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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — Bank Note Plate Proofs (section b)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1736
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1736, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section b)30c Black, Plate Proof on India (154P3), 30c Black, Plate Proof on India (154P3)30c Black, Plate Proof on India (154P3). Top right corner sheet margin imprint and plate no. half pane of 50, large margins, few small faults incl. translucencies from hinges and small tear in margin, Very Fine appearance, a rare and attractive half pane

2,340
1,400
1737
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1737, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section b)90c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (155P3), 90c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (155P3)90c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (155P3). Bottom margin imprint and plate no. block of twelve, large margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice

800
750
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1738
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1738, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section b)90c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (155P3), 90c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (155P3)90c Carmine, Plate Proof on India (155P3). Three blocks of four, each different shade, identified by Finkelburg as Carmine, Dark Carmine and Violet Carmine, large margins, one on card, one has light crease and water stain, otherwise Very Fine

585
325
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1739
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1739, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section b)1c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (156P3), 1c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (156P3)1c Ultramarine, Plate Proof on India (156P3). Two blocks of four and bottom margin imprint and plate no. block of fourteen, plate block and one other on card, off-card block small thin spot at top, otherwise Very Fine

1,650
425
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1740
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1740, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section b)2c Brown, Vermilion, Plate Proofs on India, Card (157P3, 157P4, 183P3, 183P4), 2c Brown, Vermilion, Plate Proofs on India, Card (157P3, 157P4, 183P3, 183P4)2c Brown, Vermilion, Plate Proofs on India, Card (157P3, 157P4, 183P3, 183P4). Four exhibition pages of mostly blocks, incl. three bottom margin imprint and plate no. blocks of fourteen and four blocks of four of No. 157P3, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine

2,810
1,600
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1741
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1741, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section b)3c Washington, Trial Color Proofs (158TC1, 158TC3), 3c Washington, Trial Color Proofs (158TC1, 158TC3)3c Washington, Trial Color Proofs (158TC1, 158TC3). First hybrid in Black die sunk on 74 x 88mm card showing full die sinkage, plate proofs on India incl. imprint and plate no. blocks of fourteen and sixteen in Black, top margin part imprint block of four and three pairs in Orange, Green and Blue, few faults, most all appear Fine-Very Fine, Scott catalogue does not list plate proofs for No. 158, the part imprint on the block of four confirms this as a Continental printing

E. 400-500
1,150
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