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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 3c 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1345
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Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1345, 3c 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a), 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a). The so-called "Biscuit Grill", top margin imprint block of twelve, large margins all around, original gum, few stamps Mint N.H., few natural internal paper creases, light gum soaks, appears Very Fine, attractive multiple, Scott Retail as singles

1,500
2,600
1346
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1346, 3c 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a var), 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a var)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Down (79-E15a var). The so-called "Biscuit Grill", bold strike of New York City Segmented Diamond Within Circle cancellation, known used in July 1867 and evidently applied to a number of experimental grills to test the efficacy of grilling, Very Fine and extremely rare, approx. 12-15 examples are known

E. 750-1,000
850
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1347
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Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1347, 3c 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays3c Rose, Black, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up (79-E15b), 3c Rose, Black, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up (79-E15b)3c Rose, Black, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up (79-E15b). Block of four of each, original gum, h.r., Rose block few perf separations, Black block few natural internal paper creases, both appear Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
1,000
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1348
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Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1348, 3c 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c), 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c). Top margin block of four, large margins all around, original gum, fresh color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT ROSE IMPERFORATE ALL-OVER GRILLED ESSAY WITH POINTS UP.

Scott Retail as four singles

7,000
1,700
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1349
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Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1349, 3c 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c), 3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c)3c Lake, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c). Block of four, ample to large margins, original gum, rich color, small thin spot at top right, some faint toning, bottom left stamp small surface thin

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF THE LAKE IMPERFORATE GRILLED ESSAY WITH POINTS UP.

Scott Retail as four singles

7,400
1,050
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1350
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1350, 3c 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c var), 3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c var)3c Rose, All-Over Grill Essay, Points Up, Imperforate (79-E15c var). Horizontal pair, large margins, original gum, h.r., trial cancel of two parallel pen strokes, bright color, Very Fine, Scott Retail as two singles without cancel

3,500
1,150
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1351
E
3c Rose, All-Over Pinpoint Grill Essay (79-E15d). The so-called "Music Box" grill, two bottom margin imprint and plate no. blocks of eight and one single, plates 11 and 34, original gum, few stamps h.r., few Mint N.H., first block sealed tear at bottom thru selvage and part of one stamp, otherwise Very Good-Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,275
1,300
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1352
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1352, 3c 1867-68 Grilled Issues Essays3c Rose, All-Over Pinpoint Grill Essay (79-E15d), 3c Rose, All-Over Pinpoint Grill Essay (79-E15d)3c Rose, All-Over Pinpoint Grill Essay (79-E15d). The so-called "Music Box" essay, tied on small piece by segmented cork cancel, additionally cancelled by pen strokes, fresh and Fine, illustrated in Brookman

E. 200-300
550
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