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Sale #3041: The "Bedford" Collection Part I - United States
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  • Lot# : 1001 Proofs and Essays

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    1TC2b, 1847 5c Blue green, Small die essay on india, gorgeous color, full to large margins, Very Fine and choice (Scott $625)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 1002 Proofs and Essays

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    c. 1851 3c Eagle, Die essay in blue on ivory, Extremely Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 1003 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E4b-c, Gavit & Co., 1851 3c Orange, Dull blue and Red violet, three reduced die essays on india or bond, measuring approximately 20x23mm, wonderful impression and color, red violet a couple small thins, orange slightly oxidized, blue a tiny tone spot at top, overall Very Fine (Scott $1,200)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
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    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1004 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E4b, Gavit & Co., 1851 3c Die essay in red violet on india, 20x22mm, Very Fine (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1005 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E4b, Gavit & Co., 1851 3c Die essay in yellow green on india, 21x25mm, thin speck, Very Fine appearance (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 1006 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E4c, Gavit & Co., 1851 3c Die essay in scarlet on bond paper, 25x36mm, bright color, Very Fine (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1007 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E7d, Draper, Welsh & Co., 1851 3c Blue die essay on bond, 25x30mm, Extremely Fine (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1008 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E7d, Draper, Welsh & Co., 1851 3c Green Die essay on bond, 26x30mm, Extremely Fine (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1009 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E7d, Draper, Welsh & Co., 1851 3c Scarlet die essay on bond, 26x31mm, a couple of tiny inclusions, Extremely Fine (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1010 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E8b, Draper, Welsh & Co., 1851 3c Die essay in green on bond, 28x30mm, Extremely Fine (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 1011 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E14Ac, Bald, Cousland & Co., 1851 3c Blue green, Die essay on bond, 25x36mm, Very Fine and pretty (Scott $350)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 1012 Proofs and Essays

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    12TC5g, 1851 5c Deep orange, trial color plate proof on wove, bright color, clear to large margins, fresh and Fine; 1985 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 130.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 1013 Proofs and Essays

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    13P1, 1855 10c Green, Type I, Large die proof on india cut down to stamp size as usual, shows layout lines around design at top, rich color on bright paper, Fine and rare as very few are known (Scott $5,000)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1014 Proofs and Essays

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    37P5, 38P5, 39P5, 1851/60 24c Gray lilac, 30c Orange, 90c Blue, Imperforate plate proofs on stamp paper, fresh colors, clear to wide margins including the 24c with bottom margin, without gum, 24c a light horizontal crease in the bottom margin approx 3mm below design, Very Fine and rare; Philatelic Foundation certificates for the 24c (2010), 30c (1952, 2010) and the 90c (1972, 2010) (Scott $7,500)rnAccording to Brookman, these 1860 imperfs originate from a trial printing of the finished designs which were submitted to the Postmaster General Joseph Holt for his final verdict. Unlike essays or trial color proofs, the designs and colors match those of the issued stamps. Just a handful of the 90c value exist imperforate. rnProvenance: "Rarities of the World" (R.A. Siegel, Sale 1185, June 2018)
    Start Price : 3,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1015 Proofs and Essays

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    39TC5, 1851 90c Issue, Trial color plate proofs in rose lake, dark green, and brown on wove, ample to full margins, dark green some very light bends, otherwise Very Fine (Scott $1,875)rnProvenance: Falk Finkelburg
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1016 Proofs and Essays

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    41P3, 1875 3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate proof on india, top left corner margin block of four still affixed on card, pos 1-2, 11-12, clear to wide margins, tiny moisture spot in top margin and in upper right proof, upper left couple small pressure marks, still F-VF (Scott $550)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1017 Proofs and Essays

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    40P4-47P4, 1857 1c-90c Reprints, Plate proofs on card, just clear to wide margins, fresh and F-VF (Scott $425)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 180.00 USD

    Lot# : 1018 Proofs and Essays

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    40P4-47P4, 1857 1c-90c Reprints, Plate proofs on card, bright color and clear margins all around, a few with typical light soiling on back, Very Fine (Scott $425)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD

    Lot# : 1019 Proofs and Essays

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    40P4-47P4, 1857 1c-90c Reprints, Plate proofs on card, bright color and crisp impression, each with h.r, 3c, 5c, 10c light creases, 3c has a couple tiny spots on face, Very Fine centering (Scott $425)
    Start Price : 90.00 USD
    Current Opening : 90.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1020 Proofs and Essays

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    63-E11a, 1861 1c "First Design", "Premier Gravure" die essay on india in black, cut down to stamp size but will full balanced margins, small thin at top, Very Fine appearance (Scott $4,000 for full size)rnProvenance: Stephen Pacetti
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1021 Proofs and Essays

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    63-E11c, 1861 1c First Design, "Premier Gravure" plate essay in ultramarine on india on ungummed paper, h.r., Very Fine (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 1022 Proofs and Essays

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    63-E11e//71-E2b, 1861 1c/30c "Premiere Gravure" essays, comprised of 63-E11e in indigo, 65-E15f in red (margin single), 67-E9d brown and light brown, 69-E6d, and 71-E2b, a few small faults as often, otherwise Very Fine.(Scott $3,150)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1023 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15b, 1861 3c "First Design", "Premier Gravure" die essay in brown rose on semi-transparent stamp paper, o.g., fresh and Fine (Scott $ 475)
    Start Price : 180.00 USD
    Current Opening : 180.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1024 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15e, 1861 3c "Premiere Gravure" die essay in deep red on pale cream soft wove, 23x28mm, deep color, o.g., h.r., Very Fine (Scott $1,250)
    Start Price : 375.00 USD
    Current Opening : 375.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 1025 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15h, 1861 3c "First Design", Finished "Premier Gravure" die essay in dim deep red on semi-transparent stamp paper, Perf 12, rich color, o.g., Fine sound example; 2016 PSAG certificate (incorrectly identifies as 65-E15b) (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD

    Lot# : 1026 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15h, 1861 3c "First Design", Finished "Premier Gravure" die essay in dim deep red on semi-transparent stamp paper, Perf 12, deep rich color, o.g., VG-Fine; photocopy of 2001 PSE certificate for the block from which this single originated (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD

    Lot# : 1027 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15h, 1861 3c "First Design", Finished "Premier Gravure" plate essay in brown rose on semi-transparent stamp paper, Perf 12, block of four, o.g., bottom right stamp NH, others l.h., fresh and F-VF, an impressive "First Issue" multiple; 2001 Philatelic Foundation certificate (identifies stamp as Scott 56) (Scott $1,900 as hinged singles)
    Start Price : 650.00 USD
    Current Opening : 725.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD

    Lot# : 1028 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15h, 1861 3c Bright orange red, Finished "Premier Gravure" plate essay on semi-transparent stamp paper, Perf 12, deep rich color, o.g., l.h., Very Fine and choice (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 1029 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15h, 1861 3c Brown rose, Finished "Premier Gravure" plate essay on semi-transparent stamp paper, Perf 12, rich color, o.g., NH, Fine sound example especially in NH condition; 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificate (identifies stamp as Scott 56) (Scott $550 for hinged)
    Start Price : 220.00 USD
    Current Opening : 220.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 1030 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15h, 1861 3c Brown rose, Finished "Premier Gravure" plate essay on semi-transparent stamp paper, Perf 12, rich color, o.g., h.r., nearly Very Fine (Scott $550)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 1031 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15h, 1861 3c Deep pink, Finished "Premier Gravure" plate essay on semi-transparent stamp paper, Perf 12, strong color, o.g., fresh and Fine (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1032 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15h, 1861 3c First Design, Finished "Premier Gravure" plate essay in brown rose on semi-transparent stamp paper, Perf 12, o.g., l.h., fresh and Fine (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 1033 Proofs and Essays

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    65-E15h, 1861 3c First Design, Finished "Premier Gravure" plate essay in dim deep rose on semi-transparent stamp paper, Perf 12, gorgeous color, o.g., light soiling in top right corner, Fine, 2015 PSE certificate (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 1034 Proofs and Essays

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    69-E3g, Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 12c Large die essay in violet on old proof paper, 1851 Die with border lines complete, Upper right rosette blank, 49x49mm, Very Fine and choice (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 650.00 USD
    Current Opening : 650.00 USD
    Hammer price : 650.00 USD

    Lot# : 1035 Proofs and Essays

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    73-E3c - 73-E5c, 1861 2c, 5c, 3c Blue, Indian and Liberty designs, full pane of nine (three of each design/denomination) on yellow wove ungummed paper, small hinge thin in top selvage and light water stain in center, still Very Fine and rare essay from an unknown author (Scott $450 for singles)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1036 Proofs and Essays

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    66TC6, 1861 3c Lake, Trial color plate proof on gummed stamp paper, Perf 12, rich color and a crisp impression, o.g., h.r., Fine example of the trial printing; copy of 1960 Philatelic Foundation certificate for the block from which this stamp was taken (identified as Scott 66) (Scott $2,000)
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 600.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1037 Proofs and Essays

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    66TC6a, 1861 3c Lake, Imperforate trial color plate proof on gummed stamp paper, pair, full to large margins, o.g., Very Fine and choice; 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $1,850)
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 1038 Proofs and Essays

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    66TC6a, 1861 3c Lake, Imperforate trial color plate proof on gummed stamp paper, pair, exceptionally well centered and with deep rich color, full to large margins, o.g., barest trace of hinging, Very Fine and choice; 2016 PSE certificate (Scott $1,850)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1039 Proofs and Essays

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    70TC6, 1861 24c Dark violet on semi-transparent gummed stamp paper, Perf 12, deep rich distinctive "First Color", o.g., faint crease (not mentioned in cert), still a Very Fine example of this desirable trial printing; 1989 Philatelic Foundation certificate (identifies stamp as Scott #60, its old Scott number prior to moving to the proof section) (Scott $15,000)
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 1040 Proofs and Essays

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    72TC1am, 1861 90c Green, Trial color large die proof, fresh color, ample balanced margins, tiny thin spot, Fine appearance (Scott $2,500)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1041 Proofs and Essays

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    63P4, 65P4, 68P4-72P4, 73P4a, 74P4, 76P4-78P4, 1861 1c/90c Issue, Plate proofs on card, includes the desirable 3c Scarlet (74P4), both shades of the 24c and the presentation envelope, fresh and Very Fine, a select set (Scott $1,185)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 1042 Proofs and Essays

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    63P4, 65P4, 68P4-72P4, 73aP4, 76P4, 77P4, 1861 1c/90c Issues, Plate proofs on card, well margined with bright fresh colors, Very Fine and choice (Scott $1,035)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 1043 Proofs and Essays

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    63P4-72P4, 73P4a, 76P4-78P4, 1861/67 1c-90c Issue, Plate proofs on card, well margined with bright colors, Very Fine (Scott $1,035)
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 1044 Proofs and Essays

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    63P4-69P4, 71P4-72P4, 73P4a, 76P4-78P4, 1861/67 1c-90c Issue, Plate proofs on card, wonderfully well-centered set with brilliant colors, Very Fine and choice, includes the small envelope with printed "United States Postage Stamps/ 1861/ Proof Specimens" (Scott $535)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 275.00 USD

    Lot# : 1045 Proofs and Essays

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    65P5, 1861 3c Rose, Plate proof on stamp paper, pair, o.g., vertical crease between stamps, Very Fine appearance (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1046 Proofs and Essays

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    70P4, 1861 24c Red lilac, Plate proof on card, fantastic color, well-margined, Very Fine and choice (Scott $500)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 1047 Proofs and Essays

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    71P1 var., 1861 30c Orange, Large die proof on india, "Specimen" overprint, mounted on 146x196mm card with gray "SPECIMEN" overprint across stamp and full imprint in gray at bottom, few trivial foxing spots, Very Fine and scarce, from a National Bank Note Co. sample book (Scott $500 as normal die proof)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 1048 Proofs and Essays

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    77P3, 1866 15c Black, Plate proof on india, block of four, vivid color and crisp impression, choice Very Fine (Scott $250)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 1049 Proofs and Essays

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    78P3, 1861 24c Lilac, Plate proof on india, bottom margin block of four with "No. 6 Plate" and "The National Bank Note Company City" imprint, some small faults upper left proof but still a Very Fine showpiece
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 1050 Proofs and Essays

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    79-E36a, 1868 Die essays on white glazed paper, in scarlet, dark brown, green and blue, about 36x44mm, each with thin spots in the top margin, fresh and Very Fine appearance (Scott $1,800)
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 600.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1051 Proofs and Essays

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    112-E4d, 113-E3e, 114-E6d, 1869 1c-3c Plate essays on grilled stamp paper, perf 12, o.g., 1c (6), 2c (6 incl one without gum), 3c (7), each a different color, F-VF
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1052 Proofs and Essays

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    113-E3e, 1869 2c Small Numeral, Plate essay on grilled stamp paper, Perf 12, in seven different colors, o.g., one NH, others o.g. or h.r., fresh and F-VF (Scott $560)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 240.00 USD

    Lot# : 1053 Proofs and Essays

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    113-E3e, 1869 2c Small Numeral, Plate essay in violet on grilled stamp paper, Perf 12, block of four, o.g., two stamps NH, two l.h., fresh and F-VF (Scott $320)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 1054 Proofs and Essays

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    113-E3e, 1869 2c Small Numeral, Plate essay in brown rose on grilled stamp paper, Perf 12, block of four, o.g., fresh and Fine (Scott $320 as singles)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 1055 Proofs and Essays

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    113-E3f, 1869 2c Orange, Plate essay on stamp paper, 9x9mm double grill, bottom margin block of four, o.g., bottom stamps NH, top small h.r., F-VF, an attractive multiple; 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $1,200 as hinged singles)
    Start Price : 450.00 USD
    Current Opening : 450.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1056 Proofs and Essays

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    114-E6d, 1869 3c Small Numeral, Plate essay in blue on grilled stamp paper, Perf 12, right margin block of twelve (4x3), rich color, somewhat glazed o.g., VG-VF (Scott $960 as singles)
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 1057 Proofs and Essays

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    114-E6d, 1869 3c Small Numeral, Plate essay in dull violet on grilled stamp paper, Perf 12, block of four, o.g., fresh and F-VF (Scott $320 as singles)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 120.00 USD

    Lot# : 1058 Proofs and Essays

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    114-E6d, 1869 3c Small Numeral, Plate essay on grilled stamp paper, Perf 12, in five different colors, o.g., one NH, others part o.g., or h.r., one with small edge break lower left, otherwise F-VF (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1059 Proofs and Essays

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    115-E1c, 1869 5c Orange, Die essay on proof paper, 115-E1c, 1869 5c Orange, Die on proof paper, 22x22mm, small inclusion at left, a couple tiny thin specks, Very Fine appearance (Scott $600)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1060 Proofs and Essays

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    115-E2c, 1869 5c Red brown, Plate essay on wove, block of four on gummed paper, bottom pair NH, top o.g., ample to large margins, Very Fine (Scott $320 as singles)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 1061 Proofs and Essays

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    116-E1c, 1869, 10c Lincoln, Complete die essay in red violet on india, 53x67mm, removed from card, trivial india paper flaws, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $1,100)
    Start Price : 450.00 USD
    Current Opening : 450.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1062 Proofs and Essays

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    116-E1c, 1869, 10c Lincoln, Complete die essay in green on india, 52x62mm, removed from card, National Bank Note Co imprint at bottom, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $1,100)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1063 Proofs and Essays

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    116-E1c, 1869, 10c Lincoln, Complete die essay in deep red on india, 63x66mm, removed from card, National Bank Note Co imprint at bottom, couple shallow thin spots, Very Fine appearance (Scott $1,100)
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1064 Proofs and Essays

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    116-E1c, 1869, 10c Lincoln, Complete die essay in orange on india, 54x65mm, removed from card, National Bank Note Co imprint at bottom, bright color, shallow thin spots at top, Very Fine appearance (Scott $1,100)
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1065 Proofs and Essays

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    116-E1g, 1869 10c Lincoln, Die essay in blue on cloudy cream bond, 39x38mm, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $1,100)
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1066 Proofs and Essays

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    116-E4, 1869 10c Orange, Large die essay on india die sunk on 93x103mm card showing full die sinkage, thin shading lines behind "States", National Bank Note Co embossed seal and imprint below design, Very Fine and choice, rare in orange and with the NBN Co seal (Scott $1,500)
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1067 Proofs and Essays

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    121-E1a, 1869 30c Burgoyne, Die essay on india, Die sunk on card, eight different colors, about 85x70mm each, five with National Bank Note Co imprint below design, one with a small mounting spot at upper right corner, otherwise fresh and Very Fine (Scott $6,400)
    Start Price : 1,800.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1068 Proofs and Essays

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    121-E1f, 1869 30c Burgoyne, Red orange large die essay on proof paper, 37x42mm, National Bank Note Co imprint at bottom, usual paper irregularity, Extremely Fine (Scott $500)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1069 Proofs and Essays

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    121-E1q, 1869 30c Black, Plate essay on india, upper right corner margin pair, tiny 2mm crease at left and tiny internal crease in right selvage, overall Very Fine and attractive (Scott $600 as singles)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1070 Proofs and Essays

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    121-E1q, 1869 30c Burgoyne, Plate essay in black on india, clear to full margins, crisp impression, Very Fine (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1071 Proofs and Essays

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    122-E4a, 1869 90c Dark navy blue and black, Lincoln die essay on india, vivid colors, vignette mounted in place as always, well-margined, choice Very Fine (Scott $3,000)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1072 Proofs and Essays

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    112P3-122P3, 1869 1c-90c Pictorials, Plate proofs on india (stamp size) mounted on large card with tissue paper overlay (175x225mm) bound (1c-2c values have become loose) in a special presentation album, hard bound with gold lettering "Proofs - United States Postage Stamps Series of 1869 Engraved by the National Bank Note Company", minor toning, book with some slight scuffing along the spine, F-VF
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 1073 Proofs and Essays

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    114P3, 1869 3c Ultramarine, Plate proof on india, block of four, pinhole in margin between left stamps, still Very Fine (Scott $190)
    Start Price : 80.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 1074 Proofs and Essays

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    112P4-117P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4, 1869 1c-90c Pictorials, Plate proofs on card, bright colors, hinged on back side, 3c light crease, otherwise F-VF (Scott $1,105)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 1075 Proofs and Essays

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    145P3-155P3, 1870-71 1c-90c National Bank Note Co Issue, Plate proofs on india, fresh colors, some usual minor india paper flaws or tiny thins, 6c, 10c tight margins, otherwise F-VF (Scott $311)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 1076 Proofs and Essays

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    164P3, 1873 24c Violet, Plate proof on india, block of four with intense color, tiny edge break at top right just into design, o/w Very Fine (Scott $225)
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 70.00 USD
    Hammer price : 85.00 USD

    Lot# : 1077 Proofs and Essays

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    164P4-166P4, 1874-75 24c-90c Continental Bank Note, Plate proofs on card, group of 12 plate proofs, 164P4 (5) in differing shades, 165P4 (3), 166P4 (4), most with hinges on reverse and pencil notations, Very Fine to Extremely Fine (Scott $370)
    Start Price : 120.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 170.00 USD

    Lot# : 1078 Proofs and Essays

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    185P1, 1879 5c Blue, Large die on india die sunk on card, 147x225mm, choice Very Fine (Scott $450)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 1079 Proofs and Essays

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    191SDa, 206SD, 208SD, 189SK, 205SK, 211SK, 212SK, 189SL, 190SL, 191SL, 208SL, 1879/82, 1c/90c Banknote Issues "Specimen" or "Sample A" overprints, without gum, some typical minor faults, generally F-VF (Scott $840)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 1080 Proofs and Essays

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    210E, 1883 2c Red brown on honeycomb paper, bottom plate no and imprint block of twelve "No. 554" bottom, o.g., NH, thin preprinting paperfold ending in a small tear in the 3rd stamp, VG-VF, a rare block
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1081 Proofs and Essays

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    205P4-211P4, 213P4-218P4, 1879/82 1c/90c Issues, Plate proofs on card, complete less the rare 212P4, ample to large margins, fresh and F-VF (Scott $485)
    Start Price : 160.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 240.00 USD

    Lot# : 1082 Proofs and Essays

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    215P4, 1887 4c Carmine, plate proof on card, block of four, choice Very Fine (Scott $225)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 1083 Proofs and Essays

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    217P4, 1887 30c Orange brown, Plate proof on card, block of four, choice Very Fine (Scott $225)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 1084 Proofs and Essays

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    218P4, 1887 90c Purple, Plate proof on card, block of four, Very Fine and choice (Scott $225)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 90.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 1085 Proofs and Essays

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    224TC5, 1890 6c Garfield, Imperforate trial color plate proofs in deep orange, violet black and red brown on gummed wove, bottom margin pairs, violet black with plate "No. 23", others with part imprint, o.g., deep orange and violet black NH, fresh and F-VF (Scott $720 as hinged singles)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1086 Proofs and Essays

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    224TC, 1890 6c Garfield, Plate proofs on wove, blocks of four in red orange, slate green and olive green, pairs in yellow (full bottom margin with part imprint), violet black, orange red and brown olive, all ample to large margins, a few trivial faults, generally fresh and Very Fine (Scott $2,400)rnProvenance: Falk Finkelburg
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 1087 Proofs and Essays

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    219P3, 221P3, 223P3, 224P3, 1890 1c/6c American Bank Note Co Issue, Plate proofs on india, blocks of four, 3c small break between bottom proofs, 5c vertical crease in the right margin, 6c some light wrinkling, F-VF (Scott $540)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 130.00 USD

    Lot# : 1088 Proofs and Essays

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    219P4, 219DP3, 220P3-229P3, 1890-93 1c-90c Bureau Issue, Plate proofs on india, (1c on card), blocks of four, 8c with part imprint at top, fresh and Extremely Fine (Scott $3,375)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 1089 Proofs and Essays

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    219P4-229P4, E1P4-E3P4, 1890/93 1c-90c ABN Co Issue, Plate proofs on card, includes 219DP5 pair, 226P5 margin single (o.g.), well-margined, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $1,240)
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 1090 Proofs and Essays

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    219P4-229P4, 1890/93 1c-90c ABN Co Issue, Plate proofs on card, the full set including both shades of the 2c, all with large balanced margins and bright colors, 219D thinned, still a Very Fine set (Scott $785)
    Start Price : 260.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 1091 Proofs and Essays

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    219P4-229P4, 1890/93 1c-90c ABN Co Issue, Plate proofs on card, includes both shades of the 2c, fresh colors, F-VF (Scott $785)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 1092 Proofs and Essays

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    227P4, 1890 15c Indigo, Plate proof on card, block of ten, Very Fine and choice (Scott $800 as two blocks plus two singles)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 1093 Proofs and Essays

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    227P5, 1890 15c Indigo, Imperforate plate proof on stamp paper, pair, intense color, o.g., l.h., Very Fine and choice; 1988 Philatelic Foundation certificate (identified as 227a) (Scott $625)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 1094 Proofs and Essays

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    230P1-245P1, 1893 1c-$5 Columbians, Larger die proofs on india printed directly on approximately 45x35mm card, rich colors, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $7,000)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,300.00 USD

    Lot# : 1095 Proofs and Essays

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    230P3, 232P3-245P3, 1893 1c/$5 Columbians, Plate proofs on india, complete set less the 2c value in blocks of four with the 10c and 15c right margin imprint blocks and the $5 a lower right corner margin block with "DD", brilliant colors, several (incl 233, 242-44) with the typical minor paper wrinkles and/or thin spots normally found on this fragile india paper with the $5 being completely sound, generally F-VF with many Very Fine, blocks of the india paper proofs are quite scarce (Scott $17,650)
    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 1096 Proofs and Essays

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    247P4, 1894 1c Blue, Plate proof on card, block of four, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $450)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 1097 Proofs and Essays

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    248P4, 1894 2c Pink, Type I, Plate proof on card, block of four, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $475)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 1098 Proofs and Essays

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    256P4, 1894 6c Brown, plate proof on card, block of four, Very Fine and choice (Scott $1,900)
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 1099 Proofs and Essays

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    262P4, 1894 $2 Dark blue, Plate proof on card, block of four, Very Fine, a striking high value block (Scott $2,500)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 1100 Proofs and Essays

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    263P4, 1894 $5 Dark green, Plate proof on card, block of four, Very Fine and choice, an elusive block of the $5 proof (Scott $2,500)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 USD
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