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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1209

United States
Essays, Proofs and Specimens: 1845 thru 1869 Issue

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1001
Symbol: E
Cat No: 1Xa-E1e

image Gavit & Co., 5c Franklin, Black Die Essay on White Glazed (1Xa-E1e). 45 x 75mm, intense shade, usual slight translucencies outside the design, Very Fine (Image)

$ 900.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 475.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:43:48 EST
Sold For 475

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1002
Symbol: E
Cat No: 9X1-E1a

image New York N.Y., 5c Black, Large Die Essay on India (9X1-E1a). On 152 x 225mm card with full die sinkage, card with some slight toning and tiny tear at left far from design, Very Fine, scarce in this large size, ex Farrington (Image)

$ 450.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 325.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:44:18 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1003
Symbol: TC
Cat No: 3TC4-4TC4

image 5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4). Complete sets of blocks of four in all five colors, vivid colors, each with ample to full margins -- these were well cut from the sheets without any margins touching the designs


The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 50 in each color was printed. The sheets were somehow acquired by James A. Petrie of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, at the close of the exposition (along with the 1869 invert card proof sheets). Petrie claimed that he rescued the proofs just before they were to be burned. They were cut up into one set of blocks of eight, two sets of blocks of four, pairs and singles. These are often offered either by denomination or in other smaller groupings. It is exceedingtly difficult to assemble a complete set of blocks.

Scott Retail as singles (Image)

$ 12,000.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 17,000.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:46:00 EST
Sold For 17000

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1004
Symbol: P
Cat No: 3P4-4P4

image 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Large margins to full, intense impressions, Very Fine (Image)

$ 500.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 350.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:46:27 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1005
Symbol: S
Cat No: 1TC3S

image 5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (1TC3S). Positions 89-90R1, horizontal pair, right stamp double transfer Type B, large margins to barely in at top, right stamp two small creases (one ending in small tear), Fine-Very Fine, scarce, ex Marasse, with 1995 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 300.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:46:58 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1006
Symbol: S
Cat No: 1PS-2PS

image 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Proofs on India, "Specimen" Ovpt. (1PS-2PS). Black and Red overprints respectively, card mounted, 10c cut-down large die proof, 5c might also be, 10c with scuff and tear, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, the 10c is most likely from the American Bank Note Co. archival sheet reconstruction (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 325.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:47:37 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1007
Symbol: P
Cat No: 40P3-47P3, 40P4-47P4

image 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on India and Card (40P3-47P3, 40P4-47P4). Complete sets on India and card, brilliant colors, full to large margins including a couple with sheet margins, fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, particularly choice quality sets (Image)

$ 1,370.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 600.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:48:04 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1008
Symbol: PBL
Cat No: 40P4-47P4

image 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4). Blocks of four with matching bottom sheet margins, ample to large margins other sides, brilliant colors on dazzling white cards as fresh as the day they were printed


The complete sheets of India and card proofs from the Josiah K. Lilly collection, which were formerly in the Earl of Crawford and Ackerman collections, were dispersed in Siegel Sale 321 in September, 1967. The sheets were divided into panes of 100 (or half sheets of 50, depending on the plate format) after the sale. One set of panes remains essentially intact in a private collection. The other set of panes has been further subdivided into smaller multiples over the years. This exceptionally fresh sheet margin set comes from that division. (Image)

$ 1,870.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 4,000.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:48:59 EST
Sold For 4000

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1009
Symbol: TC
Cat No: 47TC4

image 90c 1875 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (47TC4). Blocks of four in Scarlet, Brown and Blue, each with large margins, fresh and Very Fine, scarce as blocks, Scott Retail as singles (Image)

$ 1,260.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,200.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:49:42 EST
Sold For 2200

Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1010
Symbol: E
Cat No: 71-E2b

image 30c Deep Red Orange, First Design, Plate Essay on India (71-E2b; formerly 61P3). Block of four, large margins all around, few faults including repaired tear, appears Fine, extremely rare, this is the only recorded multiple of the 30c Deep Red Orange Plate Essay, ex Finkelburg and "Lake Shore", Scott Retail as singles (Image)

$ 2,000.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 850.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:50:29 EST
Sold For 850
Sale No: 1209
Lot No: 1011
Symbol: E
Cat No: 72-E1a to 72-E3a

image 90c Washington, Schernikow Large Die Essays on Proof Paper (72-E1a, 72-E2a, 72-E3a). Three of first and third, seven of second, mostly between 45 x 47mm and 65 x 65mm, seven show full die sinkage, wide range of colors, few with insignificant faults, overall a Very Fine and desirable group of Schernikow essays, showing three distinctly different states of the die (Image)

$ 1,375.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00

Closed..Oct-22-2019, 10:51:44 EST
Sold For 650

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