VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE COMPLETE SET OF ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1861-66 ISSUE DESIGNS. THIS IS ONLY THE THIRD COMPLETE SET OF ALL 50 PROOFS WE HAVE OFFERED IN DECADES.
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. Very few remain as intact sets.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE ONE-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
The Scott Retail value of $60,000.00 is based on an allocation of price from the sale of a nearly complete set of blocks in our Whitman sale (Sale 968) and is not supported by other sale results. We believe our estimate more closely reflects market value.
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED BLOCKS OF THE 2-CENT "BLACK JACK" RE-ISSUE
The 2c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 979 of the 2c were sold; the remaining 9,021 were destroyed on July 16, 1884. The 2c plate can be easily identified by a spot on the cheek.
The other recorded block is part of the famous Caspary set of 1861 Re-Issue blocks and is, for all practical purposes, unavailable to collectors as an individual block.
With 1972 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT "BLACK JACK" RE-ISSUE.
Only 979 sold. With 1981 P.F. certificate which states "part o.g.". Scott Retail as original gum
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
The 3c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate, which contained 200 subjects in two panes. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 465 of the 3c were sold; the remaining 9,535 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
Only 389 sold. With 1978 P.F. certificate as "part o.g."
EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
The 24c Re-Issue was printed from the original plate of 200 subjects. A total of 10,000 was printed (50 impressions). Only 346 of the 24c were sold; the remaining 9,654 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.
With 1997 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE CENTERING. A FRESH AND WELL-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
Only 346 sold.
VERY FINE CENTERING. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE.
Only 317 sold.