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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale - 1228

The William H. Gross Collection: United States 1847 First Issue

Die Proofs
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
P ImageAn extremely rare set of full-size 1847 Issue die proofs with cross-hatching

5¢ Red Brown, 10¢ Black, Large Die Proofs on India (1P1, 2P1), both die sunk on 150 x 225mm cards, showing full die sinkage and the complete cross-hatching, the cards lightly toned, Very Fine, one of only two sets of full-size die proofs of the 1847 Issue we have encountered--the 1847 die proofs with the cross-hatching are known in the issued colors as well as in several trial colors (on India paper, bond, wove and glazed card); nearly all such examples are cut down to at least the border of the cross-hatching, if not even further; this is one of only two sets we have encountered that is die sunk on full-size cards--the other was offered in our sale of the Falk Finkelburg collection in 1999--Scott value as normal cut-down proofs is $1,600.00 (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000


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P Image5¢ Red Brown, 10¢ Black, Large Die Proofs on India (1P1, 2P1), 5¢ 41 x 50mm, 10¢ 36 x 49mm, both with full cross-hatching, intense shades, fresh and Very Fine set of die proofs, Scott value $1,600.00 (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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P Image5¢ Red Brown, 10¢ Black, Large Die Proofs on Glazed Salmon Paper (1P1i, 2P1i), 5¢ 39 x 50mm, 10¢ 35 x 43mm, both with cross-hatching, intense shades, the 10¢ with printing on reverse identifying the paper as "(Crane's) Glazed Sa(lmon)...Thickne(ss)...", Very Fine and rare, a choice matched pair on this striking and unusual colored paper, Power Search located only one other example on Salmon paper (a 10¢), according to Brazer the American Bank Note Co. used paper from sample books of Crane & Co. and L. L. Brown Co. around 1895 to print 1847 Issue proofs, Scott value $2,000.00 (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000


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P Image5¢ Red Brown, Large Die Proof on India (1P1), 40 x 51mm with full cross-hatching, brilliant color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine, ex "Chesapeake", Scott value $800.00 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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P Image5¢ Red Brown, Large Die Proof on White Bond (1P1a), 42 x 46mm with full cross-hatching, rich color, Very Fine, ex "Chesapeake", Scott value $800.00 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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P Image5¢ Red Brown, Large Die Proof on Pink Bond (1P1b), 41 x 49mm with full cross-hatching, rich proof color on distinctive Pink paper, Very Fine, ex "Chesapeake", Scott value $1,250.00 (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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P Image5¢ Red Brown, Large Die Proof on Pink Bond, Watermarked (1P1b var), 33 x 43mm with cross-hatching (partly trimmed away at left), bold watermark at left, rich color on Pink paper, Fine, ex "Chesapeake", Scott value $1,250.00 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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P Image5¢ Red Brown, Large Die Proof on White Laid Paper (1P1c), 41 x 53mm with full cross-hatching, portion of printed paper identification on back, including "All Linen", "L. L. Br(own Co)" and fancy symbol, rich color, Very Fine, ex "Chesapeake", with 1980 P.F. certificate, Scott value $1,000.00 (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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P Image5¢ Red Brown, Large Die Proof on White Laid Paper (1P1c), 37 x 45mm with full cross-hatching, portion of printed paper identification on front, including "L. L. Bro(wn Co)", rich color, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott value $1,000.00 (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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10° P Image5¢ Red Brown, Large Die Proof on Bluish Laid Paper (1P1d), 36 x 51mm with full cross-hatching, rich proof color on distinctive Bluish paper, Very Fine, ex "Chesapeake", Scott value $800.00 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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11° TC Image5¢ Scarlet Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (1TC1al), 45 x 50mm with cross-hatching, fiery color on bright white paper, Very Fine, Scott value $1,000.00 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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