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Essays for U.S. Adhesive Postage Stamps  $100.00
Brazer, 1941, 236p, HB. The definitive work on the subject.

As above, 1977 Quarterman reprint, 295p, HB.  $125.00
Contains all addenda to the 1941 edition, as published in the APS Journal during the mid-’40’s. Very scarce!

New York Postmasters’ Miniature Plate of Nine Proofs OUT OF STOCK
Brazer, 1954, 15p, CC. An in depth discussion of various studies, the plate, plating marks and positions.

Historical Catalog of United States Stamp Essays and Proofs: 1847 Issue  $25.00
Brazer, 1947, 32p, CC.

An Historical Catalog of United States Stamp Essays and Proofs: The Omaha, Trans-Mississippi Issue of 1898  $20.00
Brazer; 1939; 48 p ; CC.

Historical Catalog of U.S. Postal Card Essays and Proofs $59.00
Falberg and Undersander, 2008, 384p +CD-ROM, HB. The definitive work for the study of postal card essays and proofs. Well illustrated throughout. 

The Story of the American Bank Note Company  OUT OF STOCK
Griffiths, 1959, 92 p + 9 plates, HB. A superb history of the evolution of engraved steel plate printing in the U.S. A wealth of information for the student of essays and proofs.

Dr. Clarence W. Brazer Essay-Proof Price Lists: 1937 to 1956  $15.00
Markovits, compiler, 128p, SB. Reproduction of all Brazer price lists.

Essays for United States Postage Stamps   $25.00
Mason, 1911, 90p, soft CC. Expands the 1899 cataloging efforts of J. K. Tiffany and became the basis for Dr. Brazer’s work. There are no illustrations but each essay is well described.

The Life and Work of Thomas F. Morris 1852-1898
Thomas F. Morris II, 1968, 159p, Soft bound. A well illustrated biography of one of America’s greatest engravers. $35.00

Encyclopedia of Designs, Designers, Engravers, Artists of United States Postage Stamps 1847-1900  $30.00
Schriber, First edition, 80p, CC. Names designer and engravers for each issue. Provides biographical information on same.

The United States 1869 Issue: An Essay - Proof History  $50.00
Schueren, 1974, 127p, HB.

As above, deluxe edition w/slipcase.  $75.00

A Tentative Check List of the Proofs of the Adhesive Postage and Revenue Stamps of the United States  $25.00
Toppan, 1904, 30p, CC. Some cover edge faults. Priced check list by issue showing paper types known.

Essays and Proofs of United States Internal Revenue Stamps OUT OF STOCK
Turner, 1974, 446p, HB. The definitive work for the study of revenue essays.

Catalog of U.S. Stamped Envelopes Essays and Proofs  $50.00
Undersander, 2003, 367p, HB + CD which contains color illustrations. The seminal work on the subject. Covers everything from models, trial color proofs, proofs, and more.

Auction Catalogs Featuring Essays and Proofs

1566 ABN Co. - The American Banknote Company Archives of United States Possessions, Latin America and Worldwide $40.00
Christies, Sale No. 7106, Sept. 12, 1990, 837 illustrated lots w/PR. This is a comprehensive sale containing many important, unique models, essays, proofs, specimens and documents.

1567 ABN Co. - American Bank Note Company Archives of British North America OUT OF STOCK
Christies, Sale No. 7108, Dec. 13, 1990, with 798 illustrated lots including P/R. A comprehensive sale of many important, unique models, essays, proofs, specimens and documents.

Belmont - Belmont Collection of U.S. Essays, Proofs and Specimens $10.00
RAS, Sale No. 581, May 22, 1981, with 356 illustrated lots and P/R. Contains exceptional 1847 issue dies and other large and small dies plus multiples.

Brazer United States 1847 Issue Essays and Proofs $20.00
RAS Sale no. 185, Jan, 16, 1956, 297 lots, photo plates throughout, with prices realized.

Brazer - The Clarence Brazer Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs $25.00
RAS, Sale No. 726 , June 27, 1990, with 2190 lots, illustrations and P/R. This is the finest accumulation of essays and proofs ever offered at auction.

Brazer - The Clarence Brazer collection of Revenue, Postal Stationery, and Postal Card Essays and Proofs $25.00
GMA, Sale Apr. 11, 1990, 1699 lots well illustrated throughout, includes prices realized

Chapin - John C. Chapin Proof Plate Blocks $15.00
JWK, Sale no. 141, Jan. 18, 1989, 1192 lots of which 71 make up the Chapin collection.

Chesapeake - The "Chesapeake" Collection of U.S. Proofs and Essays $20.00
MBI, Sale no. 300, Mar. 14, 2006, 541 lots in full color, includes prices realized. The missing Brazer stock was the main source of this collection.

Cheshire - The Cheshire Collection of 1902-08 Issues $15.00
RAS, Sale no. 873, Mar. 12, 2004, 121 lots including 29 lots of essays and proof, includes prices realized.

Cromwell - The Caroline Prentice Cromwell Collection of Stamps, Proofs and Essays 1893 - 1956 - Two Parts $50.00
IH, 11/7-8/57 & 3/20/58, Sale nos. 179 & 181, a total of about 750 lots, well illustrated throughout, includes prices realized. Contains the complete set of Southgate die proofs.

Historical Catalog of U.S. Postal Card Essays and Proofs. $60.00
Falberg & Undersander, 2008, 384p, HB + CD which contains color illustrations. The seminal work on the subject. Covers everything from models, trial color proofs, proofs and more.

Finkelburg - The Falk Finkelburg Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs $35.00
RAS, Sale no. 816, Sept. 29, 1999. This full color catalog is proving to be an invaluable reference for collectors of essays and proofs. Hardbound copy with prices realized.

As Above, softbound edition with prices realized. $25.00

Galvez - The "Manuel Galvez" Collection of Proofs and Essays of the Americas $25.00
HRH, sale nos. 1329 and 1330, Nov. 16-17, 1960, 791 lots, 19 photo plates, comprising material of the U.S. British America, and Latin America, includes prices realized.

Hackett - The Robert P. Hackett Collection of U.S. Essays and Proofs $30.00
HRH Sale no. 981 -984, Feb, 6 – 9, 1956, 1906 lots, photo plates throughout, with prices realized.

The Lake Shore Collection of Essays and Proofs - Three Parts $75.00
RAS, Sale nos. 890, 900, and 909, Feb. 5, Sep. 27, 2005 and Apr. 20, 2006, over 1500 lots illustrated in full color, includes prices realized. One of the greatest private collections ever formed.

Lilly - The Josiah K. Lilly Collection - Part V $25.00
RAS, Sale No. 321, Sept. 13, 1967, 982 lots, illustrations and P/R. There are 256 lots of large die proofs and complete india and card proof sheets. They are said to be the ‘Earl of Crawford’ sheets.

Livingston - The W. Curtis Livingston Collection of United States 20th Century Essays and Proofs $25.00
SPG, Sale June16, 2006, 507 lots in full color, includes prices realized. Well written lot descriptions, a great reference!

Lopez - The Frederick Lopez, Sr. Collection of 1869 Pictorial Issue - Two Parts $30.00
JCS, Sale Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, 1990, contains many rare 1869 essays and proofs including the safety papers.

Morris - United States Essays and Proofs – Thomas Morris Estate $20.00
RAS Sale no. 505, Feb. 8 & 9, 1977, 1140 lots, 21 photo plates, with prices realized.

Morris - United States Essays and Proofs – Thomas Morris Estate (part 2) $15.00
RAS Sale no. 520, Dec. 3, 5 & 6, 1977, 647 lots, 12 photo plates, with prices realized

Rust - P.G. Rust Collection of U.S. Die and Plate Proofs May 16, 1962 $15.00
HRH Sale no. 1439, May 16, 1962, 518 lots, photo plates, with prices realized.

Schaffner - The William H. Schaffner Collection of United States $15.00
HRH, Sale nos. 1008-1010, May 7-9-1956, 1037 lots of which 80 lots are essays and proofs, three photo plate, includes prices realized.

Schwartz - The Barry K. Schwartz Collection of the 1893 Columbian Issue $25.00
RAS, Sale no. 952, Feb. 28, 2008, 178 lots shown in full color of which 21 are essays and proofs, includes prices realized.

19th & 20th Century Essays and Proofs $20.00
DFK, Sale no. 533, Jun. 28, 1977, 465 lots, well illustrated throughout, strong in 20th century.

United States Proof and Essays $15.00
GMA, Sale Sep. 18-19, 1974, includes 132 lots of better essays and proofs, well illustrated.

United States Stamped Envelopes and Postal Cards including Proofs and Essays $35.00
CEP, Oct. 17-18, 1941, 1387 lots of which 274 are postal stationery and postal card essays and proofs. Great sale!

Schiff Elite Auction No. 17 $15.00
JCS Elite Sale no. 17, May 26-28, 1995, 2523 lots of which 149 lots are essays and proofs. The primary focus is on 20th century U.S. material.

United States Proofs and Essays, Stamps and Covers $15.00
RAS Sale no. 265, Nov. 14-16, 1963, 1677 lots of which 453 relate to essays and proofs, well illustrated, includes prices realized.

United States Essays and Proofs $20.00
RAS Sale no. 364, Jan. 7, 1970, 415 lots, five photo plates, includes prices realized.

United States Proofs and Essays, Stamps and Covers $15.00
RAS Sale no. 377, Jun. 23-26, 1970, 2375 lots of which 554 are essays and proofs, nine photo plates, includes prices realized.

United States Essays and Proofs (mainly 20th century) $20.00
RAS Sale no. 407, Feb. 9, 1972, 177 lots, six photo plates, with prices realized.

United States Proofs, Essays, and Specimens $20.00
RAS Sale no. 419, Oct. 18, 1972, 493 lots, 13 photo plates, with prices realized.

United States Essays, Proofs and “Specimens” $15.00
RAS Sale No. 446, Mar. 14, 1974, 346 illustrated lots and P/R. Includes scarce and unusual pieces.

United States 19th and 20th Century $15.00
RAS Sale no. 611, Dec. 15-17, 1982, 1755 lots of which 268 lots are essays and proofs, includes prices realized.

United states Postal History, 19th Century Essays, Proofs and Stamps $15.00
RAS, Sale no. 616, Apr. 12-13, 1983, 1064 lots, illustrated throughout, features essays and proofs of the 1861 and 1869 issues, includes prices realized.

United states 19th and 20th Century Stamps $15.00
RAS, Sale no. 635, Jun. 14, 1983, illustrated, many rare essay and proof items throughout the sale, includes prices realized.

United States Essays and Proofs, Postal History, 19th and 20th Century Stamps
RAS, Sale no. 713, Oct. 24-25, 1989, illustrated, many rare essay and proof items throughout the sale, includes prices realized.

A European's Large-Gold Collection of 1869 Pictorial Issues $15.00
RAS, Sale no. 819, Dec. 13, 1999, includes 71 lots of essays and proofs including many great 1869 rarities, illustrated in full color, includes prices realized.

United States Stamps $15.00
RAS, Sale no. 857, Feb. 27-28, 2003, includes 139 lots from the Finkelburg restate illustrated in full color.

United States Stamps $15.00
RAS, Sale no. 864, Jun. 24-25, 2003, includes 46 lots mostly from the Finkelburg restate illustrated in full color.

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