Sale 751



 
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 $6,600



 
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 $2,760



 
Lot 446

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1861, 3¢ dark rose, trial color large die proof overprinted "SPECIMEN" (Scott 65TC1ar var.), on 126 x 190 mm card from a National Bank Note Co. salesman's sample book with appropriate N.B.N.Co. imprint at the bottom, fresh and clean, Very Fine, with a 1993 P.F. certificate as "rose lake".
Scott $2,500+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $3,900



 
Lot 455

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1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 1¢-90¢ "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card complete (Scott 102TC-111TC4), a breathtaking complete set, all on stark white card and sporting deep, fresh color and exceptional margins; one or two individual toned spots only, Very Fine, a grand group, rare complete set.
Scott $5,015.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

Realized $10,200



 
Lot 472

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1861, 10¢ green, large die proof (Scott 68P1 var.), on 112 x 134 mm card with embossed National Bank Note Co. seal and manuscript "Specimen", Very Fine. From a National Bank Note Co. salesman's sample book, likely unioque.
Scott $500+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized $2,520



 
Lot 483

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1861, 30¢ orange, plate proof on India (Scott 71P3), bottom margin plate no. 7 block of 8, large margins all around, Very Fine. A rare and attractive proof plate block.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized $3,360



 
Lot 502

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1869, Grant essay, by George T. Jones, in black & light violet (Scott 112-E1b), die on India, cut to stamp size, Very Fine.
Brazer 112E-Ab.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $2,760



 
Lot 560

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1869, 10¢ Lincoln safety essay, underprint design 14, blue on scarlet (Scott 116-ESP14), die on India, 28 x 30 mm, Extremely Fine. Formerly Scott 116-E12b.
Brazer 116aE-Fd.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized $5,700



 
Lot 561

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1869, 5¢ Washington safety essay, underprint design 14, carmine on scarlet (Scott 115-ESP14), die on India, 27.5 x 28 mm, Extremely Fine. Formerly Scott 115-E12b.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $4,800



 
Lot 562

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1869, 5¢ Washington safety essay, underprint design 24, carmine on scarlet (Scott 115-ESP25), die on India, 27.5 x 29 mm, Extremely Fine. Formerly Scott 115-E19a.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.

Realized $4,200



 
Lot 637

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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 1¢-90¢ "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card complete (less #132TC4g) (Scott 123TC4-132TC4), a wonderful set, fresh, clean, and most with full to large margins; bicolors offering some striking "could have beens", Very Fine.
Scott $24,400.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

Realized $25,200



 
Lot 804

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1873, C.B.N.C. Issue & Officials complete, large die proofs in John Jay Knox Presentation Book (Scott 156P1-166P1, O1P1-O93P1), a magnificent item, containing proofs of the then-current Bank Note and Official issues (up to and including the $20 Department of State); each sunk on three-gilt-edged, linen-hinged 140 x 227 mm page and specially bound; book with blind- and gold-tooled leather over boards, spine bound over cords; wear to book's hinges and spine; pages foxed to varying degrees, some affecting the proofs, Fine to Very Fine, See our flip-through video of the contents online, a unique compilation.
Scott approximately $15,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

John Jay Knox (1828-92) served in various positions at the US Treasury before becoming president of the National Bank of the Republic in New York City. He authored the draft of the Coinage Act of 1873 and wrote several books, among them
United States Notes (1887).

Realized $19,200



 
Lot 883

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1893, Columbians, 1¢ to $4, large die proofs (Scott 230P1-244P1), a stunning group, each with magnificent color depth and detail, all with American Bank Note Company imprint and the respective die number printed below; sunk on 110 x 95 mm card; toning throughout (most light), but overall a fresh holding, Very Fine.
Scott $14,600.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

Realized $13,800



 
Lot 952

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1898, Trans-Miss., 1¢ to $1, large die proofs (Scott 285P1-292P1), pretty group of monochrome proofs as issued, the printing crisp and colors strong; on India die sunk on 202 x 126 mm card; light toning, mostly to card, Very Fine.
Scott $6,950.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Realized $6,300



 
Lot 961

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1904, Louisiana Purchase complete, large die proofs (Scott 323P1-327P1), each in luxuriant color, cleanly pulled on pristine India; each die sunk on 202 x 152 mm card; control numbers in blue on reverse (in order: 132139, 132686, 133418, 134167, 134608); light toning to card edges, and the occasional internal spot, Very Fine, this set screams, "Buy me!"
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

Realized $10,800



 
Lot 1253

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Parcel Post, 1913, 50¢ unadopted essay, in carmine (Scott Q10-E3), complete engraving of entire design with unadopted vignette, die on white wove, with the barn and silos situated farther forward than as issued; the proof immaculate, die sunk on a card (203 x 153 mm) with just a spot or two of toning, Very Fine, as pretty as they come.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

Realized $4,200



 
Lot 1506

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Revenue, 1862, First Issue essay, $25 Maryland State Coat of Arms, in violet blue & orange red (Turner 78-B), plate proof on India paper, block of 4, nice margins, immaculate, Extremely Fine, rare.
Turner $400 (1974).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $1,320



 
Lot 1508

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Revenue, 1862, First Issue essay, $25 Maryland State Coat of Arms, in green & orange (Turner 78-B), plate proof on India paper, a spectacular left half sheet of 4 with full margins, excellent color, Extremely Fine, very rare.
Turner $400 (1974).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $1,680



 
Lot 1573

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Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, gray brown & red, work-up model (Scott R102), in colors of the trial color plate proof on bond (#R102TC5a), with vignette perfectly placed; in sensational colors and clean detail, with clear to full margins surrounding; fresh and sound, Very Fine, possibly unique—but certainly one-of-a-kind.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

Realized $3,600



 
Lot 1575

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Revenue, 1864, First Issue, $200 U.S. Internal Revenue, plate proof on India (Scott R102P1), as described by Joyce; in issued colors, a gorgeous example on India cut to design size and mounted on white card, Very Fine, a stunning and possibly one-of-a-kind addition to your "Persian Rug" collection, ex Joyce on his page.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.

Realized $2,880



 
Lot 1624

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Stock Transfer, 1918, $50 blue, large die proof on India (Scott RD20TC1af), the design as issued but in blue, in magisterial color on grayish India with albino intaglio "$50." reading up at lower left corner of sinkage and through the India; mounted on 149 x 197 mm card; reverse bears "Mr. Smillie" in pencil, plus handstamped control number 871812 and "JAN 5- 1918", both in blue, Very Fine, a handsome item.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $2,400



 
Lot 1706

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Home Bitters Co., 2¢ all three trial color printings (Scott RS128TC1ae-RS128TC1ag), in black, green and light blue; each on snow-white India and perfectly printed; fully margined with no trace of damage, Very Fine, a lovely couple of this handsome design, ex Joyce, presented on two of his signature pages.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized $3,900



 
Lot 1844

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Hawaii, Kahului Railroad, 1894, 5¢ to $1, engraved plate proofs in black complete, a stunning group of all six values plus a die proof of the master die without figures of value in corners or center; each on India cut close at top and sides, but left full at bottom to include the original die number, crossed by an engraved line with the resultant plate number below, and all but 5¢ and 6¢ with full American Bank Note Company imprints; 18¢ and 50¢ values printed together (two different C-numbers, one replacement number); each item mounted on small buff card, most with slight staining from the adhesive, but a Very Fine and very rare assemblage, a one-time opportunity, and a centerpiece for any Hawaii exhibit, ex American Bank Note Company Archives.
Meyer-Harris 151.8462, 151.9001-156.9001 vars.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

Realized $6,300










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