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Sale 1011 — United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign

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

Category — Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
347
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 347, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E8 var), 1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E8 var)1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E8 var). 60 x 66mm, die imprint at bottom, with both triangles engraved, ms. "34" at bottom left refers to the Bureau die no. light diagonal crease, still Very Fine, a rare and possibly unique essay, unlisted in Scott, ex Morris and Whitpain

1,000
400
348
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 348, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues1c Dark Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (246TC1), 1c Dark Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (246TC1)1c Dark Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (246TC1). On 71 x 72mm card with full die sinkage, American die imprint at bottom, rich color, India with light crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, ex Brazer, listed but unpriced in Scott, which prices others of the set at between $1,000.00 and $1,500.00

E. 500-750
350
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349
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 349, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues2c Red Lake, Composite Large Die Essay on India (250-E2), 2c Red Lake, Composite Large Die Essay on India (250-E2)2c Red Lake, Composite Large Die Essay on India (250-E2). On 115 x 68mm card, showing two designs, one at left without corner triangles, design at right with experimental 15-line high triangles, red ms. "1. D. & R." crossed out and with "1. R & D Lake 1/4 P.W -", albino impressions of part of 1c stamps at top, fresh and Very Fine, probably unique, ex Morris and Whitpain

2,000
1,700
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350
P
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 350, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues2c Deep Red, Die Essay on India, 50c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (250-E3, 260P1), 2c Deep Red, Die Essay on India, 50c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (250-E3, 260P1)2c Deep Red, Die Essay on India, 50c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (250-E3, 260P1). First 37 x 46mm, off card, with Die "C-224" and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint, Very Fine, the color is more a Lake shade than Deep Red, second on 152 x 201mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, deep rich color, slightly different from issued design with circles around value tablets impinging on oval, card with small toned spot and minor corner wear, Very Fine

1,450
375
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351
E
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 351, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues3c Deep Green, Ty. II, Large Die Essay (253-E1a), 3c Deep Green, Ty. II, Large Die Essay (253-E1a)3c Deep Green, Ty. II, Large Die Essay (253-E1a). 44 x 60mm, American die no. and imprint at bottom, intense color, small thin spot at top right, faint diagonal crease, otherwise Fine, rare, ex Burrows (where mistakenly identified as a trial color proof) and Whitpain

1,250
600
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352
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 352, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues10c Olive Green, Ty. II, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (283TC1), 10c Olive Green, Ty. II, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (283TC1)10c Olive Green, Ty. II, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (283TC1). On 151 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, "C-229" and albino impression of American die no. at bottom, partially complete strike of red "Received Third Asst. P.M. Genl. P.O.D. Dec. 24, 1897" double-circle datestamp on back, card with some soiling, otherwise Very Fine, ex Whitpain, this color unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as listed color

1,250
650
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353
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 353, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues10c Brown Ochre, Ty. II, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (283TC1), 10c Brown Ochre, Ty. II, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (283TC1)10c Brown Ochre, Ty. II, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (283TC1). On 84 x 85mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, ex Whitpain, this shade is unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as listed shade

1,250
425
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354
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 354, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues15c Greenish Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (284TC1), 15c Greenish Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (284TC1)15c Greenish Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (284TC1). On 151 x 203mm card with full die sinkage, bright shade, albino impression of American die no. and imprint, partially complete strike of red "Received Third Asst. P.M. Genl. P.O.D. Dec. 24, 1897" double-circle datestamp on back, card with some soiling, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, ex Whitpain, Scott Catalogue lists only Red Violet as a trial color, Scott Retail as the listed color

2,000
1,300
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355
TC
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 355, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues15c Brown Ochre, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (284TC1), 15c Brown Ochre, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (284TC1)15c Brown Ochre, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (284TC1). On 76 x 78mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, albino impression of American die no. and imprint, Very Fine and choice, very rare, ex Whitpain, Scott Catalogue lists only Red Violet as a trial color, Scott Retail as the listed color

2,000
800
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356
P
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 356, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 250P1, 254P1-263P1), 1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 250P1, 254P1-263P1)1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 250P1, 254P1-263P1). Die sunk on approximately 150 x 200mm cards with full die sinkage, except last three approx. 42 x 48mm India mounted on 150 x 220mm cards, vivid colors, 2c and 4c untrimmed edges of the India paper which extend outside the die sinkage area, 4c and 8c with small toned spots, Very Fine and scarce group

4,300
1,600
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357
P
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 357, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues10c Trans-Mississippi, Large Die proof on India (290P1), 10c Trans-Mississippi, Large Die proof on India (290P1)10c Trans-Mississippi, Large Die proof on India (290P1). Die sunk on 202 x 142mm card, deep rich color, couple small tears well outside die sinkage area, appears Very Fine

650
110
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358
P
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 358, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues10c Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proof on Wove (290P2), 10c Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proof on Wove (290P2)10c Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proof on Wove (290P2). Affixed to original gray card backing from the Roosevelt album, Very Fine and choice, only 85 were produced

650
180
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359
 
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 359, Essays and Proofs - 1894 thru Washington Franklin Issues15c Orange Brown on Buff, Trial Color Proof (340TC), 15c Orange Brown on Buff, Trial Color Proof (340TC)15c Orange Brown on Buff, Trial Color Proof (340TC). Stamp size as always, bright color which is slightly oxidized, Very Fine, scarce, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 400-500
400
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