United States Stamps and Currency, featuring the Gerald Nylander Collection
August 22, 2023

Our August 22, 2023 United States auction features the Gerald Nylander Collection of Washington-Franklins, with an emphasis on Proofs, Essays, errors and varieties. Many of the items in this collection are unique and are the basis of some of the illustrations in Scott Specialized Catalogue. Gerald was a consummate stamp collector, contributor to the Scott Catalogue, author of many articles and frequent exhibitor (Essays, Trial Colors and Proofs 1908-1917; Postal Rates, Foreign Destinations and others). His collection also includes U.S. Banknotes and Currency. He was a member of the Collectors Club of Chicago and many other philatelic societies. In addition the sale includes Regular Issues, Air Post, Offices in China and more

ImagesDescriptionCurrent Bid
Lot #5101
United States 1908-09 Issue - Proofs and Essays
1908 3c violet, plate proof on india, vertical block of ten (2x5), card mounted, v.f. The 10 subject die proof was an experiment to try to speed up the manufacture of printing plates. Only a few such plates were produced. The experiment failed and the use of the die was discontinued. A rarity, ex-Max Johl
Box P
Catalog #333P
Price Realized

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