First 1873 U.s. Postcard Ux1 W/ Aps Cert Dated May 9 (first Documented Use?)
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First 1873 U.s. Postcard Ux1 W/ Aps Cert Dated May 9 (first Documented Use?):
19th century PostageDue
I am offering what could be the earliest documented use of the UX1 postcard. The date stamp on the postcard is May 9. As was customary during that time period, no one placed a year date in the cancellation so this could be the earliest use on record.
Previous earliest documented uses were May 10 in Owensboro, KY, May 11 in Providence RI, and May 12 in Springfield, Mass. Please look at the photos and do any research you need to satisfy yourself before offerding.For U.S. Post Card collectors, this could well be the most sought after collectable in the world. Since value could be in the thousands, I have started at a number but will consider all reasonable offers.
If offerding for international shipment, please be aware that it can take over 1 month for a package to clear customs. My first international shipment took this long and I was surprised.I have photographed all the post card and supporting documentation so what you see is what you get. Don't let this rare item get away. I combine shipping on multiple orders to save you money. Just email me before paying and I will send a combined invoice reflecting reduced combined shipping. CONFIRMATION WITH ADDRESS IS REQUIRED WITHIN 3 DAYS or item will be offered to the next highest buyer!! **PLEASE NOTE** Payment is also expected within 5 days of sale Close unless other arrangements have been made. VACATION, BUSINESS TRIPS, OR OTHER, YOU MUST NOTIFY ME PRIOR TO sale CLOSING! I was also fortunate to pick up some other great material from several other past Estate sales that are ASTOUNDING! They include a very rare authentic Cape of Good Hope stamps from a collector, Alton Holje Barnes. Barnes was the son of Ray Barnes and Rose Holje, the daughter of Martin Holje, owner of California Glue Works and head of the prominent 19th-century Bay Area Holje family. Well preserved with literally no “space fillers”, the condition and diversity of this collection will be a rare find for serious Cape of Good Hope collectors. Other material includes Japan souvenir sheets, extensive U.S. Back of Book, Postage Dues, Envelopes, Post cards, Carriers and Locals and so much more. One of the best pieces is the first Post Card ever printed, UX 1 that has a postmark date earlier than any found or listed in the Scott Specialty Catelog and has an expert verification certificate. For U.S. Post Card collectors, this could well be the most sought after collectable in the world. I am exploring ways to set a fair price for this "one of a kind" item. I will be offering all of these on once I have time to count and organize and photograph the stamps so please check back often. I anticipate offering all these collections thru the next month or two. - THANKS FOR LOOKING AND GOOD LUCK offerDING !!!