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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 451, Locals, Wells, Fargo, Sanitary Fair, Newspapers, Postal Stationery1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P), 1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P). "Die Proof of McKinley Postal Card./Issue of 1901" two-line imprint at bottom, cancelled by "Washington D.C. Feb. 19, 1902 12--PM" machine cancel and addressed to Chattanooga Tenn., back of card with "Washington D.C. Feb. 18, 1902" dateline and note "Dear Aunt Susie, I thought I would write you a few lines on the new Postal cards. I want to be the first to write you a letter so that you will see that you are first in my heart. Give all my love, your little boy" and signed, trivial toned spot

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THE ONE-CENT McKINLEY FULL-FACE POSTAL CARD. IT IS ALSO THE ONLY KNOWN USED EXAMPLE OF THE DIE PROOF POSTAL CARD, AND IT IS THE ONLY KNOWN USED CARD WITHOUT THE PRE-PRINTED ADDRESS. A PHENOMENAL RARITY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.

According to the UPSS Catalog, "When plans were first made for a postal card in memory of President McKinley, following his assassination in September, 1901, a die was prepared showing a 'full-face' portrait. The holder of the postal card contract at that time was Albert Daggett, who was not noted for the high quality of his work. The plates produced very inferior impressions; the average of the production samples sent to Washington was judged unacceptable. To personally assess the situation, Superintendent of the Stamp Division, Major Reeve made an inspection visit of Daggett's Maine factory the last week of March 1902. He concluded the plates would never give acceptable results and ordered them removed from the presses and destroyed, along with the entire stock of 1,625,000 cards that had been produced up to that date.

"In late March one box of 500 cards was accidentally shipped to the Postmaster at New York City. This box could be one that didn't get returned to the warehouse from a large initial order of McKinley cards that was packed, counted and about to be shipped when the factory received notice from the Post Office cancelling the order. These 500 cards are the only ones recognized by the Post Office Department having been properly issued in error. The entire box was purchased by the firm of Booth, Bailey, and Ivins, which held a city contract for dumping garbage at sea (this accounts for the term 'garbage card'). The entire 500 were imprinted for their use, so that none of the 500 issued cards is known in mint condition."

The earliest recorded postmark on a "garbage card" is May 26, 1902, from Brooklyn N.Y. This Die Proof-imprinted card, used from Washington D.C., must have come from early samples sent to Washington as an example of the work being produced.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
c
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4261, Postal Stationery1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P), 1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P). Imprinted "Die Proof of McKinley Postal Card. Issue of 1901" at bottom, additional purple "Specimen - Not good for postage" handstamp, which someone attempted to eradicate but ended up staining the card, otherwise Very Fine, this used to be listed in the Specimen Section of the USPCC but was reclassified as a proof and delisted in 2010, ex Worthington

E. 500-750
375
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2013-03-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 9: Postal Stationery
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 215, Postal Cards1c Black on Buff, Full Face McKinley Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P), 1c Black on Buff, Full Face McKinley Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P)1c Black on Buff, Full Face McKinley Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P). "Die Proof Of McKinley Postal Card./Issue Of 1901." two line imprint at bottom, more detailed impression and deeper shade than the issued cards is very evident when viewed side-by-side, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, UPSS Essay and Proof catalogue value $3,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
c
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 6402, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX17 Full Face McKinley)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P; USPCC 21P), 1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P; USPCC 21P)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P; USPCC 21P). Imprinted "Die Proof of McKinley Postal Card. Issue of 1901" at bottom, Very Fine and scarce

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2007-02-27
United States Stamps
c
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 2898, Postal Stationery1c Black on Buff, "Full Face" McKinley Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P), 1c Black on Buff, "Full Face" McKinley Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P)1c Black on Buff, "Full Face" McKinley Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P). "Die Proof Of McKinley Postal Card./Issue Of 1901." two line imprint at bottom, wonderfully fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine, exceptionally nice condition

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2006-06-19
United States Stamps
c
Sale Number 914, Lot Number 3004, Postal Cards1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P), 1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P). Imprinted "Die Proof of McKinley Postal Card. Issue of 1901", Very Fine and scarce

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Postal Stationery
2005-12-12
United States Stamps
c
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 2975, Postal Stationery1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P), 1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card Proof (UX17P). Imprinted "Die Proof of McKinley Postal Card. Issue of 1901", minor edge bends, Very Fine and scarce

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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