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Sale 1206 — United States Stamps and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 July, 2019

Category — Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1, Essays and ProofsGavit & Co., 5c Franklin, Black Die Essay on White Glazed (1Xa-E1e), Gavit & Co., 5c Franklin, Black Die Essay on White Glazed (1Xa-E1e)Gavit & Co., 5c Franklin, Black Die Essay on White Glazed (1Xa-E1e). 45 x 75mm, intense shade, usual slight translucencies outside the design, Very Fine

900
250
2
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 2, Essays and Proofs5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond and Wove (1P1a, 2P1g), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond and Wove (1P1a, 2P1g)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Large Die Proofs on White Bond and Wove (1P1a, 2P1g). 5c 38 x 52mm mounted on card, 10c 38 x 48mm, both with full cross-hatching, fresh and Very Fine pair of proofs

1,600
2,100
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 3, Essays and Proofs5c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on Pink Bond (1P1b), 5c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on Pink Bond (1P1b)5c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on Pink Bond (1P1b). 38 x 47mm, intense color complemented by the paper color, showing cross-hatching, stray printer's ink well outside the design, Very Fine

1,250
225
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 4, Essays and ProofsGavit & Co., 3c Die Essays on Bond (11-E4c), Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essays on Bond (11-E4c)Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essays on Bond (11-E4c). Three, including Brown 30 x 40mm, Black 31 x 37mm and Green 22 x 26mm (large stamp size), Very Fine

1,200
225
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 5, Essays and ProofsDraper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E8b), Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E8b)Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E8b). All five Scott listed colors, approximately 31 x 36mm, Very Fine, a beautiful complete set of these essays on bond paper, ex Brazer

1,500
1,300
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 6, Essays and ProofsDraper, Welsh & Co., (3c) Black and Brown, Vignette Die Essay on India, Single Frame Line, Imprint at Bottom (11-E9c), Draper, Welsh & Co., (3c) Black and Brown, Vignette Die Essay on India, Single Frame Line, Imprint at Bottom (11-E9c)Draper, Welsh & Co., (3c) Black and Brown, Vignette Die Essay on India, Single Frame Line, Imprint at Bottom (11-E9c). Black 40 x 44mm with imprint at bottom, Brown 41 x 47mm with albino imprint, rich colors, Very Fine

600
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7
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 7, Essays and ProofsToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., (Unstated Value), Black Washington Vignette, Die Essay on Thick Cream Card (11-E23a var), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., (Unstated Value), Black Washington Vignette, Die Essay on Thick Cream Card (11-E23a var)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., (Unstated Value), Black Washington Vignette, Die Essay on Thick Cream Card (11-E23a var). Master die impression on 51 x 55mm cream card, Very Fine and scarce, we have not offered another of this single die version since our 1993 sale of the Piller collection

900
275
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 8, Essays and Proofs3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3), 3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3)3c Red, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India, Brush Stroke Obliteration (11P3). Position 48R4 noted on back, full to clear margins, small erosion in brush stroke slightly breaks the paper, appears Very Fine

1,000
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 9, Essays and Proofs5c 1856 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (12TC5), 5c 1856 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (12TC5)5c 1856 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (12TC5). Six, including Deep Orange, Olive Green, Dark Olive Bister, Olive Brown, Pale Brown and Rose Brown, rich colors, margins to close on a side but all are at least clear, Very Fine, each with 1983-85 P.F. certificate

1,800
1,000
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10
TC
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 10, Essays and Proofs5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5c), 5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5c)5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5c). Clear margins to barely touched at bottom, slight dry print to right of Jefferson's head, Fine, a scarce proof in this shade which is often mistaken for an unused No. 12, with 1984 P.F. certificate

1,500
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 11, Essays and Proofs1c Blue, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay, Perforated All Around (63-E13f), 1c Blue, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay, Perforated All Around (63-E13f)1c Blue, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Plate Essay, Perforated All Around (63-E13f). Block of four, original gum, h.r., rich color, Very Fine, a scarce block, Scott Retail as singles

700
650
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 12, Essays and Proofs1861 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (63P1, 65P1, 68P1, 71P1), 1861 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (63P1, 65P1, 68P1, 71P1)1861 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (63P1, 65P1, 68P1, 71P1). Four, sizes range from 41mm width to 55mm height, 1c with albino die no. 440 and black imprint at bottom, couple typical India paper translucencies and 10c light creases, overall Very Fine, 3c with 1983 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as die sunk

2,850
325
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13
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 13, Essays and ProofsToppan, Carpenter & Co., (3c) Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (65-E1-E3), Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (3c) Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (65-E1-E3)Toppan, Carpenter & Co., (3c) Washington, Schernikow Die Essays (65-E1-E3). 13 different, showing each of the three different design stages in a range of sizes, colors and papers, including two of the scarcer 65-E2d on Dull Pale Gray Blue Wove (one of those cut down), Very Fine group

1,710
500
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 14, Essays and Proofs5c Brown, First Design, Plate Essay on India (67-E9d; Formerly 57P3), 5c Brown, First Design, Plate Essay on India (67-E9d; Formerly 57P3)5c Brown, First Design, Plate Essay on India (67-E9d; Formerly 57P3). Block of four with wide 30mm right sheet margin, other sides ample to clear, deep rich color, small hole in margin far from designs, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 15, Essays and Proofs30c Orange, Plate Proof on Card (71P4), 30c Orange, Plate Proof on Card (71P4)30c Orange, Plate Proof on Card (71P4). Block of 12 with wide right sheet margin, ample margins other sides, some slight oxidation along edges of designs, appears Very Fine, scarce large sheet margin multiple from the Lilly panes, ex Earl of Crawford, Ackerman and Lilly, Scott Retail as blocks of four

420
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 16, Essays and Proofs2c Black, Francis Patent Essay (73-E), 2c Black, Francis Patent Essay (73-E)2c Black, Francis Patent Essay (73-E). Block of four, original gum, h.r., interpane straight edge at left, horizontal crease affects top stamps, appears Fine, actually nice condition for this which is rarely seen and is often faulty

E. 200-300
130
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 17, Essays and Proofs15c Black, Large Die Proof on India (77P1), 15c Black, Large Die Proof on India (77P1)15c Black, Large Die Proof on India (77P1). Die sunk on 73 x 86mm card with full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, Very Fine

1,400
275
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 18, Essays and ProofsNational Bank Note Co., Lowenberg Patent, 3c Plate Essays on Onion Skin (79-E8a), National Bank Note Co., Lowenberg Patent, 3c Plate Essays on Onion Skin (79-E8a)National Bank Note Co., Lowenberg Patent, 3c Plate Essays on Onion Skin (79-E8a). Six part sheets of 20 (full sheet was 25), in Dark Red, Violet, Light Green, Light Violet, Dull Blue and Carmine, from an old-time exhibit and still attached to the exhibit cards, typical minor flaking and nicks as always with this fragile paper and ink, overall Very Fine, total Scott Retail as singles

1,200
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 19, Essays and ProofsNational Bank Note Co., Lowenberg Patent, 3c Plate Essays on Onion Skin and White Chemically Treated Papers (79-E8a, 79-E9e), National Bank Note Co., Lowenberg Patent, 3c Plate Essays on Onion Skin and White Chemically Treated Papers (79-E8a, 79-E9e)National Bank Note Co., Lowenberg Patent, 3c Plate Essays on Onion Skin and White Chemically Treated Papers (79-E8a, 79-E9e). Four complete sheets of 25 of No. 79-E8a, in Black, Dull Pale Violet and Orange Brown, typical minor flaking as always with this fragile paper and ink, Very Fine, also one complete sheet of 25 of No. 79-E9e in Brown, this is the essay that changes color to blue if moistened, evidence of that at upper right corner, couple minor edge nicks and some light toning along one edge, still Very Fine, total Scott Retail as singles more than

1,000
375
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 20, Essays and ProofsNational Bank Note Co., Gibson Patent, 3c Typographed Die and Plate Essays (79-E23-79-E25), National Bank Note Co., Gibson Patent, 3c Typographed Die and Plate Essays (79-E23-79-E25)National Bank Note Co., Gibson Patent, 3c Typographed Die and Plate Essays (79-E23-79-E25). Substantial collection housed in an annotated stock book, more than 200 essays with many in blocks of four, covering numerous varieties of the 79-E23 thru 79-E25 sub-letter listings, starts with a few quite rare including two of No. 79-E24b full size in Red Violet and Red, 79-E24c in Black, 79-E23a and b, continues with a wide range of experiments in different colors and sizes, including perforated and imperf, grills, coated and chemical papers, sensitive inks, etc., each is identified by Scott number, condition is fresh throughout, Very Fine collection of these fascinating essays, total Scott Retail over $10,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 21, Essays and Proofs3c Rose, Lowenberg Decalcomania, Plate Proofs on Goldbeaters Skin (79-E65P5), 3c Rose, Lowenberg Decalcomania, Plate Proofs on Goldbeaters Skin (79-E65P5)3c Rose, Lowenberg Decalcomania, Plate Proofs on Goldbeaters Skin (79-E65P5). Group of ten items, all imperforate, including blocks of eight, six, four (two), strip of three and singles, nice range of shades, each with a clear impression (these were printed both on the gummed and non-gummed sides of the paper and impressions are often weak or incomplete), a few small faults as always with this paper, Very Fine group, Scott Retail as singles

1,500
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 22, Essays and Proofs1c Buff, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4c), 1c Buff, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4c)1c Buff, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4c). Block of 15, large part tropicalized original gum, radiant color, choice centering, Very Fine, a scarce multiple of the small numeral essay which may be the largest remaining, ex Dr. Heimburger, Scott Retail as singles

1,500
275
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23
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 23, Essays and Proofs1c Black, Die Essay on White Ivory (112-E5b), 1c Black, Die Essay on White Ivory (112-E5b)1c Black, Die Essay on White Ivory (112-E5b). 64 x 68mm, showing full die sinkage, detailed impression, Very Fine, this fancy design was also essayed for envelopes and wrappers, ex Earl of Crawford and Brazer

2,000
475
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 24, Essays and Proofs2c Green, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e). Mint N.H, 2c Green, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e). Mint N.H2c Green, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e). Mint N.H. block of 12 with bottom selvage, deep rich color, Fine-Very Fine, very scarce as a large Mint N.H. multiple, Scott Retail as hinged singles

960
300
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 25, Essays and Proofs3c Orange, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d), 3c Orange, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d)3c Orange, Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d). Bottom left corner margin block of 12, original gum with most Mint N.H., h.r., vivid color, bottom left stamp with small hole, Fine and scarce large multiple, Scott Retail as hinged singles

960
250
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 26, Essays and Proofs5c Orange, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d), 5c Orange, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d)5c Orange, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Perforated 12 (115-E2d). Block of four, original gum, bright colors, quite well-centered, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

800
275
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 27, Essays and Proofs24c Black on Dull Yellow Tinted, Small Numeral Plate Essay on India (120-E2e), 24c Black on Dull Yellow Tinted, Small Numeral Plate Essay on India (120-E2e)24c Black on Dull Yellow Tinted, Small Numeral Plate Essay on India (120-E2e). Block of four, large margins, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2015 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as singles

1,000
350
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 28, Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-117P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-117P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-117P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4). Large margins, bright colors, Very Fine set, accompanied by original envelope in which these were given away

1,015
700
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 29, Essays and Proofs10c Yellow, Large Die Proof on India (116P1), 10c Yellow, Large Die Proof on India (116P1)10c Yellow, Large Die Proof on India (116P1). Die sunk on 144 x 223mm card with full die sinkage, showing trace of presentation album binding at left, Extremely Fine, ex Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Heimburger

900
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 30, Essays and Proofs12c Green, Large Die Proof on India (117P1), 12c Green, Large Die Proof on India (117P1)12c Green, Large Die Proof on India (117P1). Die sunk on 127 x 191mm card with full die sinkage, showing National Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom, fresh color, Very Fine

900
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