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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 = 3P4-4P4
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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
P
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1004, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1845 thru 1869 Issues5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Large margins to full, intense impressions, Very Fine

500
350
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2016-11-09
U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
Pbl
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 32, Postmasters Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Complete sheets of 50, each with huge outer margins, showing edges of the plate, 10c lacking the plate scratches seen on the complete sheet on India paper offered in our 2013 William Gross sale, 5c shows plate scratches between Positions 31 and 41, which are also present on the India paper sheet, 5c back with some light waterstaining which faintly shows on the edges of a couple stamps, small corner bend at bottom right, 10c with two shallow mounting thins, not noticeable from the front

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SET OF SHEETS OF 50 OF THE 5-CENT AND 10-CENT 1875 REPRODUCTION PLATE PROOFS ON CARD.

Clarence Brazer discussed the 1847 Issue essays and proofs in a 1947 Essay-Proof Journal article, which was reprinted as a monograph. The extensive plate scratches found on the 10c India sheet offered in our 2013 Gross sale (Siegel Sale 1041, lot 23, realized $62,500 hammer) are not found on the stamps printed in 1875 nor on the cardboard proofs produced between 1879 and 1893.

Brazer estimated in his 1947 article that "probably five or six pairs of sheets of 50 plate proofs on cardboard are known." We do not know the basis for Brazer's estimate, but we have been able to locate only two other sets, offered in our 1983, 1987 and 2015 Rarities sales.

Scott Retail as blocks of four and singles without premium for the complete sheet format

27,000
22,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1010, Essays and Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Large margins to clear, intense impressions, Fine-Very Fine

500
300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2015-12-16
United States Stamps and Possessions
P
Sale Number 1116, Lot Number 3007, Essays, Proofs and Specimens, 1845-60 Issues5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Large margins to full, crisp impressions, accompanied by envelope with printed "United States Postage Stamps 1847. Proof Specimens", Very Fine, scarce with the original envelope

500
550
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2015-06-25
2015 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3020, 1847 Issue and Reproduction5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Complete sheets of 50, each with huge outer margins, 5c shows edges of the plate on three sides, 10c shows edges of plate on all four sides, 10c lacking the plate scratches seen on the complete sheet on India paper offered in our 2013 William Gross sale, 5c shows plate scratches between Positions 31 and 41, which are also present on the India paper sheet, 5c minor corner bend at bottom right, few adherences on back of little consequence

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SET OF SHEETS OF 50 OF THE 5-CENT AND 10-CENT 1875 REPRODUCTION PLATE PROOFS ON CARD.

Clarence Brazer discussed the 1847 Issue essays and proofs in a 1947 Essay-Proof Journal article, which was reprinted as a monograph. The extensive plate scratches found on the 10c India sheet offered in our 2013 Gross sale (Siegel Sale 1041, lot 23, realized $62,500 hammer) are not found on the stamps printed in 1875 nor on the cardboard proofs produced between 1879 and 1893.

Brazer estimated in his 1947 article that "probably five or six pairs of sheets of 50 plate proofs on cardboard are known." We do not know the basis for Brazer's estimate, but we have been able to locate only one other set, offered in our 1983 and 1987 Rarities sales.

From a Nov. 20, 1978 Sotheby's sale and ex Creighton Hart. Scott Retail as blocks of four and singles.

27,000
26,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2014-10-21
The William Fekete Collection
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 20, Essays and Proofs: Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1875 Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1875 Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1875 Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Ample to large margins, vivid colors, Very Fine, accompanied by original envelope with printed "United States Postage Stamps, Issue 1847", ex Laedher, Scott Retail with no premium for the envelope which is rarely encountered

400
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2014-07-29
United States Stamps and Possessions
P
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 1, Essays and Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Two sets, large margins, fresh and Very Fine

800
600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2014-04-30
United States Stamps
Pbl
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 22, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Blocks of four, large margins to full, bright colors, Very Fine, attractive multiples

1,500
1,900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2013-03-26
United States Stamps
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1012, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Reproductions, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4, 4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Reproductions, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4, 4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Reproductions, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4, 4P4). Large margins to clear, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, also including 3P2 removed from original gray card backing, small crease

825
325
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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
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1021, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals, 1847 Issue)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Each with large even margins, fresh colors, Very Fine

400
325
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