63-E11b (formerly 55P2)
1c Indigo, Roosevelt small die proofs still affixed to the original
gray card backing. $325.00 each
1c Indigo, plate essays on India paper, sound. Ex-Pacetti Single:
$300.00, Pair: $600.00
1c Ultramarine, trial color plate essay on semitransparent stamp
paper, sound. Very rare. Ex-Pacetti $500.00
3c Red die essay on India paper. This is the finished die in the
intended color. With PSE certificate. $675.00
3c Deep Orange-red die essays on semitransparent stamp paper.
65-E15c (formerly 56TC1)
3c Black, trail color die proof pulled
on India paper and die sunk on the original card blotter. The die number
and National imprint are beneath the image of the die. Some light brown
ink spatter in the upper left area of the die sinkage which does not
affect the image. SCV: $2,000.00
3c Dim deep Red, Roosevelt small die proof still affixed to the
original gray card backing. $325.00
3c Deep Red plate proof on India paper, sound. $250.00
3c Scarlet trial color plate proof on India paper, sound. $350.00
Brown rose finished “Premier Gravure” plate essay, OG, small HR, on
semi-transparent stamp paper, perforated 12, and well centered for this
issue. Please order by position. SCV: $550.00 each. Net: $475.00 each
Jefferson, Black trial color die essay (unfinished design) pulled on
India paper and just about die block size. Die no. “442” and “National
Bank Note Company” imprint at bottom. Rare!
5c Red-brown shade plate proof on India paper, sound. $300.00
Block of four (formerly 57P3)
5c Brown shade plate proof on India paper, top sheet margin block of
four, sound. $1,000.00
Block of four (formerly 57P3)
5c Brown shade plate proof on India paper right sheet margin block
of four, sound. $1,000.00
Black original vignette pulled on thick India paper. Very rare!
12c Black vignette on ivory paper. Very scarce. $750.00
12c Black plate proof on India paper, sound. $350.00
69-E6d (formerly 59P3) – Block of four
12 Black, “August design” plate proof
on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. Top sheet
margin block of four. Scott does not price blocks. A gem!
71-E2a (formerly 61TC1)
Black trial color die essay on India paper reduced to stamp size, sound.
SCV: $1,750.00 Net: $325.00
30c Deep Red-orange plate essay on India paper, sound. $500.00
71-E2b (formerly 61P3)
deep red orange, First Design, plate essay on India paper, block of
four, large margins all around, few faults including repaired tear,
appears fine, extremely rare. This is the only recorded multiple of
the 30c value. Ex-Finkelburg and “Lake
Black plate essay printed on cardboard which has been split thin
resulting in small faults. SCV: $500.00 each. Net: $250.00 each
90c Black large die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card
blotter. Die number “447” and the National Bank Note Company imprint are
located beneath the design. $1,750.00
90c Black plate essay on split card. $500.00
90c Blue plate essay on semitransparent stamp paper without gum.
90c Blue-green plate essay on thin wove paper without gum.
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