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Sale 1082 — The William Fekete Collection

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

Category — Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
153
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 153, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a). Most on approximately 74 x 62mm cards with full die sinkage, 50c 45 x 30mm and $2.00 61 x 51mm, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine, scarce set with no hybrids

3,125
2,700
154
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 154, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Large Die Essays on India (285E8a-293E7a). 8c and $1.00 not hybrids, others hybrids, on approximately 46 x 33mm cards, rich colors, Very Fine set

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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155
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 155, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue1c-$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 158 x 126mm cards with full die sinkage, rich colors

VERY FINE AND BEAUTIFUL SET OF LARGE DIE PROOFS OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

This size, showing comfortable die sinkage area, is easily mountable on normal-size exhibition pages

6,200
3,750
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156
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 156, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue1c-$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). Removed from card and reduced to stamp size, 2c hole, others thinned, rich colors, Very Fine appearance, the Trans-Mississippi Issue does not exist as plate proofs on India, which is what at first glance these appear to be, Scott Retail as full cards $6,200.00

E. 500-750
425
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157
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 157, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue1c-$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). Complete page from album, with "1898" label at bottom center, rich colors

VERY FINE. A SCARCE COMPLETE PAGE OF THE 1898 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Approximately 85 sets were produced. Most have been broken off of their original page into smaller units.

5,200
6,750
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158
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 158, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue1c-$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). Each on original gray card backing, margins cut so that backing is not visible, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine set from a Roosevelt presentation album, only 85 sets were produced

5,200
2,200
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159
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 159, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Dark Orange Brown & Black, Die Essay on India (286-E8), 2c Dark Orange Brown & Black, Die Essay on India (286-E8)2c Dark Orange Brown & Black, Die Essay on India (286-E8). On 60 x 50mm card, intense shade which is distinctly darker than the "normal" bicolor, Very Fine

2,000
800
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160
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 160, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue2c 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 top sheet margin with part arrow, intense shade and impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, very rare, Brazer was only aware of three singles and a vertical pair, this is the second in this color we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 1990 P.F. certificate

2,500
0
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161
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 161, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue2c 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, intense shade and remarkably detailed impression, Very Fine and rare, Brazer was only aware of four singles and a vertical pair, this is only the third in this color we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,500
0
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162
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 162, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue2c Blue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4), 2c Blue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4)2c Blue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (286TC4). Large margins, bright color, Very Fine, scarce, only three singles and two vertical pairs were recorded by Brazer

2,500
0
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163
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 163, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue2c 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 margins, rich color, detailed impression, light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, 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, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate

2,500
0
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163A
TC
Lots 160-163 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

10,000
23,000
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164
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 164, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue8c, $2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Essays (289-E4 two, 293-E7), 8c, $2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Essays (289-E4 two, 293-E7)8c, $2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Bi-Color Essays (289-E4 two, 293-E7). Two 8c in subtly different shades, one on card with full die sinkage, other slightly larger than stamp size, $2.00 removed from original card and mounted on other card with some toning and wrinkling, Fine-Very Fine group

1,200
750
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165
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 165, Essays and Proofs: Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Deep Red Orange, Large Die Essay on India (291-E9), 50c Deep Red Orange, Large Die Essay on India (291-E9)50c Deep Red Orange, Large Die Essay on India (291-E9). 44 x 32mm, rich color, tiny pinhole at lower left, Very Fine, scarce essay with both frame and vignette printed in the same color, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

3,000
6,000
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