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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 Proof Sets

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4198
P
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4198, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues Proof Sets1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on Card (145P1-155P1), 1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on Card (145P1-155P1)1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Large Die Proofs on Card (145P1-155P1). On approximately 72 x 84mm cards with full die sinkage, few light toned specks here and there, Very Fine set, ex Long

4,800
0
4199
P
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4199, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues Proof Sets1c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (145P2, 157P2-166P2), 1c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (145P2, 157P2-166P2)1c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (145P2, 157P2-166P2). Complete page from a Roosevelt presentation album, with label "1870" at center, fresh colors except 15c slightly oxidized, slight bend at left just to edge of 15c proof, Very Fine and rare, only 85 albums were produced, few of the sets are intact on the original page, Scott Retail as singles

2,025
2,500
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4200°
Pbl
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4200, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues Proof Sets1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3, 166P3), 1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3, 166P3)1c-90c National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3, 166P3). Complete set of top imprint and plate no. blocks of 20 from the National Bank Note Co. issue, plus the 90c Continental issue, comprising the top two rows of the left pane of the sheet with sheet margin at left, affixed to their original cards, absolutely brilliant colors throughout, 6c couple minor wrinkles

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR SET OF MATCHED TOP PLATE BLOCKS OF 20 OF THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE INDIA PROOFS FROM THE LILLY SHEETS.

The Siegel firm auctioned the Lilly India and card proof sheets in September 1967. The left panes of the India sheets were broken up, and this set of top plate blocks originates from those panes. The right panes remain intact in a private collection.

Scott Retail as plate blocks of 12 and blocks of four does not adequately convey the rarity of this set

17,100
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4201
P
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4201, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues Proof Sets1c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on India, Card (145P3-155P3, 156P4-166P4), 1c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on India, Card (145P3-155P3, 156P4-166P4)1c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on India, Card (145P3-155P3, 156P4-166P4). Incl. second 160P4, large margins, bright colors, No. 156P4 small thin, still fresh and Very Fine sets, the National Bank Note set is not known on card, ex Long

1,611
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4202
P
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4202, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues Proof Sets1c-90c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (156P1-166P1), 1c-90c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (156P1-166P1)1c-90c 1873 Bank Note Issue, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (156P1-166P1). Full set of all values, cut to shape, mounted on India and die sunk on approximately 143 x 216mm cards, each with part of binding at left from presentation album, 6c some slight toning on card, otherwise Very Fine and unusual, Scott Retail as non-hybrids $5,650.00

E. 750-1,000
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4203°
TC
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4203, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues Proof Sets1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (156TC4-166TC4), 1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (156TC4-166TC4)1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (156TC4-166TC4). Complete for all five colors and all eleven values of the series, lacking only the 5c (Scott 179TC4) to be complete for all Bank Note issues, all have large margins and bright color, an Extremely Fine set, this is one of the nicest we have encountered

2,885
1,600
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