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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1847 Issue: Plate Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2052
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2052, 1847 Issue: Plate Proofs5c and 10c 1847 Issue, Die and Plate Proof Accumulation, 5c and 10c 1847 Issue, Die and Plate Proof Accumulation5c and 10c 1847 Issue, Die and Plate Proof Accumulation. 32 1847 items plus two bank note company proofs of Washington, range of formats from die proofs to plate proofs, nearly all are cut to stamp size but a few die proofs are slightly larger including 1P1-2P1 just showing cross-hatching, nice range of colors including the issued colors, Greens, Reds, Oranges, etc., some faults to be expected and study would be necessary to separate the die proofs from the plate proofs on the items cut to stamp size, overall a Fine-Very Fine appearing group, almost never offered in this depth or quantity, Scott Retail counting everything as a plate proof is more than $20,000.00 and there are several that catalogue more

E. 4,000-5,000
3,250
2053
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2053, 1847 Issue: Plate Proofs5c and 10c 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction, Proofs Balance (1P3/4P4), 5c and 10c 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction, Proofs Balance (1P3/4P4)5c and 10c 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction, Proofs Balance (1P3/4P4). 10 items, Nos. 1P3-2P3, 3P3-4P3, 3P4-4P4, also two sets of 3P2-4P2, removed from Roosevelt album card backing, one 5c with faults, overall Very Fine group

4,400
1,700
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2054
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2054, 1847 Issue: Plate Proofs5c and 10c 1847 Reproduction, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4), 5c and 10c 1847 Reproduction, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4)5c and 10c 1847 Reproduction, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4). Complete sets of all five colors, full to ample margins throughout, fresh colors

VERY FINE 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
3,500
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2055
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2055, 1847 Issue: Plate Proofs5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, 1875 Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Wove (3P2-4P2), 5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, 1875 Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Wove (3P2-4P2)5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, 1875 Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Wove (3P2-4P2). Affixed to 47 x 109mm piece of gray card from a Roosevelt presentation album, "1847" label between, fresh and Extremely Fine, only 85 were produced and very few sets remain with the "1847" label

850
650
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