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Sale 1209 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 22-23 October, 2019

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Category — Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1034
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1034, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a), National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a)National Bank Note Co., 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a). Green, on 73 x 99mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, Very Fine, particularly desirable fully die sunk as the vast majority of these are cut down to smaller sizes, ex Earl of Crawford

1,000
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1035
E
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1035, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Network Underprinting (147-E13a), National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Network Underprinting (147-E13a)National Bank Note Co., 3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Network Underprinting (147-E13a). Block of four in Dull Orange, with olive-gray network underprint, amber original gum, paper h.r., top right stamp thin spots, appears Very Fine, these are very scarce and we have not offered other examples with the fugitive underprinting since our 1999 sale of the Finkelburg collection, Scott Retail as singles

600
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1036
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1036, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 6c Dull Rose, Large Die Essay on India (148-E4), National Bank Note Co., 6c Dull Rose, Large Die Essay on India (148-E4)National Bank Note Co., 6c Dull Rose, Large Die Essay on India (148-E4). Die sunk on 68 x 79mm card with full die sinkage, showing numerous areas of incomplete engraving of the design, fresh and Very Fine, desirable fully die sunk as most are cut down

700
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1037
E
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1037, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 6c Brown, Large Die Essay on India (148-E11), National Bank Note Co., 6c Brown, Large Die Essay on India (148-E11)National Bank Note Co., 6c Brown, Large Die Essay on India (148-E11). Die sunk on 100 x 113mm card with full die sinkage, few toned spots mostly on card, otherwise Fine

700
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1038
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1038, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 7c Stanton, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (149-E6), National Bank Note Co., 7c Stanton, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (149-E6)National Bank Note Co., 7c Stanton, Progressive Large Die Essay on India (149-E6). Yellow Brown, on 121 x 137mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color on bright India paper and card, lacking the toning and oxidation which seems to affect a large percentage of these Stanton proofs, light waterstain at far top left edge of card, Very Fine and rare in this nearly full size, a choice example of this essay

750
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1039
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1039, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later IssuesContinental Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, "Goodall" Die Essay on Proof Paper (182-E4b), Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, "Goodall" Die Essay on Proof Paper (182-E4b)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Franklin, "Goodall" Die Essay on Proof Paper (182-E4b). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors, approximately 37 x 37mm or slightly larger, few minor paper translucencies as often found, Very Fine set, ex Pacetti

2,500
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1040
E
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1040, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later IssuesContinental Bank Note Co., 1c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (182-E4c), Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (182-E4c)Continental Bank Note Co., 1c Scarlet, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (182-E4c). 59 x 57mm, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, ex Pacetti

750
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1041
E
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1041, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later IssuesContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Indian Maiden, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E15c). Brown, 65 x 65mm, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful essay

750
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1042
E
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1042, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later IssuesNational Bank Note Co., 2c Red Brown, Plate Essay on Experimental Laid Paper (210-E), National Bank Note Co., 2c Red Brown, Plate Essay on Experimental Laid Paper (210-E)National Bank Note Co., 2c Red Brown, Plate Essay on Experimental Laid Paper (210-E). Mint N.H., showing clear close vertical laid lines and two horizontal laid lines, near perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate as Scott 210 variety (it is really an essay)

E. 150-200
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1043
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1043, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3), 1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3)1c-90c 1870-71 National Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on India (145P3-155P3). Complete set of blocks of four on original cards, large even margins all around, brilliant colors, free of the India paper flaws commonly seen, 15c with just some slight oxidation, Extremely Fine and desirable set from the Lilly sheets, ex Earl of Crawford, Ackerman and Lilly

1,360
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1044
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1044, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (145P3), 1c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (145P3)1c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (145P3). Bottom imprint, plate no. 16 and half arrow block of 12, affixed to original card backing so lacking the India paper imperfections often encountered, brilliant color, fresh and Extremely Fine

750
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1045
TC
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1045, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c Black, Trial Color Proof on Card (156TC4), 1c Black, Trial Color Proof on Card (156TC4)1c Black, Trial Color Proof on Card (156TC4). Bottom imprint block of 12, intense shade, Very Fine, Scott Retail as blocks of four without premium for the imprint

195
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1046
TC
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1046, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (156TC4-166TC4, 179TC4), 1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (156TC4-166TC4, 179TC4)1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (156TC4-166TC4, 179TC4). Complete set of 12 denominations in all five colors, including the 5c (Scott 179TC4), all have large margins, brilliant colors

EXTREMELY FINE SET OF ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1871 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE, WITH THE 5-CENT 1875 AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 50 in each color was printed. The sheets were somehow acquired by James A. Petrie of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, at the close of the exposition (along with the 1869 invert card proof sheets). Petrie claimed that he rescued the proofs just before they were to be burned. They were cut up into one set of blocks of eight, two sets of blocks of four, pairs and singles. These are often offered either by denomination or in other smaller groupings. It is difficult to assemble the complete set. This Extremely Fine set is one of the choicest we have encountered

3,195
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1047
TC
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1047, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues2c Deep Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (157TC1ah), 2c Deep Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (157TC1ah)2c Deep Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (157TC1ah). 61 x 64mm on original card, exceptional depth of color, Very Fine, a rare large die trial color proof, we have not offered another example since we last sold this proof in 2003, ex Dr. Burrows and Liberman

850
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1048
P
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1048, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1873-79 Bank Note Issue Proofs, 1873-79 Bank Note Issue Proofs1873-79 Bank Note Issue Proofs. Blocks of four of Nos. 158TC5 and 159TC5 Atlanta Trial Color Proofs in black, large margins to close at left of 3c, Fine-Very Fine, only two blocks of four of each are reported, No. 185P1 Large Die Proof on 126 x 198mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, also an interesting group of six American Bank Note Company stock die proofs, each mounted on manila card, including Declaration of Independence, portraits of Washington (five, including one surrounded by seated liberty, another of Washington at Trenton going into battle on horseback), each with different die no., few small flaws, Fine-Very Fine group, some of which were used on obsolete banknotes

E. 400-500
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1049
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1049, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3), 12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3)12c Blackish Violet, Plate Proof on India (162P3). Block of 24, large margins including sheet margin at left, mounted on card and so free of the flaws often found on this fragile paper, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice large multiple, ex Finkelburg, Scott Retail as six blocks of four

1,350
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1050
TC
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1050, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues15c Webster, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proof on India (163TC2), 15c Webster, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proof on India (163TC2)15c Webster, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proof on India (163TC2). Complete set of five colors, approximately 29 x 33mm with the Dull Red slightly larger, deep rich colors, Very Fine, in 1879, President Albert G. Goodall of the American Bank Note Company, successor to the Continental Bank Note Company, ordered sets of small die proofs for display purposes, these originate from that order

3,000
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1051
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1051, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues30c Full Black, Plate Proof on India (190P3), 30c Full Black, Plate Proof on India (190P3)30c Full Black, Plate Proof on India (190P3). Bottom right "American Bank Note Company" Imprint, plate no. 405 and half arrow block of 14 on original card backing, large margins, small India paper faults along top edge, appears Very Fine, extremely rare with only four examples recorded by Essay-Proof specialist James E. Lee, the only way to identify that an India plate proof is from the American Bank Note Co. printing is if it is part of a plate block, this India paper proof is listed in Scott as a single and a block of four but is unpriced, the plate block of 14 is unlisted (though the equally rare 190P4 is priced at $4,500.00), with 1973 P.F. certificate as 165P3

E. 750-1,000
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1052
P
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1052, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c-10c 1881-83 Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (206P2, 208P2, 209P2), 1c-10c 1881-83 Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (206P2, 208P2, 209P2)1c-10c 1881-83 Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (206P2, 208P2, 209P2). Each on original gray card backing from a Roosevelt presentation album, fresh and Very Fine, only approximately 85 sets were produced

600
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1053
P
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1053, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a), 10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a)10c Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (209P2a). Bright color, fresh and Very Fine, very rare as only 3-5 were printed, ex Finkelburg, with 2011 P.F. certificate

2,500
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1054
TC
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1054, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues2c Rose Lake, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (210TC4), 2c Rose Lake, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (210TC4)2c Rose Lake, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (210TC4). Block of four, brilliant color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

560
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1055
P
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1055, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). 12, including two shades of the 2c, counted here as 219DP4 and 220P4 but the former is a much lighter shade than the normal Lake, large margins throughout, fresh colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

785
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1056
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1056, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4), 1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4)1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). 12, including both listed shades of the 2c (219DP4 and 220P4), large margins throughout, vivid colors which are fresher than often encountered with this set, Very Fine-Extremely Fine

785
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1057
TC
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1057, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues4c Columbian, Sepia Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (233TC1de), 4c Columbian, Sepia Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (233TC1de)4c Columbian, Sepia Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (233TC1de). Cut down to 42 x 37mm and affixed to card backing, warm color, Very Fine and scarce, with 2011 P.F. certificate as No. 233TC2, Scott Retail as full size

850
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1058
P
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1058, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3). Complete set 16, on original card backing and all but the 1c and $4.00 with wide card margin at bottom which nicely shows where the India paper meets the card, large margins throughout, brilliant colors, Very Fine, an exceptionally choice set of Columbian plate proofs on India, these are normally encountered with flaws due to the fragile nature of the paper, this set is a wonderful exception

3,305
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1059
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1059, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Large margins to just clear, 6c, 8c and $3.00 faded, few other minor faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine set

2,110
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1060
TC
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1060, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues8c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (257TC1a), 8c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (257TC1a)8c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (257TC1a). 56 x 71mm, American Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom and blue "49726" control no. on back, Very Fine and rare, only three are recorded

1,250
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1061
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1061, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green, Large Die Proofs on India (262P1-263P1), $2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green, Large Die Proofs on India (262P1-263P1)$2.00 Dark Blue, $5.00 Dark Green, Large Die Proofs on India (262P1-263P1). On cards with full die sinkage, $2.00 62 x 124mm, the vertical format variety, $5.00 149 x 219mm, $2.00 with pencil note "OK to harden", $5.00 singed in pencil by engravers Kennedy and Phillipe, $5.00 with some very minor toning and small card fault in extreme bottom right corner, Very Fine pair of die proofs for the top values of the 1894 Issue, ex Finkelburg

1,150
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1062
P
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1062, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues15c Olive Green, Large Die Proof on India (284P1), 15c Olive Green, Large Die Proof on India (284P1)15c Olive Green, Large Die Proof on India (284P1). On 85 x 84mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, India paper with some speckled tiny toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, ex Finkelburg

800
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1063°
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1063, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues2c Copper Red, Plate Proof on Card (286P4), 2c Copper Red, Plate Proof on Card (286P4)2c Copper Red, Plate Proof on Card (286P4). Deep rich color, large even margins including frameline of adjoining stamp at left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 2-CENT AND $2.00 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ARE THE ONLY TWO DENOMINATIONS OF THE SET KNOWN AS PLATE PROOFS. AN EXTREMELY RARE CLASSIC PROOF.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) plate proofs of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (or of any BEP commemorative issue) should not be confused with the more readily available 1893 Columbian plate proofs, which were printed by a private bank note company. The Trans-Mississippi plate proofs are great rarities. In fact, of the nine denominations, only the 2c and $2.00 Trans-Mississippi are found in plate proof form outside government archives--both are on card (no India paper proofs are known). We do not know of any other BEP commemorative plate proofs in private hands.

The only source of the $2.00 Trans-Mississippi plate proofs is a vertical block of six with imprint and plate number, sold in Part 17 of the Colonel Green sales (Harmer, Rooke & Co., 11/13-18/1944). The plate block of four from this multiple was offered in our 2019 sale of multiples from the William H. Gross Collection (Sale 1200, lot 174). The 2c Trans-Mississippi plate proof is equally rare--we have located only six singles and no multiples. At one point the vignettes for the 2c and $2.00 were switched, so perhaps this is the reason why plate proofs of these two denominations were released.

10,000
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1064
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1064, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (300P2-313P2), 1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (300P2-313P2)1c-$5.00 1902-03 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (300P2-313P2). Complete set, rich colors, each on original gray card backing, 50c trifle oxidized

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF 1902 ISSUE SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Only 85 presentation albums were prepared.

4,250
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1065
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1065, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues$10.00 State, Plate Proof on India (O70P3), $10.00 State, Plate Proof on India (O70P3)$10.00 State, Plate Proof on India (O70P3). Sheet of ten without the surrounding selvage, paper h.r. and few faults as often found on this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance and a very scarce multiple, Scott Retail as full sheet with selvage is $4,000.00, Scott Retail as blocks of four and singles

1,150
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1066
TC
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1066, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (O35TC4-O45TC4), 1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (O35TC4-O45TC4)1c-90c Navy, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (O35TC4-O45TC4). Complete set of eleven proofs in Brown, large margins, fresh and Very Fine

438
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1067
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1067, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1c-90c Officials, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4), 1c-90c Officials, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4)1c-90c Officials, Plate Proofs on Card (O1P4-O93P4). Complete set of 92 card proofs accompanied by original envelopes for all nine departments, full to large margins, bright colors, a few minor flaws, overall Very Fine and desirable accompanied by the envelopes, Scott Retail for just the card proofs -- the envelopes are considerably more elusive

1,036
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1068
TC
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1068, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues12c and $1.92 Newspapers & Periodicals, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (PR16TC3, PR24TC3), 12c and $1.92 Newspapers & Periodicals, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (PR16TC3, PR24TC3)12c and $1.92 Newspapers & Periodicals, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (PR16TC3, PR24TC3). Wonderful group of 11 of the 12c and eight of the $1.92, each a distinctly different color or shade, large margins, Very Fine and attractive group

665
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1069
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1069, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues3c Parcel Post, Designer's Model on Thick Gray Cardboard (Q3-E2), 3c Parcel Post, Designer's Model on Thick Gray Cardboard (Q3-E2)3c Parcel Post, Designer's Model on Thick Gray Cardboard (Q3-E2). Stamp-size photographic essay of wash drawing, mounted on 122 x 97mm card with pre-printed "Approved", manuscript "Feb. 22, 1913" and signed by Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock, few insignificant scuffs on card

VERY FINE AND UNIQUE ESSAY PREPARED FOR THE 3-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

From our 2009 Rarities sale. Illustrated in Scott

5,000
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1070
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1070, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues25c Parcel Post, Designer's Model on Thick Gray Cardboard (Q9-E1), 25c Parcel Post, Designer's Model on Thick Gray Cardboard (Q9-E1)25c Parcel Post, Designer's Model on Thick Gray Cardboard (Q9-E1). Stamp-size photographic essay of wash drawing, mounted on 105 x 92mm card with pre-printed "Approved" and manuscript "Changed from $1.00" at top, also with manuscript "Nov. 14" and signed by Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock

VERY FINE AND UNIQUE ESSAY PREPARED FOR THE 25-CENT PARCEL POST ISSUE.

This is the only essay listed for the 25c Parcel Post. From our 2009 Rarities sale. Illustrated in Scott which strangely prices this at half the value of the 3c essay offered in the previous lot, despite their both being unique

2,500
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1071
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1071, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1847-93 Issues, Plate Proof Collection, 1847-93 Issues, Plate Proof Collection1847-93 Issues, Plate Proof Collection. Wide ranging collection of plate proofs on India and card, mounted in a deluxe leather bound album, begins with 1875 Reproductions of 1847 Issue on India and card as well as Atlanta proofs in Black, 1851 Carriers, 1875 Reprints of 1851 Issue on India and card, 1861 Issue on India and card including Lake and Scarlet Trial Colors, 1869 Issue on India and card, full range of Bank Note issues on both India and card including National set of singles with huge sheet margins, Nos. 183P4 and 185P4 from each of the five card printings, 1890 Issue on India and card, Columbians on India and card, full set of Officials on India, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Newspapers, Post Office Seals, some flaws to be expected especially with the fragile India paper proofs, overall Fine-Very Fine, a wonderful collection and a scarce opportunity to acquire most of the issued plate proofs in one lot, Scott Retail more than $18,000.00

E. 7,500-10,000
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1072
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1072, Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1870 thru later Issues1861-69 Issues, Essay Balance (63-E9a, 70-E4a, 71-E2a, 121-E1q var), 1861-69 Issues, Essay Balance (63-E9a, 70-E4a, 71-E2a, 121-E1q var)1861-69 Issues, Essay Balance (63-E9a, 70-E4a, 71-E2a, 121-E1q var). Five items, first Toppan, Carpenter & Co. 1c Blue, Die Essay on India, cut to shape, deep rich color, unusual traces of gum, magenta penstroke "cancel", small tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, second Toppan, Carpenter & Co. 24c Lilac, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, cut to shape, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, third 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India, stamp size, removed from card, intense impression, Fine, ex "Lake Shore", fourth 1869 30c Burgoyne on white wove, perforated and gummed (121-E1q var), also includes No. 68P1, 41 x 44mm and mounted on card, small translucency at top left far from design, Very Fine

3,700
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