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

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Money Order and Postal Tag Essays

Lots 4373-4376

Lot 4373 E   

John J. Williamson, Boston, Money Order Card Essay, 2¢ Black on White Wove, Second essay, No. 185 at top and with coupon stubs at left, fresh and Very Fine.
USPCC No. MO2    $500.

On Aug. 28, 1883 a patent was granted to John J. Williamson for a money order postal card for use in transmitting small sums of money by mail. The idea was not adopted as it fell under the Act of March 3, 1879 forbidding the use of any patented postal card and prohibiting the payment of royalties.

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Lot 4374 E   

Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Postal Tag Essay, 1¢ Brown on Light Buff, Second design on larger 147 x 72½mm dull v. pale o-yellow card with beveled corners on left, hole at left, eyelet and reinforcing fiber, stamp and inscriptions same as first design except with all printing set further to the right owing to larger size, Very Fine.
USPCC No. PT2    $750.

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Lot 4375 E   

Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Postal Tag Essay, 1¢ Brown on Light Buff, Fourth design on 148 x 74mm dull v. pale o-yellow card folded at right, all four corners beveled, so that, on folding, the bevels coincide, a 3½ mm hole at the left on the front half coincides with a similar hole in the rear card. No eyelet or reinforcing fiber around hole on either half. The printing on the face half of this variety is very similar to that shown on PT-2 with exception there has been an additional line of type added across the bottom portion of the card reading "Detach Postal Tag Card and Write Your Order Thereon" in block letters, Very Fine.
USPCC No. PT4    $750.

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Lot 4376 E   

Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Postal Tag Essay, 1¢ Brown on Light Buff, Fifth design is divided into an unfolded card, 102 x 79mm, and coupon, 59 x 79mm, this essay was printed on a large standard size Dennison "trunk tag" (as were PT-l and PT-2 on smaller sizes) and has beveled edges at the left, Very Fine.
USPCC No. PT4    $750.

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