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Grade
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2017-07-25
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 773, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1). Uncancelled, back with "1st Postal Card sent through P.O." and "Compliments of G.H.W. Old South May 13, 1873" (first day of issue), addressed to Boston, Very Fine, a May 13, 1873 postmarked UX1 catalogues $14,500.00, ex "Georgian"

E. 400-500
190
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2016-12-15
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1526, Back-of-Book Issues1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1). Circular grid cancel and addressed to Detroit Mich., message side with printed illustrated advertisement of Norris, Hull & Co. of Portland Me., May 31, 1873 arrival docketing, minor edgewear, Very Fine, one of the earliest illustrated advertising postal cards, ex Huey

E. 200-300
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2014-09-18
The "Georgian" Collection of U.S. Postal Cards
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2370, UX1 First Day and Early Uses1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1). Cancelled by "Albany N.Y. May 13" (1873) First Day circular datestamp and bold cross cancel, addressed to "Odd Fellow Hall/ Cor. Center & Grand" in New York City, undated message (see below for discussion of year), ghosting of a signature on back

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED ALBANY N.Y. FIRST DAY USE OF THE FIRST POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

The May 1, 1872 and May 1, 1873 Trow's New York directories list James M. Austin at 224 Centre St. (residence) and at Centre & Grand Streets in the Masonic Grand Lodge listing (he is also listed at the subordinate lodge "Odd Fellows Hall" at 274 Grand). The May 1, 1874 Trow's Directory lists James M. Austin at a new address for the Masonic Grand Lodge at 75 West 23rd Street. It also lists his residence as changed to 380 6th Ave. This evidence, which accompanies the lot, makes it clear that the May 13 use of this UX1 postal card from Albany must have been 1873.

14,500
6,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2014-09-18
The "Georgian" Collection of U.S. Postal Cards
c
Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2371, UX1 First Day and Early Uses1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1). Uncancelled, back datelined "May 13th 1873" and includes "I send you the first letter I have ever written on a postal card and this is the first day they have been put into circulation in this city. You can recollect this all your life...", addressed to Hartford where it most likely also originated, Very Fine, a rare first day use despite the lack of a postmark, accompanied by census information placing the sender in Hartford, a May 13, 1873 postmarked UX1 catalogues $14,500.00

E. 400-500
225
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2014-09-18
The "Georgian" Collection of U.S. Postal Cards
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2372, UX1 First Day and Early Uses1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1). Uncancelled, back with "1st Postal Card sent through P.O." and "Compliments of G.H.W. Old South May 13, 1873" (first day of issue), addressed to Boston, Very Fine, a May 13, 1873 postmarked UX1 catalogues $14,500.00

E. 400-500
200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2014-09-18
The "Georgian" Collection of U.S. Postal Cards
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2373, UX1 First Day and Early Uses1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1). Study of 1873 early uses, incl. card uncancelled and addressed to New York City, back with undated message originating from Troy N.Y. and May 14, 1873 (possibly 1875) receipt docketing, May 14 postmarks from Trenton N.J. and Baltimore Md., another Baltimore with poor strike of datestamp but datelined May 14 (these three May 14 uses are the first days for those cities), May 15 postmarks from Washington D.C. and Chicago Ill., also uncancelled card datelined on back May 15 and matching in color the other Chicago May 15 card, finally New York City May 14-17 postmarks (May 13 is first day for New York), a nice collection with several "near misses" as a May 13 card has Scott Retail of $14,500.00

E. 750-1,000
375
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U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2014-09-18
The "Georgian" Collection of U.S. Postal Cards
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2375, UX1 First Day and Early Uses1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1). "Philadelphia May 16" circular datestamp and quartered cork cancel on card datelined May 14, 1873 to New Brunswick, Canada, blue crayon "10" due rate, treated as a letter as the postal treaty for cards had not yet begun, May 19 Fredericton N.B. receiving backstamp, message includes "This is the first-day these cards were issued.", Very Fine, the earliest recorded postal card to Canada, it is not clear why this was not postmarked May 14

E. 500-750
5,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2014-06-26
2014 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1213, Postal Stationey1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1), 1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1)1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1). Cancelled by "New York May 13, 1:30 PM" First Day circular datestamp and negative "3" cork, addressed to Jersey City N.J., with message datelined May 13, 1873, "My Dear -- accept compliments and sample of postal card from C.E.M.", small corner crease at top right

VERY FINE. A RARE NEW YORK FIRST DAY USE OF THE FIRST POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

According to the United States Postal Card Catalogue, for at least the first 50 years of postal card use, little attention was paid to observance of "first-day use" as we now know it. Even if an official first day of issue was announced, few cards, if any, were actually made available to the public on that day. In the case of the UX1, this was issued in Springfield Mass. on May 12, 1873 (one is known used on that day). Supplies reached Boston, Hartford, New York and Washington on the following day, which is the earliest known use from those cities. Fewer than ten are known to exist cancelled on May 13.

With 2014 P.F. certificate as genuine First Day use but declining opinion on the origin of the notation at bottom left "1873. May 13th"

14,500
7,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2014-06-26
2014 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1214, Postal Stationey1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card (UX1; USPCC S1), 1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card (UX1; USPCC S1)1c Brown on Buff, Postal Card (UX1; USPCC S1). Cancelled by partly clear strike of Boston May 13, 1873 First Day circular datestamp, matching segmented cork, notation at lower left "May 13th '73",

VERY FINE. A RARE BOSTON FIRST DAY USE OF THE FIRST POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

Fewer than ten cards are known to exist cancelled on May 13. They were postmarked in Boston, New York and Washington D.C. One is known cancelled on May 12 in Springfield Mass. (sent by an official of the Morgan Envelope Co.) but has never reached the market.

With 1992 P.F. certificate with the opinion "genuine usage of a postal card docketed May 13, 1873, with an undecipherable postmark" -- obviously it is May 13

14,500
6,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4259, Postal Stationery1c Brown on Buff, Large Watermark, Postal Card (UX1), 1c Brown on Buff, Large Watermark, Postal Card (UX1)1c Brown on Buff, Large Watermark, Postal Card (UX1). Unused card, small barely noticeable scuff in printed border at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine

400
100
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21 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 3


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