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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue: George T. Jones

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2218
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Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2218, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue: George T. Jones[No Value] Black, George T. Jones Grant Essay on India, Single Color (112-E1a), [No Value] Black, George T. Jones Grant Essay on India, Single Color (112-E1a)[No Value] Black, George T. Jones Grant Essay on India, Single Color (112-E1a). Exceptionally large 43 x 47mm margins (these and the two-color 112-E1b essays are always cut to stamp size), intense shade

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE LARGE-SIZE GEORGE T. JONES ESSAY FOR THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE CONTRACT COMPETITION.

Scott lists and prices these as "cut to stamp size." In addition, while the single color essay offered here is priced less than the essays with light overprint this must be rarer as this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records more than 20 years ago

2,250
3,000
2219
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2219, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue: George T. Jones[No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b), [No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b)[No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b). Blue with light violet overprint (unlisted color combination), top two-thirds of essay missing overprint, full margins all around, wonderful depth of color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE GEORGE T. JONES ESSAY FOR THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE, DEPICTING ULYSSES S. GRANT.

The George T. Jones essay depicts Ulysses S. Grant, who was a living presidential candidate at the time of the bidding process for the 1869 Issue contract. This color combination is unlisted in Scott

3,250
2,400
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2220
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2220, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue: George T. Jones[No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b), [No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b)[No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b). Black with light violet overprint, full margins all around, fresh and Very Fine example of this rare essay, ex Finkelburg

3,250
1,200
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2221
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2221, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue: George T. Jones[No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b), [No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b)[No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b). Black with light gray overprint (possibly faded violet, but if gray then unlisted color combination), intense shade, faint corner crease only visible when drying, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as listed color

3,250
1,000
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2222
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2222, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue: George T. Jones[No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b), [No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b)[No Value] George T. Jones Grant Essay on India (112-E1b). Red with light gray overprint, bright color, defective with piece out of top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce and collectible essay

3,250
250
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2223
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2223, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue: George T. Jones2c George T. Jones, Black on Pale Red Violet Wavy Lines, U.S. Treasury Dept. Seal Essay on India (113-E1b var), 2c George T. Jones, Black on Pale Red Violet Wavy Lines, U.S. Treasury Dept. Seal Essay on India (113-E1b var)2c George T. Jones, Black on Pale Red Violet Wavy Lines, U.S. Treasury Dept. Seal Essay on India (113-E1b var). Two colors, without the Blue-Green lining of the vignette as listed, intense shade, margins all around

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE GEORGE T. JONES 2-CENT U.S. TREASURY SEAL ESSAY FOR THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Scott lists this essay in two formats -- single color in Carmine or Blue, and three colors, in Black with Red Violet wavy line overprint and Blue-Green lined vignette. This bicolor format is not listed. We have not offered any examples of the 2c George T. Jones essay since our 1999 Finkelburg sale and have never before come across this variety. The Scott Retail value has not changed since before the Finkelburg example realized $3,500 sixteen years ago

2,500
9,000
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