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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Category — Essays and Proofs: Presentation Large Die Die Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
70
P
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 70, Essays and Proofs: Presentation Large Die Die Proofs3c Rose, Large Die Proof on India, Manuscript "Specimen" Overprint (65SP1), 3c Rose, Large Die Proof on India, Manuscript "Specimen" Overprint (65SP1)3c Rose, Large Die Proof on India, Manuscript "Specimen" Overprint (65SP1). Die sunk on 115 x 136mm card with full die sinkage, matching light impressions of die no. 441 and imprint at bottom, "Specimen" written in fancy script diagonally across design, India is also tied to card by "National Bank Note Co. N.Y." embossed seal, some minor toning specks around edges of card

VERY FINE. ONLY ONE SET OF THESE "SPECIMEN" DIE PROOFS WAS PRODUCED FOR THE 1861 ISSUE. THIS 3-CENT PROOF IS THEREFORE UNIQUE.

A similar set of die proofs is known for the 1870 National Bank Note Co. Issue. That set is also unique.

Unlisted in Scott

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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