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Lot 384

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Officials, $2-$20 State high values, "Atlanta" trial color proofs (O68TC-O71TC), complete set of 28, virtually all with generous margins, fresh colors. $5 scarlet & blue with minor thin. A Very Fine set.
Scott $28,000

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE COMPLETE SET AS ONLY ONE SHEET OF 10 OF EACH COLOR COMBINATION WAS PRODUCED.




 
Lot 291

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1902-03 regular issue complete, "Panama-Pacific" small die proofs (300P2a-313P2a), full margins, some light toning as usual, 13¢, $2 small thin. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $35,000

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND SELDOM OFFERED COMPLETE SET.

Expertization: clear P.F. Certificates for each.




 
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




 
Lot 401

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Officials, $2, $5 and $20 State dollar values, centers inverted, plate proofs on card (O68aP4, O69aP4, O71aP4), matched set from position 4, each with generous margins including full top margin, the $20 with partial plate number
A fresh and Very Fine set.
Scott $21,000

A SUPERB SET OF THESE RARE PROOF ERRORS.




 
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.





 
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.




 
Lot 275

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1894, 1¢-$5 First Bureau issue, "Panama-Pacific" small die proofs (247P2a-263P2a), plus 2¢ orange red, type IV #279BdP2a, some toning as associated with these, but actually lighter than usual. A few with slight top margin creases. Very Fine and choice.
Scott $14,300

ONLY THREE TO FIVE ARE RECORDED.




 
Lot 415

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Parcel Post, 1913, 1¢-$1 complete, "Panama-Pacific" small die proofs (Q1P2a-Q12P2a), exceptionally bright and fresh with only a minimum amount of the toning that is endemic to these. Very Fine and choice.
Scott $14,400

THIS IS THE ONLY COMPLETE SET WE HAVE EVER SEEN OFFERED.




 
Lot 395

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Officials, 1¢-$20 State complete, "Panama-Pacific" small die proofs (O57P2a-O71P2a), set of fifteen, full margins. Few typical faults, couple dollar values with caliper holes. Still Very Fine.
Scott $9,600




 
Lot 278

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1895, 1¢-$5 watermarked issue complete, plate proofs on stamp paper (264P-278P), all with wide margins. O.g. Fresh and choice Very Fine.
Scott $14,375

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A COMPLETE SET OF THESE RARE PROOF PAIRS.

Expertization: P.F. Certificates for 1¢, 2¢, 4¢, 10¢, 50¢ to $2.