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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1376
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1376, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)3c Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30d), 3c Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30d)3c Spencer Patent, Die Essay on Stiff Yellowish Wove (79-E30d). Four, from 46 x 47mm to 58 x 58mm, incl. Green, Violet Brown, Buff and Carmine, few small paper faults normally associated with this fragile paper, few small thin spots, all appear Fine-Very Fine

600
1,100
1377
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1377, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essays on Wove, Imperforate (79-E30o), 3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essays on Wove, Imperforate (79-E30o)3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essays on Wove, Imperforate (79-E30o). Block of four, vertical pair and five pairs of singles, wide range of colors with no duplication, few faults, all appear Very Fine, an interesting group, Scott Retail as singles

2,400
1,800
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1378
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1378, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Transparent Wove, Imperforate (79-E30p), 3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Transparent Wove, Imperforate (79-E30p)3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Transparent Wove, Imperforate (79-E30p). Block of eight, showing all Scott-listed color combinations, large margins, light creases at top left, otherwise Very Fine and impressive multiple

1,200
2,000
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1379
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1379, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Wove, Perf 12 (79-E30r var), 3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Wove, Perf 12 (79-E30r var)3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Wove, Perf 12 (79-E30r var). Four vertical pairs and two singles, each different color, original gum, h.r., few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine

1,500
1,500
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1380
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1380, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Stiff White Paper, Single Color, Imperforate (79-E30t), 3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Stiff White Paper, Single Color, Imperforate (79-E30t)3c Spencer Patent, Rainbow Plate Essay on Stiff White Paper, Single Color, Imperforate (79-E30t). Block of eight, each vertical row different color, large margins, small thins at top corners, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

800
525
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1381
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1381, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)3c Thorp Patent, Safety Paper Essays on White Wove (79-E31a to 79-E13h), 3c Thorp Patent, Safety Paper Essays on White Wove (79-E31a to 79-E13h)3c Thorp Patent, Safety Paper Essays on White Wove (79-E31a to 79-E13h). Seven different safety paper essays, ample to large margins except one just in at bottom right, all have deep rich colors, few small faults do not detract from appearance, Fine-Very Fine, a very rare complete set

5,600
5,500
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1382
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1382, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)3c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Proofs on Tinted Papers (85C-E var), 3c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Proofs on Tinted Papers (85C-E var)3c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Proofs on Tinted Papers (85C-E var). Block of six, pair and fifteen singles, several different papers and range of trial colors, few faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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1383
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1383, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)12c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Proofs on Tinted Papers (85E var), 12c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Proofs on Tinted Papers (85E var)12c Z. Grill, Thorp Patent Experimental Trial Color Proofs on Tinted Papers (85E var). Block of four and fourteen singles, incl. six different papers and range of trial colors, few faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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1384
og
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1384, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)3c Red, F. Grill, Imperforate (94a), 3c Red, F. Grill, Imperforate (94a)3c Red, F. Grill, Imperforate (94a). Horizontal pair, three large margins, clear at left, original gum, clear and sharp grill points, fresh and Very Fine

1,500
800
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1385
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1385, 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays (section c)[No Value] Continental Grill Essay, End Roller Grill at Left (79-E16a), [No Value] Continental Grill Essay, End Roller Grill at Left (79-E16a)[No Value] Continental Grill Essay, End Roller Grill at Left (79-E16a). 152 x 157mm card bearing 36 Continental Grill impressions, signed "Chas. F. Steel" and with "sample of Grill used by Continental Bank Note Co. in 1874", also signed by Alexander Reid and J.K. Myers, few toned spots, felt ink at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, very rare, this essay authenticates the legitimacy of the Continental grills, undercatalogued in Scott

500
1,150
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1386
P
Large Die Proofs of Postmaster General. Two: first is of Alexander W. Randall (PMG from July 25, 1866 to March 3, 1869), second is of John A.J. Creswell (PMG from March 5, 1869 to July 3, 1874), each die sunk on approx. 135 x 208mm card, showing full die sinkage, National Bank Note Co. embossed seal at bottom, few toned spots, both appear Very Fine, interesting collateral items

E. 200-300
270
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