Lot 2658Postal Card, 1891, 1¢ blue on grayish white, one blue miss-cut impression and with inverted impressions in black, some light staining, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Scott No. UX11 var. Estimate $200 - 300.
This bicolor variety was formerly listed as a trial color proof, but is now generally believe to be printer's waste.
Lot 2659Postal Card, 1894, 1¢ black on buff, showing printing misregistration and dramatic preprinting corner fold, to Berlin, Germany uprated with 1894, 4¢ dark brown affixed over fold and tied by "Newark, N.J., Feb 15, 95" duplex postmark; tear in stamp along fold rift, otherwise Very Fine, a very unusual used postal card usage.
Scott No. UX12+254 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 26601897, 1¢ Black on Buff, Forgery, mint example with clean face and printed back with ad from school supplies house, typical poor printing quality and no serif at bottom of second "T" in "STATES"; corner wear, Very Fine, a scarce forgery mentioned and discussed in a UPSS catalog footnote; with 1997 U.P.S.S. cert. U.S. Post Card Catalog No. S17 var.
Scott No. UX14 var. Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2661Postal Card, 1897, 1¢ black on buff, Dent in Portrait Frame variety, mint card, crisp corners, fresh and Extremely Fine. U.S. Post Card Catalog No. S17e.
Scott No. UX14 var. Estimate $400 - 600.
THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED MINT EXAMPLE OF THIS 1897 1¢ POSTAL CARD VARIETY.
This card is only listed in the U.S. Postal Card catalog in unused and used condition. It is unlisted as mint.
Lot 2662Postal Card, 1897, 1¢ black on buff, double impression, one inverted, one indicia cancelled by "Evanston Ill. Feb 21 1925" machine cancel to Austin Tex., Very Fine; with 1937 letter from J.M. Bartels discussing this error.
Scott No. UX14a $8,750.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1¢ JEFFERSON POSTAL CARD WITH DOUBLE IMPRESSION, ONE INVERTED.
Currently there are only five mint and two used examples of this error. The other recorded used example was offered in the 2006 Siegel Rarity sale (lot 928) realizing $8,250 including the buyers premium. This is the first time this card is being offered at public auction.
Lot 2663Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", mint card, without printed address, wonderfully crisp and fresh, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. UX17 $17,500.
A REMARKABLE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ BLACK FULL-FACE MCKINLEY POSTAL CARD IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.
As an indication of rarity, the Scott Catalogue prices the card without printed address at $17,500, versus $3,250 with the printed address.
Albert Daggett, the contractor for the printing of the Full Face card, was never able to satisfy the Post Office in Washington due to the sub-standard quality of his production. All submitted samples were rejected and as a result the entire stock of 1,625,000 cards was ordered destroyed by the Postmaster General on April 29, 1902. Somehow, to the dismay of the USPOD and to the pleasure of philatelists, a box of 500 was inadvertently shipped to New York City and sold by the New York City Post Office to the firm of Booth, Dailey & Ivins, which held the city contract for dumping garbage at sea. They were shortly thereafter pre-printed with their address and garbage dumping information on the reverse to be filled out by the tug captain. As a result of the printing there remained no mint cards for collectors, although a few examples escaped preprinting with 18 currently recorded.
Lot 2664Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", unused card with printed address and garbage information on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott No. UX17 $3,250.
Lot 2665Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", used card with printed address and garbage information on reverse, cancelled by "New York, N.Y. Oct 8 1902" wavy machine cancel, reverse with Oct. 7th report date for Captain Winberg of tug #15, some usual creasing, F.-V.F.
Scott No. UX17 $3,750.
Lot 2666Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, double impression, unused card with preprinted address and imprinting on reverse for Mansfield Ry. Light & Power Co.; light corner crease and internal bend, F.-V.F.
Scott No. UX21b $750.
Lot 2667Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, "four arcs pointed" variety, cancelled by "St. Louis, Mo. Dec 6 1910" machine cancel to Newburyport Mass., part-printed Supreme Lodge notice on reverse, clean and Extremely Fine.
Scott No. UX21e $600.