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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2319
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2319, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (12c) Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E1), National Bank Note Co., (12c) Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E1)National Bank Note Co., (12c) Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E1). Black Washington vignette cut out from No. 79-E37b, affixed inside incomplete pencil drawn frame on 38 x 47mm India affixed to card, pencil layout lines extend from top and bottom, "U.S. Po(st)" at bottom but no denomination, adherences at left of frame of unknown origin, tiny pinholes at top outside of design possibly from tacking onto a production board

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A UNIQUE ESSAY FOR THE 12-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Illustrated in Scott from an old black-and-white photo

2,500
2,700
2320
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2320, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (12c) Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Watercolor and Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E2), National Bank Note Co., (12c) Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Watercolor and Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E2)National Bank Note Co., (12c) Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Watercolor and Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E2). Black Washington vignette cut out from No. 79-E37b, affixed inside elaborate pencil and watercolor frame in gray on 45 x 89mm India affixed to card, pencil layout lines extend from top and bottom, shield and leaves are part of the design but no labels or denomination, "R. Vail" in printed script on back, tiny pinholes in corners just outside design possibly from tacking onto a production board

EXTREMELY FINE. A UNIQUE ESSAY FOR THE 12-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Illustrated in Scott from an old black-and-white photo

3,000
1,900
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2321
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2321, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (12c) Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Watercolor and Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E3), National Bank Note Co., (12c) Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Watercolor and Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E3)National Bank Note Co., (12c) Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Watercolor and Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E3). Black Washington vignette cut out from No. 79-E37b, affixed inside elaborate pencil and watercolor frame in gray on 46 x 79mm India affixed to card, pencil layout lines extend from top and bottom, design includes ribbons and stars flanking Washington but no labels or denomination, blue "Issue 1870" label at bottom of card, "R. Vail" in printed script on back, tiny pinholes in corners just outside design possibly from tacking onto a production board

EXTREMELY FINE. A UNIQUE ESSAY FOR THE 12-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

Illustrated in Scott from an old black and white photo

3,000
2,600
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2322
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2322, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 12c Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Watercolor and Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E4), National Bank Note Co., 12c Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Watercolor and Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E4)National Bank Note Co., 12c Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Watercolor and Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E4). Black Washington vignette cut out from No. 79-E37b, affixed inside elaborate pencil and watercolor frame in gray on 46 x 89mm India affixed to card, pencil layout lines extend from top and bottom, design includes "U" and "S" in corners and "12" denomination tablet, scrollwork around the vignette, "R. Vail" in printed script on back, tiny pinholes in corners just outside design possibly from tacking onto a production board

EXTREMELY FINE. THE MOST SPECTACULAR OF THE FOUR UNIQUE ESSAYS FOR THE 12-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE.

While all four of these unique and remarkable essays are beautiful, we believe this one with the "U.S." and 12c denomination is the most striking of all. Illustrated in Scott from an old black and white photo

3,000
2,000
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2323
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2323, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (12c) Clay Vignette, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (151-E5), National Bank Note Co., (12c) Clay Vignette, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (151-E5)National Bank Note Co., (12c) Clay Vignette, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (151-E5). Three, in Deep Carmine, Brown Orange and Black, first two 69 x 82mm with full die sinkage, Black 52 x 66mm on card, fresh colors, Very Fine trio

1,800
550
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2324
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2324, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 12c Henry Clay, Die Essays on India, Wove and Card (151-E7 var), National Bank Note Co., 12c Henry Clay, Die Essays on India, Wove and Card (151-E7 var)National Bank Note Co., 12c Henry Clay, Die Essays on India, Wove and Card (151-E7 var). Four, from 25 x 32mm to stamp size, different colors, couple with small staple holes as normally encountered, Fine-Very Fine, these may be cut down from the envelope essays

3,000
0
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2325
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2325, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 12c Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E8), National Bank Note Co., 12c Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E8)National Bank Note Co., 12c Washington, Vignette Die Essay Mounted in Pencil Drawn Frame on India (151-E8). Black Washington vignette different from the 79-E35b vignette in the earlier four lots, affixed inside oval cutout of India paper which is die sunk on 81 x 112mm card at an unusual angle, pencil design for frame as well as "New border for Clay -- 12c", additional pencil design of border detail at right, few light toned spots

VERY FINE. A UNIQUE HAND-DRAWN ESSAY SHOWING THE ROUGH OUTLINE OF THE FRAME FOR THE 12-CENT CLAY STAMP, WHICH WAS ADOPTED FOR THE ISSUED STAMP.

Additional small pencil drawing on back of what looks like floral bouquet. Ex Hackett and Finkelburg. Illustrated in Scott Catalogue

2,750
2,300
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2326
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2326, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.12c Clay, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (151TC1), 12c Clay, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (151TC1)12c Clay, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (151TC1). Three, in Black and two different shades in the Orange family, two approximately 40 x 47mm, one smaller, two on original card backing, Very Fine, the consignor mounted these as progressive die proofs (or essays) but we believe they are the complete design

1,650
700
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2327
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2327, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 24c Scott, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India (153-E3, 153-E4), National Bank Note Co., 24c Scott, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India (153-E3, 153-E4)National Bank Note Co., 24c Scott, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India (153-E3, 153-E4). One of the vignette only in Dark Brown, die sunk on 67 x 82mm card, three of the nearly complete design (no periods after "US"), in Brown Orange, Carmine and Green, first two die sunk on 70 x 83mm card, Green 35 x 41mm on card, scattered toning specks on the Carmine proof, overall Very Fine and very scarce group, we have not offered a die sunk 153-E4 since our 1999 Finkelburg sale, and he had only a single example, Lake Shore had none

2,550
950
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2328
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2328, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 90c Perry, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India and White Ivory Paper (155-E3a, 155-E3b, 155-E5a), National Bank Note Co., 90c Perry, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India and White Ivory Paper (155-E3a, 155-E3b, 155-E5a)National Bank Note Co., 90c Perry, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India and White Ivory Paper (155-E3a, 155-E3b, 155-E5a). Two of the vignette only proofs, Deep Yellow Orange on India die sunk on 67 x 81mm card, couple faint toning spots, Black on white ivory 57 x 75mm, one of the nearly complete design in Brown (rope above vignette unfinished) on 32 x 41mm India affixed to 70 x 83mm card, Very Fine and scarce, we have not offered a full size example of 153-E5a since our 1999 Finkelburg sale

1,950
950
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2329
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2329, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on India (145P1-155P1), 1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on India (145P1-155P1)1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on India (145P1-155P1). The 10c, 12c and 24c cut down, others on card with full die sinkage, Fine-Very Fine group

4,550
900
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2330
Pbl
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2330, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India or Card (145P3-155P3), 1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India or Card (145P3-155P3)1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India or Card (145P3-155P3). Complete set of blocks of four, large margins, rich colors, few tiny flaws as often associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine and scarce set

1,360
650
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2331
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2331, 12c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 1870 Issue, Essays and Progressive Die Proofs, National Bank Note Co., 1870 Issue, Essays and Progressive Die ProofsNational Bank Note Co., 1870 Issue, Essays and Progressive Die Proofs. Seven items cut down either to stamp size or to large margins around the design, including Nos. 150-E3, 152-E7, 153-E4 and 155-E5, couple typical India paper irregularities, Fine-Very Fine group, Scott Retail as full size more than $4,800.00

E. 750-1,000
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