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

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1879 2¢ Postal Card Issue UX6 - Trial Color Proofs, Samples & Specimens

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Lot 4136 P   

1879, 2¢ Postal Card, Trial Color Proofs with Two Reversed "5" Perfins, group of 5 different colors on 19 f/2 dull faint y-o-yellow opaque faintly clouded smooth 131 x 72mm card, colors comprise: 1 b/1 dim light red, 59 i/2 dull deep violet, 49 l/1 dim v. dark blue, 69 o/5 black, and 35 m/1 green (unlisted color), Very Fine. Scott No. UX6.
USPCC No. S5TCa    $1,250+.

THE UNIQUE SET OF 5 DIFFERENT TRIAL COLOR PROOFS WITH TWO PERFINS.

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Lot 4137 P   

1879, 2¢ Postal Card, Trial Color Proofs, set of 10 different on 19 f/2 dull faint y-o-yellow smooth 131 x 72 mm card, colors comprise: 1 b/1 dim light red, 1 b/2 gray pink, 3 h/1 dim. m. deep o-red, 7 i/1 dim deep r-orange, 45 l/1 blue (issue shade), 53 k/3 pale blue gray violet, 59 i/2 dull deep violet, 61 i/4 smoky deep v-r-violet, 37 i/1 dim deep g-b-green, and 69 o/5 black; few small flaws, F.-V.F., a rare assemblage. Scott No. UX6.
USPCC No. S5TCa    $2,500.

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Lot 4138 P   

1879, 2¢ Postal Card, 2¢ Trial Color Proofs with "Essay", complete set of 11 colors, each with manuscript "Essay" at left center, some discoloration from overlapping display at the exhibition, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX6.
USPCC No. S5TCa var.    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED COMPLETE SET OF 2¢ TRIAL COLOR PROOFS SHOWN 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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Lot 4139 P   

1879, 2¢ Postal Card, 2¢ Green Trial Color Proof on Cream, 35 m/1 dim dusky green on 19 f/2 dull faint y-o-yellow 131 x 72 mm smooth card with a 34mm circular blue receipt stamp "A. D. HAZEN 3rd Asst. P.M.Genl., Washington, D. C." surrounding a clock with numerals in circle and "P-M / APR 18 188 / FORWARDED" below, reverse with manuscript "W E 3", Very Fine, Undercataloged by UPSS. Scott No. UX6.
USPCC No. S5TCb; $250    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS 2¢ GREEN TRIAL COLOR PROOF WITH A.D. HAZEN HANDSTAMP.

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Lot 4140 P   

1879, 2¢ Postal Card, 2¢ Green Trial Color Proof on Gray Card, 37 m/1 dim dusky g-b-green on 49 g/5 gloomy v. faint blue (gray) card; minor card crease, Very Fine and rare, undercataloged by UPSS. Scott No. UX6.
USPCC No. S5TCc; $250    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 4141 S   

1879, 2¢ Blue on Buff, Postal Card, "Sample C", black manuscript "Sample C" on issued card, Very Fine. Scott No. UX6.
USPCC No. S5PSi    $300.

Reference: Listing example in A Historical Catalog of Essay and Proofs on pages 110-111.

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Lot 4142 S   

1879, 2¢ Blue on Buff, Postal Card, "Specimen", issued card with diagonal violet-red rubber "Specimen" 11 x 2mm Type E handstamp below the stamp; left corner creases, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX6.
USPCC No. S5PSa    $250.

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Lot 4143 S   

1879, 2¢ Blue on Buff, Postal Card, "Specimen", issued card with 28mm manuscript 'Specimen' in scarlet written vertically downward, hole punch at right below stamp; tears from hole, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX6.
USPCC No. S5PSc    $200.

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Lot 4144 S   

1879, 2¢ Blue on Buff, Postal Card, "Specimen", two issued cards with printed "SPECIMEN" 20 x 2.5 mm in black over the stamp and matching "SPECIMEN" 35 x 3.75 mm in a rectangle of squares set diagonally with end ornaments 55 x 10 mm, one is noted as "Clean Plate" showing sharp detailed impression and second as "Dirty Plate" with heavier inking, Very Fine exhibit pair. Scott No. UX6.
USPCC No. S5PSd    $500.

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Lot 4145 S   

1879, 2¢ Blue on Buff, Postal Card, "Specimen", black manuscript "Specimen" and violet "U.S. Postal Card Agency, Holyoke, Mass., Dec. 13, 1879" double-circle datestamp on face, Very Fine and rare. Scott No. UX6.
USPCC No. S5PSf    $1,000.

Reference: Listing example in A Historical Catalog of Essay and Proofs on page 110.

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