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

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1902 1¢ Postal Card Issue UX18 - Essays, Proofs, Specimens, Issued Cards

Lots 4240-4249

Lot 4240 E   

1902, 1¢ Black, Negative Die Essay of Vignette Only, recess engraved negative die essay of vignette and uninked part of "R POSTMARK/ARD./ Ress only" with cross-hatching above, on 78 x 98 mm white cardstock; stain at lower right, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX18E.
USPCC No. S22E-Ba    $3,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS RECESS ENGRAVED NEGATIVE DIE ESSAY FOR THE 1902 1¢ MCKINLEY POSTAL CARD.

Designed by Raymond Ostrander Smith. Vignette engraved by Marcus W. Baldwin. Lettering engraved by George U. Rose. This essay emanated from the Estate of engraver Marcus W. Baldwin.

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Lot 4241 E   

1902, 1¢ Black, Typograph Die Essay, partly untrimmed typograph die essay of entire card, on 141 x 84 mm On semi-glazed white opaque cardstock, without printing on the front and back, reverse with BEP blue "45762" number handstamp, Very Fine. Scott No. UX18E.
USPCC No. S22E-Bcc    $3,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS 1902 1¢ MCKINLEY POSTAL CARD TYPOGRAPH DIE ESSAY.

This essay emanated from the Estate of engraver Marcus W. Baldwin.

Complete Images.

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Lot 4242 E   

1902, 1¢ Black, Typograph Die Essay, trimmed typograph die essay of entire card, Forehead and oval line about left of both U. S. Arms and stamp vignette incomplete, on 142 x 84 mm semi-glazed white opaque cardstock, reverse with BEP blue "45738" number handstamp, pencil "April 30 / 92" dating at lower right, Very Fine. Scott No. UX18E.
USPCC No. S22E-Bd    $3,200.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS 1902 1¢ MCKINLEY POSTAL CARD TYPOGRAPH DIE ESSAY.

This essay emanated from the Estate of engraver Marcus W. Baldwin.

Complete Images.

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Lot 4243 P   

1902, 1¢ Black on Buff, Proofs of Plates I-V, set of 5 different plates (I-V), Typograph of the complete design, printed at the bottom is "Proof McKinley Postal Card", mounted on exhibit pages with arrows indicating differentiating arrows; hint of toning from previous arrows, F.-V.F. Scott No. UX18P.
USPCC No. S22Pa    $2,500.

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Lot 4244 P   

1902, 1¢ Black on Buff, Proof with "Specimen." Handstamp, Typograph of the complete design, printed at the bottom is "Proof McKinley Postal Card", with Type E "Specimen" handstamp under portrait, Very Fine. Scott No. UX18PS.
USPCC No. S22Pb    $1,000.

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Lot 4245 S   

1902, 1¢ Black on Buff, Production Specimen with Purple "Stamp Division, P.O. Dept. Jul 1, 1902" cds, issued card with purple "Stamp Division, P.O. Dept. Jul 1, 1902" 29mm cds, fresh and Very Fine. Scott No. UX18S.
USPCC No. S22PSa    $300.

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Lot 4246 S   

1902, 1¢ Black on Buff, Production Specimen with "Specimen" Handstamp, issued card with "Specimen" type E handstamp, Very Fine, ex-Brazer; signed Bloch. Scott No. UX18S.
USPCC No. S22PSb    $250.

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Lot 4247    

1902, 1¢ Black on Buff, cancelled by "Taos, N.M., Jun 12, 1906" duplex to St. Louis Mo., reverse with hand-painted scene showing Native American woman standing outside home with another women standing at an open door, painted message reads "Friend Ann, Souvenir Post Cards cannot be purchased here so I made one myself. With Kind Regards, I am truly, O.E. Berninghaus", Very Fine and remarkable Oscar Berninghaus handpainted postal card.
Scott No. UX18    Estimate $400 - 600.

Oscar Berninghaus was a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists, spending a part of each year in Taos from 1900 to 1925 when he settled there permanently. He first traveled there in 1898 on assignment for the Denver and Rio Grande railroad to complete a series of paintings for use in a travel brochure. With that first trip, Berninghaus developed a fascination for the land and people of Northern New Mexico. His depictions of Taos and its surroundings formed the greatest part of his artistic output from his first visit until his death at age 77 in 1952.

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Lot 4248    

1902, 1¢ Black on Buff, Double Impression, Mint card, clear shifted second impression, upper right corner wrinkle, fresh and Very Fine, ex-George Worthington. USPCC No. S22a.
Scott No. UX18 var.    Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED 1902 1¢ BLACK POSTAL CARD DOUBLE IMPRESSION VARIETY.

This double impression variety is listed by USPCC with only one recorded example and unpriced.

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Lot 4249    

1902, 1¢ Black on Buff, with Schenck's Mandrake Pills Die Essay Printed on Reverse, postal card with black "Schenck's Mandrake Pills" die essay embossed on reverse, the "U.States Inter. Revenue, One Cent" left panel defaced and the "1" below portraits replaced by engraved ornament; some creasing; accompanied by RS212 original die and finished altered die, Very Fine, ex-Stratton.
Scott No. UX18 var., RS212E    Estimate $500 - 750.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE SCHENCK'S MANDRAKE PILLS ESSAY PRINTED ON THE REVERSE OF A 1¢ 1902 MCKINLEY POSTAL CARD.

Reference: Postal Stationery, Sept.-Oct. 1975, and The America Revenuer, June 1975, pp.173-178.

Under the 1862 Revenue Act, a stamp was required to be affixed to each bottle or box of a proprietary medicine. In 1865, Dr. Schenck directed the firm of Butler & Carpenter to engrave two private dies: 1¢ green (RS212) and 6¢ black (RS213). The original die was altered later with an "X" to be used for fascimile labels by Dr. Schenck after the tax was repealed in 1883. This essay was pulled from the original die after the "X" was burnished out in an attempt to reuse the die for a new fascimile label. The long gap from 1883 to 1902 can be explained as the 1898 Spanish-American War tax was instituted in 1898 for three years, when precancelled Dr. Schenck's battleship revenue stamps were used. After repeal on July 1, 1901, the firm must have requested a new fascimile label be produced.

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