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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 1851 Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1078
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1078, 1851 Issue Essays3c Dusky Blue, Die Essay on India (11-E22), 3c Dusky Blue, Die Essay on India (11-E22)3c Dusky Blue, Die Essay on India (11-E22). 67 x 41mm, beautiful rich color, some thinning at right from mount removal

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE FINER OF THE TWO EXAMPLES RECORDED IN THIS COLOR. THIS IS THE ONLY ESSAY DESIGN SHOWING THE CORNER ROSETTES. AN IMPORTANT EXHIBITION PIECE.

Some students consider this and the following lot to be proof strikes of the die used for the Roosevelt and Panama-Pacific small die proofs. Others, including Clarence Brazer, consider these to be die essays struck in 1851.

This essay is known in both Black and Dusky Blue. A Black essay was sold as lot 103 in our 1990 Brazer sale (Siegel sale 726), where it realized $7,500 hammer. The other recorded Dusky Blue, ex Burroughs and Heckett, has several faults

5,000
7,000
1079
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1079, 1851 Issue Essays3c Black, Die Essay on India (11-E22), 3c Black, Die Essay on India (11-E22)3c Black, Die Essay on India (11-E22). 37 x 50mm, small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A VERY RARE ESSAY SHOWING THE CORNER ROSETTES.

See previous description for an explanation of this essay

5,000
4,250
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1080
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1080, 1851 Issue Essays12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2), 12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2)12c Brown Violet, Die Essay on India (17-E2). Two: first is stamp size, clear margins all around, second is hybrid on wove and die sunk on 116 x 133mm card, card with toned spot at top and corner crease at top right, otherwise both are Very Fine, the hybrid is unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail for both cut to stamp size

1,500
1,600
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1081
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1081, 1851 Issue Essays24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1), 24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1)24c Black, Die Essay on India (37-E1). 46 x 60mm, crisp impression and deep shade, very trivial crease at top left edge, otherwise Extremely Fine and extremely rare

2,500
2,000
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