5c and 10c Deep Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Pink Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var).
38 x 44mm and 33 x 38mm, with cross-hatching, exceptional blinding color, particularly striking on the pink bond paper, 5c with portion of "CRANE & CO. DALTON MASS" double-line watermark,
Very Fine, a rare combination of unlisted proof color and paper color, 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, however Brazer states that the printings on these papers were only in the normal Red Brown and Black colors, Scott Retail as listed color on white bond
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