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ESSAY: Scott #79-E8a Imperforate, in GREEN (or perhaps Blue Green) [1865-1866 Henry Lowenberg essay; (Lowenberg Stamp [printing] Company. Design created by Lowenberg and printed in reverse on the back of extremely thin onionskin paper. Based on two patents: gum and then print, and print and then gum, but Scott states that the difference cannot be determined without destroying the essay -- which is the whole point of this type of essay to eliminate re-use of stamps.] Mint VF horizontal pair. The pair has been generously hinged which has, in the area of the hinge, demonstrated that the ink is completely disrupted by the least bit of moisture -- again, the whole point of the invention. This is actually quite a handsome stamp design, picturing George Washington. The Scott value is an absurdly low $10 per stamp; I have only had half a dozen of this type (they exist in several colors) in 46 years and I have never before had any of the green colors.
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ESSAY: Scott #79-E25i [Lithographic essay derived from 1861 3 cent die; full corner ornaments] 3 cent "Red" (Dark Rose Carmine, actually), Perforated 12, Without Grill, Gummed, Hard White Paper (Not Coated). Always with "messy" areas around the corner ornaments (due to how the plate was made). Mint with F-VF centering. Full original gum; not actually hinged, but with typical very minor disturbance. This essay very often has blotchy printing due to how it was crudely produced, however this example is extremely sharp and with totally complete design -- really extremely unusual thus -- deserving of a significant premium. Very modest value in the catalog, but seldom offered; most collectors do not even know that such items exist.
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ESSAY: Scott #79-E25i [Lithographic essay derived from 1861 3 cent die; full corner ornaments] 3 cent "Red" (Dark Rose Carmine, actually), Perforated 12, Without Grill, Gummed, Hard White Paper (Not Coated). Always with "messy" areas around the corner ornaments (due to how the plate was made). Mint with F-VF centering. Full original gum; not actually hinged, but with typical very minor disturbance. This essay shows the very often blotchy printing due to how it was crudely produced. Very modest value in the catalog, but seldom offered; most collectors do not even know that such items exist.
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ESSAY (REVENUE USE) 2 cent Bank Check: Henry Lowenberg Decalcomania essay, Turner #42b dark green (Scott does not list the essays for revenue stamps). [ca. 1865-1866 Henry Lowenberg essay; (Lowenberg Stamp [printing] Company. The design, which includes the text "U.S. Internal Revenue", was created by Lowenberg and printed in reverse on the back of extremely thin onionskin paper. Based on two patents: gum and then print, and print and then gum, but Scott states that the difference cannot be determined without destroying the essay -- which is the whole point of this type of essay to eliminate re-use of stamps.] Mint NH Fine perforated single. Variable perforations as usual and with some relatively minor flaking causing design loss in a couple spots. (This example seems to show that the printing was on top of the gum; however, the gum was thick and irregular on this example, causing the ink to not fully adhere to the gum.) From time to time, a few examples can be found in the market in the $35 range.
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ESSAY (REVENUE USE) 2 cent Bank Check: Henry Lowenberg Decalcomania essay, Turner #42b dark green (Scott does not list the essays for revenue stamps). [ca. 1865-1866 Henry Lowenberg essay; (Lowenberg Stamp [printing] Company. The design, which includes the text "U.S. Internal Revenue", was created by Lowenberg and printed in reverse on the back of extremely thin onionskin paper. Based on two patents: gum and then print, and print and then gum, but Scott states that the difference cannot be determined without destroying the essay -- which is the whole point of this type of essay to eliminate re-use of stamps.] Mint NH Fine perforated single. Variable perforations as usual and with some relatively minor flaking causing design loss in a couple spots. (This example seems to show that the printing was on top of the gum; however, the gum was thick and irregular on this example, causing the ink to not fully adhere to the gum.) From time to time, a few examples can be found in the market in the $35 range.
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WX6 Large Red Cross and Wreath (1910, the last year of the seals issued and sold by the American National Red Cross; after this time, the seals were issued by the Red Cross, but sold by the TB society). Mint F-VF. Very fresh and attractive. (Scott 2020 value $20.00.)
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UN Scott #38 Souvenir Sheet FDC [1955 UN Charter 10th Anniversary Souvenir Sheet] Wonderfully fresh first day cover, unaddressed, with Artmaster ""open book" cachet and neatly struck cancellation. For some reason FDCs of the this souvenir sheet tend to be grubby (probably because so many young collectors admired and handled them as the treasure of their UN collection). This example is pristine in all respects.
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1612 [1979 $5.00 Railroad Lantern, Americana Series] First Day Cover without cachet, neat label address. Great potential for adding your own artwork or for creating a combo FDC with a future stamp issue.
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1612 [1979 $5.00 Railroad Lantern, Americana Series] First Day Cover without cachet, neat label address. Great potential for adding your own artwork or for creating a combo FDC with a future stamp issue.
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Canal Zone U1 [1916 1 cent green/black, overprinted] Mint VF postal stationery envelope ENTIRE. Excellent and fresh on front; faint band mark on backside. Scarce envelope; Scott 2020 entire value $90.
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Group of about 130 VERMONT picture post cards, plus about 20 miniature view cards. Mostly 1906-1919, an original trove from a family archive -- these have never been in a dealer stock. The cards either picture Vermont views/subjects and/or are postmarked in Vermont -- thus these could be useful for multiple types of Vermont collections. Mixed mint and used, with quality generally very nice. Includes quite a few early real photo cards, one leather Vermont card, some local town views, a number of working granite quarries, etc. Quite a few of these cards would retail in the $3 to $6 range, with a few even higher. This would be a great way to start or expand a Vermont picture post card or Vermont postal history / postmark collection. A super deal that would be terrific for a collector or a dealer!
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1893 Columbian Exposition picture postal card: "Womans Building" of series published by Girsch and Roehsler. Mint Fine with some bends and creases. Printed on U.S. postal card Scott #UX10 for which normal mint lists in 2020 at $47.50 each. This series seems to be fairly scarce; I have never seen an illustration of a complete set, nor do I know how many cards constitute a set. The Chicago Postcard Museum site only pictures one card from the series (a different one). At this moment, I do not see ANY cards of this series offered on eBay, which is a reasonable reflection of scarcity. Despite the quality problems, this is a desirable card. Genuine original card.
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Confederate Facsimiles: Group of 14 "mint". Sometimes described as reprints, these are facsimiles made for collectors (I believe that these date from the 1950s). On the back each bears the text "Facsimile / No. XX" (numbered 1 to 14). While these initially look Imperforate, they are die cut but just held together in a block by tiny breaks in the cutting. The 12-block is intact, but weak due to the very tiny connectors. The pair was originally attached somewhere along the bottom of the 12-block. Ungummed on yellowish-white paper. All of consistent printing quality and appearance on thick white paper. All excellent quality with full margins. These are quite collectible. I have never before seen this type with die-cutting and the tiny connectors (breaks in the die cutting).
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Germany: FORGERY OF A FORGERY: Forgery imperforate souvenir sheet of four of U.S. OSS "Operation Cornflakes" Postal Forgery of orange-red 12 pf Hitler Head stamp with the text "FUTSCHES REICH" (ruined empire) and the jaw partly exposed showing the teeth. The original postal forgeries were created ca.1942-1943 by the U.S. OSS (Office of Special Operations; precurssor to the CIA) in the design as shown on this item, but with perforations and printed in large sheets. The original postal forgery is listed in Michel as #17 of such postal forgeries -- it is costly and sought after. Text from the Henry Gitner hgitner.com website: "These stamps were key part of a high level clandestine plan to undermine the morale of the average German citizen. The Allies felt that if many German people started receiving Anti-Nazi propaganda in their morning mail delivered punctually at breakfast time by the mailman, they would feel that their "German Empire" was falling apart from within... The OSS decided that the best way to smuggle the mail into the regular German postal system was to bomb mail trains. In addition to bombs to possibly destroying the trains, they dropped sacks of mail containing Anti-Nazi propaganda. During the confusion of cleaning up the wreck, the false mail sacks were mixed with the damaged German mail. The OSS re-created all aspects of the German Postal system from real business return addresses to many thousands of names and addresses pulled from the telephone directories. They even replicated the mail bags, postal markings and every other detail of the postal system. Every letter was franked with a 12pf stamp or two 6pf stamps. On opening the letter, they would find it filled with anti-Nazi propaganda including the 12pf "Futsches Reich" stamp." This, however, is a later -- I am guessing from the 1960s or perhaps the early 1970s; it is not a more recent reproduction which also may exist -- imperforate, gummed, souvenir sheet of four stamps reproduction / forgery of the original postal forgery. Over the years, I have seen dealers successfully selling this for around $20. NH VF souvenir sheet of 4; small natural paper inclusion far out in the margin away from the stamps. CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO COUNTRIES WHERE SUCH ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED.
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Label: "ROANOKE, VA. / AN ALL-AMERICA CITY / THE STAR CITY OF THE SOUTH". Lithographed, rouletted label design (view of the city with mountains in the distance) with printer inscription "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, LITHO." Very attractive. The city was first named an All-America City in 1952 and six times subsequently. The huge star on a nearby mount was built in 1949 (it has an interesting history, see Wikipedia). This has the appearance of having been issued in the 1952-1965 time period. NH F-VF.
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4-Block Available at 4x price.

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1319 [1966 5c Great River Road (Mississippi River)] Colorano #14. Baton Rouge, LA first day canceled maximum card. Mellone #9. Wonderful graphics. Seldom offered.
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1314 [1966 5c National Park Service] Colorano #9. Yellowstone National Park, WY first day canceled maximum card. Mellone #?. Seldom offered.
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1340 [1968 6c Hemisfair 68] Colorano #?. San Antonio, TX first day canceled maximum card. Mellone #?. Seldom offered (the only offering I could find was at $16.99).
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1479 [1973 8c American Revolution, Drummer, Rise of the Spirit of Independence] Colorano #? SILK. New Orleans, LA first day canceled maximum card. Mellone #?. Seldom offered (I was unable to find any offered).
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1294 [1967 $1.00 untagged, Eugene ONeill, Prominent American Series] Art Craft cacheted, neat typed address, Superb first day cover.
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1295 [1966 $5.00 untagged, John Bassett Moore, Prominent American Series] Art Craft cacheted, UNaddressed, Superb first day cover.
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1305C [1973 $1.00 COIL, Eugene ONeill, Prominent American Series] Art Craft cacheted, neat typed address. Superb first day cover.
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1341 [1968 $1.00 Airlift] Art Craft cacheted, neat typed address, Superb first day cover.
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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Duck and Conservation Stamp: 1995 (void after June 30, 1996) Tribal Member (green) $5.00. NH VF. Ducks taking flight.
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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Duck and Conservation Stamps: 1996 (void after June 30, 1997) Complete set of 3 (Tribal/Resident $5, Non-Tribal South Dakota Resident $10, and Non-Resident Out-Of-State $10). NH VF. Bison and geese. Specialist dealers seem to sell this set for $39.
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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Duck and Conservation Stamps: 2000 (void after June 30, 2001) Group of 2 (Non-Tribal South Dakota Resident $10 and Non-Resident Out-Of-State $10). NH VF. Ducks taking flight. Specialist dealers seem to sell a set of 3 for $39.
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Scott #11/12 facsimile "mint". Sometimes described as reprints, these are facsimiles made for collectors (I believe that these date from the 1950s), but they are still quite collectible. Back printing "Facsimile / No. xxx" with 211 in blue gray. On coarse yellowish paper. I do not know for sure, but I suspect that the various backprinting versions of these exist; compare to what you have.
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CSA Scott #2 Five Cent Jefferson. Private Reprinting or Counterfeit with "Facsimile / No. 201" printed on reverse in white. Color greenish blue, on coarse yellow paper. Mint VF NH (ungummed). Left margin horizontal pair. I believe that these date from the 1950s. Interesting and attractive.
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CSA Scott #2 Five Cent Jefferson. Private Reprinting or Counterfeit with "Facsimile / No. 201" printed on reverse in white. Color greenish blue, on coarse yellow paper. Mint VF NH (ungummed). bottom margin horizontal pair. I believe that these date from the 1950s. Interesting and attractive.
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Scott #11/12 facsimile "mint". Sometimes described as reprints, these are facsimiles made for collectors (I believe that these date from the 1950s), but they are still quite collectible. Back printing "Facsimile / No. xxx" with 211 in blue gray. On coarse yellowish paper. I do not know for sure, but I suspect that the various backprinting versions of these exist; compare to what you have.
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