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Sale 1240 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 July, 2021

Category — Postal Stationery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
626
og
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 626, Postal Stationery1c Red on Amber, Official, Die WD10, "Specimen" Ovpt., entire (UO45 var., UPSS WD51), 1c Red on Amber, Official, Die WD10, "Specimen" Ovpt., entire (UO45 var., UPSS WD51)1c Red on Amber, Official, Die WD10, "Specimen" Ovpt., entire (UO45 var., UPSS WD51). Size 7, knife 30, watermark 2, few very minor toning specks, Very Fine and rare, this entire is known only as a Specimen, the UPSS Catalog estimates 6-8 exist, with 1991 P.F. certificate, listed in Scott only as a cut square (at $600.00)

E. 500-750
350
627
c
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 627, Postal Stationery1c 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 $12,500.00, ex "Georgian"

E. 200-300
425
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628
P
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 628, Postal Stationery1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P), 1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card, Die Proof (UX17P)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley 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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629
c
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 629, Postal Stationery1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card (UX17), 1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card (UX17)1c Black on Buff, Full-Face McKinley Postal Card (UX17). With printed Booth Dailey & Ivins address, so-called "garbage card" text on back, cancelled by "New York N.Y. Oct. 10 1:30PM 1902" circular datestamp with a different Oct. 10 cancel struck at right, minor corner bends as usual and light crease touching the McKinley portrait at bottom, still Very Fine and very rare in used condition, a Power Search review found only a handful of others offered in our sales since 1995

3,750
2,400
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630
E
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 630, Postal Stationery1c + 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
275
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631
 
Postal Stationery Accumulation. Used and unused, better group of dozens of cut squares and full corners on stock pages, some cataloguing hundreds of dollars each, small group of entires incl. No. U621a (with P.S.E. certificate), couple postal cards incl. No. UX1, plus fifteen cut squares with "Specimen" overprints, few small flaws but mostly Fine or better

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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632
c
Postal Stationery Mostly Used Group. About 80 in individual sleeves with price, mostly 19th Century entires, a few postal cards, better usages such as uprated (including to overseas destinations), Wells Fargo imprints, advertising, a few Canal Zone and more, majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
300
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