#184-E5b – 3c Essay on Proof Paper, various colors

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- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$125.00
$125.00
- Unused Stamp (small flaws)
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$85.00
 

Set Your Collection Apart With This 1903 Essay...
A Stamp That Might Have Been

Essays are designed by private firms competing for contracts to print US stamps.  Prepared to illustrate the private firm’s ability to produce a superior stamp, essays are often brilliant examples of fine engraving and stamp design.  These “stamps that might have been” are also great fun to collect.

Intended as a pre-production sample of quality workmanship, essays are produced in very low numbers – sometimes as few as one – and are missing from most collections.  This 1903 3¢ Washington essay was designed by the Philadelphia Bank Note Co. for use as a Postmaster’s Provisional.  The bust used for the vignette is instantly recognizable as the one used on several classic U.S. stamps.  However, the intricate frame design of the #184-E5b essay is radically different – which makes this essay a truly special addition to your collection.

This is a great opportunity to add the intricately detailed 1903 3¢ Washington essay die on proof paper to your collection. 

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Set Your Collection Apart With This 1903 Essay...
A Stamp That Might Have Been

Essays are designed by private firms competing for contracts to print US stamps.  Prepared to illustrate the private firm’s ability to produce a superior stamp, essays are often brilliant examples of fine engraving and stamp design.  These “stamps that might have been” are also great fun to collect.

Intended as a pre-production sample of quality workmanship, essays are produced in very low numbers – sometimes as few as one – and are missing from most collections.  This 1903 3¢ Washington essay was designed by the Philadelphia Bank Note Co. for use as a Postmaster’s Provisional.  The bust used for the vignette is instantly recognizable as the one used on several classic U.S. stamps.  However, the intricate frame design of the #184-E5b essay is radically different – which makes this essay a truly special addition to your collection.

This is a great opportunity to add the intricately detailed 1903 3¢ Washington essay die on proof paper to your collection.