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Posted 05/01/2021   03:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Fizban48 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a chance to add this UY4 to my collection. Wondering what the going rate is for one in this shape.

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Posted 05/01/2021   03:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add STTScott to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love those old postal stationery issues as well, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of attention or discussion paid to those, let alone an online resource(s) that give even a ballpark as far as overall values. And if someone has a postcard like that, would the value be badly affected or even destroyed by cutting it out as a lone square (which is how I see these most often) as opposed to leaving it as is?

The uncanceled impression on the reply card sure is a totally handsome one. It would be a gorgeous addition to a collection.
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Posted 05/01/2021   07:29 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Market value for your UY4 is a few dollars.
Don
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Posted 05/01/2021   07:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Fizban48 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First off do NOT cut the squares out of post cards. It distroys the value.

Thanks 51studebaker I was curious.... the smear on the lower card is kind of messy and when I tried to look it up there are a lot of criteria ( I have been out of post cards for a while )

thanks again to both of you for responding...
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Posted 05/01/2021   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
U$ 2.00 sounds about right and I agree, DO NOT TURN POSTAL CARDS INTO CUT SQUARES! The old collecting approach of turning postal cards into cut squares makes it impossible to tell some cards apart and makes it impossible to tell UX fro UY.
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Posted 05/01/2021   08:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One should never cut up postal cards. As it happens, this reply card is easily found used like this, finding a cleaner one should not be difficult if desired.
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Posted 05/01/2021   1:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add STTScott to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another good reason not to cut up postal cards, especially those from the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Kick-arse penmanship.

It's an old-timey art that kids these days will never know :) Cursive still rules. Now get off my lawn.
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You have been told not to cut out the images (e.g. make cut squares). However you haven't been to not separate the the two cards. Together they are worth more and are more interesting. So, don't separate the two cards.

Scott US Specialized lists the cards many ways included preprinted. This is less for you than for others who may read this thread.

Your card is a nice example of a card that would also fit into several interesting topical studies. The Gunn school or baseball to name two.

Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Frederick Gunn School continues in operation today.
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Posted 06/18/2021   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
UY4 (UPSS MR6)
As was said. Do not separate, do not cut out.
The categories in the UPSS catalog are: (MU) mint unfolded, (1) mint folded, (2) unused-pre-printed, (3) used [in period]. Then message only & reply only.

The values given as: $90, $55, $10.50, $6, $1.10, $1.20

Unlike embossed envelopes cut squares, postal cards cut squares not not have any listed value.

I would call it fair used, late in period, the next being issued in a few months.

And, always for fun, look for aspects outside of the card that may be interesting.

Pat
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