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Sale 1162 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 July, 2017

Category — Postal Stationery (U, UX)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
768
P
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 768, Postal Stationery (U, UX)5c Blue, Die 1, Air Post Envelope, Essay on Bond (UC1P; Undersander EAM1Bc), 5c Blue, Die 1, Air Post Envelope, Essay on Bond (UC1P; Undersander EAM1Bc)5c Blue, Die 1, Air Post Envelope, Essay on Bond (UC1P; Undersander EAM1Bc). Full letter sized with "Empire Bond" papermaker's watermark, rich color, Very Fine, only two examples have been recorded

E. 500-750
475
769
c
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 769, Postal Stationery (U, UX)15c Red & Blue on Blue entire, Red Omitted, 30c Red, Blue & Brown on Blue entire, Red Omitted (UC48a, UC53a; UPSS ALS-14b, ALS-19b), 15c Red & Blue on Blue entire, Red Omitted, 30c Red, Blue & Brown on Blue entire, Red Omitted (UC48a, UC53a; UPSS ALS-14b, ALS-19b)15c Red & Blue on Blue entire, Red Omitted, 30c Red, Blue & Brown on Blue entire, Red Omitted (UC48a, UC53a; UPSS ALS-14b, ALS-19b). Unused, first unfolded at top and folded at bottom, second unfolded at top and bottom, Very Fine and quite scarce, accompanied by normal for comparison

270
225
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770
P
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 770, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Unwatermarked, Master Die Proof (UX1Pa), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Unwatermarked, Master Die Proof (UX1Pa)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Unwatermarked, Master Die Proof (UX1Pa). Showing the secret mark -- a small dash of color inside the right angle of the inside frame above the indicia -- fresh and Very Fine, this secret mark is not found on the issued cards (which are watermarked), ex "Georgian", UPSS Essay and Proof catalogue value

1,500
425
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771
P
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 771, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Unwatermarked, Master Die Proof (UX1Pa), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Unwatermarked, Master Die Proof (UX1Pa)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Unwatermarked, Master Die Proof (UX1Pa). Showing the secret mark -- a small dash of color inside the right angle of the inside frame above the indicia -- fresh and Very Fine, this secret mark is not found on the issued cards (which are watermarked), ex "Georgian", UPSS Essay and Proof catalogue value

1,500
400
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772
P
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 772, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c Red Brown on Buff, 1873 Master Die Proof with "POD" Essay Watermark (UX1Pd var), 1c Red Brown on Buff, 1873 Master Die Proof with "POD" Essay Watermark (UX1Pd var)1c Red Brown on Buff, 1873 Master Die Proof with "POD" Essay Watermark (UX1Pd var). Clear "D" portion of double-line essay watermark at top right, horizontal orientation, showing the secret mark -- a small dash of color inside the right angle of the inside frame above the indicia -- Very Fine and rare, listed as "Velvet Brown" in UPSS catalog with four examples known, ex "Georgian", UPSS Essay and Proof catalogue value

1,000
300
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773
c
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 773, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1), 1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1)1c Brown on Buff, 1873 Postal Card, Large "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX1, USPCC S1). Uncancelled, back with "1st Postal Card sent through P.O." and "Compliments of G.H.W. Old South May 13, 1873" (first day of issue), addressed to Boston, Very Fine, a May 13, 1873 postmarked UX1 catalogues $14,500.00, ex "Georgian"

E. 400-500
190
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774
E
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 774, Postal Stationery (U, UX)(Unstated Value) Black on White Card, Morgan Envelope Co., Springfield Mass., 1875 Postal Card Essay (UX4E-CAb), (Unstated Value) Black on White Card, Morgan Envelope Co., Springfield Mass., 1875 Postal Card Essay (UX4E-CAb)(Unstated Value) Black on White Card, Morgan Envelope Co., Springfield Mass., 1875 Postal Card Essay (UX4E-CAb). Straightline "United States" with "Postal Card" and address lines, circle of lines at right for stamp, fresh and Very Fine, a rare essay for the 1875 Issue, ex Slawson and "Georgian", UPSS Essay and Proof catalogue value

2,000
500
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775
S
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 775, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c Black on Buff, 1875 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX5PSa), 1c Black on Buff, 1875 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX5PSa)1c Black on Buff, 1875 Postal Card, Production Specimen (UX5PSa). Clear strike of blue "U.S. Postal Card Ag'cy. Springfield Mass., Sep. 17, 1875" handstamp over indicia, Very Fine, ex "Georgian", UPSS Essay and Proof catalogue value

400
150
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776
P
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 776, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c Black on Buff, 1891 Postal Card, Proofs Balance (UX10P, UX10PSb), 1c Black on Buff, 1891 Postal Card, Proofs Balance (UX10P, UX10PSb)1c Black on Buff, 1891 Postal Card, Proofs Balance (UX10P, UX10PSb). The proof on thin soft wove paper with diagonal mesh, the Specimen showing the three-line purple cancel, slight wrinkling, also including blank card, Very Fine appearance, ex "Georgian", UPSS value for just the first two

1,000
225
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777
P
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 777, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley 1902 Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P), 1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley 1902 Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley 1902 Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P). "Die Proof Of McKinley Postal Card./Issue Of 1901." two line imprint at bottom, more detailed impression and deeper shade than the issued cards, fresh and crisp, Very Fine, ex "Georgian", UPSS Essay and Proof catalogue value

3,000
900
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778
E
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 778, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c + 1c Black on Light Violet, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Paid Reply Card Essay (UY1E-Fd), 1c + 1c Black on Light Violet, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Paid Reply Card Essay (UY1E-Fd)1c + 1c Black on Light Violet, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Paid Reply Card Essay (UY1E-Fd). Style with two stamps, card backed with Light Green card glued above and below rows of perforations, with arced "U.S. Return Postal Card." at top right, blue oval "Office of the Postmaster General Washington D.C. Jan. 25, 1878" handstamp, manuscript "B" at top right, Wm Brown & Co. return address, back with message couple small pinholes, still Very Fine, believed to be unique, ex Knapp, Brazer and "Georgian", illustrated in UPSS catalog on p. 273, UPSS Essay and Proof catalogue value

1,000
225
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779
E
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 779, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c Black on White Wove, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Liberty Paid Reply Card Essay (UY1E-KA), 1c Black on White Wove, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Liberty Paid Reply Card Essay (UY1E-KA)1c Black on White Wove, Franklin W. Brooks, New York, Liberty Paid Reply Card Essay (UY1E-KA). Liberty head essay, 30 x 37mm in negative, fresh and Very Fine, UPSS catalog states three known, this essay was created in part using the National Bank Note Co. vignette of Liberty from the first postal card issue of 1873, this essay then formed the basis for the extensive Brooks second design essay cards that follow, it was with these that he waged his main campaign to persuade Congress to accept his patent, ex "Georgian", UPSS Essay and Proof catalogue value

500
190
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780
E
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 780, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c + 1c on Wove, Robert W. Mercer, Cincinnati O., Paid Reply Card Essay (UY1E-TA), 1c + 1c on Wove, Robert W. Mercer, Cincinnati O., Paid Reply Card Essay (UY1E-TA)1c + 1c on Wove, Robert W. Mercer, Cincinnati O., Paid Reply Card Essay (UY1E-TA). Style with two woodcut stamps at right, titled "U.S. Postage One Cent" with "Postal Card" between and "Address must be placed on this side - message on the other" printed at center, frameline around perimeter, two examples on different shades of paper, one with message on back and addressed to Mercer, Very Fine and rare, according to the UPSS catalog (pp. 300-301) Mercer aggressively pursued acceptance of his cards with sometimes vitriolic letters to the Post Office Department, apparently the only reaction of the Department was to take exception to Mercer's use of "U.S. Postage" in his design, ex "Georgian", UPSS Essay and Proof catalogue value

700
250
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781
S
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 781, Postal Stationery (U, UX)1c +1c Blue on Grayish White, 1893 Paid Reply Postal Card, Production Specimens (UY2PSa), 1c +1c Blue on Grayish White, 1893 Paid Reply Postal Card, Production Specimens (UY2PSa)1c +1c Blue on Grayish White, 1893 Paid Reply Postal Card, Production Specimens (UY2PSa). First an unsevered card with Ty. E "Specimen." ovpt., second is a separated card, both halves with purple three-bar control cancel thru indicia, one faint, the other clearer, Very Fine, the second item unlisted in UPSS catalog, ex "Georgian", value as two UY1PSa

1,000
225
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782
og
Postal Stationery Unused Collection. To 2001 in four binders, entires start in 1887 and include Air Post issues, Postal Cards start in 1873, includes Nos. UC27, UX1, UX13 and UX47, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail about $4,700.00

E. 750-1,000
500
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