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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1096
Pbl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1096, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3). Complete set of blocks of four on India paper, card mounted, large margins all around

FRESH AND VERY FINE SET OF COLUMBIAN PLATE PROOFS ON INDIA.

Blocks of Columbian plate proofs are scarce. This set on India paper is among the finest we have handled.

9,170
11,000
1097
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1097, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Large margins, bright colors, fresh and Very Fine set

2,110
900
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1098
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1098, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Large margins, bright colors, $5.00 small toned spot at upper left, otherwise Very Fine set

2,110
850
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1099
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1099, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Four margins, bright colors, 4c, 5c and 6c each with a couple tiny toned specks, $2.00 with stain on reverse only, otherwise a Very Fine set

2,110
750
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1100
Pbl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1100, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Complete set of blocks of four, large margins all around, radiant colors

FRESH AND VERY FINE SET OF COLUMBIAN PLATE PROOFS ON CARD.

Our computerized records show we have only offered two other sets of blocks in Rarities sales and all of our other auctions during the past 13 years.

9,580
11,500
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1101
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1101, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1). On approximately 202 x 125mm cards with full die sinkage, bright colors, 1c some slight toning from mounts on back, few with toning on backs only

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE SET OF FULL-SIZE LARGE DIE PROOFS OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

We have offered surprisingly few complete sets over the years -- an average of less than one per year since 2000.

5,950
6,000
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1102
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1102, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-293P1). On approximately 203 x 151mm cards with full die sinkage, rich colors, each card with some toning (India and designs unaffected)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF FULL-SIZE LARGE DIE PROOFS OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

We have offered surprisingly few complete sets over the years -- an average of less than one per year since 2000.

5,950
6,250
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1103
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1103, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)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). On original gray card backing, the $1.00 with extra card at bottom with the "1898" from Roosevelt album, rich colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE SET OF THE 1898 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM ONE OF THE ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUMS.

Approximately 85 sets were produced.

5,200
6,500
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1104
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1104, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)2c Purple, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4a), 2c Purple, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4a)2c Purple, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4a). Large margins all around including part of guideline at bottom, intense shade and impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, very rare, Brazer was only aware of three singles and a vertical pair, this is the first in this color we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,000
0
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1105
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1105, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)2c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4b), 2c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4b)2c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4b). Large margins all around including guideline at right, intense shade and remarkably detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, rare, Brazer was only aware of four singles and a vertical pair, this is only the second in this color we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,000
0
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1106
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1106, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)2c Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4d), 2c Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4d)2c Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4d). Large to huge margins including part arrow sheet margin at left, rich color, detailed impression, Extremely Fine, a beautiful and rare Trial Color Proof, Brazer was only aware of three singles and a vertical pair, this is the first in this color we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,000
0
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1107
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1107, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)2c Deep Carmine Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4e), 2c Deep Carmine Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4e)2c Deep Carmine Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4e). Large to huge margins including part arrow sheet margin at left, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, a rare Trial Color Proof, Brazer was only aware of three singles and a vertical pair, this is the first in this color we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,000
0
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1107A
TC
The previous four lots offered as one lot. If the hammer price as a group exceeds the individual realizations, then the previous four lots of 286TC4 will be sold as one lot

8,000
13,000
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1108
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1108, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)2c Copper Red, Plate Proof on Card (286P4), 2c Copper Red, Plate Proof on Card (286P4)2c Copper Red, Plate Proof on Card (286P4). Deep rich color, large to huge margins including part arrow sheet margin at left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 2-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI IS EXTREMELY RARE AS A PLATE PROOF.

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

4,500
4,750
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1109
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1109, Essays and Proofs (Columbian Issue thru Pan-American Issue)1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on Wove (294P1 var-299P1 var), 1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on Wove (294P1 var-299P1 var)1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on Wove (294P1 var-299P1 var). Each approximately 80 x 60mm, each with die alignment marks at all four sides and each with blue BEP control number on front, few small thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE "SOUTHGATE" SET OF LARGE DIE PROOFS ON WOVE PAPER OF THE PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

According to an article by Clarence Brazer, "this set on wove paper, untrimmed and with each proof printer's number thereon, was apparently the third of three sets printed. The other two sets, up to the 1933 Century of Progress only, were trimmed to small die proofs about -3/16 inch margins and mounted on loose leaf pages -- One set of four albums was given to F.D. Roosevelt -- and a duplicate set is said to have been presented to a friend and has not become available to philatelists." One of the two reduced sets was presented as a gift to The Philatelic Foundation circa 1957 and was deaccessioned in 1973.

Ex Southgate and Cromwell.

E. 4,000-5,000
24,000
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