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

United States
Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1539
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Cat No: S4E-Ge

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:50:29 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1540
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Cat No: S4E-AA

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:51:03 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1541
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Cat No: S4E-AB

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:51:18 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1542
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Cat No: S4E-AC

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:51:32 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1543
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Cat No: S4TC

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 1,200.00
Sold...US$ 1,200.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:52:00 EST
Sold For 1200

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1544
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Cat No: S4TC

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:52:22 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1545
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Cat No: S4TC

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:52:51 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1546
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Cat No: S4PSa

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 75.00
Sold...US$ 75.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:53:24 EST
Sold For 75

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1547
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Cat No: S4PSc

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:53:39 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1548
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Cat No: S5TC-a

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 725.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:55:05 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1549
Symbol: img s
Cat No: S5PS

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:55:19 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1550
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Cat No: UX7

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 1,500

Opening US$ 2,750.00
Sold...US$ 2,750.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:55:37 EST
Sold For 2750

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1551
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Cat No: S7TC-e

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:55:52 EST
Sold For 625

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1552
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Cat No: S7TC-m

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:56:04 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1553
Symbol: img s
Cat No: S7PS-a

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 80.00
Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:56:24 EST
Sold For 80

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1554
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Cat No: UX9

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image 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. (Image)

CV. 2,000

Opening US$ 4,000.00
Sold...US$ 4,000.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:57:08 EST
Sold For 4000

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1555
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Cat No: S10E-Ba

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 400

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:58:04 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1556
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Cat No: S10E-H

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 400.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 16:59:18 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1557
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Cat No: S10PS-b

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 70.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:00:09 EST
Sold For 0
Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1558
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Cat No: S12TC

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 70.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:00:22 EST
Sold For 0

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