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Lots 1288-1297

Lot 1288 P   

Postage Due, 1891, 1¢ bright claret, imperf proof on stamp paper, horizontal pair, o.g., lightly hinged, ful well balanced margins, strong color and fresh, Very Fine and choice.
Scott Nos. J22P5    $425.

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Lot 1289 P   

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢-30¢ complete, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card, the complete set of 45 of all five colors, bright and fresh, large margins with a few 24¢ values clear on one side, still a Very Fine set.
Scott Nos. O1TC4a-O9TC4e    $1,783.

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Lot 1290 P   

Newspapers, 1875, 2¢-$60 complete, C.B.N.C. printings, "Roosevelt" small die proofs, on original gray cards, exceptional colors, centering and fresh inclusion free surfaces, an Extremely Fine set, very difficult to find in this uniform quality.
Scott Nos. PR9P2-PR32P2    $1,200.

Realized: $650

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Lot 1291 P   

Newspapers, 1875, 2¢-$60 complete, C.B.N.C. printings, "Roosevelt" small die proofs, set of 23, each on gray card cut from a "Roosevelt" album, rich colors, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. PR9P2-PR32P2    $1,200.

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Lot 1292 P   

Wells, Fargo & Co., 1897, 10¢-$4 Pony Express reprint, black plate proof on wove paper, complete sheet of 20 with defaced $4 values, light vertical crease between $1 & 25¢ values, Very Fine, a very scarce sheet, ex-Hall.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Realized: $625

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Lot 1293 P   

Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 1¢ Playing Cards, plate proofs, foreign transfer of 2¢ design, Position 28, exhibit page with #R2P3 single showing foreign entry of 2¢ design, large margins, deep rich color, and #R2P4 top corner block of 10 with position 28 (bottom right) showing the foreign entry variety, note the burnishing mark between pos. 27 & 28, bright and fresh with large margins, Very Fine, ex-Celler, R2P3 ex-Joyce.
Scott Nos. R2P3, R2P4 vars.    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1294 P   

Revenue, 1862, First Issue, 2¢ Certificate, blue, plate proof on card, left margin block of 48 including pos. 127 with strong Double Transfer T7, deep rich color, small scissors cut between stamps at bottom, light corner crease in margin only, fresh and Very Fine, ex-Joyce, Celler.
Scott Nos. R7P4    $1,500 as blocks of four.

Realized: $950

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Lot 1295 P   

Revenue Stamped Paper, 1898, Liberty Type X, 1¢ & 2¢ Paper Sample proof collection, two binders with 187 proofs each of 1898 1¢ & 2¢ orange, Liberty Type X (374 in total), on 187 different paper colors/types, including tissue, laid, glazed, foil, multicolored, patterned, embossed, thin card, etc., each approximately 111x77 mm, all fresh and Very Fine, accompanied by a photocopy of relevant article by Ernest C. Wilkins in the Essay-Proof Journal (no. 129).
Scott Nos. RN-X4P, RN-X7P    Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

A WONDERFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE SET OF PAPER SAMPLE PROOFS OF THE 1898 LIBERTY REVENUE STAMPED PAPER ISSUE.

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Lot 1296 P   

1865, 2¢ Washington essay, die proof on heavy card (approximately 131x51mm), five in different colors, green, blue green, brown, red brown and ultramarine, each numbered in red on the reverse, Very Fine.
Turner Nos. 232    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $170

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Lot 1297 P   

Postage Currency, 1862, 25¢ brown, die proof on bond, Uniface obverse and reverse proofs, each about 97 x 65mm showing borders around edges in issued colors and without A.B.N.C. imprint; natural two-toned paper, Very Fine and scarce.
Scott Nos. PC15P    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $425

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