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Postal Cards - 1873-97 Issues

Lots 1043-1052 Lots 1053-1062 Lots 1063-1072 Lot 1073

Lot 1043 E   

1873, 1¢ Essays on Buff, "POD" with Bars Essay Watermark, group of 9 different colors comprising 13 k/1 and similar deeper shade/impression, 15 k/1, 17 h/1, 17 j/1, 17 l/2, 43 l/2, 47 m/0, 63 k/1; couple with flaws, F.-V.F. and rare group.
USPCC No. S1E-Ze    $6,750.

The essay watermark reads up or down on the trial colors. The trial colors exist in two types (Ze and Zf) with and without bars above and/or below the letters. The same sheets of paper may have both types of watermarks. The cardstock was cut and used indiscriminately with respect to the watermark position. Cards show only "P" or "OD". No attempt was made to cut and position cardstock to print with complete "POD". It is probable that pure chance resulted in cards with or without watermarks as some ink colors exist with or without watermarks and in various positions.

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Realized: $800

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Lot 1044 E   

1873, 1¢ Essays on Buff, "POD" Essay Watermark, four different colors of 13 k/1 dim dark o-y-orange, 17 h/1 dim m. deep orange-yellow, 17 l/2 dull v. dark orange-yellow and 63 k/1 dim dark red-violet; three with mount adherence and two also with abrasion from removal, Very Fine appearance. Scott No. UX1E.
USPCC No. S1E-Zf    $3,000.

The essay watermark reads up or down on the trial colors. The trial colors exist in two types (Ze and Zf) with and without bars above and/or below the letters. The same sheets of paper may have both types of watermarks. The cardstock was cut and used indiscriminately with respect to the watermark position. Cards show only "P" or "OD". No attempt was made to cut and position cardstock to print with complete "POD". It is probable that pure chance resulted in cards with or without watermarks as some ink colors exist with or without watermarks and in various positions.

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Lot 1045    

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, Master Die Proof, unwatermarked, showing the secret mark - a small dash of color inside the right angle of the inside frame above the indicia, fresh and Very Fine. Scott No. UX1P.
USPCC No. S1Pa    $1,000.

The Master Die secret mark is not found on the issued cards, which are watermarked.

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Realized: $280

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Lot 1046    

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, watermarked Small U.S.P.O.D., nine mint cards in distinct shades from light orange brown to deep chocolate, Very Fine, a nice shade study.
Scott No. UX3    $765.

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Realized: $280

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Lot 1047    

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, with red and black Clarkson's Homeopathic Globules printed ad on reverse, cancelled by partial "Troy N.Y. May 17" duplex with circular grid cancel to Geneva N.Y.; couple small flaws with some toning, Fine and scarce early used illustrated ad.
Scott No. UX3    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Realized: $150

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Lot 1048    

B.F. Sturtevant's Patent Improved Hot Blast Apparatus, multicolor advertisement with gold leaf on reverse of 1¢ postal card (UX3), cancelled by partial "Boston Mass., Nov." duplex to Mifflinburg Pa., corner flaw, some edge wear and toning, Fine and attractive. Scott No. UX3.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $260

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Lot 1049 E   

Morgan Envelope Co., 1875 (1¢) black on card, lithograph essay, Lithograph essay with straightline "United. States" and shading instead of a stamp on 130 x 76.5mm white cloudy smooth cardstock, Very Fine and rare. Scott No. UX4E.
USPCC No. S3E-CAa    $1,000.

The center dot is in manuscript and not typographed.

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Realized: $210

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Lot 1050 E   

Plimpton Envelope Co., 1877, 1¢ red on light buff card, essay, two, both typographed "United States, Postal Card." in black, one on 130 x 76mm 17 f/2 dull faint o-yellow card and other on 130 x 76mm 23 g/2 dull v. faint o-y-yellow clear card; latter with tone spot at left, F.-V.F. pair, The only recorded examples of each. Scott No. UX5E.
USPCC No. S4E-Ga, S4E-Gb    $600.

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Realized: $300

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Lot 1051 P   

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black, proofs, group of 12 different proofs comprising the listed types a through k less "cc" plus an old listing "l" of black on 0.12" 19f/1 card, some ex-Brazer, Very Fine and rare assemblage. Scott No. UX5P.
USPCC No. S4Pa-l    $2,400.

The following proofs are printed in black ink on cards that resemble, but are different from the regularly issued cards. They were probably printed from the typographed die, or a heavy impression from the plate, as the shape of the design shows clearly on the back when held nearly parallel with a strong light, even on the thickest cards. This impression is not generally visible on regularly issued cards.

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Realized: $625

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Lot 1052    

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, unwatermarked, cancelled by perfect bold strike of Wellington, O, Lorain County, Aug 13 1881" duplex with pinwheel cancel to Oberlin Oh., Aug 14th arrival backstamp, Very Fine and choice fancy cancel.
Scott No. UX5    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Realized: $120

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