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Sale 878 — 2004 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 12 June, 2004

Category — Postal Stationery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
577
c
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 577, Postal Stationery3c Green on Blue, entire (U170), 3c Green on Blue, entire (U170)3c Green on Blue, entire (U170). Cancelled by cork, "Burlington Vt. Mar. 7, 1882" circular datestamp, addressed to West Boyleston Mass., some edgewear

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT GREEN ON BLUE ENTIRE. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Ex Barkhausen. With 2000 P.F. certificate.

4,750
3,000
578
E
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 578, Postal Stationery1c-5c 1903 Postal Stationery Issue, Die Wax Seal Essays (U379-E/U394-E), 1c-5c 1903 Postal Stationery Issue, Die Wax Seal Essays (U379-E/U394-E)1c-5c 1903 Postal Stationery Issue, Die Wax Seal Essays (U379-E/U394-E). One impression in red wax of each denomination in small protective case, deeply impressed and showing every minute detail of the engraving, 5c with small crack

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SET OF WAX ESSAY IMPRESSIONS FOR THE 1903 POSTAL STATIONERY ISSUE.

The depth of impression in the red wax means that every little detail of the engraving is clearly visible. One of the most striking features (and one not easily apparent on the issued entires) is the varying of the depth of the design, depending on the part of the engraving. These wax impressions show the true quality of postal stationery engraving.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,300
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579
E
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 579, Postal Stationery5c Lincoln, Postal Stationery Hand-Drawn Essay on India (U393-E), 5c Lincoln, Postal Stationery Hand-Drawn Essay on India (U393-E)5c Lincoln, Postal Stationery Hand-Drawn Essay on India (U393-E). On 100 x 83mm card, similar design to issued die except text in different location, border narrower and some other small changes, ms. notes incl. "1st model" and "This numeral 5 ok", note at left reads "This die would be improved by making the border narrower", crayon "X" thru design

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE HAND-DRAWN ESSAY FOR THE FIRST MODEL OF THE 5-CENT 1903 ENVELOPE DIE.

Accompanied by an entire with "Specimen" overprint.

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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580
c
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 580, Postal Stationery1c on 2c Red on Cream, Postal Card (UX31), 1c on 2c Red on Cream, Postal Card (UX31)1c on 2c Red on Cream, Postal Card (UX31). Cancelled by "Washington D.C. Feb. 8, 1921" machine cancel to Raleigh N.C., some faint toning, Very Fine, scarce used postal card without the preprinted address

4,500
2,300
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