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The First Bureau Issue

                           Page last updated: 8-22-2020


Die Proofs

iMAGE 248P1 – Pink
2c Pink die proof pulled on India paper which has been removed from the card blotter. Small thin at the top well away from the die image and unpriced in Scott. $750.00


Trial Colors


1897-1903 Color Change Die Proofs

Roosevelt Small Die Proofs

1897-1903 Color Change Roosevelt Small Die Proofs

10c Orange-brown Roosevelt small die proof still affixed to the original gray card. $375.00

Plate Proofs

1c Blue plate proof on card block of four. $500.00


2c Pink, type I, plate proof on card block of four. $500.00

Plate Proofs on Stamp Paper

4c Dark brown plate proof on stamp paper, crackly OG, pair. $225.00

5c Chocolate plate proof on stamp paper, OG, NH, pair $400.00

2c Carmine, type III, plate proof on stamp paper, OG, LH, pair. $225.00

3c Purple, plate proof on stamp paper, OG, LH, pair. $200.00


272S-E Type “E” Specimen
8c Violet-brown, OG, NH, two very mild gum creases, purple hand stamp “Specimen”. $90.00


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