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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1190
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1190, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays24c Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, India, Cut to Shape (70-E4a, 70-E4b), 24c Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, India, Cut to Shape (70-E4a, 70-E4b)24c Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, India, Cut to Shape (70-E4a, 70-E4b). Incl. Red Violet on old proof paper, India incl. Black and Lilac cut to shape, Brown Lilac cut close, all are fresh and Very Fine, Scott listing is for India cut close

1,600
700
1191
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1191, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays24c Brown Lilac, Die Essay on India (74-E4b var), 24c Brown Lilac, Die Essay on India (74-E4b var)24c Brown Lilac, Die Essay on India (74-E4b var). Die sunk on 79 x 80mm card, removed from card and hinged in place, Very Fine, Scott Retail for cut close $400.00

E. 300-400
800
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1192
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1192, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays24c Black, Die Essay on India (70-E6), 24c Black, Die Essay on India (70-E6)24c Black, Die Essay on India (70-E6). Two, both die sunk on card and showing full die sinkage, first 74 x 77mm with No. and imprint at bottom, small toned spot; second 64 x 63mm, both are Very Fine

1,800
1,500
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1193
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1193, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays24c Violet, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (70TC2a), 24c Violet, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (70TC2a)24c Violet, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (70TC2a). Deep rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, very rare, technically the First Colors should be listed in the Essays section as the stamps are found on stamp paper, we have moved the First Colors to the Essays section of this sale

1,250
1,600
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1194
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1194, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays24c Grayish Lilac, Francis Patent Essay (70-E), 24c Grayish Lilac, Francis Patent Essay (70-E)24c Grayish Lilac, Francis Patent Essay (70-E). Block of four, large margins all around, original gum, h.r., diagonal crease affects bottom pair, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
450
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1195
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1195, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays30c Black, Die Essay on India (71-E1), 30c Black, Die Essay on India (71-E1)30c Black, Die Essay on India (71-E1). 51 x 61mm, showing imprint at bottom and pencil drawing of ornaments as later added to design, few pinholes near design, otherwise Very Fine

1,750
1,350
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1196
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1196, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a), 30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a)30c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a). Two: both die sunk on card and showing full die sinkage, first 79 x 87mm with No. and imprint at bottom, second 63 x 75mm (faint toning on card), both are Very Fine and choice

3,500
2,100
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1197
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1197, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays30c First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a), 30c First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a)30c First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a). Four, each die sunk on approx. 60 x 74mm card, each shows full die sinkage, incl. Dull Gray Blue, Violet Brown, Pink and Scarlet, few toned spots, first has thin at bottom right corner from mount removal, all appear fresh and Very Fine, very rare and attractive exhibition items

7,000
6,000
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1198
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1198, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays30c Green, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a), 30c Green, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a)30c Green, First Design, Die Essay on India (71-E2a). Die sunk on 145 x 218mm card, rich color, Extremely Fine and choice

1,750
1,800
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1199
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1199, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays30c Deep Red Orange, First Design, Plate Essay on India (71-E2b), 30c Deep Red Orange, First Design, Plate Essay on India (71-E2b)30c Deep Red Orange, First Design, Plate Essay on India (71-E2b). Block of four, large margins to just touched, faulty incl. repaired tear, appears Fine, also incl. single on India on card privately perforated with purple "Specimen" ovpt., Scott Retail as five singles

1,200
525
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1200
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1200, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays30c Black, Blue, First Design, Plate Essay on Card (71-E2c), 30c Black, Blue, First Design, Plate Essay on Card (71-E2c)30c Black, Blue, First Design, Plate Essay on Card (71-E2c). Each has ample to large margins, Black slightly thinned, otherwise Very Fine set

1,250
500
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1201
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1201, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays30c Blue, First Design, Plate Essay on Card, Specimen Overprint (71-E2d), 30c Blue, First Design, Plate Essay on Card, Specimen Overprint (71-E2d)30c Blue, First Design, Plate Essay on Card, Specimen Overprint (71-E2d). Large margins all around, deep rich color, Extremely Fine and choice

750
900
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1202
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1202, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays30c First Design, Plate Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (71-E2e), 30c First Design, Plate Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (71-E2e)30c First Design, Plate Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (71-E2e). Five, all have ample to large margins, including all Scott-listed colors, rich colors, all are Very Fine, a rare set not easily duplicated

6,250
6,500
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1203
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1203, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays30c Red Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (71TC1), 30c Red Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (71TC1)30c Red Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (71TC1). Die sunk on 120 x 156mm card, fresh color, few scuff marks on card, slight toning, appears Very Fine

1,750
1,700
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1204
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1204, 24c-30c 1861-66 Issue Essays30c Red Orange, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (71TC2a), 30c Red Orange, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (71TC2a)30c Red Orange, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (71TC2a). Bright color, small indentations in corners from die, tiny toned spot at top, otherwise Very Fine and very rare as only five were printed

1,250
1,350
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