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United States Postal Stationery continued...

1870-1871 REAY ISSUE continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1421 og U104 image#U104, 30c Black on cream, handsome mint cut square, full corner measuring 41x44mm, very fresh and with highly detailed embossing, extremely fine. (Image) $250.00

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1422 og U106 image#U106, 90c Carmine on amber, lovely mint cut square being a full corner measuring a square 41x41mm, exceptionally fresh with brilliant color, extremely fine. (Image) $325.00

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
1874-1886 PLIMPTON ISSUE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1423 og U110 image#U110, 1c Dark blue on cream, fresh mint cut square, measuring 33x35mm, intense deep color on well colored cream paper, very fine and scarce issue. (Image) $1,750.00

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1424 og U110 image#U110, 1c Dark blue on cream, mint cut square, measuring 33x34mm, bright and fresh, very fine; a rare and desirable cut square, as no entires of this are believed to exist; 1991 PF certificate. (Image) $1,750.00

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1425 og U124 image#U124, 2c Brown on cream, mint cut square of this scarce issue, measuring 34x37mm, attractive rich color on bright paper, fresh and very fine; 2000 PSE certificate. (Image) $1,250.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1426 og U124 image#U124, 2c Brown on cream, mint cut square measuring 31x34mm being quite typical of this scarce issue as nearly all examples are similar in size, attractive color in a light red brown shade, fresh and very fine. (Image) $1,250.00

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1427 ogc U125 image#U125, 2c Brown on orange, die 48, size 10. knife 53u, wmk. 2, mint "Centennial" entire, a handsome example of one of the great postal stationery rarities, exceptionally clean and crisp, fresh imprint color on an attractive uniformly orange cover, faintest hint of a bend at left mentioned for complete accuracy, extremely fine; this is the slightly larger size of the two sizes that this special "Centennial" issue is found, its "Centennial" status is easily determined as no envelopes were regularly issued with this die on orange paper, both sizes appear to be of equal rarity with only three examples of each that we are aware, furthermore this is one of the most attractive of the three; ex-Close, Lilly (UPSS #300). (Image) $45,000.00

SOLD for $22,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1428 og W127 image#W127, 2c Vermilion on manila wrapper, beautifully fresh mint cut square, measuring a large and symmetrical 40x44mm, excellent color and sharp embossing, extremely fine; an exceptionally scarce and undervalued cut square, missing from many major collections; signed R.A. Champagne and accompanied by a 2003 PF certificate. (Image) $3,000.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1429 ogc W127 image#W127, 2c Vermilion on manila wrapper, die 48, knife W2, wmk. 2, mint entire wrapper measuring 161x241mm, a fresh example of this very elusive entire, neatly folded and attractive, very fine and choice; it is estimated that perhaps as few as ten entires are known and several of these are in poor condition; ex-Floyd (UPSS #302). (Image) $4,750.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1430 og U133 image#U133, 2c Brown on amber, select mint cut square, with generous margins measuring 35x41mm, fresh with strong impression and embossing showing this scarcer die well, extremely fine; ex-Johnson. (Image) $350.00

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1431 og U134 image#U134, 2c Brown on white, exceptionally fresh mint cut square, being a full corner measuring 37x39mm, bright color on clean white paper, extremely fine; a very scarce issue in such premium condition. (Image) $1,500.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1432 og U134 image#U134, 2c Brown on white, exceptionally fresh mint cut square, measuring 34x37, bright color on clean white paper, extremely fine; a rare cut square with this scarce die. (Image) $1,500.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1433 og U135 image#U135, 2c Brown on amber, mint cut square with backflap at top, measuring 34x37mm, fresh with bright colors, choice very fine. (Image) $525.00

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1434 og U135 image#U135, 2c Brown on amber, attractive mint cut square measuring 31x35mm, exceptionally fresh with rich color and sharp embossing on clean bright paper, choice very fine;1958 PF certificate. (Image) $525.00

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1435 ogc U140A image#U140A, 2c Red brown on orange, die 52, size 7, knife 30u, wmk. 2, mint "Centennial" entire, magnificently fresh and clean, with strong color and embossing, couple of minor mounting hinge thins on the backflap only and of little consequence considering this entire's incomparable rarity, extremely fine; to our knowledge this is one of only two or possibly three entires of Scott #U140A in existence, apparently most of the very few examples issued have been reduced to cut squares, this is the second example we have had the privilege to offer in our auctions, the first (also with mounting thins) was the slightly larger size offered in Shreves March 2002 Premier Sale where it realized $40,000.00, plus the buyers premium, against a then catalog value of $32,500.00, that sale being the basis for the current catalog value; a great "Centennial" envelope rarity, this being the only example of which we are aware in this more desirable smaller size (UPSS #321). (Image) $40,000.00

SOLD for $24,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1436 og U154 image#U154, 2c Vermilion on amber, pristine mint cut square, being a large full corner measuring a perfectly square 49x49mm, detailed impression with bright color and paper, extremely fine in every regard. (Image) $400.00

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1437 og U154 image#U154, 2c Vermilion on amber, mint cut square, being a full corner measuring 37x40mm, bright color, extremely fine; signed as genuine by Richard A. Champagne. (Image) $400.00

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1438 ogc U154 image#U154, 2c Vermilion on amber, die 54, size 7, knife 31, wmk. 6, handsome mint entire with printed "Wells, Fargo & Co." frank at top, exceptionally fresh with four crisp edges, extremely fine and choice (UPSS #353). (Image) $450.00

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
1439 og U156 image#U156, 2c Vermilion on white, select mint cut square, being a full corner measuring a large 46x41mm, detailed impression with bright color and paper, extremely fine; an exceptionally scarce die that was not used to any extent except on wrappers, it is a major postal stationery rarity on amber with only one entire and a mint and used cut square known, but even on this white paper it is rare with only a half dozen or so cut squares recorded; 2004 PF certificate; ex-Barkhausen. (Image) $1,750.00

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1440 og U156 image#U156, 2c Vermilion on white, fresh mint cut square, measuring 32x35mm, detailed impression with bright color and paper, choice very fine; an exceptionally scarce cut square. (Image) $1,750.00

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction

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