Die proof in black for 4 RBS on thin ivory paper without wmk. with entire black surface of the die 60 x 41 mm. Uncertain year of origin but presumably before 1885 because the die was not available at the time to make the reprints and the Buntzen essay had to be modified for that purpose. B&N No. 2-DP(2c). Three copies recorded in private hands. Ex. Schmidt-Andersen and Lorentzen.
International Auction # 206 - part I
By: Postiljonen AB
Postiljonen AB International Auction # 206 - part I
Auction #206 - Part I Postiljonen's autumn auction will be held September 26-27th and contains a wide range of Scandinavian single items, covers, collections and lots as well as an exceptional section of comprehensive foreign country collections, old dealer stocks and various duplicate lots from estates incl. important China, France, Great Britain with Commonwealth, Germany, Italy, Russia & All World. Highlights this time are the third part of William Benfield's Danish Essays & Proofs as well as excellent selections of classic Sweden, Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein.
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Lot #2 - Denmark denmark 4 rigsbank skilling
Lot with diff. reprints of 2 & 4 RBS. E.g. two sets Thiele III shades from Schmidt-Andersen's book, one with dedication.
Lot #3 - Denmark denmark skilling issue
4 RBS essay for 4 skilling 1854-issue. Black negative engraving by Josias Buntzen as minisheet (10 x 11,6 cm) on thick normal paper. AFA No. E4Bc. B&N No. *1852B-E(1a)-DP(2a). Ex. Lorentzen. Cert. Møller. ONLY TWO KNOWN.
Lot #4 - Denmark denmark skilling issue
4 RBS essay for 4 skilling 1854-issue. Black negative engraving by Josias Buntzen as minisheet (11 x 13,8 cm) on laid paper AFA No. E4Bc. B&N No. *1852B-E(1a)-DP(2b). Ex. Peer Lorentzen. Cert. Møller. ONLY TWO KNOWN.
Lot #5 - Denmark denmark skilling issue
Ca 1854 die proof of engraving by Josias Buntzen, black negative impression on 5 x 5,2 cm minisheet on ivory paper without wmk. and gum. AFA No. P4e. B&N No. 4-DP(3a). Ex. Peer Lorentzen. Cert. Møller. PRESUMABLY UNIQUE.
Lot #6 - Denmark denmark skilling issue
Black pull from the plate VI in a sheet with the lower part erased dots in the triangles. Additionally is a block of four for the Buntzen essay and three black impressions of mother dies for 4, 8 and 16 skilling 1857 printings, rare. Also a facsimile block of eight.
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Lot #7 - Denmark denmark skilling issue
A single plate proof for 4 skilling wavy lined background in reddish brown on thick ivory paper without wmk. and gum. B&N No. 7-PP(1a). Scarce.
Lot #8 - Denmark denmark skilling issue
Plate proof in block of eight of 4 skilling wavy lines in reddish brown on thin paper without wmk. and gum with blue burelage Ib. B&N No. 7-PP(2a).
Lot #9 - Denmark denmark skilling issue
Black prints of 4 and 8 skilling wavy lines. B&N Nos 4-R(36e) and 8-R(50a).
Lot #10 - Denmark denmark skilling issue
16 skilling 1863 issue in horizontal strip of three. "Unfinished originals" in deep red-lilac without roulette on gummed paper with wmk. II. Two stamps are ** (unpriced). F=21.000 as * single stamps. Certs Helge Witt and Paaskesen. VERY RARE UNIT.
Lot #11 - Denmark denmark large oval issue
Five DIE PROOFS of 1864 issue 2, 3, 4, 8 and 16 skilling in black on white paper without wmk. Year of origin uncertain. B&N Nos 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15-DP(2a). Cert. Lasse Nielsen. RARE.
Lot #12 - Denmark denmark large oval issue
A unique block of four cut from a larger block of perhaps 10 or 12 clichés for the 8 skilling Large Oval Issue 1864. Printed in yellow brown on paper with wmk. I (small crowns and letters in the margins. AFA spec. No. P14c 2008=DKK 16.000 as single stamps (one with a small brown spot). B&N No. 14-CP(1a). Cert. Lasse Nielsen.
Lot #13 - Denmark denmark bi-coloured type
1870 3+8+16 skilling bicoloured in imperforated vertical pairs as imperf. originals with wmk. II without gum. F=17.800 as single stamps. B&N Nos 21, 23 and 24-PP(1a). SCARCE IN PAIRS.
Lot #14 - Denmark denmark bi-coloured type
Horizontal pair 48 skilling rose brown frame and orange brown oval on thin silk paper without wmk. and gum. RARE.
Lot #15 - Denmark Denmark
1901 Alfred Jacobsen essays for Christian IX issue. Monocromatic version. 11 cpl. sheets of 35 essays all from the original or final plate in five diff. colors, perforated and imperf. None are from the modified plate. A total of 385 essays.
Lot #16 - Denmark Denmark
1901 Alfred Jacobsen essays for Christian IX issue. Bicoloured version printed in small sheets of six. Collection containing 25 cpl. sheets of six, 24 half sheets (strips of three) and three single stamps. A total of 226 essays.
Lot #17 - Denmark Denmark
1902 PO sponsored design competition. A remainder lot with some very interesting items from Harald Slott-Møller and Svend Hammershøi. Scarce material.
Lot #18 - Denmark Denmark
1904-05 Christian IX in a fantastic lot with four diff. proofs. Each described with the B&N Nos. A VERY UNUSUAL LOT.
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Lot #19 - Denmark Denmark
Christian IX in an unissued denomination 5 øre black in block of four printed from the unissued plate made from DIE C on thick ivory paper without wmk. and gum. B&N No. 64/68-U(68a). RARE.
Lot #20 - Denmark Denmark
Trial color proof for 50 øre Christian IX in orange brown recess print on thin brownish paper without wmk. and gum. Strip of three with a flawless stamp and two damaged copies. B&N No. 67-TCP(90a). Cert. Lasse Nielsen.
Lot #21 - Denmark Denmark
Imperforated plate proof for 25 øre Frederik VIII grey brown in margin block of four with wmk. IV crosses. F=*. Cert. Lasse Nielsen.
Lot #22 - Denmark Denmark
A very interesting remainder lot with 1913 Christian X incl. two RARE essays/die proofs and three stamps with "MAK" opts. PLEASE INSPECT.
Lot #23 - Denmark Denmark
Exhibition page with 1920 Slesvig reunion, a minisheet with three impressions in red of 10, 20 and 40 øre and working die proof in large scale. B&N Nos 194, 196 and 197-DP(1a) & 194-WDP(1a).
Lot #24 - Denmark Denmark
1922 5 øre brown & 10 øre green wavy lines with "MAK" opt. Also a 1940 rejected proof for a 6 øre dull green noted "Prøvetryk assert af Postvæsenet, Juni 1940".