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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2019-11-20
Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 530, Private Die Medicine Stamps: M thru RMercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a), Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a)Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a). Large margins all around, intense shade, two or three very small and shallow thin spots but free of the more severe faults from which nearly all examples of this rarity suffer

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT MERCADO AND SEULLY PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY ISSUE. ONLY FIFTEEN EXAMPLES OF THIS ISSUE FROM THIS SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCER ARE KNOWN AND THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST.

The Aldrich book records 15 copies of this rarity, of which five are stated to be sound. We have never offered a sound example so we suspect that number is actually lower than five. Many examples have severe faults including repairs, holes, stains or large tears. The stamp offered here, with only small thin spots that are not obvious except in fluid, is a true condition rarity. This stamp was designed to be affixed over the cork and down the neck of bottles of Sausevain's Bitters so it is easy to see why most would have been destroyed and survivors would be typically faulty. It is only known on old paper.

7,500
7,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2017-12-20
The Grant Inman Collection, Part 7: Private Die Medicine Stamps
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2135, Thomas W. Marsden thru Bennett Pieters and Co.Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a), Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a)Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a). Large margins, rich color, few faults including creases (one ending in small tear), pinhole and tiny edge tears

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT MERCADO AND SEULLY PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY ISSUE. ONLY FIFTEEN EXAMPLES OF THIS ISSUE FROM THIS SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCER ARE KNOWN.

The Aldrich book records 15 copies of this rarity, of which perhaps five are sound. They were affixed over the cork and down the neck of bottles of Sausevain's Bitters and so most were destroyed. It is only known on old paper.

7,500
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2014-03-24
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1067, Lot Number 733, Revenues: Private Die Proprietary - Match & MedicineMercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a), Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a)Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a). Large margins all around, repaired vertical tear causing a small hole, vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT MERCADO AND SEULLY PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY ISSUE.

Only 15 are recorded in the Aldrich census. We have yet to see a sound copy.

8,000
3,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2012-10-03
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 8: Match & Medicine
 
Sale Number 1030, Lot Number 738, Private Die Medicine Stamps: Thomas W. Mardsen thru A. L. Scovill & Co.Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a), Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a)Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a). Large to full margins, torn in half to left of "M&S" and rejoined, small thin spots and crease

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT MERCADO AND SEULLY PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY ISSUE.

Only 15 are recorded in the Aldrich census. Of these, two-thirds have faults.

8,000
4,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2006-06-27
The Henry Tolman II Collection of U.S. Revenues-Part One
 
Sale Number 915, Lot Number 3632, MedicineMercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a), Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a)Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a). Large margins, some red staining at center, small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT MERCADO AND SEULLY PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY ISSUE.

Only fifteen are recorded in the Aldrich census. Of these, only five are reported as sound.

5,500
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Revenues
2003-10-08
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 865, Lot Number 2184, Medicine StampsMercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a), Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a)Mercado & Seully, 2c Black, Old Paper (RS177a). Large margins to just barely in at right, few faults incl. repaired tears, thin spot, tiny pinhole and some toning, still Fine and rare, only fifteen are recorded in Aldrich census, ten are faulty

5,500
4,750
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