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The U.S. 1851- 57 Issue

                                   Updated:6-6-2017

1851 Issue Die Essays

Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson

11-E1 Brown
3c Brown essay submitted for the 1851 contract by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson. This impression of the die probably pulled in 1858 after Rawdon merged into the American Bank Note Company. By that time the die had rusted as shown by the prof (Analysis by the late Daniel Bagby). This item comes from Bagby’s essay collection of 40 years much of which we have purchased over the past several years. $2,000.00


Gavit & Company

11-E3b
3c Black and Blue die essays on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. First state of the die. Please order by color. $300.00 each00

11-E3c
3c Black and Scarlet die essays on India paper and cut to shape. First state of the die. Please order by color. THE BLACK HAS BEEN SOLD$250.00 each

11-E3d
3c Scarlet, Brown, Green and Blue die essays on bond paper. Third state of the die with a single dash over the “P” in postage. Please order by color. $250.00 each

11-E4a
3c Black die essay pulled on India paper. Shallow thin well above the design. $495.00

11-E4c
3c die essays pulled on bond paper. The green and brown THE BLACK HAS BEEN SOLD $300.00 each, black $350.00

11-E4c
3c Brown die essay 30x40mm pulled on bond paper. $400.00

11-E4c Complete set
Complete set of all five colors pulled on bond paper. Razor sharp impression, great color and margins throughout. $1,750.00

11-E4e Complete set
Complete set of all five colors pulled on proof paper in 1858. Beautiful matched set. $2,500.00


Draper, Welsh & Co.

11-E7c
3c Blue die essay, stamp size, pulled on India paper and mounted on white card. $300.00

11-E7d
3c Blue die essay pulled on bond paper. SCV $400.00 Net $225.00

11-E8a
3c die essays on Inia paper. Each has small flaws which is typical of India paper. Please order by position. SCV $300.00 each Net $150.00 each

11-E8b Complete set
Complete set of all five colors, die essays pulled on bond paper. Nice matched set! $1,875.00

11-E8b
3c die essays pulled on bond paper. The Black is $200.00 and the two Browns $250.00 each

11-E8c
Complete set of four, 3c Scarlet, Blue, Black & Black-brown die essays pulled on white glazed paper. $2,750.00


Danforth, Bald & Co.

11-E12b First state of the die
3c Scarlet, Blue, and Green die essays pulled on India paper. SCV $300.00 each Net $200.00 each

11-E12b First state of the die
3c Green die essays pulled on India paper. From left to right: $200.00, $250.00 and $300.00

11-E12e
3c Rose plate essay on buff wove paper. The ink is slightly oxidized. $75.00

11-E12e
3c Rose plate essay on buff wove paper. The paper has toned with time. $50.00

11-E12g
3c plate essays on wove paper. Please order by position. $125.00 each

11-E13b
3c Dark brown die essay on ivory glazed paper. Scarce this large as most have been cut down. $750.00


Bald & Cousland & Company

11-E14, 11-E14A & 11-E16
1851 Bald & Cousland & Company composite die essay in black pulled on India paper. Small repair at the left.
Ex-Earl of Crawford $1,750.00

11-E14b
Bald, Cousland & Co.
While long attributed to Bald, Cousland & Co. and listed in Scott as such, research by the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society states that these were produced by Baldwin, Adams & Co. Blue-green die essay pulled India paper and mounted on card. Rare! $1,500.00

11-E14b
Bald, Cousland & Co.
While long attributed to Bald, Cousland & Co. and listed in Scott as such, research by the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society states that these were produced by Baldwin, Adams & Co. Black die essay pulled on thin white bond paper and mounted on card. Rare! $1,500.00

11-E14b  Bald, Cousland & Co.
While long attributed to Bald, Cousland & Co. and listed in Scott as such, research by the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society states that these were produced by Baldwin, Adams & Co. Scarlet die essay pulled on India paper and mounted on card. Rare! $1,500.00

11-E14Ac
3c Black die essay pulled on bond paper. $250.00

11-E15b
3c Black die essay pulled on bond paper, first state of the die without the “U” and “S” on either side of the numeral “3”. $175.00

11-E16a
Four different die essays pulled on India paper. Please order by position. $275.00 each

11-E16b
Two different die essays pulled on bond paper. Please order by position. $250.00 each


Original 1851 Issue Proofs

11P3
3c Dull red plate proof on India paper with brush stroke obliteration, faulty. Pos. 48R4. Catalog: $1,000.00 Net $450.00

Five-cent 1851 Trial Color Plate Proofs

12TC5c
5c Deep red-brown plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy with PFC. $1,500.00

12TC5c
5c Hessian brown plate proof on wove paper, cut to shape, and mounted on a portion of exhibit page. Ex-Finkelburg $750.00

12TC5g
5c Deep-orange plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy with PFC. $300.00

12TC5g
5c Deep-orange plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy, and mounted on a portion of exhibit page. Ex-Finkelburg $300.00

12TC5f
5c Olive-green plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy. $300.00

12TC5b
5c Rose-brown plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy. $300.00

12TC5b
5c Dark rose-brown plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy, and mounted on a portion of exhibit page. Ex-Finkelburg $300.00

12TC5b
5c Rose-red plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy, and mounted on a portion of exhibit page. Ex-Finkelburg $300.00

12TC5e
5c Olive-brown plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy with PFC. $300.00

12TC5a
5c Pale brown plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy. $300.00

12TC5d
5c Dark olive-bister plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy with PFC. $300.00

  13TC1
10c Black, type I trial color die proof pulled on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. One of four copies known all about this size. $5,000.00


1857 Essays

37-E1
24c Black die essay pulled on India paper 22x29mm, intense shade and very fine. It exhibits the subtle differences from the die used to create the transfer roll for the issued 24c 1860 stamp, including the much darker etching of the vignette background. SCV: $2,500.00 Net $1,500.00

38-E1
30c Black, incomplete design pulled on India paper and cut to stamp size as usual. $2,500.00

 

1857 Issue Proofs

26P3
3c Red four margin plate proof on India paper. There are two very small translucencies in the paper which are typical for this thin handmade paper. SCV: $1,250.00 Net $800.00

36bP3
3c Black, Plate 3, plate proof on India paper and sound! Scarce thus. $1,250.00

37P3
24c Lilac plate proof on India paper. Choice XF copy with a razor sharp impression and stunning color.
Ex-Drucker. $1,250.00

38P1
30c Orange large die proof pulled on India paper. All that I have seen have been cut down to this size. PFC states that this is a P3. However, it shows the complete design and is thus a P1.
Ex-Drucker. $1,250.00

38P2
30c Orange, this is a small die proof not the India plate proof. It has a PSE certificate. Rare and un-priced in Scott. $1,500.00

38Pa
30c Orange plate proof on stamp paper and without gum as issued. With PSE and APEX certificates. $1,750.00

38P3
30c Orange plate proof on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. With PF certificate. $650.00

39TC5
90c Plate proofs on wove paper. Please order by color and position.
Ex-Finkelburg Singles $750.00 each and pairs $1,500.00 each

37P4c, 38P4c & 39P4c
24c gray lilac, 30c Orange, and 90c Blue (37b, 38a, 39a). Complete set, huge margins to clearing, the 24c is a bottom sheet margin copy, all unused with rich colors. According to Brookman, 24c, 30c, and 90c imperforates come from a trial printing of the finished designs submitted to the Postmaster General for final opinion. The designs and colors match the regular issues (unlike essays and trial color proofs). Only one set of pairs is known to exist along with a handful of sets of singles. Each with a PF certificate. $7,500.00


Proofs of the Reprints of the 1857-1860 Issue

Die Proofs

46P1 Hybrid full size
30c Yellow-orange hybrid large die proof. A plate proof on India paper and cut to shape, impressed onto a square of India paper and die sunk on a card blotter. This issue only comes as a hybrid. $295.00

 

Roosevelt Small Die Proofs

40P2 – 47P2
Complete set of Roosevelt small die proofs all on the original gray card backing. Large margins for theses. Superb! $3,750.00

40P2 mounted to resemble a large die proof
1c Blue, Roosevelt small die proof die sunk on card. There is an interesting smear between the “N” and the “T” at the bottom.
Ex-Finkelburg. $750.00

41P2
3c Scarlet Roosevelt small die proof which is still affixed to the original gray card backing. Scarce! $450.00

43P2, 44P2, 45P2 & 46P2
1857 Reprints Roosevelt small die proofs which are still affixed to the original gray card backing. $350.00 each

46P2
3c Yellow-orange Roosevelt small die proof which is still affixed to the original gray card backing. $350.00

LO2P2 – Roosevelt small die proof   222
1c Blue, Eagle carrier small die proof still affixed to a portion of the original gray card backing, VF. $300.00


 

India Paper  Plate Proofs

40P3 – 47P3 Blocks of four
Complete set of eight values, India paper plate proofs, blocks of four. A premium set wit strong colors and nice margin throughout. $4,500.00

Image 42P3 – Left side plate block of 12
5c Orange-brown plate proof on India paper. Left imprint and plate No. 2 block of twelve, rich color on vivid white paper, pos. 9 (not in imprint and plate no. block of eight) small hole, otherwise Very Fine, handsome and scarce multiple with the full imprint and plate number. Ex-Hackett & Eubanks $1,800.00

41P3 – Block of four
3c Scarlet block of four on India paper and still affixed to the original cad blotter, XF and sound. $550.00

45P3 – Block of four
24c Blackish violet (Plate 1) block of four on India paper, XF and sound. $400.00

46P3 – Block of four
30c Yellow-orange (Plate 1) block of four on India paper, XF and sound. $550.00

40P3 – Singles
1c Bright blue plate proof on India paper, XF and sound. $90.00 each

41P3 – Singles
3c Scarlet plate proof on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter, XF and sound. $90.00 each

42P3 – Singles
5c Orange-brown plate proof on India paper, XF and sound. $90.00 each

44P3 – Singles
12c Black plate proof on India paper, XF and sound. $125.00 each

46P3 – Singles
5c Orange-brown plate proof on India paper, XF and sound. $90.00 each

47P3 – Singles
90c Deep blue plate proof on India paper, XF and sound. $125.00 each

LO1P3 223
1c Blue, Franklin carrier plate proof on India paper, sound. Single $50.00, block $210.00

Cardboard Plate Proofs

40P4-47P4 Card proof blocks of four
A knock out set in terms of margins, impressions and color. This set originated form the “Lilly sheets” which were broken up after the sale of the Lilly collection in 1966 and only few sets of blocks can exist. $4,500.00

40P4-47P4 Card proof set
A complete set of eight values of the 1857 reprint plate proofs on card. A premium quality set with great margins and brilliant colors throughout. $450.00

40P4-47P4 + LO1P4 & LO2P4 Card proof set
A complete set of eight values of the 1857 reprint plate proofs on card plus the two carriers. A premium quality set with great margins and brilliant colors throughout. Includes the proof distribution envelope for the second printing. $575.00

43P4 – Vertical strip of four
10c Green, plate proof on card, left sheet margin vertical strip of four. Rare position piece with PF certificate. $500.00

43P4 – Right sheet margin block
10c Green, plate proof on card, block of four with full right sheet margin. Card proof blocks are very scarce! $500.00

41P4 – Block of six
3c Scarlet plate proof on card, block of six, XF. $550.00

43P4 – Block of four
10c Green plate proof on card, block of four, VF. $225.00

44P4 – Block of four
12c Black plate proof on card, left sheet margin block of four, XF. $275.00

45P4 – Block of four
24c Blackish violet plate proof on card, left sheet margin block of four, XF. $275.00

47P4 – Block of four
90c Deep blue plate proof on card, block of four, XF. $425.00

40P4 – Singles
1c Bright blue plate proof on card, XF. $75.00 each

41P4 – Singles
3c Scarlet plate proof on card, XF. $75.00 each

42P4 – Singles
5c Orange-brown plate proof on card, XF. $50.00 each

43P4 – Singles
10c Green plate proof on card, XF. $50.00 each

44P4 – Singles
12c Greenish black plate proof on card, XF. $50.00 each

45P4 – Singles
24c Blackish violet plate proof on card, XF. $50.00 each

46P4 – Singles
30c Yellow-orange (Plate 1) plate proof on card, XF. $50.00 each

47P4 – Singles
90c Deep blue plate proof on card, XF. $75.00 each

LO1P4 225
1c Blue, Franklin carrier plate proof on card, XF. $30.00

LO2P4 224
1c Blue, Eagle carrier plate proof on card, XF. $30.00


Plate Proof on Stamp Paper

40Pa
1c Blue, bright blue shade, nice large four margin copy on stamp paper with OG and sound. $750.00


Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card

40TC4-47TC4
Complete set of eight in brown. Margins are better than most for this tightly spaced issue. $995.00

40TC4-47TC4 Individual copies
Scarlet and brown individual copies. Please order by color and position. Copies where the top or bottom margin cuts the design are $50.00 each. Four margin copies are $100.00 each.

LO2TC4
Complete set of five colors, Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card. Outstanding margins for this issue. $750.00

56E-G Var. – The model
Incomplete design pulled on india paper and mounted on card. Frame lines added in pencil. Additional rays added in pencil under the eagle’s wings. The word “model” also added in pencil at the bottom. Undoubtedly unique! $2995.00

56E-G Var. – Die proof
Black die proof pulled on old ivory paper. This differs from the black shown below as part of the set of four. The paper used for this proof is contemporary to the time period of the model. $750.00


 
 

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