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

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1873 1¢ Postal Card Issue UX1 - Essays, Proofs, Specimens and Issued Cards

Lots 4033-4042 Lots 4043-4052 Lots 4053-4062

Lot 4033 E   

National Bank Note Co., 1873, 1¢ Black on Glazed Wove Paper, Liberty Head Essay, typographed vignette only essay on 34 x 37mm wove paper, Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Za    $1,500.

The second design essays, with which Franklin W. Brooks waged his one man campaign against Congress, comprise by far the most numerous group of essays in the entire postal card field. Most of the types of proposed reply cards produced bearing the first design of essay stamp used by Mr. Brooks are also known in the second design, although two types were excluded: cards requiring the same stamp to be twice canceled,162P and triple folded cards.163 P One new type was added (MR1E-O).123F 164 P Numerically, by far the greatest quantities of these cards are concentrated in three of the types (MR1E-M, MR1E-MB, and MR1E-N) while most of the other types are quite scarce. Unlike any of the other patented cards submitted to the Post Office Department for its consideration this stamp design was printed from a carefully engraved die, with both die and printing being the skilled workmanship of an established bank note company. Unquestionably this method required a much greater financial outlay than most patentees desired to expend, but Mr. Brooks felt confident that ultimately his patent would be accepted, and he was financially able, and also willing, to spend money to further this purpose.

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Lot 4034 E   

National Bank Note Co., 1873, 1¢ Albino on Wove Paper, Embossed Liberty Head Essay, Embossed vignette on 47 x 59mm wove paper; couple trivial tiny thins, Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Za var.    Estimate $500 - 750.

ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS ALBINO EMBOSSED LIBERTY HEAD ESSAY.

This design was essayed for use on postal entires but was not adopted. There was another example of this essay offered in the Georgian sale (lot 2357). Turner listed this as a revenue essay (Essay 1 Vignette 2a).

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Lot 4035 E   

National Bank Note Co., 1873, 1¢ Albino on Wove Paper with Purple Background, Embossed Liberty Head Essay, Embossed vignette on 47 x 57mm wove paper; light diagonal crease, Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Za var.    Estimate $300 - 400.

ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS ALBINO EMBOSSED LIBERTY HEAD ESSAY.

This design was essayed for use on postal entires but was not adopted. Turner listed this as a revenue essay (Essay 1 Vignette 2b).

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 4036 E   

National Bank Note Co., 1873, 1¢ Black, Stamp Die Essay on White Wove, Typographed Die essay from engraved steel die on 28 x 36 mm white wove paper, Very Fine, ex-Marcus White. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Zb    $4,000.

A RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ESSAY FOR THE FIRST U.S. POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

This essay was designed by James Macdonough.

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Lot 4037 E   

National Bank Note Co., 1873, 1¢ Red Violet on Thin Card, Progressive Die Essay, Typographed from engraved steel die on 68 x 85mm card showing full die sinkage, Very Fine and rare. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Zb var.    $4,000+.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ESSAY SHOWING THE STAMP DESIGN THAT WAS ADOPTED FOR THE FIRST U.S. POSTAL CARD ISSUE ON THIN CARD SHOWING THE FULL DIE SINKAGE.

This is the only recorded example of this essay on thin card. Two presentation examples of this essay on thin glazed paper are signed in pencil by J. Macdonough.

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Lot 4038 E   

National Bank Note Co., 1873, 1¢ Red on Vertically Laid Paper, Untrimmed typograph essay from engraved steel die of complete design on 143 x 88mm dingy v. pale y-y-orange stiff vertically laid paper; trivial minor creases, Very Fine. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Zba    $4,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED 1873 1¢ POSTAL CARD UNTRIMMED TYPOGRAPH ESSAY OF THE COMPLETE DESIGN.

This was designed by James MacDonough.

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Lot 4039 E   

1873, 1¢ Liberty Envelope Essays on Creamy White, three 153 x 89mm creamy white envelope essays in red, brown and purple; two with minor toning, fresh and Very Fine.
UPSS No. E35Da-c    $750.

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Lot 4040 E   

1873, 1¢ Essays on Buff Card, group of 22 in range of colors on buff card, rough surface one side, usually with vertically laid watermarked lines; some toning affects some, F.-V.F., a fantastic assemblage. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Zc    $6,600.

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Lot 4041 E   

1873, 1¢ Essays on Buff Card, group of 26 different in range of colors on buff card, both sides smooth surface, usually with vertically laid watermarked lines; few with some toning, F.-V.F., a remarkable group that would be difficult to duplicate. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Zd    $7,800.

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Lot 4042 E   

1873, 1¢ Essays on Buff, with Manuscript "Essay", range of different colors including Scarlet, Orange, Green, Bluish Green, Greenish Black, etc., each with manuscript "Essay" in address line, several small differences from the issued design; toning affects many from exhibit mounting, F.-V.F. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Zd var.    $4,500+.

A UNIQUE ASSEMBLAGE OF "SPECIMEN" TRIAL COLOR ESSAYS DISPLAYED AT THE 1881 ATLANTA COTTON EXPOSITION.

The post office produced stamp and postal card trial color proofs to show at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition (I.C.E) World's Fair held in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 5 to December 31 of 1881. The fair was planned to show the progress made since the city's destruction during the Battle of Atlanta and new developments in cotton production.

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