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Sale 1080 — The Georgian Collection of United States Postal Cards

Sale Date — Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Category — Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)

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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2342, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Ultramarine on Blue, Paste-Up Model, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-V), 1c Ultramarine on Blue, Paste-Up Model, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-V)1c Ultramarine on Blue, Paste-Up Model, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-V). Border elements separately printed and pasted onto patterned thin wove, 1c Ultramarine (145), perfs trimmed, affixed to upper right, all affixed to white card, gorgeous colors, bright and fresh

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND UNIQUE FORERUNNER POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

The network pattern on this essay is very similar to one of the safety paper essays produced by the National Bank Note Company for the 1869 Pictorial Issue (see Scott 129-E4). The UPSS catalog states the stamp affixed is an India proof but examination reveals it to be a normal stamp with perfs trimmed. In either case this outstanding essay is believed to be unique.

Ex Brazer. Illustrated in UPSS catalog

4,000
2,600
2343
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2343, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Blue on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Wa), 1c Blue on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Wa)1c Blue on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Wa). Rich color, bright and fresh

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY FORERUNNER POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

This outstanding typographed essay, with the depiction of the 1c 1870 Issue, has been attributed to National Bank Note Co. manager James MacDonough.

Ex Brazer

4,000
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2344
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2344, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Red on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Wa), 1c Red on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Wa)1c Red on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Wa). Brilliant color, small thin spot at upper left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY FORERUNNER POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

This outstanding typographed essay, with the depiction of the 1c 1870 Issue, has been attributed to National Bank Note Co. manager James MacDonough.

Ex Brazer

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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2345, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Brown on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Wa), 1c Brown on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Wa)1c Brown on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Wa). Rich color, bright and fresh

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY FORERUNNER POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

This outstanding typographed essay, with the depiction of the 1c 1870 Issue, has been attributed to National Bank Note Co. manager James MacDonough.

Ex Brazer

4,000
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2346, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Black on India, National Bank Note Co., New York, Liberty Essay (UX1E-Xa), 1c Black on India, National Bank Note Co., New York, Liberty Essay (UX1E-Xa)1c Black on India, National Bank Note Co., New York, Liberty Essay (UX1E-Xa). Two Liberty heads, one inverted, also mirror image of frame of 1c 1870 Issue, printed on India and die sunk on 66 x 84mm card with die sinkage on three sides, Very Fine, design attributed to James MacDonough and believed to be unique, ex Brazer, illustrated in UPSS catalog

3,000
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2347
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2347, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Blue on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb), 1c Blue on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb)1c Blue on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb). Deep rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY LIBERTY HEAD POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

This typographed essay contains the same design elements as the 1c UX1E-W essays, but with the Liberty head indicia instead of the 1870 stamp issue Franklin head. Like the previous essay, this has been attributed to National Bank Note Co. manager James MacDonough.

Ex Toppan and Worthington.

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2348
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2348, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Red on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb), 1c Red on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb)1c Red on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb). Vivid color, bright and fresh

VERY FINE AND RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY LIBERTY HEAD POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

This typographed essay contains the same design elements as the 1c UX1E-W essays, but with the Liberty head indicia instead of the 1870 stamp issue Franklin head. Like the previous essay, this has been attributed to National Bank Note Co. manager James MacDonough.

Ex Toppan and Worthington

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2349
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2349, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Bluish Green on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb), 1c Bluish Green on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb)1c Bluish Green on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb). Vivid color on fresh paper

VERY FINE AND RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY LIBERTY HEAD POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

This typographed essay contains the same design elements as the 1c UX1E-W essays, but with the Liberty head indicia instead of the 1870 stamp issue Franklin head. Like the previous essay, this has been attributed to National Bank Note Co. manager James MacDonough.

Ex Toppan and Worthington.

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2350
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2350, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Orange Brown on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb), 1c Orange Brown on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb)1c Orange Brown on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb). Rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY LIBERTY HEAD POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

This typographed essay contains the same design elements as the 1c UX1E-W essays, but with the Liberty head indicia instead of the 1870 stamp issue Franklin head. Like the previous essay, this has been attributed to National Bank Note Co. manager James MacDonough.

Ex Toppan and Worthington.

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2351
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2351, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Violet on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb), 1c Violet on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb)1c Violet on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb). Bright color on fresh paper

VERY FINE AND RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY LIBERTY HEAD POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

This typographed essay contains the same design elements as the 1c UX1E-W essays, but with the Liberty head indicia instead of the 1870 stamp issue Franklin head. Like the previous essay, this has been attributed to National Bank Note Co. manager James MacDonough.

Ex Toppan and Worthington.

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2352
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2352, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Pale Gray on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb), 1c Pale Gray on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb)1c Pale Gray on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Forerunner Postal Card Essay (UX1E-Xb). Bright color on fresh paper

VERY FINE AND RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY LIBERTY HEAD POSTAL CARD ESSAY.

This typographed essay contains the same design elements as the 1c UX1E-W essays, but with the Liberty head indicia instead of the 1870 stamp issue Franklin head. Like the previous essay, this has been attributed to National Bank Note Co. manager James MacDonough.

Ex Toppan and Worthington.

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2353
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2353, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c on Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, 1873 Liberty Head Essays (UX1E-Y), 1c on Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, 1873 Liberty Head Essays (UX1E-Y)1c on Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, 1873 Liberty Head Essays (UX1E-Y). Complete set of six typographed essays on yellowish wove, in Green, Yellow Green, Blue, Light Blue, Salmon Pink and Black, the first 56 x 87mm with white margins around the uncleared surrounds, the others cut to approximately 37 x 43mm which still beautifully frame the "stamp", a few with slight thinning

VERY FINE AND RARE COMPLETE SET OF THESE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY LIBERTY VIGNETTE ESSAYS.

As with other National Bank Note Company forerunner essays, these are attributed to company manager James MacDonough. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a complete set

7,500
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2354
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2354, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)Black on Glazed White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, 1873 Liberty Progressive Essay (UX1E-Za), Black on Glazed White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, 1873 Liberty Progressive Essay (UX1E-Za)Black on Glazed White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, 1873 Liberty Progressive Essay (UX1E-Za). Vignette only essay on 63 x 75mm wove, totally inconsequential small edge thinning, Very Fine and rare typographed essay, attributed to James MacDonough, ex Brazer

1,250
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2355, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Dull Green on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, 1873 Progressive Liberty Essay (UX1E-Zb), 1c Dull Green on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, 1873 Progressive Liberty Essay (UX1E-Zb)1c Dull Green on White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, 1873 Progressive Liberty Essay (UX1E-Zb). Complete indicia design on 58 x 78mm thin wove, detailed impression, signed "J. MacDonough" in pencil at bottom, bright and fresh

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ESSAY SHOWING THE FULL DESIGN THAT WAS ADOPTED FOR THE FIRST U.S. POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

Ex Brazer

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2356
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2356, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Black on Glazed White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Progressive Liberty Essay (UX1E-Zb), 1c Black on Glazed White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Progressive Liberty Essay (UX1E-Zb)1c Black on Glazed White Wove, National Bank Note Co., New York, Progressive Liberty Essay (UX1E-Zb). Complete indicia design on 64 x 75mm glazed wove, thicker than the example in Dull Green, crisp impression, signed "J. MacDonough" in pencil at bottom, small thin spot in top edge

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ESSAY SHOWING THE FULL DESIGN THAT WAS ADOPTED FOR THE FIRST U.S. POSTAL CARD ISSUE.

Ex Brazer

4,000
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2357
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2357, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)Albino Liberty Head, 1873 National Bank Note Co. Essay on Glazed White Wove (Undersander E35 var), Albino Liberty Head, 1873 National Bank Note Co. Essay on Glazed White Wove (Undersander E35 var)Albino Liberty Head, 1873 National Bank Note Co. Essay on Glazed White Wove (Undersander E35 var). Embossed vignette on 54 x 66mm wove paper, Very Fine, this design was essayed for use on postal entires but was not adopted, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2358, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c on Creamy White, 1873 National Bank Note Co. Liberty Head Essay (Undersander E35Dd), 1c on Creamy White, 1873 National Bank Note Co. Liberty Head Essay (Undersander E35Dd)1c on Creamy White, 1873 National Bank Note Co. Liberty Head Essay (Undersander E35Dd). Five examples, three in the 153 x 89mm size, Purple, Red and Brown, Very Fine, two in the 134 x 109mm size, Red and Brown, the latter two with minor speckled toning, appear Very Fine, several are ex Marcus White, Undersander value

1,150
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Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2359, Forerunner Essays (National Bank Note Co.)1c Purple on Buff, 1873 Postal Card Essay (EX1E-Zd), 1c Purple on Buff, 1873 Postal Card Essay (EX1E-Zd)1c Purple on Buff, 1873 Postal Card Essay (EX1E-Zd). Smooth surface on both sides, manuscript "Essay" in address line, several small differences from the issued design, Very Fine

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