Lot 4278 E1910, 2¢ Postal Card, Portrait Only Essay, needle point tracing in 7 i/1 dim deep r-orange on celluloid, filled in with colored chalk, showing the outlines of the portrait only on white 60 x 67 mm cardstock, with "V" cuts on the four sides of the center lines, Very Fine and unique. Scott No. UX25E.
USPCC No. S35E-A $2,000.
This essay originated from engraver Marcus W. Baldwin's estate. Celluloid engraving began July 29, 1910.
Lot 4279 E1911, 2¢ Black on Card, Portrait Facing Left Die Essay, rejected typographed die essay with portrait facing left (Misc. Die No.7731) on 75 x 86½mm semi-glazed white cardstock, pencil "Essay", blue-black manuscript "Die 7731. Sept. 6, 1910" on lower portion of front, reverse with BEP blue "439413" handstamp; light crease, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX25E.
USPCC No. S35E-Ab $2,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS REJECTED DIE ESSAY WITH PORTRAIT FACING LEFT FOR THE 1911 2¢ GRANT POSTAL CARD ISSUE.
This design was rejected because a portrait of Grant as a young General was preferred by postal officials. The vignette was engraved by Marcus W. Baldwin and the frame, lettering and numerals engraved by Edward E. Myers.
Lot 42801911, 2¢ Red on Cream, Double Impression, Unused card, two clear impressions of equal strength with wide registration, preprinted message form for Ecclesia Virginis Perdolentis of Chicago Ill., Extremely Fine and choice. Scott No. UX25a.
USPCC No. S35Ba $2,000.
A RARE UNUSED DOUBLE IMPRESSION ERROR OF THE 1911 2¢ GRANT POSTAL CARD ISSUE, UNPRICED BY SCOTT.