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Postal Cards

Lots 1378-1387 Lots 1388-1397 Lots 1398-1401

Lot 1378 E   

Postal Card, 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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Current Opening Bid: $170

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Lot 1379    

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, watermarked Large U.S.P.O.D., cancelled by partial "Baltimore Md." duplex with cork cancel to Oswego N.Y., message reads "Washington D.C., May 14th 1873, This is one out of the first lot of Postal Cards issued by the government - given out today for the first time - I send this as a curiosity, F. Barber", probably sent by the wife of E.W. Barber, the 3rd Assist. P.M. General to a family member; tear at right, otherwise Very Fine and interesting early May 14th second day use.
Scott No. UX1    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1380    

Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, watermarked Small U.S.P.O.D., cancelled by bold purple "CANCELED." straightline cancel, "Stockbridge Mass., Dec 16" cds to Fall Village Conn., 1875 message, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. UX3    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 1381    

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, watermarked Small U.S.P.O.D., Mint card; watermark in normal position, reverse with small thin spot and mount toning marks, otherwise Very Fine and scarce mint card. USPCC No. S3.
Scott No. UX4    $3,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $325

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Lot 1382    

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, watermarked Small U.S.P.O.D., group of four with watermarks orientated: normal, reversed, inverted, and inverted & reversed, F.-V.F. and rare set of watermark orientations.
Scott No. UX4    $1,400.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1383    

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, Inverted Watermark, watermarked Small U.S.P.O.D., Mint card; faint tone spot, otherwise Very Fine and rare inverted watermark variety. USPCC No. S3a $3,500.
Scott No. UX4 var.    $3,500+.

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Current Opening Bid: $575

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Lot 1384    

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, Reversed Watermark, watermarked Small U.S.P.O.D., Mint card; faint toning on back, Very Fine and rare reversed watermark variety. USPCC No. S3b $3,500.
Scott No. UX4 var.    $3,500+.

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Current Opening Bid: $575

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Lot 1385    

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ black on buff, Inverted and Reversed Watermark, watermarked Small U.S.P.O.D., Mint card; light stain on reverse, Very Fine and rare inverted and reversed watermark variety. USPCC No. S3c $3,500.
Scott No. UX4 var.    $3,500+.

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Current Opening Bid: $575

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Lot 1386    

Postal Card, 1875, 1¢ Trial Color Proofs, unwatermarked, group of 60 in a range of different card and printing colors; some faults, F.-V.F. and rare large group. USPCC No. S4TC $15,000.
Scott No. UX5TC    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE LARGE ASSEMBLAGE OF TRIAL COLOR PROOFS SUBMITTED FOR THE 1877-1881 POSTAL CARD CONTRACT.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 1387 P   

Postal Card, 1885, 1¢ brown on buff, Strength Testing Proof, card with 70mm diameter strength testing circle broken and pencil "55" on reverse along with purple "Postal Card Agency / Oct 23, 1885 / Castleton, N.Y." datestamp, Very Fine. Scott No. UX8P.
USPCC No. S7PSf    $600.

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Current Opening Bid: $100

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