Proofs and Essays

Sale #3019 - Session One - United States Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 1001 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 9X1TC2
    9X1TC2b, 9X1TC5a, 9X1TC5d, 1845 5c Trial Color Proofs, three different: 5c dull dark violet (9X1TC2b), close margins; 5c deep blue (9X1TC5a), small thin; 5c scarlet (9X1TC5d); F-VF group. (Scott $700).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 1002 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 9X1P5a
    9X1P5a, New York, N.Y., 1845 5c Black, Plate proof on blue bond paper, , intense color and well centered with four well balanced margins, Extremely Fine, scarce. (Scott $150).
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 1003 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 1TC1b
    1TC1b, 1847 5c Blue, Trial Color Proof, large die proof on bond paper showing "cross hatching", some trivial light oxidation in design, still Very Fine. (Scott $800).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 1004 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 1TC1d
    1TC1d, 1847 5c Black, Trial Color Proof, large die proof on 64x75mm thin glazed card, trivial tiny natural inclusion, Very Fine. (Scott $800).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 1005 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 11-E8b
    11-E8b, 1851 Green Essay, on Bond Paper, Draper, Welsh & Co., Philadelphia, Pa., die essay on approx. 32x37mm bond paper, light overinking in margins (trivial) and small spot in frameline, otherwise Very Fine and scarce. (Scott $300).
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 1006 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 11-E14Ab
    11-E14Ab, 1851 3c Essay on Bond, Bald, Cousland & Co., 2 die essays on bond, central design from triple die essays, one scarlet, other brown, each with light hinge stain on reverse only, both Very Fine appearing.
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 1007 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 11-E15a
    11-E15a, 1851 3c Essay, Bald, Cousland & Co., two die essays on india, one in black, other in red brown, both Very Fine. (Scott $1,500).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 1008 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 11-E17c
    11-E17c, 1903 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, orange die essay on 47x54mm proof paper, printed through a mat, some light oxidation, Very Fine. (Scott $175).
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 1009 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 11-E17d
    11-E17d, 1903 3c Die Essay on Colored Bond Paper, orange brown on 49x59mm light blue bond paper, light hinge thin, Very Fine appearing. (Scott $300).
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    Lot# : 1010 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 11-E18b
    11-E18b, 1851 3c Essay, Bald, Cousland & Co, two die essays, brown and red brown, mounted on card, both Very Fine. (Scott $350).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 1011 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 12TC5f
    12TC5f, 1851 12c Olive green, trial color plate proof on wove paper, clear margins, Very Fine. Jakubek handstamp on reverse. (Scott $300).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 95 USD

    Lot# : 1012 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 40-47P3
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    40P3-47P3, 1875 1c-90c Reprints of 1857 Issues, complete, plate proofs on india, extremely fresh, spectacular colors, mostly Very Fine, a Premium set. 12c-90c with 1989 PF certificates. (Scott $790).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 425 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 1013 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 41TC
    41TC4, 48TC4, 1881 3c, 30c "Atlanta" Trial Color Proofs group of 3: 3c scarlet, 30c blue (slightly irregular cut at top), 30c green, all Very Fine, (Scott $300).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 1014 Proofs and Essays

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    Three Different Colored Engraved Vignettes of Washington, mounted on star shaped mats, unattributed design, circa 1860, one with one slightly nibbed point, all Very Fine, very unusual.
    Start Price : 220 USD
    Current Opening : 220 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1015 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 63-E9e
    1903 Schernikow Essays, group of six different: 63-E9e in red violet, 65-E2b in scarlet, 67-E2a in red brown, 69-E2a in black blue, 72-E2a in scarlet & 72-E5d in scarlet, couple trivial flaws, all fresh and attractive, Very Fine. (Scott $705).
    Start Price : 140 USD
    Current Opening : 140 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 1016 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 65-E3e
    65-E3e, 1903 3c Essay on Colored Card, die essay in brown on 57x57mm colored card showing full die sinkage, minor scuff on reverse, Very Fine appearing. (Scott $150).
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 95 USD

    Lot# : 1017 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 65S//208S
    65S//208S, 1861-1888 Specimens, 8 specimen overprints, include: 65S (3 slightly different shades, one o.g., others unused), 76S (o.g., note double perfs), 72S (o.g.), 73S (o.g.), 77S (unused), 208 (unused), overall F-VF (Scott $1,430).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 1018 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 67-E1b
    1903 Schernikow Essays, group of 11 different, 67-E1b in brown, 69-E1b in eight different shades, 69-E1c, black on green bond, 72E1b, blue on ivory colored card (corner crease), otherwise all Very Fine, interesting group. (Scott $795).
    Start Price : 140 USD
    Current Opening : 140 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    Lot# : 1019 Proofs and Essays

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    American Bank Note Company Essays, unlisted in Scott (similar to 67-E6), non denominated, die on india, one in deep blue other in vermilion (thin at top), otherwise F-VF, unusual and attractive,
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1020 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 73-E6c
    73-E6c, 1861-66 10c Essay, Indian Vignette, typographed impressions from woodcut, blue plate essay pair on soft cream card, Extremely Fine. (Scott $1,200).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 1021 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 73-E6c
    73-E6c, 1861-66 10c Essay, Indian Vignette, typographed impression from woodcut, red plate essay on soft cream card, mounting stain on reverse not impacting design, Very Fine aqppearing. (Scott $600).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 1022 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 73S
    73S-B, 1863 2c Black, "Specimen" overprint, extremely fresh, near full o.g., h.r., Fine and scarce with just 1,306 overprinted. (Scott $350).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 1023 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 79-E8a
    79-E8a, Henry Lowenburg 1867 3c Decalcomania Essays, on onionskin, various colors and quantities, singles, pairs and blocks of four and includes sheet of 25 in black, ideal for specialist, expect usual small faults attributed to the delicate nature of these essays, overall Fine. (Scott $502).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 190 USD
    Hammer price : 190 USD

    Lot# : 1024 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 113-E3e
    1869 Small Numeral Essay's, small group of essays: 2c (113-E3e) blocks of four in orange brown and green (3 in ea. block NH), 3c (114-E6b), NH single in pale rose, 10c (116-E1ck) pair in dark ultramarine, one with light scuffing, all F-VF (Scott $1,055).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 1025 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 113-E3e
    113-E3e, 1869 2c Green, 2c Blue, Small Numeral essays plate on stamp paper, grilled & gummed, 2c Green o.g., 2c blue without gum, both F-VF. (Scott $160).
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 50 USD

    Lot# : 1026 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 112P4/129P4
    112P4//129P4, 1869 1c-90c Issue, complete set plate proofs on card, all bright and fresh, deep rich colors, Very Fine, a Premium set. (Scott $1,015).
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 1027 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 156TC4
    156TC4, 1873 1c Black, Trial Color Proof, black plate proof on card, partial plate number and full imprint bottom strip of 10, fresh and Very Fine. (Scott $120 as blocks of 4).
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 110 USD

    Lot# : 1028 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 181-E1b
    181-E1b, 1903 Schernikow Die Essay, vignette master die "No. 14" , two slightly different vignettes of Washington, on proof paper in carmine, Very Fine. (Scott $100),
    Start Price : 60 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1029 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 184-E4i
    184-E4i, 1903 3c Schernikow Essay, complete die essay in black on 54x64mm light green colored card, Very Fine. (Scott $150).
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1030 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 184-E5b
    184-E5b, 1903 3c Schernikow Essays, die "No. 1", on approx. 63x94mm proof paper, two different in dark carmine or violet, both Very Fine. (Scott $200).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 1031 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 184-E8d
    1879 3c Green Coupon Essay, Azariah B. Harris, single coupon on bond, perf 12, gummed, small faults, Fine, seldom seen, also includes unlisted photo essay with blue control number 222 on reverse. (Scott $50 for listed essay only).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 1032 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 186-E1b
    186-E1b, 188a-E1b, 1903 7c+6c, 24c+12c Schernikow Composite Essays, frames of 7c and 6c side by side, die on proof paper, two composite essays: one in dull yellow, other in dark navy blue, also includes: 24c+12c (188a-E1b) in dim scarlet, trivial ink mark in margin, all Very Fine. (Scott $300).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 1033 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 209-E4a
    209-E4a, Franklin Vignette, die essay in dim orange on 27x23mm india paper, typical india paper thin, Fine, Kohler backstamp. (Scott $575).
    Start Price : 90 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 1034 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 209-E6a
    209-E6a, Engraved Washington Vignette, die essay in dim deep carmine on 40x43mm india paper, minor natural india paper flaws, Very Fine. Kohler backstamp. (Scott $600).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 1035 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 736P1
    736P1, 1934 3c Maryland Tercenary, large die proof on 56x35mm white wove paper, Very Fine, only a very few exist. (Scott $1,000).
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 1036 Proofs and Essays

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    Essay and Proof Balance, small balance of 17 different, includes: 1TC2k on bond; 72TC1ae, large die proof reduced to stamp size; 73-E5a; 79-E65P5a; 114P3; 184-E4k in dull violet; 184-E5e, 2 blocks of 4, dim orange, carmine; 209S (type L); also includes several official proofs on card, dues on card, expect a few small flaws/faults, generally fresh and Fine or better. (Scott about $3,520).
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD
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