Sale 1264 — The Stephen Rose Collection of 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue
Sale Date — Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
Category — Essays and Proofs
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE GEORGE T. JONES 2-CENT U.S. TREASURY SEAL ESSAY FOR THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Scott lists this essay in two formats -- single color in Carmine or Blue -- and three colors, in Black with Red Violet wavy line overprint and Blue-Green lined vignette. This bicolor format is not listed. We have not offered any other examples of the 2c George T. Jones essay since our 1999 Finkelburg sale and had never before encountered this variety before offering it in 2015.
VERY FINE AND RARE GROUP OF THE 1869 2-CENT SMALL NUMERAL ESSAYS, ALL FULLY DIE SUNK.
VERY FINE AND RARE TRIO OF THE 1869 2-CENT SMALL NUMERAL ESSAYS.
Scott value as die sunk
FINE-VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE GROUP OF TOP AND BOTTOM IMPRINT BLOCKS OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL PLATE ESSAYS.
This is the first group of imprint blocks we have offered since keeping computerized records nearly 30 years ago. Scott value as singles, without premium for the imprints, does not adequately convey the rarity of this group
VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND EXTREMELY RARE. THIS IS THE ONLY TRIAL COLOR PROOF LISTED FOR SCOTT 113 AND THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE EVER OFFERED.
From our 1995 Rarities sale. With 1996 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOF.
In 1915 a limited special printing of 413 different small die proofs was created for the Panama-Pacific Exposition. They were printed on yellowish wove paper, and it is believed no more than five examples of each stamp were produced. This is the only 2c 1869 Pictorial we have offered since keeping computerized records. An example offered in one of our sales in 2000 was deemed to not be a true Panama-Pacific proof.
With 1991 P.F. certificate