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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Plate Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1057
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1057, Plate Proofs1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-147P3, 150P3-155P3), 1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-147P3, 150P3-155P3)1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-147P3, 150P3-155P3). Mounted on cards with embossed "National Bank Note Co. at bottom and with ms. "1870", large margins, few minor faults, Very Fine group, Scott Retail as normal

261
850
1058
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1058, Plate Proofs1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3), 1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3)1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3). Large margins, rich colors, few minor imperfections as usually associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance

311
325
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1059
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1059, Plate Proofs1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (156P3-166P3), 1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (156P3-166P3)1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (156P3-166P3). Large margins, bright colors, few minor imperfections as usually found on this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance

598
425
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1060
TC
1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (156TC4-166TC4). Complete for all five colors and all eleven values of the series, lacking only the 5c to be complete for all Bank Note issues, large margins, fresh and Very Fine, scarce set

2,905
2,300
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1061
TC
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1061, Plate Proofs1c-90c Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (156TC-157TC, 159TC-166TC), 1c-90c Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (156TC-157TC, 159TC-166TC)1c-90c Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (156TC-157TC, 159TC-166TC). Large margins, rich colors, Very Fine

515
275
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1062
TC
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1062, Plate Proofs1c 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). Top imprint and plate no. 12 block of fourteen, mounted on card and so free from the usual defects which can plague this fragile paper, Very Fine and choice

E. 150-200
425
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1063
Pbl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1063, Plate Proofs3c Green, Plate Proof on India (158P3), 3c Green, Plate Proof on India (158P3)3c Green, Plate Proof on India (158P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 170 block of fourteen, mounted on card and so free from the defects usually seen on this fragile paper, intense color and impression, Very Fine and choice

1,150
1,100
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1064
TC
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1064, Plate Proofs3c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (158TC3), 3c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (158TC3)3c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (158TC3). Two items in Black, first is top imprint and plate no. 8 block of fourteen, second is top block of eight with plate No. 1, both mounted on card, crisp impressions, Very Fine and choice

E. 150-200
500
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1065
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1065, Plate Proofs7c Orange, Plate Proof on Card (160P4), 7c Orange, Plate Proof on Card (160P4)7c Orange, Plate Proof on Card (160P4). Bottom imprint and plate no. 22 strip of seven, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce plate no. multiple which is unpriced in Scott

E. 100-150
300
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1066
Pbl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1066, Plate Proofs10c Brown, Plate Proof on India (161P3), 10c Brown, Plate Proof on India (161P3)10c Brown, Plate Proof on India (161P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 23 block of fourteen, bright color, large margins, Very Fine, ex Brazer and hinged on his card

1,300
1,500
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1067
Pbl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1067, Plate Proofs12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3), 12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3)12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 137 block of fourteen, large margins, mounted on card, intense color, Very Fine and choice, scarce plate block

975
1,000
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1068
Pbl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1068, Plate Proofs12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3), 12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3)12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3). Top imprint and plate no. 24 block of fourteen, large margins, rich color, few small flaws as are often found on this fragile paper, appears Very Fine

975
650
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1069
Pbl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1069, Plate Proofs12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3), 12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3)12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3). Block of 24, large margins incl. sheet margin at left, mounted on card, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice large multiple, Scott Retail as six blocks of four

1,140
750
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1070
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1070, Plate Proofs12c Blackish Violet, 15c Yellow Orange, Plate Proofs on Card (162P4, 163P4), 12c Blackish Violet, 15c Yellow Orange, Plate Proofs on Card (162P4, 163P4)12c Blackish Violet, 15c Yellow Orange, Plate Proofs on Card (162P4, 163P4). Bottom imprint and plate no. strips of seven, large margins, fresh colors, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the imprint and plate no.

280
475
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1071
Pbl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1071, Plate Proofs15c Yellow Orange, Plate Proof on India (163P3), 15c Yellow Orange, Plate Proof on India (163P3)15c Yellow Orange, Plate Proof on India (163P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 31 block of fourteen, large margins, mounted on card and so free of the usual small paper flaws that are usually seen on this fragile paper, one with natural wood fiber inclusion, Very Fine

1,130
1,500
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1072
Pbl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1072, Plate Proofs90c Rose Carmine, Plate Proof on Card (166P4), 90c Rose Carmine, Plate Proof on Card (166P4)90c Rose Carmine, Plate Proof on Card (166P4). Block of 24, large margins, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, attractive large multiple which is highly exhibitable, Scott Retail as six blocks of four

1,140
1,500
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1073
TC
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1073, Plate Proofs5c Taylor, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (179TC), 5c Taylor, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (179TC)5c Taylor, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (179TC). Complete set of all five colors, large margins, bright colors, Very Fine

380
550
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1074
TC
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1074, Plate Proofs3c Vermilion, Trial Color Proof on Stamp Paper, Perforated and Gummed (184TC), 3c Vermilion, Trial Color Proof on Stamp Paper, Perforated and Gummed (184TC)3c Vermilion, Trial Color Proof on Stamp Paper, Perforated and Gummed (184TC). O.g., h.r., rich color with usual slight mottling, Very Fine and choice

300
225
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1075
TC
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1075, Plate Proofs3c Orange, Trial Color Proof on Stamp Paper, Perforated and Gummed (184TC), 3c Orange, Trial Color Proof on Stamp Paper, Perforated and Gummed (184TC)3c Orange, Trial Color Proof on Stamp Paper, Perforated and Gummed (184TC). Horizontal pair, o.g., h.r., bright color with usual mottling, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

600
350
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1076
TC
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1076, Plate Proofs5c Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (205TC3), 5c Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (205TC3)5c Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (205TC3). Block of four, large margins, few paper flaws as often found on this fragile paper, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

800
300
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1077
Pbl
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1077, Plate Proofs1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (206P3), 1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (206P3)1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (206P3). Block of eight with plate no. 362 at bottom, large margins, rich color, small paper flaws, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail as two blocks of four with no premium for the plate no.

350
225
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1078
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1078, Plate Proofs1c Blue, Plate Proof on India, Card (206P3, 206P4), 1c Blue, Plate Proof on India, Card (206P3, 206P4)1c Blue, Plate Proof on India, Card (206P3, 206P4). Three items, incl. block of four on India, block of eight on card, top imprint and plate no. strip of six on card, large margins, Very Fine

475
700
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1079
P
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1079, Plate Proofs90c Purple, Plate Proof on Card (218P4), 90c Purple, Plate Proof on Card (218P4)90c Purple, Plate Proof on Card (218P4). Bottom imprint and plate no. 23 strip of seven, large margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice, a most unusual item, Scott 218 was printed by American Bank Note Co. yet this has a National Bank Note Co. imprint, it is likely this was struck by ABN Co. as they inherited the plates, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the imprint and plate no.

350
800
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1080
 
Bank Note Essays and Proofs Balance. Eight items, incl. block of four of No. 184-E8d, also 184-E5c, 186a-E2/189a-E2 block of four, 206TC3, 205P3 block of four, three other Philadelphia Bank Note Co. essays, most Fine-Very Fine

1,100
275
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