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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 (Groups to 10c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1522
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1522, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (Groups to 10c)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (112P1-122P1), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (112P1-122P1)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (112P1-122P1). Complete set (with both 15c) on India and each die sunk on 136 x 190mm card, all show full die sinkage, all have wonderful colors, on fresh bright paper

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE COMPLETE SET OF 1869 PICTORIAL LARGE DIE PROOFS%$

The 15c, 24c and 90c only exist as hybrid large die proofs

7,700
5,250
1523
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1523, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (Groups to 10c)1c Buff, Large Die Proof on India (112P1), 1c Buff, Large Die Proof on India (112P1)1c Buff, Large Die Proof on India (112P1). Die sunk on 48 x 75mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, Very Fine

700
325
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1524
TC
1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (112TC1). 36 x 48mm, on card, India paper has light diagonal crease at left, otherwise Fine and rare

2,500
800
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1525
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1525, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (Groups to 10c)2c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (113P1), 2c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (113P1)2c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (113P1). Die sunk on 104 x 149mm card, showing full die sinkage and imprint at bottom, card signed "Geo. W. Thurber" and "Rost" (both engravers -- Thurber for letter and frame, Rost for vignette), few light toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail for normal unsigned large die proof

700
260
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1526
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1526, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (Groups to 10c)3c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (114P1), 3c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (114P1)3c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (114P1). Die sunk on 149 x 222mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, deep shade, fresh and Very Fine

1,000
750
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1527
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1527, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (Groups to 10c)6c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (115P1), 6c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (115P1)6c Ultramarine, Large Die Proof on India (115P1). Die sunk on 54 x 73mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, few light toned spots, otherwise Very Fine

750
280
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1528
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1528, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (Groups to 10c)6c Deep Dull Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (115TC1), 6c Deep Dull Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (115TC1)6c Deep Dull Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (115TC1). Die sunk on 148 x 212mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, card with two water stain spots, otherwise Very Fine

2,500
900
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1529
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1529, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (Groups to 10c)10c Yellow, Large Die Proof on India (116P1), 10c Yellow, Large Die Proof on India (116P1)10c Yellow, Large Die Proof on India (116P1). Die sunk on 74 x 87mm card, showing full die sinkage, imprint at bottom, fresh and bright color, Very Fine and choice

750
950
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1530
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1530, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (Groups to 10c)10c Yellow, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Thick Card (116P1 var), 10c Yellow, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Thick Card (116P1 var)10c Yellow, Large Die Proof Printed Directly on Thick Card (116P1 var). 152 x 213mm showing full die sinkage, 7mm tear at top of card and bent corner at top right, very faint age spots, appears Very Fine, unusual item

E. 300-400
525
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1531
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1531, 1869 Pictorial Issue Large Die Proofs (Groups to 10c)10c 1869 Pictorial, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (116TC1), 10c 1869 Pictorial, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (116TC1)10c 1869 Pictorial, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (116TC1). Four mounted on exhibition page, each die sunk on approx. 72 x 84mm card, each shows full die sinkage, different colors incl. Green, Dull Dark Violet, Dark Blue and Dull Rose, few minor age spots

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE GROUP OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOFS SHOWING FULL DIE SINKAGE.

A wonderful showpiece

10,000
7,000
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