Sale 1007 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 March, 2011

Category — Private Die Proprietary (RS)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3142
 
Sale 1007, Lot 3142, Private Die Proprietary (RS)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 2c Black, Large Die Proof, 2c Blue, Large Die Trial color Proof Paper (RS199P1, RS199TC1). Two of former, one die sunk on card 55 x 65mm, other off card, 44 x 48mm, two of latter, one off card, 45 x 48mm and other cut to shape and faulty (not counted), others Very Fine

575
225
3143
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Sale 1007, Lot 3143, Private Die Proprietary (RS)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 2c Blue on Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS199b). Unused (no gum), large margins, fresh and bright, faint horizontal crease

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY REVENUE STAMP.

Ex Lilly

4,250
1,300
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3144
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Sale 1007, Lot 3144, Private Die Proprietary (RS)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4c Black on Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS200b). Unused (no gum), margins to slightly in, trivial corner margin thin spot, Fine for this Private Die Proprietary rarity

5,500
0
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3145
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Sale 1007, Lot 3145, Private Die Proprietary (RS)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4c Black on Silk Paper, Perforated (RS203b). Unused (no gum), intense shade, centered to bottom as are most known examples, Fine and very scarce

2,000
800
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3146
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Sale 1007, Lot 3146, Private Die Proprietary (RS)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4c Black on Silk Paper, Perforated (RS203b). Unused (no gum), small repaired faults, Fine appearance, ex Lilly

2,000
225
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3147
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Sale 1007, Lot 3147, Private Die Proprietary (RS)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4c Black on Watermarked Paper, Perforated (RS203b). Unused (no gum), clear impression, small thin spot at top, Fine appearance, very rare with less than twelve examples recorded

3,250
1,800
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3148
P
Sale 1007, Lot 3148, Private Die Proprietary (RS)Hostetter Co., 2-1/2c black, Large Die Proof on India (RS285P1). Wonderfully fresh, neatly pressed vertical crease in center, Extremely Fine appearance, very few known if not unique, unlisted in Scott U.S. Specialized

E. 500-750
550
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3149
 
Hostetter & Smith, Hostetter Co. Private Die Medicine Accumulation. Former incl. pages from the Joyce collection with the unique model, issued and trial color die proofs, few plate proofs, more Joyce items with R3c with "H&S" handstamp cancels, RS132b, c and d with double transfers, CSA N0. 6 pair on folded letter, writer inquires about availability of the product, one share of stock purchased by Joyce in 1937, other advertising covers, paper ephemera with ten different years of "Hostetter's Illustrated United States Almanac" (1870 to 1894), latter with two complete sheets of 50 each of No. RS285 on watermarked paper, pos. 41 with unlisted double transfer of top left corner frame line

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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3150
 
Private Die Proprietary Medicine Lots From the September 1991 Morton Dean Joyce Auction and Kelleher Sale No. 597, May 1995 . Lots from 1991 sale: 1472, 1766,1913, 2311 and 2759; lots from 1995 sale: 1526, 1611-1613, 1627 and 1835, virtually all are die proofs (issued and trial colors) with a model, and ephemera, few plate proofs, companies incl. Reuben P. Hall, H.A. Ingham & Co., B.J. Kendall & Co., Wells, Richardson & Co. and Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, the common thread with these lots is that all of the listed companies were either from Vermont or New Hampshire, Fine-Very Fine, a rare and valuable group

E. 4,000-5,000
5,500
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