Lot 25741916-41 Circular Die Stamped Envelopes - Marcus White's "1st One Seen" Collection, From the time the first Circular Die stamped envelopes were issued, the eminent U.S. postal stationery collector Marcus White kept the ones that arrived as incoming mail at his Norton Company business and other nearby firms. In penciled inscriptions he annotated each envelope that represented a previously unrecorded variety "1st one seen."; this collection includes the two earliest documented uses of any Circular Die envelopes: 2¢ on white paper (Scott U429) canceled February 17, 1916, at Johnson City, Tennessee, and 2¢ on amber paper (Scott U430) canceled February 18, 1916, also included is the earliest documented use of a 3¢ on amber paper (Scott U437a) canceled November 3, 1917, at Belvidere, Illinois, second day of the World War I war tax domestic letter rate, the particular variety (UPSS 2250-19) is scarce regardless of date - the complete collection consists of 108 entires: four 1½¢ (two with undated cancels; unfortunately not docketed on arrival by Marcus White), forty three 2¢, and sixty one 3¢ Circular Die stamped envelopes, of those, 88 are listed on the United Postal Stationery Society's website as having the earliest reported postmarks for their respective UPSS size, knife, and watermark varieties, these include, for example, the earliest documented use of a window envelope, 2¢ on white paper (UPSS 2250-19) canceled October 25, 1917, at Providence, Rhode Island, 11 additional earliest documented 2¢ window envelopes and 16 earliest documented 3¢ window envelopes, generally Very Fine, if Marcus White had not collected these stamped envelopes when they were originally in use, it would be impossible to assemble such a comprehensive collection today.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Lot 2575Air and Official Mint Entires Collection, fresh collection mostly all identified in cover sleeves including Scott #UC4, 9, 27, 28, 29, UO1, 2, 4, 6, 57, 61, 70 etc., slight duplication, worth inspection.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2576Cut Square & Entire Collection, 1853-2002, mix of most unused cut squares and later entires housed on pages in large binder, with some 1853-55 Nesbitts including unused 10¢, 1860-61 Star Dies with #U29-30 and others (mostly reprints), 1863-64 issues with high value cuts and later up to good mid-values, 1886 lettersheet entire, well filled Wash-Frank issues and following surcharges worth checking, mix of officials and other issues; condition varies, worth evaluation.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2577Mint Postal Stationary Collection, 1854-1958, one man's oldtime collection with approximately 500 virtually all different pieces between Scott #U9//540b, some of the better items including #U9, 39, W53, U67a, 109, 186, 188, 208, 209, 210, 215, 217, 243, 321, 420a, 474, 481b, 511 etc., excellent fresh assortment, mostly all identified in cover sleeves.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 2578Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ Postal Card (UX3) Collection including Plating, study collection of over 200 used postal cards mounted on pages with most of the plate positions present in various states, includes SP-4, SP-7, SP-23 and SP45 Big Hole varieties in early and late states (before and after damage), some fancy cancels, RPOs, etc., variety of messages both printed and handwritten; some faults to be expected.
Scott No. UX3 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 25791893-98 Exposition Postal Card Collection, over 100 cards mostly mint displayed in Scott album; Columbian cards with a nice run of the first 6 sets, 18 Koehler card and a couple of Puck cards, better set 9 pair present and an Orcutt card (Ex79), scarce Envelope & Stamp Machine card (EX84), also a complete set of 20 of the Trans-Mississippi cards; condition a little mixed with most cards in nice condition.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 25801920 1¢ on 2¢ Revalued Surcharge Postal Card Collection, over 140 cards neatly displayed and identified on pages in Scott album, with many varieties and better; good Die I surcharge types including UPCC #S44-1, S44-4 with "2 Gents" indicia variety x2, S44-5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 15a, 22, 23, 27, 30, 32, 38g, 41 and the delisted 47 to name a few, Die II types with highlights including #S45-9f-g, 10, 11b, 11f-g, 15b, 21f, 23, 26, 27g, 28b, 28bbf, 29b, 29bb, 32, 36, 36d, 37b, 39, 41b x2, etc.; condition above the normal throughout.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2581Postal Card Accumulation, 1873-2002, housed in 2 red dealer boxes with probably close to a couple of thousand mint and used cards; appears more than half are pre-1930's with a substantial amount 19th century mint and used, many sleeved and identified by Scott and UPSS numbers, with duplication in all areas, includes unsevered paid reply, Air cards, some advertising etc., with some varieties noted, overall a useful assortment, please inspect.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2582Postal Card Collection, 1873-1978, clean and fresh collection in two Scott albums including Scott #UX1, 13, 21, 47, 47 var., UY5, 6, 8, 10, also UY18 var. (1968 revalued to 5¢ used, unlisted, rare!), Air postal cards complete, slight duplication with/minor varieties, owner's 2017 Scott $4,500+, very nice.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2583Postal Card Collection, 1873-2014, extensive mostly mint collection neatly displayed and identified on pages in 7 Scott albums; starting from mint UX1 on with a host of major and minor varieties and missing mostly only the rarer cards, includes UX27C used, UC34 preprinted and UC35 mint, interesting variety section of the 1952 surcharges, eleven 1958 G.E. surcharge cards most with different ETR numbers, later with some occasional minor varieties, airmail cards including UXC1 var in brown red with P.F. cert (looks like a UXC1a) and a host of other shade and FDC's including Knapp cachet, and a section of Paid Reply Cards with strong completion and some varieties; well worth careful inspection.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.