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Sale 795 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 1997

Category — Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
486°
E
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 486, Essays and Proofs1861, 5c Green and Black, Washington's Portrait, Model Mounted on Card (Dietz E-1), 1861, 5c Green and Black, Washington's Portrait, Model Mounted on Card (Dietz E-1)1861, 5c Green and Black, Washington's Portrait, Model Mounted on Card (Dietz E-1). Attributed to the American Bank Note Company

THE UNIQUE WASHINGTON MODEL FROM THE OFFUTT ARCHIVE.

Ex Dietz, Weatherly and Freeland.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
487°
E
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 487, Essays and Proofs1861, 5c Red and Green, Cotton Plant, Model Mounted on Card (Dietz E-2), 1861, 5c Red and Green, Cotton Plant, Model Mounted on Card (Dietz E-2)1861, 5c Red and Green, Cotton Plant, Model Mounted on Card (Dietz E-2). Attributed to the American Bank Note Company

THE UNIQUE COTTON PLANT MODEL FROM THE OFFUTT ARCHIVE.

Ex Dietz, Weatherly and Freeland.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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488°
E
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 488, Essays and Proofs1861, 2c Cotton Planting Scene, 10c River Scene and Steamboat, Wash Drawing Pictorial Essays in Black on Card (Dietz E-3, E-4), 1861, 2c Cotton Planting Scene, 10c River Scene and Steamboat, Wash Drawing Pictorial Essays in Black on Card (Dietz E-3, E-4)1861, 2c Cotton Planting Scene, 10c River Scene and Steamboat, Wash Drawing Pictorial Essays in Black on Card (Dietz E-3, E-4). Attributed to Manouvrier of New Orleans, ms. "New Orleans La. Design", some adherence on back

THE UNIQUE MANOUVRIER WASH DRAWINGS FROM THE OFFUTT ARCHIVE.

Ex Dietz, Weatherly and Freeland.

E. 7,500-10,000
12,500
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489°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 489, Essays and Proofs1861, 5c Liberty Head in Circle, Engraved and Partly Hand-Drawn Essay in Black on Card (Dietz E-5), 1861, 5c Liberty Head in Circle, Engraved and Partly Hand-Drawn Essay in Black on Card (Dietz E-5)1861, 5c Liberty Head in Circle, Engraved and Partly Hand-Drawn Essay in Black on Card (Dietz E-5). Attributed to Manouvrier of New Orleans, pencil used for "Confederate States of America" and spandrels in corners, ms. at left reads "New Orleans, Unknown" (not "Manouvrier" as sometimes quoted), insignificant card thins from mounting removal

THE UNIQUE LIBERTY HEAD ESSAY ATTRIBUTED TO MANOUVRIER OF NEW ORLEANS. FROM THE OFFUTT ARCHIVE.

Accompanied by Bank of Savannah $1.00 note showing same Liberty vignette. Ex Dietz, Weatherly and Freeland.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,750
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490°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 490, Essays and Proofs1861, 2c Corn, 5c Wheat and 10c Cotton, Black Lithographed Essays, A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va. (Dietz E-6, E-7, E-8), 1861, 2c Corn, 5c Wheat and 10c Cotton, Black Lithographed Essays, A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va. (Dietz E-6, E-7, E-8)1861, 2c Corn, 5c Wheat and 10c Cotton, Black Lithographed Essays, A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va. (Dietz E-6, E-7, E-8). Each has margins all around, negligible adherence and thinning in card not affecting appearance

A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE HOEN & CO. LITHOGRAPHED ESSAYS.

A close comparison with the Dietz set illustrated in his 1929 book leads us to believe this set is not from the Offutt archive. Ex Weatherly.

E. 4,000-5,000
8,500
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491°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 491, Essays and Proofs1861, 10c Lake Red, Jefferson Portrait, Engraved Die Essay on India, Card Mounted (Dietz E-9a), 1861, 10c Lake Red, Jefferson Portrait, Engraved Die Essay on India, Card Mounted (Dietz E-9a)1861, 10c Lake Red, Jefferson Portrait, Engraved Die Essay on India, Card Mounted (Dietz E-9a). Attributed to the American Bank Note Company, large margins, small nick and tear at bottom

THE FIRST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ENGRAVED ESSAY. FROM THE OFFUTT ARCHIVE.

Ex Dietz, Weatherly and Freeland.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,000
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492°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 492, Essays and Proofs1861, 10c Dark Blue, Jefferson Portrait, Engraved Die Essay on India, Card Mounted (Dietz E-9b), 1861, 10c Dark Blue, Jefferson Portrait, Engraved Die Essay on India, Card Mounted (Dietz E-9b)1861, 10c Dark Blue, Jefferson Portrait, Engraved Die Essay on India, Card Mounted (Dietz E-9b). Attributed to the American Bank Note Company, clear to ample margins, small nick at top

THE FIRST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ENGRAVED ESSAY. FROM THE OFFUTT ARCHIVE.

Ex Dietz, Weatherly and Freeland.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,500
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493°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 493, Essays and Proofs1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a), 1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a)1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a). Top left corner margin block of fourteen, huge margins, minor creasing and small flaws

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE HOYER & LUDWIG ESSAY.

1986 Dietz does not list a multiple - value for fourteen singles is $7,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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494°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 494, Essays and Proofs10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a), 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a)10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a). Huge margins, Extremely Fine, rare Confederate 7-Star Flag essay

E. 500-750
950
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495°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 495, Essays and Proofs1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a), 1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a)1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a). Huge margins, faint toning and barest trace of thinning in soft porous paper, otherwise Very Fine, rare

E. 300-400
400
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496°
E
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 496, Essays and Proofs1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10b), 1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10b)1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10b). Ample to large margins, minor thin in soft porous paper, Very Fine appearance, rare, ex Weatherly

E. 400-500
650
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497°
E
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 497, Essays and ProofsCharleston S.C., 2c Brown Essay on Wove (Dietz E-11), Charleston S.C., 2c Brown Essay on Wove (Dietz E-11)Charleston S.C., 2c Brown Essay on Wove (Dietz E-11). Large margins, trivial corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, extremely scarce essay for Charleston postmaster's provisional, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,600
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498°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 498, Essays and ProofsCharleston S.C., 10c Blue Green Essay on Wove (Dietz E-12), Charleston S.C., 10c Blue Green Essay on Wove (Dietz E-12)Charleston S.C., 10c Blue Green Essay on Wove (Dietz E-12). Large margins, Very Fine, extremely scarce essay for Charleston postmaster's provisional, showing the Palmetto Tree design that was adopted for the 1862 10c provisional entire (see lot 330), with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,600
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499°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 499, Essays and Proofs10c Carmine, Stonewall Jackson Essay, 10c Carmine, Stonewall Jackson Essay10c Carmine, Stonewall Jackson Essay. Ample margins, rich color, Very Fine and extremely rare, unlisted in Dietz, this essay was first discovered in 1867 and has been the subject of many articles

E. 200-300
400
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500°
P
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 500, Essays and Proofs5c Green, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (1P5), 5c Green, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (1P5)5c Green, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (1P5). Full to large margins, rich color, few defects, appears Very Fine, extremely scarce, with copy of 1971 P.F. certificate

1,500
950
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501°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 501, Essays and Proofs10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5), 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5)10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5). Large margins, bright and fresh color, thin spot and light crease, appears Very Fine, with copy of 1971 P.F. certificate

1,500
950
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502°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 502, Essays and Proofs10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5), 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5)10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5). Bright and fresh color, full to large margins, thin and toned spot, otherwise Very Fine and rare

1,500
900
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503°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 503, Essays and Proofs10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5), 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5)10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5). Clear margins, thin spot not mentioned on certificate, otherwise Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

1,500
650
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504°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 504, Essays and Proofs10c Black, Stone Y, Plate Proof on Wove (2eTC5), 10c Black, Stone Y, Plate Proof on Wove (2eTC5)10c Black, Stone Y, Plate Proof on Wove (2eTC5). Ample to large margins, distinctive Stone Y impression, faint diagonal crease at top left not mentioned on certificate

FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL GENERAL ISSUE PROOFS.

With 1972 P.F. certificate

3,000
2,000
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505°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 505, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1)5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1). Cut to size and showing incomplete vignette with shallow engraving (lacking detail) and no definition to the hair, Very Fine and very rare

E. 400-500
750
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506°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 506, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1)5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1). Cut to size, showing vignette which has slightly greater detail than the previous lot, Very Fine and very rare

E. 400-500
625
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507°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 507, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1)5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1). Cut to size, showing vignette with much greater detailed engravings than in the previous two lots, Very Fine and very rare

E. 400-500
675
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508°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 508, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1)5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1). Printed date "Jan. 14-62", usual slight oxidation at edges, Very Fine and extremely rare progressive die proof

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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509°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 509, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1)5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1). 93 x 61mm card dated "Jan. 8-62", showing partly completed vignette, Very Fine and scarce

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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510°
E
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 510, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1)5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1). 93 x 61mm, dated "Jan. 14-62" and showing more detail in the vignette, trivial toning at edges of card, Very Fine and scarce

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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511°
E
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 511, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1)5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (6E1). 92 x 61mm, dated "Oct. 30, 1862" and also "BEFORE STRIKING" in typeset line at top, trivial edge toning, Very Fine and extremely scarce, illustrated in Dietz on p. 154

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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512°
P
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 512, Essays and Proofs5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1). 93 x 61mm, faint toning at edges, Very Fine

500
550
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513°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 513, Essays and Proofs5c Pink, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Pink, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Pink, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). 93 x 60mm, usual faint toning at edges, Very Fine and very rare

900
800
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514°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 514, Essays and Proofs5c Blue, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Blue, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Blue, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). 93 x 61mm, usual faint toning at edges, Very Fine and very rare

500
575
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515°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 515, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). Backstamped with De La Rue oval, Extremely Fine and very scarce

750
800
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516°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 516, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). Cut to stamp size with margins all around, adhesive remnants on back as often, Fine-Very Fine

750
500
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517°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 517, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). Cut to shape with ample margins, Very Fine and rare

750
375
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518°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 518, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). Cut to stamp size, large and even margins (for a stamp), Very Fine and choice

750
400
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519°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 519, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6TC5), 5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6TC5)5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6TC5). Margins to in at top right and bottom left, small thin spots, appears almost Fine, very rare, this was the listing copy for Dietz, with 1987 P.F. certificate which states "it is genuine defective"

1,000
180
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520°
Pbl
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 520, Essays and Proofs5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5). Block of eight with full gutter between, large margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, from the sheets uncovered by Robson Lowe (each has pencil plate number on back - signed by Lowe), Scott Retail $4,000.00 as eight singles

E. 750-1,000
625
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521°
Pbl
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 521, Essays and Proofs5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5). Block of eight with full gutter between, full margins all around, one stamp and part of gutter sealed tear, vertical crease in gutter, appears Fine-Very Fine, scarce position piece, signed Robson Lowe, Scott Retail $4,000.00 as eight singles

E. 300-400
700
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522°
P
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 522, Essays and Proofs5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5). Ample to full margins, fresh and Fine

500
130
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523°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 523, Essays and Proofs5c Gray Blue, De La Rue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6TC5), 5c Gray Blue, De La Rue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6TC5)5c Gray Blue, De La Rue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6TC5). Full margins, Very Fine and rare, with hs on back and signed Robson Lowe

500
525
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524°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 524, Essays and Proofs5c Blue, 1c Orange, De La Rue, Composite Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1, 14P1), 5c Blue, 1c Orange, De La Rue, Composite Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1, 14P1)5c Blue, 1c Orange, De La Rue, Composite Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1, 14P1). 20 x 90mm card showing 5c at left and 1c at right

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS COMPOSITE DIE PROOF, PRESENTED BY DE LA RUE LTD. TO MAJOR EVANS.

Realized $4,125 in our 1983 Rarities sale

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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525°
P
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 525, Essays and Proofs5c Blue, 1c Deep Orange, De La Rue (6, 14a), 5c Blue, 1c Deep Orange, De La Rue (6, 14a)5c Blue, 1c Deep Orange, De La Rue (6, 14a). Example of each stamp pasted down on a piece of paper cut from the De La Rue Private Day Book, dated March 24, 1862 and with case markings at top, the 1c is an intense deep shade, unique, ex Weill

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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526°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 526, Essays and Proofs5c Carmine, Local Print, Trial Color late Proof on Wove (7TC5), 5c Carmine, Local Print, Trial Color late Proof on Wove (7TC5)5c Carmine, Local Print, Trial Color late Proof on Wove (7TC5). Ample to large margins, typical poor impression which is more noticeable than in the issued color, Fine and extremely rare

850
750
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527°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 527, Essays and Proofs5c Carmine, Local Print, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thin Card (7TC var), 5c Carmine, Local Print, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thin Card (7TC var)5c Carmine, Local Print, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thin Card (7TC var). Ample to large margins, Very Fine and very rare, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
600
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528°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 528, Essays and Proofs2c Black, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1a), 2c Black, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1a)2c Black, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1a). Just in to clear margins, faint corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Fine, very rare

1,250
1,600
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529°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 529, Essays and Proofs10c Blue, Die B, Essay Die Proof on Wove (12E5), 10c Blue, Die B, Essay Die Proof on Wove (12E5)10c Blue, Die B, Essay Die Proof on Wove (12E5). 25 x 31mm, trivial natural inclusion, Very Fine and extremely rare, one of two known die essays of the 10c Archer & Daly Die B

E. 1,000-1,500
3,750
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530°
P
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 530, Essays and Proofs10c Deep Blue, Die B, Plate Proof on Thick Ribbed Paper (Unlisted 12P), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Plate Proof on Thick Ribbed Paper (Unlisted 12P)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Plate Proof on Thick Ribbed Paper (Unlisted 12P). Dark shade and razor-sharp impression unlike those of any issued stamps, guide dots at sides confirming that this is a plate impression, on very thick paper showing ribbed lines on back - also unlike any issued stamp - an Extremely Fine example of an unrecorded proof of the 10c Archer & Daly

E. 750-1,000
625
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531°
P
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 531, Essays and Proofs20c Green, Die Proof on Wove (13P1a), 20c Green, Die Proof on Wove (13P1a)20c Green, Die Proof on Wove (13P1a). 26 x 32mm, rich and deep color, two thin spots, otherwise Very Fine and extremely rare, with 1994 P.F. certificate

1,000
3,750
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532°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 532, Essays and Proofs20c Red Brown, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (13TC1a), 20c Red Brown, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (13TC1a)20c Red Brown, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (13TC1a). Just barely touched at bottom right to large margins, bright color, tiny sealed tear at right, otherwise Fine and very rare

1,350
3,500
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533°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 533, Essays and Proofs1c Calhoun, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (14E1), 1c Calhoun, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (14E1)1c Calhoun, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (14E1). Cut to shape and showing partly completed portrait, Very Fine and very rare, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,050
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534°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 534, Essays and Proofs1c Orange, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1), 1c Orange, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1)1c Orange, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1). 92 x 61mm, with "J.C. Calhoun Esq." in contemporary ms. on front and "Received from Major Ficklin agent for Confederate States, March 1862" and "Proof" on back, usual edge toning, Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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535°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 535, Essays and Proofs1c Black, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1), 1c Black, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1)1c Black, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1). 93 x 61mm, dated "Mar. 6-62" at top left, some slight edge toning, corner crease at bottom left, otherwise Fine, very rare

1,000
2,100
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536°
TC
1c Black, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1 var). 93 x 61mm., dated "July 31, 1863 and with "J" at right, ms. "3399" at top right and initialled at bottom right, Very Fine and unique signed trial color proof

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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537°
TC
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 537, Essays and Proofs1c Orange, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5), 1c Orange, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5)1c Orange, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5). Block of eight showing vertical gutter between, ample to large margins, fresh and Very Fine, rare position piece

E. 1,000-1,500
1,350
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538°
TC
1c Orange, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5). Fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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539°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 539, Essays and ProofsCalhoun Vignette Proof, Calhoun Vignette ProofCalhoun Vignette Proof. Two pieces: first is CDV of Calhoun published by E & H.T. Anthony of N.Y. from negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery; second is 123 x 99mm die proof of vignette taken from the CDV and showing full die sinkage, the first slightly reduced at top not affecting portrait, a Very Fine and interesting group, the latter signed Toppan

E. 200-300
220
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540°
 
C.S.A. Watermarked Paper Imported from England. An unused sheet brought thru blockade by F. C. C. Boydsay, used for currency and possibly intended for postage stamps, Very Fine

E. 75-100
90
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541°
 
C.S.A. Watermarked Paper Imported from England. 166 x 207mm piece of paper showing two examples of the wmk., fresh and Very Fine, intended for usage for stamps and currency, the paper was siezed by the Union blockade

E. 75-100
110
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542°
 
SPERATI COUNTERFEITS. Four, comprising singles of 10c rose and 10c "TEN", also signed proofs of each, all have usual backstamps, few faults, a Very Fine and rare group

E. 1,000-1,500
725
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