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Lot Number: 194
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THOMAS RICHARDSON CHOP, STEAK AND OYSTER HOUSE Unique Finest Known U.S. Postage Stamp Envelope Type

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“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. Rarity-10 Unique. Civil War Era. (Drowne 1918 listed.) Listed in Friedberg at $2,000 in VF-EF for a complete envelope. 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 “Key” highly important Unique Full Envelope With Flap that is quite magnificent and an extraordinary major rarity. If one ever desires a full set of Postage Stamp Envelopes of the Civil War Era, this specimen is a “must have stopper.” See: “Civil War Stamp Envelopes, the Issuers and Their Times” by Fred Reed. Ex: Stack’s Ford Part XIX, October 11, 2007, Lot 37, F.C.C. Boyd Estate (no lot tag).
Lot Number: 194
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