Items for Sale - Essays, Proofs and Private Printings - Item#17810
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Item# 17810

2¢ black, with frame lines, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (CSA Catalog 8-TCDb). Margins showing full frame lines at bottom and left, intense shade, couple small thin spots. Fine appearing example of the rare 2-cent Confederate “Black Jack” trial color proof. All the known examples of the 2¢ Engraved essay/proof have frame lines, unlike the issued stamp. For this reason, it is can be argued they should be classified as essays. The Scott listings for this and the even rarer example in blue were clarified in the 2014 Specialized Catalogue. However, they are still listed as trial color proofs, and thus so listed here. CCV $4,000 for an example cut close showing no frame lines. RARE! $2,600.

Price: $2600