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
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