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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1585
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1585, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays1c Green, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a), 1c Green, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a)1c Green, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a). Die sunk on 146 x 237mm card, showing full die sinkage, blue "Continental Bank Note Co. New York Dec. 30, 1869" handstamp at top right, few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and rare

1,500
1,800
1586
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1586, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays1c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a), 1c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a)1c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a). Die sunk on 148 x 231mm card, showing full die sinkage, blue "Continental Bank Note Co. New York Dec. 30, 1869" handstamp at top right, few toned spots, small holes at top from mounting, appears Very Fine, rare

1,500
1,800
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1587
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1587, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays1c Black, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a), 1c Black, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a)1c Black, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a). 45 x 50mm, on card, some light toning on back, otherwise Fine, rare

1,500
850
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1588
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1588, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays1c Scarlet, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a), 1c Scarlet, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a)1c Scarlet, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a). 29 x 29mm and mounted on 47 x 50mm card, bright color, Fine and rare

1,500
300
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1589
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1589, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays1c Blue, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a), 1c Blue, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a)1c Blue, Large Die Essay on India (145-E1a). 28 x 32mm, removed from card causing heavy thins and piece missing at top, still almost Fine, rare

1,500
100
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1590
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1590, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays2c Scarlet, Large Die Essay on India (146-E1), 2c Scarlet, Large Die Essay on India (146-E1)2c Scarlet, Large Die Essay on India (146-E1). Cut to shape and mounted on 47 x 50mm card, bright color, Fine

1,500
575
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1591
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1591, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays2c Blue, Large Die Essay on India (146-E1), 2c Blue, Large Die Essay on India (146-E1)2c Blue, Large Die Essay on India (146-E1). Cut close and mounted on 48 x 50mm card, rich color, fresh and Fine, rare

1,500
850
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1592
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1592, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays3c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1), 3c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1)3c Ultramarine, Large Die Essay on Proof Paper (147-E1). 63 x 68mm showing full die sinkage area, light age spots, tiny translucency at top, otherwise Very Fine, rare

1,500
1,050
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1593
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1593, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1), 3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1)3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1). Cut to shape (just in at top), thin spot at left, almost Fine, rare

1,500
525
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1594
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1594, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays3c Scarlet, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1), 3c Scarlet, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1)3c Scarlet, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1). 30m x 35mm, on card, rich color, Very Fine and rare

1,500
1,000
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1595
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1595, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays3c Black, Frame Only, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (147-E1A var), 3c Black, Frame Only, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (147-E1A var)3c Black, Frame Only, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (147-E1A var). Stamp size, on India and die sunk on 73 x 75mm card, showing full die sinkage, few light toned spots

VERY FINE AND PROBABLY UNIQUE. THIS ESSAY IS NOT LISTED IN SCOTT OR BRAZER.

The Scott catalogue is missing one listing for the Columbia vignette essays. The first listing (147-E1A) is for the vignette portrait only. The second listing (147-E1B) is for the frame with the vignette cut to shape and mounted in place. The compilers of the catalogue may have been unaware of the existence of an essay showing the frame only. The catalogue should have three listings for the unengraved labels design: first for vignette, second for frame, and third for frame with vignette mounted in place.

We have given this the same catalogue value as the other Scott listings

1,500
2,000
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1596
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1596, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays3c Green, Frame Only, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (147-E1A var), 3c Green, Frame Only, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (147-E1A var)3c Green, Frame Only, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (147-E1A var). Stamp size, on India and die sunk on 73 x 72mm card, few toned spots, light vertical crease on card along die sinkage area at left, still appears Very Fine, probably unique, see previous description for explanation of this essay, unlisted in Scott

1,500
1,350
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1597
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1597, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1B), 3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1B)3c Black, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1B). 36 x 40mm, on card, vignette mounted in place, card with shallow thin on back

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ESSAY, AND THOSE IN THE THREE FOLLOWING LOTS, ARE PROBABLY UNIQUE.

This exact design, with the value labels not engraved, is unlisted in Brazer. Offered to the market for the first time in decades

1,500
1,700
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1598
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1598, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays3c Green, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1B), 3c Green, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1B)3c Green, Columbia Portrait, Large Die Essay on India (147-E1B). 36 x 40mm, on card, vignette mounted in place, small thin at top of card, still Very Fine, probably unique, unlisted in Scott in Green, this variety with value labels not engraved is unlisted in Brazer

1,500
1,600
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1599
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1599, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays3c Green, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India, Labels Engraved (147-E5), 3c Green, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India, Labels Engraved (147-E5)3c Green, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India, Labels Engraved (147-E5). 46 x 47mm, on card, rich color on bright paper, single age spot, otherwise Very Fine, very rare

1,250
1,350
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1600
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1600, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays6c Green, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a), 6c Green, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a)6c Green, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a). 48 x 50mm, on card, deep rich color, Very Fine and very rare

1,500
1,200
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1601
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1601, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays6c Black, Frame Only, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a), 6c Black, Frame Only, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a)6c Black, Frame Only, Hybrid Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a). Stamp size, on India and mounted on 46 x 47mm card (probably die sunk and reduced), Very Fine and very rare

1,500
1,000
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1602
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1602, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays6c Green, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a), 6c Green, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a)6c Green, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a). Stamp size, on 48 x 50mm card, deep rich color, card with tiny age spot, otherwise Very Fine, very rare

1,500
800
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1603
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1603, 1c-6c Continental Bank Note Co. Issue Unadopted Essays6c Ultramarine, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a), 6c Ultramarine, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a)6c Ultramarine, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (148-E1a). Stamp size and mounted on 47 x 50mm card, rich color, Very Fine and rare

1,500
1,050
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