Sale 857 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 February, 2003

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1085
TC
Sale 857, Lot 1085, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)2c Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1). Die sunk on 83 x 106mm card with full die sinkage on three sides, bright shade, Very Fine, this color unlisted in Scott

750
850
1086
TC
Sale 857, Lot 1086, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)2c Green on Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proof (332TC1). 27 x 30mm, bright color, Very Fine

750
850
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1087
P
Sale 857, Lot 1087, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)2c Carmine on Amber, Large Die Proof (332P1). 34 x 42mm, rich color, two small pinholes at left do not affect design, otherwise Very Fine, very rare, the colored paper die proofs are unpriced and rare

1,250
1,000
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1088
P
Sale 857, Lot 1088, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)5c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (335P1). 72 x 82mm and mounted on card, deep rich color, light vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

1,250
250
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1089
P
Sale 857, Lot 1089, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)$1.00 Violet Black, Large Die Proof on India (342P1). 35 x 42mm and mounted on 63 x 70mm card, bright color, Very Fine and choice

1,500
675
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1090
TC
Sale 857, Lot 1090, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)13c Franklin, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (513TC1). Six, each die sunk on 84 x 90mm card with full die sinkage, different colors incl. Orange, Ultramarine, Deep Ultramarine, Lilac, Brown and Black Brown, four with pencil notation indicating which denomination the color was ultimately used for, incl. 30c, 50c, and both $1.00, fresh and Very Fine, scarce group

3,900
5,250
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1091
E
Sale 857, Lot 1091, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)($2.00) Black, Vignette Only Die Essay on India (523-E3). Die sunk on 203 x 151mm card with full die sinkage, blue "845967" control No. and "Jul.-7 1917" on back, few toned spots affect card, otherwise Very Fine, very rare

1,000
2,000
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1092
P
Sale 857, Lot 1092, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)2c Sesquicentennial, Large Die Proof on India (627P1). Die sunk on 135 x 123mm card with full die sinkage, "70009" control no. on back, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, scarce large die proof

800
625
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1093
E
Sale 857, Lot 1093, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)2c White Plains, Large Die Essay on India (629-E2). 94 x 66mm, mounted on card, unfinished engraving of vignette, background, foreground, flags and ribbon shading, "70010" control No. on back, bright color, Very Fine and choice, unique, unlisted in Scott or Brazer, illustrated in Essay-Proof Journal No. 23 on p. 174 as an addenda to the Brazer catalogue

E. 500-750
1,300
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1094
P
Sale 857, Lot 1094, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott 332 thru 629)2c White Plains, Large Die Proof on India (629P1). Die sunk on 144 x 119mm card with full die sinkage, "70011" control no. on back, bright color, light corner crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

800
1,000
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