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

Essays and Proofs - 4-Cent and 5-Cent
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
164 E 4c Dark Yellow Brown, Large Die Essay on India (254-E1).> On 72 x 73mm card with full die sinkage, signed in pencil <<James Kennedy>> at lower right, Very Fine and choice, scarce essay4c Dark Yellow Brown, Large Die Essay on India (254-E1). On 72 x 73mm card with full die sinkage, signed in pencil "James Kennedy" at lower right, Very Fine and choice, scarce essay (Image)

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1,500.00

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165 E 4c Dark Brown, Large Die Essay on India (254-E3).> On 76 x 78mm card with full die sinkage, signed in pencil <<James Kennedy>> at lower right, few light toned spots well away from design, Very Fine, a beautiful
essay4c Dark Brown, Large Die Essay on India (254-E3). On 76 x 78mm card with full die sinkage, signed in pencil "James Kennedy" at lower right, few light toned spots well away from design, Very Fine, a beautiful essay (Image)

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1,250.00

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166 P 5c Chocolate, Large Die Proof on India (223P1).> Slightly larger than stamp size and affixed to 61 x 64mm card, ms. <<No. 2.A. July 3194. Color O.K. T.F.M.>>, some slight toning around edges from adhesive, Very
Fine, likely printed by the B.E.P. f5c Chocolate, Large Die Proof on India (223P1). Slightly larger than stamp size and affixed to 61 x 64mm card, ms. "No. 2.A. July 31/94. Color O.K. T.F.M.", some slight toning around edges from adhesive, Very Fine, likely printed by the B.E.P. from the master die to help determine final color (Image)

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E. 300-400

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167 E 5c Black, Large Die Essay of Portrait and Vignette on India (255-E1).> Two pieces of India approximately 42 x 54mm, laid on top of one another and affixed to 53 x 71mm piece of wove paper, top India is of frame
only with portrait cut out and American5c Black, Large Die Essay of Portrait and Vignette on India (255-E1). Two pieces of India approximately 42 x 54mm, laid on top of one another and affixed to 53 x 71mm piece of wove paper, top India is of frame only with portrait cut out and American die imprint, bottom India is portrait only with no printed vignette, the India paper components hinged into place, light diagonal crease does not affect design

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE COMPOSITE ESSAY OF THE 5-CENT BUREAU ISSUE, COMBINING THE FRAME OF THE 5-CENT AND AN UNADOPTED DESIGN OF GEORGE WASHINGTON FOR THE VIGNETTE. A WONDERFUL RARITY.

The 5c stamps of both the earlier 1890 Issue and also the later Bureau Issue depict Ulysses S. Grant. The portrait used here of George Washington, which is a three-quarter portrait facing left, is similar to those used for earlier 1851 12c, 1855 10c and others of the 1861-66 Issue, but is more elaborate. It is also more elaborate than that used for the later 2c 1902 Issue, Scott 301. (Image)

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168 E (no denomination) Green, Large Die Essay on India (255-E2).> 56 x 69mm, rich color, portrait significantly smaller than that in the previous lot and of the same size as American Bank Note Co. essay No. 68-E1,
ms. <<80 P.O.>>, at lower left is simil(no denomination) Green, Large Die Essay on India (255-E2). 56 x 69mm, rich color, portrait significantly smaller than that in the previous lot and of the same size as American Bank Note Co. essay No. 68-E1, ms. "80 P.O.", at lower left is similar to other notations for this issue, few small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, technically the design is exactly the same as No. 68-E1 but we have classified it as 255-E2 due to the manuscript notation, the Scott Catalogue listing should be refined to reflect the different sizes (Image)

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2,000.00

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169 E 5c Black, Composite Essay on India (255-E3).> Cut close and mounted on 74 x 84mm card, with <photograph of William Seward mounted in place,> intense color<><>^VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE COMPOSITE ESSAY FOR THE 5-CENT
BUREAU ISSUE, COMBINING THE PRINTED5c Black, Composite Essay on India (255-E3). Cut close and mounted on 74 x 84mm card, with photograph of William Seward mounted in place, intense color

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE COMPOSITE ESSAY FOR THE 5-CENT BUREAU ISSUE, COMBINING THE PRINTED FRAME OF THE ISSUED DESIGN WITH A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM SEWARD MOUNTED IN PLACE OF THE VIGNETTE. A MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE.

Seward, a former Governor of New York and Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson, passed away in 1872. This design shows that he was considered as a subject for a U.S. stamp, but this honor would have to wait -- his portrait would not appear of a regularly-issued stamp until 1909 when his so-called folly of buying Alaska from Russia was commemorated with the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Issue (Scott Nos. 370 and 371).

Ex Brazer (Image)

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3,500.00

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170 E 5c Deep Brown, Large Die Essay on India (255-E4).> On 70 x 83mm card with full die sinkage, American die imprint, signed in pencil <<James Kennedy>> and also with pencil <efore re-entry>>, Very Fine, rare and
desirable essay5c Deep Brown, Large Die Essay on India (255-E4). On 70 x 83mm card with full die sinkage, American die imprint, signed in pencil "James Kennedy" and also with pencil "Before re-entry", Very Fine, rare and desirable essay (Image)

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1,250.00

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171 E 5c Deep Brown, Large Die Essay on India (255-E4).> On 73 x 89mm card with full die sinkage, faint impression of American die imprint at bottom, intense color, pencil <<After re-entry>> at lower left, fresh and
Very Fine, an attractive essay5c Deep Brown, Large Die Essay on India (255-E4). On 73 x 89mm card with full die sinkage, faint impression of American die imprint at bottom, intense color, pencil "After re-entry" at lower left, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive essay (Image)

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1,250.00

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172 TC 5c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (255TC1).> 64 x 78mm, intense shade and impression, albino impression of American die imprint, small thin spots, still Very Fine, scarce5c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (255TC1). 64 x 78mm, intense shade and impression, albino impression of American die imprint, small thin spots, still Very Fine, scarce (Image)

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1,250.00

SOLD for $325.00
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