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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2280
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2280, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on India (121-E1a), 30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on India (121-E1a)30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on India (121-E1a). 14 essays mounted on album pages, all of the Scott-listed colors except Carmine, plus an extra Orange, all but five are fully die sunk, range of sizes from 114 x 76mm to 70 x 47mm plus one smaller, gorgeous colors and impressions

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, NEARLY COMPLETE GROUP OF THE 24-CENT BURGOYNE LARGE DIE ESSAYS, WITH THE VAST MAJORITY FULLY DIE SUNK ON CARD. HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE.

Among the most beautiful 1869 Pictorial essays are those depicting the original design of the 30c stamp, the Surrender of Burgoyne painting by John Trumbull. Various explanations have been given for why the design was switched to the Eagle and Flags, including fear of offending British sensibilities, Trumbull overkill (as another of his paintings is depicted on the 24c stamp), and an easier production process. What is certain is that the decision was made late. Of the 95 different collectible 30c essays, only four of them depict the issued eagle and flags design.

11,200
4,000
2281
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2281, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.30c Dusky Blue Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on India, Die Sunk on White Card (121-E1d), 30c Dusky Blue Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on India, Die Sunk on White Card (121-E1d)30c Dusky Blue Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on India, Die Sunk on White Card (121-E1d). 82 x 63mm, bright color, Very Fine and rare

1,000
400
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2282
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2282, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (121-E1f), 30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (121-E1f)30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (121-E1f). Six, from 72 x 50mm to 50 x 50mm, showing imprints at bottom, each a different color including Black, Blue, Red Orange, Yellow Brown, Brown Orange and Dark Violet, a few minor paper translucencies (one or two possibly on India which catalogues more), Very Fine group, Scott Retail as all on proof paper ($500.00 each)

3,000
1,000
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2283
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2283, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (121-E1g), 30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (121-E1g)30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (121-E1g). All four of the Scott-listed colors, sizes from 64 x 60mm to 55 x 50mm with imprints at bottom, gorgeous colors as usual for this type of paper, Scarlet with slight translucencies at top from prior mounting, Very Fine complete set

4,000
1,200
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2284
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2284, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essays on Bond Papers (121-E1i-m), 30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essays on Bond Papers (121-E1i-m)30c Burgoyne, Large Die Essays on Bond Papers (121-E1i-m). Collection of 17 total, covering the various shades of bond papers plus one apparently on Olive Buff paper, colors are identified on the album pages and are nearly complete plus a couple extras, range of sizes from 49 x 50mm, with most in the 40 x 40mm range, only one close to stamp size, a minor flaw or two may be found but these papers are much less fragile than the India or ivory papers

VERY FINE. A RARE ASSEMBLAGE OF 1869 30-CENT BURGOYNE LARGE DIE ESSAYS ON THE VARIOUS BOND PAPERS. ALMOST NEVER SEEN IN THIS DEPTH.

Scott Retail at $600.00 each

10,200
3,500
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2285
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2285, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.30c Black, Burgoyne Large Die Essay on Red Violet Veined Marbled White Ivory Card (121-E1o), 30c Black, Burgoyne Large Die Essay on Red Violet Veined Marbled White Ivory Card (121-E1o)30c Black, Burgoyne Large Die Essay on Red Violet Veined Marbled White Ivory Card (121-E1o). 40 x 62mm with imprint at bottom, bright colors and clearly defined veins

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO COLOR COMBINATIONS LISTED OF THIS ESSAY ON VEINED IVORY CARD, AND THIS IS THE FINER OF THE TWO RECORDED IN THESE COLORS -- WITH MUCH MORE PROMINENT VEINING.

The other listed color combination, in Black on Green veined ivory card, was offered in our Finkelburg sale. Our 2008 Rarities sale had one in this color combination but the veining is faint on that example. The Carmine on red violet veined card offered in the following lot is unlisted.

Ex Brazer

2,500
1,500
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2286
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2286, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.30c Carmine, Burgoyne Large Die Essay on Red Violet Veined Marbled White Ivory Card (121-E1o), 30c Carmine, Burgoyne Large Die Essay on Red Violet Veined Marbled White Ivory Card (121-E1o)30c Carmine, Burgoyne Large Die Essay on Red Violet Veined Marbled White Ivory Card (121-E1o). 35 x 62mm with imprint at bottom, veins are faint but clearly present

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE 30-CENT BURGOYNE ESSAY. THIS COLOR IS UNLISTED IN SCOTT.

Scott lists only Black on Green or Red Violet veined card, the latter offered in the previous lot

2,500
1,800
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2287
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2287, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.30c Burgoyne, Plate Essays on Thin Surface-Tinted, India and Bond Papers (121-E1p, 121-E1q, 121-E1s), 30c Burgoyne, Plate Essays on Thin Surface-Tinted, India and Bond Papers (121-E1p, 121-E1q, 121-E1s)30c Burgoyne, Plate Essays on Thin Surface-Tinted, India and Bond Papers (121-E1p, 121-E1q, 121-E1s). Six blocks of four (one with imprint), strip of four and six singles of 121-E1p, wonderful range of paper colors covering nearly all the Scott-listed shades, two plate essays on India (121-E1q), block of four and single of the red bands ovpt. essay on bond (121-E1s), bright and fresh throughout

VERY FINE ASSEMBLAGE OF 1869 30-CENT BURGOYNE PLATE ESSAYS. RARELY FOUND IN THIS DEPTH.

While the plate essays are the most common of the Surrender of Burgoyne designs, they are seldom encountered with this level of completion, including seven blocks of four

10,300
3,250
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2288
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2288, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.90c Carmine, Washington Large Die Essay on India (122-E2a), 90c Carmine, Washington Large Die Essay on India (122-E2a)90c Carmine, Washington Large Die Essay on India (122-E2a). Stamp size, clear margins to ample, Fine, Scott Retail as die sunk on card

2,500
225
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2289
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2289, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Frame Only Plate Essay on India (122-E2b, 122-E3), 90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Frame Only Plate Essay on India (122-E2b, 122-E3)90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Frame Only Plate Essay on India (122-E2b, 122-E3). All five Scott-listed colors for the full design plate essay, plus one extra, four of the frame only plate essay in different colors, ample to large margins throughout, a minor paper irregularity or two, Very Fine group

2,550
850
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2290
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2290, 30c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.90c Lincoln, Die Essay on India, Portrait Mounted (122-E4a), 90c Lincoln, Die Essay on India, Portrait Mounted (122-E4a)90c Lincoln, Die Essay on India, Portrait Mounted (122-E4a). Three, stamp size, vignette of Lincoln on India mounted in place, in Dull Violet, Yellow and Dark Navy Blue, Very Fine, rare essays

9,000
2,300
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