Postage Stamp Envelopes
Rarity-9 Plate Illustration Example In Friedberg “UNCLE SAM’S / CHANGE. - CHRIS. O’NEILL’S / Wholesale & Retail Liquor Store,/ Corner Hudson Av. & Prospect St. / BROOKLYN.” Exceedingly Rare New York Merchant Type
Chris. O’Neill’s Wholesale & Retail Liquor Store, 25 Cents U.S. Postage Stamp Envelope, Black printed text on Buff wove envelope,
Rarity-9 (1 to 3 known) according to Fred Reed. of this Civil War period U.S. Postage Stamp Envelope thought to exist. #KL103-25. Deep well centered Black printed text on buff envelope, “25c,” printed in all four corners. Printed text reads: “UNCLE SAM’S/ CHANGE.” (printed at top & bottom), with “CHRIS. O’NEILL’S / Wholesale & Retail Liquor Store, / Corner Hudson Av. & Prospect St., / BROOKLYN.” (printed within a fine black oval at center). Highly attractive and distinctive in its design and overall appearance being Complete but for its flap. One of only two Varieties known. Likely Unique and the Finest Known prize for the successful bidder having been used for the Plate Illustration Example In Friedberg.