Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

Sale 3031 - Session 1 - United States Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 1481 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-C, 1872 1c Blue on white, Lipman postal card essay, all-over lithographed design with Ben Franklin indicia (clearly inspired by then-current 1c Banknote stamp) on .094" thick white wove card (132 x 79mm), ruled on back with light blue grid lines, face overprinted with black "Submitted As A Specimen Postal Card. (The Correspondence Lines To Be Ruled Across Only.)," Extremely Fine and fresh, a striking and attractive essay (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-C, $2,000)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,750.00 USD

    Lot# : 1482 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-C, 1872 1c Green on white, Lipman postal card essay, all-over lithographed design with Ben Franklin indicia (clearly inspired by then-current 1c Banknote stamp) on .094" thick white wove card (132 x 79mm), ruled on back with light blue grid lines, face overprinted with black "Submitted As A Specimen Postal Card. (The Correspondence Lines To Be Ruled Across Only.)," insignificant staining mentioned only for strict accuracy, still Extremely Fine and fresh, a striking and attractive essay (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-C, $2,000)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 1483 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-C, 1872 1c Red on white, Lipman postal card essay, all-over lithographed design with Ben Franklin indicia (clearly inspired by then-current 1c Banknote stamp) on .094" thick white wove card (132 x 79mm), ruled on back with light blue grid lines, face overprinted with black "Submitted As A Specimen Postal Card. (The Correspondence Lines To Be Ruled Across Only.)," Extremely Fine and fresh, a striking and attractive essay (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-C, $2,000)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,300.00 USD

    Lot# : 1484 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Ea, American Post Card Co. Postal card essay, three, including one underinked or in a slightly lighter shade, "American Post Card Company / Address, Post Office Box 3838, New York." in frame and "Patented August 8, 1871" at top, all three folded but unsealed, one with reinforcement along bottom edge, Very Fine, an interesting postal card forerunner addressing the issues of security and privacy that some had with the concept of a postal card (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Ea, $630)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1485 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : ux1
    S1E-Ga, 1872 1c Lees & Skeen postal card essay, lithograph essay from the July 6, 1872 group (Dismal faint orange-yellow card, .018" thick), vignette and card printing in dark blue, stamp frame in deep red, border 136 x 71mm, card 145 x 78mm, bright and fresh color, Very Fine, unique combination of colors, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Ga, $550)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 1486 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-Gb, 1872 1c Lees & Skeen postal card essay, lithograph essay from the July 15, 1872 group (Dismal faint orange-yellow card, .009" thick), vignette and card printing in dusky green, stamp frame in deep red, border 136 x 71mm, card 145 x 78mm, bright and fresh color, Very Fine, unique combination of colors, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Gb, $550)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 1487 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : ux1
    S1E-Gb, 1872 1c Lees & Skeen postal card essay, lithograph essay from the July 15, 1872 group (Dismal faint orange-yellow card, .009" thick), vignette and card printing in yellow-orange, stamp frame in dusky green, border 136 x 71mm, card 145 x 78mm, bright and fresh color, extraneous ink on reverse, Very Fine, unique combination of colors, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Gb, $550)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 1488 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-Ha, 1872 1c Dull deep red-violet, American Bank Note Co.(?) postal card essay, typographed essay on Dismal pale orange-yellow card, rectangular indicia of Ben Franklin with lathe border, bright and fresh color, Very Fine, variously attributed to the American Bank Note Co. and National Bank Note Co., an attractive essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Ha, $800)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 1489 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Hb, 1872 1c Dark yellow-orange, American Bank Note Co.(?) postal card essay, typographed essay on Dull pale orange-yellow card, rectangular indicia of Ben Franklin with lathe border, bright and fresh color, Very Fine, variously attributed to the American Bank Note Co. and National Bank Note Co., an attractive essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Hb, $800)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 1490 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-J, 1872 2c Continental Banknote Co. postal card essay, drawing in lead pencil on stiff white drawing paper, "Postal Message" at left, stamp deisgn (Lady Liberty in rectangle) 22 x 27.5mm, card 141 x 82mm, small stain at right but still Very Fine, a unique and attractive essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-J, $2,900)
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1491 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-K, 1872 2c Continental Banknote Co. postal card essay, drawing in lead pencil on stiff white drawing paper, "Postal Message" at left, stamp deisgn (Lady Liberty in fancy wreath) 27 x 34mm, card 140 x 82mm, couple small stains but still Very Fine, a unique and attractive essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-K, $2,900)
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1492 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-M, 1872 1c Continental Banknote Co. postal card essay, drawing in lead pencil on smooth white cardstock, .017" thick, "United States Postal Message" at left, stamp design (eagle and scroll) 23 x 23mm, card 139 x 82mm, Extremely Fine and fresh, unique and beautiful essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-M, $3,000)
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 USD

    Lot# : 1493 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-N, 1872 1c Continental Banknote Co. postal card essay, drawing in lead pencil on smooth white cardstock, .0205" thick, "US Postal Card" at left, stamp design (eagle in square frame) 21 x 21mm, card 131 x 76mm, few small stains but still Very Fine, unique and attractive essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-N, $2,900)
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1494 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-O, 1872 1c Continental Banknote Co. postal card essay, drawing in lead pencil and sepia wash on smooth white card, .022" thick, pencil border line 131 x 77mm, card 142 x 90mm, stamp design (Lady Liberty inside circle) 25mm in diameter, small piece out at left but still Very Fine and unique, an exceptionally attractive design, once thought to be a design submitted by the American Banknote Co. but discovered by Brazer to be the sixth design by Continental, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-O, $2,600)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 1495 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-Wa, 1872 1c Blue on white, National Bank Note Co. postal card essay, beautiful design with Benjamin Franklin, typographed from a pentograph engraving (design attributed to James Macdonough), on hard white wove paper .005" thick, stamp design 20.5 x 26mm, card design 131 x 78mm at corners, card 137 x 84mm, small tear at top, light toning on reverse, and extraneous ink spot, still Very Fine and fresh, a rare and beautiful essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Wa, $1,800)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 750.00 USD

    Lot# : 1496 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-Wa, 1872 1c Brown on white, National Bank Note Co. postal card essay, beautiful design with Benjamin Franklin, typographed from a pentograph engraving (design attributed to James Macdonough), on hard white wove paper .005" thick, stamp design 20.5 x 26mm, card design 131 x 78mm at corners, card 137 x 84mm, Very Fine and fresh, a rare and beautiful essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Wa, $1,800)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 750.00 USD

    Lot# : 1497 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-Wa, 1872 1c Green on white, National Bank Note Co. postal card essay, beautiful design with Benjamin Franklin, typographed from a pentograph engraving (design attributed to James Macdonough), on hard white wove paper .005" thick, stamp design 20.5 x 26mm, card design 131 x 78mm at corners, card 137 x 84mm, tiny edge tear at left, still Very Fine and fresh, a rare and beautiful essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Wa, $1,800)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 750.00 USD

    Lot# : 1498 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Wb, 1872 1c Green on white, National Bank Note Co. postal card essay, on white wove paper 213 x 136mm, with manuscript "First Postal Card. All by pentograph including the Franklin head J.F.M. [J. Macdonough]" below design, light creases but still Very Fine, unique as an untrimmed sheet, a spectacular showpiece (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Wb, $3,250
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 1499 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-Xb, 1872 1c Gray on white, National Bank Note Co. postal card essay, beautiful design with Lady Liberty, typographed from a pentograph engraving (design attributed to James Macdonough), on hard white wove paper .005" thick, stamp design 20.5 x 26mm, card design 131 x 78mm at corners, card 137 x 84mm, tiny nick at top right, still Very Fine and fresh, a gorgeous essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Xb, $1,800)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD

    Lot# : 1500 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX1
    S1E-Xb, 1872 1c Red on white, National Bank Note Co. postal card essay, beautiful design with Lady Liberty, typographed from a pentograph engraving (design attributed to James Macdonough), on hard white wove paper .005" thick, stamp design 20.5 x 26mm, card design 131 x 78mm at corners, card 137 x 84mm, insignificant tear at top and nick at bottom, still Very Fine and fresh, an exquisite essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Xb, $1,800)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD

    Lot# : 1501 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Y, 1873 National Bank Note Company 1c Black unadopted design essay, black typographed impression from an engraved steel die, stamp design 21 x 25mm, huge margins all around but sensibly reduced from size of full die, on thin (.004") wove paper, Very Fine and rare, unadopted design attributed to James Macdonough (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Y, $750)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1502 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Z, 1873 1c Essays on buff, five cards, including two cards with rough surface one side (green and olive green, Z-c) and three with both sides smooth (red, yellow, purple, Z-d), toning affects two rough cards, otherwise Very Fine, colorful and attractive group (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Zc-d, $1,000)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 1503 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Za, 1873 National Bank Note Company 1c Black vignette-only essay, typographed essay on 34 x 37mm thin wove paper, sensibly reduced from full die, Very Fine, scarce and attractive, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Za, $675)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 1504 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Za, 1873 National Bank Note Company 1c Embossed vignette-only essay, albino embossed impression on 47 x 57mm purple wove paper, diagonal crease, still Very Fine and attractive, a striking and rare essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Za, $675)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 1505 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Zb, 1873 National Bank Note Company 1c Black stamp die essay, black impression of typographed design on 28 x 36mm glazed white wove paper, large margins (sensibly reduced from full die), Very Fine, ex-White, Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Zb, $2,400)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 1506 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Zb, 1873 National Bank Note Company 1c Red violet stamp die essay, impression of typographed design on 68 x 85mm card (unique thus), full die sinkage, Very Fine, extremely attractive essay for the first US postal card, ex-Horton (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Zb, $2,400)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 1507 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Ze, 1873 1c Orange buff on buff, "POD" with bars watermark, Very Fine and scarce essay (USPCC S1E-Ze, $750)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1508 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1E-Zf, 1873 1c Essays on buff, "POD" Double-line watermark, reconstruction of four cards (green-blue, reddish brown, deep red, and orange brown) showing complete double-line "POD" watermark without bars, mounted on exhibit page with watermark drawn on transparency, orange brown card with manuscript "Essay" for 1881 Atlanta International Cotton Exposition, Very Fine and unique assembly (Scott UX1E; USPCC S1E-Zf, $3,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 800.00 USD
    Hammer price : 900.00 USD

    Lot# : 1509 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1TCa, 1873 1c Postal card, Trial color proofs, three cards comprising yellow-green, green, and gray-black, last two with toning, other faults including mounting residue on gray-black card, still a Fine and rare group with only two of each color known, ex-Horton (Scott UX1TC; USPCC S1TCa, $1,200)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 170.00 USD
    Hammer price : 675.00 USD

    Lot# : 1510 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S2TC-m-r, 1874-75 1c Brown on various shades, Trial color plate proofs, eight cards (one each of m-r plus two duplicates), demonstrating the wide variety of greenish papers tried in 1874 and 1875, most with toning from mounting, still Very Fine and difficult assemblage with only 10-18 of each variety produced (Scott UX3TC; USPCC S2TC-m-r, $800)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 1511 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S2TCa, 1874 1c Trial color proofs on buff, Small "USPOD" watermark, five different cards including dim dark orange-red, dim deep orange, dismal deep blue-gree, dim dusky green-blue, and dull dark violet, minor toning from corner mounts on reverse, still Very Fine, rare and attractive, ex-Horton (Scott UX3TC; USPCC S2TCa, $500)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 425.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 1512 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S1P-bc, 1873 1c Brown on buff, Proof specimen, card with manuscript "Specimen" on front and blue circular "Third Assistant P.M.G. Sep 13 '73 P.O.D." handstamp on reverse, corner crease upper left, still Very Fine, probably unique with backstamp, ex-Horton (Scott UX1P; USPCC S1P-bc, $170)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 1513 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4E
    S3E-A, 1875 1c Brown and black, Morgan Envelope Co., Model essay drawing in black ink, India ink wash with lead pencil shading lines on the large letters "United States," stamp has been cut from a normal brown postal card and pasted on, lead pencil border 129.5 x 76mm while design is 125 x 71mm, on white "Bristol" board, .013" thick, 146 x 93mm, Very Fine and eye-catching, unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-A, $2,400)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1514 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4E
    S3E-B, 1875 1c Brown and black, Morgan Envelope Co., Model drawing in black ink, with black printed tablet "Postal Card" and cutout stamp from a normal brown postal card with black ink horizontal background lines drawn on the card, manuscript "/C/" in lower left corner, on faint yellow-green card, .0115" thick, 130 x 76.5mm, Very Fine, a spectacular and unique essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-B, $2,400)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1515 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4E
    S3E-Ca, 1875 (1c) Black, Morgan Envelope Co., Lithographed essay without stamp, "United States" arced, horizontal lines in place of indicia, on white cloudy smooth cardstock, .009" thick, 130 x 76.5mm, Very Fine and rare, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-Ca, $1,150)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1516 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4E
    S3E-CAc, 1875 1c Black, Morgan Envelope Co., Lithographed essay with cutout stamp, "United States" in a straight line with no dot between the words, typographed black proof of stamp design cut out and pasted on, pencilled "J" on both sides, Very Fine at attractive, possibly unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-CAc, $700)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 1517 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4E
    S3E-D, 1874 1c Black, Morgan Envelope Co., Model essay drawing in black ink, printed "Postal Card" label, vignette of stamp and printed borders pasted on, corner designs drawn in ink on card, india ink wash covers background of the stamp vignette and background of "US," manuscript pencil "C" at lower left, on faint blue-green card .0085" thick, design 122 x 70mm, card 130 x 77mm, an Extremely Fine and beautifully ornate card, unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-D, $850)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 575.00 USD

    Lot# : 1518 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4
    S3E-E, 1875 1c Morgan Envelope Co. typographed essay, style with "Write The Address On This Side - The Message On The Other." running the full length of the card, "Morgan Envelope Co. Springfield, Mass." at bottom, ornate "U," 130 x 76mm, six different cards in various combinations of ink and paper including Ea (2), Ed, Ef, Eg, and Eh; few small faults but still Very Fine, rare and attractive group, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-Ea/h, $900)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 550.00 USD

    Lot# : 1519 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4
    S3E-F, 1875 1c Morgan Envelope Co. typographed essay, style with "Write The Address On This Side - The Message On The Other." shortened, "Morgan Envelope Co. Springfield, Mass." at sides, "Any Matter But Address On This Side Is Subject To Letter Postage" at bottom, ornate "U," 130 x 76mm, 10 different cards in various combinations of ink and paper including Fa (2), Fb, Fg (2), Fi (2), Fj (3); few minor faults to be expected but still Very Fine, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-Fa/j, $1,500)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 950.00 USD

    Lot# : 1520 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4E
    S3E-G, 1875 1c Morgan Envelope Co. typographed essay, style with "Write The Address On This Side - The Message On The Other." running the full length of the card, "Morgan Envelope Co. Springfield, Mass." at bottom, plain "U," 130 x 76mm; six different cards on various papers (all black ink) including Gc, Gd, Gg, Gh, and Gj, as well as an apparently unlisted card, few minor faults to be expected but still Very Fine, an attractive group, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-Gc/j, $900)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 1521 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4E
    S3E-H, 1875 1c Morgan Envelope Co. typographed essay, style with "Write The Address On This Side - The Message On The Other." shortened, "Morgan Envelope Co. Springfield, Mass." at sides, "Any Matter But Address On This Side Is Subject To Letter Postage" at bottom, plain "U," indicia at top left, 130 x 76mm, 14 different cards in various combinations of black, blue, green, and violet ink and papers including Ha, Hb, Hg, Hi, and Hj; few minor faults to be expected but still Very Fine, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-Ha/j, $2,100)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 725.00 USD

    Lot# : 1522 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4E
    S3E-I, 1875 1c Morgan Envelope Co. typographed essay, style with "Write The Address On This Side - The Message On The Other." shortened, "Morgan Envelope Co. Springfield, Mass." at sides, "Any Matter But Address On This Side Is Subject To Letter Postage" at bottom, new style "U," 130 x 76mm, eight different cards in various combinations of black, blue, green, and violet ink and papers including Ia (3), Ig (2), Ii, and Ij (2); few minor faults (including glue stains mostly confined to reverse) to be expected but still Fine-Very Fine, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-Ia/j, $1,200)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 1523 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4E
    S3E-J, 1875 1c Morgan Envelope Co. typographed essay, style with "Write The Address On This Side - The Message On The Other." running the full length of the card, "Morgan Envelope Co. Springfield, Mass." at bottom, straight line "United States," indicia at right, 130 x 76mm; eight different cards in blue, black, and violet ink on various papers including Jd, Je, Jf, and Jh, few minor faults to be expected but still Very Fine, an attractive group, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-Jd/h, $1,200)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1524 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX4
    S3E-J, 1875 1c Morgan Envelope Co. typographed essay, style with "Write The Address On This Side - The Message On The Other." running the full length of the card, "Morgan Envelope Co. Springfield, Mass." at bottom, straight line "United States," indicia at left, 130 x 76mm; five different cards on in black, blue, and violet ink on various papers including Kd, Ke (2), Kg, and Kh, few minor faults to be expected but still Very Fine, an attractive group, ex-Horton (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-Jd/h, $750)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 1525 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S3E-Le-f, 1875 1c Black Morgan Envelope Co. postal card essay, fancy "US Postal Card." at left, Lady Liberty indicia at right, 130 x 76mm, three different colored cards comprising faint yellow-orange (Ld), pale yellow gray (Le), and faint greenish yellow-gray (Lf), all fresh and Very Fine, an attractive and rare group (Scott UX4E; USPCC S3E-Le-f, $1,500)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 950.00 USD

    Lot# : 1526 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-A, 1877 Chapman 1c Black postal card essay, drawn in black ink and wash with Liberty head and part of border of stamp in lead pencil, on dull faint orange-yellow horizontally-laid cardstock, .0105" thick, arc "Centennial" watermark, card 174 x 111mm, border line 131 x 78mm, "Chapman and Bloomer N.Y." handwritten at lower left, minor faults but still Very Fine, an attractive and unique essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-A, $3,000)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1527 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-C, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Deep violet red on yellow green essay, without "U.S. Postal Card," card 130 x 76mm, .0117" thick, Very Fine and unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-C, $650)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 425.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 1528 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX5
    S4E-Da, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Dark blue on off-white essay, "U.S. Postal Card." typographed in black, on .013" thick dull faint orange-yellow card, 130 x 76mm, stamp a deep, vivid shade, extraneous ink mark at top left, still Very Fine, unique (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Da, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1529 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-Db, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Dark blue on off-white essay, additional typographed girl's head and fancy "United States Postal Card." in black, card 130 x 76mm, .010" thick, Very Fine, identical to S4E-Da except for additional typography, unique, ex-Barkhausen, Slawson, Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Db, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 130.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 1530 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-Dd, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Blue on off-white essay, card 130 x 76mm, .013" thick, Very Fine, extremely similar to S4E-Da but indicia noticeably lighter (and card a different color), unique, ex-Linz, Barkhaussen, Slawson, Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Dd, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1531 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-Ea, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Dull red on buff essay, "United States / Postal Card" typographed in black, no period after "Card," light buff card 130 x 76mm, Very Fine and unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Ea, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1532 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-Eb, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Dull red on green-yellow essay, "United States / Postal Card" typographed in black, no period after "Card," smoky faint green-yellow card 130 x 76mm, light toning, still Very Fine and unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Eb, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1533 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-Ed, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Deep blue on buff essay, "United States / Postal Card." typographed in black, period after "Card," light buff card 130 x 76mm, tiny corner crease, still Very Fine and unique in deep blue, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Ed, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1534 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-Ee, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Dull red on green-yellow essay, "United States / Postal Card." typographed in black, period after "Card," dismal pale green-yellow card 130 x 76mm, Very Fine and unique in dull red, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Ee, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1535 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-Ee, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Pale red on green-yellow essay, "United States / Postal Card." typographed in black, period after "Card," dismal pale green-yellow card 130 x 76mm, abrasion at lower left, still Very Fine and unique in pale red, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Ee, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1536 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-Ef, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Red-orange on orange-yellow, "United States Postal Card." typographed at left, indicia in a distinctive dim red-orange shade, card with some adhesive residue at left edge (both front and back), still Very Fine and rare (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Ef, $300)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 85.00 USD

    Lot# : 1537 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX5
    S4E-Fe, 1877 1c Red on green-yellow, Plimpton Envelope Co. postal card essay, "United States Postal Card." typographed in black, on .010" thick Dismal pale green-yellow card, 130 x 76mm, stamp a dull shade, vertical horizontal crease at right (into indicia), still Very Fine, unique (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Fe, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1538 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX5
    S4E-Fg, 1877 1c Dark red on gray, Plimpton Envelope Co. postal card essay, "United States Postal Card." typographed in black, on .008" thick gray card, 130 x 76mm, beautiful color and strong impression, Very Fine, an attractive and unique essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Fg, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1539 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-Ge, 1877 Plimpton Envelope Co. 1c Red on green-yellow essay, "United States Postal Card" typographed at left, smoky faint green-yellow card 130 x 76mm, .012" thick, corner crease at top right, still Very Fine, unique, ex-Barkhausen, Slawson, Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-Ge, $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1540 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-AA, 1877 Chapman 1c Black postal card essay, drawn in black ink and wash with Liberty head and part of border of stamp in lead pencil, Liberty vignette pasted on, on vertically-laid cardstock, .0105" thick, 158 x 94mm, border line 131 x 78mm, minor staining and toning does not detract from the Very Fine and unique essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-AA, $2,100)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD

    Lot# : 1541 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-AB, 1877 Plimpton 1c Black postal card essay, drawing in black ink and wash on white cardstock, .019" thick, card 146 x 93mm and border line 130 x 76mm, the simpler of the two known hand-drawn Plimpton designs ("US" without shield and wreath and indicia without wreath), signed on reverse "Henry Mitchell, Sc., Boston.," Very Fine, a beautiful and unique essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-AB, $2,200)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 750.00 USD

    Lot# : 1542 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4E-AC, 1877 Plimpton 1c Black postal card essay, drawing in black ink and wash on white cardstock, .019" thick, card 146 x 95mm and border line 130 x 76mm, the more ornate of the two known hand-drawn Plimpton designs ("US" with shield and wreath and indicia with wreath), signed on reverse "Henry Mitchell, Sc., 5 Tremont St., Boston.," Very Fine, a spectacular and unique essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX5E; USPCC S4E-AC, $2,400)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 750.00 USD

    Lot# : 1543 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4TC, 1877 1c Trial color proofs, 24 cards (apparently all different) in a wide variety of ink and paper colors, many identified on reverse by Ridgway color, few minor faults but generally Very Fine, a rare group that would be difficult to duplicate (Scott UX5TC; USPCC S4TC, $4,800)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1544 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4TC, 1877 1c Trial color proofs, Double color cards, nine different cards in a variety of ink and paper colors, most neatly identified by Ridgway color (both front and back), generally Very Fine, an interesting and scarce group (Scott UX5TC; USPCC S4TC, $2,250)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1545 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4TC, 1877 1c Trial color proofs, Manuscript "Essay," five different cards in a variety of different paper and ink colors, each with manuscript "Essay" added for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition, one card with light toning, a Very Fine and rare group, ex-Horton (Scott UX5TC; USPCC S4TC, $1,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1546 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4PSa, 1875 1c Black on buff, Production specimen, unwatermarked, clear strike of blue "U.S. Postal Card Ag'cy / Springfield, Mass." double oval dated September 17, 1875 over indicia (first day of production of the unwatermarked cards), Very Fine, only two examples known, (Scott UX5S; USPCC S4PSa, $200)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 1547 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S4PSc, 1875 1c Black on buff, "Specimen" overprint, unwatermarked, red "Specimen" overprint 31 x 3mm in serifed Roman letters, Very Fine and rare (Scott UX5S; USPCC S4PSc, $200)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1548 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S5TC-a, 1879 2c Postal card, Trial color proofs, complete set of 11 colors, four with manuscript "Essay" from 1881 Atlanta International Cotton Exposition, bright and fresh colors, few small corner flaws but overall Very Fine, an extremely attractive set (Scott UX6TC; USPCC S5TC-a, $1,650)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1549 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S5PS, 1879 2c Blue on buff, Production specimens, three cards: issued card with Type E "Specimen" handstamp (a), issued card with "Specimen." printed in black over stamp and "Specimen." in box of diamonds in address pannel (d), and issued card with "Specimen." purple handstamp 33 x 5mm (h), all Very Fine and fresh, an attractive group (Scott UX6S; USPCC S5PS-a, d, h, $450)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 375.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 1550 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX7
    S6TC, 1881 1c Postal card trial color proofs, wonderful collection of 38 cards, apparently all different, with a variety of different inks and papers (some identified by Ridgway color), few minor faults to be expected but overall Very Fine, an ideal foundation for an advanced collection or exhibit of this issue, with only a few of each known this would be nearly impossible to duplicate (Scott UX7TC; USPCC S6TC, $7,600)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,750.00 USD

    Lot# : 1551 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S7TC-e, 1885 1c on Buff, Trial color proofs, six cards and one piece, including black, blue (2), gloomy gray violet, green, gray-blue (clipped lower left corner), and light purple (piece of card with indicia only), generally Very Fine, scarce and attractive group (Scott UX8TC; USPCC S7TC-e, $1,200)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 625.00 USD

    Lot# : 1552 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S7TC-m, 1885 1c Reddish brown on buff, Wode's ink samples #1, group of three cards, marked "Wodes (#1) 15 minutes after," "Wodes (#1) 45 minutes after," and "Wodes (#1) 60 minutes after," respectively, each with red manuscript "#2" in upper left corner, rubber band stain on reverse of third card, still Very Fine and unique group of cards demonstrating efforts to determine which ink would least clog the fine lines of the postal card's design, ex-Horton (Scott UX8TC; USPCC S7TC-m, $2,400)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 750.00 USD

    Lot# : 1553 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S7PS-a, 1885 1c Brown on Buff, Production specimen, buff card with black printed 20.5 x 2mm "Specimen" over indicia, 55 x 10mm "Specimen" in rectangular border of diamonds in address space, Very Fine (Scott UX8S; USPCC S7PS-a, $200)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 1554 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX9
    S8TC-B, 1886 1c Postal card, Trial color proofs, Without color name at lower right, remarkable array of 48 different combinations of ink and paper colors, each with "Essay-1886" at lower left and no color at lower right, each identified in pencil by Ridgway color on reverse, some minor faults to be expected but overall Very Fine, certainly impossible to duplicate as each is presumably unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX9TC; USPCC S8TC-B, $9,600)rnBecause of complaints about the design and brown ink of the 1885 Jefferson postal card, Charles Schlect of the BEP engraved a new design, which was essayed in a rainbow of trial ink and paper colors, which come with and without the color name printed at lower right. Clarence Brazer listed 90 combinations, while George L. Toppan counted no fewer than 238. Apparently only one example of each submitted combination was printed. The Postmaster General accepted the new design in the least costly ink and paper, black on white.
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 1555 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S10E-Ba, 1890 1c Black on wove, Untrimmed die essay, relief engraved die essay, 22 x 27mm engraved oval on 36 x 43mm white wove paper, Very Fine, this design was originally intended for the 1891 1c postal card but the accepted design replaced the lettering around the vignette with a wreth (this design was eventually revisited for the first paid reply card), only two known, ex-Horton (Scott UX10E; USPCC S10E-Ba, $1,000)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 550.00 USD

    Lot# : 1556 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S10E-H, 1891 1c Russet on light blue, Die essay, essay with vignette significantly different from issued design, wreath similar to S10E-D, card 155 x 95mm, "Russet." in lower left, Very Fine, unique example of this color, ex-Horton (Scott UX10E; USPCC S10E-H, $350)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 1557 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S10PS-b, 1891 1c Black on buff, Production specimen, issued card with three horizontal purple bars 50mm long and 3mm apart, untrimmed card with crooked edges and uneven margins, faint vertical creases, Very Fine and attractive (Scott UX10S; USPCC S10PS-b, $200)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1558 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S12TC, 1891 1c Blue on white, Trial color proof, block of four with impressions of varying quality, small stain and few internal creases but still Very Fine and attractive, probably printers' waste (Scott UX11TC; USPCC S12TC, $200)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1559 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S12TC, 1891 1c Trial color proofs, Printers' waste, group of three cards all on opaque cardstock, one with single impression in black on front and faint black-gray impression on back, others with one impression each in black and blue on front (different inkings and qualities of impression give vastly different appearances), small creases and other faults to be expected from these printers' waste cards, still Fine and attractive (Scott UX11TC; USPCC mentions but does not list these printers' waste cards)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 1560 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX17
    S21E-Ba, 1902 1c Black, Transferred die essay of portrait vignette only, showing excess metal arouns the vignette oval, printed sideways at left end of an 1897 Jefferson postal card (preprinted address and message on reverse), die sinkage visible at bottom and right, unique, Extremely Fine and unusual as the POD certainly would have had mint cards available (Scott UX17E; USPCC S21E-Ba, $3,500)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 1561 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX17
    S21E-Bb, 1902 1c Black, Transferred die essay of all printing, showing excess metal around both portrait and eagle vignettes and around lettering, on a rough regular card below a nearly complete design but with unfinished design not clearly printed, Extremely Fine showpiece, unique, the crisp impression on this card distinctly shows that the production card stock was not the sole cause of the blurred appearance of McKinley's portrait (UX17E; USPCC S21E-Bb, $3,500)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 1562 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX17
    S21E-Cc, 1902 1c Black, Recut die essay on wove, transferred die essay of all printing recut to remove forehead dots and to brighten, on 151 x 85mm thin wove paper, memo from J.H. Reeve on front and back reading "All postal cards of this design were condemned, but through accident a few were issued at P.C. Agency, Rumford Falls, Me. All of which, I am informed, were collected by Mr. Bartells (sic), Stamp Collector, at Boston Mass, J.H.R.," silkened to strengthen, missing large piece of top left corner and small piece of bottom left corner, unique, delightful showpiece for the collector of this issue, ex-Horton (Scott UX17E; USPCC S21E-Cc, $2,500)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1563 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX17
    S21P-ac, 1902 1c Black on buff, Defaced plate proof, five sets of ink hand-drawn lines 14mm apart, each set consists of two lines 2mm apart as part of porosity test, minor toning at upper left from corner mount, Very Fine and most likely unique, an exceptionally rare card missing from even the most advanced collections (Scott UX17P; USPCC S21P-ac, $1,000)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1564 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX18
    S22E-Ab, 1902 1c Black, "Three Quarter McKinley," Transferred die essay of all printing, showing the excess metal around lettering only, on faint orange-yellow card .0105" thick, 142 x 86mm, with BEP "43821" in blue on reverse, Extremely Fine, only two known (Scott UX18E; USPCC S22E-Ab, $2,200)rnThe "Three Quarter Profile" die of President McKinley was produced during March and July of 1902. Raymond O. Smith was the designor, while Marcus W. Baldwin engraved the vignette and George U. Rose, Jr. engraved the lettering.
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 USD

    Lot# : 1565 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX18
    S22E-Bcc, 1902 1c Black, Partly untrimmed typographic die essay of entire card, excess metal around lettering, framelines incomplete around vignette and eagle seal, on faint yellow-orange semi-glazed white opaque card, .0115" thick, 142 x 84mm, with blue BEP "45762" on reverse, Extremely Fine and probably unique (Scott UX18E; USPCC S22E-Bcc, $2,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1566 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S22P-a, 1902 1c Black on buff, Proof, typograph of the complete design with "Proof of McKinley Postal Card" at bottom, few small creases, still Very Fine and rare (Scott UX18P; USPCC S22P-a, $500)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 1567 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S22P-a, 1902 1c Black on buff, Proof, typograph of the complete design, printed at the bottom is "Proof McKinley Postal Card"; slight inclusion, mount marks on reverse, otherwise crisp and Very Fine (Scott UX18P; USPCC S22P-a, $500)
    Start Price : 80.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1568 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S28E-B, 1910 1c Black, Frame only essay, woodcut die essay showing the numerals, lettering, and ornamentation of the stamp frame only, no vignette, on glazed white paper .008" thick, 114 x 155.5mm, pencil "By Joyce" (Maurice Joyce Engraving Co., Washington, DC) and "9," red handstamped "9" and "Stamp Division. P.O. Dept. Jan 24 1910" double circle datestamp added by Post Office Department, Very Fine, unique and attractive essay, ex-Horton (Scott UX21E; USPCC S28E-B, $1,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1569 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S28E-C, 1910 (1c) Black, Vignette only essay, untrimmed woodcut die essay of proposed vignette of McKinley, diagonal background lines partially crosshatched, on glazed white paper .008" thick, 113 x 122mm overall, pencil "ing" at top left (perhaps from "Joyce Engraving"), handstamped red "10" added by Post Office Department, tiny nick at bottom edge mentioned for accuracy only, Very Fine and unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX21E; USPCC 28E-C, $1,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1570 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S28E-D, 1909 (1c) Black, Vignette only essay, untrimmed woodcut die essay of proposed vignette of McKinley, horizontal background lines, on glazed white paper .007" thick, 152 x 245mm overall, pencil "By Brookhart Bros., New York" above vignette and "Wood cut engraving made by private firm" below, handstamped red "11" and "Stamp Division. P.O. Dept. Dec 11 1909" double circle datestamp added by Post Office Department, Very Fine and unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX21E; USPCC 28E-D, $1,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1571 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    S28E-E, 1910 (1c) Black, Vignette only essay, trimmed oval woodcut die essay of proposed vignette of McKinley, horizontal background lines, on glazed white paper .008" thick, 121 x 154mm overall, pencil "By JH Wellington, Passaic" above vignette, handstamped red "12" added by Post Office Department, Very Fine and unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX21E; USPCC 28E-E, $1,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1572 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX25E
    S35E-Aa, 1910 (2c) Grant International card essay, Needle point tracing on celluloid, filled in with colored chalk, showing the outlines of the portrait only, mounted on white cardstock, the total being .013" thick, 60 x 67mm overall, with "V" cuts on all four sides, design started July 29, 1910 for what eventually became the 1911 2c Red Grant international card (with Grant instead facing to the right), Very Fine and unusual, unique, from the estate of designor Marcus W. Baldwin, ex-Horton (Scott UX25E; USPCC S35E-Aa, $1,000)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1573 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX28
    S40E-Cc, 1917 1c Black, Typographed die essay of completed stamp design, untrimmed around border and inside vignette oval, albino impression of "This Side of Card For Address" label at center, on glazed white wove paper, .006" thick, 150 x 73mm, BEP blue "807124" and black "Jan 24 1917" on reverse, few minor faults including corner crease, tiny tear at top, and small scuff on reverse, still Very Fine and unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX28E; USPCC S40E-Cc, $1,000)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1574 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX18
    S40P-a, 1917 1c Black, Die proof on white card board, glazed both sides, .022" thick, 127 x 73mm, weak line on left outer line of oval, faint crease at lower left, still Very Fine and unique, ex-Horton (Scott UX18P; USPCC S40P-a, $2,000)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1575 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX38E
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    S54E-Ab, 1958 1c on 2c Revaluation surcharge essay, 1952 2c Red Franklin postal card with experimental green ship-plane-train indicia at left, black "Canceled" printed across stamp and surcharge, Extremely Fine and fresh, 2009 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott UX38E var; USPCC S54E-Ab, $500)rnBoth envelopes and postal cards were overprinted with experimental surcharges in 1956 and 1957 in anticipation of the postal rate increase of August 1, 1958. Both the green ship-plane-train design and the 1952 Tickometer surcharge were prepared, but ultimately neither were released. These surcharges are discussed in depth in the November/December 2007 issue of Postal Stationery.
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1576 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UX120E
    S137E-Aa, 1988 16c Bison and Prairie, Black printing only, 140 x 89mm, monochrome card with only black printing, prepared prior to the April 1988 postage increase as the USPS did not know whether the domestic rate would be 15c or 16c (it ended up being 15c), Extremely Fine and unique (Scott UX120E; USPCC S137E-Aa, $500)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1577 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    MR1E-B, 1875? Hopkins Double postal card essay, typographed on faint orange-yellow card, 260 x 76mm total (each card 130 x 76mm), inside edge of beveled card ("Half B") gummed, Very Fine and unique, the Hopkins essay is probably the earliest suggestion for a double postal card and is therefore extremely important in the development of paid reply cards in the United States, ex-Horton (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-B, $1,500)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1578 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    Catalog# : UY1
    MR1E-CBa, 1877 1c + 1c Black, Marshall paid reply postal card essay, first Marshall essay, second type with "Patented July 10th 1877" on two sides of left star, on faint yellow card, .0125" thick, 131 x 76mm, addressed to "Shoenhof & Muller, 40 Winter St., Boston" at left and "J. Paul Wilson, 132 Green St., Georgetown, DC" at right, reverse includes the message "Will you let me have Roemer's Polyglot Reader in English with the usual discount of 25%? If so what sill it cost me? J.P.W.," card did not see postal use but was marked up to demonstrate its use, minor edge wear and light toning but still Very Fine, a rare and attractive card, ex-Horton (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-CBa, $250)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 190.00 USD
    Hammer price : 275.00 USD

    Lot# : 1579 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

    MR1E-DA, 1877? 1c + 1c Orange red Marshall Second Design Paid reply card essay, four items, incluing MR1E-DA postal card essay on faint orange-yellow card 131 x 76mm, as well as three Marshall paid reply envelope essays: one 3c + 3c, 161 x 90mm (E801a); one without printed indicia ("Stamp"/"Put Return Stamp Here"), 161 x 90mm (E801b); and one 3c + 3c, 240 x 103mm larger size (E802a); some light toning, envelopes all printed addresses, still Very Fine and attractive group, ex-Horton (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-DA, $500)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1580 Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

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    MR1E-GA, 1878 Brooks 1c+1c Black paid reply card essays, six cards of the third type of Brooks's first design, two each in the pink, yellow, and buff families (slight differences might be actual or a result of fading), one with torn perferations and one with missing back panel, one yellow card with "Miss Julia A. Wedgeman, No. 18 East 31st street, New York City" partially erased from address panel, small stains and other faults but still a Fine group, very rare (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-GAa-c, $1,800)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 800.00 USD
    Hammer price : 800.00 USD
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