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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 — 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1064
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1064, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E4), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E4)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E4). 30 x 31mm, intense impression clearly showing the vignette and reversed values at right

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS REMARKABLE ESSAY FOR THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE IS UNIQUE.

Ex Evans.

2,250
1,900
1065
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1065, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E6 var), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E6 var)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E6 var). Cut to shape and mounted on 36 x 39mm card, pencil sketching of the design at corners which is different from the other Scott-listed examples, thin spot on back of card only which is not apparent from the front

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ESSAY OF THE UNADOPTED DESIGN FOR THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE, WITH UNIQUE HAND-DRAWN DESIGNS IN THE CORNERS.

Ex Evans.

3,500
2,100
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1066
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1066, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper, Cut to Shape (63-E9a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper, Cut to Shape (63-E9a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper, Cut to Shape (63-E9a). Cut to shape as always, intense shade and impression, shallow thin spot at top, appears Very Fine

1,000
425
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1067
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1067, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., Die Essays on Proof Paper, Green Bond or Colored Card (65-E1a, 65-E2c, 65-E2e), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., Die Essays on Proof Paper, Green Bond or Colored Card (65-E1a, 65-E2c, 65-E2e)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., Die Essays on Proof Paper, Green Bond or Colored Card (65-E1a, 65-E2c, 65-E2e). Incl. twelve of first, one of second and four of third, large margins, range of colors, Very Fine group of these Schernikow essays

E. 750-1,000
1,050
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1068
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1068, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a). 57 x 68mm, crisp impression, small stain spot at bottom, light diagonal crease at bottom right does not affect design, appears Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate, we have only offered one other in this color since keeping computerized records

1,500
2,700
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1069
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1069, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E4b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E4b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E4b). Stamp size as always, intense shade, Very Fine and choice, scarce, ex Finkelburg, this is the only example we have offered in this color since keeping computerized records

1,500
2,700
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1070
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1070, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Dark Red, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E4b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Dark Red, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E4b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Dark Red, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E4b). Stamp size as always, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, ex Finkelburg, this is the only example we have offered in this color since keeping computerized records

1,500
2,200
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1071
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1071, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (65-E4c), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (65-E4c)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (65-E4c). Radiant color, few faults incl. pinholes, otherwise Fine, scarce

1,000
1,000
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1072
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1072, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown Red, Die Essay on Yellow Pelure (67-E3g), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown Red, Die Essay on Yellow Pelure (67-E3g)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown Red, Die Essay on Yellow Pelure (67-E3g). 65 x 64mm with full die sinkage, rich color, Very Fine example of this Schernikow essay

350
300
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1073
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1073, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Washington, Large Die Essays on Light Green Bond, Pale Thin Yellow Wove (69-E2c, 69-E2d), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Washington, Large Die Essays on Light Green Bond, Pale Thin Yellow Wove (69-E2c, 69-E2d)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Washington, Large Die Essays on Light Green Bond, Pale Thin Yellow Wove (69-E2c, 69-E2d). Incl. Dusky Blue of first and four of five Scott-listed colors of second, approximately 48 x 48mm, few small paper flaws, Very Fine appearing group of these Schernikows, ex Finkelburg

950
850
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1074
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1074, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b). 60 x 63mm, crisp impression, fresh and Very Fine, scarce in sound condition, with 1999 P.F. certificate

750
600
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1075
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1075, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Gray Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Gray Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Gray Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a). On 59 x 74mm card, bright shade, fresh and Very Fine

750
350
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1076
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1076, 1861-66 Issue (Toppan, Carpenter & Co.)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b). Intense shade and impression, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

500
300
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1077
E
1c 1861 Issue Schernikow Essays. 83, showing various stages of the dies from vignette only to complete design, wide range of papers and colors, couple minor imperfections to be expected, appear Fine-Very Fine, scarce comprehensive holding of these essays, Scott Retail approximately

9,100
0
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1078
E
3c 1861 Issue Schernikow Essays. 74, showing various stages of the dies from vignette only to design with blank circles in corners and otherwise complete, wide range of papers and colors, couple minor imperfections to be expected, appear Fine-Very Fine, scarce comprehensive holding of these essays, Scott Retail approximately

8,295
0
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1079
E
5c 1861 Issue Schernikow Essays. 91, showing various stages of the dies from vignette only to complete design, wide range of papers and colors incl. few with unusual watermarks, couple minor imperfections to be expected, appear Fine-Very Fine, scarce comprehensive holding of these essays, Scott Retail approximately

12,130
0
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1080
E
12c 1861 Issue Schernikow Essays. 71, showing various stages of the dies from vignette only to almost complete design with blank circles in corners, wide range of papers and colors, couple minor imperfections to be expected, appear Fine-Very Fine, scarce comprehensive holding of these essays, Scott Retail approximately

8,155
0
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1081
E
24c 1861 Issue Schernikow Essays. 79, showing various stages of the dies from vignette only to complete design, wide range of papers and colors, couple minor imperfections to be expected, appear Fine-Very Fine, scarce comprehensive holding of these essays, Scott Retail approximately

8,520
0
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1082
E
90c 1861 Issue Schernikow Essays. 78, showing various stages of the dies from vignette only to complete design, wide range of papers and colors, couple minor imperfections to be expected, appear Fine-Very Fine, scarce comprehensive holding of these essays, Scott Retail approximately

10,925
0
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1083
E
The previous six lots offered as one lot. This is the most comprehensive group of Schernikow essays to appear on the market since the 1856 sale of the Hackett collection. If the hammer price exceeds the realizations of the previous six individual lots then we will sell then as a single unit. Scott Retail approximately

57,125
22,000
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