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Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1069
E
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1069, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens10c Ultramarine, Jefferson Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a), 10c Ultramarine, Jefferson Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a)10c Ultramarine, Jefferson Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a). On 152 x 227mm card with full die sinkage, radiant color, Very Fine

750
750
1070
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1070, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on Card (145P1-146P1, 148P1-155P1), 1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on Card (145P1-146P1, 148P1-155P1)1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on Card (145P1-146P1, 148P1-155P1). On approximately 152 x 224mm cards with full die sinkage, lacking 3c to be complete, few flaws incl. toned spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

3,350
1,300
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1071
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1071, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens24c Purple, Violet, Large Die Proof on India (153P1, 164P1), 24c Purple, Violet, Large Die Proof on India (153P1, 164P1)24c Purple, Violet, Large Die Proof on India (153P1, 164P1). Each on 87 x 106mm card with full die sinkage, fresh and Very Fine, interesting and useful contrast of the two colors

700
425
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1072
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1072, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens7c Orange Vermilion, 12c Blackish Violet, Large Die Proofs on India (160P1, 162P1), 7c Orange Vermilion, 12c Blackish Violet, Large Die Proofs on India (160P1, 162P1)7c Orange Vermilion, 12c Blackish Violet, Large Die Proofs on India (160P1, 162P1). On approximately 83 x 93mm cards with full die sinkage, fresh and Very Fine

450
250
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1073
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1073, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4, 220P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4, 220P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4, 220P4-229P4). Large margins throughout, brilliant colors, fresh and Very Fine

620
300
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1074
P
1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Complete set, mounted and framed with "American Bank Note Co." label at bottom, originates from an officer of the Canadian Bank Note Company and hung in his office for many years, as such the colors are a bit faded, still an interesting set

E. 200-300
750
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1075
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1075, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens4c Dark Brown, Large Die Proof on India (254P1), 4c Dark Brown, Large Die Proof on India (254P1)4c Dark Brown, Large Die Proof on India (254P1). On 114 x 120mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice

450
190
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1076
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1076, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens50c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (260P1), 50c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (260P1)50c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (260P1). On 68 x 68mm card with full die sinkage, some oxidation, otherwise Very Fine

450
190
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1077
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1077, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens$1.00-$5.00 1894 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (261AP1-263P1), $1.00-$5.00 1894 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (261AP1-263P1)$1.00-$5.00 1894 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (261AP1-263P1). All three of the dollar values, die sunk on approximately 148 x 197mm card with full die sinkage, couple minor toned spots on $1.00 and $2.00 cards far from the India paper, Very Fine and desirable group of these high denomination die proofs, an article by Lewis Kaufman in the Philatelic Foundation's Opinions VII explains the unusual nature of the $1.00 die proof in this set, which while listed in Scott as Type II, is actually not Type I or Type II as on the issued $1.00 stamps, but is more akin to the Type II of the 10c 1899 issue

1,500
900
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1078
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1078, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens$1.00-$5.00 1894 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (261AP1-263P1), $1.00-$5.00 1894 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (261AP1-263P1)$1.00-$5.00 1894 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (261AP1-263P1). All three of the dollar values, on approximately 103 x 119mm cards with full die sinkage, couple minor toned spots on $1.00, Very Fine and desirable group, an article by Lewis Kaufman in the Philatelic Foundation's Opinions VII explains the unusual nature of the $1.00 Large Die Proof in this set, which while listed in Scott as Type II, is actually not Type I or Type II as on the issued $1.00 stamps, but is more akin to the Type II of the 10c 1899 issue

1,500
750
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1079
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1079, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens2c Lincoln, Large Die Proof (367P1), 2c Lincoln, Large Die Proof (367P1)2c Lincoln, Large Die Proof (367P1). On 152 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, blue control no. 329544 on back, Very Fine

1,100
1,200
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1080
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1080, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens2c Lincoln, Large Die Proof on Wove (367P1 var), 2c Lincoln, Large Die Proof on Wove (367P1 var)2c Lincoln, Large Die Proof on Wove (367P1 var). 76 x 97mm and with blue control no. 361791 at bottom, rich color, Very Fine, reportedly unique, apparently one of each commemorative from the Trans-Mississippi Issue thru 1934 was prepared for Hugh M. Southgate, ex Southgate, Livingston and Ainsworth

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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1081
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1081, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens2c Vermont Sesquicentennial, Large Die Proof on India (643P1), 2c Vermont Sesquicentennial, Large Die Proof on India (643P1)2c Vermont Sesquicentennial, Large Die Proof on India (643P1). On 152 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice

800
475
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1082
E
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1082, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens2c Ohio River Canalization, Essays (681-E), 2c Ohio River Canalization, Essays (681-E)2c Ohio River Canalization, Essays (681-E). Three items, incl. 30 x 33mm piece of leather with reverse impression, also photo essay and issued stamp, first with small scuff, still Very Fine, unique, ex President Roosevelt and Livingston

E. 200-300
375
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1083
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1083, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens10c Blue, Special Delivery, Large Die Proof on India (E4P1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Large Die Proof on India (E4P1)10c Blue, Special Delivery, Large Die Proof on India (E4P1). On 201 x 152mm card with full die sinkage, card with few trivial toned specks, Very Fine

500
250
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1084
TC
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1084, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens1913, Western Union Telegraph, Large Die Proofs (16T44TC1a, 16T44TC1d), 1913, Western Union Telegraph, Large Die Proofs (16T44TC1a, 16T44TC1d)1913, Western Union Telegraph, Large Die Proofs (16T44TC1a, 16T44TC1d). Three, two on India and one printed directly on card, approximately 113 x 122mm with full die sinkage, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 300-400
225
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1085
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1085, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, SpecimensPlate Proofs on Card, Envelopes, Plate Proofs on Card, EnvelopesPlate Proofs on Card, Envelopes. Eight envelopes which originally contained card proofs for reproductions and re-issues (no proofs enclosed), including 1847, 1869, 1870 (three), 1890, 1893 and Postage Due issues, one 1870 a bit worn, Very Fine group of envelopes which are far scarcer today than the proofs they once contained

E. 300-400
1,400
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1086
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1086, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, SpecimensPlate Proofs on Card, Envelopes, Officials, Plate Proofs on Card, Envelopes, OfficialsPlate Proofs on Card, Envelopes, Officials. Twelve envelopes which originally contained card proofs for Official and Newspaper stamps (no proofs enclosed), including all Departments less Post Office plus an extra Interior, also a smaller format envelope for Agriculture labeled "India Proof Specimens", Newspapers labeled 1865 and 1874, a couple Departments with small flaws and both Newspaper envelopes faulty, most are fresh and Very Fine, these are far scarcer today than the proofs they once contained

E. 300-400
800
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1087
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1087, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, SpecimensNational and American Bank Note Company, Stock Engravings, Large Die Proofs, National and American Bank Note Company, Stock Engravings, Large Die ProofsNational and American Bank Note Company, Stock Engravings, Large Die Proofs. A fascinating collection of more than 110 large die proofs, each fully die sunk and apparently full size, a vast array of themes and designs including allegorical, agricultural, mining, maritime, railroad, hunting, architecture, General Washington, American flag, a wide range of animals including eagles, Mexican and South American themes, many others, some of the designs were used on various security printing products, others were used in publishing and some appear to be portraits engraved to order, no U.S. postage stamp designs but does include a booklet with seven ABN Co. sample stamp designs, about half are affected by foxing but many are fresh and pristine, a wonderful and rare group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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1088
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1088, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, SpecimensGeorge Washington, Banknote Company Proofs, George Washington, Banknote Company ProofsGeorge Washington, Banknote Company Proofs. Approximately 17 engravings of Washington or scenes involving Washington, from companies including Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson to American Banknote, most are affixed to and cut out from numbered Bank Note company file folders (a couple on complete file folders), portraits include a fascinating variety of poses, styles and sizes with almost no duplication, scenes include storming Stony Point, signing of the Declaration of Independence, first reading of the Declaration with Jefferson, Franklin and Adams (without Washington), also one of Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, Very Fine and fascinating group

E. 400-500
1,000
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1089
P
Security Banknote Co. Sample Books. Two items, first is 1936 book containing 60 pages of sample engravings, label in front specifies which types of engravings may and may not be used for the New York Stock Exchange, wide range of designs from allegorical to industry to animals, a couple of pages with engravings cut out, Very Fine, second item is color sample book containing 46 elaborate lathe-work engravings of "Columbia", each a different color, some staining on a few, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
650
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1090
P
Columbian Banknote Co. Sample Book. Small bound book titled "Specimen Border Colors Steel Engraved Securities, Columbian Banknote Company", containing 23 engraved color proofs of George Washington, each in a different color, design in the style of a currency note, Very Fine

E. 150-200
275
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1091
E
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1091, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, SpecimensEssay for S.S. Adriatic on India, Essay for S.S. Adriatic on IndiaEssay for S.S. Adriatic on India. Die sunk on 183 x 126mm card, showing full die sinkage, National Bank Note Co. embossed seal at bottom, toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and interesting collateral item, also accompanied by four stamps of Peru and some stamps of Hawaii using a similar ship design, ex Finkelburg

E. 400-500
375
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1092
P
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1092, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, SpecimensLarge Die Proof Balance, Large Die Proof BalanceLarge Die Proof Balance. Three items, No. 78P1 hybrid large die proof on India paper, cut to stamp size and affixed to larger piece of India paper (slight toning on this piece), die sunk on 146 x 225mm card, No. 247P1 large die proof on India, fully die sunk on 147 x 192mm card, small edge tear and minor soiling, last is No. E2P1 hybrid large die proof on India paper, affixed to larger piece of India and die sunk on 215 x 140mm card, Fine group

E. 500-750
325
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1093
P
Proof and Eclectic Balance. Several dozen items including cardboard proofs of 1857 and 1861 issues, latter missing the 2c and 15c values, dozen or so Postage Due Plate Proofs or Trial Color Proofs, few Officials proofs, group of 1860's cardboard proofs for Treasury interest coupons, group of obsolete Banknotes (some issued but mostly faulty), few others, mixed condition

E. 300-400
700
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1094
E
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1094, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, SpecimensEssays and Proofs Balance, Essays and Proofs BalanceEssays and Proofs Balance. 38 items, incl. 42P4 right sheet margin vertical pair, 79-E25h block of ten, 79-E25j (4), 79-E30l, 79-E30n, some Official plate proofs on card, few Black Jacks, few Bank Notes, 218P2, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
700
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1095
S
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1095, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens3c Rose, Brown Red, 24c Lilac, Specimen and Control No. Ovpts. (65SB, 65SJ, 78SB), 3c Rose, Brown Red, 24c Lilac, Specimen and Control No. Ovpts. (65SB, 65SJ, 78SB)3c Rose, Brown Red, 24c Lilac, Specimen and Control No. Ovpts. (65SB, 65SJ, 78SB). Original gum (first two disturbed), the two Specimen overprints with perfs that touch or cut in, with 1987 and 1985 P.F. certificates respectively, the 3c Control No. Overprint with attractive margins and centering, Very Fine and scarce with only 33 examples recorded including those contained in blocks

545
475
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1096
S
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1096, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens3c Rose, Specimen Ovpt. (65SB), 3c Rose, Specimen Ovpt. (65SB)3c Rose, Specimen Ovpt. (65SB). Horizontal strip of three with part imprint and full "No. 11 Plate" bottom selvage, original gum, rich color, somewhat off-center, still attractive and desirable piece for the specialist, only 15 sheets of 100 were overprinted, Scott Retail as three singles with no premium for the imprint and plate. no.

360
800
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1097
S
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1097, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens24c-90c 1861-66 Specimen Ovpts. (71SB-72SB, 78SB), 24c-90c 1861-66 Specimen Ovpts. (71SB-72SB, 78SB)24c-90c 1861-66 Specimen Ovpts. (71SB-72SB, 78SB). Original gum, 30c Mint N.H., other two slightly disturbed, nicely centered, the 90c with wide margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, only 1,300 to 1,400 of each were overprinted, Scott Retail with 30c as hinged

440
500
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1098
S
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1098, Essays and Proofs: Bank Note Issues thru Groups, Specimens24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. (78SB), 24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. (78SB)24c Lilac, Specimen Ovpt. (78SB). Large part original gum, unusually choice centering and wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, difficult to find this nice, only 1,300 issued, with 1984 P.F. certificate

200
800
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