VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USE OF THE 90-CENT 1890 ISSUE ON COVER. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED COMPLETE ENVELOPES WITH THIS HIGH DENOMINATION.
Our census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces, for a total of 18 items. This is a philatelically inspired use of the 90c 1890 on a printed envelope to the famous collector, Hiram E. Deats, who was known as the "Philatelic Farmer of Flemington." Deats, who was 22 years old when he received this cover, lived until the age of 93.
Illustrated in Chronicle 107 (Aug. 1980). Listed but unpriced in Scott on cover
FINE. A RARE AND HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE WRAPPER WITH THE 90-CENT 1890 ISSUE AND A PAIR OF THE 30-CENT.
Our census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces, for a total of 18 items. The sender, William E. Loy (1841-1906), was an expert in type fonts and a noted philatelist. W. C. Stone, the addressee, was also a noted philatelist and librarian.
Discovery of this cover reported in Chronicle 119 (Aug. 1983). Accompanied by 1985 analysis from Calvet M. Hahn, who notes postage would pay rate for an 8-1/2 pound package via fourth class mail (anything over three pounds was excluded from first class). With 1986 P.F. certificate noting "postage missing" which is probably an incorrect opinion