Nearly 3,000 lots of better USA and Worldwide stamps, covers, and box lots featuring a nice run of Classics through the Back of Book, including a great selection of EFOs, plate blocks, plus an incredible mint sheet holding, including a full set of the Louisiana Purchase sheets.
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USA #63-E2a 1903 COLOR ESSAYS ON PROOF PAPER (x9) :: Pretty group of 9 vignette essays of the 1¢ Franklin, from the 1903 printing. Colors include dark carmine, scarlet, red brown, orange, violet brown, green, red violet, dark violet and dusky olive. Each is fresh and very fine.
USA #65-E15h WASHINGTON 3¢ BROWN ROSE 'PREMIERE GRAVURE' :: Formerly Scott #56, now classified as an essay, incomplete design missing scroll work at corners. Perforated and gummed plate proof on stamp paper. Fresh, full original gum, lightly hinged, ... (Click Title for More Details)
ESSAY #79-E15b 1867 WASHINGTON 3¢ ROSE, ALL OVER GRILL :: Essay on stamp paper with all-over grill of squares and rich color. Few blunted perfs, fine to very fine. Mint NH, pencil id mark on gum.
USA #205-E2 1881-82 GARFIELD 5¢ GRAY BLACK LARGE DIE ESSAY :: Die #C-47 with imprint, 70x83mm, die sunk on full size card, 150x220mm. Full size cards quite scarce as they are usually cut down. Two corner dents from previous mounting. Very fine.
USA #207 var 1881 WASHINGTON BANKNOTE 3¢ BLUE GREEN, FOUR HOLE PATENT PUNCH :: Interesting essay, each stamp with 4+ large holes in thin top layer with a thicker bottom layer. Top margin single which allows for better viewing of the process. Gummed, ... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #285E-93E 1898 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI 1¢-$2 BICOLORED DIE ESSAYS :: A scarce complete set of 9 bi-colored die essays, on India, die sunk on card. Fresh, very fine and attractive set.
USA 1867 $25 MARYLAND STATE SEAL, TURNER REVENUE ESSAY :: A very scarce Essay. Turner #78-B $25 bi-colored green & purple printing on India paper. Fresh colors, very fine and attractive.
USA #1P1b 1847 FRANKLIN 5¢ RED BROWN ON COLORED BOND PAPER :: Very fine die proof cut down (as valued by Scott). Proof is not only on colored bond paper, but bears a partial 'CO' watermark (the 'O' is complete). Nice, clean, scarce and highly collectible!
USA #3P4-4P4 1875 WASHINGTON & FRANKLIN REPRODUCTIONS ON CARD :: Extra fine pair of proofs on card, large and even margins all around. Bright colors.
USA #3P-4P 1875 REPRODUCTION FIRST ISSUE 5¢ & 10¢ PROOFS ON CARD :: Attractive pair of the official reproduction die proofs on card. Good margins, sound, fresh and bright, without gum as produced. Very fine.
USA #38P3 1851 FRANKLIN 30¢ ORANGE ON INDIA PROOF :: Plate proof on India. Small margin flaw at right, otherwise very fine and attractive. (1979 PF Cert #73 881).
USA #44Pa 1875 REPRINT OF 1857 ISSUE 12¢ GREENISH BLACK, PROOF ON STAMP PAPER :: Large margins, deep rich impression, light toning spots, otherwise very fine. The new plates created for reprints included wider stamp design than Scott #17, and has pos... (Click Title for More Details)
USA (230P3-240P3) 1893 COLUMBIAN 1¢-50¢ PLATE PROOFS ON INDIA PAPER :: Beautiful and very fine set of 11 on India paper, all with large margins. Varieties include broken frame line on 2¢ (lower right) and broken bottom frame on 6¢ (lower right). The ... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #248P4 1894 WASHINGTON 2¢ PINK TYPE I, BLOCK ON CARD :: Very fine and fresh block of 4 on card, bit of light scuffing near bottom edge.
USA #255 1894 GRANT 5¢ CHOCOLATE IMPERF PLATE PROOF, BLOCK :: Plate proof on stamp paper, block of 4. Original gum, previously hinged, two small thins in lower left stamp, otherwise very fine. (2004 PSE Cert #00129293).
USA #258P4a 1894 WEBSTER 10¢ DARK GREEN PLATE PROOF, BLOCK :: Plate proof block of 4 on gummed stamp paper. Original gum, hinge remnants, a vertical and a horizontal gum wrinkle, very fine appearance. (2004 PSE Cert #00129297).
USA #258Pa 1894 WEBSTER SMALL BANKNOTE 10¢ DARK GREEN, BLOCK :: Imperforate block of 4 on stamp paper. Pretty color. Full original gum, top pair previously hinged, bottom pair very lightly hinged. Extremely fine.
USA #285P1-93P1 1898 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI 1¢-$2, LARGE DIE PROOFS :: Complete set of die proofs, on India, die sunk on 163x120mm cards. Very RARE as complete set. A few light toning spots to the 10¢ value within die sinkage area, and to the $2 value cle... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #O1P4-O93P4 1873 COMPLETE SET OF DEPARTMENTAL OFFICIALS ON CARD :: Very fresh and very fine complete set of 93 Official plate proofs on card. Beautiful rich colors, some shade varieties, near perfect set.
USA #PR4P(3 //PR89P(3)) 1865//1885 NEWSPAPER PLATE PROOF BLOCKS ON INDIA :: Attractive group of four blocks of 4, includes: PR76P3 24¢ black; PR83P3 24¢ carmine; PR84P3 36¢ carmine; and PR89P3 96¢ carmine. Very fine and extremely fresh group. Total cat $500.
USA 1861-69 GROUP OF 1861 & 1869 PROOFS :: Attractive selection of seven different proofs, includes: very fine 68P4 on card, with large margins; very fine 71P3 block of 4 on India paper, lightly toned; very fine 69P3 on India; very fine 78P4 on card;... (Click Title for More Details)
USA 1865//1879 NEWSPAPER & PERIODICALS PROOFS (x38) :: Very attractive group of 38 Newspaper and Periodicals proofs, mostly on card, few on India, with combined catalog value of $630. Some duplication and most very fine.
USA 1865-1903 ESSAYS & PROOFS SELECTION :: Group of 29 items, mostly plate proofs on card, ranging from Scott #65-E3 (x2 colors) & 70-E1, to card proofs of Newspaper, Postage Dues and others. All very fine. Total catalog value over $550. Nice starter group.
USA 1870s BANKNOTE ERA PLATE PROOFS :: Selection of 12 different, includes very fine horizontal bottom imprint pair #145P3 on India (with plate scratch on right stamp); very fine vertical pair #146P3 on India; very fine single #150P3 on India; and se... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #73TC var 1863 JACKSON 2¢ GRAY BLACK TRIAL COLOR PROOF PAIR, W/ GEOMETRIC CANCEL :: Vertical pair on India paper, each stamp with geometric cancel, probably applied in Washington DC. This cancel is known to exist on chalky blue and olive green co... (Click Title for More Details)
USA (PR9TC4b-32TC4b) 1875 NEWSPAPER 2¢-$60, 'ATLANTA' SCARLET CARD PROOFS :: Complete set of 24 scarlet trial color card proofs. Fresh and bright, clean card stock, margins all around, very fine and attractive set.
USA #RT12TC4 1864 KIDDER & LAIRD 1¢ BLACK, TRIAL COLOR PROOF PAIR :: Horizontal pair, trial color card proof. Rich color, large margins, very fine and attractive.
USA (PR57SD-PR79SD, PR81SD) 1879 NEWSPAPER SPECIMENS 1¢-$60, COMPLETE SET :: Complete set of 23 of 1879 2¢-$60, plus the 1883 1¢, all overprinted "Specimen". Bright and fresh, previously hinged, some perf faults with some natural straight edges at to... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #6LB5b 1842-45 NEW YORK CARRIER 3¢ BLACK ON BLUE :: Four wide margins, pretty red cancel, some hinge remnant, very fine plus.
USA #143L3 1861 PONY EXPRESS, $1 RED, CORNER MARGIN BLOCK :: Upper left large margin block of 4, huge sheet margins at left & top, margins close but clear at right & bottom. Beautiful fresh bright color, very fine. Unused, no gum.
USA 1861-62 PONY EXPRESS, SELECTION :: Six used stamps plus two related fantasy items. The stamps, Scott #143L1-2, 3, 5 (x2) & 8, likely includes some forgeries, although none are crude, all with partial blue express company handstamp cancels, 3-4 ma... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #MARTIN PN7 1894 STAMPED POSTAL NOTE FROM SOUTH BEND, IND. 5¢ :: Very fine example with imprinted 3¢ stamp (to pay fee) and 5¢ denomination. Note is postmarked (on reverse) June 30, 1894, from South Bend, Ind. (Martin Type PN7, printed by Dunlap ... (Click Title for More Details)
USA #15TO24 1914 OFFICIAL TELEGRAPH (-) ORANGE, PENNSYLVANIA RAIL ROAD, PANE :: Full pane of 8 with selvage at top. OG, some disturbance, usual staple holes in selvage. Each stamp with black handstamped "43". Very fine.
USA (TSB13-TDB15) 1967-72 TEST BOOKLET LOT (x4), JOINT LINE MARKINGS (x2) :: Interesting group of 4 test booklets, including TDB13, with tagged shiny gum and breakers, as well as joint lines on 2 panes; TDB14, with tagged shiny gum and breakers; and ... (Click Title for More Details)
INTERNATIONAL VENDING MACHINE CO. (320b) 1906 WASHINGTON 2¢ SCARLET, PAIR :: Scarce coil pair, scarlet shade. Fresh, original gum, very lightly hinged, fine. (1968 PF Cert #27026).
CSA #1 1861 STONE 1, STONE 2 & STONE A OR B EXAMPLES :: Three choice examples, representing Stones 1, 2 and Stone A or B. Stone 1 stamp very fine left-margin example with large margins all around and original gum. Stone 2 stamp fine to very fine, cut... (Click Title for More Details)
CSA #2 1861 EXAMPLES OF PATERSON AND HOYER PRINTINGS :: Both stamps are very fine, Paterson print with large margins all around; Hoyer print cut close but very well centered. Both stamps no gum and valued as such.
CSA #2 1861 PATERSON PRINT PAIR :: Very fine pair of Paterson print with original gum. Left stamp with tiny thin, right stamp with paper inclusion, still scarce.
CSA #3 1862 JACKSON 2¢ GREEN :: Beautiful stamp. Fresh, huge margins, showing part of stamp below, original gum, previously hinged, extremely fine! (Copy of 2005 PF Cert #0411354 for strip).
CSA #3 1862 JACKSON 2¢ GREEN :: Large margins, toned original gum, shows lightly on face, thins, fine appearing.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ STONE 3 MILKY BLUE :: Fine to very fine example, well clear on all sides, original gum, light soiling near edges.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ STONE 3 DARK BLUE JOINED 'CE' VARIETY :: Clean and very fine example of this stone with the well known 'joined C&E' plate variety that is also one of the determiners of this printing. No gum and valued as such.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ STONE 2 DARK BLUE :: Very fine bottom margin example with large margins all around. No gum, valued as such.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ STONE 2 DARK BLUE :: Gorgeous extra fine example, nearly perfectly centered within generous margins. Deep, rich blue. No gum, valued as such.
CSA #4 1862 DAVIS 5¢ BLUE & DAVIS 5¢ LIGHT BLUE, DE LA RUE ON COMBO PIECE :: Both 5¢ blues on envelope piece, larger format stamp top margin example with varying margins (light crease & some soiling) and smaller 5¢ with ample to large margins both ti... (Click Title for More Details)
CSA #8 1863 JACKSON 2¢ BROWN RED, BLOCK :: Attractive and very fine block of 4 with generous margins. Previously hinged original gum, although bottom pair may be never hinged.
CSA #11 1863-64 DAVIS 10¢ BLUE, BLOCK OF 16 :: Attractive very fine right margin block of 16 (4x4). Full margins on all sides, creases between top two rows and between bottom two rows. Original gum, with couple of pencil inclusions. Valued as 4 blocks of 4.
CSA #11, 12 1863-64 DAVIS 10¢ BLUE, PERFORATED SINGLES :: Officially perforated singles of both types, #11 fine to very fine JUMBO with traces of original gum; #12 fine to very fine with most original gum. Great pair of these scarce issues.
CSA #11e 1863-64 DAVIS 10¢ BLUE, OFFICIALLY PERFORATED :: Extra fine example with typically rough perfs. Generous margins on all sides, traces of original gum.
CSA #12 1863-64 DAVIS 10¢ BLUE, OFFICIALLY PERFORATED W/ DOUBLE TRANSFER :: Fine to very fine single with official perforations and large margins on 3 sides, but with additional bonus of featuring significant double transfer on right side, effectivel... (Click Title for More Details)