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Sale 1242 — The Gordon Eubanks Collection: United States 1851 to 1856 Imperforate Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 12-13 October, 2021

Category — Five-Cent: Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
273
TC
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 273, Five-Cent: Proofs5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5), 5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5)5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5). Large margins to just clear, some toning at bottom, pen strokes have been expertly removed, Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare trial color proof of the 5c 1856 Issue in Black, we record only three examples of the 5c 1856 Issue trial color plate proof in Black--one has the ruled pen lines (Sale 948, lot 155), one does not (Sale 948, lot 156), and this example has the pen lines removed--ex Finkelburg, Scott value $5,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
650
274
TC
Sale Number 1242, Lot Number 274, Five-Cent: Proofs5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5), 5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5)5c Deep Red Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (12TC5). Two items, first is the Deep Red Brown trial color proof, large margins including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, looks very much like the issued stamp and has often been mistaken or misrepresented as Scott No. 12 unused, ex Mayer, with 1987 P.F. certificate, second trial color proof in Orange, large margins, Extremely Fine

1,800
1,100
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