FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE UNLISTED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT POST OFFICE OFFICIAL ESSAY ON INDIA AND DIE SUNK ON THIN CARD.
This unadopted design for the Post Office Department issue is only listed as a die essay on white ivory paper. This example, from a presentation album, may be unique.
VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF ALL FIVE SCOTT-LISTED COLORS OF THE 90-CENT POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT ESSAYS ON PROOF PAPER. A GREAT RARITY.
A search of our computerized records confirmed that prior to this sale we have never offered a single example of this essay during the past ten years. For the 90c value, we have only offered one on the India and two on White Ivory papers.