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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: 90-Cent

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
43
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 43, 1861 Contract Essays: 90-Cent National Bank Note Co., 90c Blue, First Design, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (72-E7b), National Bank Note Co., 90c Blue, First Design, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (72-E7b)National Bank Note Co., 90c Blue, First Design, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (72-E7b). India paper mounted 68 x 77mm card, layout lines around the design -- early state of Die 447 without the leaf to the left of lower left "U" -- Very Fine, a rare First Design die essay

1,350
600
44
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 44, 1861 Contract Essays: 90-Cent National Bank Note Co., 90c Black, First Design, Large Die Essay on India (72-E7b), National Bank Note Co., 90c Black, First Design, Large Die Essay on India (72-E7b)National Bank Note Co., 90c Black, First Design, Large Die Essay on India (72-E7b). India paper which is mounted on larger India paper die sunk on 70 x 84mm card with full die sinkage, die no. 447 and imprint at bottom, layout lines around the design --second state of Die 447 with the leaf to the left of lower left "U" -- Very Fine, rare

1,750
850
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45
P
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 45, 1861 Contract Essays: 90-Cent 90c Blue, First Design, Imperforate on Semi-Transparent Stamp Paper (62a; 72-E7g), 90c Blue, First Design, Imperforate on Semi-Transparent Stamp Paper (62a; 72-E7g)90c Blue, First Design, Imperforate on Semi-Transparent Stamp Paper (62a; 72-E7g). Unused (no gum), ample margins, deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, also accompanied by No. 72-E7g in Blue Green, Fine, first with 1982 P.F. certificate as 62a, for some reason Scott lists this only as a pair, but we have never encountered a pair, Scott Retail as half a pair plus single of the Green

2,950
850
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46
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 46, 1861 Contract Essays: 90-Cent 90c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (72TC1a), 90c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (72TC1a)90c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (72TC1a). 44 x 57mm off card -- the layout lines are in different positions than the lines on the First Design Die 447, and there is no number or imprint on this die, leading us to conclude it is an entirely new die -- Very Fine and rare

2,500
550
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47
P
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 47, 1861 Contract Essays: 90-Cent 90c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (72P1), 90c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (72P1)90c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (72P1). Die sunk on 63 x 73mm card with full die sinkage -- the layout lines are in different positions than the lines on the First Design Die 447, and there is no number or imprint on this die, leading us to conclude it is an entirely new die -- Very Fine and surprisingly scarce, we have not offered another example fully die sunk since our 2005 "Lake Shore" sale

500
275
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