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United States Postal Stationery continued...

1874-1886 PLIMPTON ISSUE continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1441 og U169 image#U169, 3c Green on amber, mint cut square, a fresh example measuring 38x41mm, immaculately fresh and clean, extremely fine. (Image) $325.00

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1442 O U170 image#U170, 3c Green on blue, used cut square, measuring a large 47x42mm, cancelled with a portion of a Pittsburgh duplex, fresh, very fine and choice; being a major rarity mint the few used examples are collected as an affordable alternative to possess one of the rarest cut squares of the period, one of the few sound examples available in this large size. (Image) $3,750.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1443 O U170 image#U170, 3c Green on blue, used cut square, 35x38mm, lightly cancelled, small closed tear at top extends just to top of embossing, very fine appearance for this; one of the rarest cut squares of the period, and despite the trivial flaw this is one of the most attractive of the few known; 1998 PF certificate. (Image) $3,750.00

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1444 O U171 image#U171, 3c Green on fawn, used cut square, 27x34mm, neat numeral "10" in double circle postmark, quite clean, a very fine example of this extremely rare cut square; used cut squares are virtually the only way this is attainable, as there are only two mint cut squares known plus only seven used entires, there are no mint entires known; 1995 PF certificate. (Image) $3,250.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1445 ogc U181 var. image#U181 var, 6c Red on white, die 62, size 25, knife 123, wmk. 4, unusually fresh and attractive mint entire for this largest size, bright color and fresh white paper, choice very fine; this "US/Postal Service" watermark is a most unusual watermark that was primarily used on on Post Office Department official envelopes and was probably only intended to be used for these officials, there are only two 6c envelopes, such as this, and two 3c Green envelopes of this same Plimpton series of the regular postal envelopes that are found with this watermark, all probably done in error and generally quite rare and seldom seen (UPSS #512). (Image) UPSS $200.00

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
1446 og U185 image#U185, 7c Vermilion on white, mint cut square, 32x38mm, bright and fresh, with strong embossing, a very fine and choice example of this rare cut square (no known entires). (Image) $1,800.00

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1447 ogc U186 var. image#U186 var. 7c vermilion on amber, die 63, size 7, knife 28, wmk. 2, mint entire in the very scarce earlier Plimpton knife 28 instead of 30, this is priced by the 2001 UPSS catalog at over thirteen times the normal envelope, trace of paper aging that would not be noticeable except for a stationery band that had been on this, still very fine and a very elusive entire for the postal stationery collector (UPSS #537). (Image) $2,000.00

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1448 og U195 image#U195, 12c Plum on white, fresh mint cut square, measuring 37x39mm, well embossed impression on bright paper, choice very fine. (Image) $475.00

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
1449 og U196 image#U196, 12c Plum on amber, mint cut square, being a full corner measuring 41x42mm, exceptionally fresh with deep color and extra-sharp embossing on bright paper, extremely fine. (Image) $275.00

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1450 og U200 image#U200, 15c Orange on cream, premium quality mint cut square, 33x38mm, marvelously fresh and bright, excellent detailed embossing, extremely fine; particularly scarce so choice; 1994 PF certificate; ex-Johnson. (Image) $600.00

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1451 ogc U200 var. image#U200 var., 15c Orange on cream, die 67, size 25, knife 122, wmk. 2, large mint entire, being the largest size envelope of this issue that only comes as a "Centennial" envelope, extraordinarily clean and fresh which is highly unusual for this size, strong detailed embossing, crisp edges, extremely fine; one of the most elusive of all the high denomination Plimpton entires with possibly as few as three known and the first example that we have ever offered; signed W.H. Maisel; ex-Mason, Barkhausen (UPSS #603). (Image) UPSS $2,500.00

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1452 og U204-10 image#U204-10, 30c Black on various color papers, collection of the seven different mint cut squares including the scarce cream paper measuring 35x39mm, others measure from 32x35mm on blue to 40x44mm on manila full corner, very fine-extremely fine; 2002 PSE certificate for scarce cream and 1989 PSE certificate for oriental buff, the two that can be difficult to tell apart. (Image) $1,020.00

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
1453 ogc U206 image#U206 30c Black on cream, die 69, size 21, knife 98, wmk. 2, large mint entire in the only size that was regularly issued aside from Centennial envelopes that were issued in two large sizes also, exceptionally fresh and crisp, marvelously intense black imprint and perfect embossing, extremely fine and rare in this premium condition (UPSS #617). (Image) $800.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1454 ogc U210 var image#U210 var., 30c Black on amber manila, die 69, size 25, knife 123, wmk. 9, large mint entire being the extraordinarily rare largest size that is priced in UPSS at over nine times its slightly smaller counterpart, fresh and attractive, lacking the flaws that plague so many of these extra-large envelopes, extremely fine and the first example we have ever offered of this elusive entire (UPSS #628). (Image) UPSS $2,000.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1455 og U213 image#U213, 90c Carmine on cream, attractive mint cut square of this difficult value, measuring 34x36mm, very fine and choice; an exceptionally scarce cut square of this popular high value. (Image) $1,750.00

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
1882-1886 PLIMPTON ISSUES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1456 og U226 image#U226, 5c Brown on fawn, mint cut square, full corner except missing the top backflap, measuring 34x40mm, unusually fresh, choice very fine (Image) $375.00

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1457 og U241 image#U241, 2c Red on amber, choice mint cut square, being a full corner measuring a large 48x43mm, fresh and attractive, extremely fine; a difficult cut square in this premium condition. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1458 og U241 image#U241, 2c Red on amber, mint cut square, being a full corner measuring 37x41mm, a fresh and very fine example of this elusive cut square. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1459 og U244 image#U244, 2c Red on amber, two links below "2", remarkably choice mint cut square, being a full corner measuring a wide 51x50mm, wonderfully bright and fresh, extremely fine. (Image) $350.00

SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
1460 og U245 image#U245, 2c Red on blue, two links below "2", wonderfully select mint cut square, being a full corner measuring 51x42mm, attractive bright color on clean blue paper, extremely fine and exceedingly choice. (Image) $500.00

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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