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

Sale Date — Friday, 12 May, 2017

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4179
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4179, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Cd; formerly 145-E1Ca), Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Cd; formerly 145-E1Ca)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Ultramarine, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Cd; formerly 145-E1Ca). On 52 x 52mm card, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine, very rare, the design was derived from concurrent tax paid revenue stamps and essays

1,500
450
4180
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4180, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 1c Black, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Cd; formerly 145-E1Ca), Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Black, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Cd; formerly 145-E1Ca)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Black, "Independence 1776", Large Die Essay on India (145-E1Cd; formerly 145-E1Ca). On 45 x 50mm card, some light toning on back, otherwise Fine, rare, the design was derived from concurrent tax paid revenue stamps and essays, ex Finkelburg

1,500
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4181
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4181, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 2c Black, Large Die Essay on India (146-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Black, Large Die Essay on India (146-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 2c Black, Large Die Essay on India (146-E1). Cut close as always, crisp impression, traces of what may be gum on back, Very Fine and choice example of this rare and attractive essay, ex "Lake Shore" and Liberman

1,500
325
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4182
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4182, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Blue, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on India (147-E1a; formerly 147-E1), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Blue, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on India (147-E1a; formerly 147-E1)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Blue, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on India (147-E1a; formerly 147-E1). On 50 x 54mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, few trivial toned spots well away from design, Very Fine, rare in such choice condition, this is the first in this color we have offered on its original card and showing the full die sinkage area, ex Ainsworth

2,250
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4183
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4183, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Scarlet, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Scarlet, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Scarlet, "Emancipation Proclamation", Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1c). Stamp size and block sunk on 48 x 50mm card, rich color, Very Fine, scarce example of this essay commemorating Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

1,500
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4184
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4184, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E3b; formerly 147-E1C), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E3b; formerly 147-E1C)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E3b; formerly 147-E1C). On 36 x 40mm card, deep rich color

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS ESSAY, WHICH WAS PRINTED BY THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY.

We are aware of one only other in Black, and one in the other known color, Green.

2,750
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4185
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4185, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E6B), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E6B)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Green, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E6B). With cut-out of vignette mounted in place, on 33 x 38mm card, few toned spots do not affect design

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY 3-CENT COMPOSITE ESSAY WITH SCROLLED ORNAMENTATION.

There are two types of the 3c Continental essay. One has a different style of foliate frame (Scott 147-E4 in the finished state) and the other has scrolled ornamentation, as in the example offered here. Both are known in black and green; we are aware of only this example in green for the second state and one in black.

2,000
1,600
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4186
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4186, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 6c Scarlet, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a), Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Scarlet, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a)Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Scarlet, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a). On 56 x 58mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE IN ANY COLOR WE HAVE OFFERED THAT SHOWS THE FULL DIE SINKAGE AREA.

We have offered perhaps a half-dozen unduplicated examples in all five Scott-listed colors since keeping computerized records. This is the only one with card showing the full die sinkage area, and only the second in Scarlet that we have ever offered.

1,500
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4187
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4187, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 6c Green, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a), Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Green, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a)Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Green, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a). On 48 x 49mm card, remarkably detailed impression and intense color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY 6-CENT ESSAY COMMEMORATING THE MONROE DOCTRINE.

The Monroe Doctrine figured prominently in the Grant administration, when these essays were made. Grant attempted to annex the Dominican Republic in 1869 to protect it from foreign influence and invasion, but the measure was defeated in the Senate.

2,000
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4188
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4188, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 6c Blue, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a), Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Blue, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a)Continental Bank Note Co., 6c Blue, "Monroe Doctrine", Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a). Slightly larger than stamp size, typical India paper translucencies, fresh and Very Fine appearance, this is the only example we have offered in this color since keeping computerized records and may well be unique

1,500
500
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4189
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4189, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysNational 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). Red Violet, 62 x 72mm, accompanied by same size card with ghost impression of design so original, bright color, Very Fine

1,000
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4190°
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4190, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues Essays7c Stanton, Large Die Essay on India (149-E6), 7c Stanton, Large Die Essay on India (149-E6)7c Stanton, Large Die Essay on India (149-E6). Nine of the fifteen different Scott-listed colors, eight on card showing full die sinkage area, ranging from 69 x 78mm to 150 x 225mm, one off card, one slight oxidation, several minor age toning, few minor corner dings on larger cards, otherwise Very Fine and desirable group

4,500
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4191
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4191, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Lithograph Essay, Perforated and Gummed (183-E2e), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Lithograph Essay, Perforated and Gummed (183-E2e)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Washington, Lithograph Essay, Perforated and Gummed (183-E2e). Complete sheet of 16 in Dull Yellow Green, bright color, h.r., light diagonal crease at bottom left affects two essays, appears Fine-Very Fine, this is the first in this color we have offered since keeping computerized records

500
250
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4192
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4192, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Semi-Glazed Yellowish Wove (184-E5h), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Semi-Glazed Yellowish Wove (184-E5h)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Semi-Glazed Yellowish Wove (184-E5h). Eight, each a different color, large margins to huge including two with corner sheet margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Violet Blue with 1992 A.P.S. certificate, lot also includes 182-E3d strip of four 1c stamps in Dull Deep Violet Red (not counted in catalogue value)

240
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4193
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4193, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Large Die Essay on India (184-E11a), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Large Die Essay on India (184-E11a)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Large Die Essay on India (184-E11a). Five different colors, from 41 x 40mm to 26 x 30mm, last one on card, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine group, lacking only one color to be complete for all Scott-listed, Scott notes "all known examples have reduced margins", the examples offered here are for the most part larger than others we have encountered

1,750
425
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4194°
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4194, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (184-E11c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (184-E11c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (184-E11c). Complete for all four Scott-listed colors, Blue 64 x 77mm showing die sinkage area and signed by engraver Charles Skinner, other three from 41 x 43mm to 27 x 32mm, Black Brown with small translucency as often seen on this paper

VERY FINE. A RARE INTACT SET OF THE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY LIBERTY DESIGN ESSAY ON IVORY GLAZED PAPER, WITH ONE SIGNED BY THE ENGRAVER.

Especially desirable with the one signed essay

3,000
2,200
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4195
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4195, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E15b). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors, from 23 x 32mm to 35 x 37mm, four show part of cracked die at top, few small thin spots

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF ALL FIVE SCOTT-LISTED COLORS FOR THE 3-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY WITH THE "PORTAGE" SPELLING ERROR ON PROOF PAPER.

Four of the five essays show the "Portage" spelling error. One shows the normal "Postage." This is the only complete set we have offered since keeping computerized records

2,600
1,600
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4196
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4196, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues EssaysContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c). Complete set of all four colors, from 65 x 60mm to 65 x 77mm, bright colors, few small thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF ALL FOUR SCOTT-LISTED COLORS OF THE 3-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY INDIAN MAIDEN ESSAY ON IVORY GLAZED PAPER, WITH THE "PORTAGE" SPELLING ERROR.

This is the only complete set we have offered since keeping computerized records.

3,000
1,800
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4197
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Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4197, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues Essays1c Blue, Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (212-E4b), 1c Blue, Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (212-E4b)1c Blue, Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (212-E4b). 64 x 66mm, shows full die sinkage area, gorgeous color, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Fekete

750
375
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