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Postal Stationery
Essays, Proofs, & Specimens

                                        Page last updated: 2-14-2011

Essays

Note: U No. = Undersander Number. These numbers come from the Catalog of United States Stamped Envelope Essays and Proofs written by Dan Undersander and published in 2003 by the United Postal Stationery Society. We have copies available for purchase at $60.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

 

U No. E26Nb
Pink envelope die essay on buff paper, cut square. Small thin at top. Very scarce item. (880408) $100.00

U No. E27Gi - Wrapper
1c Franklin, woodcut and electroplate of design printed on yellow- buff, watermark 1, a complete wrapper. Scarce $395.00

Unlisted but similar to Undersander No. E35C
Embossed die essay pulled on thin ivory glazed card. It is very similar to the vignette used for E35C. Ex-Finkelburg $500.00

U No. E36Cd
 2c Jackson in black, surface printed die impression on white paper, complete envelope. Very rare. (EP40-28) $1,000.00

 U No. E37Bb
3c Shield in 1861 frame design in  green,  surface printed die impression on white paper with  Pirie & Son 1869 watermark. $750.00

U No. E37Cb - Carmine on white
5c Washington 1869 essay, complete envelope, design printed in carmine ink on white laid paper. $1,250.00

U No. E37Cc - Blue on white
5c Washington 1869 essay, complete envelope, design printed in blue ink on white laid paper. $1,250.00

U No. E37Ce - Brown on white
5c Washington 1869 essay, complete envelope, design printed in brown ink on white laid paper. $1,250.00

U No. E37Cf - Black on white
5c Washington 1869 essay, complete envelope, design printed in black ink on white laid paper. $1,250.00

 U No. E40Ab - Red on orange laid
12c Webster in red, surface printed die impression on orange laid paper. Complete envelope, Very rare. $1,000.00


U No. E40Af - Black on canary laid
12c Webster in black, surface printed die impression on canary laid paper. Complete envelope, Ex-Marcus White. Very rare. (EP40-27) $1,000.00

U No. E40Ao - Purple on canary
12c Webster in purple, surface printed on canary wove. Two pin holes. Cat. as entire $1,000.00
(EP 36-30) $300.00

U No. E43Ai - Carmine on white
30c Burgoyne 1869 essay, complete envelope, design printed in carmine ink on white laid paper. $1,300.00

U No. E43Am - Carmine on canary
30c Burgoyne 1869 essay, complete envelope, design printed in carmine ink on canary laid paper. $1,300.00

90c envelopes below - each color is one of a kind

U No. E44Ab - Deep ultramarine on white
90c Perry in deep ultramarine, complete envelope, line engraved design and printed on wove paper. $1,000.00

U No. E44Ac - Greenish blue on white
90c Perry in greenish blue, complete envelope, line engraved design and printed on wove paper. $1,000.00

U No. E44Af - Black on white
90c Perry in black, complete envelope, line engraved design and printed on wove paper. Hinges can removed. $1,000.00

U No. E44Aa - Carmine on white
90c Perry in carmine, complete envelope, line engraved design and printed on wove paper. $1,000.00

U No. E44Ae - Light brown on white
90c Perry in light brown complete envelope, line engraved design and printed on wove paper. Ex-Marcus White $1,000.00

U No. E44Ah - Light purple on white
90c Perry in light purple, complete envelope, line engraved design and printed on wove paper. Hinges can removed. $1,000.00

U No. E44Ae - Brown on white
90c Perry in brown, complete envelope, line engraved design and printed on wove paper. $1,000.00

U No. E44Ak - Brown on thin pelure paper
90c Perry in brown, complete envelope, line engraved design and printed on pelure paper. Erosion spot at lower right. $1,100.00

Specimens

U88 (UPSS No. 222) - 7c Stanton
Specimen form no. 14 on an amber paper envelope with vermillion impression of the die. $75.00

U107 (UPSS No. 253) - 90c Perry
Specimen form no. 14 on a cream paper envelope, size no. 25, with carmine impression of the die Aging along the top and right edge. $250.00

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