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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2332
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2332, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, Die Essay on Proof and Ivory Glazed Papers (182-E4b, 182-E4c), Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, Die Essay on Proof and Ivory Glazed Papers (182-E4b, 182-E4c)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, Die Essay on Proof and Ivory Glazed Papers (182-E4b, 182-E4c). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors of 182-E4b, couple typical translucencies and one with small tear at top far from design, one example on ivory glazed in Black, all in the range of 35 x 35mm, Very Fine and attractive group

3,250
1,600
2333
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2333, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.1c-90c Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1877 Essays (182-E thru 191-E), 1c-90c Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1877 Essays (182-E thru 191-E)1c-90c Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1877 Essays (182-E thru 191-E). Comprehensive collection of more than 140 items, including dual and composite essays, blocks and singles, outstanding range with a great many colors represented, Very Fine and desirable collection, the Washington vignette used on many of these essays is from the engraved master die No. 14 (182-E1), lot also includes a page of 1879 Azariah B. Harris coupon essays, Scott Retail more than $8,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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2334
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2334, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Progressive Die Proof on India (184-E9), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Progressive Die Proof on India (184-E9)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Progressive Die Proof on India (184-E9). Die sunk on 76 x 106mm card, intense shade and impression, few inconsequential light toned spots outside of die sinkage area, Very Fine, a most elusive proof with incomplete frame and also missing the veins in the trifoliate ornaments at top as found on the proofs in the following lot, Power Search does not list any other examples

750
550
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2335
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2335, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Progressive Die Proofs on Proof and Ivory Glazed Papers (184-E10b, 184-E10c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Progressive Die Proofs on Proof and Ivory Glazed Papers (184-E10b, 184-E10c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Progressive Die Proofs on Proof and Ivory Glazed Papers (184-E10b, 184-E10c). Four on proof paper covering all but one of the Scott-listed colors (missing Dull Red), 32 x 38mm to 28 x 34mm, also complete set of all four colors on ivory glazed paper, one signed by engraver Charles Skinner, 63 x 73mm to 41 x 46mm, slight translucencies as typically found, fresh and Very Fine group, these differ from the proof in the prior lot by the addition of veins in the trifoliate ornaments at top

3,800
2,200
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2336
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2336, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on India (184-E11a), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on India (184-E11a)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on India (184-E11a). Five different colors, from 41 x 40mm to 26 x 30mm, last one on card, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,750
800
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2337
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2337, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (184-E11c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (184-E11c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (184-E11c). All four Scott-listed colors, Blue 64 x 77mm showing die sinkage area and signed by engraver Charles Skinner, other three from 41 x 43mm to 27 x 32mm, Black Brown with small translucency as often seen on this paper, Very Fine group and desirable with the signed essay

3,000
3,500
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2338
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2338, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die and Plate Essays (184-E12, 184-E13, 184-E14), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die and Plate Essays (184-E12, 184-E13, 184-E14)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die and Plate Essays (184-E12, 184-E13, 184-E14). Extensive collection of approximately 30 items on album pages, better including die sunk essay in Green of No. 184-E12a, die essay on ivory in Black (184-E12b), hybrid on India mounted on card (184-E12g), also plate essays with a block of four, a range of 184-E13 including three of the four colors on ivory glazed, No. 184-E14 including two colors on ivory glazed, four on proof paper, range of sizes with good margins on the die essays, Very Fine group, Scott Retail more than $7,800.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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2339
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2339, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.Continental Bank Note Co., 30c Hamilton, Progressive Die Proofs on Proof and Ivory Glazed Papers (190-E3a, 190-E3b), Continental Bank Note Co., 30c Hamilton, Progressive Die Proofs on Proof and Ivory Glazed Papers (190-E3a, 190-E3b)Continental Bank Note Co., 30c Hamilton, Progressive Die Proofs on Proof and Ivory Glazed Papers (190-E3a, 190-E3b). All five Scott-listed colors on proof paper, from 31 x 40mm to large margined stamp size, typical minor paper imperfections as usually found, two on ivory glazed in Black and Scarlet, 45 x 52mm and 40 x 45mm respectively, gorgeous colors, Very Fine and scarce group of these incomplete adopted designs, we have not offered any examples on either paper since our 2005-06 Lake Shore sales

4,000
2,000
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2340
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2340, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.American Bank Note Co., 1c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on White Glazed (206-E1Ca), American Bank Note Co., 1c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on White Glazed (206-E1Ca)American Bank Note Co., 1c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on White Glazed (206-E1Ca). 26 x 32mm, crisp shade and impression, faint red stain on back barely shows thru at left, otherwise Very Fine and rare essay, this is only the second example we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,000
325
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2341
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2341, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.American Bank Note Co., 3c Unadopted Frame, Die Essays (207-E1a, 207-E1b, 207-E1c), American Bank Note Co., 3c Unadopted Frame, Die Essays (207-E1a, 207-E1b, 207-E1c)American Bank Note Co., 3c Unadopted Frame, Die Essays (207-E1a, 207-E1b, 207-E1c). Six items, first two on India on card, in Green and Dull Blue, 42 x 55mm and cut down to large margined stamp size, Black on glazed paper, 31 x 35mm, Green on surface-tinted buff paper, stamp size, also an unlisted perforated Orange essay with vignette of "Peace" inside frame labeled "Experiment" and "3" in corners, this vignette was added to the frame designs from this lot to create Scott 207-E2 and 207E-3, Very Fine and fascinating group, Scott Retail counting only the first four items

2,650
1,100
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2342
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2342, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.American Bank Note Co., 10c Unadopted Frame, Die Essays, with and without Horizontal Lines (209-E1, 209-E2a, 209-E2b, 209-E2c), American Bank Note Co., 10c Unadopted Frame, Die Essays, with and without Horizontal Lines (209-E1, 209-E2a, 209-E2b, 209-E2c)American Bank Note Co., 10c Unadopted Frame, Die Essays, with and without Horizontal Lines (209-E1, 209-E2a, 209-E2b, 209-E2c). Die essay on India without background lines complete for both Scott-listed colors, approximately 25 x 32mm (as listed), three of the four Scott-listed colors for 209-E2a with background lines, approximately 28 x 29mm in Blue, Green and Red, No. 209-E2b on India with original card backing, 50 x 66mm in Brown (unlisted color), finally No. 209-E2c in Black on white glazed, 37 x 41mm, corner translucencies from prior mounting, Very Fine and scarce group

5,300
2,000
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2343
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2343, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.American Bank Note Co., (10c) Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essays on India and Glazed Papers (209-E4a, 209-E4b), American Bank Note Co., (10c) Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essays on India and Glazed Papers (209-E4a, 209-E4b)American Bank Note Co., (10c) Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essays on India and Glazed Papers (209-E4a, 209-E4b). Two of first in Orange Brown and Scarlet, India paper trimmed to stamp size and mounted on card slightly larger, three of the essays on glazed including Dim Orange, Dim Blue Green and Dim Brown (latter unlisted), with die number reversed at top, each with full die sinkage, 60 x 75mm and slightly smaller, one with thin spots, overall Very Fine group, latter three ex Lake Shore

3,475
900
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2344
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2344, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.American Bank Note Co., (10c) Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essays on India and White Ivory Papers (209-E6a, 209-E6b), American Bank Note Co., (10c) Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essays on India and White Ivory Papers (209-E6a, 209-E6b)American Bank Note Co., (10c) Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essays on India and White Ivory Papers (209-E6a, 209-E6b). India essays in Scarlet, Brown and Red Violet, Scarlet 27 x 27mm with thinning, other two cut to large margined stamp size, Very Fine appearance, essay on white ivory in Dull Orange, 58 x 72mm with full die sinkage, bright color, signed by the engraver, Burt, at bottom, small thin spot at top, faint vertical crease, appears Very Fine, ex Lake Shore

2,600
700
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2345
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2345, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.American Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, Franklin Facing Right and Left, Large Die Essay and Progressive Die Proof on India (212-E4a, 212-E6), American Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, Franklin Facing Right and Left, Large Die Essay and Progressive Die Proof on India (212-E4a, 212-E6)American Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, Franklin Facing Right and Left, Large Die Essay and Progressive Die Proof on India (212-E4a, 212-E6). Matched proofs in issued color both die sunk on approximately 67 x 75mm card, the former with some faint water spots around edge of card which are hardly noticeable, Very Fine and a striking pair, perfect for mounting on a page facing each other, the former is the "backward facing Franklin" and the latter is the design as issued with slight differences

1,350
700
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2346
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2346, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.American Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (212-E4b), American Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (212-E4b)American Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (212-E4b). Each of the four Scott-listed colors, Black 64 x 77mm showing full die sinkage, thin spots far from design, others range from 56 x 64mm to 63 x 55mm, Black Brown showing die sinkage on two sides, brilliant colors, fresh and Very Fine complete set of these distinctive "backward facing Franklin" essays

3,000
1,400
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2347
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2347, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.1c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on Card (212P4), 1c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on Card (212P4)1c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on Card (212P4). Large margins all around, fresh and Very Fine, a rare plate proof, Brazer backstamp

2,750
800
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2348
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2348, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.1870-88 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs1870-88 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs. 67 items, including 156P3-166P3, 156P4-166P4, three Atlanta trial color proofs, 212P3-218P3, 213P4-218P4, also 145P1 off card and 145TC1, two on experimental paper, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
800
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2349
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2349, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.1870-83 Bank Note Issues, Large Die Proofs, 1870-83 Bank Note Issues, Large Die Proofs1870-83 Bank Note Issues, Large Die Proofs. Eight items, including 156P1, 183P1, 185P1, 205P1, 207P1, 217P1, also 205-E2a and 205-E3a, five show full die sinkage, 205P1 removed from card, Fine-Very Fine and desirable group

3,575
900
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2350
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2350, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.1c-90c 1870-88 Bank Note Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (145P2/218P2), 1c-90c 1870-88 Bank Note Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (145P2/218P2)1c-90c 1870-88 Bank Note Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (145P2/218P2). 27 from Roosevelt presentation albums, including 145P2, 157P2-158P2, 160P2-166P2, 183P2, 185P2, 205P2-211P2, 212P2-218P2 with two 30c, all on original gray cards, second 30c with "1888" label, Very Fine group

5,230
2,200
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2351
S
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2351, 1877-88 Bank Note Issues: Philadelphia, Continental, American Bank Note Cos.1c-90c 1879-83 Bank Note Issues, Specimen Overprints (189S/212S), 1c-90c 1879-83 Bank Note Issues, Specimen Overprints (189S/212S)1c-90c 1879-83 Bank Note Issues, Specimen Overprints (189S/212S). 22, including twelve with "Sample." overprint Type K (missing one 2c) and ten with "Sample A." overprint Type L, original gum, h.r., bright colors, overall fresh and Very Fine

1,650
800
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