Lot 335: Postage Stamp Envelope, UNIQUE, Thomas Richardson CHOP, STEAK AND OYSTER HOUSE.
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
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).