U.S. Special Delivery Issues 1885 - 1917
Double-width Title Page
|Click on items to see enlarged view|
Highlights by Issue
• 1885: Essay in trial color, trial color proofs, Pre- & First Day covers; held for postage cover, forwarded to non-Special Delivery office, remailing cover • 1886: First Day to all first class offices, earliest postage due combination, earliest Canadian origin, earliest foreign origins (Hawaii & Europe) • 1888: Proofs, combination use of 1885 & 1888 issues • 1893: Multiple delivery attempts, Guam origin (Scott listing item), illegal revenue use (marriage) • 1894: Signed large die proof, imperforate block on stamp paper, Boston eagle & thunderbolt cancel, foreign origin cover • 1895: Offset block with plate number, imperforate plate block, arrow position pieces, illegal revenue use (block of 6), multiple delivery attempt cover, territorial origin (Philippines), missing dot variety plate strip (Cuba), Guam special printing imprint single, Saipan local cover, Philippine overprint first day of issue, US-Philippines plate block • 1902: Signed large die proof, unlisted trial color proofs, “Ultramar” overprint for UPU, earliest use, combination 1888 and 1902 issue cover • 1907: Canal Zone origins, Philippines special printing overprint for department of insular affairs plate block of 8 • 1908: Original signed sketches, BEP essays, signed large die proof, “Ultramar” overprint for UPU, precancels, territorial usages (to & from Alaska), internationally forwarded transit • 1909: Re-issue cover, plate modification with and without -09 • 1911: Missing frame line, U.S. offices in Vera Cruz, consulate usage • 1914: Plate without imprint, earliest Presidential Widow use • 1916: Used block, earliest use • 1917: Printing flaws, free frank/special stamp, international transit cover, WWI revenue use, A.E.F. (to and from usages), foreign origin cover (China).