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1861-68 Issue Die, Plate,
and Atlanta Trial Color Proof Sets

                                   Page last updated: 8-24-2016

63P4 – 78P3 – Plate proofs on India
Complete set of twelve values, plate proofs on India paper, bright colors, very nice margins all around, XF set and sound. Include both the lake and scarlet three-cent values. $1,100.00

63P4 – 78P4 – Plate proofs on card board
Complete set of 12 values including the rare red-violet plate proofs on card board, bright colors, very nice margins all around, XF set. $1,350.00

63P4 – 78P4 – Set of eight blocks on card board
The basic set of eight blocks of four plate proofs on card board from the “Lilly” sheets, XF set. Ex-Pacetti $2,750.00

102TC5 – 111TC4 Complete set of Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card board
Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card board, complete set of five colors. Brilliant colors, strong impressions, and nice margins throughout. $5,000.00

63SB – 78SB – Type “B” Specimen set (5134)
1c – 90c, Type “B” specimens, complete set of 10. Seven have full OG, the balance are missing a small portion of gum, all are sound. All but the 12c (never seen one centered) are very well centered for this issue. The overprint on the 12c is very light (the only way I have ever seen it). Without a doubt this is a premium set and would be difficult to improve. SVC: $2,120.00 Net $2,000.00

63SJ – 78SJ – Control number overprints
A complete set of ten values, OG, with some perforation flaws which is typical. They are numbered from the highest denomination to the lowest starting with the 90c "1234" down to the 1c “9012”, except for the 15c which has only three numbers "235". According to Michael Plett’s article these were numbered using a bond numbering machine. $3,500.00

 

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