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Sale 953 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 25-28 March, 2008

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 1, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2), 5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2)5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2). With original gray card backing, Very Fine and choice, only 85 Roosevelt albums were produced

850
550
2
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 2, 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 top, rich colors, Very Fine

850
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3
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 3, 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, almost identical to the issued stamp

1,500
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4
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 4, 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, deep shade, fresh and Very Fine

600
275
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5
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 5, 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). Full margins to just touched, deep shade, Fine

600
160
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 6, Essays, Proofs and Specimens30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (38P3), 30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (38P3)30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (38P3). Large even margins, intense color, fresh and Very Fine

1,250
500
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 7, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4). Large margins, deep rich colors, Very Fine and choice, an attractive set

450
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8
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 8, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c Blue, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (40TC), 1c Blue, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (40TC)1c Blue, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (40TC). Block of four, large margins all around, rich color, Very Fine and choice, scarce multiple, Scott Retail as singles

400
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9
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 9, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (42TC), 5c Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (42TC)5c Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (42TC). Block of four, bright color, Very Fine and choice, scarce multiple, Scott Retail as singles

400
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10
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 10, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 68P3-69P3, 71P3-73P3, 77P3, 78P3), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 68P3-69P3, 71P3-73P3, 77P3, 78P3)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 68P3-69P3, 71P3-73P3, 77P3, 78P3). Large margins incl. 90c sheet margin at bottom, brilliant colors, few usual small flaws as usually found on this fragile paper, Very Fine, an attractive group

615
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 11, 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, large margins, fresh and Very Fine group

1,475
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 12, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/74P4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/74P4)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/74P4). Eleven, complete less 3c Rose but with 3c Scarlet, large margins, 3c some soiling, otherwise Very Fine

940
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13
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 13, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove, Perforated (63TC6), 1c Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove, Perforated (63TC6)1c Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove, Perforated (63TC6). Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 block of eight, original gum, h.r. at top corners, others barely hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, attractive position multiple, Scott Retail as singles

400
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14
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 14, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c Orange Red, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove, Perforated (63TC6), 1c Orange Red, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove, Perforated (63TC6)1c Orange Red, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove, Perforated (63TC6). Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 block of eight, original gum, h.r. in top corners and selvage, others barely hinged, radiant color, few minor perf separations, Fine

400
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15
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 15, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensUnknown 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, wide margin at right, full on other sides, light waterstain at top, otherwise Fine

600
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 16, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensUnknown 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 Blue, huge margins, small thins on back from hinge removal, appears Very Fine

600
225
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 17, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var), 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var). 42 x 51mm, few small flaws as often associated with this fragile paper incl. sealed tear at far left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 18, 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
550
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19
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 19, 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
400
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20
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 20, Essays, Proofs and Specimens3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4), 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, deep rich color, unused (no gum), deep rich color, clear grill points, tiny nick in margin at top, Very Fine

400
425
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21
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 21, Essays, Proofs and Specimens3c Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30d), 3c Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30d)3c Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30d). 50 x 57mm with uncleared surrounds, struck in Black, fresh and Very Fine, accompanied by two A.B.N. engravings of George Washington

750
1,000
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22
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 22, 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). Large margins, bright colors, few flaws often associated with this fragile paper incl. soaks from hinges, otherwise Very Fine

855
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23
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 23, 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). Large margins, brilliant colors, fresh and Very Fine set

1,015
650
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24
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 24, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-10c 1869 Pictorial, Imperforate Plate Essays (112-E4b, 114-E6b, 115-E2c three, 116-E1k two), 1c-10c 1869 Pictorial, Imperforate Plate Essays (112-E4b, 114-E6b, 115-E2c three, 116-E1k two)1c-10c 1869 Pictorial, Imperforate Plate Essays (112-E4b, 114-E6b, 115-E2c three, 116-E1k two). Large margins, range of colors with no duplication, original gum, h.r., Very Fine

675
275
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25
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 25, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Brown, Plate Proof on India (113P3), 2c Brown, Plate Proof on India (113P3)2c Brown, Plate Proof on India (113P3). Large margins, tied by "Chicago Ill. Sep. 6, 1892" duplex on locally addressed cover, some slight soiling, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive and rare use of the proof, which was apparently accepted by the Chicago post office, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate

E. 500-750
1,300
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26
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 26, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d), 5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d). Block of four in Orange, singles in Orange and Blue, original gum, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
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27
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 27, Essays, Proofs and Specimens30c Burgoyne, Black on Orange Surface Tinted Bond Paper (121-E1p), 30c Burgoyne, Black on Orange Surface Tinted Bond Paper (121-E1p)30c Burgoyne, Black on Orange Surface Tinted Bond Paper (121-E1p). Horizontal pair with huge top sheet margin, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

550
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28
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 28, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on Card (145P1-155P1), 1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on Card (145P1-155P1)1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on Card (145P1-155P1).On approximately 147 x 212mm cards with full die sinkage, bright colors, few with small scuffs or toned spots (6c with toned speckling on card), 15c with some oxidation, still most appear Fine-Very Fine

2,950
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29
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 29, Essays, Proofs and Specimens12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3), 12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3)12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3). Block of 24, large margins incl. sheet margin at left, mounted on card, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice large multiple, Scott Retail as six blocks of four

1,140
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30
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 30, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty Die Essays on White Glazed Paper, Plate Essay on India, Plate Essay Perforated (184-E12b, 184-E12c, 184-E12d), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty Die Essays on White Glazed Paper, Plate Essay on India, Plate Essay Perforated (184-E12b, 184-E12c, 184-E12d)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty Die Essays on White Glazed Paper, Plate Essay on India, Plate Essay Perforated (184-E12b, 184-E12c, 184-E12d). Two of first in Blue and Black Brown, approximately 30 x 35mm, second on card in Green, last in Brown, Fine-Very Fine

1,175
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31
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 31, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 30c + 90c Frame Only, Die Essays on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (190-E1c), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 30c + 90c Frame Only, Die Essays on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (190-E1c)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 30c + 90c Frame Only, Die Essays on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (190-E1c). Ten, mostly different colors, several on card, some paper faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

1,000
375
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32
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 32, Essays, Proofs and Specimens(5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2), (5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2)(5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2). Two, die sunk on 151 x 223mm and 81 x 95mm cards with full die sinkage, American Bank Note Co. and die no. imprint at bottom, also "Pres. Jas. A. Garfield" printed below design, Very Fine

500
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33
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 33, Essays, Proofs and Specimens(5c) Garfield, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (205-E3b), (5c) Garfield, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (205-E3b)(5c) Garfield, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (205-E3b). Complete set of five Scott-listed colors, from 35 x 41mm to 77 x 79mm (three are the larger size), few paper flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce complete set

3,750
1,000
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34
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 34, 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). Rich color as issued, few black ink specks on back and at top, otherwise Very Fine, rare, only 3-5 were produced, ex Brazer

1,200
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 35, 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

1,435
800
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 36, Essays, Proofs and Specimens$1.00-$4.00 Columbian, Large Die Proofs Printed Directly on Card (241P1 var, 242P1 var, 244P1 var), $1.00-$4.00 Columbian, Large Die Proofs Printed Directly on Card (241P1 var, 242P1 var, 244P1 var)$1.00-$4.00 Columbian, Large Die Proofs Printed Directly on Card (241P1 var, 242P1 var, 244P1 var). 142 x 219mm with full die sinkage, American Bank Note Co. imprints, $4.00 some light toning, otherwise Very Fine

1,350
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37
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 37, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Dark Red & Black, Large Die Essay on India (286-E8), 2c Dark Red & Black, Large Die Essay on India (286-E8)2c Dark Red & Black, Large Die Essay on India (286-E8). On 200 x 151mm card with full die sinkage, detailed impressions, card with some staining at right, otherwise Very Fine

300
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 38, Essays, Proofs and Specimens10c Gray Violet, Small Die Proof on Wove (290P2), 10c Gray Violet, Small Die Proof on Wove (290P2)10c Gray Violet, Small Die Proof on Wove (290P2). Affixed to original gray card backing from the Roosevelt album, Very Fine and choice, only 85 were produced

650
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39
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 39, Essays, Proofs and Specimens50c Green & Black, Large Die Essay on India (291-E8), 50c Green & Black, Large Die Essay on India (291-E8)50c Green & Black, Large Die Essay on India (291-E8). On 201 x 151mm card with full die sinkage, rich colors, few small toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

300
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 40, Essays, Proofs and Specimens$1.00 Dull Violet & Black, Large Die Essay on India (292-E6), $1.00 Dull Violet & Black, Large Die Essay on India (292-E6)$1.00 Dull Violet & Black, Large Die Essay on India (292-E6). On 203 x 152mm card with full die sinkage, bright colors, Very Fine and choice

450
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 41, Essays, Proofs and Specimens$2.00 Dark Orange Red & Black, Large Die Essay on India (293-E7), $2.00 Dark Orange Red & Black, Large Die Essay on India (293-E7)$2.00 Dark Orange Red & Black, Large Die Essay on India (293-E7). On 203 x 153mm card with full die sinkage, rich colors, Very Fine and choice

450
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42
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 42, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-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). Each approximately 202 x 151mm, brilliant colors, each with blue control no. on back, some toning mostly confined to backs, few light bends, otherwise Very Fine, an outstanding quality set of Pan-American large die proofs

3,450
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 43, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (332P1), 2c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (332P1)2c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (332P1). On 69 x 84mm card, "70002" on back, card with some thinning and waterstain, otherwise Fine, scarce

1,250
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 44, Essays, Proofs and Specimens3c Soo Locks, Large Die Proof on India (1069P1), 3c Soo Locks, Large Die Proof on India (1069P1)3c Soo Locks, Large Die Proof on India (1069P1). On 199 x 151mm card with full die sinkage, three punch holes at top of card, purple "Engraver's stock page, authorized by" backstamp and signed, blue "166910B" backstamp, small "C" punch in design taped in place as always, Very Fine, scarce, undercatalogued in Scott

825
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 45, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-50c Postage Due, Plate Proofs on India (J1P3-J7P3), 1c-50c Postage Due, Plate Proofs on India (J1P3-J7P3)1c-50c Postage Due, Plate Proofs on India (J1P3-J7P3). First four are blocks of 30 from the top three rows of the plate with plate nos. and imprints, last three the Scott-listed Dark Brown in blocks of 40 from the top positions, each on card and so free from the defects that can plague this paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN IMPRESSIVE SET OF LARGE PLATE PROOF MULTIPLES OF THE FIRST POSTAGE DUE ISSUE WITH PLATE NUMBERS. HIGHLY SUITABLE FOR EXHIBITION.

Scott Retail as plate blocks and singles

7,914
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46
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 46, Essays, Proofs and Specimens10c-50c Postage Due, Plate Proofs on India (J19P3-J21P3), 10c-50c Postage Due, Plate Proofs on India (J19P3-J21P3)10c-50c Postage Due, Plate Proofs on India (J19P3-J21P3). Blocks of 30 comprising the top three horizontal rows of the plate and with imprint and plate nos. at top, deep rich color, wide margins, on card and so free from the defects that can plague this paper, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as plate blocks and singles

3,114
2,800
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47
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 47, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-50c Postage Due, Plate Proofs on Card (J22P4-J28P4), 1c-50c Postage Due, Plate Proofs on Card (J22P4-J28P4)1c-50c Postage Due, Plate Proofs on Card (J22P4-J28P4). Blocks of eight, large margins incl. each with sheet margin at one side, bright colors with 5c showing unusual differences in shade due to inking irregularity (a scarce variation in proof form), Very Fine and choice set, Scott Retail as two blocks of four

1,120
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 48, Essays, Proofs and Specimens2c-$60.00 1875 Newspapers, Large Die Proofs on India (PR9P1-PR32P1), 2c-$60.00 1875 Newspapers, Large Die Proofs on India (PR9P1-PR32P1)2c-$60.00 1875 Newspapers, Large Die Proofs on India (PR9P1-PR32P1). On cards and with full die sinkage, attractively arrange on homemade album pages, Very Fine and choice, a wonderful set

1,920
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 49, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-$60.00 Newspapers, Plate Proofs on India (PR9P3-PR23P3, PR26P3-PR32P3, PR81P3), 1c-$60.00 Newspapers, Plate Proofs on India (PR9P3-PR23P3, PR26P3-PR32P3, PR81P3)1c-$60.00 Newspapers, Plate Proofs on India (PR9P3-PR23P3, PR26P3-PR32P3, PR81P3). Blocks of twelve, on card and so free from the usual defects which can plague this fragile paper, large margins, Very Fine and choice, a scarce and desirable group of blocks

4,774
1,800
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 50, Essays, Proofs and Specimens24c-96c Carmine, Newspapers, Plate Proofs on India (PR83P3-PR89P3), 24c-96c Carmine, Newspapers, Plate Proofs on India (PR83P3-PR89P3)24c-96c Carmine, Newspapers, Plate Proofs on India (PR83P3-PR89P3). Matched top imprint strips of four, large margins, deep rich colors, few minor flaws as often associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

476
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 51, Essays, Proofs and Specimens10c Black, Plate Proof on India, Red Diagonal "Specimen" Ovpt. (2S3), 10c Black, Plate Proof on India, Red Diagonal "Specimen" Ovpt. (2S3)10c Black, Plate Proof on India, Red Diagonal "Specimen" Ovpt. (2S3). On original card, Very Fine

450
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52
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 52, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpt. (285S-293S), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpt. (285S-293S)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, "Specimen" Ovpt. (285S-293S). Mostly with "Specimen" reading up at sides except 5c at bottom, original gum, few small faults, appear Fine-Very Fine, scarce set

3,150
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53
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 53, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-10c Pan-American, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (294S-299S), 1c-10c Pan-American, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (294S-299S)1c-10c Pan-American, "Specimen" Ovpt., Ty. E (294S-299S). Unused (no gum), bright colors, Fine-Very Fine set

1,410
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54
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Sale Number 953, Lot Number 54, Essays, Proofs and Specimens$2.00 Orange Red & Black, Archival "Specimen" Handstamp Ovpt. (523S), $2.00 Orange Red & Black, Archival "Specimen" Handstamp Ovpt. (523S)$2.00 Orange Red & Black, Archival "Specimen" Handstamp Ovpt. (523S). Original gum, minor h.r., vignette nicely shifted to right, Fine, an interesting and scarce "Specimen" from a foreign postal archive

E. 200-300
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