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  • Lot# : 1001 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    250E-2c Lake, Composite Pair, die proof pair on card, left without triangles, right showing type I triangles, pencil notation "No. 1 Postage", horizontal crease, Very Fine appearing, very scarce. (Scott $2,000).
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 900 USD

    Lot# : 1002 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    246P1-263P1, 1c-$5 1894 Unwatermarked, Large die proofs on india, die sunk on sensibly reduced card, all exceptionally bright and fresh, Extremely Fine. (Scott $5,975). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050 USD

    Lot# : 1003 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    247P1, 250P1, 253AP1-261AP1, 262P1, 263P1, 1c/$5 1894 Bureau Issue, Large die proofs on india, set of all values, die sunk on 6x7-7/8 inch card, all extremely fresh and bright, Extremely Fine. (Scott $5,275).
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1004 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    Catalog# : 247P1/263P1
    247P1/263P1, 1894 1c-$5 Bureau Issue, Large die proofs on india, die sunk on full size card, 4c couple light tone spots well away from design, an Extremely Fine and attractive set. (Scott $4,850). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1005 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    Catalog# : 248P1
    248P1, 1894 2c Carmine, Type I, Large die proof on india, small india paper faults, Very Fine appearing, listed but unpriced in Scott.
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    Lot# : 1006 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    Catalog# : 250P1-251P1
    250P1, 251P1, 1894 2c Carmine Types I , II, Large die proofs on india, small india faults, Very Fine appearing. (Scott $500). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 1007 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    253AP1, 1894 3c Purple, Type II, Large die proof on india, die sunk on full size card, Extremely Fine. (Scott $325).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    Lot# : 1008 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    246P2-284P2, 1894 1c-$5 Unwatermarked, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs, 17 small die proofs, complete on full sized 1903 gray card page as issued, 50c without a speck of oxidation, exceptionally fresh and attractive, Extremely Fine and choice, clearly the best of only a handful intact pages, only 85 sets issued. (Scott $5,075).
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 5,500 USD

    Lot# : 1009 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    247P2a-263P2a, 1913 1894 1c-$5 Unwatermarked, Pan-Pacific Small Die Proofs, complete set of the 12 small die proofs on soft yellowish wove paper, typical moderate toning as always, Extremely Fine, only 3-5 sets known. (Scott $13,200).
    Start Price : 5,000 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000 USD
    Hammer price : 13,500 USD

    Lot# : 1010 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    Catalog# : 247P4
    247P4, 1894 1c Blue, Plate proof on card, block of four, ample to close margin at left, Fine or better singles (Scott $450).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 1011 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    Catalog# : 247P4
    247P4, 1894 1c Blue, Plate proof on card, block of four, ample margins to close at left, upper left single with faint corner crease, Fine or better singles. (Scott $450).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 1012 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    247P4-48P4, 251P1, 1894 1c/2c 1894 Unwatermarked, 2c die proof on india, reduced to stamp size with adequate margins, 1c-2c plate proofs on card, all Very Fine. (Scott $450). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 1013 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    Catalog# : 248P4
    248P4, 1894 2c Carmine, Type I, Plate proof on card, block of four, Very Fine (Scott $475).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 240 USD

    Lot# : 1014 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    256P4, 1894 6c Brown, Plate proof on card, Extremely Fine. (Scott $450).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 1015 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    Catalog# : 256P4
    256P4, 1894 6c Brown, Plate proof on card, block of four, F-VF (Scott $1,900).
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1016 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    262P4-263P4, 1894 $2-$5 Unwatermarked, Plate proofs on card, both Very Fine. (Scott $900).
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 1017 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    Catalog# : 262-63 var
    1894 $2-$5 Engravings on Card, portraits used in 1894 Regular Issue: $2 on india, die sunk on full sized card, most probably BEP engraving; $5 on india mounted on card, BEP imprint at bottom, $5 couple light mounting stains, both Very Fine and unusual. (Scott unlisted). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 1018 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    246-63, 1894 1c-$5 Unwatermarked, complete set mounted on the exhibition page, all selected for fresness and mostly all well centered, o.g., 1c, 10c and 50c lightly stuck, $1 (261A, ,1982 PF certificate, mentioning small thins), otherwise Fine or better. (Scott $12,935).
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 2,800 USD

    Lot# : 1019 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    246-63, 1894 1c-$5 Unwatermarked, set mounted on the exhibition pages, all lightly cancelled, few small flaws/faults on higher values including 261A faulty corner, $5 reperfed, generally Fine or better. (Scott $5,589). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD

    Lot# : 1020 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    259, 1894 15c Dark blue, bottom imprint and plate number 52 strip of three, deep rich color and nicely centered, bit "sweated" o.g., otherwise Very Fine, 1972 PF certificate. (Scott $1,250).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 1021 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    264S-278S, 1894 1c-$5 Unwatermarked, "Specimen" Type E overprints, complete set mounted on the exhibition page, all fresh, attractive and well centered, o.g., Very Fine. (Scott $2,065). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD

    Lot# : 1022 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    264S-78S, 1894 1c-$5 Unwatermarked, "Universal Postal Congress" overprint in blue, full set mounted on the exhibition page, o.g., 1c natural straight edge, all others fresh and well centered, mostly Very Fine, only 125 sets printed. (Scott $2,400).
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100 USD

    Lot# : 1023 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    264-78, 1895 1c-$5 Watermarked , complete set mounted on exhibition page, selected for freshness of color and centering, o.g., 1c lightly stuck, $2 without gum, $5 1983 PF certificate, F-VF. (Scott $5,051). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700 USD

    Lot# : 1024 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    264-78, 1895 1c-$5 Watermarked , mostly fresh colors, well centered and lightly cancelled, few small flaws/faults, generally Fine or better. (Scott $1,450). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 1025 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    265-66 1895 2c Carmine, Types I and II Pair, exceptionally fresh and well centered, o.g., lightly hinged (left stamp NH), also includes combination on exceptionally clean 1896 cover.
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 1026 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    279P2a-284P2a, 1897/1903 1c-15c Color Changes, 1913 Pan-Pacific Small Die Proofs, complete set of 8 small die proofs on soft yellowish wove paper, includes both shades of 2c, moderate toning as always, Very Fine, only 3-5 sets known. (Scott $8,850).
    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800 USD
    Hammer price : 12,500 USD

    Lot# : 1027 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    279-84, 1898 1c-15c Color Changes, complete set monted on exhibition page, all fresh and well centered, o.g., both 10c with small flaws/faults, otherwise F-VF. (Scott $595).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 1028 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    279BjS, 1898 2c Carmine, Booklet pane of six, "Specimen" Type E overprint, o.g., lightly hinged in selvedge only, Very Fine. (Scott $525).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 1029 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    279Bk, 1898 2c Red Type IV, Booklet pane of six, pos E, vertical watermark, o.g., F-VF. (Scott $500).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 1030 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

    1894-98 1c-10c 1st Bureau Fancy Cancels Study, interesting group on 8 exhibition pages, includes: "Pumpkins" (6 + cover), "Stars" (10 + 3 covers), fancy "Grids" (10 + cover), "Letters (20), "Targets" (9 + cover), "Geometrics (18), also includes three better covers: purple SL "National Express, Leominister, Mass", "Fort Jones, Cal" fancy duplex, 1901 Texas State Fair machine cancel, all fresh, bold and attractive, Very Fine study. (see online scans).
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 190 USD

    Lot# : 1031 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

    1894-98 1c-50c 1st Bureau Specialized Study, 26 exhibition pages showing shades, shifts, double transfers, "precancels", production varieties (plate scatches, paper folds, ink smears), plate wear, defective triangles, etc., generally Very Fine, extensive and interesting, ideal for specialist. (see online scans).
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 1032 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    267P5/270P5,1902 Illegal Usage, 2c-3c, 5c plate proofs on stamp paper, illegally used and tied on registered cover to Washington, DC by Boston, Mass double oval cancels, purple boxed Boston, Mass Registered 4/23/02 handstamp, Extremely Fine cover, exceptionally scarce use.
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 1033 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    269, 1895 4c Dark brown, Diagonal bisect tied on cover to Westminster, Vt. by Wadhams Mills, NY 3/29/98 cds and segment cork, pen notation "Out 2 & 1c, G.H.P.", endorsement by daughter of the Postmaster of that town, accompanying 1926 letter from his son and datelined "United States Post Office, Westport, NY" mentioning and authenticating the shortage, Extremely Fine, purported to be 1 of 35 bisects issued. 1991 PF certificate.
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 850 USD

    Lot# : 1034 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    1901 Use from Shanghai China with 5c, 8c Bureaus and Shanghai Registry Exchange Label, 8c (272) plus 5c (281) tied on registered cover to Oakland, Cal. by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China" 8/28/(01) duplex, "U.S. OF AMERICA Shanghai, China" registry label (FX-SH1c) tied by purple "Unclaimed" straightline handstamp, various "notice" markings, complete purple boxed "D.L.O. Record" handstamp, backstamps include: San Francisco Registry 9/20/01, Registered Oakland, Cal 9/22/01, "Registry Branch, Dead Letter Office" 10/28/01 oval, light rust stain, away from marking, Fine and Rare use, only 8 covers documented with this label (Scott $4,000 for registry label on cover).
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 900 USD
    Hammer price : 2,300 USD

    Lot# : 1035 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    1901 Use from Shanghai China with 5c, 8c Bureaus and Shanghai Registry Exchange Label, 8c (272) plus 5c (281) , both Fine, tied on registered cover to Oakland, Cal. by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China" 4/27/(01) duplex, "U.S. OF AMERICA Shanghai, China" registry label (Scott FX-SH 1c) tied by purple "D.L.O. Record" box handstamp, various "notice" markings, complete purple boxed "D.L.O. Record" handstamp, backstamps include: San Francisco Registry 5/20/01, "Registry Branch, Dead Letter Office" 7/1/01 oval, stamps with small faults, Fine and rare use, only 8 covers documented with this label. (Scott $4,000 for registry label on cover).
    Start Price : 1,250 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : 2,300 USD

    Lot# : 1036 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    282C, 1898 10c Orange brown, Type II, tied on registered illustrated "collar" advertising cover for J.P. Kelley, Concord NH "Manfacturer of Badges", tied by round cork cancel, additionally franked with 4c (280), both paying triple rate +8c registration, purple "Registered 3/25/99 Concord NH" handstamp, St. Louis 3/27/99 receiving handstamp, light edge wear and backflap tear from slightly rough opening, Very Fine
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 1037 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    1895, 1898 3c Purple On 2c Grant Letter Sheet , two letter sheets (Series 1, Series 7): 1895 uprated with 3c (253) to England; 1898 uprated with 3c (268) to Austria, both paying 5c UPU rate, appropriate cancels and backstamps, F-VF
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    Lot# : 1038 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    276A, 1895 $1 Black, Used To Austria, tied with 8c (272), 1c (219) tied by double oval cancel, all on large part refolded registered cover to Austria, printed "Registered Mail Return Receipt Demanded, purple "Registered 10/19/00, Chicago Ill, Crilly Sta." straight line handstamp, New York registry label, French transit on reverse, horizontal filefold and trivial light soiling, still Very Fine cover, extremely scarce (Scott $3,750).
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1039 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    279, 1898 1c Green On Uprated Card to China, single with natural se tied on 1c postal card by New York, NY 5/21/98 flag machine cancel, San Francisco 5/26/98 F.D. transit, US Postal Agency 6/22 receiver, transferred to Chinese Imperial Post for delivery via Yangtze River steamer (no additional charge), all exceptionally bold and clear handstamps, light corner flaws (trivial), still Very Fine card.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 675 USD

    Lot# : 1040 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    1894-98 1st Bureau Issue Used From Alaska, two covers plus private mailing card on exhibition pages, 1c tied on card by 1900 "Seattle & Skagway, East" RPO cancel; 10c (283) tied on registered cover to Seattle, Wash. by 9/18/05 "Nome Alaska, Registered" double circle cancel; 5c (270) tied on cover to England by Saint Michael, Alaska 8/3/00 cds, Very Fine covers.
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 375 USD
    Hammer price : 650 USD

    Lot# : 1041 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    274, 1895 15c Dark blue, 1st Bureau Issue Cover to England, horizontal pair (natural straight edge at right) tied with 10c (273) horizontal strip of three on legal sized cover to England by multiple red New York 10/9/97 Supplementry Mail (Type G) double ovals, manuscript "Per Str. Etruria", London 10/18/97 receiving backstamp, light edge wear and vertical fold, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 1042 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    275, 1895 50c Orange, 1st Bureau Issue Cover to France, tied on large part refolded cover to France by bold red New York Supplementary Mail (Type G) double oval, manuscript Steamer "Campania", Paris receiver, Very Fine, scarce and seldom offered. (Scott $400).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 170 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 1043 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    275, 1895 50c Orange, 1st Bureau Issue Cover to New Zealand, tied with 3c (268) on large part registered outer wrapper to Auckland, New Zealand by San Jose, Cal. oval, "Registered, San Jose , Cal 3/19/00 double circle cancel, red San Francisco registered label (small piece out), partial Auckland backstamp, light cover soiling, still a Fine and attractive cover to a desirable destination (Scott $500).
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 1044 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    1c, 5c 1st Bureau Issues Used on Incoming Ship Cover From Samoa, 5c (281), 1c (264) pair + single paying 8c registration fee on incoming ship cover to New Jersey, originating in Samoa and franked with Samoa 2p (13eh) strip of three tied by "Apia, Samoa 5/18/(98)" double circle cancel, US issues tied by non descript purple cancels, matching "Registered, San Francisco 6/1/98 purple oval, senders address on backflap "Postmaster, Apia, Samoa", Very Fine showpiece, extremely rare mixed franking.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 650 USD

    Lot# : 1045 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

    Spanish American War Patriotics 28 different designs mounted on exhibition pages, all with various 1st Bureau issues, including 10c on registered cover, 5c UPU rate to South Africa, better cachets include "Farewell" "Rough Riders", "Rember the Maine", "Gloria Munde", "General Shafter", "Commodore Schley", 17 different "Flag" types, cancels include several machine cancels, RPO, etc. an impressive and Very Fine group. (see online scans).
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 1,100 USD

    Lot# : 1046 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

    Illustrated Advertising Covers, 39 covers/cards on exhibition pages, all with 1st Bureau issues and selected for attractiveness of designs, includes many multicolored, note: 7 exhibitions, include: 1899 National Export (x2), 1901 Pan-American (x4), St. Louis, 4 Carnivals, 2 "collars", buildings, carriages, various merchants, unusual illustrations, etc., Extremely Fine and attractive group. (see online scans).
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050 USD

    Lot# : 1047 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

    Destinations and Uses, 35 covers/cards on exhibition pages, all with various 1st Bureau issues, all selected for destinations, uses, rates, including double and triple rates, Registry, several undercharged and additionally franked with various postage dues, etc., better include: 5c to Italy, originating in Puerto Rico, (note San Juan RR Transit backstamp); destinations include: Argentia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, England, Ecuador, Germany, note 15c with New York registry label, another with multiple forwarding, Greece, Honduras, India, Nicaragua, Nova Scotia, Panama, Switzerland, Turkey, a wonderful group of interesting and Very Fine covers. (see online scans).
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 625 USD

    Lot# : 1048 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

    Better Destinations and Uses, 22 covers/cards/wrappers, on exhibition pages, all selected for destinations, rates, etc, note many better destinations, include: Australia, British Honduras, Burma, Cuba, Jamaica, New South Wales, New Zealand, Philippines, Santo Domingo, Scotland, Siam (x4), South Australia, Spain, Turks Island, etc. wealth of rates include unusual wrapper rates, double rates through quadruple, 15c on 5x rated cover to Turks Is., 1c advertising to Br. Honduras, etc., absolutely an unusual Very Fine group. (see online scans).
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 550 USD

    Lot# : 1049 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

    Better Destinations and Uses, 22 covers/cards, on exhibition pages, all selected for destinations, uses, rates, etc., destinations include: Constantinople (then forwarded to Japan, note "British P.O. Constantinople" c.d.s.), Denmark (2), Eastern Siberia (then forwarded to Japan), Finland, French Guiana, Hawaii, India, Japan (3, one "uprated card"), Holland (2), Luxembourg, Netherland Indies, Russia, Siam, Sweden (2), etc., good mix of various rates, registry, due markings, forwarding, etc., an impressive and Very Fine group. (see online scans).rn
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 450 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 1050 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    South Pacific Destinations, small group of 7 covers, mostly on exhibition pages, all with 1st Bureau issues, 6 from same correspondence (no letters), originating in Brigham, Utah to Tahiti (Society Islands) or to Nuku Hiva (Marquesas Islands), two with 5c UPU rate, three with 8c & 5c paying registerd rate, all with red San Francisco registry labels, last with 10c & 8c paying additional "Return Receipt" fee, also includes 5c to Fiji, not part of correspondence, all Very Fine, and extremely scarce covers. (see online scans).
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200 USD

    Lot# : 1051 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

    1st Bureau, Unusual Uses, 43 covers/cards, mostly on exhibition pages, all selected for the unusual and of special interest to postal historians, highlights include: several with "Military Stations"; uprated cards to foreign destinations; uprated wrapper to London; couple "mourning covers"; several advertising; "Train Late" aux. marking; several "territorials"; several domestic "registered"; Special delivery; couple fancy cancels; several uprated cards to foreign destinations; Revenue usage; "Mail Pouch Tobacco Co" mailer; Railroad robbery label; several aux. markings, couple unusual and seldom seen; Dead Letter office; Supplementary Mail; Private Mailing Cards (some colorful); etc., a wonderful collection of Very Fine covers. (see online scans).
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 600 USD
    Hammer price : 850 USD

    Lot# : 1052 The Van Ingen 1st Bureau Issues Collection

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    1st Bureau Exhibition Balance, 22 mostly cover/cards, selected for addition or deleted from exhibition, not your usual balance as most of these are "stand alone" covers of special interest, includes: Cuba "Military Station"; registered to France (NY reg. label); Weir's Cave Va. "star" cancel; "Gloria Mundi" patriotic card; 5c to Poland; 5c pair on "Landfear" cover to Cape Good Hope; several illustrated advertising; Missionary cover forwarded to Bankok, thailand; registered to Russia; 5c on 10c Columbian entire to Straights Settlements; etc., Very Fine cover balance. (see online scans).
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 550 USD
    Hammer price : 550 USD

    Lot# : 1053 Postmasters Provisionals Proofs and Essays

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    Geometric Lathe Work, two different, most probably for banknotes, c.late 19th century, Extremely Fine and unusual.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 65 USD

    Lot# : 1054 Postmasters Provisionals Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 9X1TC5a-d
    9X1TC5a-d, 1845 5c New York Postmaster's Provisional Trial Color Proofs, plate proofs on bond paper, complete set of four different colors, extremely fresh and Very Fine. (Scott $800).
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 260 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    Lot# : 1055 Postmasters Provisionals Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 9X1TC5b-d
    9X1TC5b-d, 1845 5c New York Postmaster's Provisional Trial Color Proofs, plate proofs on bond paper, three of the four colors, also includes 9X1P5b black on blue bond paper, each with small paper flaws as often, o/w all near Very Fine or better. (Scott $750).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 1056 Postmasters Provisionals Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 9X1P5b
    9X1P5b, 1845 5c New York Postmaster's Provisional, Black plate proof on blue bond, two singles, both Very Fine. (Scott $300).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 1057 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 3P4-4P4
    3P4-4P4, 1847 5c-10c 1875 Reproductions, Plate proofs on card, extremely fresh and well centered, some light paper offset on reverse, Extremely Fine. (Scott $500).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 1058 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E3b, Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on india, on 30x34mm india paper, trace of small paper hinge remnant, Very Fine. (Scott $300).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    Lot# : 1059 Proofs and Essays

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    11-E7b, Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on india in warm black, on 26x31mm india paper, Very Fine. (Scott $400).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1060 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 39P5
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    39P5, 1860 90c Blue, Imperforate plate proof on stamp paper, without gum as issued, brigh and fresh ample to clear margins, Very Fine and scarce; 1950 APS and 2005 PSE certificates. (Scott $4,500).
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 900 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200 USD

    Lot# : 1061 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 40P4-47P4
    40P4-47P4, 1875 1c-90c Reprints, Plate proof on card, complete set of 8, deep rich colors, all well centered, Extremely Fine. (Scott $580).
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 1062 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 55P3-62P3
    55P3-62P3 1860 "First Design" Plate proofs on india, fresh, bright and well centered, Very Fine or better, impressive complete set. (Scott $4,075).
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,400 USD

    Lot# : 1063 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 57a-Eb
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    57a-Eb, 8c 1861 Black Essay, on stiff bond paper, couple thins, otherwise Fine and rare being one of just three known 1991 PF certificate.
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 525 USD
    Hammer price : 600 USD

    Lot# : 1064 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 63-E11c
    63-E11c//72-E7e, 1861 "Premiere Gravure" August and 1861 issue, Plate proofs on india, group of 9 plate proofs consisting of: 63-E11c, 65-E15f (Red and Scarlet shades), 67-E9d, 62BP3, 69-E6d, 78P3, 71-E2b and 72-E7f, a few small faults, 90c is cut in at left, others are Very Fine appearing, (Scott $2,955)
    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 550 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1065 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 65S
    65S, 1861 3c Rose, "Specimen" (Type B) block of four, fresh and attractive, full o,g., Fine, only 1,500 printed. (Scott $800 as singles).
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 1066 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 71S-72S
    71S-72S, 1861 30c Orange, 90c Blue, "Specimen" overprints, 30c (2), types "B" and "J"; 72 (2), both type "B", all o.g., all about Fine. (Scott $840).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    Lot# : 1067 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 72P1S
    72P1S, 1861 90c Dark violet, Large die proof on india. Black "SPECIMEN" overprint, light red "SPECIMEN / POSTAGE STAMP / FROM THE / NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY / NO. 1 WALL STREET / NEW YORK" imprint on full card, some foxing and soiling, otherwise Very Fine, Very Rare
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1068 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 76
    76P1, 1861 5c Brown, Large die proof on india, 104x140mm, a little light foxing, remaining adhesive on back, proof is signed and with "National Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint, Very Fine appearance (Scott $700)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    Lot# : 1069 Proofs and Essays

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    79-E10b, 1867 "X" Cents Dark carmine Die essay on wove paper, rough impression, Very Fine, scarce. (Scott $450).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1070 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 112P3-122P3
    112P3-122P3, 129P3 1869 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate proofs on india, complete set incl 15c re-issue, bold, fresh and vibrant colors, all with exceptional margins, Extremely Fine, a premium set. (Scott $1,205).
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 375 USD
    Hammer price : 650 USD

    Lot# : 1071 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 112P4/129P4
    112P4/129P4, 1869 3c/30c Pictorials, Plate proofs on card, four different plus 3c "small numeral" essay (114-E6d, without gum), includes 112P4, 120P4-121P4, 129P4, all Very Fine and fresh (Scott $595).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 1072 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 112P4-122P4
    112P4-117P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4, 1869 1c-90c Pictorial Issue, Plate proofs on card, complete set of 10 values as issued, deep rich colors and large, well balanced margins, Extremely Fine. (Scott $1,015).
    Start Price : 600 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 1073 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 129Pa4, 120Pa4-122Pa4
    129Pa4, 120Pa4-122Pa4, 1869 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate proofs on card, Centers/Flags Inverted, very lightly hinged with clean backs, bright color, Extremely Fine and rare with a mere 100 sets issued (Scott $16,250)
    Start Price : 9,000 USD
    Current Opening : 10,000 USD
    Hammer price : 10,000 USD

    Lot# : 1074 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 120P3
    120P3, 1869 24c Green and violet, Plate proof on india, bottom imprint and plate number 24 horizontal strip of four, extremely fresh, paler shades make this exceptionally attractive, third proof with small margin fault, Very Fine appearing, very scarce position strip. (Scott $560 as singles).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 550 USD

    Lot# : 1075 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 121P3
    121P3, 1869 30c Ultramarine and carmine, Plate proof on india, horizontal pair, bold crisp colors, exceptionally large and well balanced margins, Extremely Fine. (Scott $280).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 1076 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 122-E2b
    122-E2b, 1869 90c Pale orange red and black, Plate essay on stamp paper, Very Fine. (Scott $275).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 1077 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 123TC4-132TC4
    123TC4-132TC1, 1881 "Atlanta" Trial Color Proofs on Thin Card, issued in five colors, plus various combinations of bi-color issues, only missing rare 90c green frame with black center, most proofs are sound with only a small minority with small thins, bright and fresh appearing group, Extremely Fine centering, 100 sets were issued and few intact sets remain (Scott $19,460)
    Start Price : 12,000 USD
    Current Opening : 13,000 USD
    Hammer price : 13,000 USD

    Lot# : 1078 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 190S/212S
    190S/212S, 1889 1c/90c "Sample A" Type K Overprints, eight of ten values, includes 1c-6c, 30c-90c, all but 90c o.g., couple small flaws, generally near Very Fine, all bright and fresh. (Scott $600). (see online scans)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 1079 Proofs and Essays

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    206P1, 1881 1c Blue, Large die proof on india, die sunk on sensibly reduced card, still with large and balanced margins, Extremely Fine. (Scott $375).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 1080 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 219P1/229P1
    219P1/229P1, 1894 1c/90c Issues, Large die proofs on india, die sunk on full sized card with gilt edges on three sides, binding tape from salesmann's book on other, lacking only 2c Lake and 8c to complete (apparently the 2c and 8c were not included in this book), all proofs still basically bound but covers and spine missing, all exceptionally fresh and Extremely Fine. (Scott $3,025). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200 USD

    Lot# : 1081 Proofs and Essays

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    "Western Cattle in Storm" Print by Edward Dillon after painting by McWhirter, Very Fine, not technically a proof but beautifully shows the design of the issue
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 1082 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : 1193P1
    1193P1, 1962 4c Project Mercury Large die proof, 80x60mm, presented "To Henry Holtzclaw / with esteem and best wishes / J Edward Day" (Holtzclaw was director of the BEP, Day was Postmaster-General), also inscribed "Best wishes to / a craftsman / among craftsmen / James Kelleher" (Kelleher was special assistant to the Postmaster-General), Very Fine and unique, accompanied by US Post Office black and white publicity photo for the issue
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 650 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1083 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : E1P1
    E1P1 var., 1885 10c Blue, Hybrid large die proof on full sized card with guilt edges and book binding on one side, Extremely Fine. (Scott $600).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 1084 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : E1P3/E3P4
    E1P3-E3P3; E1P4-E3P4, 1885-93 10c Special Delivery Issue Proofs, six different plate proofs on india or card, all extremely fresh and attractive, E2P3 with india paper thins, otherwise Extremely Fine (Scott $275). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 1085 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : E1S-D/E6S-E
    E1S-D/E6S-E, 10c Special Delivery Issues with "Specimen" overprint, four different; E1S-D, without gum; E5S-E, o.g., natural straight edge; E5S-O, o.g.; E6S-E, o.g.; all bright and fresh, F-VF. (Scott $740). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 1086 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : E2P2/E6P2
    E2P2-E4P2; E6P2, 10c 1903 Roosevelt Small Die Proofs, four different small die proofs on original sensibly reduced gray card, all Extremely Fine, only 85 produced. (Scott $1,050). (see online scans).
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 475 USD

    Lot# : 1087 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : E4P1
    E4P1, 1894 10c Blue, Large die proof on india, die sunk on full sized card, light diagonal crease in upper right corner of die sinkage area (well away from design), still Extremely Fine. (Scott $550).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 1088 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : E62Pa
    E6P2a, 1902, 10c Ultramarine, Roosevelt small die proof on yellowish wove paper, toned as always, Extremely Fine, only 6-10 extant (Scott $1,250).
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 1,300 USD

    Lot# : 1089 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J1-E1b
    J1-E1b, 1879 1c "Unpaid Postage" Die essay on india, two different colored essays in dull brown or dull blue, each with paper flaw, including dull blue shade with internal paper repair, Very Fine appearing. (Scott $600).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1090 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J1TC4a
    J1TC4a, 1879 1c Black, Trial color plate proof on card, single plus block of four, Extremely Fine. (Scott $250).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 1091 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J1P2-7P2
    J1P2-J7P2, 1c-50c Brown, "Roosevelt" Small die proofs on white wove paper, all perfectly removed from gray card, Extremely Fine, only 85 sets issued. (Scott $700).
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1092 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J1P3-7P3
    J1P3-J7P3, 1884 10c-50cBrown/ Dark brown, Plate proof on india mounted on card, blocks of four, Extremely Fine; ex Lilly (Scott $810).
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    Lot# : 1093 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J15S-21S
    J15S-J21S, 1884 1c-50c Red brown, "Specimen" type D overprint, all bright and fresh, gum sensibly removed, all Fine or better. (Scott $315).
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : 140 USD

    Lot# : 1094 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J19P3-21P3
    J19P3-J21P3, 1884 10c-50c Red brown, Plate proof on india, mounted on card, the three high values to set in blocks of four, Extremely Fine; ex-Lilly. (Scott $390).
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 1095 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J19P3-21P3
    J19P3-J21P3, 1884 10c-50c Red brown, Plate proof on india, left margin singles, Extremely Fine;ex-Lilly (Scott $83)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 50 USD

    Lot# : 1096 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J22P4-J28P4
    J22P4-J28P4, 1891 1c-50c Bright claret, Plate proofs on card, blocks of four, Extremerly Fine, also includes singles: J4P4, J24P4-j28P4 . (Scott $660.00).
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    Lot# : 1097 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J22P4-28P4
    J22P4-J28P4, 1891 1c-50c Bright claret, Plate proof on card, blocks of four, Extremely Fine. (Scott $560).
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 290 USD

    Lot# : 1098 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J26P5
    J26P5, 1889 30c Bright claret, Plate proof on gummed stamp paper, left margin pair, left single with small tear at top, Very Fine appearing. (Scott $425)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 90 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 1099 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : J31P1/J37P1
    J31P1/J37P1, 1894 1c, 3c, 30c, 50c Deep claret, Large die proofs on india die sunk on full card, Extremely Fine. (Scott $660).
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 240 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 1100 Proofs and Essays

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    Catalog# : LO1P3-P4, LO2 P4
    LO1P3-P4, LO2 P4, 1851 1c Blue, Plate proofs on india or card, all exceptionally fresh and well centered, includes: LO1P3, LO1P4, LO2 P4 (2 shades), Extremely Fine. (Scott $150).
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 60 USD
    Hammer price : 85 USD
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