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

United States
Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1559
Symbol:
Cat No: S12TC

image 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) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 120.00
Sold...US$ 120.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:00:45 EST
Sold For 120

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1560
Symbol:
Cat No: UX17

image 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) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 3,250.00
Sold...US$ 3,250.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:01:55 EST
Sold For 3250

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1561
Symbol:
Cat No: UX17

image 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) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 3,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:02:26 EST
Sold For 3000

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1562
Symbol:
Cat No: UX17

image 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) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 725.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:03:12 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1563
Symbol:
Cat No: UX17

image 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) (Image)

CV. 250

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


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:03:26 EST
Sold For 1200

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1564
Symbol:
Cat No: UX18

image 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. (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 1,300.00
Sold...US$ 1,300.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:03:43 EST
Sold For 1300

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1565
Symbol:
Cat No: UX18

image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:03:55 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1566
Symbol:
Cat No: S22P-a

image 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) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:04:11 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1567
Symbol:
Cat No: S22P-a

image 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) (Image)

CV. 80

Opening US$ 75.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:04:28 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1568
Symbol:
Cat No: S28E-B

image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:04:45 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1569
Symbol:
Cat No: S28E-C

image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:05:10 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1570
Symbol:
Cat No: S28E-D

image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:05:27 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1571
Symbol:
Cat No: S28E-E

image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:05:41 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1572
Symbol:
Cat No: UX25E

image 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) (Image)

CV. 400

Opening US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:05:54 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1573
Symbol:
Cat No: UX28

image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:06:13 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1574
Symbol:
Cat No: UX18

image 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) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 950.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:06:35 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1575
Symbol:
Cat No: UX38E

image 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. (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 190.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:06:49 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1576
Symbol:
Cat No: UX120E

image 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) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:07:01 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1577
Symbol:
Cat No: MR1E-B

image 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) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:07:18 EST
Sold For 500
Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1578
Symbol:
Cat No: UY1

image 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) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 275.00
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:07:49 EST
Sold For 275

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