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Sale 1057 — The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 7 November, 2013

Category — Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
524
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 524, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on India (145P1-155P1 var), 1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on India (145P1-155P1 var)1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on India (145P1-155P1 var). Complete set of eleven values, on die-size India paper and affixed to approximately 76 x 96mm cards, many with imprint at bottom of India, bright colors, 3c speckled toning at edges of card, 30c small toned spot, Very Fine set, Scott Retail as die sunk

3,350
950
525
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 525, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (150P1), 10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (150P1)10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (150P1). On 70 x 83mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, bright color, fresh and Very Fine

300
80
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526
Pbl
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 526, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)6c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (148P3), 6c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (148P3)6c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (148P3). Top imprint and plate no. 26 block of 20, comprising the top two rows of the pane, vivid color, affixed to card backing, Very Fine and impressive multiple

1,700
1,700
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527
Pbl
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 527, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)24c Purple, Plate Proof on India (153P3), 24c Purple, Plate Proof on India (153P3)24c Purple, Plate Proof on India (153P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 21 block of twelve, affixed to non-contemporary card backing, bright color, light diagonal crease, appears Very Fine, an attractive multiple

750
475
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528
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 528, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-90c Bank Notes, Plate Proofs on India or Card (145P3-155P3, 205P4-209P4), 1c-90c Bank Notes, Plate Proofs on India or Card (145P3-155P3, 205P4-209P4)1c-90c Bank Notes, Plate Proofs on India or Card (145P3-155P3, 205P4-209P4). Complete set of National printing on India, 1882 American set on card, fresh colors throughout, ample to large margins, few minor India paper translucencies, Very Fine group

451
275
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529
TC
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 529, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)10c Black, Trial Color Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (209TC1k), 10c Black, Trial Color Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (209TC1k)10c Black, Trial Color Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (209TC1k). 37 x 53mm, crisp impression, small thin spot at top from hinge removal, appears Very Fine, scarce, ex Finkelburg

1,000
325
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530
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 530, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-10c 1882-83 Bank Notes, Small Die Proofs on Wove (205P2-211P2), 1c-10c 1882-83 Bank Notes, Small Die Proofs on Wove (205P2-211P2)1c-10c 1882-83 Bank Notes, Small Die Proofs on Wove (205P2-211P2). Complete set of seven on cards from a Roosevelt Presentation Album, fresh colors, Very Fine set, it is believed only 85 were produced

1,400
550
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531
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 531, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-90c 1887-88 Bank Notes, Small Die Proofs on Wove (212P2-218P2), 1c-90c 1887-88 Bank Notes, Small Die Proofs on Wove (212P2-218P2)1c-90c 1887-88 Bank Notes, Small Die Proofs on Wove (212P2-218P2). Complete set of seven on cards from a Roosevelt Presentation Album, beautiful colors, Very Fine set, it is believed only 85 were produced

1,330
500
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532
P
Bank Note Issues, Proof and Specimen Balance. Five items, No. 156TC4 block of eight, 205-E2 die essay, 206P3 block of four, 208S-D single and 213P4 block of four, Very Fine group

1,010
300
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533
Pbl
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 533, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (219P3-229P3), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (219P3-229P3)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (219P3-229P3). Complete set of blocks of four with both 2c incl. the scarcer No. 220P3 (Scott Retail $1,200.00), 15c and 90c affixed to original card backing, bright colors, large margins, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce high-quality set of blocks of four

3,440
1,300
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534
Pbl
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 534, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)3c, 5c, 6c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (221P3, 223P3-224P3), 3c, 5c, 6c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (221P3, 223P3-224P3)3c, 5c, 6c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (221P3, 223P3-224P3). Top imprint and plate no. blocks of twelve, bright colors, typical India paper thins mostly confined to top margins, Very Fine appearance

1,850
2,000
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535
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 535, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). Complete set of 12, large margins, brilliant colors, Very Fine

785
475
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536
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 536, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4, 220P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4, 220P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4, 220P4-229P4). Set of 11 values, lacking only the color-different 219D, large margins, Very Fine

620
225
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537
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 537, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4, 220P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4, 220P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4, 220P4-229P4). Set of 11 values, lacking only the color-different 219D, ample to large margins, 90c slightly darkened, overall Very Fine

620
200
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538
Pbl
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 538, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)4c Columbian, Plate Proof on India (233P3), 4c Columbian, Plate Proof on India (233P3)4c Columbian, Plate Proof on India (233P3). Top imprint, plate no. 19 and letter "D" block of eight, ample to large margins, brilliant color, Very Fine and scarce, this is only the second we have offered since keeping computerized records and the other was a bottom plate block

900
900
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539
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 539, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)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). Ample to large margins throughout, bright colors, each with slight corner thinning from mount removal, appear Very Fine

2,110
700
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540
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 540, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2), 1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2)1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (247P2-263P2). Complete set of 13 proofs, bright colors, removed from card backing, many show the thinning that often occurs with Roosevelt album proofs when they are removed from card (the adhesive used is very difficult to dissolve), Very Fine appearance, only 85 albums were produced

3,535
1,700
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541
E
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 541, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bicolor Large Die Essays on India (285-E8a/293-E7a), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bicolor Large Die Essays on India (285-E8a/293-E7a)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bicolor Large Die Essays on India (285-E8a/293-E7a). Complete set, all but one are hybrids with India paper affixed to 61 x 50mm India and die sunk on approximately 76 x 62mm cards with full die sinkage (2c is 66 x 62mm), bright colors, 1c and 5c small faults, 50c with stains on India mostly clear of design, Very Fine appearance

3,125
2,000
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542
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 542, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-4c Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-287P1), 1c-4c Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-287P1)1c-4c Trans-Mississippi, Large Die Proofs on India (285P1-287P1). 1c and 2c on India paper affixed to 146 x 189mm cards from a sample book, both with pencil "Approved by Director May 17 '98" (2c May 16) written in corner of India paper, binding remnants at left from presentation album, 4c on India on 182 x 147mm card with full die sinkage, bright colors throughout, Very Fine

1,950
1,600
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543
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 543, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1), 1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1)1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1). On approximately 152 x 100mm cards with full die sinkage, deep rich colors, fresh and Very Fine

3,450
1,600
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544
P
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 544, Essays and Proofs (Bank Notes and Later Issues)1c-10c Pan-American, Small Die Proofs on Wove (294P2-299P2), 1c-10c Pan-American, Small Die Proofs on Wove (294P2-299P2)1c-10c Pan-American, Small Die Proofs on Wove (294P2-299P2). Each on original gray card backing from a Roosevelt Presentation Album, vibrant colors, fresh and Very Fine set, approximately 85 sets were produced

3,450
1,500
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