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    1c Blue Large Die Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (63P1var), die sunk on card measuring 115 x 136mm, manuscript "Specimen" and albino embossed "National Bank Note Co. N.Y." below the design, some foxing mostly on the card and not affecting the design, a Very Fine and desirable specialist item.

    Estimate $1,500-$2,000


    Expertization: 2007 PF Certificate
    Provenance: C.W. Christian

    AN EXCEPTIONAL ITEM BELIEVED TO BE UNIQUE.

    This item pictured and discussed on page 71 of Linn's "The United States 1c Franklin 1861-1867 and an Introduction to the Postal History of the Period" by Don L. Evans. Examples of this overprint on die proofs of other denominations of the 1861 issues were offered in the 1988 Christie's sale. It is speculated that these are from the Rudolph Wunderlich collection.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2009
    7th-11th Friday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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