Sale 1187 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018

Category — Postal Stationery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
770
c
Sale 1187, Lot 770, Postal StationeryUniversal Postal Congress Postal Stationery Specimens. 59 entires with "Universal Postal Congress" overprint, including 11 of the 1c, 38 of the 2c, six of the 4c and four of the 5c, range of different sizes with no duplication, pristine condition, with original box labelled "One set of Specimens of Stamped Envelopes of the United States of the series in use June 1897, Prepared for presentation to members of the Universal Postal Congress of Washington, U.S.A., beginning May 5, 1897 and ending June 15, 1897", the box with slight wear

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE COMPETE SET OF ALL 59 POSTAL STATIONERY ENTIRES WITH "UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION" OVERPRINT. VERY FEW INTACT SETS ARE KNOWN, AND EVEN FEWER ARE KNOWN WITH THE ORIGINAL BOX.

According to a note from Postmaster General Gary, "As a gesture to the delegates attending the Universal Postal Congress held in Washington, D.C., in 1897, the government overprinted the stamps of the current series of envelopes with the inscription "Universal Postal Congress". A complete set of these overprints consists of 59 envelopes and were originally presented to the delegates, and others, in a card board box covered with black paper..."

6,000
2,500
771
og
Sale 1187, Lot 771, Postal Stationery3c Red on Buff, Die 3 (U6). Unused, cut square, 34 x 38mm, small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, very scarce unused in any format, only one unused entire known (addressed but not cancelled)

3,750
325
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772
c
Sale 1187, Lot 772, Postal Stationery2c Carmine on White entire, Die 6, Double Impression (U429e var). Unused, two distinct impressions, one at bottom and other also shifted downwards from where it should normally appear, printed return address, top impression small adherence in lettering at bottom, Very Fine and scarce, unlisted in Scott as a double impression from this die

E. 300-400
200
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773
c
Sale 1187, Lot 773, Postal Stationery2c Carmine on White entire, Die 1, Double Impression (U429m). Unused, with partly overlapping but very distinct double impressions, return address at top left is also doubled, Very Fine, scarce

1,500
300
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774
c
Sale 1187, Lot 774, Postal Stationery9c Green, Fluorescent Stock Postal Card, Missing the "Cent" Symbol (UX72a; USPCC S89c). Mint card, brilliant clean stock, Extremely Fine, approximately 400 examples of this error are known with only 18 recorded on fluorescent stock (see footnote in Scott to determine value), accompanied by error on normal paper for comparison

E. 300-400
250
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775
 
Postal Stationery Accumulation. Mostly on auction lot cards and dealer pages, many are cut squares which incl. better numbers such as Nos. U17, U32-U33, U43-U44 and U462, also with some entires incl. Nos. U17-U18, U68 and U474 plus much more, couple small faults but mostly Fine-Very Fine, the catalogue value should prove to be many multiples of our estimate

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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776
 
Cut Squares, Used Accumulation. Dealer's stock book of used cut squares, starting with Nesbitt, some catalogue in the $30.00-$40.00 range, lots of duplication, mixed condition, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
375
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777
c
Postal Cards and Postal Reply Cards Accumulation. Approximately 800, almost all in pristine condition and bundled in large groups, including Nos. UX15 (50), UX47 (14), UX72a (14), UY1 (approximately 175), UY2 (approximately 350), UY6 (8), UY8 (60), UY15 (57), none are preprinted and none are folded, an absolutely amazing group, Scott Retail approximately $36,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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