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Sale 962 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 September, 2008

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2001
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2001, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)10c Dark Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (2TC1), 10c Dark Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (2TC1)10c Dark Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (2TC1). On original cards, reduced to stamp size, large margins, Very Fine

1,000
225
2002
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2002, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)American Bank Note Co., Washington Design Die and Plate Essays and Proofs, American Bank Note Co., Washington Design Die and Plate Essays and ProofsAmerican Bank Note Co., Washington Design Die and Plate Essays and Proofs. Small collection of seventeen items, the central vignette is attributed to the work of Danforth, Bald & Co. (see Nos. 11-E10-11-E13), incl. die in Black with outer ornaments and corner ovals drawn in pencil, three dies, different colors with blank labels and corners (one full size, other two cut to stamp size), seven or eight confirmed finished dies of various sizes and five others that may be plate essays but are more likely cut down dies, nearly all Very Fine, we are not certain, but these are probably samples of the ABNCo. engraver's and printer's handiwork, nice collateral material

E. 400-500
800
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2003
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2003, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1), 10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1)10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1). Off card and cut down to stamp size, tight margins but clear all around, Fine, possibly produced in this form as a hybrid, nevertheless a rare die proof

5,000
600
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2004°
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2004, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)30c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (38TC1), 30c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (38TC1)30c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (38TC1). Die sunk on 75 x 106mm card, sharp impression, albino "2 proof" at bottom of India probably from someone at the printer's writing on top of the proof

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF OF THE 30-CENT 1857-60 ISSUE, WHICH SHOWS FULL DIE SINKAGE.

Ex Finkelburg

5,000
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2005
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2005, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)30c Rose Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (38TC1 var), 30c Rose Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (38TC1 var)30c Rose Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (38TC1 var). Unlisted color, off card and cut down but with large to huge margins, Very Fine and choice, the 90c is listed in this color but as a plate proof on wove paper, there is a listed 30c plate proof in Black on India but this proof's margins are too big to be the "P3" variety, obviously rare

E. 750-1,000
450
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2006
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2006, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)30c 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 touched, deep shade, tiny toned spot at top left, appears Fine

600
500
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2007
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2007, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)30c 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, deep shade, fresh and Fine

600
425
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2008
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2008, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)90c Rose Lake, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5), 90c Rose Lake, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5)90c Rose Lake, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5). Large to huge margins, Extremely Fine

625
225
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2009
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2009, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)90c Sepia, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5), 90c Sepia, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5)90c Sepia, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5). Ample to large margins, Very Fine and choice

625
160
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2010
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2010, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)90c Dark Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5), 90c Dark Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5)90c Dark Green, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5). Clear to huge margins, Very Fine

625
425
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2011
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2011, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)90c Orange Red, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5), 90c Orange Red, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5)90c Orange Red, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (39TC5). Large to huge margins, Extremely Fine

625
160
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2012
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2012, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)1c Dark Blue, Pate Proof on Stamp Paper (40aP4), 1c Dark Blue, Pate Proof on Stamp Paper (40aP4)1c Dark Blue, Pate Proof on Stamp Paper (40aP4).Large to huge margins, sharp impression, Extremely Fine

750
550
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2013
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2013, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)1c Bright Blue, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (40aP4), 1c Bright Blue, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (40aP4)1c Bright Blue, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (40aP4). Fresh and Extremely Fine

750
550
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2014
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2014, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)1c Dark Blue, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (40aP4), 1c Dark Blue, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (40aP4)1c Dark Blue, Plate Proof on Stamp Paper (40aP4). Rich color, Very Fine and choice

750
600
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2015
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2015, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)1c Dark Blue, Bright Blue, Plate Proofs on Stamp Paper (40aP4), 1c Dark Blue, Bright Blue, Plate Proofs on Stamp Paper (40aP4)1c Dark Blue, Bright Blue, Plate Proofs on Stamp Paper (40aP4). Margins all around, distinct shades, former light crease, latter minor toning, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,500
750
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2016
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2016, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a). Very scarce and seldom seen shade which is clearly Orange Brown, Very Fine

2,500
3,750
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2017
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2017, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)3c Scarlet, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a), 3c Scarlet, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a)3c Scarlet, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a). Color is more a shade of Dark Brownish Carmine (slightly oxidized?), beautiful impression, Very Fine

1,750
2,200
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2018
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2018, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)3c-90c 1851-60 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (41TC-47TC), 3c-90c 1851-60 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (41TC-47TC)3c-90c 1851-60 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (41TC-47TC). 23 different, incl. complete 5c and 12c plus four different 30c and three different each of the 24c and 90c, Fine-Very Fine

2,380
850
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2019
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2019, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)5c-30c 1851-60 Issue, Plate Proofs on India and Card (42P3-44P3, 46P3, 43P4, 45P4), 5c-30c 1851-60 Issue, Plate Proofs on India and Card (42P3-44P3, 46P3, 43P4, 45P4)5c-30c 1851-60 Issue, Plate Proofs on India and Card (42P3-44P3, 46P3, 43P4, 45P4). Blocks of four, incl. extra 43P3, Very Fine-Extremely Fine lot

2,650
1,400
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2020
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2020, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)10c Green, Ty. I, 1857 Reprint Plate Proof on Thin Wove Paper (43P3 var.), 10c Green, Ty. I, 1857 Reprint Plate Proof on Thin Wove Paper (43P3 var.)10c Green, Ty. I, 1857 Reprint Plate Proof on Thin Wove Paper (43P3 var.). Block of four, margins all around, small scissors cut in top left proof at top just into design, bottom right light crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, we do not believe this to be the Stamp Paper variety, but it also is not India Paper, thus an unlisted plate proof, Scott Retail as India plate proof block of four

400
2,100
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2021
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2021, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)30c 1851-60 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (46TC), 30c 1851-60 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (46TC)30c 1851-60 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (46TC). Green and Brown blocks of four, Black horizontal block of eight, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,760
1,600
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2022
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2022, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)30c 1851-60 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (46TC), 30c 1851-60 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (46TC)30c 1851-60 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (46TC). Black and Scarlet horizontal blocks of eight, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,760
1,600
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2023
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2023, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)90c Deep Blue, Plate Proof on India (47P3), 90c Deep Blue, Plate Proof on India (47P3)90c Deep Blue, Plate Proof on India (47P3). Right imprint and plate no. 1 block of twelve, off card, margins all around, couple trivial natural India paper flaws in selvage, still Extremely Fine, an impressive imprint and plate number multiple

1,590
1,800
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2024
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2024, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die I, Die Essay on Proof Paper (67-E2 var), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die I, Die Essay on Proof Paper (67-E2 var)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Black, Die I, Die Essay on Proof Paper (67-E2 var). Clearly Die I with incomplete background, 52 x 52mm, small toned spot at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
275
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2025
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2025, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)1861 First Design Plate Proofs and Plate Essays, 1861 First Design Plate Proofs and Plate Essays1861 First Design Plate Proofs and Plate Essays. Nine items, incl. 10c No. 62BP3, India plate essays of 1c, 3c (both shades), 5c, 12c (two) and 30c, also 3c Brown Rose stamp, original gum, reperfed, mixed condition, Very Fine appearing lot

3,175
550
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2026
Ebl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2026, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)5c Brown, First Design, Plate Proof on India (67E-9d), 5c Brown, First Design, Plate Proof on India (67E-9d)5c Brown, First Design, Plate Proof on India (67E-9d). Block of four with huge right sheet margin, tiny pinhole in sheet margin far from designs, Fine-Very Fine, scarce, Scott Retail as four singles

1,000
400
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2027
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2027, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1847 Issue thru 1861 Issue)30c Black, Plate Essay on Card (71-E2c), 30c Black, Plate Essay on Card (71-E2c)30c Black, Plate Essay on Card (71-E2c). Unusually large margins, thins but not "split thin" as usually seen, Extremely Fine, exceptionally nice example of this scarce plate essay

500
150
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