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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 25, 1861 Contract Essays: 10-Cent National Bank Note Co., 10c Dark Green, Progressive Die Essay on India (68-E2), National Bank Note Co., 10c Dark Green, Progressive Die Essay on India (68-E2)National Bank Note Co., 10c Dark Green, Progressive Die Essay on India (68-E2). India paper cut to stamp size and mounted on 41 x 49 card -- in this early state of Die 443 numerous design elements are missing and the absence of the curved line above "U.S. Postage" puts it in the First Design category -- small sealed tear at top is visible only with cross-lighting

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE ESSAY. A GREAT RARITY.

There are only two vignette and frame essays listed in Scott for the 10c 1861 Issue (there is also a vignette-only essay). The other listed essay (68-E3) differs from the issued design only in the absence of a thin line at the top of the design -- without close comparison it looks the same as the issued design. This early progressive die essay is very desirable, as it shows dramatic design differences, including substantially incomplete engraving.

2,500
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