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1865-75 NEWSPAPER ISSUES ESSAYS, PROOFS & SPECIMENS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
461 S PR3S var. PR3S var., 25c Orange red, manuscript Specimen overprint and A.N.Z., a most unusual specimen that is the only one recorded, the A.N.Z. initials being those of the Third
Postmaster General Alexander N. Zevely, without gum as issued, sma#PR3S var., 25c Orange red, manuscript "Specimen" overprint and "A.N.Z.", a most unusual specimen that is the only one recorded, the "A.N.Z." initials being those of the Third Postmaster General Alexander N. Zevely, without gum as issued, small corner crease and a tiny pinhole, otherwise very fine; a highly important item for the Newspaper stamp specialist or exhibitor; 1987 PF certificate; ex-Kotanchik. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
462 S PR3S var. PR3S var., 25c Orange red, manuscript Specimen overprint, written diagonally across stamp, without gum as issued, small faults including a nick in the top right margin, very
fine appearance unlisted in Scott and quite likely unique.#PR3S var., 25c Orange red, manuscript "Specimen" overprint, written diagonally across stamp, without gum as issued, small faults including a nick in the top right margin, very fine appearance; unlisted in Scott and quite likely unique. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1865-75 NEWSPAPER ISSUED STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
463 O PR3 PR3, 25c Orange red, used, with bold blue brush stroke cancel which is typically found on the few existing early used newspaper stamps, deep rich color, couple of trivial flaws
endemic to these, still very fine remarkably few used examples are#PR3, 25c Orange red, used, with bold blue brush stroke cancel which is typically found on the few existing early used newspaper stamps, deep rich color, couple of trivial flaws endemic to these, still very fine; remarkably few used examples are known. (Image) $2,400.00

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
464 og PR5 var.-PR7 var. PR5 var.-PR7 var., 5c-25c 1875 Continental special printings of the 1865 Newspapers, imperforate, a marvelous matched set of bottom left corner sheet-margin singles, each
wonderfully well margined all around, in addition to being bright and fres#PR5 var.-PR7 var., 5c-25c 1875 Continental special printings of the 1865 Newspapers, imperforate, a marvelous matched set of bottom left corner sheet-margin singles, each wonderfully well margined all around, in addition to being bright and fresh, intense colors, extremely fine; a handsome and rare set; it is thought that only two sheets of each value were printed (one complete set of sheets we believe still remains intact), leaving only ten possible sets of singles available to collectors; each lightly signed as Special Printings by E. Costales. (imagea) (imageb) (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

Postal Stationery

1866 GEORGE F. NESBITT & CO. POSTAL STATIONERY ESSAYS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
465 E E25Aa Undersander E25Aa, 1866 George F. Nesbitt & Co. 15c Lincoln essay, dark red on white vertically laid paper measuring 124x99mm, trivial soiling, very fine quite scarce,
particularly in such a large uncut format, as most existing examples are cutUndersander #E25Aa, 1866 George F. Nesbitt & Co. 15c Lincoln essay, dark red on white vertically laid paper measuring 124x99mm, trivial soiling, very fine; quite scarce, particularly in such a large uncut format, as most existing examples are cut down to more "standard" cut square size; ex-Brazer. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
466 E E25Aa-d Undersander E25Aa-d, 1866 George F. Nesbitt & Co. 15c Lincoln essays, four different, dark red on white vertically laid paper measuring 65x53mm, dark blue on white vertically
laid paper (65x50mm), dark blue on white horizontally laid paper (31x3Undersander #E25Aa-d, 1866 George F. Nesbitt & Co. 15c Lincoln essays, four different, dark red on white vertically laid paper measuring 65x53mm, dark blue on white vertically laid paper (65x50mm), dark blue on white horizontally laid paper (31x30mm) and dark blue on buff colored vertically laid paper (65x33mm), very fine; scarce group; ex-Brazer. (Image) $800.00

SOLD for $450.00
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467 E E25Ba, d Undersander E25Ba, d, 1866 George F. Nesbitt & Co. 3c Lincoln essays, two different, one in pink on white wove paper cut square measuring 69x56mm, other in pink on canary
colored vertically laid paper measuring 69x52mm, very fine and seldom seenUndersander #E25Ba, d, 1866 George F. Nesbitt & Co. 3c Lincoln essays, two different, one in pink on white wove paper cut square measuring 69x56mm, other in pink on canary colored vertically laid paper measuring 69x52mm, very fine and seldom seen. (Image) $600.00

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
468 E E25Bf Undersander E25Bf, 1866 George F. Nesbitt & Co. 3c Lincoln essay, albino impression on orange diagonally laid paper, full corner cut square measuring 38x41mm, very fine the
only example recorded, as such the catalog value quoted in UndersanUndersander #E25Bf, 1866 George F. Nesbitt & Co. 3c Lincoln essay, albino impression on orange diagonally laid paper, full corner cut square measuring 38x41mm, very fine; the only example recorded, as such the catalog value quoted in Undersander will undoubtedly prove not to be an accurate reflection of its fair market value; ex-Barkhausen. (Image) $300.00

SOLD for $190.00
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469 E E804d Undersander E804d, 1869 Fisk Mills of Washington, D.C., 3c Lincoln unadopted currency envelope essay, partially hand drawn and engraved design in red on greenish wood grained
background, a front mounted on thin boxwood, marvelous overall ornateUndersander #E804d, 1869 Fisk Mills of Washington, D.C., 3c Lincoln unadopted currency envelope essay, partially hand drawn and engraved design in red on greenish wood grained background, a front mounted on thin boxwood, marvelous overall ornate design, with the ornaments around the "3" at top right drawn over, very fine and incredibly handsome; unique in this format; ex-Brazer. (Image) $1,500.00

SOLD for $1,250.00
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1870-71 SIX CENT GEORGE H. REAY POSTAL STATIONERY ESSAYS, PROOFS & SPECIMENS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
470 E E38Ba, c, d, f Undersander E38Ba, c, d, f, 1870 George H. Reay 6c Lincoln embossed essays, three different colors in cut square size, in pink, purple (small mounting thin) and blue, plus a
fourth on yellow brown but cut close to design (embossing cuts paper),Undersander #E38Ba, c, d, f, 1870 George H. Reay 6c Lincoln embossed essays, three different colors in cut square size, in pink, purple (small mounting thin) and blue, plus a fourth on yellow brown but cut close to design (embossing cuts paper), mostly very fine; an attractive and scarce group; ex-Brazer. (Image) $600.00

SOLD for $300.00
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471 E E38Baa Undersander E38Baa, 1870 George H. Reay 6c Lincoln embossed essay in pink, an extremely rare full sheetlet bearing a single essay impression in the center of a 115x136mm
sheetlet (after folding), with watermark A. Pirie & Sons 1869, very fineUndersander #E38Baa, 1870 George H. Reay 6c Lincoln embossed essay in pink, an extremely rare full sheetlet bearing a single essay impression in the center of a 115x136mm sheetlet (after folding), with watermark "A. Pirie & Sons 1869", very fine and handsome; very few of the uncut sheetlets exist in any color; ex-Brazer. (Image) $900.00

SOLD for $375.00
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472 E E38C var. Undersander E38C var., 6c Blue trial color large die proof, in center of large piece of unwatermarked bond paper folded in half measuring 103x133mm (after folding), adopted
design with uncleared surrounds, very fine an absolutely stunning and rUndersander #E38C var., 6c Blue trial color large die proof, in center of large piece of unwatermarked bond paper folded in half measuring 103x133mm (after folding), adopted design with uncleared surrounds, very fine; an absolutely stunning and rare essay; ex-Brazer. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $300.00
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473 E E38Cb Undersander E38Cb, 6c Blue trial color large die proof, similar to previous lot, but this one with die impression in center of horizontally laid paper measuring 106x141mm,
watermarked A. Pirie & Sons 1869, in addition there is a red monogram aUndersander #E38Cb, 6c Blue trial color large die proof, similar to previous lot, but this one with die impression in center of horizontally laid paper measuring 106x141mm, watermarked "A. Pirie & Sons 1869", in addition there is a red monogram at top, several folds to paper not affecting die impression, otherwise very fine and exceptionally rare; ex-Brazer. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $450.00
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474 E E38C var. Undersander E38C var., 6c Blue trial color large die proofs, with bust andor numerals touched with gold or silver, an absolutely stunning group of four trial color large die
essays, each with uncleared surrounds, various sizes, each with eitherUndersander #E38C var., 6c Blue trial color large die proofs, with bust and/or numerals touched with gold or silver, an absolutely stunning group of four trial color large die essays, each with uncleared surrounds, various sizes, each with either the bust and/or the "6" numerals painted with gold or silver ink, includes just bust touched in gold, bust touched in gold and numerals in silver, bust and numerals touched in gold, and bust touched in silver and numerals in gold (cut to shape and mounted on small piece), overall very fine; an eye-appealing group perfect for exhibition; ex-Brazer. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $625.00
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475 P E38Cl Undersander E38Cl, 6c Dark red, large die hub proof, final adopted design with cleared surrounds in the issued color, die impression on large thin card measuring 119x137mm,
very fine and exceedingly handsome the only recorded example ex-Undersander #E38Cl, 6c Dark red, large die hub proof, final adopted design with cleared surrounds in the issued color, die impression on large thin card measuring 119x137mm, very fine and exceedingly handsome; the only recorded example; ex-Wells. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $300.00
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476 Sc U85S-U87aS U85S-U87aS, 6c Lincoln, Reay stamped envelopes, with SPECIMEN overprints, the marvelous mounted exhibition collection of 24 different envelopes collected by the various forms
and sizes, in addition to the various colors of the indicias and the#U85S-U87aS, 6c Lincoln, Reay stamped envelopes, with "SPECIMEN" overprints, the marvelous mounted exhibition collection of 24 different envelopes collected by the various forms and sizes, in addition to the various colors of the indicias and the envelopes themselves, incredibly comprehensive and nearing completion, all wonderfully annotated on nine exhibition pages, all are quite fresh and very fine; an almost impossible group to duplicate today; most are ex-White. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
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1870-71 SIX CENT GEORGE H. REAY POSTAL STATIONERY MINT ENTIRES COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
477 ogc U85-U87a U85-U87a, 6c Lincoln, Reay stamped envelopes, specialized mint entires, the mounted exhibition collection of 19 all different mint entires collected by the various sizes and
knife types in all of the various colors of both the indicia and the en#U85-U87a, 6c Lincoln, Reay stamped envelopes, specialized mint entires, the mounted exhibition collection of 19 all different mint entires collected by the various sizes and knife types in all of the various colors of both the indicia and the envelopes themselves, essentially a complete collection as listed in the UPSS catalog (missing only two), wonderfully annotated on six exhibition pages, plus an additional page with two different size red on amber entires, each with "Wells, Fargo & Co." imprint (one mint, other unused), overall very fine (UPSS #203/220); several are ex-Barkhausen or Haller. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
POSTAL STATIONERY POSTAL HISTORY INCLUDING NYFM USAGES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
478 Oc U85 U85, 6c Dark red on white, used entire from Victoria to Birmingham, England at the 6c treaty rate, with printed Wells, Fargo & Co. frank at top center, combination franking
with British Columbia 5c on Bright red (9), both the indicia and#U85, 6c Dark red on white, used entire from Victoria to Birmingham, England at the 6c treaty rate, with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co." frank at top center, combination franking with British Columbia 5c on Bright red (#9), both the indicia and stamp cancelled by manuscript "X" in pencil, clear blue oval "Wells, Fargo & Co./Jan 29 (1871)/Victoria" handstamp at bottom right, blue two-line "For Great Britain/and Ireland" handstamp vertically at left and much more clear than typically encountered, red Chicago exchange c.d.s. and Birmingham arrival c.d.s. on reverse, minor horizontal bend to cover at bottom, still very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
479 Oc U85 U85, 6c Dark red on white, used 1873 entire from New York City to Bristol, England, indicia cancelled by NYFM crossroads postmark, as well as red New YorkJan 11X origin
exchange c.d.s., most attractive colorless embossed circular retur#U85, 6c Dark red on white, used 1873 entire from New York City to Bristol, England, indicia cancelled by NYFM "crossroads" postmark, as well as red "New York/Jan 11/X" origin exchange c.d.s., most attractive colorless embossed circular return address imprint at top left, Bristol arrival c.d.s. on reverse, very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $260.00
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480 Oc U85 U85, 6c Dark red on white, a visually stunning 1873 usage of small entire from Brattleboro, Vt. to London, England, with illustrated corner card depicting a Cottage Organ,
indicia postmarked with clear bold fancy geometric NYFM cancel, wit#U85, 6c Dark red on white, a visually stunning 1873 usage of small entire from Brattleboro, Vt. to London, England, with illustrated corner card depicting a "Cottage Organ", indicia postmarked with clear bold fancy geometric NYFM cancel, with matching red "New York/May 17/X" exchange c.d.s. alongside, insufficiently addressed and with exceptional "Not/Fully-Addressed" oval handstamp applied in London, then the cover forwarded by agent to Vienna, Austria and franked with Great Britain 3p Rose, plate 10 (#49) and tied by "London/Ju 2/73" numeral duplex cancel, red London Paid transit and oval "PD" postmarks on front, Vienna bkst., couple of trivial edge tears, very fine and rare. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction

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