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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 Specimen Overprints

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1316
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1316, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints1c Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (63SB), 1c Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (63SB)1c Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (63SB). Block of four, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, well-centered, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine block, Scott Retail as singles

480
525
1317
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1317, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints1c Pale Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. J (63S), 1c Pale Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. J (63S)1c Pale Blue, Specimen Overprint Ty. J (63S). Block of six, original gum, h.r., centered to top right, few perf separations, otherwise Very Good, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
850
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1318
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1318, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints3c Rose, Speciment Overprint Ty. B, J (65SB, 65SJ), 3c Rose, Speciment Overprint Ty. B, J (65SB, 65SJ)3c Rose, Speciment Overprint Ty. B, J (65SB, 65SJ). Block of four and pair of Ty. B, single of Ty. J, all are original gum, h.r., Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

920
260
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1319
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1319, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints5c Brown, Speciment Overprint Ty. A, B, J (76SA, 76SB, 76SJ), 5c Brown, Speciment Overprint Ty. A, B, J (76SA, 76SB, 76SJ)5c Brown, Speciment Overprint Ty. A, B, J (76SA, 76SB, 76SJ). First unused (no gum), second small part original gum, last original gum, h.r., all are Very Good

1,070
300
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1320
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1320, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints10c Dark Green, Green, Speciment Overprint Ty. B, J (68SB, 68SJ), 10c Dark Green, Green, Speciment Overprint Ty. B, J (68SB, 68SJ)10c Dark Green, Green, Speciment Overprint Ty. B, J (68SB, 68SJ). Pair of Ty. B and block of six of Ty. J, both slightly disturbed original gum, h.r, adherence on one stamp, both Fine

1,440
475
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1321
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1321, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints12c-15c Specimen Overprints, Ty. B, J (69SJ, 77SB, 77SJ), 12c-15c Specimen Overprints, Ty. B, J (69SJ, 77SB, 77SJ)12c-15c Specimen Overprints, Ty. B, J (69SJ, 77SB, 77SJ). Strip of three of 15c Ty. B, all slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., Fine-Very Fine, also incl. 15c plate proof with Specimen overprint and 12c with overprint removed

970
900
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1322
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1322, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints24c Lilac, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (78SB), 24c Lilac, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (78SB)24c Lilac, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (78SB). Block of four and horizontal pair, block original gum, bottom stamps Mint N.H., pair disturbed original gum, both have bright and fresh color, bottom right stamp of block corner perf crease, otherwise Fine

720
425
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1323
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1323, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints30c Orange, Specimen Overprint Ty. B, J (71SB, 71SJ), 30c Orange, Specimen Overprint Ty. B, J (71SB, 71SJ)30c Orange, Specimen Overprint Ty. B, J (71SB, 71SJ). Block of four of Ty. B, both disturbed original gum, h.r., few adherences on back of block, top stamps wide perf setting with huge margin at top, Ty. J centered to top left, both have rich color, Fine-Very Fine

680
220
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1324
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1324, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints90c Blue, Imperforate, Manuscript "Specimen" Overprint (72cS), 90c Blue, Imperforate, Manuscript "Specimen" Overprint (72cS)90c Blue, Imperforate, Manuscript "Specimen" Overprint (72cS). Overprint in hurried script, three huge margins, in at left, large part original gum, h.r., Very Good, very rare, unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
625
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1325
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1325, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints90c Blue, Specimen Overprints (72S), 90c Blue, Specimen Overprints (72S)90c Blue, Specimen Overprints (72S). Horizontal pair of Ty. B, two plate proofs on card each with different Specimen overprint, the pair small part original gum, h.r., gum soak at top, the proofs large margins, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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1326
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1326, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints2c Black, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (73P3S), 2c Black, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (73P3S)2c Black, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (73P3S). Full to large margins, blue "Specimen" overprint struck upside down at top left, thin spots and small nick at bottom, appears Very Fine, very rare

E. 200-300
1,000
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1327
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1327, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints2c Black, Specimen Overprint Ty. B, J (73SB, 73SJ), 2c Black, Specimen Overprint Ty. B, J (73SB, 73SJ)2c Black, Specimen Overprint Ty. B, J (73SB, 73SJ). The former unused (no gum), natural s.e. at left, centered to top, the latter slightly disturbed original gum, h.r., small toned spot at top, also incl. plate proof on card with Specimen overprint, an interesting group

E. 300-400
600
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1328
Sbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1328, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints2c Black, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (73SB), 2c Black, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (73SB)2c Black, Specimen Overprint Ty. B (73SB). Top margin block of four with imprint, mount-glazed original gum, h.r., fine impression, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, Fine-Very Fine and attractive block

1,100
1,350
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1329
Sbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1329, 1861-66 Issue Specimen Overprints2c Black, Speciment Overprint Ty. B (73SB), 2c Black, Speciment Overprint Ty. B (73SB)2c Black, Speciment Overprint Ty. B (73SB). Bottom margin imprint and plate no. 50 block of eight, original gum, h.r., natural gum skip on top right stamp, some perf separations sensibly reinforced incl. selvage at bottom left reattached, centered to bottom

VERY RARE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE PLATE BLOCK WITH SPECIMEN OVERPRINT FROM PLATE 50, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE PLATES. PROBABLY UNIQUE.

A total of seven plate numbers were used for the production of the Black Jacks. Plates 50, 51 and 53 are the rarest of the seven. Scott Retail as two blocks of four

2,200
5,250
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