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Postal Stationery Featuring the Bradley Horton Collection, Part II continued...

Postal Stationery - 1886 2c Grant Lettersheet continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1021 E    U293E imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ dark blue, Design I, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper. 47x67mm, die with "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint and Die No. "C-151" crossed out and updated to "C-152", signed "Head, AJ" (Andrew Jones), "G. Downs" and "Frames Chas Skinner"; hinge thin, Very Fine, ex-Marcus White. Undersander No. E837b $1,500.
Scott No. U293E; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED SIGNED PRESENTATION EXAMPLE OF THIS FIRST DESIGN LARGE DIE ESSAY FOR THE 1886 2¢ GRANT LETTERSHEET.

This large die essay is also known unsigned in blue on ivory (E837a), and blue on white wove (E837c) with inscription "Presented by Asst. P.M. General Hazen to C.L. Webster". The former realized $3,850 in 2005. Andrew Jones was the vignette engraver and Charles Skinner the frame engraver.
(Image1)
Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1022 E    U293E imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ blue, Design II, Unrouted Die Essay on India Paper. 25x30mm, medium blue with dark background; some adherence on reverse probably from card removal, Very Fine. Undersander No. E840a $750.
Scott No. U293E; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS SECOND DESIGN DIE ESSAY FOR THE 1886 2¢ GRANT LETTERSHEET.

The background on this essay is darker than the final proof.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1023 E    U293E imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ blue, Design II, Hybrid Large Die Essay. Trimmed to 22x28mm in bright blue, mounted on 49x56mm card, signed "Alfred Jones" (frame engraver), left background lightened but engraving incomplete; minor age toning specks, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Marcus White. Undersander No. E841a $750.
Scott No. U293E; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS SECOND DESIGN DIE ESSAY FOR THE 1886 2¢ GRANT LETTERSHEET.

The background on this essay is different than E840 with the left side being lightened. Right side still with heavy dark background lines and engraving incomplete.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1024 P    U293TC imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ dark blue, Design II, Hybrid Large Die Essay. Finished die on 42x60mm ivory paper with "U.S. Letter Sheet Stamp" inscription, Die No. "C-153" and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below, signed "Alfred Jones" (frame engraver) at bottom; corner thin and crease, minor wrinkle, still Very Fine, ex-Marcus White. Undersander No. E842a $700.
Scott No. U293TC; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED SIGNED EXAMPLE OF THIS SECOND DESIGN TRIAL COLOR DIE PROOF IN BLUE FOR THE 1886 2¢ GRANT LETTERSHEET.

There are only two recorded examples of this finished large die trial color proof in dark blue, the signed example offered here and an unsigned example last offered in 2005 that realized $2,970.
(Image1)
Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1025 P    U293TC imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ black, Design II, Hybrid Large Die Essay. Trimmed to 22x28mm in black, mounted on 49x56mm card, signed "Alfred Jones" (frame engraver), Very Fine, ex-Marcus White. Undersander No. E843a $700.
Scott No. U293TC; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS SECOND DESIGN TRIAL COLOR PROOF IN BLACK FOR THE 1886 2¢ GRANT LETTERSHEET.

The background on this essay is different than E841 with the both sides being lightened and engraving complete.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1026 P    U293TC imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ emerald green, Trial Color Proof on Manila. 200x129mm, Series 2 imprint, without manuscript notations; corners slightly clipped at bottom, Very Fine and rare, ex-Brazer. Undersander No. E850h var.
Scott No. U293TC; Estimate $400 - 600.

The listed E850 trial color proofs are size 199x127mm, this example is slightly bigger.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
1027 P    U293TC imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ dark blue, Trial Color Proof on Manila. 190x109mm, Series 2 imprint, without manuscript notations; light crease upper left, Very Fine and rare, ex-Brazer. Undersander No. E850l var.
Scott No. U293TC; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1028 P    U293TC imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ pale rose, Trial Color Proof on Manila. 189x66mm, two clear impressions, Series 2 imprint, without manuscript notations; small edge tear at top, otherwise Very Fine and rare, ex-Brazer. Undersander No. E850 var.
Scott No. U293TC; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1029 P    U293TC imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ deep orange, Trial Color Proof on Manila. 189x66mm, two clear impressions, Series 2 imprint, without manuscript notations, Very Fine and rare, ex-Brazer. Undersander No. E850 var.
Scott No. U293TC; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1030     U293S imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ Grant, "Specimen". Group of 4 lettersheets, each with large purple "SPECIMEN." 48½x5mm handstamp, first two are with guide at right and guide at left, next is "Series 1" with guide at right and inverted watermark; last is "Series 6" with guide at right and inverted reversed watermark; first two hint of toning, Very Fine and unlisted "Specimen" type. Undersander No. E850-unlisted $2,000 as similar.
Scott No. U293S; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1031     U293S imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ Grant, "Specimen". Lettersheet with blue "Specimen." 10x2mm handstamp, Very Fine and scarce. Undersander No. E850-ag $500.
Scott No. U293S; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1032 /o    U293 imageLettersheet, 1886, 2¢ Grant Collection. Collection of 310 with 252 unused and mostly unfolded, and 58 used, used includes early first week use from New York City Aug. 28th 1886, 1889 Winslow Ariz. Territorial use, Special Delivery usages #E2 on 1892 Philadelphia use to local address, #E3 on 1893 Brooklyn N.Y. use, a few usages abroad uprated including 1886 #206, 210 to France, 1893 Milwaukee Wisc. with #232 to Germany; 1912 to Mexico at the 2¢ rate; also includes some precursor material, 1882 Belgium, 1883 Brazil letter cards, 1888-89 Brazil, plus 1890s Philadelphia National Export Expo unused lettersheets in four colors, examples of the 25 and 50 sheet backing pads, also includes U35 small and large size folded unused, U35 used example, etc., F.-V.F., excellent basis for further study.
Scott No. U293; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. (Image1)
Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
Postal Stationery - Balance Lots
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1033 /o      image1870s-80s Lettersheet Forerunner Collection Balance. Group comprising E860a unfolded A.B.N.C. essay, E860a ABNC essay used with 2¢ Bureau issue (no side tabs), E861 National Letter Sheet essay (cat. $400), E862 letter card essay exploded on exhibit page (Undersander cat. illust., $250), three L.H. Rogers' "Postal Note" uses comprising front only with blue background and preprinted return address bearing 3¢ green (184) from Port Huron Mich., blue background and no pre-printed return address bearing 2¢ #210 from Spencer Mass., and the late light gray background printing with "Ernst Besser & Bro., Stationers, Buffalo" preprinted return address bearing #210 to Eire Pa., 1880s "Lockwood Brooks & Co., Boston" lettersheet used Springfield Mass. with 3¢ #184 (left and bottom tabs intact), and 1878 "The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York" lettersheet use without tabs uprated with 3c #158, etc., F.-V.F. and interesting group.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1034       1853-1876 Postal Stationery. Used accumulation of approximately 150 entires, mainly 1853-55 Nesbitts, some interesting towns, note Texas, Georgia, Virginia etc, few balloon-style cds's etc, mixed condition.
Estimate; $150 - 200.
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1035 /o    U36 image1861, 3¢ Pink on Blue, Collection. Mint and used group of 6 comprising unfolded small and large size, folded mint small and large size, preprinted small size with illustrated Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co. ad on flap and preprinted address, and large size used from "Toms River N.J." to Red Bank; small faults, F.-V.F.
Scott No. U36; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1036     U218-29, U221 image1876 Centennial Envelope Collection. Binder starting with some view cards, two trial color entires E72Ad dark blue on white and E72Ai purple on white (cat $350 each), couple blue forgery cut squares, different die types, U218 and U221 mint, faulty 2¢ entire cancelled by Centennial cds and with Remington typed address and red promotional partly typed enclosure, second example cancelled at Philadelphia with blue-green Remington enclosure, some various fancy cancels like blue Concord N.H. "76" in Liberty Bell and "76" Shield, color cancels, RPOs, etc.; mixed condition on used, F.-V.F., nice starter collection.
Scott No. U218-29, U221; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
1037 S    U294S//U331S image1897, 1¢-5¢ Universal Postal Congress Entires. Group of 25 mostly different comprising a variety of knives, sizes, colors; including U325S (1), U330S(2) U331S (1), clear overprints, F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Scott No. U294S//U331S; $2,540.

Only 125 sets were prepared, these were issued to the delegates to the Universal Postal Congress held in Washington D.C. May 5-June 15.
(Image1)
Scott $2,540

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1038       Postal Stationery Collection, 1853-1970. Mint and used entires collection in two cartons housed in binders and some loose accumulation, starts with Nesbitts, Reays, Plimpton, Hartford Issue and Circular Dies (including. UPSS 2699 used), etc., Airmails include EAM1B proof (top portion only showing die, UC1a used (cat. $450) and UC1 var. (watermark. 33, border b, unpriced in Scott) used, volume of used starting with U1, abundance of material to review.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1039       imagePostal Stationery Entires and Errors Collection, 1880s-1900s. Collection of approx. 500 entires housed in 7 Safe albums and some additional loose, includes overinking, partial prints, albinos, indicia impressions on flaps, inside and position errors from miss-folds, preprint paper folds, double impressions, illegal cutouts used on cover, 2¢ surcharge varieties and errors, etc., impressive collection.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1040       Postal Stationery Errors Freaks and Oddities. Accumulation of over 400 including miscuts, albinos, misfolds with indicia on inside, etc., worth careful consideration, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750.
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction

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