Lot 4215 P1897, 1¢ Black on Card, Large Die Proof, large die proof of approved and issued design on thick 150 x 51mm clear white Bristol board; some tone spotting, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Brazer. Scott No. UX14P.
USPCC No. S17Pa $3,500.
THE ONLY RECORDED DIE PROOF OF THE 1897 1¢ JEFFERSON POSTAL CARD ISSUE.
Lot 4216 P1897, 1¢ Black on Buff, Plate Proof, Plate proof on smooth wove buff card with pencil notation across top of card "From 3d Asst. P. M. General Merritt, Dec. 9/97", accompanied by letter datelined "Dec 9" 1897" with blue "Post Office Department, Office of the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Washington D.C." imprint reading, "My Dear Mr Hoover, I omitted inadvertently to you before leaving Lockport one of the few Postal Cards per my promise. I therefore herewith hand you proof of same. Of course you understand this must not be sent through the mail via correspondence as the cards are not yet issued, Very Respectfully, John A. Merritt", Very Fine and unique plate proof with letter documentation. Scott No. UX14P.
USPCC No. S17Pc $1,000.
Lot 42171897, 1¢ Black on Buff, originally cancelled by New York machine cancel, damaged by the post office with blurry strikes of "Accidentally Mutilated" handstamps in black and purple, two Official Seals (OX7) affixed to repair card and cancelled by "New York, Jun 16 '99" duplexes to Springfield Mass., Fine and scarce official seal repaired use.
Scott No. UX14 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 42181897, 1¢ Black on Buff, Double Impression, One Inverted, mint card, bold impressions, Very Fine and choice, ex-W.I. Mitchell, G.C. Slawson. USPCC No. S17b $8,500.
Scott No. UX14a $8,000.
A RARE SOUND MINT DOUBLE IMPRESSION, ONE INVERTED OF THE 1897 1¢ POSTAL CARD.
Only five Mint cards are known and one used.
Lot 42191897, 1¢ Black on Buff, Printed on Both Sides, cancelled by "San Bernardino, Cal., Nov 14 '99" duplex to Nova Scotia, reverse cancelled by "Halifax, N.S., NO 21 '99" arrival cds, pencil address and message mostly erased, Fine. USPCC No. S17c.
Scott No. UX14b Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1897 1¢ POSTAL CARD PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES.
There are two recorded examples of this printed both sides variety, an unused preprint example and the used example offered here.