Lot 1402 EPaid Reply Postal Card, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, 1¢ + 1¢ black on buff essay, unfolded 131x240mm large format card without instruction printing at bottom, Very Fine and scarce unlisted variety.
USPCC No. MR1E-Jd var. Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1403Paid Reply Postal Card, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Liberty essays balance, balance of 35 Brooks second series design using Liberty vignettes, including MBa, MBb, N (20 mostly different); some faults, F.-V.F.
USPCC No. MR1E-M, N; $3,500 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1404Paid Reply Postal Card, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, 1¢ + 1¢ black on white essay, Style with one printed card enclosed in printed folded white wove sheath, perforated at bottom through outer sheath only with "Tear off communication, and write reply on back of enclosed card." printed below perforations, F.-V.F. and rare.
USPCC No. MR1E-Ia $1,000.
Lot 1405Paid Reply Postal Card, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, 1¢ + 1¢ black on white essay, Style with one printed card enclosed in printed folded white wove sheath, perforated at bottom thru all three layers with "Tear off communication, and write reply on back of enclosed card." printed below perforations; opened along back perfs for display, F.-V.F. and rare.
USPCC No. MR1E-Ib $1,000.
Lot 1406Paid Reply Postal Card, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, 1¢ + 1¢ essays, collection balance comprising MR1E-Gba, MR1E-Gb and five MR1E-Jd unfolded essays, F.-V.F. and scarce group.
USPCC No. MR1E-GBa,d, Jd (5); $1,350 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1407Paid Reply Postal Card, Robert W. Mercer Essays, 1¢ + 1¢ on wove, first and second style, first design with "U.S." comprising two examples, one on buff card and other on 17 g/4 smoky v. faint o-yellow thin wove card second design with "U.S." removed with three examples on different shades of card: Off-White, Light Gray and Pinkish Buff, F.-V.F.
USPCC No. MR1E-A, B $2,050.
The elimination of the "U.S." in the second design was likely in response to the Post Office Department's objections to the earlier essay.
Lot 1408Paid Reply Postal Card, 1914-61 usages from foreign origins, group of 16 cards incoming to the U.S., from countries including Canada (4¢ Postage Due), Germany, Italy, Egypt, Greece, U.K., Israel and the Netherlands, some later uprates; condition varied, inspect (no photo).
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1409 EPaid Reply Postal Card, 1918, 2¢ black on glazed card, Washington incomplete die essay, Partly untrimmed and still unfinished die essay with incomplete routing above and below upper turns of scrolls on either side, showing impression of uninked portion of inscription "Card Is For Address" at left, typographed on 104 x 52mm white glazed surface cardstock, with BEP blue "895920" handstamp on reverse; two scuffs above design, otherwise Very Fine. Scott No. UY8mE.
USPCC No. MR15mE-Ac $2,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS INCOMPLETE WASHINGTON DIE ESSAY FOR THE 1918 PAID REPLY POSTAL CARD ISSUE.
Lot 1410Paid Reply Postal Card, 1985, 14¢+14¢ Wythe, blank card on both sides, unsevered, Unused card with commercial printing, message and reply card printing missing, accompanied by MR47a unused with faint printing and same commercial preprinting on same side (reverse blank), Extremely Fine and choice. USPCC No. MR47 var.
Scott No. UY37 var. Estimate $300 - 400.
THIS BLANK ERROR IS UNLISTED IN BOTH THE SCOTT AND U.S. POSTAL CARD CATALOGS.
The commercial printing on the totally blank card matching the run that produced the message card only errors, where the printing is known normal to faint in intensity.
Lot 1411Official Postal Card, 1913, 1¢ black, group of three comprising unused O1a colorless dot between "O" and "S" (ex-Slawson), used with upper right corner clipped cancelled by "Elsberry Mo. Mar 3, 1914" duplex, and used with "Mazeppa Minn. Dec 1, 1913" duplex cancel; unused with light tone spot, F.-V.F. and scarce group. USPCC No. O1.
Scott No. UZ1 $1,750.