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Sale 962 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2146
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2146, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)10c 1885-1902 Special Delivery, Small Die Proofs (E1P2-E3P2, E6P2), 10c 1885-1902 Special Delivery, Small Die Proofs (E1P2-E3P2, E6P2)10c 1885-1902 Special Delivery, Small Die Proofs (E1P2-E3P2, E6P2). On gray cards from a Roosevelt album with year of issue labels beneath each one, Very Fine

1,050
325
2147
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2147, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)10c 1885-1902 Special Delivery, Small Die Proofs and Plate Proofs on India and Card (E1P3-E3P3, E1P4-E3P4, E2P2, E6P2), 10c 1885-1902 Special Delivery, Small Die Proofs and Plate Proofs on India and Card (E1P3-E3P3, E1P4-E3P4, E2P2, E6P2)10c 1885-1902 Special Delivery, Small Die Proofs and Plate Proofs on India and Card (E1P3-E3P3, E1P4-E3P4, E2P2, E6P2). 37 plate proofs in various quantities, singles, four blocks of four and one block of nine, one each of the small dies, both on small gray cards from a Roosevelt album, Very Fine-Extremely Fine lot

2,420
1,600
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2148
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2148, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-50c Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (J1TC-J7TC), 1c-50c Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (J1TC-J7TC)1c-50c Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (J1TC-J7TC). Complete set less Black color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,400
475
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2149
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2149, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)Postage Due Proofs, Postage Due ProofsPostage Due Proofs. Fifteen plate proofs incl. Nos. J1P3-J7P3 with six duplicates, J26P3, J28P3, J1TC4 block of six and J34P1-J35P1 large dies cut down to stamp size (10c off card), these two which catalog $330.00 are not included in the listed Scott Retail value, Very Fine-Extremely Fine lot

701
275
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2150
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2150, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-90c Executive, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O10TC-O14TC), 1c-90c Executive, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O10TC-O14TC)1c-90c Executive, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O10TC-O14TC). Complete less Scarlet color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,019
325
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2151
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2151, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-90c Interior, Plate Proofs on India (O15P3-O24P3), 1c-90c Interior, Plate Proofs on India (O15P3-O24P3)1c-90c Interior, Plate Proofs on India (O15P3-O24P3). Blocks of four, large margins, radiant colors, few small faults as usually found on this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance

620
500
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2152
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2152, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-90c Interior, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O15TC-O24TC), 1c-90c Interior, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O15TC-O24TC)1c-90c Interior, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O15TC-O24TC). Complete sets in Brown, Blue and Green, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,203
425
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2153
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2153, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-90c Post Office, Plate Proofs on India (O47P3-O56P3), 1c-90c Post Office, Plate Proofs on India (O47P3-O56P3)1c-90c Post Office, Plate Proofs on India (O47P3-O56P3). Blocks of four, one 1c small hole, otherwise Extremely Fine

650
500
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2154
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2154, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-$20.00 State, Small Die Proofs (O57P2-O71P2), 1c-$20.00 State, Small Die Proofs (O57P2-O71P2)1c-$20.00 State, Small Die Proofs (O57P2-O71P2). Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,600
750
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2155
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2155, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-90c State, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O57TC-O67TC), 1c-90c State, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O57TC-O67TC)1c-90c State, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O57TC-O67TC). Complete sets in Black, Brown and Green, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,304
600
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2156
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2156, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)$2.00-$20.00 State, Small Die Proofs (O68P2-O71P2), $2.00-$20.00 State, Small Die Proofs (O68P2-O71P2)$2.00-$20.00 State, Small Die Proofs (O68P2-O71P2). From a Roosevelt book, off gray card, Extremely Fine

500
325
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2157
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2157, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-90c Treasury, Plate Proofs on India (O72P3-O82P3), 1c-90c Treasury, Plate Proofs on India (O72P3-O82P3)1c-90c Treasury, Plate Proofs on India (O72P3-O82P3). Blocks of four, Extremely Fine

715
500
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2158
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2158, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-90c War, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O83TC-O93TC), 1c-90c War, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O83TC-O93TC)1c-90c War, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (O83TC-O93TC). Complete less Blue color, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,818
700
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2159
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2159, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-90c War, Plate Proofs on India (O83P3-O93P3), 1c-90c War, Plate Proofs on India (O83P3-O93P3)1c-90c War, Plate Proofs on India (O83P3-O93P3). Blocks of four, 30c in darker color from a different printing, Extremely Fine

715
350
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2160
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2160, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)Official Issues, Plate Proofs on India, Official Issues, Plate Proofs on IndiaOfficial Issues, Plate Proofs on India. 37 mostly different blocks of four, incl. complete Executive, largely complete State and War to 90c and 24c respectively, 7c Navy with full bottom imprint, also four card proof blocks of four, Very Fine-Extremely Fine lot

2,760
2,000
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2161
P
Official Issues, Plate Proofs on India and Card. Well over 400 neatly arranged on stock sheets, singles and some pairs, various quantities, incl. some complete sets, 26 State dollar values, a very few minor flaws or Fine, vast majority Very Fine-Extremely Fine, nice lot

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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2162
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2162, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)Newspapers & Periodicals, Large Die Proofs, Newspapers & Periodicals, Large Die ProofsNewspapers & Periodicals, Large Die Proofs. Five in issued colors between Nos. PR14-PR26 (die sunk on 150 x 250mm cards) and four Black trial colors between Nos. PR25-PR31(die sunk on reduced 100 x 120mm cards),Very Fine lot

1,400
550
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2163
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2163, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)Newspapers & Periodicals, Die Proofs, Newspapers & Periodicals, Die ProofsNewspapers & Periodicals, Die Proofs. Six different items, incl. Nos. PR30P2a, PR76P1, PR106P2a-PR107P2a, PR10TC1 (Rose Lake) and PR81TC1 (Black), large dies various sizes ($24.00 with diagonal corners), couple slight India paper flaws, generally Very Fine lot

1,280
425
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2164
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2164, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-$100.00 1895 Newspaper, Large Die Proofs (PR102P1-PR105P1, PR107P1-PR113P1), 1c-$100.00 1895 Newspaper, Large Die Proofs (PR102P1-PR105P1, PR107P1-PR113P1)1c-$100.00 1895 Newspaper, Large Die Proofs (PR102P1-PR105P1, PR107P1-PR113P1). Complete less 25c, die sunk on 150 x 200mm cards, couple with slight trivial card toning, $2.00 bit oxidized, $50.00 with small card tear at left, otherwise Very Fine

1,375
425
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2165
TC
12c-$9.00 1875 Newspaper, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (PR16TC3, PR23TC3-PR27TC3). Sixteen different blocks of four, one each 12c, 96c and $9.00, four $1.92 and $6.00, five $3.00 (two in slightly different shades of Brown), most on original card backing, one $3.00 pair light crease, otherwise Extremely Fine lot

2,240
750
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2166
Pbl
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2166, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)1c-96c 1885 Newspaper, Plate Proofs on India (PR81P3-PR89P3), 1c-96c 1885 Newspaper, Plate Proofs on India (PR81P3-PR89P3)1c-96c 1885 Newspaper, Plate Proofs on India (PR81P3-PR89P3). Blocks of four, two 60c light crease, otherwise Extremely Fine

730
1,000
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2167
P
Newspapers & Periodicals, Plate Proofs on India and Card. All values from 1c-$60.00 represented, approximately 375 proofs in various quantities, incl. 38 blocks of four, virtually all Very Fine-Extremely Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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2168
TC
Newspapers & Periodicals, Trial Color Plate Proofs. Accumulation of 50 proofs, seven different in a variety of colors, many on original card backing, incl. few multiples, virtually all Extremely Fine

1,750
800
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2169
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2169, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)2c Dark Pink, Grant Letter Sheet Die Essay (U293E), 2c Dark Pink, Grant Letter Sheet Die Essay (U293E)2c Dark Pink, Grant Letter Sheet Die Essay (U293E). 64x74mm, signed by three different engravers, Very Fine and scarce, extensive pencil notes on reverse

E. 300-400
900
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2170
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2170, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)"United States Stamp" and "Three Cents" in Lathework Oval with "C" in Center, Eagle Above, Die Essays (Old Brazer 56E-G), "United States Stamp" and "Three Cents" in Lathework Oval with "C" in Center, Eagle Above, Die Essays (Old Brazer 56E-G)"United States Stamp" and "Three Cents" in Lathework Oval with "C" in Center, Eagle Above, Die Essays (Old Brazer 56E-G). Three items, incl. virtually full die in Scarlet on Ivory paper, 65 x 73mm (pencil note on back "5 or 6 known"), dies on bond in Dark Red Brown and Olive Gray (55 x 63mm and 37 x 53mm respectively), Very Fine, some students believe this essay was for Revenue stamps but it is not listed in Turner, scarce and attractive lot

E. 500-750
1,000
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2171
E
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2171, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)Washington Vignette Die Essay on Celluloid in Black (Turner Essay 128 var), Washington Vignette Die Essay on Celluloid in Black (Turner Essay 128 var)Washington Vignette Die Essay on Celluloid in Black (Turner Essay 128 var). 74 x 95mm, 24mm wide vignette with outer oval frame line, Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
275
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2172
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2172, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)First Issue Revenue Plate Proofs, First Issue Revenue Plate ProofsFirst Issue Revenue Plate Proofs. Twelve items, incl. issued color blocks of four of Nos. R4P4, R7P4, R13P4, singles of Nos. R85P3 and R85P3, latter with unusual pre-print paper splice, Trial Color singles of Nos. R7TC4 (Ultramarine), R43TC4 (Carmine), R73TC3, R75TC3 and R76TC3 (Carmine), R80TC3 and R90TC4 (both in Black), virtually all Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,525
550
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2173
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2173, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)Second and Third Issue Plate Proofs, Second and Third Issue Plate ProofsSecond and Third Issue Plate Proofs. 23 items, incl. singles, pairs and nine blocks of four, both issued and trial colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine lot

2,118
800
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2174
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2174, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)Proprietary Revenue Proofs, Proprietary Revenue ProofsProprietary Revenue Proofs. Eight items, incl. Nos. RB11P3-RB17P3 singles and RB3TC horizontal pair and block of four with original gum, Fine-Very Fine

750
225
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2175
P
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2175, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)"Specimen" Ovpts. on Card Plate Proofs, "Specimen" Ovpts. on Card Plate Proofs"Specimen" Ovpts. on Card Plate Proofs. Seventeen different, about half are 1879 Bank Notes with Ty. D ovpt., four others with Ty. D incl. Nos. 39P4, 63P4, 71P4 and 78P4, also five others with archival or printer's sample "Specimen" ovpts. incl Nos. 42P4-43P4, 179P4, 182P4-183P4, Very Fine lot, scarce

E. 500-750
5,000
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2176
TC
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2176, Essays, Proofs and Specimens (Back-of-Book, group lots)Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs, Atlanta Trial Color Plate ProofsAtlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs. Balance of 68, nearly all 1873 Bank Notes and Officials, also incl. 29 normal plate proofs, all but one Treasury or State Officials, some duplication, virtually all Very Fine-Extremely Fine

4,374
1,100
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2177
Ebl
Paper, Perforation and Watermark Trials. Nineteen items, virtually all in pairs to blocks of ten, all without any printing whatsoever, nearly all original gum with nearly all Mint N.H., incl. blocks of six and ten perforated 12 (presumably for Large Bank Note Series), blocks of four (two), six and twelve watermarked double-line USPS, Rotary Press Perf 10 corner block of four, Rotary Press Perf 11 x 10-1/2 horizontal block of eight, coil strip of four, "Biscuit Grill" on blank paper (79E) and five singles (four with side selvage) and one horizontal pair on different color gummed and laid papers (65TC-E), also incl. three Test Coil pairs (one imperf., other two perforated), Violet or Purple, presumably for the 1954 Liberty series, couple creases, virtually all Very Fine, a rare and interesting lot of high desirability for the specialist in stamp production

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2178
P
Balance of Extensive Essay and Proof Collection. Over 130 items arranged on stock sheets, incl. Die and Plate Essays, Decalcomanias, Sensitive Ink Essays, couple Large Die and Small Die Proofs, Plate Proofs on India and Card, Specimens, virtually all 1851 through Bank Note Issues, some peripheral material and a couple stamps, also die impression on large card of "NEW YORK NY" precancel essay on Washington-Franklin issue (the proof removed), slightly mixed condition, majority Fine-Very Fine and better

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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