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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 (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1216
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1216, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 250P1, 253P1-261AP1, 263P1), 1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 250P1, 253P1-261AP1, 263P1)1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 250P1, 253P1-261AP1, 263P1). Set missing only the $2.00, die sunk on approximately 127 x 177mm cards with full die sinkage, except 50c and $5.00 mounted on cards, rich colors, 50c oxidized, some minor toning spots on a few, otherwise Very Fine and scarce group

4,775
1,300
1217
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1217, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-10c 1894 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 255P1, 257P1-258P1), 1c-10c 1894 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 255P1, 257P1-258P1)1c-10c 1894 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 255P1, 257P1-258P1). Two of 1c, one each of 5c, 8c and 10c, die sunk on approximately 153 x 200mm cards with full die sinkage, fresh colors, couple with trivial toned specks, Very Fine group

1,275
375
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1218
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1218, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2), 1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2)1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2). On original gray card backing, rich colors

VERY FINE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1894 ISSUE SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Even though 85 albums were produced this particular set is difficult to find -- outside of this sale we have offered only one other set since 1996.

3,535
2,400
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1219
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1219, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2), 1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2)1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2). Complete set of 13 proofs, each on original gray card backing, brilliant colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE COMPLETE SET OF 1894 BUREAU ISSUE SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Only 85 albums were produced

3,535
2,000
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1220
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1220, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2), 1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2)1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2). Complete set of 13 proofs, each on original gray card backing, bright colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE COMPLETE SET OF 1894 BUREAU ISSUE ROOSEVELT SMALL DIE PROOFS.

Only 85 albums were produced

3,535
2,000
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1221
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1221, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )2c Medium Deep Red, Ty. I, Large Die Essay on India (250-E7), 2c Medium Deep Red, Ty. I, Large Die Essay on India (250-E7)2c Medium Deep Red, Ty. I, Large Die Essay on India (250-E7). On 152 x 201mm card with full die sinkage, albino die imprint at bottom, rich color, fresh and Very Fine

1,000
200
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1222
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1222, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )4c 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 150 x 200mm card with full die sinkage, intense shade and impression, Very Fine

600
190
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1223
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1223, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )$5.00 Dark Green, Large Die Proof on India (263P1), $5.00 Dark Green, Large Die Proof on India (263P1)$5.00 Dark Green, Large Die Proof on India (263P1). Mounted on 151 x 201mm card, rich color, pencil notations on back, Very Fine

650
225
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1224
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1224, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )5c Dark Blue, Large Die Proof on Card (281P1), 5c Dark Blue, Large Die Proof on Card (281P1)5c Dark Blue, Large Die Proof on Card (281P1). Printed directly on 148 x 198mm card with full die sinkage, some areas of light toning along edges and on back, otherwise Very Fine

700
160
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1225
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1225, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8-293E7), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8-293E7)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8-293E7). On approximately 198 x 149mm cards with full die sinkage, 1c, 2c, 4c and 10c are hybrids, deep rich colors, fresh cards free of toning and bends

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND BEAUTIFUL SET OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI BI-COLOR DIE ESSAYS.

Only 166 sets were printed in these colors.

3,125
2,800
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1226
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1226, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2). Each on original gray card backing, rich colors

VERY FINE. A SCARCE SET OF THE 1898 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Approximately 85 sets were produced.

5,850
4,500
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1227
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1227, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1), 1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1)1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1). Die sunk on approximately 203 x 152mm cards with full die sinkage, blue control nos. on back, gorgeous colors, 5c with couple light adhesive spots far from die sunk area, fresh and Very Fine set of these beautiful bi-color commemorative proofs

3,450
1,300
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1228
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1228, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-10c Pan-American, Small Die Proofs on Wove (294P2-299P2), 1c-10c Pan-American, Small Die Proofs on Wove (294P2-299P2)1c-10c Pan-American, Small Die Proofs on Wove (294P2-299P2). Each on original gray card backing, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine set, approximately 85 sets were produced

3,450
2,800
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1229
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1229, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-10c Pan-American, Small Die Proofs on Wove (294P2-299P2), 1c-10c Pan-American, Small Die Proofs on Wove (294P2-299P2)1c-10c Pan-American, Small Die Proofs on Wove (294P2-299P2). Complete set from Roosevelt presentation album, the gray page reduced and cut into three pieces with two proofs each, 2c and 8c piece with "1900" label in center, Very Fine, a fresh set which can be displayed in an album or on a page much more easily in this format, only 85 were produced

3,450
2,000
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1230
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1230, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )5c Pan-American, Small Die Proof (297P2), 5c Pan-American, Small Die Proof (297P2)5c Pan-American, Small Die Proof (297P2). On split gray card from a Roosevelt album, Very Fine, only 85 issued

575
160
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1231
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1231, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )10c Pan-American, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (299P2a), 10c Pan-American, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (299P2a)10c Pan-American, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (299P2a). 30 x 23mm, rich color on paper without the toning often encountered, Extremely Fine, a rare proof, only three to five believed to have been produced, with 2004 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,600
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1232
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1232, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (300P2-313P2), 1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (300P2-313P2)1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (300P2-313P2). Complete set, rich colors, each on original gray card backing cut a bit larger than usual

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF 1902 ISSUE SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Only 85 presentation albums were prepared.

4,275
2,600
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1233
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1233, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-10c Louisiana Purchase, Large Die Proofs on India (323P1-327P1), 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase, Large Die Proofs on India (323P1-327P1)1c-10c Louisiana Purchase, Large Die Proofs on India (323P1-327P1). Complete set, die sunk on approximately 194 x 148mm cards with full die sinkage, spectacular colors, blue control numbers on back, trivial toning specks on 5c and 10c are barely noticeable

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SET OF LARGE DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1904 LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE.

Very few sets are known -- we are aware of perhaps one other complete, full size set and we have not offered one since our 1982 Rarities of the World sale. This set is fresh and highly exhibitable.

Ex Livingston.

7,000
4,750
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1234
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1234, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )1c-10c Louisiana Purchase, Small Die Proofs on Wove (323P2-327P2), 1c-10c Louisiana Purchase, Small Die Proofs on Wove (323P2-327P2)1c-10c Louisiana Purchase, Small Die Proofs on Wove (323P2-327P2). Complete set, each on original gray card backing, spectacular fresh colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL COMPLETE SET OF ROOSEVELT ALBUM SMALL DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1904 LOUISIANA PURCHASE ISSUE. THIS ISSUE IS MUCH RARER THAN ROOSEVELT PROOFS FOR THE EARLIER ISSUES.

In 1903, 85 Roosevelt presentation albums were prepared. The Louisiana Purchase Issue was not released until 1904 and so was not included in the initial album production. Several years after the albums were produced, ten were updated with stamp issues that came after 1903. Therefore, Roosevelt proofs of post-1903 issues are more than eight times rarer than proofs of the earlier issues. A Power Search review revealed that this is the first complete set we have offered since our 1978 Rarities of the World sale

3,750
7,000
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1235
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1235, Essays and Proofs (1894 Bureau Issue thru Louisiana Purchase )3c Minerva, Harris Automatic Press Company Offset Essay on Hard White Wove Paper (Brazer 385-E2b, TD29), 3c Minerva, Harris Automatic Press Company Offset Essay on Hard White Wove Paper (Brazer 385-E2b, TD29)3c Minerva, Harris Automatic Press Company Offset Essay on Hard White Wove Paper (Brazer 385-E2b, TD29). Horizontal pair, large margins, Very Fine, scarce, Harris installed one of their presses in the BEP to demonstrate production of stamps by the offset method, the design was taken from the 2c 1903 Issue, the presses were not adopted at that time but were used for printing some Revenue stamps, particularly Tax Paids

1,200
450
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