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1861 Three-cent Essays & Proofs|
Scott Catalogue Nos. 65, 66, and 74

 
 

Essays

 
65-E11b – Washington vignette
3c Black vignette die essay with National Bank Note Company imprint, pulled on ivory glazed paper. $750.00
 
 

Die Proofs

 
65TC1
3c Black trial color die proof pulled on India paper, cut down and removed from the card blotter. Ex-Finkelburg SCV: $2,500.00 Net $750.00
 
65P1 – Large die proof
3c Rose full size large die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on cad blotter. Contains the National Bank Note Company imprint in black. $1,000.00
 
65P1
3c Rose die proof pulled on India paper, cut down and removed from the card blotter. SCV: $1,000.00 Net $575.00
 

Roosevelt Small Die Proofs

 
74TC2
3c Scarlet Roosevelt small die proof which has been successfully removed from the gray card backing, sound. $350.00
 

India Paper Plate Proofs

 
65P3 – Block
3c Rose plate proof on India paper block of four, sound. Deep shade. $550.00
 
65P3 – Block
3c Rose plate proof on India paper top sheet margin block of four and still affixed to the original card blotter, sound. True shade. $650.00
 
66TC3 – Singles
3c Lake trial color plate proofs on India paper, sound. This pair will be broken into two singles. $150.00
 
66TC3 – Pane divider pair
3c Lake trial color plate proof pair on India paper with a pane divider line running the length of the pair, sound. $350.00
 
66TC3 – Block
3c Lake trial color plate proof on India paper block of four, sound. $850.00
 
66TC3 – Block
3c Lake trial color plate proof on India paper lower right sheet margin block of four, sound. $900.00
 
66TC6a – Imperforate pair on stamp paper
3c Lake imperforate trial color plate proof pair on stamp paper, OG, HR, with PF certificate. $1,850.00
 
74TC3 – Singles
3c Scarlet trial color plate proofs on India paper, sound. $150.00 Each
 
74TC3 – Block
3c Scarlet trial color plate proof on India paper block of four, sound. $725.00
 
74TC6 – On stamp paper
3c Scarlet trial color on stamp paper with a small portion of OG. Very well centered for this issue. The four pen strokes that deface the image do not break the paper which is common to this issue. With two PF certificate. Without a doubt a premium copy. $5,500.00
 

Card Board Plate Proofs

 
65P4 – Singles
3c Rose plate proofs on card board. A variety of shades. Please order by position. $150.00 Each
 
65P4c – On stamp paper
3c Rose plate proof on stamp paper, no gum, single. Typical mottled appearance. SCV: $500.00 Net $200.00
 
74TC4 – Singles
3c Scarlet trial color plate proof on card board. $150.00 Each
 

Lowenberg Decalcomania Patent

 
79-E65P5a – Singles and multiples
2c Rose imperforate plate impression on gummed goldbeater’s skin paper. These are printed on both the un-gummed and gummed side of the paper. Each one possesses a clear impression. Please order by position. Singles $35.00 Each, blocks of four $150.00 Each, block of six $200.00, and block of eight $300.00
 
79-E65P5b – Perforated singles
2c Rose perforated plate impression on gummed goldbeater’s skin paper. Fragile. $75.00 Each
 

Francis Patent

 
65E – Singles
3c Rose, plate impression on stamp paper (considered a finished stamp), OG, which has a slight yellowish cast to it resulting from the chemical coating on the paper. When exposed to a cancelling agent the image would turn black. These are extremely fragile and brittle. Please order by position. $125.00 Each

Specimens

 
65P1S Variety – Die proof
3c Rose die proof pulled on India paper, overprinted with open letter “SPECIMEN” in black and mounted on full size salesmen’s sample card. Green imprint at bottom reads: “Specimen Postage Stamp from the National Bank Note Company, No.1 Wall Street, New York”. $1,750.00
 
65SB – Type “B” specimen
3c Rose, disturbed OG, with type B “Specimen” overprint. Typical centering for this stamp. $100.00
 

Three-cent Experimental Proofs by the National Bank Note Company

 
These trial color plate proofs are not yet cataloged in the Scott U.S. Specialized catalogue. Thus they are listed according to the 1941 edition and supplements of Dr. Clarence Brazer’s: essays for U.S. Adhesive Postage Stamps.
 
The experiments range from sensitive inks, wove, laid, double and tinted papers, trial cancels, and application of the “Z” grill. They are both imperforate and perforated. These are all scarce.

Imperforate

 
65TC-Aa
3c Blue imperforate pair trial color plate proof on white paper. Ex-Finkelburg and still mounted on a portion of his exhibit page. $300.00
 
65TC-Aa
3c Blue imperforate bottom sheet margin trial color plate proof on white paper. $150.00
 
65TC-A – Pelure paper variety
3c Pale brown imperforate pair trial color plate proof on pelure paper. $150.00
 
65TC-Aa – Variety
3c Rose imperforate trial color plate proofs on white paper with dark bluish-green gum which shows through to the front making the paper appear faint bluish-green. Please order by position. Singles $100.00, pairs $200.00 Each
 
65TC-Aa – Variety – Blocks
3c Rose imperforate trial color plate proofs on white paper with dark bluish-green gum which shows through to the front making the paper appear faint bluish-green. Please order by position. $400.00 Each
 
65-TC-A Paper color varieties
3c imperforate trial color plate proofs on colored wove paper. Dark carmine on faint rose wove paper, blue on white wove paper, and green on yellow wove paper. $150.00 Each
 
65TC-Aa
3c Dark carmine imperforate trial plate proofs color on white wove paper, OG. Each with a PF or PSE certificate. Single $150.00, vertical pair $300.00, block $600.00
 
65TC-Ad )
3c Rose (various shades) imperforate trial color plate proofs on white wove paper which has been tinted a pale green shade on the back. Please order by position. $150.00 Each
 
65TC-Ad
3c Rose (various shades) imperforate trial color plate proofs on white wove paper which has been faintly tinted (various colors) on the back. Please order by position. $150.00 Each

Perforated

 
65TC-C
3c Rose (various shades) perforated 12, trial color plate proofs printed on various tinted papers with sensitive inks. Please order by position. $150.00 Each
 
65TC-Ca
3c Reddish brown perforated 12, lower left sheet margin copy, trial color plate proof on white wove paper without gum. Spectacular piece! $200.00
 
65TC-Ca
3c Brown-rose perforated 12, OG, top sheet margin strip of three, trial color plate proofs on white wove paper. Rare multiple! $450.00
 
65TC-Ca
3c Brown perforated 12, OG thick orange-brown gum, block of four, trial color plate proofs on white wove paper. Very rare multiple! With PF certificate $600.00
 
65TC-C Albino impression variety
3c With very strong, un-inked, albino impression, perforated 12, OG. With PF certificate $250.00
 
65TC-D Grilled
3c Rose (various shades) perforated 12, OG, trial color plate proofs printed on various tinted papers with sensitive inks. Each example with a heavily impressed “Z” grill. Please order by position. $175.00 Each
 

Experimental Scarlets

 
65TC-Aa
3c Scarlet imperforate trial color plate proofs on thin white wove paper. These are quite rare and often confused with the “issued” scarlet. Please order by position. $250.00 Each
 
65TC-Aca
3c Scarlet imperforate trial color plate proof on thick yellow wove paper. $250.00
 
65TC-Ca
3c scarlet perforated 12, OG, trial color plate proofs on white wove paper with experimental gum. These are quite rare and often confused with the “issued” scarlet. Please order by position. $300.00 Each
 

Charles F. Steel Patent No. 86952, Feb. 16,
1869 for a type of double paper

 
65TC-Ib
3c Black perforated 12, OG, trial color plate proof on white tissue paper backed by white wove paper, block of four with black trial cancel (21 mm circular cut into 8 pie segments). Very rare multiple! $1,500.00
 
65TC-If
3c Black perforated 12, OG, trial color plate proofs on pink tissue paper backed by white wove paper, with black trial cancel (21 mm circular cut into 8 pie segments). Rare. Please order by position. Ex-Finkelburg $300.00 Each
 
65TC-Ie
3c Black perforated 12, OG, trial color plate proof on pink tissue paper backed by white wove paper, faulty pair which is imperforate vertically.  Rare. Ex-Finkelburg and still mounted on a portion of his exhibit page.  $500.00

 

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