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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: Experimental Papers and Inks

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
212
Pbl
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 212, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks, 3c Rose Lake, Imperforate on Stamp Paper (65P5 var) Bottom imprint and plate no. 52 block of 12, original gum, barely hinged if at all, brilliant color, large margins, light diagonal crease at top left, small inclusion between horizontal rows at right slightly indents the paper

VERY FINE AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE ROSE LAKE SHADE ON IMPERFORATE STAMP PAPER.

This is a sensitive ink printing of the 3c Washington design. It is extremely rare in plate block form.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
213
Pbl
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 213, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks, 3c Rose Lake, Imperforate on Stamp Paper (65P5 var) Block of four, original gum, wonderfully intense shade, large margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

E. 750-1,000
375
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214
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 214, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC), 3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC)3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC). Five singles and a block of four, three singles perforated and one imperforate, one with wide corner sheet margin, one on thicker yellow paper, range of colors, Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
400
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215
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 215, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks3c Brown Rose, Imperforate, Experimental Ribbed Paper (65c var), 3c Brown Rose, Imperforate, Experimental Ribbed Paper (65c var)3c Brown Rose, Imperforate, Experimental Ribbed Paper (65c var). Large margins all around, deep rich color, clear horizontal finely ribbed paper lines, fresh and Very Fine, unusual and attractive variety, ex "Lake Shore"

E. 400-500
250
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216
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 216, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Horizontally Laid Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC), 3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Horizontally Laid Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC)3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Horizontally Laid Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC). Six on paper with clear horizontal laid lines, four perforated and two imperforate, three with sheet margins, one of those with unusual unprinted stamp-size margin and additional narrow sheet margin, range of colors, mix of original gum and no gum, Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
500
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217
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 217, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Straw Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC), 3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Straw Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC)3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Straw Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC). Five, three perforated and one imperforate, one with sheet margin, range of shades from Rose to Red Brown, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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218
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 218, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Experimental Papers and Inks (65TC), 3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Experimental Papers and Inks (65TC)3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Experimental Papers and Inks (65TC). Nine singles on an exhibit page, all but one perforated, range of varieties including sensitive olive ink, experimental gum, trial cancel on green card stock, albino impression, deep blue paper with varnish circles, watercolor ink with patent cancel, a small flaw or two, but overall Fine and fascinating group, these are the more exotic of the 3c trial colors

E. 750-1,000
500
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219
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 219, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks3c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Double Paper (65TC), 3c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Double Paper (65TC)3c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Double Paper (65TC). Four proofs, including two examples of the scarce Charles F. Steel Essay from patent no. 86952 of Feb. 16, 1869, consisting of white tissue paper backed with white wove paper, first is perforated, original gum, circle of wedges cancel, other is pink tissue paper on white wove, large margins, both Very Fine and rare, the other two proofs are imperforate in Black, including on thick bluish chemical paper and white wove, both with the same or similar cancel to the first item, large margins, the bluish chemical paper with some moisture at bottom on back that transforms it to white, Very Fine, a fascinating group and among the rarest of the 65TC's

E. 750-1,000
850
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220
TC
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 220, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks3c 1861-67 Issue, Scarlet to Red, Trial Color Plate Proofs (65TC), 3c 1861-67 Issue, Scarlet to Red, Trial Color Plate Proofs (65TC)3c 1861-67 Issue, Scarlet to Red, Trial Color Plate Proofs (65TC). Group of ten on exhibit page, chosen for their distinctive colors, at least two qualify as Scarlet (the color of Scott No. 74), the others in a range of shades from Light Orange to Red, all but two are imperforate, variety of paper experiments including wove paper tinted with green sensitive ink, green laid, thick yellow laid, others, Very Fine, a most attractive group, scarce with only a few of each known

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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221
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 221, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks2c Black, 3c Rose, Francis Patent Essays (65-E var, 73-E var), 2c Black, 3c Rose, Francis Patent Essays (65-E var, 73-E var)2c Black, 3c Rose, Francis Patent Essays (65-E var, 73-E var). 2c Black Jack with four singles, showing the nearly complete range of chemically treated paper and patent cancels, four are perforated and one imperforate, one on piece with dark blue chemical cancel nicely showing the reaction with the paper (ex Metzger), 3c with perforated single and imperforate pair, the single on an exceptionally dark blue paper, small faults on most, overall Fine appearing and scarce group, the Francis Patent essays, produced in Providence R.I., were few in number compared to other paper and ink essays of the period, they used chemically treated paper which would react with special inks to deface the stamp and prevent reuse

E. 400-500
350
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222
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 222, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks24c Grayish Lilac, Francis Patent Essay (70-E var), 24c Grayish Lilac, Francis Patent Essay (70-E var)24c Grayish Lilac, Francis Patent Essay (70-E var). Original gum, large margins, rich color, tiny thin spot at right, still Very Fine, scarce example of the 24c on Francis Patent chemically treated paper, we have not encountered another since our 2005 "Lake Shore" sale

E. 200-300
325
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223
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 223, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks2c Black, Francis Patent Essay (73-E var), 2c Black, Francis Patent Essay (73-E var)2c Black, Francis Patent Essay (73-E var). Horizontal pair with half of another pair below, on imperforate bluish green horizontally laid treated paper, manuscript "X" cancels, Fine-Very Fine, a striking Black Jack essay, the Francis Patent essays, produced in Providence R.I., were few in number compared to other paper and ink essays of the period, they used chemically treated paper which would react with special inks to deface the stamp and prevent reuse, this particular Black Jack essay is the first we have encountered since a pair in our 2005 "Lake Shore" sale, ex Metzger

E. 300-400
300
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