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The Two-cent Blackjack Issue

Essays

73-E5c – Woodcut essays of unknown origin
5c values printed on yellow wove paper, four of the five listed colors. $200.00

73-E3, E4, E5c - Woodcut essays of unknown origin
Three different values printed in black on yellow wove paper, strip of three. $150.00

73-E6c - Woodcut essays of unknown origin
10c Three different colors printed on soft cream colored card. Please order by color. $100.00 Each
 

Die Proofs

73aP1 – Large die proof
2c Black die proof, which is cut down, pulled on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. The die number “1030” can be found at the bottom. Since a full size example will sell for $2,500.00 this is very affordable at $995.00
 

Roosevelt Small Die Proofs

73aP2 – Removed from the gray cad backing
2c Black Roosevelt small die proof which has been removed from the original gray card backing. Slight evidence of card backing on back, sound. SCV: $1,350.00 Net 1,100.00
 

India Plate Proofs

73P3 – Die I singles
2c Black plate proofs on India paper, sound. Please order by position. The first is $100.00 the second $150.00

73P3a – Die II singles
2c Black plate proofs on India paper, sound. Please order by position. $110.00 Each
 

Card Board Plate Proofs

73P4a – Singles
2c Black plate proofs on card board. Different shades, please order by position. $75.00 Each

73P4a – Complete set of the five different printings
2c Black plate proofs on card board. Examples of the five different printings. A difficult set to assemble. $875.00

 

Trial Color Plate Proofs

73TC3
2c Trial color plate proof, Die I, on India paper and sound. The examples represented here are of unusually exceptional quality as most come thinned. Colors (from left to right) Olive-green, Gray-black, Blue-green, Vermilion, and Dull red. $200.00 each

73TC3 – Single with trial cancel
2c Olive-green trial color plate proof, Die I bottom sheet margin copy with trial cancel. $950.00

73TC3 – Vertical pair with trial cancel
2c Light blue trial color plate proof, Die I, vertical pair with trial cancel on top proof. $1,500.00

73TC3 – Single with trial cancel
2c Gray-black trial color plate proof, Die I, with trial cancel. $950.00

73TC3 – Single with trial cancel
2c Dull chalky blue trial color plate proof, Die I, with trial cancel. $950.00

 

Lowenberg Decalcomania Patent

79-E73P5a – Singles
2c Black, Die I, plate impression on gummed goldbeater’s skin paper. These are printed on the un-gummed side or face of the paper. Each one possesses an unusually clear impression. Please order by position. $75.00 Each

Francis Patent

73-E – Single and block
2c Black, Die I, plate impression, OG, on paper which has a slight bluish green cast to it resulting from the chemical coating on the paper. When exposed to a cancelling agent the image would turn black. The single is $125.00 and the block $500.00

73-E – Singles
2c Black, Die I, 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. The first is damaged and is $25.00 the other two are sound and are priced at $195.00 Each

73-E – Block
2c Black, Die I, 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. $750.00
 

Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs

103TC5
2c Atlanta trial color plate proof on card board in black. $200.00


 

Specimen and Control Numbers

73P1S Variety – Die I
2c Black die proof pulled on India paper and mounted on page, reduced in size, from National Bank Note Company salesmen’s sample book. Overprinted with red open letter “SPECIMEN”. There is only one full size 73P1 full size die proof known to exist (it catalogs #10,000.00) This is the only other way to get an example of the first state of the die. $3,500.00

73P1S Variety – Die I
2c Black die proof pulled on India paper and mounted on page, greatly reduced in size, from National Bank Note Company salesmen’s sample book. Overprinted with red open letter “SPECIMEN”. There is only one full size 73P1 full size die proof known to exist (it catalogs #10,000.00) This is the only other way to get an example of the first state of the die. $1,750.00

73SB - Specimen single
2c Black, OG, with type B “Specimen” overprint. Typical average centering for the first two. The third has exceptional centering. Please order by position. SCV: $350.00 First two $150.00 each, the third $350.00

73SJ - Control number single
2c Black, OG, with control number “8901” overprint in red, with above average centering. Rare this nice. $600.00

 

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