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

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1886 1¢ Postal Card Issue UX9 - Trial Colors, Specimens, Proofs, Issued Cards

Lots 4169-4178 Lots 4179-4182

Lot 4169 P   

1886, 1¢ Black on Buff, Plate Proof, Typograph Plate proof on 131 x 72mm buff cardstock, minor corner wrinkle, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX9P.
USPCC No. S8Pb    $400.

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Lot 4170 P   

1886, 1¢ Trial Color Proofs, exceptional collection of 170 different with "Essay-1886" in lower left and color name in lower right, housed in two-pocket clear pages or mounted on exhibit pages, all identified with Ridgway colors, wonderful range of ink and card colors apparently without duplication; some flaws, Very Fine. Scott No. UX9TC.
USPCC No. S8TC-A    $34,000.

AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE LARGE COLLECTION OF TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1¢ 1886 POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

It is probable that only one example of each combination of card and ink colors was produced. The total number of combinations in existence is not known precisely.

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Current Opening Bid: $8,000

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Lot 4171 P   

1886, 1¢ Trial Color Proofs, exceptional collection of 48 different with with "Essay-1886" in lower left but no color name in lower right, housed in two-pocket clear pages or mounted on exhibit pages, all identified with Ridgway colors, wonderful range of ink and card colors apparently without duplication; some flaws, Very Fine and scarce collection. Scott No. UX9TC.
USPCC No. S8TC-B    $9,600.

It is probable that only one example of each combination of card and ink colors was produced. The total number of combinations in existence is not known precisely.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,300

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Lot 4172 P   

1889, 1¢ on Buff, Trial Color Proofs from New Dies, 1889 Daggett proofs from new dies (die has no break in lowest curl to left of design) on 130 x 76 mm faint orange buff card in three colors of copper red (3 k/1), claret brown (3 m/2) and ceruse (5 h/0), Very Fine and scarce group of three different colors. Scott No. UX9TC.
USPCC No. S8TC-D    $2,250.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 4173 S   

1886, 1¢ Black on Buff, Production Specimen, issued card with purple rubber handstamp "U.S., Postal Card, NOV 23, 1886, Agency" four-line handstamp with script lettering; staple holes at left, Very Fine, This is the USPCC listing example. Scott No. UX9PS.
USPCC No. S8PSa    $300.

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Lot 4174 S   

1886, 1¢ Black on Buff, Production Specimen of Paper Strength, issued card submitted to bursting strength test with pencil notation "62" at center, also includes additional "150" and "181" numbers; toned, Fine. Scott No. UX9PS.
USPCC No. S8PSe    $400.

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Lot 4175    

1886, 1¢ Black on Buff, used cancelled by Chicago Ill. cds to Sandwich Ill., purple "From pouch stolen at Wyanet Junc. night of Oct. 28th" two-line handstamp and matching "Office of P.O. Inspector, Chicago. Ill., Received, Dec 17 1889" oval datestamp, Very Fine and unusual.
Scott No. UX9    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $270

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Lot 4176    

1886, 1¢ Black on Salmon Pink, mint card, minor wrinkle, Very Fine, rare and attractive variety. USPCC No. unlisted.
Scott No. UX9d    $2,000.

The USPCC does not recognize these as error cards even though the printing of the design is genuine. It seems the salmon pink stock was used as a counting marker for counting finished piles of 500 printed sheets. Footnoted in 2010 USPCC on page 9.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 4177    

1886, 1¢ Black on Buff, Double Impression, two full bold impressions, preprinted Christian Endeavor Union message, fresh and Very Fine. USPCC No. S8c.
Scott No. UX9b    $4,000.

ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1¢ 1886 POSTAL CARD DOUBLE IMPRESSION ERROR.

Of the five recorded examples, there are three mint cards, one unused with pre-printed advertising, and one used.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 4178    

1886, 1¢ Black on Buff, Double Impression, two impressions with close registration, cancelled by "New Bedford Mass., Dec 8, 1887" cds to Hopedale Mass., Very Fine and rare. USPCC No. S8c.
Scott No. UX9b    $4,000 as mint.

THE ONLY RECORDED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ 1886 POSTAL CARD DOUBLE IMPRESSION ERROR.

Of the five recorded examples, there are three mint cards, one unused with pre-printed advertising, and one used. Unpriced by Scott in used condition.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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