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The Whitpain Collection of United States 1894-98 Bureau Issues continued...

Essays and Proofs - 30-Cent thru 50-Cent
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
199 TC 30c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (228TC1).> On 78 x 80mm card with full die sinkage, American die imprint at bottom, fresh and Very Fine, this was likely pulled by the B.E.P. from the
original American Bank Note Co. die before alt30c Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (228TC1). On 78 x 80mm card with full die sinkage, American die imprint at bottom, fresh and Very Fine, this was likely pulled by the B.E.P. from the original American Bank Note Co. die before alteration, ex Earl of Crawford, Scott Catalogue does not list any trial color proofs for the 30c (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
200 E 30c Black, Large Die Essay for 50c on India (260-E1).> On 77 x 77mm card, ms. instructions <<On roll without the head take out ornament>>, American die imprint at bottom, spelling-out of denomination at bottom
also crossed out, India torn prior to30c Black, Large Die Essay for 50c on India (260-E1). On 77 x 77mm card, ms. instructions "On roll without the head take out ornament", American die imprint at bottom, spelling-out of denomination at bottom also crossed out, India torn prior to being affixed to card, few toned spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A UNIQUE ESSAY INDICATING THE FIRST INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALTERATIONS TO THE EARLIER DESIGN FOR THE 30-CENT.

Scott Catalogue does not list any essays for the 50c, so we have tentatively assigned a catalogue number. (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
201 E 50c Green, Large Die Essay on India (260-E2).> On 70 x 115mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, with denomination changed from the 30c of the 1890 Issue to 50c but without triangles added to the
corners<><>^VERY FINE. THIS REMARKABLE ESSA50c Green, Large Die Essay on India (260-E2). On 70 x 115mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, with denomination changed from the 30c of the 1890 Issue to 50c but without triangles added to the corners

VERY FINE. THIS REMARKABLE ESSAY FOR THE 50-CENT DENOMINATION, WITHOUT TRIANGLES AT THE TOP, IS NOT LISTED IN ANY PHILATELIC LITERATURE AND IS LIKELY UNIQUE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE ISSUE.

The design from the 30c 1890 Issue was extensively reworked for the new 50c stamp, with the portrait of Jefferson almost completely re-engraved. Also part of the circular lines around the denominations at bottom extend into the ovals, as in the 1898 10c Type II.

Ex Earl of Crawford. Unlisted in Scott, so we have assigned it its likely designation based on the other unlisted essays in this sale. (Image)

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E. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
202 TC 50c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (260TC1).> On 146 x 196mm card with full die sinkage, ms. <<This stamp to be printed in Orange -- Approved by P.O.D. Aug. 30th 1894, Wesley R. Davis U.S.P.S.A.>>,
trace of presentation binding at left50c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (260TC1). On 146 x 196mm card with full die sinkage, ms. "This stamp to be printed in Orange -- Approved by P.O.D. Aug. 30th 1894, Wesley R. Davis U.S.P.S.A.", trace of presentation binding at left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS SIGNED LARGE DIE PROOF, WITH THE POST OFFICE APPROVAL, IS UNIQUE. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION ITEM.

This remarkable item was acquired by the owner in our Sale 930, for $5,250 hammer. It would go nicely with the $1.00 proof and $2.00/$5.00 combination proof offered as lots 152 and 153 in our Sale 920. It originally comes from the same source. (Image)

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E. 4,000-5,000

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
203 P 50c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (260P1).> On 118 x 147mm card with full die sinkage, vibrant color, pencil <<Lyman T. Ellis>> at lower left and pencil <<worked over by Wm. H. Phillips>> at lower right, some
slight toning, otherwise Very Fine50c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (260P1). On 118 x 147mm card with full die sinkage, vibrant color, pencil "Lyman T. Ellis" at lower left and pencil "worked over by Wm. H. Phillips" at lower right, some slight toning, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, ex Brazer where offered as an Essay, Scott Retail as normal large die proof with no premium for the notations (Image)

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450.00

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
204 P 50c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (260P1).> On 152 x 201mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, deep rich color, slightly different from issued design with circles around value tablets
impinging on oval, card with small toned spo50c Orange, Large Die Proof on India (260P1). On 152 x 201mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, deep rich color, slightly different from issued design with circles around value tablets impinging on oval, card with small toned spot and minor corner wear, Very Fine (Image)

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450.00

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
205 P 50c Orange, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (260P1 var).> 146 x 193mm with vertical full die sinkage area, vibrant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate describing this as an essay, we
feel this should be classified as a pro50c Orange, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (260P1 var). 146 x 193mm with vertical full die sinkage area, vibrant color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate describing this as an essay, we feel this should be classified as a proof (Image)

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450.00

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction

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