1c Blue die essay on India paper and cut to shape. Ex-Pacetti
1c Blue die essay on India paper and cut to shape and mounted on
card. $600.00 each
1c Black die essay on brown toned paper and cut to shape. Ex-Pacetti
1c Blue die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card
blotter. Very rare. Ex-Finkelburg, Pacetti $2,000.00
1c Black die essay pulled directly onto old ivory paper, full size.
Very rare. Ex-Pacetti $2,000.00
5c Black, die I, pulled directly onto old proof paper. Very rare.
5c Brown, die II, die essay on toned paper and cut to shape. Rare.
The Twelve-cent original 1861 die essays
The balance of the
twelve-cent material shown here originally appeared in the 1941 edition of
Clarence Brazer’s opus on essays. They were buried in the collection of Falk
Finkelburg until the sale of his collection in 1999. Each example offered
here is unique. While Brazer and Finkelburg believed that they were pulled
in 1861 their exact origin still remains a mystery today.
Washington, Dark green pulled on supposedly old proof paper in 1861. The
paper clearly shows part of a watermark at the top, possesses laid
lines, and a very smooth slick surface.
12c die on old proof paper. 1851 die with border lines complete,
upper right rosette blank. Colors available: Ultramarine and Dark green Ex-Finkelburg
12c Ultramarine Die 1 on old proof paper both lower and upper
left rosettes blank, corner borders removed around blank rosettes. (1861).
12c Die 1 on old proof paper with
all rosettes blank, border lines complete. (1861). All five colors: Dim
scarlet, Orange, Green, Ultramarine and Violet. Ex-Finkelburg $3,750.00
12c Die 1 on old proof paper, complete design.(1861) All four
colors: Orange, Dark red, Orange-red and Ultramarine. Ex-Finkelburg
69-E3o Variety – 1903 reprint from the original die
12c Dim scarlet shade, die 1 on pale
white thin wove paper. Color unlisted in Scott. (by Ernest Schernikow).
12c Black, die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card
12c Black, die essay on India paper and cut to shape.
Ernest Schernikow used the same
original 1851 die to pull the following three on thin wove papers
24c Lilac, die essay on old proof paper and cut to shape. $400.00
90c Dark blue, die essay on India paper and cut to shape. $350.00
90c Black, die essay on India paper and cut to shape. $350.00
90c Dark blue, die essay on India paper and cut to shape and mounted
on white paper. $350.00
90c Dark blue, die essay pulled on India paper and die sunk on card
blotter. Only one other copy known this size. Ex-Finkelburg, Lake Shore
& Hansen. $2,500.00