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Sale 816 — The Falk Finkelburg Collection of U.S. Essays & Proofs

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (re-use prevention essays)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1332
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1332, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (re-use prevention essays)2c Bronze & Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E2b), 2c Bronze & Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E2b)2c Bronze & Violet, Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E2b). U.S. 10mm high, original gum, h.r., part of design punched out

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. ONLY A VERY FEW OF THESE RE-USE PREVENTION ESSAYS ARE KNOWN.

Unlike the previous two lots which are folded designs, this re-use essay was pierced with "S"-shaped cuts, with the numeral cut out. This made the stamp too fragile, preventing its reuse

2,000
4,750
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