Sale 300

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


1861-1867 Issues
 
 
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Lot 115
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1861, 3¢ scarlet, premiere gravure, plate essay on India (65-E15f), bottom margin block of four with part imprint, on card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,400
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Lot 116
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1861, 5¢ light brown, "Premiere Gravure" plate essay on India (67-E9d), complete design, bottom margin imprint and plate number 3 block of eight on card. Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED 5¢ PREMIERE GRAVURE ESSAY PLATE BLOCKS.
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Lot 117
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1861, 12¢ black, small die proof ("Panama-Pacific") (69P2a), normal light toning. Very Fine.
Scott $2,000

ONLY THREE TO FIVE ARE RECORDED.
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Lot 118
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12¢ black premiere gravure, plate essay on India (69-E6d), block of four. Full to large margins. Very Fine.
Scott $1,400
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Lot 119
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1861, 3¢ rose pink, trial color large die proof (65TC1), on 150 x 229 mm card, with blue "Specimen" overprint, National Bank Note Company imprint on card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,400

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 120
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3¢dark rose, trial color large die proof on India (65TC1), die sunk on 116 x 115 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,400
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Lot 121
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3¢ lake, imperforate pair on stamp paper (66a), o.g., minor hinge remnants. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,850

Expertization: 1983 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 122
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1861, 3¢ lake, 3¢ scarlet, trial color small die proofs (66TC2, 74TC2), on gray cards from the Roosevelt album. Very Fine.
Scott $625
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Lot 123
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3¢ lake, trial color plate proof on India (66TC3), block of four. Very Fine.
Scott $725
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Lot 124
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1861, 3¢ lake, trial color plate proof on India (66TC3), top margin imprint block of twelve. Very Fine.
Scott $2,175 for three blocks

Expertization: 1982 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 125
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5¢ gray, large die trial color proof on India (67TC1), die sunk on 150 x 226 mm card. Slight card faults. Proof is fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 126
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2¢ "Black Jack", trial color proofs on India (73TC), eight different, comprised of dull chalky blue, blue green, olive green, vermilion, scarlet on card, dull red, dull rose, and gray black, mostly large margins. A few thins. Otherwise fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $2,400
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Lot 127
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1863, 2¢ dull chalky blue, trial color plate proof on India (73TC3), mounted on card, horizontal pair with large margins including sheet margin at bottom, bright color. Very Fine.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: 1991 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Metzger.
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Lot 128
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1863, 2¢ blue green, trial color plate proof on India (73TC3), horizontal pair. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $800

Provenance: Metzger.
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Lot 129
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1863, 2¢ vermilion, trial color plate proof on India (73TC3), mounted on card, bottom sheet margin horizontal pair. Very Fine.
Scott $500

Expertization: 1991 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 130
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3¢ scarlet, trial color hybrid large die proof (74TC1), on India, trimmed to stamp size, than pressed onto India paper and sunk on 148 x 216 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $2,250
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Lot 131
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3¢ scarlet hybrid proof (74TC3 var.), plate proof on India trimmed to stamp size, then pressed onto India paper and die sunk on 134 x 193 mm card. Fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 132
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1861, 1¢ blue, large die proof on India (63P1), sunk on 138 x 216 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $700
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Lot 133
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1861, 3¢ rose, large die proof on India (65P1), sunk on 138 x 217 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,000
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Lot 134
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1861, 1¢ green, 90¢ blue, large die proofs on India (68P1, 72P1), sunk on 138 x 227 mm cards. Each with small scuff, 90¢ on card only. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,150
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Lot 135
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1861, 12¢ black, large die proof on India (69P1), sunk on 138 x 217 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $700
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Lot 136
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1861, 30¢ orange, large die proof on India (71P1), sunk on 138 x 217 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $500
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Lot 137
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1863, 2¢ black, die II, large die proof on India (73P1), sunk on 138 x 217 mm card. Diagonal scratch on card not affecting the proof. Very Fine.
Scott $2,500
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Lot 138
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1863, 5¢ brown, large die proof on India (76P1), sunk on 138 x 217 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $700
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Lot 139
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1866, 15¢ black, large die proof on India (77P1), on 138 x 227 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,250
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Lot 140
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1862, 24¢ red lilac, large die proof on India (78P1), sunk on 138 x 217 mm on card. Very Fine, unlisted in Scott.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 141
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1861, 1¢ blue, small die proof (63P2, 66TC2, 68-69P2, 71-72P2, 76-77P2). On gray cards from the Roosevelt album. 12¢ chipped corner- not affecting proof, 15¢ faint toned spots. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $3,025
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Lot 142
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1862, 2¢ black, die II, small die proof (73P2), on gray card from the Roosevelt album. Very Fine.
Scott $1,350
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Lot 143
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1861, 1¢ blue, small die proof on wove ("Panama-Pacific") (63P2a), bright color, fresher than usual with only a light trace of the toning associated with these proofs. Very Fine.
Scott $2,000

ONLY THREE TO FIVE ARE RECORDED.
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Lot 144
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1861, 12¢ black, small die proof on wove ("Panama-Pacific") (69P2a), light toning as usual but mostly on reverse. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $2,000

ONLY THREE TO FIVE ARE RECORDED.
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Lot 146
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1862, 2¢ black, small die proof on wove ("Panama-Pacific") (73P2a), typical toning as most have, but lighter than usual. Slight staining on reserve only. Very Fine.
Scott $2,000

ONLY THREE TO FIVE ARE RECORDED.

Expertization: 1977 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 147
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1866, 15¢ black, small die proof ("Panama-Pacific") (77P2a), usual toning associated with these but much lighter than usual. Very Fine.
Scott $2,750

ONLY THREE TO FIVE ARE RECORDED.
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Lot 148
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1861-67, 1¢-90¢, plate proofs on India (62BP3//78P3), eleven different: 62BP3, 63P3, 65P3, 68-69P3, 71-72P3, 73Pa3, 76-78P3. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,030
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Lot 149
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1861, 1¢ blue, plate proofs on India (63P3, 65, 68-69, 71-73, 76-78P3). Blocks of four, 15¢ and 90¢ on cards, full to large margins. Few typical India paper flaws. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $3,475
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Lot 150
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1861, 1¢ blue, plate proof on India (63P3), matched blocks of four on cards from the four corner positions. Very Fine.
Scott $900
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Lot 151
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1861, 1¢ blue, plate proof on India (63P3), bottom imprint and plate number block of twelve on card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,320
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Lot 152
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1861, 3¢ rose, plate proof on India (65P3), bottom margin imprint and plate number block of twelve on card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,800
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Lot 153
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1861, 10¢ green, plate proof on India (68P3), bottom imprint and plate number block of twelve on card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,055
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Lot 154
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1861, 12¢ black, plate proof on India (69P3), matched blocks of four on cards from the four corner positions. Very Fine.
Scott $1,200
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Lot 155
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1861, 12¢ black, plate proof on India (69P3), bottom imprint and plate number block of twelve on card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,210
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Lot 156
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1861, 30¢ orange, plate proof on India (71P3), bottom imprint and plate number block of twelve on card. Light card bend near bottom of selvage. Very Fine.
Scott $1,300
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Lot 157
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1861, 30¢ orange, plate proof on India (71P3), complete left pane of 100 on card, extra ink on bottom margin. Bottom row with slight oxidization. Very Fine.
Scott $6,850
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Lot 158
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1861, 90¢ blue, plate proof on India (72P3), bottom imprint and plate number block of twelve on card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,300
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Lot 159
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1863, 5¢ brown, plate proof on India (76P3), matched blocks of four on cards from the four corner positions. Very Fine.
Scott $900
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Lot 160
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1863, 5¢ brown, plate proof on India (76P3), bottom margin imprint and plate number block of twelve on card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,055
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Lot 161
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1863, 24¢ lilac, plate proof on India (78P3), bottom imprint and plate number block of twelve on card. Very Fine.
Scott $1,520
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Lot 162
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1861, 1¢-90¢ plate proofs on card (63P4//77P4), eleven values including both shades of the 24¢. Very Fine.
Scott $965
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Lot 163
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1867, 3¢ red, F. grill, plate proof on stamp paper (94), top margin imprint horizontal pair. O.g. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 164
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1875 Reprints of the 1861-67 issue, 1¢-90¢ complete, "Atlanta" trial color proofs (102TC-111TC), complete set of 50, all five colors, all full to large margins. Tiny light thin in 10¢ blue and 15¢ green, small light stain on 10¢ black. Otherwise a fresh and Very Fine set.
Scott $5,015
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