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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 Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1217
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1217, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c Lake (66), 3c Lake (66)3c Lake (66). Block of four, original gum, top left and bottom right stamps Mint N.H., others h.r., rich color, centered to bottom, Very Good, rare block

9,250
2,400
1218
 
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1218, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c Scarlet, Imperforate (74a), 3c Scarlet, Imperforate (74a)3c Scarlet, Imperforate (74a). Full to huge margins, manuscript "J.M. Jan. 31, 1868" in three lines, presumed to be in the hand of James Macdonough, one of the founders of the National Bank Note Company, tiny nick in bottom margin, small corner creases not readily apparent on face

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 3-CENT SCARLET PRINTING -- ONE OF FOUR RECORDED WITH THE MANUSCRIPT INITIALS AND DATE.

One other imperforate 3c Scarlet with initials and date was offered in our 1999 Rarities sale (lot 97), where it realized $11,000.00 hammer. The other imperforate example was offered in the third Ferrary sale as lot 477. The example offered here was unknown to us until very recently. All four initialled and dated 3c Scarlet items are without gum and are identical in shade. It is possible that they originate from an ungummed and partially perforated sheet or pane containing subjects that were individually initialled and dated by Macdonough.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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1219
ng
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1219, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c90c Blue, Imperforate on Stamp Paper (72c), 90c Blue, Imperforate on Stamp Paper (72c)90c Blue, Imperforate on Stamp Paper (72c). Ample to huge margins, unused (no gum), Very Fine

E. 500-750
700
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1220
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1220, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c-90c 1861 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India, Specimen Overprint (63P1 var/78P1 var), 1c-90c 1861 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India, Specimen Overprint (63P1 var/78P1 var)1c-90c 1861 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India, Specimen Overprint (63P1 var/78P1 var). Seven, incl. two 1c, 10c, 12c, 15c, 24c and 90c, each mounted on card from 128 x 177mm to slightly larger, each with "Specimen" overprint across stamp in either black, orange or magenta, each with full imprint at bottom, all are fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail for normal large die proofs

4,500
6,250
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1221
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1221, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c, 3c, 10c, 12c 1861 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (63P1, 65P1, 68P1, 69P1), 1c, 3c, 10c, 12c 1861 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (63P1, 65P1, 68P1, 69P1)1c, 3c, 10c, 12c 1861 Issue, Large Die Proofs on India (63P1, 65P1, 68P1, 69P1). Each die sunk on card, from 131 x 185mm to 143 x 214mm, all show full die sinkage and all are fresh and Extremely Fine

3,050
1,800
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1222
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1222, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1), 1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1)1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1). Die sunk on 127 x 190mm card, showing full die sinkage, fresh and Very Fine

700
425
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1223
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1223, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1), 1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1)1c Blue, Large Die Proof on India (63P1). Die sunk on 76 x 89mm card, showing full die sinkage, black No. and imprint at bottom, few faint toning specks, otherwise Very Fine

700
850
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1224
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1224, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c1c Gray Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1), 1c Gray Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1)1c Gray Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (63TC1). Die sunk on 148 x 202mm card, showing full die sinkage, few toned spots on card, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare large die trial color proof of the 1c, Don Evans notes in his book on the 1c Franklin that he has no records of a full large die trial color proof, possibly unique

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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1225
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1225, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c Pink, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (64P1), 3c Pink, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (64P1)3c Pink, Hybrid Large Die Proof on India (64P1). On India and die sunk on 126 x 187mm card, showing full die sinkage, deep color, Extremely Fine and extremely rare, this only exists as a hybrid

3,500
1,700
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1226
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1226, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (56P1, 65P1, 74P1), 3c Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (56P1, 65P1, 74P1)3c Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (56P1, 65P1, 74P1). On India, each die sunk on approx. 137 x 197mm card, showing full die sinkage, the first small toned spot at top left of card, otherwise Very Fine and very rare

4,600
1,000
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1227
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1227, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1), 3c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1)3c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1). Die sunk on 66 x 64mm card, showing full die sinkage and No. and imprint at bottom, tiny scuff mark clear of design, otherwise Very Fine and rare

1,400
1,200
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1228
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1228, 1861-66 Issue Stamps and Large Die Proofs - sets and 1c-3c3c Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1), 3c Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1)3c Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (65TC1). Four, each die sunk of 74 x 72mm card and each showing full die sinkage, incl. Slate, Brown, Green and Deep Pink, the latter overall toning and card creased at top right, others few trivial toning specks, all appear Very Fine, rare group

5,600
4,250
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