29 October 2016, 09:00 PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 337: Postage Stamp Envelope. H. SMITH, Envelope Manufacturer, NY. Complete 50 (Cents)(22 views)
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Postage Stamp Envelopes
Choice "H. SMITH" 50 (Cents) Postage Stamp Envelope
Postage Stamp Envelope. H. Smith, Envelope Manufacturer, 137 William St., N.Y. 50 (Cents). U.S. Postage Stamps. Full Envelope Complete with its Flap. Choice Extremely Fine.
Fr. PE-682. KL 465-50 variety. Civil War Era. (Friedberg listed value of $1,400 in VF-EF). This classic design Postage Stamp Envelope has Blue Print upon White paper. This is a Full Envelope, Complete with its Flap fully intact. Design with center, white oval with blue print large "50". Outlined on blue "U.S. / POSTAGE STAMPS". Upper left, American Flag and at upper right, Union Heraldic Shield. Top Flap with imprint, "50" upon white paper, overall slightly off-center. Overall a lovely, clean and well printed defect-free example of this 50 (Cents) rarity.