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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale: 3031

United States
Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1499
Symbol:
Cat No: UX1

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:29:11 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1500
Symbol:
Cat No: UX1

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:29:31 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1501
Symbol:
Cat No: S1E-Y

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:29:52 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1502
Symbol:
Cat No: S1E-Z

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 220.00
Sold...US$ 220.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:30:18 EST
Sold For 220

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1503
Symbol:
Cat No: S1E-Za

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:30:38 EST
Sold For 525

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1504
Symbol:
Cat No: S1E-Za

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:31:14 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1505
Symbol:
Cat No: S1E-Zb

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 1,600.00
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:31:35 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1506
Symbol:
Cat No: S1E-Zb

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 1,600.00
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:31:48 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1507
Symbol:
Cat No: S1E-Ze

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image S1E-Ze, 1873 1c Orange buff on buff, "POD" with bars watermark, Very Fine and scarce essay (USPCC S1E-Ze, $750) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 190.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:32:03 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1508
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Cat No: S1E-Zf

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:32:35 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1509
Symbol:
Cat No: S1TCa

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 675.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:32:52 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1510
Symbol:
Cat No: S2TC-m-r

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:33:09 EST
Sold For 525

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1511
Symbol:
Cat No: S2TCa

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 425.00
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:33:31 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1512
Symbol:
Cat No: S1P-bc

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:34:28 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1513
Symbol:
Cat No: UX4E

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 950.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:35:27 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1514
Symbol:
Cat No: UX4E

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 950.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:36:20 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1515
Symbol:
Cat No: UX4E

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:36:42 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1516
Symbol:
Cat No: UX4E

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:37:30 EST
Sold For 525

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1517
Symbol:
Cat No: UX4E

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 400

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:38:24 EST
Sold For 575
Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1518
Symbol:
Cat No: UX4

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:39:02 EST
Sold For 550

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