Postage Stamp Envelopes
U.S. Postage Stamp Envelope Friedberg Book Plate Image! The “Envelope” Shown For Friedberg PE819 on Page 249
50 Cents U.S. Postage Stamp Envelope (PE), Unknown Maker, (Likely T.R. Dawley. Fr. PE-UNLISTED), PE819M. M. Friedberg #185A, #KL-159-50, “50 cts.”, Black text on Light Green Wove Paper, Complete Envelope lacking its flap, Choice Very Fine.
Unique new sub-variety. This Envelope is used as the Plate Illustration in the Friedberg reference book for number PE819 on page 249 in “PAPER MONEY of the UNITED STATES.” This variety has black printed text on a pale green wove paper envelope, its text reading: “U.S. / Postage Stamps / 50 cts.” The Envelope is complete but lacking its top flap with its “Dawley” maker imprint information (which was not known when listed in Friedberg). This specimen appears identical in its style and design to the “Dawley” listing for PE257 a 50 Cents denomination being on “Yellow” wove paper, while this current example is on a light green wove paper. That identical light green paper is stated for PE255 which is shown illustrated and a 30 Cents denomination. Therefore we believe this to be a likely ! We will leave the final decision as to the revised catalog number to the editors of the forthcoming next edition of the Friedberg book.