Sale 997 — United States Stamps

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

Category — Essays and Proofs - Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5041
P
Sale 997, Lot 5041, Essays and Proofs - Later Issues1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Large margins, bright colors, Very Fine set

1,500
950
5042
Pbl
Sale 997, Lot 5042, Essays and Proofs - Later Issues1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3). Complete set of blocks of four on original cards, each with sheet margin at left, large margins other sides, gorgeous colors throughout

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING COMPLETE SET OF THE COLUMBIAN ISSUE ON INDIA, EACH WITH A SHEET MARGIN AT LEFT. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST SETS WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

Based on our experience, we believe Columbian plate proofs on India are extremely scarce and undervalued. The set offered here, on original cards and thus free from the small flaws that can plague this fragile paper, is truly remarkable.

9,110
9,500
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5043
P
Sale 997, Lot 5043, Essays and Proofs - Later Issues1c-$5.00 1894 Issue, Small Die Proofs (247P2-263P2). On original gray card backing, rich colors

VERY FINE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1894 ISSUE SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Even though 85 albums were produced this particular set is difficult to find -- the last we offered was in 1996.

3,535
2,700
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5044
E
Sale 997, Lot 5044, Essays and Proofs - Later Issues1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Essays on India (285E-293E). Die sunk on approximately 152 x 118mm cards with full die sinkage, deep rich colors, 5c overall foxing

VERY FINE SET OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI BI-COLOR ESSAYS.

Of the 166 sets printed in these colors, many were hybrids. Ex Lake Shore

3,125
1,700
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5045
P
Sale 997, Lot 5045, Essays and Proofs - Later Issues1c-10c Pan-American, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs (294P2-299P2). Each on original gray card backing, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine set, only 85 were produced

3,450
2,100
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5046
P
Sale 997, Lot 5046, Essays and Proofs - Later Issues2c Lincoln, Large Die Proof (367P1). Die sunk on 151 mm x 193 mm card, typewritten "Approved January 18, 1909." and "Postmaster-General" below die sinkage area, signed George von L. Meyer PMG, blue "342508" die number on back, Very Fine, scarce

1,100
950
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5046A
S
Sale 997, Lot 5046A, Essays and Proofs - Later IssuesAir Post U.P.U. Archival Specimens. Items from the Madagascar and Portuguese Colonies archives, former incl. Nos. C4-C6 vertical strips of three tied on original ledger sheet piece by red "Posted Et Telegraphes/Madagascar" in double-circle with "Collection De Berne" in center and three No. C10's on piece tied by edges of the same marking, latter incl. Nos. C7 and C8 on piece with blue "Colonias" (on C7) and blue "Specimen" (on C8), C10 on piece with light purple "Specimen", Fine-Very Fine, most likely each is unique

E. 500-750
475
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