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1861 First Designs




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Lot 3125
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1861, 1¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in ultramarine (Scott 63-E11c), plate on India, bit of black offset on reverse; otherwise a desirable example of this rarely offered essay in the beautiful ultramarine shade, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3126
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1861, 1¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in blue (Scott 63-E11c), plate on India, unbelievably rich color, simply gorgeous; small thin spot typical of this fragile India paper, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 3127
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1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in brown rose (Scott 65-E15h), complete design, plate on semi-transparent stamp paper, perf'd and gummed, o.g., barest trace of hinge, bare suggestion of faint hinge mark; could easily pass as never hinged; a pristine example of this stamp, Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 3128

1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in 3¢ brown rose (Scott 65-E15h), o.g., hinged, brilliant radiating color and impression; hinge thin and tiny tear, Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 3129
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1861, 5¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in red brown (Scott 67-E9d), complete design, small die on pale cream soft wove, brilliant fresh example with clear impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 3130
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1861, 5¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in brown (Scott 67-E9d), complete design, small die on pale cream soft wove, handsome well margined example with intense color; horizontal crease at bottom, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3131
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1861, 5¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in brown (Scott 67-E9d), complete design, small die on pale cream soft wove, wide margins and vivid color; very pleasing; small thin spot typical of this fragile paper, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 3132
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1861, 10¢ dark green, First Design (Scott 62B), unused without gum, boldly emblazoned color and impression, balanced margins; repaired at top with portion of design drawn in, reperforated, lovely Very Fine appearance, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 3133
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1861, 12¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 69-E6d), complete design, plate on India, spectacular GEM quality example with huge boardwalk margins and gorgeous rich color; previously cataloged in Scott as Scott #59P3, simply extraordinary, Superb.
Scott $350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 3134
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1861, 12¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 69-E6d), complete design, plate on India, perfectly balanced margins, a fabulous completely sound example of this desirable essay that had always been classified in Scott as #59P3, until it wasn't; a gorgeous example of the complete design of the August issue, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3135
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1861, 24¢ dark violet, "Premiere Gravure", trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd and gummed (Scott 70TC6 (60)), rich and detailed impression and color, only seen in the Premiere Gravures, three balanced margins, touching at right, unused without gum, Fine, a stamp missing from most every collection and completely sound, with 2016 P.S.E. and 1990 P.F. certificates.
Scott $15,000 with gum.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,800.
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