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The U.S. 1851- 57 Issue

                                   Updated: 8-31-2020

1851 Issue Die Essays

11-E4a
3c Black die essay pulled on India paper. Shallow thin well above the design. $495.00


Draper, Welsh & Co.

11-E7c
3c Blue die essay, stamp size, pulled on India paper and mounted on white card. $300.00

11-E8a 
3c Die essays on India paper, sound. Colors available: blue, brown red, & black. Please order by color. SCV: $300.00 each Net: $150.00 each

11-E8b Complete set
Complete set of all five colors, die essays pulled on bond paper. Nice matched set! $1,875.00

11-E8b
3c die essays pulled on bond paper. The Black is $200.00 and the two Browns $250.00 each

11-E12b First state of the die
3c Scarlet, Blue, and Green die essays pulled on India paper. SCV $300.00 each Net $200.00 each

11-E12b First state of the die
3c Green die essays pulled on India paper. From left to right: $200.00, $250.00 and $300.00

11-E12e
3c Rose plate essay on buff wove paper. The ink is slightly oxidized. $75.00

11-E12e
3c Rose plate essay on buff wove paper. The paper has toned with time. $50.00

11-E12g
3c plate essays on wove paper. Please order by position. $125.00 each

11-E13b Danforth, Bald & company  
3c Dark brown die essay pulled on ivory glazed cad. Scarce full size. $750.00


Bald & Cousland & Company

11-E14, 11-E14A & 11-E16
1851 Bald & Cousland & Company composite die essay in black pulled on India paper. Small repair at the left.
Ex-Earl of Crawford $1,750.00

11-E14b  Bald, Cousland & Co.
While long attributed to Bald, Cousland & Co. and listed in Scott as such, research by the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society states that these were produced by Baldwin, Adams & Co. Scarlet die essay pulled on India paper and mounted on card. Rare! $1,500.00

11-E14Ac
3c Black die essay pulled on bond paper. $250.00

11-E15b
3c Black die essay pulled on bond paper, first state of the die without the “U” and “S” on either side of the numeral “3”. $175.00


Original 1851 Issue Proofs

11P3
3c Dull red plate proof on India paper with brush stroke obliteration, faulty. Pos. 48R4. Catalog: $1,000.00 Net $450.00

Five-cent 1851 Trial Color Plate Proofs

12TC5c
5c Deep red-brown plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy with PFC. $1,500.00

12TC5g
5c Deep-orange plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy with PFC. $300.00

12TC5f
5c Olive-green plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy. $300.00

12TC5b
5c Rose-brown plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy. $300.00

12TC5a
5c Pale brown plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy. $300.00

12TC5d
5c Dark olive-bister plate proof on wove paper, four margin copy with PFC. $300.00


1857 Essays

37-E1
24c Black die essay pulled on India paper 22x29mm, intense shade and very fine. It exhibits the subtle differences from the die used to create the transfer roll for the issued 24c 1860 stamp, including the much darker etching of the vignette background. SCV: $2,500.00 Net $1,500.00

38-E1
30c Black, incomplete design pulled on India paper and cut to stamp size as usual. $2,500.00

 

1857 Issue Proofs

26P3
3c Red four margin plate proof on India paper. There are two very small translucencies in the paper which are typical for this thin handmade paper. SCV: $1,250.00 Net $800.00

36bP3
3c Black, Plate 3, plate proof on India paper and sound! Scarce thus. $1,250.00

37P3
24c Lilac plate proof on India paper. Choice XF copy with a razor sharp impression and stunning color.
Ex-Drucker. $1,250.00

38P1
30c Orange large die proof pulled on India paper. All that I have seen have been cut down to this size. PFC states that this is a P3. However, it shows the complete design and is thus a P1.
Ex-Drucker. $1,250.00

38P2
30c Orange, this is a small die proof not the India plate proof. It has a PSE certificate. Rare and un-priced in Scott. $1,500.00

38Pa
30c Orange plate proof on stamp paper and without gum as issued. With PSE and APEX certificates. $1,750.00

38P3
30c Orange plate proof on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. With PF certificate. $650.00

39TC5
90c Plate proofs on wove paper. Please order by color and position.
Ex-Finkelburg Singles $750.00 each and pairs $1,500.00 each


Proofs of the Reprints of the 1857-1860 Issue

Die Proofs
 

Roosevelt Small Die Proofs
 

India Paper  Plate Proofs

45P3 – Block of four
24c Blackish violet (Plate 1) block of four on India paper, XF and sound. $400.00

40P3 – Singles
1c Bright blue plate proof on India paper, XF and sound. $90.00 each

41P3 – Singles
3c Scarlet plate proof on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter, XF and sound. $90.00 each

42P3 – Singles
5c Orange-brown plate proof on India paper, XF and sound. $90.00 each

47P3 – Singles
90c Deep blue plate proof on India paper, XF and sound. $125.00 each

LO1P3
1c Blue, Franklin carrier plate proof on India paper, sound. Single $50.00, block $210.00

Cardboard Plate Proofs

40P4-47P4 Card proof blocks of four
A knock out set in terms of margins, impressions and color. This set originated form the “Lilly sheets” which were broken up after the sale of the Lilly collection in 1966 and only few sets of blocks can exist. $4,500.00

40P4-47P4 Card proof set
A complete set of eight values of the 1857 reprint plate proofs on card. A premium quality set with great margins and brilliant colors throughout. $450.00

40P4-47P4 + LO1P4 & LO2P4 Card proof set
A complete set of eight values of the 1857 reprint plate proofs on card plus the two carriers. A premium quality set with great margins and brilliant colors throughout. Includes the proof distribution envelope for the second printing. $575.00

43P4 – Vertical strip of four
10c Green, plate proof on card, left sheet margin vertical strip of four. Rare position piece with PF certificate. $500.00

43P4 – Block of four
10c Green plate proof on card, block of four, VF. $225.00

44P4 – Block of Nine
12c Black, right sheet marge block of nine. Ex-Lilly $550.00

47P4 – Block of four
90c Deep blue plate proof on card, block of four, XF. $425.00

LO1P4
1c Blue, Franklin carrier plate proof on card, XF. $30.00

LO2P4
1c Blue, Eagle carrier plate proof on card, XF. $30.00


Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card

LO2TC4
1c Eagle, Brown & Black Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card. Large margins for these! Brown $150.00 Black $175.00.

Image 42TC4 – Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card
10c set of five colors. Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card. A stunning set! $600.00

56E-G Var. – The model
Incomplete design pulled on india paper and mounted on card. Frame lines added in pencil. Additional rays added in pencil under the eagle’s wings. The word “model” also added in pencil at the bottom. Undoubtedly unique! $2995.00


 
 

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