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Sale 1013 — The Albert D. Laehder Collection of U.S. Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Tuesday, 10-11 October, 2011

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
101
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 101, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (112-E4b), 1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (112-E4b)1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (112-E4b). Orange Brown, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins, interesting "slipped" print, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate as "double transfer"

100
80
102
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 102, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (112-E4b-112-E4c), 1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (112-E4b-112-E4c)1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (112-E4b-112-E4c). Three imperforate and three perforated, each a different shade, incl. Buff, Orange Brown and Deep Orange Brown of each, original gum, one of first slightly disturbed gum and small tear, one of latter Mint N.H., Very Fine group, each with 1996 P.F. certificate

625
225
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103
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 103, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4d), 1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4d)1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4d). Fourteen, each a different color or shade, original gum (two slightly disturbed), rich colors, Green with light creases, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, each with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,390
1,100
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104
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 104, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (113-E3d), 2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (113-E3d)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (113-E3d). Three, incl. Brown, Dark Brown and Orange, first with disturbed original gum, others original gum, Fine, the Orange unlisted in Scott, each with 1990 or 1996 P.F. certificate

1,275
400
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105
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 105, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e), 2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e). Six, range of colors incl. Blue, Orange, Blue Green, Light Violet, Rose and Brown, original gum, better centering than normally seen, Very Fine group

480
300
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106
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 106, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e), 2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e). Sixteen, wide range of shades with three duplicated, original gum, few barely disturbed, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine group

1,280
750
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107
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 107, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs2c Orange, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Double Grill (113-E3f), 2c Orange, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Double Grill (113-E3f)2c Orange, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Double Grill (113-E3f). Three, each with grill partly overlapping and so appearing wider than normal, original gum, one Mint N.H., one with natural inclusion, vivid color, Fine, each with 1996 or 1998 P.F. certificate

900
325
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108
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 108, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b, 114-E6c), 3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b, 114-E6c)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b, 114-E6c). Nine of first, most in the Rose or Brown family, two Mint N.H., two of second (both of the Scott-listed shades), large margins, latter with flaws, former Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,845
1,400
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109
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 109, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d), 3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d). 14, every Scott-listed color represented except one but also incl. unlisted Yellow Brown, original gum, approximately eight Mint N.H., one with small diagonal crease, one slightly oxidized, overall a Very Fine group, each with 1998 P.F. certificate

1,120
1,900
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110
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 110, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs3c Ultramarine, Plate Essay, Cancelled (114-E7b), 3c Ultramarine, Plate Essay, Cancelled (114-E7b)3c Ultramarine, Plate Essay, Cancelled (114-E7b). On thick paper, large even margins, neat strike of "National Bank Note Co. N.Y. Sep. 27, 1869" circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,100
800
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111
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 111, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs3c Ultramarine, Plate Essay, Cancelled (114-E7b), 3c Ultramarine, Plate Essay, Cancelled (114-E7b)3c Ultramarine, Plate Essay, Cancelled (114-E7b). On thick paper, large even margins, light strike of "National Bank Note Co. N.Y." circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,100
950
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112
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 112, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs5c Washington, Large Lettering, Scarlet Large Die Essay on Glazed Paper (115-E1k), 5c Washington, Large Lettering, Scarlet Large Die Essay on Glazed Paper (115-E1k)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Scarlet Large Die Essay on Glazed Paper (115-E1k). 40 x 40mm, radiant color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

550
250
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113
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 113, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c), 5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c). Complete set of the eight Scott-listed colors, original gum (one disturbed), large margins, rich colors, one with small corner crease, Very Fine set, each with 1996 or 1997 P.F. certificate

780
450
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114
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 114, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d), 5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d). Both Scott-listed colors, original gum, lightly hinged, bright colors, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 or 1998 P.F. certificate

400
225
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115
TC
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 115, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs6c Deep Dull Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (115TC1), 6c Deep Dull Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (115TC1)6c Deep Dull Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (115TC1). On 51 x 71mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, rich color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, with 1998 P.F. certificate, we have not offered a Trial Color for the 6c since the Finkelburg sale in 1999

2,500
850
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116
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 116, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs10c Lincoln, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (116-E1k, 116-E1l), 10c Lincoln, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (116-E1k, 116-E1l)10c Lincoln, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (116-E1k, 116-E1l). All five Scott-listed colors of first, Orange of second, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine and choice, each with 1990's P.F. certificate

850
550
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117
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 117, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs12c Small Numeral Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (117-E1e), 12c Small Numeral Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (117-E1e)12c Small Numeral Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (117-E1e). Nine of the ten Scott-listed colors, lacking only Yellow Orange to be complete, original gum, few small flaws, Fine-Very Fine, seven with 1998 P.F. certificates

1,125
500
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118
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 118, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs24c Black on Tinted Paper, Small Numeral Plate Essay (120-E2c, 120-E2f, 120-E2h, 120-E2j), 24c Black on Tinted Paper, Small Numeral Plate Essay (120-E2c, 120-E2f, 120-E2h, 120-E2j)24c Black on Tinted Paper, Small Numeral Plate Essay (120-E2c, 120-E2f, 120-E2h, 120-E2j). Three of first, large margins, one of the last three, rich colors, one with few tiny pinholes, one with tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance, each with 1996 or 1997 P.F. certificate

1,500
700
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119
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 119, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs30c Light Red Brown, Burgoyne Large Die Essay on India (121-E1a), 30c Light Red Brown, Burgoyne Large Die Essay on India (121-E1a)30c Light Red Brown, Burgoyne Large Die Essay on India (121-E1a). on 77 x 60mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, tiny scrape on back of card not mentioned on accompanying certificate, fresh and Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

800
450
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120
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 120, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper, Bond, Red Bands (121-E1f, 121-E1j, 121-E1s), 30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper, Bond, Red Bands (121-E1f, 121-E1j, 121-E1s)30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper, Bond, Red Bands (121-E1f, 121-E1j, 121-E1s). One of each, first Carmine, second Orange, full margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1997 or 1998 P.F. certificate

1,450
700
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121
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 121, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs30c Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p), 30c Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p)30c Burgoyne Plate Essay on Thin Surface-Tinted Paper (121-E1p). Complete for all eleven Scott-listed colors, large margins, Very Fine and choice, each with 1997 P.F. certificate

2,825
2,200
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122
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 122, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs90c Washington, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (122-E2b), 90c Washington, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (122-E2b)90c Washington, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Complete for all five Scott-listed colors, large margins, rich colors, one with small scissors-cut, otherwise Very Fine, each with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,375
1,600
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123
E
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 123, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3), 90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3)90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3). Complete for all fifteen Scott-listed colors, large margins, few small flaws incl. couple tiny tears, Very Fine and scarce complete set

3,150
2,500
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124
P
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 124, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs90c Carmine & Black, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (122P1), 90c Carmine & Black, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (122P1)90c Carmine & Black, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (122P1). On 52 x 67mm card, imprint at bottom, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

650
400
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125
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 125, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (112P1-122P1), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (112P1-122P1)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (112P1-122P1). Approximately 142 x 222mm with full die sinkage, two 3c and two 15c Type II, bi-colors are hybrids as usual except for 30c, 15c Type III 132 x 191mm, few toned spots or corner bends, few with minor abrasions at left indicating they came from a sample book (as usual), still Very Fine and scarce set, each with 1998 P.F. certificate

8,650
2,600
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126
P
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 126, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (112P2-122P2, 129P2), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (112P2-122P2, 129P2)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (112P2-122P2, 129P2). Complete set, each on original gray card backing, rich colors, Very Fine and choice set, only approximately 85 sets were produced

4,575
2,200
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127
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 127, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3, 133P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3, 133P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3, 133P3). Complete set with both 1c and both 15c, large margins, rich colors, few tiny flaws often associated with this fragile paper, still Very Fine and choice set, No. 133P3 with 1998 P.F. certificate (tiny tear)

1,305
750
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128
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 128, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3). Blocks of four, incl. both 15c, also two 24c with distinctly different vignette colors, large margins, bright colors, few small flaws as normally associated with this fragile paper

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE SET OF BLOCKS OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE PLATE PROOFS ON INDIA PAPER.

Each with 1998 P.F. certificate

6,085
3,250
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129
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 129, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4, 129P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4, 129P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4, 129P4). Complete set, large margins, brilliant colors, with original envelope in which they were sold, Very Fine and choice

1,015
600
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130
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 130, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4, 129P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4, 129P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4, 129P4). Complete set, large margins, radiant colors, Very Fine and choice

1,015
500
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131
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Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 131, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Inverts, Plate Proofs on Card (120aP4, 121aP4, 122aP4, 129aP4), 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Inverts, Plate Proofs on Card (120aP4, 121aP4, 122aP4, 129aP4)15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Inverts, Plate Proofs on Card (120aP4, 121aP4, 122aP4, 129aP4). Large margins all around, bright colors and detailed impressions

VERY FINE AND BEAUTIFUL SET OF 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE INVERT PLATE PROOFS. ONLY ONE SHEET OF 100 OF EACH WAS PRODUCED.

All known examples of these invert proofs come from the sheets in the Earl of Crawford collection. Each with 1998 P.F. certificate

11,000
9,500
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132
TC
Sale Number 1013, Lot Number 132, 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (123TC1-132TC1), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (123TC1-132TC1)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (123TC1-132TC1). Complete set (less the one newly-listed unique 90c color combination), large margins, deep rich colors

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF 1869 PICTORIAL ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PLATE PROOFS.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exhibition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 100 in each color was printed. Very few have been kept together as intact sets.

24,400
13,000
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