STEVE LEVINE

Postal Stationery
and Stamps

UX1 Postal Card

Steve Levine
P.O. Box 951
Linden Hill Station

Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: 718-939-5788

 email:steve@stevelevinestamps.com

UNITED STATES
MINT
POSTAL CARDS

     PRICELIST & ORDER BLANK  THIS LIST is both a pricelist of my stock and an order blank.  Scott #ís are taken from the most recent Scott U.S. Specialized Catalog.  UPSS Numbers (when used) are taken from the 2010 UPSS Postal Card Catalog.  Where necessary, I invent my own numbers.

HOW TO ORDER:
1.  DINOSAUR STYLE 
If ordering Dinosaur Style (thru the mail), you can print out this sheet, then circle the price of what you want and mail it in with your payment.  PLEASE circle with a fine colored marker; any color will do.
2.  ONLINE  Sorry, this is not a full-function interactive website with a shopping cart and card processing ability.  It's Dinosaur-style; it only has listings.  Still, we can improvise!
    
You can send me an e-mail and type out what you want and the price.
     OR, you can cut & paste the item with its description and price.
IF the item exists in several conditions or forms (such as f-vf or vf for stamps, or as Cut Squares or Full Corners) please indicate which you want.
     OR you can cut & paste large portions of the list and
HIGHLIGHT whatever you want.  Green (the 00-80-00 shade for the techs out there) works well, as does Red (the FF-00-00 shade).
     I accept VISA, Master Card, and American Express.  I also accept PAY PAL,
at my e-mail address of "slwarking@erols.com".
3.  PHONE  IF your order is relatively simple or if you have a few questions, you can phone me at 718-939-5788.  For me, "business hours" are flexible.  I'm usually in, and if I'm not, you get the answering machine.  Leave your #; I'll get back to you.
     SELLOUTS AND REFUNDS  This list is backed by a pretty hefty inventory, and most of the items on it are well-stocked.  However, a few difficult items are "1-of-a-kind", AND I have over 5,000 items of Postal Stationery in stock.  Keeping my lists current is a chore-and-a-half; occasionally I won't remove a sold out item quickly enough.  It doesn't happen often, but it will happen, and I apologize in advance for the inconvenience.


TERMS OF PURCHASE:  Items from this list may be combined with items from my other lists for a MINIMUM ORDER of $15.  ALL ORDERS will be shipped via Insured or Registered mail, for your protection.  Please add $2 for postage and insurance to all orders.  Smaller orders will carry private insurance and will have NO USPS markings.  There's no "handling" fee; just actual postage expenses.  This is for U.S. orders only.  Overseas shipments, please e-mail me in advance for shipping information.
     New York State Residents, please add the appropriate Sales tax.  VISA, Master Card and American Express are accepted: please include all information which appears in raised print,
PLUS the 3 digit security code which appears on the back.  PayPal accepted.

                 
SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED ON ALL ORDERS

     MINT POSTAL CARD INFORMATION:  AT the end of this list is some information about Mint Postal Cards which you'll find useful.  I have a few words to say on the subjects of PAPER COLOR and QUALITY, FLUORESCENT PAPER, SURCHARGES and that most important matter, the overall quality of what I sell.  CLICK HERE

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COMMEMORATIVE AND DEFINITIVE ISSUES

Scott UPSS           Description                          Price
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UX1    S1     1c Liberty Head, Large Watermark.........  350.00
UX3    S2     1c Liberty Head, Small Watermark.........   75.00
UX5    S4     1c Liberty Head, Black, "WRITE...".......   75.00
UX6    S5     2c Liberty Head with Border, blue........   30.00
UX7    S6     1c Liberty Head, Black, "NOTHING...".....   65.00
UX8    S7     1c Thomas Jefferson, brown on buff.......   50.00
UX9    S8     1c Thomas Jefferson, black on buff.......   22.50
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UX10   S10-1  1c Grant, black on buff, Type 1..........   42.50
UX10   S10-2  1c Grant, black on buff, Type 2..........   42.50
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UX11   S12    1c Grant, blue on white..................   17.50
UX12   S14    1c Jefferson, Black on Buff, Flat Pr.....   40.00
UX13   S16    1c Liberty Head, blue, large margins.....  225.00
UX14   S17    1c Thomas Jefferson, black on buff.......   35.00
UX15   S19    1c John Adams, black on buff.............   42.50
UX16   S20    2c Liberty Head, black on buff...........   13.00
UX18   S22    1c McKinley, side view, black on buff....   16.50
UX19   S24    1c McKinley, black on buff...............   40.00
UX21   S28    1c McKinley, background lines, blue on bl  100.00
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UX22   S30    1c McKinley, clear background, blue on bl   19.50
UX22x  S30a   1c McKinley, blue on blue, thin card stock  40.00
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UX23   S32    1c Abraham Lincoln, red on cream.........    8.00
UX24   S33    1c William McKinley, red on cream........   10.50
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UX25   S35a   2c Grant, Type 1, 57 mm inscription......    2.50
UX25   S35b   2c Grant, Type 2, 56 mm inscription......    1.20

       Plate Varieties of UX25/S35b, Type 2, are listed at the end of this pricelist.            
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UX26   S36    1c Abraham Lincoln.......................   11.00
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UX27   S37E   1c Thomas Jefferson, on buff.............     .25
UX27   S37EC  1c Thomas Jefferson, on canary...........     .50
UX27a  S37A   1c Jefferson, "Potter-Steel" Plates......    4.50
     Sharp Impression, 24.5 mm high x 98 mm wide...more or less
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UX28   S40-1C 1c Lincoln, Head 1, on cream.............    1.00
UX28   S40-2B 1c Lincoln, Head 2, on buff..............     .50
UX28   S40-2C 1c Lincoln, Head 2, on canary............     .75
UX28   S40-3B 1c Lincoln, Head 3, on buff..............     .50
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UX30   S42    2c Jefferson, carmine on buff, Die 2.....   27.50
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UX32   S44    1c on 2c Jefferson (UX29), Die 1.........   47.50

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UX33   S45    1c on 2c Jefferson (UX30), Die 2.........    ----
UX33   S45-28g 2 Surcharges, 1 Inverted at Lower Left..   37.50
UX33   S45-29f Surcharge Inverted at Lower Left........   35.00
UX33   S45-29g 2 Surcharges, 1 Inverted at Lower Left..   20.00

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UX37          3c William McKinley, various inks/papers        
       S53    Orange/Red Orange on buff/dark buff......    5.00
       S53a-1 Carmine/Dark Carmine on buff.............    3.50
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UX38   S54A   2c Franklin, Type 1, Electrotype, 98 1/2 mm  ----
UX38   S54B   2c Franklin, Type 2, Steel, 99 mm insc...     .30
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UX39   S56-1  2c on 1c Jefferson (UX27), green on buff,        
                 Surcharge Horizontal at Left..........     .45
UX39   S56-1f 2c Surcharge Inverted at Lower Left......   10.00
UX39a  S56-2  2c Vertical Surcharge at Left of "Stamp".   12.00
UX39a  S56-3  2c Vertical Surcharge Below "Stamp"......    7.50
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UX40   S58-1-2 2c on 1c Lincoln (UX28), on buff, Head 2     .55
UX40   S58-1-3 2c on 1c Lincoln (UX28), on buff, Head 3     .75
UX40   S58-1-2S 2c Slightly Shifted (Up) Sch., Head 2...   2.00
UX40   S58-1-3S 2c Slightly Shifted (Up) Sch., Head 3...   2.00
UX40   S58-1a  2c on 1c Lincoln, on canary, Head 2.....    1.50
UX40a  S58-2-2 2c Vertical Surcharge at Left, Head 2...    6.00
UX40a  S58-2-3 2c Vertical Surcharge at Left, Head 3...    5.50
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UX41   S57     2c on 1c Jefferson (UX27), Press-Printed    4.50
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UX42   S59a    2c on 1c Lincoln (UX28), Press-Printed         
               letterpress on light buff or buff.......    4.50
UX42Y  S59aY   letterpress on light yellow buff........    6.00
UX42a  S59b    offset press on light buff or buff......    6.50
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UX42/42a SURCHARGE AND HEAD VARIETIES

UX42   S59a2-1 Head 2, Surcharge 1 - No Serifs.........    5.00
UX42   S59a2-2 Head 2, Surcharge 2 - Serif at Top......    5.00
UX42   S59a2-3 Head 2, Surcharge 3 - Serif at Bottom...    5.00
UX42   S59a2-4 Head 2, Surcharge 4 - Serif Top & Bottom    ----
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UX42   S59a3-1 Head 3, Surcharge 1 - No Serifs.........    5.00
UX42   S59a3-2 Head 3, Surcharge 2 - Serif at Top......    5.00
UX42   S59a3-3 Head 3, Surcharge 3 - Serif at Bottom...    5.00
UX42   S59a3-4 Head 3, Surcharge 4 - Serif Top & Bottom    5.00
                 COMPLETE SET OF 4 Surcharges..........   19.00
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UX42   S59a3A 2c on 1c Lincoln (UX28), Head Type 3A....   12.50
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UX42   S59a3P 2c on 1c, Plate Flaw on Head 3, Sch. 4,         
                 a minor unlisted variety..............    7.50
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UX42a  S59bN  H2 Offset Surcharge, Notch in "D" Head 2.    6.50
UX42a  S59bN  H3 Offset Surcharge, Notch in "D" Head 3.    6.50
UX42a  S59bNH H2 Offset Surcharge, Notch & Hole, H2....    7.50
UX42a  S59bNH H3 Offset Surcharge, Notch & Hole, H3....    7.50
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UX43   S60    2c Abraham Lincoln, red..................     .25
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UX44   S61a   2c FIPEX Exhibition......................     .25
UX44   S61a"f-" The top of the triangle isn't what I'd call   
   "rounded", but it isn't what I'd call "sharp", either.  It's
 an intermediate stage of ink running out which will eventually
 lead to the true S61af................................   20.00
UX44   S61aFS 2c "Flying Saucer" (Oil Bubble Variety), See    
        footnote "b", 2005 UPSS P.C. Catalog, page 88..    2.00
UX44   S61b   2c Rose Pink on Buff.....................   85.00
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UX45   S62    4c Statue of Liberty.....................    1.25
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UX46   S63T1  3c Liberty, Type 1, Elect., 98 mm insc...     .55
UX46   S63T2  3c Liberty, Type 2, Steel, 100 mm insc...     .40
UX46a  S63a   3c Liberty, Missing "I" ("N GOD WE....").   11.00
UX46d  S65    3c Liberty, Precancelled.................    3.25
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UX47   S64    2c + 1c Franklin (UX38), "G.E. Card".............
       S64-1  Type 1 Surcharge, "P" under "T"..........    ----
       S64-2  Type 2 Surcharge, "P" under "I"..........  225.00
   This was not a USPS-Printed surcharge; it was privately done
by G.E.  Most of these cards have smudge marks on the design. 
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UX48   S66AT1 4c Lincoln, Type 1, Elect., 98 mm insc...    1.50
UX48   S66AT2 4c Lincoln, Type 2, Steel., 99 mm insc...     .40
UX48   S66BFM 4c Fluorescent, Med-Brite Paper..........    3.00
UX48a  S66C   4c Lincoln, "Tagged" (Phosphor) Ink......     .45
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UX49   S67    7c Map of U.S.A..........................    3.25
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UX50   S68    4c U.S. Customs Service, Dull Paper......     .45
UX50   S68FM  4c Mottled Fluorescent Fibers............    2.00
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UX51   S69    4c Social Security.......................     .35
UX52   S70    4c U.S. Coast Guard......................     .25
UX53   S71    4c Census Bureau.........................     .25
UX54   S72    8c Map of U.S.A..........................    3.50
UX55   S73    5c Abraham Lincoln.......................     .25
UX56   S75    6c Women Marines.........................     .30
UX57   S76    5c Weather Services......................     .25
UX58   S77    6c Paul Revere...........................     .25
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UX59   S78   10c Map of U.S.A, Dull Paper..............    3.50
UX59   S78FM 10c Fluorescent, Med-Brite................    5.00
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UX60   S79    6c America's Hospitals...................     .25
UX61   S80-1  6c Tourism - U.S. Frigate Constellation..     .80
UX62   S80-2  6c Tourism - Monument Valley.............     .40
UX63   S80-3  6c Tourism - Gloucester, Mass............     .40
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UX64   S81a   6c John Hanson, Smooth, Dull Paper.......     .40
UX64a  S81bFL 6c Coarse, Fluorescent, Low-Brite........    2.00
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UX65   S82    6c Centenary Liberty Head Postal Card....     .25
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UX66   S83a   8c Samuel Adams - Smooth, Dull Paper.....     .40
UX66a  S83b   8c Coarse, Dull Paper....................     .50
UX66a  S83bFM 8c Coarse, Fluorescent, Med-Brite........    2.00
UX66a  S83bFH 8c Coarse, Fluorescent, High-Brite.......    4.00
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UX67   S84   12c Ship's Figurehead, Dull Paper.........     .35
UX67   S84FM 12c Fluorescent, Med-Brite................    2.00
UX67   S84FH 12c Fluorescent, High-Brite...............    4.00
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UX68   S85    7c Ch. Thompson, Dull Paper..............     .25
UX68   S85FM  7c Mottled Fluorescent Fibers............    ----
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UX69   S86    9c John Witherspoon, Smooth Paper........     .25
UX69   S86c   9c John Witherspoon, Coarse Paper........     .50
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UX70   S87    9c Caesar Rodney - Smooth, Dull Paper....     .25
UX70   S87c   9c Caesar Rodney - Coarse, Dull Paper....     .50
UX70   S87cFM 9c Coarse, Fluorescent, Med-Brite........    2.00
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UX71   S88    9c Galveston Court House.................     .25
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UX72   S89    9c Nathan Hale...........................     .25
UX72   S89FM  9c Fluorescent, Med-Brite................    2.00
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UX73   S90    10c Cincinnati Music Hall................     .25
UX73   S90cFM 10c Coarse, Fluorescent, Med-Brite........   2.00
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UX74   S91s   (10c) John Hancock, Smooth, Dull Paper...     .25
UX74   S91c   (10c) John Hancock, Coarse, Dull Paper...     .50
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UX75   S92s   10c John Hancock, Smooth Paper...........     .25
UX75   S92c   10c John Hancock, Coarse Paper...........     .50
UX75   S92cFM 10c Coarse, Fluorescent, Med-Brite.......    2.00
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UX76   S93    14c U.S. Coast Guard Eagle...............     .35
UX77   S94    10c Molly Pitcher........................     .25
UX78   S95    10c George Rogers Clark..................     .25
UX79   S98    10c Casimir Pulaski......................     .25
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UX80   S96s   10c Olympics - Sprinter, Smooth Paper....     .50
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UX81   S97    10c Iolani Palace, Hawaii................     .25
UX82   S99    14c Olympics - Skater....................     .50
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UX83   S100   10c Salt Lake Temple.....................     .30
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UX84   S101   10c Landing of Rochambeau................     .25
UX85   S102   10c Battle of King's Mountain............     .25
UX86   S103   19c Drake's Golden Hinde.................     .60
UX87   S104   10c Battle of Cowpens....................     .25
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UX88   S105   (12c) Domestic Rate, Non-Denominated.....     .30
UX88   S105FM (12c) Fluorescent, Med-Brite.............    2.00
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UX89   S106   12c Isaiah Thomas........................     .30
UX90   S107   12c Battle of Eutaw Springs..............     .30
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UX91   S108   12c Lewis & Clark Expedition, Dull Paper.     .30
UX91   S108FM 12c Fluorescent, Med-Brite................   2.00
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UX92   S109   (13c) Robert Morris, Non-Denom, Smooth...     .30
UX92   S109c  (13c) Robert Morris, Non-Denom, Coarse....    .50
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UX93   S110s  13c Robert Morris, Smooth Paper..........     .30
UX93   S110c  13c Robert Morris, Coarse Paper..........     .75
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UX94   S111   13c Francis Marion, Dull Paper...........     .30
UX94   S111FM 13c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX95   S112   13c LaSalle Expedition, Dull Paper.......     .30
UX95   S112FM 13c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX96   S113   13c Philadelphia Academy of Music........     .30
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UX97   S114   13c St. Louis Post Office, Dull Paper....     .30
UX97   S114FM 13c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX98   S115   13c Landing of Oglethorpe................     .30
UX99   S116   13c Old Post Office, Washington D.C......     .30
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UX100  S117   13c Olympics - Yachting, Dull Paper......     .30
UX100  S117FM 13c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX101  S118   13c Ark and Dove, Maryland...............     .30
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UX102  S119   13c Olympics - Sprinter, Dull Paper......     .30
UX102  S119FM 13c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX103  S120   13c Frederic Baraga......................     .30
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UX104  S121   13c Rancho San Pedro.....................     .30
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UX105  S122   (14c) Charles Carroll....................     .40
UX105  S122FL (14c) Fluorescent, Low-Brite.............    1.50
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UX106  S124   14c Charles Carroll, Dull Paper..........     .40
UX106  S124FM 13c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.50
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UX107  S123   25c Clipper Flying Cloud.................     .65
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UX108  S125   14c George Wythe, Dull paper.............     .30
UX108  S125FM 14c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX109  S126   14c Settling of Connecticut..............     .30
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UX110  S127a   14c Stamp Collecting, Dull Paper.........    .30
UX110  S127aFM 14c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............   2.00
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UX111  S128   14c Francis Vigo.........................     .30
UX111V   450 lire Italian Vigo Card from Joint Issue...    1.00
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UX112  S129   14c Settling of Rhode Island.............     .30
UX113  S130   14c Wisconsin Territory..................     .30
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UX114  S131   14c National Guard Heritage, Dull Paper..     .30
UX114  S131FM 14c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX115  S132   14c Self-Scouring Steel Plow.............     .30
UX116  S133   14c Constitutional Convention............     .30
UX117  S134   14c Stars and Stripes....................     .30
UX118  S135   14c Take Price in America................     .30
UX119  S136   14c Timberline Lodge.....................     .30
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UX120  S137a  15c Bison - Hi-Brite Fluorescent Paper...     .30
UX120D S137b  15c Dull Paper...........................    1.50
   (One of the few cards where the dull variety is scarcer!)   
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UX121  S138   15c Blair House..........................     .30
UX122  S139   28c Yorkshire............................     .60
UX123  S140   15c Iowa Territory.......................     .30
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UX124  S141   15c Ohio & Northwest Territory, Dull Paper    .30
UX124  S141FM 15c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX125  S142   15c Hearst Castle, San Simeon............     .30
UX125  S142FM 15c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX126  S143   15c The Federalist Papers................     .30
UX126  S143FM 15c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX127  S144   15c America the Beautiful - Desert.......     .30
UX128  S145   15c Healy Hall, Georgetown...............     .30
UX129  S146   15c America the Beautiful - Wetlands.....     .30
UX130  S147   15c Settling of Oklahoma.................     .30
UX131  S148   21c America the Beautiful - Mountains....     .45
UX132  S149   15c America the Beautiful - Seashore.....     .30
UX133  S150   15c America the Beautiful - Woodlands....     .30
UX134  S151   15c Hull House, Chicago..................     .30
UX135  S152   15c Philadelphia - Independence Hall.....     .30
UX136  S153   15c Baltimore - Harbor View..............     .30
UX137  S154   15c New York - 59th Street Bridge........     .30
UX138  S155   15c Washington - Capitol Building........     .30
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UX139  S157-2 15c Philadelphia - Independence Hall.....    2.75
UX140  S157-1 15c Baltimore - Harbor View..............    2.75
UX141  S157-3 15c New York - 59th Street Bridge........    2.75
UX142  S157-4 15c Washington - Capitol Building........    2.75
UX142a S157   15c SHEETLET of 4 City Scenes............   11.50
   See the note in Scott after UX142a. ALL sheets of UX142a and
all single cards (UX139) are bent at the upper right.         

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UX143  S156   15c White House - Picture Card...........    1.20
UX144  S158   15c Jefferson Memorial - Picture Card....    1.20
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UX145  S159   15c Papermaking..........................     .30
UX145  S159FM 15c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX146  S160   15c World Literacy.......................     .30
UX146  S160FM 15c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX147  S161   15c George Caleb Bingham - Picture Card..    1.20
UX148  S162   15c Isaac Royall House...................     .30
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UX149 When the 15c "Postal Buddy" card was given a special    
      designation CVUX1, this Scott # was left UNASSIGNED. xxxx
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UX150  S163   15c Stanford University..................     .30
UX151  S164   15c Constitution Hall - Picture Card.....    1.20
UX152  S165   15c Chicago's Orchestra Hall.............     .30
UX153  S166   19c U.S.A. - Stylized Waving Flag........     .40
UX154  S167   19c Carnegie Hall Centennial.............     .40
UX155  S168   19c Old Red, University of Texas.........     .40
UX156  S170   19c Ratification of the Bill of Rights...     .40
UX157  S171   19c University of Notre Dame.............     .40
UX158  S169   30c America the Beautiful - Niagara Falls     .65
UX159  S172   19c Old Mill, University of Vermont......     .40
UX160  S173   19c Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT......     .40
UX161  S174   19c Cobb Hall, University of Chicago.....     .40
UX162  S175   19c Waller Hall, Willamette University...     .40
UX163  S176   19c America's Cup - Picture Card.........    1.40
UX164  S177   19c Columbia River Gorge.................     .40
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UX165  S178   19c Ellis Island, New York...............     .40
UX166  S179   19c Washington National Cathedral........     .40
UX167  S180   19c Wren Bldg., College of William & Mary     .40
UX168  S181   19c Holocaust Memorial - Picture Card....    1.40
UX169  S182   19c Fort Recovery, Ohio..................     .40
UX170  S183   19c Playmaker's Theatre, Univ. of N. Car.     .40
UX171  S184   19c O'Kane Hall, Holy Cross College......     .40
UX172  S185   19c Beecher Hall, Illinois College.......     .40
UX173  S186   19c Massachusetts Hall, Bowdoin College..     .40
UX174  S187   19c Abraham Lincoln Home, Springfield IL.     .40
UX175  S188   19c Myers Hall, Wittenberg University....     .40
UX176  S189   19c Canyon de Chelly, Arizona............     .40
UX177  S190   19c St. Louis Union Station..............     .40
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UX178-97 19c Legends of the West - Picture Cards              
       S191-210 SET of 20 Cards........................   16.50

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     In 1994 the USPS began selling sets of Picture Postal Cards in the form of PACKS,     
PERFORATED BOOKLETS, or SHEETS.  These issues were shrink-wrapped, bearing the   
inscription "Package Not Suitable for Philatelic Archiving".  Translation: The wrap will   
eventually twist the cards or mash the corners!  These cards were intended to be          
removed from their packaging & mounted in an album. The "SETS" I sell may...or may    
not...be in their original packaging.                                                                                              
     Cards which were issued in BOOKS of 10 or 20 can survive sitting on a shelf for a      
long time: their thickness protects them from the squeezing effects of the shrink wrap.
Cards which were issued is SHEETS - a practice of the USPS which has been mercifully   
discontinued - are often found with warped corners.                                                                 
     I will always give you the best I can.   I'm a careful buyer and I choose my stock well,
but you should NOT expect perfection in the following issues: #279, 300, 317-36, 357-60,
377-80, 382-5, 386-9 and 401-4.                                                                                                       
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UX198  S212   20c America Series - Red Barn, Dull Paper     .40
UX198  S212FM 20c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX199  S211  (20c) U.S.A. - Old Glory..................    2.25
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UX200-19 20c Civil War - Picture Cards                        
       S213-232 SET of 20 Cards........................   28.50
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     For many of the picture postal card sets, I have individual cards available. If you have a             
damaged card which needs to be replaced, let me know; I might just have it in stock.                       
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UX219A SA25   50c Soaring Eagle........................    1.00
UX219A SA25FM 50c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    3.00
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UX220  S233   20c American Clipper Ships...............     .40
UX220  S233FM 20c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX221-40 20c Comic Strip Classics - Picture Cards             
       S234-53 SET of 20 Cards.........................   40.00
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UX241  S254   20c America Series - Winter Scene........     .40
UX241  S254FM 20c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX242-61  20c 1996 Atlanta Olympics - Picture Cards           
       S255-74 SET of 20 Cards.........................   45.00
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UX262  S275   20c St. John's College, Annapolis Md.....     .40
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UX263  S276   20c Alexander Hall, Princeton University.     .40
UX263  S276F  20c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    2.00
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UX264-78 20c Endangered Species - Picture Cards               
       S277-91 SET of 15 Cards.........................   47.50
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UX279  S292a-h 20c Love Swans - Complete Set of 8......   32.50
       S292a-d SET of the First 4 Cards Only...........    8.00
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UX280  S293   20c City College of New York.............     .45
UX281  S294   20c Bugs Bunny - Picture Card............    1.00
UX282  S295   20c Golden Gate in Daylight..............     .40
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UX283  S296   50c Golden Gate at Sunset................    1.00
UX283  S296F  50c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    3.00
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UX284  S297   20c Fort McHenry, Baltimore Md...........     .40
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UX285-89 20c Movie Monsters - Picture Cards                   
       S298-302 SET of 5 Cards.........................    6.00
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UX290  S303   20c The Lyceum, University of Mississippi     .45
UX291  S304   20c Sylvester & Tweety - Picture Card....    1.10
UX292  S305   20c Founder's Hall, Girard College.......     .45
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UX293-96 20c Tropical Birds - Picture Cards                   
       S306-09 SET of 4 Cards..........................    3.50
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UX297  S310   20c American Ballet - Picture Card.......    1.00
UX298  S311   20c Kerr Hall, Northeastern University...     .45
UX299  S312   20c Usen Castle, Brandeis University.....     .45
UX300  S313   20c Victorian Love - Picture Card........     .90
UX301  S314   20c Bascom Hill, University of Wisconsin.     .45
UX302  S315   20c Washington and Lee University........     .45
UX303  S316   20c Redwood Library & Atheneum...........     .40
UX304  S317   20c Daffy Duck - Picture card............    1.10
UX305  S318   20c Mount Vernon.........................     .45
UX306  S320   20c Block Island Lighthouse..............     .40
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UX307-11 20c All Aboard! Trains - Picture Cards               
       S321-25 SET of 5 Cards..........................    5.50
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UX312  S326   20c University of Utah...................     .40
UX313  S327   20c Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN.......     .40
UX314  S328   20c Road Runner & Coyote - Picture Card..    1.20
UX315  S329   20c Adoption - Picture Card..............    1.20
UX316  S330   20c Old Stone Row, Middlebury College....     .40
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UX317-36 20c Stars and Stripes - Picture Cards                
       S331-50 SET of 20 Cards.........................   28.50
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UX337-56 20c Legends 0f Baseball - Picture Cards              
       S351-70 SET of 20 Cards.........................   21.00
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UX357-60 20c Christmas Reindeer - Picture Cards               
       S371-74 SET of 4 Cards..........................    5.00
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UX361  S375   20c Connecticut Hall, Yale University....     .40
UX362  S376   20c University of South Carolina.........     .40
UX363  S377   20c Northwestern University..............     .40
UX364  S378   20c Waldschmidt Hall, Portland University     .40
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UX365-74 21c Legendary Playing Fields - Picture Cards         
       S379-88 SET of 10 Cards.........................   19.50
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UX375  S389   21c White Barn...........................     .45
UX376  S390   21c Porky Pig - Picture Card.............    1.25
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UX377-80 21c Santas - Picture Cards                           
       S391-94 SET of 4 Cards..........................    5.50
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UX381  S395   23c Carlsbad Caverns National Park.......     .45
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UX382-85 23c Teddy Bears - Picture Cards                      
       S396-99 SET of 4 Cards..........................    4.50
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UX386-89 23c Snowmen - Picture Cards                          
       S400-03 SET of 4 Cards..........................    4.50
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UX390-94 23c Old Glory - Picture Cards                        
       S404-08 SET of 5 Cards..........................    5.00
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UX395-99 23c Southeastern Lighthouses - Picture Cards         
       S409-13 SET of 5 Cards..........................    5.00
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UX400  S414   23c Ohio University - Cutler Hall........     .45
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UX401-04 23c Holiday Music Makers - Picture Cards             
       S415-18 SET of 4 Cards..........................    4.00
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UX405  S419   23c Columbia University..................     .45
UX406  S420   23c Harriton House - Bryn Mawr College...     .45
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UX407-10 23c Art of Disney, Friendship -  Picture Cards       
       S421-24 SET of 4 Cards..........................    4.50
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UX411-20 23c Indian Art - Picture Cards                       
       S425-34 SET of 10 Cards.........................   11.50
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UX421-35 35c Cloudscapes - Picture Cards                      
       S435-49 SET of 15 Cards.  Comes in a book of 20        
        with 5 duplicates..............................   27.50
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UX436-39 23c Art of Disney, Celebration - Picture Cards       
       S450-53 SET of 4 Cards..........................    4.25
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UX440-44 23c Sporty Cars - Picture Cards                      
       S454-58 SET of 5 Cards..........................    5.25
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UX445-48 23c Let's Dance/Bailemos - Picture Cards             
       S459-62 SET of 4 Cards..........................    4.25
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UX449  S463   24c Zebulon Pike Expedition..............     .50
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UX450-53 24c Art of Disney, Romance - Picture Cards           
       S464-67 SET of 4 Cards..........................    4.25
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UX454-57 24c Baseball Sluggers - Picture Cards                
       S468-71 SET of 4 Cards..........................    4.25
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UX458-77 24c DC Comics Superheroes - Picture Cards            
       S472-91 SET of 20 Cards.........................   25.00
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UX488  S502   26c Pineapple............................     .55
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UX489-503 26c Star Wars - Picture Cards                       
       S503-17 SET of 15 Cards.........................   22.50
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UX504-08 26c Pacific Lighthouses - Picture Cards              
       S518-22 SET of 5 Cards..........................    5.50
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UX509-28  26c Marvel Superheroes                              
       S523-42 SET of 20 Cards.........................   25.00
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UX529-32 26c Art Of Disney, Magic - Picture Cards             
       S543-46 SET of 4 Cards..........................    4.25
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UX533  S547   27c The Terrace, Mount St. Mary's Univ...     .55
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UX534         27c Corinthian Column from Capitol.......    ----
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UX535-38 27c Art of Disney, Imagination - Picture Cards       
       S549-52 SET of 4 Cards..........................    4.50
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UX549-53 27c 1950s Fins & Chrome - Picture Cards              
       S563-67 SET of 5 Cards..........................    5.50
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UX554  S568   27c Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.......     .55
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UX555  S569A  28c Koi Fish - White/Gold................    ----
       S569Aa 28c SAME, with "Cradle to Cradle" Logo...     .60
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UX556  S570A  28c Koi Fish - Black/Red.................    ----
       S570Aa 28c SAME, with "Cradle to Cradle" Logo...     .60
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UX557-61 28c The Simpsons - Picture Cards                     
       S571-75 SET of 5 Cards..........................    5.50
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UX562-66 28c Gulf Coast Lighthouses - Picture Cards            
       S576-80 SET of 5 Cards..........................    5.50
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UX567-86 28c Early T.V. Memories - Picture Cards              
       S581-600 SET of 20 Cards........................    ----
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UX587-96 44c Kelp Forest - Picture Cards                      
       S601-10 SET of 10 Cards.........................    ----
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UX597-600 28c Cowboys of the Silver Screen - Picture Cards    
               SET of 4 Cards..........................    ----
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UX601-10 28c Scenic American Landscapes - Picture Cards       
               SET of 10 Cards.........................    ----
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UX611-20 44c Hawaiian Rain Forest - Picture Cards......       
               SET of 10 Cards.........................   19.50
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UX621         29c Common Terns.........................    ----
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UX622-6  29c Disney-Pixar Characters - Picture Cards...       
               SET of 5 Cards..........................    6.00


AIRMAIL ISSUES
Scott  UPSS           Description                         Price
  #      #                                                     
UXC1   SA1    4c Eagle, light orange red on buff.......     .50
UXC2   SA2    5c Eagle without border..................    1.50
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UXC3   SA3    5c Eagle, red & blue border..............       
UXC3   SA3-TA Type "A", Top Blue Lozenge at Right is 9mm   6.00
UXC3   SA3-TB Type "B", Bottom Blue Loz, at Right is 9mm   6.00
UXC3   SA3-TC Type "C", All 3 Lozenges at Right are 8 mm   5.00
UXC3   SA3c1  5c Eagle, Thinned (Broken) Line at Top...   25.00
UXC3   SA3c2  5c Eagle, Thinned Line at Bottom.........   45.00
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UXC4   SA4a   6c Eagle, Dull Paper.....................     .75
UXC4   SA4bFL 6c Fluorescent, Low-Brite................    5.00
UXC4   SA4bFM 6c Fluorescent, Med-Brite................   13.50
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UXC5   SA5a  11c Visit the U.S.A., Dull Paper..........     .50
UXC5   SA5b  11c Fluorescent, Med-Brite................    2.00
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UXC6   SA6a   6c Virgin Islands, "Red (Rose)" line.....     .55
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UXC7   SA7    6c Boy Scout Jamboree....................     .55
UXC8   SA8   13c Visit the U.S.A.......................    1.00
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UXC9   SA9a   8c Eagle.................................     .55
UXC9a  SA9b   8c Eagle, Tagged Ink, Type 1.............    2.00
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UXC10  SA10   9c Eagle.................................     .40
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UXC11  SA11  15c Visit the U.S.A. Dull Paper...........    1.50
UXC11  SA11FM 15c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    3.00
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UXC12  SA12-1 9c Tourism - Grand Canyon................     .55
UXC13  SA12-2 15c Tourism - Niagara Falls..............     .60
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UXC14  SA13a 11c Mail Early, Dull Paper................     .75
UXC14  SA13bFM 11c Fluorescent, Med-Brite..............    2.50
UXC14  SA13bFH 11c Fluorescent, High-Brite.............    5.00
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UXC15  SA14a 18c Eagle Weather Vane, Dull Paper..........   .75
UXC15  SA14bFM 18c Fluorescent, Med-Brite................  3.50
UXC15  SA14bFH 18c Fluorescent, High-Brite...............  6.00
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UXC16  SA15  21c Angel Weather Vane....................     .70
UXC17  SA16  21c Curtiss Jenny.........................     .75
UXC18  SA17  21c Olympics - Gymnast....................     .90
UXC19  SA18  28c First Transpacific Flight.............     .85
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UXC20  SA19  28c Gliders Soaring.......................     .85
UXC20  SA19FM 28c Fluorescent, Med-Brite...............    3.00
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UXC21  SA20  28c Olympics - Speedskater................     .85
UXC22  SA21  33c China Clipper.........................     .85
UXC23  SA22  33c Ameripex '86, Chicago.................     .80
UXC24  SA23  36c Douglas DC-3..........................     .80
UXC25  SA24  40c Yankee Clipper........................     .85
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UXC26  SA25 Scott has chosen to number this issue as UX219A.  
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UXC27  SA26  55c Mt. Rainier...........................    1.10
UXC28  SA27  70c Badlands National Park................    1.30

PAID REPLY
POSTAL CARDS

Scott  UPSS             Description                 Price   Price
  #      #                                         Folded Unfolded
UY1    MR1  1c Grant, With Frame................     ----       
       MR1  S1a Sep. 1a, Printers Rule 11 1/2 on M Side     75.00
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UY2    MR3  2c Liberty Head, blue...............    18.50       
       MR3  S1 Sep. 1 Printers Rule 11 1/2 on M Side...     27.50
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UY3    MR5  1c Grant, Without Frame.............     ----       
       MR5  S1 Sep. 1, Printers Rule 11 1/2 on M Side..     -----
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UY5    MR8  1c Washington, blue, double frame...   165.00       
       MR8  S2 Sep. 2, Roulette 5 3/4 on M Side........    250.00
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UY6    MR12 1c Washington, green, double frame..   160.00       
       MR12 S1 Sep. 1, Roulette 6 1/4 on M side........    235.00
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UY7    MR14 1c Washington, green, single frame..      .95       
       MR14 S4B Sep. 4, Roulette 6 1/4 M Side, buff....      1.50
       MR14 S4C Sep. 4, Roulette 6 1/4 M Side, canary..      3.00
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UY11   MR18 2c Liberty Head, red................     1.75    3.00
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UY12   MR19 3c McKinley, Stamp-Like Design......     9.00    ----
            (above is on BUFF card stock)                       
       MR19S1 Sep. 1, Roulette 5 3/4 on M Side.........     12.50
       MR19S5 Sep. 5, Printers Rule 9 1/2 on M Side....     12.00
       MR19S6 Sep. 6, Printers Rule 9 1/2 on R Side....     12.00
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UY13   MR22a 2c Washington, Type 1, Electrotype.     ----    ----
            (Mess: 58.5 mm, Reply: 59 mm)                       
UY13   MR22b 2c Washington, Type 2, Steel Plate.     1.00    1.50
            (Mess: 59 mm, Reply: 59.5 mm)                       
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UY14   MR23-1 2c on 1c Washington (UY7), green.                 
            Surcharge Vertical Below Stamp......     1.00    1.50
UY14b  MR23-3 2c Surcharge Horizontal at Left...     ----   20.00
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UY16   MR26 4c Statue Of Liberty................      .90    ----
       MR26S1 Sep. 1, Roulette 9 1/2 on M Side.........      1.25
       MR26S2 Sep. 2, Roulette 9 1/2 on R Side.........      1.25
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UY17   MR27T1 3c Liberty, Tp 1, Elect, 98 mm inscr.  2.75    ----
UY17   MR27T2 3c Liberty, Tp 2, Steel, 100 mm inscr  2.75    4.50
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UY18   MR28AT1 4c Lincoln, Tp 1, Elect, 98 mm insc.  3.00    xxxx
UY18   MR28AT2 4c Lincoln, Tp 2, Steel, 99 mm insc.  3.00    ----
UY18a  MR28C  4c Lincoln, "Tagged" (Phosphor) Ink..  5.50    7.50
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UY19   MR29   7c Map & U.S.A....................     2.00    2.75
UY20   MR30   8c Map & U.S.A....................     2.00    2.75
UY21   MR31   5c Abraham Lincoln................     1.00    1.50
UY22   MR32   6c Paul Revere....................      .75    1.00
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UY23   MR33   6c John Hanson, Smooth Paper......      .75    1.00
UY23   MR33c  6c John Hanson, Coarse Paper......     1.50    2.00
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UY24   MR34   8c Adams - Smooth, Dull Paper.....      .75    1.00
UY24a  MR34b  8c Adams - Coarse, Dull Paper.....     1.50    2.50
UY24a  MR34bFH 8c Coarse, Fluorescent, High-Bright   4.00    5.00
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UY25   MR35 7c Charles Thomson..................      .75    1.00
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UY26   MR36   9c John Witherspoon, Smooth Paper.      .75    1.00
UY26   MR36c  9c John Witherspoon, Coarse Paper.     1.25    1.50
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UY27   MR37   9c Rodney - Smooth, Dull paper....      .75    1.00
UY27   MR37c  9c Rodney - Coarse, Dull Paper....     1.50    2.00
UY27   MR37cFM 9c Coarse, Fluorescent, Med-Bright    2.25    3.00
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UY28   MR38   9c Nathan Hale....................      .75    1.00
UY29   MR39 (10c) John Hancock..................     7.00    8.50
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UY30   MR40  10c John Hancock, Smooth Paper.....      .75    1.00
UY30   MR40c 10c John Hancock, Coarse Paper.....     1.50    2.00
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UY31   MR41 (12c) Domestic Rate, Dull Paper.....      .75    1.00
UY31   MR41FM (12c) Fluorescent, Med-Bright.....     2.25    3.00
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UY32   MR42a 12c Isaiah Thomas, Large Die.......     3.00    4.00
UY32a  MR42b 12c Isaiah Thomas, Small Die, Smooth    2.50    3.00
UY32a  MR42bc 12c Isaiah Thomas, Small Die, Coarse   4.00    5.00
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UY33   MR43 (13c) Robert Morris.................     1.25    1.75
UY34   MR44  13c Robert Morris..................      .85    1.25
UY35   MR45 (14c) Charles Carroll...............     1.75    2.50
UY36   MR46  14c Charles Carroll................      .85    1.25
UY37   MR47  14c George Wythe...................      .85    1.25
UY38   MR48  14c Stars and Stripes..............      .85    1.25
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UY39   MR49a 15c Bison - Hi-Brite Fluor. Paper..      .85    1.25
UY39   MR49b 15c Bison - Dull Paper.............     2.00    3.00
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UY40   MR50  19c Stars and Stripes..............      .85    1.25
UY41   MR51  20c America Series - Red Barn......      .85    1.25
UY42   MR52  20c Block Island Lighthouse........      .85    1.25
UY43   MR53  21c White Barn.....................      .85    1.25

OFFICIA
L ISSUES
Scott  UPSS           Description                         Price
  #      #                                                     
UZ2    O2    13c Official Mail, blue...................     .60
UZ3    O3    14c Official Mail, blue...................     .65
UZ3    O3F   14c Fluorescent, Med-Brite................    3.00
UZ4    O4    15c Official Mail, multicolored...........     .65
UZ5    O5    19c Official Mail, multicolored...........     .65
UZ6    O6    20c Official Mail, multicolored...........     .75

SHOW-LOGO POSTAL CARDS

Scott  UPSS          Description                          Price
  #      #
UX59   S78e   10c LUPOSTA '71 FDC only, No Mint........    9.00
UXC11  SA11c  15c LUPOSTA '71 FDC only, No Mint........    9.00
UX110  S127b  14c NAJUBRIA '86 Overprint...............    5.00
UX107  S123bT 25c CUP-PEX '87 Overprint, Thin Line.....    1.00
UX107  S123bF 25c CUP-PEX '87 Overprint, Fat Line......    5.00
UX117  S134b  14c PHILATELIA '87 Overprint.............    1.00
UXC23  SA22b  33c SUDPOSTA '87 Overprint...............    1.75
UXC23  SA22b        SAME, Overprint shifted up 10-15 mm   35.00
         See Page 194, 2010 UPSS Postal Card Catalog...       
UXC24  SA23c  36c SYDPEX '88 Overprint.................    1.00
UX120  S137H  15c HUGO/MYRTLE BEACH....................    2.00
UX198  S212b  20c HOLIDAY GREETINGS....................    2.00

POSTAL BUDDY CARDS
CVUX1  PB1 15c Eagle...................................    5.00
               SHEET of 4 cards........................   20.00
CVUX2  PB2 19c Eagle...................................    2.50
               SHEET of 4 cards........................   10.00
CVUX3  PB3a1 19c Star & U.S.A..........................    8.00
               SHEET of 4 cards........................    ----
CVUX3a  PB3b1 19c Star & U.S.A. & Postal Buddy Logo....   11.00
               SHEET of 4 cards........................   42.50
POSTAL BUDDY MONEY CARD - Red & Blue plastic "credit card"    
      used for Postal Buddy accounts at PB machines....    5.00

BLANK FRONT POSTAL BUDDY CARDS

     The 1-sided Postal Buddy cards are the final chapter in the story of a nice idea which didn't work.
When the Postal Buddy contract was terminated, the Postal Buddy Corporation held a "Memorabilia
Clearance Sale", dumping everything from posters, T-shirts, brochures, banners, and even a 15-foot
high blow-up Postal Buddy Kiosk...to some "unused" card stock they had lying around.  This card    
stock was color printed on the back, needing only to be placed in the machines to be laser-printed 

with denomination, transaction, etc. on the front.  I have the offering sheet from Postal Buddy Corp,
date-stamped 2/6/94, indicating that 25,000 cards were to be sold.  HOWEVER, no mention was made
as to how many of each type were included in that 25,000.  Type A, being well out of print, is scarce.
Type B, being more or less current, is common.  Type C, just being phased in, is scarce, though not 
as scarce as type A.  There are 6 Postal Buddy regular cards, of which I offer 4 (above).  The 5th and
6th, which are scarce, have back type C.  They were only out for a few weeks when the plug was    
pulled.  I'm able to offer you the following:                                                                                         
==============================================================
Backside Type A, Blank Front   1 Card   ----   Sheet of 4  ----
Backside Type B, Blank Front   1 Card   2.00   Sheet of 4  7.50
Backside Type C, Blank Front   1 Card   9.00   Sheet of 4 35.00


UX25/S35B PLATE VARIETIES

UX25 S35Bd-1  White Spot Over Ribbon, LARGE Clear Spot on     
              Forehead.................................    7.50

UX25 S35Bd-2  White Spot Over Ribbon, SMALL Clear Spot on     
              Forehead.................................    5.00

UX25 S35Bd-2A White Spot Over Ribbon, MEDIUM Clear Spot on    
              Forehead.................................    5.00

UX25 S35Bd-3  White Spot Over Ribbon, SMALL/MEDIUM Clear      
              Spot  on Forehead, Clear Area on Nose....    5.00

UX25 S35Bf  White Spot Over Ribbon, Crack in Grant's          
              Beard....................................    7.50

UX25 S35Bg-1  White Spot Over Ribbon, White Spot Over "T"     
              of GRANT.................................    5.00

UX25 S35Bg-2  White Spot Over Ribbon, White Spot Over "T"     
              of GRANT, Blob of Color in Left Frame....    7.50

UX25 S35Bh-1  W.S.O.R., Nick in Inner Frame Line over "T"     
              of POSTAL, Clear "T" of "CENTS"..........   10.00

UX25 S35Bi    White Spot Over Ribbon, White Blob at Right     
              of "T" of "CENTS"........................    5.00

UX25 S35Bj-1  Nick in Frame under "S" of CENTS, Clear Spot    
              in Moustache Under Nose..................    5.00

UX25 S35Bj-2  Nick in Frame under "S" of CENTS, NO Clear      
              Spot in Moustache Under Nose.............    7.50

END OF MINT POSTAL CARDS LIST

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MINT POSTAL CARD INFORMATION


     Collecting U.S. Postal Cards can be done on several levels, and this list can serve beginners, intermediate, and advanced collectors.  Like Envelopes & Cut Squares, there are Die varieties, Plate varieties, Surcharge varieties, and Paper varieties.  There are also thousands of errors/freaks/oddities which are too minor to be listed in any catalog...as well as hundreds which ARE listed.  A good basic Postal Card collection can contain several hundred varieties, and not set you back the cost of a refrigerator.  An advanced collection can contain several THOUSAND cards, and set you back the cost of a house.  

 

     POSTAL CARD QUALITY: THE BUCK STOPS HERE  You should expect top quality while recognizing that Postal Cards are not "stamps".  Postal Cards are a commercial product, and have only recently been printed with the needs of collectors in mind.  I buy carefully and weed out any obvious problems I see.  My major problem is with shrink-wrapped cards of the past 13 years.  Shrink-wrapping will, in time, warp the cards and mash the corners.  How much time?  I have no answer.  Sometimes the wrapping process itself damages the cards; sometimes the damage takes years of storage.
 

     THAT issue aside, Postal Cards of the past 60 years will look as if they came out of the Post Office yesterday -- clean, fresh, and with sharp strong corners.  Older cards, however, will usually show some signs of age and storage, as well as characteristics of the era in which they were collected.  Old-time collectors saw no harm in writing a few small details, in pencil, on the backs of a card.  The Surcharged Cards of 1920 --  UX32 (on UX29), UX33 (on UX30), and UY9 (on UY8) -- are often found with identification on the back, and that's considered o.k. to most collectors.  (These cards were surcharged in 46 different cities and are listed in the UPSS Postal Card Catalog.)  Many PLATE VARIETIES and DIE VARIETIES may also have light pencil I.D. on the back; this is also considered acceptable.

     POSTAL CARD STOCK - GENERAL  Postal Cards, like Envelopes, were a commercial product, and much variation exists in the color, thickness, and "finish" (surface texture) of older Postal Cards.  This is especially true when a card was in service for several years and was reprinted several times...and more so when different contractors were employed

 

     PAPER COLOR  Most Postal Cards were printed on only ONE type of card stock, so identification is no problem.  However, some of the older cards -- especially those, like UX27, which was reprinted many times during its run of 37 years -- were printed on several different shades of card stock.  Some of these colors were difficult enough to identify years ago, when the colors were fresh; now, with aging, some of the shades are almost meaningless.  Perhaps the worst example is on UX27, the shades in question being CREAM and OFF-WHITE.  BUFF, on a card, is different from the BUFF on an envelope.  Card "buff" is a light manila/light brownish shade, and it varies considerably.  Light Buff can overlap a bit into dark cream.  For some early cards, dark buff is a scarce shade.  Age and discoloration, however, can darken a card.  Yes, it's a mess.
 

     THREE cards -- UX21, UX22 and UY5 -- were printed on blue paper.  During my time as a dealer in Postal Stationery (starting in 1981) I've noticed fewer and fewer true "blue" cards.  Many of them have discolored, slightly to greatly, from grayish blue to brownish blue.

 

     PAPER STOCK  Thickness on most cards is uniform, though a few cards which had multiple print runs do show different thicknesses.  One of the best-known is UX22.  Identification is difficult, even with a micrometer; often, the a positive I.D. can only be made by a dealer -- like me -- who happens to have a "pack" in stock.  The difference in thickness is obvious when measuring 25 cards; when measuring only ONE card, the difference is nearly impossible to measure.

 

     PAPER FINISH  The surfaces of cards often show a different "finish".  Most which had limited print runs will show either a rough or a smooth finish.  Some -- like UX23 -- will exist with both.  If you try, for instance, to erase a pencil notation on the back of a rough-surfaced card (like UX1 or UX3), you won't notice the area where you erased.  If you try that on a smooth-surfaced card (like UX23), that erased area will be obvious.  Relative scarcity?  Unknown.

 

     SMOOTH AND COARSE PAPERS  Further variety was added in 1973 with the use of "SMOOTH" and "COARSE" papers.  The terms do NOT refer to the "feel" of the paper, or the roughness of the surface.  What they refer to is how the cards look when you hold them up in front of a strong lightbulb.  The best way to understand is to select a cheap issue, buy one of each, and hold it to the light.  I can't explain it better....  AND, unfortunately, this smooth/coarse difference is a bit subjective, and varies for each issue.  Not all issues exist both ways, and even the UPSS catalog ignores most of them.  They are not scarce.

 

     FLUORESCENT PAPER  Starting in 1963 with UX48/S66b the USPS began using fluorescent paper stock on Postal Cards.  This is a complex area, to say the least.

     FIRST, some cards are made entirely of fluorescent paper; other are made of ordinary paper, but with fluorescent fibers embedded. More fibers, more brightness.  At a distance, it's not obvious; up close, it is.

     SECOND, some cards exist ONLY on fluorescent paper, some exist ONLY on ordinary, "dull" paper, and some exist both ways.  When this happens, the fluorescent is GENERALLY more scarce, but there are exceptions.  UX120 and UY39 are 2 examples where the "dull" paper commands a premium.  Sometimes the premium is modest ($2 compared to 25c on many common issues), sometimes it's large ($13.50 compared to 60c on UXC4).  There's one truly RARE issue, UX65 on dull paper.  I've never owned one in 37 years of dealing in this area!
     THIRD. the degree of fluorescence varies.  Some cards exist across a range of brightness varying from faint to the "hi-brite" reaction.  Some cards exist only one way. 

     It's a bit subjective.  What's "medium" brite for one card may be "lo" brite for another.  What's really needed here is an objective scale.  Unlike paper colors, which are obvious, fluorescence is only observable under a special UV light.  You learn the various degree of fluorescence by accumulating cards and comparing them.

 

     SURCHARGES  There have been 2 major surcharge groups; one was created in 1920 when the USPS actually LOWERED the Postal Card rate from 2c to 1c and the other was crated in 1952 when the USPS raised the rate from 1c to 2c.  Both of these events are of great significance to Postal card collectors.

     Technically, the first group -- which involved Scott #'s UX31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, UY9 and UY10 -- wasn't a surcharge; it was an overprint...or a re-value.  Take your pick...it was a rate decrease, and therefore, not a surcharge. 
     The first (1920) group was done in 46 cities for the UXs, 14 cities for the UYs.  Records were not well kept, and re-valuing dies were often shipped from these major cities to smaller ones.

     Due to this immense variety, it was the style at the time for collectors to record the city on the back of the card, in light pencil.  Sometimes not so light...occasionally not pencil...and once in a while, on the front.  Such markings are normal, should be expected, and do not detract from the value of the card. 

     PROCEDURES were a bit spotty, and many legitimate errors were created, as well as some freaks and oddities which are not listed in the catalogs.  Varieties include:  Doubles, inverts, inverts at the lower left, inverts at the LL plus regular surcharges.  Stranger weeds sprout in the garden: Triples (and more), shifts, twisted surcharges, and various combinations of the aforementioned.  Finally...whatever can appear on the FRONT of a card can also appear on the BACK, if the card is placed in the machine the wrong way.

     Many of these varieties, while considered "favor" items by the Catalog people, are popular with collectors and have grown scarce with time.  They're often more visually striking than the "legitimate" errors.

     The second group -- UX39, 40, 41, 42 UY14 and UY15 -- was done only in a few cities, cutting down on the variety and eliminating the pencil markings...but not the varieties.  Favor items were produced, even more creative than the 1920s.  3-4-5-6 or more surcharges exist on some cards, with a variety of placements, shifts, twists, ghosts, and even albinos!  AS visually striking as the earlier group and more so, also pooh-poohed by the critics, and also much desired by collectors.

 

     IN SUMMATION  Collecting Postal Cards can be easy, or it can be complex and challenging.  If you're one of my regular customers and you have a question, please feel free to e-mail or just pick up the phone & give me a call.                    

 


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