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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 Large Die Proofs (12c to 24c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1532
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1532, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (12c to 24c)12c Green, Large Die Proof on India (117P1), 12c Green, Large Die Proof on India (117P1)12c Green, Large Die Proof on India (117P1). Die sunk on 63 x 71mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, Very Fine and choice

750
950
1533
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1533, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (12c to 24c)12c Green Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Thick Card (117P1 var), 12c Green Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Thick Card (117P1 var)12c Green Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Thick Card (117P1 var). 151 x 212mm, showing full die sinkage, light diagonal crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine, interesting item

E. 250-300
575
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1534
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1534, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (12c to 24c)15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Die sunk on 212 x 143mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, rich color, few small toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, rare

2,500
1,700
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1535
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1535, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (12c to 24c)15c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Die sunk on 70 x 53mm card, showing full die sinkage (barely), India cut short and with imprint printed directly on card, signed "James Smillie" (vignette engraver) and also intialled partly under the India, Very Fine and very rare, Scott Retail for unsigned Trial Color Proof

2,500
2,900
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1536
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1536, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (12c to 24c)15c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Die sunk on 68 x 57mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, minor indentation in India at top, otherwise Very Fine, very rare

2,500
2,300
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1537
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1537, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (12c to 24c)15c Dull Dark Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1), 15c Dull Dark Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1)15c Dull Dark Violet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (118TC1). Die sunk on 73 x 61mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, rich color, some toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, very rare

2,500
1,700
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1538
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1538, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (12c to 24c)24c Green & Violet, Large Die Proof on India (120P1), 24c Green & Violet, Large Die Proof on India (120P1)24c Green & Violet, Large Die Proof on India (120P1). Stamp size and mounted on 120 x 190mm card, few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, the 24c only exists as a hybrid

550
200
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