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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Essays and Proofs, continued

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
232
E
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 232, Essays and Proofs, continuedNational 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 four different colors, three are stamp size, one with slightly larger margins, usual India paper translucencies or thin spots, overall Fine appearance, one P.F. certificate accompanies, Scott Retail as full size

4,000
375
233
E
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 233, Essays and Proofs, continuedNational Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay in Black on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b), National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay in Black on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b)National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay in Black on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b). 64 x 76mm, intense shade, small sealed tear at bottom far from the design, Very Fine

1,000
325
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234
TC
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 234, Essays and Proofs, continued5c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (223TC5), 5c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (223TC5)5c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (223TC5). Three horizontal pairs and a bottom plate no. 46 and letter "I" strip of three, one of the pairs with bottom imprint, described in Siegel Sale 485 (Feb. 1976) as Rosy Brown, Black Brown, Dark Brown and Sepia, original gum, h.r., large margins, distinctly different colors, Very Fine and unusual group, Scott Catalog lists Bister, Sepia and Black Brown as trial colors, all are unpriced (as they were when offered in 1976)

E. 500-750
325
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235
P
1870-90 Bank Note Issues, Proofs Balance. Group of items mostly on old Siegel lot cards, including large die proofs of Nos. 165P1, 205P1 and 221P1 (each cut down to smaller size), Garfield large die essay, range of plate proofs including blocks and a complete set of Small Bank Note plate proofs on card, a few Specimen or Sample items including strip of five of No. 189S, also a few plate and Schernikow essays, some faults to be expected but overall Fine balance

E. 1,000-1,500
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236
E
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 236, Essays and Proofs, continued4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on India (233-E2b), 4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on India (233-E2b)4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on India (233-E2b). Four, on card, from stamp size to 42 x 38mm, each a distinctly different color, one with small tear at bottom right, otherwise Fine, scarce group, ex Schwartz

3,200
850
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237
Pbl
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 237, Essays and Proofs, continued1c-$5.00 1894 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (247P4-248P4, 256P4, 262P4-263P4), 1c-$5.00 1894 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (247P4-248P4, 256P4, 262P4-263P4)1c-$5.00 1894 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (247P4-248P4, 256P4, 262P4-263P4). Complete set of the five denominations that were issued as card proofs, first four with large even margins, $5.00 with bottom sheet margin, 1c with faintest trace of soiling top margin, still fresh and Extremely Fine set

1,550
700
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238
P
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 238, Essays and Proofs, continued2c Carmine, Large Die Proof on Amber Paper (332P1a), 2c Carmine, Large Die Proof on Amber Paper (332P1a)2c Carmine, Large Die Proof on Amber Paper (332P1a). 34 x 42mm, deep rich color beautifully complemented by the paper shade, two tiny pinholes outside of design at left, Very Fine appearance, possibly unique, listed but unpriced, Scott Retail as normal large die proof

1,250
425
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239
P
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 239, Essays and Proofs, continued4c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (334P1), 4c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (334P1)4c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (334P1). 68 x 81mm, removed from card causing minor thin spots, slight vertical wrinkling, few small toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, we have offered only two others since keeping computerized records

1,250
350
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240
P
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 240, Essays and Proofs, continued5c Norse-American, Large Die Proof on Wove (621P1), 5c Norse-American, Large Die Proof on Wove (621P1)5c Norse-American, Large Die Proof on Wove (621P1). 35 x 35mm, off of larger card (or more likely was never on card), gorgeous colors, Extremely Fine, pencil notation on back "Feb. 6 '25 Weeks, Benzing", which refers to the engravers, E. M. Weeks and J. Benzing

2,000
1,200
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241
P
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 241, Essays and Proofs, continued"Practice Engraving" (Possibly American Bank Note Co.), "Practice Engraving" (Possibly American Bank Note Co.)"Practice Engraving" (Possibly American Bank Note Co.). India paper die sunk on 227 x 150mm card, seven designs in violet color, all are foreign countries or "International Postage", several designs are recognizable such as one very similar to the U.S. 1c Louisiana Purchase labeled "IMPERIAL CHINESE POST" and 1883 2c No. 210 labeled "INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE" with value expressed in Brazilian currency, frame with "PERU" label on an 1899 Cuban design stamp and frame of a 100r Brazilian Official labeled "NEW ZEALAND", an additional early stage engraving at right and so on, it has been suggested that this is the work of an apprentice engraver to show (and improve) his hand lettering work, Very Fine, fascinating item that has been attributed to the American Bank Note Co.

E. 1,500-2,000
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242
P
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 242, Essays and Proofs, continued10c Blue, Special Delivery, Large Die Proof on India (E1P1), 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Large Die Proof on India (E1P1)10c Blue, Special Delivery, Large Die Proof on India (E1P1). On 118 x 150mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, Very Fine

600
200
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243
P
Postage Due, Proofs Balance. On old Siegel lot cards, small die proofs of Nos. J22-J28, three different plate proof sets including original envelopes, plus some extra plate proofs, group of trial color plate proofs, also some Specimens and a couple additional Revenue proof items and a No. E3P4

E. 500-750
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244
E
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 244, Essays and Proofs, continued3c Post Office, Black Brown, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (O49-E4c), 3c Post Office, Black Brown, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (O49-E4c)3c Post Office, Black Brown, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (O49-E4c). 64 x 77mm, fresh color, small corner thin spot at top right as nearly always found on the ivory glazed paper essays and proofs, Very Fine

1,750
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245
P
Officials, Proofs Balance. Large balance mostly on old Siegel lot cards, highlighted by War Department India plate proof blocks of 25 of 2c, 3c and 30c, also set of small die proofs, various sets of card proofs including five different departments in blocks, a number of State Department dollar values on India and card, some small flaws to be found but overall a useful accumulation

E. 1,000-1,500
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246
P
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 246, Essays and Proofs, continuedOfficials, Proofs Balance, Officials, Proofs BalanceOfficials, Proofs Balance. Best item is No. O59TC1a in Black, die sunk on 73 x 90mm card, some slight card thinning outside of the India paper, fresh and Very Fine, also 11 plate proofs on card or India, a few are trial colors, set of Post Office plate proofs on card (one proof on India), finally 2c State "Specimen", Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail approximately

1,000
250
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247
P
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 247, Essays and Proofs, continued5c-25c 1865 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (PR2P1-PR4P1), 5c-25c 1865 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (PR2P1-PR4P1)5c-25c 1865 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (PR2P1-PR4P1). Complete set of hybrid proofs in issued colors, mounted on approximately 78 x 133mm cards with die sinkage area, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce set, the 1865 Issue large die proofs exist only in hybrid form

1,800
850
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248
P
Newspapers & Periodicals, Proofs Balance. Largely on old Siegel lot cards, substantial group including two full size hybrid large die proofs, other large die proofs cut down from full size, large group of plate proofs on India and card with many blocks, duplication, also some Specimens, Fine-Very Fine accumulation

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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249
P
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 249, Essays and Proofs, continued1c-90c 1870-71 Reay Issue, Hybrid Proofs on Card (U74P/U107P), 1c-90c 1870-71 Reay Issue, Hybrid Proofs on Card (U74P/U107P)1c-90c 1870-71 Reay Issue, Hybrid Proofs on Card (U74P/U107P). All denominations represented except for 2c, cut to shape and die sunk on approximately 118 x 137mm cards with full die sinkage, few minor imperfections, Very Fine and very unusual group

E. 500-750
300
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250
TC
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 250, Essays and Proofs, continuedCorning & Tappan, 1c Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (RT2TC1), Corning & Tappan, 1c Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (RT2TC1)Corning & Tappan, 1c Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (RT2TC1). Complete set of all four listed colors, Black, Blue, Green and Orange, die sunk on approx. 75 x 126mm cards, brilliant colors, couple with inconsequential slight corner thinning from prior mounting far from the India paper, Very Fine and scarce full set

1,600
650
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251
P
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 251, Essays and Proofs, continuedE. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Plate Proof, Trial Color Proofs (RT6P1, RT6TC1), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Plate Proof, Trial Color Proofs (RT6P1, RT6TC1)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Plate Proof, Trial Color Proofs (RT6P1, RT6TC1). Including complete set of five Trial Color proofs, on approximately 132 x 68mm cards with full die sinkage, Very Fine, ex Joyce and on his exhibit pages

2,500
850
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252
P
Essays and Proofs Balance. 52 items, including Nos. 3P2-4P2 (off card), several 11-E10b, few similar to 65-E7A with "American Bank Note Company New York" in labels, 70-E2c (3 different colors), 77P3 top margin block of ten with imprint, few Bank Note issues such as 190-E2a in different colors, few others, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 500-750
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253
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 253, Essays and Proofs, continuedObsolete Currency, Obsolete CurrencyObsolete Currency. Group of obsolete currency depicting vignettes as used on 1845, 1847 and 1851 Issues, including one with Washington (1845 New York Postmaster's Provisional design), five different with Franklin and Washington vignettes (1847 Issue designs), two full sheets of four of Canal Bank with Franklin and Washington (1851 Issue designs, edge faults), also three others with non-stamp vignettes, some issued notes, some expected flaws, Fine appearing and fascinating collateral group for the Classics collector

E. 500-750
250
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