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Sale 1158 — The Vaquero Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Friday, 12 May, 2017

Category — 1869 Issue, 3c Locomotive Essays (Scott 114-E)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4030
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4030, 1869 Issue, 3c Locomotive Essays (Scott 114-E)3c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Completed Design (114-E6a), 3c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Completed Design (114-E6a)3c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Completed Design (114-E6a). Two of the three Scott-listed colors, Blue and Deep Orange Red, both 51 x 45mm, latter with some slight thinning at top from prior mounting

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL SMALL NUMERAL DIE ESSAY ON INDIA. THESE MAY WELL BE UNIQUE.

Scott Catalogue lists three colors for this essay (the other is Black). We have been unable to locate any others and have never seen the example listed in Black.

The blue is ex Cutts

3,500
3,000
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