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Sale 909 — The Lake Shore Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs (Part 3)

Sale Date — Thursday, 20 April, 2006

Category — 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1045
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1045, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., (Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (5-E1a), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., (Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (5-E1a)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., (Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (5-E1a). 30 x 32mm, variety with master die shortened to 18-1/2 x 22-1/2mm, intense shade, tiny thin speck, appears Very Fine, scarce, this is the only example of this type we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,500
1,050
1046
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1046, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., (Unstated Value) Franklin and Washington Vignettes, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (5-E1Ef), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., (Unstated Value) Franklin and Washington Vignettes, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (5-E1Ef)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., (Unstated Value) Franklin and Washington Vignettes, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (5-E1Ef). Complete block of the six designs, large margins, some toning, few small paper imperfections

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS TOPPAN, CAPENTER, CASILIER & COMPANY ESSAY.

As an indication of rarity, this is the first example we have offered since keeping computerized records. Also, none was offered in the auction of the amazing Brazer collection, held by our firm in 1990.

3,500
2,800
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1047
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1047, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2). Cut to shape as always and mounted on stamp-size piece of India paper, intense shade, Very Fine example of this scarce essay and in better condition than most, according to an essay published in Ashbrook's One-Cent book, a 6c stamp was contemplated to pay the single-letter rate for distances over 3,000 miles, according to Brazer it appears that the 6c was changed to 1c because of the need for this value

2,750
1,900
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1048
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1048, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on India, "Six Cents" (5-E2). Cut to shape as always and mounted on non-contemporary card, intense shade, Very Fine example of this scarce essay

2,750
1,700
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1049
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1049, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Rose Carmine, Die Essay on India (11-E17a), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Rose Carmine, Die Essay on India (11-E17a)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Rose Carmine, Die Essay on India (11-E17a). Die sunk on 87 x 116mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, pencil "By Casilier" at bottom left, card with some toning and vertical folds, otherwise Very Fine, exceedingly rare, this is the only example we have ever offered since keeping computerized records

1,500
2,300
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1050
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1050, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c). Three, incl. Black, Dark Blue Green and Orange Brown, smallest is 55 x 66mm and all three with full die sinkage, bright colors, Very Fine exampleof these Schernikow essays

375
325
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1051
TC
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1051, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)5c Pale Brown, Trial Color Proof on Wove (12TC5), 5c Pale Brown, Trial Color Proof on Wove (12TC5)5c Pale Brown, Trial Color Proof on Wove (12TC5). Large margins, bright color, small extransous ink mark at top right, appears Very Fine

300
170
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1052
TC
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1052, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)10c Black, Ty. I, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (13TC1), 10c Black, Ty. I, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (13TC1)10c Black, Ty. I, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (13TC1). 42 x 49mm, showing clear layout lines all around the design, crisp impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE TRIAL COLOR PROOF FOR THE 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE.

We have only offered two other examples of the 10c 1855 trial color proof since keeping computerized records.

5,000
4,250
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1053
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1053, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on Wove (17-E2 var), 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on Wove (17-E2 var)12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on Wove (17-E2 var). Stamp size, differs from issued design in absence of tiny crosses in center rows of diamonds at top, sides and bottom, Very Fine, rare, Scott Catalogue only lists this essay on India, and undercatalogues it at $750.00

E. 1,000-1,500
575
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1054
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1054, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2), 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2)12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2). Stamp size and affixed to thin card, bright color, Very Fine

750
350
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1055
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1055, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1), 24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1)24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1). 22 x 29mm, intense shade and impression, bottom right corner slightly rounded, few small faults incl. scissors-cut at bottom just into design, otherwise Fine example of this rare essay, with 1982 P.F. certificate

2,500
550
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1056
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1056, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)24c Lilac, Plate Proof on India (37P3), 24c Lilac, Plate Proof on India (37P3)24c Lilac, Plate Proof on India (37P3). Large margins to just in at top, bright color, fresh and Fine, scarce, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,250
325
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1057
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1057, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)24c Blackish Violet, Small Die Proof (45P2), 24c Blackish Violet, Small Die Proof (45P2)24c Blackish Violet, Small Die Proof (45P2). Large margins, intense color, back is pristine and shows no evidence of removal from gray card backing, Very Fine and choice, only 85 were produced

350
170
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1058
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1058, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (38P3), 30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (38P3)30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (38P3). Three large margins, just in at top, radiant color, fresh and Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,250
425
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1059
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1059, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)30c Yellow Orange, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (46P1 var), 30c Yellow Orange, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (46P1 var)30c Yellow Orange, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (46P1 var). Cut to shape, mounted on wove which is in turn mounted on thin card, showing clear doubling of frameline at top left, light crease at bottom right not affecting design, appears Very Fine, unusual variety, Scott Retail as normal

325
230
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1060
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1060, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)30c Orange, Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2), 30c Orange, Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2)30c Orange, Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2). Large margins, bright color (oxidized), removed from original gray card backing, appears Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,750
750
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1061
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1061, 1851-56 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co.)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4). Large margins, deep rich colors, Very Fine and choice set

450
260
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