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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1280
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1280, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c5c-90c 1861 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/77P3), 5c-90c 1861 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/77P3)5c-90c 1861 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/77P3). Incl. two of No. 62B, four of No. 68, three 5c, pair and two singles of 12c, five 15c, three 24c, two 30c and two pairs and two singles of 90c, few mounted on card, some faults, most are Fine-Very Fine

2,035
550
1281
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1281, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/77P3), 3c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/77P3)3c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/77P3). Eleven blocks of four, incl. Nos. 62B, 74, 76, 68, 69, 77, 78, 71, 72, 73 (2), two show plate no. (68, 77), 12c with imprint at top, one Black Jack with part imprint at left, few small faults to be expected, all appear Fine-Very Fine, a rare group of blocks

4,375
2,500
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1282
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1282, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c2c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/77P3), 2c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/77P3)2c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (62BP3/77P3). Blocks of four, incl. Nos. 62B, 76, 68, 69, 77, 78, 71, 72 and 73, all have ample to large margins, few small faults often associated with this fragile paper, all appear Fine-Very Fine

3,450
1,600
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1283
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1283, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4-69P4, 78P4, 71P4-73Pa4, 77P4, 74P4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4-69P4, 78P4, 71P4-73Pa4, 77P4, 74P4)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4-69P4, 78P4, 71P4-73Pa4, 77P4, 74P4). Five singles of each from the five different printings, each printing shows subtle differences in shade, all have ample to large margins, all are fresh and Very Fine, an extremely difficult set to duplicate

2,250
2,100
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1284
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1284, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/78P4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/78P4)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (63P4/78P4). Block of six of 1c and eight blocks of four incl. 5c, 10c (No. 68), 12c, 15c, 24c (2), 90c and 2c, also incl. imprint and plate no. strips of four of 24c and 90c, all have ample to large margins, fresh and Very Fine, very rare blocks

2,465
2,600
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1285
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1285, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (63P3), 1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (63P3)1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (63P3). Four blocks of four and top right corner margin block of six, from the five different printings showing differences in shade, small fault in margin of block of six, otherwise Very Fine and rare set

1,100
525
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1286
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1286, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c Lowenberg Patent, Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5 var), 1c Lowenberg Patent, Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5 var)1c Lowenberg Patent, Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5 var). Six, incl. four bottom margin imprint and plate no. blocks of twelve and two of eight, each different color incl. Rose, Yellow Green, Yellow Orange, Orange Red, Dull Blue, Gray Lilac, all have ample to large matgins, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an impressive and rare group of plate blocks, Scott Retail as normal singles of P5

1,700
2,400
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1287
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1287, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5), 1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5)1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5). Eight bottom margin imprint and plate no. 27 blocks of twelve, all have large margins, range of colors incl. Brown, Yellowish Brown, Dark Brown, Black, Deep Red Orange, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Deep Green, few small faults to be expected, all appear fresh and Fine-Very Fine, very rare set of Wyckoff plate blocks, Scott Retail as normal singles of P5

2,400
4,000
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1288
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1288, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Perforated (63TC6), 1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Perforated (63TC6)1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Perforated (63TC6). Large accumulation of multiples, incl. twelve blocks of four, two imprint and plate no. blocks of twelve and a similar block of eight, all original gum, h.r. except some stamps Mint N.H., tremendous range of shades and colors with each different, few small faults to be expected, virtually all appear Fine-Very Fine, a rare and attractive group, Scott Retail as normal P6 singles

2,240
2,700
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1289
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1289, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c Loake, Plate Proof on India (66P3), 3c Loake, Plate Proof on India (66P3)3c Loake, Plate Proof on India (66P3). Bottom margin imprint and plate no. block of eight, large margins all around, single stamp at bottom thinned, otherwise Very Fine and rare block

1,400
425
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1290
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1290, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c Rose, Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3), 3c Rose, Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3)3c Rose, Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3). Five blocks of four and two singles, range of shades, all have ample to large margins, some faults, most all appear Fine-Very Fine

2,815
475
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1291
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1291, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c 1861 Issue, Trial Color Die Proof on India (65TCvar), 3c 1861 Issue, Trial Color Die Proof on India (65TCvar)3c 1861 Issue, Trial Color Die Proof on India (65TCvar). Five, four cut close, one 25 x 30mm, each different color incl. Black, Dark Blue, Dull Red, Dark Brown and Yellow Orange, few faults, all appear Fine, Scott lists some colors as large die and some as small die

E. 200-300
400
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1292
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1292, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c 1861 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Experimental Paper, Imperforate (65TC), 3c 1861 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Experimental Paper, Imperforate (65TC)3c 1861 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Experimental Paper, Imperforate (65TC). Block of four, two pairs and nineteen singles, showing trial colors on various tinted papers from deep green to pink to yellow, range of ink colors, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 200-300
1,500
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1293
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1293, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c 1861 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Experimental Paper, Perforated (65TC), 3c 1861 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Experimental Paper, Perforated (65TC)3c 1861 Issue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Experimental Paper, Perforated (65TC). Seven blocks of four and 40 singles neatly arranged on exhibition pages, showing wide range of paper colors incl. deep blue, rose, yellow, range of ink colors incl. one colorless, block and three singles with trial cancel, some faults to be expected, most appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
4,250
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1294
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1294, 1861-66 Issue Plate Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove, Perforated (65TC6), 3c Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove, Perforated (65TC6)3c Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove, Perforated (65TC6). Five blocks of four, four original gum, h.r., one unused (no gum), range of shades, few faults incl. some perf separations sensibly reinforced, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, some of these look eerily similar to the issued stamp

E. 1,000-1,500
525
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