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Sale 1195 — The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Category — 1861 Contract Essays: 1-Cent

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 4, 1861 Contract Essays: 1-CentNational Bank Note Co., 1c Black, First Design, Large Die Essay on Thick Glazed Card (63-E11a var), National Bank Note Co., 1c Black, First Design, Large Die Essay on Thick Glazed Card (63-E11a var)National Bank Note Co., 1c Black, First Design, Large Die Essay on Thick Glazed Card (63-E11a var). 50 x 73mm with albino die no. 440 and imprint at bottom -- second state of progressive die design with several lines recut or added, including dash below ornament to the right of upper left numeral, but weak outer lines at sides, technically falling in between the First Design and Second Design -- intense shade and impression

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ONE-CENT PROGRESSIVE DIE ESSAY ON GLAZED CARD.

Pencil notations on back summarizing the recuts and added lines. Unlisted in Scott, which does not list any of the 1c First Designs or issued design trial colors on glazed card. Scott Retail as No. 63-E11a

4,000
4,000
5
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 5, 1861 Contract Essays: 1-CentNational Bank Note Co., 1c Indigo, First Design, Large Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55P1), National Bank Note Co., 1c Indigo, First Design, Large Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55P1)National Bank Note Co., 1c Indigo, First Design, Large Die Essay on India (63-E11a; formerly 55P1). Hybrid (the only way these are found), affixed to 62 x 62mm India paper which is die sunk on 147 x 211mm card -- first state of progressive die design without dash below ornament to the right of upper left numeral, as it is on the First Design proofs and stamps printed from Plate 1 -- few faint toning specks on card far from India paper, Very Fine

1,500
475
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6
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 6, 1861 Contract Essays: 1-CentNational Bank Note Co., 1c Black, Large Die Essay on India (63-E12), National Bank Note Co., 1c Black, Large Die Essay on India (63-E12)National Bank Note Co., 1c Black, Large Die Essay on India (63-E12). 39 x 47mm with barely inked die no. 440 and fully inked imprint at bottom -- final state of progressive die design with dash below ornament to the right of upper left numeral and strengthened outer lines at sides -- small cutouts at top where numerals would appear, exceptional intense impression

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ESSAY.

The other recorded example of this rare essay was offered in our 1999 sale of the Falk Finkelburg collection

1,500
2,000
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7
P
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 7, 1861 Contract Essays: 1-Cent1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1), 1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1)1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1). Die sunk on 68 x 67mm card with full die sinkage, albino die no. 440 and black imprint at bottom, fresh and Very Fine

700
600
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8
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 8, 1861 Contract Essays: 1-Cent1c 1861 Issue, Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (63TC2), 1c 1861 Issue, Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (63TC2)1c 1861 Issue, Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (63TC2). Five, in Green, Brown, Red, Orange and Yellow, each approximately 28 x 32mm, brilliant colors, a few small flaws as usual for this fragile paper, including Brown with small corner thin spot, Red with small corner tear, Orange with tiny corner crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. EACH OF THESE SMALL DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE ONE-CENT 1861 ISSUE IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE.

The Scott listings for 63TC2 include Black as well as Green, Brown, Red, and Orange. We offered the Black as part of a set of 1c-90c 1861 small die proofs in 2015. The Yellow shade offered here is unlisted in Scott. The 1c denomination is the only value of the 1861 Issue that has small die trial color proofs. As such, this set is unique, not only for the 1c but for the issue.

Ex Evans and illustrated in his book on p. 26 and in color plates. Scott Retail at $750.00 each (Green and Orange are unpriced)

3,750
4,000
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