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

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1902 1¢ "Full-Face McKinley" Postal Card UX17 - Essay, Proof, Specimen & Issu

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Lot 4220 E   

1902, 1¢ Black On, "Full-Face McKinley" Die Essay, partly untrimmed die essay on 175 x 74 mm white semi-glazed cardstock, signed on back in blue-black ink "M. W. Baldwin" and in pencil on lower right of face "18 P Dec. 6, 1901", Very Fine. Scott No. UX17E.
USPCC No. S21E-Aa    $5,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS FULL-FACE MCKINLEY POSTAL CARD DIE ESSAY.

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Lot 4221 E   

1902, 1¢ Black On, "Full-Face McKinley", Recut Die Essay on Issued Card, transferred die essay of all printing recut to remove forehead dots and to brighten, on 140 x 83mm manila card; couple trivial internal wrinkles, Very Fine. Scott No. UX17E.
USPCC No. S21E-Ca    $5,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE FULL-FACE MCKINLEY RECUT DIE ESSAY ON ISSUED CARD.

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Lot 4222 E   

1902, 1¢ Black On, "Full-Face McKinley", Recut Die Essay on Manila Card, transferred die essay of all printing recut to remove forehead dots and to brighten, on 138 x 80 mm manila card, pencil "Bureau Sample, Tag Card (manilla) paper" notation; couple trivial internal wrinkles and tone spot, Very Fine. Scott No. UX17E.
USPCC No. S21E-Cb    $5,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE FULL-FACE MCKINLEY RECUT DIE ESSAY ON MANILA CARD.

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Lot 4223 E   

1902, 1¢ Black On, "Full-Face McKinley", Recut Die Essay on Wove, transferred die essay of all printing recut to remove forehead dots and to brighten, on 151 x 85 mm thin wove paper, memo from J.H. Reeve on the front (5 lines) and back (3 lines) reading "All postal cards of this design were condemned, but through accident a few were issued at P.C. Agency, Rumford Falls, Me. All of which, I am informed, were collected by Mr. Bartells, Stamp Collector, at Boston Mass, J.H.R.; large portion of UL corner and a small portion of LL corner missing, silked to strengthened. Scott No. UX17E.
USPCC No. S21E-C var.    $5,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE FULL-FACE MCKINLEY RECUT DIE ESSAY ON WOVE PAPER.

This is erroneously listed by USPCC as S21PSh $5,000.

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Lot 4224 P   

1902, 1¢ Black on Light Buff, "Full-Face McKinley" Die Proofs, Plates I-IV, group of four from the four plates, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85 mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" at bottom center; each with some minor tone spots from arrows used to highlight plating marks, F.-V.F. Scott No. UX17P.
USPCC No. S21Paa    $7,200.

A RARE SET OF FULL-FACE MCKINLEY DIE PROOFS FROM THE FOUR DIFFERENT PLATES.

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Lot 4225 P   

1902, 1¢ Black on Light Buff, "Full-Face McKinley" Die Proof, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85 mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" at bottom center, accompanied by Post Office Department blue official business envelope with blue typed "Die-proof, "McKinley" postal card. / Front view." notation used as presentation envelope, Very Fine and rare pair with original presentation envelope. Scott No. UX17P.
USPCC No. S21Paa    $1,800.

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Lot 4226 P   

1902, 1¢ Black on Light Buff, "Full-Face McKinley" Die Proof with "Die Proof" Inscription Erased, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85 mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" at bottom center erased; light upper left corner crease and hint of toning, Very Fine. Scott No. UX17P var.
USPCC No. S21Paa var.    Estimate $500 - 750.

This card is mentioned in the UPSS catalog as a variety of the listed die proof.

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Lot 4227 S   

1902, 1¢ Black on Light Buff, "Full-Face McKinley" Die Proof with "Specimen - Not Good For Postage" Handstamp, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85 mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" and gray-black "Specimen - Not good for postage" handstamp at bottom center; crisp corners, Extremely Fine. Scott No. UX17PS.
USPCC No. S21Pba    $1,300.

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Lot 4228 S   

1902, 1¢ Black on Light Buff, "Full-Face McKinley" Die Proof with "Specimen" Handstamp, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85 mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" and with gray-black diagonal hand stamp "Specimen" type E (11 x 2 mm) under portrait; some light creasing and minor scuff on back, Very Fine appearance. Scott No. UX17PS var.
USPCC No. S21Pda    $2,100.

This type E "Specimen" handstamp was used from 1890 to 1904 in the Third Assistant Postmaster General's office.

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Lot 4229 S   

1902, 1¢ Black on Light Buff, "Full-Face McKinley" Die Proof with "Specimen - Not Good For Postage" Handstamp, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85 mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" and gray-black "Specimen - Not good for postage" handstamp at bottom center, reverse with typed letters as originally attached to another card; slight stain spot, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX17PS var.
USPCC No. S21Pea    $3,000.

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