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Sale 1195 — The Richard Drews Collection of United States 1861-68 Issues

Sale Date — Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Category — Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
221
E
Sale Number 1195, Lot Number 221, Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks2c Black, 3c Rose, Francis Patent Essays (65-E var, 73-E var), 2c Black, 3c Rose, Francis Patent Essays (65-E var, 73-E var)2c Black, 3c Rose, Francis Patent Essays (65-E var, 73-E var). 2c Black Jack with four singles, showing the nearly complete range of chemically treated paper and patent cancels, four are perforated and one imperforate, one on piece with dark blue chemical cancel nicely showing the reaction with the paper (ex Metzger), 3c with perforated single and imperforate pair, the single on an exceptionally dark blue paper, small faults on most, overall Fine appearing and scarce group, the Francis Patent essays, produced in Providence R.I., were few in number compared to other paper and ink essays of the period, they used chemically treated paper which would react with special inks to deface the stamp and prevent reuse

E. 400-500
350
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