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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1026
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1026, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)10c 1847, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Thin Glazed Card (2TC4), 10c 1847, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Thin Glazed Card (2TC4)10c 1847, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Thin Glazed Card (2TC4). Three, from 44 x 55mm to 63 x 73mm, incl. Black Brown, Scarlet Vermilion and Deep Blue, vibrant colors, two have small thin spots, otherwise Very Fine and choice

2,550
2,000
1027
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1027, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprint (1TC3-2TC3), 5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprint (1TC3-2TC3)5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprint (1TC3-2TC3). On card, ample to large margins, 5c black overprint, 10c red overprint, fresh and Very Fine

1,200
700
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1028
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1028, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c, 10c 1847, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprint (1TC3-2TC3), 5c, 10c 1847, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprint (1TC3-2TC3)5c, 10c 1847, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India, Specimen Overprint (1TC3-2TC3). Three: incl. 5c Orange with black overprint, 10c Black with red overprint, 10c Orange Brown with black overprint, 5c Black few faults, others on card, Fine-Very Fine

1,800
625
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1029
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1029, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c, 10c 1847, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (1TC3-2TC3), 5c, 10c 1847, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (1TC3-2TC3)5c, 10c 1847, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (1TC3-2TC3). Two matched sets in Brown and Orange, each on card, the 5c Brown defective, few others with minor imperfections, Fine-Very Fine and very rare matched sets

2,400
950
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1030
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1030, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c, 10c 1847, Trial Color Proofs (1TC-2TC), 5c, 10c 1847, Trial Color Proofs (1TC-2TC)5c, 10c 1847, Trial Color Proofs (1TC-2TC). Six: incl. 2TC on Bond with cross-hatching (33 x 43mm), three on Bond (stamp size), two on India, all have large margins, range of colors, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

3,425
1,400
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1031
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1031, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (3P1-4P1), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (3P1-4P1)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (3P1-4P1). Each stamp size, mounted on India and die sunk on 140 x 204mm card, slight thinning at edges from removal from an album, both appear Very Fine and choice

1,800
1,500
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1032
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1032, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2), 5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2)5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs (3P2-4P2). Each with original gray card backing, Very Fine and choice

800
550
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1033
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1033, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (3P2a-4P2a), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (3P2a-4P2a)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proofs on Wove (3P2a-4P2a). Both 23 x 28mm, crisp impressions and pretty shades, 5c small corner crease and scuff mark at top right

EXTREMELY FINE. ONLY FIVE SETS OF THE 1915 PANAMA-PACIFIC SMALL DIE PROOFS ARE RECORDED.

In 1915, for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, a limited special printing of 413 different small die proofs was created. Printed on yellowish wove paper, they are considered extremely scarce. At most five sets were produced

2,500
5,250
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1034
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1034, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on India (3P3-4P3), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on India (3P3-4P3)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on India (3P3-4P3). Blocks of four, large margins all around, the 5c bottom margin, bright and fresh color, each has small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine blocks

2,000
1,200
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1035
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1035, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on India (3P3-4P3), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on India (3P3-4P3)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on India (3P3-4P3). Incl. four of 5c and three of 10c, all have large margins and crisp impressions, few thins, otherwise Very Fine

1,400
675
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1036
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1036, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Five sets of each from the five different printings, all have ample to large margins, very distinctive shades, Very Fine and rare group

1,500
1,350
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1037
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1037, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Bond (3Pa-4Pa), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Bond (3Pa-4Pa)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Bond (3Pa-4Pa). Stamp size with large margins, Very Fine and rare pair

1,300
800
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1038
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1038, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Bond (3Pa-4Pa), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Bond (3Pa-4Pa)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Small Die Proofs on Bond (3Pa-4Pa). Stamp size, large margins, crisp impressions and attractive shades, Very Fine and choice

1,300
800
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1039
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1039, 1847 Issue Proofs (including P2A)5c Dull Rose Lake, 10c Green, Reproduction, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (3TC3-4TC3), 5c Dull Rose Lake, 10c Green, Reproduction, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (3TC3-4TC3)5c Dull Rose Lake, 10c Green, Reproduction, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India (3TC3-4TC3). Each on card, ample to large margins except 10c just in at right, Fine-Very Fine, the 5c is listed in Scott on card only

1,350
425
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