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Sale 1158 — The Vaquero Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs

Sale Date — Friday, 12 May, 2017

Category — 1869 Issue, 1c Grant and Franklin Essays (Scott 112-E)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4015
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4015, 1869 Issue, 1c Grant and Franklin Essays (Scott 112-E)[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 on 35 x 40mm card, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, with 2008 P.F. certificate

900
160
4016°
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4016, 1869 Issue, 1c Grant and Franklin Essays (Scott 112-E)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. THE UNIQUE HAND DRAWN ESSAY FOR THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. A PHENOMENAL EXHIBITION ITEM.

Apart from the pencil drawing on paper of the 2c post horse and rider, which is all drawing, this is the only other 1869 essay with elements of hand drawn design. Undercatalogued in Scott at $1,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
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4017°
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4017, 1869 Issue, 1c Grant and Franklin Essays (Scott 112-E)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
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4018
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4018, 1869 Issue, 1c Grant and Franklin Essays (Scott 112-E)1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (112-E4b to 112-E4c), 1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (112-E4b to 112-E4c)1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (112-E4b to 112-E4c). Four imperforate and three perforated, complete for all Scott-listed colors, extra Deep Orange Brown imperforate, one of first slightly disturbed gum and small tear, one of latter Mint N.H., Very Fine group, six with 1996 P.F. certificates

725
190
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4019
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4019, 1869 Issue, 1c Grant and Franklin Essays (Scott 112-E)1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4d), 1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4d)1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4d). Fourteen singles and a block of four, each a different color or shade, original gum (two slightly disturbed), rich colors, Green with light creases, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, ex Laehder, singles with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,730
1,100
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4020
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4020, 1869 Issue, 1c Grant and Franklin Essays (Scott 112-E)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). Four, complete for all Scott-listed colors, including Black, Black Brown, Scarlet and Blue, approximately 50 x 55mm, detailed impressions, each with small thin spot at top left corner from mount removal

VERY FINE. A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A COMPLETE SET OF THE FOUR COLORS OF THIS UNADOPTED DESIGN FOR THE ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.

This design, with the patriotic symbols of the flag and shield and depicting one of the Founding Fathers, is highly exhibitable. This set was painstakingly assembled from three different sources. Blue with 2005 P.F. certificate

8,000
2,300
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4021
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4021, 1869 Issue, 1c Grant and Franklin Essays (Scott 112-E)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 only 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
500
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4022
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4022, 1869 Issue, 1c Grant and Franklin Essays (Scott 112-E)1c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (112-E5d), 1c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (112-E5d)1c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (112-E5d). Intense color, cut to shape as listed and mounted on 25 x 33mm piece of thin paper, Very Fine and choice, a rare example of this essay, this is the only example in this color we have offered since keeping computerized records, we have offered one in the other Scott-listed color (Yellow)

750
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4023
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4023, 1869 Issue, 1c Grant and Franklin Essays (Scott 112-E)1c Carmine on Buff, 1869 National Bank Note Company Essay, entire (Undersander E35Ab), 1c Carmine on Buff, 1869 National Bank Note Company Essay, entire (Undersander E35Ab)1c Carmine on Buff, 1869 National Bank Note Company Essay, entire (Undersander E35Ab). Rich color, fresh, Very Fine example of this scarce essay, this is the only example we have offered in this color since keeping computerized records, Undersander catalogue value

2,500
800
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