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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2260
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2260, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.12c Small Numeral, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (117-E2c, formerly 117-E1c), 12c Small Numeral, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (117-E2c, formerly 117-E1c)12c Small Numeral, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (117-E2c, formerly 117-E1c). Group of six, largest is 80 x 87mm with full die sinkage, three others smaller with die sinkage, two cut below the die sinkage area as small as 30 x 31mm, each a different color including Scarlet, Blue, Black, Dark Red Brown, Blue Green and Dull Orange Red, some scattered toning spots, appear Very Fine, before the discovery of an earlier state of the small numeral die reported by James E. Lee in Chronicle 236 (newly assigned by Scott as No. 117-E1), it was believed these represented the only state of the die, as a result these completed state die essays were moved to Scott No. 117-E2

6,750
2,200
2261
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2261, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.12c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (117-E2c, 117-E2e, formerly 117-E1c, 117-E1e), 12c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (117-E2c, 117-E2e, formerly 117-E1c, 117-E1e)12c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (117-E2c, 117-E2e, formerly 117-E1c, 117-E1e). Group including two die essays (117-E2c), cut down to 46 x 51mm and 35 x 36mm, Orange Brown and Black, first with India paper faults, four blocks of four (one with imprint) and seven singles of the perforated plate essays, range of colors, overall Fine, Scott Retail counting the large die essays as fully die sunk $5,575.00

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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2262
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2262, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.12c Typographed Small Numeral, Die Essays, Stamp Size (117-E3), 12c Typographed Small Numeral, Die Essays, Stamp Size (117-E3)12c Typographed Small Numeral, Die Essays, Stamp Size (117-E3). Group of 15 stamp size essays, a few different paper types and range of colors, some small faults to be found but overall appear Fine, an attractive group of these unusual typographed essays

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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2263
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2263, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.12c Black, Typographed Small Numeral Die Essay on Card (117-E3a), 12c Black, Typographed Small Numeral Die Essay on Card (117-E3a)12c Black, Typographed Small Numeral Die Essay on Card (117-E3a). 63 x 75mm, intense impression, signed "J. MacDonough" in pencil at bottom, very slight thinning from mount removal at top and bottom, Very Fine, signed by the manager of National Bank Note Co., who was deeply involved in the design work for the 1869 Pictorial Issue

750
650
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2264
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2264, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.12c Black, Vignette Large Die Essay on White Ivory, Lithographed (117-E4a), 12c Black, Vignette Large Die Essay on White Ivory, Lithographed (117-E4a)12c Black, Vignette Large Die Essay on White Ivory, Lithographed (117-E4a). 36 x 31mm, very slight thinning at top from mount removal, Very Fine and scarce lithographed essay

1,000
1,300
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2265
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2265, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.(15c) Dark Blue, Vignette Die Proof on India (118-E1a), (15c) Dark Blue, Vignette Die Proof on India (118-E1a)(15c) Dark Blue, Vignette Die Proof on India (118-E1a). Mounted on India and die sunk on 180 x 145mm card, deep rich color, blind embossed National Bank Note Co. seal below vignette, a few minor toning specks

VERY FINE AND RARE DIE PROOF FOR THE VIGNETTE OF THE 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

We have offered only three other examples plus the one in the following lot since keeping computerized records.

3,500
3,500
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2266
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2266, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.(15c) Dark Blue, Vignette Die Proof on India (118-E1), (15c) Dark Blue, Vignette Die Proof on India (118-E1)(15c) Dark Blue, Vignette Die Proof on India (118-E1). Mounted on India and die sunk on 153 x 228mm card, some slight toning around the vignette, more significant toning and faults around card, this could be reduced to 100 x 100mm size, preserving the complete die sunk area with greatly enhanced appearance, very rare, we have offered only three other examples plus the one in the previous lot since keeping computerized records.

3,500
400
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2267
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2267, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.15c Red Brown, Die II, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (119-E1a), 15c Red Brown, Die II, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (119-E1a)15c Red Brown, Die II, Frame Only, Progressive Die Proof on India (119-E1a). 74 x 52mm, deep rich color

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PROOF OF THE 15-CENT 1869 DIE II FRAME.

There were three dies prepared for the 15c 1869 Issue with large numerals, which vary in the area surrounding the blank space in which the vignette was printed. What philatelists call Die III (Type III) is probably the first one produced, because it is the simplest of the three. It was used for the 1875 Re-Issue printing. Die I (Type I) has background lines added to the space, and Die II (Type II) has the diamond-shaped ornament added to the top, as seen in the design of this proof.

3,000
3,750
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2268
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2268, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.15c Violet, Ty. III, Large Die Proof on India, Red "15" Overprint (129-E1a), 15c Violet, Ty. III, Large Die Proof on India, Red "15" Overprint (129-E1a)15c Violet, Ty. III, Large Die Proof on India, Red "15" Overprint (129-E1a). 27 x 31mm, vivid colors, thin spots, appears Very Fine, this is the only example we have offered in this color combination since keeping computerized records

3,500
700
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2269
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2269, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.15c Ultramarine, Ty. III, Large Die Proof on India, Red "15" Overprint (129-E1a), 15c Ultramarine, Ty. III, Large Die Proof on India, Red "15" Overprint (129-E1a)15c Ultramarine, Ty. III, Large Die Proof on India, Red "15" Overprint (129-E1a). 41 x 47mm, rich colors, few thin spots, small internal tear at left away from design, otherwise Very Fine, this is only the second example we have offered in this color combination since keeping computerized records, ex Lake Shore

3,500
750
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2270
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2270, 12c-15c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.15c Dark Red Brown, Ty. III, Large Proof Essay on India, Blue Green "15" Overprint (129-E1c), 15c Dark Red Brown, Ty. III, Large Proof Essay on India, Blue Green "15" Overprint (129-E1c)15c Dark Red Brown, Ty. III, Large Proof Essay on India, Blue Green "15" Overprint (129-E1c). 39 x 38mm, lovely colors, few small thin spots, appears Very Fine, this is only the second example we have offered in this color combination since keeping computerized records

3,500
850
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