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 1082 — The William Fekete Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 21-22 October, 2014

Category — Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
140
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 140, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue1c-$5.00 Columbian, Small Die Proofs on Wove (230P2-245P2), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Small Die Proofs on Wove (230P2-245P2)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Small Die Proofs on Wove (230P2-245P2). Complete set, each on original gray card backing from a Roosevelt album, deep rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, it is believed only 85 sets were produced for the Roosevelt presentation albums

5,850
4,250
141
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 141, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on India (230P3-245P3). Complete set, large margins to full, some thin spots, 15c small hole, otherwise Fine-Very Fine set

2,075
1,400
Back to Top
142
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 142, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4), 1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4)1c-$5.00 Columbian, Plate Proofs on Card (230P4-245P4). Large margins, rich colors, Very Fine set

2,110
1,600
Back to Top
143
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 143, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue2c Columbian, Large Die Essay on India (231-E7b), 2c Columbian, Large Die Essay on India (231-E7b)2c Columbian, Large Die Essay on India (231-E7b). Dusky Orange Red shade, on 41 x 35mm card, bright color, Very Fine, very scarce, undercatalogued in Scott -- similar examples brought twice catalogue value in our 2008 Schwartz sale -- with 1985 P.F. certificate as old Brazer No. 231E-Eb

800
950
Back to Top
144
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 144, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue4c Brown Red, Original Artist's Composite Model for Complete Design (233-E1a), 4c Brown Red, Original Artist's Composite Model for Complete Design (233-E1a)4c Brown Red, Original Artist's Composite Model for Complete Design (233-E1a). Watercolor drawing for unadopted frame with silver print photo of vignette, design size 33.5 x 22mm, on 41 x 29mm stiff white drawing paper, with unadopted lettering at bottom -- "Columbus on Voyage of Discovery, Ships at Sea" instead of "Fleet of Columbus"

VERY FINE, THE UNIQUE WATERCOLOR, LETTERED AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY DEPICTING THE EARLIEST MODEL DESIGN FOR THE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ISSUE. A MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE.

Ex Brazer and Rosenthal

4,750
7,000
Back to Top
145
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 145, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on Thin White Wove Card (233-E2b), 4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on Thin White Wove Card (233-E2b)4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on Thin White Wove Card (233-E2b). 107 x 97mm with full die sinkage, somewhere in the Olive Brown family, fresh and Very Fine

800
800
Back to Top
146
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 146, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on Thin White Wove Card (233-E2b), 4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on Thin White Wove Card (233-E2b)4c Columbian, Large Die Essay on Thin White Wove Card (233-E2b). 83 x 70mm with full die sinkage, in the Red Violet family (69M/O Ridgway designation on back), Very Fine

800
425
Back to Top
147
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 147, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue5c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1j), 5c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1j)5c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Card (234TC1j). 109 x 82mm with full die sinkage, intense shade, Very Fine, this shade unlisted in Scott on card (listed on India probably in error)

850
800
Back to Top
148
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 148, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue30c Black, Columbian, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (239TC4), 30c Black, Columbian, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (239TC4)30c Black, Columbian, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (239TC4). Large margins, intense shade, Very Fine

350
475
Back to Top
149
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 149, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue$4.00 Columbian, Large Die Proof on Thin Wove Card (244P1 var), $4.00 Columbian, Large Die Proof on Thin Wove Card (244P1 var)$4.00 Columbian, Large Die Proof on Thin Wove Card (244P1 var). 47 x 35mm, bright color, Very Fine

E. 200-300
475
Back to Top
150
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 150, Essays and Proofs: Columbian Issue$4.00 Gray Black, Original Artist's Composite Model for Complete Design (244-E6), $4.00 Gray Black, Original Artist's Composite Model for Complete Design (244-E6)$4.00 Gray Black, Original Artist's Composite Model for Complete Design (244-E6). On 50 x 39mm thick artist's card with beveled edges, from second state of the die showing partially engraved vignette with black watercolor frame slightly taller than adopted size

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE WATERCOLOR ESSAY FOR THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE AND ONE OF ONLY THREE WATERCOLOR MODELS KNOWN FOR ALL FIVE DOLLAR-VALUE COLUMBIANS.

Ex Brazer and Rosenthal.

3,000
28,000
Back to Top
151
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 151, Essays and Proofs: Columbian IssueColumbian Issue Essays and Proofs, Columbian Issue Essays and ProofsColumbian Issue Essays and Proofs. Five items, incl. 233-E2b (2, cut down), 234TC1, 235P1 and 236P1, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine and scarce group

3,850
1,100
Back to Top
152
P
Columbian Issue Plate Proof Balance. Twelve, incl. 2c, 4c, 5c, 8c, 50c and $4.00 on India and 5c and all dollar values on card, large margins to just in on one or two, Fine-Very Fine group

2,305
650
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