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

Essays and Proofs - One Cent continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
112 E 1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E5).> On 72 x 72mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, with triangle at top left but not at top right and with lines of triangle significantly thicker than
the adopted design, die imprint at bott1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E5). On 72 x 72mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, with triangle at top left but not at top right and with lines of triangle significantly thicker than the adopted design, die imprint at bottom, small toned spot well away from the design, Very Fine, a beautiful essay, ex Brazer (Image)

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1,250.00

SOLD for $1,300.00
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113 E 1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E6).> On 72 x 70mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, with triangle at top left but not at top right and with lines of triangle thinner than the previous
essay, die imprint at bottom, small tone1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E6). On 72 x 70mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, with triangle at top left but not at top right and with lines of triangle thinner than the previous essay, die imprint at bottom, small toned spot well away from the design, Very Fine, a beautiful essay, ex Brazer (Image)

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1,250.00

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114 E 1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E7).> On 151 x 228mm card, rich color, with triangle at top left but not at top right and with lines of triangle the same thickness as the adopted design, die
imprint at bottom, pencil S at bottom1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E7). On 151 x 228mm card, rich color, with triangle at top left but not at top right and with lines of triangle the same thickness as the adopted design, die imprint at bottom, pencil "S" at bottom of India possibly indicating additional work to be done, India torn prior to being affixed to card, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce essay, ex Morris (Image)

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1,250.00

SOLD for $650.00
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115 E 1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E7).> On 71 x 70mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, with triangle at top left but not at top right and with lines of triangle thicker than the previous
essay and same as on adopted design, die1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E7). On 71 x 70mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, with triangle at top left but not at top right and with lines of triangle thicker than the previous essay and same as on adopted design, die imprint at bottom, India torn prior to being affixed to card, otherwise Fine, a scarce essay, ex Brazer (Image)

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1,250.00

SOLD for $500.00
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116 E 1c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on India (247-E8).> On 71 x 72mm card with full die sinkage, die imprint at bottom, with both triangles engraved, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful essay, ex Brazer1c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on India (247-E8). On 71 x 72mm card with full die sinkage, die imprint at bottom, with both triangles engraved, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful essay, ex Brazer (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $550.00
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117 E 1c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on India (247-E8).> On 65 x 67mm card with full die sinkage, die imprint at bottom, with both triangles engraved, pencil <<Cobalt 2 Indigo 4>> at top, also with lightened pencil X
thru design, card with sealed tear1c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on India (247-E8). On 65 x 67mm card with full die sinkage, die imprint at bottom, with both triangles engraved, pencil "Cobalt 2 Indigo 4" at top, also with lightened pencil "X" thru design, card with sealed tear affecting design, still Very Fine, a rare and possibly unique essay, ex Brazer (Image)

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1,250.00

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118 E 1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E8 var).> 60 x 66mm, die imprint at bottom, with both triangles engraved, ms. <<34>> at bottom left refers to the Bureau die no. light diagonal crease, still
Very Fine, a rare and possibly unique e1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Essay on India (247-E8 var). 60 x 66mm, die imprint at bottom, with both triangles engraved, ms. "34" at bottom left refers to the Bureau die no. light diagonal crease, still Very Fine, a rare and possibly unique essay, unlisted in Scott, ex Morris (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $400.00
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119 TC 1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (246TC1).> On 70 x 69mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, pencil notation <<Last proof before hardening>>, some slight staining in corners, still
Very Fine, possibly unique, ex Brazer,1c Dusky Blue Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (246TC1). On 70 x 69mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, pencil notation "Last proof before hardening", some slight staining in corners, still Very Fine, possibly unique, ex Brazer, listed but unpriced in Scott, which prices others of the set at between $1,000.00 and $1,500.00 with no mention of pencil notations (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $550.00
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120 TC 1c Dark Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (246TC1).> On 71 x 72mm card with full die sinkage, American die imprint at bottom, rich color, India with light crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine,
scarce, ex Brazer, listed but unpriced in1c Dark Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (246TC1). On 71 x 72mm card with full die sinkage, American die imprint at bottom, rich color, India with light crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, ex Brazer, listed but unpriced in Scott, which prices others of the set at between $1,000.00 and $1,500.00 (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $500.00
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121 P 1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (247P1).> On 72 x 73mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, ms. <<O.K. to harden. T.F.M.>> at bottom, albino impression of American imprint, Very Fine and choice, probably
unique, ex Brazer, Scott Retail as norm1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (247P1). On 72 x 73mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, ms. "O.K. to harden. T.F.M." at bottom, albino impression of American imprint, Very Fine and choice, probably unique, ex Brazer, Scott Retail as normal 247P1 (Image)

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250.00

SOLD for $475.00
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122 P 1c-5c 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 250P1, 253AP1, 255P1).> Each on approximately 110 x 128mm cards with full die sinkage, each with ms. <<James Kennedy>> at lower left and also ms.
<<Worked over by G.F.C. Smillie>>, few1c-5c 1894-98 Bureau Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (247P1, 250P1, 253AP1, 255P1). Each on approximately 110 x 128mm cards with full die sinkage, each with ms. "James Kennedy" at lower left and also ms. "Worked over by G.F.C. Smillie", few trivial toned spots

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A WONDERFUL GROUP OF LARGE DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1894 BUREAU ISSUE, SIGNED BY JAMES KENNEDY AND GEORGE F. C. SMILLIE.

Kennedy and Smillie were engravers for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, both of whom worked on the first Bureau-printed issue. Ex Brazer. Scott Retail as normal with no premium for the signatures or notations (Image)

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1,075.00

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction

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