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The Travers Papers:
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Unique. In cooperation with the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, the never-before-told complete story of the development of the first United States postage stamps. With original previously-unpublished documents and unprecedented commentary by legendary experts in American postal history. Certainly one of the five most important books ever published in United States philately. Only 2 copies remain of this fabulous set of books!

Compilation Directed By Thomas J. Alexander with
George W. Brett W. Wilson Hulme

Edited by Barbara R. Mueller
A DeLuxe Two-Volume Set Over 1,300 pages, Color Plate Section, Clothbound with Slipcase
Formerly $300.00
Now just $225.00 plus $15 shipping
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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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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

Scarlet Trial Color on Stamp Paper!

74TC6 3c Scarlet trial color on stamp paper with a small portion of OG. Very well centered for this issue. The four pen strokes that deface the image do not break the paper; much is common to this issue. With two PF certificates. Without a doubt a premium copy. (EP77-15) $5,500.00
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Distinctive Postage Due Plate Proofs

J32P4 2c Deep claret, plate proof on card, right sheet margin block of four. (EP75-19). $900.00. We also have singles available at $200.00 each. Click to order

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