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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 — 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
381
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 381, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Hybrid Proofs on India (112P-122P), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Hybrid Proofs on India (112P-122P)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Hybrid Proofs on India (112P-122P). Gold-stamped leatherbound album titled "Proofs. United States Postage Stamps, Series of 1869, Engraved by the National Bank Note Company, New York", containing one of each value on India and mounted on gold-framed card, some splitting along binding and some cover wear, otherwise Very Fine, unusual and rare complete presentation book of proofs for the 1869 Pictorial Issue

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
382
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 382, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Small Die Proofs on India (112P2-122P2), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Small Die Proofs on India (112P2-122P2)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Small Die Proofs on India (112P2-122P2). Complete page from Roosevelt presentation album, fresh and bright colors, trivial edgewear on page not affecting any proofs

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE INTACT PAGE OF SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Only 85 albums were produced. Many have been broken up.

4,575
3,500
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383
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 383, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3). Large margins, bright colors, few minor flaws as often found on this fragile paper, otherwise Very Fine

855
650
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384
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 384, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs1c Buff, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (112P1 var), 1c Buff, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (112P1 var)1c Buff, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (112P1 var). 155 x 215mm with full die sinkage, pretty pastel color, trivial toned specks around edges, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal

750
270
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385
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 385, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs3c Ultramarine, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (114P2a), 3c Ultramarine, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (114P2a)3c Ultramarine, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (114P2a). Deep rich color, small thins and tear at bottom, still appears Very Fine, rare, perhaps 3-5 are known, ex Cutts, with 1983 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,000
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386
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 386, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs6c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (115P1), 6c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (115P1)6c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (115P1). Die sunk on 145 x 227mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, trivial corner wear, Very Fine and choice

900
600
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387
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 387, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs6c Ultramarine, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (115P2a), 6c Ultramarine, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (115P2a)6c Ultramarine, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (115P2a). Fresh and bright color, small toned spot at right and tiny thin spot at top right corner, otherwise Very Fine, very rare, perhaps 3-5 were printed

2,000
675
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388
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 388, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Die sunk on 212 x 143mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, rich color, few small toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, rare, ex Finkelburg

2,500
1,050
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389
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 389, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Large Die Proof on India (119P1), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Large Die Proof on India (119P1)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Large Die Proof on India (119P1). Die sunk on 145 225mm card with full die sinkage, fresh and bright colors, left edge of card with trace of binding from presentation book, Very Fine

550
950
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390
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 390, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (119P1 var), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (119P1 var)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (119P1 var). Cut to size, mounted on India and die sunk on 79 x 92mm card, with imprint at bottom in Black, Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal

550
375
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391
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 391, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (119P1 var), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (119P1 var)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (119P1 var). Stamp size and mounted on 74 x 83mm card with gold border, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal

550
115
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392
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 392, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (119P2a), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (119P2a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (119P2a). Rich colors, small thin spot and some toning, otherwise Very Fine, rare, pehaps 3-5 were produced

2,000
900
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393
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 393, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs30c Red Brown & Gray Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (121TC1), 30c Red Brown & Gray Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (121TC1)30c Red Brown & Gray Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (121TC1). Die sunk on 71 x 79mm card with full die sinkage, rich colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS COMBINATION OF COLORS IS UNLISTED IN SCOTT.

Ex Mason.

3,500
2,100
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394
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 394, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs30c Brown & Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (121TC1), 30c Brown & Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (121TC1)30c Brown & Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (121TC1). Die sunk on 72 x 80mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich colors

VERY FINE. THIS COMBINATION OF COLORS IN UNLISTED IN SCOTT.

This trial color proof is remarkable for the intensity of its colors.

3,500
2,700
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395
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 395, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs30c Carmine Lake & Dark Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (121TC1), 30c Carmine Lake & Dark Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (121TC1)30c Carmine Lake & Dark Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (121TC1). Die sunk on 85 x 99mm card with full die sinkage, rich colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE TRIAL COLOR LARGE DIE PROOF.

The colors on the example offered here approach those of the issued colors.

3,500
2,100
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396
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 396, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs30c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (121TC1), 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (121TC1)30c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (121TC1). Three, trimmed to stamp size, colors incl. Orange & Deep Green and two approaching the issued color, large margins to just in at bottom of first, Fine, unusual

E. 500-750
525
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397
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 397, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (121P1), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (121P1)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (121P1). Die sunk on 150 x 223mm card with full die sinkage, bright colors, Very Fine

1,250
900
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398
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 398, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs30c Carmine & Blue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (121P2a), 30c Carmine & Blue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (121P2a)30c Carmine & Blue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (121P2a). 26 x 26mm, rich colors, chemically lightened toning of paper, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, perhaps 3-5 were produced, with 1993 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,050
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399
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 399, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs30c Carmine & Blue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (121P2a), 30c Carmine & Blue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (121P2a)30c Carmine & Blue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (121P2a). 25 x 26mm, usual overall toning, mounted on card, Very Fine, scarce, perhaps 3-5 are known, with 1994 P.F. certificate

2,000
550
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400
Pbl
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 400, 1869 Pictorial Issue Proofs30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3). Top right corner imprint block of fifteen, huge margins, radiant colors, small hole affects center stamp, usual minor paper irregularities associated with this fragile paper, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,230
2,500
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