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Sale 1113 — United States Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Category — 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2224
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2224, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.[1c] Black, Die Essay of Vignette on India (112-E2), [1c] Black, Die Essay of Vignette on India (112-E2)[1c] Black, Die Essay of Vignette on India (112-E2). Cut to shape and mounted India which is affixed to 54 x 62mm card, fresh and Very Fine

900
160
2225
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2225, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c Black, Die Essay on India with Pencil Frame and Numeral (112-E3), 1c Black, Die Essay on India with Pencil Frame and Numeral (112-E3)1c Black, Die Essay on India with Pencil Frame and Numeral (112-E3). 41 x 40mm, vignette with pearls added around perimeter, pencil suggestion for frame design and numeral "1" also drawn in, small India paper translucency at top of no consequence, Very Fine and extremely rare, we have not encountered this before and believe it to be unique

1,500
2,600
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2226
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2226, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India (112-E4a), 1c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India (112-E4a)1c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India (112-E4a). 10 with very little duplication of colors, missing only Green and Yellow of the Scott-listed colors, all but one showing imprint at bottom (at least 63mm tall), one fully die sunk on card, just one cut down without imprint, vivid colors, most with India paper translucencies or irregularities at top or bottom from prior mounting

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE LARGE GROUP OF NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. 1869 ONE-CENT SMALL NUMERAL DIE ESSAYS.

This is an exceedingly difficult group to assemble. We have not offered more than one example in a single lot since our 1999 Finkelburg sale, where we offered a group of seven.

Scott Retail as all die sunk

12,500
2,800
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2227
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2227, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (112-E4b, 112-E4c, 112-E4d), 1c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (112-E4b, 112-E4c, 112-E4d)1c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (112-E4b, 112-E4c, 112-E4d). Choice group including block of four, pair and three singles of 112-E4b, margin block of four and two singles of 112-E4c (without grill), three blocks of four and nine singles of 112-E4d, nice range of colors on the grilled essays, one block with full imprint at bottom, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail approximately $3,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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2228
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2228, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c Franklin, Die Essays on White Ivory (112-E5b), 1c Franklin, Die Essays on White Ivory (112-E5b)1c Franklin, Die Essays on White Ivory (112-E5b). All four Scott-listed colors, Black and Black Brown approximately 64 x 77mm showing full die sinkage area, Blue and Scarlet 50 x 53mm, former affixed to card, detailed impressions and bright colors, the two larger examples with small thin spots at top from mount removal

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE COMPLETE SET OF FOUR COLORS OF THIS UNADOPTED DESIGN FOR THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

This is the first time we have offered a complete set of all four colors. This fancy design was also essayed for envelopes and wrappers

8,000
2,600
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2229
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2229, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c Blue, Die Essay on India (112-E5c), 1c Blue, Die Essay on India (112-E5c)1c Blue, Die Essay on India (112-E5c). 72 x 81mm off card, with full die sinkage, deep rich color, Extremely Fine and very rare, this is the first full-size example on India we have offered since our 1999 "European" collection (Kuphal), none was contained in the Finkelburg collection, far more elusive than the examples on ivory paper

2,000
1,100
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2230
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2230, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.1c Blue Green, Die Essay on India (112-E5c), 1c Blue Green, Die Essay on India (112-E5c)1c Blue Green, Die Essay on India (112-E5c). Cut to stamp size but with design complete all around (not cut to shape), deep rich color, Very Fine and rare even in this reduced size, the example offered in the previous lot and one other full size are the only other examples listed in Power Search larger than cut to shape, Scott Retail as full size

2,000
1,000
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2231
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2231, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.2c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India (113-E3a), 2c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India (113-E3a)2c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India (113-E3a). Five, showing incomplete shading around "United States", each die sunk on card from 97 x 108mm to 64 x 76mm, each shows full die sinkage, different colors including Green, Yellow, Red Orange, Scarlet and Dull Brown, few tiny scattered toned spots

VERY FINE AND RARE GROUP OF THE 1869 2-CENT SMALL NUMERAL ESSAYS, ALL FULLY DIE SUNK.

Since this group appeared in our 1999 Finkelburg sale, we have offered only two other examples, both cut down below the die sinkage area.

Ex Finkelburg

7,500
7,000
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2232
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2232, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.2c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (113-E3b, 113-E3d, 113-E3e, 113-E3f), 2c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (113-E3b, 113-E3d, 113-E3e, 113-E3f)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (113-E3b, 113-E3d, 113-E3e, 113-E3f). Collection containing 36 plate essays plus one die essay -- Blue-Green with incomplete shading in "United States" (113-E3b) cut down to large margined stamp size, one no-grill plate essay (112-E3d), one with double grill (113-E3f), the balance are the grilled plate essays (112-E3e) including six blocks of four and 10 singles, nice range of colors, a few minor flaws may be encountered, overall a Fine-Very Fine and desirable group

3,945
1,600
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2233
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2233, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.2c Brown, Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Completed Die (113-E3a), 2c Brown, Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Completed Die (113-E3a)2c Brown, Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Completed Die (113-E3a). 39 x 50mm with imprint at bottom, completed state of the die including shading dots to left of "Postage" drapery, rich color, typical India paper translucencies outside the design, Very Fine and surprisingly rare, Power Search contains only one other, also in Brown and cut smaller without the imprint (ex Lake Shore), the Finkelburg collection did not contain an example

1,500
1,500
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2234
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2234, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.3c Chocolate, Small Numeral Die Essay on India (114-E4a), 3c Chocolate, Small Numeral Die Essay on India (114-E4a)3c Chocolate, Small Numeral Die Essay on India (114-E4a). Die sunk on 78 x 70mm card, fresh color and pristine paper, Very Fine, this color is unlisted in Scott

1,500
2,000
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2235
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2235, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.3c Small Numeral Die Essay on India (114-E4a), 3c Small Numeral Die Essay on India (114-E4a)3c Small Numeral Die Essay on India (114-E4a). Three, in Orange Red, Dull Yellow and Yellow Orange, two are 50 x 44mm, third 35 x 36mm, vivid colors, one on card with thin spot at upper right, still Very Fine trio

4,500
3,250
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2236
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2236, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.3c Small Numeral Die Essay on India, Completed Design (114-E6a), 3c Small Numeral Die Essay on India, Completed Design (114-E6a)3c Small Numeral Die Essay on India, Completed Design (114-E6a). Two of the three Scott-listed colors, Blue and Deep Orange Red, both 51 x 45mm, latter with some slight thinning at top from prior mounting, Very Fine and scarce

3,500
2,300
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2237
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2237, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.3c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (114-E6b, 114-E6c, 114-E6d), 3c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (114-E6b, 114-E6c, 114-E6d)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (114-E6b, 114-E6c, 114-E6d). 17 of the imperforate including three blocks of four, one of the scarce perforated without grill, 34 of the perforated with grill including seven blocks of four, wonderful range of colors, Fine-Very Fine

4,665
1,800
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2238
E
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2238, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.3c Dark Ultramarine, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Ungrilled (114-E6), 3c Dark Ultramarine, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Ungrilled (114-E6)3c Dark Ultramarine, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Ungrilled (114-E6). Large part original gum, exceptionally well-centered with wide margins, unheard of for this scarce without grill plate essay, Extremely Fine Gem, the ungrilled 3c small numeral plate essays are scarce in general and very rare in this exceptional condition

500
850
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2239
P
Sale Number 1113, Lot Number 2239, 1c-3c 1869 Pictorial Issue: National Bank Note Co.3c Ultramarine, Plate Proofs, Allover Grill (114-E7a-d), 3c Ultramarine, Plate Proofs, Allover Grill (114-E7a-d)3c Ultramarine, Plate Proofs, Allover Grill (114-E7a-d). Singles of each of the Scott-listed varieties, including imperf with allover grill, allover grill with "National Bank Note Co. N.Y. Sep. 27, 1869" cancel, imperf on thick paper with horizontal line defacement (ungrilled, a variety of 114-E7c), finally allover grill perforated with line defacement, last with slight thin spot, Fine group of these scarce plate essays featuring the normal design, 114-E7c with printout of P.F. certificate (actual certificate no longer accompanies)

3,300
1,800
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