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Sale 1082 — The William Fekete Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 21-22 October, 2014

Category — Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
22
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 22, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., "Six Cents" Black, Die Essay on India (5-E2), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., "Six Cents" Black, Die Essay on India (5-E2)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., "Six Cents" Black, Die Essay on India (5-E2). Cut to shape as always, detailed impression, small thin spot as often occurs on this fragile paper, appears Very Fine, a scarce essay, ex Lake Shore, according to Ashbrook's One-Cent book a 6c stamp was contemplated to pay the single-letter rate for distances over 3,000 miles, it appears that the 6c was changed to 1c because of the greater need for this value (see Robert Hegland's article in 1851 Sesquicentennial book for a discussion of this essay)

2,750
1,000
23
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 23, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueGavit & Co., 3c Die Essays on India, Card (11-E3b, c, f), Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essays on India, Card (11-E3b, c, f)Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essays on India, Card (11-E3b, c, f). Two of the first in Black and Green, 34 x 35mm or slightly larger, two of the second cut down essays on India in Orange (typical thinning on one), finally two of the last on card in Blue and Brown, overall Very Fine

1,500
600
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24
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 24, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueGavit & Co., 3c Die Essays on Proof Paper (11-E4e), Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essays on Proof Paper (11-E4e)Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essays on Proof Paper (11-E4e). Each of the five Scott listed colors, Cool Black, Dull Red, Dull Brown, Dull Blue Green and Dull Blue, approximately 30 x 38mm, fresh colors, also incl. cut down 11-E4b in Red Violet (thin spot), overall fresh and Very Fine group

2,775
800
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25
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 25, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueBradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b), Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b)Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b). Large margins, deep rich color, Very Fine, a scarce essay

1,250
550
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26
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 26, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueBradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Green, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b), Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Green, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b)Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Green, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b). Cut to shape as are most, bright color, Fine

1,250
425
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27
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 27, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueDraper, Welsh & Co., 3c Green, Die Essay on India, Vertical Pair (11-E7a), Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Green, Die Essay on India, Vertical Pair (11-E7a)Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Green, Die Essay on India, Vertical Pair (11-E7a). 41 x 93mm, off card, rich color, couple minor paper translucencies at top as normal, Very Fine and scarce, this is the first of these combination essays we have offered since our 2006 Lake Shore sale, Scott Retail as die sunk on card

1,500
1,000
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28
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 28, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueDraper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essays on India, Bond (11-E7b, c, d, 11-E8a, b), Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essays on India, Bond (11-E7b, c, d, 11-E8a, b)Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essays on India, Bond (11-E7b, c, d, 11-E8a, b). Group of eight items, four of each design type, four larger size and four stamp size, no duplication of color within each design type, couple typical paper imperfections, Very Fine group

2,600
800
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29
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 29, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueDraper, Welsh & Co., (3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (11-E8D var), Draper, Welsh & Co., (3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (11-E8D var)Draper, Welsh & Co., (3c) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (11-E8D var). Die sunk on 137 x 179mm card with full die sinkage, "Jocelyn, Draper, Welsh & Co. New York" imprint at bottom, few inconsequential toning specks, Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce full size die essay, this is essentially the same design as Scott listed 11-E8D, this vignette also appears on the $2.00 obsolete bank note of Mount Vernon Bank Boston (Haxby MA-300-G4a), Scott Retail as 11-E8D

750
550
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30
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 30, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueDanforth, Bald & Co., 3c Die Essays (11-E10, 11-E11, 11-E12), Danforth, Bald & Co., 3c Die Essays (11-E10, 11-E11, 11-E12)Danforth, Bald & Co., 3c Die Essays (11-E10, 11-E11, 11-E12). Collection of 15 items, double and single frame line essays as well as Washington vignette only essays, sizes from 43 x 45mm to cut-to-shape, nice range of colors and papers, several of the vignette only items on card, also incl. one imitation that Brazer regarded as a fake, few with typical India paper flaws, mostly Very Fine, an interesting and desirable group, Scott Retail more than $3,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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31
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 31, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueBald, Cousland & Co., 3c Triple Die Essays on India and White Glazed (11-E14Ab, 11-E14Ad), Bald, Cousland & Co., 3c Triple Die Essays on India and White Glazed (11-E14Ab, 11-E14Ad)Bald, Cousland & Co., 3c Triple Die Essays on India and White Glazed (11-E14Ab, 11-E14Ad). Three triple essays, first two on India, Dull Blue and Green, third on white glazed paper in Black (small corner thins at top), Very Fine, the essay on glazed paper is particularly scarce

2,250
2,100
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32
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 32, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueBald, Cousland & Co., 3c Die Essays on India or Bond (11-E14A, 11-E15, 11-E16), Bald, Cousland & Co., 3c Die Essays on India or Bond (11-E14A, 11-E15, 11-E16)Bald, Cousland & Co., 3c Die Essays on India or Bond (11-E14A, 11-E15, 11-E16). Six singles, two of the complete Washington vignette and two each of the two different types of "Postage 3 Cents" essays, different colors, large margins, the latter four essays are priced in Scott at $175.00 each but the first two are only priced as part of a triple essay

E. 300-400
475
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33
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 33, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 Issue5c 1856 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (12TC5), 5c 1856 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (12TC5)5c 1856 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (12TC5). Four, incl. Deep Orange, Olive Green (two) and Olive Bister, rich colors, margins to touched, Fine, one Green with 1987 P.F. certificate mentioning a faint vertical crease (which we fail to detect)

1,200
600
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34
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 34, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 Issue10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1), 10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1)10c Green, Ty. I., Large Die Proof on India (13P1). Stamp size, showing layout lines around design at top, rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, few are known in any state

5,000
275
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35
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 35, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 IssueToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2). Cut close as always, bright color, thinned, appears Very Fine

900
300
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36
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 36, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 Issue30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (38TC5), 30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (38TC5)30c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (38TC5). Large margins to just clear at bottom, deep shade, horizontal crease, appears Fine

1,000
275
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37
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 37, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 Issue1c-90c 1857-60 Reprints, Small Die Proofs on Wove (40P2-47P2), 1c-90c 1857-60 Reprints, Small Die Proofs on Wove (40P2-47P2)1c-90c 1857-60 Reprints, Small Die Proofs on Wove (40P2-47P2). Each on original gray card backing, gorgeous fresh colors

EXTREMELY FINE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1857 REPRINTS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

In 1903, during the Theodore Roosevelt administration, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing prepared 85 special presentation albums with small die proofs on white wove paper of all issues printed to that date. The proofs were artfully arranged in albums, and most of the albums were given to government officials.

2,800
1,800
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38
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 38, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 Issue1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs Balance, 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs Balance1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs Balance. Complete set of No. 40P3-47P3 (extra 90c), two sets of 40P4-47P4 (one set with couple proofs thinned, incl. two extra 5c and one extra 30c), also part set of four 90c 47TC5 Atlanta proofs, missing Black, nice colors and decent margins, overall Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail approximately

2,400
1,000
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39
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 39, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 Issue1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (40TC4-47TC4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (40TC4-47TC4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (40TC4-47TC4). Complete set of all five colors for each of the eight denominations, mostly ample margins with just a couple cut in on one side, gorgeous colors throughout

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1857 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 100 of each value/color was printed. Very few have been kept together as intact sets

4,160
4,750
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40
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 40, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 Issue1c Violet, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5), 1c Violet, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5)1c Violet, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5). Horizontal pair and single with top sheet margins, Dark Brown and Orange Vermilion, also single in Violet, large margins, couple slight translucencies as often seen on these trial colors, last with tiny tear at bottom, Very Fine appearance

1,100
600
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41
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 41, Essays and Proofs: 1851-57 Issue10c, 90c 1875 Reprints, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (43TC4, 47TC4), 10c, 90c 1875 Reprints, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (43TC4, 47TC4)10c, 90c 1875 Reprints, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (43TC4, 47TC4). Blocks of four of 10c in Blue and 90c in Black, ample to full margins, fresh colors, Very Fine

800
375
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