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Postal Card

Lots 1610-1619 Lot 1620

Lot 1610 E   

American 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…".

Realized: $100

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Lot 1611 E   

American 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.

Realized: $120

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Lot 1612    

Postal 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.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1613    

Postal 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.

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Lot 1614    

Postal 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.

Realized: $80

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Lot 1615    

Postal 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.

Realized: $90

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Lot 1616    

Postal 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.

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Lot 1617    

Postal 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.

Reverse.

Realized: $110

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Lot 1618 P   

Paid 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.

Realized: $90

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Lot 1619 P   

Paid 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.

Realized: $110

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