599site.gif (8426 bytes)

599essay.gif (11373 bytes) You may order any of the essays and proofs from our stock quite easily using our four different methods of placing your order.
Just click:

 

The U.S. 1869 Issue


 

The Robert Young Collection of 1869 Plate Essay Imprint Blocks

We are pleased to offer a portion of the Robert Young Collection of 1869 Plate Essay Imprint Blocks. Bob spent over 30years pursuing these blocks. Over the years he was able to create a census of the number of blocks that still exist. Based on his research Bob was able to deduce the number of sheets of each color that were produced. It is hoped that this information will soon be made available to collectors.

Only about 70 percent of the five, ten and twelve cent values are offered here. Please contact about other pieces that are available.

115-E2d
Orange plate essay, left sheet margin block of four, perforated, OG. It has been reported over time that the orange sheet was privately perforated at a later date. Blocks with bright color are quite scarce. (EP45-10) $975.00

 

 

112-129P3 - A perfect set
Complete set of 11 plate proofs on india paper. This set contains both types of the 15c. Completely sound, brilliant colors and nice margins throughout. This set comes from a set of blocks that we just broke up. (EP50-25) $1,500.00

112-129P4
A complete set of card proofs in extra fine condition. Superb color throughout which is uncommon for this issue. (EP 37-006) $1,000.00

112-E4c
1c Buff plate essay without grill, OG (880938) $100.00

112-E4d
1c Brown plate essay, OG (880989) $60.00


112-E4d
1c Orange-Brown plate essay, OG (880939) $100.00

113-E3e
Plate essays on stamp paper, OG. Colors available: green, dark brown, orange, brown, blue, rose and violet. (880466) $80.00 ea.

113-E3e
2c Green plate essay, OG, NH (880982) $90.00

113E3e
Top Row from left: (880186) $295.00 (SOLD); (880187) $295.00; (880188) $295.00 (SOLD); (880189) $295.00 Bottom Row from left: (880190) $295.00; (880191) $295.00; (880192) $295.00 (SOLD); (880193) (SOLD) $295.00
 


114-E6a
3c Blue die essay on india paper, stamp size. This is from the final state of the essay die. All known examples are cut down. Very rare. Not found in the Finkelburg collection. Ex-Brazer (EP 36-310) $1,250.00

114-E6c
3c Ultramarine perforated plate essay on stamp paper, OG, without grill. Very scarce. (EP 36-312) $500.00

114-E6b
Ultramarine plate essay on stamp paper, OG. (880483) $100.00

114-E6b
Pale Rose plate essay on stamp paper, OG. (880484) $100.00

114-E6d
Plate essays on stamp paper, OG. Colors available: Violet, Brown, Orange, Blue (Sold), Dark Brown, Green and Rose. (880468) $80.00 ea.

114-E6d
Rose plate essay on stamp paper, OG, block of four. (880471) $325.00

114-E6b
Red-brown plate essay on stamp paper, OG, block of four. (880472) $300.00


114-E6d
Black-brown plate essay block of four. OG, LH, (880895) $325.00

114-E6d
Green plate essay block of four. OG, LH (880898) $325.00

115-E1b
Scarlet large die essay. Includes a blotch of scarlet ink at left of the vignette. (880277) $400.00

115-E1c Deep Blue die essay on india. Almost the size of the die sinkage. (880399) $895.00

115-E2c
Imperf plate essays, OG. (EP34-33) Buff, Dull Red-brown,
Red-brown $80.00 each. Deep Red-violet and Green $100.00 each

115-E2c
Buff plate essay on stamp paper, OG. (880437) $80.00 per single

115-E2c
5c Dull red-brown plate essay, OG, NH (880983) $90.00

115-E2c
5c Red-brown plate essay, OG (880984) $80.00

115-E2c
 Red-brown plate essay on stamp paper, OG, block of four. (880474) $300.00

115-E2c
5c plate essay on wove paper. Dull Red-brown, OG, essays NH. Corner sheet margin block. (EP 36-54) $400.00

116-E1g
Ten-cent Light Red-brown on cloudy cream bond. Most all of the exotic paper examples are cut down. Ex-Finkelburg (EP46-33) $1,000.00 

116-E1h
Ten-cent Red-brown on pink bond. Most all of the exotic paper examples are cut down. Ex-Finkelburg (EP46-34) $1,000.00

116-E1g
Ten-cent Black on cloudy bond. Most all of the exotic paper examples are cut down. Ex-Finkelburg (EP46-35) $750.00

116-E1c
Carmine die essay which includes the National Banknote Co. imprint on india paper. (EP44-11) $795.00

115-E2b
5c Dark Orange-red, complete die on india paper and die sunk on card, includes imprint. The second state of the die is far scarcer than the first. Uncommon this large. (EP39-27) $850.00

116-E1e
Black-brown die essay of ivory paper. Quite large for this as most have been cut down. (EP 37-007) $795.00

116-E1j
Blue plate essay on stamp paper, OG and NH. Very fresh with brilliant color. (880514) $150.00

116-E1j
Ultramarine plate essay, OG. (880280) $100.00

116-E1k
10c Lincoln imperf plate essays on stamp paper, OG. Green, Ultramarine and
Blue (Sold). (EP 36-309) The green is $150.00 the other two, $125.00 each.

116-E1k
Block of the Deep Blue plate essay, OG. (88034) $500.00


116-E1k
Ultramarine plate essay on Stamp paper, Imperf, OG, block of four. (EP 36-27) $500.00

116-E1g
10c Black on cloudy cream bond. Normal size. Very scarce. (EP39-30) $750.00

116-E1l
Orange plate essay, OG, perf 12 block.. Ex-Ainsworth (88301) $750.00

117-E1e
Group of five of the 10 colors of the 12c perforated plate essays, OG. Colors include: Blue, Green, Rose, Red-brown, and Dull Violet. Very well centered for these. (EP 36-319) $750.00

117-E1e
12c Dull Violet perforated plate essay, OG. Left sheet margin block, which shows the left edge of the plate on the selvage. (EP 36-320) $500.00

117-E1e
12c Blue perforated plate essay, OG. Right sheet margin block. (EP 36-321) $500.00

117-E1e
Red-brown block of the 12c plate essay, OG. (88032) $500.00

117-E1e
Rose-red block of the 12c plate essay, OG. (88033) $500.00

117-E1e
Red-brown plate essay on stamp paper, OG. Typical centering for a 12c. (880475) $125.00

117-E1e
Blue plate essay, OG. (880283) $125.00

120-E2h
Black plate essay on thick india paper. Ex-Finkelburg (88089) Block $1200.00 or a single at $300.00

121-E1a
Yellow-brown large die essay on india paper and die sunk on card. Quite rare on a full size card. (EP45-22) $1,500.00

121-E1p
Black plate essay on Salmon tinted paper. Block of four. (88036) $800.00

121-E1g
Scarlet die essay for the 30c value with National Banknote Co. imprint on ivory paper. (EP44-13) $750.00

121-E1p
Black plate essay on pink surface tinted paper, XF (880059) two available $225.00 ea.

121-E1p
Black plate essay on surface tinted paper. (880476) Salmon tinted paper $150.00, Yellow tinted paper $150.00, Blue tinted paper $250.00

121-E1q
Black plate essay on india, block of four. (880477) $1,200.00 will break a $300.00 per single

121-E1s
Violet-brown plate essay with red bands overprinted at top and bottom, XF (880058) $300.00

122-E3
Plate essays on india. Colors available: Rose-red, Blue and red-brown. (EP 35-19) $225.00 each

122-E3
A collection of 17 singles and one block of the essay frame for the 90c 1869 value. This group was put together over a period of over 20 years. It includes examples from both the Finkelburg and Brazer collections. All of the Scott listed colors are present and a few additional shade varieties. This would be extremely difficult to duplicate. (EP42-36) $4,500.00

122-E2b
Plate essay in Dull Violet with Black vignette on stamp paper. Bottom sheet margin copy. (EP 35-18) $325.00

122-E2b
Red-brown plate essay. Position blocks. (EP34-37) $1,200.00 each

125TC
3c Black Atlanta trial color card proof block. One of two known. (EP36-343) $1,000.00

 

Essays-Proofs Main Page / Postmaster's Provisionals / 1847 Issue / 1851 Issue / Schernikow Die Essays  
1861 Issue / Bowlsby Coupon Essays / 1869 Issue / Bank Note Issues / Columbians / First Bureau Issue /
20th Century / Airmails / Match/Medicine/Revenues / Back of the Book / Postal Stationery