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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1504
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1504, 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays[30c] Black, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (121-E2 var), [30c] Black, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (121-E2 var)[30c] Black, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (121-E2 var). 40 x 44mm, on card, crisp impression showing part of vignette on frame die including part of eagle and shield, trivial toning spots

VERY FINE. THIS EARLY DIE ESSAY OF THE FRAME STRUCK IN BLACK IS PROBABLY UNIQUE.

Our examination of the two frame-only die essays (this lot and the next) finds a very faint impression of the vignette. This was lightly etched into the die (as were guide lines) as a means of providing the engraver with reference points. The impression in Dark Blue as struck on the next lot shows that most of the vignette lines were later burnished from the design

E. 3,000-4,000
7,000
1505
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1505, 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays[30c] Dark Blue, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (121-E2), [30c] Dark Blue, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (121-E2)[30c] Dark Blue, Frame Only, Large Die Essay on India (121-E2). Mounted on India and die sunk on 67 x 68mm card, showing full die sinkage, few trivial toned spots, faint thin spot at top left from mount removal

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FRAME ESSAY OF THE ADOPTED DESIGN FOR THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL.

See previous description for additional details on the die engraving. Ex Earl of Crawford

2,750
5,750
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1506
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1506, 30c 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays30c Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (121-E3), 30c Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (121-E3)30c Black, Vignette Die Essay on India (121-E3). 35 x 52mm, on card, few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, very rare, probably only two or three examples are known

2,750
8,000
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