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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1847 Issue: Die Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2034
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2034, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c and 10c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs, Balance (1TC1-2TC1), 5c and 10c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs, Balance (1TC1-2TC1)5c and 10c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs, Balance (1TC1-2TC1). Six items, three each of 5c and 10c, 5c including two in Black (different papers) and one Green, 10c two in Blue and one Green, sizes from 31mm x 42mm to 26mm x 31mm, each with cross-hatching, Very Fine, Scott Retail at $800.00 each

4,800
1,900
2035
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2035, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproductions, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (1P1-2P1, 3P1-4P1), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproductions, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (1P1-2P1, 3P1-4P1)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproductions, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (1P1-2P1, 3P1-4P1). Each stamp size, mounted on India and die sunk on cards, 1847 Issue 109 x 130mm each, 1875 Reproductions 143 x 227mm each, latter set with some slight scattered toned spots on card, Very Fine

3,400
950
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2036
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2036, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond (1P1a-2P1a), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond (1P1a-2P1a)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond (1P1a-2P1a). 42 x 48mm and 36 x 46mm, fresh colors, showing cross-hatching, Very Fine

1,600
2,100
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2037
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2037, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond (1P1a-2P1a), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond (1P1a-2P1a)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond (1P1a-2P1a). 36 x 45mm and 33 x 44mm, bluish cast to the paper, deep rich colors, showing cross-hatching, Very Fine

1,600
950
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2038
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2038, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond, White Wove (1P1a-2P1a, 1P1g-2P1g), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond, White Wove (1P1a-2P1a, 1P1g-2P1g)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond, White Wove (1P1a-2P1a, 1P1g-2P1g). From 40 x 58mm to 40 x 44mm, deep rich colors, showing cross-hatching, fresh and Very Fine sets of 1847 Issue die proofs on two different papers

3,200
1,600
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2039
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2039, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink Bond (1P1b-2P1b), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink Bond (1P1b-2P1b)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink Bond (1P1b-2P1b). 41 x 48mm and 37 x 46mm, intense colors complemented by the paper color, showing cross-hatching, Very Fine

2,500
1,400
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2040
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2040, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink Bond (1P1b-2P1b), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink Bond (1P1b-2P1b)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink Bond (1P1b-2P1b). 38 x 46mm and 33 x 47mm, 10c paper with a slight lavender hue (which is listed in Brazer 1847 catalogue), deep rich colors complemented by the paper color, showing cross-hatching, Very Fine

2,500
1,000
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2041
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2041, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Yellow Bond (1P1b-2P1b), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Yellow Bond (1P1b-2P1b)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Yellow Bond (1P1b-2P1b). 37 x 43mm and 40 x 48mm, intense colors on deep hue paper, the 5c on more of a wove paper than bond but a much deeper yellow than a "yellowish" wove (which is listed as 1P1e) -- in fact deeper than the 10c in this lot, showing cross-hatching, Very Fine and beautiful pair, Scott Retail as 1P1b-2P1b

2,500
1,600
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2042
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2042, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink and Yellow Bond (1P1b-2P1b), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink and Yellow Bond (1P1b-2P1b)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink and Yellow Bond (1P1b-2P1b). Sets on both papers, sizes from 36 x 46mm to 30 x 33mm, beautiful proof and paper colors, 10c on pink showing clear large stylized watermark (not the same as the Crane & Co. watermark in lot 2020), showing cross-hatching, Very Fine sets, according to Brazer the American Bank Note Co. used paper from sample books of Crane & Co. and L.L. Brown Co. around 1895 to print 1847 Issue proofs, portions of these pages were watermarked

5,000
2,100
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2043
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2043, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink and Salmon Bond (1P1b-2P1b), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink and Salmon Bond (1P1b-2P1b)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Pink and Salmon Bond (1P1b-2P1b). 37 x 44mm and 35 x 42mm, 10c on the salmon colored paper, intense colors, showing cross-hatching, Very Fine, Power Search does not list another example on salmon colored paper

2,500
1,100
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2044
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2044, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Greenish Blue Bond (1P1b-2P1b), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Greenish Blue Bond (1P1b-2P1b)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Greenish Blue Bond (1P1b-2P1b). 39 x 47mm and 36 x 46mm, rich colors on intensely colored paper, 5c with bold "ASS" watermark ("CRANE & CO. DALTON MASS"), showing cross-hatching, Very Fine, scarce paper color from a Crane & Co. paper sample book, used by American Bank Note Co. around 1895 to print 1847 Issue proofs

2,500
1,500
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2045
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2045, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Blue Bond (1P1b-2P1b), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Blue Bond (1P1b-2P1b)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Blue Bond (1P1b-2P1b). 35 x 44mm and 33 x 39mm, rich colors on deep blue paper -- which is more of a wove paper than bond -- but these colors are far more intense than a "bluish" wove (which is listed as 1P1f-2P1f) so counted as 1P1b-2P1b on colored bond, Very Fine pair

2,500
1,400
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2046
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2046, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Laid (1P1c-2P1c), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Laid (1P1c-2P1c)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Laid (1P1c-2P1c). 36 x 47mm and 40 x 46mm, showing clear laid lines and cross hatching, rich colors, Very Fine

1,800
1,600
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2047
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2047, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Laid (1P1c-2P1c), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Laid (1P1c-2P1c)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Laid (1P1c-2P1c). 33 x 40mm and 40 x 42mm, showing clear laid lines and cross hatching, rich colors, 10c couple tiny pinholes at right outside the cross hatching, Very Fine

1,600
1,200
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2048
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2048, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Yellowish Wove (1P1e-2P1e), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Yellowish Wove (1P1e-2P1e)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on Yellowish Wove (1P1e-2P1e). 36 x 42mm and 42 x 50mm, rich colors on crisp yellowish paper, showing cross-hatching, Very Fine

1,600
950
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2049
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2049, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond and White Wove (1P1g-2P1a), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond and White Wove (1P1g-2P1a)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond and White Wove (1P1g-2P1a). 41 x 48mm and 37 x 48mm, 10c on bond, fresh colors, showing cross-hatching, Very Fine

1,600
1,100
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2050
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2050, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs5c Red Brown, Large Die Proofs on Pink Bond, Laid and Bluish Wove Papers (1P1b, 1P1c, 1P1f), 5c Red Brown, Large Die Proofs on Pink Bond, Laid and Bluish Wove Papers (1P1b, 1P1c, 1P1f)5c Red Brown, Large Die Proofs on Pink Bond, Laid and Bluish Wove Papers (1P1b, 1P1c, 1P1f). Balance of five proofs, sizes from 40 x 51mm to 32 x 35mm, fresh colors throughout, showing cross-hatching, Very Fine group and rarely offered more than singly or in a pair with a 10c

4,350
2,000
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2051
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2051, 1847 Issue: Die Proofs10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White and Colored Bond (2P1a, 2P1b), 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White and Colored Bond (2P1a, 2P1b)10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White and Colored Bond (2P1a, 2P1b). Balance of five proofs, from 33 x 43mm to 27 x 36mm, wonderful range of paper colors including blue, yellow, pink, light pink and white, three are on more of a wove paper than bond but as discussed in previous lots the paper colors are much too intense to qualify as "bluish" or "pinkish" (which is not even listed), Very Fine and desirable group, rarely offered more than singly or in a pair with a 5c, Scott Retail as 2P1a (one) and 2P1b (four)

5,800
1,800
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