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Sale 890 — The Lake Shore Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs (Part 1)

Sale Date — Wednesday, 2 February, 2005

Category — 1851 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
35
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 35, 1851 Issue 3c Black, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a), 3c Black, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a)3c Black, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a). Die sunk on 149 x 225mm card with full die sinkage, pencil "No dot in T of Three" at bottom right, trivial edgewear, Very Fine

750
900
36
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 36, 1851 Issue 3c Brown Red, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a), 3c Brown Red, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a)3c Brown Red, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a). Die sunk on 69 x 85mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, tiny thin speck at top left on back of card, Very Fine, attractive example of this essay

750
650
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37
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 37, 1851 Issue 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a), 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a)3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a). Die sunk on 68 x 86mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, tiny corner thins at top on back of card from mount removal, Very Fine

750
650
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38
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 38, 1851 Issue 3c Green, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a), 3c Green, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a)3c Green, Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a). Die sunk on 72 x 88mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, tiny thin spots at top corners on back of card from mount removal, Very Fine

750
675
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39
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 39, 1851 Issue 3c Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a), 3c Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a)3c Die Essay on India, Double Line Frame (11-E10a). Five, complete set of four Scott-listed colors plus Blue, removed from card, approximately 41 x 50mm, rich colors, few imperfections, appear Very Fine, scarce set

3,750
1,150
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40
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 40, 1851 Issue 3c Die Essay on India, Bond, Double Line Frame (11-E10b, 11-E10c), 3c Die Essay on India, Bond, Double Line Frame (11-E10b, 11-E10c)3c Die Essay on India, Bond, Double Line Frame (11-E10b, 11-E10c). Scarlet on India (37 x 40mm) and Blue on Bond (37 x 39mm), rich colors, fresh and Very Fine

525
325
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41
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 41, 1851 Issue 3c Black, Die Essay on White Glazed, Double Line Frame (11-E10d), 3c Black, Die Essay on White Glazed, Double Line Frame (11-E10d)3c Black, Die Essay on White Glazed, Double Line Frame (11-E10d). 55 x 77mm, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, attractive example of this essay

750
800
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42
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 42, 1851 Issue 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed, Double Line Frame (11-E10d), 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed, Double Line Frame (11-E10d)3c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed, Double Line Frame (11-E10d). 36 x 43mm, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine

750
350
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43
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 43, 1851 Issue 3c Dark Brown, Die Essay on White Glazed, Double Line Frame (11-E10d), 3c Dark Brown, Die Essay on White Glazed, Double Line Frame (11-E10d)3c Dark Brown, Die Essay on White Glazed, Double Line Frame (11-E10d). 28 x 34mm, detailed impression, fresh and Very Fine

750
260
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44
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 44, 1851 Issue (3c) Vignette Die Essay on India (11-E11), (3c) Vignette Die Essay on India (11-E11)(3c) Vignette Die Essay on India (11-E11). Twelve, from stamp size to 47 x 62mm, wide range of colors, four affixed to card, few faults, most appear Fine-Very Fine

3,900
2,100
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45
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 45, 1851 Issue (3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (11-E11 var), (3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (11-E11 var)(3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (11-E11 var). Cut partly to shape and mounted on card, with "P1112" at bottom scored out and "V45341" at bottom left, intense impression, small hole at top, otherwise Very Fine, printed by American Bank Note Co.

E. 1,000-1,500
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46
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 46, 1851 Issue 3c Black, Die Essay on India, Single Line Frame (11-E12a), 3c Black, Die Essay on India, Single Line Frame (11-E12a)3c Black, Die Essay on India, Single Line Frame (11-E12a). Die sunk on 83 x 96mm card with full die sinkage, some age spotting, otherwise Very Fine

750
400
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47
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 47, 1851 Issue 3c Green, Die Essay on India, Single Line Frame (11-E12a), 3c Green, Die Essay on India, Single Line Frame (11-E12a)3c Green, Die Essay on India, Single Line Frame (11-E12a). Die sunk on 70 x 75mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, few trivial toned spots mostly on card, Very Fine and choice

750
700
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48
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 48, 1851 Issue 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed, Single Line Frame (11-E12d), 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed, Single Line Frame (11-E12d)3c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed, Single Line Frame (11-E12d). 64 x 78mm, brilliant color, h.r. at top and bottom, few tiny thin specks at top corners, appears Very Fine

750
325
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49
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 49, 1851 Issue 3c Blue, Die Essay on White Glazed, Single Line Frame (11-E12d), 3c Blue, Die Essay on White Glazed, Single Line Frame (11-E12d)3c Blue, Die Essay on White Glazed, Single Line Frame (11-E12d). 56 x 66mm, radiant color on bright paper, tiny marks at top corners from mounts, Very Fine and choice

750
475
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50
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 50, 1851 Issue 3c Black, Plate Essay on White Wove, Single Line Frame (11-E12g), 3c Black, Plate Essay on White Wove, Single Line Frame (11-E12g)3c Black, Plate Essay on White Wove, Single Line Frame (11-E12g). Block of four, without gum as issued, intense shade, light vertical crease at left, appears Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

500
475
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51
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 51, 1851 Issue 3c Black, Die Essay on India, Single Line Frame, Re-engraved (11-E13a), 3c Black, Die Essay on India, Single Line Frame, Re-engraved (11-E13a)3c Black, Die Essay on India, Single Line Frame, Re-engraved (11-E13a). 28 x 31mm and removed from card, crisp impression, fresh and Fine

750
325
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52
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 52, 1851 Issue 3c Black, Plate Essay on White Wove, Single Line Frame (11-E12g), 3c Black, Plate Essay on White Wove, Single Line Frame (11-E12g)3c Black, Plate Essay on White Wove, Single Line Frame (11-E12g). Complete sheet of 100 with sheet margin all around, without gum as issued, intense impression, few faults incl. toned spots, creases and expertly rejoined in few places

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE COMPLETE PANE OF 100 OF THE 3-CENT DANFORTH, BALD & COMPANY ESSAY FOR THE 1851 ISSUE CONTRACT.

Scott Retail as singles does not adequately convey the rarity of this item.

12,500
7,000
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