Sale 997 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 October, 2010

Category — Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5001
TC
Sale 997, Lot 5001, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 Issues5c Black, 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (1TC1). 50 x 62mm with full die sinkage, beautiful intense impression, minor unevenness as often found on this fragile paper, Very Fine

1,000
550
5002
TC
Sale 997, Lot 5002, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 Issues10c Blue, 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (2TC1). 50 x 64mm with full die sinkage, bright color, tiny thin spot at top as often found, otherwise Very Fine

1,000
600
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5003
E
Sale 997, Lot 5003, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 IssuesGavit & Co., 3c Franklin 1851 Die Essay on Bond (11-E3d). Three, Black, Green and Scarlet, approximately 27 x 30mm, bright colors, fresh and Very Fine

750
600
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5004
E
Sale 997, Lot 5004, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 IssuesBald, Cousland & Co., 3c Washington 1851 Die Essay on Bond (11-E14b). Three, Black, Brown and Blue, approximately 25 x 42mm, Fine-Very Fine

750
325
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5005
TC
Sale 997, Lot 5005, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 Issues1c-90c 1857 Issue Reprints, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (40TC5-47TC5). Horizontal pairs of each in the Brown color, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine and choice, a scarce set of multiples, Scott Retail as singles

1,600
1,400
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5006
P
Sale 997, Lot 5006, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 Issues1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4). Large margins to clear, bright colors, fresh and Very Fine set

450
300
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5007
Pbl
Sale 997, Lot 5007, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 Issues5c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (42P3). Right margin block of eight with full imprint, large margins to clear other sides, beautiful color, few small flaws often associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance, scarce multiple which is especially desirable with the imprint, Scott Retail as two blocks of four with no premium for the imprint, ex Long

800
550
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5008
TC
Sale 997, Lot 5008, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 Issues10c 1875 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (43TC5). Blocks of four of Black, Scarlet, Brown and Blue, large margins, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, scarce blocks, Scott Retail as singles

1,680
1,800
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5009
TC
Sale 997, Lot 5009, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 Issues12c 1851 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (44TC). Blocks of four in all five issued colors, large to huge margins all around, vivid colors

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE PREPARED FOR THE ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL COTTON EXHIBITION.

It is believed that only two or three sets of blocks of four exist. Scott Retail as singles

2,080
2,300
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5010
P
Sale 997, Lot 5010, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 Issues1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/78P4). Ten, each different, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine and choice

535
225
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5011
Ebl
Sale 997, Lot 5011, Essays and Proofs - 1847 thru 1861 Issues2c Black, Francis Patent Essay (73-E). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins to clear, intense shade, Very Fine

E. 400-500
250
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