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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2206
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2206, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Unusually wide margins measuring 42 x 60mm, showing die cutouts, radiant color, few small thin spots, small piece out at top well away from design

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS ESSAY WITH THE WIDE UNCLEARED DIE.

These beautiful essays were produced in 1868 during the experimentation process for bicolor printing, which would be adopted for the first time for regular United States stamps in 1869, on the 15c-90c values. This color combination may be unique.

Ex Finkelburg. Scott Catalogue notes that value is for an example cut to stamp size

2,000
1,000
2207
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2207, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Unusually wide margins measuring 40 x 60mm, showing die cutouts, radiant color, small thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS ESSAY WITH THE WIDE UNCLEARED DIE.

These beautiful essays were produced in 1868 during the experimentation process for bicolor printing, which would be adopted for the first time for regular United States stamps in 1869, on the 15c-90c values. This color combination may be unique.

Ex Finkelburg. Scott Catalogue notes that value is for an example cut to stamp size

2,000
1,000
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2208
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2208, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Dark Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Wide margins measuring 35 x 43mm, showing die cutouts, radiant color, hinged on small card

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS ESSAY WITH THE WIDE UNCLEARED DIE.

These beautiful essays were produced in 1868 during the experimentation process for bicolor printing, which would be adopted for the first time for regular United States stamps in 1869, on the 15c-90c values. This color combination may be unique.

Ex Finkelburg. Scott Catalogue notes that value is for an example cut to stamp size

2,000
1,400
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2209
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2209, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Blue Green & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Wide margins measuring 34 x 40mm, showing die cutouts, radiant color, few small thin spots and sealed tear at right, diagonal crease at left, Very Fine appearance, this color combination may be unique, ex Finkelburg, Scott Catalogue notes that value is for cut to stamp size

2,000
850
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2210
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2210, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Carmine, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Carmine, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff & Carmine, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Stamp size and mounted on card, glowing color, Very Fine, this color combination may be unique, Scott Catalogue notes that value is for cut to stamp size

2,000
550
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2211
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2211, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 5c Carmine & Blue, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Carmine & Blue, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Carmine & Blue, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Stamp size and mounted on card, vivid colors, small scrapes at top and bottom, appears Very Fine, this color combination may be unique, Scott Catalogue notes that value is for cut to stamp size

2,000
425
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2212
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2212, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c), National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c)National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c). 28 x 33mm, intense shade, couple small thin spots above the design, still Very Fine example of this rare essay, Power Search contains only two others in Black and one in Blue Green

2,000
650
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2213
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2213, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E35e), National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E35e)National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E35e). Four, including all four Scott-listed shades, approximately 63 x 76mm and showing die sinkage area, a few tiny corner or edge thins from prior mounting, Very Fine, scarce set

8,000
1,300
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2214
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2214, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E35e), National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E35e)National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E35e). Three of the four Scott-listed shades, missing only Scarlet, approximately 63 x 76mm, a few small corner thins from prior mounting, Very Fine, scarce

6,000
800
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2215
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2215, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on India, Without Outer Frameline (79-E35f), National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on India, Without Outer Frameline (79-E35f)National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on India, Without Outer Frameline (79-E35f). Seven including all Scott-listed colors plus unlisted Black, six have small punch holes at top and bottom thru thin alignment lines, Black with hash marks instead of punch holes, vivid colors

VERY FINE AND RARE SET OF NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. VIGNETTE ESSAYS, PRODUCED IN 1868 DURING EXPERIMENTATION FOR BICOLOR PRINTING.

Power Search contains no other examples of this vignette without outer frame on India.

16,000
3,000
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2216
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2216, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) "United States" Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E36a), National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) "United States" Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E36a)National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) "United States" Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E36a). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors, from 38 x 46mm to 38 x 42mm, rich colors, Blue with small hinge translucency near top, Very Fine, a lovely complete set

2,250
550
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2217
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2217, 1868 Experiments for Bi-Color Printing: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essays on India, White Glazed (79-E37b, 79-E37c), National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essays on India, White Glazed (79-E37b, 79-E37c)National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essays on India, White Glazed (79-E37b, 79-E37c). Both in Black, first 47 x 60mm, second 40 x 48mm, India essay with two tiny toned spots, Very Fine

700
750
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