Sale 1019 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 1-2 March, 2012

Category — Postal Cards, incl. Full Face McKinley

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1008
E
Sale 1019, Lot 1008, Postal Cards, incl. Full Face McKinley1c Postal Card Essay on Wove (UX1E). Struck in Black, design size 18.5 x 29mm, stamp size 22 x 32mm, light pencil "X", Very Fine and unusual

E. 200-300
140
1009
c
Sale 1019, Lot 1009, Postal Cards, incl. Full Face McKinley1c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Inverted and Reversed Wmk. (UX4 var). Cancelled by quartered cork and "Philada. Dec. 30" circular datestamp and used to Easton Penn., date on back, some minor soiling, Very Fine, scarce, Scott Retail as normal

350
120
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1010
c
Sale 1019, Lot 1010, Postal Cards, incl. Full Face McKinley1c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Inverted Wmk. (UX4 var). Cancelled by target and "Buffalo N.Y. Dec. 2" circular datestamp and addressed to Troy Pa., fresh and Very Fine, unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as normal

350
130
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1011
c
Sale 1019, Lot 1011, Postal Cards, incl. Full Face McKinley1c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Three 50mm Violet Bars Specimen Ovpt. (UX10S; USPCC S10Sp-3, Ty. HB-1). Vertical pair, light creases, otherwise Very Fine, rare, Specimen Postal Cards are almost never seen in multiple form, ex Falberg, USPCC value as two single Specimens, Scott Retail unlisted

500
150
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1012
c
Sale 1019, Lot 1012, Postal Cards, incl. Full Face McKinley1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card (UX17). Mint card, without printed address, fresh and crisp, faint trace of diagonal toning lines (probably from an envelope)

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT BLACK FULL-FACE McKINLEY POSTAL CARD. EXTREMELY RARE WITHOUT THE PRINTED ADDRESS.

As an indication of rarity, the Scott Catalogue prices the card without printed address at $19,000.00, versus $3,500.00 with the printed address. The entire stock of 500 cards was inadvertently sent from Washington to Booth, Dailey & Ivins in New York where they were shortly thereafter pre-printed with their address and garbage dumping information on the back to be filled out by the tug captain. As a result of the printing there remained no Mint cards for collectors. This "Unmarked Specimen" long ago became accepted as a full mint card in order to allow collectors to have a complete unused collection. Albert Daggett, the contractor for the printing of the Full Face card, was never able to satisfy the Post Office in Washington due to sub-standard quality of his productions. All submitted samples were rejected and as a result the entire stock of 1,625,000 cards was ordered destroyed by the PMG on April 29, 1902.

With 1978 P.F. certificate

19,000
6,750
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1013
 
Sale 1019, Lot 1013, Postal Cards, incl. Full Face McKinley1c Dark Green, Die II, Gray Rough-Surfaced Postal Card (UX27D). Two, each uncancelled but with typed addresses to sales manager at Automobile Sales Corporation in Philadelphia, typed form on back of each, one with band of toning at right, other with scuff to left of design, still Fine and scarce, due to wartime paper shortages the initial impressions were poor, 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

350
190
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1014
c
Sale 1019, Lot 1014, Postal Cards, incl. Full Face McKinley1c on 2c Red on Cream, Die II Postal Card, "1 CENT" Washington D.C. Cancelling Machine Surcharge (UX31). Mint card, crisp and fresh

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE WASHINGTON D.C. ONE-LINE BLACK SURCHARGE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL NON-ERROR POSTAL CARD ISSUES.

With 1968 P.F. certificate.

4,250
3,500
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1015
c
Sale 1019, Lot 1015, Postal Cards, incl. Full Face McKinley2c + 1c Carmine Rose on Buff, Postal Card, Inverted Surcharge at Bottom Center (UX47a). Mint face with preprinted back as always, the so-called "GE" card as the entire issue of 750,000 surcharged cards was sent to the General Electric Co. in Owensboro Ky., these cards have a variety of red and black advertisements and were to be distributed by various GE television repair shops for application of either handstamp or printed address and contact numbers, cards have a punch hole in them to facilitate attachment to the power cord as a reminder of who to call for service, Very Fine, normal also accompanied for comparison

750
375
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1016
c
Sale 1019, Lot 1016, Postal Cards, incl. Full Face McKinley1c on 2c + 1c on 2c Red on Buff, Paid Reply Postal Card, Press-Printed Surcharge (UY10). Mint unfolded card, pencil notation on back (easily erased), Very Fine

450
0
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1017
c
Postal Card Collection. Scott album of mostly unused postal cards and Paid Reply cards, incl. unused Nos. UX1, UX3, UX5-UX7, many others, also nice group of Paid Reply cards with several Mint, overall Fine-Very Fine and useful collection

E. 300-400
170
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