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General/Issue
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Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 59, Essays and Proofs: Plate ProofsNational Bank Note Co., 1c-90c 1861 First Designs and Colors, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/72-E7e), National Bank Note Co., 1c-90c 1861 First Designs and Colors, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/72-E7e)National Bank Note Co., 1c-90c 1861 First Designs and Colors, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/72-E7e). Complete set of eight values in blocks of four (2c and 15c were issued later so they don't exist as First Designs), brilliant colors, several showing plate layout lines, 1c in Indigo with some India paper thinning at top, 30c with small scissors-cut between two proofs

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SET OF 1861 FIRST DESIGNS AND COLORS PLATE PROOFS ON INDIA, IN BLOCKS OF FOUR. NO MORE THAN TWO CAN EXIST.

According to essay-proof specialist James Lee, only two complete sets of these India paper proofs are possible. The set possibilities are limited by the extreme rarity of the 1c, 24c, 30c and 90c values in blocks of four.

Scott Retail as singles, counting the 24c as the regularly issued No. 78P3 (though its color differs significantly from the 78P3 in lot 62)

10,700
7,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2013-11-19
United States Stamps
P
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 3209, Essays and Proofs, 1845-691c-90c 1861 First Designs and Colors, Plate Proofs, 1c-90c 1861 First Designs and Colors, Plate Proofs1c-90c 1861 First Designs and Colors, Plate Proofs. 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c and 12c plate proofs on India, 30c and 90c Black trial color plate proofs on split card, the 24c appears to be the regularly issued No. 78P3, virtually all with faults ranging from minor to severe, generally Fine appearance except the 78P3 which is Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
500
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