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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 (30c to 90c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1571
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1571, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (30c to 90c)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3). Top margin straddle pane strip of eight showing two imprints and two plate nos., large margins, bright colors, Very Fine and choice, unusual position piece, Scott Retail as singles

1,120
2,300
1572
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1572, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (30c to 90c)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3). Top right corner margin block of fifteen showing imprint, huge margins, fresh colors, few small imperfections in top margin, center stamp at bottom pinhole, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail as two blocks and singles

2,230
675
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1573
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1573, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (30c to 90c)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3), 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3)30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on India (121P3). Five blocks of four and a single, large margins, wide range of shades from Pale Ultramarine to Deep Blue, one block on card and showing part imprint, few small faults to be expected, all appear Very Fine, interesting group

3,265
1,050
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1574
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1574, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (30c to 90c)90c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on Bond (121P3 var), 90c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on Bond (121P3 var)90c Ultramarine & Carmine, Plate Proof on Bond (121P3 var). Large margins and deep colors, clearly heavy bond paper, Very Fine and choice, very unusual proof, no reference is made to this in any literature that we have seen

E. 400-500
675
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1575
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1575, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (30c to 90c)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3), 90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3). Bottom margin straddle-pane strip of eight showing two imprints and two plate nos., large margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, unusual position piece, Scott Retail as singles

1,440
2,100
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1576
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1576, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (30c to 90c)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3), 90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3). Top margin block of four showing plate no. and part of imprint, large margins, bright color, corners of margin clipped, appears Very Fine

825
500
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1577
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1577, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (30c to 90c)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3), 90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3). Bottom margin block of nine showing plate no. and part of imprint, large margins, bright color, tiny thin spots, otherwise Very Fine

1,725
2,100
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1578
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1578, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (30c to 90c)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3), 90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India (122P3). Three singles, one shows part plate no. and part of imprint (small tear in margin), large margins, each different shade, Very Fine

540
375
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1579
S
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1579, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (30c to 90c)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (122P4S), 90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (122P4S)90c Carmine & Black, Plate Proof on India, Specimen Overprint (122P4S). Two, one with overprint reading up, other reading down, slightly different sized overprints and different shades of proofs, large margins, Very Fine and rare

E. 400-500
2,000
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