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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 — 1861 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
114
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 114, 1861 Issue 3c Black, Die Essay on India (65-E5), 3c Black, Die Essay on India (65-E5)3c Black, Die Essay on India (65-E5). 23 x 27mm, intense color and impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE 3-CENT ESSAY FROM THE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY'S BID FOR THE 1861 ISSUE CONTRACT.

Ex Brazer. With 1991 P.F. certificate

2,500
3,750
115
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 115, 1861 Issue 3c Dark Brown, Frame Only Die Essay on India (65-E7), 3c Dark Brown, Frame Only Die Essay on India (65-E7)3c Dark Brown, Frame Only Die Essay on India (65-E7). 29 x 39mm, deep rich color and detailed impression, faint horizontal crease at bottom does not affect design, tiny thin, appears Very Fine, scarce essay, with 1991 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,500
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116
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 116, 1861 Issue 3c Green, Frame Only Die Essay on India (65-E7), 3c Green, Frame Only Die Essay on India (65-E7)3c Green, Frame Only Die Essay on India (65-E7). 29 x 37mm and with negative "80" die no. at top, mounted on card, small thin spot at top from mount removal, appears Very Fine, scarce essay, with 1991 P.F. certificate.

2,000
1,500
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117
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 117, 1861 Issue 3c Black, Frame Only Die Essay on Proof Paper (65-E9var), 3c Black, Frame Only Die Essay on Proof Paper (65-E9var)3c Black, Frame Only Die Essay on Proof Paper (65-E9var). Mounted on 28 x 45mm card, mostly cut to shape with "X-2543" die no. scored out and "26519" at top

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ESSAY. LIKELY UNIQUE IN THIS FORM.

The Scott-listed essay has die no. "81" reversed at top. This example is from the American Bank Note Company archives.

2,750
1,800
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