Sale 1007 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 March, 2011

Category — Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2036
TC
Sale 1007, Lot 2036, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5). Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 block of twelve, Orange Brown color, large margins all around, pos. 2 small flaw causing unprinted area in Franklin's face, Very Fine, scarce plate block

E. 750-1,000
1,000
2037
E
Sale 1007, Lot 2037, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes1861 Issue Essays. Five, incl. Nos. 63-E11c, 62BP3, 69-E6a, 71-E2b, last is No. 63P3 privately perforated and gummed, some flaws, appear Fine-Very Fine

1,575
550
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2038
E
Sale 1007, Lot 2038, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes90c Washington, Die essays on Proof Paper (72-E1a, 72-E2a, 72-E3a). Two each first and last, varying sizes, mostly large, some minor usual paper flaws, also incl. No. 63-E3d, overall Fine-Very Fine

635
325
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2039
P
Sale 1007, Lot 2039, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes90c Pale Blue, Large Die Proof on India (72P1). 42 x 51mm and affixed to 92 x 128mm card with printed "Specimen Postage Stamp From the National Bank Note Company, No. 1 Wall Street, New York", the proof with clear "Specimen", Very Fine proof from a sample book

E. 200-300
225
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2040
P
Sale 1007, Lot 2040, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3, 120P3-122P3, 129P3). Set of ten with all values, ample to large margins, rich colors, 15c Ty. III with interesting vignette shift, 90c small thin or translucency, overall Very Fine

1,085
550
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2041
P
Sale 1007, Lot 2041, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Large margins, brilliant colors except 10c bit oxidized, otherwise Extremely Fine set

1,015
650
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2042
P
Sale 1007, Lot 2042, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3). Blocks of four, mostly large margins, India paper flaws incl. thins and adherences, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,185
475
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2043
Pbl
Sale 1007, Lot 2043, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes1c-10c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-116P3). 1c horizontal block of eight with bottom plate no. 2, others blocks of four, 3c with huge sheet corner, Very Fine to mostly Extremely Fine

1,245
475
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2044
E
Sale 1007, Lot 2044, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes5c Washington, Large Lettering, Blue Large Die Essay on Glazed Paper (115-E1k). 40 x 42mm, beautiful vivid color, two small mounting thins at top, Very Fine appearance

550
200
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2045
E
Sale 1007, Lot 2045, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes30c Burgoyne, Plate Essays on Surface-Tinted Paper, Plate Essay on Bond with Red Bands (121-E1p, 121-E1s). Six of No. 121-E1p, five different, one of No. 121-E1s, rich colors and mostly large margins, two of first Fine, rest Very Fine, attractive group

1,800
650
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2046
Ebl
Sale 1007, Lot 2046, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes90c Dull Violet and Black, Washington Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Vertical block of six with full "National Bank Note Co. New York" imprint at bottom, large to huge margins, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine

1,650
1,200
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2047
Pbl
Sale 1007, Lot 2047, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes1c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (145P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. block of fourteen with arrow at right, large margins, bright color, few translucencies at right from hinges, otherwise Very Fine, ex Lake Shore

425
425
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2048
Pbl
Sale 1007, Lot 2048, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes6c-30c 1870 Bank Note Issue, Plate Proofs on India (148P3, 153P3-154P3). 6c two blocks of four (one on original card backing), last two horizontal blocks of eight, 30c scissors cut and internal paper break between pos. 3 and 4, otherwise Extremely Fine

910
160
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2049
Pbl
Sale 1007, Lot 2049, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3/155P3). Imprint and plate no. blocks of 12 or 14, all tops except for 2c which is a bottom, missing only the 15c value for the complete set, mostly large margins with a couple values slightly trimmed tops, rich colors, typical defects that normally affect this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance, a scarce set of plate blocks

12,650
3,500
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2050
P
Sale 1007, Lot 2050, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes24c Purple, Large Die Proof on India (153P1). Die sunk on 144 x 223mm card with full die sinkage, light National Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprint at bottom, brilliant color, left edge was once attached to a salesman's book, Very Fine and choice

300
200
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2051
Pbl
Sale 1007, Lot 2051, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes24c Purple, Plate Proof on India (153P3). Top and bottom imprint and plate no. 21 blocks of 20 from the left pane, still on their original card backing, few faults mostly around edges, Very Fine appearing and scarce matched pair of plate blocks

1,770
650
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2052
Pbl
Sale 1007, Lot 2052, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes24c Purple, Plate Proof on India (153P3). Two items, first is bottom imprint and plate no. block of 12, flaws incl. creases and small thins, second is block of 48, two somewhat heavy horizontal creases, Very Fine appearance

2,370
450
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2053
TC
Sale 1007, Lot 2053, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes1c, 3c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (156TC3, 158TC3). First is top imprint and plate no. 26 block of sixteen,, second is bottom imprint block of eight, both mounted on cards, 1c small sealed tear at top, Very Fine, Scott Retail as blocks of four with no premium for the positions

370
325
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2054
Pbl
Sale 1007, Lot 2054, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes3c Green, Plate Proof on India (158P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 170 block of fourteen, mounted on card and so free from the defects usually seen on this fragile paper, intense color and impression, Very Fine and choice

1,150
650
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2055
Pbl
Sale 1007, Lot 2055, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes3c Vermilion, Plate Proof on India (214P3). Block of 20, large margins all around, bright color, few flaws, otherwise Extremely Fine, this large multiple is offered to the market for the first time since our 1981 Rarities sale, Scott Retail as four blocks of four and singles

1,600
500
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2056
P
Sale 1007, Lot 2056, Essays and Proofs - 1861 Issue thru Banknotes-1/2c Olive Brown, Large Die Proof on India (551P1). On 25 x 32mm card, light horizontal crease at top, Fine appearance

1,500
225
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