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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1044
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1044, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)Toppan Carpenter & Co., 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Schernikow Die Essays, Toppan Carpenter & Co., 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Schernikow Die EssaysToppan Carpenter & Co., 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Schernikow Die Essays. Approximately 47 essays from the 1903 emission, primarily on proof paper with a few on green bond, pink pelure or card, including 17 of the 1c designs (63-E1a thru 63-E9j), two of the 3c designs (11-E17c, 11-E17d), ten of the 5c designs (67-E1b thru 67-E3a), six of the 12c designs (69-E1b thru 69-E3a), one of the 24 designs (70-E3d) and ten of the 90c designs (72-E1a thru 72-E3a), Very Fine group, Scott Retail approximately

5,090
3,250
1045
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1045, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c-24c 1861 First Designs and Regular Issue, Small Die Essays on Wove (65-E15d, 69-E6b, 63P2, 65P2, 78P2), 1c-24c 1861 First Designs and Regular Issue, Small Die Essays on Wove (65-E15d, 69-E6b, 63P2, 65P2, 78P2)1c-24c 1861 First Designs and Regular Issue, Small Die Essays on Wove (65-E15d, 69-E6b, 63P2, 65P2, 78P2). Group of five proofs from a Roosevelt presentation album, 3c and 12c First Designs, 1c, 3c and 24c Regular Issues, each on original gray card backing, fresh colors, 1c with tiny toned spot at top, Very Fine group

1,600
500
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1046
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1046, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)3c, 5c and 12c 1861 First Designs, Small Die Essays on Wove (65-E15d, 67-E9b, 69-E6b), 3c, 5c and 12c 1861 First Designs, Small Die Essays on Wove (65-E15d, 67-E9b, 69-E6b)3c, 5c and 12c 1861 First Designs, Small Die Essays on Wove (65-E15d, 67-E9b, 69-E6b). From the Roosevelt albums (formerly 56P2, 57P2, 59P2), without gray card backing, brilliant colors, Extremely Fine, probably remainders which were never in a book, as the removal of these from the gray card backings is difficult and invariably results in thins or other flaws

1,000
375
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1047
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1047, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c First Design, Plate Essay on India (63-E11c), 1c First Design, Plate Essay on India (63-E11c)1c First Design, Plate Essay on India (63-E11c). Three, two in Indigo and one in Ultramarine, intense colors which wonderfully contrast, full margins, one Indigo with typical India paper translucency, Very Fine trio

900
375
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1048
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1048, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)3c Red, First Design, Plate Essay on Semi-Transparent Gummed Stamp Paper (65-E15g, formerly 56aP4), 3c Red, First Design, Plate Essay on Semi-Transparent Gummed Stamp Paper (65-E15g, formerly 56aP4)3c Red, First Design, Plate Essay on Semi-Transparent Gummed Stamp Paper (65-E15g, formerly 56aP4). Single, approximately half of the original gum remaining, large margins, deep color with hint of oxidation, Very Fine, Scott Retail as half a pair

875
200
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1049
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1049, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)5c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (67-E9a; formerly 57TC1), 5c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (67-E9a; formerly 57TC1)5c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (67-E9a; formerly 57TC1). Die sunk on 140 x 229mm card with full die sinkage, "442" and imprint at bottom, from a salesman's book and retaining the original binding and tissue paper interleaving, some overall toning incl. in the design, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, this is the first we have offered in this full size since before 1999

2,500
550
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1050
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1050, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)10c Dark Green, First Design, Plate Proof on India (62BP3), 10c Dark Green, First Design, Plate Proof on India (62BP3)10c Dark Green, First Design, Plate Proof on India (62BP3). Large margins, rich color, faint India paper translucencies as often encountered, otherwise Very Fine

375
100
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1051
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1051, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)10c Dark Green, First Design, Plate Proof on India (62BP3), 10c Dark Green, First Design, Plate Proof on India (62BP3)10c Dark Green, First Design, Plate Proof on India (62BP3). Large margins to full incl. sheet margin at right, intense color on bright paper, Very Fine

375
150
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1052
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1052, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)12c Scarlet, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a; formerly 59TC1), 12c Scarlet, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a; formerly 59TC1)12c Scarlet, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a; formerly 59TC1). Die sunk on 140 x 229mm card with full die sinkage, "444" and imprint at bottom, from a salesman's book and retaining the original binding and tissue paper interleaving, brilliant color, some minor toning spots do not affect the design, Very Fine and rare, this is the first we have offered in this color since the Finkelburg sale in 1999 and that example was cut down nearly to stamp size

2,500
1,300
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1053
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1053, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)12c Black, First Design, Plate Essay on India (69-E6d; formerly 59P3), 12c Black, First Design, Plate Essay on India (69-E6d; formerly 59P3)12c Black, First Design, Plate Essay on India (69-E6d; formerly 59P3). Pair and single, full to large margins, deep shades, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,050
425
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1054
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1054, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1), 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1)30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1). Die sunk on 150 x 220mm card with full die sinkage, intense shade, Very Fine, scarce, ex Lake Shore

1,750
500
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1055
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1055, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1), 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1)30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a; formerly 61TC1). Die sunk on 140 x 229mm card with full die sinkage, "446" and imprint at bottom, from a salesman's book and retaining the original binding and tissue paper interleaving, minor toned spots outside of die sinkage area and at edges of card, otherwise Very Fine, scarce

1,750
550
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1056
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1056, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)90c Black, First Design, Large Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62TC1), 90c Black, First Design, Large Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62TC1)90c Black, First Design, Large Die Essay on India (72-E7b; formerly 62TC1). Die sunk on 140 x 229mm card with full die sinkage, "447" and imprint at bottom, layout lines around the design, from a salesman's book and retaining the original binding and tissue paper interleaving, toned spots fall outside of die sinkage area, Very Fine appearance, a rare "Premiere Gravure" die essay in Black, the Finkelburg collection contained only a cut down hybrid, and the example in the Brazer sale was defective, the Lake Shore collection did not contain an example (it had a No. 72 trial color proof misidentified as 72-E7b)

1,750
900
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1057
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1057, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (63P1/77P1), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (63P1/77P1)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (63P1/77P1). Eight proofs, missing only the 2c and 24c values for completion, die sunk on approximately 144 x 224mm cards with full die sinkage (30c 152 x 199mm), many with binding from salesman's book at side, only the 1c with tiny toned spot well away from die sunk area

VERY FINE GROUP OF LARGE DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1861-66 ISSUE. PERFECT FOR EXHIBITION.

The 30c with 1984 P.F. certificate

6,150
2,800
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1058
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1058, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c-24c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 77P3, 78P3), 1c-24c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 77P3, 78P3)1c-24c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 77P3, 78P3). Blocks of four of 1c, 3c, 15c and 24c, 3c still affixed to original card, vivid colors, large margins with just the 24c close at lower left, fresh and Very Fine, 24c with 1989 A.P.S. certificate

1,475
425
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1059
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1059, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/77P4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/77P4)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/77P4). Complete for all Scott-listed items less the scarcer 24c Red Lilac, large margins, fresh colors, Very Fine

1,525
450
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1060
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1060, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/77P4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/77P4)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/77P4). Nine, lacking only the scarce 24c Red Lilac and 15c to be complete, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine

525
225
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1061
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1061, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c-24c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proof Balance, 1c-24c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proof Balance1c-24c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proof Balance. Ten plate proofs, incl. two 1c, 10c and 12c on India, 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 15c and 24c on card, bright colors, Very Fine

610
250
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1062
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1062, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1a), 1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1a)1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1a). Die sunk on 68 x 100mm card with full die sinkage, intense shade, minor toned spot on card, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare large die trial color proof of the 1c with full die sinkage, Don Evans notes in his book on the 1c Franklin that he has no records of a full large die trial color proof, we have sold only one other die sunk example, which was ex Finkelburg and Lake Shore, with 1999 P.F. certificate

2,500
900
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1063
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1063, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1a), 1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1a)1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1a). 57 x 56mm, off card, beautifully detailed impression and deep shade, inconsequential translucency in top left corner far from design, Very Fine, a rare large die trial color proof of the 1c, the proof offered in the previous lot and the ex Finkelburg and Lake Shore example are the only two we have sold that were die sunk, Scott Retail as die sunk

2,500
350
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1064
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1064, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1), 1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1)1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1). Die sunk on 154 x 223mm card, "National Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint and faint "440" die no., Very Fine

700
300
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1065
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1065, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (63P1 var), 1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (63P1 var)1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (63P1 var). Mounted on 150 x 224mm card with red "Specimen" overprint across stamp and full imprint at bottom, gorgeous fresh color, small hint of a short bend at far bottom of card, Extremely Fine example of this desirable proof variety, with 1985 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as normal $700.00

E. 750-1,000
950
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1066
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1066, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (63P3), 1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (63P3)1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (63P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 block of twelve, large margins, fresh and bright color, pencil notations in margin on back do not show through on an album page, Extremely Fine, a beautiful proof plate block which is the largest we found in a Power Search review, Scott Retail as plate block of eight and four singles

1,720
1,200
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1067
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1067, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)American Bank Note Co., Die Essay on India, American Bank Note Co., Die Essay on IndiaAmerican Bank Note Co., Die Essay on India. Dark Green essay on 59 x 70mm card with full die sinkage, corners with "A/B/N/C" in place of denominations, design similar to 65-E7, Very Fine and a most attractive essay, unlisted in Scott

E. 300-400
325
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1068
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1068, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)3c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1a), 3c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1a)3c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1a). Die sunk on 152 x 225mm card with full die sinkage, imprint and die no. at bottom, Very Fine, lovely trial color proof

2,500
1,100
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1069
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1069, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)3c Dark Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1a), 3c Dark Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1a)3c Dark Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1a). Die sunk on 143 x 225mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom printed in black, deep rich color, Very Fine, scarce and attractive trial color proof

2,500
650
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1070
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1070, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)10c Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1a), 10c Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1a)10c Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1a). Die sunk on 154 x 225mm card with full die sinkage, faint "443" and imprint at bottom, Very Fine, a rare trial color proof, a Power Search review failed to find another in this color

2,500
2,000
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1071
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1071, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)12c Black, Large Die Proof on India (69P1), 12c Black, Large Die Proof on India (69P1)12c Black, Large Die Proof on India (69P1). On 152 x 224mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, fresh color and free of toning and creases, Extremely Fine

700
325
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1072
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1072, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)24c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (70TC1a), 24c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (70TC1a)24c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (70TC1a). Die sunk on 144 x 225mm card with full die sinkage, spectacular color, binding from salesman's book at left, Very Fine

2,500
550
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1073
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1073, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (71P1), 30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (71P1)30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (71P1). On 66 x 78mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, card with minor toning at lower right, still Very Fine

500
130
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1074
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1074, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (71P1 var), 30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (71P1 var)30c Orange, Large Die Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (71P1 var). Mounted on 142 x 224mm card with blue "Specimen" overprint across stamp and full imprint at bottom, vibrant color, binding from salesman's book at left, Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal $500.00

E. 500-750
550
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1075
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1075, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (71P3), 30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (71P3)30c Orange, Plate Proof on India (71P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 7 block of eight, full margins to clear, bright color with just a hint of oxidation in letters and numerals at top of top row, Very Fine, a scarce proof plate block, we have not offered another since the 1999 Finkelburg sale

1,000
550
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1076
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1076, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)2c Dull Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (73TC3), 2c Dull Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (73TC3)2c Dull Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (73TC3). Horizontal pair, bright color, clear to full margins, single small translucency, otherwise Very Fine

500
170
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1077
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1077, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)2c Black, Die II, Small Die Proof on Wove (73P2), 2c Black, Die II, Small Die Proof on Wove (73P2)2c Black, Die II, Small Die Proof on Wove (73P2). From a Roosevelt presentation album, affixed to original card backing, Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,300
475
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1078
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1078, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)3c Scarlet, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (74TC3), 3c Scarlet, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (74TC3)3c Scarlet, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (74TC3). Block of four, pair and single, all have bright color, large margins, block shows layout lines near bottom, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

800
400
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1079
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1079, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1), 5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1)5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1). Die sunk on 152 x 229mm card, "National Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint and "442" die no., deep rich color, Extremely Fine

700
250
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1080
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1080, Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue)5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1), 5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1)5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1). Die sunk on 147 x 227mm card, "National Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint and faint "442" die no., minor corner bends, otherwise Very Fine

700
160
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