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

Postage Due Essays and Proofs
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
631 P 2c Claret, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (J23P1 var).> 52 x 66mm with full die sinkage clear C23A American die no. at top, pencil <<No. 1>> and also ms. <<O.K. for color July 12>>, tear starting at
top and extending almost all the wa2c Claret, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Card (J23P1 var). 52 x 66mm with full die sinkage clear "C23A" American die no. at top, pencil "No. 1" and also ms. "O.K. for color July 12", tear starting at top and extending almost all the way thru design, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, the following day, July 13, was the completion date of the first 2c Postage Due plate -- No. 34 -- this is supposed to be the color model for the Bureau Postage Dues, Scott Retail as normal Large Die Proof on India (Image)

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165.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
632 E 1c Deep Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J31-E1).> On 57 x 94mm card with die sinkage at sides, deep rich color, numeral without engraved lines, Very Fine and choice, probably unique, ex Earl of Crawford1c Deep Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J31-E1). On 57 x 94mm card with die sinkage at sides, deep rich color, numeral without engraved lines, Very Fine and choice, probably unique, ex Earl of Crawford (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $1,200.00
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633 E 1c Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J31-E2).> On 61 x 111mm card with full die sinkage, intense shade and impression, more complete than the previous lot but still lacking engraving at bottom of numeral, Very
Fine, scarce1c Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J31-E2). On 61 x 111mm card with full die sinkage, intense shade and impression, more complete than the previous lot but still lacking engraving at bottom of numeral, Very Fine, scarce (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
634 E 2c Deep Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J32-E1).> 26 x 30mm, showing clearly unfinished ornaments by P of Postage and E of Due, rich color, Very Fine and probably unique, Scott Catalogue does not list any
essays for the 2c, we have assigned2c Deep Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J32-E1). 26 x 30mm, showing clearly unfinished ornaments by "P" of "Postage" and "E" of "Due", rich color, Very Fine and probably unique, Scott Catalogue does not list any essays for the 2c, we have assigned its likely designation (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,400.00
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635 TC 2c Deep Claret, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (J32TC1).> On 71 x 73mm card with full die sinkage, rich color which is significantly different from the issued color, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott and this
is the only one recorded2c Deep Claret, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (J32TC1). On 71 x 73mm card with full die sinkage, rich color which is significantly different from the issued color, Very Fine, unlisted in Scott and this is the only one recorded (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
636 Pbl 2c Claret, Plate Proof on Card (J32P4).> Left sheet margin block of four with part arrow, large margins other sides, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice2c Claret, Plate Proof on Card (J32P4). Left sheet margin block of four with part arrow, large margins other sides, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice (Image)

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475.00

SOLD for $350.00
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637 Pbl 2c Claret, Plate Proof on Card (J32P4).> Top imprint and plate no. 34 block of eight, large margins all around, beautiful color, Very Fine and choice, only two top plate blocks exist and the other is in a
private collection, Scott Retail as plate blo2c Claret, Plate Proof on Card (J32P4). Top imprint and plate no. 34 block of eight, large margins all around, beautiful color, Very Fine and choice, only two top plate blocks exist and the other is in a private collection, Scott Retail as plate block and two singles (Image)

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3,200.00

SOLD for $2,200.00
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638 E 3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (J33-E1).> 51 x 100mm, with pencil 3 at center and with most design details incomplete, tiny thin spot just above design, Very Fine, a visually striking essay which is likely
unique3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (J33-E1). 51 x 100mm, with pencil "3" at center and with most design details incomplete, tiny thin spot just above design, Very Fine, a visually striking essay which is likely unique (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $950.00
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639 E 3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (J33-E2).> On 60 x 111mm card with full die sinkage, more complete than the previous lot but with significant portions of the design incomplete and with pencil lettering in
bottom label, faint horizontal crease, Ver3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (J33-E2). On 60 x 111mm card with full die sinkage, more complete than the previous lot but with significant portions of the design incomplete and with pencil lettering in bottom label, faint horizontal crease, Very Fine, a beautiful essay which is likely unique (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $1,300.00
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640 E 3c Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J33-E3).> On 61 x 111mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, with portions of design incomplete incl. lacking any engraved lines in the central numeral, fresh and Very
Fine, rare3c Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J33-E3). On 61 x 111mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, with portions of design incomplete incl. lacking any engraved lines in the central numeral, fresh and Very Fine, rare (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $650.00
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641 P 3c Claret, Large Die Proof on India (J33P1).> 26 x 30mm and on 57 x 108mm card with full die sinkage, taken from Die 54 <before hardening> and lacking the plate crack evident on later proofs, Very Fine, very
rare, this die shows larger triangles in l3c Claret, Large Die Proof on India (J33P1). 26 x 30mm and on 57 x 108mm card with full die sinkage, taken from Die 54 before hardening and lacking the plate crack evident on later proofs, Very Fine, very rare, this die shows larger triangles in lower corners and heavy frame lines, Die 54 was cracked (probably during hardening) and the cracked die was put in a clamp and a roll taken from it with evidence of the crack removed by hand, this is the only known proof taken prior to hardening (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $650.00
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