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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=Back-of-Book, Issue/Country=U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 120-E3b
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Grade
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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 4087, 1869 Issue, 24c Declaration of Independence Essays (Scott 120-E)24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Progressive Die Essay on India (120-E3b var), 24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Progressive Die Essay on India (120-E3b var)24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Progressive Die Essay on India (120-E3b var). 74 x 40mm, three border lines clearly visible at left and trimmed close at right so only two and in some spots only one are visible, small area at bottom right shows three which leads us to believe a piece of paper or something else was inserted into the vignette area prior to printing, rich color, minor India paper translucency at right

VERY FINE. A FASCINATING PROGRESSIVE DIE ESSAY FOR THE FRAME OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. THIS IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER FRAME ONLY DIE ESSAYS WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

On the issued stamp only two border lines are present between the vignette and the frame. The essay offered here shows three at left and at right shows one in parts and two in other parts. There is also an area at bottom above the "CE" of "CENTS" where all three lines are clearly visible. At one point a die existed with both the frame and vignette (see previous lot). There must have been a piece of paper inserted into the vignette area to obtain this frame-only essay, to simulate how two lines would have looked prior to altering the die. This theory is further reinforced by unevenness in other parts of the design -- the paper must have become skewed because the bottom left shows more of the design and the top right shows less. The unevenness led us to think that this could be a hybrid, but it clearly is not.

Scott Retail as normal Scott 120-E3b

5,000
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
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4088, 1869 Issue, 24c Declaration of Independence Essays (Scott 120-E)24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b), 24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b)24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b). With three border lines around the blank center area (as opposed to two on the issued stamp), on 93 x 70mm card, deep rich color, small scuff mark (paste-up of vignette may have been present at one time)

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FRAME ONLY ESSAY OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Finkelburg and Dr. Heimburger

5,000
1,500
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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
E
Sale Number 1118, Lot Number 16, 24c 1869 Pictorial Essays and Proofs24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Proof on India (120-E3b), 24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Proof on India (120-E3b)24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Proof on India (120-E3b). With three border lines around the blank center area (as opposed to two on the issued stamp), on 143 x 223mm card with full die sinkage, showing evidence of binding from sample book or presentation album at left, Very Fine, this is the first we have offered on a full-size card

2,500
3,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2015-11-17
United States Essays and Proofs
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2276, 24c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.24c Black, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (120-E3b), 24c Black, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (120-E3b)24c Black, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (120-E3b). 44 x 42mm, sharp impression, two tiny pinholes

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PROGRESSIVE LARGE DIE PROOF STRUCK IN BLACK.

No examples in Black were offered in either the Brazer, Lopez or Juhring sales. The only other example in our records is ex Finkelburg and Lake Shore, with light toned spots.

Ex "European" (Kuphal)

5,000
6,500
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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 2277, 24c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (120-E3b), 24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (120-E3b)24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (120-E3b). Three border lines around the blank portrait, on 72 x 47mm card, deep rich color, Very Fine and rare

2,500
4,500
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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 2278, 24c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (120-E3b var), 24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (120-E3b var)24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (120-E3b var). Combination of three border lines (at bottom left and part of bottom) and two border lines around the blank portrait, 74 x 40mm, rich color, minor India paper translucency at right, Very Fine and rare, an interesting variety between 120-E3b (three border lines) and 120-E3c (two border lines, as on the issued stamp), Scott Retail as 120-E3b

2,500
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2013-10-10
The Dr. Irvin Heimburger Collection of 1869 Pictorial Issues
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Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 332, Essays24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b), 24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b)24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b). Three border lines, on 93 x 70mm card, deep rich color, small scuff mark (cut-out vignette may have been present at one time)

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FRAME ONLY ESSAY OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Ex Finkelburg

2,500
2,100
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2006-06-19
United States Stamps
E
Sale Number 914, Lot Number 617, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b), 24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b)24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b). Cut down to almost stamp size (three huge margins, ample at right), fresh, light corner crease and two tiny pinpoint India paper flaws, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail as full size die essay

2,500
950
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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 348, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays24c Black, Frame Die Essay on India (120-E3b), 24c Black, Frame Die Essay on India (120-E3b)24c Black, Frame Die Essay on India (120-E3b). On 57 x 42mm card, few light toned spots

VERY FINE AND VERY RARE. ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES IN BLACK CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS.

No examples in Black were offered in either the Brazer, Lopez or Juhring sales. The only other example in Black in our records was offered in our Sale 819.

Ex Finkelburg.

3,500
4,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2002-05-18
2002 Rarities of the World
E
Sale Number 846, Lot Number 2171, 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b), 24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b)24c Dark Green, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (120-E3b). Large margins, unusual pale shade, faint creases typical of this fragile paper, otherwise Very Fine, scarce essay, "1869" pencil notation on back

2,500
0
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