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

Sale Date — Friday, 12 May, 2017

Category — 1869 Issue, 2c Post Rider Essays (Scott 113-E)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4024°
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4024, 1869 Issue, 2c Post Rider Essays (Scott 113-E)2c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India (113-E3a), 2c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India (113-E3a)2c Small Numeral, Die Essay on India (113-E3a). Five, showing incomplete shading around "United States", each die sunk on card from 97 x 108mm to 64 x 76mm, each shows full die sinkage, different colors including Green, Yellow, Red Orange, Scarlet and Dull Brown, few tiny scattered toned spots

VERY FINE AND RARE GROUP OF THE 1869 2-CENT SMALL NUMERAL ESSAYS, ALL FULLY DIE SUNK.

Since this group appeared in our 1999 Finkelburg sale, we have offered only two other examples, both cut down below the die sinkage area.

Ex Finkelburg

7,500
5,000
4025
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4025, 1869 Issue, 2c Post Rider Essays (Scott 113-E)2c Brown, Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Completed Die (113-E3a), 2c Brown, Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Completed Die (113-E3a)2c Brown, Small Numeral, Die Essay on India, Completed Die (113-E3a). 39 x 50mm with imprint at bottom, completed state of the die including shading dots to left of "Postage" drapery, rich color, typical India paper translucencies outside the design, Very Fine and surprisingly rare, Power Search contains only one other, also in Brown and cut smaller without the imprint (ex "Lake Shore"), the Finkelburg collection did not contain an example

1,500
650
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4026
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4026, 1869 Issue, 2c Post Rider Essays (Scott 113-E)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Ungrilled (113-E3d), 2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Ungrilled (113-E3d)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Ungrilled (113-E3d). Three, including Brown, Dark Brown and Orange, first with disturbed original gum, others original gum, last slightly oxidized, Fine, Scott lists this in Brown, Dark Brown and Yellow, we believe the last to be a mistake (it should be Orange) so this is complete for all colors, each with 1990 or 1996 P.F. certificate

1,275
130
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4027
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4027, 1869 Issue, 2c Post Rider Essays (Scott 113-E)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e), 2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e). 18, wide range of shades with very few duplicated, original gum, few barely disturbed, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine group, ex Laehder

1,440
650
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4028
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4028, 1869 Issue, 2c Post Rider Essays (Scott 113-E)2c Orange, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Double Grill (113-E3f), 2c Orange, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Double Grill (113-E3f)2c Orange, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Double Grill (113-E3f). Three, each with grill partly overlapping and so appearing much wider than normal, original gum, one Mint N.H., one with natural inclusion, vivid color except one slightly oxidized, Fine, each with 1996 or 1998 P.F. certificate

900
130
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4029
Ebl
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4029, 1869 Issue, 2c Post Rider Essays (Scott 113-E)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e), 2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e). Eight blocks of four, each a distinctly different color including Green, Blue, Orange, Orange Brown, Rose, Brown, Violet and Brown Rose, original gum, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive group of blocks and highly exhibitable, Scott Retail as singles

2,560
900
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