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

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1891 1¢ Postal Card Issue UX10 - Essays, Production Specimens, Issued Cards

Lots 4183-4192 Lots 4193-4202

Lot 4183 E   

1891, 1¢ Black on Wove, Die Essay, Untrimmed relief engraved die essay of 22 x 27mm engraved oval on 36 x 43mm white wove paper, later completed for reply card., Very Fine. Scott No. UX10E.
USPCC No. S10E-Ba    $2,000 as similar.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS 1¢ DIE ESSAY ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR THE 1891 1¢ POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

The lettering and ornamentation around the vignette was originally produced as Miscellaneous Die Number 3652 of the Bureau of Engraving & Printing during May 1890, but was remade during May and October as Miscellaneous Die Number 3651 (numbering assigned out of proper order) by David M. Cooper and Edward E. Myers.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 4184 E   

1891, 1¢ Black, Photo Essay of Rejected Border Only, photo essay of rejected border as shown on Miscellaneous Die number 3651, together with miscellaneous unused lettering consisting of "Series of 1891" and "Act of October 1, 1890" text, original 202 x 254mm photo essay with typed "Bureau of Engraving and Printing" on reverse and "Bureau of Engraving and Printing Div. - Photolitho Sec., Reg No. '26972' " handstamp with pencil number, Very Fine. Scott No. UX10E.
USPCC No. S10E-Bb var.    Estimate $300 - 400.

This essay was engraved by David M. Cooper and Edward E. Myers in May 1890. The original essay is retained in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing files.

Realized: $525

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Lot 4185 E   

1891, 1¢ Black, Photo Essay of Rejected Border Only, photo essay of rejected border as shown on Miscellaneous Die number 3652, original 200 x 254mm photo essay with typed "Bureau of Engraving and Printing" on reverse and "Bureau of Engraving and Printing Div. - Photolitho Sec., Reg No. '26971' " handstamp with pencil number, Very Fine. Scott No. UX10E.
USPCC No. S10E-Bc var.    Estimate $300 - 400.

The original essay is retained in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing files.

Complete Images.

Realized: $400

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Lot 4186 E   

1891, 1¢ Black on Wove, Die Essay, Untrimmed relief engraved die essay of 19 x 24mm rejected head and wreath engraved oval, on 43 x 51mm white wove paper, Very Fine. Scott No. UX10E.
USPCC No. S10E-Ca    $2,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS REJECTED 1¢ DIE ESSAY.

This die, known as Miscellaneous Die Number 3708 of the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, was engraved in November 1890 by William G. Phillips.

Realized: $900

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Lot 4187 E   

1891, 1¢ Seal Red on Buff Card, Die Essay, completed die essay of rejected design on 155 x 92mm buff cardstock with "Seal Red" color name at bottom left, Very Fine. Scott No. UX10E.
USPCC No. S10E-Cb    $1,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS COMPLETE REJECTED DESIGN 1¢ POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

Realized: $725

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Lot 4188 E   

1891, 1¢ Black on Wove, Die Essay, Untrimmed relief engraved die essay of accepted 19 x 24mm design, on 37 x 45mm white wove paper, Very Fine. Scott No. UX10E.
USPCC No. S10E-Da    $2,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS 1¢ DIE ESSAY OF THE ACCEPTED DESIGN IN PRIVATE HANDS.

Realized: $950

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Lot 4189 E   

1891, 1¢ Black, Photo Die Essay, Complete untrimmed die face essay of accepted 19 x 24mm design, on 200 x 254mm photo paper with typed "Bureau of Engraving and Printing" on reverse and "Bureau of Engraving and Printing Div. - Photolitho Sec., Reg No. '26974' " handstamp with pencil number, Very Fine and the only recorded original photo essay of the 1¢ 1891 complete die. Scott No. UX10E.
USPCC No. S10E-Db var.    Estimate $300 - 400.

Complete die face of Miscellaneous Die number 3755, as used in plates for printing S10 and S12. This die was engraved during January 1891, the portrait being the work of William G. Phillips and Joseph A. Rueff and the ornamentation added by George U. Rose Jr. The original die is retained in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing files.

Complete Images.

Realized: $625

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Lot 4190 E   

1891, 1¢ Gray-Black on Light Buff Card, Die Essay, die 3645 on 155 x 95mm light buff cardstock with S10 inscription die lacking "Postal Card One Cent" at top, reverse with "C.C.W. 2" printed vertically at left, Very Fine and only recorded example of this color. Scott No. UX10E.
USPCC No. S10E-E    $1,500.

Realized: $800

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Lot 4191 E   

1891, 1¢ Deep Brown on Light Buff Card, Die Essay, die 3645 on 155 x 95mm light buff cardstock with S10 inscription die lacking "Postal Card One Cent" at top, reverse with "C.C.W. 2" printed vertically at right; hint of toning, Very Fine and only recorded example of this color. Scott No. UX10E.
USPCC No. S10E-E    $1,500.

Realized: $600

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Lot 4192 E   

1891, 1¢ Dark Brown on Light Buff Card, Die Essay, die 3645 on 155 x 95mm light buff cardstock with S10 inscription die lacking "Postal Card One Cent" at top, reverse with "C.C.W. 2" printed vertically at right; small corner nick at bottom right, Very Fine and only recorded example of this color. Scott No. UX10E.
USPCC No. S10E-E    $1,500.

Realized: $250

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