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

Sale Date — Thursday, 20 October, 2022

Category — 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2534
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2534, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)3c Pink on White entire, Die 15, Unwatermarked (U34 var; UPSS 67-0). Size 2, knife 2, watermark 0, unused, fresh and Extremely Fine, not to be confused with the common Scott U34, the listing for which is based on watermark 1, this unwatermarked entire is a great rarity of the issue, the UPSS Catalog states only one "clean" entire is recorded (offered here) along with several "stained" entires, UPSS value

1,000
2,300
2535
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2535, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)3c Pink on Buff entire, Die 15, Unwatermarked (U35 var; UPSS 81-0). Size 10, knife 47, watermark 0, unused, bright color, couple minor short bends, Very Fine, not to be confused with the common Scott U35, the listing for which is based on watermark 1, this unwatermarked entire is very rare, the UPSS Catalog states only three to five may exist, UPSS value

1,000
1,700
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2536
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2536, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)3c Pink on Orange entire, Die 15 (U37; UPSS 85). Size 10, knife 47, watermark 0, unused, glowing color and absolutely pristine

EXTREMELY FINE MINT ENTIRE OF THE 3-CENT PINK ON ORANGE 1861 NESBITT ISSUE.

This is a rare entire, especially in this choice condition. The UPSS Catalog states up to eight may exist, though we have not offered another example since keeping computerized records nearly 30 years ago. Both UPSS numbers (84-85) under the Scott U37 umbrella are unwatermarked.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,100
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2537
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2537, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)6c Pink on White entire, Die 16, Unwatermarked (U38 var; UPSS 86-0). Size 21, knife 94, watermark 0, unused, vivid color, Very Fine and choice, not to be confused with the more common Scott U38, the listing for which is based on watermark 1, this unwatermarked entire is very rare, the UPSS Catalog states only three to five may exist, UPSS value

1,000
800
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2538
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2538, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)6c Pink on Buff entire, Die 16, Unwatermarked (U39 var; UPSS 88-0). Size 21, knife 94, watermark 0, unused, vivid color, Very Fine and choice, not to be confused with the more common Scott U39, the listing for which is based on watermark 1, this unwatermarked entire is very rare, the UPSS Catalog states only three to four may exist, UPSS value

1,000
1,500
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2539
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2539, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)10c Green on White entire, Die 17 (U40 var; UPSS 91). Size 7, knife 22, watermark 1, unused, Very Fine and scarce, the knife 22 on this issue is much more elusive than the other three knives recorded, ex White, UPSS value

350
375
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2540
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2540, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)10c Green on Buff entire, Die 17 (U41 var; UPSS 95). Size 7, knife 22, watermark 1, unused, coupled natural inclusions, Very Fine and scarce, the knife 22 on this issue is much more elusive than the other three knives recorded, UPSS value

300
325
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2541
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2541, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)12c Red & Brown on Buff entire, Die 18 (U42; UPSS 98). Size 21, knife 96, watermark 1, unused, bright colors, Very Fine

475
160
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2542
og
Sale 1267, Lot 2542, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)12c Lake & Brown on Buff, Die 18, Cut Square (U42a; UPSS 98a). Unused, 32 x 29mm, brilliant colors, fresh and Very Fine, according to the UPSS Catalog this cut square is unique and no entires are known in any condition, ex "Saddleback", with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,250
2,700
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2543
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2543, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)20c Red & Blue on Buff entire, Die 19 (U43; UPSS 99). Size 22, knife 105, watermark 1, unused, bright colors, few trivial small wrinkles, Very Fine, UPSS value $500.00

450
160
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2544
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2544, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)24c Red & Green on Buff entire, Die 20 (U44; UPSS 100). Size 24, knife 120, watermark 1, unused, bright colors, Very Fine

625
350
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2545
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2545, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)24c Lake & Green on Salmon entire, Die 20 (U44a; UPSS 100a). Size 24, knife 120, watermark 1, unused, pretty colors, couple tiny ink dots, still Very Fine, a colorful entire which we have not offered since our 2007 sale of the "Saddleback" collection, UPSS value $810.00

850
250
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2546
c
Sale 1267, Lot 2546, 1861 Nesbitt Issue (Scott U34-U45)40c Black & Red on Buff entire, Die 21 (U45; UPSS 101). Size 24, Knife 120, watermark 1, unused, bright color, couple minor bends, Very Fine

700
300
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