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

Essays and Proofs - $1.00
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
206 E $1.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (261-E1).> 49 x 60mm, with blank value tablets and without triangles at top corners, bright shade, thion spot at bottom and trivial soiling<><>^VERY FINE. A STUNNING ESSAY
FOR THE $1.00 1894 BUREAU ISSUE, WITHO$1.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (261-E1). 49 x 60mm, with blank value tablets and without triangles at top corners, bright shade, thion spot at bottom and trivial soiling

VERY FINE. A STUNNING ESSAY FOR THE $1.00 1894 BUREAU ISSUE, WITHOUT CORNER TRIANGLES AND WITHOUT ANY DENOMINATION.

The $1.00 of the series was taken from the design for the 90c 1890 Issue. This essay shows the design with denomination removed and before the corner triangles were added. One other is known, with some lines further strengthened (see next lot), so this is the earliest essay for the issue. (Image)

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3,500.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
207 E $1.00 Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (261-E2).> On 61 x 101mm card, rich color, similar to the previous lot but with head further re-engraved and deeper background lines<><>^VERY FINE. A GORGEOUS ESSAY FOR
THE $1.00 1894 BUREAU ISSUE, WITHOUT$1.00 Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (261-E2). On 61 x 101mm card, rich color, similar to the previous lot but with head further re-engraved and deeper background lines

VERY FINE. A GORGEOUS ESSAY FOR THE $1.00 1894 BUREAU ISSUE, WITHOUT CORNER TRIANGLES AND WITHOUT ANY DENOMINATION.

The $1.00 of the series was taken from the design for the 90c 1890 Issue. This essay shows the design with denomination removed and before the corner triangles were added.

Ex Brazer. (Image)

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3,750.00

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
208 E $1.00 Black & Blue Green, Paste-Up Essay on India (261-E3).> Cut close and mounted on 63 x 102mm card, underlying design has vignette printed in same color as frame and also with denominations in ink. also with
same vignette printed in green and past$1.00 Black & Blue Green, Paste-Up Essay on India (261-E3). Cut close and mounted on 63 x 102mm card, underlying design has vignette printed in same color as frame and also with denominations in ink. also with same vignette printed in green and pasted into place, ms. "O.K. July 14/94 TFM." at bottom, stamp with small scuff at left, card with few light age spots

VERY FINE. A RARE PASTE-UP ESSAY, COMBINING A PARTIALLY-PRINTED FRAME WITH A PASTE-UP OF THE VIGNETTE IN A DIFFERENT COLOR. ONE OF THE MOST STUNNING ESSAYS IN THE WHITPAIN COLLECTION.

This essay--with the vignette underneath printed in the same color as the frame but with the paste-up of the different colored vignette--indicates that the Bureau initially considered printing the higher values in more than one color. (Image)

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4,000.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
209 E $1.00 Dark Indigo Blue, Large Die Essay on India (261-E4).> 48 x 109mm, rich color, without triangles but with denomination engraved, small toned spot at top clear of design, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare
essay, ex Brazer$1.00 Dark Indigo Blue, Large Die Essay on India (261-E4). 48 x 109mm, rich color, without triangles but with denomination engraved, small toned spot at top clear of design, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare essay, ex Brazer (Image)

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3,500.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
210 E $1.00 Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (261-E4A).> On 67 x 122mm card with full die sinkage, with triangles at corners but also with unusual white horizontal space above each numeral at bottom, intense
color<><>^VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS TH$1.00 Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (261-E4A). On 67 x 122mm card with full die sinkage, with triangles at corners but also with unusual white horizontal space above each numeral at bottom, intense color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE FIRST ESSAY FOR THE $1.00 VALUE TO SHOW TRIANGLES AT TOP AND WITH THE DENOMINATION MOSTLY ENGRAVED. A GREAT RARITY WHICH IS UNLISTED IN SCOTT.

This essay is unlisted in Scott and falls between Nos. 261-E4 (which displays the same characteristic but no corner triangles) and 261-E5 (which has the triangles and displays the finished denomination) so we have tentatively assigned it a new Scott number. Ex Earl of Crawford (Image)

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E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
211 E $1.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (261-E5).> On 66 x 121mm card with full die sinkage, bright shade, with triangles engraved but with other parts of the design incomplete, pencil <<Unfinished>> at bottom on
card, Very Fine,an attractive essay,$1.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (261-E5). On 66 x 121mm card with full die sinkage, bright shade, with triangles engraved but with other parts of the design incomplete, pencil "Unfinished" at bottom on card, Very Fine,an attractive essay, ex Earl of Crawford (Image)

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1,750.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
212 E $1.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (261-E6).> On 65 x 114mm card with full die sinkage, similar to previous lot but with design more deeply engraved, few trivial toned spots, Very Fine, a scarce essay, ex
Earl of Crawford$1.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (261-E6). On 65 x 114mm card with full die sinkage, similar to previous lot but with design more deeply engraved, few trivial toned spots, Very Fine, a scarce essay, ex Earl of Crawford (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
213 E $1.00 Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (261-E6).> On 65 x 114mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce essay$1.00 Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (261-E6). On 65 x 114mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce essay (Image)

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2,000.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
214 E ($1.00) Black, Large Die Essay on India of Unadopted Design (261-E7).> On 76 x 132mm card with full die sinkage, depicting Senator James B. Beck, without value tablet and without corner triangles, some toning on
card only<><>^VERY FINE. A RARE AND($1.00) Black, Large Die Essay on India of Unadopted Design (261-E7). On 76 x 132mm card with full die sinkage, depicting Senator James B. Beck, without value tablet and without corner triangles, some toning on card only

VERY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ESSAY FOR AN UNADOPTED DESIGN FOR THE $1.00 1894 BUREAU ISSUE, DEPICTING THE RECENTLY-DECEASED SENATOR JAMES B. BECK.

According to Wikipedia, Senator Beck was a former law partner of Vice President Breckinridge, the U.S. Vice President who became a Confederate general. Beck was appointed to the committee on the Reconstruction after the Civil War, where he became an advocate of the rights of the defeated states. He passed away on May 3, 1890. (Image)

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4,000.00

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
215 TC $1.00 Bright Orange, Ty. II, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (261ATC1).> On 146 x 197mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, vibrant color, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful trial color
proof$1.00 Bright Orange, Ty. II, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (261ATC1). On 146 x 197mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, vibrant color, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful trial color proof (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
216 TC $1.00 Lake, Ty. II, Large Die Trial Color Proof Printed Directly on Card (261ATC1).> On 112 x 155mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color and gorgeous impression, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful trial
color proof, probably from the April 23,$1.00 Lake, Ty. II, Large Die Trial Color Proof Printed Directly on Card (261ATC1). On 112 x 155mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color and gorgeous impression, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful trial color proof, probably from the April 23, 1898 submission, listed in Scott as on India in error where priced at $1,500.00 (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction

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