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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Category — Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
290
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 290, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Orange Red Vignette Only, Die Essay on Thick Card (79-E30 var), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Orange Red Vignette Only, Die Essay on Thick Card (79-E30 var)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Orange Red Vignette Only, Die Essay on Thick Card (79-E30 var). Printed on thick card with notches, thin die layout lines around each side, top and bottom of card with light scuffs, appears Very Fine, extremely rare and possibly unique variety of the Liberty Head essay, Mr. Drews calls this a ferrotype of the head, unlisted in Scott

E. 400-500
300
291
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 291, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30a), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30a)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30a). 35 x 39mm in Black, slight translucency at top from hinge, Very Fine

850
160
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292
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 292, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Red Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Proof Paper (79-E30e), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Red Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Proof Paper (79-E30e)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Red Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Proof Paper (79-E30e). 45 x 47mm, rich color, Very Fine, scarce, the full-design Liberty die essays of this type on stiff wove and proof papers nearly always come in black, the other colors seem to be much more elusive, though Scott prices all colors including Black the same, lot also includes 79-E30l in Dim Blue Green, original gum, cut down so no imprint

925
190
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293
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 293, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Transparent Wove, Imperforate (79-E30p), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Transparent Wove, Imperforate (79-E30p)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Transparent Wove, Imperforate (79-E30p). Complete sheet of eight, showing all Scott-listed color combinations, large margins, light creases at top left, still Very Fine, a beautiful multiple and one of only two recorded full sheets of the Spencer Patent multi-color rainbow essay, ex Finkelburg, who also owned a full sheet in single-color rows, illustrated in Scott Catalogue on p. 850

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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294
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 294, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (79-E30o, u), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (79-E30o, u)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (79-E30o, u). Vertical pair and single on wove, also single Black over Scarlet, giving the impression of a single color, Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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295
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 295, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Safety Paper Underprint Essays (79-E31a, b, c, d, e, f, g), National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Safety Paper Underprint Essays (79-E31a, b, c, d, e, f, g)National Bank Note Co., 3c Liberty, Black Green on White Wove, Safety Paper Underprint Essays (79-E31a, b, c, d, e, f, g). Seven different safety paper essays, representing the complete set of all designs, all have large margins, only one is touched on one side, deep rich colors, couple minor translucencies

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A SPECTACULAR SET OF NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY 3-CENT LIBERTY SAFETY PAPER DESIGNS.

The Scott Catalogue recently corrected the listings for these essays. There had long been one design combination listed which does not exist. This set, which was always complete, now nicely matches the listings in Scott.

These beautiful essays are similar to the subsequent 1869 safety paper essays. Scott 79-E31a (red horizontal diamonds safety network) is the only one that shares the same safety paper underprint with the 1869 Pictorials (see Siegel Sale 1158, lot 4137). This 1861-68 Issue set and the 1869 Pictorial sets are among the most beautiful and unique of all United States essays and proofs

9,800
3,750
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296
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 296, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E35e), National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E35e)National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E35e). Four, including all four Scott-listed shades, Black 45 x 55mm, Scarlet and Dark Brown slightly smaller and Blue 25 x 29mm, free of the translucencies often found with the glazed paper essays, Very Fine set of vignettes used for the 12c 1861 Issue, Scott Retail $8,000.00

E. 750-1,000
650
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297
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 297, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India, Without Outer Frameline (79-E35f), National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India, Without Outer Frameline (79-E35f)National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Black, Vignette Die Essay on India, Without Outer Frameline (79-E35f). Die sunk on 77 x 79mm card with full die sinkage, "+" hash marks above and below vignette, fresh and Very Fine, a rare essay, all of the other color examples we have encountered have small punch holes in lieu of the "+" cross hatches seen here, Black is unlisted in Scott, accompanied by No. 79-E37b, die essay on India, vignette of Washington facing the other direction, 50 x 62mm, Very Fine

2,350
550
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298
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 298, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on India, Without Outer Frameline (79-E35f), National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on India, Without Outer Frameline (79-E35f)National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Vignette Die Essay on India, Without Outer Frameline (79-E35f). Two, in Deep Red Orange and Red, both approximately 36 x 50mm, small punch holes at top and bottom thru thin alignment lines, typical India paper bends, Very Fine, scarce, Power Search lists only one other group of this essay

4,000
600
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299
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 299, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Green, "United States" Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E36a), National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Green, "United States" Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E36a)National Bank Note Co., (Unstated Value) Green, "United States" Vignette Die Essay on White Glazed (79-E36a). 49 x 49mm, rich color, small hinge translucency at bottom as nearly always seen with the glazed paper essays, Very Fine

450
275
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300
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 300, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 5c Light Blue & Black, Die Essay on White Card (79-E37a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Light Blue & Black, Die Essay on White Card (79-E37a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Light Blue & Black, Die Essay on White Card (79-E37a). 31 x 37mm, black vignette pasted into blue frame, bright colors, showing some black ink outside of oval where apparently not completely cleared, horizontal creases, appears Very Fine, very rare, this is the only example of this essay we have offered since keeping computerized records, ex "Lake Shore"

1,000
700
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301
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 301, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 1c Carmine & Blue, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a var), National Bank Note Co., 1c Carmine & Blue, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a var)National Bank Note Co., 1c Carmine & Blue, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a var). 42 x 59mm with uncleared surrounds and die cutouts at sides, usual small paper imperfections as seen on similar issues

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS ESSAY FOR THE ONE-CENT DENOMINATION IS NOT LISTED IN SCOTT OR BRAZER, AND MAY WELL BE UNIQUE. A GREAT 1861-68 ISSUE ESSAY RARITY.

The 5c essays listed as 79-E35a use elements of 1861 Issue designs. They were created in 1868 for experiments in bicolor printing, which would be employed for the 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue. We believe they are among the most beautiful of all essays and proofs. The 1c denomination in lieu of the 5c offered here is extraordinary and believed to be unique.

Ex "Lake Shore". Scott prices the 5c essay trimmed to stamp size at $2,000.00

E. 2,500-3,500
1,500
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302
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 302, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 5c Violet & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Violet & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Violet & Orange, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Unusually wide margins measuring 40 x 59mm, showing die cutouts, radiant color, sealed tears including one which just touches the design at top, Very Fine appearance, these beautiful essays were produced in 1868 during the experimentation process for bicolor printing, which would be adopted for the first time for regular United States stamps in 1869, on the 15c-90c values, this color combination may be unique, Scott Catalogue notes that value is for an example cut to stamp size

2,000
750
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303
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 303, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 5c Violet & Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a), National Bank Note Co., 5c Violet & Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a)National Bank Note Co., 5c Violet & Brown, Untrimmed Die Essay on Thin White Paper (79-E35a). Unusually wide margins measuring 41 x 57mm, showing die cutouts, pretty pastel color, Very Fine, these beautiful essays were produced in 1868 during the experimentation process for bicolor printing, which would be adopted for the first time for regular United States stamps in 1869, on the 15c-90c values, this color combination may be unique and is unlisted, Scott Catalogue notes that value is for an example cut to stamp size

2,000
750
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304
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 304, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c), National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c)National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c). Large margins measuring 62 x 75mm, Very Fine and choice example of this rare essay, even rarer than the bicolor 5c essays which precede it, ex "Lake Shore"

2,000
750
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305
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 305, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Bi-Colored EssaysNational Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c), National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c)National Bank Note Co., 5c Black, Untrimmed Die Essay of Frame Only on Ivory Paper (79-E35c). 28 x 33mm, Very Fine, a rare essay

2,000
275
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