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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1176
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1176, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays10c Yellowish Green, Die Essay on India (68-E3), 10c Yellowish Green, Die Essay on India (68-E3)10c Yellowish Green, Die Essay on India (68-E3). Die sunk on 74 x 83mm card, showing full die sinkage, rich color, Extremely Fine and choice

1,000
1,400
1177
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1177, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b), 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b)12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (69-E3b). Two, identified by Finkelburg as being on "old proof paper" and "old thick proof paper", 61 x 64mm and 50 x 49mm respectively, different shades, the latter small thin spot from hinge removal, otherwise Very Fine and interesting essays

1,500
750
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1178
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1178, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Gray Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a), 12c Gray Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a)12c Gray Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a). Mounted on 57 x 70mm card, fresh and Very Fine

750
800
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1179
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1179, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a var), 12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a var)12c Black, Die Essay on India (69-E4a var). Die sunk on 78 x 88mm card, showing full die sinkage on three sides, intense shade and beautiful impression, few trivial toned spots do not detract from its appearance, Very Fine and rare, this is a heavier card stock that the previous lot and so is a true variety

E. 400-500
1,050
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1180
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1180, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b), 12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b)12c Black, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (69-E4b). Ample margins all around, beautiful impression and bright shade, small corner crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine

500
280
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1181
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1181, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Numerals in Pencil (69-E4e), 12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Numerals in Pencil (69-E4e)12c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Numerals in Pencil (69-E4e). Two, first 56 x 64mm showing numerals and part of corner ornamentation in pencil, also large "2" at bottom right, pre-printing paper fold and small thin spot; second 58 x 68mm with four corners showing pencil "12", part of paper cut out to give appearance of stamp size, thin spots from hinge removal, both appear Very Fine, very rare and wonderful exhibition pieces

3,000
7,000
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1182
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1182, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Vignette, Die Essay on India (69-E5a), 12c Vignette, Die Essay on India (69-E5a)12c Vignette, Die Essay on India (69-E5a). Six, each approx. 46 x 57mm, range of colors incl. Vermilion, Scarlet, Dark Red, Ultramarine, Dark Carmine and Blue Green, each with small hole punch at top and bottom, few trivial faults, all appear fresh and Very Fine, an interesting group, several colors unlisted in Scott or Brazer

2,400
950
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1183
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1183, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Black, Die Essay on India, Ivory Paper (69-E5a, 69-E5b), 12c Black, Die Essay on India, Ivory Paper (69-E5a, 69-E5b)12c Black, Die Essay on India, Ivory Paper (69-E5a, 69-E5b). India 38 x 52mm showing hash marks at top and bottom, removed from card, Ivory 64 x 77mm, small thins in corners, Very Fine

800
250
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1184
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1184, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Vignette, Die Essay on Ivory Paper (69-E5b), 12c Vignette, Die Essay on Ivory Paper (69-E5b)12c Vignette, Die Essay on Ivory Paper (69-E5b). Four, each from 36 x 41mm, including all four Scott-listed colors, few small thins from mount removal, otherwise Very Fine set

1,600
525
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1185
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1185, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a), 12c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a)12c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a). Die sunk on 72 x 85mm card, showing full die sinkage at top and bottom, small toned spot, otherwise Very Fine

1,350
1,100
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1186
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1186, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Black, First Design, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (69-E6a), 12c Black, First Design, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (69-E6a)12c Black, First Design, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (69-E6a). Cut to shape, mounted on India and sunk on 127 x 186mm card, toned spot (lightened pen) affects design, otherwise Very Fine appearance

1,350
850
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1187
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1187, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Scarlet, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a), 12c Scarlet, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a)12c Scarlet, First Design, Die Essay on India (69-E6a). Removed from die sunk card and trimmed to 22 x 27mm, faults incl. piece out at bottom, Fine appearance, rare

1,750
500
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1188
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1188, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Black, First Design, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (69-E6c), 12c Black, First Design, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (69-E6c)12c Black, First Design, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (69-E6c). Fresh and Very Fine, very rare as only five were printed

1,250
1,600
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1189
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1189, 10c-12c 1861-66 Issue Essays12c Black, First Design, Essay on India (69-E6d), 12c Black, First Design, Essay on India (69-E6d)12c Black, First Design, Essay on India (69-E6d). Block of four and single, full to huge margins, single mounted on card, block has few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,250
600
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