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2012 Rarities of the World continued...

1869 Pictorial Issue: Essays, Proofs and Specimens continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
136 S Image1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card, Ty. 1 Specimen Ovpt. (112P4S-117P4s, 120P4S-122P4S, 129P4S). Full set with 11.5 mm sans serif ovpts. in all capital letters (Plett Ty. 1), 10c and 30c in black, others in red, 15c is Type III design, large margins, bright colors, 3c, 6c and 24c some very slight toning at top


In Chronicle 227 (included with lot), Michael Plett concludes his multi-year research into the card proof "Specimens" with an outstanding article which traces their history and presents detailed census data for all the known examples. There were four different types of "Specimen" overprints applied to card proofs, and each proof that bears one of the types is likely unique. The 1869 card proofs are found with all four types on various denominations, but only the Type 1 is found on all 10 denominations. This set, from the Brazer collection, is therefore the only available complete set of 1869 card proofs with the same overprint type.

Each accompanied by 1990 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 4,000-5,000

SOLD for $13,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
137 S Image10c Yellow, "Specimen" Overprint, Ty. H (116SH). Bold Type H "Specimen" overprint, central thin spot, appears Fine, an extremely rare example of the Type H overprint on the 1869 issue which may well be unique, Scott Catalogue lists only Types A and B on 1869 stamps, with 1978 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for No. 116 with Type A overprint $1,750.00 (Image)

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E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
138 S Image12c Green, "Specimen" Overprint., Ty. A (117SA). With additional tiny manuscript "X", clear to wide margins, small internal paper wrinkle near top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine for this rare "Specimen" overprint and much better centered than other examples we have come across, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate (Image)

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SOLD for $2,100.00
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