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Sale 1195 — The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Category — 1861 Contract Essays: 3-Cent

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
19
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Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 19, 1861 Contract Essays: 3-Cent 3c Scarlet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (74TC1a), 3c Scarlet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (74TC1a)3c Scarlet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (74TC1a). Die sunk on 66 x 64mm card with full die sinkage, die no. 441 and albino imprint at bottom, beautiful bright color in this distinct shade

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT SCARLET TRIAL COLOR IN LARGE DIE PROOF FORM.

We feel this is of greater importance than the other trial colors for the 3c design, as this color was also used to print the elusive Scott 74. This is one of only three recorded examples and the first we have encountered

2,250
1,500
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