Sale 1048 — 2013 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 25 June, 2013

Category — Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.

Lot
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140
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Sale 1048, Lot 140, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.15c Dark Blue, Die Essay on Light Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 10 Underprint (129-E9). 28 x 28mm, horizontal underprint, deep rich colors, tiny translucency at top, appears Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford and Kuphal, the Scott listings for Nos. 129-E4, 129-E5 and 129-E9 are inconsistent and should be revised, the first two are the same underprint (Brazer and Rose Type 11) and differ only in horizontal vs. vertical orientation and intensity of the shade -- as such they should be combined into one listing as is done with other types, for No. 129-E9 (lots 140-142), Scott lists neither the underprint type (it is Brazer and Rose Type 10) nor two of the known vignette colors, it should be changed back to No. 129-E4, which was at one time its Scott designation

3,500
1,600
141
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Sale 1048, Lot 141, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.15c Orange Brown, Die Essay on Light Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 10 Underprint (129-E9). 30 x 30mm, vertical underprint, spectacular colors, Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford, the Scott listings for Nos. 129-E4, 129-E5 and 129-E9 are inconsistent and should be revised, the first two are the same underprint (Brazer and Rose Type 11) and differ only in horizontal vs. vertical orientation and intensity of the shade -- as such they should be combined into one listing as is done with other types, for No. 129-E9 (lots 140-142), Scott lists neither the underprint type (it is Brazer and Rose Type 10) nor two of the known vignette colors, it should be changed back to No. 129-E4, which was at one time its Scott designation

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142
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Sale 1048, Lot 142, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.15c Blue Green, Die Essay on Light Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 10 Underprint (129-E9). 30 x 29mm, vertical underprint, rich colors, minor translucency, Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford, the Scott listings for Nos. 129-E4, 129-E5 and 129-E9 are inconsistent and should be revised, the first two are the same underprint (Brazer and Rose Type 11) and differ only in horizontal vs. vertical orientation and intensity of the shade -- as such they should be combined into one listing as is done with other types, for No. 129-E9 (lots 140-142), Scott lists neither the underprint type (it is Brazer and Rose Type 10) nor two of the known vignette colors, it should be changed back to No. 129-E4, which was at one time its Scott designation

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143
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Sale 1048, Lot 143, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.15c Dark Blue, Die Essay on Light Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 11 Underprint (129-E5). 31 x 30mm, horizontal underprint, wonderful depth of color, small translucent spot, Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford, the Scott listings for Nos. 129-E4, 129-E5 and 129-E9 are inconsistent and should be revised, the first two are the same underprint (Brazer and Rose Type 11) and differ only in horizontal vs. vertical orientation and intensity of the shade -- as such they should be combined into one listing as is done with other types

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144
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Sale 1048, Lot 144, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.15c Blue Green, Die Essay on Deep Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 12 Underprint (129-E6). 30 x 28mm, gorgeous intense colors, Very Fine, a beautiful example of this rare essay, ex Earl of Crawford

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145
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Sale 1048, Lot 145, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.15c Dark Blue, Die Essay on Deep Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 12 Underprint (129-E6). 30 x 30mm, spectacular colors, fresh and Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford and Finkelburg

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146
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Sale 1048, Lot 146, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.5c Carmine, Die Essay on Brown Safety Paper, Type 13 Underprint (115-E11a). 32 x 30mm, striking combination of colors, faulty with a long expertly sealed tear and thin, but neither are obvious on an album page, Very Fine appearance, ex Earl of Crawford

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147
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Sale 1048, Lot 147, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Blue, Die Essay on Brown Safety Paper, Type 13 Underprint (115-E11b). 48 x 43mm, huge size which shows the full extent of the vertically oriented security underprinting and sheet margins on three sides, minor translucency, Extremely Fine appearance, this is one of the largest size Safety Paper essays we have encountered, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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148
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Sale 1048, Lot 148, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Orange Red, Die Essay on Brown Safety Paper, Type 13 Underprint (115-E11b). 32 x 32mm, lovely colors, Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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149
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Sale 1048, Lot 149, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Carmine, Die Essay on Brown Safety Paper, Type 13 Underprint (115-E11b). 32 x 27mm, deep rich colors, tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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150
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Sale 1048, Lot 150, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.5c Black, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 14 Underprint (115-E12a). 31 x 31mm, vertical underprint orientation, bright color, tiny thin spots, Very Fine appearance, a striking combination, few of these essays were printed in Black, ex Earl of Crawford, Finkelburg and Geisler

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151
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Sale 1048, Lot 151, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.5c Carmine, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 14 Underprint (115-E12a). 33 x 32mm, horizontal underprint orientation, vivid complementary colors, tiny inconsequential thin speck at top, Very Fine, a beautiful essay, ex Earl of Crawford and Finkelburg

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152
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Sale 1048, Lot 152, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Blue, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 14 Underprint (115-E12b). 27 x 31mm, beautiful contrasting colors, Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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153
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Sale 1048, Lot 153, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Carmine, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 14 Underprint (115-E12b). 34 x 33mm, vibrant colors and clear impression, tiny translucency, Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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154
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Sale 1048, Lot 154, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Orange, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 14 Underprint (115-E12b). 28 x 31mm, bright colors, small thin spots at top, appears Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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155
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Sale 1048, Lot 155, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.5c Carmine, Die Essay on Orange Brown Safety Paper, Type 15 Underprint (115-E13a). 29 x 31mm, spectacular combination of colors, faint translucency at top, Very Fine appearance, one of the most striking of the Safety Paper essays, this and the following lot are the only essays with this underprint, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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156
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Sale 1048, Lot 156, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.30c Carmine, Die Essay on Deep Orange Safety Paper, Type 15 Underprint (115-E13b). 50 x 32mm, large size which shows the full extent of the security underprinting and sheet margins on three sides, gorgeous combination of colors, Extremely Fine, a spectacular Safety Paper essay, this and the previous lot are the only essays with this underprint, ex Earl of Crawford

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157
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Sale 1048, Lot 157, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.5c Orange, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 16 Underprint (115-E14a). 32 x 31mm, bright colors, thin spots at top corners from mount removal, Very Fine appearance, a beautiful design, the only 5c essay with this underprint, ex Earl of Crawford and Finkelburg

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158
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Sale 1048, Lot 158, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Orange Red, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 16 Underprint (115-E14b). 31 x 30mm, bright colors, faint translucency at top, Very Fine appearance, ex Earl of Crawford, Juhring and Geisler

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159
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Sale 1048, Lot 159, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Carmine, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 16 Underprint (115-E14b). 29 x 31mm, rich colors, thinning and slight hinge staining, appears Very Fine appearance, ex Earl of Crawford

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160
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Sale 1048, Lot 160, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Sepia, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 16 Underprint (115-E14b). 38 x 31mm, large size showing the partly incomplete underprint in bottom corner, rich color, faint thin, Very Fine appearance, a striking essay, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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161
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Sale 1048, Lot 161, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.5c Carmine, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 17 Underprint (115-E15a). 32 x 32mm, vivid colors, Very Fine, a gorgeous essay, this is the only 5c with this underprint, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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162
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Sale 1048, Lot 162, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.30c Orange, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 17 Underprint (115-E15b). 36 x 37mm, showing trailing edge of underprint design at left, fresh and bright colors, Extremely Fine, ex Earl of Crawford, Juhring and Kuphal

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163
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Sale 1048, Lot 163, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Carmine, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 18 Underprint (115-E16b). 36 x 36mm, rich color, slight hinge staining and small thin at top, Very Fine appearance, a desirable negative star underprint design, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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164
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Sale 1048, Lot 164, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Sepia, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 18 Underprint (115-E16b). 36 x 36mm, fresh color, faint translucency at top, Very Fine appearance, this and the previous lot are the only 10c essays with this negative star underprint, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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165
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Sale 1048, Lot 165, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.30c Carmine, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 18 Underprint (115-E16c). 31 x 29mm, rich colors, Very Fine, this is the only 30c essay with this negative star underprint, ex Earl of Crawford and Kuphal

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166
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Sale 1048, Lot 166, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Brown, Die Essay on Orange Safety Paper, Type 20 Underprint (116-E7a). 32 x 56mm, full vertical size with top and bottom margins and showing two National Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprints and die no. 3493, rich color, thinning at top and small hole below "U" outside of die, Very Fine appearance, a fascinating essay, this is the only example of a Safety Paper essay we have encountered with the National Bank Note Co. imprint or die number, ex Earl of Crawford and Brazer

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167
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Sale 1048, Lot 167, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.5c Orange, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 22 Underprint (115-E17a). 30 x 24mm, bright colors, faint hinge stain and minor thin spot, Very Fine appearance, underprint Types 21-25 each depict repeating numerals or a number spelled out, they are particularly rare as two or fewer are recorded for all but Type 24, ex Earl of Crawford

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168
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Sale 1048, Lot 168, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.5c Carmine, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 24 Underprint (115-E19a). 28 x 29mm, wonderful depth of color, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a premium example of the "TEN 10" underprint essay, ex Earl of Crawford

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169
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Sale 1048, Lot 169, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.5c Orange, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 24 Underprint (115-E19a). 30 x 31mm, bright colors, faint narrow thin at top and corner stain, otherwise Very Fine, ex Earl of Crawford and Juhring

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170
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Sale 1048, Lot 170, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Blue, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 24 Underprint (115-E19b). 42 x 34mm, large size showing wide field of "TEN 10" underprint, deep rich die color, faint translucency at top, Extremely Fine appearance, a spectacular essay, ex Earl of Crawford

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171
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Sale 1048, Lot 171, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Brown, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 24 Underprint (115-E19b). 32 x 41mm, showing edge of underprint design at top, beautiful rich colors, deep rich die color, small thin, minor wrinkling at top, Very Fine appearance, ex Earl of Crawford and Brazer

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172
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Sale 1048, Lot 172, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Carmine, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 24 Underprint (115-E19b). 33 x 35mm, vivid color, small hinge thin at top, Very Fine appearance, this is one of the few Safety Paper essays we have encountered that duplicates another (offered in following lot), ex Earl of Crawford

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173
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Sale 1048, Lot 173, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.10c Carmine, Die Essay on Scarlet Safety Paper, Type 24 Underprint (115-E19b). 27 x 30mm, rich color, small thin spot at top, Very Fine appearance, this is one of the few Safety Paper essays we have encountered that duplicates another (offered in previous lot), ex Earl of Crawford, Finkelburg, Geisler and Lake Shore

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174
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Sale 1048, Lot 174, Essays and Proofs: 1869 Pictorial Issue Safety Paper Essays, Cont.5c Black, Die Essay on Black Safety Paper, Type 25 Underprint (115-E20). 28 x 29mm, intense shade, tiny nick and small thin spot at top left, otherwise Very Fine, a spectacular essay, this is the only Black on Black Safety Paper essay and one of only two on this striking "50" underprint pattern (the other is Orange), ex Earl of Crawford and Finkelburg

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