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1877 Essays by the
Philadelphia Bank Note Co.

 

                           Page last updated: 6-12-2016

Die & Plate Essays

182-E1a
Original master die in black on old white glazed paper. Ex-Finkelburg $750.00

182-E2b
1c + 2c Die essay in Dark blue with vertical line between the designs pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Ex-Finkelburg $750.00

182-E2b
1c + 2c Die essay in Dark green with vertical line between the designs pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Ex-Finkelburg $750.00

182-E2b
1c + 2c Die essay in Brown (unlisted) with vertical line between the designs pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Ex-Finkelburg $750.00

182-E2b
1c + 2c Die essay in Orange-brown with vertical line between the designs pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Ex-Finkelburg $400.00

184-E1 Unlisted variety
3c Die essay in Brown pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Ex-Finkelburg $750.00

184-E4f
3c Carmine plate essay sheet of nine with imprint at the bottom on thin glazed wove paper. Creases.
The Scott catalog is far behind on this one. $850.00

184-E4f
3c Blue plate essay sheet of nine with imprint at the bottom on thin glazed wove paper.
The Scott catalog is far behind on this one. $850.00

188a-E1a
24c + 12c Die essay in Carmine pulled on pelure paper. Ex-Finkelburg $300.00

190-E1a
30c + 90c Die essay in Brown-orange pulled on white pelure paper and die sunk on card blotter. Ex-Finkelburg $750.00

190-E1a
1c + 90c Die essay in Blue-green pulled on white pelure paper and die sunk on card blotter. Ex-Finkelburg $750.00

190-E1b
30c + 90c Die essay in Blue-black pulled on stiff glazed paper and die sunk. Ex-Finkelburg $500.00

186-E1a
6c Bright ultramarine plate essay on stamp paper, OG, perf. 12. $50.00

188-E1a
12c plate essay on stamp paper, OG, perf. 12. (order by position) $50.00 each

186a-E1a
7c Dull red-violet (color is unlisted) plate essay on stamp paper, OG, imperforate strip of four. $350.00


Full and Part Sheets

182-E3b – 191-E2a
1c – 90c Full sheet of 36, Red-violet, OG, perforated 12. Ex-Brazer and mounted on his page. Rare. $1,800.00

182-E3b – 191-E2a
1c – 90c Full sheet of 36, Ultramarine, OG, perforated 12. Ex-Brazer and mounted on his page. Rare. $1.800.00

182-E3b – 191-E2a
1c – 90c Full sheet of 36, Green, OG, perforated 12. Untrimmed, with “Regular” written in pencil at bottom left. Rare. $1,800.00

183-E2b – 190-E2a
2c – 30c, Right pane of 16, Dull ultramarine, OG, perforated 12. Ex-Brazer $800.00

183-E2b – 190-E2a
2c – 30c, Right pane of 16, Violet-red, OG, perforated 12. Ex-Brazer $800.00

183-E2b – 190-E2a
2c – 30c, Right pane of 16, Bright red-orange, OG, perforated 12. Ex-Brazer $800.00

182-E3b – 191-E2a
1c – 90c, Left pane of 20, Bright red-orange, OG, perforated 12. Ex-Brazer $1,000.00

182-E3b – 191-E2a
1c – 90c Full sheet of 36, Dull red (unlisted color), OG, imperforate. Very-rare. $2,750.00

182-E3b – 191-E2a
1c – 90c Full sheet of 36, Black, OG, imperforate. Very-rare. $2,750.00

182-E3b – 191-E2a
1c – 90c Full sheet of 36, red-violet OG, imperforate. One position shows evidence of testing. Very-rare. $2,750.00

183-E2b – 190-E2a
2c – 30c, Right pane of 16, Yellow, OG, imperforate. $1,200.00

183-E2b – 190-E2a
2c – 30c, Right pane of 16, Blue, OG, imperforate. Evidence of testing in three positions. $1,200.00

182-E3b – 191-E2a
1c – 90c, Left pane of 20, Green, OG, imperforate. Evidence of testing in one position. $1,500.00

 

 


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