VERY FINE. A UNIQUE ESSAY OF THE ONE-CENT BUREAU ISSUE, SHOWING WHAT MAY BE THE FIRST ATTEMPT AT SKETCHING OUT THE CORNER TRIANGLE, THE DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC OF THE ISSUE.
We have no way of knowing for sure, but this pencil sketch of a corner triangle, which is 3.5mm high, may be one of the first attempts to add a design element that would distinguish the 1894 Bureau Issue from the earlier 1890 Issue. Other essays show the design in varying sizes in ink, but this is the only one drawn in the less permanent medium of pencil.
Ex Brazer and Whitpain
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1894-97 BUREAU ISSUES SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.
Only 85 albums were produced.
VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS FOR THE BUREAU ISSUE CHANGE OF COLORS. VERY FEW WERE PRINTED AND EVEN FEWER ARE KNOWN.
In 1915, for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, a limited special printing of 413 different small die proofs was created. Printed on yellowish wove paper, they are considered extremely scarce. It is believed that no more than five examples of each stamp were produced, and in the past 60 years only two complete sets have been recorded.