29 October 2016, 09:00 PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 332: Postal Currency Envelope1869 Fisk Mills 3(22 views)
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Extraordinary 1869 Fisk Mills 3 "United States Postal Currency" Unique Abraham Lincoln Envelope Essay Type
1869 Fisk Mills of Washington, D.C.. Three Cents. Abraham Lincoln Vignette Design. Unadopted Envelope Essay for "United States Postal Currency." Extremely Fine.
Undersander Number E804d. Unique Design Type. This original Essay has ornate engraved designs which are printed in red on a light green and white "wood grained" background. This is the front panel, mounted onto thin boxwood card for display, measuring 3" tall x slightly more than 5.5" wide. In the upper right field, below the word "Currency" is a unique hand-drawn additional design element, showing a "3" centered within several brownish-red ornate designs. At the bottom right are the words, "PATENT APPLIED FOR" with a small patriotic Union shield design in the corner. At top left, "P.M. RE______DAYS." At the upper right is printed the stated use, "United States Postal Currency." This is a most handsome and impressive looking, colorful Postal Currency and Philatelic related item of museum quality. Apparently Unique in this format. Attributed as being Ex: Brazer Collection.