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Sale 922 — United States Bank Note Issues, featuring the Mercedes Collection

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Die Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1026
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1026, Die Proofs1c Ultramarine, Small Die Proof on Wove (145P2), 1c Ultramarine, Small Die Proof on Wove (145P2)1c Ultramarine, Small Die Proof on Wove (145P2). 32 x 45mm, on original gray card backing, Very Fine, only 85 were produced

175
225
1027
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1027, Die Proofs3c Green, Large Die Proof on India (147P1), 3c Green, Large Die Proof on India (147P1)3c Green, Large Die Proof on India (147P1). Die sunk on 150 x 224mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, fresh and Very Fine

300
200
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1028
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1028, Die Proofs6c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (148P1), 6c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (148P1)6c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (148P1). Die sunk on 71 x 81mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, tiny thin on back of card at bottom left, Very Fine and choice, scarce, this is the first example we have offered since keeping computerized records

450
350
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1029
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1029, Die Proofs7c Vermilion, Large Die Proof on India (149P1), 7c Vermilion, Large Die Proof on India (149P1)7c Vermilion, Large Die Proof on India (149P1). Die sunk on 88 x 112mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice

200
110
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1030
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1030, Die Proofs10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (150P1), 10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (150P1)10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (150P1). Die sunk on 142 x 222mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, bright color, Very Fine

300
160
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1031
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1031, Die Proofs10c Brown, Small Die Proof on Wove (150P2), 10c Brown, Small Die Proof on Wove (150P2)10c Brown, Small Die Proof on Wove (150P2). On 37 x 43mm piece of original gray card backing, Very Fine and choice, only 85 were produced

300
130
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1032
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1032, Die Proofs15c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (152P1), 15c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (152P1)15c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (152P1). Die sunk on 144 x 222mm card with full die sinkage, radiant color, trace of binding at left from sample book, Very Fine

250
130
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1033
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1033, Die Proofs7c Orange Vermilion, 12c Dull Violet, Large Die Proofs on India (151P1, 160P1), 7c Orange Vermilion, 12c Dull Violet, Large Die Proofs on India (151P1, 160P1)7c Orange Vermilion, 12c Dull Violet, Large Die Proofs on India (151P1, 160P1). Die sunk on 152 x 224mm and 137 x 180mm cards respectively, fresh colors, Very Fine and choice

450
130
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1034
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1034, Die Proofs15c Orange, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (152P3 var), 15c Orange, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (152P3 var)15c Orange, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (152P3 var). Stamp size, mounted on India and die sunk on 142 x 216mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, trace of binding at left from sample book, Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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1035
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1035, Die Proofs24c Purple, Large Die Proof on India (153P1), 24c Purple, Large Die Proof on India (153P1)24c Purple, Large Die Proof on India (153P1). Die sunk on 73 x 92mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, Very Fine and choice

250
170
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1036
TC
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1036, Die Proofs24c Purple, Trial Color Proof on India (164TC1), 24c Purple, Trial Color Proof on India (164TC1)24c Purple, Trial Color Proof on India (164TC1). On 58 x 71mm card, rich color, almost indistinguishable from plate proofs except with "Sample of Purple" written in pencil at bottom, Very Fine and choice, a most unusual item, we have chosen to classify this as a Trial Color rather than a Die Proof as it has a slightly different shade than the usual 24c proofs and has the color notes at bottom, this color unlisted in Scott

300
700
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1037
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1037, Die Proofs90c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (155P1), 90c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (155P1)90c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (155P1). Die sunk on 70 x 83mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, brilliant color, Extremely Fine

250
130
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1038
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1038, Die Proofs3c Green, Large Die Proof on India (158P1), 3c Green, Large Die Proof on India (158P1)3c Green, Large Die Proof on India (158P1). Die sunk on 150 x 242mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, Very Fine

350
250
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1039
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1039, Die Proofs10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (161P1), 10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (161P1)10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (161P1). Die sunk on 142 x 214mm card with full die sinkage, with full presentation binding at left, Very Fine

450
225
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1040
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1040, Die Proofs10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (161P1), 10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (161P1)10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (161P1). Die sunk on 143 x 222mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, trace of presentation binding at left, Very Fine

450
160
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1041
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1041, Die Proofs10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (161P1), 10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (161P1)10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (161P1). Die sunk on 69 x 82mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine

450
250
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1042
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1042, Die Proofs24c Violet, Large Die Proof on India (164P1), 24c Violet, Large Die Proof on India (164P1)24c Violet, Large Die Proof on India (164P1). Die sunk on 120 x 137mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, Very Fine and choice

400
250
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1043
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1043, Die Proofs24c Violet, Large Die Proof on India (164P1), 24c Violet, Large Die Proof on India (164P1)24c Violet, Large Die Proof on India (164P1). Die sunk on 117 x 121mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, Very Fine and choice

400
225
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1044
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1044, Die Proofs30c Black, Greenish Black, Large Die Proofs on India (165P1), 30c Black, Greenish Black, Large Die Proofs on India (165P1)30c Black, Greenish Black, Large Die Proofs on India (165P1). Die sunk on approximately 81 x 94mm cards, distinct differences in color as reflected in the two shades of issued stamp, Black with central toned spot, otherwise Very Fine, rare in both colors, ex Brazer and hinged on his cards

800
475
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1045
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1045, Die Proofs5c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (185P1), 5c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (185P1)5c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (185P1). Die sunk on 111 x 130mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, lacking any imprint at bottom so we must classify this as the American printing

450
225
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1046
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1046, Die Proofs5c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (185P1), 5c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (185P1)5c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (185P1). Die sunk on 73 x 86mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, Very Fine

450
275
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1047
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1047, Die Proofs3c Blue Green, Large Die Proof on India (207P1), 3c Blue Green, Large Die Proof on India (207P1)3c Blue Green, Large Die Proof on India (207P1). Die sunk on 82 x 92mm card with full die sinkage, intense shade and impression, "Worked Over by New Company June 29th 1881" imprint at bottom, Very Fine and choice, undercatalogued in Scott, the only other example we have offered since keeping computerized records realized $600 hammer in our Sale 890

375
425
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1048
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1048, Die Proofs10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (209P1), 10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (209P1)10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (209P1). Die sunk on 75 x 90mm card with full die sinkage, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice

800
300
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1049
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1049, Die Proofs10c Brown, Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2), 10c Brown, Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2)10c Brown, Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2). 29 x 35mm, expertly removed from original gray card backing, Very Fine, only 85 were prepared

190
80
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1050
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1050, Die Proofs10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a), 10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a)10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a). Large margins, bright color, tiny pinholes at corners of design, Very Fine, rare, perhaps five were produced

1,200
750
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1051
TC
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1051, Die Proofs10c Black, Trial Color Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (209TC1), 10c Black, Trial Color Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (209TC1)10c Black, Trial Color Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (209TC1). 37 x 53mm, crisp impression, small thin spot at top from hinge removal, appears Very Fine, scarce

1,000
550
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1052
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1052, Die Proofs2c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on India (210P1 var), 2c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on India (210P1 var)2c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on India (210P1 var). Mounted on 77 x 107mm card, imprint and die no. at bottom, Very Fine, Scott Retail as die sunk on original card

400
110
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1053
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1053, Die Proofs1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (212P1), 1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (212P1)1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (212P1).Die sunk on 141 x 214mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, intact binding from presentation album at left, Very Fine

650
425
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1054
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1054, Die Proofs1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (212P1), 1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (212P1)1c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (212P1). Die sunk on 80 x 99mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine

650
325
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1055
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1055, Die Proofs3c Vermilion, Large Die Proof on India (214P1), 3c Vermilion, Large Die Proof on India (214P1)3c Vermilion, Large Die Proof on India (214P1). Die sunk on 76 x 85mm card with full die sinkage, with "Worked Over by New Company June 29th 1881" imprint at bottom of India, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

475
600
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1056
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1056, Die Proofs90c Purple, Large Die Proof on India (218P1), 90c Purple, Large Die Proof on India (218P1)90c Purple, Large Die Proof on India (218P1). Die sunk on 73 x 85mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, Very Fine and choice, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

625
750
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