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Sale 930 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1058
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1058, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E1a two, 63-E1b, 63-E1c three, 63-E2c, 63-E2d two), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E1a two, 63-E1b, 63-E1c three, 63-E2c, 63-E2d two)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E1a two, 63-E1b, 63-E1c three, 63-E2c, 63-E2d two). All except one with full die sinkage, range of colors with no duplication, few minor imperfections, appear Very Fine

1,150
550
1059
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1059, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a). Deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice

600
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1060
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1060, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a). Deep rich color, unusual traces of gum, magenta penstroke "cancel", small tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce essay

600
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1061
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1061, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Die Essays on Bond, Walls of Troy Wmk. (63-E9g), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Die Essays on Bond, Walls of Troy Wmk. (63-E9g)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Die Essays on Bond, Walls of Troy Wmk. (63-E9g). Five of the six Scott-listed colors, lacking only Dark Green, from 51 x 54mm to 57 x 61mm, bright colors, Very Fine

1,000
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1062
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1062, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay on White Paper (63-E13d), 1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay on White Paper (63-E13d)1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay on White Paper (63-E13d). Block of ten consisting of rejoined blocks of six and four, original gum, h.r. where rejoined, bright color, Very Fine, scarce and attractive multiple, Scott Retail as singles

2,000
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1063
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1063, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay, Perforated All Around, Imperforate Between Stamp and Coupon (63-E13g), 1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay, Perforated All Around, Imperforate Between Stamp and Coupon (63-E13g)1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay, Perforated All Around, Imperforate Between Stamp and Coupon (63-E13g). Block of eight, original gum, rich color, fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
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1064
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1064, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues1c Olive Green, Trial Color Plate Proof, Perforated and Gummed (63TC), 1c Olive Green, Trial Color Plate Proof, Perforated and Gummed (63TC)1c Olive Green, Trial Color Plate Proof, Perforated and Gummed (63TC). Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 strip of four, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, fresh and Fine, scarce position piece

E. 200-300
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1065
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1065, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5), 1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5)1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5). Eight blocks of four and two singles, range of colors, few position pieces incl. five with part or full imprints, few small faults as often found on this paper, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
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1066
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1066, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Schernikow Essays (65-E2b five, 65-E2d two), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Schernikow Essays (65-E2b five, 65-E2d two)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Schernikow Essays (65-E2b five, 65-E2d two). Virtually all with full die sinkage, range of colors, Very Fine group

1,100
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1067
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1067, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a). 41 x 46mm, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce essay

1,500
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1068
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1068, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on Proof Paper, No Numerals, Printed Thru a Mat (65-E3c), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on Proof Paper, No Numerals, Printed Thru a Mat (65-E3c)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on Proof Paper, No Numerals, Printed Thru a Mat (65-E3c). Eleven of the fifteen Scott-issued colors, each with full die sinkage, few small defects, appear Very Fine, attractive and colorful group

990
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1069
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1069, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Die Essays on Pink Thin Wove (65-E13f), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Die Essays on Pink Thin Wove (65-E13f)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Die Essays on Pink Thin Wove (65-E13f). Three, incl. Dusky Blue Green, Dusky Blue and Yellow Brown, from 50 x 50mm to 65 x 65mm, fresh and Very Fine

900
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1070
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1070, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Scarlet, First Design Plate Essay on India (65-E15f), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Scarlet, First Design Plate Essay on India (65-E15f)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Scarlet, First Design Plate Essay on India (65-E15f). Vertical pair, choice margins and wonderfully fresh, small horizontal scissors-cut entirely between proofs at right, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

700
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1071
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1071, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., (5c) Black, Die I, Vignette Only Essay on Proof Paper (67-E1a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (5c) Black, Die I, Vignette Only Essay on Proof Paper (67-E1a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (5c) Black, Die I, Vignette Only Essay on Proof Paper (67-E1a). 41 x 57mm, with incomplete background, small tear at left and small thin spots well away from design, Very Fine and choice, scarce, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

650
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1072
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1072, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Die Essay on Proof Paper (67-E3a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Die Essay on Proof Paper (67-E3a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Die Essay on Proof Paper (67-E3a). Eight, each different color and each with full die sinkage, Very Fine, also incl. one 67-E1g and two 67-E1f

1,670
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1073
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1073, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Old Ivory Paper (67-E3a, 67-E3 var), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Old Ivory Paper (67-E3a, 67-E3 var)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Old Ivory Paper (67-E3a, 67-E3 var). 63 x 76mm and 49 x 49mm respectively, first in Red Brown, second in Dark Blue, Very Fine, second is unlisted in Scott

E. 200-300
275
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1074
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1074, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die I, Die Essay on Proof Paper (67-E2 var), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die I, Die Essay on Proof Paper (67-E2 var)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die I, Die Essay on Proof Paper (67-E2 var). Clearly Die I with incomplete background, 43 x 51mm, minor translucency at top from hinge, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
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1075
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1075, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die II, Essay on Old Proof Paper, Pencil Designs Drawn in Corners (67-E3c), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die II, Essay on Old Proof Paper, Pencil Designs Drawn in Corners (67-E3c)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die II, Essay on Old Proof Paper, Pencil Designs Drawn in Corners (67-E3c). 45 x 51mm, intense shade, tiny translucency at top from hinge, Very Fine, probably unique, Scott Catalogue incorrectly lists this as Die I with incomplete background

1,500
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1076
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1076, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b). Cut to shape as always, warm color, fresh and Very Fine

1,000
225
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1077
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1077, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die II, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (67-E4c), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die II, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (67-E4c)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die II, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (67-E4c). 45 x 51mm, intense shade, Very Fine

1,000
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1078
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1078, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die II, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Additional Frameline Drawn on Curved Corners and Small Circle Drawn in Each Corner (67-E4e), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die II, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Additional Frameline Drawn on Curved Corners and Small Circle Drawn in Each Corner (67-E4e)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die II, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Additional Frameline Drawn on Curved Corners and Small Circle Drawn in Each Corner (67-E4e). 45 x 51mm, clear pencil drawing, fresh and Very Fine, possibly unique

1,500
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1079
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1079, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Blue, Die I Essay on Thin Pink Wove (69-E3p), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Blue, Die I Essay on Thin Pink Wove (69-E3p)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Blue, Die I Essay on Thin Pink Wove (69-E3p). 48 x 49mm, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice

750
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1080
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1080, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Large Die Essay on India (69-E4a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Large Die Essay on India (69-E4a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Large Die Essay on India (69-E4a). Mounted on 80 x 80mm card with full die sinkage area, thick card (this essay is known on cards of varying thicknesses), intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice example of this 1861 Printing, ex Finkelburg

750
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1081
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1081, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof paper, Corners Drawn in Pencil (69-E4d), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof paper, Corners Drawn in Pencil (69-E4d)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof paper, Corners Drawn in Pencil (69-E4d). 58 x 68mm, crisp impression, part of paper symmetrically cut away at corners, small thin spots at top and bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. PROBABLY A UNIQUE DIE ESSAY FOR THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

This essay and one other (offered in our Sale 890, lot 103), each with pencil numerals, are believed to be the only examples extant.

1,500
3,250
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1082
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1082, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Background Lines Incomplete (70-E2b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Background Lines Incomplete (70-E2b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Background Lines Incomplete (70-E2b). 53 x 48mm, small thin spots at top, appears Very Fine, scarce, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

750
550
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1083
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1083, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut Close (70-E4b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut Close (70-E4b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut Close (70-E4b). Intense shade and impression on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine

400
250
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1084
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1084, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on Stiff Old Ivory Paper (70-E4e), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on Stiff Old Ivory Paper (70-E4e)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on Stiff Old Ivory Paper (70-E4e). 45 x 51mm, bright color, light creases, appears Very Fine, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,000
800
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1085
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1085, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Die Essays on Blue Pelure (70-E4g), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Die Essays on Blue Pelure (70-E4g)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Die Essays on Blue Pelure (70-E4g). Complete for all four Scott-listed colors, approximately 62 x 64mm, Brown with light creases, otherwise Very Fine, scarce complete set

1,500
1,400
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1086
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1086, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Die Essays on Bond, Double Line of Scallops Wmk. (70-E4k), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Die Essays on Bond, Double Line of Scallops Wmk. (70-E4k)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Die Essays on Bond, Double Line of Scallops Wmk. (70-E4k). Complete for all four Scott-listed colors, approximately 60 x 60mm, bright colors, Very Fine and choice, scarce complete set

1,200
1,100
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1087
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1087, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 30c and 90c "August" Issue, Plate Proofs on India (71-E2b, 72-E7e, formerly Nos. 61P3, 62P3), National Bank Note Co., 30c and 90c "August" Issue, Plate Proofs on India (71-E2b, 72-E7e, formerly Nos. 61P3, 62P3)National Bank Note Co., 30c and 90c "August" Issue, Plate Proofs on India (71-E2b, 72-E7e, formerly Nos. 61P3, 62P3). Large margins, rich colors, small translucencies, appear Very Fine

850
225
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1088
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1088, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 90c Black, "Premiere Gravure" Plate Essay on Card, Split Thin (72-E7f), National Bank Note Co., 90c Black, "Premiere Gravure" Plate Essay on Card, Split Thin (72-E7f)National Bank Note Co., 90c Black, "Premiere Gravure" Plate Essay on Card, Split Thin (72-E7f). Large margins to just touched, some thinning as usual, otherwise Fine

500
100
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1089
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1089, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 90c Washington, Die Essays on Pink Pelure (72-E5k), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 90c Washington, Die Essays on Pink Pelure (72-E5k)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 90c Washington, Die Essays on Pink Pelure (72-E5k). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors, approximately 65 x 65mm, Very Fine

1,750
1,200
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1090
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1090, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesUnknown Author, 2c-5c Indian Vignettes on White Wove, Yellow Wove, 1861-66 Essays (73-E3a, 73-E4a, 73-E5a, 73-E3c, 73-E4c, 73-E5c), Unknown Author, 2c-5c Indian Vignettes on White Wove, Yellow Wove, 1861-66 Essays (73-E3a, 73-E4a, 73-E5a, 73-E3c, 73-E4c, 73-E5c)Unknown Author, 2c-5c Indian Vignettes on White Wove, Yellow Wove, 1861-66 Essays (73-E3a, 73-E4a, 73-E5a, 73-E3c, 73-E4c, 73-E5c). Two complete sheets of nine of each, colors incl. Red and Green of first and Blue and Black of second, few trivial imperfections, Very Fine

1,800
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1091
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1091, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesUnknown Author, 10c Indian Vignette, 1861-66 Plate Essay on Soft Cream Card (73-E6c), Unknown Author, 10c Indian Vignette, 1861-66 Plate Essay on Soft Cream Card (73-E6c)Unknown Author, 10c Indian Vignette, 1861-66 Plate Essay on Soft Cream Card (73-E6c). Pane of four in Red Violet, large margins, deep rich color on bright paper, small thin spots, appears Very Fine

600
200
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1092
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1092, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues10c Dark Green, First Design, Plate Proof on India (62BP3), 10c Dark Green, First Design, Plate Proof on India (62BP3)10c Dark Green, First Design, Plate Proof on India (62BP3). Large margins, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice

325
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1093
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1093, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 66P3, 68P3-73P3, 76P3, 77P3), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 66P3, 68P3-73P3, 76P3, 77P3)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 66P3, 68P3-73P3, 76P3, 77P3). Large margins incl. 90c with sheet margin at bottom, beautiful colors, couple minor imperfections as usually found on this fragile paper, Very Fine, scarce with the additional two 3c Nos. 66P3 and 74P3

940
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1094
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1094, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4, 65P4, 68P4-73P4, 76P4, 77P4, 78P4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4, 65P4, 68P4-73P4, 76P4, 77P4, 78P4)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4, 65P4, 68P4-73P4, 76P4, 77P4, 78P4). Incl. two shades of 3c and also No. 74P4, No. 78P4 an unusually dark color (Blackish Violet?), fresh and Very Fine group

1,575
700
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1095
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1095, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues3c Lake, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (66TC3), 3c Lake, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (66TC3)3c Lake, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (66TC3). Block of four, large margins incl. sheet margin at bottom, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine

725
450
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1096
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1096, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues24c Red Lilac, Plate Proof on Card (70P4), 24c Red Lilac, Plate Proof on Card (70P4)24c Red Lilac, Plate Proof on Card (70P4). Large to huge margins, wonderful color, Very Fine

500
300
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1097
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1097, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues24c Red Lilac, Plate Proof on Card (70P4), 24c Red Lilac, Plate Proof on Card (70P4)24c Red Lilac, Plate Proof on Card (70P4). Five, subtle differences in shades, large margins all around, Very Fine and choice

2,500
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1098
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1098, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues2c Black, Die II, Small Die Proof on Wove (73aP2), 2c Black, Die II, Small Die Proof on Wove (73aP2)2c Black, Die II, Small Die Proof on Wove (73aP2). Expertly removed from gray card backing, large margins, Very Fine, only 85 were produced

1,350
650
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1099
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1099, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues2c Black, Francis Patent Essay (73-E), 2c Black, Francis Patent Essay (73-E)2c Black, Francis Patent Essay (73-E). Large margins, full original gum, intense shade, Very Fine and choice, with 1977 and 2002 P.F. certificates, this is considerably scarcer than the Decalcomania essays

E. 200-300
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1100
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1100, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues2c 1863 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (73TC3), 2c 1863 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (73TC3)2c 1863 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (73TC3). Seven, six different shades incl. Dull Chalky Blue, some flaws as usual (most minor), otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,000
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1101
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1101, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues2c Blue Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (73TC3), 2c Blue Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (73TC3)2c Blue Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (73TC3). Horizontal pair, creased between (not touching designs), Very Fine, scarce and seldom seen in multiples

800
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1102
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1102, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues2c 1863 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (73TC3), 2c 1863 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (73TC3)2c 1863 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (73TC3). Three, incl. Blue Green, Pale Olive Green and Gray Black, large margins, few small faults as often found on this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance

900
375
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1103
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1103, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues15c Black, Small Die Proof on Wove (77P2), 15c Black, Small Die Proof on Wove (77P2)15c Black, Small Die Proof on Wove (77P2). On large original gray card backing, fresh and Very Fine, scarce as only 85 were produced

500
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1104
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1104, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues15c Deep Blue, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (77TC3), 15c Deep Blue, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (77TC3)15c Deep Blue, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (77TC3). Block of four, large margins all around, rich color, Very Fine and choice

1,650
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1105
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1105, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 Issues24c Lilac, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (78P2a), 24c Lilac, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (78P2a)24c Lilac, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (78P2a). Large margins, deep rich color, small thin spot at bottom right, appears Very Fine, scarce, only 3-5 are known

2,750
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1106
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1106, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesUnknown Author, 3c Black & Bronze, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E4a), Unknown Author, 3c Black & Bronze, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E4a)Unknown Author, 3c Black & Bronze, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E4a). Original gum, h.r. folded design similar to 79-E1 with underlying "3" punched out, fresh and virtually intact design

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ESSAY FOR STAMP RE-USE PREVENTION IN REMARKABLY INTACT CONDITION.

Due to the nature of the prevention methods used on these designs, most surviving examples are not completely intact. Very few are known.

With 2005 P.F. certificate

5,000
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1107
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1107, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4), National Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4)National Bank Note Co., 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4). Original gum, lightly hinged, clear grill, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice

400
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1108
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1108, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesContinental Bank Note Co. Grill, Six Grills on Soft Card (79-E16d), Continental Bank Note Co. Grill, Six Grills on Soft Card (79-E16d)Continental Bank Note Co. Grill, Six Grills on Soft Card (79-E16d). 94 x 55mm with end roller at one side, clear grill impressions, Very Fine, Scott Retail with no premium for the end roller

450
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1109
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1109, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 3c Shield Essay, Wide Spacing (79-E18k), National Bank Note Co., 3c Shield Essay, Wide Spacing (79-E18k)National Bank Note Co., 3c Shield Essay, Wide Spacing (79-E18k). Horizontal pair with top right corner selvage, few small toned specks in selvage, otherwise Very Fine, desirable position piece

700
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1110
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1110, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Dotted (79-E24a), National Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Dotted (79-E24a)National Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Dotted (79-E24a). 91 x 55mm with full die sinkage, struck in Red Violet, Very Fine and choice, scarce with full die sinkage

750
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1111
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1111, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Background with Irregular Edge (79-E24b), National Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Background with Irregular Edge (79-E24b)National Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Background with Irregular Edge (79-E24b). 67 x 107mm with die sinkage on three sides, Very Fine, scarce, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

750
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1112, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co. , (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Lined, Die Essay (79-E24c), National Bank Note Co. , (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Lined, Die Essay (79-E24c)National Bank Note Co. , (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Lined, Die Essay (79-E24c). In Black on thick wove paper, 66 x 75mm, Very Fine and choice

750
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1113, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co. , (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Lined, Die Essay (79-E24c), National Bank Note Co. , (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Lined, Die Essay (79-E24c)National Bank Note Co. , (3c) Washington, Portrait Only, Face Lined, Die Essay (79-E24c). In Scarlet on India and die sunk on 69 x 69mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, Very Fine example of this scarce essay

750
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National Bank Note Co., 3c Plate Essays on Gibson Patent Starch Coated Opaque White Paper (79-E25c). Sixteen blocks of four, large margins, wide range of colors, overall fresh and Very Fine, attractive group

1,600
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1115, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 2c Black, Die Essay on Stiff Glazed Paper (79-E27b), National Bank Note Co., 2c Black, Die Essay on Stiff Glazed Paper (79-E27b)National Bank Note Co., 2c Black, Die Essay on Stiff Glazed Paper (79-E27b). 64 x 48mm, intense color, negative "2" and "s" printed at far left, Very Fine, extremely rare, we are aware of only one other like this

600
700
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1116, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 3c Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on India (79-E28b), National Bank Note Co., 3c Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on India (79-E28b)National Bank Note Co., 3c Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on India (79-E28b). 95 x 51mm, signed in pencil "Edmund Oldham" at bottom, translucency at right from hinge, Very Fine and choice, scarce, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,000
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1117
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1117, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 3c Light Blue, Albino, Underprinted Design Only on Thin White Wove (79-E28g), National Bank Note Co., 3c Light Blue, Albino, Underprinted Design Only on Thin White Wove (79-E28g)National Bank Note Co., 3c Light Blue, Albino, Underprinted Design Only on Thin White Wove (79-E28g). Both Scott-listed colors, approximately 37 x 40mm, original gum, h.r., Very Fine, scarce, these are the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

700
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1118, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1861-68 IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 3c Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Thick Yellowish Wove (79-E30d), National Bank Note Co., 3c Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Thick Yellowish Wove (79-E30d)National Bank Note Co., 3c Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Thick Yellowish Wove (79-E30d). 52 x 60mm with uncleared surrounds, signed by Ronaldson and Jones at bottom, Very Fine and choice, unique signed essay, illustrated in Brazer book

750
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