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

United States
Postal Cards; Proofs Essays and Specimens

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1579
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Cat No: MR1E-DA

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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)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 190.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:08:05 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1580
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Cat No: MR1E-GA

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image 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) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 800.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:08:25 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1581
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Cat No: MR1E-GB

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image MR1E-GB, 1878 Brooks 1c+1c Black on buff paid reply card essays, four double-cards of the third type of Brooks's first design, including two GBa (no perforations, one unfolded and one folded), and GBd (perforations at center and on printed half, both folded), unfolded GBa with corner crease, still Very Fine and rare group (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-GBa, d, $1,200) (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 350.00
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:09:04 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1582
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Cat No: MR1E-KA

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image MR1E-KA, 1c Black on White wove, Brooks Liberty Paid Reply Card Essay, "One Cent" essay showing stamp completed except for routing to desired border width, 19x29mm engraving on 22x34mm white wove paper, fresh and Very Fine, only three Recorded Examplesrn(USPCC MR1E-KA, $300) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:09:42 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1583
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Cat No: MR1E-KB

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image MR1E-KB, 1879 Brooks (1c + 1c) Black on white wove, Legend essay, completed essay of legend reading "United States / Return / Postal Card," measuring 18 x 9mm on 40 x 36mm white wove paper, Very Fine and unique, ex-Horton (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-KB, $300) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 140.00
Sold...US$ 140.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:10:01 EST
Sold For 140

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1584
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Cat No: MR1E-Kd

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image MR1E-Kd, 1c+1c Black on buff, Brooks Paid Reply Card Essay, unfolded large format cards with printing at top and bottom, one 132x258mm without the bottom printing, Very Fine (USPCC MR1E-Kd, $1,000) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 190.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:10:19 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1585
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Cat No: UY1

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image MR1E-SA, 1882 1c + 1c Dim red and black, Mead paid reply card essay, first Mead typographed essay with coupon at top, on light pearl gray card, reply side pre-addressed to F.G. Mead in New York City, top portion of card (with first indicia) was intended to be torn off before reply was sent so as to limit confusion for postal clerks, small scuff on front but still Very Fine and attractive, in our opinion one of the more elegant essays for a paid reply card (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-SA, $500) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:10:46 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1586
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Cat No: MR1E-TA

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image MR1E-TA, 1883 1c+1c Mercer paid reply card essay, first design with "U.S. Postage" in indicia, framelines at left and right sides, card with two 1883 2c Red brown (210) singles, top tied by "Cincinnati O., Jul 14 '86" duplex, addressed to "Mann & Kendig, Altoona, Pa.," returned with second stamp tied by "Altoona Pa., Jul 21, 1886" duplex and addressed to "R.W. Mercer, Cincinnati, O.," additional July 23 Cincinnati receiver, light overall toning but still Very Fine, an attractive paid reply card essay sent through the mails, ex-Horton (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-TA, $200 for mint)rnMann & Kendig were well-known early stamp dealers based out of Altoona, Pennsylvania, who published the Keystone Stamp and Coin Gazette, later the Philatelic Gazette. Mercer's message to Mann & Kendig on the reverse of this card reads, "How much will you pay for the loan of this card with an article in regard to the merits of this duplex post card. Reply on this card. Resp. R.W. Mercer, July 1886." Mann & Kendig's response reads, "We really cannot see that it would be an advantage to use to pay for the prestige of advertising this card. The P.O. Dept. will probably issue one before long as a bill has been introduced with that view. Very much yours, M&K". Thus the card provides us with a fascinating glimpse into Mercer's marketing efforts amongst the philatelic community for the acceptance of his paid reply card essay. (Image)

CV. 400

Opening US$ 725.00
Sold...US$ 725.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:11:46 EST
Sold For 725

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1587
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Cat No: MR1E-TBa-d

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image MR1E-TBa-d, 1883 1c+1c Mercer paid reply card essay, four cards comprising pale red-orange, buff, pearl gray, and faint green-blue, second style with "US" removed from indicia and no border around card, fresh and Very Fine, ex-Horton (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-TBa-d, $800) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 275.00
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:12:18 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1588
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Cat No: MR1E

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image MR1E, 1879 1c + 1c Brooks Second design essay collection, approximately 85 items including La(4, both colors, watermarked and unwatermarked), Lb (3), Lc (all 5 listed), Ld (all 6 listed), Le (3), Lg (3), LA, M (10), N (45 including one "Specimen"), P (2), Q (3), R (2), very nearly all different (perhaps a few duplicates), in a wide variety of different designs, paper stocks, and ink colors, some light toning, generally Very Fine, a delightful assortment of these complex and interesting essays, the ideal lot for a specialist with better cards certainly mixed in (Scott UY1E; USPCC MR1E-L/R, approx. $11,900) (Image)

CV. 1,500

Opening US$ 3,750.00
Sold...US$ 3,750.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:13:08 EST
Sold For 3750

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1589
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Cat No: UY1TC

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image MR1TC, 1892 1c + 1c Paid reply postal card, Trial color proofs, remarkable assortment of 46 unsevered cards and 8 severed cards (making 16 halves), in a range of different colors and papers, some with top of card nearest to fold (a, b) and a few with bottom of card nearest to fold (c), some identified in pencil by Ridgway color, some with stamp defaced by three vertical or horizontal purple bars handstamp, two defaced with two parallel diagonal red pen strokes, appears to be little (if any) duplication, minor faults to be expected (couple cards reinforced with hinges), still Very Fine overall and certainly near-impossible to duplicate, the perfect foundation for a definitive collection of this issue (Scott UY1TC; USPCC MR1TC, $9,200+, severed cards not figured) (Image)

CV. 1,500

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


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:13:38 EST
Sold For 3250

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1590
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Cat No: MR1S

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image MR1S, 1892 1c+1c Black on buff, "Universal Postal Congress" overprint, mint card with overprint, folded, otherwise Very Fine and scarce (UY1S, Scott $600) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 100.00
Sold...US$ 100.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:13:55 EST
Sold For 100

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1591
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Cat No: MR3TC-b

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image MR3TC-b, 1893 2c+2c Red on yellowish, trial color proof, Extremely Fine and rare (Scott UY2TC; USPCC MR3TCb, $400) (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 300.00
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:14:59 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1592
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Cat No: MR3PS-a

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image MR3PS-a, 1893 2c+2c Dark blue on Yellowish, "Specimen" handstamp, type E handstamp, some separation, otherwise Very Fine and scarce (Scott UY3S; USPCC MR3PSa, $350) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 95.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:15:14 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1593
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Cat No: UY5mP

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image MR8mP-a, 1910 1c Dark blue, Large die proof of George Washington only, sunken die proof of message card indicia in center of glazed white cardstock (85 x 99mm), die sinkage 76 x 88.5mm, manuscript "July 7 - 1910" at bottom and blue BEP "432210" handstamp on reverse, Extremely Fine, one of two known (Scott UY5mP; USPCC MR8mP-a, $1,000) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:15:59 EST
Sold For 625

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1594
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Cat No: UY5mP

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image MR8rP-a, 1910 1c Dark blue, Large die proof of Martha Washington only, sunken die proof of reply card indicia in center of glazed white cardstock (83 x 96mm), die sinkage 77 x 90.5mm, manuscript "July 7 1910" at bottom and blue BEP "431244" handstamp on reverse, Extremely Fine, one of two known, ex-Horton (Scott UY5rP; USPCC MR8rP-a, $1,000) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:16:37 EST
Sold For 625

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1595
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Cat No: MR19rP-a

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image MR19rP-a, 1925 3c Red Reply card proof, proof of completed die on surface glazed card, manuscript "1357263" and "Nov. 7 '25" in pencil on reverse, Very Finen and rare, ex-Horton (Scott UY12P; USPCC MR19rP-a, $500) (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:17:35 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1596
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Cat No: MO-2

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image MO-2, John J. Williamson, Boston, Money Order Card Essay, 2c Black on White Wove, Second essay, No. 185 at top and with coupon stubs at left, fresh and Very Fine; on August 28, 1883 a patent was granted to John J. Williamson for a money order postal card for use in transmitting small sums of money by mail; the idea was not adopted as it fell under the Act of March 3, 1879 forbidding the use of any patented postal card and prohibiting the payment of royalties (USPCC MO2, $500)rn (Image)

CV. 400

Opening US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:17:51 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1597
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Cat No: PT-2

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image PT-2, 1c Brown on light buff, Brooks Postal Tag Essay Second Design, on larger 147x72½mm dull v. pale o-yellow card with beveled corners on left, hole at left, eyelet and reinforcing fiber, stamp and inscriptions same as first design except with all printing set further to the right owing to larger size, hinge remnants, Very Fine (USPCC PT-2, $750) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 275.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:18:05 EST
Sold For 0
Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 1598
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Cat No: PT-4

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image PT-4, 1c Brown on light buff, Brooks Postal Tag Essay Fourth Design, on 148x74mm dull v. pale o-yellow card folded at right, all four corners beveled, so that, on folding, the bevels coincide, a 3½mm hole at the left on the front half coincides with a similar hole in the rear card, no eyelet or reinforcing fiber around hole on either half, the printing on the face half of this variety is very similar to that shown on PT-2 with exception there has been an additional line of type added across the bottom portion of the card reading "Detach Postal Tag Card and Write Your Order Thereon" in block letters, Very Fine (USPCC PT-4, $750) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 275.00


Closed..Jun-16-2020, 17:18:29 EST
Sold For 0

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