Lot 26521875, 1¢ Black on Buff, small U.S.P.O.D. watermark, mint, strong shade on remarkably clean card, Very Fine.
Scott No. UX4 $3,500.
A RARE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE SMALL WATERMARKED UX4 POSTAL CARD.
The Morgan Envelope Company retained on hand 36 cases of dark buff card stock left over from the previous issue. A telegram found in the official files applied for permission on September 4, 1875 to use up the old watermarked cardstock because "it is of no use for other purposes". A limited printing of the new black Liberty design on the old cardstock occurred in late 1876 based on used examples.