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

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1910 1¢ Postal Card Issue UX21 - Essays, Issued Cards

Lots 4250-4259 Lots 4260-4264

Lot 4250 E   

1910, 1¢ Black on Glazed Paper, Frame Only Essay, woodcut die essay showing the numerals, lettering and ornamentation of the 23½ x 29mm stamp frame only (no vignette) on 114 x 155½mm glazed white paper, pencil by "Joyce" and "9" for Maurice Joyce Engraving Co. of Washington D.C., P.O. Department red "9" handstamp along with "Stamp Division, P.O. Dept. Jan 24, 1910" double-circle datestamp at top right, Very Fine. Scott No. UX21E-B.
USPCC No. S28E-B    $2,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS FRAME ONLY DIE ESSAY BY THE MAURICE JOYCE ENGRAVING CO.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 4251 E   

1910, 1¢ Black on Glazed Paper, Vignette Only Essay, untrimmed woodcut die essay of proposed 22 x 27mm vignette of McKinley, with diagonal background shading partly crosshatched, on 113 x 122mm glazed white paper, showing pencil "ing" possible of Joyce Engraving, P.O. Department red "10" handstamp, Very Fine. Scott No. UX21E-C.
USPCC No. S28E-C    $2,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS VIGNETTE ONLY DIE ESSAY.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 4252 E   

1910, 1¢ Black on Glazed Paper, Vignette Only Essay, untrimmed woodcut die essay of proposed 24 x 26½mm vignette of McKinley, with horizontal background shading, on 152 x 245mm glazed white paper, pencil "By Brookhart Bros., New York" above vignette and "Wood cut engraving made by private firm", P.O. Department red "11" handstamp and magenta-violet "Stamp Division, P.O. Dept., Dec 11, 1909" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine. Scott No. UX21E-D.
USPCC No. S28E-D    $2,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS VIGNETTE ONLY DIE ESSAY BY BROOKHARD BROS. OF NEW YORK CITY.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 4253 E   

1910, 1¢ Black on Glazed Paper, Vignette Only Essay, oval woodcut die essay of proposed 17 x 23mm vignette of McKinley, with horizontal background shading, on 121 x 154mm glazed white paper, pencil "By F H Wellington, Passaic" at top right, P.O. Department red "12" handstamp, Very Fine. Scott No. UX21E-E.
USPCC No. S28E-E    $2,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS VIGNETTE ONLY DIE ESSAY BY F.H. WELLINGTON OF PASSAIC.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 4254 E   

1910, 1¢ Black on Glazed Paper, Vignette Only Essay, untrimmed woodcut die essay of nearly complete 22 x 27mm vignette of McKinley (P.O. die 535), except with cross-hatch background shading, the die has an overall irregular size of 39 x 41mm, on 153 x 195mm glazed white paper, P.O. Department red "14" handstamp, Very Fine. Scott No. UX21E-G.
USPCC No. S28E-G    $2,000 as similar.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS VIGNETTE ONLY DIE ESSAY BY STERLING ENGRAVING CO. OF NEW YORK.

Although not so stated on the essay, it was the product of the Sterling Engraving Co. of New York. The original die is now in the vaults of the Bureau of Engraving and printing.

Realized: $850

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Lot 4255 E   

1910, 1¢ Black on Glazed Paper, Vignette Only Essay, untrimmed woodcut die essay of proposed 22 x 27mm vignette of McKinley with diagonal background shading, on 171 x 245mm glazed white paper, pencil "Sterling Engraving Co., New York", P.O. Department red "15" handstamp and also red-violet "Stamp Division. P.O. Dept, Dec 13, 1909" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine. Scott No. UX21E-H.
USPCC No. S28E-H    $2,000 as similar.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS VIGNETTE ONLY DIE ESSAY BY STERLING ENGRAVING CO. OF NEW YORK.

This was an apparent earlier state of the S28E-G die.

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Lot 4256 E   

1910, 1¢ Black on Glazed Paper, Photo Essay, photo essay of approved woodcut die used in producing plates for printing S28, as made by Sterling Engraving Co. of New York, P.O. Die 537, original 207 x 254mm photo essay with typed "Bureau of Engraving and Printing" on reverse and "Bureau of Engraving and Printing Div. - Photolitho Sec., Reg No. '26975' " handstamp with pencil number, Very Fine. Scott No. UX21E-I var.
USPCC No. S28E-I var.    Estimate $300 - 400.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS ORIGINAL B.E.P. PHOTO ESSAY.

No essay of this die was known to exist as late as May 1958, at which time one was made for the Bureau records, and used in the production of this photograph. The original die, P.O. Die number 537, is now held in the vaults of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Complete Images.

Realized: $400

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Lot 4257    

1910, 1¢ Blue on Bluish, Double Impression, unused card with preprinted message, two bold impressions in same ink, purple "Jun 8 - 1910" handstamp, Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. UX21b    $750.

Realized: $350

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Lot 4258    

1910, 1¢ Blue on Bluish, Double Impression, used with typed address but left uncancelled and preprinted message filled out for Mansfield Ry. Light & Power Co. with meter information, clear impressions with wide registration, F.-V.F. and rare "used" example.
Scott No. UX21b    $750 as unused.

Realized: $180

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Lot 4259    

1910, 1¢ Blue on Bluish, Double Impression of Inscription Only, mint card, from the left side of the above sheet showing left half of inscription, F.-V.F.
Scott No. UX21b var.    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lots 4250-4259 Lots 4260-4264

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