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United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Essays and Proofs (1861-66 Issue) continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1055 E Image30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a, formerly 61TC1). Die sunk on 140 x 229mm card with full die sinkage, "446" and imprint at bottom, from a salesman's book and retaining the original binding and tissue paper interleaving, minor toned spots outside of die sinkage area and at edges of card, otherwise Very Fine, scarce (Image)

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1,750.00

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1056 E Image90c Black, First Design, Large Die Essay on India (72-E7b, formerly 62TC1). Die sunk on 140 x 229mm card with full die sinkage, "447" and imprint at bottom, layout lines around the design, from a salesman's book and retaining the original binding and tissue paper interleaving, toned spots fall outside of die sinkage area, Very Fine appearance, a rare "Premiere Gravure" die essay in Black, the Finkelburg collection contained only a cut down hybrid, and the example in the Brazer sale was defective, the Lake Shore collection did not contain an example (it had a No. 72 trial color proof misidentified as 72-E7b) (Image)

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1,750.00

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1057 P Image1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (63P1/77P1). Eight proofs, missing only the 2c and 24c values for completion, die sunk on approximately 144 x 224mm cards with full die sinkage (30c 152 x 199mm), many with binding from salesman's book at side, only the 1c with tiny toned spot well away from die sunk area

VERY FINE GROUP OF LARGE DIE PROOFS FOR THE 1861-66 ISSUE. PERFECT FOR EXHIBITION.

The 30c with 1984 P.F. certificate (Image)

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6,150.00

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1058 Pbl Image1c-24c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 77P3, 78P3). Blocks of four of 1c, 3c, 15c and 24c, 3c still affixed to original card, vivid colors, large margins with just the 24c close at lower left, fresh and Very Fine, 24c with 1989 A.P.S. certificate (Image)

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1,475.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1059 P Image1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/77P4). Complete for all Scott-listed items less the scarcer 24c Red Lilac, large margins, fresh colors, Very Fine (Image)

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1,525.00

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1060 P Image1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/77P4). Nine, lacking only the scarce 24c Red Lilac and 15c to be complete, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine (Image)

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525.00

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
1061 P Image1c-24c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proof Balance. Ten plate proofs, incl. two 1c, 10c and 12c on India, 1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 15c and 24c on card, bright colors, Very Fine (Image)

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610.00

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1062 TC Image1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1a). Die sunk on 68 x 100mm card with full die sinkage, intense shade, minor toned spot on card, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare large die trial color proof of the 1c with full die sinkage, Don Evans notes in his book on the 1c Franklin that he has no records of a full large die trial color proof, we have sold only one other die sunk example, which was ex Finkelburg and Lake Shore, with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image)

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2,500.00

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1063 TC Image1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1a). 57 x 56mm, off card, beautifully detailed impression and deep shade, inconsequential translucency in top left corner far from design, Very Fine, a rare large die trial color proof of the 1c, the proof offered in the previous lot and the ex Finkelburg and Lake Shore example are the only two we have sold that were die sunk, Scott Retail as die sunk (Image)

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2,500.00

SOLD for $350.00
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1064 P Image1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1). Die sunk on 154 x 223mm card, "National Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint and faint "440" die no., Very Fine (Image)

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700.00

SOLD for $300.00
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1065 P Image1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (63P1 var). Mounted on 150 x 224mm card with red "Specimen" overprint across stamp and full imprint at bottom, gorgeous fresh color, small hint of a short bend at far bottom of card, Extremely Fine example of this desirable proof variety, with 1985 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as normal $700.00 (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction

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