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Sale 1080 — The Georgian Collection of United States Postal Cards

Sale Date — Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Category — UX1 Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2366
S
Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2366, UX1 Specimens1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa). Perfect strike of blue "U.S. Postal Card Agency 12 May 1873" double-circle handstamp, reverse with manuscript "The first Postal Card contract was awarded to the Morgan Envelope Company of Springfield Mass. March 28th 1873. The first issue of Postal Cards began on the 12th day of May 1873. The first perfect sheet of Postal Cards ever printed, contained thirty-six (36) cards, and was approved by the U.S.P.O. Department April 30th 1873. I certify that this Postal Card was taken from the first sheet approved by the Department. Geo. N. Tyner, U.S. Postal Card Agent.", Very Fine and scarce

2,000
2,800
2367
S
Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2367, UX1 Specimens1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa). Clear strike of blue "U.S. Postal Card Agency 12 May 1873" double-circle handstamp, reverse with manuscript "The first Postal Card contract was awarded to the Morgan Envelope Company of Springfield Mass. March 28th 1873. The first issue of Postal Cards began on the 12th day of May 1873. The first perfect sheet of Postal Cards ever printed, contained thirty-six (36) cards, and was approved by the U.S.P.O. Department April 30th 1873. I certify that this Postal Card was taken from the first sheet approved by the Department. Geo. N. Tyner, U.S. Postal Card Agent.", also signed Tyner on front in a slightly different style, Very Fine and scarce

2,000
2,800
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2368
S
Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2368, UX1 Specimens1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa). Blue "U.S. Postal Card Ag'cy. New York City, N.Y." double-oval handstamp with red manuscript "Specimen" in center, reverse with manuscript "The first Postal Cards was commenced on the 12th day of May 1873. The first perfect sheet of Postal Cards ever printed, contained thirty-six (36) cards, and was approved by the U.S.P.O. Department April 30th 1873. I certify that this Postal Card was taken from the first sheet approved by the Department. Geo. N. Tyner, U.S. Postal Card Agent.", this signature and writing are completely different from those in the prior two lots and were clearly done in a different hand, Very Fine and scarce

2,000
2,700
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2369
S
Sale Number 1080, Lot Number 2369, UX1 Specimens1c Red Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa), 1c Red Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa)1c Red Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX1PSa). Blue "U.S. Postal Card Ag'cy. New York City, N.Y." double-oval handstamp with manuscript "Sample" on address line, reverse blank, Very Fine, an unusual variety as the others we have seen have the explanatory manuscript on back, UPSS value as normal

2,000
1,200
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