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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 281, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Safety Paper OverprintsNational Bank Note Co., Gibson Patent, 3c Black, Miniature Sheet of Twelve, "VEINTE" Overprint in Orange (79-E26c), National Bank Note Co., Gibson Patent, 3c Black, Miniature Sheet of Twelve, "VEINTE" Overprint in Orange (79-E26c)National Bank Note Co., Gibson Patent, 3c Black, Miniature Sheet of Twelve, "VEINTE" Overprint in Orange (79-E26c). Complete sheet with selvage all around, intense shade, part original gum

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COMPLETE SHEET OF TWELVE OF THE 3-CENT 1867 ESSAY WITH THE "VEINTE" SAFETY OVERPRINT, ATTRIBUTED TO THE ABRAM GIBSON PATENT.

The safety network overprint essays listed in Scott as 79-E26 are discussed in two important articles by James Lee, Richard Drews and Jan Hofmeyr in the 2016 and 2017 Chronicle (no. 251, pp. 260-274 and no. 253, pp. 64-72). Both Abram Gibson and Emanuel Harmon received patents for re-use prevention ideas based on overprinting intaglio engraved stamps with surface printed networks of light wavy lines in various colors. Either the intaglio ink or network ink would be fugitive and wiped away if an attempt was made to re-use the stamp. The essay offered here conforms to the Gibson patent and is so attributed in the second Chronicle article. This is the unique full sheet of 12 and serves as strong evidence that all the safety network essays were printed from miniature sheets of 12.

Ex "Lake Shore". Illustrated in Chronicle no. 253 on p. 67

7,500
5,250
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2005-02-02
The Lake Shore Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs (Part 1)
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 252, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays 3c Black, Miniature Sheet of Twelve, "Veinte" Overprint (79-E26c), 3c Black, Miniature Sheet of Twelve, "Veinte" Overprint (79-E26c)3c Black, Miniature Sheet of Twelve, "Veinte" Overprint (79-E26c). Complete sheet with selvage all around, intense shade, part original gum

VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE COMPLETE PANE OF TWELVE OF THE 3-CENT WITH THE "VEINTE" SAFETY OVERPRINT.

This pane may well be unique.

7,500
5,250
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