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  • Lot# : 1001 Proofs and Essays

    Card Proofs Assortment,  nice group of 33 1857, 1861, Pictorial, Banknote and Official proofs neatly presented on dealer stock card, each attractive with large margins all around, most are hinged and a couple have some minor toning on face, overall Very Fine (no photo)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 1002 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 38P3
    38P3, 1857 30c Orange, Plate proof on india,  evenly balanced margins, Very Fine, a scarce proof; 1992 PF certificate (Scott $1,250)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1003 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 83P5
    83P5, 1867 3c Rose, "C" grill, Imperforate plate proof on stamp paper,  left margin horizontal pair with ample to large margins the other sides, easily visible and clearly defined grill, very lightly hinged o.g., fresh and Extremely Fine; the 3c is the only denomination that comes with this grill (grill points up instead of down), an XF-lh single of issued stamp recently brought $16,000 at public auction; 1983 PF certificate (Scott $1,750)
    Start Price : 2,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1004 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 116-E1d
    116-E1d, 10c Lincoln Die essays on bond paper in blue, lilac and green on proof paper,  set of three, 21x22mm adhering on small piece of paper, Very Fine; blue with 1974 PF certificate (Scott $3,300)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1005 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 163P1
    163P1, 1873 15c Yellow orange, Large die proof, on india mounted on card, 68 x 81mm, Extremely Fine (Scott $400)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 1006 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 191P5
    191P5, 1879 90c Carmine, Imperforate plate proof on stamp paper,  pair with large well balanced margins, lovely color with showing typical light "plate wash" associated with the issue, o.g., Very Fine and choice; copy of 1997 PF certificate for block from which it came, 2007 PSE certificate for the pair (Scott $2,500)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 900 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1007 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 288-E5
    288-E5, India Die Essay, die sunk on large card, black vignette with blue "normal" frame, a little light wear around corners and edges, light soiling on back, light corner bend upper right, tiny minute stain in card above die, incredibly scarce piece, overall Very Fine (Scott $300)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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