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Sale 962 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2049
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2049, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5), 1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5)1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5). Ten singles, one pair and two blocks of four, variety of colors, also incl. fraudulently perforated single (not counted), nearly all Very Fine-Extremely Fine

800
200
2050
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2050, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)1c Franklin, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Perforated and Imperforate (63TC4-63TC5), 1c Franklin, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Perforated and Imperforate (63TC4-63TC5)1c Franklin, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Perforated and Imperforate (63TC4-63TC5). Former incl. incredibly well-centered Orange Red block of four with original gum, one nibbed perf, otherwise Extremely Fine; bottom imprint and plate no. 27 strip of four in unlisted Olive Green shade, original gum, Fine; latter is Wyckoff Patent Surface Coated Starch Paper bottom imprint and plate no. 27 block of twelve, without gum as issued, bottom left pair minor pre-print crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

880
350
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2051
Ebl
Lowenberg Decalcomania Plate Essays. The 1861-66 Issue printed on onion skin or "Goldbeater's" paper, collection of 21 items, values incl. 2c, 3c, 12c, 24c, 30c and 90c, mostly multiples with some duplication, incl. fifteen 2c with pairs and strip of three, 3c bottom imprint block of four perforated and a normal block of eight, 12c bottom imprint and plate no. 16 strip of three, 24c block of four with part bottom imprint and plate no. 6 and a block of eight, 30c pair, 90c strip of three and block of four, some of the unavoidable design "flaking" and creases as typically seen on these fragile essays, generally Fine-Very Fine for these, also incl. 24c Gray No. 78 sensitive ink plate essay with green original gum as seen on the 2c (light crease)

E. 750-1,000
600
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2052
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2052, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India, 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India. 31 proofs, eleven different, incl. Nos. 66P3 and 74P3, few tiny flaws, one 30c oxidized, virtually all Very Fine-Extremely Fine

2,185
275
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2053
P
1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/78P4). Small accumulation of 47 singles, ten different in various quantities from one to eleven of each, incl. few shade varieties, virtually all Very Fine-Extremely Fine

2,085
400
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2054
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2054, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1), 1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1)1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1). Die sunk on 140 x 218mm card, National Bank Note Co. imprint and faint "440" die no., Extremely Fine

700
600
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2055
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2055, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)10c Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (68P2a), 10c Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (68P2a)10c Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (68P2a). Typical light toning, not a fault, but characteristic of these scarce proofs, Extremely Fine

1,750
1,600
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2056
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2056, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)10c Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (68P2a), 10c Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (68P2a)10c Green, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (68P2a). Typical light toning, not a fault, but characteristic of these scarce proofs, tiny thin and small piece out of top margin, both clear of design, otherwise Very Fine

1,750
150
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2057
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2057, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)12c Black, Large Die Proof (69P1), 12c Black, Large Die Proof (69P1)12c Black, Large Die Proof (69P1). Die sunk on 140 x 218mm card, National Bank Note Co. imprint and faint "444" die no., Extremely Fine

700
450
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2058
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2058, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (71P1), 30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (71P1)30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (71P1). Die sunk on 140 x 218mm card, also incl. 65 x 65mm Die Essay of 24c Blue on bond No. 70-E4h, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

675
400
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2059
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2059, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)2c Black, 3c Scarlet, 15c Black, Small Die Proofs (73P2-74P2, 77P2), 2c Black, 3c Scarlet, 15c Black, Small Die Proofs (73P2-74P2, 77P2)2c Black, 3c Scarlet, 15c Black, Small Die Proofs (73P2-74P2, 77P2). On small gray cards from a Roosevelt album, Extremely Fine

2,225
1,100
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2060
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2060, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)2c 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, large margins, Very Fine, only 85 were produced

1,350
450
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2061
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2061, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1), 5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1)5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1). Die sunk on 140 x 218mm card, National Bank Note Co. imprint and faint "442" die no., Extremely Fine

700
400
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2062
E
3c Washington, Plate Essays (79-E8a, 79-E8c, 79-E8d, 79-E9a thru 79-E9c, 79-E9e thru 79-E9g, 79-E9m thru 79-E9p). Approximately 200 in singles, pairs and blocks, wide variety of colors, a few of the "onion skin" papers usual flaking or creases, otherwise Fine-Very Fine lot, very nice group of these, approximate Scott Retail

2,400
750
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2063
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2063, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)3c Washington Typographed Die Essays (79-E23a-79-E23c), 3c Washington Typographed Die Essays (79-E23a-79-E23c)3c Washington Typographed Die Essays (79-E23a-79-E23c). First full size, second 63x71mm with small nick at top, last is the Light Violet Red and Carmine shades, full size or wider, Very Fine with the exception of the margin nick noted

1,300
425
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2064
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2064, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)3c Washington Typographed Die Essays (79-E23b, 79-E23d, 79-E23h), 3c Washington Typographed Die Essays (79-E23b, 79-E23d, 79-E23h)3c Washington Typographed Die Essays (79-E23b, 79-E23d, 79-E23h). Nos. 79-E23d and both colors of 79-E23h full dies, 79-E23b cut down to stamp size, also incl. another 79-E23h in Green Blue (cut down) and 79-E23i plate essay in Dark Blue on gummed wove paper, Very Fine lot

825
350
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2065
Ebl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2065, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)3c Washington Typographed Plate Essays (79-E25a, 79-E25c,79-E25 i thru 79-E25l, 79-E25o), 3c Washington Typographed Plate Essays (79-E25a, 79-E25c,79-E25 i thru 79-E25l, 79-E25o)3c Washington Typographed Plate Essays (79-E25a, 79-E25c,79-E25 i thru 79-E25l, 79-E25o). Blocks of four, incl. both 79-E25i ms. "A" and "B", also a horizontal pair of No. 79-E23l, original gum where appropriate, perforated off-center as always, Fine lot

1,660
700
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2066
E
3c Washington Typographed Plate Essays (Between 79-E25a-79-E25q). Collection and accumulation of nearly 70 items on a stock sheet, fifteen different in various colors (nice variety), various quantities, incl. eight blocks and a few pairs, generally Fine-Very Fine, excellent lot for the specialist

3,350
1,800
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2067
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2067, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)2c Orange, Violet Red, Die Essays on India (79-E27c), 2c Orange, Violet Red, Die Essays on India (79-E27c)2c Orange, Violet Red, Die Essays on India (79-E27c). Off card and reduced to 23 x 28mm, has some design elements similar to the 1c 1861-66 Issue, trivial India paper thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance, seldom seen despite relatively low catalog value

900
160
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2068
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2068, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)3c Liberty Die Essays (79-E30l, 79-E30n, 79-E30v), 3c Liberty Die Essays (79-E30l, 79-E30n, 79-E30v)3c Liberty Die Essays (79-E30l, 79-E30n, 79-E30v). Two 79-E30l (without imprint, one trimmed off), two of 79-E30n, reduced and on card with engraver's initials or signatures, three of 79-E30v, overall Very Fine lot

1,575
550
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2069
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2069, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (102TC-111TC), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (102TC-111TC)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (102TC-111TC). 24 different, incl. complete 15c, one to three different each of others, Very Fine-Extremely Fine lot

2,380
750
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2070
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2070, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)15c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (108TC, 110TC-111TC), 15c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (108TC, 110TC-111TC)15c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (108TC, 110TC-111TC). Blocks of four in Black, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,200
750
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2071
Ebl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2071, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)1c, 3c 1869 Issue, Small Numeral Plate Essays, Grilled, Gummed and Perforated (112-E3d, 114-E6d), 1c, 3c 1869 Issue, Small Numeral Plate Essays, Grilled, Gummed and Perforated (112-E3d, 114-E6d)1c, 3c 1869 Issue, Small Numeral Plate Essays, Grilled, Gummed and Perforated (112-E3d, 114-E6d). Blocks of four, two 1c (Yellow, Orange) and five different colors of the 3c, better than usual centering, Fine-Very Fine, quite nice for these

2,480
600
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2072
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2072, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)1c-30c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3, 119P3, 121P3), 1c-30c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3, 119P3, 121P3)1c-30c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3, 119P3, 121P3). 38 proofs, singles and multiples in various quantities from one to thirteen each, incl. 2c bottom imprint and plate no. 28 strip of six, 6c block of four and two vertical strips of four and 10c block of four, fresh colors, virtually all Very Fine-Extremely Fine, nice lot

2,200
1,000
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2073
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2073, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)1c-24c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (113P3-117P3, 119P3-120P3, 133P3), 1c-24c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (113P3-117P3, 119P3-120P3, 133P3)1c-24c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (113P3-117P3, 119P3-120P3, 133P3). Blocks of four, 1c on original card backing, virtually all with choice large margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, exceptionally nice lot

2,610
1,600
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2074
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2074, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-118P4, 121P4-122P4, 133P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-118P4, 121P4-122P4, 133P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-118P4, 121P4-122P4, 133P4). Two to four of each except only one No. 133P4, incl. shade varieties, Very Fine-Extremely Fine lot

2,785
2,200
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2075
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2075, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4, 114P4-117P4), 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4, 114P4-117P4)1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4, 114P4-117P4). Blocks of four, incl. extra 10c and 12c, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

2,080
1,600
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2076
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2076, Essays, Proofs and Specimens  (1861 Issue thru 1869 Pictorials)10c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (127TC-132TC), 10c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (127TC-132TC)10c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (127TC-132TC). Thirteen, eleven different, one each 10c, 12 and 30c, two each 24c and 90c, six 24c (two duplicates), Very Fine to mostly Extremely Fine, nice quality group

4,775
2,200
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