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1893 Columbian Issue -Trial Colors

Lots 1656-1665 Lots 1666-1675 Lot 1676

Lot 1656 P   

1893, 5¢ Columbian, black brown, trial color large die proof on India, die sunk on 81x69mm card showing full die sinkage, "C-265" die number and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below die, rich color, Very Fine.
Scott No. 234TC1a    $850.

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Lot 1657 P   

1893, 5¢ Columbian, rose red, trial color large die proof on India, die sunk on 89x75mm card showing full die sinkage, "C-265" die number and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below die, rich color, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 234TC1a    $850.

Realized: $500

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Lot 1658 P   

1893, 5¢ Columbian, dark sepia, trial color large die proof on India, die sunk on 85x72mm card showing full die sinkage, "C-265" die number and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below die, Very Fine.
Scott No. 234TC1a    $850.

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Lot 1659 P   

1893, 5¢ Columbian, orange, trial color large die proof on India, die sunk on 81x69mm card showing full die sinkage, "C-265" die number and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below die, vibrant color, Very Fine.
Scott No. 234TC1a    $850.

Realized: $550

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Lot 1660 P   

1893, 5¢ Columbian, claret, trial color large die proof on India, die sunk on 75x61mm card showing "C-265" die number and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below die, rich color.
Scott No. 234TC1a    $850.

Realized: $450

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Lot 1661 P   

1893, 5¢ Columbian, black brown, trial color large die proof on India, die sunk on 87x74mm card showing full die sinkage, "C-265" die number and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below die; some age spotting, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 234TC1a    $850.

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Lot 1662 P   

1893, 5¢ Columbian, brown red, trial color large die proof on India, 71x52mm, showing "C-265" die number and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below, off card with some typical India flaws and thins, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. 234TC1a    $850.

Realized: $190

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Lot 1663 P   

1893, Columbian, 5¢ sepia, trial color large die proof on India, 98x83mm card showing full die sinkage, rich color, no die number, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 234TC1a    $850.

This trial color proof of the completed die prior to hardening to check the design. The die number (C-265) and American Bank Note Co. imprint were later added below design and the die hardened.

Realized: $425

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Lot 1664 P   

1893, 5¢ Columbian, trial color large die proofs on Card, group of eight trimmed to approx. 43x39mm showing die number and imprint below, colors of orange, green, deep green, blue, dark violet, deep reddish violet, black brown and black; deep green with stain, otherwise fresh and Very Fine group.
Scott No. 234TC1d    $6,800.

Complete Images.

Realized: $950

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Lot 1665 P   

1893, 5¢ Columbian, green, trial color large die proof on Card, fresh 105x92mm card showing full die sinkage with large margins all around, "C-265" die number and "American Bank Note Co. N.Y." imprint below die, rich color, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 234TC1d    $850.

Realized: $550

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