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

Sale Date — Friday, 12 May, 2017

Category — 1869 Issue, 3c Locomotive Essays (Scott 114-E)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4030
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4030, 1869 Issue, 3c Locomotive Essays (Scott 114-E)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 EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLES OF THE 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL SMALL NUMERAL DIE ESSAY ON INDIA. THESE MAY WELL BE UNIQUE.

Scott Catalogue lists three colors for this essay (the other is Black). We have been unable to locate any others and have never seen the example listed in Black.

The blue is ex Cutts

3,500
3,000
4031
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4031, 1869 Issue, 3c Locomotive Essays (Scott 114-E)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b), 3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b). Ten, most in the Rose or Brown family, two in the better Ultramarine family, two Mint N.H., overall fresh and Very Fine, a desirable group

1,845
650
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4032
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4032, 1869 Issue, 3c Locomotive Essays (Scott 114-E)3c Dark Ultramarine, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Ungrilled (114-E6c), 3c Dark Ultramarine, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Ungrilled (114-E6c)3c Dark Ultramarine, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Ungrilled (114-E6c). 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
500
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4033
Ebl
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4033, 1869 Issue, 3c Locomotive Essays (Scott 114-E)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d), 3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d). Eight blocks of four, each in a distinctly different color, including Green, Blue, Orange, Brown Orange, Rose, Brown, Orange Brown and Violet, original gum, Green with right selvage, several essays Mint N.H., Very Fine and choice group, Scott Retail as singles

2,560
650
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4034
Ebl
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4034, 1869 Issue, 3c Locomotive Essays (Scott 114-E)3c Ultramarine, Plate Essay, Imperforate (114-E7a, 114-E7b), 3c Ultramarine, Plate Essay, Imperforate (114-E7a, 114-E7b)3c Ultramarine, Plate Essay, Imperforate (114-E7a, 114-E7b). Block of four, large margins, tropicalized original gum, trace of "National Bank Note Company Sep. 27, 1869" cancel at bottom right (114-E7b)

VERY FINE. A RARE MULTIPLE OF THIS 3-CENT 1869 PLATE ESSAY WITH THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY CANCEL.

Ex Cutts. With 2008 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles

3,200
1,400
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4035
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4035, 1869 Issue, 3c Locomotive Essays (Scott 114-E)3c Ultramarine, Plate Essays, Allover Grill (114-E7a, 114-E7b, 114-E7c, 114-E7d), 3c Ultramarine, Plate Essays, Allover Grill (114-E7a, 114-E7b, 114-E7c, 114-E7d)3c Ultramarine, Plate Essays, Allover Grill (114-E7a, 114-E7b, 114-E7c, 114-E7d). 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 and rare complete group of these scarce plate essays featuring the normal design, 114-E7c with printout of P.F. certificate (actual certificate no longer accompanies)

3,200
2,500
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