Sale 997 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5012
P
Sale 997, Lot 5012, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-114P3, 116P3-122P3). Incl. both 15c types but lacking 6c, large margins all around, rich colors, Very Fine and choice

1,040
550
5013
Pbl
Sale 997, Lot 5013, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3). Bocks of four with sheet margin and arrow at left, mounted on cards before printing and thus free from the usual defects that can plague this fragile paper, with part of the arrow of 1c and 6c also printed on the card, rich colors, Very Fine and choice, a very unusual and rare group of position blocks, Scott Retail with no premium for the arrows

1,185
1,400
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5014
P
Sale 997, Lot 5014, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Set of the ten different denominations, large margins to full, bright colors, Very Fine

1,015
650
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5015
Ebl
Sale 997, Lot 5015, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c). Block of four in the Dull Red Brown shade, huge margins incl. sheet margin at right, Mint N.H., bottom right stamp light crease, Extremely Fine appearance, scarce with the sheet margin, Scott Retail as hinged singles

320
180
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5016
Ebl
Sale 997, Lot 5016, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c). Blocks of four in the Green and Dull Red Brown shades, large margins, first with sheet margin at right, second with sheet margin at top, original gum, rich colors, Very Fine, desirable with the sheet margins, Scott Retail as singles

640
350
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5017
Pbl
Sale 997, Lot 5017, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue12c Green, Plate Proof on India (117P3). Block of four with part side arrow at right, large margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

190
190
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5018
Pbl
Sale 997, Lot 5018, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (119P3). Block of four, huge margins, without the usual India paper imperfections, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

600
500
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5019
Pbl
Sale 997, Lot 5019, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3). Block of nine, huge margins incl. sheet margin at left, bright colors, insignificant thin spot at bottom left, appears Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as block of four and five singles

1,325
900
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5020
E
Sale 997, Lot 5020, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue30c Yellow Brown, Surrender of Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on India (121-E1a). 71 x 46mm, bright color, Very Fine

800
600
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5021
E
Sale 997, Lot 5021, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue30c Blue, Surrender of Burgoyne, Die Essay on Yellowish Cloudy Bond (121-E1j). 39 x 36mm, fresh and Very Fine

600
450
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5022
E
Sale 997, Lot 5022, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue30c Surrender of 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
160
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5023
Pbl
Sale 997, Lot 5023, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3). Block of four, rich colors, huge margins all around, fresh and Extremely Fine

625
450
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5024
TC
Sale 997, Lot 5024, Essays and Proofs - 1969 Pictorial Issue24c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (130TC). Complete set of twelve, large margins which are well clear of the design on every proof, radiant colors, clean backs

EXTREMELY FINE. A PREMIUM COMPLETE SET OF TWELVE OF THE SCARCE ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL DESIGN.

Only 100 of each were produced and most sets have some proofs with the margins close

4,500
3,250
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