Lot 1986Envelope, 1855, 10¢ green on buff, die 2, unused entire with red "Wells Fargo & Co." printed frank, size 7, knife 20, watermark 1; tiny repaired edge tear and light inclusion, Extremely Fine appearance. UPSS No. 28 $600.
Scott No. U18 $625.
Lot 1987 S1897, 1¢-5¢ Universal Postal Congress Entires, group of 62 mostly different (possibly the complete set of 59 with a few duplicates) comprising a variety of knives, sizes, colors; including U325S (3), U330S (2) U331S (2), clear "Universal Postal Congress" overprints, fresh and Very Fine group.
Scott No. U294S-U331S $6,320.
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.
Lot 1988Envelope, 1920, 2¢ on 2¢ carmine, die 1, mint entire, size 23, knife 106, watermark 18, bright color on brilliant paper, sharp surcharge; light natural paper wrinkle at bottom, fresh and Very Fine; with 2012 P.F. certificate, signed "W. H. Maisel" in pencil on reverse. UPSS No. 2811 $8,000.
Scott No. U453a $6,500.
A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2¢ ON 2¢ CARMINE ENTIRE WITH TYPE 3 SURCHARGE.
Lot 1989Envelope, 1920, 2¢ on 2¢ carmine on blue, die 6, mint entire, size 10, knife 58, watermark 19, rich bright color on fresh paper, sharp surcharge, clean and Extremely Fine; with 2012 P.F. certificate. UPSS No. 2815 $4,500.
Scott No. U453B $2,750.
A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2¢ ON 2¢ CARMINE ON BLUE ENTIRE WITH TYPE 3 SURCHARGE.
Lot 1990Envelope, 1925, 1½¢ on 2¢ green, mint entire, size 7, knife 34, watermark 13, bright color and strong embossing on fresh paper, Extremely Fine and scarce, UPSS 3080 $1,300.
Scott No. U488 $800.
Lot 1991Envelope, 1977, 13¢ Energy Conservation, red & black omitted, mint entire, size 12, knife 69, watermark 49, particularly fresh, immaculate and Extremely Fine. UPSS No. 3602 var. $400.
Scott No. U584d $260.
Lot 1992Envelope, 1995, 32¢ 1st Liberty Bell, greenish blue omitted & blue ("USA 32") omitted, two different mint entires, first size 12 with greenish blue omitted, rare small size, and size 23 (with address window) blue omitted with a Chicago Credit Union corner card (as all are believed to be), Very Fine and scarce pair of error entires. UPSS Nos. 3783b, 3786a.
Scott Nos. U632a, U632b $600.
Lot 1993 /oPostal Stationery Balance, small group comprising U186 full corner (PFC), #U10 used with blue "Columbia S.C. Jan 17" cds to Hillsboro N.C. (possible CSA use), U605e mint entire with black omitted error, U586a mint entire with surcharge omitted error, and U586d mint entire with surcharge inverted error, Very Fine group.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1994Airmail Entire, 1952, 6¢ on 5¢ carmine, surcharged in red, mint entire, size 13, knife 78, watermark 41, bright color, trace of additional ink from surcharge on embossed stamp, Very Fine and rare, unlisted in UPSS but well-known to collectors of these issues, ex-Saddleback.
Scott No. UC23 $1,500.
Lot 1995 oWar Dept., 1873, 15¢ dark red, cancelled by "Springfield Ill. Jul 15" duplex with preprinted address to Chief Signal Officer of the Army, Washington D.C.; minor scuff, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. UO27; $375 Estimate $200 - 300.