Sale 857 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 February, 2003

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1043
E
Sale 857, Lot 1043, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Deep Brown Orange, Sheet of 36 on Old Glazed Paper (183-E3c var). Includes 1c, 2c, 3c, 6c, 7c, 12c, 24c, 30c and 90c, pencil notations in margin with "5" next to 7c indicates intention to change value, additional pencil at bottom with hand-drawn corner and list of denominations including 10c and 15c, folded vertically in gutter, few light creases, otherwise Very Fine, unique essay, illustrated and described in Essay-Proof Journal No. 45, pp. 48-49, Scott Catalogue only lists the half-pane of 20 (value $800.00)

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
1044
E
Sale 857, Lot 1044, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Black, Sheet of 36 on Old Glazed Paper (183-E3d var). Includes 1c, 2c, 3c, 6c, 7c, 12c, 24c, 30c and 90c, original gum, lightly hinged, light natural gum bends, few spots of gum on front, Very Fine and choice, scarce, Scott Catalogue only lists the half-pane of 20 (value $800.00), this color unlisted in Scott

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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1045
E
Sale 857, Lot 1045, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Scarlet, Sheet of 36 on Old Glazed Paper (183-E3d var). Includes 1c, 2c, 3c, 6c, 7c, 12c, 24c, 30c and 90c, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, light natural gum bends, small thin spot at bottom left in margin only, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, Scott Catalogue only lists the half-pane of 20 (value $800.00)

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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1046
E
Sale 857, Lot 1046, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Orange Brown, Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E2b). Four examples mounted on 79 x 88mm card, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce essay

1,000
1,400
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1047
E
Sale 857, Lot 1047, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Green Frame, Light Blue Vignette, Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E2b). Four examples mounted on 90 x 103mm card, rich colors, bottom left essay light toning from adhesive, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

1,000
1,150
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1048
E
Sale 857, Lot 1048, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Violet, Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E3 var). Four essays mounted on 92 x 102mm card, fresh and Very Fine, this color unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
750
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1049
E
Sale 857, Lot 1049, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Glazed Paper (184-E5a). 50 x 74mm with "No. 1" at bottom, Very Fine and choice, scarce

350
500
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1050
E
Sale 857, Lot 1050, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., Schernikow Essays. Six complete sheets, incl. Nos. 184-E5e (four) and 184-E5g (two), mostly different colors, few small faults, otherwise Very Fine, scarce as complete sheets, Scott Retail as singles

2,750
1,250
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1051
P
Sale 857, Lot 1051, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)5c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (185P1). Die sunk on 149 x 239mm thin card from sample book, rich color, with interleaving which may not be original, Very Fine and choice

450
475
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1052
P
Sale 857, Lot 1052, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 183 thru 185)5c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (185P1). Die sunk on 144 x 222mm thin card from sample book, fresh and Very Fine

450
450
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