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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 90c 1861-66 Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1205
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1205, 90c 1861-66 Issue Essays90c Black, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a), 90c Black, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a)90c Black, Blue, Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (72-E5a). Both have clear margins all around, both are Extremely Fine, a beautiful set

600
500
1206
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1206, 90c 1861-66 Issue Essays90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5b), 90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5b)90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5b). Die sunk on 80 x 83mm card, showing full die sinkage, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, Scott listing is for card mounted (not die sunk), Scott Retail for card mounted

500
1,100
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1207
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1207, 90c 1861-66 Issue Essays90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5c var), 90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5c var)90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E5c var). Two, first is 25 x 30mm mounted on card, second is 35 x 40mm, the former some overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, technically both are a cross between 72-E5b and 72-E5c, catalogued as the less expensive 72-E5c

600
700
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1208
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1208, 90c 1861-66 Issue Essays90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E6), 90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E6)90c Blue, Die Essay on India (72-E6). Six, five approx. 54 x 62mm mounted on card, one 54 x 54mm, range of shades from light to dark, five on card with pencil notation at bottom left incl. "No. 13", "No. 14", No. 15" and "No. 16", Very Fine and very rare, outstanding exhibition pieces

6,000
8,500
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1209
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1209, 90c 1861-66 Issue Essays90c Black, First Design, Hybrid Die Essay on India, Thin Line Under Bottom Center Frame (72-E9b), 90c Black, First Design, Hybrid Die Essay on India, Thin Line Under Bottom Center Frame (72-E9b)90c Black, First Design, Hybrid Die Essay on India, Thin Line Under Bottom Center Frame (72-E9b). Mounted on India and die sunk on 70 x 85mm card, showing full die sinkage, No. and imprint at bottom, Extremely Fine and choice, very rare

1,750
1,500
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1210
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1210, 90c 1861-66 Issue Essays90c Blue, First Design, Panama-Pacific Small Die Essay on Wove (72-E7d), 90c Blue, First Design, Panama-Pacific Small Die Essay on Wove (72-E7d)90c Blue, First Design, Panama-Pacific Small Die Essay on Wove (72-E7d). Bright and fresh color, trivial corner crease at top left, otherwise Very Fine and very rare as only five were produced

1,250
1,500
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1211
Ebl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1211, 90c 1861-66 Issue Essays90c Blue, First Design, Plate Essay on India (72-E7e), 90c Blue, First Design, Plate Essay on India (72-E7e)90c Blue, First Design, Plate Essay on India (72-E7e). Block of four, full to large margins all around, rich color, Very Fine block

1,000
675
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1212
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1212, 90c 1861-66 Issue Essays90c First Design, Plate Essay on Card, Semitransparent Stamp Paper (72-E7f, 72-E7g), 90c First Design, Plate Essay on Card, Semitransparent Stamp Paper (72-E7f, 72-E7g)90c First Design, Plate Essay on Card, Semitransparent Stamp Paper (72-E7f, 72-E7g). Former Black, latter Blue Green, large margins all around, former thinned at bottom left, both appear Very Fine

775
300
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