VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USE OF AN EARLY STAMP DEALER'S ADVERTISING COVER TO SWITZERLAND.
According to research by Mr. Belasco, Kline's Emporium was run by John W. Klein (spelling differs from how it is printed on the cover). Under the name A.C. Klein, he published the first stamp catalogue in the United States in 1862.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ON-COVER USE OF THE 1875 REPRINT OF THE 1c 1857 ISSUE.
The addressee, Karl C. Miner, was an active stamp collector and dealer in Hoosick Falls. He was charter member 32 of the American Philatelic Association, joining in 1886. Henry Clotz was a collector and charter member 47. This was no doubt philatelically inspired, but no other example of the 1c 1857 Reprint is known cancelled, and this appears to have been accepted for postage. It was used in 1888 or later.
Ex Emerson, Neinken and Wagshal. With 2011 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE USE OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE ON A MULREADY FACSIMILE STAMP DEALER'S ILLUSTRATED COVER.
Only seven covers bearing this issue are recorded, including one with a slightly different Mulready facsimile design sent from the same sender.
With 1998 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE ON COVER.
Only seven examples of this issue on cover are recorded. The sender was a prominent stamp dealer.
With 1986 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND COVER. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE COVERS.
The 1869 PRA Census illustrates a 15c 1869 Re-Issue cover on page 212 (Figure 3), but the cover is omitted from the listings. There is also a cover that was unknown to the compilers, which is repaired at the upper left (ex Lafayette). In total there are four covers, all mailed by stamp dealers in the 1880's.
Ex Haas and Coulter. With 1983 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE THREE-ISSUE COVER ADDRESSED FROM ONE OF AMERICA'S PIONEER STAMP DEALERS TO ONE OF EUROPE'S PIONEER STAMP DEALERS. A WONDERFUL PIECE OF EARLY PHILATELIC AMERICANA.