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Sale 930 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1022
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1022, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueGavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on India (11-E3a), Gavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on India (11-E3a)Gavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on India (11-E3a). Complete set of four colors, on approximately 69 x 111mm cards with die sinkage on three sides, bright colors, each has toning specks, otherwise Very Fine, scarce complete set

3,000
1,900
1023
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1023, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueGavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (11-E3c), Gavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (11-E3c)Gavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (11-E3c). Eight, all different colors, Carmine on card, Yellow Green defective and mounted on non-contemporary card, otherwise Very Fine, scarce group

1,800
2,400
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1024
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1024, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueGavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on Bond (11-E3d), Gavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on Bond (11-E3d)Gavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on Bond (11-E3d). Four, approximately 30 x 35mm with cross-hatching, colors incl. Cool Back, Scarlet, Brown and Blue, fresh and Very Fine

900
1,700
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1025
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1025, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueGavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E3e), Gavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E3e)Gavit & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E3e). Complete set of all four colors, approximately 64 x 75mm, bright colors, few translucencies from mounts, appear Very Fine, scarce and desirable complete set

3,000
2,200
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1026
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1026, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueBradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Blue, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b), Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Blue, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b)Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Blue, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b). 25 x 29mm, beautiful color, Very Fine and choice

1,250
850
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1027
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1027, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueBradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b), Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b)Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b). Stamp size, bright color, Very Fine, scarce essay

1,250
1,400
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1028
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1028, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueBradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Blue, Die Essay on Stiff Bond (11-E5c), Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Blue, Die Essay on Stiff Bond (11-E5c)Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Blue, Die Essay on Stiff Bond (11-E5c). 25 x 29mm, deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, scarce, this is the first example on this paper we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,250
1,100
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1029
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1029, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueDraper, Welsh & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on India (11-E8a), Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on India (11-E8a)Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c 1851 Die Essay on India (11-E8a). Two, stamp size, incl. Black and Scarlet, fresh and Fine

600
325
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1030
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1030, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueDraper, Welsh & Co., (3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on Proof Paper (11-E8D), Draper, Welsh & Co., (3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on Proof Paper (11-E8D)Draper, Welsh & Co., (3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on Proof Paper (11-E8D). On 55 x 45mm card with die sinkage on three sides, small fault at bottom right corner not affecting design, Fine, scarce, we have only offered one other since keeping computerized records (Sale 890, lot 31, realized $650 hammer)

750
650
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1031
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1031, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Rose Carmine, Die Essay on Old Ivory Paper (11-E17a), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Rose Carmine, Die Essay on Old Ivory Paper (11-E17a)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Rose Carmine, Die Essay on Old Ivory Paper (11-E17a). Stamp size, rich color, some thinning, otherwise Fine, this is only the second we have ever offered since keeping computerized records (the other was Sale 909, lot 1049, realized $2,300 hammer)

2,500
1,400
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1032
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1032, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Gray Blue, Die Essay on Old Ivory Paper (11-E17b), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Gray Blue, Die Essay on Old Ivory Paper (11-E17b)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Gray Blue, Die Essay on Old Ivory Paper (11-E17b). 47 x 52mm, with clear layout lines (which are lacking in the Schernikow printings), small thin spots at top and bottom, Very Fine appearance, exceedingly rare, Scott Catalogue only lists this essay in Rose Carmine, according to the Chase book (pp. 25-26) this was likely made in 1860, Scott Retail as the listed color

2,500
2,400
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1033
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1033, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c). Eight, all but one with full die sinkage, each a different color, few small thin spots, appear Very Fine

1,200
1,500
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1034
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1034, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5), 5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5)5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5). Olive Green and Deep Orange, ample to huge margins, former minor corner creases top left, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine

600
425
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1035
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1035, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5), 5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5)5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5). Large margins, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, looks eerily like the issued stamp

1,500
1,100
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1036
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1036, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1), 10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1)10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1). Stamp size but still showing layout lines around the design, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, scarce large die proof for the 10c 1855 Issue, very few are known in any state

5,000
500
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1037
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1037, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue10c Black, Ty. I, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India, Cut to Shape (13TC1), 10c Black, Ty. I, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India, Cut to Shape (13TC1)10c Black, Ty. I, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India, Cut to Shape (13TC1). Rich color, gummed and with paper exhibiting some overall toning, thin spot at top, appears Fine, this can be distinguished as a large die proof by the trace of layout line at left

1,500
700
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1038
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1038, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India, Cut Close (17-E2), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India, Cut Close (17-E2)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India, Cut Close (17-E2). Bright color, Very Fine and choice

750
450
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1039
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1039, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2). Cut close as always, tiny corner thin spot top left, Very Fine appearance

750
425
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1040
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1040, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (35P3), 10c Green, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (35P3)10c Green, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (35P3). On card, huge margins incl. sheet margins at bottom and left, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine

1,250
750
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1041
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1041, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue10c Green, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (35P3), 10c Green, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (35P3)10c Green, Ty. V, Plate Proof on India (35P3). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as two singles

2,500
1,900
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1042
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1042, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1). 22 x 29mm, intense shade and impression, bottom right corner slightly rounded, few small faults incl. scissors-cut at bottom just into design, otherwise Fine example of this rare essay, with 1982 P.F. certificate

2,500
500
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1043
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1043, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 IssueToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 30c Black, Die Essay on India (38-E1 var), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 30c Black, Die Essay on India (38-E1 var)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 30c Black, Die Essay on India (38-E1 var). 55 x 66mm and mounted on card, intense shade, incomplete design showing scrolls at each side of "30" with only one outer shading line

VERY FINE AND RARE ESSAY OF THE 30-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

This is only the second example we have ever offered of this rare essay.

2,500
750
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1044
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1044, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (38P1), 30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (38P1)30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (38P1). 57 x 55mm, vibrant color, Very Fine, scarce, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, unpriced in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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1045
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1045, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (38P3), 30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (38P3)30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (38P3). Large even margins, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine

1,250
325
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1046
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1046, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (38TC3), 30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (38TC3)30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (38TC3). Margins to just in, bright shade, light toning at right, otherwise Fine

1,400
225
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1047
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1047, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (38TC5), 30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (38TC5)30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (38TC5). Large margins incl. part imprint at right, deep shade, fresh and Very Fine

600
1,100
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1048
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1048, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (38TC5), 30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (38TC5)30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (38TC5). Large margins all around, unusually deep shade, paper is unusual in that it appears to be more like Bond than Wove, Very Fine, Scott Retail as Wove

600
800
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1049
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1049, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue90c Sepia, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (39TC1), 90c Sepia, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (39TC1)90c Sepia, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (39TC1). On 88 x 129mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, ms. on back reads "Head of Washington from Trumbull's full length portrait at Yale College", small nick at bottom left of card

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF OF THE 90-CENT 1860 ISSUE.

Scott Catalogue only lists the Black and Brown Orange shades as large die proofs. We have only sold two in Black since keeping computerized records. Scott Retail as one of the listed colors.

5,000
4,000
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1050
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1050, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue3c 1851 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (41TC), 3c 1851 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (41TC)3c 1851 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (41TC). Complete set of blocks of four in all five colors, large margins, rich colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE SET OF BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS OF THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

Very few blocks are known as only one sheet of 100 was printed. Scott Retail as singles

2,080
2,500
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1051
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1051, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue1c-30c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs (40P2-43P2, 45P2-46P2), 1c-30c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs (40P2-43P2, 45P2-46P2)1c-30c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs (40P2-43P2, 45P2-46P2). The 5c, 10c and 30c on original gray card backing, Fine-Very Fine, only 85 of each were produced

2,100
1,300
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1052
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1052, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue1c-30c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs (40P2-43P2, 45P2-46P2), 1c-30c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs (40P2-43P2, 45P2-46P2)1c-30c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs (40P2-43P2, 45P2-46P2). Expertly removed from original gray card backing and approximately stamp size, radiant colors, Very Fine, also incl. additional 40P1 hybrid on card

2,075
1,100
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1053
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1053, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4). Four complete sets, large margins to barely in on one or two, radiant colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,800
1,200
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1054
Pbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1054, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue5c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (42P3), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (42P3)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (42P3). Block of twelve, large margins to clear, brilliant color, tiny faults normally associated with this fragile paper, appears Very Fine, scarce and desirable multiple, Scott Retail as two blocks of four and four singles

1,120
2,300
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1055
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1055, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue10c Blue Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (43P2a), 10c Blue Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (43P2a)10c Blue Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (43P2a). Rich color, Very Fine, only 3-5 were produced

1,750
2,800
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1056
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1056, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue30c Orange, Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2), 30c Orange, Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2)30c Orange, Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2). Large margins, color somewhat oxidized, expertly removed from original gray card backing, appears Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate, only 85 were produced

1,750
300
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1057
Pbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1057, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1851-56 Issue90c Deep Blue, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (47P3), 90c Deep Blue, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (47P3)90c Deep Blue, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (47P3). Block of twelve with full imprint at left, large margins other sides, deep rich color, tiny nick in margin at left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLE BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 90-CENT 1857 REPRINT WITH FULL IMPRINT AT LEFT.

Scott Retail as two blocks of four and four singles, with no premium for the imprint.

1,540
0
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