Sale 300

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


Airmails and Back-Of-The-Book
 
 
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Lot 317
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Airmail, 1923, 8¢-24¢ second issue complete, large die proofs (C4P1-C6P1), die sunk on 200 x 150 mm cards, each approved and signed by Harry S. New, blue control numbers on reverse. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $14,250
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Lot 318
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Airmail, 1926-27 Map & Planes set complete, large die proofs (C7P1-C9P1), die sunk on 200 x 150 mm cards, approved and signed by Harry S. New, blue control numbers on reverse, faint card corner mount impressions. 10¢ card mounting thin on reverse. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $9,000
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Lot 319
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Airmail, 1927, 10¢ Lindbergh, large die proof (C10P1), die sunk on 200 x 150 mm card, approved and signed by Harry S. New, blue control number on reverse. Very Fine.
Scott $6,000
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Lot 320
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Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ orange yellow, trial color small die proof (E1TC2), orange yellow on wove. Very Fine.
Scott $2,000
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Lot 321
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Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue, large die proof (E1P1), die sunk on 217 x 138 mm card. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $600
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Lot 322
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Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue, large die proof (E2P1), die sunk on 212 x 138 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $750
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Lot 323
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Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange, large die proof (E3P1), die sunk on 216 x 138 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,100
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Lot 324
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Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked, large die proof (E4P1), die sunk on 200 x 150 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $500
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Lot 325
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Special Delivery, 1922, 10¢ deep ultramarine, large die proof on India (E12P1), die sunk on 200 x 150 mm card, approved and signed by Hubert Work, blue control number on reverse. Card corner flaws, small bit of proof missing at bottom. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,850
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Lot 326
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Special Delivery, 1925, 15¢ deep orange, large die proof on India (E13P1), die sunk on 200 x 153 mm card, approved and signed by Harry S. New, blue control number on reverse. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,750
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Lot 327
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Special Delivery, 1925, 20¢ black, large die proof on India (E14P1), die sunk on 200 x 150 mm card, approved and signed by Harry S. New, blue control number on reverse. Slight card corner faults. Proof is fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,750
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Lot 328
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Special Delivery, 1954, 20¢ deep blue, large die proof (E20P1), die sunk on 201 x 152 mm card, "C" punch control in proof reinforced by hinged on reverse. Very Fine.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 329
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Special Delivery, 1885-1902, small die proofs complete (E1P2-E4P2,E6P2), on gray page from the Roosevelt album. Very Fine.
Scott $1,300
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Lot 330
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Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof (E2P2a), much fresher than usual. Very Fine.
Scott $2,250
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Lot 331
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Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof (E3P2a), small light crease in top margin. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $2,250
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Lot 332
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Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof (E4P2a), unusually fresh. Very Fine and choice.
Scott $2,250
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Lot 333
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Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine "Panama-Pacific" small die proof (E6P2a), some of the usual toning associated with these. Light thin in top margin. Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,250
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Lot 334
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Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof (E7P2a), lighter than usual toning. Very Fine.
Scott $2,250
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Lot 335
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Special Delivery, 1885-93, plate proofs on India (E1P3-E3P3), bottom sheet margin block of four, each still on backing card. Fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott $655
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Lot 336
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Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof (F1P2a), exceptionally fresh. Very Fine and choice.
Scott $1,100
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Lot 337
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Postage Dues, 1¢-5¢ "Unpaid Postage" die essays (J1-E1a-J4-E1a), die sunk on cards, nine different comprised of all colors of each value, lacking the 1¢ dull yellow for completion. A few minor tone spots. Overall Very Fine.
Scott $7,650
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Lot 338
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Postage Dues, 1¢-5¢ "Unpaid Postage" die essays (J1-E1d-J4-D1d), complete colors for all four values except the 3¢; includes two black brown instead of a black, several with slight mounting thins on reverse, seven signed at bottom by James Dunn and D.S. Ronaldson. Very Fine appearance.
Scott $11,200
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Lot 339
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Postage Due, 1894, 1¢ essay, in claret (J31-E2), incomplete design, die on India, die sunk on card. Unfinished lathework at sides of numeral, reduced card with full die-sinkage. Couple tiny tone spots. Very Fine.
Scott $1,000
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Lot 340
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Postage Dues, 1879, 1¢-50¢, trial color large die proofs (J1TC1-J7TC1), nearly a complete set comprising 59 of the 60 listed colors lacking only the 3¢ gray black, all but the 5¢ ultramarine are still on card, each neatly reduced to just large than the size of the die, i.e. approximately 55mm x 65mm for the 1¢ to 5¢ and 65mm x 75mm for the 10¢-50¢ except the 1¢ ultramarine and the 30¢ olive yellow, which are 45mm x 54mm; a few with slight tone spots and the oranges are slightly oxidized but overall very fine and exceedingly rare sets that would take many years to duplicate.
Scott $30,000
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Lot 341
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Postage Dues, 1879, 1¢-50¢ complete, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (J1TC-J7TC), complete set of 35. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,785
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Lot 342
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Postage Dues, 1879, 1¢-50¢ complete, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (J1TC-J7TC), blocks of 4. All five colors. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $7,140 ++

ONLY TWO SETS OF BLOCKS OF FOUR ARE KNOWN.

Each of the original sheets of 100 was divided into a block of eight, two blocks of four and 84 singles. The the blocks of eight have been have not been seen since and may well have been cut into singles.

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Lot 343
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Postage Dues, 1879, 1¢-50¢ complete, large die proofs (J1P1-J7P1), die sunk on 144 x 222 mm cards. 1¢, 30¢, 50¢ slight card corner crease. Proofs are fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,750
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Lot 344
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Postage Dues, 1891-93, 1¢-50¢ bright claret, hybrid large die proofs (J22P1-J28P1var), 1¢ scuffing. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $980
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Lot 345
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Postage Dues, 1894, 1¢-50¢ complete, large die proofs (J31P1-J37P1), die sunk on 150 x 200 mm cards, few mounting thins on a couple. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,155
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Lot 346
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Postage Dues, 1894, 3¢-5¢ claret, large die proofs (J33P1-J37P1), die sunk on 145 x 197 mm cards, onion skin interleaving attached to cards, signed by postmaster general. Very Fine.
Scott $825+
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Lot 347
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Postage Due, 1925, ½¢ dull red, large die proof (J68P1), die sunk on 153 x 200 mm card, approved and signed by Harry S. New. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $5,750

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE LARGE DIE PROOF AND THE ONLY PROOF OF ANY TYPE LISTED FOR THE ½¢ DULL RED.
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Lot 348
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Postage Dues, 1879 & 1891, 1¢-50¢ small die proofs (J1-7P2, J22-28P2), still on page from Roosevelt album. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,575
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Lot 349
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Postage Dues, 1894, 1¢-50¢ complete, small die proofs (J31P2-J37P2), on gray page from the Roosevelt album. Very Fine.
Scott $840
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Lot 350
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Postage Dues, 1879, 1¢-50¢ complete, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof (J1P2a-J7P2a), usual moderate toning, somewhat fresher than normal. A Very Fine set.
Scott $3,500
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Lot 351
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Postage Dues, 1891, 1¢-50¢ complete, "Panama-Pacific" small die proof (J22P2a-J28P2a), a little light toning but much fresher than usual. 3¢ with light crease. Very Fine.
Scott $3,500
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Lot 352
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Postage Dues, 1894, 1¢-50¢ complete, "Panama-Pacific"small die proofs (J31P2a-J37P2a), some of usual toning associated with these. Very Fine.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: 1989 P.F. Certificate for each.
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Lot 353
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Postage Dues, 1879, 1¢-50¢ complete, plate proofs on India (J1P3-J7P3), bottom imprint and plate number blocks of fourteen on cards, 1¢ to 5¢ brown, 10¢-50¢ dark brown. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $3,750
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Lot 354
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Postage Dues, 1879, 1¢-50¢ complete, composite hybrid "H" die proofs (J1P3-J7P3 var.), mounted on India and die sunk on 145 x 198 mm card. Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500

This is the only form in which the 10¢, 30¢ and 50¢ are known in the same brown color as the 1¢, 2¢, 3¢ and 5¢.

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Lot 355
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Postage Dues, 1887, 10¢-50¢ red brown, plate proofs on India (J19P3-J21P3), matched set of bottom imprint and plate number blocks of 14, still on backing card. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,869

ONLY THESE THREE VALUES WERE PRODUCED AS PLATE PROOFS ON INDIA PAPER.
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Lot 356
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Postage Dues, 1891, 1¢-50¢ bright claret, plate proofs on India (J22P3-J28P2), blocks of four on cards. Very Fine.
Scott $555
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Lot 357
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Postage Dues, 1881-93, 1¢-50¢ bright claret, plate proofs on stamp paper (J22Pa-J28Pa), o.g., lightly hinged. 50¢ close at right. Exceptionally fresh F.-V.F.
Scott $3,125

AN EXCEPTIONAL SET- SCOTT'S PRICE IS FOR PAIRS WITH "MINOR FAULTS".
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Lot 358
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Postage Dues, 1881-93, 1¢-50¢ bright claret, plate proofs on stamp paper (J22Pa-J28Pa), block of 4. Large margins. Full o.g., most with small hinge remnant top and bottom. Wonderfully fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott $6,250

UNDOUBTEDLY THE FINEST SET OF THESE RARE PROOFS IN EXISTENCE.
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