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Sale 991 — The Philip R. Beutel Collection of Booklets and Savings Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 June, 2010

Category — Official Postal Savings Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1460
E
Sale Number 991, Lot Number 1460, Official Postal Savings Essays and Proofs50c Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O122E), 50c Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O122E)50c Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O122E). Printed directly on 69mm x 71mm glazed card, complete design except "50" numerals are simulated "wash" drawings with suggested shading, ms. "Approved, January 10, 1911" and signed by Postmaster Hitchcock, Very Fine and unique, ex Wunderlich

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
1461
E
Sale Number 991, Lot Number 1461, Official Postal Savings Essays and Proofs$1.00 Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O123E), $1.00 Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O123E)$1.00 Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O123E). Printed directly on 68mm x 73mm glazed card, complete design except "1" numerals and "DOLLAR" are wash drawings with suggested shading, ms. "Approved, January 10, 1911" and signed by Postmaster Hitchcock, Very Fine and unique, ex Wunderlich

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1462
E
Sale Number 991, Lot Number 1462, Official Postal Savings Essays and Proofs1c Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O124E), 1c Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O124E)1c Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O124E). Printed directly on 60mm x 69mm glazed card, complete design except "1" numerals and "CENT" wash drawings, slight diagonal toning line at bottom left quite possibly occurred while being used as an engraver's model, otherwise Very Fine and unique, many of the models of accepted designs known to philately show slight to significant wear and tear as a result of use by engravers at the Bureau, ex Wunderlich

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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1463
E
Sale Number 991, Lot Number 1463, Official Postal Savings Essays and Proofs10c Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O126E), 10c Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O126E)10c Black, Official Postal Savings, Die Essay (O126E). Printed directly on 70mm x 72mm glazed card, complete design except "10" numerals are wash drawings with suggested shading, ms. "Approved, January 10, 1911" and signed by Postmaster Hitchcock, Very Fine, rare and probably unique

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1464
P
Sale Number 991, Lot Number 1464, Official Postal Savings Essays and Proofs1c-$1.00 1910-11 Official Postal Savings, Large Die Proofs (O121P1-O124P1, O126P1), 1c-$1.00 1910-11 Official Postal Savings, Large Die Proofs (O121P1-O124P1, O126P1)1c-$1.00 1910-11 Official Postal Savings, Large Die Proofs (O121P1-O124P1, O126P1). Complete set as issued (all values represented), there is no O125P1 as this is not a face different item and is covered by O122P1, die sunk on 153mm x 202mm cards, three have reverse albino denomination and die numbers impressed in top left corner of die sinkage area, wonderfully fresh and Extremely Fine, most likely unique, ex Franklin D. Roosevelt

2,250
3,000
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1465
P
Sale Number 991, Lot Number 1465, Official Postal Savings Essays and Proofs1c-$1.00 1910-11 Official Postal Savings, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs (O121P2a-O124P2a, O126P2a), 1c-$1.00 1910-11 Official Postal Savings, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs (O121P2a-O124P2a, O126P2a)1c-$1.00 1910-11 Official Postal Savings, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs (O121P2a-O124P2a, O126P2a). Complete set, all denominations represented (the 2c Black exists with double line and single line watermark and are not face or color different, therefore no reason to have two 2c proofs)

VERY FINE TO EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULARLY RARE SET OF OFFICIAL POSTAL SAVINGS PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS

Probably only three to five sets known, although we are hard pressed to think of where any of those others reside

5,000
3,500
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1466
TC
Sale Number 991, Lot Number 1466, Official Postal Savings Essays and Proofs2c Lake, Official Postal Savings Large Die Trial Color Proof (O121TC1), 2c Lake, Official Postal Savings Large Die Trial Color Proof (O121TC1)2c Lake, Official Postal Savings Large Die Trial Color Proof (O121TC1). Die sunk on 87mm x 100mm card, incredibly fresh and clean, Extremely Fine, very slight color nuance difference between this and the other O121TC1 which is clearly Lake, this might be classified as Deep Dark Carmine by some specialists, very scarce

500
425
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1467
TC
Sale Number 991, Lot Number 1467, Official Postal Savings Essays and Proofs2c Lake, Official Postal Savings Large Die Trial Color Proof (O121TC1), 2c Lake, Official Postal Savings Large Die Trial Color Proof (O121TC1)2c Lake, Official Postal Savings Large Die Trial Color Proof (O121TC1). Die sunk on 88mm x 101mm card, wonderfully fresh with strong color, Extremely Fine, very scarce

500
375
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1468
TC
Sale Number 991, Lot Number 1468, Official Postal Savings Essays and Proofs10c Black, Official Postal Savings Large Die Trial Color Proof on Proof Paper (O126TC1), 10c Black, Official Postal Savings Large Die Trial Color Proof on Proof Paper (O126TC1)10c Black, Official Postal Savings Large Die Trial Color Proof on Proof Paper (O126TC1). 73mm x 76mm, off card, affixed to larger piece of manila stock by Scotch tape on each corner (yellowed with age), when removed from prior card mounting two small holes were created in the area the proof was mounted (well-away from design), pencil "458724" at bottom (die number?), reasonably nice appearance for an item that is most likely unique, this same item realized $1,100.00 in our Sale 838 where it was offered for the first time

1,250
550
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