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Sale 930 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1198
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1198, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3). Large margins, bright colors, usual small flaws associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance

2,075
700
1199
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1199, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4/245P4), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4/245P4)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4/245P4). Complete set less the 10c value, varying degrees of toning, 6c and $4.00 small surface scuffs, virtually all large margins

1,385
250
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1200
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1200, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Large margins, bright colors, fresh and Very Fine set

1,435
1,200
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1201
Pbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1201, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Complete set of blocks of four, large margins, radiant colors

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A SCARCE SET OF BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE COLUMBIAN ISSUE PLATE PROOFS ON CARDS.

Scott Retail as singles

6,430
6,750
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1202
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1202, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues$1.00-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (241P4-245P4), $1.00-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (241P4-245P4)$1.00-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (241P4-245P4). Fresh colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

805
500
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1203
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1203, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues8c Columbian, Large Die Proof on India (236P1), 8c Columbian, Large Die Proof on India (236P1)8c Columbian, Large Die Proof on India (236P1). On 227 x 150mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, card with small flaws at right edges well away from design, Very Fine, scarce as this is usually found as a hybrid

700
275
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1204
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1204, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues$1.00 Columbian, Large Die Proof on India (241P1), $1.00 Columbian, Large Die Proof on India (241P1)$1.00 Columbian, Large Die Proof on India (241P1). On 226 x 150mm card with full die sinkage, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine

900
350
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1205
S
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1205, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues5c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (234S-E), 5c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (234S-E)5c Columbian, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (234S-E). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, Fine

400
140
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1206
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1206, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues1c "Cobalt & 4 Indigo", Die Essay on White Card (247-E2b), 1c "Cobalt & 4 Indigo", Die Essay on White Card (247-E2b)1c "Cobalt & 4 Indigo", Die Essay on White Card (247-E2b). 51 x 59mm with pencil "Cobalt + 4 Indigo" at top, rich color, horizontal crack thru design as almost always (and as noted in Scott), Very Fine

1,500
2,000
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1207
Pbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1207, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues1c Blue, Plate Proof on Card (247P4), 1c Blue, Plate Proof on Card (247P4)1c Blue, Plate Proof on Card (247P4). Left imprint and plate no. 2 block of six, large margins, radiant color, Very Fine and choice

950
1,200
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1208
Pbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1208, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Pink, Ty. I, Plate Proof on Card (248P4), 2c Pink, Ty. I, Plate Proof on Card (248P4)2c Pink, Ty. I, Plate Proof on Card (248P4). Left imprint and plate no. 10 block of six, large margins, rich color with hint of oxidation, Very Fine and choice, scarce plate block

950
1,200
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1209
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1209, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Lake, Large Die Essay on India (250-E3), 2c Lake, Large Die Essay on India (250-E3)2c Lake, Large Die Essay on India (250-E3). On 79 x 98mm card with full die sinkage, pencil "Jim 2 C Lake A" at bottom of India, rich color, Very Fine and choice, scarce essay

1,000
850
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1210
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1210, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. II, Die Essay on India (2510E2 var), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Die Essay on India (2510E2 var)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Die Essay on India (2510E2 var). On 75 x 93mm card with full die sinkage, incomplete engraving of hair at top of head, lock of hair in front of ear incomplete and lines on bust incomplete, bright color, Very Fine and choice, unlisted in Scott

E. 750-1,000
550
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1211
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1211, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Medium Deep Red, Ty. III, Die Essay on India (252-E1), 2c Medium Deep Red, Ty. III, Die Essay on India (252-E1)2c Medium Deep Red, Ty. III, Die Essay on India (252-E1). 50 x 58mm, incomplete engraving of hair at top of head, in front of ear and lines on bust, small thin spots, appears Very Fine

1,000
325
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1212
Pbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1212, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Carmine, Ty. III, Plate Proof on India (252P3), 2c Carmine, Ty. III, Plate Proof on India (252P3)2c Carmine, Ty. III, Plate Proof on India (252P3). Bottom left corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, radiant color, Very Fine and choice

1,200
1,100
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1213
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1213, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues4c Dark Brown, Large Die Proof on India (254P1), 4c Dark Brown, Large Die Proof on India (254P1)4c Dark Brown, Large Die Proof on India (254P1). On 144 x 196mm card with full die sinkage, ms. "Approved, Aug. 23, 1894" and signed, abrasions at top partly affecting approval, still Very Fine, scarce, probably unique with the approval, Scott Retail as normal

250
1,700
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1214
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1214, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues6c Brown, Plate Proof on Card (256P4), 6c Brown, Plate Proof on Card (256P4)6c Brown, Plate Proof on Card (256P4). Large margins, bright color, crisp impression, Very Fine, scarce

450
500
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1215
Pbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1215, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues6c Brown, Plate Proof on Card (256P4), 6c Brown, Plate Proof on Card (256P4)6c Brown, Plate Proof on Card (256P4). Top imprint and plate no. 28 block of six, huge margins, brilliant color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 6-CENT BUREAU ISSUE PLATE PROOF ON CARD.

This is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records.

3,750
3,250
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1216
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1216, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues50c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (260TC1), 50c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (260TC1)50c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (260TC1). On 146 x 196mm card with full die sinkage, ms. "This stamp to be printed in Orange -- Approved by P.O.D. Aug. 30th 1894, Wesley R. Davis U.S.P.S.A.", trace of presentation binding at left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS SIGNED LARGE DIE PROOF, WITH THE POST OFFICE APPROVAL, IS UNIQUE. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION ITEM.

This would go nicely with the $1.00 proof and $2.00/$5.00 combination proof offered as lots 152 and 153 in our Sale 920. It comes from the same source.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,250
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1217
Pbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1217, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues$2.00 Dark Blue, Plate Proof on Card (262P4), $2.00 Dark Blue, Plate Proof on Card (262P4)$2.00 Dark Blue, Plate Proof on Card (262P4). Top right corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, scarce multiple

2,250
1,800
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1218
Pbl
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1218, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues$5.00 Dark Green, Plate Proof on Card (263P4), $5.00 Dark Green, Plate Proof on Card (263P4)$5.00 Dark Green, Plate Proof on Card (263P4). Bottom imprint and plate no. 85 block of six, large margins all around, rich color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE PLATE BLOCKOF THE $5.00 BUREAU ISSUE PLATE PROOF ON CARD.

This is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records. It is unlikely that many sheets were produced, and so only a very few are known.

6,250
16,500
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1219
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1219, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues15c Olive Green, Large Die Proof on India (284P1), 15c Olive Green, Large Die Proof on India (284P1)15c Olive Green, Large Die Proof on India (284P1). On 85 x 84mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, India with few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine

800
300
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1220
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1220, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1), 1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1)1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1). On approximately 204 x 152mm cards with full die sinkage, each with interleaving, bright colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF THE PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE LARGE DIE PROOFS ON INDIA.

This is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

3,450
2,400
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1221
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1221, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues1c-10c Pan-American, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs (294P2-299P2), 1c-10c Pan-American, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs (294P2-299P2)1c-10c Pan-American, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs (294P2-299P2). Each on original gray card backing, fresh and Very Fine set, only 85 were produced

3,450
2,100
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1222
S
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1222, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues1c-$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (300SE-313SE), 1c-$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (300SE-313SE)1c-$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (300SE-313SE). Five values to 13c with original gum, others no gum, $2.00 reperfed at right, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,500
750
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1223
S
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1223, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (313SE), $5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (313SE)$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (313SE). Lightly hinged, perfectly centered, bright shade and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

500
700
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1224
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1224, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Washington, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (332TC1), 2c Washington, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (332TC1)2c Washington, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (332TC1). Six, on approximately 30 x 54mm cards, each with ms. color designation incl. Olive, Dark Blue, Orange, Sea Green, Yellow and Light Blue, few cards slightly creased

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE GROUP OF THE 2-CENT WASHINGTON ISSUE, EACH WITH COLOR DESIGNATION.

Scott Retail as normal.

4,500
2,700
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1225
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1225, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Violet Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1), 2c Violet Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1)2c Violet Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1). On 50 x 53mm card, bright color, ms. "use for $1.00" at bottom small scuff at bottom right well away from design, Very Fine and choice, probably unique with the instruction, Scott Retail as normal

850
700
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1226
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1226, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Purple, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1), 2c Purple, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1)2c Purple, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1). On 51 x 49mm card, rich color, small scuff at top left corner, appears Very Fine, scarce, unpriced in Scott, Scott Retail as other similar color

850
325
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1227
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1227, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1), 2c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1)2c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1). On 50 x 54mm card, few light toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce in Black, unpriced in Scott, Scott Retail as similar color

750
325
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1228
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1228, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1), 2c Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1)2c Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1). On 51 x 54mm card, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, this color is unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as similar color

850
550
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1229
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1229, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues2c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1), 2c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1)2c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1). On 51 x 54mm card, bright color, Very Fine trial color proof in the color of the issued 4c

850
250
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1230
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1230, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues5c Blue, Trial Color Proof on Pink (335TC1), 5c Blue, Trial Color Proof on Pink (335TC1)5c Blue, Trial Color Proof on Pink (335TC1). Large margins, rich color, small thin spot, appears Very Fine, Scott Catalogue only lists the Green on Pink (which is unpriced)

E. 500-750
500
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1231
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1231, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues6c Red Orange, Die Essay on India (336-E1), 6c Red Orange, Die Essay on India (336-E1)6c Red Orange, Die Essay on India (336-E1). On 51 x 53mm card, bright color, incomplete engraving of design, particularly in lettering at bottom, small scuff at bottom left, light diagonal crease, appears Very Fine, scarce essay

1,250
850
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1232
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1232, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues8c Green on Yellow, Trial Color Proof (337TC), 8c Green on Yellow, Trial Color Proof (337TC)8c Green on Yellow, Trial Color Proof (337TC). Stamp size as always, large margins, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, unpriced in Scott

E. 500-750
475
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1233
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1233, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues12c Blue, Die Essay on Bright Orange Yellow Wove (338-E1d), 12c Blue, Die Essay on Bright Orange Yellow Wove (338-E1d)12c Blue, Die Essay on Bright Orange Yellow Wove (338-E1d). Large margins, intense colors, Very Fine and choice example of this rare essay

900
425
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1234
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1234, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues12c Ultramarine, Die Essay on Orange Yellow Wove (338-E1e), 12c Ultramarine, Die Essay on Orange Yellow Wove (338-E1e)12c Ultramarine, Die Essay on Orange Yellow Wove (338-E1e). Large margins, deep rich colors, Very Fine and choice example of this rare essay

900
425
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1235
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1235, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues12c Red, Die Essay on Medium Green Blue Wove (338-E1i), 12c Red, Die Essay on Medium Green Blue Wove (338-E1i)12c Red, Die Essay on Medium Green Blue Wove (338-E1i). Large margins, affixed to card with ms. "2 cent red" at bottom, Very Fine and choice example of this rare essay, Scott Retail with no premium for ms. designation

900
425
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1236
E
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1236, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues12c Green, Die Essay on Dark Green Blue Wove (338-E1i), 12c Green, Die Essay on Dark Green Blue Wove (338-E1i)12c Green, Die Essay on Dark Green Blue Wove (338-E1i). Large margins, affixed to card with ms. "13c Green" at bottom, rich colors, Very Fine example of this rare essay, Scott Retail with no premium for ms. designation

900
550
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1237
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1237, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues10c Orange on Greenish, Trial Color Proof (338TC), 10c Orange on Greenish, Trial Color Proof (338TC)10c Orange on Greenish, Trial Color Proof (338TC). Stamp size as always, bright color which is somewhat oxidized, Very Fine, scarce, unpriced in Scott

E. 400-500
375
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1238
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1238, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues10c Brown on Pink, Trial Color Proof (338TC), 10c Brown on Pink, Trial Color Proof (338TC)10c Brown on Pink, Trial Color Proof (338TC). Stamp size as always, radiant color, Very Fine, scarce, unpriced in Scott

E. 500-750
425
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1239
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1239, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues13c Deep Violet on Yellow, Trial Color Proof (338TC), 13c Deep Violet on Yellow, Trial Color Proof (338TC)13c Deep Violet on Yellow, Trial Color Proof (338TC). Stamp size as always, large margins, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, unpriced in Scott

E. 500-750
850
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1240
 
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1240, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues15c Orange Brown on Buff, Trial Color Proof (340TC), 15c Orange Brown on Buff, Trial Color Proof (340TC)15c Orange Brown on Buff, Trial Color Proof (340TC). Stamp size as always, bright color which is slightly oxidized, Very Fine, scarce, unpriced in Scott

E. 500-750
400
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1241
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1241, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues50c Lilac on Pink, Trial Color Proof (341TC), 50c Lilac on Pink, Trial Color Proof (341TC)50c Lilac on Pink, Trial Color Proof (341TC). Stamp size as always, bright color, back of proof with printed information regarding type of paper "Sample/Crane &/lazed Pin/Thickness/all list siz", Very Fine, scarce, Scott Catalogue does not list this on Pink paper and so this is possibly unique

E. 500-750
800
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1242
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Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1242, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues$1.00 Blackish Brown on Blue, Trial Color Proof (342TC), $1.00 Blackish Brown on Blue, Trial Color Proof (342TC)$1.00 Blackish Brown on Blue, Trial Color Proof (342TC). Stamp size as always, large margins, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, unpriced in Scott

E. 500-750
425
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1243
TC
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1243, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues13c Franklin, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (513TC1), 13c Franklin, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (513TC1)13c Franklin, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (513TC1). On 85 x 97mm card with full die sinkage, struck in Olive Green and with ms. "8c" at bottom left (denomination for which it was used), some toning, otherwise Fine, scarce

650
275
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1244
P
Sale Number 930, Lot Number 1244, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: Columbian and Later Issues4c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (685P1), 4c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (685P1)4c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (685P1). On 152 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, "70092" on back, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

650
475
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