Items for Sale - Essays, Proofs and Private Printings - Item#21477
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Item# 21477

2¢ black on wove, Trial Color Die Proof with framelines (8TC1e). Large margins all around showing most of the outer framelines on all sides, intense shade and impression, two thin spots and light vertical crease. All known examples of the 2¢ engraved essay/proof have framelines, unlike the issued stamp. For this reason, some feel 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 that tradition is maintained here to avoid confusion. Ex Felton and Freeman. CSA Catalog value $4,000 for an example cut close showing no framelines. $2,800.

Price: $2800