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
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
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.