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Sale 1039 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 9: Postal Stationery

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 March, 2013

Category — Paid Reply Cards and Universal Postal Congress

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
240
c
Paid Reply Postal Cards (UY1-UY43). Album pages of unsevered and unfolded cards, complete for issues covered incl. the elusive UY10, also incl. UY14b, the UY10 trivial toned specks at outer edge, Very Fine, an outstanding and pristine group

1,293
250
241
c
1c on 2c + 1c on 2c Red on Buff, Paid Message Reply Postal Cards, Canceling Machine Surcharges (UY9, USPCC MR16-1 thru MR16-12, MR16-14). Study group of 15 Mint intact cards incl. one press printed, full range of cities less Des Moines, mostly unfolded, fresh and Very Fine group

E. 200-300
300
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242
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 242, Paid Reply Cards and Universal Postal Congress1c on 2c Red on Buff, Severed Message Reply Postal Card, "1 CENT" Indianapolis Canceling Machine Surcharge (UY9m var; USPCC S48-5), 1c on 2c Red on Buff, Severed Message Reply Postal Card, "1 CENT" Indianapolis Canceling Machine Surcharge (UY9m var; USPCC S48-5)1c on 2c Red on Buff, Severed Message Reply Postal Card, "1 CENT" Indianapolis Canceling Machine Surcharge (UY9m var; USPCC S48-5). Mint severed card with Masonic Temple message on back, some faint corner toning at right and on back not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine, scarce example of this die which USPCC catalogue notes was used at Grand Forks N.D., with 2001 P.F. certificate calling this the "Fort Smith" die, USPCC value

350
160
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243
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 243, Paid Reply Cards and Universal Postal Congress1c on 2c Red on Buff, Severed Message Reply Postal Card, "1 CENT" Indianapolis Canceling Machine Surcharge (UY9r var; USPCC S49-5), 1c on 2c Red on Buff, Severed Message Reply Postal Card, "1 CENT" Indianapolis Canceling Machine Surcharge (UY9r var; USPCC S49-5)1c on 2c Red on Buff, Severed Message Reply Postal Card, "1 CENT" Indianapolis Canceling Machine Surcharge (UY9r var; USPCC S49-5). Mint severed card with Masonic Temple message on back, fresh and Very Fine, scarce example of this die which USPCC catalogue notes was used at Grand Forks N.D., with 2001 P.F. certificate, USPCC value

350
110
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244
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 244, Paid Reply Cards and Universal Postal Congress1c Black on White, Official Postal Savings Postal Card (UZ1, USPCC O1b), 1c Black on White, Official Postal Savings Postal Card (UZ1, USPCC O1b)1c Black on White, Official Postal Savings Postal Card (UZ1, USPCC O1b). Mint card with shorter second "A" of "Assistant", preprinted back as always, faint ink bleeding in address, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as normal, USPCC value for this variety $725.00

800
425
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245
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 245, Paid Reply Cards and Universal Postal CongressUniversal Postal Congress Postal Stationery Specimens, Universal Postal Congress Postal Stationery SpecimensUniversal Postal Congress Postal Stationery Specimens. 59 entires with "Universal Postal Congress" overprint, incl. 11 of the 1c, 38 of the 2c, six of the 4c and four of the 5c, range of different sizes with no duplication, pristine condition

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE COMPETE SET OF ALL 59 POSTAL STATIONERY ENTIRES WITH "UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION" OVERPRINT. VERY FEW INTACT SETS ARE KNOWN.

According to a note from Postmaster General Gary, "As a gesture to the delegates attending the Universal Postal Congress held in Washington, D.C., in 1897, the government overprinted the stamps of the current series of envelopes with the inscription "Universal Postal Congress". A complete set of these overprints consists of 59 envelopes and were originally presented to the delegates, and others, in a card board box covered with black paper..."

6,000
2,100
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246
c
Sale Number 1039, Lot Number 246, Paid Reply Cards and Universal Postal CongressUniversal Postal Congress Postal Card and Paid Reply Postal Card Specimens, Universal Postal Congress Postal Card and Paid Reply Postal Card SpecimensUniversal Postal Congress Postal Card and Paid Reply Postal Card Specimens. Four items each with "Universal Postal Congress" overprint: Nos. UX12S-Q, UX13S-Q, UY1S-Q and UY2S-Q, on album pages, the last two folded between cards but intact, fresh and Very Fine group, 125 sets were distributed to delegates of the Universal Postal Congress held in Washington D.C. from May 5-June 15, 1897, each with 2000 P.F. certificate

3,000
1,000
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