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

Sale Date — Friday, 12 May, 2017

Category — 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4036
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4036, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on India (115-E1a), 5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on India (115-E1a)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on India (115-E1a). Four of the five Scott-listed colors, lacking only Carmine to be complete, from 40 x 45mm to 32 x 32mm, two on original card, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, Power Search contains only two others without frameline and solid background

2,800
0
4037
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4037, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (115-E1b), 5c Washington, Large Lettering, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (115-E1b)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (115-E1b). Eight, from 61 x 87mm to 43 x 70mm, all on original card backing with full die sinkage, nice range of colors without duplication including Orange, Black, Red Brown, Black Brown, Blue Green (with imprint pasted to bottom), Dull Yellow, Blue, Brown

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.

4,800
2,600
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4038°
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4038, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (115-E1c), 5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (115-E1c)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (115-E1c). Ten different, from 54 x 78mm to 26 x 29mm, range of colors with no duplication including Deep Blue, Light Blue, Orange Brown, Gray Blue, Black, Dusky Green, Olive Brown, Carmine, Red Orange and Orange, few small faults as often associated with this fragile paper

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

6,000
2,000
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4039
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4039, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Orange, Blue, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Pink Bond (115-E1d), 5c Orange, Blue, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Pink Bond (115-E1d)5c Orange, Blue, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Pink Bond (115-E1d). Two of the three Scott-listed colors, 32 x 38 and 29 x 30mm respectively, bright color on this unmistakable paper, lacking only the Brown color to be complete, fresh and Very Fine

1,200
0
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4040
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4040, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Orange, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Pale Olive Buff Bond (115-E1f), 5c Orange, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Pale Olive Buff Bond (115-E1f)5c Orange, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Pale Olive Buff Bond (115-E1f). Four of the five Scott-listed colors, including Black, Carmine, Orange and Red Orange, from 32 x 32mm to 55 x 55mm, rich colors, Carmine shows die sinkage area at sides, Very Fine and scarce group

2,400
0
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4041
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4041, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Die Essay on Cream Wove (115-E1g), 5c Washington, Large Lettering, Die Essay on Cream Wove (115-E1g)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Die Essay on Cream Wove (115-E1g). Complete for all four Scott-listed colors, from 29 x 33mm to 35 x 36mm, Black with some slight toning, otherwise Very Fine, a difficult set to assemble

2,400
0
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4042
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4042, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Clear White Bond (115-E1h), 5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Clear White Bond (115-E1h)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Clear White Bond (115-E1h). Two, Black is 28 x 31mm, Red Orange Brown is 39 x 33mm, rich colors, Very Fine, the Black is especially scarce

1,200
0
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4043
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4043, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Orange, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Thick Cloudy Bond (115-E1i), 5c Orange, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Thick Cloudy Bond (115-E1i)5c Orange, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Thick Cloudy Bond (115-E1i). Three, Orange, Blue and Orange Brown, approximately 40 x 40mm, bright colors, Very Fine, scarce

1,800
0
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4044
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4044, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Glazed Paper (115-E1k), 5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Glazed Paper (115-E1k)5c Washington, Large Lettering, Large Die Essay on Glazed Paper (115-E1k). Four of the five Scott-listed colors, missing only Yellow, three showing full die sinkage and approximately 63 x 72mm, Blue 40 x 39mm, a couple with the usual mount removal translucencies at top or corners as usually seen with the glazed paper essays, Very Fine and desirable group

2,200
0
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4045
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4045, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Green, Large Lettering, Die Essay on Red Violet Veined Marbled Card (115-E1l), 5c Green, Large Lettering, Die Essay on Red Violet Veined Marbled Card (115-E1l)5c Green, Large Lettering, Die Essay on Red Violet Veined Marbled Card (115-E1l). 36 x 63mm, deep rich color, tiny irregularity at bottom left of design due to the characteristics of the card and the way it holds the ink, Very Fine and choice, possibly unique in this color, ex "Lake Shore"

1,750
650
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4046
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4046, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Black, Small Lettering, Large Die Essay on India (115-E2a), 5c Black, Small Lettering, Large Die Essay on India (115-E2a)5c Black, Small Lettering, Large Die Essay on India (115-E2a). 42 x 59mm, small toned spot at left and small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, this is the only example in any color we have offered since our 1999 Finkelburg sale, ex Dr. Heimburger

750
0
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4047
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4047, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Large Die Essay on India (115-E2b), 5c Washington, Small Lettering, Large Die Essay on India (115-E2b)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Large Die Essay on India (115-E2b). Two, first is Black, 56 x 75mm with full die sinkage, second is Red Brown, 44 x 45mm, fresh and Very Fine, first ex Liberman

1,500
375
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4048
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4048, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove (115-E2c), 5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove (115-E2c)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove (115-E2c). Three blocks of four, three pairs and eight singles, also one perforated in Blue, range of colors, overall Very Fine and very worthwhile group, also including 115-E2b die essay cut down to stamp size (not counted)

2,360
475
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4049
E
Sale Number 1158, Lot Number 4049, 1869 Issue, 5c Washington Essays (Scott 115-E)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d), 5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d). Block of four in Orange, singles in Orange and Blue, original gum, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine, ex Finkelburg, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
350
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