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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — 90c 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1507
E
90c Black, Washington Portrait Large Die Essay on India (122-E1). 37 x 40mm, on card, no shading over "U." or "S.", two small toned spots

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. PROBABLY A UNIQUE DIE ESSAY FOR THE 90-CENT PICTORIAL ISSUE.

Jonathan Rose notes in his book on the 1869 Pictorials that he has never seen an example of this essay, and that none were present in the Brazer, Juhring, Wonderlich (or Lopez) collections.

Ex Earl of Crawford

2,500
3,000
1508
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1508, 90c 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays90c Blue Green, Washington Portrait Large Die Essay on India (122-E2a), 90c Blue Green, Washington Portrait Large Die Essay on India (122-E2a)90c Blue Green, Washington Portrait Large Die Essay on India (122-E2a). Die sunk on 77 x 83mm card, showing full die sinkage and imprint, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE LARGE DIE ESSAY OF THE WASHINGTON PORTRAIT ESSAY FOR THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL.

This example, showing full die sinkage, is a true condition rarity. The rarity of the essay itself is underscored by the fact that none were contained in either the Brazer, Juhring or Lopez collections

1,500
2,400
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1509
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1509, 90c 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays90c Scarlet, Washington Portrait Large Die Essay on India (122-E2a), 90c Scarlet, Washington Portrait Large Die Essay on India (122-E2a)90c Scarlet, Washington Portrait Large Die Essay on India (122-E2a). 51 x 65mm with imprint at bottom, removed from card with few thin spots incl. two thru paper, Very Fine appearance, very rare in any form

1,500
1,000
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1510
E
90c Washington, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Seven sheet margin horizontal pairs, each showing guide mark in margin, range of colors incl. Orange Red, Pale Orange Red, Red Brown, Deep Red Brown, Pale Violet, Dull Violet and Blue, the six with similar shades match as left and right margin pairs, rich colors, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting and highly exhibitable group

3,150
2,100
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1511
Ebl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1511, 90c 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b), 90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b)90c Washington, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E2b). Six sheet margin blocks, incl. two bottom imprint blocks of four and a bottom imprint block of six, range of colors incl. Light Blue, Pale Red Orange, Pale Dull Violet, Blue, Dull Violet and Deep Red Brown, all have large margins, rich colors, few small faults

ALL APPEAR VERY FINE. A VERY RARE GROUP OF BLOCKS OF THE 90-CENT WASHINGTON PLATE ESSAY.

Scott Retail as singles

5,850
3,250
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1512
E
90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3). Fourteen singles arranged and identified on exhibition page, all have large margins incl. two with corner margin, wide range of colors incl. Blue (three shades), Violet (three shades), Blue Green (three shades), Rose Red, Yellow, Orange and Red Brown, few small faults to be expected, all appear Very Fine-Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,450
1,800
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1513
Ebl
90c Frame Only, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper (122-E3). Nine sheet margin blocks of four on exhibition page, incl. three corner margins, all have wide margins, range of colors incl. Rose Red, Deep Blue Green, Yellow, Orange Brown, Dull Violet and Dark Navy Blue, few small faults to be expected, all appear Fine-Very Fine, a rare and attractive group, Scott Retail as singles

6,300
4,000
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1514
E
90c Deep Blue Green & Black, Lincoln Die Essay on India (122-E4a). Vignette mounted in place, stamp size, rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, very rare

2,000
2,600
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1515
E
90c Dark Navy Blue & Black, Lincoln Die Essay on India (122-E4a). Vignette mounted in place, stamp size, Very Fine and very rare

2,000
1,800
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1516
E
90c Yellow & Black, Lincoln Die Essay on India (122-E4a). Vignette mounted in place, stamp size, bright color, horizontal creases, otherwise Fine, very rare

2,000
800
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1517
E
90c Deep Blue & Black, Lincoln Die Essay on India (122-E4a). Vignette mounted in place, stamp size, vignette printed on rough pitted paper, few surface scrapes on vignette, otherwise Very Fine, very rare

2,000
600
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1518
E
[90c] Black, Vignette Only Plate Essay on Rough Pitted Thick Gray Paper (122-E4b). Left margin horizontal pair, tiny edge nicks, small surface scuffs as often found on this paper, Very Fine appearance, rare

1,200
1,050
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1519
E
[90c] Lincoln, Vignette Only Large Die Essay on India (122-E4c). 23 x 25mm, fresh and Fine

600
2,300
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1520
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1520, 90c 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays90c Black, Large Die Essay on India (122-E5a), 90c Black, Large Die Essay on India (122-E5a)90c Black, Large Die Essay on India (122-E5a). 50 x 56mm, on card, showing adopted frame and Washington's portrait, small stain spot at top

VERY FINE. A VERY RARE LARGE DIE ESSAY OF THE ADOPTED FRAME AND WITH WASHINGTON'S PORTRAIT.

None was contained in either the Brazer, Juhring or Lopez collections

2,500
4,750
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1521
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1521, 90c 1869 Pictorial Issue Essays90c Rose Red, Frame Only Large Die Essay on India, Three Lines at Top, Two Lines at Bottom (122-E5c var), 90c Rose Red, Frame Only Large Die Essay on India, Three Lines at Top, Two Lines at Bottom (122-E5c var)90c Rose Red, Frame Only Large Die Essay on India, Three Lines at Top, Two Lines at Bottom (122-E5c var). On India and die sunk on 150 x 227mm card, small surface thin (this likely contained a vignette cut-out at one time), otherwise Very Fine, very rare, unlisted in this color in Scott

1,250
4,250
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