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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: 10-Cent

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
25
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 25, 1861 Contract Essays: 10-Cent National Bank Note Co., 10c Dark Green, Progressive Die Essay on India (68-E2), National Bank Note Co., 10c Dark Green, Progressive Die Essay on India (68-E2)National Bank Note Co., 10c Dark Green, Progressive Die Essay on India (68-E2). India paper cut to stamp size and mounted on 41 x 49 card -- in this early state of Die 443 numerous design elements are missing and the absence of the curved line above "U.S. Postage" puts it in the First Design category -- small sealed tear at top is visible only with cross-lighting

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE ESSAY. A GREAT RARITY.

There are only two vignette and frame essays listed in Scott for the 10c 1861 Issue (there is also a vignette-only essay). The other listed essay (68-E3) differs from the issued design only in the absence of a thin line at the top of the design -- without close comparison it looks the same as the issued design. This early progressive die essay is very desirable, as it shows dramatic design differences, including substantially incomplete engraving.

2,500
3,500
26
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 26, 1861 Contract Essays: 10-Cent 10c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1a), 10c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1a)10c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1a). 41 x 49mm, on original card with die no. 443 at bottom, strong die layout lines, this die state shows the Type II characteristics of Scott 68, Very Fine, a very scarce trial color proof, we have not encountered a full-size example in Black

2,500
500
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27
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 27, 1861 Contract Essays: 10-Cent 10c Dull Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1a), 10c Dull Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1a)10c Dull Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (68TC1a). Die sunk on 73 x 85mm card with full die sinkage, albino impression of die no. 443 and imprint at bottom, brilliant color, Very Fine, a rare trial color proof and unlisted in this color, the full die sinkage makes it particularly desirable

2,500
1,500
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28
P
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 28, 1861 Contract Essays: 10-Cent 10c Dark Green, Large Die Proof on India (68P1), 10c Dark Green, Large Die Proof on India (68P1)10c Dark Green, Large Die Proof on India (68P1). Die sunk on 79 x 87mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, faint horizontal scored line at left, otherwise Very Fine

650
160
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