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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
262
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 262, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays1c Blue, Safety Overprint (63-E), 1c Blue, Safety Overprint (63-E)1c Blue, Safety Overprint (63-E). Rich color, gummed and perforated as the issued stamp and with intertwinging red circles, traces of original gum, few light gum soaks along perf tips, Fine and unusual essay

E. 500-750
1,300
263
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 263, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays3c Rose, Safety Overprint (65-E), 3c Rose, Safety Overprint (65-E)3c Rose, Safety Overprint (65-E). Stamp with unusualintertwining red circles, tied by neat "Washington D.C. Mar. 14, 1863" circular datestamp on top right corner of cover

FRESH AND VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ESSAY. THIS TRIAL CANCELLATION PIECE IS PROBABLY UNIQUE.

Unlisted in either Scott or Brazer

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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264
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 264, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays3c Black, Die Essay on Wove, "Experiment" in Label at Top (79-E32 var), 3c Black, Die Essay on Wove, "Experiment" in Label at Top (79-E32 var)3c Black, Die Essay on Wove, "Experiment" in Label at Top (79-E32 var). Similar design to Scott-listed essay but with blank paste-up in vignette, die imprint and no. at top and "Three Essay" at bottom, small hole at top just clear of frameline, otherwise Very Fine, this is a unique essay model, from an American Bank Note Company die sample book

E. 1,000-1,500
625
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265
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 265, 1867 Grilled Issue Essays3c Blue & Black, Die Essay on White Wove (79-E32), 3c Blue & Black, Die Essay on White Wove (79-E32)3c Blue & Black, Die Essay on White Wove (79-E32). 34 x 40mm, perforated vignette removed and frame mounted over 18 x 23mm Washington vignette, frame original gum, h.r., fresh colors, small gum toned spot in portrait

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPOSITE ESSAY SUBSTITUTING WASHINGTON'S PORTRAIT FOR THE NORMAL LIBERTY HEAD VIGNETTE.

Illustrated in Brazer (where described as "very rare") and Scott Catalogue.

8,000
3,500
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