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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2145
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2145, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 1c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55TC1), National Bank Note Co., 1c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55TC1)National Bank Note Co., 1c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55TC1). 55 x 55mm on card, intense shade, imprint and die no. 440 at bottom, Very Fine and rare, only one other example with the die number and imprint appears in Power Search (ex Lake Shore)

4,000
2,000
2146
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2146, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 1c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55P1), National Bank Note Co., 1c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55P1)National Bank Note Co., 1c Blue, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55P1). Hybrid, affixed to India which is die sunk on 112 x 144mm card, accompanied by three No. 63-E11c First Design plate proofs, one in Indigo, two in Ultramarine, one plate proof light crease, overall Very Fine group showing each of the shades for the 1c First Design, Scott retail with die proof as normal

3,150
1,500
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2147
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2147, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). Seven, each a different color, reduced below die sinkage and off card but large margins (approximately 41 x 65mm with one smaller), bright colors, a few typical India paper imperfections

VERY FINE GROUP OF BOWLSBY PATENT COUPON LARGE DIE PROOFS.

These are rarely seen as a group. Scott Retail as die sunk

12,250
3,250
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2148
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2148, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). Three, in Orange, Blue Green and Gray, each die sunk on 73 x 110mm to 65 x 100mm cards, brilliant colors, small letter pencil notations at bottom right, fresh and Very Fine trio, ex Lake Shore

5,250
3,000
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2149
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2149, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (63-E13b), 1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (63-E13b)1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (63-E13b). Three, Blue and Scarlet approximately 36 x 64mm, Black 50 x 75mm, gorgeous colors, latter with small corner thin from mount removal far from design, Very Fine trio, missing only Dark Brown for completion

5,250
2,300
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2150
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2150, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essays (63-E13c-h), 1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essays (63-E13c-h)1c Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essays (63-E13c-h). Nine items mounted on a page, each of the Scott-listed plate essay varieties except Black on India (63-E13i), mix of Red and Blue, pair of No. 63-E13c in Red, Fine-Very Fine

2,500
900
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2151
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2151, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (3c) Scarlet, Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (65-E11b), National Bank Note Co., (3c) Scarlet, Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (65-E11b)National Bank Note Co., (3c) Scarlet, Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (65-E11b). 48 x 61mm, bright color, imprint at bottom, small thin spots at top corners from mount removal, light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance

750
325
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2152
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2152, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Progressive Die Proofs on India (65-E12-65-E15), National Bank Note Co., 3c Progressive Die Proofs on India (65-E12-65-E15)National Bank Note Co., 3c Progressive Die Proofs on India (65-E12-65-E15). Five items showing progression of design changes and additions thru the "First Design", including No. 65-E12 in Black, No. 65-E13 in Brown Red, two of No. 65-E13 in Black and Deep Red, No. 65-E15c in Red, sizes range from 59 x 75mm to 38 x 44mm, two die sunk on card, four showing die no. at bottom, one with slight toning, couple typical India paper flaws, Very Fine appearing group

4,500
4,750
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2153
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2153, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15a), National Bank Note Co., 3c Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15a)National Bank Note Co., 3c Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15a). Stamp size, mounted on India which is die sunk on 137 x 224mm card, intense shade, Very Fine

1,000
750
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2154
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2154, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c First Design, Die and Plate Essays (65-E15b, 65-E15d, 65-E15f), National Bank Note Co., 3c First Design, Die and Plate Essays (65-E15b, 65-E15d, 65-E15f)National Bank Note Co., 3c First Design, Die and Plate Essays (65-E15b, 65-E15d, 65-E15f). Group of nine items, three No. 65-E15b on imperforate stamp paper, each a different shade, No. 65-E15d small die proof from a Roosevelt album, four plate proofs on India in different shades, finally one cut down die proof, trimmed to edge of frame so not clear what the full design was, few typical India paper flaws, Fine-Very Fine group, Scott Retail more than

3,500
650
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2155
og
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2155, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c First Design (56), National Bank Note Co., 3c First Design (56)National Bank Note Co., 3c First Design (56). Three singles and block of four, range of shades including Brown Rose, Orange Red, Deep Pink, original gum, block with some slight oxidation, Fine group of First Design stamps

3,325
1,100
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2156
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2156, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Pink, Large Die Proof on India (64P1), National Bank Note Co., 3c Pink, Large Die Proof on India (64P1)National Bank Note Co., 3c Pink, Large Die Proof on India (64P1). On 47 x 50mm card, radiant color, albino impression of die no. and imprint

VERY FINE LARGE DIE PROOF OF THE 3-CENT PINK. THIS IS EXTREMELY RARE.

This is the only example we have encountered that is not a hybrid.

3,500
2,100
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2157
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2157, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 5c Brown, First Design, Die Essay on India, Plate Essay on India (67-E9a, 67-E9d), National Bank Note Co., 5c Brown, First Design, Die Essay on India, Plate Essay on India (67-E9a, 67-E9d)National Bank Note Co., 5c Brown, First Design, Die Essay on India, Plate Essay on India (67-E9a, 67-E9d). Hybrid large die proof, stamp size mounted on India which is die sunk on 118 x 152mm card, fresh and Very Fine, also three plate proofs on India, one perforated to appear as No. 57, couple small flaws on the plate proofs, Scott Retail as normal large die proof (not listed in Brown) $2,500.00, as four plate proofs $1,000.00

E. 400-500
325
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2158
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2158, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (10c) Black, Vignette Progressive Die Proof on Ivory Paper (68-E1), National Bank Note Co., (10c) Black, Vignette Progressive Die Proof on Ivory Paper (68-E1)National Bank Note Co., (10c) Black, Vignette Progressive Die Proof on Ivory Paper (68-E1). 26 x 31mm, intense shade, Extremely Fine and very rare, this is the only example we have encountered in more than 20 years

1,000
550
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2159
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2159, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 10c Dull Pink, 12c Orange Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (68TC1, 69TC1), National Bank Note Co., 10c Dull Pink, 12c Orange Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (68TC1, 69TC1)National Bank Note Co., 10c Dull Pink, 12c Orange Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (68TC1, 69TC1). Stamp size, bright colors, few small faults, Fine, scarce, Scott Retail as full size $5,000.00

E. 300-400
160
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2160
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2160, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (12c) Vignette Progressive Die Proofs on India, Ivory Paper (69-E5a, 69-E5b), National Bank Note Co., (12c) Vignette Progressive Die Proofs on India, Ivory Paper (69-E5a, 69-E5b)National Bank Note Co., (12c) Vignette Progressive Die Proofs on India, Ivory Paper (69-E5a, 69-E5b). First die sunk on 113 x 150mm card, showing hash marks at top and bottom, three on ivory paper in Black, Scarlet and Blue (missing only Brown for completion), 41 x 46mm to 37 x 38mm, fresh and Very Fine group, this is the first of No. 69-E5a we have seen in this size

1,900
750
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2161
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2161, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 12c Black, First Design, Die and Plate Essays on India and Wove (69-E6a, 69-E6b, 69-E6d), National Bank Note Co., 12c Black, First Design, Die and Plate Essays on India and Wove (69-E6a, 69-E6b, 69-E6d)National Bank Note Co., 12c Black, First Design, Die and Plate Essays on India and Wove (69-E6a, 69-E6b, 69-E6d). First on original card backing but cut down to stamp size, second removed from Roosevelt album card, last with margins close, minor flaws, Fine-Very Fine group, Scott Retail with first as full size $3,300.00

E. 400-500
300
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2162
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2162, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 24c Gray, Progressive Die Proof on India (70-E6), National Bank Note Co., 24c Gray, Progressive Die Proof on India (70-E6)National Bank Note Co., 24c Gray, Progressive Die Proof on India (70-E6). 41 x 46mm, rich color on bright paper, trivial India paper translucencies, Very Fine

900
450
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2163
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2163, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 30c First Design, Die and Plate Essays (71-E2a, 71-E2b, 71-E2c), National Bank Note Co., 30c First Design, Die and Plate Essays (71-E2a, 71-E2b, 71-E2c)National Bank Note Co., 30c First Design, Die and Plate Essays (71-E2a, 71-E2b, 71-E2c). First in Dull Rose, 44 x 57mm on original card backing, one of 71-E2b, two of 71-E2c in Black, the stamp-size items with varying degrees of thins, the large die proof is fresh and Very Fine

2,250
375
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2164
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2164, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 30c First Design, Plate Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (71-E2e), National Bank Note Co., 30c First Design, Plate Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (71-E2e)National Bank Note Co., 30c First Design, Plate Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (71-E2e). Two, one with close margins all around, other with two large margins, different shades, Red Orange and Orange Yellow, Fine-Very Fine

2,500
275
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2165
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2165, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 90c First Design, Plate Essays (72-E7e, 72-E7f, 72-E7g), National Bank Note Co., 90c First Design, Plate Essays (72-E7e, 72-E7f, 72-E7g)National Bank Note Co., 90c First Design, Plate Essays (72-E7e, 72-E7f, 72-E7g). Singles of each, latter in Blue Green, first two with slight thins, appear Fine-Very Fine

1,275
180
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2166
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2166, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var), 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (73P1 var). 42 x 51mm, few small flaws as often associated with this fragile paper including sealed tear at far left, otherwise Very Fine and quite rare, Scott Retail for normal Die I large die proof $10,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
550
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2167
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2167, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (63TC2, 67TC2, 68TC2, 69TC2, 70TC2 var, 71TC2, 72TC2), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (63TC2, 67TC2, 68TC2, 69TC2, 70TC2 var, 71TC2, 72TC2)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (63TC2, 67TC2, 68TC2, 69TC2, 70TC2 var, 71TC2, 72TC2). Approximately 25 x 29mm, all in Black, few small flaws, Fine-Very Fine, scarce group, the 5c is unpriced, the 24c is only listed in Violet and the 90c is only listed as a Large Die proof (at $2,500.00, counted here at $750.00)

4,300
950
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2168
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2168, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.1861-66 Issue Large Die Proofs, 1861-66 Issue Large Die Proofs1861-66 Issue Large Die Proofs. Seven items, including 65P1, 68P1, 69P1 (2), 72P1 (2) and 73aP1 (hybrid), four show full die sinkage, two removed from card, overall Fine-Very Fine group, Scott Retail as die sunk on cards

6,550
1,500
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2169
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2169, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove, 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove. 17 items, including 3c, 5c (2), 12c and 30c First Designs, twelve second designs including 74P2 and two 30c, all on original gray card backing from Roosevelt albums except 66P2 and second 30c, Very Fine group

4,425
1,400
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2170
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2170, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs. 41 items, including complete set of First Designs/Colors on India, regular issues on India and Card, additional India including Lake and Scarlet, Black Jacks with and without dot on cheek, few on experimental paper, also 70TC5, 78P2 off card, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail in excess of

6,000
2,200
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2171
TC
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2171, 1861-66 Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4). 50 total, complete sets for all five colors, large margins, bright colors and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR COMPLETE SET THE ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1861-66 ISSUE.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 100 in each color was made available after 1881.

5,015
2,000
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