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The MARVIN SCHILLER COLLECTION OF MINT POSTAL STATIONERY ENTIRES AND CUT SQUARES

March 28, 2012 • New York


Group Chairman and CEO Olivier D. Stocker Your Specialists Stamps UK – Tim Hirsch Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano USA – Chris Anderson George Eveleth Andrew Titley Ed Robinson Rick Penko Europe – Guido Craveri Fernando Martinez China – Anna Lee UK - Paul Dawson

Coins Julie-Morgane Lecoindre Richard Bishop William MacKay Arthur Bryant USA – Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini Normand Pepin

John Pett George Champ

Banknotes, Bonds & Shares UK – Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison USA – Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini Orders, Decorations, Medals & Militaria UK – Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys Books UK – Philip Skingley

Alex Smith

Autographs USA – Robert Litzenberger Wines China – Anna Lee Your Europe Team (London – Lugano) Chairman’s Office Dennis Muriu Monica Kruber Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Emily Johnston Alison Bennet

Auction & Client Management Team Miroslava Adusei-Poku Luca Borgo Phillipa Brown Tom Smith

Finance Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Alison Kinnaird

Berdia Qamarauli Abdi Mohamed

IT & Administration Maria Martinez Liz Cones

Shyam Padhiar Billy Tumelty Curlene Spencer

Your America Team (New York – Dallas) Chairman Emeritus John Herzog Head of Philately George Eveleth Head of Numismatic Stephen Goldsmith Director of Finance & Operation Sam Qureshi Auction Administration Rick Penko Patricia Gardner Marketing & Design James McGuire Emily Cowin Clyde Townsend Finance & Administration Ingrid Qureshi Marcy Gottberg Ed Robinson Stephen Goldsmith

Auctioneers Tracy Shreve

Andrew Titley

Your Asia Team (Hong Kong – Singapore) Anna Lee Gary Tan Amy Yung Raymond Tat Neill Granger Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid

John Winchcombe


YOUR SPINK TEAM

March 28, 2012 – New York City, New York

For your questions about the sale lots: George Eveleth Head of Philatelic Dept. GEveleth@spink.com 410.852.8375

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Chris Anderson Vice President CAnderson@spink.com 214.210.0917

Sale Location Spink USA 145 W. 57th St., 18th Floor New York, NY 10019 212/262-8400 Fax: 212/262-8484

Andrew Titley Philatelist ATitley@spink.com 214.210.0922

Public Auction Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FOR ThIS SALE

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Session 1

Lots 1 - 411

Viewing of Lots

For your General Inquiries & Phone Bidding: Rick Penko Auction Manager RPenko@spink.com 214.210.0918 For your internet bidding: Clyde Townsend SPINK Live CTownsend@spink.com 972.788.2100

DALLAS Please call for an appointment at our headquarters February 27 - March 15, 2012 NEW YORK CITY Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

James McGuire SAN Live JMcGuire@spink.com 972.788.2100 For your Bidding & Payment: Patricia Gardner Auction Administration PGardner@spink.com 214.560.2944 For shipping enquiries: Marcella Gottberg Administration/Shipping MGottberg@spink.com 972.788.2100

Use this QR code to visit our online catalogue and leave proxy bids on Spink Live. You can download the QR Code Reader for iPhone, Blackberry and Android from App Store on your smartphone.

Auctioneers: Tracy L. Shreve, New York City, Dept. of Consumer Affairs, License #914454/914455 Stephen Goldsmith, New York City, Dept. of Consumer Affairs, License #1208097

3100 Monticello Ave., Suite 925 Dallas, TX 75205 1-800/556-7826 972/788-2100 Fax: 972/788-2788 E-Mail: usa@spink.com Website: www.spinkshreves.com


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Terms and Conditions of Sale This is a public auction and mail-bid sale held by SPINK, who are licensed and bonded auctioneers. SPINK may not withdraw any lot after a call for bids has been made with respect to that lot, however, the consignor of the property included in the lot (or any other lot) may bid on and purchase the lot for his/her own account. If he/she does so, he/she must pay both the seller’s commission and buyer’s premium. 1. 2.

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The placing of a bid constitutes full acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Sale by the bidder. The highest bidder acknowledged by SPINK shall be the buyer. In the event of any dispute between bidders, SPINK may, at its sole discretion, immediately put the lot up for sale again. SPINK’S decision shall be final and binding upon all bidders. A buyer’s premium equal to 20% of the successful bid price of each lot up to and including $2,000.00 and 15% of the excess bid price will be added to each invoice and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. All bids are to be per lot as numbered in this catalog. SPINK reserves the right to group two or more lots together and to withdraw, prior to call for bids, any lot(s) from the sale. Bids will be accepted in whole dollar amounts only, and SPINK reserves the right to reject any bid or advance the bidding at its discretion. SPINK may not withdraw any lot after a call for bids has been made with respect to that lot, however, the consignor of the property included in the lot (or any other lot) may bid on and purchase the lot for his/her own account. If he/she does so, he/she must pay both the seller’s commission and buyer’s premium. SPINK may have made advances and loans available to certain consignors and bidders in the sale. SPINK reserves the right to bid on any lot in the sale. Additionally, SPINK may or may not have financial interest in any of the lot(s) in the sale. All sales are strictly for cash, check and bank/wire transfer in United States dollars; however, SPINK will only accept cash payments under $10,000.00. SPINK offers clients the option of paying by credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover only) in United States Dollars for a convenience charge of two percent (2%) up to a total of $20,000.00. Credit card payments will only be accepted if (a) the purchase is made by the card holder, (b) any purchased items to be shipped are shipped to the cardholder’s verified billing address, (c) floor bidders present their credit cards and (d) all returns are governed by the terms and conditions of the sale. Payment is due and payable immediately upon receipt of the auction invoice or, if payment is to be made at the auction site, simultaneously with receipt of the purchased items. SPINK reserves the right to void a sale if payment in full of the invoice is not received by SPINK within fifteen (15) days of the date of invoice. A late charge in the amount of the lesser of 18% per annum and the maximum lawful rate will be charged on the invoice total if payment is not received within thirty (30) days of the date of the invoice. All lots are subject to applicable state and local taxes, unless appropriate resale certificates are on file with SPINK. Shipping, handling and administration charges will be added to invoices for lots delivered by mail. All lots will be shipped via U.S. Express Mail to Post Office boxes, via Federal Express to street addresses, and FedEx ground for bulky large lots (in the U.S. only). Purchases shipped via FedEx will not

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19. No lots may be returned without a written request by the successful bidder and the written approval of SPINK. In the unlikely event of returning a lot, SPINK must receive notification of the buyer’s intent within three (3) days of the buyer’s receipt of the lot. The following lots may not be returned for any reason whatsoever: (a) lots containing ten or more items; (b) lots described as having faults or defects because of the faults described or any others, including lots described as “repaired”, “corroded”, “holed”, “whizzed”, or similar damage, except for non-authenticity; (c) illustrated lots because of centering, margins, etc. or other factors shown in the illustrations; (d) lots described “AS IS”, including third party graded coins or banknotes (i.e. PCGS, NGC, ANACS, ICG); (e) lots valued primarily for the bullion content; (f) lots examined by postal viewers; and (g) any philatelic extension lot unless the conditions set forth in Item 18 above is complied with fully. Except for lots placed on extension, as per the conditions of Item 18 above, no lots may be returned for any reason whatsoever after thirty (30) days from sale date. Late payment for purchase may, at SPINK option, be considered just cause to revoke all return privileges. If any disputes arise regarding payment, authenticity, or description between the bidder and SPINK, SPINK at its sole discretion, may submit the disputed matter to binding arbitration in Dallas, Texas, to which the bidder, by placing a bid and hereby accepting these Terms and Conditions of Sale, agrees to be bound. 20. United States coins and currency will not, in conformity with the law, be opened at less than face value. 21. The auctioneer reserves the right to postpone the sale by auction for a reasonable period of time as a result of any significant event which, in the sole discretion of the auctioneer, makes it advisable to postpone the event. No prospective bidder or prospective buyer shall have recourse as a result of any postponement 22. In the event SPINK refers an invoice(s) to an attorney for collection, the buyer agrees to pay SPINK attorney’s fees, court costs, witness fees and other costs incurred by SPINK. 23. ThESE TERMS OF SALE ShALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITh ThE LAWS OF ThE STATE OF TEXAS, WIThOUT GIVING REGARD TO ThE PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW. ThE SIGNER OF A SPINK BID ShEET OR PARTICIPANT IN ThE AUCTION AGREES ThAT EXCLUSIVE VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE WITh RESPECT TO ThESE TERMS OR IN CONNECTION WITh SPINK ShALL RESIDE INA STATE OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN DALLAS, TEXAS. 24. On-line Bidding — SPINK offers internet services as a convenience to our clients, but SPINK will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by (i) a loss of connection on SPINK or your end; (ii) a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or (iii) a breakdown or problems with a client's internet connection, computer or system. Execution of on-line internet bids is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale and SPINK does not accept liability for failing to execute an online internet bid or for errors or omissions in connection with this activity.

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CATALOG KEY SYMBOLS MINT (O.G.) OR UNUSED AS ISSUED MINT-NEVER hINGED UNUSED (WIThOUT GUM OR REGUMMED) USED BLOCK OF FOUR OR LARGER ON PIECE COVER, CARD OR ON ENTIRE CANCELLED

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COMPLETE BOOKLET BOOKLET PANE ESSAY PROOF PLATE BLOCK REPRINT SPECIMEN TRIAL COLOR PROOF

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ABBREVIATIONS c.d.s. cplt. fdc h.r. h.s. incl.

CIRCULAR DATE STAMP COMPLETE FIRST DAY COVER hINGE REMNANT hANDSTAMP INCLUDING

NEVER hINGED ORIGINAL GUM OVERPRINT POSTMARK STRAIGhT EDGE

CONDITION EXTREMELY FINE VERY FINE FINE

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ChOICE CONDITION, WELL CENTERED; IF IMPERFORATE WITh FOUR WELL CLEAR MARGINS.

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OUTSTANDING, ThE hIGhEST QUALITY POSSIBLE.

SOUND IN ALL RESPECTS, PERFORATIONS CLEAR DESIGN; IF IMPERFORATE MARGINS MAY BE CLOSE OR TOUChING, BUT WILL NOT CUT DESIGN.

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STAMPS ARE SO GRADED EIThER BY REASON OF GENERAL APPEARANCE OF IMPERFECT CENTERING OR A FAULT.

At all times any faults such as a crease, tear, thin spot, etc. will be specifically described. In collection lots and balances the condition described is meant to indicate the overall average to be found. Examples above and below the condition listed can be expected. Typically we do not describe minor perforation separations on blocks or sheets as these are quite normal and are not grounds for their return. In regard to covers, torn or partially missing black flaps, light filing folds and small edge tears, unless they affect the adhesive or markings, are not justification for the return of a lot.

CATALOGS USED The catalog numbers and catalog values of the contents of the lots, given in the descriptions, are from the Catalog of United States Stamped Envelope Essays and Proofs by Dan Undersander, the 2010 UPSS Catalog of 20 th & 21 st Century Entires, the 2012 UPSS Catalog of 19 th Century Entires and the 2012 Scott Specialized Catalogue of U.S. Stamps and Covers. Where, by reason of the Scott Catalog not listing items in a lot, another catalog is used, and it will be named in the description of the lot.

ESTIMATES If an Estimated cash value is given, it is shown in the descriptions with the abbreviation “Est.” Estimates, which are in United States dollars, are used when a lot is large or when it is not listed in the standard catalogs. Our estimates are typically conservative and the lots invariably realize in the estimate ranges or higher.

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BIDDING INCREMENTS The auctioneer generally advances the bidding in the following incremental amounts:

Up to $100 ........................................by $100 to $300 ....................................by $300 to $750 ....................................by $750 to $1,500..................................by $1,500 to $3,000 ..............................by $3,000 to $7,500 ..............................by

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Please note, however, that the auctioneer may, in his or her sole discretion, vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction to expedite the bidding.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE MARVIN SCHILLER COLLECTION Mr. Schiller graduated from the University of Miami with honors and won fellowships to the University of North Carolina where he earned a PhD in Philosophy. He served as a Philosophy Professor at SMU in Dallas and the University of Toronto in Canada for almost a decade. Later, he earned a law degree from Duke University. After three years service as an Assistant Attorney of North Carolina, he established a private practice, which focused upon employment law, retirement benefits, and class actions. A federal judge stated in 1984 that he was “an expert in employment law.”  As lead counsel in class action cases stretching over a decade, he recovered over 100 million dollars in retirement benefits for fire fighters, law enforcement officers, and others. The recovery was premised upon a case of first impression in which the Supreme Court of North Carolina held: the State of North Carolina violated the impairment of contract clause delineated by the United States Constitution Article I, Section I. For 20 years, Marvin Schiller received the AV Pre-eminent Rating that is the pinnacle of professional excellence. The AV Pre-eminent Rating is earned through a strenuous peer review rating process involving judges and is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource, Martin-Hubbell. The AV Pre-eminent Rating is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards signifying that his ethics are beyond question. Mr. Schiller made his first serious foray into philately with mint cut squares and especially full corner cut squares in 1975, at the suggestion of his wife, Carol, who thought collecting would be ideal for a father and son project. After 45 years of marriage, his wife Carol traversed to the Promised Land. The Schiller Family established an endowed chair “Carol Master Schiller Distinguished Scholar in Neurology” in the North Carolina School of Medicine. He later shifted to attending auctions in New York and Baltimore, where he won numerous individual and bulk lots. Upon sorting the bulk lots, he decided to place his focus on mint entires, placing them in archival sleeves, which he labeled using both Scott and UPSS numbering systems, and housed them in over one hundred albums. Later, specimen stamped envelopes became and remains his favorite items, this being an area that is much understudied. This is without doubt one of the finest mint entires collection that Spink Shreves has the honor of handling. The proceeds of the auction will be dedicated to his grandchildren’s educational trusts.

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FIRST SESSION Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 1:30 p.m. Lots 1-411 Spink Shreves Galleries, New York, NY

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#U6, 3c Red on buff, a rare mint cut square of the difficult die 3, measuring 32x37mm, deep rich color and clear impression on fresh paper, very fine and choice; a desirable example of this cut square rarity which is missing from most collections, with no mint entires known to exist; 2005 PF certificate. (photo)

4,750.00

#U11-12, 6c Red on white and Red on buff, handsome matched pair of oversized full corner cut squares, each measuring 60x65mm, both incredibly fresh and clean with detailed embossing, extremely fine and choice, both ex-Barkhausen. (photo - page viii)

450.00+

#U17, 10c Green on white, 39x39mm full corner cut square, intense color on fresh paper, very fine; 2002 PF certificate. (photo - page viii)

475.00+

#U17, 10c Green on white, 45x48mm cut square, rich color on bright white paper, extremely fine. (photo - page viii)

475.00

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#W22, 1c Blue on orange wrapper, star die, a very rare mint cut square of die 12 on orange paper, measuring 36x35mm, deep blue on fresh horizontally laid orange paper, extremely fine; an exceptionally elusive cut square of which there are believed to be only approximately ten examples known; signed Champaign and accompanied by 2002 PF certificate; ex-Whitington. (photo)

4,000.00

#U23, 1c Blue on orange, star die, mint cut square measuring 33x35mm, intense color on fresh paper, extremely fine. (photo - page viii)

700.00

#U28, 3c + 1c Red and blue on white, 61x46mm full corner cut square, wonderfully fresh, extremely fine. (photo - page viii)

300.00+

#U29, 3c + 1c Red and blue on buff, 58x39mm full corner cut square, fresh and very fine. (photo - page viii)

300.00+

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#U32, 10c Green on white, star die, lovely fresh mint cut square measuring 28x34mm, brilliant white paper with strong yellow green color, very fine and choice; ex-Allen; 2009 PF certificate. (photo)

1,500.00

#U43, 20c Red and blue on buff, 43x42mm full corner cut square, vivid colors and detailed embossing on fresh paper, very fine. (photo - page viii)

300.00+

#U45, 40c Black and red on buff, 70x45mm full corner cut square, fresh colors and clear embossing on clean paper, extremely fine; 2001 PF certificate. (photo - page viii)

400.00+

#U66, 9c Lemon on buff, 45x43mm full corner cut square, radiant color, very fine. (photo - page viii)

425.00+

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#U98, 15c Red orange on cream, huge 70x66mm full corner cut square, rich color and detailed embossing on fresh paper, extremely fine and choice; 2007 PSE certificate erroneously identifying it as #U98a, ex-Barkhausen. (photo - page viii)

350.00+

#U98a, 15c Orange on cream, 40x40mm cut square, strong color and embossing on fresh paper, very fine. (photo - page viii)

350.00

#U101, 24c Purple on cream, 51x51mm full corner cut square, detailed embossing on fresh paper, extremely fine. (photo - page viii)

325.00+

#U103, 30c Black on amber, 40x44mm full corner cut square, intense color on bright paper, extremely fine. (photo - page 4)

300.00+

#U106, 90c Carmine on amber, large 50x51mm full corner cut square, intense color and bold embossing on fresh paper, extremely fine. (photo - page 4)

350.00+

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#U110, 1c Dark blue on cream, attractive mint cut square, measuring 33x36mm, bright and fresh, very fine; a rare and desirable cut square, as no entires of this are known; 2009 PF certificate; ex-“Garfield” (photo)

1,150.00

#U124, 2c Brown on cream, 31x36mm mint cut square, being quite typical of this as nearly all are the same size and no entires are known, good color on fresh paper, very fine and scarce. (photo - page 4)

1,150.00

#U247, 2c Red on white, round “O” in “TWO”, 32x38mm cut square, used with cork cancel and bit of a circular date stamp, very fine and scarce. (photo - page 4)

400.00

#U286, 2c Red on blue, 36x38mm cut square, strong color and impression on crisp clean paper, very fine; 2009 PF certificate. (photo - page 4)

325.00

#U350a, 5c Columbian, slate brown on white error of color, 44x46mm mint cut square, strong unmistakable color, fresh and very fine; ex-Whitington. (photo - page 4)

850.00

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#U418c, 5c Blue, printed on blue in error instead of white, die 2, choice mint cut square, being a desirable balanced full corner measuring 42x42mm, fresh and clean, extremely fine; a very rare cut square of which no entires are known. (photo)

3,500.00+

#U439g, 3c Carmine on blue, error of color, die 5, attractive mint full corner cut square, measuring a balanced 47x47mm, extremely fine; 2002 PF certificate; ex-Depriest. (photo - page 4)

350.00+

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#U453B, 2c on 2c Carmine on blue, die 6, type 3 surcharge, mint cut square, full corner measuring 46x49mm, an extremely fine and choice example of this elusive cut square; only 89 entires were surcharged; 2009 PF certificate. (photo)

3,000.00+

#U453Cd, 2c on 2c Carmine on oriental buff, die 1, type 3 surcharge, select quality mint cut square, being a full corner which measures a perfectly square 51x51mm, unusually fresh and crisp, extremely fine; a gem example of this very rare cut square. (photo)

2,000.00+

#U454a, 2c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, 40x40mm full corner cut square, fresh and very fine. (photo - page 4)

350.00+

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#U457, 2c on 2c Carmine on blue, die 6, fresh full corner mint cut square, measuring 41x40mm, strong color with clear surcharge, extremely fine. (photo - page 4)

400.00

#U457a, 2c on 2c Carmine on blue, die 5, type 3 surcharge, 44x45mm cut square, fresh and extremely fine; 2007 PF certificate. (photo - page 4)

375.00

#U462, 2c on 4c Chocolate on white, type 3 surcharge, select mint 42x45mm mint full corner example of this scarce and frequently misidentified cut square, fresh and extremely fine; signed Stanley Gibbons and accompanied by 2009 PF certificate. (photo - page 4)

575.00+

#U464, 2c on 5c Blue on white, type 3 surcharge, premium quality mint cut square, being a desirable full corner example measuring 46x49mm, exceptionally fresh and clean, extremely fine and scarce; 2002 PSE certificate. (photo - page 4)

1,200.00+

#U466A, 2c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, type 4 surcharge, attractive mint cut square, being a full corner measuring a large 50x52mm, fresh and extremely fine; a scarce surcharge on the 2c Carmine; 2003 PSE certificate. (photo - page 4)

900.00+

#U476, “2” on 3c Dark violet on amber, die 1, fresh mint cut square, full corner measuring 42x41mm, well struck typographed surcharge of Duncan, Oklahoma, very fine and choice. (photo - page 4)

300.00+

#U478, “2” on 3c Dark violet on amber, die 1, large mint full corner cut square, measuring 56x55mm, fresh and extremely fine; ex-Whitington. (photo - page 4)

300.00+

#U479a, “2” on 3c Dark violet on white, die 1, black surcharge, choice mint cut square, full corner measuring a large balanced 52x52mm, extremely fine; quite scarce, in fact this is only the second #U279a cut square we have offered in our auctions; 2009 PF certificate. (photo - page 4)

750.00+

#U488, 1½c on 1c Green on white, large 47x48mm full corner cut square, fresh and extremely fine; only 39 entires are believed to have been surcharged. (photo - page 6)

500.00+

#U488, 1½c on 1c Green on white, large 46x48mm full corner cut square, fresh and extremely fine; only 39 entires are believed to have been surcharged; 1978 PF certificate. (photo - page 6)

500.00+

#U502a, 1½c on 2c Carmine on white, die 5, mint full corner cut square measuring 46x45mm, fresh, extremely fine; ex-Ballman. (photo - page 6)

325.00

#U504, 1½c on 2c Carmine on blue, die 1, large 54x53mm full corner cut square, intense color on fresh paper, extremely fine. (photo - page 6)

425.00+

#U504, 1½c on 2c Carmine on blue, die 1, oversized 67x59mm full corner cut square, the indicia in a very dark red shade, extremely fine. (photo - page 6)

425.00+

#U505a, 1½c on 1½c Brown on white, die 8, mint cut square measuring a balanced 42x42mm, strong color on fresh paper, choice very fine. (photo - page 6)

400.00

#U506a, 1½c on 1½c Brown, die 1, 36x40mm cut square, fresh and very fine. (photo - page 6)

400.00

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#UO18, 1c Dark red War Dept. on white, 28x31mm mint cut square, good color and strong embossing, fine. (photo - page 6)

650.00

#UO23, 6c Dark red War Dept. on white, 41x43mm cut square, very fine. (photo page 6)

325.00

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#UO25, 10c Dark red War Dept. on white, an enormously rare and particularly choice mint full corner cut square measuring a lavish 41x46mm, possessing pristine freshness on bright white paper, strong highly detailed embossing, extremely fine; this is only the second mint cut square of this rarity that we have ever offered, the other, being substantially smaller and not a full corner, was first offered in our October 1998 auction of the “Michigan” collection and again in the outstanding collection of Dr. Jerry Summers in October 2002 where it realized an impressive $19,800.00, the example offered here is probably the finest of the very few existing examples of this official cut square rarity. (photo)

17,500.00+

#UO28, 24c Dark red War Dept. on white, enormous mint full corner cut square measuring 54x57mm, unusually fresh with razor-sharp embossing, an extremely fine gem; exWhitington. (photo - page 6)

175.00+

#UO32, 2c Vermilion War Dept. on white, 33x36mm mint cut square, vivid rich color on bright white paper, very fine. (photo - page 6)

425.00

#UO38, 6c Vermilion War Dept. on cream, fresh 37x41mm cut square, rich color and highly detailed embossing, very fine and choice. (photo - page 8)

500.00

#UO39, 10c Vermilion War Dept. on white, huge 68x75mm full corner cut square, incredibly fresh with bold embossing, extremely fine and choice; 1983 PF certificate. (photo - page 8)

350.00+

#UO40-43, 12c-30c Vermilion War Dept. on white, large full corner cut squares of each, except the 30c a plain cut square, each with luxuriant color and wonderfully fresh, extremely fine. (photo - page 8)

1,325.00+

#UO43, 30c Vermilion War Dept. on white, select mint full corner cut square measuring 41x45mm, exceptionally brilliant color and sharp impression, fresh and extremely fine; ex-Whitington. (photo - page 8)

450.00+

#UO43, 30c Vermilion War Dept. on white, 37x44mm full corner mint cut square, rich color and detailed embossing, fresh and extremely fine. (photo - page 8)

450.00+

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#UO62, 12c Red War Dept. on amber, 37x40mm mint cut square, good color and detailed embossing on fresh paper, very fine. (photo - page 8)

700.00

#UO63, 12c Red War Dept. on cream, fresh 42x42mm full corner cut square, strong color and embossing, extremely fine. (photo - page 8)

650.00+

#UO63, 12c Red War Dept. on cream, 37x39mm full corner mint cut square, strong color and embossing on fresh paper, very fine. (photo - page 8)

650.00+

#UO66, 15c Red War Dept. on cream, 51x55mm full corner cut square, faint spot well away from the indicia which could easily be cut away, still extremely fine. (photo - page 8)

600.00+

#UO66, 15c Red War Dept. on cream, 39x40mm full corner cut square, prooflike impression and embossing, fresh and very fine. (photo - page 8)

600.00+

#UO69, 30c Red War Dept. on cream, 36x40mm mint cut square, fresh and very fine. (photo - page 8)

900.00

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#UO72a, 2c Carmine Official Mail, printed in error on manila instead of white, select and rare mint cut square of this terribly elusive item, full corner measuring 46x47mm, indicia with bright red color and the paper in the characteristic manila color, extremely fine; missing from even the major cut square collections as this is the only example we have ever offered in our auctions; 1987 PF certificate; ex-Whitington. (photo)

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POSTAL STATIONERY STAMPED ENVELOPES ESSAYS AND PROOFS

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Undersander #E36Ch, 2c Black on white essay on complete 147x83mm laid paper unwatermarked envelope, produced in 1870 by the National Bank Note Co., wonderfully fresh, extremely fine and rare. (photo)

1,000.00

Undersander #E37K, 3c Washington essays, group of five different of these 1870 envelope essays by the National Bank Note Co. comprised of #E37Kad, E37Kbc, E37Kaz and E37Kax, plus an unlisted Steel blue on white 147x83mm laid paper unwatermarked envelope, very fine and scarce. (photo - page 14)

2,000.00

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Undersander #E39Ak, 10c Orange on canary Lincoln essay, printed at the top right of a complete 223x100mm laid paper unwatermarked envelope, produced in 1869 by the National Bank Note Co., fresh and clean, extremely fine; a rare and handsome essay entire. (photo)

1,400.00

Undersander #E39Aq, 10c Dark blue on canary Lincoln essay, printed at the top left of a complete 223x100mm laid paper unwatermarked envelope, produced in 1869 by the National Bank Note Co., fresh and clean, extremely fine; a rare and handsome essay entire. (photo)

1,400.00

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Undersander #E40Aa, 12c Red on orange essay on complete 147x83mm laid paper unwatermarked envelope, produced in 1870 by the National Bank Note Co., wonderfully fresh, extremely fine and rare. (photo)

1,000.00

Undersander #E69Aa-b, d, 30c Blue on white, blue on amber and grey on amber trial color proofs, die 69, size 8, knife 38, wmk. 7, all pristine and extremely fine. (photo - page 14)

270.00

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Undersander #E70Aa-l, 90c Carmine or purple trial color proofs, the complete set of all twelve, centered on large pieces of 95x128mm issued laid paper with rounded corners, wmk. 8, remarkably fresh and clean, extremely fine and choice; while one does occasionally see these offered individually, complete sets are rarely encountered. (photo)

1,600.00

Undersander #E71Jb, c, e, 3c Centennial, carmine, orange and purple on white, trial color proofs of the Hartford die, three entires, size 7, knife 30, wmk. 3, some faint toning, otherwise very fine and attractive. (photo - page 14)

1,050.00

Undersander #E71Je, 3c Centennial, purple on white, trial color proof of the Hartford die, size 7, knife 30, wmk. 3, very fine and scarce. (photo - page 14)

350.00

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Undersander #E102Ca/j, 1899 Plimpton and Morgan 4c Lincoln stamped envelope essays, handsome embossed design somewhat similar to the issued design, an extremely scarce group of six different in various sizes, colors of indicias or papers, in the size 8 envelopes there are brown designs on blue, buff and white paper, in the size 10 envelopes there are red, blue and brown designs all on white paper, very fine; to find just one of these elusive and popular Lincoln essays is an accomplishment, to find six different in a single lot is a rare opportunity; ex-Ainsworth. (photo)

750.00

Undersander #E115Ca, 2c Brown-red on white, shallow experimental die essay, produced in 1907 by the Mercantile Corporation, size 13, knife 78, wmk. 15, light vertical bend at right and a little light soiling, otherwise very fine; much scarcer than the Undersander catalog value would indicate; ex-White. (photo - page 14)

175.00

Undersander #E168Ea, 1c Green 1958 revaluation surcharge essay on plain white envelope, size 12, knife 67, unwatermarked, extremely fine. (photo - page 14)

600.00

Undersander #E168F var., 1c Green 1958 revaluation surcharge proof, double surcharge, on plain orange heavy paper envelope, size 12, knife 67, unwatermarked, extremely fine; the first example we have seen; 2007 PF certificate. (photo - page 14)

Est. 400-500

Undersander #E801a-2a, 3c and 6c Red on white 1880 Patented Return envelope essays, complete envelopes of each, former 160x90mm and latter 238x102mm, both with vertically printed “Unofficial Sample” at center, patented by Charles K. Marshall of Vicksburg, Miss., very fine; former ex-White. (photo - page 16)

500.00

Undersander #EAM1Bc, 5c Blue on white proof, UPSS die AM1, centered on top of sheet of paper measuring 216x280mm and watermarked “EMPIRE-U.S.A.-BOND” in fancy monogram, extremely fine and very rare, being one of only two reported examples. (photo - page 16)

500.00

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Undersander #EAM8Da, 5c Carmine essay, UPSS die AM8, knife 67, 165x93mm thin wove paper entire with repeating pattern of “United States Air Mail Postage 6c” in red, handstamped “Cancelled” in red, extremely fine; a rare International Envelope Co. essay entire. (photo)

1,500.00

Undersander #EAM8Ea, 5c Carmine essay, UPSS die AM8, knife 67, 165x93mm wove paper entire with repeating pattern of “United States Air Mail Postage 6c” in blue, no air mail border, handstamped “Cancelled” in red, extremely fine; a rare International Envelope Co. essay entire. (photo)

1,500.00

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#U2, 3c Red on buff, die 1, size 7, knife 20, wmk.1, scarce mint entire from the first printings with embossed Nesbitt & Co. seal on tip of backflap, uncommonly fresh and crisp, extremely fine (UPSS #3A; $975.00). (photo)

1,000.00

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#U3 var., 3c Red on white, die 2, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, unused entire with Nesbitt seal on backflap, top flap without gum and expertly re-attached, scuffs below indicia (probably from attempt to remove address) otherwise very fine; an exceedingly rare entire which is missing from almost all collections as only three mint and four unused examples are reported (UPSS #5A; unpriced with Nesbitt seal). (photo)

5,500.00

#U11, 6c Red on white, die 6, size 21, knife 94, wmk. 1, choice large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, exceptionally fresh with four crisp edges, extremely fine; pristine large entires from this period are especially scarce; ex-Floyd (UPSS #23; $400.00). (photo - page 20)

425.00

#U12, 6c Red on buff, size 21, knife 94, wmk. 1, large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, immaculate and exceptionally fresh, with sharp edges and corners, extremely fine and choice (UPSS #24; $275.00). (photo - page 20)

450.00

#U12, 6c Red on buff, die 6, size 21, knife 94, wmk. 21, select large mint entire, particularly fresh and clean, especially for this larger size, sharp edges and bold embossing, extremely fine (UPSS #24; $275.00). (photo - page 20)

450.00

#U12, 6c Red on buff, die 6, size 21, knife 94, wmk. 1, mint entire, unusually fresh, very fine and scarce; ex-White (UPSS #24; $275.00). (photo - page 20)

450.00

#U13, 6c Green on white, die 6, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, mint entire, wonderfully bright and fresh, with four crisp edges, extremely fine; ex-Floyd (UPSS #21; $700.00). (photo - page 20)

650.00

#U14, 6c Green on buff, die 6, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, fresh mint entire, with sharp corners and bold embossing, extremely fine (UPSS #22; $500.00). (photo - page 20)

450.00

#U14, 6c Green on buff, die 6, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, clean mint entire, quite fresh, very fine (UPSS #22; $500.00). (photo - page 20)

450.00

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#U14, 6c Green on buff, die 6, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, clean mint entire, fresh with crisp edges, very fine; a choice Nesbitt envelope that is difficult to find this nice (UPSS #22; $500.00). (photo - page 20)

450.00

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#U15, 10c Green on white, die 7, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, lovely mint example of this scarce entire, wonderfully fresh and bright, crisp edges and detailed embossing, extremely fine; rarely seen this choice (UPSS #25; $800.00). (photo)

950.00

#U16, 10c Green on buff, die 7, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, immaculate mint entire, deep rich color on dark stock, extremely fine and choice; ex-Close (UPSS #26; $450.00). (photo - page 22)

500.00

#U16, 10c Green on buff, die 7, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, mint entire, strong embossed impression, colors of both the imprint and envelope are bright and attractive, extremely fine; a very scarce early Nesbitt entire in this premium condition (UPSS #26; $450.00). (photo - page 22)

500.00

#U16, 10c Green on buff, die 7, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, pristine mint entire, wonderfully fresh, extremely fine (UPSS #26; $450.00). (photo - page 22)

500.00

#U16, 10c Green on buff, die 7, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, crisp mint entire, post office fresh, extremely fine (UPSS #26; $450.00). (photo - page 22)

500.00

#U16, 10c Green on buff, die 7, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, remarkably fresh mint entire, strong characteristic color, sharp corners, trivial tiny inclusion, extremely fine (UPSS #26; $450.00). (photo - page 22)

500.00

#U17, 10c Green on white, die 8, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, mint entire, bright clean paper, very fine and especially scarce thus (UPSS #27; $750.00). (photo - page 22)

900.00

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#U18a, 10c Pale green on buff, die 8, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, attractive mint entire with fresh clean paper, in the distinctive pale green shade which is listed by UPSS as yellow green, very fine and choice (UPSS #28a; $700.00). (photo - page 22)

650.00

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#U23, 1c Blue on orange, star die, die 12A, size 7, knife 24, wmk. 1, mint entire with “American Express Co.” printed return corner card at left as always, fresh and clean, choice very fine (UPSS #43; $1,000.00). (photo)

1,000.00

#U24, 1c Blue on buff, star die, die 13, size 7, knife 24, wmk. 1, mint entire, very fine and quite scarce (UPSS #44; $750.00). (photo - page 22)

750.00

#U24, 1c Blue on amber, star die, die 13, size 7, knife 25, wmk. 1, mint entire, the indicia with especially intense color, a little soiling mainly on reverse, fine and quite scarce; ex-Bartels (UPSS #44; $750.00). (photo - page 22)

750.00

#U28, 3c + 1c Red and blue on white, die 14, size 5, knife 13, wmk. 1, mint entire, very fine (UPSS #56; $850.00). (photo - page 22)

800.00

#U28, 3c + 1c Red and blue on white, die 14, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, pristine mint entire, fresh paper and sharp edges, extremely fine and choice (UPSS #57; $850.00). (photo - page 24)

800.00

#U29, 3c + 1c Red and blue on buff, star die, die 14, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, immaculate mint entire, exceptionally fresh and clean with sharp corners, extremely fine and choice; ex-Close (UPSS #60; $850.00). (photo - page 24)

800.00

#U29, 3c + 1c Red and blue on buff, star die, die 14, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, exceptional mint entire, preprinted return corner at left, fresh with four crisp corners, extremely fine; ex-Floyd (UPSS #60; $850.00). (photo - page 24)

800.00

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#U29, 3c + 1c Red and blue on buff, star die, die 14, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, another choice mint entire, post office fresh, extremely fine (UPSS #60; $850.00). (photo page 24)

800.00

#U29, 3c + 1c Red and blue on buff, star die, die 14, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, mint entire, particularly fresh and with strong embossing, choice very fine; signed White (UPSS #60; $850.00). (photo - page 24)

800.00

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#U30, 6c Red on white, star die, die 10, size, 21, knife 94, wmk. 1, an exceptionally rare mint star die entire, nice color and strong embossing, this is the only size envelope in which this value comes, some edge faults that are not at all obtrusive, including tiny edge tear at far top left, otherwise very fine; seldom offered as an entire as fewer than five examples exist; ex-Whitington (UPSS #62; $6,250.00). (photo)

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#U31, 6c Red on buff, star die, die 10, size 21, knife 94, wmk. 1, a select mint example of this rare entire, which only comes in this large size, remarkably clean and fresh, with sharp edges and detailed embossing, extremely fine; one of the very finest examples known of this great postal stationery rarity, of which fewer than five mint copies are believed to have survived; ex-Seybold with his handstamp on reverse and ex-Close (UPSS #63; $7,250.00). (photo)

6,000.00

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#U32, 10c Green on white, star die, die 11, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, a fabulous quality example of this great mint entire rarity, remarkably fresh and clean, with crisp edges and sharp corners, the indicia with strong color and clear embossing, extremely fine and choice; clearly one of the very finest among the fewer that ten mint copies than are believed to exist, as some have age stains, spots or soiling (UPSS #64; $14,000.00). (photo)

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#U33, 10c Green on buff, star die, die 11, size 7, knife 20, wmk. 1, a lovely example of this very elusive mint entire, very clean with crisp edges, sharp corners and detailed embossing, extremely fine and rare; fewer than 25 mint examples are believed to exist; ex-Close (UPSS #65; $4,750.00). (photo)

4,500.00

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#U34 var., 3c Pink on White, die 15, size 7, knife 24, wmk. 1, mint entire showing the elusive knife 24, very fine; this is one of several very rare envelopes that came about when Nesbitt was trying different knives in their manufacture resulting in a very small number issued, this envelope is rarely offered; ex-Haller (UPSS #74). (photo - page 24)

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#U35 var., 3c Pink on buff, die 15, size 10, knife 47, wmk. 0, an exceedingly rare mint unwatermarked entire, being the first example we have ever offered in our auctions, fresh with a bright Pink indicia, choice very fine; it is believed that a mere three to five mint copies exist (UPSS #81). (photo)

UPSS 1,100.00

#U36, 3c Pink on blue letter sheet, die 15, size 10, knife 47, wmk. 0, pristine mint unfolded letter sheet in the larger of the two sizes, only folded in half horizontally as sold by the Post Office, extremely fine; quite scarce in this premium quality (UPSS #83).

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#U37, 3c Pink on orange, die 15, size 7, knife 20, mint entire, a gem mint example of this seldom offered postal stationery rarity, being in the smaller of two sizes that were issued, marvelously fresh and clean, with excellent colors and sharp detailed embossing, extremely fine; one of approximately a dozen entires extant; ex-Summers and Whitington (UPSS #84; $8,000.00). (photo)

8,000.00

#U37, 3c Pink on orange, die 15, size 10, knife 47, no watermark, handsome mint entire, strong pink color on clean orange paper, deep highly detailed embossing, very fine and choice; both size envelopes are exceptionally rare, this scarcer larger size is particularly elusive with probably fewer than ten entires extant; 2001 PF certificate; exAckerman, Barkhausen and Whitington (UPSS #85; $8,000.00). (photo)

8,000.00

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#U40 var., 10c Yellow green on white, die 17, size 7, knife 22, wmk. 1, lovely fresh mint entire of a rare knife variety, this unusual knife also has ruled lines on a side flap that shows through to the front to aid in addressing, imprint has brilliant color on bright white paper, extremely fine; this knife was not much used and all issues that have it are much scarcer than the normal, this being the only example we have offered of this rare envelope (UPSS #91). (photo - page 24)

UPSS 400.00

#U41 var., 10c Yellow green on buff, die 17, size 7, knife 22, wmk. 1, an attractive mate to the previous lot, having the same rare knife with ruled lines on a side flap that shows through to the front to aid in addressing, differing only in the color of paper used, brilliant fresh and crisp, choice very fine; this is the only example we have offered of this surprisingly rare envelope (UPSS #95). (photo - page 24)

UPSS 300.00

#U42, 12c Red and brown on buff, die 18, size 21, knife 96, wmk. 1, handsome large mint entire of this scarce higher value in the only size in which this comes, fresh and bright colors with highly detailed embossing, extremely fine; ex-Wunsch (UPSS #98; $550.00). (photo - page 24)

550.00

#U42, 12c Red and brown on buff, size 21, knife 96, wmk. 1, large mint entire in the only size in which this comes, remarkably fresh and clean, extremely fine (UPSS #98; $550.00). (photo - page 24)

550.00

#U43, 20c Red and blue on buff, die 19, size 22, knife 105, wmk. 1, large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, pristine condition, choice very fine; quite elusive in this premium condition (UPSS #99; $600.00). (photo - page 32)

550.00

#U43, 20c Red and blue on buff, die 19, size 22, knife 105, wmk. 1, fresh large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, brilliant colors and beautifully sharp prooflike embossing, envelope with crisp edges, couple faint bends typical of this size well away from imprint, choice very fine; ex-Wunsch (UPSS #99; $600.00). (photo - page 32)

550.00

#U44, 24c Red and green on buff, die 20, size 24, knife 120, wmk. 1, large mint entire in the only size in which this comes, unusually fresh and crisp, with strong detailed embossing, extremely fine (UPSS #100; $750.00). (photo - page 32)

700.00

#U44, 24c Red and green on buff, die 20, size 24, knife 120, wmk. 1, large mint entire, which is the only size it comes in, indicia with vivid rich colors and highly detailed embossing, the entire with several light vertical folds, fine (UPSS #100; $750.00). (photo - page 32)

700.00

#U44a, 24c Lake and brown on salmon, die 20, size 24, knife 120, wmk. 1, large mint entire (as always) in the distinct and desirable lake shade, especially clean and fresh, a very fine and choice example of this scarce 1861 Nesbitt variety (UPSS #100a; $950.00). (photo - page 32)

850.00

#U45, 40c Black and red on buff, die 21, size 24, knife 120, wmk. 1, lovely large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, clean and fresh with highly incised embossing, very fine and choice; the high values from the 1861 Nesbitt issue are exceedingly scarce in this premium condition; ex-Floyd (UPSS #101; $850.00). (photo - page 32)

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#U49, 2c Black on orange, die 23, size 7, knife 24u, wmk. 1, an immaculate mint entire in the finest possible condition, superb color and embossing on fresh clean paper, extremely fine and choice; only a maximum of fifteen examples exist, some of which have stains and other flaws (UPSS #107; $6,000.00). (photo)

5,750.00

#W51, 2c Black on buff, die 24, knife W1F, wmk. 1, vertically laid paper, an immaculate unfolded mint wrapper, incredibly fresh with sharp edges and corners, an extremely fine gem; rarely encountered in unfolded condition, this being the first such example we have offered in our auctions (UPSS #111a). (photo - page 34)

UPSS 1,200.00

#W55, 2c Black on buff, die 25, knife W1F, wmk. 1, vertically laid paper, pristine mint unfolded wrapper, incredibly fresh and clean, extremely fine (UPSS #117a). (photo - page 34)

UPSS 275.00

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#U59, 3c Pink on buff, die 26, size 7, knife 24, wmk. 1, entire with George F. Nesbitt & Co. essay advertising collar Type 1 in red and “Specimen” Form 5 in black below the indicia, fresh and extremely fine (UPSS #128). (photo - page 34)

Est. 300-400

#U66, 9c Lemon on buff, die 28, size 21, knife 97, wmk. 1, pristine large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, bright lemon color on immaculate paper, four crisp edges, extremely fine and scarce in this exceptionally choice condition; ex-Slawson (UPSS #136A; $600.00). (photo - page 34)

625.00

#U66, 9c Lemon on buff, die 28, size 21, knife 97, wmk. 1, select large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, the indicia with bright unmistakable color and the entire is fresh and crisp, extremely fine (UPSS #136A; $600.00). (photo - page 34)

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#U66, 9c Lemon on buff, die 28, size 21, knife 97, wmk. 1, unusually fresh mint entire of this scarce shade, attractive and characteristic pale color, with strong embossing, extremely fine (UPSS #136A; $600.00). (photo - page 34)

625.00

#U68, 12c Brown on buff, die 29, size 21, knife 97, wmk. 1, large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, uncommonly fresh for this, with crisp edges and sharp embossing, extremely fine; signed Marcus W. White (UPSS #137; $575.00). (photo page 34)

600.00

#U68, 12c Brown on buff, die 29, size 21, knife 97, wmk. 1, large mint entire in the only size this value is found in, fresh with four crisp edges, deep intense color, scarce color and extremely fine (UPSS #137; $575.00). (photo - page 36)

600.00

#U69, 12c Red brown on buff, die 29, size 21, knife 97, wmk. 1, pristine large mint entire in the only size in which it was issued, crisp edges and sharp embossing, extremely fine (UPSS #137a; $200.00). (photo - page 36)

200.00

#U70-71, U73, 18c Red on buff, 24c Blue on buff and 40c Rose on buff, die 30, 31, 33, size 24, knife 120, wmk. 1, large mint entires of each, which is the only size in which they come, all uncommonly fresh and clean, very fine and choice; 40c ex-Lilly (UPSS #138-39, 141; $750.00). (photo - page 36)

825.00

#U70 var., 18c Red-brown on buff, die 30, size 24, knife 120, wmk. 1, large mint entire in the only size in which it comes in the distinctive brown red shade which is listed only in the UPSS catalog, very fine (UPSS #138a). (photo - page 36)

UPSS 250.00

#U71, 24c Blue on buff, die 31, size 24, knife 120, wmk. 1, immaculate large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, quite fresh and attractive, very fine; ex-Floyd (UPSS #139; $200.00). (photo - page 36)

250.00

#U72a, U73, 30c Yellow green on buff and 40c Rose on buff, dies 32 and 33, size 24, knife 120, wmk. 1, fresh large mint entires of each in the only size in which they come, both with printed Wells, Fargo & Co. franks with “China and Japan Express.” imprints beneath, very fine; a rare imprint on these high value entires, being the first examples we have seen; ex-White (UPSS #140a, 141; $550.00 without franks). (photo page 36)

600.00+

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#U74 var., 1c Blue on white, die 35, size 6, knife 17R, wmk. 2, mint entire with ruled lines to aid in addressing, fresh and extremely fine; ex-Barkhausen and Saddleback (UPSS #144A). (photo - page 36)

UPSS 250.00

#U75 var., 1c Blue on amber, die 35, size 6, knife 17R, wmk. 2, pristine mint entire with ruled lines to aid with addressing, extremely fine (UPSS #147A). (photo - page 38)

UPSS 250.00

#U82 var., 3c Green on white, die 37, size 3, knife 16R, wmk. 2, mint entire with ruled lines to aid in addressing, fresh and choice, very fine (UPSS #166A). (photo - page 38)

UPSS 250.00

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#U82a, 3c Brown on white, error of color, die 37, size 7, knife 25, wmk. 2, an incredibly rare mint entire of this major color error, which is the only known error of color on the Reay issue, being in extraordinary condition, with excellent color and impression on immaculate paper, plus its edges are quite sharp, extremely fine; one of only six known, with no cut squares recorded, and likely to be among the finest available; remarkably this is the third example of this rarity we have had the pleasure of offering, the first realized $11,550.00 in June 2000 as part of the impressive Dr. Jerry Summers collection sold by this firm (his example had negligible soiling), the second was sold in our March 2002 Premier sale and realized $13,750.00 after spirited bidding, and was in remarkable similar quality to the example offered here (UPSS #171A; $13,000.00). (photo)

9,000.00

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#U89, 10c Olive black on white, die 39, size 7, knife 25, wmk. 2, an absolutely pristine mint entire, as fresh as the day it was made, beautifully detailed and sharp embossing, extremely fine gem in unsurpassable condition; ex-Thorp and Whitington (UPSS #223a; $1,350.00). (photo)

1,250.00

#U89, 10c Olive black on white, die 39, size 7, knife 25, wmk. 2, bright mint entire, quite fresh and attractive with four crisp edges, tiny owner’s handstamp at lower right, very fine and choice; ex-Floyd (UPSS #223a; $1,350.00). (photo)

1,250.00

#U90, 10c Olive black on amber, die 39, size 7, knife 25, wmk. 2, striking mint entire, deep color and highly detailed embossing, vertical printed return message at left, bright and fresh, extremely fine; accompanied by a 1945 receipt of P.H. Thorp; ex-Thorp and Whitington (UPSS #226a; $1,350.00). (photo)

1,300.00

#U90, 10c Olive black on amber, die 39, size 7, knife 25, wmk. 2, mint entire, deep color and highly detailed embossing, vertical printed return message at left, paper discoloration spots, otherwise very fine; a very scarce entire; ex-Floyd (UPSS #226a; $1,350.00). (photo - page 38)

1,300.00

#U94, 12c Plum on amber, die 40, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, highly detailed embossing, fresh and clean, extremely fine; exFloyd (UPSS #231; $250.00). (photo - page 38)

240.00

#U95, 12c Plum on cream, die 40, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, fresh large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which it comes, vivid color with crisp embossing, extremely fine; ex-Floyd (UPSS #232; $375.00). (photo - page 38)

325.00

#U96a, 15c Orange on white, die 41, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes which were issued, fresh and crisp, choice very fine; ex-Wunch, Barkhausen (UPSS #234a; $200.00). (photo - page 38)

225.00

#U97a, 15c Orange on amber, die 41, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, pristine large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, fresh with four crisp edges, extremely fine and desirable; ex-Floyd (UPSS #236a; $400.00). (photo - page 38)

375.00

#U98, 15c Red orange on cream, die 41, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which it comes, wonderfully fresh, extremely fine; exFloyd (UPSS #237; $425.00). (photo - page 38)

450.00

#U98a, 15c Orange on cream, die 41, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire, particularly detailed embossing, very fine and choice (UPSS #237a; $425.00). (photo - page 38)

450.00

#U98a, 15c Orange on cream, die 41, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the scarcer slightly larger of the two sizes in which this value comes, fresh with crisp edges, very fine and scarce; ex-Barkhausen and Wunsch (UPSS #238a; $450.00). (photo - page 42)

450.00

#U100, 24c Purple on amber, die 42, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire, bright and fresh, extremely fine (UPSS #241; $375.00). (photo - page 42)

425.00

#U100, 24c Purple on amber, die 42, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, lovely mint entire in the only size in which this comes on amber paper, rich color with razor-sharp embossing, unusually clean and bright paper, extremely fine (UPSS #241a; $375.00). (photo - page 42)

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#U101, 24c Purple on cream, die 42, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, wonderfully fresh large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which this comes, brilliant colors and particularly detailed embossing, extremely fine; ex-Barkhausen, Wunsch, Close and Whitington (UPSS #242; $475.00). (photo - page 42)

525.00

#U101, 24c Purple on cream, die 42, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, wonderfully fresh large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which this comes, the stamp imprint has intense brilliant color and particularly detailed embossing, extremely fine (UPSS #242; $475.00). (photo - page 42)

525.00

#U101, 24c Purple on cream, die 42, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 1, large mint entire, bright and extremely fresh with a deeper amber paper color, highly detailed embossing, printed corner card at upper left, extremely fine and very scarce in this large size; ex-White and Floyd (UPSS #243; $500.00). (photo - page 42)

525.00+

#U101, 24c Purple on cream, die 42, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, immaculate large mint entire, being the scarcer slightly larger size of the two sizes in which this comes, sharp embossing on fresh clean paper, extremely fine; particularly scarce in this larger size in such premium condition; ex-Barkhausen and Wunsch (UPSS #243; $500.00). (photo page 42)

525.00

#U102, 30c Black on white, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, large mint entire, bright and fresh, very fine; ex-Barkhausen, Wunsch (UPSS #245; $325.00). (photo - page 42)

325.00

#U103, 30c Black on amber, die 42, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, vertical printed return message as nearly always, unusually fresh and clean, extremely fine; a choice example of this scarce entire (UPSS #246; $800.00). (photo - page 42)

750.00

#U104, 30c Black on cream, die 43, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, pristine large mint entire in the smaller of the two possible sizes, post office fresh with highly detailed embossing, extremely fine; ex-Floyd (UPSS #247; $400.00). (photo - page 44)

475.00

#U104, 30c Black on cream, die 43, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, a very large mint entire, being the scarcer largest size entire, fresh and clean, very fine; particularly scarce both in this larger size and so choice (UPSS #248; $425.00). (photo - page 44)

475.00

#U105, 90c Carmine on white, die 44, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which it comes, crisp embossing, very fine; ex-White (UPSS #249; $250.00). (photo - page 44)

275.00

#U106, 90c Carmine on amber, die 44, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, handsome large mint entire which only comes in this size, crisp edges and sharp corners, fresh and extremely fine; particularly choice for this high value; ex-White (UPSS #251; $1,100.00). (photo page 44)

1,000.00

#U107, 90c Carmine on cream, die 44, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the smaller of the two possible sizes, vivid color of impression with highly detailed embossing, exceedingly fresh, extremely fine; a scarce and seldom seen entire which is undercataloged in Scott; ex-Floyd (UPSS #252; $900.00). (photo - page 44)

500.00

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#U108, U108a, 1c Dark blue on white and 1c Light blue on white, die 46, size 6, knife 18, wmk. 2, pristine mint entires of each, latter with printed return address at top left, extremely fine duo; ex-Wunsch and White respectively (UPSS #254, 254b; $575.00). (photo - page 44)

550.00

#U111 var., 1c Dark blue on orange, Centennial Special Printing, die 46, size 7, knife 30u, wmk. 2, scarce Centennial entire, deep colors, sharp detailed embossing, very fine; 2000 PF certificate; ex-Barkhausen (UPSS #258). (photo - page 44)

UPSS 500.00

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#U125, 2c Brown on orange, Centennial Special Printing, die 48, size 10. knife 53u, wmk. 2, a handsome mint example of one of the great postal stationery rarities, exceptionally clean and crisp, fresh imprint color on an attractive uniformly orange cover, faintest hint of a bend at left mentioned for complete accuracy, extremely fine; this is the slightly larger size of the two sizes that this special Centennial issue is found, its Centennial status is easily determined as no envelopes were regularly issued with this die on orange paper, a mere three examples are known of #U125, with this being one of only two known examples in this size; ex-Close and Lilly (UPSS #300; $50,000.00). (photo)

45,000.00

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#U133, 2c Brown on amber, die 50, size 6, knife 18, wmk. 2, mint entire, fresh and very fine; far more rare than either its Scott or UPSS catalog would indicate as a mere three entires have been reported (UPSS #308; $600.00). (photo - page 44)

625.00

#U135, 2c Brown on amber, die 51, size 6, knife 18, wmk. 2, fresh mint example of this surprisingly scarce entire showing an unlisted Yellow-brown indicia shade, crisp and clean with sharp corners, extremely fine; ex-Saddleback (UPSS #310; $750.00). (photo page 48)

750.00

#U135, 2c Brown on amber, die 51, size 6, knife 18, wmk. 2, select quality mint entire, brilliantly fresh and clean, with strong embossing, extremely fine and especially scarce thus (UPSS #310; $750.00). (photo - page 48)

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1875 Two Cent Reddish Brown on Orange Centennial Special Printing One of Only Three Recorded Entires

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#U140A, 2c Reddish brown on orange, Centennial special printing, die 52, size 10, knife 53u, wmk. 2, a fabulous mint example of this sought-after Centennial special printing rarity, of which only three mint entires are recorded (one size 7 and two size 10) along with a full corner and several other cut squares, fresh and clean, with richly colored paper and a highly detailed embossing, two trivial shallow hinge thins on the backflap, otherwise extremely fine; a desirable Centennial envelope rarity which seldom makes an auction appearance; 2007 PF certificate; ex-Barkhausen, Saddleback and “Garfield” (UPSS #322; $50,000.00). (photo)

40,000.00

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#U154, 2c Vermilion on amber, die 54, size 6, knife 19, wmk. 5, post office fresh mint entire, extremely fine and choice (UPSS #352; $525.00). (photo - page 48)

450.00

#U154, 2c Vermilion on amber, size 54, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, handsome mint entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, fresh and extremely fine; signed Champagne; exBarkhausen (UPSS #353; $475.00). (photo - page 48)

450.00

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#U156, 2c Vermilion on white, die 55, size 6, knife 19, wmk. 5, an extraordinarily choice mint example of this entire rarity, wonderfully fresh and clean with sharp corners, extremely fine and highly desirable; in all only seven mint #U156 entires are reported, however of these three are faulty and two have a printed address, making the example offered here one of the two finest examples known; ex-Saddleback (UPSS #356; $2,250.00). (photo)

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#U156, 2c Vermilion on white, die 55, size 6, knife 19, wmk. 5, a pleasing unused example of this rare entire with a pre-printed address, quite clean and fresh with strong embossing, very fine; only seven mint entires are recorded, three of which are faulty and one other of which bears a pre-printed address; 1973 PF certificate; ex-Myers (UPSS #356; $2,250.00). (photo)

3,500.00

#U169, 3c Green on amber, die 58, size 10, knife 54, wmk. 5, select example of this extremely scarce mint entire, uncommonly clean and fresh with detailed embossing, extremely fine; it is believed that only ten to fifteen mint entires exist; ex-White (UPSS #450; $750.00). (photo - page 48)

975.00

#U174, 5c Blue on cream, die 1, UPSS die 59, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 2, exceptionally fresh large mint entire (only exists in this large size), immaculate paper and highly detailed embossing, with printed “Reuben W. Taylor” corner card, extremely fine and seldom offered (UPSS #464; $200.00). (photo - page 48)

190.00

#U174, 5c Blue on cream, die 1, UPSS die 59, size 21, knife 101, wmk. 2, wonderfully fresh large mint entire, which only exists in this large size, with three different knife types, fresh and clean, strong embossing, extremely fine and seldom seen (UPSS #465; $210.00). (photo - page 48)

190.00

#U176, 5c Blue on fawn, die 1, UPSS die 59, size 21, knife 101, wmk. 5, fresh large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, extremely fine; ex-Floyd (UPSS #472; $320.00). (photo - page 48)

300.00

#U187 var., 10c Brown on white, Centennial Special Printing, die 64, size 7, knife 30, wmk. 2, mint entire with the indicia in a grey-brown shade, post office fresh, with crisp edges and prooflike detailed embossing, extremely fine and rare; ex-White (UPSS #540). (photo - page 48)

UPSS 600.00

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#U189b, 10c Yellow ocher on white, error of color, die 65, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 7, a select mint example of this striking and rare color error, this being the only size in which this comes, fresh and clean, strong embossing, very fine and choice; only seven or eight examples are thought to exist; ex-Barkhausen and Whitington (UPSS #553a; $7,500.00). (photo)

8,000.00

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#U190b, 10c Yellow ocher on amber, error of color, die 65, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 7, an exceedingly rare mint entire of this major color error, quite fresh and clean, detailed embossing, choice very fine; one of the very few copies we have ever offered, with only five or six examples thought to exist; signed W.H. Maisel; ex-Barkhausen (UPSS #566a; $7,500.00). (photo)

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#U192 var., 10c Brown on blue, die 65, size 25, knife 123, wmk. 7, an incredibly rare mint entire in this largest size, of which only three entires are known, in addition this example is wonderfully well preserved unlike so many of this size, fresh and crisp, indicia with deep color and strong embossing, extremely fine; a rarity for the serious entire collector; 1996 PF certificate; ex-Barkhausen and Todd (UPSS #580). (photo)

UPSS 2,000.00

#U195, 12c Plum on white, die 66, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, pristine large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which this comes, marvelously fresh and clean with bright color and detailed embossing, extremely fine and very scarce (UPSS #591; $700.00). (photo - page 54)

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#U195 var., 12c Plum on white, Centennial special printing, die 66, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, pristine large mint entire, exceptionally fresh and crisp, with sharp corners and prooflike embossing, extremely fine and rare; ex-Slawson (UPSS #591a). (photo)

UPSS 1,500.00

#U196, 12c Plum on amber, die 66, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, remarkably fresh large mint entire which comes only in two large sizes, crisp edges and highly detailed embossing, extremely fine (UPSS #594; $375.00). (photo - page 54)

350.00

#U197, 12c Plum on cream, die 66, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, except for the larger Centennial special printing, crisp detailed embossing, very fine; ex-Baum (UPSS #595; $1,000.00). (photo - page 54)

950.00

#U199, 15c Orange on amber, die 67, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire, exceedingly fresh and choice, with four crisp edges, extremely fine; ex-White (UPSS #600; $325.00). (photo - page 54)

300.00

#U200, 15c Orange on cream, die 67, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, barring the Centennial special printings, an especially clean and fresh example of this rare entire, strong detailed embossing, crisp edges, extremely fine; one of the most elusive of all the high denomination Plimpton entires (UPSS #602; $1,100.00). (photo - page 54)

925.00

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#U200 var., 15c Orange on cream, Centennial Special Printing, die 67, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, large mint entire, being the largest size envelope of this issue that only comes as a Centennial envelope, extraordinarily clean and fresh, which is highly unusual for this size, strong detailed embossing, crisp edges, extremely fine; one of the most elusive of all the high denomination Plimpton entires with less than six sets of these size 25 Centennial envelopes reported to exist and the only example of this one that we have ever offered; signed W.H. Maisel; ex-Mason and Barkhausen (UPSS #603). (photo)

UPSS 2,500.00

#U201, 24c Purple on white, die 68, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes produced, post office fresh, extremely fine (UPSS #604; $300.00). (photo - page 54)

250.00

#U202, 24c Purple on amber, die 68, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, pristine large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes produced, exceptionally fresh and crisp, extremely fine; ex-Whitington (UPSS #606; $380.00). (photo - page 54)

260.00

#U202, 24c Purple on amber, die 68, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, another pristine large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes produced, exceptionally fresh and crisp, extremely fine (UPSS #606; $380.00). (photo - page 58)

260.00

#U203, 24c Purple on cream, die 68, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 1, large mint entire in the only size in which this comes, barring the Centennial special printing, unusually fresh and clean, attractive purple color with strong embossing, extremely fine; especially elusive this nice; ex-Ballman and Whitington (UPSS #608; $900.00). (photo - page 58)

750.00

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#U206, 30c Black on cream, die 69, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the only size that was regularly issued, aside from Centennial envelopes that were issued in two large sizes also, exceptionally fresh and crisp, marvelously intense black imprint and perfect embossing, extremely fine and rare in this premium condition; quite undercataloged in Scott (UPSS #617; $1,300.00). (photo)

700.00

#U207, 30c Black on oriental buff, die 69, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 7, fresh mint entire in the desirable small size, choice very fine (UPSS #619; $160.00). (photo - page 58)

180.00

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#U210 var., 30c Black on amber manila, die 69, size 25, knife 123, wmk. 9, large mint entire being the extraordinarily rare largest size that is priced in UPSS at over nine times its slightly smaller counterpart, fresh and attractive, lacking the flaws that plague the few other of these extra-large envelopes, extremely fine and the only example we have ever offered of this elusive entire, of which probably five or less exist (UPSS #628). (photo)

UPSS 2,000.00

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#U212, 90c Carmine on amber, die 70, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, pristine large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which it comes, being in immaculate condition, superbly detailed embossing, extremely fine; a gem example of this scarce entire (UPSS #632; $350.00). (photo - page 58)

275.00

#U212, 90c Carmine on amber, die 70, size 25, knife 123, wmk. 6, choice large mint entire in the slightly larger of the two sizes in which this comes, crisp and fresh, particularly for this large size, extremely fine (UPSS #634; $320.00). (photo - page 58)

275.00

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#U213, 90c Carmine on cream, die 70, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire, with sharp corners and detailed embossing, extremely fine; a surprisingly rare entire, being only the second example we have ever offered (UPSS #635; $3,000.00). (photo)

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#U213 var., 90c Carmine on cream, Centennial special printing, die 70, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire, which is the only size in which it comes, crisp edges, sharp corners and prooflike embossing, extremely fine; an exceedingly rare Centennial entire, being the first example we have ever had the pleasure of offering in our auctions (UPSS #635a). (photo)

UPSS 5,000.00

#U214, 90c Carmine on oriental buff, die 70, size 13, knife 74, wmk. 7, immaculate mint entire, marvelously fresh and crisp, extremely fine; this small size 13 envelope of the 90c Carmine is only found on oriental buff and blue paper; ex-White and Slawson (UPSS #637; $300.00). (photo - page 58)

375.00

#U214, 90c Carmine on oriental buff, die 70, size 13, knife 74, wmk. 7, choice mint entire in the preferred small size, fresh and clean with detailed embossing, extremely fine (UPSS #637; $300.00). (photo - page 58)

375.00

#U215, 90c Carmine on blue, die 70, size 13, knife 74, wmk. 7, immaculate mint entire in the preferred small size, wonderfully fresh and clean, extremely fine; ex-Wunsch (UPSS #638; $320.00). (photo - page 58)

300.00

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#U215 var., 90c Carmine on blue, die 70, size 25, knife 123, wmk. 6, exceedingly rare large mint entire, fresh and crisp with bright colors, marvelously well preserved and lacking the typical flaws that are found on large size envelopes of this age, extremely fine; nearly all the high denomination envelopes were issued as a matter of course in legal size for large enclosures requiring the high postage, but the 90c on oriental buff was only issued in a small size 13 envelope and most of the 90c on blue were issued in this same size 13, however a second size on blue paper was made in the very large size 25, whether very few were issued or virtually all were used for cut squares is not known, but this size envelope is of the utmost rarity, this example is one of a mere three reported; E. Norman Lurch in a Postal Stationery article comments on this specific envelope, that George Slawson, a Vermont school teacher of limited means but an avid postal stationery collector, came down to New York for the 1955 Barkhausen sale specifically to buy this one envelope to complete his collection of Plimpton high denomination entires, he was greatly disappointed when it sold for $800.00 or $900.00, which was far beyond his means, against a Thorp catalog value of only $25.00, kept inordinately low because the editor didn’t have an example of this in his collection; ex-Barkhausen (UPSS #639). (photo)

UPSS 2,400.00

#U217, 90c Carmine on amber manila, die 70, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 7, pristine large mint entire in the only size in which this envelope is found, post office fresh, crisp embossing and edges, extremely fine (UPSS #642; $300.00). (photo - page 58)

250.00

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#U220, 3c Red Centennial on white, the “Philadelphia” die showing a double line under “POSTAGE”, die 72, size 8, knife 36, wmk. 2, an immensely rare mint entire, very fresh, with crisp edges and sharp corners, very fine and choice. Despite all the great postal stationery collections that we have had the pleasure of auctioning in the last several decades, none has contained this great rarity as an entire, and only two had a cut square. One of the most sought-after of all the entires, with a mere four examples reported. 2007 PF certificate; ex-Cole, Saddleback and “Garfield” (UPSS #645; $80,000.00). (photo)

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#U226, 5c Brown on fawn, die 61, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 5, lovely large mint entire in the only size in which this is found, plus the fawn paper issue is the only 5c Brown found in this large size, strong color and embossing on immaculate paper, extremely fine and quite scarce; ex-White (UPSS #500; $650.00). (photo - page 64)

475.00

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#U244, 2c Red on amber, 2 links, die 77, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, pristine mint entire, clean and bright, vivid color of impression with highly detailed embossing, vertical printed return notice at left, extremely fine; ex-Floyd and Whitington (UPSS #746; $500.00). (photo - page 64)

500.00

#U244, 2c Red on amber, die 77, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, immaculate mint entire, incredibly fresh, usual printed return address notice at left, extremely fine and choice (UPSS #746; $500.00). (photo - page 64)

500.00

#U245, 2c Red on blue, 2 links, die 77, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, attractive mint entire with the scarce die showing 2 links below the right “2”, the only envelope that comes in this die on blue paper, printed return message at left, very fine and choice (UPSS #747; $700.00). (photo - page 64)

625.00

#U246, 2c Red on fawn, 2 links, die 77, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, lovely fresh mint entire, excellent colors and detailed embossing, exceptionally clean with sharp edges, extremely fine; ex-Wunsch and Whitington (UPSS #748; $700.00). (photo - page 64)

700.00

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#U248, 2c Red on amber, round “O” in “TWO”, die 78, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, mint entire, with “Meyer & Kingsbury” corner card imprint as nearly always, wonderfully fresh, with sharp edges to entire, extremely fine; only six mint entires are known, two of which have Wells, Fargo & Co. printed franks, the entire offered here is certainly one of the finest quality examples available of this rarity; signed Champagne and accompanied by 2002 PF certificate; ex-“Garfield” (UPSS #753; $8,000.00). (photo)

8,000.00

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#U249, 2c Red on fawn, die 78, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, a fresh mint example of this rare entire, rich colors and sharp embossing, usual printed return address notice at left, several light hinge marks, very fine; surprisingly elusive as a mint entire, with fewer than ten copies reported (UPSS #754; $2,000.00). (photo)

2,250.00

#U271, 2c Brown on amber, die 77, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, pristine mint entire, usual printed return address notice at left, extremely fine; ex-Saddleback (UPSS #750; $550.00). (photo - page 64)

600.00

#U273, 2c Brown on white, die 78, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, mint entire, printed corner card at upper left, very fine (UPSS #755; $400.00). (photo - page 64)

400.00

#U274, 2c Brown on amber, round “O” in “TWO”, die 78, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, fresh mint entire with sharp edges and corners, characteristic over inked impression that is found on this envelope, extremely fine; ex-Baum and Whitington (UPSS #756; $425.00). (photo - page 70)

400.00

#U274, 2c Brown on amber, die 78, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, mint entire, the indicia with intense color and worn impression, clean and fresh, extremely fine (UPSS #756; $425.00). (photo - page 70)

400.00

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#U285, 2c Red on white, die 81, size 8, knife 38, wmk. 6, mint entire in a marvelous pristine state of preservation, excellent embossing and sharp edges, extremely fine; a truly rare entire; ex-Barkhausen, Baum, Ballman and Whitington (UPSS #786; $1,750.00). (photo)

1,650.00

#U286, 2c Red on blue, die 81, size 6, knife 19, wmk. 6, post office fresh mint entire, extremely fine and choice (UPSS #788; $500.00). (photo - page 70)

375.00

#U290, 2c Brown on blue, die 82, size 6, knife 19, wmk. 6, clean mint entire, very fine and rare, being only the sixth mint example we have offered in our auctions; ex-Flattery (UPSS #857; $2,400.00). (photo)

3,250.00

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#U298S, 1c Blue on oriental buff, overprinted “SPECIMEN” Form 36 across the indicia and with additional Code 12 Form reading “A - a/Bidder’s Sample, Blank Request.”, die 83, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, wonderfully fresh and clean, extremely fine and scarce; this entire is only known as a specimen and is very scarce, however, it would also make an excellent substitute for the very rare #U298 mint entire (of which only three or less exist) that catalogs $20,000.00; 2009 PF certificate (UPSS #U890). (photo)

Est. 400-500

#U298S, 1c Blue on oriental buff, overprinted “SPECIMEN” Form 36 across the indicia and with additional Code 13 Form reading “Sample no........Proposals of 189...../Bidder’s Sample, Blank Request.”, die 83, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, wonderfully fresh and clean, flap sealed, otherwise extremely fine and scarce; this entire is only known as a specimen and is very scarce, however, it would also make an excellent substitute for the very rare #U298 mint entire (of which only three or less exist) that catalogs $20,000.00; 2009 PF certificate; ex-Saddleback (UPSS #U890). (photo)

Est. 400-500

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#U299, 1c Blue on blue, die 83, size 8, knife 38, wmk. 12, an extraordinarily rare mint entire, attractive with bright color on clear blue paper, well impressed and highly detailed embossing, very fine; two sizes exist of this issue, this being the smaller of the two, both are major rarities; though as many as five may exist, we are only aware of two examples of UPSS #893; 2000 PF certificate; ex-Whitington (UPSS #893; $30,000.00). (photo)

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#U299, 1c Blue on blue, die 83, size 8, knife 38, wmk. 12, quite remarkably the Schiller collection contains a second mint example of this terribly rare entire, bright and fresh, with sharp corners, very fine; two sizes exist of this issue, this being the smaller of the two, both are major rarities; though as many as five may exist, we are only aware of two examples of UPSS #893; ex-Saddleback (UPSS #893; $30,000.00). (photo)

30,000.00

#U306 var., 2c Green on amber, die 87, size 8, knife 38, wmk. 7, a very elusive mint example of this rare size and knife, post office fresh, printed corner card at top left, extremely fine; much under appreciated as only seven mint copies have been reported (UPSS #916). (photo - page 70)

UPSS 250.00

#U313 var., 2c Green on oriental buff, double impression of the indicia and corner card, the second impressions diagonal showing that the indicia and corner cards were both printed at the same time, mint entire, very fine and striking; 2009 PF certificate. (photo - page 70)

Est. 150-200

Unlisted, 2c Green on oriental buff, die 88a, size 10, knife 54, wmk. 8, scarce mint entire, incredibly fresh, extremely fine; probably no more than 30 exist; 2004 APS certificate (UPSS #1027). (photo - page 70)

UPSS 275.00

#U318-21, 2c Green on white, green on amber, green on oriental buff and green on blue, die 89, size 10 or 13, knife 54, wmk. 7 or 8, fresh mint entires of each, first with printed corner card at top left, extremely fine; #U318 ex-Barkhausen and #U319 ex-White (UPSS #1042, 1045, 1046, 1048; $1025.00). (photo - page 70)

1,075.00

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#U321, 2c Green on blue, die 89, size 13, knife 74, wmk. 7, pristine mint entire, crisp edges and strong embossing with bright color on fresh blue paper, extremely fine and attractive (UPSS #1049; $300.00). (photo - page 70)

325.00

#U323, 2c Green on amber manila, die 89, size 13, knife 74, wmk. 7, pristine mint entire, this being the scarcest of the envelopes with this little-used die, strong embossing and deep colors, very clean and fresh, extremely fine (UPSS #1051; $750.00). (photo page 74)

900.00

#U324-25 vars., 4c Carmine on white and carmine on amber, die 91, size 8, knife 38, wmk. 7, fresh mint entires of each, extremely fine and rare; only eight sets are reported (UPSS #1063-7, 1072-7). (photo - page 74)

UPSS 500.00

#U336-37 vars, 30c Red brown on white and red brown on amber, die 69, size 8, knife 38, wmk. 7, pristine mint entires of each, extremely fine and rare, a mere six sets are reported; former ex-White (UPSS #1104, 1107). (photo - page 74)

UPSS 600.00

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#U350a, 5c Columbian, slate brown on white error of color, die 96B, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 11, large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, crisp edges and sharp corners, the indicia with strong unmistakable color, very fine (UPSS #1176A; $1,200.00). (photo)

1,200.00

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#U373, 4c Brown on white, die 103, size 10, knife 56, wmk. 13, an immensely rare mint entire, being one of only three examples believed to exist in this more desirable small size, in addition this example is in exceptionally choice condition, fresh with rich color on bright white paper, strong detailed embossing, extremely fine and arguably the finest known example; an essential item for an advanced collection of mint entires or for the Lincoln specialist who is seeking a highlight for an exhibit collection; signed “W.H.M.” (William H. Maisel) (UPSS #1353; $17,500.00). (photo)

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#U374 var., 2c on 4c Brown on white, type 4 surcharge (applied at New Orleans), die 104(C), size 21, knife 100, wmk. 13, a very scarce mint entire of this revalued surcharge on the Lincoln design, which is unlisted in Scott, fresh, very fine; 2000 PF certificate; exSummers, Floyd and Ainsworth (UPSS #2915). (photo)

UPSS 1,000.00

#W399 var., 2c Carmine on manila, double impression, die 110, knife W8, wmk. 0, mint entire wrapper showing two bold impressions of the indicia slightly overlapping, folded horizontally at center, very fine; the only example we have seen and in all probability unique; ex-White; 2009 PF certificate (UPSS #1472a var.). (photo - page 74)

Est. 300-400

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#W405 var., 1c Green on manila, double impression of the indicia mostly overlapping, mint wrapper folded to envelope size, several mild creases or wrinkles, otherwise very fine; double impressions on wrappers are seldom seen. (photo - page 74)

Est. 200-300

#U411 var., 2c Carmine on white, double impression of the indicia struck mostly overlapping, mint entire, very fine and scarce. (photo - page 74)

Est. 200-300

#U411h, 2c Carmine with added impression of 1c Green (#U400), Die 115, size 8, knife 41, wmk. 14, mint entire, with return address corner card, small piece of flap missing, otherwise very fine; a scarce and striking error, being the only example we have ever offered in our auctions; ex-Floyd (UPSS #OO-7; $550.00). (photo - page 74)

475.00

#U418a, 5c Blue on heavy aged white laid paper, die 2, UPSS die 125(A), size 10, knife 59, wmk. 18, pristine mint entire on what might better be described as a tan or buff paper similar to that used for many wrappers in this period, fresh and extremely fine; a very unusual paper variety (perhaps an error similar to #U418b) that may be worthy of a future listing; 2009 PF certificate (UPSS #1984 var.). (photo - page 74)

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#U418d, 5c Blue, printed on blue in error instead of white, die 1, UPSS die 125(A), size 10, knife 57, wmk. 15, a very rare mint entire, being in a marvelous state of preservation, fresh and bright, crisp edges, extremely fine; it is believed that no more than seven examples of this entire exist; signed “W.H.M.” (William H. Maisel) (UPSS #2003; $5,500.00). (photo)

6,500.00

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#U419 var., 1½c on 5c Blue on amber, die 2, type 8 surcharge, UPSS die 126(B), size 8, knife 41, wmk. 15, deep color and clear surcharge on fresh paper, flap stuck down, otherwise very fine; a rare example of this unlisted “favor” surcharge which is listed on white paper for $1,375.00 but not on amber; 2009 PF certificate; ex-Saddleback (UPSS #1996 var./3119 var.). (photo)

Est. 750-1,000

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#U429f var., 2c Carmine on white, die 7, double impression, mint entire, size 10, knife 57, very fine and eye-catching. (photo - page 76)

Est. 400-500

#U436h, 3c Carmine on white error of color, die 5, die 144(E), size 10, knife 58w, wmk. 19, ten mint entires, five with scarcer Treasurer of Somerset County corner card, two with City Water Dept. corner card and one Bernham Chemical & Metal Corp. corner card, the last two with City Water Dept. corner card erased, otherwise very fine (UPSS #2498; $660.00).

600.00

#U437h, 3c Black on amber, error of color, die 1, UPSS die 143(A), size 13, knife 80, wmk. 20, mint entire with Kasenit Company printed corner card as always, very fine and scarce; signed Bartels (UPSS #2526; $300.00). (photo - page 76)

300.00

#U439g, 3c Carmine on blue, error of color, die 5, UPSS die 144(E), size 10, knife 58w, wmk. 19, select mint entire, with printed “The Blue Ribbon Garage” corner card and address window as always, choice very fine; ex-White (UPSS #2555; $500.00). (photo - page 76)

450.00

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#U446b, “2 cents” on 3c Dark violet on white, die 1, double surcharge, type 1 surcharge, UPSS die 143A, size 10, knife 59, wmk. 20, rare mint entire showing two bold surcharges on the indicia, fresh and very fine; ridiculously undercataloged; signed Bartels with his note “Probably 6 exist” and accompanied by 2009 PF certificate; ex-White, Wunch and Saddleback (UPSS #2737a; $100.00). (photo - page 76)

350.00

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#U453a, 2c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die 115, size 23, knife 106, wmk. 18, a superb large mint entire in the only size that was produced, incredibly fresh and clean, an extremely fine gem example of this exceptionally rare envelope; it is believed that less than five examples exist and this is only the third example we have offered, one of which was faulty; ex-Saddleback (UPSS #2811; $8,000.00). (photo)

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#U453C, 2c on 2c Carmine on oriental buff, die 6, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die 120(E), size 10, knife 58, wmk. 17, a particularly choice mint entire, pristine with brilliant colors and crisp edges, well struck surcharge, extremely fine; a very rare mint entire, as it is believed that only 24 of the die 6 were ever surcharged and particularly desirable in this superlative condition; quite undercataloged by Scott; ex-Saddleback (UPSS #2814; $3,750.00). (photo)

2,500.00

#U453Cd, 2c on 2c Carmine on oriental buff, die 1, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die 115(A), size 10, knife 57, wmk. 15, pristine mint entire, lovely brilliant colors and an especially crisp envelope, extremely fine; a choice example of this very rare and seldom offered entire which is even scarcer than the die 6 (UPSS #2813; $3,750.00). (photo)

2,750.00

#U454a, 2c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die 134(A), size 13, knife 80, wmk. 20, fresh mint entire, clean and extremely fine (UPSS #2821; $300.00). (photo - page 76)

400.00

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#U454a, 2c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die 134(A), size 21, knife 100, wmk. 19, large mint entire, fresh and clean, extremely fine (UPSS #282219; $240.00). (photo - page 76)

400.00

#U454b, 2c on 2c Carmine on white, die 5, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die 138(E), size 10, knife 58, wmk. 24, mint entire, extremely fine and choice; an unusually scarce and seldom seen entire; 2007 PF certificate; ex-Saddleback and Garfield (UPSS #2825-24; $725.00). (photo - page 76)

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#U455, 2c on 2c Carmine on amber, die 1, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die 134(A), size 13, knife 80, wmk. 22, mint entire, fresh and clean, a very fine and choice example of this rare entire; it is believed that only 33 examples of this entire were found; signed J.M. Bartels; ex-Barkhausen and Whitington (UPSS #2831; $4,250.00). (photo)

4,000.00

#U455b, 2c Carmine on amber, die 7, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die 140(H), size 13, knife 78, wmk. 19, a very rare mint entire in the preferred smaller of the two sizes, immaculately fresh, crisp edges to entire, extremely fine; only 28 entires of this and the larger size were surcharged and we suspect that most have been reduced to cut squares as this is the only example of this entire that we have ever offered; 2000 and 2007 PF certificates; ex-Barkhausen, Summers, Floyd, Saddleback and Garfield (UPSS #2834; $4,750.00). (photo)

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#U456a, 2c on 2c Carmine on oriental buff, die 5, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die #138(E), size 10, knife 58, wmk. 22, scarce mint entire, pristine and extremely fine; exSaddleback (UPSS #2837; $450.00). (photo - page 76)

550.00

#U462, 2c on 4c Chocolate on white, type 3 surcharge (applied at Philadelphia), die 108, size 23, knife 106, wmk. 14, large pristine mint entire being the larger of two large sizes, sharp embossing on bright paper, extremely fine and especially scarce; we have offered only one entire in the smaller size and this is the only one we have ever offered in this scarcer large size; 2007 PF certificate; ex-Barkhausen (UPSS #2807; $1,300.00). (photo)

900.00

#U463, 2c on 4c Chocolate on amber, type 3 surcharge (Philadelphia), die 108, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 14, large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes that were surcharged, very fresh and clean, extremely fine; this is only the third example of this elusive entire that we have offered; 2009 PF certificate (UPSS #2808; $1,600.00). (photo)

1,600.00

#U463, 2c on 4c Chocolate on amber, type 3 surcharge (applied at Philadelphia), die 108, size 23, knife 106, wmk. 14, large mint entire, being the scarcer largest size of two large sizes, pristine with bright colors, trivial small toned spot at top left, very fine; revalued entires of this value are very rare as most were made into cut squares; we have offered two examples of the slightly smaller size entire but this is the first of the scarcer larger size; 2007 PF certificate; ex-Barkhausen (UPSS #2809; $1,700.00). (photo)

1,600.00

#U463A, 2c on 4c Black on white, type 3 surcharge, die 124(B), size 23, knife 106, wmk. 16, a large mint entire as always, fresh and clean, short tear at top left, otherwise very fine; only 50 entires were surcharged, many of which have been reduced to cut squares (UPSS #2816; $2,500.00). (photo - page 80)

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#U464, 2c on 5c Blue on white, die 1, UPSS die 149, size 10, knife 59, wmk. 23, mint entire, fresh with crisp edges, very fine; a rare example of this surcharge on this unusual high value; ex-Whitington (UPSS #2913-23; $2,500.00). (photo)

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#U465, 2c on 1c Green on white, die 1, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die 127(A), size 10, knife 59, wmk. 20, fresh mint entire, a very fine and choice example of this rarity; some specialists believe that only thirteen examples of this entire were produced (UPSS #2925; $3,125.00). (photo)

2,250.00

#U465a, 2c on 1c Green on white, die 3, type 3 surcharge, UPSS die 129(C), size 10, knife 57, wmk. 23, an enormously rare mint entire, in fact, this is only the second entire we have ever offered, extremely fine; some experts believe that only two or three entires exist; 2007 PF certificate; ex-Saddleback and Garfield (UPSS #2929; $3,375.00). (photo)

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#U466Ac, 2c on 2c Carmine on white, die 5, type 4 surcharge, UPSS die 138(E), size 10, knife 58, wmk. 22, pristine mint entire with deep color, extremely fine; a select example of this seldom seen entire (UPSS #2938-22; $2,200.00). (photo)

1,750.00

#U466Ae, 2c on 2c Carmine on white, die 7, UPSS die 140, size 10, knife 57, wmk. 22, fresh and attractive mint entire, with strong surcharge which is not always the case on this rare envelope, very fine and choice; only 24 are thought to have been surcharged; signed White; ex-Wunsch and Whitington (UPSS #2940; $1,800.00). (photo)

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#U466B, 2c on 2c Carmine on amber, type 4 surcharge, size 10, knife 58, wmk. 19, a lovely mint entire, clean and fresh, an extremely fine and choice example of this extraordinarily rare entire, being one of the rarest mint entires of the 20th century, as only five are thought to exist, and we are not aware of any cut squares, either existing or having been sold in years, this is one of only two #U466B entires to have been offered by us, this being the Dr. Jerry Summers example which we had the pleasure of selling as part of his impressive collection in our June 2000 sale, we also offered an example in our March 2002 Premier Sale, these two are the only examples to appear on the auction market in years, so it is with pleasure that we are able to offer it again to give serious postal stationery collectors the important opportunity to add this great rarity to their collection, because there is no guarantee that this, or one of the other four known, will make an appearance on the auction market for years to come; signed Maisel and accompanied by 2007 PF certificate; ex-Summers, Saddleback and Garfield (UPSS #2943A; $30,000.00). (photo)

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#U467, 2c on 3c Green on white, die 2, UPSS die 57(B), size 3, knife 8, wmk. 6, choice mint entire, remarkably fresh and clean, extremely fine; a surprisingly rare and terribly undercataloged entire; in fact, this is only the second example we have ever offered in our auctions (UPSS #2914; $875.00). (photo - page 80)

550.00

#U468l, 2c on 3c Carmine, die 5, error of color, UPSS die 144(E), size 10, knife 58w, wmk. 19, seldom seen mint entire, with “City Water Dept./Seattle, Wash.” printed corner card, narrow toning band at left of the indicium, otherwise very fine; quite rare, with this being the very first example we have offered in our auctions; 2009 PF certificate; exBaum (UPSS #2963; $1,500.00). (photo - page 80)

1,500.00

Unlisted “1/CENT” on 2c Carmine, die 3, type 7A surcharge intended for postal cards but used on envelopes in error, die 140(H), size 10, knife 57, wmk. 22, very fine; a rather scarce and under appreciated error; 1992 PF certificate (UPSS #3041). (photo page 80)

UPSS 500.00

#U471e var., 2c on 3c Dark violet on blue, die 6, double surcharge, types 2 and 4, UPSS die 145(F), size 13, knife 79, wmk. 19, exceptionally fresh mint entire with both surcharges showing clearly, extremely fine (UPSS #3059). (photo - page 80)

UPSS 350.00

#U474a, 2c on 1c on 3c Dark violet on white, die 5, double surcharge, type 4 over type 7A, UPSS die 143(A), size 10, knife 59, wmk. 19, mint entire, pristine condition, sharp edges, extremely fine (UPSS #3072-19; $350.00). (photo - page 80)

575.00

#U474a, 2c on 1c on 3c Dark violet on white, die 5, type 4 over type 7A, UPSS die 145(E), size 10, knife 58, wmk. 19, mint entire with printed “First National Bank/Bastrop, Bastrop Co., Tex.” corner card as usual, very fine and scarce (UPSS #3075; $575.00). (photo - page 80)

575.00

#U475, 2c on 1c on 3c Dark violet on amber, die 1, double surcharge, types 4 and 7A, the latter being a surcharge intended for postal cards, UPSS die 143, size 10, knife 59, wmk. 19, clean mint entire with deep color, Citizens State Bank of Bastrop, Texas corner card, as all have, extremely fine (UPSS #3077; $450.00). (photo - page 80)

475.00

#U475, 2c on 1c on 3c Dark violet on amber, die 1, double surcharge, type 4 over type 7A, the latter being a surcharge intended for postal cards, UPSS die 143(A), size 10, knife 59, wmk. 19, clean mint entire with deep color and bright amber paper, Citizens State Bank of Bastrop, Texas corner card as all have, extremely fine (UPSS #3077; $450.00). (photo - page 88)

475.00

#U476, “2” on 3c Dark violet on amber, die 1, type 5 surcharge issued at Duncan, Oklahoma, UPSS die 143, size 13, knife 80, wmk. 19, choice mint entire with printed corner card of the Duncan National Bank of Duncan, Oklahoma, plus Bank slogan printed on the reverse, strong colors, extremely fine (UPSS #3018-19; $500.00). (photo page 88)

500.00

#U477b, “2” on 3c Dark violet, die 6, type 6 surcharge issued at Frederick, Oklahoma, UPSS die 145(F), size 13, knife 79, wmk. 19, crisp mint entire with printed “R.I. Case, County Treasurer/Court House, Frederick, Okla.” corner card, fresh and extremely fine and scarce (UPSS #3025; $300.00). (photo - page 88)

325.00

#U478, “2” on 3c Dark violet on amber, die 1, type 6 surcharge issued at Frederick, Oklahoma, UPSS die 143(A), size 13, knife 80, wmk. 19, clean mint entire with local printed corner card of C.B. Greever, extremely fine (UPSS #3027; $400.00). (photo page 88)

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#U478, “2” on 3c Dark violet on amber, die 1, type 6 surcharge issued at Frederick, Oklahoma, UPSS die 143(A), size 23, knife 112, wmk. 20, large mint entire with printed corner card of G.G. Black of Hollister, Oklahoma, this typographed surcharge was applied by the Frederick, Oklahoma Post Office and was done in the same printing operation for printing the corner card, fresh and extremely fine (UPSS #3028; $400.00). (photo - page 88)

450.00

#U479, “2” on 3c Dark violet on white, die 1, black surcharge, UPSS die 143(A), size 10, knife 57, wmk. 20, choice mint entire with black Daytona, Florida handstamped surcharge, fresh and immaculate, extremely fine; this is in a scarce and more desirable smallest size (UPSS #3030-20; $550.00). (photo - page 88)

550.00

#U479, “2” on 3c Dark violet on white, die 1, black surcharge, UPSS die 143(A), size 13, knife 80, wmk. 19, select mint entire with black Daytona, Florida handstamped surcharge, very clean and attractive, extremely fine; this is in a scarcer and more desirable smaller size; signed Bartels; ex-Saddleback (UPSS #3032; $650.00). (photo - page 88)

550.00

#U479, “2” on 3c Dark violet on white, die 1, black surcharge, UPSS die 143(A), size 13, knife 80, wmk. 19, select mint entire with black Daytona, Florida handstamped surcharge, very clean and attractive, extremely fine; this is in a scarcer and more desirable smaller size; signed Ward (UPSS #3032; $650.00). (photo - page 88)

550.00

#U479, “2” on 3c Dark violet on white, die 1, black surcharge, UPSS die 143(A), size 23, knife 112, wmk. 20, large mint entire with black Daytona, Florida handstamped surcharge, clean, portion of backflap stuck down, very fine; 1966 PF certificate (UPSS #3033; $650.00). (photo - page 92)

550.00

#U479b, “2” on 3c Dark violet on white, die 7, black surcharge, UPSS die 146(H), size 21, knife 100, wmk. 19, mint entire with Daytona, Florida handstamped surcharge, also showing portion of type 4 surcharge, scattered toning spots on reverse, but would yield a very fine cut square (UPSS #3036; $475.00). (photo - page 92)

550.00

#U479b var., “2” on 3c Dark violet on white, die 7, double surcharge, UPSS die 146, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 20, mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which this die comes, fresh with deep color, two distinct impressions of the large “2” surcharge, also an unusual nearly complete strike of the “2” type 4 surcharge (nearly all, if not all, of the issue with large “2” have portions of the type 4 surcharge), fresh and extremely fine; the double surcharge is unlisted in Scott and has now been inexplicably delisted by UPSS, with this quite likely the only example; 2002 PF certificate as a “triple” surcharge with two of the UPSS type 7 surcharges and one of the type 3 (really 4) surcharge; exWhitington (UPSS formerly #3036a). (photo - page 92)

Est. 300-400

#U479b, “2” on 3c Dark violet on white, die 7, black surcharge, UPSS die 146(H), size 23, knife 106, wmk. 20, large mint entire, fresh and very fine (UPSS #3037; $550.00). (photo - page 92)

550.00

#U481b, 1½c Purple on white error of color, die 1, die 132(A), size 20, knife 92w, wmk. 33, four mint entires, two with Moody’s and two with Town Treasurer printed corner cards as always, fresh and extremely fine (UPSS #2158; $500.00). (photo - page 92)

460.00

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#U486, 1½c on 2c Green on white, die 88, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 12, unusually fresh mint entire, with bright white paper and clean sharp edges, well struck surcharge, extremely fine; ex-Whitington (UPSS #3078; $1,750.00). (photo)

1,500.00

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#U486, 1½c on 2c Green on white, die 88(B), size 7, knife 31, wmk. 12, crisp mint entire, sharp edges, exceptionally fresh, extremely fine; a scarce entire, particularly in this choice condition; signed Champagne; ex-Haller (UPSS #3078; $1,750.00). (photo)

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#U492a, 1½c on 1c Green on oriental buff, die 4, UPSS die 114(D), size 13, knife 79u, wmk. 19, an extremely rare mint entire of this elusive die type, possessing pristine freshness with deep colors and clear well struck surcharge, extremely fine; only a tiny fraction of the reported 30 copies that were issued have remained intact as complete entires, this example is particularly desirable because of its premium condition, as we have previously offered only a lesser quality example from the October 2001 Auction of the William S. Floyd collection (UPSS #3113; $1,500.00). (photo)

1,900.00

#U494, 1½c on 1c Green on manila, die 1, UPSS die 111(A), size 10, knife 54u, wmk. 15, mint entire, ungummed flap, remarkably fresh and crisp for this type paper, extremely fine; ex-Whitington (UPSS #3116a; $600.00). (photo - page 92)

500.00

#U494, 1½c on 1c Green on manila, die 1, UPSS die 111(A), size 10, knife 54u, wmk 17, mint entire, very fine and scarce (UPSS #3116a-17; $600.00). (photo - page 92)

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#U494a, 1½c on 1c Green on manila, die 3, UPSS die 113(C), size 10, knife 54, wmk. 17, mint entire, fresh and very fine; a surprisingly scarce die entire, being only the second example we have ever offered (UPSS #3118). (photo)

1,500.00

#U502, 1½c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, UPSS die 134(A), size 10, knife 59, wmk. 27, fresh mint example of this entire, crisp and clean, extremely fine and choice (UPSS #3171-27; $625.00). (photo - page 92)

500.00

#U502, 1½c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, UPSS die 134(A), size 10, knife 59, wmk. 27, another fresh mint entire, crisp and clean, extremely fine (UPSS #3171-27; $625.00). (photo - page 94)

500.00

#U502b, 1½c on 2c Carmine on white, die 7, UPSS die 140(H), size 13, knife 78, wmk. 23, mint entire, very fine; a rather elusive entire; signed George S. Norton (UPSS #3178; $575.00). (photo - page 94)

550.00

#U502c, 1½c on 2c Carmine on white, die 6, type 8 surcharge, size 13, knife 78x, wmk. 27, pristine mint entire, fresh and extremely fine; unpriced in Scott as an entire, with a cut square cataloging $400.00; ex-Saddleback (UPSS unlisted). (photo - page 94)

Est. 200-300

#U502d, 1½c on 2c Carmine on white, die 8, type 8 surcharge, UPSS die 140(H), size 10, knife 57, wmk. 27, very scarce mint entire which is listed only as a cut square in Scott for $525.00, fresh, very fine; 2001 PF certificate; ex-Summers, Floyd and Whitington (UPSS #3177-27). (photo - page 94)

UPSS 575.00

#U503, 1½c on 2c Carmine on oriental buff, die 5, UPSS die 138(E), size 10, knife 58, wmk. 22, attractive mint entire, bright fresh colors, sharp clear surcharge, extremely fine (UPSS #3179; $600.00). (photo - page 94)

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#U504a, 1½c on 2c Carmine on blue, die 7, UPSS die 140(H), size 10, knife 57, wmk. 27, immaculately fresh and with sharp edges, extremely fine; ex-Barkhausen and Whitington (UPSS #3181; $550.00). (photo - page 94)

500.00

#U504a, 1½c on 2c Carmine on blue, die 7, UPSS die 140(H), size 10, knife 57, wmk. 27, mint entire, immaculately fresh and with sharp edges, extremely fine (UPSS #3181; $550.00). (photo - page 94)

500.00

#U504 var., 1½c on 2c Carmine on blue, UPSS die 139(F), size13, knife 78, wmk 27, a very scarce mint entire of this surcharge on Scott #U432f (die 6), fresh and clean, extremely fine; rarely offered and as yet not listed in Scott (UPSS #3180). (photo - page 94)

UPSS 675.00

#U505a, 1½c on 1½c Brown on white, die 8, UPSS die 133(H2), size 13, knife 78, wmk. 25, mint entire, fresh and very fine (UPSS #3169; $800.00). (photo - page 98)

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#U505b, 1½c on 1½c Brown on white, die 1, double surcharge, UPSS die 132(A), size 10, knife 59, wmk. 27, a rare mint entire displaying an unpriced double surcharge, both on the indicia (the normal surcharge catalogs $625.00), very fine; believed to be the only example; 2006 PF certificate (UPSS #3168 var.; $800.00 for normal). (photo)

Est. 750-1,000

#U506, 1½c on 1½c Brown on blue, die 8, UPSS die 133(H2), size 13, knife 78, wmk. 27, mint entire, clean and fresh, very fine (UPSS #3170; $700.00). (photo - page 98)

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#U507, 1½c on 1c Blue on white, die 83, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 8, an immaculate mint entire of which only 26 copies are believed to have been surcharged, sharp edges and fresh paper, plus clear well struck surcharge, extremely fine; a gem example of this rare entire; signed “W.H.M.” (William H. Maisel) (UPSS #3182; $4,250.00). (photo)

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#U507B, 1½c on 1c Blue on manila, UPSS die 83, size 10, knife 54u, wmk. 8, a pristine mint entire that was issued with an ungummed flap, crisp sharp edges, extremely fine; this surcharge type has no city types and was produced by the Post Office to stocks of 1c envelopes that were in their possession and for which there was no demand, envelopes from the public were not accepted for surcharging; an extremely rare envelope with only four examples believed to exist, and missing from nearly all the major postal stationery collections; 2007 PF certificate (UPSS #3182B; $4,250.00). (photo)

6,500.00

#U511, 1½c on 1c Green on amber, die 1, UPSS die 111(A), size 8, knife 41, wmk. 17, an immaculate mint entire in this very scarce petite size, strong bright colors, crisp sharp edges, extremely fine in all respects; virtually all the examples offered of this are the larger size 13, this is decidedly scarcer and the only example we have ever offered; exBaum (UPSS #3197-17; $450.00). (photo - page 98)

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#U511, 1½c on 1c Green on amber, die 1, UPSS die 111(A), size 13, knife 78, wmk. 17, mint entire, fresh and bright, choice very fine; ex-Floyd (UPSS #3198; $375.00). (photo - page 98)

375.00

#U520, 1½c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, UPSS die 134(A), size 10, knife 59, wmk. 25, lovely mint entire in one of the scarcer smaller sizes, clean and attractive with bright color and well struck surcharge, extremely fine; we have offered a couple different watermarks in the slightly larger size 13, however this is the only one we have encountered in this desirable smaller size; ex-J.M. Stanley (UPSS #3247; $550.00). (photo - page 98)

550.00

#U520, 1½c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, UPSS die 134(A), size 10, knife 59, wmk. 25, scarce mint entire, very fine; ex-Mason (UPSS #3247-25; $550.00). (photo - page 98)

550.00

#U520, 1½c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, UPSS die 134(A), size 13, knife 80, wmk. 24, mint entire, clean and attractive, very fine and choice; ex-Whitington (UPSS #324824; $550.00). (photo - page 98)

550.00

#U520, 1½c on 2c Carmine on white, die 1, UPSS die 134(A), size 13, knife 80, wmk. 25, mint entire, clean and fresh, very fine; 2009 PF certificate; ex-Barkhausen and Floyd (UPSS #3248-25; $550.00). (photo - page 98)

550.00

Unlisted “½c Paid/Santa Rosa, Cal.” on 1c Olive-green on white, die 127(A), size 10, knife 59, wmk. 25, post office fresh, extremely fine; a scarce provisional surcharge (UPSS #3253). (photo - page 102)

UPSS 450.00

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#U525b, 2c Carmine on blue error of paper, die 1, UPSS die 155, size13, knife 78, wmk. 28, a beautiful mint example of this phenomenal and eye-catching postal stationery error rarity, of which a mere two examples are believed to exist, wonderfully clean and fresh with sharp corners, extremely fine; this great error rarity seldom changes hands and is arguably the most important 20th century entire in existence; 2007 PF certificate; ex-Schedler, Saddleback and Garfield (UPSS #3267; $40,000.00). (photo)

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#U533 var., 5c + 2c Bright purple, surcharge error, die 191, size 23, knife 114, wmk. 49, mint entire with 2c red type 11 surcharge instead of the 1c green type 13 1c surcharge, extremely fine and rare, being the first example we have seen; unlisted in Scott (UPSS #3542; $450.00). (photo - page 102)

UPSS 450.00

#U534c var., 3c Dark violet on white, die 3, double impression of the indicia spaced well apart, plus this is a double envelope, the inside envelope with a single albino impression of the indicia, outside envelope with a faint toned spot, otherwise very fine; a most unusual and probably unique double error entire; 2009 PF certificate. (photo - page 102)

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#U548Ab, 1 6/10c Brown on white, error of color, UPSS die 188, size 12, knife 68, wmk. 49, pristine mint entire of this exceedingly rare and striking error, printed in the rich brown color that the 1 1/4c and 1 4/10c of this same series were printed in, rather than the salmon orange color of the normal, extremely fine; unlisted in UPSS, this is only the second example we have offered, the other being from our 2003 Stephen S. Whitington collection auction where it realized $4,750.00 hammer; a major postal stationery error of color rarity; 2002 PF certificate (UPSS #3513-49 var.). (photo)

5,500.00

#U571a-73a, 10c and 13c Bicentennial, brown color omitted, three different mint entires, each with the brown color (10c or 13c/USA) missing, fresh and clean, extremely fine; ex-Floyd (UPSS #3577a, 3579a, 3581a; $450.00). (photo - page 102)

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#U584c-d, U585 var., 13c Energy Conservation and Development, missing color errors, die 213, size 12, knife 69w, wmk. 49A, a remarkable “set” of five mint entires with different missing color errors found on this envelope, comprised of black omitted (#U584c), black and red omitted (#U584d), plus the “Development” envelope yellow and tagging omitted (#U585 var.), red, yellow and tagging omitted (#U585 var.), black partially omitted (#U585 var.), all being pristine entires, very fine; a striking and rare assemblage; ex-Floyd (UPSS #3604c, 3604d, 3608 vars.). (photo - page 102)

1,025.00+

#U584d, 13c Energy Conservation, black and red colors omitted, die 213, size 12, knife 69, wmk. 49A, pristine mint entire, the scarcest of the missing color errors on this issue, extremely fine; ex-Whitington (UPSS #3602d; $325.00). (photo - page 102)

400.00

#U550b, 5c Bright purple on white, orange-red (air post) instead of yellow-green tagging error, die 191, size 12, knife 68w, extremely fine and rare; listed in Scott but not priced; 2009 PF certificate; ex-Garfield (UPSS unlisted). (photo - page 102)

Est. 200-300

#U595a, 15c Veterinary Medicine, gray color omitted, die 219, size 12, knife 36, wmk. 49A, mint entire, immaculately fresh, extremely fine; a very scarce missing color error (UPSS #3631; $400.00). (photo - page 102)

1,000.00

#U595b, 15c Veterinary Medicine, brown color omitted, die 219, size 12, knife 69, wmk. 49A, clean mint entire, extremely fine; one of the rarest of all the modern missing color errors on stationery, as only five to seven examples have been reported according to the Datz catalog (UPSS #3631a; $400.00). (photo - page 104)

950.00

#U596a-d, 15c Soccer, missing color errors, a rare group of the four different Scott listed missing color errors, each being the larger UPSS size 23, all in pristine condition, very fine; a striking and elusive group of stationery errors; ex-Floyd (UPSS #3636a-b, 3636d, 3636f; $1,075.00). (photo - page 104)

1,075.00

#U602a-c, 20c Great Seal of the United States, color omitted errors, the three known errors, Dark blue omitted, Dark blue and magenta omitted (listed by Scott but not priced), and all colors omitted, each die 232, size 23, knife 115, wmk. 49A, extremely fine; a difficult set to assemble, especially with the unpriced Dark blue and magenta envelope (UPSS #3679a-c; $750.00). (photo - page 104)

for two 775.00+

#U612a, 8.4c Mayflower, black color omitted, die 243, size 23, knife 115, a seldom seen mint entire of this striking error, larger size entire with printed return corner card address as found on all existing examples, bright and fresh, extremely fine; according to the Datz catalog only eight to twelve such error entires have been reported; exWhitington (UPSS #3726a; $200.00). (photo - page 104)

700.00

#U617a, 25c Space Station, ultramarine omitted, die 248, size 21, knife 128, wmk. 0, mint entire showing only the hologram design without any printing, wonderfully fresh, extremely fine; according to the Datz catalog only eight to ten such error entires have been reported; ex-Whitington (UPSS #3735b; $400.00). (photo - page 104)

550.00

#U632a, 32c Liberty Bell, greenish blue color omitted, die 263, size12, knife 69, more desirable small size mint entire, pristine, extremely fine and scarce error; 2001 PF certificate; ex-Whitington (UPSS #3783b; $350.00). (photo - page 104)

450.00

#U632a, 32c Liberty Bell, greenish blue color omitted, size 23, knife 115, pristine large size mint entire of this rare error, extremely fine; ex-Floyd (UPSS unlisted in this size). (photo - page 106)

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#UC1 var., 5c Blue on white, die 1, bi-colored border omitted, UPSS die AM1, size 10, knife 57, wmk. 28, fresh mint entire, with just a trace of blue ink showing (as always found on this error), a very fine and choice example of this very rare and seldom offered error; ex-Whitington (UPSS #AM-1a). (photo)

UPSS 1,300.00

#UC1a, 5c Blue on white, die 1, orange and blue border type b, UPSS die AM1, size 13, knife 78, wmk. 28, border type 2, mint entire, extremely fine; an especially fresh example of this scarce border variety (UPSS #AM-4a; $400.00). (photo - page 106)

375.00

#UC2 var., 5c Blue on white, die 2, border type d, “1933” watermark, UPSS die AM2, size 23, knife 106, wmk. 33, mint entire with this very scarce border type which is listed in both the Scott and UPSS catalogs, fresh and extremely fine; signed White. (photo - page 106)

UPSS 500.00

#UC2 var., 5c Blue on white, die 2, border type d, “1933” watermark, size 23, knife 106, wmk. 33, mint entire of this scarce watermark on this size, light diagonal crease at upper left, otherwise very fine; 2011 PF certificate; ex-Barkhausen (UPSS #AM10-33). (photo - page 106)

UPSS 500.00

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#UC8g, “Air 6 Mail” on 3c Violet on white error, size 10, knife 57, wmk. 29, mint entire, clean and fresh, mild bend at lower right not even mentioned on the accompanying certificate and well away from the indicia, very fine; a very rare error entire, this being the first example we have ever offered in our auctions; clear 1995 PF certificate; exSaddleback (UPSS #AM50; $7,000.00). (photo)

7,000.00

#UC16b, 10c Chocolate air letter sheet, error of color, scarce unfolded example of this color error, very fine; accompanied by interesting collateral describing and analyzing the error; ex-Floyd (UPSS #ALS-2b; $500.00). (photo - page 106)

450.00

#UC16e., 10c Bright red on pale blue air letter sheet, blue color omitted causing inscriptions and border diamonds to be missing, folded mint entire, very fine and scarce (UPSS #ALS1c; $400.00). (photo - page 108)

400.00

#UC22a, “Revalued/6c/P.O. Dept.” on 5c Carmine on white, die 2, double surcharge, UPSS die AM7, size 13, knife 78, wmk. 41, small mint entire, fresh and extremely fine; 2005 PF certificate (UPSS #AM71a; $300.00). (photo - page 108)

200.00

#UC22a, “Revalued/6c/P.O. Dept.” on 5c Carmine on white, die 2, double surcharge, UPSS die AM7, size 23, knife 116, wmk. 41, large mint entire, fresh and extremely fine; 2005 PF certificate (UPSS #AM72a; $300.00). (photo - page 108)

200.00

#UC22a, “Revalued/6c/P.O. Dept.” on 5c Carmine on white, die 2, double surcharge, UPSS die AM7, size 23, knife 116, wmk. 41, another large mint entire, this one with both surcharges closely coincident, fresh and extremely fine; 2005 PF certificate (UPSS #AM72a; $300.00). (photo - page 108)

200.00

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#UC22b, “Revalued/6c/P.O. Dept.” on 5c Carmine on white, die 2, triple surcharge, UPSS die AM7, size 23, knife 116, wmk. 41, large mint entire, fresh and extremely fine; very scarce and listed in Scott but not priced; 2005 PF certificate (UPSS unlisted). (photo - page 108)

Est. 150-200

#UC22b, “Revalued/6c/P.O. Dept.” on 5c Carmine on white, die 2, triple surcharge, UPSS die AM7, size 23, knife 116, wmk. 41, large mint entire, fresh and extremely fine; very scarce and listed in Scott but not priced; 2005 PF certificate (UPSS unlisted). (photo - page 108)

Est. 150-200

#UC22b, “Revalued/6c/P.O. Dept.” on 5c Carmine on white, die 2, triple surcharge, UPSS die AM7, size 23, knife 116, wmk. 41, large mint entire, fresh and extremely fine; very scarce and listed in Scott but not priced; 2005 PF certificate (UPSS unlisted). (photo - page 108)

Est. 150-200

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#UC23, “Revalued/6c/P.O. Dept.” on 5c Carmine on white, size 13, knife 78, wmk. 41, fresh mint example of this rare surcharge entire, extremely fine. (photo)

2,000.00

Formerly #UC24, “Revalued/6c/P.O/ Dept.” on 4c Black on white, die 1, #U440, large mint entire that is believed to be a favor surcharge, fresh and immaculate, but for a trivial inclusion at left, extremely fine (not given a UPSS number). (photo - page 112)

UPSS 500.00

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#UC32c, 10c Blue and red air letter sheet, Type II inscription on reverse, blue color omitted, a clean mint folded example of this very rare and striking missing color error, very fine; ex-Saddleback (UPSS #ALS6c; $1,000.00). (photo)

850.00

#UC35b, 11c Red and blue air letter sheet, blue color omitted, folded mint entire, very fine; a very scarce missing color error that exists in very limited numbers; exSaddleback (UPSS #ALS7c; $875.00). (photo)

1,100.00

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#UO6, 2c Black Post Office Dept. on white, die PD4, size 10, knife 53, wmk. 2, mint entire, incredibly fresh and clean, extremely fine (UPSS #PD29; $300.00). (photo - page 112)

190.00

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#UO8, 3c Black Post Office Dept on white, die PD5, size 10, knife 54, wmk. 5, an amazingly choice example of this incredibly rare mint entire, unusually fresh and clean with sharp detailed embossing, crisp clean edges, extremely fine; this is one of the few examples we have offered, and it is by far in the finest condition; the rarity of this entire cannot be overstated, as it is significant to note that not one of the great stationery collections we have sold in the past years, including Wampler, “Michigan”, Lyons, Summers or Floyd, had a single example; a great rarity in this superlative condition and it is estimated that no more than five exist; 2001 PF certificate; ex-Whitington (UPSS #PD42; $6,000.00). (photo)

5,750.00

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#UO18, 1c Dark red War Dept. on white, die WD1, size 6, knife 17, wmk. 2a, very attractive and fresh example of this petite mint entire, strong detailed embossing, clean with sharp edges, extremely fine and very scarce; signed White; ex-Whitington (UPSS #WD1; $1,500.00). (photo)

1,200.00

#UO22, 3c Dark red War Dept. on cream, die WD3, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2a, large mint entire, a bit discolored, otherwise very fine; still a nice example of this elusive entire; ex-Ballman and Whitington (UPSS #WD11; $1,200.00). (photo - page 112)

1,200.00

#UO23, 6c Dark red War Dept. on white, die WD4, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2a, large mint entire, very fine; ex-Barkhausen (UPSS #WD14; $450.00). (photo - page 112)

500.00

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#UO24, 6c Dark red War Dept. on cream, die WD4, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2a, an enormously rare entire, being one of only six recorded mint examples, all of which are only found in this larger legal size, clean and with highly detailed embossing, very fine and choice; one of the most important official postal stationery entires in existence, and only the second example we have had the pleasure to offer in our auctions; 2007 PF certificate (UPSS #WD15; $15,500.00). (photo)

10,000.00

#UO26, 12c Dark red War Dept. on white, die WD6, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2a, large mint entire, uncommonly fresh and clean for an entire of this size, choice very fine; exLilly (UPSS #WD17; $250.00). (photo - page 112)

250.00

#UO26, 12c Dark red War Dept. on white, die WD6, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the scarcer of the two large sizes in which they come, uncommonly fresh and clean, extremely fine; ex-Barkhausen (UPSS #WD18; $300.00). (photo - page 112)

250.00

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#UO29, 30c Dark red War Dept. on white, die WD9, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, unused large entire in the only size in which this first issue comes, printed address of the Chief Signal Officer of the Army, fresh and in excellent condition for this size envelope, very fine; quite undercataloged in Scott as this is one of a mere three examples reported, two of which bear this pre-printed address; ex-Barkhausen and Whitington (UPSS #WD22; $1,250.00). (photo)

725.00

#UO30, 1c Vermilion War Dept. on white, die WD1, size 6, knife 17, wmk. 2, an immaculate mint entire, superb embossing on pristine paper, extremely fine; signed “W.H.M.” (William H. Maisel) (UPSS #WD23; $450.00). (photo - page 112)

400.00

#UO32S, 2c Vermilion War Dept. on white, overprinted “SPECIMEN,” die WD2, size 6, knife 17, wmk. 2, fresh entire with the “Specimen” overprint at center, so it could yield a nice full corner cut square, which catalogs $425.00, flap sealed, very fine; an appealing substitute for this enormously rare mint entire, which catalogs $25,000.00 in Scott, and of which only three are estimated to exist (UPSS #WD25). (photo - page 112)

Est. 200-300

#WO33, 2c Vermilion War Dept. on manila wrapper, die WD2, knife W2, wmk. 2, rare mint entire wrapper which has been neatly folded, particularly fresh and clean, extremely fine; enormously undercataloged as only 300 were issues and it is estimated that only four or five mint entires exist (UPSS #WD26; $400.00). (photo - page 116)

375.00

#UO35, 3c Vermilion War Dept. on amber, die WD3, size 7, knife 26, wmk. 2a, fresh unused entire, with the usual pre-printed address of the Chief Signal Officer in Washington, D.C., extremely fine and scarce (UPSS #WD31; $425.00). (photo - page 116)

375.00

#UO40-41S, 12c and 15c Vermilion War Dept. on white, overprinted “SPECIMEN,” die WD6 and WD7, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, pair of clean large entires in the smaller of the two possible sizes with “Specimen” overprint at center, so they could yield nice full corner cut squares, which catalog $225.00 and $300.00 respectively, plus the 15c mint entire is a rarity with a Scott catalog value of $4,000.00, so this would make an excellent substitute, extremely fine; ex-Ron Scott (UPSS #WD42, WD44). (photo - page 116)

Est. 200-300

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#UO41S, 15c Vermilion War Dept. on white, overprinted “SPECIMEN,” die WD7, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, immaculate large entire in the smaller of the two sizes with “Specimen” overprint at center, so it could yield a nice full corner cut square which catalogs $300.00, plus both sizes of this 15c War Dept. envelope are rarities cataloging for $4,000.00 in Scott and $7,500.00 in UPSS, so this would make an economical alternative, fresh and extremely fine (UPSS #WD44). (photo - page 116)

Est. 100-150

#UO43, 30c Vermilion War Dept. on white, die WD9, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, clean and attractive mint entire of this high value in the smaller of the two sizes in which it comes, “Headquarters Army of the United States.” corner card, fresh bright color and sharp embossing, extremely fine; ex-White and Whitington (UPSS #WD47; $700.00). (photo - page 116)

700.00

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#UO45, 1c Red War Dept. on amber, die WD10, size 7, knife 30, wmk. 2, fresh entire with “Specimen” overprint at top left, leaving the indicia well clear for a large gem full corner cut square, bright colors, strong embossing shows great detail, extremely fine; this entire is only known with a Specimen Ty. 1 overprint and only six to eight are estimated to exist; signed White and accompanied by a 2000 PF certificate; ex-Whitington (UPSS #WD51). (photo) as cut square 900.00+

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#UO56 var., 6c Red War Dept. on white, die WD13, size 7, knife 30, wmk. 3, mint entire displaying the elusive wmk. 3, this being the scarcest of the three different types of entires known of #UO56, well incised embossing, very fine; ex-White (UPSS #WD99-3). (photo - page 116)

UPSS 225.00

#UO58, 6c Red War Dept. on cream, die WD13, size 7, knife 30, wmk. 2, unusually crisp and attractive mint entire in the more desirable small size, bright color and detailed embossing, extremely fine; the only example of this small size we have ever offered (UPSS #WD111; $300.00). (photo - page 116)

575.00

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#UO58, 6c Red War Dept. on cream, die WD13, size 10, knife 53, wmk. 2, wonderfully fresh and crisp example of this elusive size and knife, detailed embossing, extremely fine; only 75 of this entire were issued; ex-Ainsworth (UPSS #WD112; $450.00). (photo - page 116)

575.00

#UO58, 6c Red War Dept. on cream, die WD13, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 2, large mint entire in an excellent state of preservation, incredibly detailed embossing, extremely fine; especially desirable in this premium condition (UPSS #WD113; $350.00). (photo - page 118)

575.00

#UO58, 6c Red War Dept. on cream, die WD13, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 2, fresh large mint entire, bright color and detailed embossing, choice very fine; signed Champagne; exWhitington (UPSS #WD113; $350.00). (photo - page 118)

575.00

#UO59, 10c Red War Dept. on white, die WD14, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 2, particularly fresh large mint entire, hinge thin on the back flap, very fine; ex-Barkhausen (UPSS #WD117; $350.00). (photo - page 118)

250.00

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#UO60, 10c Red War Dept. on amber, die WD14, size 7, knife 30, wmk. 2, attractive mint entire in the more desirable small size, bright colors and exceptionally sharp detailed embossing, sharp edges and corners, fresh except for a couple trivial tiny toning spots on the reverse, very fine and choice example of this rare entire of which only five to eight are estimated to exist; ex-Barkhausen and Whitington (UPSS #WD118; $2,000.00). (photo)

1,650.00

#UO62, 12c Red War Dept. on amber, die WD15, size 21, knife 92, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which they come, a few trivial light scattered spots well away from the indicia (a cut square catalogs $700.00), very fine (UPSS #WD124; $1,000.00). (photo - page 118)

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#UO63, 12c Red War Dept. on cream, die WD15, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 2, handsome large mint entire in the only size in which this comes, fresh and clean, sharp embossing, extremely fine; ex-Whitington (UPSS #WD126; $1,000.00). (photo - page 118)

950.00

#UO64, 15c Red War Dept. on white, die WD16, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, mint entire with crisp edges and sharp corner, small natural paper spot at center, very fine (UPSS #WD129; $350.00). (photo - page 118)

300.00

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#UO65, 15c Red War Dept. on amber, die WD16, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which it comes, quite fresh, a very fine and choice example of this seldom seen entire; signed “W.H.M.” (William H. Maisel); exWhitington (UPSS #WD130; $1,500.00). (photo)

1,200.00

#UO66, 15c Red War Dept. on cream, die WD16, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the only size in which it comes, quite fresh with bright colors and sharp embossing, very fine; only 100 entires were issued; ex-Whitington (UPSS #WD132; $1,200.00). (photo - page 120)

900.00

#UO67, 30c Red War Dept. on white, die WD17, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, a very large mint entire, being the largest and scarcest of two sizes found on this entire, unusually fresh and clean, very fine (UPSS #WD135; $275.00). (photo - page 120)

225.00

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#UO68, 30c Red War Dept. on amber, die WD17, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, a seldom seen mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes issued, wonderfully fresh and clean, extremely fine and rare, being only the third we have offered in our auctions (UPSS #WD136; $2,500.00). (photo)

2,500.00

#UO69, 30c Red War Dept. on cream, die WD17, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the only size in which it was issued, crisp and clean with sharp corners, very fine; quite rare as only 75 envelopes were produced; ex-Ron Scott (UPSS #WD138; $1,500.00). (photo - page 120)

1,350.00

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#34LU7, California Penny Post Co., San Francisco, 7c Vermilion on 3c Red on buff, mint entire, particularly fresh, extremely fine. (photo - page 120)

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Meyer-Harris #323, 10c Chocolate on amber U.S. entire (#U190) with red-brown Hawaiian Wells, Fargo & Co. frank, size 21, choice large mint entire, exceptionally fresh with immaculate paper, extremely fine; these long entires are seldom found in this premium quality. (photo - page 120)

Est. 300-400

Meyer-Harris #343, 5c Brown on amber U.S. entire (#U223) with deep red-brown Hawaiian Wells, Fargo & Co. frank, size 10, handsome mint entire, clean and fresh, very fine and choice. (photo - page 120)

Est. 300-400

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Meyer-Harris #343 var., 5c Brown on amber U.S. entire (#U223) with grey-brown Hawaiian Wells, Fargo & Co. frank, size 10, mint entire with a very unusual handstamped corner card of H. Dutard of Sacramento, plus the frank is in an unlisted color for this entire, very fine; ex-Pietsch. (photo)

Est. 400-500

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UPSS #9d, 5c Blue on white, with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank in grey-brown with defective “G” in “FARGO”, size 8, knife P10, wonderfully fresh mint entire, rich colors on crisp paper with sharp corner, extremely fine and choice. (photo)

1,500.00

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UPSS #11b, 10c Black on white, with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank in greybrown with defective “G” in “FARGO”, size 23, knife P12, large mint entire, quite fresh for this with crisp edges, hinge remnants on reverse, very fine and scarce. (photo)

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#U7, 4c Red, blue inside, size 8, knife P10, post office fresh mint entire, rich color on bright paper, extremely fine (UPSS #13; $400.00). (photo - page 128)

475.00

#U7, 4c Red, blue inside, size 8, knife P10, fresh mint entire, clean and very fine (UPSS #13; $400.00). (photo - page 128)

475.00

#U8, 5c Blue, blue inside, size 8, knife P10, uncommonly fresh mint entire with sharp corners, extremely fine (UPSS #14; $400.00). (photo - page 128)

475.00

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#U1/499, Premium quality mostly full corner mint cut square assortment of over 140 items, including some duplicates, arranged in two albums, largely Nesbitt, Star Die and Reay issues, with later issues being scattered mostly better items, plus some air mails which are not counted, highlights are #U1, U4, U16, U17a, U18, U38, U42 (2), U43, U44 (2), W47, W55, U67 (2), U69, U71, U72a, U73, U92-95, U97 (2), U98, U99, U100 (4), U101, U104, U105, U107, U109, U210, U240, U243, U273, U318, U322, U409a, U413f, U437h, U492 and U493, there is an occasional small problem, however the overwhelming majority are fresh and clean, with most being full corners, including many oversized examples and very fine or extremely fine; an excellent basis for a full corner cut square collection.

13,900.00+

Cut square collection and accumulation of many hundreds of mostly mint and some used items, many of which are full corners, arranged in Scott number order in two Safe albums, plus a third album packed with a random accumulation, there are quite a few better items with catalog values to several hundred dollars to be found throughout, and there is duplication, including of the better items, occasional faults mostly among the accumulation, but most are very fine or extremely fine; close inspection highly recommended.

Est. 1,000-1,500

#U379/569, UC1/UO72, Specialized 20th century cut square collection, consisting of several hundred mostly different on Thorp pages, collected by the various dies and other characteristics that are not found in the basic Scott listings, includes some of the better dies of the oval and circle dies, plus surcharges including some varieties, includes issues to 1974 with some air post cut squares and even a few envelopes, many issues are more modestly priced items but there are items that catalog a couple hundred dollars or more, of particular merit is the condition which is overall excellent, a large portion are good size full corners grading extremely fine and nearly all are very fine or better; an excellent basis for a highly specialized collection.

3,641.00+

Cut square collections, balances and remnants in six albums, several counter books and in glassines or 102 cards filling a carton, includes some specialized material such as a study of die types, collection balances with useful still remaining, and scattered better items; a careful inspection should prove rewarding.

Est. 750-1,000

#UO1/71, Official mint cut square selection of 30 items, including a few duplicates, with #UO6, UO9, UO26, UO34 (2), UO37, UO44 (2), UO47, WO50, UO57 (2) and UO71, many are full corners, nearly all are fresh and very fine or extremely fine.

2,500.00+

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Essays and Proofs Collection 394

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Balance of the Marvin Schiller postal stationery essays and proofs collection comprised of nineteen entires and 27 cut squares identified by Undersander numbers, plus a number of unlisted items, arranged on stockpages in an album, includes essays attributed to George Nesbitt, eagle and shield essays, trial colors and some oddities, a few small faults, most are very fine.

Est. 750-1,000

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The massive Marvin Schiller specimen stamped envelope collection and accumulation of 1,540 items housed in sixteen albums and three cover boxes filling three large cartons, Mr. Schiller’s favorite postal stationery sub-specialty was the relatively unexplored field stamped envelopes with the various different types of “Specimen” or “Cancelled” overprint forms as well as the myriad advertising forms and code forms, the listing of which has not been updated or re-priced in a catalogue since the 1954 Thorp-Bartels Century Edition, and these he pursued very avidly, buying nearly everything that came on the auction market, making this probably the largest such offering since the Barkhausen dispersal in the mid 1950s, including entires only known as specimens, high values, officials and considerable duplication in places, and many are with the overprint away from the indicia and would yield extremely fine full corner cut square should one wish to commit such a philatelic crime (which is why many of these have become so scarce), some faults which are quite typical of these, however most are very fine; we are pleased to offer this extraordinary collection and accumulation intact in the hopes that a specialist might continue Mr. Schiller’s efforts.

Est. 7,500-10,000

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The valuable and voluminous balance of the Marvin Schiller mint stamped envelopes and wrappers collection of thousands of items attractively displayed in 55 various albums filling seven large cartons, most are in sleeves and largely identified by both Scott and UPSS numbers, there is duplication throughout, often for different size, knife, watermark or die types, with heavier duplication among the 20th century, there remain many better items throughout, with entires up to $800.00 catalog value noted, including the following highlights: #U9 (4), U10 (10) with indicia and paper color varieties, U16a, U19 (4), W20, U29, U36, U38 (2), U40 or U40a (4), U41 or U41a (6), U46 (3), W47, W53, U54, U60 (2), U61, U62, U63 (2), U64 (2), U65 (4), U67 or U67a (3), U69, U70, U71 (2), U72 (3), U72a (2), U73, U74, U74a, U75, U75a, U88 (5), U91, U92 (2), U93 (3), U95, U96 (3), U97, U98, U99 (3), U102 (2), U107, U108, U109 (2), W112, W126, U128, U129, U132 (2), U136 (2), W137, U146, U180, U186, U188 (2), U198, U201 (2), U205, U207 (2), U208 (3), U209 (6), U210 (2), U211, U212, U216 (2), U217, U218 (3), U221 (3), U224, U225, U243, U270, W287 (3), U297 (3), U307 (2), U318, U320, U336-36b (7), U337-37b (7), U338 or U338a (12), U339 or U339a (10), U340 or U340a (7), U341 or U341a (7), U342 (7), U343 (4), U344 (3), U345 (3), U346 (4), U347 (2), U361, U375, U437h (2), useful surcharges including U454, U454c, U458f, U470e, U471e (2), U477 (3), U491b (4), U500 (4), U508 (2), U509B (5) and many double or other surcharge errors, U525a (6) and a few air mails, these being mostly surcharge errors including UC10a-13a and UC22a, the overall quality is well above the norm, especially for the large entires, there is the occasional discolored or slightly toned entire, however the vast majority are very fine or extremely fine; an enticing collection with high catalog value which should be viewed to be fully appreciated.

Est. 7,500-10,000

Mint unfolded wrappers, letter sheets and aerogrammes collection and accumulation in four albums with duplication throughout, noteworthy items include 23 2c Grant letter sheets (#U293) with various perforations and series, plus a letter sheet essay (Undersander #E860), W405a, W425a, W427 folded (2) and unfolded, W434, UC16a with die cutting reversed, UC16c with die cutting reversed as well as other modern die cutting reversed errors, a few faults, most very fine and unfolded.

Est. 500-750

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Postal stationery entires stock, a very substantial stock of many thousands of mostly mint entires accumulated by Mr. Schiller over a more than fifteen year period filling 24 cover boxes housed in six large cartons, nearly all are sleeved, with the majority being identified by both Scott and UPSS numbers by him, while others are from the Hoffers stock with their bands and Thorpe catalog numbers and still others are from noted collections with owners bands and identification, while there is also a small component that are not identified or with pencil catalog numbers on reverse, most are mint, though there are occasional used or precancelled and the quantities are generally manageable, not much noted over $100.00 catalog value, however there many varieties, scarce sizes, watermarks, etc., occasional fault, but overall uncommonly clean and mainly very fine; an intriguing lot for collector or dealer alike which deserves to the thoroughly viewed.

Est. 2,000-3,000

Postal stationery bulky accumulation of many thousands of items filling ten large cartons, there is all manner of material here, with the majority being mint entires, but also including some used, air mails, air letter sheets, officials and postal cards, all housed in 18 shoe boxes and a couple dozen various albums, scattered better items noted and much is usable as postage, so worth a good look.

Est. 750-1,000

#U544c/646a, Modern error mint entires balance of the Marvin Schiller collection of 39 items comprised largely of the following: #U544c (2), U544d, U571a (2), U573a, U586a (3), U586b, U586c, U586 var. double surcharge, one on flap, U587a (2), U588a which is listed in Scott but not priced, U596c, U596d, U597b (2), U599a (3), U605e, U611a (5), U612a, U621a, U623b, U632a (2) and U646a, plus a few with colors mostly omitted and a couple unlisted items, the duplication most often being for different envelope types, uniformly extremely fine; an excellent basis for a collection of these rather scarce modern errors.

7,025.00+

#W141/W495 vars., Double impression cut squares and entires group of thirteen items comprised of #W141 cut square with double impression, one albino, U152 used cut square with double impression, W384 cut square with double impression, U311 cut square with double impression (3), U311 mint entire with front and back printed advertisement for shoe polish showing double impression of indicia, one partly on side flap, U311 mint entire with double impression, one albino, U312 cut square double impression and mint entire double impressions of U411, U429m, U436D and W495, fine to very fine; an unusual and visually striking group; six PF certificates accompany.

Est. 750-1,000

#UO5/72, Official entires balance of the Marvin Schiller collection of 79 virtually all mint or “Specimen” envelopes and wrappers in sleeves and mostly identified by Scott and UPSS numbers housed in an album, includes items to about $250.00 catalog value such as #UO20 (2), WO33S, UO34S (2), U36 (3), UO40 (2), UO50, UO50S, UO56 (8), UO57 (3), UO59, UO61 (2), UO61S (2) and UO70 (2), the duplication is often for different UPSS envelopes, however we have simply cataloged it by Scott, with the “Specimen” overprints counted simply as cut squares, occasional toning, however most are very fine and better.

4,800.00

Used 19th century entires, group of thirteen mostly better covers, many of which have been uprated with adhesives to pay registry rates or rates to foreign destinations, including two to Denmark and one to Finland, also two 1c and a 5c Columbian entire with Exposition Station machine cancels and a transcontinental usage of #U17, generally very fine and attractive.

Est. 500-750

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Express Company Printed Franks Collections 404

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Entires with express company printed franks collection of 50 19th century virtually all mint items in sleeves and housed in a binder, naturally there are many Wells, Fargo & Co. franks, but also a pleasing assortment of other express companies are present, some better items include #U27 with ruled lines and Bamber & Co. frank, U42 with Lamping & Co. frank, U42 with Bamber & Co. frank, U45 with Wells, Fargo & Co. frank, U62 with Bamber & Co. frank, U62 with Wells, Fargo & Co. and Lamping & Co. conjunctive franks, U63 with La Porte Express Co. frank, U67 (3) all with Wells, Fargo & Co. franks, U68 with Wells, Fargo & Co. frank, being a pasteback usage with oval San Francisco express company cancels, U93 with Wells, Fargo & Co. frank, U94 with Eureka Express Co. frank, U94 with Wells, Fargo & Co. frank and others, a few small faults, but overall very clean and largely very fine and better. (photo - page 128)

Est. 1,500-2,000

Western express used stamped envelopes group of five covers, all being Nesbitt issues, comprised of a matched pair with Greenhood & Newbauer printed franks on #U9 and U10 with their blue and black oval Weaverville handstamps respectively, Alta Express printed frank on U10 with their red oval handstamp, and two Wells, Fargo & Co. franks, one on U10 with blue double oval San Francisco handstamp and a red frank on U17a with their oval Angel’s Camp handstamp and New York arrival postmark, generally very fine and attractive. (photo - page 128)

Est. 500-750

Confederate States 406

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Confederate States Official envelopes collection of six unused and five used Nesbitt or Star Die entires, includes overprints of the Appointment Bureau, Finance Bureau, Chief Clerk, Contract Bureau and a scarce unused Trans-Mississippi Agency, the quality is better than usual, with most very fine.

Est. 1,000-1,500

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Canal Zone postal stationery collection of dozens of mostly mint stamped envelopes and postal cards, with a little light duplication, housed in a cover album, includes are a used #U3 and mint U15, UX4 and UX8, virtually all are fresh and very fine.

1,200.00

#U1/UY3, Hawaii mint postal stationery collection balance of 32 items in an album with light duplication throughout, including #U2c, U5 (2), UX1-3 (2) and UY3 folded, three postal cards with a punch hole at bottom left and occasional minor fault, however most are fresh and very fine.

1,456.00

#U1/W3, Philippines mint cut squares collection, being the complete possessions period but for #U21, U28-29 and W4, with U1-27 all being full corner examples, uniformly extremely fine.

560.00

#U1/27, Philippines stamped envelopes collection of 26 items with a little duplication, fairly complete including #U3, U5, U12, U14 (2), U16, U26 and the scarce U2829, unusually clean and fresh, uniformly very fine and better.

1,600.00

#U4/18, Puerto Rico mint stamped envelopes group comprised of #U4 and U15-18, all fresh and very fine.

357.00

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The Schiller United States Postal Stationery Database Not only has Marvin Schiller assembled one of the finest postal stationery collections to date, he has nearly outdone himself in being the creator of this immensely helpful database software. Sure to attract interest from both serious and novice stationery collectors, his program enables the user to easily keep computerized records of their collection – a major step for philately in the 21st century. There is a sense of ease one finds moments after downloading this software and testing out all the different functions it has to offer. This program is astutely created with attention to detail created by a collector, for a collector. Being as well thought up as it is, it encompasses all aspects of collecting stationery needed. Its user-friendly capabilities allow you to mold the software to your collection and acts as a visual database filled with vital information. One can easily tell the many years of hard work, time and effort which have been dedicated to this project for the benefit of his collecting peers. Some of the key features:

Based on the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps & Covers: user has access to a reference list of all listed items.

Reference List: each listed example organized by Scott # and with pre-scanned examples from Schiller’s collection (which can easily be changed with example from users collection). Newly listed material: Software easily allows you to add newly listed items to the system. My Collection: Ability to add and list examples from your personal collection. Detailed Notations: Allows the user to keep track of vital information in dozens of different fields including essential information (i.e. UPSS #, paper, die, knife, wmk., etc.), cost, where bought from, and provenance among many other things.

Color Coding: System ingeniously placed to assist user in differentiating between personal collection and reference list.

Selling: The software also allows those who are part-time dealers or just collector’s getting rid of their duplicates to create a “Sell List” which highlights your profit and loss and creates a sheet of items you have for sale.

Search Capabilities: One of the most useful aspects of this software is the search capabilities. With the advanced search, any field you enter can be easily found.

Additional Features: Paper Colors: One of the toughest aspects of collecting stationery are the paper color variations. Differences between the likes of cream and oriental buff for example can often leave both the novice and advanced collector dazed and confused. This software comes complete with a color comparison chart.

Address Book: Never forget a fellow collector or dealer again with this useful tool which allows you to list all your peers, contacts, dealers, etc. System Requirements: PC Windows XP or later, Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher This software, within the first day of use, will essentially pay for itself. The intuitive logic associated with its design and ease of navigation makes this an asset for any postal stationery collector – be it if you collect cut squares or entires. Being comprehensive while still flexible, it will act as an essential tool for you to build a collection which you can be proud to call your own. This is the debut of this software database with the price set at $25.00 postpaid. Offered exclusively through Spink Shreves Galleries. Order your copy today by contacting us at (972) 788-2100.

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Stamps, Coins, Banknotes, Medals, Bonds & Shares, Autographs & Books

2012 AUCTION CALENDAR Stamps 11/12 March 15 March 16 March 16 March 16 March 16 March 28 March 29/30 March 31 March 11 April 2 May 3 May Early June 5 July 11 July 19/20 July 12 September 13 September 13/14 September 23 September

The Collector’s Series Sale The Renowned Fiorenzo Longhi Collection of Airmail Postal History The “Tito” Collection of South American Philatelic Rarities — Part I The “Tito” Collection of Uruguay — Part I The Walter Taveira International Gold Medal Collection of Brazil The Paulo Comelli “Grand Prix” Collection of Brazilian Mail to Foreign Destinations The Marvin Schiller Collection of Mint Postal Stationery Entires & Cut Squares The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale Specialised Cayman Islands featuring Graham Booth and John Byl Collections The Andriano Landini Collection of Fine Covers of the World The Chartwell Collection — GB King George V including Seahorses The Collector’s Series Sale The Chartwell Collection — GB Line Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers — Part III The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The Chartwell Collection — GB King George VI, King Edward VIII and Queen Elizabeth II Great Britain Stamps Specialised Sale The Collector’s Series Sale Fine Stamps and Covers of South East Asia

London Lugano Lugano Lugano Lugano

12013 1 2 3 4

Lugano

4

New York New York Hong Kong

139 138 12028

London London London Hong Kong

12029 12030 12014

London London New York

12015 12016 140

London London New York Singapore

12017 12018 141 12019

Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale Coins of Hong Kong and China Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

London Hong Kong Ft. Worth, TX London New York Hong Kong London

12009 12028 313 12025 314

The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale

Hong Kong London Ft. Worth, TX New York

12028 12022 313 314

Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London

12002 12003

The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale

Hong Kong London Ft. Worth, TX New York

12028 12010 313 314

The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale

Ft. Worth, TX New York

313 314

Fine Wines of the World Fine Wines of the World Fine Wines of the World Fine Wines of the World

Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong

Coins 28/29 March 31 March 18/19 May 28 June 22/23 August 28/29 August 27 September

12026

Banknotes 31 March 24/25 April 18/19 May 22/23 August

Medals 19 April 19 July

Bonds & Shares 31 March May 18 May 18/19 May 22/23 August

Autographs 18/19 May 22/23 August

Wines 8 March May July September

The above sale dates are subject to change


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