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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 — Postage Dues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
575
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 575, Postage Dues1c Dull Brown, 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay  on India (J1-E1b), 1c Dull Brown, 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay  on India (J1-E1b)1c Dull Brown, 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay on India (J1-E1b). 29 x 34mm, trace of die no. at top, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, scarce, undercatalogued in Scott

400
1,000
576
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 576, Postage Dues1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Gray Black on India (J1-E1b), 1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Gray Black on India (J1-E1b)1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Gray Black on India (J1-E1b). 28 x 34mm and with full die no. at top, tear at top not affecting design, appears Very Fine, scarce, undercatalogued in Scott

400
1,100
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577
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 577, Postage Dues1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Scarlet on White Ivory Paper (J1-E1d), 1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Scarlet on White Ivory Paper (J1-E1d)1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Scarlet on White Ivory Paper (J1-E1d). 53 x 50mm with "C.10" die imprint at top, radiant color, Very Fine and very rare

700
1,150
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578
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 578, Postage Dues1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Black, Blue on White Ivory Paper (J1-E1d), 1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Black, Blue on White Ivory Paper (J1-E1d)1c 1879 "Unpaid Postage" Die Essay, Black, Blue on White Ivory Paper (J1-E1d). First 45 x 38mm with "C25" die no. at top, second 33 x 47mm with same die no. at top, Very Fine, rare

1,400
2,000
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579
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 579, Postage Dues1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J1P2-J7P2), 1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J1P2-J7P2)1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J1P2-J7P2). Removed from original gray card backing causing few to have thin spots, appear Very Fine, only 85 sets were produced

700
450
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580
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 580, Postage Dues1c-50c Brown, 1879 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J1P2a-J7P2a), 1c-50c Brown, 1879 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J1P2a-J7P2a)1c-50c Brown, 1879 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J1P2a-J7P2a). Complete set with characteristic toning, 50c slightly irregular top margin

VERY FINE. A COMPLETE SET OF THE RARE 1879 ISSUE PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS. ONLY THREE TO FIVE OF EACH VALUE EXIST.

Scott value of $500.00 each seems low for die proofs of such rarity.

3,500
2,600
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581
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 581, Postage Dues1c-50c Red Brown, 1884 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J15P2a-J21P2a), 1c-50c Red Brown, 1884 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J15P2a-J21P2a)1c-50c Red Brown, 1884 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J15P2a-J21P2a). Complete set with characteristic toning, 2c tear at left, 10c creased

MOSTLY VERY FINE. A COMPLETE SET OF THE RARE 1884 ISSUE PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS. ONLY THREE TO FIVE OF EACH VALUE EXIST.

Panama-Pacific proofs were found in envelopes with several of each denomination contained in each envelope. The characteristic toning comes from long-term storage. In the case of this set, each proof shows ghosting from other proof singles of the same value.

3,500
3,500
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582
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 582, Postage Dues1c-50c Bright Claret, 1891 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J22P2a-J28P2a), 1c-50c Bright Claret, 1891 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J22P2a-J28P2a)1c-50c Bright Claret, 1891 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J22P2a-J28P2a). Complete set with characteristic toning, 2c small scrape at top

VERY FINE. A COMPLETE SET OF THE RARE 1891 ISSUE PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS. ONLY THREE TO FIVE OF EACH VALUE EXIST.

Scott value of $500.00 each seems low for die proofs of such rarity.

3,500
2,700
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583
P
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 583, Postage Dues1c-50c Claret, 1894 Postage Due Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J31P2a-J37P2a), 1c-50c Claret, 1894 Postage Due Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J31P2a-J37P2a)1c-50c Claret, 1894 Postage Due Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Soft Yellowish Wove (J31P2a-J37P2a). Complete set, rich colors, large margins, some slight overall toning as is usually found on this issue

VERY FINE. A COMPLETE SET OF THE RARE 1894 ISSUE PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS. ONLY THREE TO FIVE OF EACH VALUE EXIST.

Scott value of $500.00 each seems low for die proofs of such rarity.

3,500
2,900
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