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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1144
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1144, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Black, Vignette Proof on Thick Old Ivory Paper (11-E23b), 3c Black, Vignette Proof on Thick Old Ivory Paper (11-E23b)3c Black, Vignette Proof on Thick Old Ivory Paper (11-E23b). Horizontal pair, ample to large margins, thin spots, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as block of four $2,000.00

1,000
475
1145
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1145, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E2a), 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E2a)3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E2a). Two, each approx. 42 x 48mm, one bears interesting second partial impression with "POSTAGE' across portrait, this cannot be an offset due to the orientation of the type, light crease at bottom, other has thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, very unusual

2,000
1,600
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1146
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1146, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Washington, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a), 3c Washington, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a)3c Washington, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E3a). Two, incl. one of each known color (Black and Brown Red), each approx. 59 x 60mm, few paper faults, both appear Very Fine

3,000
2,200
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1147
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1147, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Numerals in Pencil (65-E3b), 3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Numerals in Pencil (65-E3b)3c Black, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper, Numerals in Pencil (65-E3b). 57 x 68mm, showing pencil "3" in circle with lightly scored guidelines, part of paper symmetrically cut away at corners, fresh and Very Fine, extremely rare

1,750
3,500
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1148
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1148, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Carmine, Die Essay on India (65-E4a), 3c Carmine, Die Essay on India (65-E4a)3c Carmine, Die Essay on India (65-E4a). Die sunk on 79 x 79mm card, fresh and bright color, Very Fine and choice

1,250
1,250
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1149
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1149, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Carmine, Die Essay on India (65-E4a), 3c Carmine, Die Essay on India (65-E4a)3c Carmine, Die Essay on India (65-E4a). 54 x 58mm, small thin at top caused by removal from card, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail for India cut to shape is $750.00, for die sunk on card

1,250
700
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1150
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1150, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Black, Dark Red, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E4b), 3c Black, Dark Red, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E4b)3c Black, Dark Red, Die Essay on Old Proof Paper (65-E4b). Cut to shape as always, ample margins, crisp impressions, Black tiny nick in margin at right, otherwise Very Fine and rare set

2,500
1,000
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1151
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1151, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (65-E4c), 3c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (65-E4c)3c Carmine, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (65-E4c). Large margins, bright color, faint thin spot and diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine

750
800
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1152
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1152, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Vignette, Die Essay on India, White Glazed Paper (65-E11a, 65-E11b), 3c Vignette, Die Essay on India, White Glazed Paper (65-E11a, 65-E11b)3c Vignette, Die Essay on India, White Glazed Paper (65-E11a, 65-E11b). The former die sunk on 71 x 83mm card (few toned spots), two of the latter incl. Black and Brown Violet, from 41 x 59mm to 64 x 62mm and showing imprint at bottom, Very Fine

900
625
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1153
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1153, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Black, Die Essay on India (65-E12 var), 3c Black, Die Essay on India (65-E12 var)3c Black, Die Essay on India (65-E12 var). Mounted on 75 x 78mm thin card, Very Fine and choice, this may be a "hybrid" between Scott 65-E12 and 65-E13 showing the incomplete design, Scott Retail for die sunk on card $1,000.00, Scott Retail for mounted on card (slightly more complete design) $1,000.00

E. 500-750
1,000
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1154
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1154, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India (65-E13), 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India (65-E13)3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India (65-E13). 48 x 52mm showing full die sinkage, some faults not affecting design caused by removal from original card, appears Fine, ex Hackett, Scott Retail for card mounted

1,000
350
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1155
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1155, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Lake, Die Essay on India (65-E14), 3c Lake, Die Essay on India (65-E14)3c Lake, Die Essay on India (65-E14). Die sunk on 78 x 75mm card showing full die sinkage, No. 441 and imprint, pencil "1. No. 5" at bottom, few light toned spots, Very Fine and choice

750
525
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1156
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1156, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Dull Pink, First Design, Die Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (65-E15b), 3c Dull Pink, First Design, Die Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (65-E15b)3c Dull Pink, First Design, Die Essay on Semitransparent Stamp Paper (65-E15b). 23 x 28mm, rich color, Very Fine and choice

750
190
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1157
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1157, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Scarlet, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c), 3c Scarlet, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c)3c Scarlet, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c). Die sunk on 78 x 76mm card, showing full die sinkage, No. 441 and imprint at bottom, few toned spots, minor scuff at bottom of card, otherwise Very Fine and rare

2,000
950
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1158
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1158, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Dark Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c), 3c Dark Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c)3c Dark Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c). Die sunk on 70 x 69mm card, showing full die sinkage, No. 441 and imprint at bottom, deep rich color, pencil "C.1:7. 1:10" at bottom and ink smear in printed color at top right well clear of design, Very Fine and choice, ex Hackett

2,000
950
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1159
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1159, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c), 3c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c)3c Black, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c). On 76 x 76mm thin card, No. 441 and imprint below, fresh and Very Fine, very rare

2,000
1,500
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1160
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1160, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c), 3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c)3c Pink, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c). Die sunk on 60 x 71mm card, bright color, pre-printing paper fold to India far from design, card has light corner crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine and very rare

2,850
1,900
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1161
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1161, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c), 3c Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c)3c Orange Red, First Design, Die Essay on India (65-E15c). Die sunk on 61 x 66mm card, showing full die sinkage area on three sides, No. 441 and imprint at bottom, Very Fine and rare, also incl. second 24 x 27mm removed from card, small thin at top (not counted)

2,000
850
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1162
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1162, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Deep Red, Panama-Pacific Small Die Essay on Wove (65-E15e), 3c Deep Red, Panama-Pacific Small Die Essay on Wove (65-E15e)3c Deep Red, Panama-Pacific Small Die Essay on Wove (65-E15e). Rich color, thin spot and small tear at top, appears Very Fine, rare

1,250
575
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1163
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1163, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f), 3c First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f)3c First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f). Six, three each in Red and Scarlet, few faults, most appear Fine-Very Fine

1,200
200
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1164
Ebl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1164, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f), 3c First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f)3c First Design, Plate Essay on India (65-E15f). Five blocks of four and block of eight showing part imprint, wide range of shades, all have ample to large margins, one block of four and the block of eight on card, few minor faults, all are fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

5,600
1,700
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1165
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1165, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c Deep Pink, First Design, Plate Essay, Perf 12, Gummed (65-E15h), 3c Deep Pink, First Design, Plate Essay, Perf 12, Gummed (65-E15h)3c Deep Pink, First Design, Plate Essay, Perf 12, Gummed (65-E15h). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and bright color, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as singles

1,900
1,050
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1166
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1166, 3c 1861-66 Issue Essays3c First Design, Plate Essay, Perf 12, Gummed (65-E15h), 3c First Design, Plate Essay, Perf 12, Gummed (65-E15h)3c First Design, Plate Essay, Perf 12, Gummed (65-E15h). Five, range of colors incl. Dark Orange Red, Dark Red, Orange Red, Pink and Deep Pink, all original gum, h.r., one has light crease at top, one with small purple "Proof" backstamp, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,375
1,000
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