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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2009, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a), 5c and 10c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a)5c and 10c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a). 44 x 54mm and 44 x 56mm, vivid colors, with cross-hatching, 10c small faint toned spot below design, Very Fine

2,000
750
2010
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2010, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a), 5c and 10c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a)5c and 10c Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a). 50 x 65mm and 36 x 43mm, 5c showing full die sinkage area, vivid colors, with cross-hatching, Very Fine

2,000
950
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2011
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2011, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Rose Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a), 5c and 10c Rose Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a)5c and 10c Rose Lake, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a). Both 53 x 66mm, showing full die sinkage area and cross-hatching, beautiful colors, couple small corner thins from mount removal, Very Fine

2,000
1,400
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2012
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2012, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Green, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a), 5c and 10c Green, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a)5c and 10c Green, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a). 43 x 53mm and 50 x 63mm, 10c showing full die sinkage area, both with cross-hatching, vibrant colors, Very Fine

2,000
2,100
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2013
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2013, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a), 5c and 10c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a)5c and 10c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a). Both 50 x 63mm, showing full die sinkage area and cross-hatching, vivid bright colors, 5c couple natural small India paper wrinkles, Very Fine

2,000
1,000
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2014
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2014, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Deep Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a), 5c and 10c Deep Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a)5c and 10c Deep Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a). 53 x 64mm and 53 x 66mm, showing full die sinkage area and cross-hatching, blinding colors, few natural India paper irregularities and 10c with some mounting residue at top above cross-hatching, still Very Fine, this color unlisted

2,000
1,300
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2015
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2015, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c Orange Yellow, 10c Golden Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a), 5c Orange Yellow, 10c Golden Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a)5c Orange Yellow, 10c Golden Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a-2TC1a). 54 x 63mm and 50 x 63mm, both showing full die sinkage area and cross-hatching, attractive pastel colors, 10c minor paper disturbance below cross-hatching, Very Fine

2,000
1,200
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2016
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2016, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Albino, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a var-2TC1a var), 5c and 10c Albino, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a var-2TC1a var)5c and 10c Albino, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (1TC1a var-2TC1a var). 39 x 44mm and 37 x 41mm, no trace of color whatsoever but the designs and cross-hatching are quite clear, a couple slight translucencies as normal, Very Fine and most unusual, some of the 1847 die proofs were printed thru a mat to mask the cross-hatching (it appears albino in such cases, usually faintly), while allowing the stamp design to print unencumbered, these appear to have been printed entirely thru a mat, unlisted, Scott Retail as normal color die proofs on India

2,000
1,400
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2017
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2017, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Scarlet Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b), 5c and 10c Scarlet Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b)5c and 10c Scarlet Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b). Both 37 x 43mm, with cross-hatching, vibrant colors, Very Fine

1,600
1,100
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2018
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2018, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b), 5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b)5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b). 31 x 36mm and 31 x 42mm, with cross-hatching, rich colors, Very Fine

1,600
750
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2019
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2019, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Deep Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Pink Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var), 5c and 10c Deep Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Pink Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var)5c and 10c Deep Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Pink Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var). 38 x 44mm and 37 x 44mm, with cross-hatching, beautiful complementary color and paper, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott in this color or on colored bond paper, Scott Retail as listed color on white bond

1,600
2,600
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2020
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2020, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Deep Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Pink Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var), 5c and 10c Deep Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Pink Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var)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

1,600
1,700
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2021
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2021, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b), 5c and 10c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b)5c and 10c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b). Both 31 x 36mm, with cross-hatching, intense shades, Very Fine

1,600
750
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2022
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2022, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b), 5c and 10c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b)5c and 10c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b). 28 x 35mm and 30 x 41mm, with cross-hatching, deep rich colors, Very Fine

1,600
700
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2023
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2023, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b), 5c and 10c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b)5c and 10c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b). Both 30 x 36mm, with cross-hatching, rich colors, Very Fine

1,600
850
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2024
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2024, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b), 5c and 10c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b)5c and 10c Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b). Both 31 x 38mm, with cross-hatching, rich colors, Very Fine

1,600
800
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2025
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2025, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c Black, 10c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b), 5c Black, 10c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b)5c Black, 10c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b). 34 x 39mm and 34 x 41mm, with cross-hatching, crisp impressions on fresh paper, Very Fine pair of trial color proofs and desirable showing a reversal of the normal 1847 Issue colors

1,600
900
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2026
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2026, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Cloudy Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var), 5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Cloudy Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var)5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Cloudy Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var). 37 x 41mm and 37 x 44mm, with cross-hatching, paper has a distinctly cloudy appearance, gorgeous bright colors, Very Fine

1,600
1,200
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2027
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2027, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c Deep Orange, 10c Deep Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Cloudy Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var), 5c Deep Orange, 10c Deep Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Cloudy Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var)5c Deep Orange, 10c Deep Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Cloudy Bond (1TC1b var-2TC1b var). Both 36 x 43mm, with cross-hatching, paper has a distinctly cloudy appearance, striking vivid colors, Very Fine

1,600
1,300
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2028
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2028, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Cloudy Bond and India (1TC1b var-2TC1a), 5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Cloudy Bond and India (1TC1b var-2TC1a)5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Cloudy Bond and India (1TC1b var-2TC1a). 40 x 46mm and 43 x 51mm, with cross-hatching, 5c on cloudy bond, deep rich colors, Very Fine

1,800
1,200
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2029
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2029, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Deep Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Wove (1TC1c-2TC1c), 5c and 10c Deep Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Wove (1TC1c-2TC1c)5c and 10c Deep Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Wove (1TC1c-2TC1c). 44 x 53mm and 41 x 53mm, with cross-hatching, beautiful depth of color, Very Fine, this color unlisted

1,600
2,100
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2030
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2030, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Glazed Card (1TC1d-2TC1d), 5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Glazed Card (1TC1d-2TC1d)5c and 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Glazed Card (1TC1d-2TC1d). 64 x 68mm and 66 x 75mm, showing full die sinkage area and faint albino cross-hatching, spectacular colors enhanced by the glazed surface of the card,10c with minor top corner mounting disturbances, Very Fine

1,600
2,100
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2031
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2031, 1847 Issue: Trial Color Proofs5c Black, 10c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Glazed Card (1TC1d-2TC1d), 5c Black, 10c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Glazed Card (1TC1d-2TC1d)5c Black, 10c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Glazed Card (1TC1d-2TC1d). 65 x 75mm and 66 x 69mm, showing faint evidence of albino cross-hatching, beautiful colors enhanced by the glazed surface of the card, 5c with thin speck far from design, Very Fine

1,600
1,100
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2032
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2032, 1847 Issue: Trial Color 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). Choice set of eight items, four each of 5c and 10c, all different either by proof color or paper color, mostly on bond including one 10c on pink bond, sixes from 37mm x 43mm to 26mm x 33mm, each with cross-hatching, Very Fine, a colorful and outstanding group, rarely encountered in this quantity, Scott Retail at $800.00 each

6,400
4,250
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2033
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2033, 1847 Issue: Trial Color 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). Group of eight items, three each of 5c and 10c showing cross-hatching, each different either by proof color or paper color, sizes as large as 47mm x 61mm, range of papers including India, bond and wove, also two 5c Orange Vermilion hybrid large die proofs on India, with albino cross-hatching, some flaws to be found, overall Very Fine appearing and colorful group, seldom encountered in this quantity, Scott Retail at $800.00 each (though the India proofs catalogue more)

6,400
3,500
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2034
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2034, 1847 Issue: Trial Color 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
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