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

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

Category — Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1044
E
Sale 1026, Lot 1044, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.24c Black on Red Salmon Tinted Paper, 30c Black on Orange Surface Tinted Paper, Plate Essays (120-E2c, 121-E1p). Blocks of four of each, large margins, intense paper shades and crisp impressions, 24c with tiny ink spot, Very Fine pair of essay blocks, Scott Retail as singles

1,500
650
1045
E
Sale 1026, Lot 1045, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.24c Small Numeral, 30c Burgoyne, Plate and Die Essays (120-E2, 121-E1). Eight singles, including one each of 24c Nos. 120-E2c and 120-E2e on Salmon tinted and Dull Yellowish tinted papers respectively, single cut to stamp size of 30c large die essay No. 121-E1a in Black (tiny toning spots), four of 30c No. 121-E1p each on a different paper color, finally one of No. 121-E1s, red bands overprinted, all with large margins, fresh and Very Fine group of these distinctive essays, Scott Retail as full size die essay

2,150
950
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1046
E
Sale 1026, Lot 1046, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.30c Orange, Blue, Burgoyne Large Die Essay on India (121-E1a). Two, first 69 x 49mm with imprint at bottom, second 36 x 37mm and still affixed to card which has a thin spot at top, both with radiant color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as full size

1,600
450
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1047
E
Sale 1026, Lot 1047, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Two blocks of four and four singles, blocks in Dull Violet and Red Brown, singles in Blue (two), Orange Red and Red Brown, rich colors throughout, large margins, Extremely Fine group, Scott Retail as singles

3,300
1,100
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1048
E
Sale 1026, Lot 1048, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.[90c] Black, Vignette Only Plate Essay on Rough Pitted Thick Gray Paper (122-E4b). 20 x 24mm, cracking thru the vignette reinforced with archival paper and nicks at edges, not surprising for this delicate and unusual paper, still Fine appearing and extremely rare, this is the first example we have offered since the Finkelburg sale in 1999

500
850
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1049
E
Sale 1026, Lot 1049, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3). Four, including two in Blue, large margins with just one close on one side, couple typical India paper translucencies, overall Very Fine

840
170
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1050
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1050, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-12c, 24c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Large Die Proofs on India (112P1-117P1, 120P1-122P1). Lacking 15c, on approximately 154 x 223mm cards with full die sinkage, 24c and 90c hybrids as always, some toning and other small flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

7,450
1,700
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1051
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1051, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (112P1-122P1). Stamp size and mounted on 185 x 225mm gilt edged cards, originally from a sample book, rich colors, some minor card edge wear or light toning, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
850
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1052
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1052, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c Buff, Large Die Proof on India (112P1). On 139 x 164mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, Extremely Fine

750
325
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1053
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1053, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Small Die Proofs on Wove (112P2-122P2, 129P2). Complete set, each on original gray card backing, rich colors, 1c small surface scuff above design, 2c lightly toned, otherwise Very Fine, only approximately 85 sets were produced

4,575
1,900
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1054
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1054, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3). Complete set with both 15c types, brilliant colors, full to large margins throughout, only the 12c a bit close on one side, fresh and Very Fine set

1,205
550
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1055
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1055, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3). Complete set of eleven proofs, large margins, usual small imperfections often associated with this fragile paper, otherwise Very Fine set

1,205
500
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1056
P
1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India, Card (112P3-122P3, 112P4-122P4). Three sets on India and one on card, mostly large margins, some faults incl. soiling and few faded, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,300
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1057
Pbl
Sale 1026, Lot 1057, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-30c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-117P3, 120P3-121P3). Blocks of four, large margins, bright colors, 10c mounted on card, few trivial imperfections normally associated with this fragile paper, 24c some soiling, otherwise Very Fine

2,435
950
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1058
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1058, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-117P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4). Complete set of all denominations (15c Ty. III), large margins, brilliant colors, with original envelope in which they were sold, Very Fine and choice, also incl. two 3c Essays No. 114-E6d

1,015
800
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1059
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1059, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-117P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4). Complete set with two of the 15c value, both Ty. III and with different frame shades, large margins, close only at bottom of 90c and right of 3c, fresh colors, Very Fine set

1,295
700
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1060
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1060, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-117P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4). Nearly all large to huge margins, h.r., attractive colors, Very Fine set

1,015
600
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1061
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1061, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Large margins, 3c and 24c color slightly faded, 24c also has tiny thin and toned spot, Very Fine appearing set

1,015
425
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1062
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1062, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.2c Brown, Plate Proof on India (113P3). Two items, bottom margin strip of four with double plate no. 4 and arrow, large margins other sides, rich color, minor bend at top right and lightly creased between the pairs where once folded (most likely the whole sheet was folded in half prior to separating), also block of four in a distinctly different shade than the strip, clear to large margins, Very Fine and desirable, the strip is a rare position piece which originates from the bottom of the sheet of 300 and straddled the two panes of 150, Scott Retail with no premium for the strip format or the plate numbers

335
275
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1063
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1063, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Die Proof on India, Plate Proof on India (119P1, 119P3). Die proof off card, 60 x 73mm, wrinkling and India paper translucencies or thinning, plate proofs incl. horizontal pair and two singles, large margins, bright colors, Very Fine appearance

1,030
325
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1064
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1064, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (119P2a). 27 x 27mm, rich colors, Very Fine and choice, rare Small Die Proof issued for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, only 3-5 are believed to have been made, with 2009 P.F. certificate

2,000
1,800
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1065
P
Sale 1026, Lot 1065, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (119P2a). 28 x 27mm, fresh colors with less of the toning than usual for these, two small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, rare Small Die Proof issued for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, only 3-5 are believed to have been made, ex Coulter, with 1983 P.F. certificate

2,000
3,250
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1066
TC
Sale 1026, Lot 1066, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1c-12c Black, 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (123TC-128TC). Set of the single color proofs through the 12c in Black, full even margins, Very Fine, Scott assigns a premium for Black above the other single colors

1,050
425
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1067
TC
Sale 1026, Lot 1067, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (123TC/131TC). Ten, including two each of 1c, 15c and 24c, four of 30c, no duplication of colors, one 15c and one 30c with margins just in, rest ample to large margins, fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine

3,300
1,100
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1068
TC
Sale 1026, Lot 1068, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue, cont.90c 1869 Pictorial, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (132TC). Four different color combinations, large margins, one with suggestion of minor card thin, otherwise Extremely Fine

2,200
950
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