on Buff, Star Die entire (U33), 10c Green on Buff, Star Die entire (U33)10c Green on Buff, Star Die entire (U33). Unused, rich color, immaculate condition, Extremely Fine and rare, ex Barkhausen

4,500
3,000
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618
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 618, Postal Stationery10c Green on Buff, Star Die entire (U33), 10c Green on Buff, Star Die entire (U33)10c Green on Buff, Star Die entire (U33). Unused, fresh color, pristine condition, Extremely Fine, rare

4,500
3,250
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619
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 619, Postal Stationery10c Green on Buff, Star Die entire (U33), 10c Green on Buff, Star Die entire (U33)10c Green on Buff, Star Die entire (U33). Unused, bright color, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful entire

4,500
3,250
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620
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 620, Postal Stationery2c Brown on Blue, Round "O" in "Two", cut square (U275), 2c Brown on Blue, Round "O" in "Two", cut square (U275)2c Brown on Blue, Round "O" in "Two", cut square (U275). 34 x 36mm, rich color on crisp paper, neat strike of dots in target cancel, clear part of papermaker's watermark, thin spot at right center

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.

20,000
0
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621
P
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 621, Postal Stationery1-4/10c Brown, entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (U548P), 1-4/10c Brown, entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (U548P)1-4/10c Brown, entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (U548P). Lightly scored along fold lines, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, a most unusual item

E. 750-1,000
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622
P
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 622, Postal Stationery6c Light Green, entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (U551P), 6c Light Green, entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (U551P)6c Light Green, entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (U551P). Bright and fresh, scored along fold lines, Extremely Fine, unusual item

E. 750-1,000
750
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623
P
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 623, Postal Stationery6c Blue, entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (U554P), 6c Blue, entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (U554P)6c Blue, entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (U554P). Bright color, scored along fold lines, fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 750-1,000
0
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624
P
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 624, Postal Stationery5c Blue, Die 1, Air Post Envelope, Essay on Bond (UC1P), 5c Blue, Die 1, Air Post Envelope, Essay on Bond (UC1P)5c Blue, Die 1, Air Post Envelope, Essay on Bond (UC1P). Full letter size with "Empire Bond" papermaker's wmk., rich color, Very Fine and choice, unusual item

E. 500-750
525
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625
E
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 625, Postal Stationery10c Bright Red, Air Post Lettersheet Essay on White Bond (UC16-E), 10c Bright Red, Air Post Lettersheet Essay on White Bond (UC16-E)10c Bright Red, Air Post Lettersheet Essay on White Bond (UC16-E). 240 x 214mm, impressions of design on both back and frontdesign differs from issued in several respects incl. shading lines, overall quality and the presence of two "burrs" next to denomination, fresh and Very Fine, this is the only reported example of this essay, which was prepared by the Chillicothe Paper Co. in Chillicothe Ohio

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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626
E
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 626, Postal Stationery(Unstated Value) Red & Blue, Air Letter Sheet Essay (UC16-E), (Unstated Value) Red & Blue, Air Letter Sheet Essay (UC16-E)(Unstated Value) Red & Blue, Air Letter Sheet Essay (UC16-E). Unfolded, with unusual ornate emblem in place of stamp reading "United States of America Government Printing Office", Very Fine and choice, from a new discovery

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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627
E
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 627, Postal Stationery(Unstated Value) Air Letter Sheet, Essay (UC16-E), (Unstated Value) Air Letter Sheet, Essay (UC16-E)(Unstated Value) Air Letter Sheet, Essay (UC16-E). Unfolded sheet with "United States Foreign Air Mail" overlay which displays slightly different spacing than the issued design, Very Fine and choice, from a new discovery

E. 400-500
400
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628
E
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 628, Postal Stationery6c Red, Air Post entire "United States Air Mail Postage 6c" Essays (UC18-E, unlisted), 6c Red, Air Post entire "United States Air Mail Postage 6c" Essays (UC18-E, unlisted)6c Red, Air Post entire "United States Air Mail Postage 6c" Essays (UC18-E, unlisted). Two entires with dark repeating pattern of "United States Air Mail Postage 6c" printed in mirror image on inside of envelope, creating right-reading faint image on entire outside, one with red "Cancelled" handstamp at top right, other with 6c Red embossed stamp with same red "Cancelled" handstamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, from a newly discovered find

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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629
E
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 629, Postal Stationery(Unstated Value) Violet, Surcharge Essays, (Unstated Value) Violet, Surcharge Essays(Unstated Value) Violet, Surcharge Essays. Three legal-size entires with surcharge essayprinted at top right, two different designs with one design duplicated in different size, fresh and Extremely Fine, rare essays from a new find

E. 2,500-3,000
0
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630
P
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 630, Postal Stationery10c Red, Air Post entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (UC40P), 10c Red, Air Post entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (UC40P)10c Red, Air Post entire, Unfolded and Ungummed Proof (UC40P). Rich colors, scored along fold lines, red part of border printed in slightly deeper shade than normal, Very Fine and choice, normal folded UC40 accompanies for comparison

E. 750-1,000
750
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631
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 631, Postal Stationery1c Black, Full Face McKinley Postal Card (UX17), 1c Black, Full Face McKinley Postal Card (UX17)1c Black, Full Face McKinley Postal Card (UX17). Printed address for Messrs. Booth, Dailey & Ivins in New York City, back of card with printed form filled in pencil, uncancelled, card with light bend, Very Fine, scarce full-face McKinley postal card, it is believed that only 500 were released, only a small portion of which exist today, Scott Retail as unused $3,250.00, as used $2,750.00

3,250
2,000
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632
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 632, Postal Stationery1c on 2c Red on cream, Postal Card, Die II (UX31), 1c on 2c Red on cream, Postal Card, Die II (UX31)1c on 2c Red on cream, Postal Card, Die II (UX31). Unused, fresh and bright color

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.

5,000
0
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633
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 633, Postal Stationery2c Black Surcharge on 2c Carmine Rose on Buff, Postal Card (UX38 var), 2c Black Surcharge on 2c Carmine Rose on Buff, Postal Card (UX38 var)2c Black Surcharge on 2c Carmine Rose on Buff, Postal Card (UX38 var). Fresh and bright color, bold overprint, back of card with typed notice for reception for Overseas Press Club of N.Y., fresh and Very Fine, scarce, the surcharge was created to revalue cards on hand when the postal card rate changed from 1c to 2c, it is normally struck in green on the revalued 2c on 1c Postal Cards, surcharges in black are considered to be errors, this 2c card was surcharged in error and is quite possibly unique

E. 1,000-1,500
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