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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.

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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2204, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Safety Paper Essays (79-E31a, b, d, e, f, g, h), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Safety Paper Essays (79-E31a, b, d, e, f, g, h)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Safety Paper Essays (79-E31a, b, d, e, f, g, h). Seven different safety paper essays, representing what we believe is the complete set of all designs, all have large margins, only one is merely ample on one side, deep rich colors

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A SPECTACULAR SET OF NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. 3-CENT LIBERTY SAFETY PAPER DESIGNS.

The Scott Catalogue began listing essays in its 1992 U.S. Specialized, and since then has listed one additional design of the 3c safety papers -- 79-E31c with "2" in red circles. However we have never encountered this variety and it is the only type that has never been illustrated in Scott. In addition, the Finkelburg collection had a set of seven, without the extra essay, which he regarded as complete. While this additional variety may exist, we would like to see an example for confirmation.

These beautiful essays are similar to the subsequent 1869 safety paper essays (this consignor's 1869 safety papers were sold in our 2013 Rarities sale). Both of these sets are among the most beautiful and unique of all United States essays and proofs

9,800
6,250
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