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Sale 751

The William S. Langs Stock & Private Holdings, Part 3:
U.S. & Poss., Essays, Trial Colors and Proofs incl Revenues


1861-1866 Issue




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Lot 183
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1903, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., nine different colors (Scott 63-E1a), vignette only, die on proof paper, all full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm; one with light hinge stains top & bottom, Very Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 184
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1903, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., first three states, all in carmine (Scott 63-E1a, E2a, E3d), die on proof paper, all full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $260.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 185
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1903, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., two: black & green (Scott 63-E1c), vignette only, die on green bond, approximately 46 x 47 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 186
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1861, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 63-E2b), outer oval line missing, die on old proof paper, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $550.
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Lot 187
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1861, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 63-E3a), vignette plus side ornaments, die on proof paper, remarkably fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 188
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1861, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 63-E9e//i), five on proof paper, one on "Walls of Troy" watermarked paper, one on "double-scallop" watermarked paper, and two on green bond, Very Fine. An excellent lot.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 189
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1903, 1¢ Franklin essay, group of five Schernikow die proofs (Scott 63-E9e, f), completed design, four on proof paper: one yellow brown and three ultramarine; and one on bond in dismal blue green, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 190
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1903, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., two: dismal carmine & dismal dark green (Scott 63-E9i), completed design, die on green bond, Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 191
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1903, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in brown orange (Scott 63-E9j), completed design, die on pinkish pelure, 62 x 64 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 192
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1903, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in dull blue green (Scott 63-E9j), completed design, die on pinkish pelure, 40 x 39 mm.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $225.
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Lot 193
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1861, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in violet (Scott 63-E9j), completed design, die on pinkish pelure, 40 x 39 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 194
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in black (Scott 63-E13a), die on India, die sunk on card, removed from card, 41 x 66 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 195
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in blue green (Scott 63-E13a), die on India, die-sunk on card, removed from card, 48 x 69 mm, fresh and bright; small sealed staple holes in the upper left margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $800.
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Lot 196
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in brown (Scott 63-E13a), die on India, die sunk on card, removed from card, 42 x 61 mm; couple tiny thins, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $800.
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Lot 197
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in black (Scott 63-E13b), die on white glazed paper, 64 x 77 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $600.
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Lot 198
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in red (Scott 63-E13c), plate on pelure paper, gummed, horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 199
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in red (Scott 63-E13d, e), plate on white paper, with & without grill, gummed, o.g., Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $450.
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Lot 200
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in red (Scott 63-E13d), plate on white paper, horizontal strip of 3 with left sheet margin, o.g., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $750+.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 201
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in red (Scott 63-E13e), plate on white paper, grilled, horizontal pair, o.g., very lightly hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $700+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $700.
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Lot 202
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in blue (Scott 63-E13f), plate on white paper, perf. all around and between, gummed, top sheet margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh; light diagonal crease at the upper left affecting the upper left label, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700 ++.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $500.
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Lot 203
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in red (Scott 63-E13f), plate on white paper, perf. all around and between, a choice block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $700 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 204
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in red (Scott 63-E13g), plate on white paper, perf. all around, imperf between stamp and coupon, bottom margin vertical block of 6, disturbed o.g., a lovely position piece with deep color and clean lines on immaculate paper, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce multiple.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 205
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c. 1863-64, National Bank Note Co. 3¢ Experimental Papers & Inks (Scott 65TC), collection of 31 perforated and 18 imperf singles and two imperf pairs on various colored, tinted, or treated wove or laid papers; nice variety, though some duplication, mostly with o.g. and virtually all Fine-Very Fine. A very scarce group, rarely offered in large groups.
Brazer 65TC-A/C.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

While traditionally listed by Brazer and sold as trial colors, these were more likely 1867 experiments for preventing re-use as per the 1867 grills and Scott's #79-E listings.

Realized $5,500.
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Lot 206
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1861, 3¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 11 different Schernikow reprint die proofs (Scott 65-E1a), vignette only, die on proof paper, includes an unlisted brown shade plus a duplicate dark blue (12 in all), all full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 207
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1861,3¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 10 different Schernikow reprint die proofs (Scott 65-E2b), incomplete design, die on proof paper, printed through a mat, all full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm; one with a slight mounting stain, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 208
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1861, 3¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., two: dusky green & black-blue (Scott 65-E2d), incomplete design, die on dull pale gray blue thin wove, approximately 50 x 49 mm; green with a light marginal corner crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 209
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1861, 3¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., six different Schernikow reprint die proofs (Scott 65-E3c), incomplete design, die on proof paper, printed through a mat, comprises orange, yellow brown, dark brown (unlisted), light green, green & violet blue, all full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $540.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 210
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1861, 3¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in dismal red (Scott 65-E3f), incomplete design, die on thin pink wove, 64 x 65 mm, usual wrinkles, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $130.
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Lot 211
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1861, American Bank Note Co. Washington die essay as a sample, in dark green (Scott 65-E7A var.), Bald, Cousland & Co. vignette, labels filled in, die on India, mounted on card, corners read "A" - "B" - "N" - "Co", labels "American Bank Note/ Company New York", with die no 25869, full 6" x 9" card handstamped "Index Copy", Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $600.
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Lot 212
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1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 65-E11b), vignette only, die on white glazed paper, 64 x 70 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 213
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1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in deep orange red (Scott 65-E15b), complete design, die on semi-transparent stamp paper, 24.5 x 30 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 214
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1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in dim deep red (Scott 65-E15b), complete design, die on semi-transparent stamp paper, 21.5 x 26.5 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 215
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1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in dim red (Scott 65-E15b), complete design, die on semi-transparent stamp paper, 23 x 28 mm; two small edge thins, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 216
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1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in dull pink (Scott 65-E15b), complete design, die on semi-transparent stamp paper, 22 x 27 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 217
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1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in dim deep red (Scott 65-E15d), complete design, small die on white wove, on gray card from "Roosevelt" album, Extremely Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $425.
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Lot 218
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1903, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., 10 different Schernikow reprint die proofs (Scott 67-E1b), vignette only, die II on proof paper, all full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 219
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in six different colors (Scott 67-E2a), incomplete design, die II on proof paper, vignette plus labels, die II on proof paper, printed through a mat (1903), large margins, fresh and clean, a lovely group of these Schernikow printings, Very Fine.
Scott $570.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 220
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in orange brown (Scott 67-E2c), incomplete design, die II on green bond, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $160.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 221
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in ultramarine (Scott 67-E2c), incomplete design, die II on green bond, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $160.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 222
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 67-E2d), incomplete design, die I on old proof paper, 52 x 47 mm, Very Fine. Very rare.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $500.
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Lot 223
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 67-E2d), incomplete design, die II on old proof paper, 52 x 64 mm with full die sinkage, Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $500.
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Lot 224
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1903, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., nine different Schernikow reprint die proofs (Scott 67-E3a), complete design, die I on proof paper, printed through a mat, one slightly reduced, the rest full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,125.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 225
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in dark brown (Scott 67-E3a var.), complete design, die II vignette on proof paper, printed through a mat, 55 x 65 mm; minor mounting flaws, still Very Fine. This frame die, with unfinished corners, is not listed with vignette die II.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 226
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., group of 12 different (Scott 67-E3a), complete design, die I on proof paper, printed through a mat, enjoy one a month; each sound with strong vibrant color and varying-sized margins around the die impression, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 227
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1903, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., two: orange red on buff & on light yellow (Scott 67-E3e), complete design, die I on colored card.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $190.
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Lot 228
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1903, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., three different Schernikow reprint die proofs (Scott 67-E3f), complete design, die I on green bond, scarlet, brown & green, Very Fine.
Scott $480.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 229
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in blue (Scott 67-E3g), complete design, die I on yellow pelure, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 230
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in brown (Scott 67-E3g), complete design, die I on yellow pelure, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm; couple very light creases in the bottom margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $120.
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Lot 231
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in dark orange (Scott 67-E3h), complete design, die I on bond, Walls of Troy watermark, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $160.
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Lot 232
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in dark blue green (Scott 67-E3i), complete design, die I on bond, double-scallops watermark, 60 x 64 mm with full die sinkage; small tear in upper right margin, Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $130.
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Lot 233
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in brown (Scott 67-E4b), complete design, die II on brown toned paper, cut to shape, a choice example, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 234
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1903, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., collection of (11) different Schernikow reprint die proofs (Scott 67-E4f), complete design, die II on proof paper, printed through a mat, plus two duplicates, all full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm; couple with minor mounting stains, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,375.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 235
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1903, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., four different Schernikow reprint die proofs (Scott 67-E4f), complete design, die II on proof paper, printed through a mat, dark carmine, green, black blue & ultramarine, various sizes, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 236
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., group of 13 (Scott 67-E4f), complete design, die II on proof paper, printed through a mat, complete design, die II on old Ivory paper, near-complete set of available colors, each crisp and bright; some thinning from previous hingeing in top or bottom selvage, still Very Fine, no triskaidekaphobia allowed.
Scott $1,625.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $550.
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Lot 237
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in deep orange (Scott 67-E4j), complete design, die II on bond, double-scallops watermark, showing a tiny die crack at the right edge, 59 x 62 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 238
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in dark green (Scott 67-E4k), complete design, die II on greenish pelure, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 239
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in olive brown (Scott 67-E4k), complete design, die II on greenish pelure, showing a tiny die crack at the right edge, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $150.
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Lot 240
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in orange (Scott 67-E4k), complete design, die II on greenish pelure, 40 x 45 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $140.
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Lot 241
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in red brown (Scott 67-E4l), complete design, die II on bluish pelure, showing a tiny die crack at the right edge, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $150.
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Lot 242
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1861, 5¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 67-E9a), complete design, die on India, mounted on card, 94 x 127 mm, bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 243
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1861, 5¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in brown (Scott 67-E9b), complete design, small die on white wove, on gray card from "Roosevelt" album, Extremely Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $350.
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Lot 244
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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, with a blue trial cancel in the upper left corner, three large margins, barely shaved at the top, Very Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $375.
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Lot 245
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1861, 5¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in brown (Scott 67-E9d), complete design, plate essay on India on card, block of 4, fresh and bright with good margins on three sides but just touching at the bottom, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000 ++.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 246
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1861, 10¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 68-E1b var), vignette only, die on India, in black, the design reversed to normal (where Washington faces left); clean print on fresh India, sunk on 149 x 163 mm card; light spotting to card, Very Fine, an intriguing item.
Scott $1,000 (for normal).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 247
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1861, 10¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in dark green (Scott 68-E3), incomplete design, die on India, in yellowish green, 113 x 142 mm; a couple fint tone specks on front are all that keeps this from being immaculate, Very Fine overall.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 248
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 69-E1a), vignette only, die II on old proof paper, 43 x 47 mm; shallow thin in the upper left corner, Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 249
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., group of 14 (Scott 69-E1b), vignette only, die I on proof paper, each crisp and bright, with die impression fully margined; a few with hinge remnants or residue, Very Fine.
Scott $840.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $300.
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Lot 250
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1903, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., three different (Scott 69-E2a), vignette plus labels, die II on proof paper, green, red violet & violet, all full size, Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 251
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1903, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., three different Schernikow reprint die proofs (Scott 69-E2a), die II vignette plus labels on proof paper, printed through a mat, black, carmine & lilac, all with full die sinkage; first & last with slight mounting stains, Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 252
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., group of 14 (Scott 69-E3a), incomplete design, die on proof paper, lovely group of 13 different colors (black blue appears duplicated), designs lacking numerals and lower "flowers"; clean colors and solid impressions; green with vertical tear at top stopping short of design, Very Fine overall.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 253
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 69-E3b), incomplete design, die on old proof paper, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 254
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 69-E3b var.), incomplete design, die on stiff old ivory paper, 50 x 48 mm, Very Fine. Not listed by Scott with full top on stiff old ivory paper.
Scott $800 est.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 255
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in bluish black (Scott 69-E3d), incomplete design, die on stiff old Ivory paper, 49 x 48 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 256
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in ultramarine (Scott 69-E3i), incomplete design, die I on old proof paper, 47 x 47 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 257
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in dark red (Scott 69-E3o), incomplete design, die I on thin pale yellow wove, 64 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 258
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in blue (Scott 69-E3p), incomplete design, die I on thin pink wove, 50 x 50 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 259
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 69-E4a), complete design, die on India, mounted on card, on original card 60 x 75 mm, wonderfully fresh and clean, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 260
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 69-E4b), complete design, die on India, cut to shape, plus three different 1903 Schernikow 12¢ die essays: 69-E1b, E2a & E3a, all in black, Very Fine.
Scott $760.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 261
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1861, 12¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 69-E5b), vignette only, die on Ivory paper, 42 x 50 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $350.
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Lot 262
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1861, 12¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 69-E6a), complete design, die on India, mounted on card, removed from card and cut to size, but with large balanced margins, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500 for full card.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 263
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1861, 12¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in scarlet (Scott 69-E6a), complete design, die on India, mounted on card, with National Bank Note Co. imprint and die number 444 on 92 x 113 mm card, bright and fresh but for some light soiling in the bottom margin of the card only, Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,300.
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Lot 264
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1861, 12¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 69-E6b), complete design, small die on white wove, on gray card from "Roosevelt" album, Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 265
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1861, 12¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 69-E6d), complete design, plate on India, bright and fresh with nice margins, Very Fine. Formerly Scott 59P3, with a 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 266
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1861, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in carmine (Scott 70-E1a, E2a, E3a, E4f), all four states of the die, all approximately 65 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $345.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 267
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1903, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., three: black, red brown & violet (Scott 70-E1b), vignette only, die II on green bond, first two reduced to die size (47 x 50 mm), last slightly smaller, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 268
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1903, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., four different Schernikow reprint die proofs (Scott 70-E1c), vignette only, die II on colored card, dull red on ivory, red violet on buff (unlisted - not brown red), yellow brown on light pink (unlisted - not brown orange), and blue on pale green; all reduced to approximately die size (47 x 50 mm), Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 269
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1903, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., three: black, yellow brown & lilac (Scott 70-E2a), vignette plus label, die II on proof paper.
Scott $180.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 270
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1861, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in yellow brown (Scott 70-E2f), vignette plus label, die I on dull pale green blue thin wove, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm; small natural paper inclusion, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 271
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1903, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., all three listed colors (Scott 70-E3d), vignette plus frame, die on green bond, all approximately die size (48 x 48 mm), Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 272
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1903, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., six different (Scott 70-E4f), complete design, die on proof paper, printed through a mat, black, scarlet, red brown, yellow brown, brown & black-blue; brown with small thin and crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 273
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1861, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in brown (Scott 70-E4g), complete design, die on blue pelure, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm; couple very light creases, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $150.
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Lot 274
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1861, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in dark carmine (Scott 70-E4g), complete design, die on blue pelure, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $140.
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Lot 275
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1903, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in blue (Scott 70-E4h), complete design, die on bond, 64 x 65 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $175.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 276
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1861, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in dark red (Scott 70-E4i), complete design, die on green bond, full size, approximately 65 x 65 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $160.
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Lot 277
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1861, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in deep orange red (Scott 70-E4k), complete design, die on bond, double-scallops watermark, 60 x 60 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 278
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1861, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in light blue (Scott 70-E4k), complete design, die on bond, double-scallops watermark, reduced to 30 x 37 mm, witha 2006 P.F. certificate as "ultramarine shade".
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 279
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1861, 24¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in dull dark blue (Scott 70-E4l), complete design, die on light blue colored card, printed through a mat, 58 x 64 mm, Extremely Fine.
Scott $150.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 280
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1861, 24¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 70-E6), nearly complete design, die on India, die-sunk on card, 25 x 27.5 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $450.
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Lot 281
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1861, 30¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 71-E2a), on India, die sunk in card, with die no. 446 and National Bank Note Co. imprint, 58 x 66 mm with full die sinkage, Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 282
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1861, 30¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 71-E2a), on India, die sunk in card, without die no., removed from card, 42 x 54 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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