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Sale 816 — The Falk Finkelburg Collection of U.S. Essays & Proofs

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1107
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1107, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (40P1-47P1), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (40P1-47P1)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (40P1-47P1). Each cut close, mounted on India and die sunk on 124 x 190mm card, showing full die sinkage, a fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine set

2,600
2,200
1108
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1108, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs on India (40P2, 42P2-47P2), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs on India (40P2, 42P2-47P2)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Small Die Proofs on India (40P2, 42P2-47P2). Each on original gray card backing, lacking only the 3c to be complete, 12c small scuff at top

VERY FINE. A RARE GROUP OF ROOSEVELT SMALL DIE PROOFS.

Scott catalogue classifies these as 40P2/47P2. However, at least some of these (definitely the 5c, 10c and 12c) were created from the original dies that produced Scott Nos. 12, 13 and 17. The distinctive marks from the original large die proofs are present on these small dies. However, until Scott reclassifies these we must offer them as the Reprints

2,450
2,500
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1109
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1109, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on India (40P3-47P3), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on India (40P3-47P3)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on India (40P3-47P3). Group of singles and blocks, incl. blocks of four of 1c, 3c, 5c, 12c, 24c and 90c, corner margin block of ten of 3c, few faults, most are Very Fine

3,615
2,000
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1110
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1110, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-45P4, 47P4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-45P4, 47P4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-45P4, 47P4). Five of each from the five different printings (missing one 1c), all have ample to large margins, distinctive shades, fresh and Very Fine group

1,625
1,150
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1111
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1111, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4). Blocks of four, incl. two of 12c (shades), all have ample to large margins, fresh and Very Fine, a rare set of blocks of the card proofs

1,900
1,900
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1112
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1112, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c, 10c, 90c 1875 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (40TC, 43TC, 47TC), 1c, 10c, 90c 1875 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (40TC, 43TC, 47TC)1c, 10c, 90c 1875 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (40TC, 43TC, 47TC). Complete sets of 1c and 10c, 90c in Black, Scarlet and Green, all are fresh and Very Fine

1,200
675
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1113
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1113, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c Bright Blue, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India (40P3), 1c Bright Blue, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India (40P3)1c Bright Blue, Ty. I, Plate Proof on India (40P3). Horizontal block of sixteen, large margins all around except small piece out at top left, few light creases and small thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine multiple

1,040
375
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1114
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1114, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c 1875 Reprint, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5), 1c 1875 Reprint, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5)1c 1875 Reprint, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5). Six, two each of Orange Brown, Dull Violet and Red Violet, all have ample to large margins, three are gummed, two (ungummed) with thin spots, otherwise Very Fine

1,650
1,000
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1115
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1115, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c 1875 Reprint, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5), 1c 1875 Reprint, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5)1c 1875 Reprint, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5). Five horizontal pairs, each different color, all have large margins incl. each with top sheet margin, original gum, h.r., one scissors-separated in margin between stamps though not in sheet margin area, otherwise Very Fine

2,750
1,900
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1116
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1116, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c 1875 Reprint, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5), 1c 1875 Reprint, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5)1c 1875 Reprint, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (40TC5). Seven top left corner margin horizontal strips of four, all have large margins other sides, each different color, o.g., h.r., few faultsall appear Very Fine, a extremely rare group

7,700
3,750
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1117
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1117, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs1c Blue, 1875 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (40TC), 1c Blue, 1875 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (40TC)1c Blue, 1875 Reprint, Atlanta Trial Color Proof (40TC). Block of eight, large margins all around, fresh and bright color, Extremely Fine and choice, the largest recorded multiple of this Atlanta, with pencil notations and "S.B.A." initials on back

720
2,500
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1118
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1118, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs3c Scarlet, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a), 3c Scarlet, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a)3c Scarlet, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a). Bright color on fresh paper, small thin spot at top, otherwise Very Fine and rare

1,500
1,300
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1119
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1119, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs12c Black, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (44P2a), 12c Black, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (44P2a)12c Black, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (44P2a). Bright shade and crisp impression, small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, despite the Scott catalogue designation as a 44P2a, it is likely that this was created from the original die, as was the 12c small die in lot 1108

1,750
2,200
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1120
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1120, 1875 Reprints of 1851-57 Issue Proofs24c Blackish Violet, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (45P2a), 24c Blackish Violet, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (45P2a)24c Blackish Violet, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (45P2a). Two, each a distinctive shade, each has small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine and rare small die proofs, the differences in shades invites further research as only five sets were produced

3,000
1,900
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