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Sale 1077 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 July, 2014

Category — Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 1, Essays and Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Two sets, large margins, fresh and Very Fine

800
600
2
Pbl
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 2, Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4, 76P4, 68P4, 69P4, 78P4, 71P4, 72P4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4, 76P4, 68P4, 69P4, 78P4, 71P4, 72P4)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4, 76P4, 68P4, 69P4, 78P4, 71P4, 72P4). Blocks of four, 12c with full imprint sheet margin at right, large margins, rich colors, Extremely Fine, accompanied by original envelope with "United States Postage Stamps, 1861, Proof Specimens"

1,325
1,000
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3
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 3, Essays and Proofs3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3), 3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3)3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3). Block of four, large margins, rich color, minor translucency between bottom stamps, Very Fine appearance

850
325
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 4, Essays and Proofs[10c] Washington Vignette, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (68-E1), [10c] Washington Vignette, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (68-E1)[10c] Washington Vignette, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (68-E1). 47 x 56mm, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Finkelburg

1,000
700
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5
E
Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 5, Essays and Proofs90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E6), 90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E6)90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E6). On 55 x 64mm card, bright shade, pencil "No. 13" at lower left, Very Fine, ex Finkelburg and DuPuy, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,000
650
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 6, Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3). Complete set with both types of the 15c, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine set

1,205
1,500
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7
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 7, Essays and Proofs1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs (112P4-116P4, 117P3), 1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs (112P4-116P4, 117P3)1c-12c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs (112P4-116P4, 117P3). Blocks of four, the 12 on card so free from the faults that can plague this fragile paper, Very Fine

1,715
800
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8
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 8, Essays and Proofs30c Dull Red Violet, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Bond, Red Bands (121-E1s), 30c Dull Red Violet, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Bond, Red Bands (121-E1s)30c Dull Red Violet, Burgoyne Plate Essay on Bond, Red Bands (121-E1s). Large margins, rich colors, Very Fine and choice

350
160
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9
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1869 Pictorial Issue Essays. 21, incl. Nos. 113-E3e, 114-E6d (2), 115-E2c (5), 116-E1j (4), 117-E2e (2), 120-E2d, 121-E1p (2), virtually all are different colors, fresh and Very Fine group

2,220
1,100
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 10, Essays and Proofs2c Red Brown, Plate Proof on India (146P3), 2c Red Brown, Plate Proof on India (146P3)2c Red Brown, Plate Proof on India (146P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 46 block of twelve, large margins, fresh color, few light creases as are often associated with this fragile paper, otherwise Very Fine, ex Burrows

750
400
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11
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 11, Essays and Proofs3c-12c Continental Bank Note Company, Plate Proofs on India (158P3, 160P3, 162P3), 3c-12c Continental Bank Note Company, Plate Proofs on India (158P3, 160P3, 162P3)3c-12c Continental Bank Note Company, Plate Proofs on India (158P3, 160P3, 162P3). Blocks of four, each on card and so free from the flaws that can plague this fragile paper, large margins, Very Fine

575
300
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12
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 12, Essays and Proofs1c-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 with both 2c shades, large margins, bright colors, Very Fine

785
400
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 13, Essays and Proofs1c-$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, large margins, rich colors, few small faults, still Very Fine set

2,075
1,500
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 14, Essays and Proofs1c-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 album, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine set, approximately 85 sets were produced

3,450
2,400
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15
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 15, Essays and Proofs8c Pan-American, Plate Proof on India (298P1), 8c Pan-American, Plate Proof on India (298P1)8c Pan-American, Plate Proof on India (298P1). On 203 x 152mm card with full die sinkage, intense colors, blue "17026" control no. on back, Very Fine and choice

575
190
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 16, Essays and Proofs20c Black, Special Delivery, Large Die Proof (E14P1), 20c Black, Special Delivery, Large Die Proof (E14P1)20c Black, Special Delivery, Large Die Proof (E14P1). 74 x 60mm, die sunk on 202 x 152mm card with full die sinkage, with blue control No. "332955" on back, particularly fresh with bold color, Extremely Fine and scarcely offered, ex Franklin D. Roosevelt

2,000
1,200
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 17, Essays and Proofs10c Dark Brown, 1879 Postage Due, Plate Proof on India (J5P3), 10c Dark Brown, 1879 Postage Due, Plate Proof on India (J5P3)10c Dark Brown, 1879 Postage Due, Plate Proof on India (J5P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 331 block of twelve, beautiful depth of color, one position with small thin as normally encountered on this fragile paper, Very Fine, a choice exhibition piece

675
450
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 18, Essays and Proofs2c Claret, 1894 Postage Due Issue, Plate Proof on Card (J32P4), 2c Claret, 1894 Postage Due Issue, Plate Proof on Card (J32P4)2c Claret, 1894 Postage Due Issue, Plate Proof on Card (J32P4). Bottom imprint and plate no. 34 block of six, large margins, accompanied by single, Extremely Fine, the 2c is the only value of the 1894 Issue prepared in card-proof form, examples are scarce and plate blocks are rare

3,000
1,800
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19
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 19, Essays and Proofs1c-90c Post Office, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O47P2-O56P2), 1c-90c Post Office, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O47P2-O56P2)1c-90c Post Office, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O47P2-O56P2). Each value on individual original gray card backing from Roosevelt album, card margins clear of the wove paper, Very Fine, only 85 were produced

1,000
425
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 20, Essays and Proofs1c-90c State, Large Die Proofs on India (O57P1-O67P1), 1c-90c State, Large Die Proofs on India (O57P1-O67P1)1c-90c State, Large Die Proofs on India (O57P1-O67P1). On approximately 152 x 215mm cards with full die sinkage, 1c small water stain at bottom of card, Very Fine

880
450
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 21, Essays and Proofs1c-$20.00 State, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O57P2-O71P2), 1c-$20.00 State, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O57P2-O71P2)1c-$20.00 State, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O57P2-O71P2). Complete set, each on original gray card from a Roosevelt album, Very Fine set

1,600
750
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22
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 22, Essays and Proofs1c-90c State, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (O57TC5-O67TC5), 1c-90c State, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (O57TC5-O67TC5)1c-90c State, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (O57TC5-O67TC5). Four of the five colors, lacking Scarlet, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine

1,711
1,100
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Sale Number 1077, Lot Number 23, Essays and Proofs1c-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). Complete set of eleven, die sunk on approximately 145 x 235mm cards with full die sinkage, 1c with small India paper toning away from design and a couple with inconsequential toned spot on card, Very Fine

880
475
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24
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1c-90c State Proofs. Incl. Nos. O57P4-O71P4 with original envelope, also 1c-90c hybrid large die proofs, Very Fine group

E. 200-300
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25
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Second and Third Issue Revenue Proofs with Plate Numbers. Ten items, incl. No. R104TC5a imprint and double plate no. block of eight, others virtually all India or card imprint and plate no. strips of four or five, incl. Nos. R119P3-R121P3 and R148P4, virtually all Very Fine, attractive lot, two are illustrated in Durland Catalog

E. 500-750
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26
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1c-10c 1871-74 Proprietary, Plate Proofs on India or Card (RB1P4/RB7P3). 1c, 2c and 4c imprint and double plate no. blocks of ten on card, 5c and 6c imprint and double plate no. strips of five on India and 10c part imprint and plate no. pair on India, Very Fine, Scott Retail $622.00 as singles

E. 300-400
550
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27
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Proof Balance. Ten items, Nos. 73aP3 and 73aP4, 145P2, 157P2, 165P2 and E6P2 on original gray card backing, also 152P3-155P3, fresh and Very Fine group

1,105
650
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