29 October 2016, 09:00 PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 335: Postage Stamp Envelope, UNIQUE, Thomas Richardson CHOP, STEAK AND OYSTER HOUSE.(32 views)
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Postage Stamp Envelopes
Unique Finest Known U.S. Postage Stamp Envelope Type: Thomas Richardson CHOP, STEAK AND OYSTER HOUSE
"Thomas Richardson, Ag't, Importer of Wines, Spirits, English & Scotch Provisions, 66 Maiden Lane, cor. William St., N.Y. 25 (Cents). U. S. Stamps." U.S Postage Stamp Envelope. Full Envelope With Flap. Choice Crisp About New.
Friedberg # PE595. KL 420-25. Civil War Era. (Drowne 1918 listed.) Listed in Friedberg at $2,000 in VF-EF for a complete envelope. This example is Likely Unique. Envelope that is bright, boldly printed with excellent eye appeal with light handling only. Superb in overall appearance. Black printing upon Deep Orange-Yellow period wove paper, face printed only. The impressive text, uses various standard and decorative fonts. Some additional text at the bottom reads: "CHOP, STEAK AND OYSTER HOUSE. - Dunlop's XX and India Pale Ale on Draught." Trivial faint traces of prior mounting on the blank reverse which remains bright and clean. A very important Full Envelope With Flap that is quite magnificent and an extraordinary major rarity. Ex: Stack's Ford Part XIX, October 11, 2007, Lot 37, F.C.C. Boyd Estate (no lot tag).