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Postal Cards - 1902 1c Full-Face McKinley to 1914 Issue

Lots 1074-1083 Lots 1084-1093 Lots 1094-1100

Lot 1074 P   

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on light buff, "Full-Face McKinley" Die Proof, Plate I, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" at bottom center; each with some minor tone spots from arrows used to highlight plating marks, Very Fine and scarce. Scott No. UX17P.
USPCC No. S21Paa    $1,800.

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Realized: $500

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Lot 1075 S   

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" Die Proof with "Specimen - Not Good For Postage" Handstamp, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85 mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" and gray-black "Specimen - Not good for postage" handstamp at bottom center; light crease at lower right, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX17PS.
USPCC No. S21Pba    $1,300.

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Realized: $375

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Lot 1076 S   

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" Die Proof with "Specimen - Not Good For Postage" Handstamp, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85 mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" and gray-black "Specimen - Not good for postage" handstamp at bottom center; some light creasing, otherwise fresh and Very Fine. Scott No. UX17PS.
USPCC No. S21Pba    $1,300.

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Realized: $375

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Lot 1077 S   

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on light buff, "Full-Face McKinley" Die Proof with "Specimen - Not Good For Postage" Handstamp, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85 mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" and gray-black "Specimen - Not good for postage" handstamp at bottom center, reverse with typed letters as originally attached to another card; slight stain spot, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UX17PS var.
USPCC No. S21Pea    $3,000.

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Realized: $900

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Lot 1078 P   

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley" Die Proof with "Specimen" Handstamp, unfinished die of complete design but with dots on the portrait forehead highlight and unfinished rays about the eagle of the seal, on 140 x 85 mm dull faint y-o-yellow finely mottled opaque card with printed "DIE PROOF OF McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. ISSUE OF 1901" and with gray-black diagonal hand stamp "Specimen" type E (11 x 2 mm) under portrait; clip crease at top center, otherwise fresh and Very Fine. Scott No. UX17PS var.
USPCC No. S21Pda    $2,100.

This type E "Specimen" handstamp was used from 1890 to 1904 in the Third Assistant Postmaster General's office.

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Realized: $575

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Lot 1079    

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", Very Fine. USPCC No. S21.
Scott No. UX17    $16,000.

A CHOICE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1¢ BLACK FULL-FACE MCKINLEY POSTAL CARD, ONLY 18 ARE RECORDED.

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.

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Realized: $6,250

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Lot 1080    

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", unused card with preprinted Messrs. Booth, Dailey & Ivins address and instructions to tug boat captain on reverse, the so-called "garbage card"; some abrasion on reverse from mount removal, otherwise fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. UX17    $2,750.

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Realized: $900

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Lot 1081    

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", used cancelled by "New York, N.Y. Sta. F, Sep 18, 1902" machine cancel with preprinted Messrs. Booth, Dailey & Ivins address and instructions to tug boat captain on back, the so-called "garbage card", reverse filled out in pencil dated "September 17" 1902, Very Fine with a clear machine cancel.
Scott No. UX17    $3,750.

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Lot 1082    

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", used cancelled by "New York, N.Y. - St. B, Oct 2, 1902" machine cancel, preprinted Messrs. Booth, Dailey & Ivins address and instructions to tug boat captain on back, the so-called "garbage card", reverse filled out in pencil dated "1 October" 1902; light corner wear, tiny stain spot, F.-V.F.
Scott No. UX17    $3,750.

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Realized: $1,600

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Lot 1083 P   

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", proof and specimen balance, group of 4 comprising S21Paa die proof (two, cat. $1,800 each), S21Pba die proof with "SPECIMEN - Not good for postage" handstamp (cat. $1,300), tone stains, and UX17 with preprinted address removed, Fine and scarce group.
Scott No. UX17, UX17P, UX17PS    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Realized: $1,800

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