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12c Adriatic 1869 Pictorial Issue, Essays & Proofs (Scott 117-E, 117P)
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1722 E ImageS.S. Adriatic. Full size engraving of the Adriatic, large die proof on India, die sunk on 226 x 150mm card, National Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom right, small toned spot outside of the India paper, Very Fine, this iconic engraving by James Smillie was the basis for the design of the 12c 1869 Issue, the 1874 Peru Postage Dues and several bank notes and stock certificates of the period, including the $10.00 Citizens Bank of Louisiana "Dix" note (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $400.00
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1723 E ImageS.S. Adriatic. Two collateral items featuring the full engraving of James Smillie's iconic Adriatic, which was the basis for the design of the 12c 1869 Issue, first is an insurance policy for the Adriatic Fire Insurance Company dated 1871, 25c Certificate (R44c) on front of document, stamp with faults but the policy is Very Fine, second is the same full size engraving on India, die sunk on 183 x 125mm card with full die sinkage, National Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom of India and blind embossed seal at bottom of card, Very Fine, a wonderful pair of items for the 1869 Pictorial Issue collector (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $275.00
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1724 E Image12c Scarlet, Small Numeral, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (117-E2c, formerly 117-E1c). Die sunk on 81 x 87mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, these essays are scarce and are often found without the complete die sinkage seen on this example (Image)

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$ 1,350.00

SOLD for $750.00
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1725 E Image12c Dull Orange Red, Small Numeral, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (117-E2c, formerly 117-E1c). Die sunk on 69 x 69mm card with full die sinkage, beautiful bright color, Very Fine, these essays are scarce and are often found without the complete die sinkage seen on this example (Image)

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$ 1,350.00

SOLD for $750.00
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1726 E Image12c Blue, Small Numeral, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (117-E2c, formerly 117-E1c). Die sunk on 67 x 73mm card with full die sinkage, National Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom, rich color, couple inconsequential toning specks outside the die sinkage area, Very Fine, these essays are scarce and are often found without the complete die sinkage seen on this example, it is particularly elusive with the imprint (Image)

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$ 1,350.00

SOLD for $750.00
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1727 E Image12c Gray Black, Small Numeral, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (117-E2c, formerly 117-E1c). Die sunk on 58 x 61mm card with full die sinkage, intense color, couple inconsequential toning specks, Very Fine, these essays are scarce and are often found without the complete die sinkage seen on this example (Image)

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$ 1,350.00

SOLD for $550.00
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1728 E Image12c Dark Red Brown, Small Numeral, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (117-E2c, formerly 117-E1c). Die sunk on 57 x 61mm card with full die sinkage, wonderful depth of color, National Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom, small spot of gum outside die sinkage area at left could be wiped, Very Fine, these essays are scarce and are often found without the complete die sinkage seen on this example, it is particularly elusive with the imprint (Image)

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$ 1,350.00

SOLD for $600.00
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1729 E Image12c Green and Red Brown, Small Numeral, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (117-E2c, formerly 117-E1c). One in each color, approximately 46 x 50mm, rich colors, Green with National Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom, thin spot outside the design, Very Fine examples of these scarce essays, the imprint is particularly elusive (Image)

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$ 2,700.00

SOLD for $650.00
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1730 E Image12c Small Numeral, Completed Die, Large Die Essay on India (117-E2c, formerly 117-E1c). Four large die essays, largest in Scarlet is 30 x 31mm and still affixed to card, one in Black 26 x 28mm, other two are in Blue and Yellow Brown and are closer to stamp size, a few inconsequential small thins as typical for India paper, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as full size (Image)

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$ 5,400.00

SOLD for $750.00
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1731 E Image12c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (117-E2e, formerly 117-E1e). 12, including each of the ten Scott-listed colors, original gum, few small flaws, Fine-Very Fine, seven with 1998 P.F. certificates (Image)

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$ 1,500.00

SOLD for $900.00
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1732 E Image12c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12 (117-E2e, formerly 117-E1e). Group of eight original gum blocks of four and horizontal pair with imprint (pair separated), range of colors with duplication of Blue and Red Brown, four of the blocks are position multiples with selvage, including two with bottom left corner selvage, mostly Fine with a few Very Fine (these almost never come centered), Scott Retail as singles (Image)

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$ 4,250.00

SOLD for $1,300.00
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