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Sale 80: The Bradley Horton Collection of United States Postal Cards

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Forerunner Essays - American, Continental & National Bank Note Co.

Lots 4018-4027 Lots 4028-4032

Lot 4018 E   

American Bank Note Co., 1¢ Orange Brown on Buff, Forerunner Postal Card Essay, typographed essay on 17 d/3 dismal pale o-yellow 130 x 77mm card, gorgeous color, fresh and Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Ha    $750.

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Lot 4019 E   

American Bank Note Co., 1¢ Red Orange on Manila, Forerunner Postal Card Essay, typographed essay on 130 x 77mm manila card; slight overall toning endemic to this paper, Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Hb    $750.

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Lot 4020 E   

American Bank Note Co., 1¢ Dull Deep Violet on Manila, Forerunner Postal Card Essay, typographed essay on 130 x 77mm manila card; slight overall toning endemic to this paper, Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Hb    $750.

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Lot 4021 E   

Continental Bank Note Co., 2¢ Black on Drawing Paper, Drawing Essay, hand-drawn in lead pencil on 141 x 82mm stiff white drawing paper, design shows Lady Liberty in rectangular frame and "Postage Message" at left; minor stain at right edge, still Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-J    $4,000.

A UNIQUE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. DRAWING ESSAY FOR THE FIRST U.S. POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

The Continental Bank Note Co., on July 3rd 1872, submitted several essays, all in black, regretting that weather had been unfavorable for color work. No designs are known to have been engraved and proofs submitted later. No further mention of them is to be found in the correspondence. General Terrell's reply thanked them for the designs, but requested only further information about the cost of cardstock. Their prices seem to be higher than others. It is interesting to note that the first three designs on drawing paper, S1E-J, K and L are valued two cents and entitled "Postal Message", the fourth on cardstock S1E-M is also a "Postal Message" but valued one cent; only the final essay on cardstock S1E-N is a "Postal Card" valued one cent, which is also the only one of the five that is the 5 1/8 x 3" size desired by the Postmaster General.

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Lot 4022 E   

Continental Bank Note Co., 2¢ Black on Drawing Paper, Drawing Essay, hand-drawn in lead pencil on 140 x 82mm stiff white drawing paper, design shows Lady Liberty in fancy frame with wreath and "Postage Message" at left; couple stain spots, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-K    $4,000.

A UNIQUE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. DRAWING ESSAY FOR THE FIRST U.S. POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

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Lot 4023 E   

Continental Bank Note Co., 2¢ Black on Drawing Paper, Drawing Essay, hand-drawn in lead pencil on 141 x 82mm stiff white drawing paper, design shows Lady Liberty in fancy frame and "Postage Message" with flags at left, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-L    $4,000.

A UNIQUE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. DRAWING ESSAY FOR THE FIRST U.S. POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

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Lot 4024 E   

Continental Bank Note Co., 2¢ Black on Card, Drawing Essay, hand-drawn in lead pencil on thick 139 x 82mm smooth white cardstock, design shows eagle in fancy frame and "Postage Message" at left, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-M    $4,000.

A UNIQUE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. DRAWING ESSAY FOR THE FIRST U.S. POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

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Lot 4025 E   

Continental Bank Note Co., 1¢ Black on Card, Drawing Essay, hand-drawn in lead pencil on thick 131 x 76mm smooth off-white cardstock, design shows eagle in fancy frame and "Postage Card" at left, stain spot, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-N    $4,000.

A UNIQUE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE CO. DRAWING ESSAY FOR THE FIRST U.S. POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

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Lot 4026 E   

Continental Bank Note Co., 1¢ Dull Dusky Orange-Yellow and Black, Postal Card Drawing, stamp size 25mm diameter on 142x90mm smooth white card with pencil 131x77mm border, drawing in lead pencil and sepia wash; edge nick at left, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-O    $4,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE 1¢ POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

The Continental Bank Note Co., on July 3rd 1872 submitted several essays, all in black, regretting that weather had been unfavorable for color work. No designs are known to have been engraved and proofs submitted later. General Terrell's reply thanked them for the designs, but requested only further information about the cost of cardstock. Their prices seem to be higher than others. This is a sixth design submitted later on July 6th 1872.

Reference: Illustrated in A Historical Catalog of Essay and Proofs on page 23.

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Lot 4027 E   

National Bank Note Co., 1¢ Gray on White Wove, Forerunner Postal Card Essay, Typographed 131 x 78mm design with Lady Liberty from a pantograph engraving on 137 x 84 mm white wove paper, fresh and Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Xb    $3,000.

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