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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 (Groups to 12c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1552
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1552, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-119P3, 121P3-122P3), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-119P3, 121P3-122P3)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on India (112P3-119P3, 121P3-122P3). Blocks of four, lacking only the 24c to be complete (includes both 15c), all have large margins incl. four with sheet margin (1c with imprint), few small faults, all appear Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a very rare set of blocks on India

5,060
2,400
1553
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1553, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Virtually complete set of plate proofs on card for all five printings, lacking only one 30c to be complete, showing distinct shades for the five printings, all have large margins, all are fresh and Very Fine, a rare and attractive group

3,440
3,250
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1554
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1554, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Pairs of each, vertical pairs of 1c-12c, horizontal pairs of 15c-30c, horizontal strip of three of 90c, all have ample to large margins, fresh and bright colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine set, Scott Retail as singles

1,580
1,250
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1555
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1555, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Complete set of blocks of four (incl. two 1c blocks), large margins, all have fresh and bright colors, all are Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a remarkably rare set of blocks

4,565
4,000
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1556
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1556, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)1c Buff, Plate Proof on India (112P3), 1c Buff, Plate Proof on India (112P3)1c Buff, Plate Proof on India (112P3). Horizontal straddle pane strip of six, showing two plate nos. and line at top, one stamp double transfer, large margins, single stamp at left small thin spot at bottom, otherwise Very Fine and interesting position piece, Scott Retail as singles

330
675
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1557
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1557, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)1c Buff, Plate Proof on India (112P3), 1c Buff, Plate Proof on India (112P3)1c Buff, Plate Proof on India (112P3). Three blocks of four, block of nine and two singles, ample to large margins, range of shades, few small faults normally associated with this fragile paper, all appear Very Fine

1,385
375
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1558
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1558, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)2c Brown, Plate Proof on India (113P3), 2c Brown, Plate Proof on India (113P3)2c Brown, Plate Proof on India (113P3). Six blocks of four, all have ample to large margins, identified by Finkelburg by shade with each different, few small faults to be expected, all appear Very Fine

1,050
260
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1559
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1559, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)3c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (114P3), 3c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (114P3)3c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (114P3). Three blocks of four, six singles and block of ten with plate no. and part imprint on exhibition page, large margins, wide range of shades identified by Finkelburg, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

1,475
625
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1560
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1560, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)6c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (115P3), 6c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (115P3)6c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (115P3). Six blocks of four, two singles and two imprint and plate no. strips of seven, all arranged on exhibition pages, range of shades all identified by Finkelburg, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

1,860
700
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1561
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1561, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)10c Yellow, Plate Proof on India (116P3), 10c Yellow, Plate Proof on India (116P3)10c Yellow, Plate Proof on India (116P3). Bottom margin block of fifteen, large margins, rich color, small thin spots from hinge removal, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as two blocks of four and singles

695
280
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1562
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1562, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)10c Yellow, Plate Proof on India (116P3), 10c Yellow, Plate Proof on India (116P3)10c Yellow, Plate Proof on India (116P3). Two blocks of four, three singles and bottom margin imprint and plate no. strip of seven, large margins incl. one single corner margin, few faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine

830
375
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1563
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1563, 1869 Pictorial Issue Plate Proofs (Groups to 12c)12c Green, Plate Proof on India (117P3), 12c Green, Plate Proof on India (117P3)12c Green, Plate Proof on India (117P3). Five blocks of four and bottom margin imprint and plate no. strip of seven mounted on exhibition page, each different shade and identified by Finkelburg, incl. one labelled as on Bond paper, large margins, fresh colors, few small faults to be expected, all appear Very Fine, interesting group

1,265
475
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