Sale 1206 — United States Stamps and Confederate States

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

Category — Essays and Proofs, continued

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
31
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Sale 1206, Lot 31, Essays and Proofs, continued2c-10c 1870 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (146P1, 149P1, 150P1). Three large die proofs each die sunk on approximately 145 x 220mm cards with full die sinkage, binding at left from a presentation album, brilliant colors, 7c with minor corner bend, Very Fine trio of die proofs

1,350
0
32
P
Sale 1206, Lot 32, Essays and Proofs, continued7c-24c 1870 Bank Note Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (149P1, 151P1, 153P1). Die sunk on 80 x 93mm cards, Very Fine

850
250
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33
Ebl
Sale 1206, Lot 33, Essays and Proofs, continuedPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Bluish Green, Composite Plate Essay on Old Paper, Imperforate, Gummed (182-E3b-191-E2a). Stone 1, sheet of 20, original gum, imprint at bottom, top right stamp shows evidence of testing, Very Fine

800
160
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34
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Sale 1206, Lot 34, Essays and Proofs, continuedPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 2c-30c Blue, Composite Plate Essay on Old Paper, Imperforate, Gummed (183-E2b-190-E2a). Stone 2, sheet of 16, disturbed original gum, imprint at bottom, top stamps show evidence of testing, Very Fine, ex Brazer

600
160
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35
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Sale 1206, Lot 35, Essays and Proofs, continuedPhiladelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Proof Paper (184-E5e). Complete panes of 25 in Dark Red Violet and Dim Orange, both with sheet margins all around, beautiful colors, Dim Orange with some very minor wrinkling typical of this paper, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

750
160
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36
E
Sale 1206, Lot 36, Essays and Proofs, continuedContinental Bank Note Co., 3c Black, Die Essays on White Glazed (184-E12b, 184-E13b). One of each which differ by design size and also slightly in the outer frames, 33 x 40mm and 32 x 42mm respectively, intense shades, first with couple small thins spots as usual, Very Fine, ex Brazer

1,250
225
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37
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Sale 1206, Lot 37, Essays and Proofs, continued1c-90c 1879-83 American Bank Note Co. Issues, Plate Proofs on India (183P3-218P3). Complete set of 17 proofs representing all the designs and colors issue by American, including both of the shades for the 6c Lincoln, bright colors, ample margins, fresh and Very Fine set, Scott Retail approximately

1,500
1,600
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38
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Sale 1206, Lot 38, Essays and Proofs, continued1c-10c 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (205P4-211P4). Blocks of four, large even margins, fresh colors, Extremely Fine

970
350
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39
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Sale 1206, Lot 39, Essays and Proofs, continued1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3). Set which also includes No. E3P3, large margins to ample, rich colors, 4c small stain, few minor flaws as normally found on this fragile paper, Very Fine and scarce set

3,380
650
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40
E
Sale 1206, Lot 40, Essays and Proofs, continued10c Trans-Mississippi, Die Essay on India (290-E4). The normal bi-color essay in Violet and Black, hybrid, mounted on India paper and die sunk on 195 x 146mm card with full die sinkage, Very Fine

750
160
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41
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Sale 1206, Lot 41, Essays and Proofs, continued5c Blue, Large Die Essay on India (304-E2). Die sunk on 91 x 104mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine, rare, this essay differs from the issued design with the shading on the side figures unfinished, this is the first example we have offered since sometime before 1993, ex Ainsworth, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,100
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42
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Sale 1206, Lot 42, Essays and Proofs, continued2c Burgoyne, Large Die Proof on India (644P1). Die sunk on 194 x 138mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, control no. 70057 on back, Very Fine and rare die proof of this popular design

1,500
0
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43
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Sale 1206, Lot 43, Essays and Proofs, continued2c Valley Forge, Large Die Proof on India (645P1). Die sunk on 148 x 197mm card with full die sinkage, singed by Postmaster General Harry S. New, with printed "Approved May 16, 1928", control no. 120010 in blue on back, vibrant color, Very Fine, Scott Retail for normal die proof without signature

1,500
650
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44
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Sale 1206, Lot 44, Essays and Proofs, continued2c Braddock's Field, Large Die Proof on White Wove (688P1a). Die sunk on 148 x 184mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, control no. 70093 on back, Very Fine and rare

1,000
225
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45
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Sale 1206, Lot 45, Essays and Proofs, continued5c United Nations Conference, Essay Photo Model (928-E). The design as issued but unfinished, missing quotation marks around "Toward United Nations" as well as "Franklin D. Roosevelt", in a special folder with "Treasury Department Bureau Of Engraving & Printing Washington, D.C." imprint and Silver embossed treasury seal, Very Fine, fascinating and no doubt scarce, ex Diamond

E. 200-300
200
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46
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Sale 1206, Lot 46, Essays and Proofs, continued1c-90c Interior, Small Die Proofs on Wove (O15P2-O24P2). Complete set of ten removed from gray card, radiant colors, 3c with small thin spot, otherwise Extremely Fine, attractive set from the Roosevelt albums

1,000
225
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47
TC
Sale 1206, Lot 47, Essays and Proofs, continued1c-90c Post Office, Dull Red, Goodall Trial Color Small Die Proofs on India (O47TC2f-O56TC2f). Complete set off cards, brilliant colors, fresh and Very Fine

3,000
0
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48
 
Sale 1206, Lot 48, Essays and Proofs, continued1865 Newspapers & Periodicals, Stamp and Proof Balance (PR1/PR8). Group of stamps, reprint and proofs, including PR1, PR2, PR2b (two), PR3 (two), PR3a, PR3b, PR4, PR4b, PR8, also proofs including PR4TCa-d (all four colors) plus five others, a few small faults but overall a Fine and attractive group, Scott Retail more than $5,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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49
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Sale 1206, Lot 49, Essays and Proofs, continued2c-$60.00 Newspapers & Periodicals, 1875 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (PR9P1-PR32P1). Complete set of India proofs on cards, cut down generally to outside the die sinkage area with a few slightly smaller, many do in fact show full die sinkage, $1.92 off card, $12.00 with imprint, Very Fine and scarce set

2,500
375
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50
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Sale 1206, Lot 50, Essays and Proofs, continued1c-$100.00 Newspapers & Periodicals, 1895 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (PR102P1-PR113P1). Complete set die sunk on full-size 146 x 193mm cards, bright colors, beautifully fresh and Very Fine

1,500
1,400
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51
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Sale 1206, Lot 51, Essays and Proofs, continued1c-$100.00 Newspapers & Periodicals, 1895 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (PR102P2-PR113P2). Complete set on original gray card backing from a Roosevelt album, Very Fine, scarce set as only 85 were prepared

1,380
1,500
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52
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Sale 1206, Lot 52, Essays and Proofs, continuedPlate Proofs on Card, Envelopes. Seven envelopes which originally contained card proofs for reproductions and re-issues (no proofs enclosed), including 1847, 1869, 1870 (three), 1893 and Postage Due issues, one 1870 a bit worn, Very Fine group of envelopes which are far scarcer today than the proofs they once contained

E. 750-1,000
400
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