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Sale 1201 — The Dr. William H. Johnson Collection of the U.S. 1890 Small Bank Note Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

Category — Die Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2024
P
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2024, Die Proofs1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1-229P1), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1-229P1)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1-229P1). Complete less the 219DP1, on approximately 104 x 141mm cards with full die sinkage, each signed by both the vignette and frame engraver, each with ABN Co. imprint, the 4c and 8c include die numbers, few trivial toned specks of no consequence

VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF LARGE DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1890 ISSUE, WITH EACH SIGNED BY THE ENGRAVER OF THE FRAME AND THE VIGNETTE.

Scott Retail as normal set without signatures

3,625
3,750
2025
P
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2025, Die Proofs1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1-229P1), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1-229P1)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1-229P1). Less the 219DP1 shade, on approximately 137 x 216mm cards with full die sinkage, 8c with die number, slight evidence at left of binding from a presentation album or sample book, bright colors, 2c and 8c with toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and scarce set

3,625
1,600
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2026
TC
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2026, Die Proofs1c Green, 2c Green, Trial Color Large Die Proofs on India (219TC1e, 220TC1f), 1c Green, 2c Green, Trial Color Large Die Proofs on India (219TC1e, 220TC1f)1c Green, 2c Green, Trial Color Large Die Proofs on India (219TC1e, 220TC1f). On approximately 63 x 50mm cards, 1c centered towards bottom and 2c centered towards top, rich colors, 1c few small toned spots well away from design, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, these are the first large die trial colors in any color we have offered since keeping computerized records

800
1,400
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2027
P
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2027, Die Proofs2c Lake, Large Die Proof on India (219DP1), 2c Lake, Large Die Proof on India (219DP1)2c Lake, Large Die Proof on India (219DP1). On 148 x 194mm card with full die sinkage, with die no. C-224 and imprint, rich color, small piece of India out at lower left well away from design, otherwise Very Fine

550
1,200
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2028
TC
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2028, Die Proofs8c Sherman, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (225TC1), 8c Sherman, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (225TC1)8c Sherman, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (225TC1). Five of the seven Scott-listed colors, including Dark Violet Red, Salmon, Orange Brown, Steel Blue and Light Green, on approximately 88 x 88mm cards with full die sinkage, the first shows die number and imprint, others do not, fresh and Very Fine, also includes an additional Light Green, 50 x 58mm, a rare opportunity to acquire a group of Trial Colors, we have offered only one color since keeping computerized records

2,400
2,200
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2029
P
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2029, Die Proofs1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2). Complete page from a Roosevelt presentation album, with "1890" label at bottom, Very Fine, scarce on the album page, only approximately 85 sets were produced

2,200
2,700
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2030
P
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2030, Die Proofs1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2a-229P2a), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2a-229P2a)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2a-229P2a). Complete set of eleven, bright colors, 6c small flaw at left outside of design, few with small translucencies from hinges, usual slight overall toning

VERY FINE APEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SET OF PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1890-93 ISSUE.

From February 20 to December 4, 1915, the Panama-Pacific Exposition was held in San Francisco, to commemorate Balboa's discovery of the Pacific Ocean and to celebrate the opening of mankind's greatest engineering achievement, the Panama Canal.

The Post Office Department decided to prepare a limited number of proof sets showing every United States stamp printed up to the time of the Exposition. A total of 413 different designs were made. Only two sets were officially prepared, but it is widely recognized that between 3 and 5 of each were made. These included Officials, Newspapers and Periodicals, Philippines and other special use stamps.

22,000
20,000
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