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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2111
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2111, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E2b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E2b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E2b). 44 x 43mm, detailed impression, some thinning at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce 1861 essay, ex Finkelburg

1,000
600
2112
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2112, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E3a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E3a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E3a). 52 x 63mm, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce 1861 essay, we have offered only two others

1,250
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2113
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2113, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Dark Blue, Large Die Essay on Old Stiff Ivory Paper (63-E3b var), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Dark Blue, Large Die Essay on Old Stiff Ivory Paper (63-E3b var)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Dark Blue, Large Die Essay on Old Stiff Ivory Paper (63-E3b var). 50 x 48mm, deep rich color, Very Fine example of this rare 1861 Issue essay, ex Finkelburg

1,750
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2114
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2114, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on India (63-E8), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on India (63-E8)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on India (63-E8). 31 x 36mm on card, showing layout lines from the original 1c 1851 Issue die, altered with bottom corners cut out and numeral "1" etched in pencil, Very Fine and extremely rare essay, there are four varieties of the 1861 pencil-drawn numeral essays from Toppan, Carpenter & Co. recorded (Nos. 63-E5 to 63-E8), each is probably unique

2,000
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2115
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2115, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1861 1c Die Essays (63-E9a, 63-E9b, 63-E9d), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1861 1c Die Essays (63-E9a, 63-E9b, 63-E9d)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1861 1c Die Essays (63-E9a, 63-E9b, 63-E9d). Four items, No. 63-E9a in both Black and Blue, cut to shape as always, No. 63-E9b on India in Blue, 36 x 42mm, tear thru top of design, finally No. 63-E9d in Black, cut to stamp size, overall Very Fine group, these 1861 essays are much rarer than the 1903 Schernikow emissions

5,600
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2116
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2116, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Blue, Die Essay on India (63-E9b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Blue, Die Essay on India (63-E9b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Blue, Die Essay on India (63-E9b). Die sunk on 78 x 78mm card, deep rich color, small India paper flaw at top of die sinkage area far from the design, Very Fine and rare 1861 essay, we have offered only one other

2,000
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2117
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2117, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E9c), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E9c)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E9c). 47 x 54mm, intense shade, fresh and Very Fine, a rare 1861 essay, Brazer backstamp

2,000
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2118
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2118, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E2a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E2a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E2a). 42 x 48mm, without the top label, intense shade, thin spot and small stain at top left outside the design, still Very Fine and rare 1861 essay, Power Search does not list another example, Scott Retail is significantly out of date

1,000
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2119
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2119, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Brown Red, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Brown Red, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Brown Red, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a). 59 x 59mm, with top label, rich color, Very Fine example of this scarce 1861 essay

2,500
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2120
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2120, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Buff Glazed Paper (65-E3a var), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Buff Glazed Paper (65-E3a var)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Black, Die Essay on Buff Glazed Paper (65-E3a var). 38 x 39mm, with top label as in 65-E3a but with missing triangle and portions of tessellation at lower right, intense shade, Very Fine and undoubtedly rare, unlisted, Scott Retail as 65-E3a

2,500
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2121
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2121, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (65-E4c), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (65-E4c)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 3c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (65-E4c). Radiant color, few faults including pinhole and thin spot, otherwise Fine, scarce

1,000
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2122
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2122, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c 1861 Die Essays (67-E1a, 67-E2d, 67-E4a, 67-E4b, 67-E4d), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c 1861 Die Essays (67-E1a, 67-E2d, 67-E4a, 67-E4b, 67-E4d)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 5c 1861 Die Essays (67-E1a, 67-E2d, 67-E4a, 67-E4b, 67-E4d). Choice group of seven items, No. 67-E1a vignette-only Die I essay on old proof paper, 40 x 49mm, slight thinning near top, No. 67-E2d with corner numerals blank, 27 x 38mm, intense shade, showing defective transfer at right, slight corner thin away from design, also five cut-to-shape essays from 67-E4a, b, d, three Black and two Brown

VERY FINE AND RARE GROUP OF 1861 5-CENT TOPPAN, CARPENTER & COMPANY ESSAYS.

The plethora of 1903 Schernikow reprints of the 1861 Toppan, Carpenter 5c essays can lull collectors into the belief that these are common. In fact, the original 1861 cut-to-shape essays are scarce and the larger essays (67-E1a and 67-E2d offered here) are very rare. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire much of what exists in one lot

7,750
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2123
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2123, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (12c) Black, Vignette Large Die II Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E1a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (12c) Black, Vignette Large Die II Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E1a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (12c) Black, Vignette Large Die II Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E1a). 52 x 52mm, intense shade, couple tiny holes far from the design, Very Fine, we believe this 1861 essay is much rarer than the modest catalogue value would indicate

650
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2124
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2124, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b). 60 x 63mm, crisp impression, fresh and Very Fine, scarce in sound condition, ex Lake Shore, 1999 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

750
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2125
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2125, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b). 49 x 49mm, intense color, few small thin spots, appears Very Fine, ex Lake Shore, 1999 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

750
275
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2126
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2126, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, 1851 Die with Border Lines Complete, Upper Right Rosette Blank (69-E3g), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, 1851 Die with Border Lines Complete, Upper Right Rosette Blank (69-E3g)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, 1851 Die with Border Lines Complete, Upper Right Rosette Blank (69-E3g). Two, in Dark Green and Ultramarine, 63 x 57mm and 46 x 47mm, deep rich colors, Very Fine, a scarce pair of essays, we have not offered another example since 2005

1,600
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2127
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2127, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Three Rosettes Blank, Corner Borders Removed Around Blank Rosettes (69-E3k), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Three Rosettes Blank, Corner Borders Removed Around Blank Rosettes (69-E3k)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Three Rosettes Blank, Corner Borders Removed Around Blank Rosettes (69-E3k). 36 x 40mm, bright color, tiny nick at top edge, small thin spot at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce essay, ex Finkelburg and Lake Shore

1,000
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2128
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2128, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, All Rosettes Blank, Border Lines Complete (69-E3l), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, All Rosettes Blank, Border Lines Complete (69-E3l)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, All Rosettes Blank, Border Lines Complete (69-E3l). Five, from 25 x 30mm to 49 x 50mm, all Scott-listed colors including Dim Scarlet, Orange, Green, Violet and Ultramarine, few small thin spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce complete group, ex Finkelburg and Lake Shore

3,750
2,000
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2129
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2129, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Complete Design (69-E3n), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Complete Design (69-E3n)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Large Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Complete Design (69-E3n). Four, from 33 x 35mm to 50 x 48mm, all four Scott-listed colors represented, few small thin spots, one with torn corner, otherwise Very Fine, scarce set, ex Finkelburg and Lake Shore

4,000
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2130
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2130, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Dark Red and Blue, Schernikow Large Die Essays on Yellow and Pink Thin Wove Paper, Complete Design (69-E3o, 69-E3p), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Dark Red and Blue, Schernikow Large Die Essays on Yellow and Pink Thin Wove Paper, Complete Design (69-E3o, 69-E3p)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Dark Red and Blue, Schernikow Large Die Essays on Yellow and Pink Thin Wove Paper, Complete Design (69-E3o, 69-E3p). 58 x 56mm and 58 x 62mm respectively, latter showing full die sinkage area, deep rich colors, Very Fine, stunning essays, these are among the scarcest of the Schernikow issues which is why they were removed from the large lot (which still contains examples of these in smaller sizes)

1,500
550
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2131
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2131, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Green, Large Die Essay on Glazed Bond, Complete Design (69-E3 var), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Green, Large Die Essay on Glazed Bond, Complete Design (69-E3 var)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Green, Large Die Essay on Glazed Bond, Complete Design (69-E3 var). 48 x 49mm, deep rich color, paper shows distinctive glazing, tear at bottom does not affect design, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, ex "J & J", 1990 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies, this paper type is unlisted in Scott and is not known to us on any other issue

E. 750-1,000
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2132
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2132, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a var), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a var)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a var). Two, in both the Scott-listed shades, Black and Gray Black, first die sunk on 82 x 82mm heavy stock card, second on 56 x 70mm card, nice contrast in shades, Very Fine, also including two No. 69-E4b, cut to shape, one with slight wrinkle, still Very Fine

2,600
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2133
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2133, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Diagonal Numerals (69-E4e), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Diagonal Numerals (69-E4e)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Diagonal Numerals (69-E4e). 56 x 64mm with diagonal numerals and part of corner ornaments in pencil, also large "2" at right, pre-printing paperfold and small thin spot near top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR AND UNIQUE ESSAY FOR THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE WITH DIAGONAL NUMERALS IN PENCIL.

Ex Finkelburg and Lake Shore. P.F. certificate 228894 no longer accompanies

3,000
1,900
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2134
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2134, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Background Lines Incomplete (70-E2b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Background Lines Incomplete (70-E2b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Background Lines Incomplete (70-E2b). 53 x 48mm, small thin spots at top, appears Very Fine, scarce, this is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records, ex Finkelburg

750
275
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2135
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2135, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Lilac, Black, Die Essays on Old Proof Paper, India, Cut to Shape (70-E4a, 70-E4b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Lilac, Black, Die Essays on Old Proof Paper, India, Cut to Shape (70-E4a, 70-E4b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Lilac, Black, Die Essays on Old Proof Paper, India, Cut to Shape (70-E4a, 70-E4b). Six total, five in Lilac and one in Black, fresh colors with some very slight shade variation, Very Fine group

2,400
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2136
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2136, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on Stiff Old Ivory Paper (70-E4e), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on Stiff Old Ivory Paper (70-E4e)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Black, Die Essay on Stiff Old Ivory Paper (70-E4e). 61 x 65mm, intense shade, Very Fine and rare 1861 essay, this is only the second we have offered since keeping computerized records

750
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2137
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2137, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Blue Pelure (70-E4g), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Blue Pelure (70-E4g)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Blue Pelure (70-E4g). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors, approximately 62 x 64mm, Brown with light creases, otherwise Very Fine, scarce and choice complete set

1,500
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2138
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2138, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Bond, Double Line of Scallops Watermark (70-E4k), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Bond, Double Line of Scallops Watermark (70-E4k)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 24c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Bond, Double Line of Scallops Watermark (70-E4k). Complete for all four Scott-listed colors, approximately 60 x 60mm, bright colors, Very Fine, scarce and desirable complete set

1,200
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2139
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2139, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 90c Blue, Die Essays on India (72-E5a, 72-E5b), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 90c Blue, Die Essays on India (72-E5a, 72-E5b)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 90c Blue, Die Essays on India (72-E5a, 72-E5b). Three of first in Blue, cut to shape as listed, second 34 x 39mm off-card, intense colors, Very Fine

3,550
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2140
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2140, 1861-66 Issue: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 90c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Pink Pelure (72-E5k), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 90c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Pink Pelure (72-E5k)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 90c Washington, Schernikow Die Essays on Pink Pelure (72-E5k). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors, approximately 65 x 65mm, one with tiny spot outside design, Very Fine complete set

1,750
1,100
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