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The 1869
Card Proof Inverts

120aP4, 121aP4, 122aP4, 129aP4 – The 1869 Issue card proof inverts
We recently re-acquired this set. This sheet margin set was first purchased by us at Washington 2006 and subsequently sold to a client a few years later.

This pristine set originated from the sheets of 100 which in all probability went from Petrie to the Earl of Crawford. The sheets were purchased as part of the Earl’s estate by the Nassau Stamp Company. Sometime after 1916 the sheets were cut up. Today there exists asset of plate blocks of eight, two sets of blocks of four, four sets of pairs (if they have not been cut apart) and the balance as singles. A very small number of the single sets come with sheet margins. Scott catalog value: $16,250.00

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Two Confederate Gems!

CSA 7 - Pair, Wallpaper cover 5c Blue horizontal pair tied by bold double-circle datestamp on green and tan floral wallpaper cover to Choctaw Corner Ala. Sent "Via Mobile" at lower left, opened for display, slight edge wear and expertly repaired tear, stamps with slight toning. (PH77-22) $950.00 Click to order

63 - Wrapper A large part of a wrapper used to send a newspaper from Boston to Cpl. John D. Priest of the 44th Mass Vols. at New Bern, N.C. Note docketing on face “(1 paper)”. Ex-Donald Evans includes a portion of the exhibit page for this piece. (PH77-11) $150.00  Click to order 


A Very Striking Union Patriotic use of
the One-Cent 1861 issue

63 (x3) – Patriotic
Violet patriotic (Weiss no. M-L93 ) with Port Byron, Ill CDS on domestic rate cover to Normal University in Bloomington, Ill. Very slightly reduced at the right. Ex-Donald Evans (PH76-04) $300.00
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James E. Lee
P.O. Box 3876
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3876
Phone: (847) 462-9130

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Mounted to Resemble
A Large Die Proof

40P2 Mounted to resemble a large die proof 1c Blue Roosevelt small die proof remainder die sunk on card. There is an interesting smear between the N and T at the bottom. Ex-Finkelburg (EP77-11) $750.00 Click to order

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An Amazing Pen and Wash


Vignette of Franklin D. Roosevelt

With Major Historic Interest

928-E United Nations Conference
5c rejected design, engraved frame and type, wash palm sprig and pen and wash vignette of Roosevelt. This is photographic reduction of the model submitted for the stamp. Mounted behind gray matte board and flapped with tan Treasury Department Bureau of Engraving & Printing cover (which is not shown). Very rare. (EP77-50) $750.00 Click to order


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