Lot 1610 EAmerican Post Card Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (Unstated Value) Dark Green on Buff, Broken Frame, broken frame lower left, on manila paper facing folded over and gummed at bottom to a .0125" thick white wove card 127x77mm, patent information and company address at edges, F.-V.F.
USPCC No. S1E-Ea var. $250.
A fascinating essay which attempted to combine an envelope and a letter sheet with flaps, the gummed flaps were designed to seal a message card underneath the facing paper. Garfield, who later became President, wanted this letter card since it provided security as shown in the Congressional Debates of April 9, 1872: "…I have also, since I made those remarks last year, had sent to me a number of proposed inventions. Here is one of them, where there are two side flaps, and an upper flap, which folds down over one side of the card, and on which the address may be written, while the side of the card so covered is reserved for the correspondence, which cannot be written until the flap is opened…".
Lot 1611 EAmerican Post Card Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (Unstated Value) Dark Green on Buff, strong color and impression on manila paper facing folded over and gummed at bottom to a .0125" thick white wove card 127x77mm, patent information and company address at edges, F.-V.F.
USPCC No. S1E-Ea $250.
Lot 1612Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, watermarked Large U.S.P.O.D., mint card, bright and fresh, cut square, Very Fine.
Scott No. UX1 $375.
Lot 1613Postal Card, 1873, 1¢ brown on buff, watermarked Small U.S.P.O.D., postal card with preprinted "Inter-State Industrial Exposition of Chicago, 1875" message announcing space assignment, cancelled by blue fancy cross-road cancel duplexed with "Chicago Ill., Jul 26" cds to Florence, Mass., Very Fine and rare early postal card exposition use.
Scott No. UX3 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1614Postal Card, 1881, 1¢ black on buff, canceled by 1884 Cincinnati, O. duplex postmark, reverse with allover illustrated T.T. Haydock Carriage Co. ad showing Caricature Carriage Race with additional ad for the illustrated version of The Girl I Left Behind, Very Fine.
Scott No. UX7 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1615Postal Card, 1894, 1¢ black on buff, canceled by 1895 South Framingham, Mass. cds, reverse with magenta illustration showing Harness Horse Racing Scene for G.F. Leavitt of Worcester, Mass., Very Fine.
Scott No. UX12 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1616Postal Card, 1897, 1¢ black on buff, unused card with preprinted 1899 "Southern Exposition" advertising design on message side for solicitation of exhibits, Very Fine and rare expo advertising.
Scott No. UX14 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1617Postal Card, 1911, 2¢ red on cream, entire addressed to the Siberian city of Tomsk just as the Russian revolution began to unfold the month before, canceled by "Syracuse, N.Y., Mar 4, 1917" machine postmark with "Tomck, 6.4.17" receiving cds, with "Via San Francisco" and "Russia" endorsements, very moving message with the U.S. about to enter the Great War, Very Fine.
Scott No. UX25 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1618 PPaid Reply Postal Card, 1892, 1¢+1¢ Slate Green Trial Color Proof, unsevered, Very Fine. Scott No. UY1TC (photo on web site).
USPCC No. MR1TC $200.
Lot 1619 PPaid Reply Postal Card, 1892, 1¢+1¢ Deep Maroon Trial Color Proof, unsevered, Very Fine. Scott No. UY1TC (photo on web site).
USPCC No. MR1TC $200.