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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=Back-of-Book, Issue/Country=U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 79-E26d-g
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Lot#/
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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
P
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 282, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Safety Paper OverprintsNational Bank Note Co., Gibson Patent, 3c Washington, Plate Essays from Sheets of 12, Safety Network Ovpts. Ty. 1-3 (79-E26d-g), National Bank Note Co., Gibson Patent, 3c Washington, Plate Essays from Sheets of 12, Safety Network Ovpts. Ty. 1-3 (79-E26d-g)National Bank Note Co., Gibson Patent, 3c Washington, Plate Essays from Sheets of 12, Safety Network Ovpts. Ty. 1-3 (79-E26d-g). Group of 12 singles, four each with the Lee/Drews/Hofmeyr Types 1-3 safety network overprints (see below for listing explanation), including large wave (Ty. 1), medium wave (Ty. 2) and mesh wave (Ty. 3), mix of imperforate and perforated, wonderful range of stamp and overprint colors identified on exhibit page, a few with some minor ink disturbance or area of color changeling (probably from being exposed to moisture and representative of the fugitive ink), nine have sheet margin or selvage which better shows the wave type (these come from miniature sheets of 12 with selvage all around so most show selvage)

VERY FINE. A CHOICE AND DESIRABLE GROUP OF THESE SCARCE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SAFETY NETWORK OVERPRINTS, REPRESENTING EACH OF THE THREE TYPES THAT ACTUALLY EXIST.

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 essays offered here conform to the Gibson patent and are so attributed in the second Chronicle article.

The wavy-line examples of the safety network overprints (79-E26d thru 79-E26g) are misdescribed in Scott. The second Chronicle article clears up the listing confusion and confirms that there are only three wave varieties, not four as listed in Scott, which also pictures two of the same types under different numbers. We will use the Lee/Drews/Hofmeyr types until the Scott listings are fixed

6,100
1,600
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 2196, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs from Sheets of 12, Safety Network Ovpts. (79-E26d, 79-E26e, 79-E26f, 79-E26g), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs from Sheets of 12, Safety Network Ovpts. (79-E26d, 79-E26e, 79-E26f, 79-E26g)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs from Sheets of 12, Safety Network Ovpts. (79-E26d, 79-E26e, 79-E26f, 79-E26g). Outstanding group of 20 stamps on an album page, all four overprint types represented, five imperforate, the rest perforated, wide range of colors, several with selvage which beautifully shows the overprint designs, a minor flaw here or there may be encountered but the group is fresh

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE ASSEMBLAGE OF 3-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. TRIAL COLOR PROOFS WITH SAFETY NETWORK OVERPRINTS.

All of these are scarce as only one sheet of twelve of each was produced. A group with this depth is seldom seen. Scott Retail more than $10,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
1999-09-29
The Falk Finkelburg Collection of U.S. Essays & Proofs
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1370, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section b)3c Thorp Patent Safety Paper Essays, Perforated 12, Ty. A, B, C, D (79-E26d, 79-E26e, 79-E26f, 79-E26g), 3c Thorp Patent Safety Paper Essays, Perforated 12, Ty. A, B, C, D (79-E26d, 79-E26e, 79-E26f, 79-E26g)3c Thorp Patent Safety Paper Essays, Perforated 12, Ty. A, B, C, D (79-E26d, 79-E26e, 79-E26f, 79-E26g). Sixteen total mounted on exhibition page: horizontal pair and two singles of Ty. A, four each of other three types, no duplication of colors, ten have sheet margin at sides clearly showing the safety network, original gum, h.r., few small faults

ALL APPEAR FINE-VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE GROUP OF THE PERFORATED THORP SAFETY PAPER PATENT ESSAY.

Printed by the National Bank Note Co.

7,800
5,000
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