Proofs and Essays

Sale 3022 - Session 1 - United States Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 1152 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 264S
    264S-O/PR125S-O, 1897 "UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS" Specimen overprints, complete (less Stationery), includes 264S-278S, E5S, J38S-44S, PR114S-125S, first set mostly o.g. with h.r. (couple without gum), other sets without gum, includes original presentation envelopes, a few a few with straight edges and other minor flaws, overall extremely fresh and F-VF; only 125 sets distributed to delegates (Scott $6,075).
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,900.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 USD

    Lot# : 1153 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 264S
    264S-O / J45S-O, 1897 "UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS" Specimen overprints, complete less Newspaper and Stationery issues,includes: 264S-278S, E5S, J38S-44S, all o.g., few small flaws/faults include couple pulled/nibbed perfs (50c, $1, $5), Dues: 10c faulty, additional 5c, generally F-VF, fresh and overall attractive. (Scott $3,525).
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 850.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,450.00 USD

    Lot# : 1154 Proofs and Essays

    1897 "UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS" Specimen Overprints on Entires Collection, envelopes and two wrappers on pages, 1c (5 different entires, 1 wrapper), 2c (21 entires, 1 wrapper), 4c (7 entires), 5c (4 different entires), good variety of papers, sizes, knives, watermarks, etc., few light toning, generally fresh and F-VF; includes the cardboard box containing the specimens which were distributed to congress attendees (Scott $3,760 which does not take into account the various varieties)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 1155 Proofs and Essays

    1897 "UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS" Specimen Overprints on Entires Assortment, 58 entieres plus 2 wrappers entires in Safe "Dual" pages, good variety with a few duplicates, 1c (9 entires, 1 wrapper), 2c (36 entires, 1 wrapper), 4c (9 entires), 5c (4 entires), few light toning, generally fresh and F-VF
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 850.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1156 Proofs and Essays

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    UX12S-Q, 1894 1c Black on buff, Black "UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS" overprint across indicia, Very Fine and choice, just 125 cards were overprinted for distribution; ex-Brazer (Scott $600; UPSS S14-Sp-1, Type T-4, $500)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 180.00 USD

    Lot# : 1157 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : UX12S-Q
    UX12S-Q, 1897 1c Black on buff, "UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS." Specimen overprint, premium card with sharp corners, some pencil notations o back, Very Fine; 125 examples were distributed to delegates to the Congress held in Washington DC (Scott $600; UPSS S15-Sp-1, Ty. T-4, $500)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 180.00 USD

    Lot# : 1158 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : UX13S-Q
    UX13S-Q, 1897 2c Blue on cream, "UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS." Specimen overprint, pristine card with sharp corners, some pencil notations on back, Very Fine and choice; 125 examples were distributed to delegates to the Congress held in Washington DC (Scott $600; UPSS S16-Sp-1, Ty. T-4, $500)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1160 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : UX13S-Q
    UX13S-Q, 1897 2c Blue on cream, "UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS." Specimen overprint, unusually fresh card with sharp corners, choice Very Fine; 125 examples were distributed to delegates to the Congress held in Washington DC (Scott $600; UPSS S16-Sp-1, Ty. T-4, $500)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 1161 Proofs and Essays

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    UY1S-Q, 1892 1c+1c Black on buff, "UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS." overprint across indicia of message and reply cards, folded, Very Fine and choice, it is doubtful any unfolded cards exist, only 125 cards issued to attendees; ex-Brazer (Scott $600; UPSS $500, MR1-Sp-1, Type T-4)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 1162 Proofs and Essays

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    UY2S-Q, 1893 2c+2c Blue on grayish white, Black "UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS." overprint in black on Message and reply cards, folded, cchoice Very Fine; it is doubtful that any of the 125 cards overprinted are unfolded; ex-Brazer (Scott $600, UPSS MR3-Sp-1, Type T-4, $500)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 240.00 USD
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