VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE SMALL WATERMARKED UX4 POSTAL CARD. ONE OF THE KEYS TO A COMPLETE MINT COLLECTION.
With 1978 A.P.S. and 2000 P.F. certificates. USPCC value $3,250.00
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 and 2000 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A DESIRABLE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE FULL-FACE McKINLEY "GARBAGE" CARD.
Only one box of 500 was inadvertently released from Washington and all were preprinted shortly after receipt. It is generally believed that there are about 150 surviving unused cards.
With 2002 P.F. certificate. USPCC value $3,750.00
EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND DESIRABLE 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 $625.00.
With 2000 P.F. certificate. USPCC value $4,000.00
VERY FINE. 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 two Die I lots, this issue 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 so the Die II on this stock was used for a short period of time. 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 2000 P.F. certificate. USPCC value $11,000.00
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE WASHINGTON D.C. ONE-LINE BLACK SURCHARGE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL NON-ERROR POSTAL CARD ISSUES.
With 1980 and 2000 P.F. certificates. USPCC value $4,750.00
VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE CONFIRMED EXAMPLES OF THE ICONIC "LIBRARY CARD". ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RARITIES OF POSTAL CARD COLLECTING.
According to an article in Postal Stationery, the surcharging was done in order to provide for cards for the new 1c postal card rate, which was lowered from 2c after World War I. This particular card was revalued at the Los Angeles post office.
Four cards have been reported, but only three have been confirmed. Two have notices from the Long Beach Library. One has a notice regarding an Elks Club Christmas party. The fourth unconfirmed example is also supposed to have an Elks Club notice, but has not been seen in over 80 years and may be lost to philately.
With 1999 P.F. certificate. Unpriced in USPCC