Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
832
E
Sale 1265, Lot 832, Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color ProofsToppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Olive Gray, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b). Die sunk on 62 x 60mm proof paper, Very Fine, scarce die essay with blank ovals in corners produced for the 1861 contract competition

1,000
425
833
E
Sale 1265, Lot 833, Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color ProofsToppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b). Ample margins all around, Very Fine, scarce die essays with numerals in four corners, submitted for the 1861 contract competition, with 2002 P.F. certificate

500
225
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834
P
Sale 1265, Lot 834, Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color Proofs12c Greenish Black, Small Die Proof on Wove (44P2). Detailed impression, on original gray card from a 1903 Roosevelt album, bright and fresh, Very Fine, despite the Scott Catalogue designation as a 44P2 and notation as a "new die", specialists believe that the 12c small die proofs were pulled from the original 1851 die

350
180
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835
P
Sale 1265, Lot 835, Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color Proofs12c Greenish Black, Small Die Proof on Wove (44P2). Detailed impression, removed from original gray card backing used for 1903 Roosevelt albums, Very Fine, despite the Scott Catalogue designation as a 44P2 and notation as a "new die", specialists believe that the 12c small die proofs were pulled from the original 1851 die

350
140
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836
P
Sale 1265, Lot 836, Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color Proofs12c Greenish Black, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (44P2a). Deep shade on paper used for the Panama-Pacific proofs, usual tiny pinholes in outer margins, small thin in corner

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 12-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOF. ONLY FOUR OR FIVE WERE PRODUCED.

Despite the Scott Catalogue designation as a 44P2a and notation as a "new die", specialists believe that the 12c small die proofs were pulled from the original 1851 die.

Ex Finkelburg.

3,500
2,000
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837
P
Sale 1265, Lot 837, Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color Proofs12c Greenish Black, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (44P2a). Deep shade on paper used for the Panama-Pacific proofs, characteristic toning, usual tiny pinholes in outer margins

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 12-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOF. ONLY FOUR OR FIVE WERE PRODUCED.

Despite the Scott Catalogue designation as a 44P2a and notation as a "new die", specialists believe that the 12c small die proofs were pulled from the original 1851 die.

3,500
1,900
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838
P
Sale 1265, Lot 838, Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color Proofs12c Black 1857 Reprint, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (44P1). India paper cut to shape, mounted on larger piece of India and die sunk on 147 x 217mm card with gold edge (from a salesman's sample book), intense shade, Very Fine, these only exist as hybrids and despite the modest catalog value they are scarce -- particularly in this full size

325
160
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839
TC
Sale 1265, Lot 839, Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color Proofs12c 1851 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (44TC4). Blocks of four in all five issued colors, full to large margins all around, vivid colors

VERY FINE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE PREPARED FOR THE ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL COTTON EXHIBITION.

Power Search located two other sets of blocks of the 12c 1851 Atlanta trial color plate proofs. The set offered here makes three known to us.

2,080
2,100
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840
Pbl
Sale 1265, Lot 840, Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color Proofs12c Greenish Black, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (44P3). Block of four, large margins, Extremely Fine, ex Finkelburg

625
375
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841
Pbl
Sale 1265, Lot 841, Allen 12c 1851-57: Essays, Proofs, Trial Color Proofs12c Greenish Black, Reprint, Plate Proof on Card (44P4). Positions 9-10/19-20, block of four with top right corner sheet margins, other sides full to large, Extremely Fine, 1894 printing based on card thickness

220
180
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842
P
12c Greenish Black, Reprint, Plate Proof on Card (44P4). Five with the different years produced based on card thickness (1879, 1882, 1890, 1893, 1894), includes 69P4 single and original envelope used by USPOD to distribute 1851 Issue proofs (the scarcest item in this lot)

280
80
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