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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 Plate Proofs (15c to 24c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1564
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1564, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (15c to 24c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (119P3), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (119P3)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (119P3). Top and bottom margin imprint and plate no. strips of four, first from Plate 31, second from Plate 23, large margins, rich colors, latter has small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

960
425
1565
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1565, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (15c to 24c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (119P3), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (119P3)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (119P3). Bottom margin straddle-pane strip of eight showing two imprints and two plate nos., large margins, rich colors, small water spot at far right visible only on back, otherwise Very Fine and rare position piece, Scott Retail as singles

960
900
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1566
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1566, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (15c to 24c)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Plate Proof on India (129P3), 15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Plate Proof on India (129P3)15c Brown & Blue, Ty. III, Plate Proof on India (129P3). Block of four, huge margins showing part of adjacent stamps at right and part of imprint at bottom, bright colors, Very Fine and choice block

1,200
675
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1567
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1567, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (15c to 24c)24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3), 24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3)24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3). Top margin straddle-pane strip of eight showing two imprints, large margins all around, rich colors, tiny scuff on far right stamp, otherwise Very Fine and rare position piece, Scott Retail as singles

1,140
1,350
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1568
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1568, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (15c to 24c)24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3), 24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3)24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3). Two blocks of four, different shades, one Green & Violet, other Light Green & Black Violet, full to large margins, both are fresh and Very Fine

1,250
500
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1569
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1569, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (15c to 24c)24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3), 24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3)24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3). Top left corner margin imprint and plate no. block of ten, large margins, incredibly bright colors, small thin spots in margin, otherwise Very Fine

1,730
1,800
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1570
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1570, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (15c to 24c)24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3), 24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3)24c Green & Violet, Plate Proof on India (120P3). Two blocks of four, both have full to large margins, different shades, few small faults, both appear Fine-Very Fine

1,250
425
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