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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2298
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2298, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (147-E2, 147-E3), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (147-E2, 147-E3)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (147-E2, 147-E3). Numeral frame mounted on India which is die sunk on 73 x 75mm card, intense shade, Very Fine, a rare and desirable essay, these are known in various states and with a Columbia portrait vignette mounted in place, that Columbia portrait is also listed separately and is included in this lot (147-E2), 27 x 29mm, imprint and die no. at bottom with original die no. crossed out, couple typical India paper flaws, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail for both, the latter priced as die sunk on card

3,950
1,100
2299
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2299, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., [1c] Black, Franklin, Vignette Only Facing Right and Left, Large Die Essays on India and White Glazed (145-E2, 145-E9a, 145-E9b), National Bank Note Co., [1c] Black, Franklin, Vignette Only Facing Right and Left, Large Die Essays on India and White Glazed (145-E2, 145-E9a, 145-E9b)National Bank Note Co., [1c] Black, Franklin, Vignette Only Facing Right and Left, Large Die Essays on India and White Glazed (145-E2, 145-E9a, 145-E9b). Three items, facing right essay affixed to 54 x 64mm card, without pencil lines on bust as listed, Very Fine, facing left essays on white glazed and India, 45 x 51mm and 61 x 72mm respectively, India example with albino impression of "J. J. Pease" at bottom, Very Fine, a rare trio of Franklin vignette essays facing both directions, the India facing left is the only example listed in Power Search (ex Lake Shore)

1,675
800
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2300
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2300, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, Large Die Essays (145-E6a, 146-E8a, 146-E8b, 146-E8c), National Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, Large Die Essays (145-E6a, 146-E8a, 146-E8b, 146-E8c)National Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, Large Die Essays (145-E6a, 146-E8a, 146-E8b, 146-E8c). Six essays, all full size from 74 x 87mm to 54 x 75mm, two of No. 145-E6a with incomplete shading (vertical only in lower part of bust), in Blue Green and Dull Yellow Brown, both fully die sunk, four essays showing additional shading in background and in lower part of bust, two on India die sunk on card (145-E8a), Carmine and Dull Red Violet, full die sinkage except three sides on latter, one on ivory glazed paper (145-E8b) in Scarlet, one on thick wove (145-E8c) in Dusky Yellow, Very Fine and scarce group

2,750
1,100
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2301
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2301, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, Large Die Essays (145-E6a, 146-E8b), National Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, Large Die Essays (145-E6a, 146-E8b)National Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, Large Die Essays (145-E6a, 146-E8b). Two of each, India proofs cut down to large stamp size, Ultramarine and Green, two proofs on glazed paper in Blue, 40 x 47mm and Black, 35 x 35mm, few minor translucencies, Fine group

1,800
475
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2302
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2302, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., [2c] Jackson, Orange Brown, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (146-E2), National Bank Note Co., [2c] Jackson, Orange Brown, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (146-E2)National Bank Note Co., [2c] Jackson, Orange Brown, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (146-E2). On 58 x 61mm card, fresh and Very Fine, rare with this the only example in Power Search in any color (three are listed), ex Dr. Burrows

900
900
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2303
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2303, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a), National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a)National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a). Group of seven, most are stamp size with large margins, one cut close and one a more generous 39 x 45mm, each a different color, some typical India paper translucencies, overall Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as full size

7,000
1,200
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2304
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2304, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a), National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a)National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a). Two full size essays, including Orange Brown and one in the Olive family, die sunk on 73 x 85mm and 74 x 89mm cards with full die sinkage, former with unusual National Bank Note Co. imprint on card struck in Blue, Very Fine, ex Lake Shore

2,000
1,200
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2305
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2305, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b), National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b)National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b). All four Scott-listed colors, Blue and Brown Black 64 x 77mm, Black and Scarlet 40 x 48mm, vivid colors, corner or edge thins from prior mounting as usually encountered with the glazed paper essays, Very Fine complete set

4,000
1,600
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2306
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2306, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., [2c] Jackson, Vignette Only, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (146-E9a), National Bank Note Co., [2c] Jackson, Vignette Only, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (146-E9a)National Bank Note Co., [2c] Jackson, Vignette Only, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (146-E9a). Two, Black 56 x 66mm on card, Orange Brown 23 x 26mm, rich color, small thin spot at top of latter, Fine-Very Fine

1,500
600
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2307
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2307, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (146-E12), National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (146-E12)National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (146-E12). Three, each die sunk on approximately 72 x 86mm card, including Green, Brown and Brown Orange, few light toning spots, otherwise Very Fine and scarce trio of incomplete designs, ex Finkelburg and Dr. Burrows

3,750
1,600
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2308
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2308, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington Vignette, Die Essay on Glazed White Paper (147-E8), National Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington Vignette, Die Essay on Glazed White Paper (147-E8)National Bank Note Co., (3c) Washington Vignette, Die Essay on Glazed White Paper (147-E8). 33 x 40mm, incomplete engraving with unusual appearance of Washington's head -- his nose and forehead cut off -- intense shade, Very Fine

550
325
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2309
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2309, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 6c Lincoln, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India (148-E4-148-E11), National Bank Note Co., 6c Lincoln, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India (148-E4-148-E11)National Bank Note Co., 6c Lincoln, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India (148-E4-148-E11). 12 progressive large die proofs on album pages between Nos. 148-E4 and 148-E11, most are cut down to 28 x 35mm or less with a couple cut to stamp size, two larger as well, range of colors, a few small flaws typical for this fragile paper, Fine-Very Fine and interesting group, the 6c Lincoln has more nuanced progressive die additions than perhaps any other listed design, Scott Retail as all full size more than $9,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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2310
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2310, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.6c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (148P1), 6c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (148P1)6c Carmine, Large Die Proof on India (148P1). On 71 x 81mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, Very Fine

1,750
400
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2311
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2311, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., [7c] Black, Stanton Vignette, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (149-E4), National Bank Note Co., [7c] Black, Stanton Vignette, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (149-E4)National Bank Note Co., [7c] Black, Stanton Vignette, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (149-E4). Die sunk on 150 x 195mm card, showing full die sinkage and untrimmed India, few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and rare, ex Finkelburg and Weiss

750
275
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2312
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2312, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 7c Black, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (O39-E1a, formerly 149-E5a), National Bank Note Co., 7c Black, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (O39-E1a, formerly 149-E5a)National Bank Note Co., 7c Black, Progressive Large Die Proof on India (O39-E1a, formerly 149-E5a). Die sunk on 150 x 227mm card, fresh and Very Fine, rare, these are now listed as essays for Official stamps, but they fit equally well into a 7c Bank Note collection

1,000
425
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2313
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2313, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 7c Black, Progressive Large Die Proof on White Glazed Paper (O39-E1b, formerly 149-E5b), National Bank Note Co., 7c Black, Progressive Large Die Proof on White Glazed Paper (O39-E1b, formerly 149-E5b)National Bank Note Co., 7c Black, Progressive Large Die Proof on White Glazed Paper (O39-E1b, formerly 149-E5b). Three, from 50 x 77mm to 31 x 34mm, intense shades, last with typical edge thinning from prior mounting, Very Fine and rare, these are now listed as essays for Official stamps, but they fit equally well into a 7c Bank Note collection

3,000
950
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2314
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2314, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 7c Stanton, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India (149-E6), National Bank Note Co., 7c Stanton, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India (149-E6)National Bank Note Co., 7c Stanton, Progressive Large Die Proofs on India (149-E6). Six in different colors, one die sunk on 73 x 87mm card, others full size but off cards, some India paper translucencies and a few with minor toning which seems to affect a large percentage of these Stanton proofs, Very Fine appearing group

3,000
950
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2315
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2315, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a), National Bank Note Co., 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a)National Bank Note Co., 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a). Two, in Ultramarine and Green, 73 x 88mm with full die sinkage, brilliant colors, Very Fine

1,500
800
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2316
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2316, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a), National Bank Note Co., 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a)National Bank Note Co., 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design (150-E3a). Three, Navy Blue 50 x 57mm on card, Rose 39 x 45mm, small thin spot, Gray Brown Rose 30 x 35mm, Very Fine group, two are ex Lake Shore, Scott Retail as full size

2,000
500
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2317
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2317, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design on Glazed Paper (150-E5b), National Bank Note Co., 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design on Glazed Paper (150-E5b)National Bank Note Co., 10c Jefferson, Large Die Essay of Unadopted Design on Glazed Paper (150-E5b). All four Scott-listed colors, Scarlet 66 x 76mm, small central soiled spot affects portrait, other three approximately 37 x 45mm, a couple typical corner translucencies from mount removal, still Very Fine complete set

2,000
900
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2318
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2318, 1c-10c 1870-73 Bank Note Issue: National Bank Note Co.National Bank Note Co., (10c) Jefferson Vignette, Progressive Die Proof on India (150-E7), National Bank Note Co., (10c) Jefferson Vignette, Progressive Die Proof on India (150-E7)National Bank Note Co., (10c) Jefferson Vignette, Progressive Die Proof on India (150-E7). Four, in the Scott-listed Yellow and Brown as well as unlisted Violet and Dark Brown, sizes range from 34 x 41mm to 26 x 31mm, on cards, fresh colors, Very Fine, Power Search contains no other examples, Scott Retail as die sunk

2,800
600
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