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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2182
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2182, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Carmine, Colored Grill with Points Down (79-E13d), National Bank Note Co., 3c Carmine, Colored Grill with Points Down (79-E13d)National Bank Note Co., 3c Carmine, Colored Grill with Points Down (79-E13d). Approximately stamp size, deep rich color, thin spot at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, ex Finkelburg and Lake Shore, illustrated in Brookman

1,250
700
2183
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2183, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National and Continental Bank Note Cos., 1867 Grill Essays without Stamp Designs, National and Continental Bank Note Cos., 1867 Grill Essays without Stamp DesignsNational and Continental Bank Note Cos., 1867 Grill Essays without Stamp Designs. 13 items, each a grill only item without an underlying stamp design, nice range including Nos. 79-E13e pair and single, 79-E13h (two), 79-E14b, 79-E15o C Grills, 79-E16d, also a couple Z Grill essays, Very Fine and interesting group

3,000
1,700
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2184
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2184, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essays (79-E15a, 79-E15b, 79-E15c), National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essays (79-E15a, 79-E15b, 79-E15c)National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essays (79-E15a, 79-E15b, 79-E15c). Group of seven items perforated and imperforate, including an imprint block and two pairs, in Rose, Lake and one single in Black, Fine-Very Fine group

2,900
1,500
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2185
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2185, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Shield-Shaped Die Essays on Thick White, Yellow and Orange Wove Papers (79-E18a, 79-E18e, 79-E18f), National Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Shield-Shaped Die Essays on Thick White, Yellow and Orange Wove Papers (79-E18a, 79-E18e, 79-E18f)National Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Shield-Shaped Die Essays on Thick White, Yellow and Orange Wove Papers (79-E18a, 79-E18e, 79-E18f). Two of No. 79-E18a gummed, 62 x 67mm and 41 x 49mm, two of No. 79-E18e gummed, one of No. 79-E18f, the last three ranging from 43 x 50mm to 25 x 31mm, a few faults including the first two creases and thin spots and one with sealed tear, one on Yellow slight gum soak in grill, otherwise Very Fine and scarce group

5,000
1,800
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2186
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2186, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Deep Pink, Shield-Shaped Die Essay on Thick White Paper, Washington, D.C. Feb. 21 Postmark (79-E18b), National Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Deep Pink, Shield-Shaped Die Essay on Thick White Paper, Washington, D.C. Feb. 21 Postmark (79-E18b)National Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Deep Pink, Shield-Shaped Die Essay on Thick White Paper, Washington, D.C. Feb. 21 Postmark (79-E18b). The former 75 x 60mm, the latter 62 x 79mm, original gum, h.r., natural gum skips, few creases and thins, both appear Fine, very rare pair representing both listed colors, these are the only examples listed in Power Search, ex Finkelburg

3,500
1,300
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2187
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2187, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Dull Carmine, Numeral-Shaped Die Essay on Yellow Laid, Numeral Hand Colored (79-E18h), National Bank Note Co., 3c Dull Carmine, Numeral-Shaped Die Essay on Yellow Laid, Numeral Hand Colored (79-E18h)National Bank Note Co., 3c Dull Carmine, Numeral-Shaped Die Essay on Yellow Laid, Numeral Hand Colored (79-E18h). 62 x 67mm, large part original gum as originally applied, h.r., bright colors, faint vertical crease, tiny thin spots, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, ex Finkelburg

1,500
1,000
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2188
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2188, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Shield Essay, Wide Spacing (79-E18k), National Bank Note Co., 3c Shield Essay, Wide Spacing (79-E18k)National Bank Note Co., 3c Shield Essay, Wide Spacing (79-E18k). Horizontal pair with top selvage and two singles, one single with light vertical crease, Very Fine

1,400
425
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2189
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2189, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Shield Die Essay on India, Engraved (79-E19a), National Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Shield Die Essay on India, Engraved (79-E19a)National Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Shield Die Essay on India, Engraved (79-E19a). 120 x 36mm, rich color, few tiny thin spots, small translucency at right from hinge, otherwise Very Fine, scarce essay, ex Lake Shore

3,000
1,400
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2190
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2190, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Blue Green, Shield Die Essay on Thick Paper, Typographed (79-E19c), National Bank Note Co., 3c Blue Green, Shield Die Essay on Thick Paper, Typographed (79-E19c)National Bank Note Co., 3c Blue Green, Shield Die Essay on Thick Paper, Typographed (79-E19c). Unusually rich color for this essay (most have impressions that progressively fade), small tear at top left and couple trivial translucencies, Very Fine and quite fresh for this

2,750
1,200
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2191
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2191, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Red Brown, Shield Die Essay on Thick Paper, Typographed (79-E19c), National Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Red Brown, Shield Die Essay on Thick Paper, Typographed (79-E19c)National Bank Note Co., 3c Dark Red Brown, Shield Die Essay on Thick Paper, Typographed (79-E19c). Exceptionally rich color for this essay, essentially even throughout (most have impressions that progressively fade), Very Fine and remarkably fresh, this is by far the richer of the two examples listed in Power Search

2,750
1,700
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2192
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2192, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., Shield Experimental Grill on Card (79-E20, 79-E20a), National Bank Note Co., Shield Experimental Grill on Card (79-E20, 79-E20a)National Bank Note Co., Shield Experimental Grill on Card (79-E20, 79-E20a). Two, both with same design, first is 29 x 33mm with purple printing in uncleared part of the die, second is 44 x 53mm with die sinkage area at bottom, fresh and Very Fine, ex Lake Shore, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 750-1,000
700
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2193
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2193, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Blue, Shield Essay on Pink Lilac (79-E22), National Bank Note Co., 3c Blue, Shield Essay on Pink Lilac (79-E22)National Bank Note Co., 3c Blue, Shield Essay on Pink Lilac (79-E22). 62 x 39mm, rich color, vertical and horizontal crease, appears Very Fine, rare, only one other example is listed in Power Search and it is cut down, ex Finkelburg

3,000
950
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2194
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2194, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die and Plate Essays (79-E23-E25), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die and Plate Essays (79-E23-E25)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die and Plate Essays (79-E23-E25). Group including Nos. 79-E23c in Carmine, 79-E23i (four) and 79-E23l, 79-E24c in Black on thick wove paper, 66 x 75mm, finally more than 50 of No. 79-E25 with nice variety of sub-listings and colors, including some pairs, Fine-Very Fine group, Scott Retail approximately $2,900.00

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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2195
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2195, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose Pink on India Proof, "ONE" Ovpt. in Deep Orange Yellow (79-E26a), National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose Pink on India Proof, "ONE" Ovpt. in Deep Orange Yellow (79-E26a)National Bank Note Co., 3c Rose Pink on India Proof, "ONE" Ovpt. in Deep Orange Yellow (79-E26a). Vertical pair with portions of four other stamps, on 58 x 76mm India paper, ovpt. die measures 53 x 67mm with small "ONE" repeated in 41 vertical lines per 40mm, vivid stamp color, the ovpt. a lovely Deep Orange Yellow, faint horizontal crease near bottom

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. PROOF OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE WITH A "ONE" NETWORK OVERPRINT.

This is the first example we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,000
1,100
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2196
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2196, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs from Sheets of 12, Safety Network Ovpts. (79-E26d, 79-E26e, 79-E26f, 79-E26g), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs from Sheets of 12, Safety Network Ovpts. (79-E26d, 79-E26e, 79-E26f, 79-E26g)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs from Sheets of 12, Safety Network Ovpts. (79-E26d, 79-E26e, 79-E26f, 79-E26g). Outstanding group of 20 stamps on an album page, all four overprint types represented, five imperforate, the rest perforated, wide range of colors, several with selvage which beautifully shows the overprint designs, a minor flaw here or there may be encountered but the group is fresh

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE ASSEMBLAGE OF 3-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. TRIAL COLOR PROOFS WITH SAFETY NETWORK OVERPRINTS.

All of these are scarce as only one sheet of twelve of each was produced. A group with this depth is seldom seen. Scott Retail more than $10,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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2197
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2197, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 2c Die Essays (79-E27a, 79-E27b, 79-E27c, 79-E27e), National Bank Note Co., 2c Die Essays (79-E27a, 79-E27b, 79-E27c, 79-E27e)National Bank Note Co., 2c Die Essays (79-E27a, 79-E27b, 79-E27c, 79-E27e). Choice group including Pale Rose No. 79-E27a, 30 x 41mm, Black No. 79-E27b, 35 x 40mm, three of the four listed colors of 79-E27c, two stamp size, one larger, also perforated No. 79-E27e in Smoky Violet Red, Very Fine and rare group, Power Search contains none of the first, only two others of the second, two others of the third and none of the fourth, these were produced from dual design dies, with the design offered in the following lot (79-E28) spaced 20mm apart (see Siegel Sale 930, lot 1116 for an example)

3,250
1,300
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2198
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2198, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Shield Die Essays (79-E28a, 79-E28c, 79-E28f), National Bank Note Co., 3c Shield Die Essays (79-E28a, 79-E28c, 79-E28f)National Bank Note Co., 3c Shield Die Essays (79-E28a, 79-E28c, 79-E28f). Four items, No. 79-E28a in Black, 34 x 39mm, 79-E28c in Red, perforated 79-E28f in Smoky Violet Red, also one item in Green close to No. 79-E28a but with cleared surrounds, counted as 79-E28a, Very Fine group, these were produced from dual design dies, with the design offered in the previous lot (79-E27) spaced 20mm apart (see Siegel Sale 930, lot 1116 for an example)

2,150
950
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2199
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2199, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Untrimmed Die Essay on Wove Paper (79-E28H), National Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Untrimmed Die Essay on Wove Paper (79-E28H)National Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Untrimmed Die Essay on Wove Paper (79-E28H). 67 x 38mm, rich color, couple small thin spots, still Very Fine, rare

1,250
800
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2200
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2200, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black, Bright Blue, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove and Proof Papers (79-E30a, 79-E30c), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black, Bright Blue, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove and Proof Papers (79-E30a, 79-E30c)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black, Bright Blue, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove and Proof Papers (79-E30a, 79-E30c). First 36 x 44mm, intense color, Very Fine, second 34 x 41mm, in Bright Blue, Very Fine, attractive and scarce essays, first ex Lake Shore

1,450
900
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2201
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2201, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30d), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30d)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30d). 50 x 57mm with uncleared surrounds, struck in Black, fresh and Very Fine, a striking essay

750
425
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2202
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2202, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die and Plate Essays (79-E30), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die and Plate Essays (79-E30)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die and Plate Essays (79-E30). Group of more than 30 items with several blocks and pairs, including Nos. 79-E30g, 79-E30j, and a range from 79-E30o to 79-E30v, beautiful mix of colors, perforated and imperforate, Very Fine group, Scott Retail more than $6,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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2203
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2203, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Wove Stamp Paper, Gummed (79-E30l, 79-E30n), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Wove Stamp Paper, Gummed (79-E30l, 79-E30n)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Wove Stamp Paper, Gummed (79-E30l, 79-E30n). 19 of the imperforate with imprint at bottom, apparently all the listed colors plus a few more (Scott lists 15 colors), ten of the perforated version in different colors (79-E30n), only one cut down, the rest showing imprint at bottom, a few minor flaws and five with nicks at bottom, Very Fine or appear so, a scarce large group of these die essays, rarely seen in this depth

5,025
1,800
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2204
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2204, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Safety Paper Essays (79-E31a, b, d, e, f, g, h), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Safety Paper Essays (79-E31a, b, d, e, f, g, h)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Safety Paper Essays (79-E31a, b, d, e, f, g, h). Seven different safety paper essays, representing what we believe is the complete set of all designs, all have large margins, only one is merely ample on one side, deep rich colors

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A SPECTACULAR SET OF NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. 3-CENT LIBERTY SAFETY PAPER DESIGNS.

The Scott Catalogue began listing essays in its 1992 U.S. Specialized, and since then has listed one additional design of the 3c safety papers -- 79-E31c with "2" in red circles. However we have never encountered this variety and it is the only type that has never been illustrated in Scott. In addition, the Finkelburg collection had a set of seven, without the extra essay, which he regarded as complete. While this additional variety may exist, we would like to see an example for confirmation.

These beautiful essays are similar to the subsequent 1869 safety paper essays (this consignor's 1869 safety papers were sold in our 2013 Rarities sale). Both of these sets are among the most beautiful and unique of all United States essays and proofs

9,800
6,250
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2205
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2205, 1867 Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Red "X" Repeated, Safety Paper Essay (79-E31h), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Red "X" Repeated, Safety Paper Essay (79-E31h)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Red "X" Repeated, Safety Paper Essay (79-E31h). 26 x 32mm, rich colors, Very Fine and scarce essay, this is the top underprint value from the set

1,400
750
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