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 42341902, 1¢ Black on Buff, the "Full-Face McKinley", Mint card, without printed address, exceptionally clear impression, strong corners, an Extremely Fine gem. USPCC No. S21.
Scott No. UX17 $16,000.
THE FINEST 1¢ BLACK FULL-FACE MCKINLEY POSTAL CARD WITH A REMARKABLY CLEAR IMPRESSION. THERE ARE ONLY 18 KNOWN MINT EXAMPLES WITHOUT PREPRINTED ADDRESS.
The entire stock of 500 cards was inadvertently sent from Washington to Booth, Dailey & Ivins in New York where they were shortly thereafter pre-printed with their address and garbage dumping information on the back to be filled out by the tug captain. As a result of the printing there remained no mint cards for collectors. This "Unmarked Specimen" long ago became accepted as a full mint card in order to allow collectors to have a complete unused collection. Albert Daggett, the contractor for the printing of the Full Face card, was never able to satisfy the Post Office in Washington due to sub-standard quality of his productions. All submitted samples were rejected and as a result the entire stock of 1,625,000 cards was ordered destroyed by the PMG on April 29, 1902.
Lot 41791886, 1¢ Black on Buff, Double Impression, One Inverted, mint card, bright and fresh, sealed edge tear and creasing, Fine appearance, ex-Floyd.
Scott No. UX9c $11,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED MINT EXAMPLES OF THIS MAJOR POSTAL CARD RARITY.
Lot 42181897, 1¢ Black on Buff, Double Impression, One Inverted, mint card, bold impressions, Very Fine and choice, ex-W.I. Mitchell, G.C. Slawson. USPCC No. S17b $8,500.
Scott No. UX14a $8,000.
A RARE SOUND MINT DOUBLE IMPRESSION, ONE INVERTED OF THE 1897 1¢ POSTAL CARD.
Only five Mint cards are known and one used.
Lot 41681885, 1¢ Brown on Buff, Printed on Both Sides, strong impressions on both sides in similar color, reverse impression is inverted in relation to the front, Very Fine. USPCC No. S7g.
Scott No. UX8f Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES ERROR.
This card is the basis of the Scott and UPSS listings. The second impression, which is in similar ink, is inverted on the reverse.
Lot 41671885, 1¢ Brown on Buff, Double Impression, One Inverted, Mint card, both impressions strong, Very Fine and choice. USPCC No. S7f.
Scott No. UX8e $9,500.
ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS DOUBLE IMPRESSION, ONE INVERTED VARIETY.
Lot 41821886, 1¢ Black on Buff, Quintuple Impression, mint card, five clear impressions, Very Fine, ex-Linz.
Scott No. UX9 var. Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ 1886 POSTAL CARD QUINTUPLE IMPRESSION ERROR.
Lot 42481902, 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.
Lot 41661885, 1¢ Brown on Buff, Double Impression, used card with second partial impression, cancelled by "St. Louis Mo. Apr 22" Leavitt machine cancel to Minneapolis Kans., part printed commercial message on reverse oblivious to the error impression, Very Fine. USPCC No. S7ev.
Scott No. UX8d $8,500.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS VERTICAL DOUBLE IMPRESSION ERROR VARIETY.
Both examples of this vertical double impression variety are used.
Lot 42121891, 1¢ Blue on Grayish White, Double Impression, One Inverted, Mint card, first impression normal and second intense impression inverted; light top right corner bend, Very Fine.
Scott No. UX11b $9,000.
ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1891 1¢ BLUE POSTAL CARD DOUBLE IMPRESSION ERROR, ALL ARE MINT.