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1882 SIX CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. ESSAYS, PROOFS & SPECIMENS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
261 E 206-E5 206-E5, (1c) Lincoln, vignette only, die essay on white ivory paper, a rare complete set of all five colors listed in the Scott catalog, ranging in size from 47x50mm to
50x62mm, very fine also accompanied by a handsome engraved similar Lincoln#206-E5, (1c) Lincoln, vignette only, die essay on white ivory paper, a rare complete set of all five colors listed in the Scott catalog, ranging in size from 47x50mm to 50x62mm, very fine; also accompanied by a handsome engraved similar Lincoln vignette incorporated into a small patriotic design on card; ex-Finkelburg. (Image) $2,000.00

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
262 E 208-E1 208-E1, 6c Black, die essay on India, mounted on card measuring 43x41mm, a design very nearly identical the final accepted design, except minor differences, including
unfinished shading, some unobtrusive tone spots, otherwise very fine and rare,#208-E1, 6c Black, die essay on India, mounted on card measuring 43x41mm, a design very nearly identical the final accepted design, except minor differences, including unfinished shading, some unobtrusive tone spots, otherwise very fine and rare, as this is the only reported example; 1990 PF certificate. (Image) $1,500.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
263 TC 208TC1 208TC1, 6c Indigo, large die trial color proof, die sunk on card measuring 76x103, showing full die sinkage, with Duplicate Die - C - 60American Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprint
below, extremely fine incredibly handsome as well as quite scarce.#208TC1, 6c Indigo, large die trial color proof, die sunk on card measuring 76x103, showing full die sinkage, with "Duplicate Die - C - 60/American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below, extremely fine; incredibly handsome as well as quite scarce. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
264 TC 208TC1 208TC1, 6c Orange vermilion, large die trial color proof, die sunk on card measuring 70x74mm, showing full die sinkage, with Duplicate Die - C - 60American Bank Note Co. N.Y.
imprint below, choice very fine scarce and striking ex-Finkelbu#208TC1, 6c Orange vermilion, large die trial color proof, die sunk on card measuring 70x74mm, showing full die sinkage, with "Duplicate Die - C - 60/American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below, choice very fine; scarce and striking; ex-Finkelburg. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
265 TC 208TC1 208TC1, 6c Dark violet, large die trial color proof, die sunk on card measuring 70x74mm, showing full die sinkage, with Duplicate Die - C - 60American Bank Note Co. N.Y.
imprint below, choice very fine another scarce and striking large die t#208TC1, 6c Dark violet, large die trial color proof, die sunk on card measuring 70x74mm, showing full die sinkage, with "Duplicate Die - C - 60/American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below, choice very fine; another scarce and striking large die trial color proof; ex-Finkelburg. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
266 TC 208TC1 208TC1, 6c Chestnut brown, large die trial color proof, die sunk on card measuring 70x74mm, showing full die sinkage, with Duplicate Die - C - 60American Bank Note Co. N.Y.
imprint below, choice very fine scarce ex-Finkelburg.#208TC1, 6c Chestnut brown, large die trial color proof, die sunk on card measuring 70x74mm, showing full die sinkage, with "Duplicate Die - C - 60/American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below, choice very fine; scarce; ex-Finkelburg. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
267 P 208P1 208P1, 6c Rose, large die proof on India, die sunk on card measuring 74x78mm, showing full die sinkage, especially bright and fresh, choice very fine.#208P1, 6c Rose, large die proof on India, die sunk on card measuring 74x78mm, showing full die sinkage, especially bright and fresh, choice very fine. (Image) $800.00

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
268 P 208P2a 208P2a, 6c Rose, Panama-Pacific small die proof on wove, unusually deep rich color that is quite distinctive from the normally issued color, usual slight paper toning as found
on all existing examples, trivial natural paper inclusion, minor hi#208P2a, 6c Rose, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof on wove, unusually deep rich color that is quite distinctive from the normally issued color, usual slight paper toning as found on all existing examples, trivial natural paper inclusion, minor hinge thin, very fine appearance; no more than five are believed to have been produced; a review of existing examples suggests all of these have flaws to some degree; this most unusual color may have been struck but not used at the Panama-Pacific presentation; ex-Brazer. (Image) $1,200.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
269 P 208P2a 208P2a, 6c Rose, Panama-Pacific small die proof on wove, another example in yet an even different unissued shade than the previous lot, this being in a bright almost pinkish
shade, usual slight paper toning as found on all existing examples,#208P2a, 6c Rose, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof on wove, another example in yet an even different unissued shade than the previous lot, this being in a bright almost "pinkish" shade, usual slight paper toning as found on all existing examples, small thin and a nick at top, very fine appearance; no more than five are believed to have been produced; almost all of which have flaws; this most unusual color may have been struck but not used at the Panama-Pacific presentation; ex-Brazer. (Image) $1,200.00

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
270 Pbl 208P3/208aP4 208P3208aP4, 6c Lincoln, plate proof collection of nine different items, includes three blocks of four of plate proofs on India blocks of four in various shades (Rose, Dull
rose and Deep rose), plate proofs on card include singles of all four p#208P3/208aP4, 6c Lincoln, plate proof collection of nine different items, includes three blocks of four of plate proofs on India blocks of four in various shades (Rose, Dull rose and Deep rose), plate proofs on card include singles of all four printings (in various shades), plus a top margin and imprint strip of eight and a block of eight (both in the Brown rose shade), all quite well margined, couple of trivial flaws (primarily on the India paper blocks), otherwise very fine. (Image) $2,395.00+

SOLD for $1,900.00
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271 Pbl 208aP3 208aP3, 6c Brown red, plate proof on India, an impressive bottom left corner margin block of 24 (8x3) mounted on card, deep luxuriant color and impression on bright paper,
extremely fine a rare and handsome proof multiple.#208aP3, 6c Brown red, plate proof on India, an impressive bottom left corner margin block of 24 (8x3) mounted on card, deep luxuriant color and impression on bright paper, extremely fine; a rare and handsome proof multiple. (Image) $2,400.00+

SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
272 S 208SD/208SL 208SD208SL, 6c Lincoln, Specimen and Sample group, consisting of two singles (different shades) with SPECIMEN. type D overprint in red, a 6c Brown red with SAMPLE. overprint
type K in blue on a bottom margin imprint and plate number No#208SD/208SL, 6c Lincoln, "Specimen" and "Sample" group, consisting of two singles (different shades) with "SPECIMEN." type D overprint in red, a 6c Brown red with "SAMPLE." overprint type K in blue on a bottom margin imprint and plate number "No. 127" strip of five (no gum), and concluding with a 6c Vermilion bottom margin imprint and plate "No. 127" strip of five with blue "SAMPLE/A." type L overprint, all well centered, o.g. (except for one strip as noted), couple of trivial flaws, still very fine; a scarce assemblage. (Image) $910.00+

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1882 SIX CENT AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. ISSUED STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
273 ogPB 208 208, 6c Rose, an extremely rare full top margin imprint and plate No. 127 block of eight, strong color, o.g., various flaws such as minor gum toning, small thin spot in top
left stamp, some perf. separations, etc., nonetheless this plate block#208, 6c Rose, an extremely rare full top margin imprint and plate "No. 127" block of eight, strong color, o.g., various flaws such as minor gum toning, small thin spot in top left stamp, some perf. separations, etc., nonetheless this plate block is almost never encountered, in fact this is the first such plate block of Scott #208 we have ever offered in our auctions, even the magnificent Wampler collection which we sold in 1998 (noted for being incredibly comprehensive) did not have an example of this plate; 2001 PSE certificate. (Image) $11,500.00

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
274 ogbl 208a 208a, 6c Pale brown red, very scarce mint block of four, considerably stronger color than typically encountered, attractively centered, o.g., minor h.r., a few inconsequential
perf. separations, fine-very fine 1983 PF certificate.#208a, 6c Pale brown red, very scarce mint block of four, considerably stronger color than typically encountered, attractively centered, o.g., minor h.r., a few inconsequential perf. separations, fine-very fine; 1983 PF certificate. (Image) $3,000.00

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
275 c 208a, 212 208a, 6c Brown red, used in combination with 1c Ultramarine 1887 issue (212), a pair of the former and a single of the latter tied to 2c Brown stamped envelope of the period,
sent registered return receipt from New York City to Manila, Philip#208a, 6c Brown red, used in combination with 1c Ultramarine 1887 issue (#212), a pair of the former and a single of the latter tied to 2c Brown stamped envelope of the period, sent registered return receipt from New York City to Manila, Philippine Islands, multiple double oval "New York/Reg" cancels, plus violet boxed New York registration handstamp, sent via San Francisco and with that city's red three-line registered marking on reverse, some tears to backflap, very fine; an attractive cover to a rare destination, being the only reported example used to the Philippines bearing the Six Cent issue of 1882. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
SIX CENT BANK NOTE COLLECTION BALANCES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
276 c 137, 148, 159 #137, 148, 159, The postal history balance of 40 covers bearing the 6c Lincoln National Bank Note Company issues, grilled and ungrilled, and the 1873 Continental Bank Note Company issues, a select group of covers all having been acquired by Mr. Ainsworth for their unusual usages, cancellations and overall eye appeal, as most were placed in his exhibition collection, begins with 5 scarce covers bearing the grilled 6c stamp (catalog $750.00) each, both domestic and overseas usages, followed by an excellent group of 19 ungrilled 6c covers, with a wonderful range of usages, combination frankings with other values (up to the 30c) and destinations, and concluding with 16 covers franked with the 6c 1873 issue, again with uncommon usages and destinations, some typical cover flaws, but as a whole the condition is well above average and contains many select covers, fine-very fine; an exceptional group either for the Bank Note specialist or cover retailer. Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $6,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
277 O 148, 159, 186 #148, 159, 186, 6c Lincoln Bank Note used accumulation of over 220 singles and 20 pairs or larger (up to strips of seven), assembled for their variety of types of cancellations and/or colors, we note a few better "fancy" types, but most are more common cork or duplex cancels (although there is great variety among these), few printing varieties included as well, some of the larger strips are quite attractive, condition a bit mixed, but overall a fine and worthwhile lot for the specialist. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
278 c 148, 159 148, 159, Specialized group of 6c Lincoln Bank Note New York Foreign Mail covers, a visually attractive and scarce group of 14 covers, 1870-76, all franked with at least one 6c
Bank Note issue of 1870 or 1873, typically most are in combination w#148, 159, Specialized group of 6c Lincoln Bank Note New York Foreign Mail covers, a visually attractive and scarce group of 14 covers, 1870-76, all franked with at least one 6c Bank Note issue of 1870 or 1873, typically most are in combination with other values, destinations are England, France, Germany and Switzerland, a wide variety of NYFM cancels represented, including several that are the ornate geometric types, we note one cover with a scarce red supplementary mail c.d.s., all wonderfully annotated, few typical cover flaws, but overall most are fine-very fine, with most cancels extremely well struck; a perfect lot for the NYFM specialist (imagea) (imageb) (imagec) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
279 O 159, 186, 208, 208a 159, 186, 208, 208a, 6c Lincoln Bank Note cancellation collection, a wonderful assemblage of 116 used singles (plus two pairs and a block of four), the majority being the 1873
6c Dull rose Continental printings, but also several examples of the#159, 186, 208, 208a, 6c Lincoln Bank Note cancellation collection, a wonderful assemblage of 116 used singles (plus two pairs and a block of four), the majority being the 1873 6c Dull rose Continental printings, but also several examples of the 1879 and 1883 printings, all carefully selected over many years by Mr. Ainsworth for their unusual and/or eye-appealing cancellations, includes an impressive range of fancy and recognizable types, such as the blue Chicago "KK" in coffin (PF certificate), Waterbury leafs, Leominster stovepipe, pumpkin face, intricate "U.S. Mail", Masonic bible, stars, geometric (including NYFM), shamrock, Nagasaki, Japan c.d.s., in addition to many colored cancellations, all-in-all an extremely desirable group that would take considerable effort to duplicate, as with all cancellation studies several stamps with inconsequential small flaws, although a number are quite sound as well, overall fine-very fine, with most cancellations very fine. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
280 c 186, 208 186, 208, The postal history balance of 35 covers bearing the 6c Lincoln American Bank Note Company issues of 1879 and 1882, a marvelous assemblage of unusual and scarce usages
all franked with at least one 6c stamp, 28 covers are on exhibition#186, 208, The postal history balance of 35 covers bearing the 6c Lincoln American Bank Note Company issues of 1879 and 1882, a marvelous assemblage of unusual and scarce usages all franked with at least one 6c stamp, 28 covers are on exhibition pages and well annotated, plus seven new additions waiting to be mounted, domestic usages include a number with additional Bank Note adhesives, including registered usages with a 6c & 30c combination, and another with 1c, 6c & 30c combination, western usages are noted including covers from Fort McDowell, Arizona, Fort Wingate, N.M. and Eureka, Nevada, foreign destinations are particularly well represented by many scarce and valuable covers, better destinations include Australia (2), Austria, Chile, New Zealand (3), Norway and Prussia, excellent range of markings and rates, three and four-color frankings, etc., many were acquired individually by Mr. Ainsworth at auction or on a retail basis, condition quite nice overall, largely fine-very fine; a desirable group of covers that are not easy to find today. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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