Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — Black Jack Trial Color Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1260
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1260, Black Jack Trial Color Proofs2c Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1), 2c Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1)2c Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1). Die sunk on 67 x 77mm card, showing full die sinkage, No. 1030 and imprint at bottom, fresh and bright color, wonderful impression

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF OF THE BLACK JACK STRUCK IN GREEN. A GREAT RARITY.

In the Allen Black Jack book (page 127), the author gives a census of colors known and numbers recorded of Black Jack trial color proofs. Two each are known in five colors: Orange, Scarlet, Green, Brown and Brownish Yellow. Brazer believed that only one example in Dark Blue exists. There are eight distinct colors contained in the Finkelburg Collection -- it is likely that some of these are unique.

The rarity of the Black Jack large die trial color proofs is further demonstrated by the fact that none was contained in either the Allen, Brazer or Rorke collection. The entire offering from the Finkelburg Collection was puchased from John A. Klemann in 1936, and has not been offered to the market since

4,500
6,500
1261
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1261, Black Jack Trial Color Proofs2c Dull Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1), 2c Dull Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1)2c Dull Rose, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1). Die sunk on 66 x 75mm card, showing full die sinkage, bright color on fresh paper, pencil "Mineral Red" on back referring to Ridgeway color guide, few tiny toned spots on card

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF OF THE BLACK JACK. POSSIBLY UNIQUE IN THIS COLOR.

See previous description for an explanation of the rarity of this trial color proof

4,500
6,250
Back to Top
1262
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1262, Black Jack Trial Color Proofs2c Dull Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1), 2c Dull Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1)2c Dull Yellow, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1). Die sunk on 68 x 77mm card, showing full die sinkage, faint No. 1030 and imprint at bottom, bright color, few trivial toned spots on card do not detract from appearance

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE BLACK JACK LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF RECORDED IN THIS COLOR. A GREAT RARITY.

See description for lot 1260 for an explanation of the rarity of this trial color proof

4,500
7,500
Back to Top
1263
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1263, Black Jack Trial Color Proofs2c Scarlet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1), 2c Scarlet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1)2c Scarlet, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1). Die sunk on 65 x 74mm card, showing full die sinkage, No. 1030 and imprint at bottom, fresh color on bright paper, tiny toned spot at top of card, faint thinning on back at bottom right corner from mount removal

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE BLACK JACK LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF RECORDED IN SCARLET.

See description for lot 1260 for an explanation of the rarity of this trial color proof

4,500
7,500
Back to Top
1264
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1264, Black Jack Trial Color Proofs2c Dark Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1), 2c Dark Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1)2c Dark Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1). Die sunk on 70 x 77mm card, showing full die sinkage, No. 1030 and imprint at bottom, fresh color on bright paper, trivial toning specks on card

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE BLACK JACK LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF IN THIS COLOR. A GREAT RARITY.

See description for lot 1260 for an explanation of the raritiy of this proof

4,500
8,000
Back to Top
1265
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1265, Black Jack Trial Color Proofs2c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1), 2c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1)2c Red Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1). Die sunk on 69 x 77mm card, showing full die sinkage, No. 1030 and imprint at bottom, bright color on very fresh paper and card

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. POSSIBLY UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE BLACK JACK LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF IN THIS COLOR.

See description for lot 1260 for an explanation of the rarity of this proof

4,500
7,500
Back to Top
1266
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1266, Black Jack Trial Color Proofs2c Dark Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1), 2c Dark Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1)2c Dark Orange, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1). On 51 x 61mm card (the entire die sinkage area), No. 1030 and imprint at bottom, brilliant color

FRESH AND VERY FINE. PROBABLY ONE OF TWO EXAMPLES OF THE BLACK JACK LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF KNOWN IN THIS COLOR.

See description for lot 1260 for an explanation of the rarity of this proof

4,500
6,000
Back to Top
1267
TC
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1267, Black Jack Trial Color Proofs2c Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1), 2c Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1)2c Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (73TC1). On 51 x 53mm card, fresh and bright color

VERY FINE. POSSIBLY UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE BLACK JACK LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOF IN THIS COLOR.

See description for lot 1260 for an explanation of the rarity of this proof

4,500
10,000
Back to Top
Copyright 2020. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy