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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 c)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1742
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1742, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section c)3c-90cm 1873-75 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (158TC/166TC), 3c-90cm 1873-75 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (158TC/166TC)3c-90cm 1873-75 Designs, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (158TC/166TC). Incl. compete sets of 3c, 12c, 15c, 24c, 30c and 90c, four of 7c incl. block of four of Blue, all are fresh and Very Fine

1,580
850
1743
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1743, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section c)6c-90c 1873 Issue, Plate Proofs, Trial Color Proofs (159TC1/166P4), 6c-90c 1873 Issue, Plate Proofs, Trial Color Proofs (159TC1/166P4)6c-90c 1873 Issue, Plate Proofs, Trial Color Proofs (159TC1/166P4). Seven exhibition pages, incl. 6c three blocks of four with two P3's and TC3, also TC1 in Dark Brown Rose and two hybrid large die trial color proofs, 12c three blocks of four on card or India (P3, P4), blocks of four on India or Card for 15c, 24c, 30c and 90c, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

5,547
1,600
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1744
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1744, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section c)5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (179TC4), 5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (179TC4)5c Black, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (179TC4). Matching set of top and bottom margin imprint and plate no. 243 blocks of sixteen, full to large margins, creases in selvage of both confirms that this is printed directly on card, both appear Very Fine, unlisted in Scott on Card, Scott Retail on India as blocks of four

1,000
1,300
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1745
Pbl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1745, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section c)1c-30c 1879-82 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on India (165P3/209P3), 1c-30c 1879-82 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on India (165P3/209P3)1c-30c 1879-82 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on India (165P3/209P3). Seven exhibition pages of mostly blocks, incl. imprint and plate no. blocks of twelve on India for Nos. 182, 183, (2), 207, 209 and 165, also incl. few singles and multiples printed directly on card (P4's), few faults to be expected, most all appear Fine-Very Fine

5,575
1,900
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1746
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1746, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section c)5c Taylor, Plate Proofs, Trial Color Proofs (179TC1/185P4), 5c Taylor, Plate Proofs, Trial Color Proofs (179TC1/185P4)5c Taylor, Plate Proofs, Trial Color Proofs (179TC1/185P4). Six exhibition pages of interesting items, incl. 150 x 201mm large die proof of Zachary Taylor, 185P1, 185P2, 185P3 imprint and plate no. block of twelve, set of Atlanta Trial Color Proofs, three Large Die Trial Color Proofs incl. 179TC1 in Black and Scarlet, third is hybrid in black, the latter and 185P1 show full die sinkage, few trivial faults to be expected, all appear Fine-Very Fine

4,820
6,750
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1747
P
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1747, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section c)1c-90c 1881-88 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on India, Card (205P4/218P4), 1c-90c 1881-88 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on India, Card (205P4/218P4)1c-90c 1881-88 Bank Note Issues, Plate Proofs on India, Card (205P4/218P4). Nineteen exhibition pages of singles and blocks, incl. imprint and plate no. blocks of twelve on India for Nos. 206, 207 and 210, range of interesting items incl. few perforated India, range of blocks, shades, few different papers incl. No. 210 on Bond, trial color plate proofs for 2c (before "Sample" and "Sample A" overprints), some faults to be expected, most are Fine-Very Fine, a fascinating group, Scott Retail over

11,000
3,500
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1748
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1748, Bank Note Plate Proofs (section c)10c Orange Brown, Green, Re-Engraved, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (209TC4), 10c Orange Brown, Green, Re-Engraved, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (209TC4)10c Orange Brown, Green, Re-Engraved, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (209TC4). Large margins deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, unlisted in Scott

E. 400-500
200
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