Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

Category — The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
6412
c
Sale 997, Lot 6412, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Die Proof (UX18P; USPCC S22P). "Proof McKinley Postal Card." imprint at bottom, wonderfully fresh with an unmistakable proof impression, Very Fine

E. 500-750
275
6413
c
Sale 997, Lot 6413, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Blue on Bluish, Postal Card, Shaded Background, Double Impression (UX21b; USPCC S28c). Unused with typewritten face and reverse, Very Fine and extremely rare, USPCC states that two pre-printed examples are recorded, USPCC $1,350.00 as mint, unpriced pre-printed in USPCC and Scott

E. 500-750
650
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6414
c
Sale 997, Lot 6414, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Blue on Bluish, Postal Card, Shaded Background, Triple Impression (UX21c; USPCC S28d). Unused with printed address of George H. Eastman, presumably of Eastman-Kodak fame, blank reverse, third impression almost coincidental but unmistakable due to the heaviness of the impression, we confirmed under magnification that there is separation of the designs, fresh, Very Fine and choice, USPCC $2,800.00

2,500
1,300
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6415
c
Sale 997, Lot 6415, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Blue on Bluish, Postal Card, Shaded Background, Four Arcs Above and Below "IS" in Inscription (UX21e; USPCC S28f, Ty. I). Mint card, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce variety in premium condition, USPCC $2,500.00

2,250
1,600
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6416
c
Sale 997, Lot 6416, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Blue on Bluish, Postal Card, Shaded Background, Three Arcs Above and Below "IS" in Inscription (UX21e var; USPCC S28f, Ty. II). Mint card, two arcs below "IS" and only one above

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

2,250
1,900
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6417
c
Sale 997, Lot 6417, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Blue on Bluish, Postal Card, White Background, Triple Impression (UX22b; USPCC S30c). Mint card, two impressions almost coincidental, other widely displaced

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

3,000
2,500
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6418
c
Sale 997, Lot 6418, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Blue on Bluish, Postal Card, Unshaded Background, Horizontal and Vertical Paste-Ups (UX22 var; USPCC S30PUh, S30PUv). Mint cards, 45mm and 50mm light brown tape respectively, Very Fine, USPCC value, Scott Retail unlisted

750
900
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6419
c
Sale 997, Lot 6419, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Blue on Bluish, Postal Card, Unshaded Background, Double Impression (UX22a; USPCC S30bh). Mint card, beautiful wide displacement, fresh and Extremely Fine, USPCC $600.00

750
700
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6420
c
Sale 997, Lot 6420, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Blue on Bluish, Postal Card, Unshaded Background, Papermaker's Splice (UX22 var; USPCC S30PUv). Mint card, slight soiling on back, otherwise Very Fine, rare, these papermaker's splices are much more difficult to find than paste-ups, USPCC states only three recorded, Scott Retail unlisted

E. 500-750
650
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6421
c
Sale 997, Lot 6421, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Red on Cream, Postal Card, Horizontal Paste-Up (UX24 var; USPCC S33PUh). Mint card, 51mm wide light brown tape, Very Fine, USPCC value

375
450
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6422
c
Sale 997, Lot 6422, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Red on Cream, Postal Card, Double Impression (UX24a; USPCC S33a). Mint card, wide displacement of impressions, sizeable card thinning spots on back, Extremely Fine appearance, Scott Retail listed but unpriced, USPCC value

1,400
2,100
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6423
c
Sale 997, Lot 6423, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Green, Die I, Postal Card, Horizontal Paste-Up (UX27 var; USPCC S37APUh). Mint card, 34mm brown tape, Very Fine, Scott Retail unlisted, USPCC value

425
375
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6424
c
Sale 997, Lot 6424, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Green, Die I, Postal Card, Hoe/Potter-Hoe Rotary Press, "Foreshortened Impression" (UX27b var; USPCC S37Ebh var). Mint card, the edge of the indicia has a misty "ghostlike" appearance and there is a perhaps 15% additional partial second impression at left, Extremely Fine, according to USPCC there is only one complete double impression recorded, Scott Retail $2,500.00 as complete double impression and priced Mint only

E. 500-750
275
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6425
c
Sale 997, Lot 6425, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Green, Die I, Postal Card, Hoe/Potter-Hoe Rotary Press, Double Impression (UX27b; USPCC S37Ebh). Chicago Ill Sep 14 1949 wavy-line machine circular datestamp, printed lady's fashion ad on back, light top corner creases of little consequence as this is the unique used example of this double impression, also only one Mint example is recorded, used as the illustration in the USPCC, Scott Retail priced as Mint only at $2,500.00, USPCC unpriced

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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6426
c
Sale 997, Lot 6426, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Green on Buff, Die I Postal Card, Triple Impression (UX27e; USPCC S37Ech). Mint card, minor wrinkle trivial light soiling spot

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THIS STRIKING TRIPLE IMPRESSION ERROR. A SPECTACULAR RARITY.

USPCC unpriced

5,500
5,250
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6427
c
Sale 997, Lot 6427, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Green, Die I, Postal Card, Vertical Paste-Up (UX27 var; USPCC S37EPUv-3). Three, two with 38mm brown tape, other 51mm brown tape, one of first with magenta "APR 11 1935" handstamp, one trivial edge toning, otherwise Very Fine, USPCC value as three regular paste-ups with no premium for the handstamp, Scott Retail unlisted

1,050
650
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6428
c
Sale 997, Lot 6428, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Green, Die I, Postal Card, Vertical Paste-Up With Continuous "Unites States Government Printing Office" Three Line Imprint (UX27 var; USPCC S37EPUv-2). Mint card, 37mm brown tape, minor soiling on back, Very Fine, USPCC value, Scott Retail unlisted

450
500
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6429
c
Sale 997, Lot 6429, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Green, Die I, Postal Card, Vertical Paste-Up With Purple "W. Downey" Handstamp Repeated Six Times (UX27 var; USPCC S37EPUv-1). Mint card, 40mm brown tape, Very Fine and choice, according to the USPCC this is the only recorded example, Scott Retail unlisted

E. 500-750
850
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6430
c
Sale 997, Lot 6430, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Green, Die I, Gray Rough-Surfaced Postal Card (UX27C; USPCC S38). Mint card without printed address, wonderfully fresh

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

4,000
2,400
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6431
c
Sale 997, Lot 6431, The Falberg Collection of Postal Cards (UX18-UX27D)1c Dark Green, Die II, Gray Rough-Surfaced Postal Card (UX27D; USPCC S39). Mint card, deep rich color, clearly showing the die type with distinctive coat lines

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

24,000
18,000
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