Sale 857 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 February, 2003

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1095
E
Sale 857, Lot 1095, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Dark Red Violet on India, Die Sunk on Card (J1-E1a). "C.10" die imprint, faint circular waterstain to left of design, small spot at upper right, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare die essay of unadopted "Unpaid Postage" design, ex Hackett

850
2,100
1096
E
Sale 857, Lot 1096, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)1c-5c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essays (J1-E1b, J2-E1c, J4-E1c). Three 1c on India, Cut Small (Dull Red, Dull Blue, Dull Brown); two 2c on India, Cut Close (Orange Brown, Slate Gray); and one 5c Dull Yellow on India, Cut Close, minor imperfections characteristic of India paper, still a Fine-Very Fine group of very scarce essays

2,400
4,000
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1097
E
Sale 857, Lot 1097, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Black Brown on White Ivory Paper (J1-E1d). "C.10" die imprint, barest trace of thin, Extremely Fine appearance, rare

700
1,250
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1098
E
Sale 857, Lot 1098, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)2c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Black Brown on White Ivory Paper (J2-E1d). "C.23" die imprint, Very Fine, rare

700
1,100
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1099
E
Sale 857, Lot 1099, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)3c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Black Brown on White Ivory Paper (J3-E1d). "C.24" die imprint, small scuff at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, rare

700
1,250
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1100
E
Sale 857, Lot 1100, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)5c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Black Brown on White Ivory Paper (J4-E1d). Cut inside area of die sinkage, "C.25" die imprint, Fine, rare

700
1,000
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1101
TC
Sale 857, Lot 1101, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)1c 1879 Issue, Blue Green Trial Color Large Die Proof on India (J1TC1). "C.10.A" die imprint, few tiny imperfections as usual, otherwise Very Fine

350
450
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1102
TC
Sale 857, Lot 1102, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)1c 1879 Issue, Ultramarine Trial Color Large Die Proof on India (J1TC1). "C.10.A" die imprint, few tiny imperfections as usual, otherwise Very Fine

350
475
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1103
TC
Sale 857, Lot 1103, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)2c 1879 Issue, Gray Black Trial Color Large Die Proof on India (J2TC1). 3mm margins and mounted on card, Fine

350
325
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1104
TC
Sale 857, Lot 1104, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)3c 1879 Issue, Bright Olive Green Trial Color Large Die Proof on India (J3TC1). "C.24.A" die imprint, die sunk on card, Very Fine, this color is unlisted in Scott

350
1,250
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1105
TC
Sale 857, Lot 1105, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Scott J1 thru J4)5c 1879 Issue, Red Brown Trial Color Large Die Proof on India (J4TC1). "C.25.A" die imprint, crease at upper right, otherwise Very Fine, this shade does not match J4P1 or others, it is unlisted as a trial color in Scott

350
425
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