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Grade
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 8, Essays and Proofs3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Position 48R4 noted on back, full to clear margins, small erosion in brush stroke slightly breaks the paper, appears Very Fine

1,000
0
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2015-11-17
United States Essays and Proofs
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2097, 1851-60 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Horizontal pair with left sheet margin, large margins to clear other sides, rich color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,000
4,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3208, Essays and Proofs, 1845-693c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Margins all around incl. huge left sheet margin, faint crease of little consequence, Very Fine appearance

1,000
1,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1036, Essays and Proofs (1851-60 Issues)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Block of four, full margins to clear, rich color on bright paper, faint vertical crease thru left brush stroke

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR FROM THE ORIGINAL PROOF SHEETS SENT IN 1854 FROM TOPPAN, CARPENTER & COMPANY TO GREAT BRITAIN FOR USE IN EARLY EXPERIMENTS TO PERFORATE UNITED STATES STAMPS.

In 1854 complete sheets of 200 3c India proofs from Plate 4 were sent by Toppan, Carpenter to Bemrose and Perkins Bacon in England for a perforating experiment. Each firm received left and right panes. All of the proofs were cancelled with brush strokes to prevent use as postage.

5,000
4,250
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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
Pbl
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 80, 1851-56 Issue3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Block of four, large margins to clear, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR FROM THE ORIGINAL PROOF SHEETS SENT IN 1854 FROM TOPPAN, CARPENTER & COMPANY TO GREAT BRITAIN FOR USE IN EARLY EXPERIMENTS TO PERFORATE UNITED STATES STAMPS.

In 1854 complete sheets of 200 3c India proofs from Plate 4 were sent by Toppan, Carpenter to Bemrose and Perkins Bacon in England for a perforating experiment. Each firm received left and right panes. All of the proofs were cancelled with brush strokes to prevent use as postage.

5,000
5,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2010-10-21
The Wagshal Collection, Part 3: 3c 1851-57 Issues
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Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3002, 3c 1851-57 Issue Proofs3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Block of four, sheet margin at top, margins completely clear on other sides, rich color, slightly split crease in selvage well outside the top stamps, couple tiny India paper imperfections as normally found

VERY FINE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR FROM THE ORIGINAL PROOF SHEETS SENT IN 1854 FROM TOPPAN, CARPENTER & COMPANY TO GREAT BRITAIN FOR USE IN EARLY EXPERIMENTS TO PERFORATE UNITED STATES STAMPS.

In 1854 complete sheets of 200 3c India proofs from Plate 4 were sent by Toppan, Carpenter to Bemrose and Perkins Bacon in England for a perforating experiment. Each firm received left and right panes. All of the proofs were cancelled with brush strokes to prevent use as postage.

5,000
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2009-12-16
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 982, Lot Number 5061, 1c-3c 1851-56 Issue (Scott 5-11)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Block of four, sheet margin at right, margins large to clear other sides, rich color, small India paper wrinkle as normally found and of little significance

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR FROM THE ORIGINAL PROOF SHEETS SENT IN 1854 FROM TOPPAN, CARPENTER & COMPANY TO GREAT BRITAIN FOR USE IN EARLY EXPERIMENTS TO PERFORATE UNITED STATES STAMPS.

In 1854 complete sheets of 200 3c India proofs from Plate 4 were sent by Toppan, Carpenter to Bemrose and Perkins Bacon in England for a perforating experiment. Each firm received left and right panes. All of the proofs were cancelled with brush strokes to prevent use as postage.

Ex Amonette

5,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2008-12-02
The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 212, Government Perforation Experiments3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Complete left pane of 100 with full imprint and plate no. 4 (reversed numeral) in left sheet margin, large sheet margins all around, bold vertical brush strokes, creases as in all known multiples from the two original sheets sent to Bemrose and Perkins Bacon in 1854, faint toning, some erosion along brush strokes and other very minor faults

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY SURVIVING COMPLETE PANE OF 100 OF THE PLATE 4 PROOF ON INDIA WITH BRUSH STROKES, WHICH WAS SENT TO PERKINS BACON IN ENGLAND IN 1854. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ARTIFACTS OF THE CLASSIC PERIOD OF UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

In 1854 complete sheets of 200 3c India proofs from Plate 4 were sent by Toppan, Carpenter to Bemrose and Perkins Bacon in England for a perforating experiment. Each firm received left and right panes. All of the proofs were cancelled with brush strokes to prevent use as postage.

The left pane of 100 offered here was sent to Perkins Bacon. It was located in the estate of Walter Keightley and sold at Christie's in 1991. Page 9 of the Brazer book illustrates the block of 60 from the right pane sent to Perkins Bacon. The following lot in this sale comprises Wilson Hulme's attempted reconstruction of the Bemrose and Perkins Bacon sheets.

Ex Earl of Crawford and Keightley. Scott value for the plate block of eight and 23 blocks of four.

135,000
42,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2008-12-02
The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 213, Government Perforation Experiments3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Wilson Hulme's partly-completed effort to reconstruct the two Plate 4 sheets of 200 sent to Bemrose and Perkins Bacon in 1854, comprising 74 of the 400 positions (the left pane of 100 sent to Perkins Bacon is offered in the preceding lot), the reconstruction is arranged on large pages and includes a total of 20 singles, five pairs, six blocks of four (two with corner sheet margins), one corner-margin block of twelve and the left imprint and plate no. 4 block of eight, usual faults, also includes an original letter from the son of William Bemrose which accompanied the left pane of the sheet sent to Bemrose (the letter confirms its source), old photographs of the multiples which have been divided into singles and blocks

A PHILATELIC "ARCHAEOLOGIST'S" EFFORT TO RECONSTRUCT THE ORIGINAL PROOF SHEETS SENT IN 1854 FROM TOPPAN, CARPENTER & COMPANY TO TWO OF GREAT BRITAIN'S PREMIER PRINTERS AND PERFORATORS FOR USE IN EARLY EXPERIMENTS TO PERFORATE UNITED STATES STAMPS. WILSON HULME'S ACHIEVEMENT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO DUPLICATE, AND WE HOPE SOMEONE WITH THE MEANS AND INCLINATION WILL PICK UP THE MANTLE AND CONTINUE THE EFFORT TO RECONSTRUCT THE SHEETS.

In 1854 complete sheets of 200 3c India proofs from Plate 4 were sent by Toppan, Carpenter to Bemrose and Perkins Bacon in England for a perforating experiment. Each firm received left and right panes. All of the proofs were cancelled with brush strokes to prevent use as postage.

This part-reconstruction comprises 44 subjects from the Bemrose sheet (34 Left Pane and 10 Right Pane) and 30 subjects from the Perkins Bacon sheet (30 Right Pane). This lot includes the imprint and plate number block of eight from the Bemrose left pane and the top right corner sheet margin block of twelve from the Perkins Bacon right pane, both of which are important pieces. It should be noted that only three of the original four plate blocks have been located. One is in the pane of 100 offered in the preceding lot (Perkins Bacon left pane). Another is in the lot offered here (Bemrose left pane). The third was last sold in our Sale 869 (lot 3024) for $18,500 hammer. The fourth plate block, from the right pane of the Bemrose sheet, has not been photographed or seen.

Scott Retail as singles, blocks and the plate block.

95,000
37,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2005-12-12
United States Stamps
P
Sale Number 905, Lot Number 1006, Essays and Proofs3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Pos. 53R4, ample to large margins, fresh, trivial margin flaw at bottom, otherwise Very Fine

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19 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 2


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