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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 (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1189
 
American Bank Note Company Contract for 1890 Issue. Ribbon bound manila folder entitled "Contract for furnishing Adhesive Postage Stamps. January 1, 1890, to December 31, 1893", containing the P.O. Dept. specifications for the 1890 Issue and the executed detailed contract between American Bank Note Co. and the Postmaster General, signed by James McDonough, John Wanamaker and several others, few pages have some toning and one with a tear, an important historical document which is the culmination of a fascinating bid process during which Charles Steel was initially the lowest bidder but was paid off by ABNCo. to "lose" the contract, the contract was then re-bid and awarded to ABNCo. also incl. few single page original documents between ABNCo. and Canadian P.M.G.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
1190
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1190, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)2c, 5c, 6c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Stamp Paper (220TC, 223TC, 224TC), 2c, 5c, 6c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Stamp Paper (220TC, 223TC, 224TC)2c, 5c, 6c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Stamp Paper (220TC, 223TC, 224TC). Horizontal pair of each, also two singles of 6c in different colors, pairs original gum, 5c h.r., singles unused (no gum), large margins to full, Very Fine, 2c and 5c with 1980's P.F. certificates, the former as Mint N.H.

E. 200-300
180
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1191
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1191, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)6c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (224TC5), 6c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (224TC5)6c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (224TC5). Six original gum vertical or horizontal pairs, all different colors, couple with slight offset on gum, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,440
275
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1192
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1192, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)1c Ultramarine, 10c Green, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1, 226P1), 1c Ultramarine, 10c Green, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1, 226P1)1c Ultramarine, 10c Green, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1, 226P1). 1c is a hybrid, cut to shape and mounted on India which is die sunk on 142 x 225mm card, bright color, 10c die sunk on 150 x 226mm card with full die sinkage, fresh, Very Fine pair

450
225
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1193
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1193, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2). Each adhering to original gray card backing cut to outside the margins of the proofs, rich colors, lacking only the 2c Lake to be complete, 6c with small corner thin, overall fresh and Very Fine

2,090
800
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1194
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1194, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2). Removed from original gray card backing, lacking only the 2c Lake to be complete, bright colors, some minor thinning from card removal, otherwise Very Fine

2,090
450
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1195
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1195, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (219P3-229P3), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (219P3-229P3)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (219P3-229P3). Full to large margins, bright colors, also 1c, 4c (corner margin block of four), 10c and 90c plate proofs on card, couple typical India paper flaws, Very Fine group

860
325
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1196
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1196, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India or Card (219P3/229P4), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India or Card (219P3/229P4)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India or Card (219P3/229P4). No. 220 pair, 30c and 90c on card, others on India (incl. 219DP3), large margins, few trivial paper imperfections as usually seen on this fragile paper, Very Fine

879
200
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1197
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1197, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). Ample to huge margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

785
250
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1198
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1198, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). Blocks of four, complete incl. the scarcer No. 219DP4, plus extra blocks of eight of 5c and 6c, beautiful colors and large margins throughout, fresh and Extremely Fine set

3,210
1,700
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1199
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1199, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)2c Lake, Plate Proof on Card (219DP4), 2c Lake, Plate Proof on Card (219DP4)2c Lake, Plate Proof on Card (219DP4). Bottom imprint, plate no. 19 and letter "D" block of 12, deep rich color, large margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a scarce proof plate block

3,250
2,400
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1200
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1200, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)2c Carmine, Plate Proof on Card (220P4), 2c Carmine, Plate Proof on Card (220P4)2c Carmine, Plate Proof on Card (220P4). Top imprint, plate no. 214 and letter "O O" block of 12, vivid color, large margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a scarce proof plate block

2,500
1,300
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1201
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1201, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)6c Red Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (224P2a), 6c Red Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (224P2a)6c Red Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (224P2a). Rich color, fresh and Very Fine

1,100
375
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1202
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1202, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Complete set, full to large margins, bright colors, couple tiny stains on 8c and 10c, otherwise Very Fine

2,110
900
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1203
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1203, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)1c Columbian, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (230P1 var), 1c Columbian, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (230P1 var)1c Columbian, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (230P1 var). 145 x 177, with American Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom, rich color, minor soiling, still Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal

700
160
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1204
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1204, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)4c 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). 90 x 76mm with full die sinkage, in the Dim Dusky Blue Green family, small adherence on design at lower right, still Very Fine

800
425
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1205
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1205, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)5c Dark Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (234TC1), 5c Dark Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (234TC1)5c Dark Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (234TC1). On 102 x 106mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, card with diagonal crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance

850
425
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1206
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1206, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)5c Deep Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (234TC1ak), 5c Deep Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (234TC1ak)5c Deep Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (234TC1ak). On 81 x 67mm card with full die sinkage and die imprint, brilliant color, Very Fine

850
425
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1207
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1207, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)5c Dark Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1de), 5c Dark Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1de)5c Dark Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1de). 115 x 85mm with full die sinkage and die imprint, rich color, Very Fine

850
425
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1208
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1208, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)5c Rose Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1df), 5c Rose Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1df)5c Rose Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1df). 78 x 67mm with full die sinkage and die imprint, rich color, Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate

850
475
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1209
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1209, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)5c Deep Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1d var), 5c Deep Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1d var)5c Deep Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1d var). 78 x 68mm with full die sinkage and die imprint, rich color, Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate, this color unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as listed colors

850
450
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1210
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1210, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)5c Bright Rose Red, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1d var), 5c Bright Rose Red, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1d var)5c Bright Rose Red, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1d var). 78 x 68mm with full die sinkage and die imprint, radiant color and detailed impression, Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate, this color unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as listed color

850
450
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1211
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1211, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)8c-10c Columbian, Large Die Proofs (236P1-237P1), 8c-10c Columbian, Large Die Proofs (236P1-237P1)8c-10c Columbian, Large Die Proofs (236P1-237P1). Both approximately 216 x 141mm and printed directly on cards, imprints at bottom, couple minor corner dings and 8c with 7mm tear at left of card, otherwise Very Fine

1,400
225
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1212
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1212, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)10c Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (237P4), 10c Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (237P4)10c Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (237P4). Top imprint, plate no. 100 and letter "Y" block of eight, large margins all around, gorgeous color and impression, Extremely Fine, a beautiful proof plate block

1,050
1,300
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1213
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1213, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)15c Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (238P4), 15c Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (238P4)15c Columbian, Plate Proof on Card (238P4). Top imprint, plate no. 58 and letter "M" block of eight, spectacular color, full to large margins, Very Fine, much scarcer as a plate block on card than on India

2,500
1,500
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1214
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1214, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)$3.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on India (243P3), $3.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on India (243P3)$3.00 Columbian, Plate Proof on India (243P3). Block of four, large even margins, vivid color, Very Fine

1,200
600
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1215
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1215, Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)1893 Columbian Issue, Plate Proof Balance, 1893 Columbian Issue, Plate Proof Balance1893 Columbian Issue, Plate Proof Balance. Block of six of 6c on India, singles of 8c on India, two 30c in different shades on card and $2.00 on card, Very Fine

815
325
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