Sale 1267 — The Porter W. Venn II Collection of U.S. Postal Stationery, Part 1

Sale Date — Thursday, 20 October, 2022

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Category — 1876 Centennial Issue (Scott U218-U220)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2654
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2654, 1876 Centennial Issue (Scott U218-U220)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 71, (U218 var; UPSS 643). Two entires, both size 8 and knife 36, first watermark 2 and second watermark 3, fresh and Very Fine, UPSS value

Bid on this lot

180
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2655
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2655, 1876 Centennial Issue (Scott U218-U220)3c Green on White Centennial entire, Die 71, Unwatermarked (U219 var; UPSS 644a-0). Size 7, knife 30, watermark 0, unused, vivid color, fresh and Extremely Fine, a very rare unwatermarked variety of this entire, in fact this is the only Centennial entire that is known unwatermarked, Porter Venn recorded only two examples (both mint) of No. 644a, ex Barkhausen with his backstamp, very modest UPSS value given the rarity

Bid on this lot

500
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2656
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2656, 1876 Centennial Issue (Scott U218-U220)3c Red on White Centennial entire, Die 72, Double Line Under "Postage" (U220; UPSS 645). Size 8, knife 36, watermark 2, unused, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED ENTIRES OF THE 1876 3-CENT RED ON WHITE CENTENNIAL ISSUE WITH DOUBLE LINE UNDER "POSTAGE". ONE OF THE MOST EASILY RECOGNIZED AND DESIRABLE OF ALL POSTAL STATIONERY RARITIES.

The 1876 Centennial Exhibition envelopes were the first commemorative envelopes ever issued. From a single master die, working dies were produced with a single line under "Postage" (Die 71, called Hartford Die) and with a double line under "Postage" (Die 72, called Philadelphia Die). Die 72 comes in two sub-types and the printing in Red (Ty. 2) is one of the great rarities of postal stationery collecting, with only four full entires recorded.

Ex Barkhausen with his backstamp and White. With 2002 P.F. certificate. UPSS value $56,000.00.

Bid on this lot

42,500
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