Lot 357 Canada #78DP 1898 3c Queen Victoria Numeral Small Trial Colour Die Proof in Black, on card cut down to 23 x 35 mm, with die F-113 inscription and “American Bank Note Co. Ottawa” at bottom. Very fine. Estimate C$500.
Lot 811 Panama 214P-216P, 218P-219P 1918-20 12c to 1b Canal Pictorial Set of Large Die Proofs, with the five issues, from the American Bank Note Company, each in the colour of issue and die sunk on cards measuring 225 x 150 mm. All have the die number and company name just below the design, and the low value only has the company name. All have a pencil number at bottom right. A very fine, rare and attractive set. Estimate C$1,000, sold for C$3,200 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 812 Peru #210/218 1918 Set of Five Different ABN Die Proofs, identified as being prepared for Scott #s 210 (Bolivar in green), 211 (José Galvez), 212 (Manuel Pardo), 217 (Colon en la universidad de Salamanca) and 218 (Funerales de Atahualpa). All have printer’s inscription beneath the design American Bank Note Company, plus the name of the designs and plate numbers (some crossed-out and replaced by different numbers). A very rare offering, very fine and each item is retail priced at $350. Estimate C$750.