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Sale 946 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 November, 2007

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensGavit & Co., 5c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape, Bond (1Xa-E1c, 1X1-E1d two), Gavit & Co., 5c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape, Bond (1Xa-E1c, 1X1-E1d two)Gavit & Co., 5c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape, Bond (1Xa-E1c, 1X1-E1d two). Latter two approximately 34 x 38mm with cross-hatching, first in Blue, others in Black and Blue, usual minor paper flaws, appear Very Fine

1,000
325
2
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 2, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensNew York N.Y., 5c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay with Vignette on India (9X1-E1a), New York N.Y., 5c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay with Vignette on India (9X1-E1a)New York N.Y., 5c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay with Vignette on India (9X1-E1a). 49 x 101mm, couple small India paper faults, otherwise Extremely Fine

450
300
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3
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 3, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensNew York N.Y., 5c Washington Small Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond Paper (9X1TC2), New York N.Y., 5c Washington Small Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond Paper (9X1TC2)New York N.Y., 5c Washington Small Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond Paper (9X1TC2). Three different colors, Blue, Brown and Green, 43 x 44mm and larger, some very minor toning specks, otherwise Extremely Fine

750
325
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4
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 4, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensProvidence R.I., 5c Brown Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thick Card (10X1TC4), Providence R.I., 5c Brown Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thick Card (10X1TC4)Providence R.I., 5c Brown Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thick Card (10X1TC4). Block of four, large margins, bright shade, minor thinning on card, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,000
300
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5
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 5, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c Black, Small Die Trial Color Proof on India (1TC3), 5c Black, Small Die Trial Color Proof on India (1TC3)5c Black, Small Die Trial Color Proof on India (1TC3). On card, stamp size, intense shade, Very Fine, scarce

675
300
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6
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 6, Essays, Proofs and Specimens10c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (2TC1), 10c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (2TC1)10c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (2TC1). 27 x 35mm with cross-hatching, bright color, thin spot at top, otherwise Fine

1,000
325
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7
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 7, Essays, Proofs and Specimens10c Yellow Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Laid Bond (2TC2 var), 10c Yellow Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Laid Bond (2TC2 var)10c Yellow Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Laid Bond (2TC2 var). Large margins, radiant color, clear laid lines, Very Fine and choice, unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 8, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2), 5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2)5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2). With ample original gray card backing from the Roosevelt album, 5c with "1847" label at bottom, Very Fine and choice, only 85 Roosevelt albums were produced

850
425
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 9, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2), 5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2)5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2). With original gray card backing from the Roosevelt album, Very Fine and choice, only 85 Roosevelt albums were produced

850
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 10, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Plate Proofs on India, Card (3P3-4P3, 3P4-4P4), 5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Plate Proofs on India, Card (3P3-4P3, 3P4-4P4)5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Plate Proofs on India, Card (3P3-4P3, 3P4-4P4). Full margins, first with sheet margin at left, rich colors, Very Fine

850
550
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11
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 11, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (3TC-4TC), 5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (3TC-4TC)5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (3TC-4TC). Each with four of the five Scott-listed colors, lacking Brown to be complete, large margins, bright colors, Very Fine

2,400
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 12, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensGavit & Co., Danforth Bald & Co., 3c Die Essays on Bond, India (11-E4c, 11-E12b), Gavit & Co., Danforth Bald & Co., 3c Die Essays on Bond, India (11-E4c, 11-E12b)Gavit & Co., Danforth Bald & Co., 3c Die Essays on Bond, India (11-E4c, 11-E12b). Scarlet and Brown respectively, 31 x 40mm and 27 x 36mm, bright colors, Fine, latter with 2006 P.F. certificate

700
225
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 13, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensBradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Violet Black, Die Essay on Stiff Bond (11-E5c), Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Violet Black, Die Essay on Stiff Bond (11-E5c)Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Violet Black, Die Essay on Stiff Bond (11-E5c). 25 x 30mm, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, this is only the second we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,250
700
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 14, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c 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 very much like the issued stamp

1,500
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 15, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, 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, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate

750
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 16, Essays, Proofs and Specimens10c 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). Large margins to just touched at bottom, intense color on bright paper, light natural paper wrinkle as often found on this fragile paper, Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

1,250
400
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 17, Essays, Proofs and Specimens12c Black, Plate 3, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (36bPd), 12c Black, Plate 3, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (36bPd)12c Black, Plate 3, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (36bPd). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and rare, unpriced in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
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18
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 18, Essays, Proofs and Specimens30c 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 to clear incl. sheet margin at bottom, deep shade, fresh and Very Fine

600
450
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 19, Essays, Proofs and Specimens30c 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 to just in, unusually deep shade, tiny corner crease at bottom left, appears Fine

600
475
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 20, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1857-60 Reprint, Plate Proofs (40P3-47P4), 1c-90c 1857-60 Reprint, Plate Proofs (40P3-47P4)1c-90c 1857-60 Reprint, Plate Proofs (40P3-47P4). 50 items, virtually all represented with duplication, large margins, fresh and Very Fine, scarce and desirable group

3,685
2,400
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21
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 21, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1857-60 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (40TC-47TC), 1c-90c 1857-60 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (40TC-47TC)1c-90c 1857-60 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (40TC-47TC). Complete set in Blue, large margins to clear except 30c in at bottom, Fine-Very Fine

800
425
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22
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 22, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E3c, 63-E3d twelve, 63-E3e two), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E3c, 63-E3d twelve, 63-E3e two)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E3c, 63-E3d twelve, 63-E3e two). Most with full die sinkage, wide range of colors, fresh and Very Fine group

1,470
750
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23
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 23, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, 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). Intense shade, paper slightly toned as is often the case, Very Fine

1,000
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 24, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E9e three, 63-E9f two, 63-E9i three), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E9e three, 63-E9f two, 63-E9i three)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E9e three, 63-E9f two, 63-E9i three). Last two complete for all Scott-listed colors, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, also incl. additional of first cut down (not counted)

1,075
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 25, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E9j three, 63-E9k two, 63-E9l), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E9j three, 63-E9k two, 63-E9l)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Franklin, Schernikow Die Essays (63-E9j three, 63-E9k two, 63-E9l). Range of colors, fresh and Very Fine

1,600
1,300
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 26, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., (3c) Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Green Bond (65-E1b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (3c) Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Green Bond (65-E1b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (3c) Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Green Bond (65-E1b). Five, each a different color, two with full die sinkage, Very Fine, also incl. one 65-E1a

700
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 27, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (65-E3c four, 65-E3d three, 65-E3e two, 65-E3f), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (65-E3c four, 65-E3d three, 65-E3e two, 65-E3f)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (65-E3c four, 65-E3d three, 65-E3e two, 65-E3f). All except one with full die sinkage, wide range of colors, Very Fine group

1,410
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 28, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., (5c) Jefferson, Schernikow Die Essays (67-E1b two, 67-E1d, 67-E1e two), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (5c) Jefferson, Schernikow Die Essays (67-E1b two, 67-E1d, 67-E1e two)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (5c) Jefferson, Schernikow Die Essays (67-E1b two, 67-E1d, 67-E1e two). Last is complete for both Scott-listed colors, fresh and Very Fine

650
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29
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 29, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Schernikow Die II Essay on Proof Paper (67-E2a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Schernikow Die II Essay on Proof Paper (67-E2a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Schernikow Die II Essay on Proof Paper (67-E2a). Seven all different colors, Fine-Very Fine, also incl. one 67-E7b

840
275
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 30, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b). Die sunk on 85 x 80mm card, showing full die sinkage, few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and rare, ex Finkelburg

1,000
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 31, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b). Cut to shape as always, deep rich color, tiny thin speck, appears Very Fine

1,000
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 32, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Schernikow Die II Essays (67-E4f, 67-E4g, 67-E4h, 67-E4k, 67-E4l), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Schernikow Die II Essays (67-E4f, 67-E4g, 67-E4h, 67-E4k, 67-E4l)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Schernikow Die II Essays (67-E4f, 67-E4g, 67-E4h, 67-E4k, 67-E4l). Three of first three, range of colors, fresh and Very Fine

825
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 33, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Schernikow Die II Essays on Wmk. Paper (67-E4i three, 67-E4j two), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Schernikow Die II Essays on Wmk. Paper (67-E4i three, 67-E4j two)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Jefferson, Schernikow Die II Essays on Wmk. Paper (67-E4i three, 67-E4j two). Approximately 58 x 60mm, range of colors with no duplication, Very Fine

1,250
850
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34
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 34, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (69-E1c three, 69-E1d three, 69-E2a seven, 69-E2e five, 69-E3a two, 69-E3e), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (69-E1c three, 69-E1d three, 69-E2a seven, 69-E2e five, 69-E3a two, 69-E3e)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (69-E1c three, 69-E1d three, 69-E2a seven, 69-E2e five, 69-E3a two, 69-E3e). Wide range of colors, incl. all three Scott-listed for No. 69-E1c, most with full die sinkage, Very Fine, scarce group

2,600
600
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35
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 35, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Dark Red, Schernikow Die I Essay on Pale Yellow Thin Wove, 12c Blue, Schernikow Die I Essay on Pink Thin Wove (69-E3o, 69-E3p), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Dark Red, Schernikow Die I Essay on Pale Yellow Thin Wove, 12c Blue, Schernikow Die I Essay on Pink Thin Wove (69-E3o, 69-E3p)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Dark Red, Schernikow Die I Essay on Pale Yellow Thin Wove, 12c Blue, Schernikow Die I Essay on Pink Thin Wove (69-E3o, 69-E3p). 64 x 65mm and 49 x 47mm respectively, rich colors, light creases, appear Very Fine

1,500
325
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 36, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Blue, Schernikow Die I Essay on Thin Pink Wove (69-E3p), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Blue, Schernikow Die I Essay on Thin Pink Wove (69-E3p)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Blue, Schernikow Die I Essay on Thin Pink Wove (69-E3p). 50 x 50mm, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce essay

750
160
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37
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 37, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (70-E1a, 70-E2a, 70-E3a, 70-E4f four), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (70-E1a, 70-E2a, 70-E3a, 70-E4f four)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (70-E1a, 70-E2a, 70-E3a, 70-E4f four). Wide range of colors, two with tiny faults, otherwise Very Fine group

720
300
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 38, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (70-E4i to 70-E4l), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (70-E4i to 70-E4l)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (70-E4i to 70-E4l). One of each, approximately 59 x 59mm, Very Fine

1,000
275
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39
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 39, Essays, Proofs and Specimens24c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (70TC1), 24c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (70TC1)24c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (70TC1). 109 x 110mm with full die sinkage, rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,250
650
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 40, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India or Card (63P3/78P4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India or Card (63P3/78P4)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India or Card (63P3/78P4). Blocks of four, nine denominations, incl. two 15c on India (one with part imprint), two 30c on card, large margins, fresh and Very Fine group

2,275
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 41, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-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 shade, fresh and Very Fine group

1,575
900
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 42, Essays, Proofs and Specimens3c Scarlet, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f), 3c Scarlet, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f)3c Scarlet, First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f). Block of four, large margins, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,400
950
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 43, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c 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). On gray card backing from the Roosevelt album, large margins, Very Fine, only 85 were produced

1,350
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 44, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c 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
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2c Black, Plate Proofs on India, Card (73P3, 73aP4). Fine-Very Fine, also incl. vertical block of six with part imprint at bottom of the Lowenberg Decalcomania plate essay, huge margins with some design flaking as always, nice lot for the specialist

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 46, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Black, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (73SB), 2c Black, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (73SB)2c Black, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (73SB). Block of four, original gum, nicely centered for this Specimen, Fine, attractive and very scarce

1,100
850
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 47, Essays, Proofs and Specimens15c Black, Small Die Proof on Wove (77P2), 15c Black, Small Die Proof on Wove (77P2)15c Black, Small Die Proof on Wove (77P2). On original gray card backing from the Roosevelt album, fresh and Very Fine, scarce as only 85 were produced

500
325
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 48, Essays, Proofs and Specimens24c 1861-66 Issue, Die and Plate Proofs (78P2, 78P3, 78P4), 24c 1861-66 Issue, Die and Plate Proofs (78P2, 78P3, 78P4)24c 1861-66 Issue, Die and Plate Proofs (78P2, 78P3, 78P4). Blocks of four of last two incl. first with sheet margin at top, first affixed to original gray card, Very Fine, each with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,000
600
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 49, Essays, Proofs and Specimens24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B, Control No. Ovpt. Ty. J (78S-B, 78S-J), 24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B, Control No. Ovpt. Ty. J (78S-B, 78S-J)24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B, Control No. Ovpt. Ty. J (78S-B, 78S-J). Block of four of first, original gum, second "3456" Red Ovpt. on Gray Lilac shade, Fine-Very Fine, each with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,000
700
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50
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 50, Essays, Proofs and Specimens24c Blue, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (109TC), 24c Blue, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (109TC)24c Blue, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (109TC). Block of four, large margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice, scarce multiple, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

1,160
600
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 51, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c 1861 Issue, Wyckoff, Lowenberg Patent Papers (63-E, 63TC6), 1c 1861 Issue, Wyckoff, Lowenberg Patent Papers (63-E, 63TC6)1c 1861 Issue, Wyckoff, Lowenberg Patent Papers (63-E, 63TC6). Seventeen imperforate and eleven perforated, one of first with Bowlsby coupon, wide range of colors, overall Fine-Very Fine

1,390
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 52, Essays, Proofs and Specimens24c 1861-66 Issue Essays, 24c 1861-66 Issue Essays24c 1861-66 Issue Essays. Six, incl. horizontal pair of Lowenberg Decalcomania, pair on Francis Patent paper, 70-E4a cut to shape, 70-E4h, 70-E4k in Ultramarine, few small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine, each with P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 53, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensUnknown Author, 2c-5c Indian Vignettes on Yellow Wove, 1861-66 Essays (73-E3c, 73-E4c, 73-E5c), Unknown Author, 2c-5c Indian Vignettes on Yellow Wove, 1861-66 Essays (73-E3c, 73-E4c, 73-E5c)Unknown Author, 2c-5c Indian Vignettes on Yellow Wove, 1861-66 Essays (73-E3c, 73-E4c, 73-E5c). Complete sheet of nine in Black, blocks of six in Blue and Violet, few small thin spots, appear Very Fine

1,050
275
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 54, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensUnknown Author, 10c Indian Vignette, Die Essays on Proof Paper, Soft Cream Card (73-E6a, 73-E6c), Unknown Author, 10c Indian Vignette, Die Essays on Proof Paper, Soft Cream Card (73-E6a, 73-E6c)Unknown Author, 10c Indian Vignette, Die Essays on Proof Paper, Soft Cream Card (73-E6a, 73-E6c). Three of first in Black, Carmine and Violet, second is pane of four as usual, Fine-Very Fine

1,200
700
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 55, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensNational Bank Note Co., 2c-3c Grilled Issue Essays (79-E13e, 79-E18k, 79-E27c), National Bank Note Co., 2c-3c Grilled Issue Essays (79-E13e, 79-E18k, 79-E27c)National Bank Note Co., 2c-3c Grilled Issue Essays (79-E13e, 79-E18k, 79-E27c). First two with selvage at bottom and top, Very Fine

1,000
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 56, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensNational Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Wove Stamp Paper, Perf 12 Outside, Perf 16 in Oval (79-E30n), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Wove Stamp Paper, Perf 12 Outside, Perf 16 in Oval (79-E30n)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Wove Stamp Paper, Perf 12 Outside, Perf 16 in Oval (79-E30n). Ten different colors, original gum, h.r., usual trivial imperfections associated with this fragile paper, appear Very Fine

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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 57, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensNational Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Wove Stamp Paper, Perf 12 Outside, Perf 16 in Oval (79-E30n), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Wove Stamp Paper, Perf 12 Outside, Perf 16 in Oval (79-E30n)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Wove Stamp Paper, Perf 12 Outside, Perf 16 in Oval (79-E30n). Six different colors, original gum, h.r., few small faults, appear Very Fine

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58
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 58, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-12c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper, Gummed and Grilled (112-E3e six, 113-E3d eight, 114-E6d two, 117-E1e five), 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper, Gummed and Grilled (112-E3e six, 113-E3d eight, 114-E6d two, 117-E1e five)1c-12c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper, Gummed and Grilled (112-E3e six, 113-E3d eight, 114-E6d two, 117-E1e five). Original gum, some h.r., wide range of colors with little duplication, few small faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

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59
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 59, Essays, Proofs and Specimens3c, 5c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b, 115-E2c), 3c, 5c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b, 115-E2c)3c, 5c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b, 115-E2c). Two blocks of four of each in different colors, large margins incl. one 3c block with significant portion of adjoining stamps at top, original gum, fresh and Very Fine

1,480
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 60, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c Washington, 10c Lincoln, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c, 116-E1k), 5c Washington, 10c Lincoln, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c, 116-E1k)5c Washington, 10c Lincoln, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c, 116-E1k). Blocks of four of each, Dull Red Violet and Dark Ultramarine respectively, original gum, large margins, Very Fine

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61
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 61, Essays, Proofs and Specimens30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on India (121-E1q), 30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on India (121-E1q)30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on India (121-E1q). Large margins, bright shade, Very Fine

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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 62, Essays, Proofs and Specimens90c Washington, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (122-E2b), 90c Washington, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (122-E2b)90c Washington, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Top left corner margin horizontal pair and two singles, pair and one single in Pale Orange Red, other single in Red Brown, large margins, Extremely Fine group

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63
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 63, Essays, Proofs and Specimens90c Washington, Orange Red & Black Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b), 90c Washington, Orange Red & Black Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b)90c Washington, Orange Red & Black Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Top left corner margin block of eight, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, attractive multiple, Scott Retail as singles

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64
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 64, Essays, Proofs and Specimens90c 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). Five different colors, large margins, few trivial paper imperfections as usually found on this fragile paper, appear Very Fine

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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 65, Essays, Proofs and Specimens90c 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 four in Blue Green, large margins, rich color, few trivial toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 66, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3/122P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3/122P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3/122P3). Incl. one 15c with part imprint at bottom and two 24c with different colors of vignette, the 1c, 2c and 10c also with sheet margin at one side, Very Fine group

1,165
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 67, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Complete except for both 15c, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine

4,190
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 68, Essays, Proofs and Specimens90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3), 90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3). Top imprint and plate no. 22 block of eight, rich colors, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, scarce in such pristine condition, much scarcer than Scott value would indicate

1,750
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69
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 69, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., Vignette Only, Die Essay on Proof Paper (182-E1b), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., Vignette Only, Die Essay on Proof Paper (182-E1b)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., Vignette Only, Die Essay on Proof Paper (182-E1b). Eight, each with full die sinkage, minor duplication of colors, Very Fine group

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70
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 70, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Orange, Liberty Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E12b), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Orange, Liberty Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E12b)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Orange, Liberty Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E12b). 65 x 77mm with die sinkage on all sides, radiant color, Very Fine

500
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71
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 71, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E13b), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E13b)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E13b). Complete set of four Scott-listed colors, approximately 27 x 32mm, rich colors, Fine, scarce set

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72
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 72, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on India (184-E13c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on India (184-E13c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essays on India (184-E13c). Three blocks of four in Green, Black and Brown, large margins, few minor translucencies, last with small toned spots, appear Very Fine

1,200
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73
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 73, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die and Plate Essays (184-E13c, 184-E13d), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die and Plate Essays (184-E13c, 184-E13d)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die and Plate Essays (184-E13c, 184-E13d). Five of first and ten of second, range of colors with some duplication, overall fresh and Very Fine, scarce group

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74
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 74, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 12c + 24c, Frame Only, Die Essays on Proof Paper, Printed Thru Mat (188a-E1b), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 12c + 24c, Frame Only, Die Essays on Proof Paper, Printed Thru Mat (188a-E1b)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 12c + 24c, Frame Only, Die Essays on Proof Paper, Printed Thru Mat (188a-E1b). Nine, mostly different colors, few hinge translucencies or minor paper flaws, appear Fine-Very Fine

900
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75
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 75, Essays, Proofs and Specimens(5c) Garfield, Large Die Essays on India (205-E3a), (5c) Garfield, Large Die Essays on India (205-E3a)(5c) Garfield, Large Die Essays on India (205-E3a). Three of the five Scott-listed colors, incl. Blue, Black and Deep Red Orange, approximately 77 x 78mm, second on card, few paper flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce group

2,250
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 76, Essays, Proofs and Specimens24c Purple, Plate Proof on India (153P3), 24c Purple, Plate Proof on India (153P3)24c Purple, Plate Proof on India (153P3). Top imprint and plate no. blocks of ten and fourteen, large margins except smaller block piece out at bottom left corner, few small thin spots, appear Fine-Very Fine

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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 77, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1873-88 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on Card (156P4/218P4), 1c-90c 1873-88 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on Card (156P4/218P4)1c-90c 1873-88 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on Card (156P4/218P4). 23 different, incl. Nos. 208 and 208a, large margins, bright colors, Very Fine and choice group

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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 78, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1873-82 Bank Note Issues, Large Die Proofs on India (157P1, 159P1, 161P1, 162P1, 166P1, 183P1, 205P1, 206P1), 1c-90c 1873-82 Bank Note Issues, Large Die Proofs on India (157P1, 159P1, 161P1, 162P1, 166P1, 183P1, 205P1, 206P1)1c-90c 1873-82 Bank Note Issues, Large Die Proofs on India (157P1, 159P1, 161P1, 162P1, 166P1, 183P1, 205P1, 206P1). From 71 x 87mm to 153 x 227mm with full die sinkage, 12c small tear at top of card (easily trimmed as it is the largest), otherwise Very Fine group

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79
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 79, Essays, Proofs and Specimens3c-30c 1873-88 Bank Note Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (158P2/214P2), 3c-30c 1873-88 Bank Note Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (158P2/214P2)3c-30c 1873-88 Bank Note Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (158P2/214P2). Thirteen, each on original gray card backing from Roosevelt album, some duplication, fresh and Very Fine, scarce as only 85 of each were produced

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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 80, Essays, Proofs and Specimens7c-90c 1873 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (160P3-166P3), 7c-90c 1873 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (160P3-166P3)7c-90c 1873 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (160P3-166P3). Blocks of four except 7c and 15c blocks of six, four on original card backings, Fine-Very Fine

1,780
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81
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 81, Essays, Proofs and Specimens(5c) Garfield Die Essays (205-E2), (5c) Garfield Die Essays (205-E2)(5c) Garfield Die Essays (205-E2). Vignette in beaded oval on plain border of horizontal lines, the two listed shades (subtle but different), one die sunk on card, other off card (tiny India paper flaws), otherwise Extremely Fine, there is some question as to whether or not this is a stamp essay

500
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82
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5c Garfield Specimens (205SD, 205SK, 205SL, 216SN). Most original gum, incl. extra No. 205SK and the scarce unpriced 205SL without ovpt., also incl. Nos. 205P4 and 216P4 card proofs, No. 216SN slight thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail does not incl. No. 205SL without ovpt.

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83
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 83, Essays, Proofs and Specimens6c Rose, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (208P2a), 6c Rose, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (208P2a)6c Rose, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (208P2a). Bright color which appears to have changed shade over the years, natural inclusion at left, Very Fine, scarce, only 3-5 were produced, ex Brazer

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84
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 84, Essays, Proofs and Specimens10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a), 10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a)10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a). Deep rich color, Very Fine and choice example of this rare essay, only 3-5 were produced

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85
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 85, Essays, Proofs and Specimens30c Orange Brown, Large Die Proof on India (217P1), 30c Orange Brown, Large Die Proof on India (217P1)30c Orange Brown, Large Die Proof on India (217P1). On 142 x 215mm card with full die sinkage, remnant of presentation binding at left, fresh and Very Fine

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86
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 86, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1890 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1/229P1), 1c-90c 1890 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1/229P1)1c-90c 1890 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1/229P1). Complete except for 219DP1 and 221P1, mostly on 141 x 215mm cards with full die sinkage, 2c with pencil "Proof" on card, 1c not die sunk, most with part of presentation binding at left, overall Fine-Very Fine, scarce group

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87
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 87, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (220P3), 2c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (220P3)2c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (220P3). Block of four, large margins incl.top left corner margins, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice

1,250
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88
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 88, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-$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, $1.00 with part imprint at bottom, bright colors, usual small flaws associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance

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89
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 89, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-$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 with the dollar values particularly nice, bright colors, fresh and Very Fine set

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90
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 90, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-$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

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91
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 91, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c Franklin, Die Essay on White Card (247-E2b), 1c Franklin, Die Essay on White Card (247-E2b)1c Franklin, Die Essay on White Card (247-E2b). 51 x 38mm, without pencil notation as to color, showing light horizontal crack and so probably struck early, Very Fine, scarce essay

1,500
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92
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 92, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c Blue, Plate Proof on Card (247P4), 1c Blue, Plate Proof on Card (247P4)1c Blue, Plate Proof on Card (247P4). Block of four, large margins, radiant color, Very Fine and choice

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93
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 93, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c 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). Block of eight, large margins, rich color which shows trace of oxidation, Very Fine, Scott Retail as two blocks of four

950
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94
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 94, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Green, Large Die Essay on India (250-E3), 2c Green, Large Die Essay on India (250-E3)2c Green, Large Die Essay on India (250-E3). On 73 x 74mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice example of this rare essay

1,000
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95
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 95, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c 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). Top left corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, rich color with hint of oxidation, Very Fine and choice

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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 96, Essays, Proofs and Specimens$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). Horizontal pair, large margins, deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice

900
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97
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 97, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-$1.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Essays on India (285E-292E), 1c-$1.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Essays on India (285E-292E)1c-$1.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Essays on India (285E-292E). Lacking only the 50c and $2.00 to be complete, also incl. additional 1c, die sunk on approximately 70 x 58mm cards with full die sinkage, Fine-Very Fine

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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 98, Essays, Proofs and Specimens$2.00 Dark Blue, Large Die Essay on India (312-E1), $2.00 Dark Blue, Large Die Essay on India (312-E1)$2.00 Dark Blue, Large Die Essay on India (312-E1). Die sunk on 90 x 105mm card, numerous lines absent from frame and portrait

VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY AND UNIQUE PROGRESSIVE DIE ESSAY OF THE $2.00 1902 ISSUE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING OF ALL BUREAU ISSUE ESSAYS AND PROOFS.

This is the only recorded die essay for the $2.00 1902 Issue. It is described correctly in Brazer as Dark Blue ("unique"), but the Scott Catalogue still incorrectly describes the color as Black (even though the Scott illustration is in Dark Blue from this impression).

Ex Cheshire.

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99
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 99, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Lilac Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1), 2c Lilac Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1)2c Lilac Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1). On 50 x 54mm card, bright color, light crease, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

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100
TC
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 100, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Pale Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1), 2c Pale Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1)2c Pale Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1). On 51 x 54mm card, bright color, light bend, small surface scrape, otherwise Very Fine, scarce shade which may be the Lilac Black shade

850
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101
TC
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 101, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Rose Carmine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1), 2c Rose Carmine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1)2c Rose Carmine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (332TC1). On 51 x 54mm card, rich color, Very Fine and choice

750
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102
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 102, Essays, Proofs and Specimens12c Violet, Die Essay on Orange Yellow Wove (338-E1e), 12c Violet, Die Essay on Orange Yellow Wove (338-E1e)12c Violet, Die Essay on Orange Yellow Wove (338-E1e). Large margins, intense colors, Very Fine and choice example of this rare essay

900
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103
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 103, Essays, Proofs and Specimens8c Olive Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (414P2a), 8c Olive Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (414P2a)8c Olive Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (414P2a). Large margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice, scarce as only 3-5 were produced

1,200
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104
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 104, Essays, Proofs and Specimens10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (416P2a), 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (416P2a)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (416P2a). Large margins, vibrant color, unusual offset on back, light corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, scarce as only 3-5 were produced

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105
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 105, Essays, Proofs and Specimens15c Gray, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (418P2a), 15c Gray, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (418P2a)15c Gray, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (418P2a). Large margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice, scarce as only 3-5 were produced

1,200
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106
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 106, Essays, Proofs and Specimens50c Violet, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (421P2a), 50c Violet, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (421P2a)50c Violet, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (421P2a). Large margins, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, only 3-5 were produced

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107°
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 107, Essays, Proofs and Specimens3c Trucking, Large Die Proof on India (1025P1), 3c Trucking, Large Die Proof on India (1025P1)3c Trucking, Large Die Proof on India (1025P1). On 204 x 152mm card with full die sinkage, three punch holes at top, purple "Engraver's Stock Proof, Authorized by" and signed, blue "130090B" control No. backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

950
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108
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 108, Essays, Proofs and Specimens(1c) Franklin Carrier, Schernikow Die Essays (LO1-E2a five, LO1-E2b, LO1-E3 two), (1c) Franklin Carrier, Schernikow Die Essays (LO1-E2a five, LO1-E2b, LO1-E3 two)(1c) Franklin Carrier, Schernikow Die Essays (LO1-E2a five, LO1-E2b, LO1-E3 two). Range of colors, most with full die sinkage, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine

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109
 
Ledger Books Detailing Proofs, by George L. Toppan. Eleven ledger books, each detailing known proofs for the issues, particularly Trial Colors and listing each shade, incl. 1847 thru 1893, Newspapers, Officials, Revenues, Postal Stationery, also detailing several unadopted Essays, some with detailed notes on the designs, overall fresh and Very Fine, a fascinating early classification of these essays and proofs, Toppan was one of three authors of The Boston Revenue Book and these ledgers were described in an article in the Jan. 1950 Essay Proof Journal (copy accompanies)

E. 1,000-1,500
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110
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1869 Pictorial, Essays and Proofs. 16 better items, essays incl. Nos. 112-E4c block of four (2005 P.S.E. certificate), 115-E1c in Violet (stamp size), also 5c Black of same design printed on legal-size envelope, 117-E3d, 117-E3h (both stamp size), 121-E1f, 121-E1p (single, two pairs and two blocks of four, two different colors), proofs with 3c Panama-Pacific Small Die 114P2a (1983 P.F. certificate, faults) and four different 24c Atlanta Trial Color combinations, virtually all Very Fine or better, scarce lot

E. 3,000-4,000
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Columbian Issue Proofs. 36 items, incl. nearly complete plate proofs on card set, 8c Small Die Proof (2005 P.F. certificate), 5c Large Die (reduced), 1c-$4.00 Large Dies (reduced but well outside of die sinkage area, few trivial toning specks) and 3c-30 Full Large Dies Printed Directly on Card (some toning), otherwise Very Fine lot

15,140
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112
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1c-50c 1879-93 Postage Due, Plate Proofs on India, Card (J1P3-J5P3, J7P3, J1P4-J7P4, J22P3-J26P3, J23P4-J28P4). 49 items, one to five of each, Very Fine lot

733
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113
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Newspaper Issues, Essays and Proofs. Well over 100 items on stock sheets, the three "keys" are essays Nos. PR9-E2b (Brown and Scarlet reduced to stamp size) and PR28-E2, last is listed but unpriced, the PR28-E1 has a Scott Retail of $1,350.00 but does not have the pencil shading, it is safe to assume the E2 is worth at least the same as E1, other material is proofs, issued colors and trial colors, virtually all different, incl. large format early issues plus a scarce "Specimen" Ovpt. on No. PR5, virtually all Fine-Very Fine, nice lot for the specialist

E. 2,000-3,000
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114
 
Essays and Proofs. Valuable accumulation of well over 200 items neatly arranged on stock sheets, incl. plate proofs on India or card of 1857 Reprint, couple "August" values, Departmentals, 15c 1890 pair Mint N.H., 2c 1894, 5c and 10c Pairs on stamp paper, 13P2 (cut small), 24 Small Die Proofs incl. 5c and 12c "August", Bank Notes and 1901 Pan-American complete less 1c, Large Die Proofs with Nos. 56P1, 252P1, 263P1, 551P1, 560P1 and 644P1, Bank Note "Specimen" and "Sample" Ovpts., quite a number of Essays with several which are quite scarce such as Nos. 63-E9a, 69-E4b, 71-E2e and complete 184-E8 Azariah. B. Harris 1879 Postage Revenue Bond with a year's worth of 3c dated and undated coupons, outer cover faulty, interior much less so, generally Fine-Very Fine, with six mostly recent P.F. or P.S.E. certificates

E. 7,500-10,000
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115
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Essays and Proofs Balance. 28 items mostly from 1861-66 Issue, incl. Nos. 69P1 hybrid, 69-E6d, 70TC3, 63P2, 73TC with trial cancel, most Fine-Very Fine, eight with certificates

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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115A
P
Plate Proofs Collection. Over 75 different on two stock pages, virtually all plate proofs on card, incl. Nos. 3, 4, 40-47, 63/78 (nine different), 21 Bank Notes, 1890 complete less 2c Lake, Columbian complete (seven values, incl. $3.00 and $5.00 on India) and 1c-90c State Officials, virtually all Fine-Very Fine, several in exceptional condition

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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