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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
62
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 62, 1851 Issue (Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (5-E1 var), (Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (5-E1 var)(Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (5-E1 var). Cut to shape and mounted on 73 x 74mm card, Very Fine, scarce, unlisted in Scott or Brazer, this single design differs from the Scott-listed in that the master die has not been shortened

E. 500-750
375
63
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 63, 1851 Issue (Unstated Value) Franklin and Washington Vignettes, Die Essay on Proof Paper (5-E1c var), (Unstated Value) Franklin and Washington Vignettes, Die Essay on Proof Paper (5-E1c var)(Unstated Value) Franklin and Washington Vignettes, Die Essay on Proof Paper (5-E1c var). Cut partly to shape and mounted on 75 x 54mm card with "V-40023" imprint at bottom, fresh and Very Fine, unique, this was likely printed posthumously by the American Bank Note Company

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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64
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 64, 1851 Issue 1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2), 1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2)1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2). Cut to shape as always and mounted on thin tissue, small defect on bottom right plume which has been partly painted in, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

2,750
1,000
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65
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 65, 1851 Issue 1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2), 1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2)1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2). Cut to shape as always, detailed impression, small thin spot as often occurs on this fragile paper, appears Very Fine, scarce essay

2,750
1,200
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66
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 66, 1851 Issue 1c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (7TC5), 1c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (7TC5)1c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (7TC5). Large margins, intense shade and impression, few toned spots on back only, insignificant corner crease at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY TRIAL COLOR PROOF FOR THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE. A GREAT RARITY.

The Neinken book notes that his collection contained an example of this trial color proof, which he attributes to Plate 2. Scott Catalogue does not list any other type of trial color proof (large die or plate) for this issue.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

3,750
2,900
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67
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 67, 1851 Issue 1c 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). Large margins all around, deep rich color, few small thin spots, appears Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,250
425
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68
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 68, 1851 Issue 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c), 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c)3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c). Seven, most approximately 63 x 70mm withfull die sinkage area, one smaller, range of colors, few small faults as usual, appear Very Fine

875
650
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69
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 69, 1851 Issue 3c Die Essay on Colored Card (11-E17d), 3c Die Essay on Colored Card (11-E17d)3c Die Essay on Colored Card (11-E17d). Four, three are approximately 48 x 54, last is 33 x 37mm, all three Scott-listed colors represented, smaller is duplicate of Dark Blue on Pale Green, few small thin spots, appear Very Fine

800
900
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70
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 70, 1851 Issue 3c Dusky Blue, Die Essay on India (11-E22), 3c Dusky Blue, Die Essay on India (11-E22)3c Dusky Blue, Die Essay on India (11-E22). 67 x 41mm, beautiful rich color, some thinning at right from mount removal, faint toning

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINER OF THE TWO EXAMPLES RECORDED IN THIS COLOR. THIS IS THE ONLY ESSAY DESIGN SHOWING THE CORNER ROSETTES. AN IMPORTANT EXHIBITION PIECE.

Some students consider this and the following lot to be proof impressions of the die used for the Roosevelt and Panama-Pacific small die proofs. Others, including Clarence Brazer, consider these to be die essays produced in 1851.

This essay is known in both Black and Dusky Blue. A Black essay was sold as lot 103 in our 1990 Brazer sale (Siegel Sale 726), where it realized $7,500 hammer. The other recorded Dusky Blue, ex Burroughs and Hackett, has several faults.

With 1999 P.F. certificate. Ex Finkelburg (our Sale 816, where it realized $7,000 hammer)

5,000
6,250
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71
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 71, 1851 Issue 3c Black, Die Essay on India (11-E22), 3c Black, Die Essay on India (11-E22)3c Black, Die Essay on India (11-E22). 37 x 50mm, small thin spot at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A VERY RARE ESSAY SHOWING THE CORNER ROSETTES.

See previous description for an explanation of this essay. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Ex Finkelburg

5,000
5,250
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72
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 72, 1851 Issue 3c Black, Double Frame, Master Die Proof on Old Proof Paper (11-E23 var), 3c Black, Double Frame, Master Die Proof on Old Proof Paper (11-E23 var)3c Black, Double Frame, Master Die Proof on Old Proof Paper (11-E23 var). Cut mostly to shape and mounted on 27 x 37mm card, with "V 37991" imprint at bottom, intense impression, Very Fine, likely unique, from the American Bank Note Company archives

E. 1,000-1,500
575
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73
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 73, 1851 Issue (Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Essay on Thick Old Ivory Paper (11-E23b var), (Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Essay on Thick Old Ivory Paper (11-E23b var)(Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Essay on Thick Old Ivory Paper (11-E23b var). Pair, large margins, few thin spots, rounded bottom right corner, otherwise Very Fine, scarce essay, Scott Retail as block of four is $3,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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74
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 74, 1851 Issue 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2), 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2)12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2). Stamp size as always, margins to just in, bright color, few thin spots as usually found on this issue, appears Very Fine

750
210
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75
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 75, 1851 Issue 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on Wove (17-E2 var), 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on Wove (17-E2 var)12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on Wove (17-E2 var). Stamp size, differs from issued design in absence of tiny crosses in center rows of diamonds at top, sides and bottom, Very Fine, rare, Scott Catalogue only lists this essay on India, and in our opinion undervalues it at $750.00

E. 750-1,000
450
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76
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 76, 1851 Issue 24c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (37-E2), 24c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (37-E2)24c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (37-E2). 42 x 42mm, clear impression of the detailed lathework and with die layout lines, pencil note on back reads "Original before the lathework was re-touched and outer frame line added"

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS ESSAY OF AN EARLY STATE OF THE FRAME USED FOR THE 24-CENT DENOMINATION OF THE 1857 ISSUE IS LIKELY UNIQUE.

This essay is unlisted in the Brazer catalogue. With 1982 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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77
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 77, 1851 Issue 30c Black, Die Essay on India (38-E1 var), 30c Black, Die Essay on India (38-E1 var)30c Black, Die Essay on India (38-E1 var). 55 x 66mm and mounted on card, intense shade, incomplete design showing scrolls at each side of "30" with only one outer shading line

VERY FINE AND VERY RARE ESSAY OF THE 30-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

Scott Catalogue lists this essay as cut to stamp size. This essay, with generous borders, is very desirable.

With 1997 A.P.S. certificate.

2,500
2,600
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78
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 78, 1851 Issue 90c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (39TC1), 90c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (39TC1)90c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (39TC1). On 44 x 51mm card, detailed impression, clearly showing die layout lines

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLY RARE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF FOR THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

Scott Catalogue lists only two colors of the 90c large die trial color proof: Black and Brown Orange. As an indication of rarity, none was offered in either our Brazer or Finkelburg sales (or in any other recent proof and essay offerings)

5,000
2,800
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79
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 79, 1851 Issue 10c Green, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (35P3), 10c Green, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (35P3)10c Green, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (35P3). Large margins, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
525
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80
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 80, 1851 Issue 12c Black, Plate III, Plate Proof on India (36bP3), 12c Black, Plate III, Plate Proof on India (36bP3)12c Black, Plate III, Plate Proof on India (36bP3). Large margins all around, bright shade, small thin spot at top, appears Extremely Fine, scarce plate proof, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
450
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81
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 81, 1851 Issue 1c Blue, Ty. I, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (40P5), 1c Blue, Ty. I, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (40P5)1c Blue, Ty. I, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (40P5). Full margins all around, intense shade, Very Fine and choice, scarce proof variety, with 1979 P.F. certificate

750
500
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82
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 82, 1851 Issue 30c Orange, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2a), 30c Orange, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2a)30c Orange, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2a). Large margins, bright color (slightly oxidized), tiny hinge translucency, appears Very Fine, scarce proof

1,750
0
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