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Sale 1011 — United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 21-24 June, 2011

Category — Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
301
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 301, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 IssuesProvidence R.I., 5c Gray Blue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thick Card (10X1TC4), Providence R.I., 5c Gray Blue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thick Card (10X1TC4)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Blue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thick Card (10X1TC4). Block of four, Positions 8-9/11-12, large margins, bright shade, minor thinning on card, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,000
275
302
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 302, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues5c Brown, Frame Only, 1895 Hybrid Die Essay on India (1-E3), 5c Brown, Frame Only, 1895 Hybrid Die Essay on India (1-E3)5c Brown, Frame Only, 1895 Hybrid Die Essay on India (1-E3). Stamp size and on 40 x 51mm India, affixed to thin card, India with albino cross-hatching as typically seen on color proofs of the period, small hole at bottom right inside frame

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE POSTHUMOUS ESSAY OF THE FIRST REGULAR-ISSUE UNITED STATES POSTAGE STAMP.

Ex Lake Shore and Hansen

2,500
1,600
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303
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 303, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues5c, 10c Rose Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1-2TC1), 5c, 10c Rose Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1-2TC1)5c, 10c Rose Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1-2TC1). Approximately 27 x 32mm with cross-hatching, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine set

2,000
800
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304
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 304, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5), 5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5)5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5). Large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, looks very much like the issued stamp and has often been mistaken or misrepresented as Scott No. 12 unused, ex Mayer, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,500
700
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305
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 305, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5), 5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5)5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5). Large margins all around, deep rich color, small thin spots, appears Extremely Fine, ex Mayer, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,500
225
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306
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 306, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5), 5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5)5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5). Large to full margins, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, ex Mayer

1,500
500
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307
P
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 307, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1), 10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1)10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1). Stamp size but still showing layout lines around the design, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, scarce large die proof for the 10c 1855 Issue, very few are known in any state

5,000
500
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308
P
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 308, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1), 10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1)10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1). Off card and cut down to stamp size, tight margins but clear all around, Fine, scarce large die proof for the 10c 1855 Issue, very few are known in any state

5,000
500
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309
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 309, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1), 24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1)24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1). 22 x 29mm, intense shade and impression, bottom right corner slightly rounded, few small faults incl. scissors-cut at bottom just into design, otherwise Fine example of this rare essay, with 1982 P.F. certificate

2,500
350
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310
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 310, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues5c Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (42TC), 5c Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (42TC)5c Brown, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (42TC). Block of four, bright color, Very Fine and choice, scarce multiple, Scott Retail as singles

400
275
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311
P
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 311, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues30c Orange, Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2), 30c Orange, Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2)30c Orange, Small Die Proof on Wove (46P2). Large margins, color somewhat oxidized, expertly removed from original gray card backing, appears Very Fine, only 85 were produced, with 2005 P.F. certificate

350
275
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312
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 312, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues1861 Issue Essays (63-E9a, 70-E4a, 71-E2a), 1861 Issue Essays (63-E9a, 70-E4a, 71-E2a)1861 Issue Essays (63-E9a, 70-E4a, 71-E2a). Four items, first Toppan, Carpenter & Co. 1c Blue, Die Essay on India, cut to shape, deep rich color, unusual traces of gum, magenta penstroke "cancel", small tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, second Toppan, Carpenter & Co. 24c Lilac, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, cut to shape, bright color, fresh and Very Fine example of this scarce essay (we have only offered three others in Power Search), third 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India, stamp size, removed from card, intense impression, Fine, ex Lake Shore, also incl. No. 68P1, 41 x 44mm and mounted on card, small translucency at top left far from design, Very Fine

3,400
900
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313
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 313, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues1c Brown, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Brown, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Brown, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). Die sunk on 64 x 101mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, India slightly reduced, Very Fine, ex Lake Shore and Hansen

1,750
600
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314
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 314, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues1c Orange, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Orange, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Orange, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). 30 x 56mm, color slightly oxidized, small filled thin spots from removal from card, appears Fine, ex Lake Shore and Hansen

1,750
250
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315
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 315, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues1c Blue, Bowlsby Patent Coupon Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (63-E13b), 1c Blue, Bowlsby Patent Coupon Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (63-E13b)1c Blue, Bowlsby Patent Coupon Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (63-E13b). 63 x 76mm, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, the Blue seems to be particularly scarce, this is only the second we have ever offered, ex Hansen

1,750
900
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316
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 316, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues1c Red, Bowlsby Patent Coupon Essays (63-E13c), 1c Red, Bowlsby Patent Coupon Essays (63-E13c)1c Red, Bowlsby Patent Coupon Essays (63-E13c). Block of four, original gum, h.r., brilliant color, few usual natural paper wrinkles as always found on this fragile paper, Very Fine, scarce multiple, ex Hansen, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
375
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317
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 317, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 IssuesToppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c Brown, Die II, Die Essay on Brown Toned Paper (67-E4b). Cut to shape as always, bright color, faint thin spot and tiny tear, appears Very Fine, scarce, this essay is known in both Brown and Black

1,000
200
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318
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 318, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a), 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a)30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a). Die sunk on 73 x 87mm card with full die sinkage, imprint and die no. at bottom, pencil note on back lists additions and differences to design, few light toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce essay, ex Lake Shore and Hansen

1,750
450
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319
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 319, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues90c Blue, Die Essay on India, Die Proof on India (72-E6, 72P1), 90c Blue, Die Essay on India, Die Proof on India (72-E6, 72P1)90c Blue, Die Essay on India, Die Proof on India (72-E6, 72P1). First 54 x 54mm, intense shade, few small thin spots, Very Fine appearing example of this attractive essay, second approximately 40 x 45mm, Very Fine

1,500
325
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320
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 320, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4), 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c, formerly 66aP4). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, deep rich color, unused (no gum), clear grill points, faint crease in left stamp, appears Very Fine, with 1985 and 2011 P.F. certificates, the former incorrectly identified as 79P (formerly 79a)

400
250
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321
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 321, Essays and Proofs - 1845 thru 1861 Issues1c-90c 1861-66 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (102TC-111TC), 1c-90c 1861-66 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (102TC-111TC)1c-90c 1861-66 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (102TC-111TC). Complete set of the Scarlet color, large margins to full, radiant color, Very Fine

985
900
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