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Columbian & Trans -Mississippi Issues
 

 Page last updated: 3-27-2017

The Columbian Issue

Columbian Plate Proofs

230P3-245P3 – Columbian issue India paper plate proofs

A complete of plate proofs on India paper. Columbian India paper plate proofs are very scarce. For every set that comes to the market you will find 20 card proof sets available. $3,250.00

Columbian Cardboard Plate Proofs

 230-245P4 - Complete set
A complete set of the 1893 Columbian issue plate proofs on cardboard. This set is comparable to the india paper plate proof set which was sold in our newsletter no. 51. The colors are vibrant throughout, nice even margins, and free of any faults. Only about one in twenty sets seen in the market today will approach this quality. Also has the original distribution envelope. $2,500.00

Columbian India Paper and Cardboard Plate Proof Blocks

230P3 – Block of four
1c Blue plate proof on India paper, sound block of four. $300.00

233P3 – Block of four
4c Ultramarine plate proof on India paper, sound block of four. $550.00

234P3 – Block of four
5c Chocolate plate proof on India paper, sound block of four. $550.00

235P3 – Block of four
6c Purple plate proof on India paper, sound block of four. Order by position. $550.00 each

236P3 – Block of four
8c Magenta plate proof on India paper, sound block of four. $550.00

240P3 – Block of four
50c Slate black plate proof on India paper, sound block of four. $300.00

241P3 – Imprint block
$1.00 Salmon, plate proof on India paper, block of four with the American imprint at the left. Sound rare position piece. $1,250.00

242P3 – Block of four
$2.00 Brown red plate proof on India paper, sound block of four. $1,850.00

230P4 – Blocks
1c Blue plate proof on card block of four. Order by position. $130.00

236P4 – Block of four
8c Magenta plate proof on card block of four. $925.00

237P4 – Block of four
10c Black-brown plate proof on card block of four. $550.00

Image 242P4 - Block of four
$2.00 Brown-red plate proof on card block of four, XF. $1,050.00

245P4 – Block of four
$5.00 Black plate proof on card block of four. $2,150.00

Columbian Specimens

238S-E – With hand stamped “Specimen”
15c Dark green with dull purple hand stamp (Type “E”) applied on the diagonal in the center of the stamp, OG and reasonably centering for this. Catalogs: $400.00 Net $300.00


The Trans-Mississippi Issue

Essays

286-E3
2c Dark red border with black vignette engraving of the “Eads Bridge” which was used on the issued two dollar value.  Full size and it is not a hybrid, scarce thus. A gem! $750.00
 
293-E7 Sold!
$2.00 Dark red orange frame with black vignette engraving of “Harvesting in the West”. Hybrid die essay die on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Notice that the vignette was used on the issued 2c value. A gem! $550.00

290-E4
10c Dull dusky violet blue frame with black vignette full size die essay pulled on india paper and die sunk on card. $450.00

293-E7 Sold!
$2.00 Dark red orange frame with black vignette of engraving of “Harvesting in the West”. Hybrid die essay die on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Notice that the vignette was then transferred to the 2c value. A gem! $550.00

Proofs


285P1-293P1 – Trans-Mississippi large die proofs

Complete set: 1c-$2.00 Trans-Mississippi, full size (203 x 151mm) large die proofs on India paper and die sunk on card blotters. Superb die impressions, rich colors, the 2c and 4c with trivial light marks (on card only) which could be reasonably conserved if you wished. Full size sets this nice are scarce. Catalogs: $7,950.00 Net: $6,950.00

288P1 - Large die proof
5c dull blue die proof pulled on india paper and die sunk on card blotter. Brilliant color and impression $495.00


285P2-293P2 – Trans-Mississippi Roosevelt small die proofs
A complete set of the nine values which has been cut from the page of a 1903 leather bound Roosevelt presentation album. Each proof retains the original gray card backing. Superb die impressions and color throughout. A fabulous premium set. $7,000.00



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