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Sale 930 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1119
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1119, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial IssueNational Bank Note Co., 1c Carmine & Blue, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a var), National Bank Note Co., 1c Carmine & Blue, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a var)National Bank Note Co., 1c Carmine & Blue, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a var). 42 x 59mm with uncleared surrounds and die cutouts at sides, usual small paper imperfections as seen on similar issues

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS ESSAY FOR THE ONE-CENT DENOMINATION IS UNLISTED IN SCOTT OR BRAZER, AND MAY WELL BE UNIQUE.

The appearance of the 1c design on this essay, which uses elements of the 5c 1861 Issue, is most unusual.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
1120
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1120, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial IssueNational Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Unusually wide margins measuring 34 x 40mm, showing die cutouts, radiant color, few small thin spots and sealed tear at right, diagonal crease at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS ESSAY WITH THE WIDE UNCLEARED DIE.

This color combination may be unique. Scott Catalogue notes that value is for cut to stamp size

2,000
1,100
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1121
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1121, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial IssueNational Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Unusually wide margins measuring 42 x 60mm, showing die cutouts, radiant color, few small thin spots, small piece out at top well away from design

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS ESSAY WITH THE WIDE UNCLEARED DIE.

This color combination may be unique. Scott Catalogue notes that value is for cut to stamp size

2,000
2,600
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1122
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1122, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial IssueNational Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Wide margins measuring 35 x 43mm, showing die cutouts, radiant color, hinged on small card

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS ESSAY WITH THE WIDE UNCLEARED DIE.

This color combination may be unique. Scott Catalogue notes that value is for cut to stamp size

2,000
2,200
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1123
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1123, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial IssueNational Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Unusually wide margins measuring 40 x 60mm, showing die cutouts, radiant color, small thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS ESSAY WITH THE WIDE UNCLEARED DIE.

This color combination may be unique. Scott Catalogue notes that value is for cut to stamp size

2,000
2,400
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1124
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1124, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial IssueNational Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c), National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c)National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c). Wide margins measuring 62 x 75mm, Very Fine and choice example of this rare essay

2,000
2,700
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1125
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1125, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial IssueNational Bank Note Co., 5c Light Blue & Black, Die Essay on White Card (79-E37a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Light Blue & Black, Die Essay on White Card (79-E37a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Light Blue & Black, Die Essay on White Card (79-E37a). 31 x 37mm, bright colors, showing some black ink outside of oval where apparently not completely cleared, horizontal creases, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,000
1,600
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1126
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1126, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-129P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-129P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-129P3). Complete set, also two 24c and 30c with different shades of vignette, large margins, Very Fine

1,415
900
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1127
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1127, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P3-129P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P3-129P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P3-129P3). Complete set (the 15c Ty. II was never issued on card), large margins, deep rich colors, fresh and Very Fine

1,015
375
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1128
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1128, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-10c, 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-116P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4), 1c-10c, 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-116P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4)1c-10c, 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-116P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4). Full to large margins, brilliant colors, Very Fine

855
350
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1129
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1129, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b), 3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b). Block of four in Dark Ultramarine, large margins, original gum, h.r. at bottom, Very Fine and choice

500
400
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1130
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1130, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue10c Lincoln, Die Essay on Cloudy Cream Bond (116-E1g), 10c Lincoln, Die Essay on Cloudy Cream Bond (116-E1g)10c Lincoln, Die Essay on Cloudy Cream Bond (116-E1g). 32 x 35mm, struck in Light Red Brown, rich color, Very Fine

1,000
325
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1131
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1131, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (119P2a), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (119P2a)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (119P2a). 27 x 27mm, bright colors, Very Fine, scarce, only 3-5 were printed

2,000
1,700
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1132
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1132, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Dark Red Brown, Small Numeral Large Die Essay on India (120-E2b), 24c Dark Red Brown, Small Numeral Large Die Essay on India (120-E2b)24c Dark Red Brown, Small Numeral Large Die Essay on India (120-E2b). Die sunk on 78 x 81mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, rich color, Very Fine and choice, ex Earl of Crawford and Finkelburg

2,250
2,000
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1133
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1133, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue24c Black, Small Numeral Plate Essay on Orange Buff Tinted Paper (120-E2d), 24c Black, Small Numeral Plate Essay on Orange Buff Tinted Paper (120-E2d)24c Black, Small Numeral Plate Essay on Orange Buff Tinted Paper (120-E2d). Block of four, large even margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

1,000
275
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1134
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1134, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p), 30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p)30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p). Block of four on Pale Pink paper, large margins to clear, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,100
275
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1135
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1135, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p), 30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p)30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p). Four different, incl. Salmon, Orange Buff, Blue and Brown Violet, large margins, fresh and Very Fine

1,000
350
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1136
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1136, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue30c Dull Red Violet, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Bond, Red Bands (121-E1s), 30c Dull Red Violet, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Bond, Red Bands (121-E1s)30c Dull Red Violet, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Bond, Red Bands (121-E1s). Block of four, large margins to clear, rich colors, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,400
375
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1137
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1137, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b), 90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b)90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Top left corner margin block of eight in Red Brown, showing clear layout lines at top, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

2,200
550
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1138
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1138, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b), 90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b)90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Two blocks of four in Blue, one with top left corner margin, other with bottom left corner margin, first shows clear layout lines at top, Very Fine and choice, beautiful and highly exhibitable position pieces

2,200
1,400
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1139
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1139, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b), 90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b)90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Two blocks of four in Dull Violet, one with top left corner margin, other with bottom left corner margin, first shows clear layout lines at top, Very Fine and choice, beautiful and highly exhibitable position pieces

2,200
1,400
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1140
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1140, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3), 90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3)90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3). Block of ten in Yellow, huge margins incl. sheet margins at top and bottom, vibrant color, small thin spot, light wrinkles as usually found on this fragile paper, appears Very Fine, unusual and highly exhibitable as this shows the plate was only five high

2,250
1,400
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1141
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1141, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3), 90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3)90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3). Vertical block of six in Dark Blue, large margins incl. sheet margin at bottom, top left with tiny pinhole, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,350
325
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1142
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1142, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (123TC-132TC), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (123TC-132TC)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (123TC-132TC). Complete set less three 30c and three 90c, 73 are included, large margins all around, deep rich colors

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE GROUP OF THE ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1869 ISSUE DESIGNS.

Only one sheet of 100 in each color was printed. Very few have been kept together as intact sets. This presents an excellent opportunity for someone who can acquire the six missing items.

21,625
7,000
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1143
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1143, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Blue Green, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Ty. 10 Underprint (129-E4), 15c Blue Green, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Ty. 10 Underprint (129-E4)15c Blue Green, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Ty. 10 Underprint (129-E4). Trimmed to stamp size, unusual variety with background network vertical as opposed to horizontal, Fine, scarce and unusual variety, Scott Retail as normal

3,500
200
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1144
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1144, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue15c Reissue, Ty. III, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (129P2a), 15c Reissue, Ty. III, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (129P2a)15c Reissue, Ty. III, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (129P2a). 26 x 26mm, beautiful colors, small nick in left margin and light toned spot at left from hinge, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, only 3-5 were printed

2,000
0
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1145
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1145, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1869 Pictorial Issue90c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (132TC), 90c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (132TC)90c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (132TC). Three different color combinations, large balanced margins, one with suggestion of minor card thin, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,650
1,300
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