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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1676
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1676, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays30c Hamilton, Continental Die Essay on Proof Paper (190-E3a), 30c Hamilton, Continental Die Essay on Proof Paper (190-E3a)30c Hamilton, Continental Die Essay on Proof Paper (190-E3a). Four, incl. Gray Black, Dull Green, Dull Brown and Dull Red, approx. 30 x 35mm, fresh colors, few light translucencies and thin specks, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, rare group

2,000
700
1677
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1677, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays1c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on  White Glazed Paper (206-E1a), 1c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on  White Glazed Paper (206-E1a)1c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (206-E1a). 36 x 44mm, thin spot at top right from mount removal, otherwise Very Fine

1,000
1,000
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1678
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1678, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays1c Frame Only, Die Essay on Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (206-E1b), 1c Frame Only, Die Essay on Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (206-E1b)1c Frame Only, Die Essay on Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (206-E1b). Two: incl. Black on Orange and Green on Buff, stamp size, few thin spots, otherwise Very Fine

1,200
1,150
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1679
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1679, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays1c Carmine & Buff, Die Essay on Blue Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (206-E2), 1c Carmine & Buff, Die Essay on Blue Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (206-E2)1c Carmine & Buff, Die Essay on Blue Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (206-E2). Cut close, small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine

800
1,300
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1680
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1680, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays[1c] Lincoln, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Ivory (206-E5), [1c] Lincoln, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Ivory (206-E5)[1c] Lincoln, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Ivory (206-E5). Complete set of all five Scott-listed colors with additional Dark Yellowish Brown, from 47 x 50mm to 50 x 62mm except extra 80 x 114mm, small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine and rare complete set, also incl. vignette used on small patriotic card

2,400
1,200
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1681
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1681, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays3c Unadopted Frame, Die Essays (207-E1a to 207-1c), 3c Unadopted Frame, Die Essays (207-E1a to 207-1c)3c Unadopted Frame, Die Essays (207-E1a to 207-1c). One of each, from 32 x 36mm to 46 x 60mm, incl. Yellow Brown, Black and Black on Orange respectively, latter small corner crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,900
1,400
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1682
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1682, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays3c Carmine & Buff, Die Essay on Blue Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (207-E2), 3c Carmine & Buff, Die Essay on Blue Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (207-E2)3c Carmine & Buff, Die Essay on Blue Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (207-E2). Cut close, rich color, Very Fine and choice

650
700
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1683
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1683, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays10c Green, Die Essay on India, No Horizontal Lines (209-E1), 10c Green, Die Essay on India, No Horizontal Lines (209-E1)10c Green, Die Essay on India, No Horizontal Lines (209-E1). 26 x 33mm, on card, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, Green is unlisted in Scott, Scott Retail as normal Blue

750
500
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1684
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1684, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays10c Unadopted Frame, Die Essay on Thick White Card, Horizontal Lines (209-E2a), 10c Unadopted Frame, Die Essay on Thick White Card, Horizontal Lines (209-E2a)10c Unadopted Frame, Die Essay on Thick White Card, Horizontal Lines (209-E2a). Two, incl. Blue and Red, approx. 25 x 30mm, fresh colors, Very Fine

1,300
650
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1685
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1685, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays10c Black, Unadopted Frame, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (209-E2c), 10c Black, Unadopted Frame, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (209-E2c)10c Black, Unadopted Frame, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (209-E2c). 30 x 36mm, bright paper, Very Fine and choice

700
525
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1686
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1686, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays10c Peace, Die Essays on Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (209-E3a, 209-E3b), 10c Peace, Die Essays on Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (209-E3a, 209-E3b)10c Peace, Die Essays on Surface-Tinted Glazed Paper (209-E3a, 209-E3b). Four total including all Scott-listed colors, cut close, one just in at corner, small thin spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine and rare complete set

2,600
2,100
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1687
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1687, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays[10c] Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (209-E4a), [10c] Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (209-E4a)[10c] Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (209-E4a). Four, from 35 x 35mm, incl. Red Brown on Blue Ground, Green, Blue and Dim Orange, latter signed by engraver "A. Sealey" (translucency at top), the Green small piece out at top, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,000
850
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1688
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1688, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays[10c] Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Glazed Paper (209-E4b), [10c] Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Glazed Paper (209-E4b)[10c] Franklin, Vignette Only, Die Essay on Glazed Paper (209-E4b). Two, approx. 58 x 74mm showing full die sinkage and die No. reversed at top, incl. Dim Orange and Dim Scarlet, both signed by engraver "A. Sealey" at bottom, latter small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine

1,400
850
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1689
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1689, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays[10c] Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (209-E6a), [10c] Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (209-E6a)[10c] Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (209-E6a). Four, approx. 33 x 33mm, three on card, colors incl. Brown Orange, Red Violet, Brown and Black, latter signed by engraver "Burt", Fine-Very Fine and rare group

2,000
625
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1690
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1690, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays[10c] Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (209-E6b), [10c] Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (209-E6b)[10c] Washington, Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper (209-E6b). Three, approx. 60 x 67mm, showing full die sinkage and die Nos. reversed at top, colors incl. Scarlet, Dull Carmine and Dull Brown, two have thins, all appear Very Fine

2,100
500
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1691
Ebl
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1691, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays2c, 3c Continental Bank Note, Experimental Papers and Cancels (207-E, 210-E), 2c, 3c Continental Bank Note, Experimental Papers and Cancels (207-E, 210-E)2c, 3c Continental Bank Note, Experimental Papers and Cancels (207-E, 210-E). Top margin imprint block of eight and block of four of 3c, four blocks of four of 2c, former with experimental pen cancels, latter each on different paper incl. horizontally and vertically laid, honeycomb and vertical wavy-lines watermarks, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting and rare group

E. 400-500
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1692
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1692, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays[4c] Jackson, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (211-E3), [4c] Jackson, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (211-E3)[4c] Jackson, Vignette Only, Die Essay on India (211-E3). Two, both approx. 68 x 73mm, both show full die sinkage, colors incl. Green and Red Brown, former few light age spots, otherwise Very Fine, rare

2,000
6,250
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1693
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1693, Continental, American Bank Note Co. Essays4c Gray Black, Large Die Essay on India (211-E5), 4c Gray Black, Large Die Essay on India (211-E5)4c Gray Black, Large Die Essay on India (211-E5). 63 x 68mm, on card, showing part of die sinkage, showing pencil sketch of bust for a pedestal, pencil "unfinished" at bottom right, few age spots, small scuff mark and thin spot at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. LISTED IN BRAZER AS UNIQUE. A WONDERFUL AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. ESSAY.

Highly exhibitable

1,500
5,250
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