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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — Postal Stationery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4246
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4246, Postal Stationery1c Blue on Amber Star Die entire, Die 13 (U24; UPSS 44), 1c Blue on Amber Star Die entire, Die 13 (U24; UPSS 44)1c Blue on Amber Star Die entire, Die 13 (U24; UPSS 44). Size 7, knife 24, watermark 1, unused, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, UPSS value $750.00

700
200
4247
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4247, Postal Stationery3c + 1c Red & Blue on White Star Die entire, Die 14 (U28; UPSS 57), 3c + 1c Red & Blue on White Star Die entire, Die 14 (U28; UPSS 57)3c + 1c Red & Blue on White Star Die entire, Die 14 (U28; UPSS 57). Size 7, knife 20, watermark 1, unused, fresh colors, corners with some faint photo-corner toning, appears Very Fine, UPSS value $850.00

825
200
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4248
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4248, Postal Stationery3c + 1c Red & Blue on Buff Star Die entire, Die 14 (U29, UPSS 59), 3c + 1c Red & Blue on Buff Star Die entire, Die 14 (U29, UPSS 59)3c + 1c Red & Blue on Buff Star Die entire, Die 14 (U29, UPSS 59). Size 5, knife 13, watermark 1, unused, bright colors, mounting remnants on back, Very Fine, UPSS value $850.00

750
200
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4249
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4249, Postal Stationery6c Red on White Star Die entire, Die 10 (U30; UPSS 62), 6c Red on White Star Die entire, Die 10 (U30; UPSS 62)6c Red on White Star Die entire, Die 10 (U30; UPSS 62). Size 21, knife 94, watermark 1, unused, tiny toned spot, Very Fine, an extremely rare entire with fewer than five believed to exist, UPSS value $6,250.00

3,750
850
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4250
og
12c-40c 1861 Nesbitt Issue, Full Corners. Unused, approximately 51 x 50mm, Extremely Fine

1,065
0
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4251
og
3c-40c 1864-65 Nesbitt Issue, Full Corners. (U58-U73). Includes No. U67A, missing only Nos. U62 and U71, all but No. U69 are full corners (plus and extra cut square of U69), Very Fine group

1,995
475
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4252
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4252, Postal Stationery90c Carmine on Cream, Die 70, 1876 Centennial Special Printing, Full Corner (U213 var), 90c Carmine on Cream, Die 70, 1876 Centennial Special Printing, Full Corner (U213 var)90c Carmine on Cream, Die 70, 1876 Centennial Special Printing, Full Corner (U213 var). Unused, 45 x 45mm, rich color and perfect embossing, Extremely Fine, the 1876 Centennial Special Printing of this issue lacks the colorless dot below the bust present on the regular issue, rare and unlisted in Scott, the UPSS catalog lists the entires of the Special Printing 90c Carmine on Cream (UPSS 635a and 636) at 1.6-times to double the price for the regular printing, Scott Retail as the regular issue

1,400
700
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4253°
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4253, Postal Stationery4c Brown on White entire, Die 103 (U373; UPSS 1353), 4c Brown on White entire, Die 103 (U373; UPSS 1353)4c Brown on White entire, Die 103 (U373; UPSS 1353). Size 10, knife 56, watermark 13, unused, fresh with perfect embossing

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1899 4-CENT BROWN DIE 103 ON WHITE ENTIRE. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ONLY THREE ENTIRES IN THIS SIZE EXIST.

The 2012 UPSS Catalog records only five entires for the 1899 4c Die 103, split between size 10 (three) and the larger size 25 (two).

UPSS value $17,500.00

12,500
0
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4254
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4254, Postal Stationery1-1/2c on 2c Carmine on Oriental Buff entire, Die 138(E) (U503; UPSS 3179), 1-1/2c on 2c Carmine on Oriental Buff entire, Die 138(E) (U503; UPSS 3179)1-1/2c on 2c Carmine on Oriental Buff entire, Die 138(E) (U503; UPSS 3179). Size 10, knife 58, watermark 22, unused, fresh colors, Very Fine, UPSS value $600.00

500
0
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4255
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4255, Postal Stationery1-1/2c on 1-1/2c Brown on White entire, Die 133(H2) (505a, UPSS 3169), 1-1/2c on 1-1/2c Brown on White entire, Die 133(H2) (505a, UPSS 3169)1-1/2c on 1-1/2c Brown on White entire, Die 133(H2) (505a, UPSS 3169). Size 13, knife 78, watermark 27, unused, fresh and Very Fine, UPSS value $800.00

550
225
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4256
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4256, Postal Stationery12c War, Red on Cream, Cut Square (UO63, UPSS WD15), 12c War, Red on Cream, Cut Square (UO63, UPSS WD15)12c War, Red on Cream, Cut Square (UO63, UPSS WD15). Unused, 37 x 40mm, h.r., Very Fine, only 100 were issued

600
180
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4257
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4257, Postal Stationery15c War, Red on Cream, Cut Square (UO66, UPSS WD16), 15c War, Red on Cream, Cut Square (UO66, UPSS WD16)15c War, Red on Cream, Cut Square (UO66, UPSS WD16). Unused with portion of top flap, 35 x 43mm, fresh and Very Fine, only 100 were issued

600
200
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4258
og
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4258, Postal Stationery15c War, Red on Cream, Cut Square (UO66, UPSS WD16), 15c War, Red on Cream, Cut Square (UO66, UPSS WD16)15c War, Red on Cream, Cut Square (UO66, UPSS WD16). Unused, 35 x 41mm, fresh and Very Fine, only 100 were issued

600
170
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4259
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4259, Postal Stationery1c Brown on Buff, Large Watermark, Postal Card (UX1), 1c Brown on Buff, Large Watermark, Postal Card (UX1)1c Brown on Buff, Large Watermark, Postal Card (UX1). Unused card, small barely noticeable scuff in printed border at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine

400
100
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4260
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4260, Postal Stationery1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card (UX17; USPCC S21), 1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card (UX17; USPCC S21)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card (UX17; USPCC S21). Uncancelled, with printed address for Messrs. Booth, Dailey & Ivins in New York City, back of card with printed "garbage" form for dumping information to be filled out by the tug boat captain, bright shade with sharp edges

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE FULL-FACE McKINLEY "GARBAGE" CARD.

Only one box of 500 was inadvertently released from Washington and all were preprinted shortly after receipt. It is generally believed that there are about 150 surviving unused cards.

3,500
1,600
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4261
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4261, Postal Stationery1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P), 1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P). Imprinted "Die Proof of McKinley Postal Card. Issue of 1901" at bottom, additional purple "Specimen - Not good for postage" handstamp, which someone attempted to eradicate but ended up staining the card, otherwise Very Fine, this used to be listed in the Specimen Section of the USPCC but was reclassified as a proof and delisted in 2010, ex Worthington

E. 500-750
375
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4262
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4262, Postal Stationery1c on 2c Red on Buff, Die I and Die II Postal Cards, Press-Printed Surcharges (UX34-UX35), 1c on 2c Red on Buff, Die I and Die II Postal Cards, Press-Printed Surcharges (UX34-UX35)1c on 2c Red on Buff, Die I and Die II Postal Cards, Press-Printed Surcharges (UX34-UX35). Unused cards, former faintly toned and small wrinkle, otherwise Very Fine, latter with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,025
250
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4263
 
Cut Squares and Entires Collection. Two-volume collection assembled virtually all in the 1920's to 30's with the old-time Scott Catalogue numbers used for identification (a small part also has modern Scott numbers), several hundred items, virtually all unused with many full corners, incl. Regular Issues, Air Post and Officials, relatively few entires, a sampling of better items incl. Nos. U28-29, 42, 44, 95, 98, 103, 154, 176, 180, 201, 206, 212, 215, 323, UO16, 38 and 43, entires Nos. U454 and U475, many others that have Scott Retail in the high two figures to low three figures, some duplication, Very Fine collection, far superior to the collections typically seen offered

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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4264
 
Cut Squares Collection. Over 150 nearly all different neatly displayed on black stock sheets, 20 are Official Issues, four used, others unused with some full corners, over 30 with Scott Retail of at least $100.00, virtually all Very Fine with a fair number in higher grade

10,473
1,500
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4265
 
Cut Squares Collection. About 250 neatly arranged on stock sheets, five used, others unused, some duplication, some full corners, nothing over $37.50 Scott Retail, Very Fine-Extremely Fine lot

1,289
325
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4266
c
Entires and Postal Cards. 71 unused entires (some duplication) and 37 virtually all different unused postal cards, all somewhat better values with only a relatively few inexpensive, Very Fine lot

3,848
650
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4267
 
Postal Card Collection. From the First Issue to the 1990s, housed in two binders, lacking the scarcest items, otherwise well filled, some of the early issues are used, later issues nearly all unused, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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