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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 — 1894 Bureau Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
527
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 527, 1894 Bureau Issue3c Dusky Red Violet, Die Essay on India (253-E1a), 3c Dusky Red Violet, Die Essay on India (253-E1a)3c Dusky Red Violet, Die Essay on India (253-E1a). Die sunk on 149 x 200m card with full die sinkage, bright color, Very Fine, scarce, this diffrs from the completed design by the triangles, which are Type II on the essay

1,000
400
528
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 528, 1894 Bureau Issue3c Dark Red Violet, Die Essay on India (253-E1a), 3c Dark Red Violet, Die Essay on India (253-E1a)3c Dark Red Violet, Die Essay on India (253-E1a). Die sunk on 65 x 67mm with full die sinkage, intense color on bright paper, Very Fine

1,000
200
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529
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 529, 1894 Bureau Issue3c Dusky Red Violet, Die Essay on India (253-E1a), 3c Dusky Red Violet, Die Essay on India (253-E1a)3c Dusky Red Violet, Die Essay on India (253-E1a). 60 x 63mm, radiant color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as die sunk on card

1,000
150
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530
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 530, 1894 Bureau Issue3c Light Red Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (253TC1), 3c Light Red Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (253TC1)3c Light Red Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (253TC1). 55 x 60mm, brilliant color, Very Fine, scarce, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 500-750
300
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531
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 531, 1894 Bureau Issue6c Dim Dusky Red, Die Proof on India (256-E2), 6c Dim Dusky Red, Die Proof on India (256-E2)6c Dim Dusky Red, Die Proof on India (256-E2). 60 x 62mm, crisp impression, design is almost complete except for some shading lines on coat and diagonal lines on beard, Fine, Scott Retail as die sunk on card

1,000
280
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532
TC
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 532, 1894 Bureau Issue6c Chestnut Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (256TC1), 6c Chestnut Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (256TC1)6c Chestnut Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (256TC1). Die sunk on 72 x 71mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, faint die no. and imprint at bottom, pencil "4" and "July 6" at bottom, Very Fine, Scott Catalogue only lists a Dark Brown trial color proof for the 6c, Scott Retail as listed color

1,000
300
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533
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 533, 1894 Bureau Issue6c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (256P1), 6c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (256P1)6c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (256P1). Die sunk on 68 x 71mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, some toned spots otherwise Very Fine

250
130
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534
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 534, 1894 Bureau Issue8c Violet Brown, Die Essay on India (257-E1), 8c Violet Brown, Die Essay on India (257-E1)8c Violet Brown, Die Essay on India (257-E1). 43 x 46mm, rich color, small thin spots and tiny translucency at top from removal from card, appears Fine, scarce, ex Brazer, this color is unlisted in Scott

1,000
300
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535
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 535, 1894 Bureau Issue50c Orange, Die Essay on India (Unlisted in Scott, nominally 260-E), 50c Orange, Die Essay on India (Unlisted in Scott, nominally 260-E)50c Orange, Die Essay on India (Unlisted in Scott, nominally 260-E). Die sunk on 153 x 193mm card with full die sinkage, differs from issued design in that part of circular lines around numerals extend into colorless oval below "Fifty Cents" (similar to the 10c Ty. II), bright color, Very Fine and choice, unlisted in Scott but listed in Brazer as 260Ea

E. 1,000-1,500
575
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536
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 536, 1894 Bureau Issue50c Orange, Die Essay on Card (Unlisted in Scott, nominally 260-Ea), 50c Orange, Die Essay on Card (Unlisted in Scott, nominally 260-Ea)50c Orange, Die Essay on Card (Unlisted in Scott, nominally 260-Ea). Printed directly on 114 x 151mm card with full die sinkage, intense color (slightly oxidized), Very Fine, scarce, see previous lot for more detailed description of this essay

E. 750-1,000
200
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537
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 537, 1894 Bureau Issue50c Deep Orange, Die Essay on India (Unlisted in Scott, nominally 260-Eb), 50c Deep Orange, Die Essay on India (Unlisted in Scott, nominally 260-Eb)50c Deep Orange, Die Essay on India (Unlisted in Scott, nominally 260-Eb). 42 x 48mm and mounted on 101 x 120mm card, deep shade, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 750-1,000
300
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538
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 538, 1894 Bureau Issue$1.00 Blue Green, Die Essay on India (261-E6), $1.00 Blue Green, Die Essay on India (261-E6)$1.00 Blue Green, Die Essay on India (261-E6). Die sunk on 61 x 111mm card with full die sinkage, intense color, pencil notation at bottom "unique color", Very Fine and choice, a particularly rare essay

2,000
1,100
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539
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 539, 1894 Bureau Issue$1.00 Black, Die Essay on India (261-E6 var), $1.00 Black, Die Essay on India (261-E6 var)$1.00 Black, Die Essay on India (261-E6 var). 45 x 50mm and mounted on 113 x 127mm card, crisp impression, Very Fine, carce, Scott Retail as die sunk on card

1,500
600
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540
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 540, 1894 Bureau Issue$5.00 Black, Die Essay on India (263-E1), $5.00 Black, Die Essay on India (263-E1)$5.00 Black, Die Essay on India (263-E1). Die sunk on 64 x 112mm card with die sinkage at sides, deep shade and detailed impression, trivial toned spots, otherwise Very Fine example of this rare essay

2,750
1,000
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