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
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)
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
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
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.
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)