Lot 341 P1847 (1875 Reproduction), 5¢ red brown, plate proof on card, four well balanced margins, extremely fresh, Very Fine.
Scott No. 3P4 $250.
Lot 342 E1851, 6¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., in black, die of complete design on India paper, cut to shape, a truly scarce, if not rare essay, seldom offered, with a few small and unobtrusive flaws, Fine appearance; with 2008 P.F. certificate. Brazer No. 34aEd.
Scott No. 5-E2 $2,500.
Lot 343 E1851, 3¢ Washington essay, by Danforth, Bald & Co., in black, plate proof on ivory wove paper, top margin block of ten, huge margins all around and show significant portions of adjacent stamps on all sides, Extremely Fine and choice exhibition piece, ex-Finkelburg.
Scott No. 11-E12g $1,250.
Lot 344 E1851, 3¢ Washington black reprint essay, by Henry Benner, die on proof paper affixed on 254x203mm card, pulled by BEP plate printer in 2003 after the original die resurfaced and was donated by collectors to the Smithsonian, Linns article accompanies, this is Stanley Piller's personal copy as one of the donors with pencil "11/15" on reverse indicating 11 of 15, Very Fine, Only 16 Produced.
Scott No. 11-E2 var. Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 345 E1851, 3¢ Washington essay, by Gavit & Co., in dull blue, die on India paper, 32x33mm, crisp impression and exceptionally fresh color, Very Fine. Brazer No. 33E-Db.
Scott No. 11-E4b $400.
Lot 346 E1851, 3¢ Washington essay, by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., in deep scarlet, on stiff stamp paper, about stamp size with well balanced margins, crisp impression and extremely scarce, Very Fine. Brazer No. 33E-Ea.
Scott No. 11-E5a $1,250.
Lot 347 E1851, 3¢ Washington essay, by Draper, Welsh & Co., engraved die on India paper, three different colors: brown, scarlet & dull blue, all well margined, smallest being dull blue at 29x33mm, all with fresh colors, Very Fine. Brazer No. 33E-Gb.
Scott No. 11-E7b $1,200.
Lot 348 P1852, 3¢ red, type I, plate proof on India paper, horizontal pair (positions 73-74L4), brush obliteration, right single with faults, left stamp with small hole at top, margins to touching or clearing along bottom, Fine appearance, an extremely scarce pair.
Scott No. 11P3 $1,000 for single.
Lot 349 P1856, 5¢ pale brown & olive brown, trial color plate proof on wove, both with four clear margins, very fresh, Very Fine.
Scott No. 12TC5a, e $600.
Lot 350 P1856, 5¢ deep red brown, trial color plate proof on wove, four margins, faint horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12TC5c $1,500.