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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


United States




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Lot 664
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1870, 2¢ Jackson, N.B.N.C. essay, in dull violet (Scott 146-E7a), complete unadopted design, die on India, on card, 62 x 69 mm; slight surface flaws in right margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 665
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1870, 2¢ Jackson (N.B.N.C. essay), in scarlet (Scott 146-E7b), complete unadopted design, die on ivory paper, 40 x 46 mm; small thin, inclusion, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 666
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1870, 2¢ Jackson (N.B.N.C. essay), in green (Scott 146-E12 var.), nearly complete adopted design, die on thick paper (or thin card), large margins; couple tiny pinholes, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,250 as normal.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 667
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1870, Jackson (N.B.N.C. essay), 2¢ orange (Scott 146-E12), nearly complete adopted design, die on India, not on card (as listed in Scott); fresh India with generally strong and bright color; light oxidation in front of Jackson, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 668
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1870, Washington (N.B.N.C. essay), 3¢ brown, olive gray underprint (Scott 147-E13a), complete design, on thick paper, perf'd and gummed, block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, with strong color and solid perforations; top two stamps with areas of what appear to be oxidation, shown, but not mentioned, on accompanying certificate (noted here for accuracy), Fine to Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $600 as singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 669
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ca. 1870, set of five Lincoln vignette die essays, each crisply printed on India, sunk on 153 x 229 mm card signed by engraver Charles Schlecht; colors comprise black, slate green, red, slate blue and ultramarine; all India fresh, a few cards with varying degrees of light, localized toning, Very Fine, a pretty set for the Lincoln or Bank Note enthusiast.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 670
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ca. 1870, 6¢ Lincoln unadopted essay, in black (Scott 148-E var.), vignette only, die on India, die sunk on card, 75 x 95 mm, signed in pencil by the engraver (Charles Schlecht), Extremely Fine, a useful item for the Bank Note era specialist.
Estimate $200 - 300

This may have been intended for Revenue usage. Compare Turner Revenue essay 15.

Unsold
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Lot 671
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1870, Lincoln (N.B.N.C. essay), 6¢ black brown (Scott 148-E7), incomplete design, die on India, 31 x 34 mm, removed from card, rich bright color; hinge remnants and thin on the reverse, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 672
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1870, 6¢ Lincoln (N.B.N.C. essay), in blue green (Scott 148-E7), incomplete design, die on India, 40 x 48 mm, removed from card, rich bright color; hinge remnants and small thin on the reverse, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 673
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1870, 6¢ Lincoln (N.B.N.C. essay), in dark red violet (Scott 148-E7), incomplete design, die on India, mounted on card, bright rich color; hinge remnants, thins and ink notes on the reverse, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 674
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1870, 6¢ Lincoln (N.B.N.C. essay), in yellow brown (Scott 148-E7), incomplete design, die on India, on card, 32 x 38 mm, bright rich color; hinge remnants and ink notes on the reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 675
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1870, 6¢ Lincoln (N.B.N.C. essay), in yellow green (Scott 148-E7), incomplete design, die on India, 40 x 47 mm, bright color; some minor India paper irregularities, Very Fine overall.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 676
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1870, Stanton (N.B.N.C. essay), 7¢ dark brown (Scott 149-E6), nearly complete adopted design, die on India, die sunk on card, 122 x 137 mm; faint water stain on front at top left, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 677
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1870, Stanton (N.B.N.C. essay), 7¢ ultramarine (Scott 149-E6), nearly complete adopted design, die on India, die sunk on card, bright, fresh and clean, with lively color on immaculate India; card with light toning; "1st state/M" penciled at lower right, Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 678
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1870, Clay (N.B.N.C. essay), 12¢ red violet (Scott 151-E5), vignette only, die on India, die sunk on card, a compelling Clay, in the deepest shade imaginable, pristinely pulled with three-dimensional detail; India sunk on 69 x 81 mm card; the few toned spots at edges barely deserve mention, Very Fine, a great addition to any collection.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 679
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1870, 12¢ Clay (N.B.N.C. essay), in deep orange brown (Scott 151-E7a), complete unadopted design, die on India, 32 x 39 mm, deep rich color; hinge remnants on the reverse and small thin, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 680
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1870, Clay (N.B.N.C. essay), 12¢ violet (Scott 151-E7a), complete unadopted design, die on India, mounted on card, removed from card, 39 x 41 mm, Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 681
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1870, 12¢ Clay (N.B.N.C. essay), in slate blue (Scott 151-E9a), nearly complete design, die on India, die sunk on card, 35 x 40 mm; hinge remnants on the reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $650.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 682
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1870, 12¢ Clay (N.B.N.C. essay), in carmine (Scott 151-E9a), nearly complete design, die on India, 40 x 47 mm, rich bright color; thinned at top right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $650.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $130.
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Lot 683
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1870, 12¢ Clay (N.B.N.C. essay), in light blue (Scott 151-E9a), nearly complete design, die on India, 38 x 46 mm; small shallow thin, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $650.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Realized $130.
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Lot 684
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1870, 12¢ Clay (N.B.N.C. essay), in orange brown (Scott 151-E9a), nearly complete design, die on India, die sunk on card, 28 x 35 mm; hinge remnants on the reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $650.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $130.
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Lot 685
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1870, Scott (N.B.N.C. essay), 24¢ dark orange brown (Scott 153-E3), vignette only, die on India, die sunk on card, 70 x 150 mm; hinge remnants and detailed pencil notes on the reverse, Very Fine, probably unique in this form.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 686
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1870, 24¢ Scott (N.B.N.C. essay), in deep brown (Scott 153-E4), nearly complete design, die on India, 62 x 75 mm, deep rich color; thinned on the reverse showing as a light stain on front at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $650.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 687
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1870, Scott (N.B.N.C. essay), 24¢ yellow brown (Scott 153-E4), nearly complete design, die on India, 42 x 46 mm; thinned and hinge remnants on the reverse showing as a light stain on front at top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $650.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 688
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1870, Hamilton (N.B.N.C. essay), 30¢ dark red brown (Scott 154-E5), incomplete engraved vignette only, die on India, die sunk on card, 98 x 111 mm; slight stain on the reverse just barely shows on the front, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 689
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1873, C.B.N.C., Experimental J. grill essay (Scott 156c-E), single impression on card cut to stamp size.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 690
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1876, Experimental ink & paper essays, 1¢ to 10¢ 4 different (Scott 156-E2, 158-E1, 161-E1, 178-E1), 1¢ blue, 3¢ green, 10¢ brown and 2¢ vermilion, all on pale rose, o.g., hinge remnants, Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350

Printed in normal colors of regularly issued designs, on horizontally laid paper coated with sensitive inks. Removing the cancellation caused the secondary ink to leave the paper and show the erasure.

Realized $150.
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Lot 691
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1876, Experimental ink & paper essay, 3¢ green on deep red Schwoble varnish paper (Scott 158-E2 var.), bottom margin horizontal pair, unused without gum, Extremely Fine, unusual, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 692
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1876, Experimental ink & paper essay, 3¢ green on paper covered with pink varnish (Scott 158-E2), margin block of 8, o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 693
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1876, 10¢ brown, four experimental ink & paper essays, brown on deep yellow (Scott 161-E1 & vars.), two on thick laid and two on chemically treated, the last two heavily darked, one badly damaged, otherwise Very Fine, Ex-Finkelberg.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 694
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 1¢-90¢ orange (Scott 182-E2a - 190-E1c), frames only, die on white pelure, set of nine on five pieces, on India, all as compound pairs as printed, less the 3¢ printed singly; good color throughout; 3¢ lightly reduced, light hinge translucency as normal, Very Fine, very scarce, especially as a set.
Brazer 182E-Ac - 190E-Ac.
Scott $1,475.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 695
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1877, 1¢ & 2¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), in 6 different colors (Scott 182-E2d), frames only, die on proof paper, printed through a mat, horizontal pairs, rich colors; hinge remnants on the reverse, occasionally showing as slight stains on the front, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 696
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1877, 1¢ to 7¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 12 different in various colors (Scott 182-E3b//186a-E2b), plate on stamp paper, perf'd and (not) gummed, nice color; a few small faults, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 697
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 1¢ to 90¢ red brown (Scott 182-E3e), plate on old glazed paper, perf'd and gummed, with imprint, sheet of 20, o.g., hinged in places, attractive overall although oxidation is beginning at the far right, otherwise Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 698
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 1¢ to 90¢ dull deep violet red (Scott 182-E3d, 183-E2d), plate on old glazed paper, imperf and gummed, with imprint, sheet of 36, o.g., never hinged, handsome design in attractive color; "Regular" penciled on gum; gum staining to three edges, spot of printing ink position 4 3¢ two tiny pinholes (below position 2 2¢ in hair of position 2 6¢), otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,400 as individual sheets.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $450.
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Lot 699
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 1¢ to 90¢ dull deep violet red (Scott 182-E3d, 183E2d), plate on old glazed paper, imperf and gummed, with imprint, composite stone sheet of 36, o.g., stamps never hinged, hinged in selvage only, clean and fresh with strong color; small thin lower left from hinge removal; "Wet down" penciled on gum, Very Fine, see note after #182-E33 in Scott.
Scott $1,400 as individual sheets.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $475.
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Lot 700
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 1¢ to 90¢ scarlet (Scott 182-E3d, 183-E3d), plate on old glazed paper, imperf and gummed, with imprint, composite stone sheet of 20 and 16, o.g., never hinged, a tough-to-find composite, most separated into the individual panes; broad-brushed ink on reverse with "Regular" penciled (inverted) at upper left; edge flaws, some spotting and wrinkling/creasing, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,400 as individual panes.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 701
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 1¢ to 90¢ ultramarine (Scott 182-E3e), plate on old glazed paper, perf'd and gummed, with imprint, sheet of 20, a pretty composite sheet, with strong color and generally fresh paper; positions 1-4, 8, 12, 17 & 20 hinged; light edge faults, some separations at position 1, Fine centering.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 702
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 2¢ to 30¢ in deep brown orange (Scott 183-E2e), plate on old glazed paper, perf'd and gummed, with imprint, sheet of 16, o.g., hinged in places, fresh and well centered, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 703
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 2¢ to 30¢ in dull deep violet red (Scott 183-E2e), plate on old glazed paper, perf'd and gummed, with imprint, block of 8, o.g., hinge remnants; one stamp with small thin, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 704
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 2¢ to 30¢ in both colors (Scott 183-E2e), plate on old glazed paper, perf'd and gummed, with imprint, sheets of 16, of dull deep violet red and deep brown orange; stamps nicely centered on fresh paper; sheet margins uneven as often; deep violet red with toning; various separations hinge-reinforced, Fine to Very Fine+.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 705
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1877, 2¢ to 30¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), in yellow brown (Scott 183-E2e), plate on old glazed paper, perf'd and gummed, with imprint, sheet of 16, o.g., hinge remnants, fresh, nicely centered, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 706
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1877, 3¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), in 9 different colors (Scott 184-E1b), frame only, die on proof paper (1903), rich colors; hinge remnants on the reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 707
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 3¢ group of 30 (Scott 184-E4), pretty group, neatly arranged, appearing to cover all colors listed in Scott; various papers, some mounted with color notations below, Very Fine, see the entire offering online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 708
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 3¢ bright ultramarine & carmine (Scott 184-E4c var), plate on stamp paper, imperf, tête-bêche sheet of 18, in immaculate colors on fresh paper; vertical fold down the center of no consequence, Very Fine, see note in Scott following #184-E4c.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 709
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1877, 3¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), in carmine & green (Scott 184-E4c var), plate on stamp paper, imperf, tête-bêche sheet of 18, all in strong colors with alluring detail; vertical fold between panes, other light creases, and a tear at side affecting position 7 of the green, otherwise Very Fine, see note in Scott following #184-E4c, scarce, ex Brazer.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 710
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 3¢ blue green (Scott 184-E4e), plate on stiff white wove, with imprint, sheet of 9, unused without gum.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 711
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 3¢ carmine (Scott 184-E4f), plate on glazed thin wove, tête-bêche sheets of 9, in strong color, clean as the day it came off the press; penciled "This is a legitimate essay sheet" with Scott Stamp & Coin Co. straightline handstamp in violet on reverse; light corner crease, Very Fine.
Scott $600 as individual sheets.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 712
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1877, 3¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), in carmine (Scott 184-E4f), plate on glazed thin wove, sheet of 9, bright and fresh; couple insignificant margin flaws, Very Fine overall.
Scott $300.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 713
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 3¢ deep carmine (Scott 184-E4i), die on glazed wove, corner margin block of 6 with imprint; small faults including light creases, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 714
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 3¢ black, group of 12 different colors (Scott 184-E4k), die on proof paper, a dozen tasty dishes of this attractive design; refresh your palette as you move from greens and olives to blues and violets, to reds, to the old sturdy standby of black; we'll let you match the shades to Scott (all are attached to cards with color codes at the bottom); fresh and clean—and a fun addition to any collection, Very Fine, fully imaged online.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 715
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1903, 3¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), five different (Scott 184-E5 group), large die proof in brown on proof paper (E5b) and in scarlet on yellow card (E5c); and plate proofs in deep orange, scarlet & red violet on yellowish wove paper in blocks of 4 (E5h), Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-F group.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 716
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1877, 3¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), four different colors (Scott 184-E5e), plate on proof paper, black, dark carmine, brown & deep ultramarine, all in horizontal strips of 5, positions 11-16 from the sheets of 25, showing the plate scratch between positions 11-12, bright and fresh with large margins, Extremely Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $300+.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $300.
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Lot 717
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1877, 3¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), group of 6 in in 4 different colors (Scott 184-E5e), plate on proof paper (1903), blocks of 4, mostly nice color and margins; one orange block is a bit oxidized, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $360.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 718
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 3¢ carmine (Scott 184-E5g), plate on green bond, complete sheet of 25, a lovely full sheet with clear print and watermark, showing start of plate crack between positions 11 & 12; light vertical wrinkle in left selvage, hinge remnants on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $625 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 719
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1877, Lincoln (P.B.N.C. essay), 3¢ brown (Scott 184-E7), frame with vignette mounted in place, die on card, an attractive design, the colors crisp and lines sharp, on thin glazed card; margins close to just in at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Scott footnote reads, "There is some doubt whether No. 184-E7 exists as a genuine essay. The editors would like to see authenticated evidence of its existence." Here it is.

Realized $900.
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Lot 720
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 6¢ & 7¢ group of 13 (Scott 186-E1b), frames only, die on proof paper, printed through a mat, horizontal pairs, clean and bright holding, all different, each day-one fresh, Fine to Very Fine, a near-complete set; see them all on our website.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 721
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1877, 12¢ & 24¢ Washington (P.B.N.C. essays), in 9 different colors (Scott 188a-E1b), frames only, die on proof paper, printed through a mat (1903 Schernikow printing), horizontal pairs, fresh colors; hinge remnants on the reverse and a couple small thins, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 722
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1877, Washington (P.B.N.C. essay), 30¢ & 90¢ eight different colors/shades (Scott 190-E1c), frames only, die on proof paper, printed through a mat, horizontal pair, black, dark carmine, dim scarlet, green, dark blue, dark navy blue & two slightly different shades of violet (2), Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 723
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1879, Franklin C.B.N.C. essay, 1¢ black (Scott 182-E4b), die on proof paper, 37 x 38 mm; hinge remnant and small thin on the reverse, showing as a stain on the front, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $500.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 724
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1879, Franklin C.B.N.C. essay, 1¢ dull green (Scott 182-E4b), die on proof paper, 29 x 34 mm, fresh color and clean back, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 725
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1879, Franklin C.B.N.C. essay, 1¢ scarlet (Scott 182-E4c), die on white glazed paper, 32 x 37 mm; hinge remnants and small thin on the reverse, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 726
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1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ dull blue (Scott 184-E10b), completed design, die on proof paper, 32 x 39 mm, good color; thinned, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 727
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1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ dull green (Scott 184-E10b), completed design, die on proof paper, 32 x 39 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 728
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1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ black (Scott 184-E10c), completed design, die on white glazed paper, 51 x 56 mm, fresh color and impression; mounting adherences on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 729
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1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ black (Scott 184-E10c), completed design, die on white glazed paper, 29 x 34 mm; hinge remnants on the reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 730
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1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ blue (Scott 184-E10c), completed design, die on white glazed paper, 42 x 46 mm, a choice item with good color and a clean back, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 731
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1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ scarlet (Scott 184-E10c), completed design, die on white glazed paper, 44 x 50 mm, pristine, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 732
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1879, "Liberty" C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ black (Scott 184-E11c), die on white glazed paper, 25 x 31 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 733
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1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ brown (Scott 184-E12a), complete unadopted design, die on India, die sunk on card, on fresh India in strong color, sunk on full-size 151 x 238 mm card; card with light toning and vertical fold at far right, Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 734
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1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ dull scarlet (Scott 184-E12a), complete unadopted design, die on India, die sunk on card, pristine pull of the design, the India sunk on full-size 150 x 238 mm card; card lightly toned and with small bump at bottom, Very Fine, a pretty piece.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 735
E
1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ black (Scott 184-E13b), complete unadopted design, die on white glazed paper, 64 x 58 mm; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 736
E
1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ dark green (Scott 184-E13c), complete unadopted design, plate on India, mounted on card, a choice block of 4, Extremely Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 737
E
1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ black (Scott 184-E13d), complete unadopted design, plate on stamp paper, perf'd and gummed, a lovely block of 4, o.g., hinged, well centered, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 738
E
1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ dull scarlet (Scott 184-E13d), complete unadopted design, plate on stamp paper, perf'd and gummed, corner margin block of 4, o.g., hinged, choice, Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 739
E
1879, Washington C.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ blue (Scott 184-E14b), THREE above CENTS, die on white glazed paper, 52 x 62 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 740
E
1879, 3¢ "Bust of Freedom Statue" C.B.N.C. essay, in dull brown (Scott 184-E15b), "PORTAGE", die on proof paper, 37 x 35 mm, fresh color and clean back, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $170.
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Lot 741
E
1879, 3¢ "Bust of Freedom Statue" C.B.N.C. essay, in scarlet (Scott 184-E15c), "PORTAGE", die on glazed white paper, 64 x 59 mm, unusual fine die crack printed in top margin, Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 742
E
1877, Hamilton C.B.N.C. essay, 30¢ dull blue (Scott 190-E3a), die on proof paper, 28 x 34 mm; slight hint of discoloration, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 743
E
1877, Hamilton C.B.N.C. essay, 30¢ dull brown (Scott 190-E3a), die on proof paper, 34 x 36 mm, bright and clean, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $130.
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Lot 744
E
1877, Hamilton C.B.N.C. essay, 30¢ dull green (Scott 190-E3a), die on proof paper, 35 x 37 mm, bright color and clean back, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 745
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1877, Hamilton C.B.N.C. essay, 30¢ gray black (Scott 190-E3a), die on proof paper, 34 x 37 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 746
E
1877, Hamilton C.B.N.C. essay, 30¢ scarlet (Scott 190-E3b), die on white glazed paper, 41 x 46 mm, large margins; hinge remnants and mounting adherences on the reverse showing as a faint discoloration on the front, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 747
E
1882, 5¢ Garfield A.B.N.C. essay, green (Scott 205-E3a), vignette only (in beaded oval), die on India, die sunk on card, a jaw-droppingly pretty essay, crisp and bright, die sunk on 152 x 215 mm cream card; a couple small spots on the India, Very Fine+, one cool cat.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $700.
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Lot 748
E
1881-82, Garfield A.B.N.C. essay, 5¢ dark bluish green (Scott 205-E3a), vignette only (in beaded oval), die on India, die sunk on card, 34 x 37 mm, large margins; small thin, Very Fine appearance.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $750.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 749
E
1881-82, Garfield A.B.N.C. essay, 5¢ black (Scott 205-E3b), vignette only (in beaded oval), die on white glazed paper, 39 x 43 mm; faint hinge mark on the reverse, Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $375.
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Lot 750
E
1881-82, Garfield A.B.N.C. essay, 5¢ scarlet (Scott 205-E3b), vignette only (in beaded oval), die on white glazed paper, 36 x 41 mm, Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $475.
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Lot 751
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1881, 1¢ & 3¢ plus 1883 2¢ reversed engraving (Scott 206, 207, 210), the three designs, engraved in reverse, and printed on soft white cardboard in a single sinkage measuring 80 x 115 mm; each design is approximately 0.5 mm shorter than the actual design, and each shows additional differences in detail; the print immaculate, the card lightly toned; accompanied by photocopy of article in The Essay Proof Journal #177, p. 15, Very Fine, and a wonderful counterfeit item for your Bank Note exhibit.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 752
E
ca. 1881, Columbia essay, in green (Scott 206E var.), large die on glazed paper, 92 x 85 mm, using an unadopted design somewhat similar to the obverse of the then-current Morgan dollars, Very Fine, possibly an A.B.N.C. sample, rare and unlisted.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 753
E
1881, A.B.N.C. Peace head plate essay, in black, on wove, perf 12 horizontally, and gummed, horizontal strip of 5, utilizing the same vignette as Scott #206-E3, o.g., light bend between 3rd & 4th stamps, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $300.
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Lot 754
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1881, 1¢ Franklin and 1883 2¢ Washington, compound plate "essay" (Scott 206-E, 210-E), block of 8 consisting of three 1¢ four 2¢ & one 3¢ a sample made using a German steam press, reversed designs printed in red brown on the gummed side of thin wove paper, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $500.
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Lot 755
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1881-82, 1¢ Lincoln A.B.N.C. essay, in all 5 listed colors (Scott 206-E5), typographed vignette only, margins somewhat reduced, varying from 40 x 47 mm up to 50 x 62 mm, excellent colors; hinge remnants or hinged on the reverse, Fine to Very Fine, ex Ainsworth.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 756
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1881-82, 1¢ beardless Lincoln A.B.N.C essay, in black (Scott 206-E var.), engraved vignette with oval frame, die on India on card, 75 x 85 mm with full die sinkage, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 757
E
1881, 3¢ blue green, Massey large hole patent, similar to the Douglas patent double paper (Scott 207 var.), block of 12, o.g., good color; many separations (hardly surprising), Fine to Very Fine overall.
Scott $2,640.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 758
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1881-82, "Peace" A.B.N.C. essay, 3¢ in 8 different colors, handstamped "Specimen" (Scott 207-E2 var.), perf'd and gummed (never hinged), with typical specimen punch holes, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400

The vignette is known but the SPECIMEN frame is unlisted in Scott or Brazer.

Realized $300.
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Lot 759
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1881-82, Franklin A.B.N.C. essay, 10¢ dim blue green (Scott 209-E4a), engraved vignette only, die on India, 37 x 38 mm; small thin at bottom, Very Fine appearance.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 760
E
1881-82, Washington A.B.N.C. essay, 10¢ black (Scott 209-E6a), engraved vignette only, die on India, 39 x 43 mm; hinge remnant on the reverse and thins at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 761
E
1881-82, Washington A.B.N.C. essay, 10¢ blue (Scott 209-E6a), engraved vignette only, die on India, 41 x 46 mm; hinge remnant on the reverse and thins at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 762
E
1881-82, Washington A.B.N.C. essay, 10¢ dim blue green (Scott 209-E6a), engraved vignette only, die on India, 34 x 44 mm; hinge remnant on the reverse and thins at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 763
E
1881-82, Washington A.B.N.C. essay, 10¢ dull brown (Scott 209-E6a), engraved vignette only, die on India, 37 x 41 mm; hinge remnant on the reverse and thins at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $225.
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