Sale 300

The "Chesapeake" Collection
of U.S. Proofs and Essays


Postmasters' Provisionals
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 1
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ Washington, large die essays on India (9X1-E1a), six colors, comprised of violet black, orange, green, scarlet, brown and blue, die sunk on 150 x 225 mm cards. Some minor light toning. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,700

Provenance: Farrington.
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Lot 2
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ Washington, small die trial color proofs on bond (9X1TC2), four different colors, dark green, blue, brown and scarlet.
Scott $1,200

Scott lists "brown red" though the example here is clearly scarlet.

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Lot 3
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ Washington, trial color plate proof on bond (9X1TC5), the four listed colors. Very Fine.
Scott $800
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Lot 4
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Providence, 5¢ & 10¢ trial color plate proof on card (10X1TC5-10X2TC5), complete sheet of twelve in gray blue, 123 x 177 mm. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $3,750

This and the following three lots comprise complete trial colors of the 1846 Providence Provisionals.

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Lot 5
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Providence, 5¢ & 10¢ trial color plate proof on card (10X1TC5-10X2TC5), complete sheet of twelve in green, 123 x 177 mm. Very Fine.
Scott $3,750
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Lot 6
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Providence, 5¢ & 10¢ trial color plate proof on card (10X1TC5-10X2TC5), complete sheet of twelve in brown carmine, 123 x 177 mm, slight edge wear at bottom of card. Very Fine.
Scott $3,750
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Lot 7
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Providence, 5¢ & 10¢ trial color plate proof on card (10X1TC5-10X2TC5), complete sheet of twelve in brown on 123 x 177 mm card, some minor faint soiling. Very Fine.
Scott $3,750
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