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Sale 85: The Westpex Sale

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Postal Cards

Lots 1838-1843

Lot 1838    

Postal Card, 1879, 2¢ blue on buff, cancelled by clear strike of "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Jun 28 '95" duplex to Boston Mass., San Francisco (7.25) transit and Boston (7.30) arrival machine cancel, Presbyterian Mission Press message for book order; light corner crease, Very Fine.
Scott No. UX6    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1839    

Postal Card, 1897, 2¢ blue on cream, cancelled by "Boston Mass., Apr 17, 1897" wavy flag machine cancel to Germany, Halle (4.29) arrival cds, Very Fine. USPCC No. S16.
Scott No. UX13    Estimate $300 - 400.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THE 1897 2¢ LIBERTY UPU POSTAL CARD.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1840    

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", mint card, some faint toning and crease, F.-V.F. and rae, ex-Brazer, Joyce. USPCC No. S21.
Scott No. UX17    $16,000.

ONE OF ONLY ONLY 18 KNOWN MINT EXAMPLES OF THE 1¢ BLACK FULL-FACE MCKINLEY POSTAL CARD.

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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Current Opening Bid: $1,900

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Lot 1841    

Postal Card, 1902, 1¢ black on buff, the "full-face McKinley", used cancelled by double strike of "New York, N.Y. - St. B, Oct 11, 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 crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. UX17    $3,750.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 1842    

Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, "four arcs pointed" variety, Type 1, cancelled by "St. Louis, Mo. Apr 29, 1910" machine cancel to local address, preprinted message for St. Louis Central Sharpshooter's Ass'n; corner creases lower right, otherwise Very Fine, The Earliest Documented Use of the Four Arcs Pointed Variety. USPCC No. S28f.
Scott No. UX21e    $600.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1843    

Postal Card, 1910, 1¢ blue on bluish, rotary press, triple impression, mint card, two impressions almost coincidental and split by card cutting, third widely displaced in normal position, Very Fine, ex-W.I. Mitchell, G.C.Slawson; with 2018 P.F. certificate. USPCC No. S30Ac.
Scott No. UX22b    $3,500.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1910 1¢ BLUE UNSHADED BACKGROUND POSTAL CARD TRIPLE IMPRESSION ERROR.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lots 1838-1843

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