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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1110
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1110, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)-1/2c-$5.00 1922-25 Issue (551-573), -1/2c-$5.00 1922-25 Issue (551-573)-1/2c-$5.00 1922-25 Issue (551-573). Post Office Dept. booklet titled "Souvenir du Congres de Stockholm" and with P.O. Dept. emblem handstamped in gold, neatly affixed are Nos. 551-73, 610, 614-16, C4-6 and E12, Very Fine

E. 150-200
300
1111
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1111, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)$1.00 Lincoln Memorial, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (571P1 var), $1.00 Lincoln Memorial, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (571P1 var)$1.00 Lincoln Memorial, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (571P1 var). On 139 x 89mm card with full die sinkage, fresh and Very Fine, unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as on India

1,500
550
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1112
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1112, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)$2.00 Capitol, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (572P1 var), $2.00 Capitol, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (572P1 var)$2.00 Capitol, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (572P1 var). On 138 x 89mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, trace of toning at lower right, still Very Fine, scarce, unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as on India

2,500
1,200
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1113
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1113, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)$5.00 Head of Freedom, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (573P1 var), $5.00 Head of Freedom, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (573P1 var)$5.00 Head of Freedom, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (573P1 var). 59 x 54mm, deep rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as on India

5,000
1,300
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1114
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1114, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)24c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (C6P1), 24c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (C6P1)24c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (C6P1). Sunk on 200 x 150mm card, BEP control no. 70007 on back, bright and fresh, faint bend at far left (trivial and mentioned only for accuracy), Very Fine and rare, only five produced

4,750
1,900
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1115
Pbl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1115, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)10c Special Delivery, Plate Proofs on India or Card (E1P4, E2P4, E3P3, E1P4-E3P4, E3P3), 10c Special Delivery, Plate Proofs on India or Card (E1P4, E2P4, E3P3, E1P4-E3P4, E3P3)10c Special Delivery, Plate Proofs on India or Card (E1P4, E2P4, E3P3, E1P4-E3P4, E3P3). Block of four of first three, singles of others, large margins, bright colors, fresh and Very Fine group

775
450
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1116
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1116, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (J1TC4-J7TC4), 1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (J1TC4-J7TC4)1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (J1TC4-J7TC4). Complete set of 35 in all five colors, large margins, bright colors, Very Fine and choice, a scarce complete set

1,785
1,600
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1117
P
Postage Due Plate Proofs. 28, including Nos. J1P3-J7P3, J1P4-J7P4, J22P3-J28P3 and J22P4-J28P4, large margins, bright colors, Very Fine

509
350
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1118
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1118, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)3c Agriculture, Green Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O3TC1af), 3c Agriculture, Green Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O3TC1af)3c Agriculture, Green Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O3TC1af). 60 x 70mm, on original card, fresh and Extremely Fine

500
150
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1119
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1119, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)2c Treasury, Black Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O73TC1ae), 2c Treasury, Black Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O73TC1ae)2c Treasury, Black Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O73TC1ae). Die sunk on 65 x 81mm card, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine

500
150
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1120
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1120, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)3c War, Light Ultramarine Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O85TC1a var), 3c War, Light Ultramarine Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O85TC1a var)3c War, Light Ultramarine Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (O85TC1a var). Off card and reduced to 26 x 31mm, three other Official Large Die Trial Color Proofs are listed in Light Ultramarine but not this one, Very Fine, presumably very scarce unlisted item

E. 200-300
150
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1121
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1121, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-90c Official Issues, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (O1TC4/O93TC4), 1c-90c Official Issues, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (O1TC4/O93TC4)1c-90c Official Issues, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (O1TC4/O93TC4). Complete set in the five colors less State Department dollar values and 1c-90c State in Green (the color is included, but they are normal issued color plate proofs), fresh colors, less than a dozen are cut close or touch on one side, many with large margins

MOSTLY FINE-VERY FINE AND A SPECTACULAR GROUP OF ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PLATE PROOFS OF THE OFFICIAL "CENTS" VALUES.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of each value/color was made available after 1881.

17,536
5,250
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1122
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1122, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)$2.00 State, Blue Frame, Brown Center, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (O68TC4f), $2.00 State, Blue Frame, Brown Center, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (O68TC4f)$2.00 State, Blue Frame, Brown Center, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (O68TC4f). Choice margins, fresh and Extremely Fine

1,000
225
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1123
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1123, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-30c Agriculture, Deep Green, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O1TC2c-O9TC2c), 1c-30c Agriculture, Deep Green, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O1TC2c-O9TC2c)1c-30c Agriculture, Deep Green, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O1TC2c-O9TC2c). Complete set off cards, Extremely Fine

2,700
650
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1124
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1124, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-10c Executive, Dull Gray Blue, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O10TC2d-O14TC2d), 1c-10c Executive, Dull Gray Blue, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O10TC2d-O14TC2d)1c-10c Executive, Dull Gray Blue, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O10TC2d-O14TC2d). Complete set off cards, Extremely Fine

1,200
275
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1125
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1125, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-90c Interior, Deep Green, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O15TC2c-O24TC2c), 1c-90c Interior, Deep Green, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O15TC2c-O24TC2c)1c-90c Interior, Deep Green, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O15TC2c-O24TC2c). Complete set off cards, three or four with minor India paper thins or translucencies, otherwise Extremely Fine

3,000
425
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1126
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1126, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-90c Interior, Dull Gray Blue, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O15TC2d-O24TC2d), 1c-90c Interior, Dull Gray Blue, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O15TC2d-O24TC2d)1c-90c Interior, Dull Gray Blue, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O15TC2d-O24TC2d). Complete set off cards, couple natural India fibers, still Extremely Fine

3,000
500
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1127
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1127, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-30c Justice, Goodall Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O25TC2/O33TC2), 1c-30c Justice, Goodall Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O25TC2/O33TC2)1c-30c Justice, Goodall Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O25TC2/O33TC2). Eight different denominations, 28 different colors (no Deep Green) including four each 2c, 3c, 10c-24c and two each 1c and 30c, most are on original cards, a few with minor India thins or translucencies as typically seen, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, nearly all ex Markovitz

8,400
1,600
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1128
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1128, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-90c Post Office, Dull Gray Blue, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O47TC2d-O56TC2d), 1c-90c Post Office, Dull Gray Blue, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O47TC2d-O56TC2d)1c-90c Post Office, Dull Gray Blue, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O47TC2d-O56TC2d). Complete set off cards,15c with thin (virtually all in margin), otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine

3,000
750
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1129
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1129, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-90c Post Office, Deep Brown, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O47TC2e-O56TC2e), 1c-90c Post Office, Deep Brown, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O47TC2e-O56TC2e)1c-90c Post Office, Deep Brown, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O47TC2e-O56TC2e). Complete set off cards, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

3,000
750
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1130
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1130, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-90c State, Goodall Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O72TC2/O82TC2), 1c-90c State, Goodall Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O72TC2/O82TC2)1c-90c State, Goodall Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (O72TC2/O82TC2). 25 different in Black, Deep Green and Deep Brown, Black off card, others on original cards, 1c, 2c and 24c Deep Green and Deep Brown cards reduced at sides, Black with some toning, only noticeably affects four values, otherwise Extremely Fine

7,500
1,700
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1131
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1131, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-10c Executive, Large Die Proofs on India (O10P1-O14P1), 1c-10c Executive, Large Die Proofs on India (O10P1-O14P1)1c-10c Executive, Large Die Proofs on India (O10P1-O14P1). Die sunk on 78 x 90mm cards, incredibly fresh, Extremely Fine

500
275
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1132
P
1c-10c Executive, Large Die Proofs on India (O10P1-O14P1). Die sunk on 145 x 200mm cards, 2c card staining at left, also including set of 151 x 230mm "hybrid" large dies, these have some trivial edge toning, 10c some light adhesive staining, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as two sets of normal large die proofs

1,000
350
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1133
P
1c-90c Navy, Large Die Proofs on India (O35P1-O45P1). Die sunk on 142 x 208mm cards, some slight toning, virtually all involving card areas only, otherwise Very Fine

880
160
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1134
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1134, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-90c Post Office, Large Die Proofs on India (O47P1-O56P1), 1c-90c Post Office, Large Die Proofs on India (O47P1-O56P1)1c-90c Post Office, Large Die Proofs on India (O47P1-O56P1). Die sunk on 140 x 217mm gilt-edge cards from a presentation book, Very Fine

800
200
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1135
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1135, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-90c Treasury, Large Die Proofs on India (O72P1-O82P1), 1c-90c Treasury, Large Die Proofs on India (O72P1-O82P1)1c-90c Treasury, Large Die Proofs on India (O72P1-O82P1). Die sunk on 87 x 101mm gilt-edge cards from a presentation book, fresh and Extremely Fine, quite attractive in this original small format

880
160
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1136
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1136, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-$20.00 Official Issues, Small Die Proofs (O1P2-O93P2), 1c-$20.00 Official Issues, Small Die Proofs (O1P2-O93P2)1c-$20.00 Official Issues, Small Die Proofs (O1P2-O93P2). The complete series cut individually on small gray cards from complete pages from a Roosevelt album with the exception of the Interior set which is off card, the Executive, Interior and War sets are slightly oxidized, otherwise Extremely Fine, only 85 sets prepared for issue

9,400
1,800
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1137
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1137, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-$20.00 Official Issues, Plate Proofs on India and Card (O1P3-O93P3, O1P4-O93P4), 1c-$20.00 Official Issues, Plate Proofs on India and Card (O1P3-O93P3, O1P4-O93P4)1c-$20.00 Official Issues, Plate Proofs on India and Card (O1P3-O93P3, O1P4-O93P4). Complete, State dollar values on small cards, may be original but not from proof sheets, a few flaws to be expected, Very Fine lot

3,211
900
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1138
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1138, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-90c Official, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4), 1c-90c Official, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4)1c-90c Official, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4). Complete set, virtually all Very Fine-Extremely Fine

876
275
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1139
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1139, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)1c-90c Official, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4), 1c-90c Official, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4)1c-90c Official, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4). Complete set, large margins, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine

969
275
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1140
P
Official Issue Proofs and "Specimens". Balance lot with some interesting material, including Atlanta Trial Color card proof sets of Agriculture in Black, Executive in Black and State to 90c in Vermilion, some plate proofs on India, four different Goodall Small Die Trial Colors, Hybrid 6c Executive die sunk on card (O13TC3a var), Specimens are low values with some duplication, does include 1c Executive with Small Dotted "i" and 1c Navy on Soft Paper, nearly all Fine-Extremely Fine, useful lot for the Official Issues specialist

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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1141
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1141, Essays and Proofs (1922 Issue thru Back-of-Book)2c-$60.00 1875 Newspapers & Periodicals Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (PR9TC4-PR32TC4), 2c-$60.00 1875 Newspapers & Periodicals Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (PR9TC4-PR32TC4)2c-$60.00 1875 Newspapers & Periodicals Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (PR9TC4-PR32TC4). Complete set of 120 proofs in all five issued colors, full to large margins throughout, characteristic vivid colors

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1875 NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of each value/color was made available after 1881.

5,160
4,500
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1142
P
American Bank Note Company Large Die Proofs. Thirteen different, eight are of Philatelic Exhibition labels from 1926-47, one Help Finland label, two Education stock proofs in different colors, and stock proofs with Seating Liberty and Rembrandt, all are full-size sunk on 226 x 50mm and with penciled numbers on back, Very Fine

E. 200-300
550
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1143
P
Plate Proofs. Most are card proof sets, including Nos. 3-4, 40-47, 1861 Issue including No. 74 and 1869 Pictorial Issue, also some India proofs, mainly the 1861 Issue including Nos. 66 and 74, Bank Note blocks and the 1890 Small Bank Note set (2c is the Lake color), most with four large margins, overall a Very Fine group

5,304
1,500
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