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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 — 1867 Grilled Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
203
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 203, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays2c Dull Red Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E1), 2c Dull Red Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E1)2c Dull Red Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E1). Folded design for re-use prevention, original gum, small h.r.

EXTREMELY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF THESE RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAYS ARE RECORDED.

The inventor of these designs is unknown. The design of the stamp is such that it was intended to be affixed to a cover folded. The postmaster would then remove part of the stamp, exposing punched out or different colored numerals underneath. The background of the design is also scored so that any attempt to remove a cancel or the the stamp from the cover would result in its breaking apart.

5,000
2,600
204
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 204, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays2c Dull Red Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E1), 2c Dull Red Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E1)2c Dull Red Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E1). Original gum, h.r., lacking top part of design, small tear at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAY.

The top portion of the design, missing on this example, was scored to facilitate removal of the bottom portion showing numeral.

Ex Hackett and Finkelburg

5,000
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205
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 205, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays2c Dull Black & Bronze, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E2a), 2c Dull Black & Bronze, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E2a)2c Dull Black & Bronze, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E2a). Large margins, almost completely intact, full original gum

EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THIS REMARKABLY RARE RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAY.

Very few are known. The example offered here is in a beautiful state of preservation.

5,000
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206
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 206, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays2c Bronze & Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E2b), 2c Bronze & Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E2b)2c Bronze & Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E2b). U.S. 10mm high, original gum, h.r., part of design punched out

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. ONLY A VERY FEW OF THESE RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAYS ARE KNOWN.

Unlike some other essays of this type which are folded designs, this re-use essay was pierced with "S"-shaped cuts, with the numeral cut out. This made the stamp too fragile, preventing its reuse.

Ex Finkelburg. Illustrated in Scott Catalogue

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207
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 207, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays3c Black & Bronze, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E4a), 3c Black & Bronze, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E4a)3c Black & Bronze, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E4a). Original gum, h.r. folded design similar to 79-E1 with underlying "3" punched out, fresh and virtually intact design

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ESSAY FOR STAMP RE-USE PREVENTION IN REMARKABLY INTACT CONDITION.

Due to the nature of the prevention methods used on these designs, most surviving examples are not completely intact. Very few are known.

5,000
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208
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3c Lowenberg Plate Essay on Onionskin Paper, Imperforate (79-E8a). Eleven different complete sheets of 25, range of colors or shades incl. Brown, Orange Brown, Green, Light Green, Dark Violet, Pale Violet, usual small faults normally associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine, scarce group, Scott Retail as singles

2,750
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209
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3c Lowenberg Plate Essay on Onionskin Paper, Perforated and Gummed (79-E8b). Four complete sheets, incl. Gray Black, Dull Violet, Brown Red and Gray Violet, few small faults as usually associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine, scarce group

2,500
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210
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 210, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays3c Pale Tan, Lowenberg Plate Essay on Thick Wove (79-E9d), 3c Pale Tan, Lowenberg Plate Essay on Thick Wove (79-E9d)3c Pale Tan, Lowenberg Plate Essay on Thick Wove (79-E9d). Horizontal strip of three, signed Henry Lowenberg, original gum, h.r., some slight toning, otherwise Very Fine

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211
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 211, 1867 Grilled Issue EssaysJohn M. Sturgeon, 10c Patent Essay, "Canceled" Diagonally (79-E10b var), John M. Sturgeon, 10c Patent Essay, "Canceled" Diagonally (79-E10b var)John M. Sturgeon, 10c Patent Essay, "Canceled" Diagonally (79-E10b var). Four, three in Dark Carmine and one in Green, affixed to large blue part-printed notice from "Department of the Interior, U.S. Patent Office, Washington, Oct. 23rd 1867", contents acknowledges receipt of Caveat on an "alleged improvement in Revenue and Postage Stamps", few faults, Fine, fascinating historical item

E. 500-750
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212
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 212, 1867 Grilled Issue EssaysJohn M. Sturgeon, 10c Patent Essay, "Canceled" Diagonally (79-E10b, 79-E10 var), John M. Sturgeon, 10c Patent Essay, "Canceled" Diagonally (79-E10b, 79-E10 var)John M. Sturgeon, 10c Patent Essay, "Canceled" Diagonally (79-E10b, 79-E10 var). Four items, incl. single in Green, pair with narrow spacing and no overprint, strip of three in Dark Carmine, single in Dark Carmine on yellowish paper with wide margins all around, Very Fine, unusual and scarce group, several are unlisted in Scott

E. 300-400
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213
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 213, 1867 Grilled Issue EssaysJohn M. Sturgeon, 10c Patent Essays (79-E10b var, 79-E10g, 79-E10h var), John M. Sturgeon, 10c Patent Essays (79-E10b var, 79-E10g, 79-E10h var)John M. Sturgeon, 10c Patent Essays (79-E10b var, 79-E10g, 79-E10h var). Four items, first is perforated in Green with "Cancelled" diagonally each way, second is horizontal strip of three in Black with violet underprinting, wide margins at sides and close or in at top and bottom as 79-E10g, next is strip of four with similar margins in Dark Carmine, last is single in Dark Carmine with green underprinting, extra wide margins at sides and close or in at top and bottom, few small faults, Fine-Very Fine, unusual group, Scott Retail as all normal

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214
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 214, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays(Unstated Value) Dull Violet, Die Essay on White Paper (79-E12a), (Unstated Value) Dull Violet, Die Essay on White Paper (79-E12a)(Unstated Value) Dull Violet, Die Essay on White Paper (79-E12a). 23 x 28mm, fresh and bright color, few adherences on back,

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ESSAY. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

The creator of this essay is unknown.

2,750
2,100
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215
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Sale Number 890, Lot Number 215, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays(Unstated Value) Blue, Die Essay on Bluish Paper (79-E12b), (Unstated Value) Blue, Die Essay on Bluish Paper (79-E12b)(Unstated Value) Blue, Die Essay on Bluish Paper (79-E12b). 23 x 28mm, deep rich color, faint toning at bottom left, few adherences on back

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ESSAY.

The creator of this essay is unknown

2,750
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