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

Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Other Patents
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201 TC Image1c 1861 Issue, MacDonough, Lowenberg and Wyckoff Patents, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove (63TC5). 14 stamps mounted on an exhibit page, nice range of colors and a mix of imperforate and perforated, showing all three of the patents, MacDonough using glycerin based ink, Lowenberg and Wyckoff using different types of coated paper, a few show a narrow wipe with water to demonstrate the fugitive nature of the printing, well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, these were culled from a much larger group by Mr. Drews, retaining only the choicest examples (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
202 E Image3c Brown, Lowenberg Decalcomania, Plate Essay on Onionskin, Perforated (79-E8b). Complete sheet of 25, few small faults as usually associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine, scarce complete sheet, only five are recorded, Scott Retail as singles (Image)

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$ 625.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
203 E Image3c Green, Lowenberg Decalcomania, Plate Essay on Onionskin, Se-Tenant with French Stamp Design (79-E8 var). Multiple consisting of a vertical pair plus half of another pair of the U.S. essay at bottom with a block of four of the One-centime Napoleon French stamp at top, very choice condition for this fragile paper, Very Fine and probably unique in this format and color, according to an article in the Essay-Proof Journal, Lowenberg was also trying to secure a contract to sell his process to the French government, and this may have been integral to his attempt, we have encountered one other, in Brown with a One-centime French stamp design (ex "Lake Shore"), only four or five are recorded in total (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $950.00
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204 E Image3c Lowenberg Decalcomania, Plate Essays (79-E8-79-E9). Group mounted on exhibit pages, 33 essays including multiples, nice range of colors and papers, corner margin examples, others showing chemically treated paper turning to blue when moistened, one pair on the scarce linen cloth (this one alone cost Mr. Drews $500), few typical faults for these, overall Very Fine showing (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $850.00
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205 E Image2c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Lowenberg Decalcomania, Plate Proofs on Goldbeaters Skin (79-E65P5 to 79-E73P5). Complete set of each listed denomination with several extra varieties, including 2c Black and 2c Black on Pale Rose, 3c Lake, 5c Brown, 10c Green and 10c Green on Pale Rose, 12c Black, 24c Lilac (pair) and 24c Lilac on Pale Green, 30c Orange and 30c Orange on Blue-Green, 90c Dark Blue, this is extremely fragile paper so some faults should be expected, Very Fine appearing and desirable set, the values other than 3c are much more elusive and we have never offered a complete run of all denominations before (Image)

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$ 2,025.00

SOLD for $550.00
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206 E Image3c 1861 Issue, Lowenberg Decalcomania, Plate Proofs on Goldbeaters Skin (79-E65P5). Group of Nine essays, including a perforated pair and an imperforate imprint strip of three, also includes 3c Blue imperforate, 3c Lake on Pale Green, other two are Rose both perforated and imperforate, some small flaws as always with this very fragile paper, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as singles (Image)

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$ 675.00

SOLD for $190.00
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207 E Image5c on 10c 1861-66 Issue, Lowenberg Decalcomania, Plate Proof on Goldbeaters Skin (79-E67P5 to 79-E68P5). Vertical pair showing both 5c and 10c designs, difficult to say which was printed first, both designs are clear but the 5c is a bit stronger, usual creasing and flaking for this very fragile paper, Very Fine and extremely rare, only a few of these hybrid design essays are known, we have not offered another in one of our auctions (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
208 Ebl Image3c-5c 1861 Issue, Lowenberg Decalcomania, Plate Proofs on Goldbeaters Skin (79-E65P5, 79-E67P5). Multiples, including 3c in a perforated horizontal block of eight, 3c in an imperforate bottom imprint and plate no. 21 block of 40, 5c in a block of four, usual flaws associated with this very fragile paper, still Very Fine, the 3c is the most common value but large plate blocks are decidedly scarce, Scott Retail as singles without premium for the plate block (Image)

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$ 2,750.00

SOLD for $750.00
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209 E Image10c Dark Carmine, Sturgeon Patent Essay with Crossed "Cancelled" Handstamps (79-E10b). Horizontal pair, original gum, huge margins measuring 70 x 41mm, Very Fine, these are attributed to John M. Sturgeon (produced in 1867, patent no. 79,157), Scott Retail as singles (Image)

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$ 900.00

SOLD for $475.00
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210 E Image10c Dark Carmine, 10c Green, Sturgeon Patent Essay with Crossed "Cancelled" Handstamps, Crossed "Internal" and "Revenue" Handstamps (79-E10b). One of each, first in Red affixed to piece, small tear, second in Green with overprints reading down, light crease, Very Fine appearance and scarce, the second is unlisted in Scott (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $475.00
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211 E Image10c Very Dark Carmine, 10c Violet, Sturgeon Patent Essays, Network Overprint and Underprint (79-E10 var). Two items, first is Very Dark Carmine on stiff white paper with a clear blue network overprint, two creases slightly break the paper, second is a horizontal pair in Violet on white paper with matching color network underprint, sheet margin at left, margins in at top and bottom, Fine appearing and rare items which are both unlisted in Scott (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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