Sale 1267 — The Porter W. Venn II Collection of U.S. Postal Stationery, Part 1
Sale Date — Thursday, 20 October, 2022
Category — 1882-1888 Plimpton Issue (Scott U226-U290)
VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1883 2-CENT BROWN ON WHITE ERROR OF COLOR. ONLY THREE ENTIRES ARE RECORDED.
The UPSS Catalog records only three unused examples of this entire. There is no mention of any existing as either a cut square or a full corner.
VERY FINE. THE 1883 2-CENT RED ON FAWN, SCOTT U242, WHICH IS ONLY KNOWN USED, IS ONE OF THE GREAT UNITED STATES POSTAL STATIONERY RARITIES. ONLY TWO ENTIRES ARE RECORDED.
The distinguishing feature of Die 76 is the presence of three and one-half links over the left two. Only two used entires, both with the First National Bank of Geneva corner card, and perhaps three or four used cut squares are known. The other recorded used entire was part of the "Scarsdale" collection (Sale 1039, lot 152) and is now part of an important private postal stationery collection.
From our 1981 and 1986 Rarities sales and ex Clifford Cole (acquired by Porter Venn in the 1988 Siegel sale). With 1981 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT RED ON WHITE ENTIRE WITH THE ROUND "O" IN "TWO".
The UPSS Catalog records fewer than ten mint entires. UPSS value $3,000.00
EXTREMELY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE DIE 78 2-CENT ROUND "O" IN "TWO" RED ON AMBER ENTIRE. ONLY SIX EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.
The UPSS Catalog records only six mint entires, two of which have a Wells Fargo & Co. frank -- the one offered here and one other with Chinese writing on front and back and worn. At least one of the other unused entires has a corner card return address. This fresh Wells Fargo franked example is a very choice rarity.
EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BROWN ON FAWN ENTIRE WITH TWO LINKS BELOW RIGHT "2". ONLY FOUR ARE KNOWN.
The UPSS Catalog notes only four mint entires are known. Porter Venn recorded two used cut squares as well (we have offered them both).
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE DIE 78 2-CENT BROWN ON BLUE ENTIRE -- SHOWING THE ROUND "O" IN "TWO". NO UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN. A PHENOMENAL POSTAL STATIONERY RARITY.
The UPSS catalogue records only this single used entire and fewer than 10 used cut squares (we have offered four of them). No unused examples are known in any format. Illustrated in UPSS Catalog (p. 89).