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Sale 1078 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 16-17 September, 2014

Category — Proofs and Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
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Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 1, Proofs and Specimens5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India, Red Specimen Overprint (1TC3S), 5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India, Red Specimen Overprint (1TC3S)5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India, Red Specimen Overprint (1TC3S). Block of four, on card, large margins incl. right sheet margin, light horizontal crease at top, still Extremely Fine, an attractive sheet-margin block of the 5c 1847 Black trial color proof, Scott Retail as singles

2,400
1,200
2
TC
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 2, Proofs and Specimens5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4), 5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4)5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4). Complete sets of all five colors, full margins, fresh colors, 5c Blue with unusual plate scratches at upper left

VERY FINE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF THE ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS OF THE 5-CENT AND 10-CENT 1847 REPRODUCTIONS.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 50 in each color was made available after 1881. They were cut up into one set of blocks of eight, two sets of blocks of four, two sets of pairs and singles. Very few have been kept together as intact sets.

3,000
2,700
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3
TC
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 3, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1857 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (40TC4-47TC4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (40TC4-47TC4)1c-90c 1857 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (40TC4-47TC4). 35 of the 40, lacking 5c, 30c and 90c in Brown and 1c and 30c in Black, large margins, few just barely in, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine, scarce group

3,620
2,600
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4
TC
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 4, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1861-66 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4)1c-90c 1861-66 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4). Complete set of 50 in all five colors, large to huge margins (wider than normally seen), deep rich colors

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT COMPLETE SET OF ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1861-66 ISSUE DESIGNS. THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND COMPLETE SET OF ALL 50 PROOFS WE HAVE OFFERED IN DECADES.

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 in each color was made available after 1881.

A Power Search review found only one other intact set offered in one of our auctions since 1994 plus all of our Rarities sales. These are often offered either by denomination or other smaller groupings, because it is difficult to assemble the complete set.

5,015
4,250
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5
TC
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 5, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (123TC1-132TC1), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (123TC1-132TC1)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (123TC1-132TC1). Complete set (less the one newly-listed unique 90c color combination), large margins, deep rich colors

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE COMPLETE SET OF 1869 PICTORIAL ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PLATE PROOFS.

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.

24,400
12,500
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6
TC
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 6, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (156TC4-166TC4, 179TC4), 1c-90c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (156TC4-166TC4, 179TC4)1c-90c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (156TC4-166TC4, 179TC4). 57 of the 60 colors, lacking 5c in Green and 30c and 90c in Brown, large margins which are wider than normally seen, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful group

3,105
1,900
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7
TC
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 7, Proofs and Specimens1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (J1TC4-J7TC4), 1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (J1TC4-J7TC4)1c-50c 1879 Postage Due, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (J1TC4-J7TC4). Complete set of 35 in all five colors, large margins, bright colors, Very Fine and choice, a scarce complete set

1,785
1,400
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8
TC
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 8, Proofs and Specimens1c-$20.00 Officials, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (O1TC5-O93TC5), 1c-$20.00 Officials, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (O1TC5-O93TC5)1c-$20.00 Officials, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (O1TC5-O93TC5). The complete set of 463, including all five colors for each Department plus the seven colors for each dollar-value State Department, large margins, rich colors

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCALULABLY RARE COMPLETE SET OF ALL COLORS AND ALL DENOMINATIONS FOR THE OFFICIAL ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS. THIS IS THE FIRST COMPLETE SET WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS. A PHENOMENAL OPPORTUNITY.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet in each color was printed.

A Power Search review of our auctions indicates the rarity of this intact set. Previous offerings by our firm are either nearly complete (such as the Sheriff set) or substantially incomplete to the point where they are offered by department. A collector normally must comb countless auctions looking for parts in order to try and assemble the complete set. The dollar-value State Departments, which catalogue $1,000.00 apiece, are also almost never seen as full sets.

45,300
33,000
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9
TC
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 9, Proofs and Specimens(1c) Franklin and 1c Eagle, General Issue Carriers' Stamps, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (LO1TC4-LO2TC4), (1c) Franklin and 1c Eagle, General Issue Carriers' Stamps, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (LO1TC4-LO2TC4)(1c) Franklin and 1c Eagle, General Issue Carriers' Stamps, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (LO1TC4-LO2TC4). Complete sets, large margins, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

1,120
1,000
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10
P
1c-90c Officials, Plate Proof on Card (O1P4-O93P4). Complete set, virtually all large to huge margins, nice colors, Very Fine to largely Extremely Fine

878
0
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11
P
1861-90 Regular Issues, Plate Proofs on Card. 26 different neatly arranged on black stock sheet, incl. nine different 1861-66, seven different 1883-88 and 1890 complete less 1c and 2c Lake, nearly all with large balanced margins, rich colors, Very Fine to mostly Extremely Fine

1,295
0
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12
S
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 12, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-B-78S-B), 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-B-78S-B)1c-90c 1861 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. B (63S-B-78S-B). Nine of the ten issued values (lacking 12c, which is represented by control no. single), 90c traces of original gum, 10c, 30c and 15c unused (no gum), few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

2,075
800
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13
S
1c-90c 1879-88 Bank Note Issues, "Sample" and "Sample A" Ovpts. (212SK, 214SK, 205SK, 208SK, 209SK, 212SL-191SL, 216SN). Most original gum, h.r., few unused (no gum), few s.e., few small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine group, these were produced as samples during ABNCo.'s bid for the 1890 contract

1,285
250
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14
S
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 14, Proofs and Specimens1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285SE-293SE), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285SE-293SE)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (285SE-293SE). Overprints at various angles incl. horizontal, reading up and reading down, original gum, Fine-Very Fine and scarce set

3,150
2,100
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15
S
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 15, Proofs and Specimens1c-10c Pan-American, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (294SE-299SE), 1c-10c Pan-American, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (294SE-299SE)1c-10c Pan-American, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (294SE-299SE). Virtually all disturbed original gum, Fine-Very Fine set

1,410
700
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16
S
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 16, Proofs and Specimens1c-$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (300S E-313S E), 1c-$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (300S E-313S E)1c-$5.00 1902 Issue, Specimen Ovpt. Ty. E (300S E-313S E). Overprints in various places incl. at top, bottom, left or right reading up, some h.r., few faults incl. thins, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce set

2,950
1,900
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17
S
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 17, Proofs and Specimens1c-$5.00 1897 Universal Postal Congress Overprints (264SO-276SO, 277SO-278SO), 1c-$5.00 1897 Universal Postal Congress Overprints (264SO-276SO, 277SO-278SO)1c-$5.00 1897 Universal Postal Congress Overprints (264SO-276SO, 277SO-278SO). 50c unused (no gum), others mostly h.r. or with small adherences, rich colors, few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine, scarce, 125 sets were distributed in 1897 to delegates to the Universal Postal Congress in Washington D.C.

2,100
900
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18
S
Sale Number 1078, Lot Number 18, Proofs and SpecimensPostage Due Specimens, Postage Due SpecimensPostage Due Specimens. 21, incl. J15SD-J21SD, J38SE-J44SE, J38SO-J44SO, overall Fine-Very Fine sets

1,785
850
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19
S
Specimens Balance. 16 items, incl. Nos. 189SD-211SD, E2SE, E5SE, overall Fine-Very Fine

1,605
600
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