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

Die Proof Sets
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
251 P 1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (246P1-247P1, 250P1, 253AP1-263P1).> 14 total on approximately 152 x 195mm cards with full die sinkage, square die sinkage area, 3c is Ty. II, bright colors,
few small flaws incl. 50c with some sl1c-$5.00 1894 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (246P1-247P1, 250P1, 253AP1-263P1). 14 total on approximately 152 x 195mm cards with full die sinkage, square die sinkage area, 3c is Ty. II, bright colors, few small flaws incl. 50c with some slight toning

VERY FINE AND CHOICE SET OF EVERY DENOMINATION OF LARGE DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1894 BUREAU ISSUE, INCLUDING AN ADDITIONAL COLOR OF THE ONE CENT.

A desirable set (Image)

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4,925.00

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
252 P 1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 250P1, 253P1-263P1).> Each on approximately 60 x 60mm card with full die sinkage, lower denominations except 4c mounted with two denominations on
a larger 192 x 150mm card with ms. <<A1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 250P1, 253P1-263P1). Each on approximately 60 x 60mm card with full die sinkage, lower denominations except 4c mounted with two denominations on a larger 192 x 150mm card with ms. "Approved - Kerr Craige 3rd Asst. PM Genl." and dated with various dates from Aug. 11 thru Sept. 29, the 4c and 50c-$5.00 on 145 x 195mm card with full die sinkage and similar ms., few trivial imperfections

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLE SET OF EACH DENOMINATION OF THE 1894 BUREAU ISSUE, SIGNED AND WITH OFFICIAL APPROVAL FROM THE THIRD ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL. UNDOUBTEDLY A UNIQUE SET.

The 4c alone was purchased in our Sale 930, where it realized $1,700 hammer. This is the first opportunity to acquire the complete set at auction. Scott Retail as normal Large Die Proofs with no premium for the approvals. (Image)

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4,900.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
253 P 1c-15c 1898 Issue, Large Die Proofs on Cards, India (279P1, 279BfP1, 280P1, 281P1, 282P1, 283P1, 284P1).> All except 10c printed directly on cards, all with full die sinkage area and many with larger cards, 6c
with unusual offset in die area, few wit1c-15c 1898 Issue, Large Die Proofs on Cards, India (279P1, 279BfP1, 280P1, 281P1, 282P1, 283P1, 284P1). All except 10c printed directly on cards, all with full die sinkage area and many with larger cards, 6c with unusual offset in die area, few with small flaws, overall fresh and Very Fine set of all denominations, Scott Retail as normal printed on India (Image)

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4,800.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
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254 P 1894-98 Bureau Issue Large Die Proofs Balance.> Nine, incl. Nos. 258P1, 256P1 with ms. <<O.K. for color>>, 259P1, 261AP1 with pencil <<O.K. to harden>>, two 262P1, all but one(stamp size) with full die sinkage
and mostly with large cards, few fla1894-98 Bureau Issue Large Die Proofs Balance. Nine, incl. Nos. 258P1, 256P1 with ms. "O.K. for color", 259P1, 261AP1 with pencil "O.K. to harden", two 262P1, all but one(stamp size) with full die sinkage and mostly with large cards, few flaws, mostly Fine-Very Fine, a desirable group, Scott Retail with no premium for ms. (Image)

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3,025.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
255 P 1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (246P2284P2).> Complete page of Roosevelt presentation album comprising 17 proofs artfully arranged and with 1894 label beneath, brilliant colors<><>^VERY
FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE COMPLETE P1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (246P2/284P2). Complete page of Roosevelt presentation album comprising 17 proofs artfully arranged and with "1894" label beneath, brilliant colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE COMPLETE PAGE OF THE 1894 BUREAU ISSUE FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Only 85 albums were produced, and many have been removed from their pages. Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the intact page (Image)

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5,035.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
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256 P 1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (246P2a-263P2a).> Complete set of 12 denominations (the 2c was never issued), rich colors, typical paper toning as usually seen on these
issues, few small flaws incl. most with th1c-$5.00 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (246P2a-263P2a). Complete set of 12 denominations (the 2c was never issued), rich colors, typical paper toning as usually seen on these issues, few small flaws incl. most with thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1894-98 BUREAU ISSUE. ONE OF THE GREAT PROOF RARITIES OF THE ISSUE. VERY FEW WERE PRINTED AND EVEN FEWER ARE KNOWN -- THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO SETS THAT HAVE SURFACED IN THE PAST 60 YEARS.

In 1915, for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, a limited special printing of 413 different small die proofs was created. Printed on yellowish wove paper, they are considered extremely scarce. It is believed that no more than five examples of each stamp were produced. (Image)

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13,200.00

SOLD for $6,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
257 P 1c-15c 1898 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (279P2a-284P2a).> Complete set of eight with both colors of the 2c, bright colors, usual toning of paper which is lighter than usually found, few flaws
incl. most with either small thin spots1c-15c 1898 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (279P2a-284P2a). Complete set of eight with both colors of the 2c, bright colors, usual toning of paper which is lighter than usually found, few flaws incl. most with either small thin spots or translucencies from hinging, 15c small tear at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS FOR THE BUREAU ISSUE CHANGE OF COLORS. VERY FEW WERE PRINTED AND EVEN FEWER ARE KNOWN. IN THE PAST 60 YEARS ONLY TWO SETS HAVE BEEN RECORDED.

In 1915, for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, a limited special printing of 413 different small die proofs was created. Printed on yellowish wove paper, they are considered extremely scarce. It is believed that no more than five examples of each stamp were produced. (Image)

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8,800.00

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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