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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — Booklets and Stamp Envelopes

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1074
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1074, Booklets and Stamp EnvelopesH. Smith Envelope Manufacturer, 137 William St. N.Y., U.S. Postage Stamps 25 (Cents), H. Smith Envelope Manufacturer, 137 William St. N.Y., U.S. Postage Stamps 25 (Cents)H. Smith Envelope Manufacturer, 137 William St. N.Y., U.S. Postage Stamps 25 (Cents). Blue printing on white 65 x 34mm envelope, Krause-Lemke 128-25, Drowne 1918 listed, with patriotic designs of flag at upper left and shield at upper right, two examples, first is opened with gum at bottom, second is folded, each with some waterstains, Very Fine and scarce, attractive examples of these private postage envelopes with patriotic design

E. 400-500
500
1075
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1075, Booklets and Stamp Envelopes"Wechsler and Abraham, Buy Your Postage Stamps in Brooklyn", "Wechsler and Abraham, Buy Your Postage Stamps in Brooklyn""Wechsler and Abraham, Buy Your Postage Stamps in Brooklyn". 99 x 34mm outer envelope, with inner sleeve with sewn seam at bottom and wax interleaving, a 1c Bank Note stamp (212) has been placed between interleaving to demonstrate how it works, there is room for three stamps between each interleaving, minor wrinkling, Very Fine and very unusual early example of an advertisement on a booklet precursor, in 1887 the postmaster in Brooklyn was Joseph C. Hendrix, the advertised firm became Abraham & Strauss which eventually merged into Macy's

E. 300-400
750
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1076
P
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1076, Booklets and Stamp Envelopes2c Stamps, Die Proof of Surface Printed Booklet Pane Cover for "25c, This Booklet Contains Twelve Two-Cent Stamps" (Scott Booklet Cover BC3P1), 2c Stamps, Die Proof of Surface Printed Booklet Pane Cover for "25c, This Booklet Contains Twelve Two-Cent Stamps" (Scott Booklet Cover BC3P1)2c Stamps, Die Proof of Surface Printed Booklet Pane Cover for "25c, This Booklet Contains Twelve Two-Cent Stamps" (Scott Booklet Cover BC3P1). Circa 1908, on 105 x 60mm card, blue bureau die no. 388670 on back, part of design scuffed away (probably from an adherence), otherwise Fine, probably unique, this is the first booklet cover design to feature anything other than text, the 25c booklet contained two panes of six of the 2c stamps, either Scott 332a, 375a or 406a

E. 500-750
950
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1077
P
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1077, Booklets and Stamp Envelopes1c or 2c Stamps, Die Proof of Surface Printed Booklet Pane Cover for 24 One-Cent or 24 One Cent and 24 Two-Cent Stamps (Scott Booklet Cover BC4P1), 1c or 2c Stamps, Die Proof of Surface Printed Booklet Pane Cover for 24 One-Cent or 24 One Cent and 24 Two-Cent Stamps (Scott Booklet Cover BC4P1)1c or 2c Stamps, Die Proof of Surface Printed Booklet Pane Cover for 24 One-Cent or 24 One Cent and 24 Two-Cent Stamps (Scott Booklet Cover BC4P1). 55 x 67mm, blue Bureau die no. 530261 on back, depicting the old Post Office building in Washington D.C. with text in outer circle, card with overall mottling and with outline of paper clip at upper left, Very Fine and very unusual

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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1078
P
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1078, Booklets and Stamp Envelopes1c Stamps, Die Proof of Surface Printed Booklet Pane Cover for "Twenty-four One Cent Stamps" (Scott Booklet Cover BC4AP1), 1c Stamps, Die Proof of Surface Printed Booklet Pane Cover for "Twenty-four One Cent Stamps" (Scott Booklet Cover BC4AP1)1c Stamps, Die Proof of Surface Printed Booklet Pane Cover for "Twenty-four One Cent Stamps" (Scott Booklet Cover BC4AP1). Circa 1912, printed on 149 x 95mm card, blue Bureau die no. 533438 on back, small spot of blue ink at upper right in margin

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE PROOF IMPRESSION OF THE 24-CENT BOOKLET COVER. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION ITEM.

A similar proof, with die no. 533439, was offered in our Sale 1166 in 2017 (lot 1006)

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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1079
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 1079, Booklets and Stamp Envelopes2c Carmine, Complete 25c Booklet (BK20), 2c Carmine, Complete 25c Booklet (BK20)2c Carmine, Complete 25c Booklet (BK20). Comprising two panes of six of No. 332a, fresh and Very Fine

1,250
850
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