Lot 42811914, 1¢ Green on Buff, with Cleveland "2" Cent Revalue Surcharge, Mint card with Cleveland type IV surcharge; light corner bend, Very Fine and interesting surcharge, Old USPCC #S52F, ex-Slawson.
Scott No. UX27 var. Estimate $300 - 400.
This was once considered an error, but now consider a favor item.
Lot 42821914, 1¢ Green on Buff, Horizontal Paste-Up, mint card, 38mm brown tape at center, Very Fine and rare horizontal paste-up, ex-G.C. Slawson. Scott No. UX27 var.
USPCC No. S37APUh $425.
Lot 42831914, 1¢ Green on Buff, Vertical Paste-Up with "W. Downey" Handstamps, mint card, brown tape at right with purple "W. Downey" handstamps; minor wrinkles, Very Fine, one of only two recorded examples of "W. Downey" handstamp paste-up. Scott No. UX27 var.
USPCC No. S37EPUv-1 Estimate $400 - 600.
The discovery of this paste-up card was announced in the UPSS Postal Stationery May 1951 on page 3. This was from the Hoe Press. It is listed but unpriced in USPCC.
Lot 42841914, 1¢ Green on Buff, Vertical Paste-Up with U.S. Government Printing Office, three unused cards originally forming a vertical strip of three, two have printed message, 38mm brown tape at right with printed "United States Government Printing Office" over seal of the GPO, Very Fine and rare reconstructed paste-up strip. Scott No. UX27 var.
USPCC No. S37EPUv-2 $1,350+.
Lot 42851914, 1¢ Green on Buff, Vertical Paste-Up with U.S. Government Printing Office, mint card, 38mm brown tape at right center with printed "United States Government Printing Office" over seal of the GPO, Very Fine. Scott No. UX27 var.
USPCC No. S37EPUv-2 $450.
Lot 42861914, 1¢ Green on Buff, Vertical Paste-Up, 38mm brown tape at left, cancelled by "Chicago Ill, Apr 20, 1926" machine cancel to local address, Very Fine and rare, one of only two recorded used examples. Scott No. UX27 var.
USPCC No. S37EPUv-3 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 42871914, 1¢ Green on Buff, Double Impression, mint card, horizontal double impression, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. UX27b $2,500.
Lot 42881916, 1¢ Green on Gray, Die 1, Mint card without preprinted address, exceedingly fresh with crisp corners, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. UX27C $3,250.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MINT DIE 1 ON GRAY ROUGH-SURFACED CARD.
In 1916, during a war-time paper shortage, this substandard grade of card stock was used temporarily, for a period of about two months. It was sold only in sheets to printers for application of printed addresses, accounting for their great rarity without printed addresses.
Lot 42891916, 1¢ Dark Green on Gray, Die 2, Mint card without printed address, deep rich color, clearly showing the die type with distinctive coat and queue lines, Extremely Fine and choice. USPCC No. S39.
Scott No. UX27D $20,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY SIX RECORDED EXAMPLES OF DIE II DESIGN ON PROVISIONAL GRAY ROUGH-SURFACED CARD.
This issue was printed on substandard card stock, because of wartime paper shortages. Due to initial poor impressions, the die was recut to improve the design, resulting in this Die II variety. Proper card stock was obtained soon after the die recut was made so the Die II on this stock was used for a short period of time. It was sold only in sheets to printers for application of printed addresses. However, a small quantity is believed to have been issued at the Hagerstown Md. post office.
Lot 42901916, 1¢ Dark Green on Gray, Die 2, unused unsevered vertical pair, reverse of each with preprinted Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Co. message, Very Fine and scarce multiple.
Scott No. UX27D $1,100+.