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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: 5-Cent

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
20
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 20, 1861 Contract Essays: 5-Cent National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, First Design, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (67-E8), National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, First Design, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (67-E8)National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, First Design, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (67-E8). On 35 x 50mm card with die no. 442 at bottom, intense shade, this state of Die 442 shows outer frameline interrupted at corners where scrollwork would eventually be added

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE EARLY STATE DIE ESSAY FOR THE 5-CENT 1861 FIRST DESIGN.

In common with the 5c First Design (Scott 57), this essay lacks the lines in Jefferson's hair as compared to the issued stamps (Scott 67, 75-76 and 95), giving the appearance of a "high part". This state of the die also lacks the ornaments in the corners as seen on Scott 57 and its related proofs. The thin border surrounding the design is present but is blank at the corners. This is the only recorded example of this state of the die for the 5c 1861 Issue. Scott Retail is woefully out of date, as this is priced at less than the 5c First Design trial color proof (Scott 67-E9, or 57TC), despite the relative abundance of those (we have sold at least four)

1,750
3,500
21
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 21, 1861 Contract Essays: 5-Cent National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff, First Design, Plate Essay on Card (67-E9 var), National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff, First Design, Plate Essay on Card (67-E9 var)National Bank Note Co., 5c Buff, First Design, Plate Essay on Card (67-E9 var). Full to large margins, bright color in the issued Buff, small "f" handstamp on back, Very Fine and rare, 5c First Design plate essays come on India paper in various shades of Brown, however this example in Buff on card is much rarer, we have not offered another example, unlisted in Scott

E. 300-400
160
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22
P
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 22, 1861 Contract Essays: 5-Cent 5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1), 5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1)5c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (76P1). Die sunk on 76 x 76mm card with full die sinkage, die no. 442 in brown and National Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprint in black at bottom, deep rich color, Very Fine

700
250
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23
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 23, 1861 Contract Essays: 5-Cent 5c Dark Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (67TC1af var), 5c Dark Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (67TC1af var)5c Dark Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (67TC1af var). Die sunk on 120 x 156mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color which is darker than that of the cut down Dark Orange proof offered in lot 24, die no. 442 and albino imprint at bottom of India paper, some minor scattered toned spots almost entirely confined to card

VERY FINE. A RARE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE.

Only one true Buff large die proof is known (67P1). While this does not match the Buff color, it is deeper than the Scott-listed Dark Orange. Mr. Drews regards it as a transitional color between Buff and Red Brown

2,500
1,400
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24
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 24, 1861 Contract Essays: 5-Cent National Bank Note Co., 5c Jefferson, Die Essay on India, Trial Color Die Proofs on India (67-E9a, 67TC1a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Jefferson, Die Essay on India, Trial Color Die Proofs on India (67-E9a, 67TC1a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Jefferson, Die Essay on India, Trial Color Die Proofs on India (67-E9a, 67TC1a). Four India proofs cut down to stamp size, the first in Black is the First Design (67-E9a, formerly 57TC1), small nick in top margin, the other three are the issued design in Dark Orange, Ultramarine and Green, some typical India paper translucencies, overall Very Fine appearing and rare group, three issued designs with 1984 P.F. certificates, total Scott Retail $10,0000.00 as full size

E. 1,000-1,500
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