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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1613
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1613, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a), 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a)2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on India (146-E7a). Nine different mounted on exhibition pages, incl. eight die sunk on approx. 73 x 85mm card and showing full die sinkage (one with blue imprint on card), last is 63 x 83 on card, wide range of colors incl. Red Brown, Orange Brown, Carmine, Brown, Dark Blue, Green, Dull Violet, Yellow Brown and Deep Rose, all have fresh colors, few light age spots, otherwise Very Fine and interesting group

5,400
5,000
1614
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1614, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b), 2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b)2c Jackson, Unadopted Design, Large Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (146-E7b). Four, mounted on exhibition page, three approx. 61 x 74mm, last 39 x 45mm, colors incl. Blue, Black Brown, Scarlet and Black, few trivial faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine

2,000
2,000
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1615
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1615, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays[2c] Jackson, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (146-E8a), [2c] Jackson, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (146-E8a)[2c] Jackson, Vignette Only, Large Die Essay on India (146-E8a). Three, from 33 x 40mm to 43 x 50mm, incl. Black, Red Brown and Dull Violet, all are Very Fine

1,650
1,800
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1616
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1616, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on India (146-E12), 2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on India (146-E12)2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on India (146-E12). Three, each die sunk on approx. 72 x 86mm card, incl. Green, Brown and Brown Orange, few light toning spots, otherwise Very Fine

1,500
1,900
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1617
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1617, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on Experimental Papers (146-E12 var), 2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on Experimental Papers (146-E12 var)2c Jackson, Large Die Essay on Experimental Papers (146-E12 var). Four items: incl. one die sunk on 68 x 83mm card showing full die sinkage (the Scott-listed example), also incl. Brown on orange laid, Black on laid and Carmine on proof paper, the latter three from stamp size to 43 x 48mm, few small faults, a Very Fine and unusual group

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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1618
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1618, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays3c Dark Blue, Large Die Essay on India (147-E12), 3c Dark Blue, Large Die Essay on India (147-E12)3c Dark Blue, Large Die Essay on India (147-E12). Die sunk on 152 x 226mm card, showing full die sinkage, intense color, small ms. "Postage blue" at bottom left of card, Very Fine and choice

500
600
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1619
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1619, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays3c Washington, Large Die Essay on India (147-E12), 3c Washington, Large Die Essay on India (147-E12)3c Washington, Large Die Essay on India (147-E12). Three, each die sunk on approx. 73 x 86mm card, showing full die sinkage, incl. Bister, Dark Red and Black, few toned spots, one with small surface scuff, otherwise Very Fine

1,500
1,900
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1620
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1620, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays3c Washington, Large Die Essay on India (147-E12), 3c Washington, Large Die Essay on India (147-E12)3c Washington, Large Die Essay on India (147-E12). Five, from stamp size to 31 x 35mm, incl. Red, Carmine, Red Brown, Brown and Ultramarine, the Carmine on laid paper, few small faults, all appear Fine

2,500
700
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1621
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1621, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Safety Underprinting (147-E13a), 3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Safety Underprinting (147-E13a)3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Safety Underprinting (147-E13a). Two blocks of four and a pair, blocks of Ultramarine and Orange, pair of Red, original gum, h.r., few faults incl. thin spots, all appear Fine-Very Fine

1,000
900
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1622
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1622, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Safety Underprinting, Trial Cancel (147-E13b), 3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Safety Underprinting, Trial Cancel (147-E13b)3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Safety Underprinting, Trial Cancel (147-E13b). Horizontal pairs in both Scott-listed colors (Dim Red and Dull Orange), original gum, h.r., adherence on back of one stamp of former, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,800
1,300
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1623
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1623, 2c-3c National Bank Note Co. Issue Essays3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Safety Underprinting Omitted (147-E13c), 3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Safety Underprinting Omitted (147-E13c)3c Washington on Thick Paper, Perforated 12, Safety Underprinting Omitted (147-E13c). Two exhibition pages containing three imprint and plate no. blocks of ten, three blocks of four and two singles, range of colors incl. Ultramarine, Brown, Orange, Dim Red, few faults to be expected, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting and rare group, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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