Sale 1267 — The Porter W. Venn II Collection of U.S. Postal Stationery, Part 1
Sale Date — Thursday, 20 October, 2022
Category — 1860-1861 Nesbitt Star Die Issue (Scott W18B-U33)
VERY FINE. ONLY FOUR CUT SQUARES ARE RECORDED FOR THIS ONE-CENT STAR DIE ISSUE, WITH NO FULL MINT WRAPPERS KNOWN.
The UPSS Catalog records two cut squares each for the two UPSS numbers under Scott W18B (Nos. 41A and 41Aa, which differ only in their gum). No full mint wrappers are known. This is more desirable than a normal cut square as it is the wrapper version of a full corner.
With 2002 P.F. certificate.
FRESH AND VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT BLUE STAR DIE 12 WRAPPER ON ORANGE PAPER.
The UPSS Catalog states fewer than ten of this rare Star Die wrapper exist.
FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED FULL-SIZE EXAMPLE OF THIS ONE-CENT STAR DIE WRAPPER RECORDED IN THE UPSS CATALOG.
The UPSS Catalog states only one full-size example No. 45 is recorded -- the used wrapper offered here. No. 46 is also listed under the umbrella of Scott W25, but with a note that it is unknown to the editors.
Ex Todd and "Saddleback". UPSS value $17,500.00.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT STAR DIE 13 ON BUFF WRAPPER. A GREAT RARITY OF THE ISSUE.
The UPSS Catalog records only one example of this rare wrapper -- the full-size used wrapper offered here. It is unlisted in Scott, but would logically be sequenced as No. W25A.
Ex Barkhausen and Wunsch with their backstamps. UPSS value
FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE 6-CENT ON BUFF STAR DIE ENTIRE.
The UPSS Catalog records fewer than five mint examples of No. 63, which is the only number under the Scott U31 umbrella.
EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT GREEN ON WHITE STAR DIE 11 MINT ENTIRE.
The UPSS Catalog states fewer than ten examples exist of No. 64, which is the only number under the Scott U32 umbrella. Raymond Weill & Co. initials on back.