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

Officials continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
981 ogc UO63 image#UO63, 12c Red War Dept. on cream, die WD15, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 2, handsome large mint entire in the only size in which this comes, fresh and clean, sharp embossing, extremely fine. (Image) 950.00

SOLD for $700.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
982 og UO65 image#UO65, 15c Red War Dept. on amber, pretty mint cut square, 36x39mm, unusually sharp embossing, fresh, very fine and choice. (Image) 950.00

SOLD for $600.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
983 ogc UO65 image#UO65, 15c Red War Dept. on amber, die WD16, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which it cones, quite fresh, a very fine and choice example of this seldom seen entire (UPSS #WD130). (Image) 1,200.00

SOLD for $850.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
984 og UO66 image#UO66, 15c Red War Dept. on cream, select quality mint cut square, being a full corner which measures 40x44mm, quite fresh and clean, bright colors with detailed embossing, extremely fine; 1999 PF certificate; ex-Lyons. (Image) 800.00

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
985 ogc UO66 image#UO66, 15c Red War Dept. on cream, die WD16, size 21, knife 100, wmk. 2, mint entire in the only size in which it comes, quite fresh with bright colors and sharp embossing, very fine (UPSS #WD132). (Image) 1,000.00

SOLD for $1,350.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
986 og UO68 image#UO68, 30c Red War Dept. on amber, mint cut square, 34x36mm, bright color and sharp embossing, very fine; 1995 PF certificate. (Image) 950.00

SOLD for $575.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
987 ogc UO68 image#UO68, 30c Red War Dept. on amber, die WD17, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, scarce mint entire in the smaller of the two sizes in which this comes, quite fresh with bright color on pale amber paper, detailed embossing, very fine and a very difficult entire; 2000 PF certificate; ex-Henderson, White (UPSS #WD136). (Image) 2,400.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
988 og UO69 image#UO69, 30c Red War Dept. on cream, attractive mint cut square, 38x39mm, fresh with strong embossing, very fine and choice; 1999 PF certificate. (Image) 1,000.00

SOLD for $850.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
989 og UO72a image#UO72a, 2c Carmine Official Mail, printed in error on manila instead of white, select and rare mint cut square of this terribly elusive item, full corner measuring 46x47mm, indicia with bright red color and the paper in the characteristic manila color, extremely fine; missing from even the major cut square collections; 1987 PF certificate. (Image) 1,750.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
Cut Square and Entire Collection Lots
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
990 ogO U1/521, UC1/UO72 #U1/521, UC1/UO72, Substantial and comprehensive cut square collection consisting of a total 641 items collected both mint and used, the mint is impressive and consists of 480 different Scott numbers starting with the first Nesbitt issue and going through the 1925 1 1/2c surcharges, plus airmails and 38 different officials including a rare 2c Dark red (#UO19; 1mm piece hinged to the bottom to even margins) and attractive examples of #UO62 and UO69, nearly all the officials are nice size including a number of full corners, the used consists of 160 virtually all different, though they frequently duplicate the mint, rarely a second copy is included to show shades or cancels, while the number of used is fairly substantial the catalog value only amounts to about 10% of the total, this is a neatly housed working collection that is arranged on black stock pages, with slips listing the Scott number, UPSS die number and catalog values which are four or five years old, the regular issues are quite extensive, both mint and used, with numerous better items cataloging $200.00-$300.00 up to $1,000.00 or more, there are far too many to list but a few highlights include mint full corners of #U134, U200 and U276 plus others, examination will reveal many other desirable items, condition is also well above average, sizes do vary and an occasional fault will be found, but the vast majority are of good size and throughout are found many with lavish margins and full corners, overall at least fine-very fine with most very fine or better; an important and valuable collection. 42,950.00

SOLD for $17,000.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
991 og #U1/645, UC1/UO90, High quality and valuable balance of the Stephen S. Whitington mounted collection of mint cut squares, consists of hundreds of attractive and desirable cut squares housed in two Scott National albums, starts with five different 3c values of the first issue and goes right up to 1999, the most significant portion consists of the 19th century issues, including officials, through the surcharges of the 1920's with a total of over 400 different from this period, includes items to several hundred dollars catalog value each and has virtually all the lesser values, virtually complete from the mid-1920's to date including air posts and later officials, includes some full entires, throughout are desirable items and the overall condition is outstanding, the vast majority are collected in full corners and usually of larger than normally seen sizes, making many items the best quality obtainable, some higher catalog value items will grade only very fine, but the majority are extremely fine; a wonderful collection for one wishing to start a quality collection to build upon, or for the retailer who handles select high quality material. 18,675.00

SOLD for $7,500.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
992 ogc #U4/372, UC4/UO72, Substantial mint postal envelope balance of the Stephen S. Whitington Collection, consisting of 150 entires including 32 officials, starts with the first Nesbitt issue including a scarce #U4 (soiling), includes a specialized study of the 1c Blue star die entires (includes nine used, the only used in the collection), many nice Reay and Plimpton issues are present including high values with Scott catalog values to $200.00-300.00, plus some better value officials including high values, the overall condition is excellent in keeping with the high standards that Mr. Whitington applied to all his postal stationery collecting, the vast majority are fresh and clean, and grade very fine to extremely fine with very few exceptions; a wonderful basis of quality material upon which a collection can be built. 18,300.00

SOLD for $6,750.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
993 Sc U59S/291S, UO2S/61S #U59S/291S, UO2S/61S, Specimen postal envelope collection of 39 entires including twelve officials, with different types of "Specimen" overprints or designations, starts with the 1864-65 issue including four of the high values, most are of the 1870-71 Reay issue including many high values, plus various Reay and Plimpton officials, all but three entires have clear indicia so that large full corner cut squares are obtainable, includes items that Scott lists as cut squares as high as $275.00 each, virtually all are clean and fresh with the majority being extremely fine; a nice collection of specimen envelopes. Est. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
994 og #U379/569, UC1/UO72, Specialized 20th century cut square collection, consisting of several hundred mostly different on Thorp pages, collected by the various dies and other characteristics that are not found in the basic Scott listings, includes some of the better dies of the oval and circle dies, plus surcharges including some varieties, includes issues to 1974 with some air post cut squares and even a few envelopes, many issues are more modestly priced items but there are items that catalog a couple hundred dollars or more, of particular merit is the condition which is overall excellent, a large portion are good size full corners grading extremely fine and nearly all are very fine or better; an excellent basis for a highly specialized collection. 3,375.00

SOLD for $700.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
995 ogc U544d/646a #U544d/646a, Modern error postal envelope collection, nineteen different mint entires, mostly missing-color errors or surcharge errors (#U586), includes four items that are not included in the catalog value because they are unlisted or not priced, very fine-extremely fine. 2,580.00+

SOLD for $900.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
Postal Cards
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
996 ogc UX1 image#UX1, 1c Brown on buff, unusually fresh and attractive mint example of the first postal card, easily discernible large watermark, very fine and choice (UPSS #S1). (Image) 350.00

SOLD for $160.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
997 ngc UX4 image#UX4, 1c Black on buff, watermarked, unused with preprinted form on the reverse of the Fairmount Microscopical Society, crisp and clean with the barest trace of corner mount toning, very fine and scarce; 2000 PSE certificate (UPSS #S3). (Image) 600.00

SOLD for $450.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
998 ogc UX7b image#UX7b, 1c Black on buff, printed on both sides, mint example of this scarce variety, impression on one side inverted to the other, inking is very close to the same intensity on each side, unlike many that show insufficient inking on one side, slight wear with minute wrinkles and tiny spot on one side, nearly very fine for this (UPSS #S6c). (Image) 800.00

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
999 ngc UX17 image#UX17, 1c Black, "Full Face" McKinley, unused as usual with preprinted garbage tug form on the reverse and printed address on the front, couple very minor corner bends and tiny abrasion at left from hinge, both barely noticeable, otherwise a very fine example of this popular and rare postal card of which only 149 cards were preserved of the original 500 cards printed (UPSS #S21). (Image) 3,250.00

SOLD for $2,200.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM
1000 ogc UX31 image#UX31, "1 cent" surcharge on 2c Red on cream, a choice mint example of the so-called "one line surcharge" rarity, crisp and fresh, both sides clean and nice sharp corners, extremely fine; this surcharge was used experimentally in Washington, D.C. and was deemed unsatisfactory being immediately withdrawn, making this one of the scarcest and most desired postal cards (UPSS #43). (Image) 5,000.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
Closing..Dec-13, 09:00 AM

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