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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 — Officials

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1383
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1383, Officials2c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (146-E10 var), 2c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (146-E10 var)2c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (146-E10 var). Die sunk on 150 x 239mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album, card with few toned spots, small corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, incredibly rare, this essay is unlisted in Scott on India paper, it is listed under Scott 146, its origin in an album of Post Office Department essays gives credence to the footnote in Scott Catalogue which states that this "May be an essay for Official stamps"

E. 1,500-2,000
0
1384
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1384, Officials7c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (149-E5a), 7c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (149-E5a)7c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (149-E5a). Die sunk on 150 x 239mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album, card with few toned spots, small corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, incredibly rare, its origin in an album of Post Office Department essays gives credence to the footnote in Scott Catalogue which states that this "May be an essay for Official stamps"

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1385
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1385, Officials12c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (151-E10 var), 12c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (151-E10 var)12c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (151-E10 var). Die sunk on 150 x 239mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album, card with few toned spots, Very Fine, incredibly rare this essay is unlisted in Scott on India paper, it is listed under Scott 151 on white glazed paper, its origin in an album of Post Office Department essays gives credence to the footnote in Scott Catalogue which states that this "May be an essay for Official stamps"

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1386
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1386, Officials15c Black, Large Die Essay on India (152-E4 var), 15c Black, Large Die Essay on India (152-E4 var)15c Black, Large Die Essay on India (152-E4 var). Die sunk on 150 x 239mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album, card with tiny toned spot, Very Fine, incredibly rare this essay is unlisted in Scott on India paper, it is listed under Scott 152 on white glazed paper, its origin in an album of Post Office Department essays gives credence to the footnote in Scott Catalogue which states that this "May be an essay for Official stamps"

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1387
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1387, Officials30c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (154-E6 var), 30c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (154-E6 var)30c Black, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (154-E6 var). Die sunk on 150 x 239mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album, India paper with small thin spot at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, incredibly rare this essay is unlisted in Scott on India paper, it is listed under Scott 154 on white glazed paper, its origin in an album of Post Office Department essays gives credence to the footnote in Scott Catalogue which states that this "May be an essay for Official stamps"

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1388
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1388, Officials[90c] Black, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (155-E3a var), [90c] Black, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (155-E3a var)[90c] Black, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (155-E3a var). Die sunk on 150 x 239mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album, Very Fine, incredibly rare, this essay is unlisted in Black on India paper, it is listed under Scott 155, its origin in an album of Post Office Department essays indicates that it was used for both regular and Post Office Department issues

E. 1,500-2,000
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1389
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1389, Officials1c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O47-E1a var), 1c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O47-E1a var)1c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O47-E1a var). Die sunk on 151 x 237mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album, toned spot affects design, card with few small toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, unlisted in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1390
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1390, Officials2c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O48-E1a var), 2c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O48-E1a var)2c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O48-E1a var). Die sunk on 150 x 239mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album, Very Fine and choice, unlisted in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1391
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1391, Officials3c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O49-E4a var), 3c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O49-E4a var)3c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O49-E4a var). Die sunk on 150 x 239mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album, toned spot affects design, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, unlisted in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
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1392
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1392, Officials6c Black, Post Office, Unfinished Large Die Essay on India (O47-E1a var), 6c Black, Post Office, Unfinished Large Die Essay on India (O47-E1a var)6c Black, Post Office, Unfinished Large Die Essay on India (O47-E1a var). Die sunk on 151 x 239mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album,

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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1393
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1393, Officials90c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O56-E1a var), 90c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O56-E1a var)90c Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on India (O56-E1a var). Die sunk on 150 x 239mm thin card with full die sinkage, with interleaving and binding at top from presentation album, light corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, unlisted in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
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1394
E
The Previous Eleven Lots Offered as One Lot. This is an opportunity to acquire the eleven previous lots, which were originally part of the same presentation album. If the hammer price exceeds the individual realizations then they will be kept intact. The original album cover, with gold-stamped "Edward E. Blake", will also accompany.

0
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1395
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1395, Officials1c Blue, Post Office, Die Essay on India (O47-E1a), 1c Blue, Post Office, Die Essay on India (O47-E1a)1c Blue, Post Office, Die Essay on India (O47-E1a). Die sunk on 73 x 88mm card with full die sinkage, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine

1,750
750
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1396
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1396, Officials1c Gray Black, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O47-E1b), 1c Gray Black, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O47-E1b)1c Gray Black, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O47-E1b). 34 x 37mm, intense shade and impression, Very Fine

1,250
625
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1397
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1397, Officials1c Dull Green, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O47-E1b), 1c Dull Green, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O47-E1b)1c Dull Green, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O47-E1b). 37 x 37mm, rich color, tiny paper imperfection at left, apears Very Fine

1,250
525
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1398
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1398, Officials1c Post Office, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O47-E1c), 1c Post Office, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O47-E1c)1c Post Office, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O47-E1c). Complete set of all three Scott-listed colors, 32 x 37mm, brilliant colors, few trivial translucencies from hinge removal, appear Very Fine, scarce complete set

4,500
2,000
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1399
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1399, Officials2c Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O48-E1b), 2c Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O48-E1b)2c Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O48-E1b). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors, approximately 32 x 38mm, rich colors, Very Fine, a rare opportunity to acquire a complete set

6,250
3,000
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1400
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1400, Officials2c Dull Brown, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O48-E1b), 2c Dull Brown, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O48-E1b)2c Dull Brown, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O48-E1b). 28 x 33mm, detailed impression, Very Fine

1,250
450
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1401
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1401, Officials2c Blue, Post Office, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O48-E1c), 2c Blue, Post Office, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O48-E1c)2c Blue, Post Office, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O48-E1c). 50 x 55mm, radiant color, small thin spot at bottom, appears Very Fine

1,750
900
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1402
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1402, Officials2c Brown Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O48-E1c), 2c Brown Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O48-E1c)2c Brown Black, Post Office, Large Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O48-E1c). 32 x 38mm, bright color and detailed impression, Very Fine

1,500
600
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1403
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1403, Officials3c Dull Green, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O49-E4b), 3c Dull Green, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O49-E4b)3c Dull Green, Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O49-E4b). 31 x 36mm, rich color, Very Fine and choice

1,250
500
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1404
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1404, Officials3c Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O49-E4b), 3c Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O49-E4b)3c Post Office, Die Essay on Proof Paper (O49-E4b). Three, Dull Blue, Dull Green and Dull Brown, approximately 27 x 35mm, rich colors, Very Fine, scarce group

3,750
1,550
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1405
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1405, Officials3c Post Office, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O49-E4c), 3c Post Office, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O49-E4c)3c Post Office, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (O49-E4c). Complete set of all three Scott-listed colors, the Blue 61 x 54mm, others 58 x 67mm, rich colors, few trivial paper imperfections, Very Fine appearance, scarce complete set

4,500
2,100
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1406
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1406, Officials90c Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O56-E1b), 90c Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O56-E1b)90c Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O56-E1b). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors, approximately 28 x 33mm, rich colors which are particularly fresh

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.

7,500
3,000
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1407
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1407, Officials90c Gray Black, Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O56-E1b), 90c Gray Black, Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O56-E1b)90c Gray Black, Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O56-E1b). 31 x 36mm, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice example of this rare essay

1,500
700
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1408
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1408, Officials90c Dull Brown, Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O56-E1b), 90c Dull Brown, Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O56-E1b)90c Dull Brown, Post Office, Die Essays on Proof Paper (O56-E1b). 30 x 37mm, bright color, tiny thin speck at top left, appears Very Fine, rare

1,500
525
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1409
E
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1409, Officials90c Brown Black, Post Office, Die Essays on White Ivory Paper (O56-E1c), 90c Brown Black, Post Office, Die Essays on White Ivory Paper (O56-E1c)90c Brown Black, Post Office, Die Essays on White Ivory Paper (O56-E1c). 64 x 77mm, crisp impression, shallow thin spot at extreme top left, appears Very Fine, rare, we have only offered one other on this paper since keeping computerized records

1,250
600
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1410
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1410, Officials1c Treasury, 30c Agriculture, Large Die Proofs on India (O9P1, O72P1), 1c Treasury, 30c Agriculture, Large Die Proofs on India (O9P1, O72P1)1c Treasury, 30c Agriculture, Large Die Proofs on India (O9P1, O72P1). Die sunk on approximately 89 x 101mm cards with full die sinkage, rich colors, immaculate condition, Very Fine and choice

160
135
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1411
P
Sale Number 909, Lot Number 1411, Officials1c-$20.00 Officials, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4), 1c-$20.00 Officials, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4)1c-$20.00 Officials, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4). Complete set, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine and choice

855
1,000
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