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United States Postal Stationery Cut Squares and Entires continued...

1883-86 Plimpton Issues continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
821 Oc U275 image#U275, 2c Brown on blue, round "O" in "TWO", used entire, cancelled by Philadelphia duplex, faults including some staining and slight fading; despite the defects, this was a new find of an immensely rare envelope when we first offered it in our December 1999 Collector's Series sale, it remains only the second recorded entire (no mint examples are known), the new UPSS catalog now records seven cut squares reported (all used), but continues to record only one entire; obviously one of the keys to completing a postal stationery collection; 1999 APS and PF certificates (UPSS #757). (Image) 45,000.00

SOLD for $4,000.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
822 og U276 image#U276, 2c Brown on fawn, round "O" in "TWO", select mint cut square, being a full corner measuring 40x41mm, very fresh with strong embossing, extremely fine; a very scarce cut square, particularly as a full corner; signed R.A. Champagne and accompanied by a 2000 PF certificate. (Image) 1,050.00

SOLD for $1,050.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
823 og U276 image#U276, 2c Brown on fawn, round "O" in "TWO", attractive and fresh mint cut square, measuring a balanced 40x40mm, choice very fine and a select example of this scarce cut square. (Image) 1,050.00

SOLD for $700.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
824 og U285 image#U285, 2c Red on white, lovely mint cut square, being a full corner measuring 40x43mm, attractive bright color, sharp embossing, particularly fresh on bright white paper, extremely fine; a most difficult issue to acquire, especially in this select full corner condition. (Image) 775.00

SOLD for $725.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
825 og U285 image#U285, 2c Red on white, unusually fresh mint cut square with radiant red color, 36x42mm, bright paper, very fine and choice example of this scarce issue. (Image) 775.00

SOLD for $575.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
826 ogc U285 image#U285, 2c Red on white, die 81, size 8, knife 38, wmk. 6, mint entire in a marvelous pristine state of preservation, excellent embossing and sharp edges, extremely fine; a truly rare entire that is undercataloged in our opinion; ex-Barkhausen, Baum and Ballman (UPSS #786). (Image) 1,650.00

SOLD for $1,200.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
827 ogc U285 var. image#U285 var., 2c Lake on white, die 81, size 8, knife 38, wmk. 6, a mint entire whose indicia is printed in a distinctive lake shade rather than the normal red color, this was the first such example we had ever seen when offered in the William S. Floyd Collection sale and we have not seen another, very fine (UPSS #786 var.). (Image) 1,650.00+

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
828 og U286 image#U286, 2c Red on blue, gem mint cut square, being a full corner measuring a beautifully balanced 50x50mm, bright colors, extremely fine; signed R.A. Champagne. (Image) 325.00

SOLD for $200.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
829 og U286 image#U286, 2c Red on blue, high quality mint cut square, measuring a large 49x48mm, colors are fresh and bright, extremely fine; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) 325.00

SOLD for $230.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
830 og W287 image#W287, 2c Red on manila, striking mint cut square, with full large backflap of the wrapper, the equivalent of a full corner for wrappers, measuring an extravagant 55x70mm, brilliant color and a particularly well struck impression, extremely fine gem. (Image) 140.00

SOLD for $130.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
831 og U288 image#U288, 2c Brown on white, fresh mint cut square, being a full corner measuring 41x42mm, bright color, extremely fine; signed Sloane and accompanied by a 2000 PSE certificate. (Image) 375.00

SOLD for $425.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
832 og U288 image#U288, 2c Brown on white, fresh mint cut square, measuring a balanced 36x37mm, very clear impression with stronger and more detailed embossing than usually seen, very fine. (Image) 375.00

SOLD for $90.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
833 og U290 image#U290, 2c Brown on blue, attractive and fresh mint cut square, 40x40mm, bright color with strong impression, very fine and choice example of this scarce issue; 1999 PF certificate; ex-Wampler. (Image) 1,750.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
834 ogc U290 image#U290, 2c Brown on blue, die 82, size 6, knife 19, wmk. 6, a crisp and choice mint entire of this rare envelope, bright colors and detailed strong embossing, extremely fine (UPSS #857). (Image) 2,250.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
835 ogc U293 #U293, 2c Green on creamy white letter sheet, collection of seventeen entires including perf. 41 and 83 at top without series designation, and all seven different series, all folded, condition ranges from minor toning or soiling on a few to mostly very fine (UPSS #860/73). 467.50

SOLD for $150.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
1887-94 Plimpton Issues
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
836 og U298 image#U298, 1c Blue on oriental buff, a fresh and especially handsome mint cut square of this postal stationery rarity, measuring 36x40mm, pretty blue color on bright oriental buff paper, extremely fine for this; among the rarest of all cut squares, as only nine are believed to exist; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) 14,000.00

SOLD for $6,250.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
837 og U299 image#U299, 1c Blue on blue, incredibly rare mint cut square, measuring 34x38mm, intense deep blue color, paper slightly faded at top (reduction of 1mm at top would remove the largest portion of this), otherwise very fine; one of the major cut square rarities missing from most collections with probably less than six examples thought to exist; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) 20,000.00

SOLD for $3,000.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
838 ogc U299 image#U299, 1c Blue on blue, die 83, size 8, knife 38, wmk. 12, an extraordinarily rare mint entire, attractive with bright color on clear blue paper, well impressed and highly detailed embossing, very fine; two sizes exist of this issue, this being the smaller of the two, both are major rarities; though we have offered a couple of cut squares and even an entire with "Specimen" overprint, this is the first example of a mint entire we have ever offered, it is possible that no example has been offered at auction in over a decade and it is quite likely that not more than one or two entires of each size exist; 2000 PF certificate (UPSS #893). (Image) 30,000.00

SOLD for $29,000.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
839 O U308 image#U308, 2c Green on blue, used cut square, 35x37mm, light duplex cancel, slightly close at top, but nearly very fine for this rare cut square which is normally found used when available at all; 1998 PSE certificate. (Image) 1,250.00

SOLD for $575.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
840 O U309 image#U309, 2c Green on manila, used cut square, 33x39mm, target cancel, certificate mentions small corner crease at top right which is very faint and trivial, otherwise very fine and quite scarce; 1998 PSE certificate. (Image) 750.00

SOLD for $400.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM

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