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The MLG Collection


1904 Louisiana Purchase Issue / St. Louis Expo
 
 
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Lot 275
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1904, 1¢ Louisiana Purchase, Pencil & Red Ink Drawing (Scott 323-E var.), stamp size drawing of a generic frame on lined paper, partial inscription "UNITED STATE…" at top, denominations of "1" at left and "10" at right, and "UN CENTAVOS…" at bottom; size is similar to the Louisiana Purchase commemoratives, the intended issue or even the country of origin, is not really not clear, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate calling it "323 E-Variety" but declining an opinion "as to its country of origin or its proposed issue".
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 276
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1904, 1¢ Louisiana Purchase, Portrait of Robert R. Livingston (Scott 323-E), die proof of an unaccepted portrait with Livingston facing right and also showing details of the final ox-drawn covered wagon and cactus to the right of the portrait; die-sunk on full 8" x 6" card; inscribed in pencil at bottom, "Rob. R Livingstone [sic] Min to France 1801" and "Feb. 4 - 1904"; light corner bends, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,300
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Lot 277
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1904, 2¢ Louisiana Purchase, Designer's Pencil Drawing (Scott 324-E), proposed design by C. Aubrey Huston, showing Jefferson facing left, approximately 106 x 72 mm on thick card measuring 135 x 96 mm; marked "1 @ 4" in pencil; handstamped "For the Director", "Reference" (twice), and "For Official Use Only" (on front and on back), Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 278
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1904, 2¢ Louisiana Purchase, Designer's Pen & Ink Drawing (Scott 324-E), rendering of the accepted design by C. Aubrey Huston, approximately 106 x 72 mm on thick card measuring 132 x 104 mm; marked "1 @ 4" in pencil; handstamped "For the Director", "For Official Use Only" (front and back), and, finally "Approved:" and in red manuscript "Finalize B & W for the engraver" and initialed "MJB", Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 279
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1904, 2¢ Louisiana Purchase, Unfinished Design (Scott 324-E1), die proof in black, die-sunk on card, overall size 106 x 95 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid$1,600
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Lot 280
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1904, 3¢ Louisiana Purchase, Designer's Pencil Drawing (Scott 325-E), proposed design by C. Aubrey Huston, showing Monroe facing left, approximately 106 x 72 mm on thick card measuring 152 x 115 mm; handstamped "For the Director", "For Official Use Only" (on front and back), and, finally initialed "M.J.B." in red, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 281
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1904, 3¢ Louisiana Purchase, Designer's Pencil Drawing (Scott 325-E), rendering of the accepted design by C. Aubrey Huston, approximately 106 x 71 mm on thick card measuring 152 x 116 mm; handstamped "For the Director", "For Official Use Only" (front and back), and, finally "Approved:" and in red manuscript "Make Comprehensive B & W" and initialed "M.J.B.".
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 282
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1904, 3¢ Louisiana Purchase, Unfinished Design (Scott 325-E1), die proof in black, die-sunk on card, overall size 92 x 82 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid$1,600
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Lot 283
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1904, 5¢ Louisiana Purchase, Designer's Pencil Drawing (Scott 326-E), proposed design by C. Aubrey Huston, approximately 112 x 71 mm on thick card measuring 151 x 103 mm; marked "1 @ 4" in pencil; handstamped "Reference" (twice), and "For Official Use Only" (twice on front and once on back), initialed "M.J.B.", Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 284
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1904, 5¢ Louisiana Purchase, Designer's Pencil Drawing (Scott 326-E), rendering of the accepted design by C. Aubrey Huston, approximately 107 x 71 mm on thick card measuring 137 x 97 mm; handstamped "For the Director", "For Official Use Only" (front and twice on back), and, finally "Approved:" and in manuscript "Finalize and make Comprehensive B & W" and initialed "M.J.B.".
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 285
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1904, 5¢ Louisiana Purchase, Unfinished Design (Scott 326-E1), die proof in black, die-sunk on card, overall size 111 x 95 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid$2,000
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Lot 286
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1904, 5¢ Louisiana Purchase, large die proof in black on glazed card (Scott 326TC1de), 101 x 86 mm with full die-sinkage, pencil signed "H. Rollins"; back handstamped in blue "Engraver's Stock Proof, Authorized by (initials)" and control number 621474A, Very Fine. Unpriced.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid$2,500
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Lot 287
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, large die proofs India complete (Scott 323P1-327P1), die-sunk on full 8" x 6" cards; a relatively fresh, clean set with just a slight hint of discoloration on the edges of the 1¢ card, Very Fine.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid$3,250
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Lot 288
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, large die proofs India complete (Scott 323P1-327P1), die-sunk on full 8" x 6" cards, all with blue control numbers on the back; a relatively fresh, clean set with just a slight bit of discoloration on the edges of the 1¢ & 10¢ cards, Very Fine.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid$3,000
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Lot 289
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, large die proofs on wove complete (Scott 323P1-327P1 vars.), the so-called "Southgate" set of large die proofs, each trimmed to slightly larger than die size with a blue control number printed in a margin, Very Fine.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

A UNIQUE SET OF PROOFS.

Some time in the early 1930s, a complete set of special die proofs of all 413 designs that had been produced for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, was traded to Hugh M. Southgate, a well-known Washington D.C. dealer, in exchange for items missing from the National collection. The were printed on wove paper and all had a blue control number printed in the margin.

Current Bid$9,500
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Lot 290
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, large die proofs on wove complete (Scott 323P1-327P1 vars.), removed from cards and cut to approximate die size, Very Fine. Unlisted.
Scott $7,000 for India on card.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid$2,000
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Lot 291
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, small die proofs on white wove complete (Scott 323P2-327P2), bright, fresh and clean, Extremely Fine, each with a 2015 A.P.S. certificate noting "from the Roosevelt Presentation Album". In fact, these proofs were made the year after the Roosevelt Album was produced.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid$3,000
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Lot 292
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, "Panama-Pacific" small die proofs complete (Scott 323P2a-327P2a), bright colors; 1¢ & 2¢ with slight toning, 3¢ with a small horizontal crease in the top margin, otherwise Very Fine, each with a 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $15,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SET—ONLY THREE TO FIVE OF EACH ARE KNOWN.

For the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, the Post Office Department decided to prepare a display showing an example of every United States design printed from 1847 to 1915. Accordingly, proofs of of 413 different designs were made. While, officially, only two sets were prepared, it is accepted that from three to five examples of each design were produced.

Current Bid$7,500
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Lot 293
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, Natal "Specimen" overprints complete (Scott 323S-327S), affixed to small pieces of paper and handstamped with "SPECIMEN" in violet by the Post Office in Natal (South Africa), Samuel type NA2, Very Fine, with a 1981 B.P.A. certificate.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

A UNIQUE SET OF SPECIMEN OVERPRINTS.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 294
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, Madagascar U.P.U. specimens (Scott 323S-327S), affixed, along with a 2¢ shield (319), to a large ledger sheet headed "Etats-Unis d'Amerique and "tied" by a large double circle "Postes et Télégraphes/ Madagascar/ Collection de Berne", the page signed at the bottom by the Director of Posts & Telegraphs; edges of the page folded under for display, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

ANOTHER UNIQUE SET OF SPECIMEN OVERPRINTS.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 295
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, Portuguese Colonial U.P.U. specimens (Scott 323S-327S), affixed on an irregular piece cut from a ledger sheet, each handstamped "ULTRAMAR" in blue, 1¢ & 10¢ with straight edges, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

ANOTHER UNIQUE SET OF SPECIMEN OVERPRINTS.

From 1900 to 1910, Portugal overprinted "Ultramar", meaning "Overseas", on a portion of the stamps they received from the U.P.U. The overprinted stamps were then distributed to their various colonial postal authorities.

Current Bid$1,200
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Lot 296
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, "Specimen" overprints complete (Scott 323SE-327SE), a bright, fresh set, o.g., each with a hinge remnant, a Very Fine set, each with a 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 297
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1904, Louisiana Purchase, 1¢ & 3¢-10¢ overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 323SE, 325SE-327SE), bottom margin imprint and plate number pairs, without gum, 3¢ pair has a small stain on the left stamp and the plate no. selvage is partly separated as one would expect, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, a unique set of imprint pairs.
Scott $2,800 ++.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

VERY RARE PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLES.
Current Bid$1,500
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