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Special Delivery


Page last updated: 6-16-2016


Essays

Image E2-E1 – Model
10c Black 1888 Special Delivery issue, A.B.N.C. Essay, in Black, model with die of E1 in black on India paper, mounted on card, with "AT ANY OFFICE" drawn in wash on small piece of thin paper and mounted over "AT A SPECIAL DELIVERY OFFICE", with pencil "any post office" below and manuscript "At once O.K., J.C.M. 14 Aug. 86" approval notation.

The design of the Special Delivery stamp was revised to indicate the expansion of the service to more than 4,000 post offices. The tablet text was changed from "At a Special Delivery Office" to "At Any Office".
Unique essay. Ex-Markovits $3,500.00

Image E7-E1 var. – Unique model
10¢ Black 1908 Special Delivery issue, Model essay, stamp size preliminary engraving of original design with pencil shading, mounted on thick gray 108x80mm card, light crease to card only, Very Fine. In pencil on the back: “reduced drawing of original design from which was engraved steel die # ___ an impression of which is herewith”
The unique 1908 10¢ Special Delivery design sketch. Ex-Markovits $3,250.00

E7-E4 Variety
10c Dark greenish blue die impression on soft yellowish wove paper. Signed by “Whitney Warren 1908”. He was a New York architect who provided this design to the Bureau. Probably unique. $2,500.00

Die Proofs

E1P1 – Signed die proof
10¢ Blue 1885 Special Delivery issue die proof, pulled on India paper and die sunk on 99x149mm card blotter, signed in pencil "D.S. Ronaldson" and "Chas. Skinner" at bottom; some light tone spots. Donald S. Ronaldson was the frame engraver and Charles Skinner was the vignette engraver. The only recorded signed copy. Ex-Markovits $1,000.00

E2P1 – Large Die Proof
10c Blue die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Minor foxing spots mainly on the blotter and in the margins around the proof. It is still very exhibitable. Catalogs: $750.00 Net $600.00

E2P1 – Large Die Proof
10c Blue die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Catalogs: $750.00 Net $600.00

E13P1
15¢ Deep Orange 1925 Special Delivery issue, large die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on full size 203x152mm card blotter. Typed "Approved: March 7, 1925, Postmaster General" and signed "Harry S. New".  Blue Bureau proving room number "1319870" handstamp on the reverse. Ex-Markovits $2,000.00

E14P1
20¢ Black Large Die Proof on India, die sunk on full size 202x152mm card, typed "Approved: April 10, 1925, Postmaster General" and signed "Harry S. New", Bureau blue "1326125" handstamp on reverse; minor corner crease. Ex-Markovits $2,000.00

 


Roosevelt Small Die Proofs

E1P2-E3P2
Roosevelt small die proofs on wove paper. They is no indication that these were ever mounted a Roosevelt album, possibly remainders. Crisp sharp die impressions, brilliant fresh colors throughout. $800.00

E2P2
10c Blue Roosevelt small die proof still affixed to the original gray card backing. Beautiful color and impression. $250.00

E3P2
10c Orange Roosevelt small die proof still affixed to the original gray card backing. Beautiful color and impression. $300.00


Plate Proofs

E1-E3P3
A choice set of the first three Special Delivery issues on india paper. This set is representative of the quality you will receive. $150.00

E3P3 – Block of four
10c Light orange India paper plate proof. This is the lighter of the two shades of the 10c orange. This shade is scarce. $350.00
Singles of this shade are also available at $85.00

Individual India proofs of E1-E3P3 are available. Just email us your want list.

E1-E3P4
A choice set of the first three Special Delivery issues plate proofs on card. This set is representative of the quality you will receive. $130.00

E1P4 – Block of four
10c Blue plate proof o card block of four. $150.00

Individual card proofs of E1-E3P4 are available. Just email us your want list.

Specimen Card Proofs

E1S-D – With hand stamped “SPECIMEN”
10c Blue with red hand stamped (Type “D”), horizontal application at bottom left, NG and well centered for this. $$100.00

E1S-D – With hand stamped “SPECIMEN”
10c Blue with red hand stamped (Type “D”), horizontal application at bottom left, NG, small thin and well centered for this. $50.00

 


 

Parcel Post Issues




Postage Dues

Essays

J1-E1d
1c Scarlet essay die sunk on ivory glazed paper, full size. $700.00

J2-E1d
2c Blue essay die sunk on ivory glazed paper, full size. $700.00

J3-E1b
3c Black die essay pulled on India paper. Minor paper translucency. $500.00

J3-E1d
3c Blue essay die sunk on ivory glazed paper, full size. $700.00


Die Proofs


  J31-37P1
1c – 50c 1894 Bright claret, complete set of seven full size die proofs pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotters. Ex-Whitpain $800.00


Roosevelt Small Die Proofs

J22-28P2
1c – 50c 1891-93 Bright claret, complete set of Roosevelt small die proofs on wove paper and still affixed to the original gray card backing. $875.00


Plate Proofs

India

J5P3 – J7P3
10c – 50c 1879 Dark brown, set of three on India paper. Only the three high vales come in this shade. Quite Scarce. $100.00

J5P3 – J7P3 – Blocks of four
10c – 50c 1879 Dark brown, set of three on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. Only the three high vales come in this shade. Quite Scarce. $450.00


J5P3 – J7P3 – Left sheet margin blocks of eight
10c – 50c 1879 Dark brown, set of three on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. Only the three high vales come in this shade. Quite Scarce. $900.00

J22P3 - J28P3
1c – 50c 1891-93 Bright claret, complete set of seven singles on India paper. $110.00

J22P3 - J28P3
1c – 50c 1891-93 Bright claret, complete set of sheet margin blocks of four on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotters. These blocks come from the “Lilly” sheets broken up in 1966. $750.00


Card

J1P4 – J7P4
1c – 50c 1879 Brown, complete set of seven singles on card. $100.00

J15P4 – J21P4
1c – 50c 1887 Red-brown, complete set of seven singles on card. The Scott catalog does not take into account that here was only one printing of this issue and a very few sets have survived. $350.00

J22P4 - J28P4
1c – 50c 1891-93 Bright claret, complete set of seven singles on card. $125.00

J22P4 - 28P4
1c – 50c 1891-93 Bright claret, complete set of sheet margin blocks of eight on card. Note a broad range of bright claret shades. These blocks come from the “Lilly” sheets broken up in 1966. $1,250.00

J32P2
2c 1894 Bright claret plate proof on card. Only one sheet of 400 of these was produced. Singles $200.00 each. Blocks $900.00 each


Trial Color Plate Proofs

J1TC4
1c Black trial color plate proof on card. Singles $50.00 each Blocks $200.00 each

 

NEWSPAPER STAMPS

Die Proofs


PR107P1
50c Carmine die proof pulled on India paper and removed from the card blotter. Paper faults far away from the design. Scott Cat. $125.00 Net $70.00

PR103P1 – PR113P1
2c - $100 Die proofs pulled on India paper, removed from the card blotters and cut down to stamp size. Missing the 1c to be complete. Some paper faults throughout. Scott catalog price: $1,500.00 for a full size set. Cheap at $200.00


Roosevelt Small Die Proofs

PR9P2 – PR32P2
2c - $60.00 Complete set of Roosevelt small die proofs pulled on wove paper and still affixed to the original gray card backing. $1,250.00

PR102P2 – PR113P2
1c - $100.00 Complete set of Roosevelt small die proofs pulled on wove paper and still affixed to the original gray card backing. $1,200.00

PR106P2
25c Carmine Roosevelt small die proofs pulled on wove paper and still affixed to the original gray card backing. $100.00

 

Reprint Proofs

PR5 – PR7 Variety
5c, 10c & 25c Complete set of three top sheet margin copies. From the Continental Bank Note Company special printing and not regularly issued. All three with PSE certificates. $3,750.00


 

Plate Proofs on India Paper

PR17P3, PR20P3 & PR23P3
24c, 60c & 96c Rose plate proofs on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter, blocks of four. Very scarce this nice! $75.00 each

 

Plate Proofs on Card

PR2P4 – PR4P4 1865 Issue
5c, 10c & 25c Plate proofs pulled on thick white paper. These were never pulled on card, XF. Very scarce! $250.00

PR5P4 – PR7P4
5c, 10c & 25c 1875 reprints of the 1865 issue, plate proofs on card. Rich colors, XF. $175.00

PR9P4 – PR32P4
2c - $60 Complete set of plate proofs on card, XF. Grossly under cataloged. $350.00

Distribution envelopes for the card proofs sets are available at $100.00 each



Trial Color Plate Proofs on India Paper

PR9TC3
2c trial color plate proofs on India paper. Please order by position. $35.00 each

PR27TC3
$9 trial color plate proofs on India paper. Eleven of the 13 Scott listed colors. $425.00

 

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