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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1662, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1), 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1). 45 x 57mm, removed from original card but not thinned, showing albino impression of die no. 1030 and imprint at bottom, small inclusion at bottom well clear of design

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE DIE I LARGE DIE PROOF OF THE 1863 2-CENT BLACK JACK ISSUE.

The original state of the Black Jack die, or Die I, does not show the star on Jackson's right cheek or the dots in the upper left scroll. Proofs pulled from this first die date to the issuance of the stamp in 1863. Die II proofs, showing the star on cheek and dots in upper left scroll, were pulled later, including probably at the time of the 1875 Re-Issue (which also shows Die II characteristics).

The Die I Black Jack large die proof is extremely rare in any size. There is only one recorded full-size non-hybrid example (ex Metzger and Faust). There are probably fewer than five total in existence in any size and none are die sunk.

Ex Finkelburg and Fosdyke-Ray. With 2018 A.P.S. certificate.

10,000
1,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2018-04-23
The Bernard Faust Collection of U.S. 1863-68 Black Jack Issues
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Sale Number 1181, Lot Number 1023, Die and Plate Proofs2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1), 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1). 52 x 59mm India paper mounted on 141 x 219mm card, "No. 1030" and "National Bank Note Co." imprint at bottom of India, fresh and bright

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE FULL-SIZE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1863 DIE I BLACK JACK LARGE DIE PROOF ON INDIA. AN ICONIC RARITY OF THE BLACK JACK ISSUE AND OF ESSAY-AND-PROOF COLLECTING IN GENERAL.

The original state of the Black Jack die, or Die I, does not show the star on Jackson's right cheek or the dots in the upper left scroll. Proofs pulled from this first die date to the issuance of the stamp in 1863. Die II proofs, showing the star on cheek and dots in upper left scroll, were pulled later, including probably at the time of the 1875 Re-Issue (which also shows Die II characteristics).

The Die I Black Jack large die proof is extremely rare in any size. This is the only recorded full-size non-hybrid example. There are probably fewer than five total in existence in any size and none are die sunk. We have not offered another example since keeping computerized records, except with the large "SPECIMEN" overprint.

Ex Metzger

10,000
5,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2018-04-23
The Bernard Faust Collection of U.S. 1863-68 Black Jack Issues
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Sale Number 1181, Lot Number 1024, Die and Plate Proofs2c Black, Die I, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (73P1 var), 2c Black, Die I, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (73P1 var)2c Black, Die I, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (73P1 var). On India paper cut to shape, mounted on larger piece of India and die sunk on 133 x 202mm card, brilliantly fresh, Very Fine and rare even in this hybrid form, probably fewer than five non-hybrid Die I large die proofs exist (see previous lot for the unique full-size example), ex Finkelburg, Scott Retail for normal large die proof is $10,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2018-04-23
The Bernard Faust Collection of U.S. 1863-68 Black Jack Issues
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Sale Number 1181, Lot Number 1025, Die and Plate Proofs, 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, Vermilion "SPECIMEN" Ovpt. (73P1S). Mounted on 143 x 194mm card, matching vermilion "Specimen Postage Stamp from the National Bank Note Company No. 1 Wall Street New York" at bottom of card, fresh and Very Fine, from a National Bank Note Co. sample book, the Die I large die proof without "SPECIMEN" overprint is exceedingly rare with probably fewer than five known, this variety with the overprint is also quite rare

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2018-04-23
The Bernard Faust Collection of U.S. 1863-68 Black Jack Issues
P
Sale Number 1181, Lot Number 1026, Die and Plate Proofs, 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, Vermilion "SPECIMEN" Ovpt. (73P1S). Mounted on 148 x 224mm card, bluish-green "Specimen Postage Stamp from the National Bank Note Company No. 1 Wall Street New York" at bottom of card, a few small toned spots do not affect any of the design elements, Very Fine, from a National Bank Note Co. sample book, the Die I large die proof without "SPECIMEN" overprint is exceedingly rare with probably fewer than five known, this variety with the overprint is also quite rare, ex Brazer

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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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
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1013, Essays and Proofs2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1), 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1). On 72 x 88mm card, large red "SPECIMEN" overprint across design, fresh and Very Fine, from a National Bank Note Co. sample book, the Die I proof is extremely rare (catalogues $10,000.00 in Scott), none were offered in major Black Jack sales, except with the "Specimen" overprint as offered here, with 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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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 2166, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var), 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var). 42 x 51mm, few small flaws as often associated with this fragile paper including sealed tear at far left, otherwise Very Fine and quite rare, Scott Retail for normal Die I large die proof $10,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
550
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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 66, Essays and Proofs: 1861-66 Issue2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var), 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var). Mounted on 92 x 134mm card with red "SPECIMEN" overprint across stamp and full imprint in red at bottom, from a National Bank Note Co. sample book, Very Fine, the Die I large die proof is exceedingly rare -- none were offered in major Black Jack sales, except with the "Specimen" overprint as offered here, ex Burrows, Scott Retail as normal

10,000
1,200
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2008-03-25
United States Stamps
P
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 17, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var), 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var). 42 x 51mm, few small flaws as often associated with this fragile paper incl. sealed tear at far left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2006-05-13
2006 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 913, Lot Number 620, 1861-66 Issue2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, Vermilion "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1S), 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, Vermilion "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1S)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, Vermilion "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1S). Mounted on 153 x 228mm card, green "Specimen Postage Stamp from the National Bank Note Company No. 1 Wall Street New York" at bottom of card, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, very rare, from National Bank Note Co. sample book, the Die I large die proof is exceedingly rare -- none were offered in major Black Jack sales, except with the "Specimen" overprint as offered here

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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