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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 — 1851 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
53
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 53, 1851 Issue 3c Violet, Die Essay on India (11-E14a var), 3c Violet, Die Essay on India (11-E14a var)3c Violet, Die Essay on India (11-E14a var). Affixed to letter with printed "Secretary's Office" and dated "Jun. 18, 1864", contents reads "make a bed piece from this die, Engraving in it, in place of "Postage"_"Three Cents"_ the following words "American Bank-Note Company New York" in plain white letters. The letters "U.S." are not to be taken out", Very Fine, this was printed by American Bank Note Company in 1864, possibly for a later contract, probably a unique item and a wonderful historical artifact

E. 500-750
600
54
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 54, 1851 Issue 3c Triple Die Essay on India (11-E14a), 3c Triple Die Essay on India (11-E14a)3c Triple Die Essay on India (11-E14a). Four, incl. Scarlet, Brown, Dull Blue and Green, approximately 36 x 82mm, few trivial imperfections, Very Fine

1,800
2,500
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55
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 55, 1851 Issue 3c Black, Triple Die Essay on Bond (11-E14 var), 3c Black, Triple Die Essay on Bond (11-E14 var)3c Black, Triple Die Essay on Bond (11-E14 var). 78 x 39mm, intense color, small thin spots at top corners from mount removal, appears Very Fine, scarce, this paper type is unlisted in Scott, with 1988 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as on India paper

450
700
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56
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 56, 1851 Issue 3c Triple Die Essay on White Glazed (11-E14 var), 3c Triple Die Essay on White Glazed (11-E14 var)3c Triple Die Essay on White Glazed (11-E14 var). 47 x 79mm, crisp impressions on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, unlisted in Scott on glazed card

E. 500-750
1,000
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57
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 57, 1851 Issue 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India (11-E15a), 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India (11-E15a)3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India (11-E15a). 72 x 53mm, removed from card, vright color, few small thin spots, appears Very Fine

750
425
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58
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 58, 1851 Issue 3c Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E15c), 3c Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E15c)3c Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E15c). Three, incl. Blue, Black and Scarlet, approximately 64 x 72mm with die sinkage area evident at top and bottom, bright colors, few tiny thin spots, appear Very Fine

2,250
1,500
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59
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 59, 1851 Issue 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E15c), 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E15c)3c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E15c). 42 x 50mm, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine

750
270
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60
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 60, 1851 Issue 3c Black, Triple Die Essay on India, One Albino (11-E16c), 3c Black, Triple Die Essay on India, One Albino (11-E16c)3c Black, Triple Die Essay on India, One Albino (11-E16c). 49 x 106mm with full die sinkage area, few small imperfections as often associated with this fragile paper, appears Very Fine

1,000
850
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61
E
Sale Number 890, Lot Number 61, 1851 Issue 3c Brown, Triple Die Essay on India, One Albino (11-E16c), 3c Brown, Triple Die Essay on India, One Albino (11-E16c)3c Brown, Triple Die Essay on India, One Albino (11-E16c). 57 x 106mm with full die sinkage area, fresh color, few tiny pinholes, appears Very Fine

1,000
1,100
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