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Sale 1080 — The Georgian Collection of United States Postal Cards

Sale Date — Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Category — Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2310
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2310, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)(Unstated Value) Dark Green on Buff, American Post Card Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ea), (Unstated Value) Dark Green on Buff, American Post Card Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ea)(Unstated Value) Dark Green on Buff, American Post Card Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ea). Three, slightly different shades of Green with two darker than the third, also slightly different paper shades, patent information and company address at edges, one with uncancelled 1c Ultramarine (145), fresh and Very Fine, a fascinating essay which attempted to combine an envelope and a letter sheet with flaps, the gummed flaps were designed to seal a message card underneath the facing paper

750
650
2311
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2311, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)(Unstated Value) Dark Green on Buff, American Post Card Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ea), (Unstated Value) Dark Green on Buff, American Post Card Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ea)(Unstated Value) Dark Green on Buff, American Post Card Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ea). With well-centered uncancelled 2c Brown (146), pre-printed address to H. Werninck & Co., London, fresh and Very Fine, a fascinating essay which attempted to combine an envelope and a letter sheet with flaps, the gummed flaps were designed to seal a message card underneath the facing paper

250
160
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2312
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2312, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Orange & Carmine on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga), 1c Orange & Carmine on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga)1c Orange & Carmine on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga). From the July 6, 1872 group on thicker card, brilliant colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

2,000
1,000
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2313
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2313, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Orange & Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga), 1c Orange & Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga)1c Orange & Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga). From the July 6, 1872 group on thicker card, brilliant colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

2,000
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2314
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2314, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Brown & Carmine on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga), 1c Brown & Carmine on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga)1c Brown & Carmine on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga). From the July 6, 1872 group on thicker card, couple very faint toned spots, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

2,000
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2315
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2315, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Brown & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga), 1c Brown & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga)1c Brown & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga). From the July 6, 1872 group on thicker card, deep rich colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

2,000
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2316
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2316, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Brown & Dark Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga), 1c Brown & Dark Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga)1c Brown & Dark Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga). From the July 6, 1872 group on thicker card, gorgeous colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

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2317
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2317, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Dark Blue & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga), 1c Dark Blue & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga)1c Dark Blue & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga). From the July 6, 1872 group on thicker card, deep rich colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

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2318
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2318, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Violet & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga), 1c Violet & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga)1c Violet & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Ga). From the July 6, 1872 group on thicker card, pretty pastel colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Brazer

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2319
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2319, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Red & Orange Yellow on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb), 1c Red & Orange Yellow on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb)1c Red & Orange Yellow on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb). From the July 15, 1872 group on thinner card, bright colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Brazer

2,000
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2320
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2320, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Yellow Brown & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb), 1c Yellow Brown & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb)1c Yellow Brown & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb). From the July 15, 1872 group on thinner card, rich colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Brazer

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2321
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2321, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Light Yellow Orange & Dark Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb), 1c Light Yellow Orange & Dark Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb)1c Light Yellow Orange & Dark Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb). From the July 15, 1872 group on thinner card, beautiful vivid colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

2,000
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2322
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2322, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Light Yellow Orange & Violet on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb), 1c Light Yellow Orange & Violet on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb)1c Light Yellow Orange & Violet on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb). From the July 15, 1872 group on thinner card, beautiful vivid colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

2,000
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2323
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2323, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Green & Dark Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb), 1c Green & Dark Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb)1c Green & Dark Blue on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb). From the July 15, 1872 group on thinner card, deep rich colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

2,000
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2324
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2324, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Green & Violet on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb), 1c Green & Violet on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb)1c Green & Violet on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb). From the July 15, 1872 group on thinner card, lovely colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Brazer

2,000
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2325
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2325, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Violet & Rose Carmine on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb), 1c Violet & Rose Carmine on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb)1c Violet & Rose Carmine on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb). From the July 15, 1872 group on thinner card, bright colors, Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

2,000
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2326
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2326, Forerunner Essays (American Postal Card Co., Lees & Skeen)1c Violet & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb), 1c Violet & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb)1c Violet & Green on Buff, Lees & Skeen, New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Gb). From the July 15, 1872 group on thinner card, beautiful colors, small faint water stain at left, still Very Fine, a rare example of this lithographed essay, ex Toppan and Worthington

2,000
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