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
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
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