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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2017-05-12
The Vaquero Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4160, 1869 Issue, Proofs by Individual Denomination15c Black, Vignette and Ty. III Frame in Single Die, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1h), 15c Black, Vignette and Ty. III Frame in Single Die, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1h)15c Black, Vignette and Ty. III Frame in Single Die, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1h). On 79 x 62mm card with full die sinkage, pencil "2" at top right, albino impression of imprint at bottom

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE IN BLACK.

We have offered only one other in Black since keeping computerized records. That other example realized $4,000 hammer in our 2005 "Lake Shore" sale

2,500
0
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2017-05-12
The Vaquero Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs
TC
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4163, 1869 Issue, Proofs by Individual Denomination15c Pale Blue, Vignette and Ty. III Frame in Single Die, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Pale Blue, Vignette and Ty. III Frame in Single Die, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Pale Blue, Vignette and Ty. III Frame in Single Die, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Off-card and reduced to size of a "large margined" stamp, bright color, typical India paper imperfections, Very Fine appearance and very rare, this color is unlisted in Scott and is significantly different than the listed Deep Blue offered in the previous lot, Scott Retail as full size listed color

2,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2016-03-15
The Don David Price Iconic Collection of U.S. Bicolored Issues
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Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 2, Post Office Announcement, 15c 1869 Pictorial Essays and Proofs15c Blue, Vignette and Ty. III Frame in Single Die, Large Die Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Blue, Vignette and Ty. III Frame in Single Die, Large Die Proof on India (118TC1)15c Blue, Vignette and Ty. III Frame in Single Die, Large Die Proof on India (118TC1). Die sunk on 70 x 53mm card, showing full die sinkage (barely), India cut short and with imprint printed directly on card, signed in pencil "James Smillie Jr." (vignette engraver), his initials "JSJ" also written in pencil partly under the India paper

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PROOF IMPRESSION IN BLUE FROM THE UNIFIED DIE FOR THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. THIS RARE PROOF IS SIGNED BY JAMES SMILLIE, ENGRAVER OF THE "LANDING OF COLUMBUS" VIGNETTE.

There are three types of the 15c 1869 Pictorial Issue stamps. Type I (Scott 118) does not have the diamond-shaped ornament at the top of the blank area where the vignette is printed, and it has shading lines in the otherwise blank area, which were entered by hand on each plate position. Type II (Scott 119) has the diamond ornament and shading lines, which were engraved on the die before the Type II frame plate was made. To make the frame plate for the 1875 Re-Issue, the original Type I die was used, but no shading lines were entered on the plate. Yet another die was used to make certain proof impressions, such as the one offered here, in which the frame and vignette were unified into a single die (Scott lists these as both essays and proofs with a 118 or 129 designation).

Ex Finkelburg. Scott Retail for unsigned trial color proof has not changed in 17 years.

2,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 133, 1869 Pictorial Issue: Essays, Proofs and Specimens15c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Off-card and reduced to size of a "large margined" stamp, bright color, typical India paper imperfections, Very Fine appearance and very rare, this is the first we have offered in this color since our "European" collection in 1999, Scott Retail as full size

2,500
1,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2008-06-07
2008 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 958, Lot Number 584, 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). On 79 x 62mm card with full die sinkage, pencil "2" at top right, albino impression of imprint at bottom

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

The last example we offered in Black realized $4,500 hammer in our Sale 900.

2,500
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2005-09-27
The Lake Shore Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs (Part 2)
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Sale Number 900, Lot Number 334, 1869 Pictorial Issue (National Bank Note Co.)15c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Die sunk on 68 x 57mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, minor indentation in India at top, otherwise Very Fine, very rare, ex Finkelburg

2,500
4,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2005-02-02
The Lake Shore Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs (Part 1)
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 388, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Die sunk on 212 x 143mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, rich color, few small toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, rare, ex Finkelburg

2,500
1,050
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
1999-12-13
A European's Large Gold Collection of The 1869 Pictorial Issue
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Sale Number 819, Lot Number 2053, Proofs (Large Die and Trial Colors)15c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). 74 x 49mm, imprint at bottom, intense color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

2,500
2,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
1999-09-29
The Falk Finkelburg Collection of U.S. Essays & Proofs
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Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1534, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (12c to 24c)15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Die sunk on 212 x 143mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, rich color, few small toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, rare

2,500
1,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
1999-09-29
The Falk Finkelburg Collection of U.S. Essays & Proofs
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1535, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (12c to 24c)15c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Die sunk on 70 x 53mm card, showing full die sinkage (barely), India cut short and with imprint printed directly on card, signed "James Smillie" (vignette engraver) and also intialled partly under the India, Very Fine and very rare, Scott Retail for unsigned Trial Color Proof

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12 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2


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