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Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 245, Air Post thru Parcel Post5c Black, Buffalo Balloon, Trial Color Proof on Wove (CL1TC), 5c Black, Buffalo Balloon, Trial Color Proof on Wove (CL1TC)5c Black, Buffalo Balloon, Trial Color Proof on Wove (CL1TC). Full to large margins, intense shade, couple small edge thins and light crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED TRIAL COLOR PROOFS OF THE BUFFALO BALLOON AIR POST ISSUE. ONE OF THE GREAT PROOF RARITIES IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY.

The Buffalo Balloon stamp, designed by John B. Lillard and engraved by John H. Snively, was printed by Wheeler Brothers Printers in Nashville, Tennessee. Only 300 were printed in tête-bêche arrangement from a single die. The stamps were intended for use on a balloon flight from Nashville to Gallatin, Tennessee, which took place on June 18, 1877. Of the 300 that were printed, Lillard wrote that only 23 were used. Two examples of the Black Trial Color proof are recorded. The other was sold in our 1974 Rarities of the World sale and is also ex Rudy.

With 1996 R.P.S. certificate. Listed in Scott in a footnote to No. CL1 and priced at $7,500.00 -- the same as an unused stamp and a number which has not changed since it was first priced in the 1993 Specialized Catalogue. The Schoendorf booklet prices the proof at 3-times the unused stamp

E. 10,000-15,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens
1974-03-27
1974 Rarities of the World
P
Sale Number 448, Lot Number 226, Air Post5c Black, Buffalo Balloon, Air Post Semi-Official, Trial Color Proof  (CL1TC), 5c Black, Buffalo Balloon, Air Post Semi-Official, Trial Color Proof  (CL1TC)5c Black, Buffalo Balloon, Air Post Semi-Official, Trial Color Proof (CL1TC). Extremely Fine, Only Two are Believed to exist, A Tremendous Rarity, Unlisted but mentioned in Scott

E. 1,000-2,000
2,100
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