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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1046
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1046, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca), Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca). On 52 x 52mm card, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine

1,500
850
1047
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1047, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Scarlet, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca), Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Scarlet, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Scarlet, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca). On52 x 53mm card, rich color, card with some thinning on back from mount removal, Very Fine appearance

1,500
600
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1048
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1048, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Scarlet, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca), Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Scarlet, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Scarlet, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca). Slightly larger than stamp size and mounted on 48 x 50mm card, bright color, Very Fine

1,500
1,300
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1049
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1049, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Black, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca), Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Black, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Black, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca). On 45 x 50mm card, some light toning on back, otherwise Fine, rare, ex Finkelburg

1,500
700
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1050
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1050, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca), Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Ca). On 148 x 231mm card with full die sinkage, blue "Continental Bank Note Co. New York Dec. 30, 1869" handstamp at top right, few toned spots, small holes at top from mounting, appears Very Fine, rare ex Finkelburg

1,500
1,200
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1051
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1051, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Green, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Green, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Green, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1). Slightly larger than stamp size, rich color, minor translucency at top from hinge, Very Fine appearance, scarce War of 1812 commemorative essay

1,500
550
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1052
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1052, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Scarlet, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Scarlet, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Scarlet, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1). Stamp size and mounted on 48 x 49mm card, fresh and Very Fine, scarce War of 1812 commemorative essay

1,500
1,300
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1053
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1053, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Blue, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Blue, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Blue, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1). Stamp size and mounted on 48 x 50mm card, rich color, fresh and Fine, scarce War of 1812 commemorative essay, ex Finkelburg

1,500
900
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1054
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1054, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Scarlet, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Scarlet, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Scarlet, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1). On 45 x 46mm card, radiant color, Very Fine and choice, scarce War of 1812 commemorative essay

1,500
600
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1055
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1055, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Scarlet, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Scarlet, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Scarlet, "Impressment 1812", Large Die Essay on India (146-E1). Stamp size and mounted on 47 x 50mm card, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce War of 1812 commemorative essay

1,500
600
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1056
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1056, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Ultramarine, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Ultramarine, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Ultramarine, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1). Stamp size and mounted on 47 x 50mm card, deep rich color, Very Fine, scarce example of this essay commemorating Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

1,900
850
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1057
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1057, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Scarlet, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Scarlet, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Scarlet, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1). Stamp size, on 48 x 50mm card, rich color, Very Fine, scarce example of this essay commemorating Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

1,900
1,200
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1058
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1058, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1). Stamp size, mounted on 48 x 50mm card, deep rich color, detailed impression, Very Fine example of this essay commemorating Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

1,900
1,000
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1059
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1059, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Columbia, Vignette Essay on India (147-E1A), Continental Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Columbia, Vignette Essay on India (147-E1A)Continental Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Columbia, Vignette Essay on India (147-E1A). Die sunk on 227 x 151mm card with full die sinkage, imprint and die no. at bottom, intense impression, small tear at top of India not affecting design, Very Fine, rare essay, ex Lake Shore, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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1060
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1060, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1B), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1B)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1B). Stamp size, deep rich color, Very Fine, a rare essay, this is only the third in this color we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,250
650
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1061
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1061, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Ultramarine, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Ultramarine, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Ultramarine, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1). 62 x 67mm with full die sinkage, bright color, trivial thin spot at top well away from design, Very Fine appearance, a scarce essay commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation

1,900
1,600
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1062
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1062, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1C), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1C)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1C). On 36 x 40mm card, deep rich color

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE KNOWN TO US IN BLACK OF THIS RARE ESSAY, WHICH WAS PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY.

We have offered one other in the other known color, Green.

2,500
2,600
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1063
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1063, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E6), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E6)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E6). With cut-out of vignette mounted in place, on 33 x 38mm card, few toned spots do not affect design, Very Fine appearance, a rare and desirable composite essay with the vignette mounted in place

2,500
1,800
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1064
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1064, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Green, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a), Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Green, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a)Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Green, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a). On 52 x 53mm card, rich color, detailed impression, fresh and Very Fine

2,000
750
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1065
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1065, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Green, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a), Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Green, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a)Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Green, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a). On 48 x 49mm card, remarkably detailed impression, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce essay

2,000
750
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1066
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1066, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Scarlet, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a), Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Scarlet, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a)Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Scarlet, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a). Stamp size, mounted on 48 x 49mm card, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine, rare, this is the first in this color we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,000
1,400
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1067
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1067, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India, Cut Close, Mounted on India and Block Sunk (184-E15a), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India, Cut Close, Mounted on India and Block Sunk (184-E15a)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India, Cut Close, Mounted on India and Block Sunk (184-E15a). On 75 x 89mm card with full die sinkage, unlike others we have seen this is not cut close and retains wide margins, showing clear crack in die at top, small thin on back of card, still fresh and Very Fine, a scarce essay

900
1,200
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1068
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1068, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Green, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India, Cut Close, Mounted on India and Block Sunk (184-E15a), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Green, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India, Cut Close, Mounted on India and Block Sunk (184-E15a)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Green, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India, Cut Close, Mounted on India and Block Sunk (184-E15a). On 61 x 61mm card, intense shade and impression, manuscript "error PoRtage" at bottom, fresh and Very Fine

900
325
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1069
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1069, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Green, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India, Cut Close, Mounted on India and Block Sunk (184-E15a), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Green, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India, Cut Close, Mounted on India and Block Sunk (184-E15a)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Green, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India, Cut Close, Mounted on India and Block Sunk (184-E15a). Two, one on stamp-size card, other with slightly larger margins and small thin spot, Very Fine

1,800
325
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1070
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1070, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors, from 23 x 32mm to 35 x 37mm, four show part of cracked die at top, few small thin spots, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a rare complete set, this is the first complete set we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,600
2,400
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1071
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1071, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b). Three, including Black, Dull Blue and Dull Green, approximately 30 x 34mm, bright colors, first with small thin spot at upper right, Very Fine appearance, scarce group

1,600
1,000
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1072
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1072, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b). Two, one in Black and one in Dull Scarlet, approximately 37 x 37mm, each shows part of cracked die at top, small thin spots away from design, Very Fine appearance, scarce

1,100
800
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1073
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1073, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b). 38 x 38mm, showing part of cracked die at top, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice

600
375
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1074
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1074, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c). Complete set of all four colors, from 65 x 60mm to 65 x 77mm, bright colors, few small thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF ALL FOUR SCOTT-LISTED COLORS OF THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY INDIAN MAIDEN ESSAY.

This is the first complete set we have offered since keeping computerized records.

3,000
2,400
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1075
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1075, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c). Three of four Scott-listed colors, including Black, Blue and Scarlet, from 64 x 61mm to 65 x 77mm, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, scarce group

2,250
1,800
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1076
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1076, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Blue, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Blue, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Blue, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c). 64 x 64mm, deep rich color, small thin spot at top right from mount removal, Very Fine appearance, a scarce essay

750
500
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1077
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1077, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16). On 80 x 105mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice example of the essay with "Portage" corrected to "Postage"

1,250
600
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1078
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1078, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16). On 33 x 41mm card, fresh color, Very Fine, scarce

750
400
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1079
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1079, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Brown, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Brown, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Brown, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16). 33 x 41mm, unusual oily impression, Very Fine, an essay with great visual appeal, ex Finkelburg

1,250
475
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1080
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1080, Essays and Proofs (1870-90 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Carmine, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Carmine, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Carmine, Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on India (184-E16). Stamp size, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, ex Finkelburg

1,250
250
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