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Sale 1011 — United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign

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

Category — Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
322
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 322, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Salmon Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p), 30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Salmon Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p)30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Salmon Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p). Block of 20 with sheet margin at bottom and sides and imprint at bottom, large margin at top, small tear in sheet margin at left

EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE BLOCK OF THE BOTTOM TWO ROWS OF THE PLATE OF THE 30-CENT BURGOYNE PLATE ESSAY. PROBABLY UNIQUE.

Scott Retail as singles

3,500
2,100
323
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 323, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p), 30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p)30c Black, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p). Block of four, on Salmon Red paper, large even margins, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

700
275
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324
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 324, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues30c Dull Red Violet, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Bond, Red Bands (121-E1s), 30c Dull Red Violet, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Bond, Red Bands (121-E1s)30c Dull Red Violet, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Bond, Red Bands (121-E1s). Block of four, Very Fine

1,400
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325
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 325, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (129P1 var), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (129P1 var)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (129P1 var). Stamp size and mounted on India paper which is die sunk on 111 x 144 mm card, dramatic vignette shift, fresh and Very Fine, interesting variety

550
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326
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 326, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3). Complete set of eleven incl. both 15c, also incl. extra 24c with the purple vignette shade and extra 30c in a darker shade, large margins and bright colors throughout, couple trivial flaws often associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine and choice set

1,485
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327
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 327, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3). Complete set of eleven incl. both 15c, ample to huge margins, 30c with sheet margin at right and 90c with top margin showing part imprint, bright colors, few trivial flaws often associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine-Extremely Fine set, the bicolor values with 2001 A.P.S. certificates

1,205
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328
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 328, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Complete set as issued on card, brilliant colors throughout, full to large margins with mostly the latter, clean backs, 24c with minor thinning on back, still Very Fine and choice set

1,015
475
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329
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 329, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Complete set as issued on card, large to full margins, fresh colors, mounting adhesions on backs at top, Very Fine set

1,015
425
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330
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 330, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Complete set as issued on card, 6c rubbed in attempt to remove red ink marks, otherwise Very Fine

1,015
425
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331
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 331, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues12c Deep Orange Brown, Die Essay on India (151-E7a), 12c Deep Orange Brown, Die Essay on India (151-E7a)12c Deep Orange Brown, Die Essay on India (151-E7a). Off card and reduced to 31 x 38mm, minor natural India paper hinging translucency, Very Fine

900
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332
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 332, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian IssuesPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 6c + 7c Frame Only, 1903 Die Essays on Proof Paper (186-E1b), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 6c + 7c Frame Only, 1903 Die Essays on Proof Paper (186-E1b)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 6c + 7c Frame Only, 1903 Die Essays on Proof Paper (186-E1b). Seven different colors, couple with small hinge thins at top as often seen, Very Fine group

700
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333
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 333, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues1c-90c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (156P1/166P1), 1c-90c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (156P1/166P1)1c-90c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (156P1/166P1). Full set of all values, die sunk on 118 x 153mm cards with full die sinkage, 3c and 24c are the National Bank Note printings (147P1 and 153P1), 3c, 6c, 10c, 15c, 24c and 90c with imprint at bottom (couple are very light), 15c oxidized and 90c with tear and tiny piece missing from bottom, otherwise fresh and Very Fine set

4,650
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334
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 334, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues7c-24c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs (160P1, 162P1, 164P1), 7c-24c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs (160P1, 162P1, 164P1)7c-24c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs (160P1, 162P1, 164P1). Two shades of the 24c, die sunk on cards, approximately 85 x 90mm, Extremely Fine

1,250
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335
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 335, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3), 12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3)12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3). Block of 24, large margins incl. sheet margin at left, mounted on card, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice large multiple, Scott Retail as six blocks of four

1,140
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336
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 336, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues1873-79 Bank Note Issue Proofs, 1873-79 Bank Note Issue Proofs1873-79 Bank Note Issue Proofs. Blocks of four of Nos. 158TC5 and 159TC5 Atlanta Trial Color Proofs in black, large margins to close at left of 3c, Fine-Very Fine, only two blocks of four of each are reported, No. 185P1 Large Die Proof on 126 x 198mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, also an interesting group of six American Bank Note Company stock die proofs, each mounted on manila card, incl. Declaration of Independence, portraits of Washington (5, incl. one surrounded by seated liberty, another of Washington at Trenton going into battle on horseback), each with different die no., few small flaws, Fine-Very Fine group, some of which were most likely used on obsolete banknotes

E. 500-750
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337
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 337, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a), 10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a)10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a). Bright color, fresh and Very Fine, rare as only 3-5 were printed

1,200
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338
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 338, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues4c-90c, 1888 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (215P1-218P1), 4c-90c, 1888 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (215P1-218P1)4c-90c, 1888 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (215P1-218P1). Die sunk on approx. 118 x 152mm cards with full die sinkage, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine set

3,150
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339
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 339, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). Full balanced margins throughout, vivid colors, Very Fine set

785
375
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340
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 340, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). Bright colors, large even margins, most with h.r., Extremely Fine set

785
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341
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Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 341, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on India (233-E2b), 4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on India (233-E2b)4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on India (233-E2b). On 82 x 70mm card with full die sinkage, with Brazer's color notes on back identifying this as Deep O-Red-Orange, color oxidized, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

800
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342
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 342, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues4c Columbian, Rose Violet Trial Color Die Proof on India (232TC2), 4c Columbian, Rose Violet Trial Color Die Proof on India (232TC2)4c Columbian, Rose Violet Trial Color Die Proof on India (232TC2). Die sunk on 113 x 149mm card, vivid color, mount remnants on back and small card thin at top well outside die sinkage area (could be trimmed), Very Fine

850
275
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343
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 343, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues4c Columbian, Sepia Trial Color Die Proof on India (232TC2), 4c Columbian, Sepia Trial Color Die Proof on India (232TC2)4c Columbian, Sepia Trial Color Die Proof on India (232TC2). Cut down to 42 x 37mm and affixed to card backing, warm color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as full size

850
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344
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 344, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues4c Columbian, Black Trial Color Die Proof on India (232TC2), 4c Columbian, Black Trial Color Die Proof on India (232TC2)4c Columbian, Black Trial Color Die Proof on India (232TC2). Cut down to just above stamp size but still showing large margins, affixed to card backing, deep shade, Very Fine, Scott Retail as full size

850
225
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345
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 345, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues5c Columbian, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (234TC1), 5c Columbian, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (234TC1)5c Columbian, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (234TC1). Two, on approximately 75 x 60mm cards, each with die no. and imprint, each a distinctly different shade in the Brown family, Very Fine and choice, scarce

1,700
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346
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 346, Essays and Proofs - 1869 thru Columbian Issues5c Columbian, Dark Violet Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (234TC1), 5c Columbian, Dark Violet Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (234TC1)5c Columbian, Dark Violet Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (234TC1). Die sunk on 72 x 91mm card, imprint at bottom, deep rich color, couple small edge nicks at corners of die sinkage area, otherwise Very Fine

850
275
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