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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 — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1258
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1258, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on Card (156P4-166P4), 1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on Card (156P4-166P4)1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on Card (156P4-166P4). Large margins, bright colors, Very Fine

805
575
1259
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1259, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c-10c 1876 Experimental Inks and Papers (156-E2/179-E4), 1c-10c 1876 Experimental Inks and Papers (156-E2/179-E4)1c-10c 1876 Experimental Inks and Papers (156-E2/179-E4). Five, each printed in sensitive ink and on experimental paper with strong horizontal laid lines, 10c unused (no gum), others o.g., h.r., Fine-Very Fine, attractive group

900
500
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1260
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1260, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c-5 1876 Experimental Inks and Papers (156-E2/179-E4), 1c-5 1876 Experimental Inks and Papers (156-E2/179-E4)1c-5 1876 Experimental Inks and Papers (156-E2/179-E4). Six, incl. 1c, two 2c, 3c and two 5c, each printed in sensitive ink and on experimental paper with strong horizontal laid lines, two o.g., h.r., others unused (no gum), some faults not readily apparent, appear Fine, one 2c with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,200
200
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1261
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1261, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c Ultramarine, Red Safety Overprint (156-E var), 1c Ultramarine, Red Safety Overprint (156-E var)1c Ultramarine, Red Safety Overprint (156-E var). O.g., lightly hinged, red safety overprint around the margins, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
400
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1262
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1262, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c Ultramarine, Explosive Cap Cancelling Device (156-E), 1c Ultramarine, Explosive Cap Cancelling Device (156-E)1c Ultramarine, Explosive Cap Cancelling Device (156-E). O.g., circular ungummed part on back where explosive cap was once placed, Very Fine example of this explosive issue, with 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
600
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1263
Ebl
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1263, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c Blue, Plate Essay on Pink Tinted Paper (156-E2), 1c Blue, Plate Essay on Pink Tinted Paper (156-E2)1c Blue, Plate Essay on Pink Tinted Paper (156-E2). Bottom margin block of four with trace of imprint at right, large margins other sides, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
290
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1264
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1264, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c Blue, 1876 Experimental Inks and Papers (156-E2), 1c Blue, 1876 Experimental Inks and Papers (156-E2)1c Blue, 1876 Experimental Inks and Papers (156-E2). Seven, incl. three on heavy horizontally laid paper, one on chemical paper, one on heavy wove with pink tint, two with wmk., some faults, Fine appearing group

E. 300-400
220
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1265
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1265, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c Blue on Pale Rose, 1876 Experimental Ink and Paper Essay (156E2), 1c Blue on Pale Rose, 1876 Experimental Ink and Paper Essay (156E2)1c Blue on Pale Rose, 1876 Experimental Ink and Paper Essay (156E2). Horizontal strip of four with left stamp affixed at left edge on 138 x 75mm lined notebook-like gummed paper, stamps with perfs trimmed at top, hinge reinforced, natural s.e. and pinhole at right, stamps and paper with experimental horizontal slits, appears Fine, this essay was one of the attempts by the Post Office to prevent stamps being reused, with photocopy of 1877 Patent (obtained by David G. Beaumont), Scott Retail for four single essays

600
800
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1266
TC
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1266, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (156TC3), 1c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (156TC3)1c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (156TC3). Bottom imprint block of fourteen, on card, intense shade, Very Fine, attractive and scarce multiple

E. 200-300
220
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1267
TC
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1267, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c Black, Trial Color Proof on Card (156TC4), 1c Black, Trial Color Proof on Card (156TC4)1c Black, Trial Color Proof on Card (156TC4). Pane of 100 with imprint and plate nos. at top and bottom and part arrows at right, detailed impression, few slight bends in selvage, otherwise Very Fine, scarce complete pane of 100, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for plate blocks

3,500
2,200
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1268
TC
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1268, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c Franklin, Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (156TC4), 1c Franklin, Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (156TC4)1c Franklin, Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (156TC4). Block of 60 with sheet margin at right, red printer's crayon marks in places, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as blocks of four

2,100
550
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1269
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1269, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (156P1), 1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (156P1)1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (156P1). Die sunk on 126 x 170mm card with full die sinkage, card with tiny surface scuffs and toned spots at bottom, appears Very Fine

450
180
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1270
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1270, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (156P1), 1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (156P1)1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (156P1). Die sunk on 116 x 150mm card with full die sinkage, trace of presentation binding at left, pencil "A.W. Cunningham, Secret Marks put on by Chas. Skinner", trivial toning around edges, Very Fine, unusual item

450
290
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1271
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1271, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)2c Brown, Safety Overprint Essay (157-E), 2c Brown, Safety Overprint Essay (157-E)2c Brown, Safety Overprint Essay (157-E). Selvage at right, with red safety overprint around edges, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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1272
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1272, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)2c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (157P2a), 2c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (157P2a)2c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (157P2a). Intense color, slight overall soiling as do most of this issue, appears Very Fine, particularly rare, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, perhaps five were produced

1,200
1,400
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1273
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1273, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c-90c Bank Note Issues, Chemical Papers, 1c-90c Bank Note Issues, Chemical Papers1c-90c Bank Note Issues, Chemical Papers. Seventeen, incl. four 2c, two 90c, three 5c, few 30c, mixed condition as are most of these fragile issues, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, attractive and scarce group

E. 500-750
350
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1274
Ebl
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1274, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)3c Green, Plate Essay on Pink Varnished Paper (158-E2), 3c Green, Plate Essay on Pink Varnished Paper (158-E2)3c Green, Plate Essay on Pink Varnished Paper (158-E2). Top imprint and plate no. block of sixteen, o.g., few perf separations sensibly reinforced, otherwise Very Fine, scarce and desirable plate block, Scott Retail as singles

1,600
1,400
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1275
Ebl
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1275, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)3c Green, Plate Essay on Pink Varnished Paper (158-E2), 3c Green, Plate Essay on Pink Varnished Paper (158-E2)3c Green, Plate Essay on Pink Varnished Paper (158-E2). Block of eight with selvage at right, o.g., barely hinged, deep rich color, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as singles

800
325
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1276
Ebl
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1276, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)3c Green, Plate Essay on Pink Varnished Paper (158-E2), 3c Green, Plate Essay on Pink Varnished Paper (158-E2)3c Green, Plate Essay on Pink Varnished Paper (158-E2). Block of four, o.g., barely hinged, intense color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

400
160
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1277
Ebl
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1277, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)3c Green, Double Paper, Massey Patent Hole Punch (158 var), 3c Green, Double Paper, Massey Patent Hole Punch (158 var)3c Green, Double Paper, Massey Patent Hole Punch (158 var). Bottom selvage block of six with plate no., o.g., some parts of top paper missing at sides, otherwise Fine, scarce multiple with the plate no., Scott Retail as singles

1,650
375
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1278
Ebl
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1278, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)3c Green, Double Paper, Massey Patent Hole Punch (158 var), 3c Green, Double Paper, Massey Patent Hole Punch (158 var)3c Green, Double Paper, Massey Patent Hole Punch (158 var). Bottom right selvage block of nine, o.g., barely hinged, few paper faults as usually associated with this, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

247
575
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1279
Ebl
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1279, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)3c Green, Double Paper, Massey Patent Hole Punch (158 var), 3c Green, Double Paper, Massey Patent Hole Punch (158 var)3c Green, Double Paper, Massey Patent Hole Punch (158 var). Right selvage block of four, o.g., lightly hinged, few paper faults as usually associated with this, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,100
160
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1280
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1280, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)3c Green, Essays on Experimental Papers (158-E), 3c Green, Essays on Experimental Papers (158-E)3c Green, Essays on Experimental Papers (158-E). Nine, incl. three with small eight-hole punch and double paper, others with pink varnish, some faults, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
350
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1281
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1281, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)1c-10c Bank Notes, Plate Proofs on Card (178P4, 205P4-211P4), 1c-10c Bank Notes, Plate Proofs on Card (178P4, 205P4-211P4)1c-10c Bank Notes, Plate Proofs on Card (178P4, 205P4-211P4). Ten, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine

E. 200-300
210
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1282
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1282, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)Continental Bank Note Co., 5c Blue, Die Essay on India (179-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 5c Blue, Die Essay on India (179-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 5c Blue, Die Essay on India (179-E1). Stamp size and on card, large and even margins all around, radiant white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL AND INCREDIBLY RARE DIE ESSAY FOR THE 5-CENT TAYLOR ISSUE.

This essay also exists in Black. Both should be considered extremely rare -- a note in Brazer catalogue states "(Not seen by C.W.B.)". We have sold only other other example in Blue.

Ex Welch.

4,500
3,750
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1283
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1283, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)Continental Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Composite Essay (179-E2), Continental Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Composite Essay (179-E2)Continental Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Composite Essay (179-E2). Paste-up of vignette and frame with hand-drawn design of "United States of America" and "Foreign Postage"

EXTREMELY FINE. THE UNIQUE COMPOSITE HAND-DRAWN ESSAY FOR THE NEW 5-CENT DESIGN, WHICH WAS ISSUED IN A MODIFIED FORM IN 1875.

The new 5c stamp was created in 1875 to pay the basic 5c rate for international mail which was established by the General Postal Union.

4,000
8,000
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1284
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1284, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Continental Bank Note Co.)Continental Bank Note Co., 5c Violet, Die Essay on India (179-E3), Continental Bank Note Co., 5c Violet, Die Essay on India (179-E3)Continental Bank Note Co., 5c Violet, Die Essay on India (179-E3). Slightly larger than stamp size and mounted on card, fresh and bright color, Very Fine example of this rare essay, ex Welch, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,000
1,600
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