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

Essays for Re-Use Prevention: Experimental Papers and Inks
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
212 Pbl Image3c Rose Lake, Imperforate on Stamp Paper (65P5 var) Bottom imprint and plate no. 52 block of 12, original gum, barely hinged if at all, brilliant color, large margins, light diagonal crease at top left, small inclusion between horizontal rows at right slightly indents the paper

VERY FINE AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE ROSE LAKE SHADE ON IMPERFORATE STAMP PAPER.

This is a sensitive ink printing of the 3c Washington design. It is extremely rare in plate block form. (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
213 Pbl Image3c Rose Lake, Imperforate on Stamp Paper (65P5 var) Block of four, original gum, wonderfully intense shade, large margins, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
214 TC Image3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Wove Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC). Five singles and a block of four, three singles perforated and one imperforate, one with wide corner sheet margin, one on thicker yellow paper, range of colors, Fine-Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
215 TC Image3c Brown Rose, Imperforate, Experimental Ribbed Paper (65c var). Large margins all around, deep rich color, clear horizontal finely ribbed paper lines, fresh and Very Fine, unusual and attractive variety, ex "Lake Shore" (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
216 TC Image3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Horizontally Laid Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC). Six on paper with clear horizontal laid lines, four perforated and two imperforate, three with sheet margins, one of those with unusual unprinted stamp-size margin and additional narrow sheet margin, range of colors, mix of original gum and no gum, Fine-Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
217 TC Image3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Straw Paper with Sensitive Ink (65TC). Five, three perforated and one imperforate, one with sheet margin, range of shades from Rose to Red Brown, Fine-Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
218 TC Image3c 1861-67 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Experimental Papers and Inks (65TC). Nine singles on an exhibit page, all but one perforated, range of varieties including sensitive olive ink, experimental gum, trial cancel on green card stock, albino impression, deep blue paper with varnish circles, watercolor ink with patent cancel, a small flaw or two, but overall Fine and fascinating group, these are the more exotic of the 3c trial colors (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
219 TC Image3c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs, Double Paper (65TC). Four proofs, including two examples of the scarce Charles F. Steel Essay from patent no. 86952 of Feb. 16, 1869, consisting of white tissue paper backed with white wove paper, first is perforated, original gum, circle of wedges cancel, other is pink tissue paper on white wove, large margins, both Very Fine and rare, the other two proofs are imperforate in Black, including on thick bluish chemical paper and white wove, both with the same or similar cancel to the first item, large margins, the bluish chemical paper with some moisture at bottom on back that transforms it to white, Very Fine, a fascinating group and among the rarest of the 65TC's (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
220 TC Image3c 1861-67 Issue, Scarlet to Red, Trial Color Plate Proofs (65TC). Group of ten on exhibit page, chosen for their distinctive colors, at least two qualify as Scarlet (the color of Scott No. 74), the others in a range of shades from Light Orange to Red, all but two are imperforate, variety of paper experiments including wove paper tinted with green sensitive ink, green laid, thick yellow laid, others, Very Fine, a most attractive group, scarce with only a few of each known (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
221 E Image2c Black, 3c Rose, Francis Patent Essays (65-E var, 73-E var). 2c Black Jack with four singles, showing the nearly complete range of chemically treated paper and patent cancels, four are perforated and one imperforate, one on piece with dark blue chemical cancel nicely showing the reaction with the paper (ex Metzger), 3c with perforated single and imperforate pair, the single on an exceptionally dark blue paper, small faults on most, overall Fine appearing and scarce group, the Francis Patent essays, produced in Providence R.I., were few in number compared to other paper and ink essays of the period, they used chemically treated paper which would react with special inks to deface the stamp and prevent reuse (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
222 E Image24c Grayish Lilac, Francis Patent Essay (70-E var). Original gum, large margins, rich color, tiny thin spot at right, still Very Fine, scarce example of the 24c on Francis Patent chemically treated paper, we have not encountered another since our 2005 "Lake Shore" sale (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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