Lot 1235 P1861, 12¢ black, First Design, plate proof on India, full balanced margins, rich color on pristine paper, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 59P3 $350.
Lot 1236 P1861, 1¢ Franklin, trial color plate proof on wove paper, imperf & perf, selection of 10 imperf & 9 perf'd singles and 5 imperf & 7 perf'd blocks of 4, nice range of colors with minor duplication, bright and fresh throughout, F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. 63TC5, 63TC6 $3,050.
Lot 1237 P1861-66 Issue, "Roosevelt" small die proofs on white wove paper, set of nine, includes 3¢ lake (66TC2) & 3¢ scarlet (74TC2), all on gray card from "Roosevelt" album, rich colors throughout, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 63P2//72P2 $2,200.
Lot 1238 P1861-63, 1¢-90¢ issues, plate proofs on card, set of 12, includes 3¢ in red brown & scarlet & 24¢ in violet and brown violet, mostly large margins, with the original P.O. envelope, a Very Fine set.
Scott Nos. 63P4 $1,185.
Lot 1239 P1861, 1¢-90¢ issues, plate proofs on card, basic set of 10 denominations plus the scarce 24¢ red lilac (70P4) and a 3¢ scarlet (74TC4), large margins, a Very Fine set.
Scott Nos. 63P4//78P4 $1,485.
Lot 1240 E1861, 3¢ Washington, N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in scarlet, trial color plate proof on India paper (formerly No. 56TC3), block of 4, full margins, deep color and impression, Very Fine, a scarce multiple.
Scott Nos. 65-E15f $1,400.
Lot 1241 E1861, 3¢ Washington, N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in brown rose, finished plate essay on semi-transparent stamp paper, perf'd and gummed (formerly No. 56), o.g., lightly hinged, well centered, rich color and very fresh, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 65-E15h $600.
Lot 1242 P1861, 3¢ rose, large die proof on India paper, die sunk on card (50x60mm) with die sink showing at top and bottom, black N.B.N.Co. imprint at bottom, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott Nos. 65P1 $1,000.
Lot 1243 E1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., vignette plus labels, die II on proof paper, printed through a mat (1903), in seven colors; black, carmine, yellow brown, light green, green, red violet & lilac; each showing full die sinkage (approximately 60x65mm), all bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 69-E2a $525.
Lot 1244 E1861, 12¢ Washington, N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black, vignette only, die on India paper, die sunk on card (approximately 8¾x11½''), signed in pencil by the engraver Charles Schlecht, with notation "#12 Of 25 signed india proofs", Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 69-E5a $400.