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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
83
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 83, 1861 Issue 1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E3a), 1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E3a)1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E3a). 50 x 48mm, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce essay

1,250
850
84
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 84, 1861 Issue 1c Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a), 1c Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a)1c Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a). Rich color, clear margins all around, Very Fine and choice

600
350
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85
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 85, 1861 Issue 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Bond Paper with Double Line of Scallops Wmk. (63-E9c, 63-E9h), 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Bond Paper with Double Line of Scallops Wmk. (63-E9c, 63-E9h)1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Bond Paper with Double Line of Scallops Wmk. (63-E9c, 63-E9h). Both in Dark Green, 47 x 47mm and 41 x 39mm respectively, fresh and Very Fine

2,200
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86
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 86, 1861 Issue 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Numerals in Pencil (65-E3b), 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Numerals in Pencil (65-E3b)3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Numerals in Pencil (65-E3b). 57 x 68mm, showing pencil "3" in circle with lightly scored guidelines, part of paper symmetrically cut away at corners

FRESH AND VERY FINE. THIS ESSAY WITH NUMERALS IN PENCIL IS UNIQUE. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION PIECE.

Ex Finkelburg

3,500
5,500
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87
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 87, 1861 Issue 5c Black, Die II, Die Essay on India (67-E4a), 5c Black, Die II, Die Essay on India (67-E4a)5c Black, Die II, Die Essay on India (67-E4a). Cut to shape as always, intense shade, small thin spots, small nick at bottom left, appears Fine, scarce essay

500
400
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88
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 88, 1861 Issue 5c Brown, Die II, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b), 5c Brown, Die II, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b)5c Brown, Die II, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b). Cut to shape as always, warm and attractive shade, small thin spot at top right, appears Very Fine, scarce, with 1991 P.F. certificate describing paper as India (which is incorrect)

1,000
325
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89
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 89, 1861 Issue 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b), 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b)12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b). 49 x 49mm, intense color, few small thin spots, appears Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

750
750
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90
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 90, 1861 Issue 12c Bluish Black, Die Essay on Stiff Old Ivory, Top Border Missing (69-E3d), 12c Bluish Black, Die Essay on Stiff Old Ivory, Top Border Missing (69-E3d)12c Bluish Black, Die Essay on Stiff Old Ivory, Top Border Missing (69-E3d). 49 x 48mm, light bend at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

750
325
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91
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 91, 1861 Issue 12c Violet, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, 1851 Die with Border Lines Complete, Upper Right Rosette Blank (69-E3g), 12c Violet, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, 1851 Die with Border Lines Complete, Upper Right Rosette Blank (69-E3g)12c Violet, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, 1851 Die with Border Lines Complete, Upper Right Rosette Blank (69-E3g). 49 x 50mm, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

750
650
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92
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 92, 1861 Issue 12c Orange, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, 1851 Die with Border Lines Complete, Upper Right Rosette Blank (69-E3g), 12c Orange, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, 1851 Die with Border Lines Complete, Upper Right Rosette Blank (69-E3g)12c Orange, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, 1851 Die with Border Lines Complete, Upper Right Rosette Blank (69-E3g). 38 x 47mm, intense color, tiny pinhole at top right inside blank rosette (possibly contemporary), Very Fine and choice

750
700
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93
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 93, 1861 Issue 12c Ultramarine, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Both Upper Rosettes Blank (69-E3i), 12c Ultramarine, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Both Upper Rosettes Blank (69-E3i)12c Ultramarine, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Both Upper Rosettes Blank (69-E3i). 47 x 47mm, deep rich color, small thin spot at top from hinge removal, otherwise Very Fine, scarce essay

1,000
550
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94
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 94, 1861 Issue 12c Ultramarine, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Three Rosettes Blank, Corner Borders Removed Around Blank Rosettes (69-E3k), 12c Ultramarine, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Three Rosettes Blank, Corner Borders Removed Around Blank Rosettes (69-E3k)12c Ultramarine, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Three Rosettes Blank, Corner Borders Removed Around Blank Rosettes (69-E3k). 36 x 40mm, bright color, tiny nick at top edge, small thin spot at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce essay

1,000
750
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95
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 95, 1861 Issue 12c 1861 Issue, Die Essays on Old Proof Paper, All Rosettes Blank, Border Lines Complete (69-E3l), 12c 1861 Issue, Die Essays on Old Proof Paper, All Rosettes Blank, Border Lines Complete (69-E3l)12c 1861 Issue, Die Essays on Old Proof Paper, All Rosettes Blank, Border Lines Complete (69-E3l). Four, from 25 x 30mm to 49 x 50mm, colors incl. Dim Scarlet, Orange, Green and Violet, few small thin spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce group

3,000
2,200
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96
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 96, 1861 Issue 12c 1861 Issue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Complete Design (69-E3n), 12c 1861 Issue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Complete Design (69-E3n)12c 1861 Issue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Complete Design (69-E3n). Four, from 33 x 35mm to 50 x 48mm, all four colors represented, few small thin spots, one with torn corner, otherwise Very Fine, scarce set

3,000
3,750
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97
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 97, 1861 Issue 12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a), 12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a)12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a). Die sunk on 61 x 78mm thin card, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice

750
700
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98
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 98, 1861 Issue 12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a), 12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a)12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a). 50 x 43mm, removed from original card, small thins and creases, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

750
300
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99
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 99, 1861 Issue 12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a), 12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a)12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a). 55 x 57mm, mounted on non-contemporary card, few faults, otherwise Very Fine

750
325
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100
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 100, 1861 Issue 12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b), 12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b)12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b). Clear to full margins, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

500
350
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101
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 101, 1861 Issue 12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b), 12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b)12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b). Ample margins all around, beautiful impression and bright shade, small corner crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine, ex Finkelburg

500
325
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102
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 102, 1861 Issue 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof paper, Corners Drawn in Pencil (69-E4d), 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof paper, Corners Drawn in Pencil (69-E4d)12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof paper, Corners Drawn in Pencil (69-E4d). 58 x 68mm, crisp impression, part of paper symmetrically cut away at corners, small thin spots at top and bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. PROBABLY A UNIQUE DIE ESSAY FOR THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

This essay and the following lot, each with pencil numerals, are believed to be the only examples extant.

1,500
2,600
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103
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 103, 1861 Issue 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Diagonal Numerals (69-E4e), 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Diagonal Numerals (69-E4e)12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Diagonal Numerals (69-E4e). 56 x 64mm with diagonal numerals and part of corner ornamentations in pencil, also large "2" at right, pre-printing paperfold and small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS ESSAY FOR THE 12-CENT WITH DIAGONAL NUMERALS IN PENCIL IS UNIQUE.

Ex Finkelburg.

3,000
3,250
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104
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 104, 1861 Issue 24c Lilac, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Cut to Shape (70-E4a), 24c Lilac, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Cut to Shape (70-E4a)24c Lilac, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Cut to Shape (70-E4a). Brilliant color, traces of adhesive on back, tiny thin speck at top, appears Very Fine

400
200
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105
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 105, 1861 Issue 24c Lilac, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Cut to Shape (70-E4a), 24c Lilac, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Cut to Shape (70-E4a)24c Lilac, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Cut to Shape (70-E4a). Fresh color and detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

400
240
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106
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 106, 1861 Issue 24c Lilac, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (70-E4b), 24c Lilac, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (70-E4b)24c Lilac, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (70-E4b). Radiant color, fresh and Very Fine

400
290
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107
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 107, 1861 Issue 24c Lilac, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (70-E4b), 24c Lilac, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (70-E4b)24c Lilac, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (70-E4b). Bright color, Very Fine and choice

400
220
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108
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 108, 1861 Issue 90c Black, Die Essay on Proof Paper (72-E2 var), 90c Black, Die Essay on Proof Paper (72-E2 var)90c Black, Die Essay on Proof Paper (72-E2 var). 45 x 52mm and mounted on 150 x 215mm card, signed "J. Andrews" at bottom of card, card with few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, unusual and rare essay

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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109
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 109, 1861 Issue 90c Black, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a), 90c Black, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a)90c Black, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a). Clear margins all around, intense impression, Very Fine and choice

300
230
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110
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 110, 1861 Issue 90c Blue, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a), 90c Blue, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a)90c Blue, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a). Fresh color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice

300
190
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111
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 111, 1861 Issue 90c Black, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a), 90c Black, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a)90c Black, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a). Deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine

300
260
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112
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 112, 1861 Issue 90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5b), 90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5b)90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5b). Die sunk on 80 x 84mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce essay, ex Finkelburg

2,000
2,200
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113
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 113, 1861 Issue 90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5b), 90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5b)90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5b). On 35 x 41mm card, large tear at left, bottom of design with pencil "X" thru denomination (described on accompanying certificate as touched up at bottom), otherwise Fine, scarce essay, with 1990 P.F. certificate

2,000
450
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