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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1121
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1121, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E3a), 1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E3a)1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E3a). 50 x 49mm, fresh and Very Fine essay

1,000
1,200
1122
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1122, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E4), 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E4)1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E4). 48 x 55mm, showing faint layout lines from the die, parts of extraneous paper cut out along the layout lines, tiny thin spot far from design, otherwise Very Fine and rare, illustrated in Brazer

1,500
2,000
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1123
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1123, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E5), 1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E5)1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E5). 47 x 55mm showing four corners and numerals in pencil, deep rich color, trivial thin spot and corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine and very rare, three varieties of pencil drawing are known (Scott Nos. 63-E5 to 63-E7), this example is illustrated in Brazer

1,750
2,500
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1124
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1124, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E7), 1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E7)1c Blue, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E7). 47 x 55mm, showing four corners and numerals in pencil, rich color, faint diagonal pre-printing paper fold, thin spot at top left from mount removal, otherwise Very Fine, very rare essay

1,900
3,000
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1125
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1125, 1c 1861-66 Issue EssaysEssay for Corner of 1c, Essay for Corner of 1cEssay for Corner of 1c. 80 x 62mm wove paper with pencil outline and pen drawing of adopted design for corner of 1c 1861, trivial edge wear, Very Fine and interesting, unlisted in either Scott or Brazer, offered on its own merits

E. 300-400
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1126
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1126, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a), 1c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a)1c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a). Complete set of two: first is Black on Brown Toned paper, second is Blue, the former tiny margin tear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine and rare set

1,600
900
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1127
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1127, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a var), 1c Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a var)1c Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (63-E9a var). Ample margins all around, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, the Scott catalogue listing is for cut to shape (see previous lot)

600
600
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1128
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1128, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Blue, Die Essay on India (63-E9b), 1c Blue, Die Essay on India (63-E9b)1c Blue, Die Essay on India (63-E9b). Die sunk on 77 x 83mm card, showing full die sinkage on three sides, deep rich color, few faint toned spots mostly on back, otherwise Very Fine and choice

2,000
1,700
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1129
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1129, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E9c), 1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E9c)1c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (63-E9c). 52 x 58mm, diagonal pre-printing paper fold clear of design, light thin spot from hinge removal, otherwise Very Fine and very rare

2,000
1,050
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1130
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1130, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a), 1c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a)1c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (63-E11a). Die sunk on 73 x 88mm card, showing full die sinkage, small label at bottom cut to shape with blue "Issue 1861 August", few faint toning spots, otherwise Very Fine, listed in Scott but unpriced in Black

E. 1,500-2,000
3,000
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1131
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1131, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c First Design, Plate Essay on India (63-E11c), 1c First Design, Plate Essay on India (63-E11c)1c First Design, Plate Essay on India (63-E11c). Two blocks of four, Indigo and Ultramarine, both have ample to large margins, both have faint thins at top from mount removal, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,800
1,400
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1132
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1132, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c First Design, Plate Proof on India (63-E11c), 1c First Design, Plate Proof on India (63-E11c)1c First Design, Plate Proof on India (63-E11c). Block of four, two pairs and four singles, block and one single on card, few colors incl. Ultramarine (blocks and three singles) and Indigo (two pairs and single), all have ample to large margins, toned spots on block, few have thin spots, all appear Fine-Very Fine

2,750
675
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1133
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1133, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Ultramarine, First Design, Plate Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (63-E11d), 1c Ultramarine, First Design, Plate Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (63-E11d)1c Ultramarine, First Design, Plate Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (63-E11d). Three singles, all have ample to large margins, two form part imprint and plate no. pair, all are fresh and Very Fine

1,200
550
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1134
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1134, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Black, Die Essay on India (63-E12), 1c Black, Die Essay on India (63-E12)1c Black, Die Essay on India (63-E12). Die sunk on 70 x 80mm card, showing full die sinkage, incredibly intense impression, Extremely Fine and choice

1,250
2,700
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1135
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1135, 1c 1861-66 Issue Essays1c Blue Green, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Blue Green, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Blue Green, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). Die sunk on 151 x 227mm card, showing full die sinkage, fresh and bright color, Extremely Fine and choice

650
0
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