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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 — 1870 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
408
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 408, 1870 Issue 1c Ultramarine, 11 x 14 Grill, Points Up (134-E), 1c Ultramarine, 11 x 14 Grill, Points Up (134-E)1c Ultramarine, 11 x 14 Grill, Points Up (134-E). Unused (traces of original gum), unusual strongly-impressed grill measuring the same size as the H. Grill but with points up, defective with expert repairs at top and bottom, otherwise Fine, a most unusual item, this is not listed or mentioned in any literature we have seen

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
409
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 409, 1870 Issue 2c Brown, 11 x 14 Grill, Points Up (135-E), 2c Brown, 11 x 14 Grill, Points Up (135-E)2c Brown, 11 x 14 Grill, Points Up (135-E). Unused (traces of original gum), unusual strongly-impressed grill measuring the same size as the H. Grill but with points up, few creases at top left corner, appears Very Fine, this is not listed or mentioned in any literature we have seen

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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410
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 410, 1870 Issue (1c) Franklin, Vignette Only Facing Right, Large Die Essay on India (145-E2), (1c) Franklin, Vignette Only Facing Right, Large Die Essay on India (145-E2)(1c) Franklin, Vignette Only Facing Right, Large Die Essay on India (145-E2). Two: incl. Dull Dark Orange and Black, each approximately 58 x 69mm and on card, former trivial scuff spot at far left, otherwise Very Fine set of both Scott-listed colors, ex Finkelburg

1,400
1,000
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411
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 411, 1870 Issue 1c Black, Die Essay on India (145-E3), 1c Black, Die Essay on India (145-E3)1c Black, Die Essay on India (145-E3). Mounted on 55 x 66mm card, printed vignettewith pencil sketch of part of frame, fresh and Very Fine, probably unique

2,850
2,200
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412
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 412, 1870 Issue 1c Franklin, Orange Brown and Pencil Die Essay on Thin White Card (145-E4), 1c Franklin, Orange Brown and Pencil Die Essay on Thin White Card (145-E4)1c Franklin, Orange Brown and Pencil Die Essay on Thin White Card (145-E4). 55 x 65mm, printed vignette with pencil drawing of frame with left side more detailed than the right, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful and unique essay

2,000
2,200
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413
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 413, 1870 Issue 1c Dull Dark Orange, Watercolor Frame on Card, Engraved Vignette Mounted in Place (145-E5), 1c Dull Dark Orange, Watercolor Frame on Card, Engraved Vignette Mounted in Place (145-E5)1c Dull Dark Orange, Watercolor Frame on Card, Engraved Vignette Mounted in Place (145-E5). 44 x 51mm, card with pencil "U.S. POSTAGE" and "ONE CENT", printed "R. Vail" on back, small intials at bottom right, very slight soiling

VERY FINE. BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE WATERCOLOR ESSAY FOR THE ONE-CENT FRANKLIN NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Ex Finkelburg

2,000
2,200
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414
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 414, 1870 Issue 1c Franklin, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (145-E8b), 1c Franklin, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (145-E8b)1c Franklin, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (145-E8b). Four, smallest is 64 x 68mm, complete for Scott-listed colors, each signed "A.W. Cunningham" at bottom left, few small thin spots, Very Fine and rare set, especialy signed by Cunningham, who engraved the frame, Scott Retail as unsigned

1,700
1,700
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415
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 415, 1870 Issue 1c Franklin, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (145-E8b), 1c Franklin, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (145-E8b)1c Franklin, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (145-E8b). Two, Black and Black Brown, approximately 65 x 70mm, crisp impressions, first with tiny thin spot at top right, otherwise Very Fine

850
675
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416
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 416, 1870 Issue 2c Dull Violet, Incomplete Die Essay on Semi-Transparent Paper (146-E7 var), 2c Dull Violet, Incomplete Die Essay on Semi-Transparent Paper (146-E7 var)2c Dull Violet, Incomplete Die Essay on Semi-Transparent Paper (146-E7 var). 35 x 44mm, pretty pastel color, paper wth some slight wrinkling, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Catalogue only lists the incomplete essay in Dark Orange on thin white card

E. 500-750
400
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417
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 417, 1870 Issue 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a), 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a)2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a). Six, approximately 73 x 83mm with full die sinkage, colors incl. Bright Blue, Dull Violet, Carmine, Canary Yellow, Orange Brown and Bone Brown, Very Fine and choice, scarce group

6,000
3,500
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418
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 418, 1870 Issue 2c Jackson, Canary Yellow, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a), 2c Jackson, Canary Yellow, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a)2c Jackson, Canary Yellow, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a). 24 x 29mm, vibrant color, few small thin spots, otherwise Fine

1,000
170
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419
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 419, 1870 Issue 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b), 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b)2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b). Four, mounted on exhibition page, three approximately 61 x 74mm, last 39 x 45mm, colors incl. Blue, Black Brown, Scarlet and Black, few trivial faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, ex Finkelburg

4,000
1,000
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420
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 420, 1870 Issue (2c) Jackson, Black, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on Glazed Paper (146-E9), (2c) Jackson, Black, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on Glazed Paper (146-E9)(2c) Jackson, Black, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on Glazed Paper (146-E9). 28 x 34mm, fresh and Very Fine, rare

750
450
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421
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 421, 1870 Issue 2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on India (146-E12), 2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on India (146-E12)2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on India (146-E12). Brown, die sunk on 71 x 84mm card with full die sinkage, fresh and Very Fine

1,250
700
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422
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 422, 1870 Issue 2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on India, Thin Card (146-E12, 146-E1 var), 2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on India, Thin Card (146-E12, 146-E1 var)2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on India, Thin Card (146-E12, 146-E1 var). Five of first, approximately 32 x 36mm, incl. Blue, Violet, Brown Orange (2), Orange (oxidized), three on thin card incl. two Green and one Black (all stamp size), latter each with small central pinhole, otherwise Very Fine, scarce group, the last three are unlisted, Scott Retail as normal

6,250
1,500
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423
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 423, 1870 Issue (Unstated Value) Lincoln, Vignette Essay on India (Unlisted), (Unstated Value) Lincoln, Vignette Essay on India (Unlisted)(Unstated Value) Lincoln, Vignette Essay on India (Unlisted). Die sunk on 104 x 132mm thin card, unusual background lines, signed in pencil, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott, this design differs slightly from the issued design in that the nose is shorter and the hair is different

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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424
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 424, 1870 Issue 6c Orange, Lincoln Die Esay on India (148-E7), 6c Orange, Lincoln Die Esay on India (148-E7)6c Orange, Lincoln Die Esay on India (148-E7). Die sunk on 101 x 113mm card with full die sinkage, radiant color, Very Fine and choice

1,000
800
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425
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 425, 1870 Issue 6c Dark Brown, Lincoln Die Esay on India (148-E7), 6c Dark Brown, Lincoln Die Esay on India (148-E7)6c Dark Brown, Lincoln Die Esay on India (148-E7). Die sunk on 76 x 101mm card with full die sinkage, intense color, few minor toned spots on card,Very Fine

1,000
700
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426
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 426, 1870 Issue 6c Pale Rose, Lincoln Die Essay on India (148-E11), 6c Pale Rose, Lincoln Die Essay on India (148-E11)6c Pale Rose, Lincoln Die Essay on India (148-E11). Die sunk on 74 x 85mm card with full die sinkage, pretty color, fresh and Very Fine

700
500
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427
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 427, 1870 Issue 7c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (149-E5b), 7c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (149-E5b)7c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (149-E5b). 63 x 76mm, printed value label at bottom, h.r., Very Fine

1,000
500
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428
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 428, 1870 Issue 7c Stanton, Large Die Essay on India (149-E6), 7c Stanton, Large Die Essay on India (149-E6)7c Stanton, Large Die Essay on India (149-E6). Six, die sunk on cards from 70 x 83mm to 146 x 202mm with full die sinkage, colors incl. Black, Dull Yellow Brown (2), Dull Red Brown, Light Red, few toned spots, appear Fine-Very Fine

3,000
700
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429
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 429, 1870 Issue 10c Jefferson, Die Essay on Thin White Card (150-E1), 10c Jefferson, Die Essay on Thin White Card (150-E1)10c Jefferson, Die Essay on Thin White Card (150-E1). 46 x 52mm, vignette pasted into place and frame in watercolor, back of card with printed "R. Vail"

VERY FINE. A UNIQUE ESSAY COMBINING WATERCOLOR FRAME AND PRINTED VIGNETTE.

A highly exhibitable essay

3,000
2,000
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430
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 430, 1870 Issue 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a), 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a)10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a). Five, approximately 73 x 88mm with full die sinkage, clors incl. Yellow, Dull Violet, Rose, Chocolate and Yellow Brown, few faults incl. toned spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

3,750
1,600
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431
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 431, 1870 Issue 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design on Glazed Paper (150-E5b), 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design on Glazed Paper (150-E5b)10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design on Glazed Paper (150-E5b). Complete set of all four colors, approximately 64 x 75mm, each signed "D.S. Ronaldson" at bottom left, few small thin spots in corners from mount removal, otherwise Very Fine, probably unique as a set signed by the engraver of the frame, Scott Retail as normal

2,000
1,650
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432
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 432, 1870 Issue 10c Deep Orange Brown & Black, Die Essay on India (150-E6), 10c Deep Orange Brown & Black, Die Essay on India (150-E6)10c Deep Orange Brown & Black, Die Essay on India (150-E6). Stamp size and mounted on 54 x 72mm card, vignette pasted into place and with cut-out of frame, printed "Issue 1870" at bottom and "Engraved & Printed by the National Bank Note Co. New York" in blue at top, pencil notation at bottom reads "May be set over even more than this & we can make new oval by means of the border", card with light diagonal crease at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, probably unique, an interesting insight into design methods for the issue

850
1,700
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433
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 433, 1870 Issue (12c) Clay, Dark Red-Violet, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (151-E5), (12c) Clay, Dark Red-Violet, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (151-E5)(12c) Clay, Dark Red-Violet, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (151-E5). Die sunk on 68 x 82mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, few tiny toned spots at top and bottom, appears Very Fine

600
190
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434
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 434, 1870 Issue 12c Clay, Die Essay on India (151-E7a), 12c Clay, Die Essay on India (151-E7a)12c Clay, Die Essay on India (151-E7a). Five, incl. four cut to stamp size and one 39 x 46mm, range of colors incl. Carmine, Violet, Brown, Orange and Orange Brown, few small faults as often found on this fragile paper, appear Fine-Very Fine

4,500
750
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435
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 435, 1870 Issue 12c Clay, Die Essay on India (151-E9a), 12c Clay, Die Essay on India (151-E9a)12c Clay, Die Essay on India (151-E9a). Eight, from stamp size (3) to 37 x 45mm, range of colors with each different, few minor imperfections to be expected on this fragile paper, appear Fine, also incl. one of No. 151-E5 cut to size, Scott Retail as die sunk on card

5,800
800
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436
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 436, 1870 Issue 12c Black, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (151-E10), 12c Black, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (151-E10)12c Black, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (151-E10). 61 x 77mm, intense color, signed in pencil "D.S. Ronaldson" at bottom left, tiny thin speck at bottom, Very Fine, scarce signed by the engraver of the frame, Scott Retail as normal

1,250
600
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437
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 437, 1870 Issue (24c) Scott, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (153-E3), (24c) Scott, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (153-E3)(24c) Scott, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (153-E3). Die sunk on 148 x 222mm card with full die sinkage, Very Fine and choice

600
200
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438
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 438, 1870 Issue (24c) Scott, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (153-E3), (24c) Scott, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (153-E3)(24c) Scott, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (153-E3). 57 x 71mm, fresh and Very Fine

600
160
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439
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 439, 1870 Issue 24c Scott, Large Die Essay on India (153-E4), 24c Scott, Large Die Essay on India (153-E4)24c Scott, Large Die Essay on India (153-E4). Three, stamp size (one on card), colors incl. Dark Red Violet, Brown and Green, Fine, Scott Retail as die sunk on card $1,950.00, Scott Retail as stamp size

825
240
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440
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 440, 1870 Issue 30c Scott, Pencil Drawing on White Card (154-E2), 30c Scott, Pencil Drawing on White Card (154-E2)30c Scott, Pencil Drawing on White Card (154-E2). 53 x 92mm, attractive pencil drawing with ms. "Scott" at bottom, Very Fine and choice, an attractive and unique essay

2,000
2,200
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441
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 441, 1870 Issue (30c) Yellow Brown, Hamilton Die Essay on India (154-E4), (30c) Yellow Brown, Hamilton Die Essay on India (154-E4)(30c) Yellow Brown, Hamilton Die Essay on India (154-E4). Die sunk on 98 x 110mm card with full die sinkage, pretty color, some toning at left of card, otherwise Very Fine

700
190
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442
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 442, 1870 Issue (30c) Dull Carmine, Hamilton Die Essay on India (154-E5), (30c) Dull Carmine, Hamilton Die Essay on India (154-E5)(30c) Dull Carmine, Hamilton Die Essay on India (154-E5). Die sunk on 97 x 110mm card with full die sinkage, pretty pastel color, Very Fine

700
600
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443
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 443, 1870 Issue 30c Hamilton, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (154-E6), 30c Hamilton, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (154-E6)30c Hamilton, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (154-E6). 38 x 46mm, crisp impression, Very Fine, scarce, Scott Catalogue notes that this essay was produced in 1873 and may have been created for the Official stamps

1,750
500
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444
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 444, 1870 Issue 30c Stanton, Composite Essay (149-E4a), 30c Stanton, Composite Essay (149-E4a)30c Stanton, Composite Essay (149-E4a). Printed frame of 30c design with Stanton's vignette pasted into place, stamp size and affixed to 29 x 33mm piece of India, Very Fine, scarce

500
350
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445
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 445, 1870 Issue 2c Green on White, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E36Ce), 2c Green on White, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E36Ce)2c Green on White, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E36Ce). 147 x 83mm, rich color, fresh and Very Fine example of this scarce essay

1,000
525
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446
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 446, 1870 Issue 2c Carmine on Buff, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E36Cm), 2c Carmine on Buff, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E36Cm)2c Carmine on Buff, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E36Cm). Intense color and impression, faint trace of erased pencil, Very Fine, rare essay

1,000
450
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447
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 447, 1870 Issue 2c Carmine on Buff, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E36Cm), 2c Carmine on Buff, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E36Cm)2c Carmine on Buff, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E36Cm). 147 x 83mm, intense color, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce essay

1,000
550
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448
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 448, 1870 Issue 3c Carmine on Canary, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E37Dc), 3c Carmine on Canary, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E37Dc)3c Carmine on Canary, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E37Dc). 147 x 83mm, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce essay

750
400
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449
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 449, 1870 Issue 10c Rose on White, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E39B var), 10c Rose on White, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E39B var)10c Rose on White, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E39B var). 146 x 82mm, brilliant color on crisp entire, Very Fine, this size and color is unlisted in the Undersander book, Scott Retail for listed variety is based on a realization from one of our 1989 auctions

2,000
675
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450
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 450, 1870 Issue 12c Black on Orange, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E40Ag), 12c Black on Orange, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E40Ag)12c Black on Orange, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E40Ag). 147 x 83mm, sharp impression on an immaculate entire, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

1,000
650
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451
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 451, 1870 Issue 12c Orange on Amber, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E40Ap), 12c Orange on Amber, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E40Ap)12c Orange on Amber, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E40Ap). 223 x 100mm, radiant color, faint wrinkling and small adherences at left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

1,000
400
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452
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 452, 1870 Issue 12c Purple on Amber, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E40Ar), 12c Purple on Amber, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E40Ar)12c Purple on Amber, Postal Stationery Essay (Undersander E40Ar). 223 x 100mm, rich color, fresh and Very Fine example of this scarce essay

1,000
425
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