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2018-12-12
The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 75, Essays and Proofs: Small Die Proofs1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (57P2a/77P2a), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (57P2a/77P2a)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (57P2a/77P2a). Complete set of all ten denominations, plus extra 3c in Scarlet and 12c with both First and Second Designs, the 5c is also the First Design, large margins, characteristic toning as always seen on these issues, 2c with small thin spots, 5c and 15c with small margin thin

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE MOST COMPLETE SET OF 1861 ISSUE PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH BOTH SHADES OF THE 3-CENT, AND THE 5-CENT AND 12-CENT FIRST DESIGNS.

From February 20 to December 4, 1915, the Panama-Pacific Exposition was held in San Francisco, to commemorate Balboa's discovery of the Pacific Ocean and to celebrate the opening of one of mankind's greatest engineering achievements, the Panama Canal.

The Post Office Department decided to prepare a limited number of proof sets showing every United States stamp printed up to the time of the exposition. A total of 413 different designs were made. Only two sets were officially prepared, but it is widely recognized that between three and five of each were made. These included Officials, Newspapers and Periodicals, Philippines and other special use stamps.

This set is the most complete we have ever offered for the 1861 Issue. It includes, in order of denomination, Nos. 63P2a, 73P2a, 65P2a, 74P2a, 57P2a, 68P2a, 59P2a, 69P2a, 77P2a, 70P2a, 71P2a and 72P2a. It lacks only the 3c and 90c First Designs (56P2a and 62P2a) and the 5c Second Design (76P2a) among all the Scott-listed Panama-Pacific die proofs. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a set of Panama-Pacific small die proofs representing all ten of the denominations issued between 1861 and 1866.

2c, 5c and 10c with P.F. certificates

35,350
21,000
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