Sale 287

United States Stamps and Postal History


Postal Stationery - Postal Cards
 
 
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Lot 2142

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (UX1), mint card, subject plate 10, dark color, Very Fine. UPSS S1.
Scott $375
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Lot 2143

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, in original state and with "big hole" damage (UX1, UX1 var.), two mint cards, subject plate 45, sharp corners, excellent pair with the first card being quite rare as the "big hole" damage is believed to have occurred in the first week of production, also the second card is the most dramatic of the four damaged positions of the plate of 72, Extremely Fine. UPSS S1, S1d $800.
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Lot 2144

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, reversed watermark (UX1 var.), subject plate 25, unused card, clean face, back with fancy bordered printed advertising for Philadelphia Commission Merchants. Very Fine. Newly discovered rarity — the first reported in this state and only the fifth overall. UPSS S1c.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 2145

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (UX1, UX3), mint cards, subject plate 25, 52, s.p. 53, sharp corners, Extremely Fine pair. UPSS S1.
Scott $455
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Lot 2146

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, "big hole", recut "big hole" damage (UX1, UX3 varieties), mints card, subject plate 7, S2h, s.p. 23, Very Fine, scarce pair. UPSS S1d $510.
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Lot 2147
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Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, "big hole" damage study (UX1, UX3 varieties), group of seven UX1, four unused- clean face, three used and 11 UX3, three unused- clean face, eight used; examples of all four states and positions including an unused original state s.p. 4 with a large Norris, Hull & Co. Shoe Manufactures Building illustrated advertising and a rare pirated Portland, May, 1873 imprint. Also included is a used original state, s.p. 45 with an inverted watermark (#S1a), F.-V.F lot of these classic cards. UPSS S1, S1d, S2f $965.
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Lot 2148
 
Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (UX1 (17), UX3 (93)), old time collection of this first issue which has been selected, for the most part, for the strength of its cancels. A full range of designs are here including St. Louis shields, Pittsburgh (and other city) stars, geometrics (including 2 with N.Y.F.M.), R.R./R.P.O.'s, Masonics, N.Y. negative numerals, various city letters, carrier/city deliveries, blue Royalton, Vt. "PAID 3" in circle, and various other fancies such as pumpkinhead (3), "US" in circle (2 including a beautiful one in purple), negative small crosses (2) and a blue pointing hand. While there are a very few with small flaws, the vast majority are F-VF. A most attractive lot, seldom offered as such in recent years.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2149

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (UX3), subject plate 63, used card with bold blue 11/24 (77) Rock Springs, Wyo. Star in Circle cancel plus a second card SP61 with a faint Union Pacific R.R. cancel, written from Laramie City, Wyo. Ter., both addressed to Sharps Rifle Co. in Hartford, Ct., requesting parts/catalogs. Very Fine, scarce pair. UPSS S2.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 2150

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (UX3), three used cards, all uprated banknote stamps comprising: 1) a 1¢ tied on a very late (12/2/74) use of the 2¢ rate to New Brunswick, Canada; 2) 2¢ tied by New York negative "5" cancel on card uprated because of an illegal paste-on newspaper clipping on the back and 3) 3¢ with attractive negative star in star fancy cancel on reused Masonic Relief Association receipt card. F.-V.F. A very scarce grouping of these classic cards. UPSS S2.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 2151

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (UX3), subject plate 30, used card with 5/11/(74) Wellington, Ohio cancel. Front with large illegal red Estey Cottage Organ illustrated advertising. Very Fine. A most attractive design. UPSS S2.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 2152

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (UX3), subject plate 62, used card with two 1¢ Banknotes #156 (one missing corner where it extended beyond edge of card) tied by cork cancels, 1/26 (74) Boston postmark, back with Oak Hall multiple advertising and illegal cut-to-shape Key paste-on which caused the card to be penalized to the letter rate. Very Fine, rare usage and advertising. UPSS S2.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 2153

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (UX3), subject plate 51, used card with faint Exeter, N.H. cancel, back with Oak Hall Lunch Box multiple advertising, fresh card stock. Very Fine. One of the rarest designs. UPSS S2.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 2154

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (UX3), three used cards, each with different Oak Hall multiple advertising on back, one is also a recut "big hole" (U.P.S.S. S2h), subject plate 7. One other with tiny closed slits along two edges. F.-V.F. group of these popular cards. UPSS S2.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 2155

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff (UX3), group of fifteen cards with advertising including: four unused and five used with illustrations, four with elaborate printing, and two with illegal front advertising. Very few with small faults. A F.-V.F. lot of these popular cards. UPSS S2.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 2156
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Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ Morgan Envelope Co. Liberty essay (Brazer UX4E-Ed), black on faint yellow orange, reverse mounting hinge strip. Extremely Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 2157
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Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ Morgan Envelope Co. Liberty essay (Brazer UX4E-Fi), dusky blue on faint greenish blue. Extremely Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 2158
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Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ Morgan Envelope Co. Liberty essay (Brazer UX4E-Gg), black on faint bluish green, reverse mounting hinge strip. Extremely Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 2159
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Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ Morgan Envelope Co. Liberty essay (Brazer UX4E-Hi), black on dusky greenish blue. Extremely Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 2160
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Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ Morgan Envelope Co. Liberty essay (Brazer UX4E-Ii), dusky blue on faint bluish green, reverse mounting hinge strip. Extremely Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 2161

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, watermarked (UX4), mint card with an exceedingly strong watermark, very fresh card stock, Extremely Fine. UPSS S3.
Scott $2,500
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Lot 2162

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff (UX4), watermarked Small U.S.P.O.D., unused card with printed face, clean back, typical faint watermarks, Very Fine. UPSS S3.
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Lot 2163

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, reversed watermark (UX4), used card with neat blue 7/9/(77) Cincinnati, Ohio "10" in circle cancel, strong watermark for this difficult issue, Very Fine. UPSS S3b.
Scott $350
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Lot 2164

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, inverted and reversed watermark (UX4), used card with attractive purple 2/28/78 Washington, D.C. cancel, typical faint watermark, Very Fine. UPSS S3c.
Scott $350
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Lot 2165

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, 23 teeth below and re-entry in "ONE CENT" varieties (UX7 var., UX7a), two unused cards with printing on both sides except first with clean face, Very Fine pair. UPSS S6b, S6d $375.
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Lot 2166

Postal Card, 1881, 1¢ black on buff, 23 teeth below "ONE CENT" (UX7a), mint card, very fresh card stock, four sharp corners, Extremely Fine for this notoriously poorly conditioned card of which only a handful are believed to still survive. UPSS S6b $1,250.
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Lot 2167

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, 23 teeth below "ONE CENT" (UX7a), unused card, clean face, back with green Coat of Arms illustrated advertising, Very Fine, very scarce card. UPSS S6b $225.

Provenance: Fricke
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Lot 2168

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, printed on both sides (UX7b), mint card, second impression somewhat miscut to top, very faint bottom right corner bend, Very Fine, rare error seldom offered. UPSS S6c $1,000.
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Lot 2169

Postal Card, 1885, 1¢ brown on buff, "M" in double frame line above "POSTAL" (UX8 var.), used card with indistinct Boston, Mass. duplex cancel, the "M" is clearly seen with the naked eye and was believed, by Jack Beachboard, to be some type of secret or printer's mark. While several major specialists have been looking for another one for years this is still the only one known to exist at this time. Some address ink smears, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Beachboard
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Lot 2170
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Postal Card, 1891, 1¢ black on buff, specimen (UX10S), vertical pair, type HB-1, creases, still Fine for this exceedingly rare specimen especially as a multiple. UPSS S10-Sp3 $500.
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Lot 2171

Postal Card, 1891, 1¢ blue on grayish white, printer's waste, double impression, one inverted (UX11P), vertical pair in black and blue showing a total of five impressions. Fresh and Very Fine with none of the often found creases. UPSS S12.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 2172

Postal Card, 1891, 1¢ blue on grayish white, picture hanger (UX11 var.), mint card, pristine condition, Extremely Fine. UPSS S12e $400.
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Lot 2173

Postal Card, 1891, 1¢ blue on grayish white, picture hanger (UX11 var.), mint card, bright fresh card stock which is notibly thicker than the previous lot, Extremely Fine. UPSS S12e $400.
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Lot 2174

Postal Card, 1891, 1¢ blue on grayish white (UX11), used card with 3/18/94 Stapleton, N.Y. cancel, privately applied red SIPS/1884/JUBILEE overprint for the Staten Island Philatelic Society. A Very Fine and quite rare hand-back card for what is believed to be the oldest stamp club in America. UPSS S12.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 2175

Postal Card, 1894, 1¢ black on buff (UX12), mint card, beautiful freak with half the imprint missing probably due to a foldover or another sheet overlapping during the printing process. UPSS S14.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 2176

Postal Card, 1897, 1¢ black on buff, double impression, one inverted (UX14a), mint card, two very strong impressions. Very Fine and rare. UPSS S17b.
Scott $4,500

ONLY FOUR MINT EXAMPLES ARE REPORTED WITH THIS ONE BEING, ARGUABLY, THE FINEST OF THE FOUR. IN FACT, THE SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE IS BASED ON THE JACK BEACHBOARD CARD (SOLD BY MATTHEW BENNETT IN 2001) WHICH HAD MULTIPLE CREASES.
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Lot 2177

Postal Card, 1897, 1¢ black on buff, printed on both sides (UX14b), unused card, one side with clean face and other with manuscript name only, both sides with strong impressions, diagonal, mostly corner, creases, a Fine and rare card as only one each are reported known in unused and used states. UPSS S17c.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 2178

Postal Card, 1897, 1¢ black on buff, dent in portrait frame (UX14 var.), used card with 10/22/01 New York, N.Y. machine cancel which is the earliest reported postmark, sharp impression which clearly shows the variety, Very Fine. UPSS S17e.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 2179

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", proof (UX17P), card with imprint at bottom, pristine condition, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 2180

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" (UX17), "mint" card, or more accurately an unmarked Specimen (#S21-Sp-1). Sharp impression which shows a strong "jitter" along the bottom line of the inscription, very fresh and Very Fine, a rare card of which only eight to ten examples are believed to exist. UPSS S21.
Scott $7,000
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Lot 2181

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" (UX17), unused card with normal printing on both sides, fresh card stock with four sharp corners, Extremely Fine, an exceedingly rare card in this condition. UPSS S21 $3,300.
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Lot 2182

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" (UX17), unused card with normal printing on both sides, unusual variety as the address is somewhat tilted. Very small reverse corner mounting thin. Very Fine and very fresh for this almost always flawed issue. UPSS S21 $3,300.
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Lot 2183

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" (UX17), used card with 10/10/1902 New York, N.Y. machine cancel, back with pencil notations by (Cap't.) G. Anderson for the tug Charles Matthews (unlisted in the Falberg census). Very Fine. Excellent condition for this typically flawed issue. UPSS S21 $3,200.
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Lot 2184
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Postal Card, 1907, 1¢ black on buff, proof (UX18P), card with imprint at bottom, sharp impression, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 2185

Postal Card, 1907, 1¢ black on buff (UX19), used card to Gand, Belgium with 3/27/10 Honolulu, Hawaii cancel, though (incorrectly) stamped "PRINTED MATTER" card was correctly charged 10 ctms., Very Fine, scarce origin and destination.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 2186

Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, double impression (UX21b), unused card, printed address and message, strong full second impression to the left neatly frames the address, Very Fine, very attractive and quite rare error as only two are reported known in this state. UPSS S28c.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 2187

Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, "four arcs pointed" variety (UX21e), used card with 6/25/10 Waterloo, Iowa flag cancel, type I, dark color, Extremely Fine. UPSS S28f $700.
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Lot 2188

Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, "four arcs pointed" variety (UX21e), two used cards with matching 8/24 and 7/29/10 St. Louis, Mo. machine cancels, type I, II, first with faint left edge/corner bends, other with closed spindle hole. F.-V.F. pair with the latter being only one of six cards known used outside of North Carolina. UPSS S28f $1,450.
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Lot 2189

Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, "four arcs pointed" variety (UX21e), used card with 7/23/10 Ottumwa, Iowa flag cancel, type II, Extremely Fine, very scarce card as well as being only the sixth known used outside of North Carolina. UPSS S28f $750.
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Lot 2190

Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, double impression (UX22a), mint card, two strong overlapping impressions in different intensities, Extremely Fine. UPSS S30Bh.
Scott $600
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Lot 2191

Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, horizontal paste up (UX22 var.), mint card with most of printing on the paste up, Very Fine, attractive card. UPSS S30PUh $300.
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