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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 — 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1118
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1118, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)3c Rose, 2c Black, Francis Patent Papers, 3c Rose, 2c Black, Francis Patent Papers3c Rose, 2c Black, Francis Patent Papers. O.g., h.r., usual fading of designs and the fragile paper, appear Fine-Very Fine, accompanied by original invoice from Warren Colson

E. 200-300
160
1119
TC
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1119, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)3c Rose, Trial Color Proofs on Experimental Paper (65TC5), 3c Rose, Trial Color Proofs on Experimental Paper (65TC5)3c Rose, Trial Color Proofs on Experimental Paper (65TC5). Two items, first is bottom imprint and plate no. block of twelve, second is top imprint block of twelve, paper deeply blued, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine

E. 300-400
2,300
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1120
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1120, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)3c 1861 Issue, Numeral "3" Essays (65-E var), 3c 1861 Issue, Numeral "3" Essays (65-E var)3c 1861 Issue, Numeral "3" Essays (65-E var). Four items, each with large "3" of slightly different design, including bottom margin horizontal pair of No. 65 with large "3" in purple and red, right margin copy of No. 65 with large "3" in blue with "0" and "100", bottom margin copy of No. 65 with imprint and faint large black "3", last is top margin perforated and gummed essay with partly hand-drawn large "3" with "1" and "100", fresh and bright colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE GROUP OF NUMERAL ESSAYS FOR THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE. WE ARE UNAWARE OF THE EXISTENCE OF ANY OTHERS.

Each of the essays offered here shows a slightly different "3". The lines are thicker on some, there are double-lines on one, and one has the hollowed "3" partly filled with hand-drawn lines. These are unlisted in either Scott or Brazer, and we have been unable to find any reference to them in Essay-Proof literature. Their origin and maker remain a mystery, although they were clearly part of the many experiments to prevent cancellation removal in the 1860's.

Ex Finkelburg.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,500
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1121
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1121, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a), National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a)National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a). Horizontal pair, large margins, o.g., h.r., clear trial penstroke cancel, Very Fine

800
550
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1122
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1122, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a), National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a)National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a). Three items, incl. imperforate pair and two perforated singles, one of the singles with very faint grill, o.g., few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

1,000
675
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1123
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1123, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up (79-E15b), National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up (79-E15b)National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up (79-E15b). Two, each with distinctly different grill types, o.g., one with significant soiling (the gum is almost completely black and so this may have in fact have been intentional), Fine

400
500
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1124
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1124, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Black, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up (79-E15b), National Bank Note Co., 3c Black, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up (79-E15b)National Bank Note Co., 3c Black, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up (79-E15b). Three, o.g., h.r., intense shades, few minor perf flaws as often found on all-over grilled issues, Fine

600
240
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1125
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1125, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c), National Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c)National Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c). Large margins all around, o.g., lightly hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice

400
325
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1126
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1126, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Pinpoint Grill Essay (79-E15d), National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Pinpoint Grill Essay (79-E15d)National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Pinpoint Grill Essay (79-E15d). The so-called "Music Box" grill, this is a sub-variety with points not in alignment, selvage at left, bold cork trial cancel, usual small perf faults, Very Fine, scarce with the trial cancel, ex Brown and Hall

E. 500-750
550
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1127
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1127, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)3c Jefferson, Plate Essays on Colored Papers, Grilled (Unlisted). Block of four, three pairs and one single, various papers incl, 3c Jefferson, Plate Essays on Colored Papers, Grilled (Unlisted). Block of four, three pairs and one single, various papers incl3c Jefferson, Plate Essays on Colored Papers, Grilled (Unlisted). Block of four, three pairs and one single, various papers incl. yellow, rose, violet laid, white and straw, each with clear Z Grill, original gum, lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine, scarce and fascinating group, unlisted in Scott

E. 750-1,000
1,150
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1128
Ebl
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1128, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Brown Red, Brown, Plate Essays on Laid Paper (Brazer 65TC-Ee, 65TC-Ed), National Bank Note Co., 3c Brown Red, Brown, Plate Essays on Laid Paper (Brazer 65TC-Ee, 65TC-Ed)National Bank Note Co., 3c Brown Red, Brown, Plate Essays on Laid Paper (Brazer 65TC-Ee, 65TC-Ed). Four blocks of four, each color on both lilac and straw laid paper, o.g., three stamps of each Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, impressive-looking essays, we have put these in the grilled section as we believe they were made closer to this time period

E. 500-750
1,050
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1129
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1129, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)3c Jefferson, Plate Essays (Brazer 65TC-A, 65TC-E), 3c Jefferson, Plate Essays (Brazer 65TC-A, 65TC-E)3c Jefferson, Plate Essays (Brazer 65TC-A, 65TC-E). Incl. two imperforate, perforated incl. four singles and pair on various colored papers, o.g., h.r., Fine-Very Fine, attractive group

E. 300-400
525
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1130
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1130, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)3c Black, Plate Essays on Pink Paper (Brazer 65TC-1b, 65TC-1e), 3c Black, Plate Essays on Pink Paper (Brazer 65TC-1b, 65TC-1e)3c Black, Plate Essays on Pink Paper (Brazer 65TC-1b, 65TC-1e). Three items, incl. horizontal pair imperf between, imperf single, perforated single with trial cancel, second is mounted on thin paper, first and last o.g., h.r., few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine, scarce group relating to Charles Steel's patent no. 86952

E. 500-750
450
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1131
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1131, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Blue Green, Shield Die Essay on Thick Paper, Typographed (79-E19c), National Bank Note Co., 3c Blue Green, Shield Die Essay on Thick Paper, Typographed (79-E19c)National Bank Note Co., 3c Blue Green, Shield Die Essay on Thick Paper, Typographed (79-E19c). Unusually rich color for this essay (most have impressions that progressively fade), trivial tiny edge flaws, Very Fine, remarkably fresh for this

2,750
1,500
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1132
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1132, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Wove, Imperforate and Gummed (79-E23i), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Wove, Imperforate and Gummed (79-E23i)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Wove, Imperforate and Gummed (79-E23i). Eight singles, incl. six Scott-listed colors and two unlisted, large margins to clear, fresh colors, Very Fine group

400
300
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1133
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1133, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Wove, Imperforate and Gummed (79-E23i), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Wove, Imperforate and Gummed (79-E23i)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Wove, Imperforate and Gummed (79-E23i). Six horizontal pairs, incl. five of the six Scott-listed colors, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine

600
210
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1134
Ebl
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1134, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Wove, Imperforate and Gummed (79-E23i), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Wove, Imperforate and Gummed (79-E23i)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Wove, Imperforate and Gummed (79-E23i). Two blocks of four, Dusky Violet Red and Dim Pale Blue, unused (no gum), large margins to clear, first with thin spot, appear Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

400
230
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1135
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1135, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Lined (79-E24c), National Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Lined (79-E24c)National Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Lined (79-E24c). 31 x 43mm, tiny thin specks at top from hinge removal, appears Very Fine

750
325
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1136
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1136, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays (79-E25), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays (79-E25)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays (79-E25). Interesting lot containing 45 different items, incl. four pairs and one block of four, wide range of papers and colors, most all are fresh and Very Fine

E. 500-750
675
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1137
Ebl
National Bank Note Co., Washington, Plate Essays (79-E25a, 79-E25b, 79-E25j). Blocks of ten, eight and four of first, block of ten of second, block of twelve of last, large margins, rich colors, few small imperfections incl. some perf separations on last, Very Fine

E. 300-400
230
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1138
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1138, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Plate Essays on Gibson Patent Starch Coated Opaque White Paper (79-E25c), National Bank Note Co., 3c Plate Essays on Gibson Patent Starch Coated Opaque White Paper (79-E25c)National Bank Note Co., 3c Plate Essays on Gibson Patent Starch Coated Opaque White Paper (79-E25c). 20 singles, wide range of colors with very few duplicated, large margins, Very Fine

500
450
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1139
Ebl
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1139, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Plate Essays on Gibson Patent Starch Coated Opaque White Paper (79-E25c), National Bank Note Co., 3c Plate Essays on Gibson Patent Starch Coated Opaque White Paper (79-E25c)National Bank Note Co., 3c Plate Essays on Gibson Patent Starch Coated Opaque White Paper (79-E25c). Nine blocks of four in seven different colors, bright colors, large margins incl. few with sheet margin, usual small flaws associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine, Scott Retail $900.00 as singles

E. 500-750
325
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1140
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1140, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Paper, Perforated and Gummed (79-E25h), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Paper, Perforated and Gummed (79-E25h)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Paper, Perforated and Gummed (79-E25h). Eleven singles and three pairs, the singles are all different colors, overall Fine-Very Fine

425
260
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1141
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1141, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Paper, Perforated and Gummed (79-E25h, 79-E25l), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Paper, Perforated and Gummed (79-E25h, 79-E25l)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Paper, Perforated and Gummed (79-E25h, 79-E25l). Six singles of first, sixteen singles and pair of second, wide range of colors, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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1142
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1142, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Paper, Perforated and Gummed, Grill Points Up (79-E25l), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Paper, Perforated and Gummed, Grill Points Up (79-E25l)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on White Paper, Perforated and Gummed, Grill Points Up (79-E25l). Fifteen, incl. nine different colors, few small flaws to be expected, Fine-Very Fine

600
350
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1143
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1143, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays, Safety Network Essay Ty. B (79-E26e), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays, Safety Network Essay Ty. B (79-E26e)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays, Safety Network Essay Ty. B (79-E26e). Two, incl. Violet with Gray Tan ovpt. and Dull Red Brown with Pale Brown ovpt., latter with selvage at left, o.g., fresh and Very Fine, scarce as only one sheet of twelve of each was produced

850
625
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1144
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1144, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays, Safety Network Essay Ty. C (79-E26f), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays, Safety Network Essay Ty. C (79-E26f)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays, Safety Network Essay Ty. C (79-E26f). Seven, incl. two different colors, two with selvage at right, one imperforate with bottom left corner sheet margin, o.g. except imperforate unused (no gum), fresh and Very Fine, scarce group

3,850
2,900
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1145
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1145, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays, Safety Network Essay Ty. C (79-E26f), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays, Safety Network Essay Ty. C (79-E26f)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays, Safety Network Essay Ty. C (79-E26f). Four, incl. three Dull Violet with Gray Tan ovpt. (one with selvage at left), one Rose Red with Pale Tan ovpt., o.g., fresh and Fine-Very Fine, scarce, only twelve of each were produced

2,200
1,200
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1146
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1146, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Dull Violet, National Bank Note Co. Safety Network Essay Ty. D (79-E26g), National Bank Note Co., 3c Dull Violet, National Bank Note Co. Safety Network Essay Ty. D (79-E26g)National Bank Note Co., 3c Dull Violet, National Bank Note Co. Safety Network Essay Ty. D (79-E26g). Five, incl. four imperforate, perforated with s.e. at left, two with sheet margin, three different colors, without gum (probably how all imperforates exist), Very Fine, scarce group, only twelve of each are known

2,750
2,100
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1147
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1147, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 1c Red Brown, Die Essay of Frame, Monogram in Vignette, Perforated 12 (79-E29i), National Bank Note Co., 1c Red Brown, Die Essay of Frame, Monogram in Vignette, Perforated 12 (79-E29i)National Bank Note Co., 1c Red Brown, Die Essay of Frame, Monogram in Vignette, Perforated 12 (79-E29i). Full perforations with sheet margin on three sides, natural s.e. at left, original gum, h.r., clearly-defined grill points, bright color, small thin spot in grill

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, ONLY ONE OTHER EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ESSAY EXISTS.

The other example of this essay has the same full perforations on three sides and is s.e. at right. Therefore, it is likely that this was printed from a plate of two designs, which were then scissors-separated.

Ex Finkelburg.

11,000
5,250
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1148
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1148, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove Paper (79-E30a), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove Paper (79-E30a)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove Paper (79-E30a). 63 x 76mm with imprint at bottom, fresh and Very Fine, this is only the second we have offered since keeping computerized records

600
625
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1149
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1149, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essays on Wove, Imperforate (79-E30o), National Bank Note Co., 3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essays on Wove, Imperforate (79-E30o)National Bank Note Co., 3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essays on Wove, Imperforate (79-E30o). Three singles and two pairs, large margins, brilliant colors, fresh and Very Fine, one pair with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,050
750
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1150
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1150, 1867 Essays (National Bank Note Co.)National Bank Note Co., 3c Thorp Patent, Safety Paper Essays on White Wove (79-E31a to 79-E31b, 79-E31d to 79-E13h), National Bank Note Co., 3c Thorp Patent, Safety Paper Essays on White Wove (79-E31a to 79-E31b, 79-E31d to 79-E13h)National Bank Note Co., 3c Thorp Patent, Safety Paper Essays on White Wove (79-E31a to 79-E31b, 79-E31d to 79-E13h). Seven different safety paper essays, all have large margins, deep rich colors, No. 79-E31b small toned spot

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE SEVEN OF THE EIGHT SAFETY PAPER DESIGNS FOR THE 3-CENT THORP PATENT ESSAY.

We considered offering these as individual lots, but the opportunity to acquire such a significant group of this rare essay at once is more compelling.

8,400
5,250
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