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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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Category — Revenues, Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1716
E
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1716, Revenues, Essays and ProofsButler, Carpenter, 10c Black, Model for Turner Essay 5 (unlisted), Butler, Carpenter, 10c Black, Model for Turner Essay 5 (unlisted)Butler, Carpenter, 10c Black, Model for Turner Essay 5 (unlisted). On 71 x 96mm heavy wove paper, with engraved design of vignette and few scrolls printed directly on the paper and with pencil drawings for denominations and text, paper with few additional notations such as "Internal Revenue", design is 20 x 27mm, light creases above and below design, small tear at top, still Very Fine and unique composite essay, ex Branson and Curtis, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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1717
E
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1717, Revenues, Essays and Proofs10c Washington, Scarlet, Brownish Black and Blue, Die Essays on Ivory Paper (Turner Essay 5a), 10c Washington, Scarlet, Brownish Black and Blue, Die Essays on Ivory Paper (Turner Essay 5a)10c Washington, Scarlet, Brownish Black and Blue, Die Essays on Ivory Paper (Turner Essay 5a). 64 x 70mm and larger, one trivial edge thin far from design, otherwise Extremely Fine, very scarce trio, ex Tolman and Curtis

E. 1,000-1,500
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1718
E
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1718, Revenues, Essays and Proofs10c Black, Turner Essay 5 on India (Turner 5b), 10c Black, Turner Essay 5 on India (Turner 5b)10c Black, Turner Essay 5 on India (Turner 5b). 23 x 27mm, crisp impression, fresh and Very Fine, ex Curtis

E. 150-200
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1719
E
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1719, Revenues, Essays and Proofs$1.00 Black, Lincoln Essay on India (Turner 20 var), $1.00 Black, Lincoln Essay on India (Turner 20 var)$1.00 Black, Lincoln Essay on India (Turner 20 var). 47 x 59mm, few small thin spots, internal tear at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, unlisted in Turner on India paper, ex Curtis

E. 150-200
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1720
E
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1720, Revenues, Essays and Proofs$1.00 Washington, Orange & Black Plate Essay, Perforated and Gummed (Turner Essay 26-C var), $1.00 Washington, Orange & Black Plate Essay, Perforated and Gummed (Turner Essay 26-C var)$1.00 Washington, Orange & Black Plate Essay, Perforated and Gummed (Turner Essay 26-C var). Orange lithograph frame and solid vignette oval with engraved black Washington vignette printed over the Orange, Extremely Fine, appears to be an unlisted intermediate step to final essay Turner No. 29 of which an example in Lilac & Black is included with this lot, ex Tolman and Curtis

E. 150-200
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1721
E
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1721, Revenues, Essays and Proofs$1.00 Black, Intaglio Impression Die Essay on Ivory Paper (Turner Essay 26-B), $1.00 Black, Intaglio Impression Die Essay on Ivory Paper (Turner Essay 26-B)$1.00 Black, Intaglio Impression Die Essay on Ivory Paper (Turner Essay 26-B). 66 x 76mm, trivial thin at extreme top edge, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Tolman and Curtis

E. 150-200
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1722
Pbl
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1722, Revenues, Essays and Proofs25c Bond, Plate Proof on Card (R43P4), 25c Bond, Plate Proof on Card (R43P4)25c Bond, Plate Proof on Card (R43P4). Block of four, large margins, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, ex Cunliffe and Curtis

2,500
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1723
Pbl
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1723, Revenues, Essays and Proofs$1.00 Passage Ticket, Plate Proof on Card (R74P4), $1.00 Passage Ticket, Plate Proof on Card (R74P4)$1.00 Passage Ticket, Plate Proof on Card (R74P4). Block of four, large even margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, ex Cunliffe and Curtis

1,850
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1724
TC
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1724, Revenues, Essays and Proofs1c, 3c Proprietary, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Granite Bond and Bond (RB1TC5d, RB3TC5a), 1c, 3c Proprietary, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Granite Bond and Bond (RB1TC5d, RB3TC5a)1c, 3c Proprietary, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Granite Bond and Bond (RB1TC5d, RB3TC5a). 1c Orange & Ultramarine block of nine, large margins, rich colors, few faults, still Very Fine, 3c Blue & Black left sheet margin block of eight, original gum, lightly hinged, few adherences mostly in sheet margin, left pair vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, ex Curtis, Scott Retail as singles

1,020
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1725
P
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1725, Revenues, Essays and Proofs1c-5c Proprietary, Large Die Proofs on India (RB11P1/RB16P1), 1c-5c Proprietary, Large Die Proofs on India (RB11P1/RB16P1)1c-5c Proprietary, Large Die Proofs on India (RB11P1/RB16P1). Four, 1c Green on 50x56mm card, 2c Brown die sunk on 66x80mm card, 3c Orange die sunk on 72 x 82mm card with National Bank Note imprint at bottom, 5c Black die sunk on 78x88mm card, fresh and Extremely Fine group, ex Curtis

2,000
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1726
P
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1726, Revenues, Essays and Proofs1c-6c Proprietary, Large Die Proofs on India (RB11P1-RB14P1, RB16P1-RB18P1), 1c-6c Proprietary, Large Die Proofs on India (RB11P1-RB14P1, RB16P1-RB18P1)1c-6c Proprietary, Large Die Proofs on India (RB11P1-RB14P1, RB16P1-RB18P1). On approximately 88 x 100mm cards with full die sinkage, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, scarce group, Ex Curtis

3,500
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1727
TC
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1727, Revenues, Essays and Proofs1c-6c Proprietary, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (RB11TC1/RB17TC1), 1c-6c Proprietary, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (RB11TC1/RB17TC1)1c-6c Proprietary, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on India (RB11TC1/RB17TC1). Ten, on approximately 70 x 83mm cards with full die sinkage, including one each for 1c, 2c and 5c, three of 3c, two each of 4c and 6c, no duplication, few with minor toned spots, Very Fine and desirable group, ex Curtis

4,850
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1728
P
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1728, Revenues, Essays and ProofsSeries 1868, Tax-Paid Tobacco, Composite Proof on Silver Surface-Colored Paper (Hicks 2), Series 1868, Tax-Paid Tobacco, Composite Proof on Silver Surface-Colored Paper (Hicks 2)Series 1868, Tax-Paid Tobacco, Composite Proof on Silver Surface-Colored Paper (Hicks 2). Multiple proofs on one sheet, including -1/2 oz., 1 oz. and 2 oz. stamps printed in Buff, Very Fine, ex Joyce and Hicks

E. 400-500
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1729
P
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1729, Revenues, Essays and ProofsSeries 1868, Tax-Paid Tobacco, Composite Proof on Silver Surface-Colored Paper (Hicks 3), Series 1868, Tax-Paid Tobacco, Composite Proof on Silver Surface-Colored Paper (Hicks 3)Series 1868, Tax-Paid Tobacco, Composite Proof on Silver Surface-Colored Paper (Hicks 3). Multiple proofs on one sheet, including -1/2 oz., 1 oz. and 2 oz. stamps printed in Green, Very Fine, the only known copy, ex Joyce and Hicks

E. 400-500
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