VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL ASSEMBLAGE OF LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR ESSAYS FOR THE UNADOPTED 5-CENT DESIGN.
The portrait and elements of the design were used for the issued 6c stamps -- no essays are known for the 6c. These are highly exhibitable.
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE GROUP OF THE 5-CENT WASHINGTON ESSAYS ON PROOF PAPER.
This group represents ten of the 13 listed colors, and was assembled by scouring many different auctions. Some ex "Lafayette", "Lake Shore" and Hansen, some ex Heimburger, Black ex Liberman