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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
118
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 118, 1861 Issue (Unstated Value) Black, Multiple Vignette Essay on India (unlisted), (Unstated Value) Black, Multiple Vignette Essay on India (unlisted)(Unstated Value) Black, Multiple Vignette Essay on India (unlisted). Die sunk on 112 x 88mm card with full die sinkage, depicting six vignettes incl. three Washington, one each of Jefferson, Lincoln and Franklin

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE ESSAY CONTAINING SIX PORTRAITS OF THE PRESIDENTS, MANY OF WHICH WERE USED ON STAMP DESIGNS. AN IMPORTANT ESSAY.

The vignettes shown were used on the 5c, 24c, 30c and 90c 1861 Issue, as well as the 15c 1866 Issue.

Ex Mason. This essay is unlisted in either Scott or Brazer. We have attributed it to the National Bank Note Company

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
119
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 119, 1861 Issue 1c Black, Die Essay on India, Blank Vignette and Labels (63-E10), 1c Black, Die Essay on India, Blank Vignette and Labels (63-E10)1c Black, Die Essay on India, Blank Vignette and Labels (63-E10). On 32 x 39mm card, crisp impression showing beautiful details of the frame's background, light creasing

VERY FINE. THIS ESSAY, PRINTED BY NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY AND SHOWING THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE PROPOSED DESIGN, IS LIKELY UNIQUE.

Unlisted in Brazer. Noted in the Evans book on p. 14

2,000
3,750
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120
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 120, 1861 Issue 1c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55TC1), 1c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55TC1)1c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55TC1). 58 x 56mm, intense shade, imprint and die no. at bottom, small thin spot at top left corner, appears Very Fine, scarce

4,000
1,200
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121
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 121, 1861 Issue 1c Ultramarine, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55P1), 1c Ultramarine, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55P1)1c Ultramarine, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55P1). 37 x 53mm, on non-contemporary card, with imprint and die no. at bottom, bright color, pencil notation at bottom left and with pencil lines added at base of bust, some slight wrinkling, appears Very Fine, unusual item

2,250
1,100
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122
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 122, 1861 Issue 1c Ultramarine, First Design, Plate Essay on India (63-E11c; formerly 55P3), 1c Ultramarine, First Design, Plate Essay on India (63-E11c; formerly 55P3)1c Ultramarine, First Design, Plate Essay on India (63-E11c; formerly 55P3). Block of four with sheet margin at bottom, large margin other sides, brilliant color, three small toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, attractive multiple

1,200
1,500
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123
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 123, 1861 Issue 1c Ultramarine, First Design, Plate Essay on Semi-transparent Stamp Paper (63-E11d; formerly 55TC4), 1c Ultramarine, First Design, Plate Essay on Semi-transparent Stamp Paper (63-E11d; formerly 55TC4)1c Ultramarine, First Design, Plate Essay on Semi-transparent Stamp Paper (63-E11d; formerly 55TC4). Three singles, all have ample to large margins, two form part imprint and plate no. pair, all are fresh and Very Fine, ex Finkelburg

1,200
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124
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 124, 1861 Issue 1c Gray, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Gray, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Gray, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). Die sunk on 72 x 100mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, fresh and Very Fine

1,050
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125
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 125, 1861 Issue 1c Red, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Red, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Red, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). Die sunk on 70 x 14mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, Very Fine and choice

1,050
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126
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 126, 1861 Issue 1c Orange, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Orange, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Orange, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). Die sunk on 73 x 110mm with full die sinkage, fresh and Very Fine

1,050
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127
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 127, 1861 Issue 1c Blue Green, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Blue Green, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Blue Green, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). 48 x 70mm, removed fro original card and with thin spot and pinhole at top left, otherwise Fine

1,050
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128
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 128, 1861 Issue 1c Red, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay on Pelure Paper, Gummed (63-E13c, 63-E13e), 1c Red, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay on Pelure Paper, Gummed (63-E13c, 63-E13e)1c Red, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay on Pelure Paper, Gummed (63-E13c, 63-E13e). Horizontal pair and single of first, single of second, original gum, singles h.r., fresh colors, usual minor wrinkling, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

900
750
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129
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 129, 1861 Issue 1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay, Perforated (63-E13f, 63-E13g), 1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay, Perforated (63-E13f, 63-E13g)1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay, Perforated (63-E13f, 63-E13g). Two of first and four of latter, equal distribution of Red and Blue, original gum, h.r., few small faults, otherwise Very Fine

900
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130
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 130, 1861 Issue (3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (65-E11b), (3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (65-E11b)(3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (65-E11b). 49 62mm, imprint at bottom, crisp impression, tiny thin spots at top from mount removal, appears Very Fine, scarce essay

750
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131
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 131, 1861 Issue 3c Black, Die Essay on India (65-E12), 3c Black, Die Essay on India (65-E12)3c Black, Die Essay on India (65-E12). 31 x 6mm and mounted on 75 x 78mm card, fresh and Very Fine example of this scarce essay

1,000
1,050
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132
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 132, 1861 Issue 3c Lake, Die Essay on India (65-E14), 3c Lake, Die Essay on India (65-E14)3c Lake, Die Essay on India (65-E14). Die sunk on 70 x 70mm card with full die sinkage, pencil "No. 5.-1/ white" at bottom right color, fresh and Very Fine

750
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133
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 133, 1861 Issue 3c First Design, Die Essay on Semi-transparent Stamp Paper (65-E15b), 3c First Design, Die Essay on Semi-transparent Stamp Paper (65-E15b)3c First Design, Die Essay on Semi-transparent Stamp Paper (65-E15b). Seven, range of colors incl. Deep Red Orange, Dim Red, Dim Orange Red, Deep Orange Red, fresh colors except few with some slight oxidation at top (probably from storage), appear Very Fine, scarce group

5,250
1,800
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134
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 134, 1861 Issue 3c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1), 3c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1)3c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1). Die sunk on 70 x 70mm card with full die sinkage, No. 441 and imprint below, some slight staining at top left, otherwise Very Fine

2,000
800
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135
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 135, 1861 Issue 3c Dark Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1), 3c Dark Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1)3c Dark Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1). Die sunk on 70 x 70mm card with full die sinkage, No. 441 and imprint at bottom, pencil "D. Verm. 2-1/2 white" at bottom, few light age spots, otherwise Very Fine

2,000
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136
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 136, 1861 Issue 3c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1), 3c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1)3c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1). Die sunk n 70 x 84mm card, India trimmed within die sinkage area, fresh and Very Fine

2,000
1,200
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137
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 137, 1861 Issue 3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1), 3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1)3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1). Die sunk on 67 x 82mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, some toning spots, otherwise Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

2,850
850
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138
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 138, 1861 Issue 3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1), 3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1)3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1). Die sunk on 73 x 85mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, few light toned spots at top left, light horizontal crease at top, otherwise Very Fine

2,850
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139
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 139, 1861 Issue 3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1), 3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1)3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1). 46 x 52mm and mounted on 60 x 71mm card (probably originally die sunk), small corner crease at bottom left on card only, India paper with flaw at bottom left, otherwise Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,850
525
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140
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 140, 1861 Issue 3c Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1), 3c Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1)3c Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c; formerly 56TC1). 26 x 30mm, radiant color, some slight toning at far left not affecting design, otherwise Fine, scarce shade in any form

2,000
200
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141
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 141, 1861 Issue 3c Scarlet, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3), 3c Scarlet, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3)3c Scarlet, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3). Large margns, brilliant color on bright paper, thin spot at center, appears Extremely Fine

350
110
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142
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 142, 1861 Issue 3c Red, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3), 3c Red, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3)3c Red, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3). Large margins, rich color, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice

350
110
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143
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 143, 1861 Issue 3c Scarlet, First Design, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (65-E15f; 56TC3), 3c Scarlet, First Design, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (65-E15f; 56TC3)3c Scarlet, First Design, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (65-E15f; 56TC3). Large margins to just in, mounted on thin card, Fine

350
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144
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 144, 1861 Issue 3c Scarlet, First Design, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3), 3c Scarlet, First Design, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3)3c Scarlet, First Design, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3). Full to large margins, Very Fine

350
100
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145
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 145, 1861 Issue 3c Scarlet, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3), 3c Scarlet, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3)3c Scarlet, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f; formerly 56TC3). Large margins, bright color, few thin spots, appears Very Fine

350
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146
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 146, 1861 Issue 5c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (67-E9a; formerly 57TC1), 5c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (67-E9a; formerly 57TC1)5c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (67-E9a; formerly 57TC1). Die sunk on 91 x 95mm card with full die sinkage, "442" and imprint at bottom, light horizontal crease at bottom affecting card only and few light toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail for card mounted

1,750
1,900
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147
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 147, 1861 Issue 5c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (67-E9a; formerly 57TC1), 5c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (67-E9a; formerly 57TC1)5c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (67-E9a; formerly 57TC1). 57 x 57mm, expertly removed from card, two tiny thin specks, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail for card mounted

1,750
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148
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 148, 1861 Issue 5c Brown, First Design, Plate Essay on India (67-E9d; formerly 57P3), 5c Brown, First Design, Plate Essay on India (67-E9d; formerly 57P3)5c Brown, First Design, Plate Essay on India (67-E9d; formerly 57P3). Large margins, bright color, unobtrusive but clear strike of blue control cancel at top left, light corner crease at bottom left, appears Very Fine, unusual with the cancel

E. 750-1,000
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149
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 149, 1861 Issue 10c Yellowish Green, Die Essay on India (68-E3), 10c Yellowish Green, Die Essay on India (68-E3)10c Yellowish Green, Die Essay on India (68-E3). Die sunk on 65 x 77mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
1,050
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150
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 150, 1861 Issue 10c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1), 10c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1)10c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1). 43 x 43mm, on original card and showing trace of imprint at bottom, Very Fine, scarce trial color proof

1,750
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151
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 151, 1861 Issue 12c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Ivory Paper (69-E5b), 12c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Ivory Paper (69-E5b)12c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Ivory Paper (69-E5b). 65 x 78mm, h.r., fresh and Very Fine

500
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152
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 152, 1861 Issue 12c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Ivory Paper (69-E5b), 12c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Ivory Paper (69-E5b)12c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Ivory Paper (69-E5b). 36 x 43mm, crisp impression, tiny thin spot at top right and slight evidence of hinge removal, appears Fine

500
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153
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 153, 1861 Issue 12c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a; formerly 59P1), 12c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a; formerly 59P1)12c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a; formerly 59P1). Die sunk on 72 x 85mm card, showing full die sinkage at top and bottom, small toned spot, otherwise Very Fine, ex Finkelburg

1,350
1,000
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154
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 154, 1861 Issue 12c Dark Green, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a; formerly 59TC1), 12c Dark Green, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a; formerly 59TC1)12c Dark Green, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a; formerly 59TC1). Stamp size, bright color, small thin spot, appears Fine, rare essay

1,350
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155
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 155, 1861 Issue 24c Dark Violet, Die Essay on India (70-E6), 24c Dark Violet, Die Essay on India (70-E6)24c Dark Violet, Die Essay on India (70-E6). Die sunk on 77 x 77mm with full die sinkage, deep rich color, card with small thin speck, Very Fine and choice, this differs slightly from 70TC1 in that the scrolls around the numerals are unfinished and the shadows over the numerals are not acid etched

900
800
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156
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 156, 1861 Issue 24c Steel Blue, Die Essay on India (70-E6), 24c Steel Blue, Die Essay on India (70-E6)24c Steel Blue, Die Essay on India (70-E6). Die sunk on 67 x 70mm car with full die sinkage, deep rich color at the most intense end of the spectrum, tiny toned spots at far edge of card, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful example of this essay

900
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157
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 157, 1861 Issue 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1), 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1)30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1). Die sunk on 150 x 220mm card with full die sinkage, intense shade, Very Fine and choice, scarce

1,750
1,000
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158
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 158, 1861 Issue 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1), 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1)30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1). Die sunk on 63 x 75mm card with full die sinkage, detailed impression, couple trivial toning specks, Very Fine and choice, ex Finkelburg

1,750
625
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159
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 159, 1861 Issue 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India, Specimen Ovpt. (71-E2a-S; formerly 61TC1-S), 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India, Specimen Ovpt. (71-E2a-S; formerly 61TC1-S)30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India, Specimen Ovpt. (71-E2a-S; formerly 61TC1-S). 43 x 50mm, clear red "Specimen" overprint, light creasing as is often found on this fragile paper, appears Fine

1,750
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160
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 160, 1861 Issue 30c Deep Red Orange, First Design, Plate Essay on India (71-E2b; formerly 61P3), 30c Deep Red Orange, First Design, Plate Essay on India (71-E2b; formerly 61P3)30c Deep Red Orange, First Design, Plate Essay on India (71-E2b; formerly 61P3). Block of four, large margins all around, few faults incl. repaired tear, appears Fine, scarce multiple, Scott Retail as four singles

2,000
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161
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 161, 1861 Issue 30c, 90c Black, First Design, Plate Essay on Card, Split Thin (71-E2c, 72-E7f), 30c, 90c Black, First Design, Plate Essay on Card, Split Thin (71-E2c, 72-E7f)30c, 90c Black, First Design, Plate Essay on Card, Split Thin (71-E2c, 72-E7f). Intense shades, some slight toning affects 30c, usual thinning on cards, otherwise Very Fine

1,000
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162
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 162, 1861 Issue 90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E6), 90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E6)90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E6). Die sunk on 55 x 64mm card, pencil "No. 8" at bottom, rich color, Very Fine and choice, Nos. 13 thru 16 were offered as one lot in our Finkelburg sale

1,000
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163
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 163, 1861 Issue 90c Black, First Design, Trial Color Proof on India (72-E7b; formerly 62TC1), 90c Black, First Design, Trial Color Proof on India (72-E7b; formerly 62TC1)90c Black, First Design, Trial Color Proof on India (72-E7b; formerly 62TC1). 41 x 41mm, on original card, bright shade, clearly showing die layout lines, Very Fine and choice, scarce, the Finkelburg collection contained only a hybrid, and the example in the Brazer sale was defective

1,750
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164
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 164, 1861 Issue 90c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62P1), 90c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62P1)90c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62P1). Die sunk on 82 x 89mm card with full die sinkage, fresh color, pencil "No. 8" at bottom, fresh and Very Fine

1,000
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165
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 165, 1861 Issue 90c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62P1), 90c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62P1)90c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62P1). Die sunk on 127 x 190mm card with full die sinkage, pretty shade towards the pale end of the spectrum, card with small scuff at bottom, otherwise Very Fine

1,350
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166
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 166, 1861 Issue 90c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62P1), 90c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62P1)90c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62P1). 44 x 56mm, fresh and bright color, faint wrinkling, Fine

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