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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts - Plate Proofs on Card

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1581
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1581, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts - Plate Proofs on Card15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Center Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (129aP4), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Center Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (129aP4)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Center Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (129aP4). Left sheet margin block of four, large margins all around, fresh and bright colors

VERY FINE AND VERY RARE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED BLOCKS OF FOUR. ONLY ONE SHEET OF 100 WAS PRODUCED.

The Earl of Crawford at one time possessed complete sheets of all of the 1869 inverts on card. These were subsequently broken into the imprint and plate no. block of eight, two blocks of four and singles.

11,000
8,000
1582
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1582, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts - Plate Proofs on Card24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (120aP4), 24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (120aP4)24c Green & Violet, Center Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (120aP4). Large margins, fresh and bright colors, Very Fine and choice, rare, only one sheet of 100 was produced, ex Earl of Crawford

2,750
2,400
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1583
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1583, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts - Plate Proofs on Card30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (121aP4), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (121aP4)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Flags Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (121aP4). Large margins, deep rich colors, small thin spot on back of card at top right, otherwise Very Fine, rare, only one sheet of 100 was produced, ex Earl of Crawford

2,750
1,600
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1584
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1584, 1869 Pictorial Issue Inverts - Plate Proofs on Card90c Carmine & Black, Center Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (122aP4), 90c Carmine & Black, Center Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (122aP4)90c Carmine & Black, Center Inverted, Plate Proof on Card (122aP4). Large margins, bright colors, fresh and Very Fine, rare, only 100 were produced, ex Earl of Crawford

2,750
2,600
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