EXTREMELY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF THESE RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAYS ARE RECORDED.
The inventor of these designs is unknown. The design of the stamp is such that it was intended to be affixed to a cover folded. The postmaster would then remove part of the stamp, exposing punched out or different colored numerals underneath. The background of the design is also scored so that any attempt to remove a cancel or the the stamp from the cover would result in its breaking apart.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAY.
The top portion of the design, missing on this example, was scored to facilitate removal of the bottom portion showing numeral.
Ex Hackett and Finkelburg
EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THIS REMARKABLY RARE RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAY.
Very few are known. The example offered here is in a beautiful state of preservation.
VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. ONLY A VERY FEW OF THESE RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAYS ARE KNOWN.
Unlike some other essays of this type which are folded designs, this re-use essay was pierced with "S"-shaped cuts, with the numeral cut out. This made the stamp too fragile, preventing its reuse.
Ex Finkelburg. Illustrated in Scott Catalogue
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ESSAY FOR STAMP RE-USE PREVENTION IN REMARKABLY INTACT CONDITION.
Due to the nature of the prevention methods used on these designs, most surviving examples are not completely intact. Very few are known.
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ESSAY. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
The creator of this essay is unknown.
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ESSAY.
The creator of this essay is unknown