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Toppan Carpenter submitted designs
for the 1861 contract


 

One-Cent

63-E9a
1c Blue die essay on India paper and cut to shape. Ex-Pacetti $600.00 each

63-E9a
1c Blue die essay on India paper and cut to shape and mounted on card. $600.00 each

63-E9a
1c Black die essay on brown toned paper and cut to shape. Ex-Pacetti $1,000.00 each

63-E9b
1c Blue die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Very rare. Ex-Finkelburg, Pacetti $2,000.00

63-E9d
1c Black die essay pulled directly onto old ivory paper, full size. Very rare. Ex-Pacetti $2,000.00
 

Five-Cent

67-E2d
5c Black, die I, pulled directly onto old proof paper. Very rare. Ex-Finkelburg $2,000.00

67-E4b
5c Brown, die II, die essay on toned paper and cut to shape. Rare. $1,000.00

 

Twelve-Cent

69-E4a
12c Black, die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. $600.00

69-E4b  
12c Black, die essay on India paper and cut to shape. $500.00

 

Twenty-four-Cent

70-E4a
24c Lilac, die essay on old proof paper and cut to shape. $400.00
 

Ninety- Cent

72-E5a
90c Dark blue, die essay on India paper and cut to shape. $350.00

72-E5a
90c Black, die essay on India paper and cut to shape. $350.00

72-E5a
90c Dark blue, die essay on India paper and cut to shape and mounted on white paper. $350.00

72-E5b
90c Dark blue, die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotter. Only one other copy known this size. Ex-Finkelburg, Lake Shore & Hansen. $2,500.00

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