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

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1873 1¢ Postal Card Issue UX4 - Essays, Announcement, Issued Cards

Lots 4079-4088 Lots 4089-4098 Lots 4099-4104

Lot 4079 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875, 1¢ Brown and Black on Card, Model Essay, model drawing in black ink on 146 x 93mm white "Bristol" board, India ink wash with lead pencil shading lines on the large letters United States, stamp has been cut from a normal brown postal card and pasted on, 125 x 71mm design border with 129.5 x 76mm lead pencil outer border, Very Fine. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-A    $4,500.

A REMARKABLE MODEL ESSAY BY MORGAN ENVELOPE CO. FOR THE 1875 POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

The Morgan Envelope Co. contract of May 1, 1873 did not expire until June 30, 1877. But early in 1875, Geo. N. Tyner, U. S. Postal Card Agent at Springfield, Mass. (where the Morgan Envelope Co. was situated) notified his superiors in the Post Office Department at Washington that the dies making up the two 36-subject plate forms were becoming badly worn and needed replacement. This presented a problem, since the master die and transfer roll had been produced by and were still in the possession of, the National Bank Note Co. They were not willing to hand over the dies as they were unhappy with losing the contract to print postage stamps.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 4080 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875, 1¢ Brown and Black on Card, Model Essay, model drawing in black ink with black printed tablet "Postal Card" and cutout stamp from a current normal brown postal card with black ink horizontal background lines drawn on the 130 x 76.5mm faint yellow-green card, manuscript "1C1" at lower left corner, Very Fine. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-B    $2,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS MODEL ESSAY BY MORGAN ENVELOPE CO. FOR THE 1875 POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

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Lot 4081 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875, 1¢ Black on Card, Lithograph Model Essay, Lithograph essay with a typographed black proof of stamp design cutout and pasted on 130 x 76.5mm white cloudy smooth cardstock, Very Fine. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-Ca    $2,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS MODEL ESSAY BY MORGAN ENVELOPE CO. FOR THE 1875 POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

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Lot 4082 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875 (1¢) Black on Card, Lithograph Essay, Lithograph essay with shading instead of a stamp on 130 x 76.5mm white cloudy smooth cardstock, Very Fine and rare. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-Ca    $2,000.

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Lot 4083 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875 (1¢) Black on Card, Lithograph Essay, Lithograph essay with straightline "United. States" and shading instead of a stamp on 130 x 76.5mm white cloudy smooth cardstock, Very Fine and rare. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-CAa    $1,000.

The center dot is in manuscript and not typographed.

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Lot 4084 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875 (1¢) Black on Card, Lithograph Model Essay, Lithograph essay with straightline "United States" and with typographed black proof of stamp design cut out and pasted on 130 x 76.5mm white cloudy smooth cardstock, penciled "J" on both face and reverse sides, Very Fine and rare. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-CAc    $1,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS MODEL ESSAY BY MORGAN ENVELOPE CO. FOR THE 1875 POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

The center dot is not present between "United States" on this essay state.

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Lot 4085 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875 (1¢) Black on Card, Lithograph Model Essay, model essay drawing in black ink on 130 x 77mm blue green card with printed "Postal Card" label, vignette of stamp and printed borders pasted on, the corner designs are drawn in ink on the card, India ink wash covers the background of the stamp vignette and background of "U" and "S.", pencil "C" in lower left corner, 122 x 70mm border design, Very Fine and rare. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-D    $1,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS MODEL ESSAY BY MORGAN ENVELOPE CO. FOR THE 1875 POSTAL CARD ISSUE. A STUNNING DESIGN, ONE OF THE MOST ORNATE OF THE MODEL CARDS AND SURELY UNDERCATALOGED.

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Lot 4086 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875, 1¢ on Card, Typograph Essays, style with "Write the address on this side: the message on the other" at top and "Morgan Envelope Co. Springfield, Mass." at bottom, group of 6 different 130 x 76mm comprising: 1¢ black and 1¢ deep blue on pale yellow-orange card (Ea), 1¢ black on faint y-y-orange card (Ed), 1¢ black on pale green-blue card (Ef), 1¢ black on dull faint blue-green card (Eg), and 1¢ black on dull faint green-blue card (Eh); small flaws, F.-V.F. and rare group. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-Ea, d, f, g, h    $3,600.

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Lot 4087 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875, 1¢ on Card, Typograph Essays, style similar to UX4E-E, with "Write the address on this side: the message on the other" at top, bottom with "Any matter but address on this side is subject to letter postage", group of 10 different 130 x 76mm comprising: 1¢ black and 1¢ dark green on white (Fa), 1¢ black on faint red (Fb), 1¢ black and 1¢ dark green on dull blue-green card (SE-Fg), 1¢ dark blue and 1¢ black on blue card (SE-Fi) and 1¢ dark green, 1¢ black and 1¢ deep red-violet on dull faint violet-red card (SE-Fj), F.-V.F. and scarce group. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-Fa, b, g, i, j    $4,000.

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Lot 4088 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875, 1¢ on Card, Typograph Essays, Style with less ornate "U", "Write the address on this side: the message on the other" at top and "Morgan Envelope Co. Springfield, Mass." at bottom, 6 different 130 x 76mm comprising: 1¢ black on dismal v. faint o-y-orange card (Gc), 1¢ black on dull faint yellow-orange card (S3E-Gd), 1¢ black on faint blue-green card (S3E-Gg), 1¢ black on dull faint green-blue card (Gh), 1¢ black on dull faint red card (S3E-Gj) and a 1¢ black on potentially unlisted pinkish blue; few flaws, Very Fine and scarce group. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-Gc, d, g, h, j    $1,200.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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