Lot 1760 ESchenck's Mandrake Pills, 1¢ Model Essay, pen and pencil design on thick card (118x48mm), with two engraved vignettes of Washington at center and ink stenciled wording at sides, manuscript "Approved, May 29, 1865, Joseph J. Lewis" approval signature of acting Internal Revenue Commissioner at left side, accompanied by Joyce album page with the original J.H. Schenck entry from Butler & Carpenter order book, Very Fine.
Scott No. RS212E Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A WONDERFUL AND UNIQUE MODEL ESSAY FOR THE 1¢ SCHENCK'S MANDRAKE PILLS STAMP.
This stunning dual vignette model was last sold in the April 1999 Suburban Stamp Inc. auction sale, which showcased many of the unique approval proofs and models essays from the Morton Dean Joyce collection, and realized $7,250 hammer (plus 10% premium).
Lot 1761 PSchenck & Son, 4¢ trial color large die proofs, five different on India, in blue, brown, green, orange & vermilion, all stamp size with large even margins, couple small thins affecting blue trial color, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Rosenberg.
Scott No. RS214TC1 $1,625.
The National Bank Note Co. often offered proof sets of these five colors for consideration by potential private die users.