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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 September, 1999

Category — Continental Bank Note Co. Experimental Inks and Papers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1657
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1657, Continental Bank Note Co. Experimental Inks and Papers1c-30c Bank Notes, Continental Bank Note Co. Experimental Ink and Paper Essays (156-E2, 158-E1, 158-E2, 165-E1, 178-E1), 1c-30c Bank Notes, Continental Bank Note Co. Experimental Ink and Paper Essays (156-E2, 158-E1, 158-E2, 165-E1, 178-E1)1c-30c Bank Notes, Continental Bank Note Co. Experimental Ink and Paper Essays (156-E2, 158-E1, 158-E2, 165-E1, 178-E1). Twelve 1c, sixteen 3c, two 2c and two 30c, range of papers and inks, incl. chemical papers, pink laid and various surface papers, one imperforate, others perforated, few faults, all appear Very Good-Very Fine, an interesting group

4,500
1,700
1658
c
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1658, Continental Bank Note Co. Experimental Inks and Papers5c Blue on Chemical Paper, Experimental Essay (179-E4), 5c Blue on Chemical Paper, Experimental Essay (179-E4)5c Blue on Chemical Paper, Experimental Essay (179-E4). Tied by "Boston Mass. May 21, 1888" postmark on cover to Weisbaden, Germany and forwarded to Hamburg, light strike of "Boston Mass. Paid All Direct May 22, 1888" cds, Weisbaden and Hamburg backstamps, missing top flap, tear at top of cover from file fold well clear of essay

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN COVER BEARING A 5-CENT TAYLOR EXPERIMENTAL STAMP ON CHEMICAL PAPER.

A wonderful showpiece

E. 1,000-1,500
4,250
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1659
E
Sale Number 816, Lot Number 1659, Continental Bank Note Co. Experimental Inks and Papers5c Blue, Experimental Ink and Paper Essays (179-E4), 5c Blue, Experimental Ink and Paper Essays (179-E4)5c Blue, Experimental Ink and Paper Essays (179-E4). Four, incl. Pink Laid paper, Yellow paper and two chemical papers, some faults to be expected from these fragile papers, most appear Fine-Very Fine

1,200
1,900
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