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The Richard Drews Collection of U.S. 1861-1868 Issues continued...

Essays and Proofs: Small Die Proofs
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
73 P Image1c-90c 1861 First Designs and Colors, Small Die Essays/Proofs on Wove (62BP2/72E7c, formerly 55P2/62P2). Complete page from a Roosevelt album with set of nine proofs, including the second 3c labeled "1866", "FIRST 1861" label at top, bright and fresh colors, small tear in card at left, light bend at right touches the 90c

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE COMPLETE PAGE FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM WITH THE 1861 FIRST DESIGNS AND COLORS.

Only 85 Roosevelt albums were produced and very few complete pages remain -- particularly for the most sought-after issues such as 1861. Most of the designs here are indistinguishable from the 1861 Second Design proofs (offered in the following lot) when cut down, and are therefore particularly desirable on the original page (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
74 P Image1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Small Die Proofs on Wove (63P2/78P2). Complete page from a Roosevelt presentation album, with label "LAST 1861" at center surrounded by 10 proofs, 2c Black Jack Die II, bright colors, small tear in card at bottom left, minor light wrinkles left edge

VERY FINE COMPLETE PAGE OF THE 1861 ISSUE SMALL DIE PROOFS FROM A ROOSEVELT PRESENTATION ALBUM.

Only 85 albums were produced and few sets of the 1861 Issue proofs are intact on their entire original page. (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
75 P Image1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (57P2a/77P2a). Complete set of all ten denominations, plus extra 3c in Scarlet and 12c with both First and Second Designs, the 5c is also the First Design, large margins, characteristic toning as always seen on these issues, 2c with small thin spots, 5c and 15c with small margin thin

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE MOST COMPLETE SET OF 1861 ISSUE PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH BOTH SHADES OF THE 3-CENT, AND THE 5-CENT AND 12-CENT FIRST DESIGNS.

From February 20 to December 4, 1915, the Panama-Pacific Exposition was held in San Francisco, to commemorate Balboa's discovery of the Pacific Ocean and to celebrate the opening of one of mankind's greatest engineering achievements, the Panama Canal.

The Post Office Department decided to prepare a limited number of proof sets showing every United States stamp printed up to the time of the exposition. A total of 413 different designs were made. Only two sets were officially prepared, but it is widely recognized that between three and five of each were made. These included Officials, Newspapers and Periodicals, Philippines and other special use stamps.

This set is the most complete we have ever offered for the 1861 Issue. It includes, in order of denomination, Nos. 63P2a, 73P2a, 65P2a, 74P2a, 57P2a, 68P2a, 59P2a, 69P2a, 77P2a, 70P2a, 71P2a and 72P2a. It lacks only the 3c and 90c First Designs (56P2a and 62P2a) and the 5c Second Design (76P2a) among all the Scott-listed Panama-Pacific die proofs. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a set of Panama-Pacific small die proofs representing all ten of the denominations issued between 1861 and 1866.

2c, 5c and 10c with P.F. certificates (Image)

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$ 35,350.00

SOLD for $21,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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