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

Essays and Proofs - $2.00
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
218 E $2.00 Blue Green, Frame Only Large Die Essay on India (262-E1).> On 61 x 112mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, denominations smaller than adopted and without corner triangles, signed in pencil <<Lyman
T. Ellis>><><>^VERY FINE AND CHOICE$2.00 Blue Green, Frame Only Large Die Essay on India (262-E1). On 61 x 112mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, denominations smaller than adopted and without corner triangles, signed in pencil "Lyman T. Ellis"

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE ESSAY FOR THE FRAME ONLY OF THE $2.00 BUREAU ISSUE.

Ex Brazer. (Image)

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3,500.00

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
219 E $2.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (262-E2).> On 52 x 81mm card, with denomination blank at left and engraved outline only at right and without corner triangles, signed in pencil by the engraver, Lyman F.
Ellis, small flaw on India at right well a$2.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (262-E2). On 52 x 81mm card, with denomination blank at left and engraved outline only at right and without corner triangles, signed in pencil by the engraver, Lyman F. Ellis, small flaw on India at right well away from design

VERY FINE. THIS ESSAY FOR THE $2.00 BUREAU ISSUE--WITHOUT CORNER TRIANGLES AND WITH ONLY PART OF THE DENOMINATION--IS LIKELY UNIQUE.

Ex Brazer. (Image)

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3,250.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
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220 E $2.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (262-E3).> On 59 x 122mm card with full die sinkage, crisp impression, with triangles added for the first time and with denominations more fully engraved in the size as
issued, pencil instructions to <<Take up r$2.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (262-E3). On 59 x 122mm card with full die sinkage, crisp impression, with triangles added for the first time and with denominations more fully engraved in the size as issued, pencil instructions to "Take up roll & make plate Oct. 10/94 TFM", fresh and Very Fine, this essay is likely unique, ex Brazer (Image)

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2,850.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
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221 E $2.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (262-E4).> On 62 x 128mm card with full die sinkage, printed 62 below design for die no., bright shade, pencil instructions <<line>> and also <<Then O.K. Blue Lake Green
Vermilion Rich Brown Purple>>, fresh$2.00 Black, Large Die Essay on India (262-E4). On 62 x 128mm card with full die sinkage, printed "62" below design for die no., bright shade, pencil instructions "line" and also "Then O.K. Blue Lake Green Vermilion Rich Brown Purple", fresh and Very Fine, a possibly unique essay, Scott Catalogue lists eight different trial colors which loosely correspond to the ones listed here (plus two shades of Black), though others exist and are offered in this sale, ex Brazer (Image)

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2,750.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
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222 TC $2.00 Grayish Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1).> On 67 x 131mm card with full die sinkage, bright shade, Very Fine and choice, Scott Catalogue lists Black and Greenish Black, neither of which
we feel correctly identifies this shad$2.00 Grayish Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1). On 67 x 131mm card with full die sinkage, bright shade, Very Fine and choice, Scott Catalogue lists Black and Greenish Black, neither of which we feel correctly identifies this shade, Scott Retail as a listed shade (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $550.00
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223 TC $2.00 Orange Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1).> On 67 x 132mm card with full die sinkage, faint trace of albino 62 at bottom from die imprint, rich color, Very Fine and choice, very
scarce$2.00 Orange Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1). On 67 x 132mm card with full die sinkage, faint trace of albino "62" at bottom from die imprint, rich color, Very Fine and choice, very scarce (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $550.00
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224 TC $2.00 Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1).> 63 x 121mm with full die sinkage, bright color, faint trace of albino 62 at bottom from die imprint, few thin spots and soiling caused when removed
from card, otherwise Very Fine, scarce$2.00 Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1). 63 x 121mm with full die sinkage, bright color, faint trace of albino "62" at bottom from die imprint, few thin spots and soiling caused when removed from card, otherwise Very Fine, scarce (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $375.00
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225 TC $2.00 Dull Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1).> On 150 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, faint trace of albino 62 at bottom from die imprint, partial strike of red
(Dec.) 24, 1897 P.O.D. double-circ$2.00 Dull Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1). On 150 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, faint trace of albino "62" at bottom from die imprint, partial strike of red "(Dec.) 24, 1897 P.O.D." double-circle datestamp on back (probably December), card with some slight toning, still Very Fine, scarce (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $950.00
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226 TC $2.00 Brown Ochre, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1).> On 150 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, faint trace of albino 62 at bottom from die imprint, partial strike of red
? 24, 1897 P.O.D. double-circle da$2.00 Brown Ochre, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1). On 150 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, faint trace of albino "62" at bottom from die imprint, partial strike of red "? 24, 1897 P.O.D." double-circle datestamp on back (probably December), card with some soiling, otherwise Very Fine, this color is unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as a listed color (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $850.00
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227 TC $2.00 Olive Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1).> On 150 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, faint trace of albino 62 at bottom from die imprint, partial strike of red
Dec. 24, 1897 P.O.D. double-circle$2.00 Olive Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (262TC1). On 150 x 202mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, faint trace of albino "62" at bottom from die imprint, partial strike of red "Dec. 24, 1897 P.O.D." double-circle datestamp on back, card with some slight soiling, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, ex Earl of Crawford (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $850.00
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228 TC $2.00 Turquoise Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof Printed Directly on Card (262TC1).> On 152 x 201mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, faint trace of albino 62 at bottom from die imprint,
card and edge of India stained, otherwi$2.00 Turquoise Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof Printed Directly on Card (262TC1). On 152 x 201mm card with full die sinkage, vertical die sinkage area, faint trace of albino "62" at bottom from die imprint, card and edge of India stained, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, Scott Retail as on India (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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