Lot 4063 P1873, Blank Card Sample, small USPOD watermark on sample blank card stock, reverse mount toned, Fine. Scott No. UX3P var.
USPCC No. S2S $750.
Lot 40641873, 1¢ Trial Color Proofs on Buff, Small "USPOD" Watermark, group of 5 different colors comprising: 5 k/1 dim dark o-o-red., 11 i/1 dim deep orange, 39 i/3 dismal deep blue-green, 45 m/1 dim dusky b-g-blue, 59 k/2 dull dark violet; minor toning on reverse, Very Fine and rare group. Scott No. UX3TC.
USPCC No. S2TCa $1,250.
These trial color proofs by the Morgan Envelope Company were done in 1874. They were not adopted, although brown ink was clogging the plates.
Lot 40651873, 1¢ Black on Pinkish Card, Trial Color Plate Proof, no watermark, plate proof on 11 g/1 orange-pink paper, Very Fine. Scott No. UX3TC.
USPCC No. S2TCb $250.
Lot 40661873, 1¢ Black on Green Card, Trial Color Plate Proof, no watermark, plate proof on 41 g/2 green paper, Very Fine. Scott No. UX3TC.
USPCC No. S2TCc $250.
Lot 40671873, 1¢ Brown on Shades of Greenish Cards, Trial Color Plate Proofs, set of six different, most with toning on face due to mounting, Fine and scarce set. Scott No. UX3TC.
USPCC No. S2TCm-r $1,500.
During May, 1874, and probably spread over a period into early 1875, the Morgan Envelope Co., acting under orders of the Post Office Department, produced a number of proofs on a variety of differently colored card stock, all without watermark. These were produced with the regular 36-subject plate forms and usually in the normal color ink. It is, however, generally believed that the card stock used would have been much smaller, resulting in a printing using only a portion of the printing form.
Lot 40681873, 1¢ Brown on Buff, uprated with 1¢ ultramarine (156), well centered, tied by bold red quartered cork duplexed with "Baltimore Md., Oct 16" cds to Bellville, Canada, 1874 message dating, Extremely Fine and eye catching.
Scott No. UX3 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 4069Chicago Blue Fancy Cancels on 1¢ Postal Cards, collection of 140 postal cards with various fancy cancels, includes Anchor in square, Three-Leaf Clover, Shield, geometrics, grids, "W" in Circle, etc.
Scott No. UX3 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 4070"K<>K" in Coffin, clear strike in blue duplexed with "Chicago Ill., Jun 1" cds on 1¢ postal card (UX3) to Muscatine Iowa; small stain and corner nick, F.-V.F. and rare KKK fancy cancel. Scott No. UX3.
Cole No. ML-58 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4071"Gin" Barrel, beautiful complete strike in blue duplexed with "Chicago Ill. Sep 24" cds on 1¢ postal card (UX3) to Winona Minn., 1873 message; trivial corner crease, an Extremely Fine strike. Scott No. UX3.
Cole No. Pi-14 Estimate $500 - 750.
AN EXCEPTIONAL COMPLETE STRIKE OF THE FAMOUS "GIN" BARREL FANCY CANCEL OF CHICAGO.
The Chicago "Gin" Barrel is one of the best known and most distinctive of fancy cancellations used during the Bank Note era. It is know used only in September-October 1873.
Lot 4072(Expositions) 1874 Fifth Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, illustrated advertising showing the exposition buildings for the largest exposition ever held in United States, illustration with only two corners rounded of vignette of exposition buildings, cancelled with blue grid only addressed to Louisville Ky., Very Fine. Scott No. UX3 var.
USPCC No. EX2 Type 1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.