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


1869 Pictorial Proofs
 
 
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Lot 200
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1869, 3¢ black, large die trial color proof on India (114TC1), on 35 x 25 mm card. Very Fine.
Scott $2,500

Expertization: 1976 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 201
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1869 (1875 Re-issues), 1¢-90¢ complete, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (123TC-132TC), complete set of 78, all with large margins. A few very minor faults as expected. A choice Very Fine and rare set.
Scott $24,400

The "Atlanta" proofs were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton exhibition in Atlanta, only one sheet of each color was printed.

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Lot 202
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1869 Pictorial issue complete, large die proofs on India (112P1-122P1), die sunk on 138 x 217 mm cards, includes both 15¢, 24¢ and 90¢ hybrids as always, 1¢ small stain near bottom of card, 10¢ slight rub not affecting the design, exceptionally fresh set. Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $8,550

A RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1869 PICTORIAL LARGE DIE PROOFS.
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Lot 203
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1869, 1¢-90¢ Pictorial issue, small die proofs (112P2-119P2, 129P2, 120P2-122P2). Complete set (both 15¢ values), on original gray cards from the Roosevelt album. Fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $4,575
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Lot 204
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1869, 1¢-90¢ Pictorial issue complete, plate proofs on India (112P3-122P3), complete blocks of four, mostly large margins, some usual India paper flaws. 30¢ faint crease in top pair. Otherwise a fresh and Very Fine set.
Scott $735
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Lot 205
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1869, 15¢-90¢ Pictorial issue invert, plate proofs on card (120aP4-122aP4, 129aP4), each with large margins, including a sheet margin on the 15¢, bright and fresh colors. Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $10,750

ONLY ONE SHEET OF 100 OF EACH VALUE WAS PRODUCED.

Provenance: Earl of Crawford, Dr. Petrie.
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