Sale 997 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010
Category — The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)
EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE AND HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE POSTAL CARD VARIETY.
USPCC states that there are only two Mint cards and one pre-printed. It is also known used but is scarce. Scott Retail as normal "Four Arcs" variety, the "Three Arcs" unlisted. USPCC unpriced
VERY FINE. A RARE AND SELDOM-OFFERED POSTAL CARD PRINTING ERROR.
This striking variety will be a welcome addition to a specialized Postal Card collection. USPCC $2,400.00
VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THIS STRIKING TRIPLE IMPRESSION ERROR. A SPECTACULAR RARITY.
VERY FINE. A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MINT DIE 1 ON GRAY ROUGH-SURFACED CARD.
In 1916, during a war-time paper shortage, this substandard grade of card stock was used temporarily, for a period of about two months. They were not sold singly, but were supplied to printers. This accounts for their great rarity without printed addresses. The printed address cards catalogue only $400.00. With 1970 P.F. certificate. USPCC $4,000.00
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE DIE II DESIGN ON THE PROVISIONAL GRAY ROUGH-SURFACED CARD. ONLY SIX ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.
Like the previous lot, this was printed on substandard card stock, because of wartime paper shortages. Due to initial poor impressions, the die was recut to improve the design, resulting in this Die II variety. Proper card stock was obtained soon after the die recut was made. Most were supplied to printers for application of printed addresses. However, a small quantity is believed to have been issued at the Hagerstown Md. post office.
With 1988 A.P.S. certificate. USPCC $11,000.00