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One-Cent 1861-68 Issue

                                   Page last updated: 6-13-17

Die Proofs


63P1 – Hybrid
1c Blue full size die proof with India plate proof cut to shape and die sunk on India paper and card blotter. Ex-Pacetti $300.00

63P1 – Full size die proof
1c Blue die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Albino die number “440” and black National Bank Note Company imprint. Ex-Pacetti $700.00

63P1 – Die proof
1c Blue die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Does not contain either the die number or the National imprint. Slightly less than full size. Ex-Pacetti $500.00

63P1 – Die proof
1c Blue die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Albino die number “440” and black National Bank Note Company imprint. Reduced in size. Ex-Bert Christian & Pacetti $400.00

63P1 – Die proof
1c Blue die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Albino die number “440” and National Bank Note Company imprint. Reduced in size to within a half inch of the die sinkage area. Ex- Pacetti $375.00

63P1 – Die proof
1c Blue die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Albino die number “440” and National Bank Note Company imprint. Reduced in size to within a half inch of the die sinkage area. Ex- Finkelburg $375.00

63P1 – Die proof off card
1c Blue die proof pulled on India paper and has been removed from the card blotter. Albino die number “440” and black National Bank Note Company imprint. $275.00


Roosevelt Small Die Proofs

63P2
1c Blue Roosevelt small die proof still affixed to the original gray card backing. Ex-Pacetti $225.00

63P2 – Removed from the gray cad backing
1c Blue Roosevelt small die proof which has been removed from the original gray card backing. Evidence of card backing on back. Ex-Pacetti $175.00


India Paper Plate Proofs

63P3 – Blocks of four
1c Blue five blocks of four, plate proofs on India paper. Each block is a distinct shade of blue. Ex-Finkelburg & Pacetti $1,000.00

63P3 – block of six
1c Blue upper right corner block of six, plate proofs on India paper, sound. Ex-Pacetti $375.00

63P3 – Imprint block of eight
1c Blue left side block of eight with National Bank Note company side imprint, plate proofs on India paper, sound. With PFC. Ex- Pacetti $650.00

63P3 – block of 20
1c Blue top sheet margin block of 20, plate proofs on India paper, representing the top two rows of the sheet. Includes the National Bank Note Company imprint centered at the top. Couple of small paper faults in the margins. Ex-Pacetti $1,250.00

63P3 - Single
1c Blue plate proof on India paper single, sound. $55.00

63P3
1c Blue, plate proof on India paper, XF, sound. $55.00

 

Card Board Plate Proofs


63P4 – Unique Block of 30
1c Blue top three rows of the sheet with the National Bank Note Company imprint centered at the top.

This is the top half of the Lilly sheet that went to Richard Taylor when the Lilly sheets were split in half after the sale in 1966. A great rarity! Ex-Pacetti $5,000.00

63P4 – Singles
1c Blue plate proofs on card board. Different shades, please order by position. Ex-Pacetti $40.00 Each


Trial Color Die and Plate Proofs


63TC1ae – Gray-black trial color die proof
1c Gray-black, trial color die proof pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Die number “440”. May well be unique full size. Ex-Finkelburg, Lake Shore, Pacetti $2,500.00

63TC2 – Unlisted black trial color die proof
1c Black small die proof pulled on India paper and cut down to within 3/16” of the design. Small thin. SCV for listed variety $2,500.00 Net $1,500.00


MacDonough Patent - One-cent 1861 Trial Color Plate Proofs
Patent No. 52,869 was granted to James MacDonough on February 27, 1866
James Macdonough’s patent called for printing the stamps with a glycerin-based ink that would
prove highly soluble in water. Once again any attempt to wash the stamp to remove the cancel
would result not only in the disappearance of the cancel but the stamp design as well.
The muddy brown ink (the only color used) used to produce this patent produces an image that is very sharp.

63TC5 – Single
1c Brown plate proof on wove paper, imperforate. Please order by position. $40.00 Each

63TC5 – Block
1c Brown plate proof on wove paper, block of four, imperforate. Please order by position. $160.00 Each

63TC5 – Imprint Block & Pair
1c Brown plate proof on wove paper, imperforate, left side vertical pair with National imprint. $125.00 Right side sheet margin block of four with National imprint. $250.00

63TC5 – Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 block of 12
1c Brown plate proof on wove paper, imperforate, bottom imprint and plate no. 27 block of 12 which shows evidence of testing. Ex-Pacetti $1,250.00

63TC5 – Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 block of 12 2012
1c Brown plate proof on wove paper, imperforate, bottom imprint and plate no. 27 block of 12. The sheet that this comes from was folded and thus there are a couple well pressed out creases. $975.00

 


Lowenberg Patent - One-cent 1861 Trial Color Plate Proofs
Patent No. 42,207 was granted to Henry Lowenberg on April 5, 1863
Henry Lowenberg’ s idea was very similar to the one developed by William Wyckoff. His barrier coating
consisted of a water-soluble solution of starch. Any attempt to wash a cancel off one of his stamps would
result in both the design and cancel washing away. The coating he employed was rather thick and hard
to apply evenly. This result is a printed image that was not as sharp as the one produced by
the Wyckoff patent. The effects of heat and humidity on the starch coating causes it to shrink,
crack and wrinkle the paper. From the back it looks like crocodile skin.

63TC5 – Singles
1c Various colors, plate proofs on white wove paper, imperforate. Please order by position. $40.00 Each

63TC5 – Imprint single
1c Black top sheet margin single with the right hand portion of the National imprint, imperforate on white wove paper. $75.00

63TC5 – Blocks
1c Various colors, plate proofs on white wove paper, imperforate blocks of four. Please order by position. $160.00 Each

63TC5 - Top imprint block of four
1c Gray-lilac top imperforate imprint block of with the National Bank Note Co. New York imprint on white wove paper. Ex-Pacetti $250.00

63TC5 – Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 blocks of 12
1c Brown, Gray-lilac & Rose bottom imperforate imprint and plate no. 27 blocks of 12 on white wove paper. Ex-Pacetti. The first $1,250.00, Gray-lilac $1,500.00 and the Rose, a plate block of eight, is $1,000.00

63TC5 – Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 blocks of 12
1c Yellow-orange, Orange-red & Green bottom imperforate imprint and plate no. 27 blocks of 12 on white wove paper. Ex-Finkelburg $1,250.00 Each


Wyckoff Patent - One-cent 1861 Trial Color Plate Proofs
Patent No. 53,723 was granted William Wyckoff on April 3, 1866His patent called for coating the
stamp paper with zinc oxide. This would form a barrier between the paper and the ink received
during the printing process. Wyckoff’s concept produced a very sharp image for the finished product.
To this day one can use a wet camel hair brush to remove the design from the paper. The impression
in blue was so good that it is often confused and sometimes even offered as the issued stamp.
However, a strong light will reveal the barrier coating that is not present on a genuine postage stamp.

63TC5 – Singles
1c Various colors, plate proofs on white wove paper, imperforate. Please order by position. $40.00 Each

63TC5 – Blocks
1c Various colors, plate proofs on white wove paper, imperforate blocks of four. Please order by position. $160.00 Each

63TC5 – Blue block
1c Blue block of four plate proof on white wove paper, imperforate. Ex-Pacetti $200.00

63TC5 – Top imprint block of 12
1c Blue plate proof on white wove paper, imperforate block of 12 with the National Bank Note Co. New York imprint at the top. Ex-Pacetti $600.00

63TC5 – Scarce deep blue shade
1c Deep blue plate proof on white wove paper, imperforate, single and block of four. Ex-Pacetti Single $75.00 Block $300.00

63TC5 – Scarce deep blue shade imprint block
1c Deep blue plate proof on white wove paper, imperforate block of four with the National Bank Note Co. New York imprint at the top. Ex-Pacetti $450.00

63TC6 – Singles
1c Various colors, plate proofs on white wove paper, OG, perforated. These do not come centered. Please order by position. $50.00 Each

63TC6 – Very rare gray perforated single
1c Gray plate proof on white wove paper, OG, perforated. This is only the second copy that we have encountered in the past 40+ years. $200.00

63TC6 – Part Imprint single
1c Yellow-orange plate proof on white wove paper, OG, perforated, with the right hand portion of the National imprint. $75.00

63TC6 – Blocks
1c Various colors, plate proofs on white wove paper, OG, perforated blocks of four. These do not come centered. Please order by position. $225.00 Each However, the blue is $300.00

63TC6 – Imprint block of 20
1c Blue-green plate proofs on white wove paper, OG, perforated blocks of 20 with the National Bank Note Co. New York imprint at the left side. Probably the largest remaining multiple of any of the Wyckoff perforated colors. Ex-Pacetti $1,250.00

63TC6 – Issued blue shade
1c Blue plate proof on white wove paper, OG, perforated. This is the issued blue shade and utilizes the Wyckoff patent. It is often confused with the issued stamps. Very rare. Single $125.00 block $500.00

63TC5 - Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 blocks of 12 (5140)
1c Black imperforate trial color plate proof on white wove paper. Bottom imprint plate number block of 12. Ex-Finkelburg $1.250.00

63TC6 - Bottom imprint and plate no. 27 blocks of 12
1c Black, Rose, Orange-yellow & Orange-red bottom imperforate imprint and plate no. 27 blocks of 12 on white wove paper, OG, perforated. Ex-Finkelburg & Pacetti. The first four are $1,500.00 each and the last Orange-red, a plate block of eight, is $1,250.00


Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card Board

102TC5
1c Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card board, complete set of five colors. $750.00


Specimen and Control Numbers


63P1S Variety – Die proof
1c Blue die proof pulled on India paper, overprinted with open letter “SPECIMEN” in black and mounted on full size salesmen’s sample card. Brown imprint at bottom reads: “Specimen Postage Stamp from the National Bank Note Company, No.1 Wall Street, New York”. Ex-Donald Evans & Glass City $1,750.00

63P1S Variety – Die proof
1c Blue die proof pulled on India paper, overprinted with open letter “SPECIMEN” in red 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”. With PFC, Ex-Pacetti $1,750.00

63P1S Variety – Die proof
1c Blue die proof pulled on India paper, overprinted with open letter “SPECIMEN” in black and mounted on salesmen’s sample card which has been reduced in size. Brown imprint at bottom reads: “Specimen Postage Stamp from the National Bank Note Company, No.1 Wall Street, New York”. Ex-Pacetti $750.00

63SB – Specimen block
1c Blue, OG, block of four with type B “Specimen” overprint. Above average centering for this piece. Ex-Pacetti $800.00

63SB – Specimen single
1c Blue, OG, with type B “Specimen” overprint. Slightly above average centering for this stamp. Ex-Pacetti $150.00

 

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