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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
1227 P FB18-FB36 1865 1c-$3 Second Bill Issue The complete set of sixteen plate proof singles on india paper in the issued colours (20c does not exist); close margin at foot of 30c, otherwise a choice set with large margins. According to K. Bileski accompanying notes the set on india paper is "far rarer than the card proof set", VF

Photo (71K) Photo 2 (71K) Photo 3 (72K) Photo 4 (76K)
Est. 350.00 +
1228 P FB19, 29, 21 1865 2c, 30c, 40c Second Bill Issue Trial colour blocks with full counter imprint in sheet margin; 2c & 30c in green blocks of twelve (2x6) additionally showing ABNC imprints, on card mounted india paper, folded at centre; 30c margin slightly in at foot. Third item is a 40c red block of eight (2x4) on india, F-VF and attractive lot

Photo (104K) Photo 2 (104K) Photo 3 (137K)
Est. 350.00 +
1229 P FB20 1865 3c Second Bill Engraved Die Proof in black on india paper, measuring 38 x 55mm, die "237" number and ABNC imprint below, rare, VF

Photo (49K)
Est. 500.00 +
1230 P FB22 1879 (circa.) 5c Second Bill Engraved "Goodall" Die Proof in greenish blue on india paper 20 x 30mm, die sunk on larger card 34 x 53mm showing die "238" and ABNC imprint below, rarely seen, VF

Photo (45K)
Est. 500.00 +
1231 P FB36 1865 $3 Second Bill Issue Plate proof block of six on card mounted india paper, full ABNC imprint in right margin; red frame and blue central vignette - the issued colours, VF and attractive

Photo (88K)
Est. 250.00 +
1232 P Selection of 1865 Second Bill Issue Two-Colour Plate Proofs A beautiful group of 14 different colour combination proofs, on india paper or on card, singles unless otherwise mentioned. Frame colour followed by vignette colour: Frame in Green - $1 black, $2 black block of four; Frame in Blue (shades) - $1 red, $2 black, $3 orange pair; Frame in Red / Vermilion - $1 deep green, $2 black single and pair, $2 purple, $3 black block of four with ABNC imprint in lower margin, $3 deep green; Frame in black - $1 blackish lilac (unusual); Frame in brown - $2 black and $3 black singles and pairs; Frame in orange - $3 deep blue pair. A nice lot, VF

Photo (54K) Photo 2 (54K) Photo 3 (78K)
Est. 1,000.00 +
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