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The U.S. 1847 Issue

                                   Page last updated: 10-19-2020   

 

SPECIAL NOTE: Clarence Brazer believed that these die proofs were produced by the American Bank Note Company around 1895. They were produced on paper taken from Crane & Co. and L.L. Brown Paper Company sample books.   

1847 Issue Die Proofs

Five-cent

1P1a
5c 1847 Red-brown 1895 (43x48mm) die proof pulled on white bond paper. The cross-hatching is virtually complete. $1,000.00

Ten-cent

2P1b
10c 1847 Black 1895 (33x37mm) die proof pulled on pale pink bond paper. SCV: $1250.00 Net: $600.00

2P1b
10c 1847 Black 1895 (33x46mm) die proof pulled on bright pink bond paper. The cross-hatching is nearly complete. A gem! $1,000.00

2P1b

2P1b
10c 1847 Black 1895 (32x41mm) die proof pulled on pale yellowish bond paper. Stunning example with great eye appeal! SCV: $1250.00 Net: $800.00


1847 Issue Trial Color Die Proofs

Five-cent
1P1e
5c 1847 1895 Red-brown die proof on yellowish bond paper. $700.00

Ten-cent

  2TC3b
10 Deep brown, trial color plate proof on India, with black "Specimen", still mounted on the original card blotter, gorgeous color, and impression, XF. The 10 cent is far scarcer than the 5-cent value. $600.00

 


1847 Issue Small Die Proofs

4P2
10c Black, reproduction, Roosevelt small die proof which has been successfully removed from the gray backing card. Sound. $425.00

 

 


1847 Issue Plate Proofs

3-4P4
5c & 10c 1847 Plate proofs on card. XF set. $500.00


1847 Issue Specimen Plate Proofs

Five-cent

1P3 With specimen overprint
5c 1847 Red-brown India plate proof with black specimen overprint. Sound and rare! $600.00

1P3 With specimen overprint
5c 1847 Red-brown India plate proof with black specimen overprint. Sound and rare! $600.00

1TC3 With specimen overprint
5c 1847 Orange India plate proof with black specimen overprint still affixed to the original card blotter. Sound and rare! $450.00

1TC3 With specimen overprint
5c 1847 Orange India plate proof with black specimen overprint. Perfect and rare! $750.00

 

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