Lot 1885 PAmerican Rapid Telegraph Co., 1881 issues, plate proofs on India, includes 1¢-25¢ "Paid Telegram" issues in blocks of four (1T1P3-1T8P3) with additional 5¢ green & 25¢ orange trial color blocks (Scott unlisted), and 1¢-20¢ "Collect" and "Office Coupon" combinations in blocks of four (1T13aP3-1T16aP3), all with full well balanced margins, Very Fine, Scott catalog not including the two trial color blocks.
Scott No. 1T1P3//1T16aP3 $1,668.
Lot 18861868 Samuel Carusi Patent Envelopes, impressive group of 6 covers and original Patent Office tag for Samuel Carusi's patent 73,296 dated January 14 1868, with photocopy of printed Patent Office description of envelope usages, Very Fine and unique prevention-of-reuse assemblage, ex-Tilles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1887Envelope, 1860, Nesbitt 2nd Issue, 1¢ blue on orange, bust touches inner frame line, unused full corner, trivial thin on back flap, Very Fine; with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. U23 $500.
Lot 1888Envelope, 1860, Nesbitt 2nd Issue, 10¢ green on buff, entire cancelled by "San Francisco, Cal., May 21, 1861" cds to Newark N.J.; flap torn and some minor wrinkling, Very Fine and scarce used example.
Scott No. U33; $600 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1889Envelope, 1861, Nesbitt 3rd Issue, 12¢ red & brown on buff, mint legal-size entire with "Bamber & Co's Express" printed frank at left, Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. U42; $475 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 18901870 Post Office Dept. "Description of Stamped Envelopes, Issued October 1870", 8.875" x 3.875" card with green border, description of each issued stamped envelope with subject source and color; lower left corner fault and light water stain, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. U74//U107 collateral Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1891 EEnvelope, 1903, 2¢ Wax Die Essay, die impression in sealing wax, mounted in small case with "Henry Mitchell, Gem & Seal Engraver, Boston" label; some cracks, case flatten, Fine and rare with only 4 produced. Undersander No. E107Ba $700.
Scott No. U385P Estimate $300 - 400.
These wax impressions show the true quality of postal stationery engraving.
Lot 1892 EPostal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, unwatermarked group of 9 including black on buff, blue on buff, orange red on buff, deep red on buff, violet on buff, purple on buff, olive on buff and blue on buff, Very Fine group. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Zc/d $2,700.
Lot 1893 PPostal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, trial color proof, unwatermarked, 6 k/2 dull m. o-o-red on buff card (20 g/2 dull faint m. y-o-yellow), Extremely Fine. Scott No. UX1Pce.
USPCC No. S1Pce $400.
Lot 1894Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, watermarked Small U.S.P.O.D., postal card with preprinted "Inter-State Industrial Exposition of Chicago, 1875" message announcing space assignment, cancelled by blue fancy cross-road cancel duplexed with "Chicago Ill., Jul 26" cds to Florence, Mass., Very Fine and rare early postal card exposition use.
Scott No. UX3 Estimate $500 - 750.