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Sale 821 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 March, 2000

Category — Proofs and Essays of later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
101
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 101, Proofs and Essays of later Issues1c-$5.00 Columbian, Large Die Proofs on India (230P1-245P1), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Large Die Proofs on India (230P1-245P1)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Large Die Proofs on India (230P1-245P1). Each slightly larger than stamp size and on card, fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine set

12,300
2,000
102
P
1c-$5.00 Columbian, Small Die Proofs on India (230P2-245P2). Complete set, each removed from gray card backing, all have fresh and bright colors, few small faults caused during removal from card backing (virtually unnoticeable from the front), all appear Very Fine, a rare set

5,850
1,800
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103
P
1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3). Incl. two 10c, clear to large margins incl. $5.00 showing part of plate no. and imprint at T., rich colors, few small faults often associated with this fragile paper, all appear Fine-Very Fine

2,075
675
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104
P
1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (230P4-245P4). Complete set, each with wide margins, bright colors, Extremely Fine

1,520
0
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105
P
1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). All have ample to large margins, deep rich colors, fresh and Very Fine set

1,520
750
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106
P
1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). All have large margins, fresh and Very Fine set

1,520
750
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107
P
1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Clear to large margins, Fine-Very Fine set

1,520
700
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108
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 108, Proofs and Essays of later Issues$2.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (242P4), $2.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (242P4)$2.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (242P4). T.L. imprint and plate no. block of ten, large margins, rich color, light vertical crease affects R. stamps, tiny toned spot at T.R. stamp, otherwise Very Fine and attractive plate block

1,895
1,300
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109
P
$5.00 Dark Green, Plate Proof on Card (263P4). Large even margins, rich color, Extremely Fine and choice

450
375
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110
E
1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi (285E8-293E7). Complete set of "Normal Bicolor" essays on 152 x 52mm cards showing complete designs in two colors, Extremely Fine and rare set

3,125
2,600
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111
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 111, Proofs and Essays of later Issues1c Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proof on India (285P1), 1c Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proof on India (285P1)1c Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proof on India (285P1). Die sunk on 116 x 152mm card, showing full die sinkage, tiny thins at corners on back of card from mount removal, otherwise fresh and Very Fine

750
220
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112
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 112, Proofs and Essays of later Issues10c Louisiana Purchase, Small Die Proof (327P2), 10c Louisiana Purchase, Small Die Proof (327P2)10c Louisiana Purchase, Small Die Proof (327P2). 44 x 33mm, dark shade on bright white paper, Extremely Fine

750
850
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113
P
1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J1P2-J7P2). Remarkably fresh, each has been removed from original gray card backing, 1c with "C.10.A." at T., 10c small corner cresae at T.R., otherwise Fine-Very Fine and rare set, only 85 were prepared

700
575
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114
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 114, Proofs and Essays of later Issues1c-50c 1891-93 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J22P2-J27P2), 1c-50c 1891-93 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J22P2-J27P2)1c-50c 1891-93 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J22P2-J27P2). Expertly removed from original gray card backing, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, rare as only 85 sets were prepared

875
450
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115
P
1c-50c 1894 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2-J37P2). Expertly removed from original gray card backing, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, rare set as only 85 were prepared

840
0
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116
P
2c-$100.00 1895 Newspaper, Large Die Proofs on India (PR102P1-PR113P2). Each die sunk on 148 x 195mm card, showing full die sinkage, a few with toned spots, overall a fresh and Fine-Very Fine group

1,375
750
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117
E
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 117, Proofs and Essays of later Issues(1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Essays on Proof Paper, Green Bond (LO1-E2a, LO1-E2c), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Essays on Proof Paper, Green Bond (LO1-E2a, LO1-E2c)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Essays on Proof Paper, Green Bond (LO1-E2a, LO1-E2c). Four of former and one of latter, two of first and last approx. 65 x 65mm and showing full die sinkage area, others 32 x 34mm and 49 x 45mm, range of colors, fresh and Fine-Very Fine group

475
350
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118
E
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 118, Proofs and Essays of later Issues(1c) Franklin Carrier, Die Essay on Proof Paper (LO1-E3a), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Die Essay on Proof Paper (LO1-E3a)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Die Essay on Proof Paper (LO1-E3a). Five, from 50 x 50mm to 64 x 64mm, three show full die sinkage, range of colors incl. (from largest to smallest) Scarlet, Orange, Steel Blue with slight trace of kiss impression at T., Light Green and Yellow Brown, few small faults often associated with this fragile paper, all appear Fine-Very Fine

500
550
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119
E
(1c) Franklin Carrier, Large Die Essay on Glazed Card (LO1-E4). Three: incl. Scarlet, Brown and Green, from 110 x 126mm to 122 x 119mm and each showing full die sinkage, remarkably fresh and Extremely Fine, prepared by Clarence Brazer in 1952 from Schernikow die

1,500
1,250
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120
P
(1c) Franklin Carrier, Blue Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (LO1P1). Mounted on India and die sunk on 143 x 225mm card and showing full die sinkage, gold edge, fresh color, small ink spot and tiny toned spot on card, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, the Carrier large die proofs only exist as hybrids

800
260
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121
TC
(1c) Franklin Carrier, Green Trial Color Plate Proof on India (LO1TC3). Block of four, ample margins all around, deep rich color, thin spots as often seen on this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance

1,250
375
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122
TC
1c Eagle Carrier, Deep Green Trial Color Plate Proof on India (LO1TC4). B. margin imprint and plate no. block of 24, ample to large margins, rich color

REMARKABLY FRESH AND VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE EAGLE CARRIER TRIAL COLOR PROOF.

Scott Retail as blocks of four

7,500
10,500
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123
TC
(1c) Franklin Carrier, 1c Eagle Carrier, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (LO1TC, LO2TC). Complete sets of each, ample to large margins, fresh colors, Very Fine sets

920
625
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124
TC
(1c) Franklin Carrier, 1c Eagle Carrier, Orange Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (LO1TCa-LO2TCa). Two of former, all have ample to large margins, rich color, one Franklin natural pre-printing paper fold, other thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,050
325
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125
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 125, Proofs and Essays of later Issues1c Eagle Carrier, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (LO2P1), 1c Eagle Carrier, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (LO2P1)1c Eagle Carrier, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (LO2P1). Mounted on India and die sunk on 145 x 225mm card, rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, this only exists as a hybrid

800
525
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126
 
1c Eagle Carrier, Proofs and Design Study (LO2, LO2P, LO2TC various). Desirable study collection mounted on exhibit pages, comprising proofs, trial colors and issued stamp, includes $2.00 bank note with eagle vignette and Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co. imprint, Holloway's Pills and Ointment 1c plate proof, trial colors in green and blue, Roosevelt die proofs on gray card, Atlanta trial colors (all five), Hessheimer etching, two issued stamps (one with part imprint), Very Fine condition

E. 750-1,000
950
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127
P
American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black, Reprint Plate Proof on Card (5L1P). Two complete panes, each on approx. 247 x 198mm card, few light toned spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, rare

E. 300-400
230
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128
P
City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Large Die Proof on Card (40L1P1). Printed directly on 109 x 141mm card, showing defaced die, fresh and Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
170
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129
P
City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Large Die Plate Proof on Card (40L1P1). 62 x 78mm, printed directly on card from the defaced die, also showing small portrait of Greek God of the forges Hephaestus at L., some toned spots, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
170
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130
P
City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black, Large Die Proof on Wove (40L1P1). 117 x 76mm showing the defaced die, paper folded at R. to present appearance of even margins, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
170
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131
P
Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., New York N.Y., Die Proofs. Collection of 41 reprint singles and multiples, incl. large die proofs on thin bond, India, Plate Proofs on India, Stamp Paper few faults, most are Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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132
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 132, Proofs and Essays of later IssuesWells, Fargo & Co., 10c-$4.00 Pony Express Reprint, Black Plate Proof on Wove, Wells, Fargo & Co., 10c-$4.00 Pony Express Reprint, Black Plate Proof on WoveWells, Fargo & Co., 10c-$4.00 Pony Express Reprint, Black Plate Proof on Wove. Complete sheet with defaced column on $4.00 at L., tiny tear in margin at T. and small thin at B.R., otherwise Very Fine, rare, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
1,050
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133
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 133, Proofs and Essays of later IssuesWells, Fargo & Co., 10c-$4.00 Pony Express Reprint, Black Plate Proof on Wove, Wells, Fargo & Co., 10c-$4.00 Pony Express Reprint, Black Plate Proof on WoveWells, Fargo & Co., 10c-$4.00 Pony Express Reprint, Black Plate Proof on Wove. Complete sheet with defaced column of $4.00 at L., few creases, edge tears, still Very Fine and rare

E. 300-400
575
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134
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 134, Proofs and Essays of later IssuesAmerican Rapid Telegraph Company, 1c-50c Plate Proofs, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India, American Rapid Telegraph Company, 1c-50c Plate Proofs, Trial Color Plate Proofs on IndiaAmerican Rapid Telegraph Company, 1c-50c Plate Proofs, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India. Incl. plate proof pairs of 1c-25, trial colors of each denomination, some "Duplicate", "Collect" and "Telegram", few small faults often associated with this fragile paper, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a rare group

E. 400-500
300
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135
P
Continental Telegraph Company, 5c Green, 20c Red Brown, 50c Brown, Essays on Card. Three of the six prepared values, ample to large margins, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, the Continental Telegraph Co. operated between New York and Philadelphia from 1878 to 1882, when it was sold to Western Union. Stamps were intended for use and prepared in proof form, but were never issued, a defective set on India realized $2,100 hammer in our March 1994 sale 758

E. 600-800
1,100
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136
P
Northern New York Telegraph Company, 1894-95 Green Red, Yellow, Plate Proofs on Card (12T1P4-12T3P4). Complete panes of six of each, incl. additional 12T2P4 without overprint, all are fresh and Very Fine, very rare group

E. 500-750
350
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137
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 137, Proofs and Essays of later IssuesWestern Union Telegraph Company, 1875, 1876, 1878-1880 Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (16T5P3, 16T6P3, 16T8P3-16T10P3), Western Union Telegraph Company, 1875, 1876, 1878-1880 Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (16T5P3, 16T6P3, 16T8P3-16T10P3)Western Union Telegraph Company, 1875, 1876, 1878-1880 Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (16T5P3, 16T6P3, 16T8P3-16T10P3). The first three with William Orton signature (Orton was president who died in 1878), fresh colors, the 1875 with thin spot, the 1880 with tiny margin nick, otherwise Very Fine and rare group

E. 400-500
0
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138
P
Sale Number 821, Lot Number 138, Proofs and Essays of later IssuesWestern Union Telegraph Company, 1913 Trial Color Die Proofs, Western Union Telegraph Company, 1913 Trial Color Die ProofsWestern Union Telegraph Company, 1913 Trial Color Die Proofs. Sixteen, each approx. 63 x 63mm and printed on thin card, wove or India, range of colors, few small faults, a Fine-Very Fine and interesting group, rare

E. 500-750
375
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139
 
$100.00 Federal Reserve Note, Franklin Portrait. 1914, depicting Franklin in profile similar to earlier stamp issues, few small faults, still an interesting Franklin collateral item

E. 150-200
100
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140
 
$10.00 Canal Bank Note, Franklin and Jefferson Portraits. Bank note from Canal Bank of New Orleans, includes portraits of Franklin and Jefferson similar to stamp designs, with Toppan, Carpernter & Co. imprint at T., some slight toning, otherwise Fine and interesting collateral item

E. 150-200
0
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141
P
Carriers & Locals Proofs Balance. Interesting group of reprint proofs and Trial Color Proofs, incl. Trial Colors for 5L1 in five colors (complete sheets of 20, singles and blocks of ten), few Blood's Die and Plate proofs, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 400-500
1,600
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142
P
Plate Proofs Balance. 19th Century, stock page and cards of mostly plate proofs on card, incl. Nos. 40P4-47P4, 65P4, 112P3 bock of four, 112-117P4, some Bank Note issues, some Officials, also few essays incl. 114-E6d, sheet of nine of 73-E3c/73-E5c, few faults, most are Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

3,351
1,100
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143
P
Proofs Balance. Three items: 212P3, 65P4 and 68P4, few faults to first, all appear Fine-Very Fine

605
100
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144
P
Proofs Balance. Five items: incl. OX4P1 hybrid on India and die sunk on 210 x 145mm card, showing full die sinkage, gilt edges from presentation album, few toned spots; also OX3P3, OX4P3, large margins; Carter's Little Liver Pills block of four on card; last is Metropolitan Street Railway Co. large die proof of bearer note, die sunk on 228 x 151mm card, a Very Fine and interesting group

E. 300-400
1,300
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145
P
Proofs Balance. Three stock pages of die and plate proofs and a few Trial Colors (Atlantas), incl. Nos. 121P3, 122P3, 122P4, 145P3-155P3, 156P3 block of four, 160P3 block of four, few faults, most appear Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail over

5,000
2,500
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146
P
Philadelphia Sanitary Fairs Proofs and Carriers. Nine of former, comprising 20c (five different colors, perforated) and three non-denominated, approx. 60 mm by 65 mm, on India, twenty of latter incl. No. 1LB8 (eleven used and one unused) and No. 7LB18 cut to shape, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
625
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