The Stamped Envelopes, Wrappers and Sheets of the United States. John K. Tiffany, R. R. Bogert, Joseph Rechert.
The Stamped Envelopes, Wrappers and Sheets of the United States

The Stamped Envelopes, Wrappers and Sheets of the United States

New York: Scott Stamp & Coin Company, 1892. Hardcover. The authors were a committee of the National Philatelical Society. [2], 126, [38] p.: illustrations, tables; 30 cm. Publisher's maroon pebble-grain cloth with gilt-stamped spine and cover titles; blind-ruled border on both boards, which have bevelled edges. All page edges red. Light brown patterned endpapers. Includes errata and 35 unpaginated pages of illustrations. Interleaved with blank leaves for the collector's records, although in this case unused. First Edition. "The more general use in the United States than elsewhere, of envelopes officially stamped, for postal purposes, is probably largely due to the care that the department has taken, ever since it introduced them in 1853, to supply such a variety of denominations, sizes and qualities, that every reasonable public demand has been satisfied. The number of varieties in each series, arising from impressing the different values of similar design on a number of different papers, and the number of different designs of each value in succeeding series, has always been attractive to the collector of cut specimens, while the large number of sizes, the variety of shapes in the same size or similar ones, the color and quality and varying watermark and mode of gumming of the entire envelopes, has made their collection both interesting and puzzling to those who have studied them." [from the Introduction]. In Good Condition: cloth is soiled; back board is faded along top edge; ends of spine are frayed, with slight loss at head of spine; hinges are cracked; oages are clean and tight. Good. Item #002891

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