VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. PROBABLY A UNIQUE DIE ESSAY FOR THE 90-CENT PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Jonathan Rose notes in his book on the 1869 Pictorials that he has never seen an example of this essay, and that none were present in the Brazer, Juhring, Wonderlich (or Lopez) collections.
Ex Earl of Crawford
EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE LARGE DIE ESSAY OF THE WASHINGTON PORTRAIT ESSAY FOR THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL.
This example, showing full die sinkage, is a true condition rarity. The rarity of the essay itself is underscored by the fact that none were contained in either the Brazer, Juhring or Lopez collections
ALL APPEAR VERY FINE. A VERY RARE GROUP OF BLOCKS OF THE 90-CENT WASHINGTON PLATE ESSAY.
Scott Retail as singles
VERY FINE. A VERY RARE LARGE DIE ESSAY OF THE ADOPTED FRAME AND WITH WASHINGTON'S PORTRAIT.
None was contained in either the Brazer, Juhring or Lopez collections