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

Postage Due Essays and Proofs continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
642 E 10c Black, Large Die Essay on India (J35-E1).> On 56 x 107mm card with full die sinkage, bright shade, lacking any engraved lines on the numeral, signed in pencil by the engraver <<Lyman L. Ellis>>, Very Fine
and choice, probably a unique essay10c Black, Large Die Essay on India (J35-E1). On 56 x 107mm card with full die sinkage, bright shade, lacking any engraved lines on the numeral, signed in pencil by the engraver "Lyman L. Ellis", Very Fine and choice, probably a unique essay (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $1,800.00
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643 E 30c Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J36-E1).> On 65 x 117mm card with full die sinkage, with numeral lacking any engraved lines, bright and fresh, Very Fine, this is the only essay for the 30c30c Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J36-E1). On 65 x 117mm card with full die sinkage, with numeral lacking any engraved lines, bright and fresh, Very Fine, this is the only essay for the 30c (Image)

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1,000.00

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644 E 50c Black, Large Die Essay on India (J37-E1).> On 61 x 113mm card with full die sinkage, bright shade, with blank square at center for numeral and with faint outline of 50 which shows that the design for the
numeral was in its infancy, fresh and Ve50c Black, Large Die Essay on India (J37-E1). On 61 x 113mm card with full die sinkage, bright shade, with blank square at center for numeral and with faint outline of "50" which shows that the design for the numeral was in its infancy, fresh and Very Fine, this is likely unique in this color, Scott Catalogue makes no mention of the outline at center, which is also present on the following lot (Image)

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1,000.00

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645 E 50c Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J37-E1).> On 87 x 142mm card with full die sinkage, with blank square at center for numeral, faint outline of numeral at center shows that this part of the engraving was
just being started, Very Fine and choice,50c Claret, Large Die Essay on India (J37-E1). On 87 x 142mm card with full die sinkage, with blank square at center for numeral, faint outline of numeral at center shows that this part of the engraving was just being started, Very Fine and choice, probably unique in this color (Image)

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1,000.00

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646 E 50c Black, Large Die Essay on India (J37-E2).> On 57 x 104mm card which barely shows full die sinkage area, intense shade, incomplete design especially around central numeral, signed in pencil by Lyman Ellis,
Very Fine and choice, probably unique50c Black, Large Die Essay on India (J37-E2). On 57 x 104mm card which barely shows full die sinkage area, intense shade, incomplete design especially around central numeral, signed in pencil by Lyman Ellis, Very Fine and choice, probably unique (Image)

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1,000.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
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647 P 50c Claret, Large Die Proof on India (J37P1).> 68 x 73mm with die sinkage at sides, pencil line points to bottom of 5 of 50 and with notation <<off on roll>> indicating correction to be made to transfer roll,
Very Fine, an unusual proof and impo50c Claret, Large Die Proof on India (J37P1). 68 x 73mm with die sinkage at sides, pencil line points to bottom of "5" of 50" and with notation "off on roll" indicating correction to be made to transfer roll, Very Fine, an unusual proof and important production item, unlisted with the notation in Scott (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $600.00
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648 P 1c-50c Claret, 1894 Large Die Proofs on India (J31P1-J37P1).> On approximately 152 x 201mm cards with full die sinkage, 1c and 2c with extra India cut away so appearing slightly larger than stamp size, all
except 3c and 30c <signed and approved by Th1c-50c Claret, 1894 Large Die Proofs on India (J31P1-J37P1). On approximately 152 x 201mm cards with full die sinkage, 1c and 2c with extra India cut away so appearing slightly larger than stamp size, all except 3c and 30c signed and approved by Third Assistant Postmaster General and with dates of approval in August or Sept. 1894, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail with no premium for the signatures and approvals (Image)

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1,155.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
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649 P 1c-50c Claret, 1894 Large Die Proofs on India (J31P1-J37P1).> On approximately 152 x 202mm cards with full die sinkage except 1c 62 x 112mm with full die sinkage, 1c and 5c-50c with vertical die sinkage area,
others with square die sinkage area, coup1c-50c Claret, 1894 Large Die Proofs on India (J31P1-J37P1). On approximately 152 x 202mm cards with full die sinkage except 1c 62 x 112mm with full die sinkage, 1c and 5c-50c with vertical die sinkage area, others with square die sinkage area, couple light toned spots, Fine-Very Fine set (Image)

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1,155.00

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650 P 1c-50c 1894, Large Die Proofs on India (J31P1-J37P1).> On approximately 63 x 110mm cards with full die sinkage, 2c smaller, few insignificant toned spots, Very Fine1c-50c 1894, Large Die Proofs on India (J31P1-J37P1). On approximately 63 x 110mm cards with full die sinkage, 2c smaller, few insignificant toned spots, Very Fine (Image)

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1,155.00

SOLD for $350.00
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651 P 1c-50c 1894, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2-J37P2).> On original gray card backing from a Roosevelt presentation album, 3c from Die 54 after hardening and with easily discernible crack as always on this proof,
fresh and Very Fine, it is believed tha1c-50c 1894, Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2-J37P2). On original gray card backing from a Roosevelt presentation album, 3c from Die 54 after hardening and with easily discernible crack as always on this proof, fresh and Very Fine, it is believed that 85 sets were produced (Image)

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840.00

SOLD for $325.00
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652 P 1c-50c 1894, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2a-J37P2a).> Fresh colors, more moderate toning than usually found, rich colors, few small faults incl. thin spots or translucencies from hinges<><>^VERY
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE SET1c-50c 1894, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (J31P2a-J37P2a). Fresh colors, more moderate toning than usually found, rich colors, few small faults incl. thin spots or translucencies from hinges

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1894 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

It is believed that only three to five sets were produced. The 30c with 1990 P.F. certificate. Scott value of $500.00 each seems low for die proofs of such rarity. (Image)

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3,500.00

SOLD for $1,300.00
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