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

Essays and Proofs - 2-Cent continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
145 E 2c Light Carmine, Ty. II, Large Die Essay on India (251-E1).> On 64 x 82mm card with full die sinkage, pencil <<Unfinished>> at bottom, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, unlisted in this color in Scott,
Scott Retail as Dark Violet Red2c Light Carmine, Ty. II, Large Die Essay on India (251-E1). On 64 x 82mm card with full die sinkage, pencil "Unfinished" at bottom, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, unlisted in this color in Scott, Scott Retail as Dark Violet Red (Image)

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1,250.00

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
146 E 2c Light Carmine, Ty. II, Large Die Essay on India (251-E1).> On 55 x 73mm card, brilliant color, several pencil drawings incl. nose at top, eye at lower left and also <<(old) No. 2 Hard>>, some soiling, still
Very Fine, a rare and desirable Essay,2c Light Carmine, Ty. II, Large Die Essay on India (251-E1). On 55 x 73mm card, brilliant color, several pencil drawings incl. nose at top, eye at lower left and also "(old) No. 2 Hard", some soiling, still Very Fine, a rare and desirable Essay, made from the hardened die, this has suggestions for strengthening sections of the engravings, ex Earl of Crawford (Image)

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1,250.00

SOLD for $550.00
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147 E 2c Dusky Gray, Ty. II, Large Die Essay on India (251-E2).> on 76 x 97mm card with full die sinkage, showing unfinished engraving in hair and outline of head, crisp impression, Very Fine, unlisted in Brazer
book2c Dusky Gray, Ty. II, Large Die Essay on India (251-E2). on 76 x 97mm card with full die sinkage, showing unfinished engraving in hair and outline of head, crisp impression, Very Fine, unlisted in Brazer book (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
148 P 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Large Die Proofs on India (251P1).> Eight, incl. one printed directly on card with full die sinkage and ms. <<O.K. Jan. 895>>, several others with notations incl. <<new die Dec. 1994>>, also
one with <<Transfer from No. 1.2c Carmine, Ty. II, Large Die Proofs on India (251P1). Eight, incl. one printed directly on card with full die sinkage and ms. "O.K. Jan. 8/95", several others with notations incl. "new die Dec. 19/94", also one with "Transfer from No. 1. Ornaments and forehead of Washington lightened", another signed by James Kennedy, nice range of shades, few with small flaws, Very Fine and desirable and scarce group, ex Earl of Crawford and Brazer (Image)

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2,000.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
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149 E 2c Dusky Blue Green, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E2).> On 63 x 92mm card with full die sinkage,pencil <<3 -- 3>> at bottom, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce essay, ex Morris2c Dusky Blue Green, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E2). On 63 x 92mm card with full die sinkage,pencil "3 -- 3" at bottom, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce essay, ex Morris (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $600.00
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150 E 2c Dusky Blue Green, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E2).> On 66 x 95mm card with full die sinkage,pencil <<3>> at bottom left, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce essay, ex Morris2c Dusky Blue Green, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E2). On 66 x 95mm card with full die sinkage,pencil "3" at bottom left, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce essay, ex Morris (Image)

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1,500.00

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
151 E 2c Dark Violet Red, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E2).> On 63 x 87mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, pencil <<3 -- 1>> at bottom, Very Fine, scarce, ex Brazer2c Dark Violet Red, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E2). On 63 x 87mm card with full die sinkage, deep rich color, pencil "3 -- 1" at bottom, Very Fine, scarce, ex Brazer (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $550.00
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152 E 2c Light Carmine, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E3).> On 72 x 99mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, from the so-called discarded die which shows a heavier George
Washington (Fat George), only three ar2c Light Carmine, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E3). On 72 x 99mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, from the so-called discarded die which shows a heavier George Washington ("Fat George"), only three are known, ex Morris (Image)

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2,000.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
153 E 2c Light Carmine, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E3).> On 60 x 87mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, from the so-called discarded die which shows a heavier George
Washington (Fat George), only three ar2c Light Carmine, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E3). On 60 x 87mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, Very Fine and choice, scarce, from the so-called discarded die which shows a heavier George Washington ("Fat George"), only three are known, ex Morris (Image)

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2,000.00

SOLD for $800.00
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154 E 2c Green, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E3).> 55 x 82mm, rich color, ms. <<81 P.O.>> at lower left, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, from the so-called discarded die which shows a heavier George Washington
(Fat George), this is unique, ex Mo2c Green, Ty. III, Large Die Essay on India (252-E3). 55 x 82mm, rich color, ms. "81 P.O." at lower left, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, from the so-called discarded die which shows a heavier George Washington ("Fat George"), this is unique, ex Morris (Image)

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2,250.00

SOLD for $800.00
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155 P 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Large Die Proofs on India (252P1).> Twelve, incl., nine on card with full die sinkage, nice range of shades, also some with notations incl. <<Proof from Transfer die -- to be worked up by Mr.
Kennedy May 2195>>, another signed2c Carmine, Ty. II, Large Die Proofs on India (252P1). Twelve, incl., nine on card with full die sinkage, nice range of shades, also some with notations incl. "Proof from Transfer die -- to be worked up by Mr. Kennedy May 21/95", another signed by James Kennedy, several are reworked dies with slight differences from issued design (technically these could be called essays), few toned spots, overall a fresh and Very Fine group, ex Earl of Crawford and some ex Brazer, the Type III is unlisted in Scott as a large die proof, Scott Retail as either Type I or II (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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