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Sale 838 — U.S. and Foreign Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 June, 2001

Category — Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 1, Essays and Proofs1c Blue, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (24P3), 1c Blue, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (24P3)1c Blue, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (24P3). Horizontal pair, large margins to in at top, rich color, central thin and light crease, otherwise Fine

3,000
400
2
TC
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 2, Essays and Proofs30c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (38TC1), 30c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (38TC1)30c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (38TC1). Partly affixed to card, large margins all around identify this as a large die rather than a plate proof, faint stains, Very Fine appearance, very scarce

5,000
600
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3
P
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 3, Essays and Proofs5c Orange Brown, Plate Proof on Card (42P4), 5c Orange Brown, Plate Proof on Card (42P4)5c Orange Brown, Plate Proof on Card (42P4). Six, all have large margins, some slight shade differences, all are Very Fine, accompanied by old Kelleher lot sheet with pencil "5c 1857 proofs on cardboard Plate two showing all six transfer roll relief varieties", interesting group

270
220
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4
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 4, Essays and Proofs5c Orange Brown, Plate Proofs on India, Card (42P3, 42P4), 5c Orange Brown, Plate Proofs on India, Card (42P3, 42P4)5c Orange Brown, Plate Proofs on India, Card (42P3, 42P4). Five on card and two on India, on old Kelleher lot sheets, large margins to clear, few different shades, Very Fine

355
180
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5
Pbl
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 5, Essays and Proofs10c Green, Plate Proof on India (43P3), 10c Green, Plate Proof on India (43P3)10c Green, Plate Proof on India (43P3). Bottom sheet margin block of four, large margins other sides, rich color, Extremely Fine block, Scott Retail as singles

260
260
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6
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 6, Essays and Proofs24c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on Card (45P4), 24c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on Card (45P4)24c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on Card (45P4). Six, affixed to old Kelleher lot sheet, full to large margins, interesting range of shades from dark to pale, one with slight toning in bottom right margin, Very Fine group

270
200
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7
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 7, Essays and Proofs30c Orange, Plate Proof on Card (46P4), 30c Orange, Plate Proof on Card (46P4)30c Orange, Plate Proof on Card (46P4). Six, affixed to old Kelleher lot sheet, full to large margins, range of shades, Very Fine and interesting group

270
240
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8
Sbl
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 8, Essays and Proofs3c Rose, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (65Sb), 3c Rose, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (65Sb)3c Rose, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (65Sb). Top margin block of six with part imprint, original gum, rich color, Very Fine and choice multiple, ex Col. Green, Scott Retail as singles

720
450
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9
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 9, Essays and Proofs3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66TC3), 3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66TC3)3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66TC3). Bottom margin imprint and plate no. 55 block of eight, huge margins other sides, top left and top right stamps faint hinge thins, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,400
700
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10
Pbl
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 10, Essays and Proofs2c Black, Die II, Plate Proof on India (73Pa3), 2c Black, Die II, Plate Proof on India (73Pa3)2c Black, Die II, Plate Proof on India (73Pa3). Top margin block of 20 with imprint at top, large margins other sides, few toned spots and typical thins in India paper, otherwise Extremely Fine and scarce multiple, Scott Retail as blocks of four

2,250
1,350
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11
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 11, Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3). Complete set of eleven proofs, large margins, usual small imperfections often associated with this fragile paper, otherwise Very Fine set

1,105
500
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12
TC
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 12, Essays and Proofs90c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (122TC), 90c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (122TC)90c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (122TC). Six, different colors, incl. Blue & Green, Scarlet & Blue, Black & Brown, Brown & Blue, Brown & Black and Blue & Brown, full to large margins, fresh and Very Fine group

3,000
2,200
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13
Pbl
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 13, Essays and Proofs15c Orange, Plate Proof on India (163P3), 15c Orange, Plate Proof on India (163P3)15c Orange, Plate Proof on India (163P3). Plate no. and imprint block of twelve, vivid color, couple small internal wrinkles and light horizontal crease thru margin, appears Extremely Fine

1,000
500
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P
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 14, Essays and Proofs1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1). Die sunk on card barely showing die sinkage area, 1c scuffed and missing small part of India at left (not affecting design), otherwise Fine

6,950
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15
E
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 15, Essays and Proofs8c Trans-Mississippi, Bicolor Essay on India (289-E4), 8c Trans-Mississippi, Bicolor Essay on India (289-E4)8c Trans-Mississippi, Bicolor Essay on India (289-E4). Frame in Very Dusky Orange shade, 64 x 52mm incl. full India and small border of card from die sinkage area, small tear at bottom away from design, otherwise Very Fine, scarce shade, with 1992 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,600
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16
P
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 16, Essays and Proofs-1/2c Hale, Large Die Proof (551P1), -1/2c Hale, Large Die Proof (551P1)-1/2c Hale, Large Die Proof (551P1). 56 x 43mm, affixed to 81 x 125mm card by two small pieces of mounting tape, interesting extra spot of printer's ink in center of neck, Very Fine

1,250
210
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17
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 17, Essays and Proofs1-1/2c Harding, Large Die Proof (553P1), 1-1/2c Harding, Large Die Proof (553P1)1-1/2c Harding, Large Die Proof (553P1). 43 x 58mm, affixed to 62 x 78mm card by two small pieces of mounting tape, diagonal toning band, otherwise Fine

800
105
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18
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 18, Essays and Proofs2c Harding, Large Die Proof (610P1), 2c Harding, Large Die Proof (610P1)2c Harding, Large Die Proof (610P1). 50 x 61mm, affixed to 56 x 111mm card by two small pieces of mounting tape, proof with couple tiny toned spots and rough bottom right corner clear of design, Very Fine

1,250
400
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19
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 19, Essays and Proofs13c Harrison, Large Die Proof (622P1), 13c Harrison, Large Die Proof (622P1)13c Harrison, Large Die Proof (622P1). 36 x 55mm, affixed to 67 x 125mm card by two small pieces of mounting tape, Very Fine

700
150
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20
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 20, Essays and Proofs17c Wilson, Large Die Proof (623P1), 17c Wilson, Large Die Proof (623P1)17c Wilson, Large Die Proof (623P1). 45 x 45mm, affixed to 63 x 78mm card by four small pieces of mounting tape, proof with light toned spots, otherwise Very Fine

800
150
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21
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 21, Essays and Proofs2c Charleston, Large Die Proof (683P1), 2c Charleston, Large Die Proof (683P1)2c Charleston, Large Die Proof (683P1). Die sunk on 120 x 152mm card with full die sinkage, blue control No. 767307A on back, proof slightly trimmed and with light gum residue, appears Fine

850
650
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22
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 22, Essays and Proofs1-1/2c Harding, 4c Taft, Large Die Proofs (684P1, 685P1), 1-1/2c Harding, 4c Taft, Large Die Proofs (684P1, 685P1)1-1/2c Harding, 4c Taft, Large Die Proofs (684P1, 685P1). Each die sunk on 120 x 152mm cards with full die sinkage, tiny toned specks, otherwise Fine

1,300
500
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23
P
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 23, Essays and Proofs5c Byrd, Large Die Proof (733P1), 5c Byrd, Large Die Proof (733P1)5c Byrd, Large Die Proof (733P1). 59 x 61mm, accompanied by 67 x 72mm card to which originally affixed, proof with two small pieces of mounting tape at top and small tear at top left, small light toned spots, light pencil "88", otherwise Fine

900
350
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24
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 24, Essays and Proofs5c Kosciuszko, Large Die Proof (734P1), 5c Kosciuszko, Large Die Proof (734P1)5c Kosciuszko, Large Die Proof (734P1). 45 x 60mm, affixed to 50 x 124mm card by two small pieces of mounting tape, few small barely visible toned specks, otherwise Very Fine

800
115
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25
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 25, Essays and Proofs3c Maryland Tercentenary, Large Die Proof (736P1), 3c Maryland Tercentenary, Large Die Proof (736P1)3c Maryland Tercentenary, Large Die Proof (736P1). 62 x 46mm, affixed to 77 x 58mm card by two small pieces of mounting tape, small toned specks, otherwise Very Fine

800
115
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26
P
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 26, Essays and Proofs3c Whistler's Mother, Large Die Proof (737P1), 3c Whistler's Mother, Large Die Proof (737P1)3c Whistler's Mother, Large Die Proof (737P1). 50 x 70mm, affixed to 65 x 124mm card by two small pieces of mounting tape, couple tiny faint toned specks, light pencil "883", otherwise Very Fine

800
115
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27
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 27, Essays and Proofs1c Yosemite, Large Die Proof (740P1), 1c Yosemite, Large Die Proof (740P1)1c Yosemite, Large Die Proof (740P1). 41 x 65mm, affixed to 65 x 125mm card by two small pieces of mounting tape, pencil "887" and couple fainted toned specks, otherwise Very Fine

800
115
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28
P
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 28, Essays and Proofs3c Mt. Ranier, Large Die Proof (742P1), 3c Mt. Ranier, Large Die Proof (742P1)3c Mt. Ranier, Large Die Proof (742P1). 60 x 62mm, affixed by two small pieces of mounting tape to 74 x 125mm card, few light toned spots, otherwise Very Fine

800
115
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29
P
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 29, Essays and Proofs7c Acadia, Large Die Proof (746P1), 7c Acadia, Large Die Proof (746P1)7c Acadia, Large Die Proof (746P1). 55 x 46mm. affixed to 75 x 124mm card by two small pieces of mounting tape, Very Fine

800
115
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30
P
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 30, Essays and Proofs3c Connecticut Tercentenary, Large Die Proof (772P1), 3c Connecticut Tercentenary, Large Die Proof (772P1)3c Connecticut Tercentenary, Large Die Proof (772P1). 71 x 42mm, affixed to 100 x 54mm card by two small pieces of mounting tape, Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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31
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Sale Number 838, Lot Number 31, Essays and Proofs$1.00, $5.00 Postage Due, Large Die Proofs (J77P1, J78P1), $1.00, $5.00 Postage Due, Large Die Proofs (J77P1, J78P1)$1.00, $5.00 Postage Due, Large Die Proofs (J77P1, J78P1). Die sunk on 120 x 152mm and 120 x 141mm cards respectively, both with full die sinkage, $1.00 blue control No. 767306A, $5.00 blue control No. 767308A, small toned specks, otherwise Very Fine

900
2,500
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32
E
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 32, Essays and Proofs1c-90c Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O47-E1b, O48-E1b, O49-E1b, O56-E1b), 1c-90c Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O47-E1b, O48-E1b, O49-E1b, O56-E1b)1c-90c Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O47-E1b, O48-E1b, O49-E1b, O56-E1b). Each approx. 65 x 78mm, 1c Dull Blue, 2c Dull Scarlet, 3c Dull Blue and 90c Gray Blackall are fresh and Very Fine, scarce essays

4,000
3,250
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33
TC
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 33, Essays and Proofs$2.00 State, Scarlet & Black, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (O68TC), $2.00 State, Scarlet & Black, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (O68TC)$2.00 State, Scarlet & Black, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (O68TC). Large margins, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice

750
675
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34
TC
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 34, Essays and Proofs$20.00 State, Blue & Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (O71TC), $20.00 State, Blue & Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (O71TC)$20.00 State, Blue & Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (O71TC). Large margins, fresh colors, paper hinge on back, Very Fine and choice

750
750
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35
TC
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 35, Essays and Proofs10c Official Postal Savings Mail, Large Die Trial Color Proof (O126TCP1), 10c Official Postal Savings Mail, Large Die Trial Color Proof (O126TCP1)10c Official Postal Savings Mail, Large Die Trial Color Proof (O126TCP1). 84 x 84mm, affixed to 106 x 125mm card by four pieces of mounting tape, proof with overall toning and two holes from prior mounting clear of design, otherwise Fine, a previously unreported Trial Color Proof offered to the market for the first time

E. 500-750
1,100
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36
E
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 36, Essays and Proofs3c Parcel Post, Large Die Essay (Q3-E3), 3c Parcel Post, Large Die Essay (Q3-E3)3c Parcel Post, Large Die Essay (Q3-E3). 100 x 76mm on card with die sinkage area mostly visible, affixed to second 125 x 98mm card by four small pieces of mounting tape, subtle differences in design most evident in shading on windows, blue control No. 578444 on back, small triangular cut out at center of proof, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott, offered to the market for the first time

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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37
E
Sale Number 838, Lot Number 37, Essays and Proofs1c + 1c Paid Reply Postal Cards, Brooks Essays (UY1E-Nb, UY1E-Nc), 1c + 1c Paid Reply Postal Cards, Brooks Essays (UY1E-Nb, UY1E-Nc)1c + 1c Paid Reply Postal Cards, Brooks Essays (UY1E-Nb, UY1E-Nc). Two different colors of former, one of latter, remarkably fresh, Very Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
210
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38
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U.S. Presidents, Large Die Proofs. Eight, each approx. 277 x 300mm and printed directly on thin card, comprising Washington, Grant, McKinley, Taft (two), Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt (two), incl. six die sunk and four with control numbers on back, some designs later used as vignettes for 1920's issues, most with edge toning and light soiling, otherwise Fine, an interesting group

E. 300-400
80
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39
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Plate Proofs. Collection of over 300 proofs and few essays, mostly on card, incl. 1857 Reprints, 1861's, Bank Notes, Officials complete and Newspapers, most neatly mounted on home made pages, minor duplication, Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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