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Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016

Category — Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1001
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1001, Essays and ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India, Dot in "P" and Scar on Neck (9X1P1b), New York N.Y., 5c Black, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India, Dot in "P" and Scar on Neck (9X1P1b)New York N.Y., 5c Black, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India, Dot in "P" and Scar on Neck (9X1P1b). Mounted on India and die sunk on 147 x 216 mm card, Very Fine

525
400
1002
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1002, Essays and Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (1P1, 2P1), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (1P1, 2P1)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (1P1, 2P1). Mounted on India and die sunk on cards measuring 146 x 216mm, 10c with trivial light toned spot at far top right of card, Very Fine

1,600
600
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1003
TC
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1003, Essays and Proofs5c and 10c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b), 5c and 10c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b)5c and 10c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b). 26 x 31mm and 28 x 33mm, with cross-hatching, deep rich colors, Very Fine, 5c with 1981 P.F. certificate (erroneously calling it on wove paper)

1,600
550
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1004
TC
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1004, Essays and Proofs5c and 10c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b), 5c and 10c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b)5c and 10c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (1TC1b-2TC1b). 31 x 34mm and 31 x 41mm, with cross-hatching, bold colors, Very Fine

1,600
500
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1005
TC
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1005, Essays and Proofs5c and 10c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs (1TC1-2TC1), 5c and 10c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs (1TC1-2TC1)5c and 10c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs (1TC1-2TC1). Six items, two 5c and four 10c, 5c in Orange Vermilion, 10c in Deep Blue, Dark Brown and Orange Vermilion, the largest measuring 31 x 42mm, each with cross-hatching, Very Fine

4,800
1,400
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1006
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1006, Essays and Proofs5c Red Brown and 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White and Colored Bond (1P1a, 2P1b), 5c Red Brown and 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White and Colored Bond (1P1a, 2P1b)5c Red Brown and 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White and Colored Bond (1P1a, 2P1b). Five items, from 28 x 32mm to 34 x 36mm, with 5c on white, 10c on white (2), 10c on blue-green and light blue, bold colors, each with cross-hatching, 5c with light thin, otherwise a Very Fine and desirable group

4,900
1,500
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1007
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1007, Essays and Proofs5c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on White Laid Paper (1P1c), 5c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on White Laid Paper (1P1c)5c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on White Laid Paper (1P1c). 32 x 38mm with cross-hatching, clear laid lines and part of control no. "21." on reverse, rich color, Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,000
300
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1008
TC
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1008, Essays and Proofs10c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (2TC1b), 10c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (2TC1b)10c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond (2TC1b). Seven items, each of the Scott-listed colors including Deep Blue, Blue Green, Dull Blue Green, Dull Green, Orange Vermilion, Golden Brown and Dark Brown, measuring from 28 x 33mm to 34 x 39mm, each with cross-hatching, Very Fine

5,600
1,900
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1009
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1009, Essays and Proofs5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Wove (3P2-4P2), 5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Wove (3P2-4P2)5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Wove (3P2-4P2). Removed from gray card backing, 5c showing distinct doubling of the design in the form of a kiss print, especially evident at top, each with small thin away from design, Very Fine appearance, a rare and desirable variety, Scott Retail as normal $850.00

E. 400-500
325
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1010
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1010, Essays and Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Large margins to clear, intense impressions, Fine-Very Fine

500
300
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1011
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1011, Essays and Proofs1c Bright Blue, Ty. I, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (40P1), 1c Bright Blue, Ty. I, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (40P1)1c Bright Blue, Ty. I, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (40P1). Mounted on India and die sunk on card measuring 147 x 217mm, Very Fine and scarce

325
180
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1012
 
No Lot.
0
0
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1013
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1013, Essays and Proofs2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1), 2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1)2c Black, Die I, Large Die Proof on India (73P1). On 72 x 88mm card, large red "SPECIMEN" overprint across design, fresh and Very Fine, from a National Bank Note Co. sample book, the Die I proof is extremely rare (catalogues $10,000.00 in Scott), none were offered in major Black Jack sales, except with the "Specimen" overprint as offered here, with 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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1014
Pbl
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1014, Essays and Proofs30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3). Large margins all around, vivid colors, dramatic shift of the Carmine Eagle and Shield design, Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as normal block of four

625
450
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1015
E
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1015, Essays and ProofsNational Bank Note Co., 12c Henry Clay, Die Essays on India, Wove and Card (151-E7 var), National Bank Note Co., 12c Henry Clay, Die Essays on India, Wove and Card (151-E7 var)National Bank Note Co., 12c Henry Clay, Die Essays on India, Wove and Card (151-E7 var). Four, from 25 x 32mm to stamp size, different colors, couple with small staple holes as normally encountered, Fine-Very Fine, these may be cut down from the envelope essays

3,000
275
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1016°
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1016, Essays and Proofs1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2), 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2)1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, Small Die Proofs on Wove (285P2-293P2). Complete set, each on original gray card backing, brilliant colors throughout

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL COMPLETE SET OF THE 1898 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

It is believed that only 85 Roosevelt albums were produced.

Each proof with 1990 P.F. certificate

5,200
4,500
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1017
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1017, Essays and Proofs"Buffalo Chase" Engraving, "Buffalo Chase" Engraving"Buffalo Chase" Engraving. 254 x 195mm on heavy stock paper, depicting Indians hunting buffalo, this depiction was based on a drawing by Captain Seth Eastman in 1854 contained in Henry Schoolcraft's History of the Indian Tribes, this was used as the basis for the design of the 4c Trans-Mississippi, Very Fine

E. 300-400
1,200
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1018
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1018, Essays and Proofs"Western Cattle in Storm" Engraving, "Western Cattle in Storm" Engraving"Western Cattle in Storm" Engraving. 117 x 95mm, die sunk on 239 x 184mm heavy stock paper, depicting a herd of cattle seeking shelter from a storm, this depiction was based on the painting "The Vanguard" by Scotsman John A. MacWhirter and was used as the design for the $1.00 Trans-Mississippi -- postal officials had based the stamp engraving on an illustration from an advertising brochure and had failed to realize the cattle was not Western, but from the Scottish Highlands -- Very Fine, would make an outstanding frontispiece to a Trans-Mississippi exhibit

E. 300-400
500
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1019
E
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1019, Essays and Proofs10c Panama-Pacific, Photograph Essays of Rejected Designs (400-E2 var, 400-E4 var, 400-E5 var), 10c Panama-Pacific, Photograph Essays of Rejected Designs (400-E2 var, 400-E4 var, 400-E5 var)10c Panama-Pacific, Photograph Essays of Rejected Designs (400-E2 var, 400-E4 var, 400-E5 var). Incl. two of second, the frame shows design as adopted but the vignettes are unadopted subjects, an interesting group

E. 150-200
350
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1020
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1020, Essays and Proofs$1.00 Lincoln Memorial, $2.00 Capitol, Large Die Proofs on India (571P1-572P1), $1.00 Lincoln Memorial, $2.00 Capitol, Large Die Proofs on India (571P1-572P1)$1.00 Lincoln Memorial, $2.00 Capitol, Large Die Proofs on India (571P1-572P1). Reduced to 33 x 31mm, still showing large margins all around, rich colors, trivial light toned spots, appear Very Fine, Scott Retail as full size

4,000
650
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1021
P
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1021, Essays and Proofs1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon, Small Die Proofs on Wove (614P2-616P2), 1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon, Small Die Proofs on Wove (614P2-616P2)1c-5c Huguenot-Walloon, Small Die Proofs on Wove (614P2-616P2). Brilliant color, large margins

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED SETS OF THE HUGUENOT-WALLOON TERCENTENARY SMALL DIE PROOFS ON WOVE.

The other set was owned by President Roosevelt.

2,100
2,500
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1022
Pbl
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1022, Essays and Proofs$20.00 State, Plate Proof on India (O71P3), $20.00 State, Plate Proof on India (O71P3)$20.00 State, Plate Proof on India (O71P3). Complete sheet of ten with imprints and double plate no., bright colors, a few small faults as often found on India paper

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE SHEET OF TEN OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT TOP VALUE PLATE PROOF ON INDIA.

The dollar-value State Department issues were printed in sheets of ten with black imprint and both color plate numbers at top and with green imprint at bottom.

4,000
1,600
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1023
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1023, Essays and ProofsRawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson Engravings, Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson EngravingsRawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson Engravings. Seven items, Franklin and Washington engraved vignette portraits with the same design as used on 1847 Issue, die sunk on cards measuring approx. 170 x 240mm, three obsolete remainder notes from New Orleans (two) and New Brunswick, finally two engraved RWH&E letterhead documents from 1849, Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 200-300
450
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