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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
501
E
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 501, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensNew York N.Y., 5c Green, Large Die Essay on India (9X1-E1a), New York N.Y., 5c Green, Large Die Essay on India (9X1-E1a)New York N.Y., 5c Green, Large Die Essay on India (9X1-E1a). Die sunk on 150 x 225mm card, Extremely Fine, not often seen in this full size

450
275
502
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 502, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensObsolete Bank Notes, Obsolete Bank NotesObsolete Bank Notes. Two groups, first group of seven includes six notes with vignettes of Franklin, Washington or both as used for the 5c-10c 1847 Issue, also one note with eagle engraving used as the basis of the 1c Eagle Carrier (LO2), second group of 18 notes are mostly remainders including many from Louisiana, a few issued and signed, some flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
400
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503
P
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 503, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs on Wove (40P2-47P2), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs on Wove (40P2-47P2)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs on Wove (40P2-47P2). Each on original gray card backing, beautiful fresh colors, Extremely Fine set, only 85 Roosevelt presentation albums were prepared in 1903

2,800
1,500
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504
P
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 504, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on India and Card (40P3-47P3, 40P4-47P4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on India and Card (40P3-47P3, 40P4-47P4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on India and Card (40P3-47P3, 40P4-47P4). Complete for both, the first 24c mounted on card, large margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine sets

1,370
650
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505
TC
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 505, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (40TC4-47TC4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (40TC4-47TC4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (40TC4-47TC4). Complete set of all five colors for each of the eight denominations, ample to clear margins with just a couple of the 30c values touched or slightly in, gorgeous colors throughout

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1857 ISSUE.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 100 of each value/color was printed. Very few have been kept together as intact sets

4,160
2,500
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506
E
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 506, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensToppan, Carpenter & Co., Schernikow Die Essays (63-E2a/72-E3a), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., Schernikow Die Essays (63-E2a/72-E3a)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., Schernikow Die Essays (63-E2a/72-E3a). 23 full-size essays, each of the six denominations that come as Schernikow essays represented, each with at least two and most with several stages of the design present, variety of colors, Very Fine group

E. 500-750
750
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507
P
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 507, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1861 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 66P3, 76P3, 68P3, 69P3, 78P3, 71P3, 72P3), 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 66P3, 76P3, 68P3, 69P3, 78P3, 71P3, 72P3)1c-90c 1861 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 66P3, 76P3, 68P3, 69P3, 78P3, 71P3, 72P3). Including two 3c colors, large margins, rich colors, Extremely Fine set

660
275
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508
P
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 508, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1861 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4, 65P4, 76P4, 68P4, 69P4, 70P4, 78P4, 71P4, 72P4), 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4, 65P4, 76P4, 68P4, 69P4, 70P4, 78P4, 71P4, 72P4)1c-90c 1861 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4, 65P4, 76P4, 68P4, 69P4, 70P4, 78P4, 71P4, 72P4). Including both 24c colors, large margins, rich colors, Extremely Fine set

933
350
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509
TC
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 509, Essays, Proofs and Specimens24c Violet, Plate Proof on India (70TC3), 24c Violet, Plate Proof on India (70TC3)24c Violet, Plate Proof on India (70TC3). Brilliant color, detailed impression, large even margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, this is the scarcest color of the 1861 Issue plate proofs and is often missing from that set when offered, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

500
225
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510
P
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 510, Essays, Proofs and Specimens5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1), 5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1)5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1). Two, each die sunk on approximately 75 x 75mm card, each shows full die sinkage, one with black number and imprint, other in issued color, latter few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and highly exhibitable, ex Finkelburg, each with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,400
425
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511
TC
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 511, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1861-66 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4)1c-90c 1861-66 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4). Complete set of 50 in all five colors, large to huge margins (wider than normally seen), deep rich colors

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT COMPLETE SET OF ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1861-66 ISSUE DESIGNS. THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND COMPLETE SET OF ALL 50 PROOFS WE HAVE OFFERED IN DECADES.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 100 in each color was made available after 1881.

These are often offered either by denomination or other smaller groupings, because it is difficult to assemble the complete set.

5,015
3,250
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512
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 512, Essays, Proofs and Specimens$10.00 Citizens Bank of Louisiana, S.S, $10.00 Citizens Bank of Louisiana, S.S$10.00 Citizens Bank of Louisiana, S.S. Adriatic. Obsolete banknote from remainders depicting the steamer Adriatic and with "DIX" (Ten) on back, National Bank Note Co. imprint, Very Fine, the iconic Adriatic engraving by James Smillie was the basis for the design of the 12c 1869 Issue, the 1874 Peru Postage Dues and a few other bank notes and stock certificates of the period, it is believed by many that the "DIX" on the back of this note was the basis for the Confederate name "Dixie"

E. 300-400
275
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513
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 513, Essays, Proofs and Specimens$10.00 Citizens Bank of Louisiana, S.S, $10.00 Citizens Bank of Louisiana, S.S$10.00 Citizens Bank of Louisiana, S.S. Adriatic. Obsolete banknote from remainders depicting the steamer Adriatic and with "DIX" (Ten) on back, National Bank Note Co. imprint, Very Fine, the iconic Adriatic engraving by James Smillie was the basis for the design of the 12c 1869 Issue, the 1874 Peru Postage Dues and a few other bank notes and stock certificates of the period, it is believed by many that the "DIX" on the back of this note was the basis for the Confederate name "Dixie"

E. 300-400
375
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514
P
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 514, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3). Complete set of eleven, including both 15c, the Type III with top frame plate no. 31 and part imprint selvage, 3c with top part imprint selvage, Extremely Fine set, especially desirable with the plate number selvage

1,205
600
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515
Pbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 515, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-122P3, 129P3). Blocks of four, virtually all with choice large margins, excellent colors, 10c with some waterstaining at top

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A DESIRABLE SET OF BLOCKS OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE PLATE PROOFS ON INDIA PAPER.

This scarce set of blocks on India paper is largely free of the flaws that usually plague this fragile paper.

5,460
0
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516
Pbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 516, Essays, Proofs and Specimens15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Plate Proof on India (129P3), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Plate Proof on India (129P3)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Plate Proof on India (129P3). Block of four, large margins, vignettes shifted strongly to top left, this must have offended someone because an unknown person has colored in the resulting white space with blue ink or crayon approximating the color of the vignette, small thin spot at top, Very Fine appearance and a very unusual item

1,600
225
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517
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 517, Essays, Proofs and SpecimensThe American Bond Detector and Complete History of All the United States Government Securities, The American Bond Detector and Complete History of All the United States Government SecuritiesThe American Bond Detector and Complete History of All the United States Government Securities. Hardbound book from 1869, containing 22 engraved plates of designs or details of designs of all bonds issued under the Acts of Congress from July 17, 1861 to March 3, 1868, "with a full description of all genuine plates, and complete rules for the detection of counterfeits", also "valuable plates of existing coins, and important statistical tables" with eight plates of embossed illustrations of world coins, front cover detached, some waterstaining and light edgewear, the plates are overall very fresh, a very unusual and scarce book, the plates were printed at the Treasury Department from the original dies in possession of the U.S. government and the book was published by The American Bond and Currency Detector Co. in 1869, most we have been able to locate are in similar condition to the example offered here

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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518
Pbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 518, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3), 1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3)1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3). Complete set of blocks of four, each with left sheet margin, all are mounted on card and so free from the faults that can plague this fragile paper, Very Fine-Extremely Fine and desirable set, also including set of bottom sheet margin singles also mounted on card

1,671
900
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519
Pbl
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 519, Essays, Proofs and Specimens10c Brown, Plate Proof on India (150P3), 10c Brown, Plate Proof on India (150P3)10c Brown, Plate Proof on India (150P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 18 block of twelve, full to large margins, quite fresh, two minor tears at right, Very Fine appearance, a scarce proof plate block

2,000
500
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520
P
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 520, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1873 Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on Card (156P4-166P4), 1c-90c 1873 Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on Card (156P4-166P4)1c-90c 1873 Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on Card (156P4-166P4). Complete set, large margins, rich colors, fresh and Extremely Fine set

1,240
650
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521
P
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 521, Essays, Proofs and Specimens1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). Complete set of 12 with both 2c shades, large margins, rich colors, accompanied by original envelope, Very Fine

785
550
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