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United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Essays and Proofs (1890 Issue thru Columbian Issue)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1189   American Bank Note Company Contract for 1890 Issue. Ribbon bound manila folder entitled "Contract for furnishing Adhesive Postage Stamps. January 1, 1890, to December 31, 1893", containing the P.O. Dept. specifications for the 1890 Issue and the executed detailed contract between American Bank Note Co. and the Postmaster General, signed by James McDonough, John Wanamaker and several others, few pages have some toning and one with a tear, an important historical document which is the culmination of a fascinating bid process during which Charles Steel was initially the lowest bidder but was paid off by ABNCo. to "lose" the contract, the contract was then re-bid and awarded to ABNCo. also incl. few single page original documents between ABNCo. and Canadian P.M.G.

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E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1190 TC Image2c, 5c, 6c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Stamp Paper (220TC, 223TC, 224TC). Horizontal pair of each, also two singles of 6c in different colors, pairs original gum, 5c h.r., singles unused (no gum), large margins to full, Very Fine, 2c and 5c with 1980's P.F. certificates, the former as Mint N.H. (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1191 TC Image6c 1890 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (224TC5). Six original gum vertical or horizontal pairs, all different colors, couple with slight offset on gum, Very Fine-Extremely Fine (Image)

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1,440.00

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
1192 P Image1c Ultramarine, 10c Green, Large Die Proofs on India (219P1, 226P1). 1c is a hybrid, cut to shape and mounted on India which is die sunk on 142 x 225mm card, bright color, 10c die sunk on 150 x 226mm card with full die sinkage, fresh, Very Fine pair (Image)

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450.00

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
1193 P Image1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2). Each adhering to original gray card backing cut to outside the margins of the proofs, rich colors, lacking only the 2c Lake to be complete, 6c with small corner thin, overall fresh and Very Fine (Image)

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2,090.00

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1194 P Image1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (219P2, 220P2-229P2). Removed from original gray card backing, lacking only the 2c Lake to be complete, bright colors, some minor thinning from card removal, otherwise Very Fine (Image)

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2,090.00

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1195 P Image1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (219P3-229P3). Full to large margins, bright colors, also 1c, 4c (corner margin block of four), 10c and 90c plate proofs on card, couple typical India paper flaws, Very Fine group (Image)

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860.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1196 P Image1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on India or Card (219P3/229P4). No. 220 pair, 30c and 90c on card, others on India (incl. 219DP3), large margins, few trivial paper imperfections as usually seen on this fragile paper, Very Fine (Image)

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879.00

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1197 P Image1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). Ample to huge margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine (Image)

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785.00

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1198 Pbl Image1c-90c 1890-93 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (219P4-229P4). Blocks of four, complete incl. the scarcer No. 219DP4, plus extra blocks of eight of 5c and 6c, beautiful colors and large margins throughout, fresh and Extremely Fine set (Image)

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3,210.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1199 Pbl Image2c Lake, Plate Proof on Card (219DP4). Bottom imprint, plate no. 19 and letter "D" block of 12, deep rich color, large margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a scarce proof plate block (Image)

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3,250.00

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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