Postage Stamp Envelopes
Unique “United States Postal Currency” 1869 Fisk Mills 3¢ Abraham Lincoln Vignette Design Envelope “Essay” Type
1869 Fisk Mills of Washington, D.C.. Three Cents. Abraham Lincoln Vignette Design. Unadopted Envelope Essay for “United States Postal Currency.” Undersander Number E804d. Extremely Fine.
This Unique Design Type Essay has ornately Engraved designs which are printed in rich 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.” Unique in this format. Undersander Number E804d. Attributed as being Ex: Brazer Collection. This is a handsome, impressive looking, highly colorful Postal Currency and Philatelic related item of museum quality that has great eye appeal for display.