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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. Gates

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4325
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4325, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesAkron Match Co., 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO1a), Akron Match Co., 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO1a)Akron Match Co., 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO1a). Beautiful rich color, well-centered, "Feb. 70" handstamp, small crease, appears Very Fine, a fascinating Match design depicting the full moon

350
325
4326
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4326, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesAlexander's Matches, 1c Blue, Silk Paper (RO3b), Alexander's Matches, 1c Blue, Silk Paper (RO3b)Alexander's Matches, 1c Blue, Silk Paper (RO3b). Deep color, small faults and repaired at right, Fine appearance, the Aldrich census records only 13 examples of this Match stamp rarity, all but one have faults, this is only the third example we have offered since keeping computerized records

5,000
1,400
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4327
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4327, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesAlligator Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO8d), Alligator Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO8d)Alligator Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO8d). Large margins, rich color, small faults, appears Extremely Fine

140
80
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4328
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4328, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesAmerican Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO11a), American Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO11a)American Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO11a). Attractive shade, single vertical crease, appears Fine

550
300
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4329
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4329, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesAmerican Match Co., 3c Green, Old Paper (RO13a), American Match Co., 3c Green, Old Paper (RO13a)American Match Co., 3c Green, Old Paper (RO13a). Rich color and clear impression, attractive margins and centering, usual faults including sealed tear at top and small thins

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE PRIVATE DIE MATCH STAMP. ONLY TWELVE EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS.

Of the twelve recorded examples, nine are faulty to some degree. This is only the fourth we have offered since keeping computerized records

Small "repaired" backstamp

8,500
2,400
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4330
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4330, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesBarber Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO18d), Barber Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO18d)Barber Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO18d). Clear roulettes on three sides, repaired causing some light staining, Fine appearance and one of the rarest Match issues, there are only nine examples recorded in the Aldrich census

5,000
0
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4331
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4331, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesBarber & Peckham, 3c Black, Old Paper (RO21), Barber & Peckham, 3c Black, Old Paper (RO21)Barber & Peckham, 3c Black, Old Paper (RO21). Intense shade on bright paper, small corner repair, Very Fine appearance

275
110
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4332
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4332, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesB. Bendel & Co., 1c Brown, Watermarked (RO24d), B. Bendel & Co., 1c Brown, Watermarked (RO24d)B. Bendel & Co., 1c Brown, Watermarked (RO24d). Rich color, light purple cancel, repaired at top left, Fine appearance, Aldrich census records only 28 examples, none qualifying as Very Fine and many with ragged or damaged perforations

750
110
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4333
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4333, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesH. Bendel & Co., 12c Brown, Silk Paper (RO27b), H. Bendel & Co., 12c Brown, Silk Paper (RO27b)H. Bendel & Co., 12c Brown, Silk Paper (RO27b). Wonderfully rich color on fresh paper, couple thin spots and short perf at left, scarce, one of the most striking of the Match stamp designs

500
350
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4334
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4334, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesWm. Bond & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RO32b), Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RO32b)Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RO32b). Sharp impression, light blue handstamp cancel, Fine, 47 recorded in the Aldrich census

275
100
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4335
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4335, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesWm. Bond & Co., 4c Green, Pink Paper (RO33c), Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Green, Pink Paper (RO33c)Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Green, Pink Paper (RO33c). Deep color, blue handstamp cancel, Fine

200
70
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4336
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4336, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesBousfield & Poole, 1c Lilac, Old Paper (RO34a), Bousfield & Poole, 1c Lilac, Old Paper (RO34a)Bousfield & Poole, 1c Lilac, Old Paper (RO34a). Three wide margins and perfs clear at left, light crease, appears Fine

140
110
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4337
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4337, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesBousfield & Poole, 3c Lilac, Old Paper (RO36a), Bousfield & Poole, 3c Lilac, Old Paper (RO36a)Bousfield & Poole, 3c Lilac, Old Paper (RO36a). Slightly faded color, vertical crease as always, small stain at bottom, Very Fine appearance, only 20 are recorded in the Aldrich census

3,000
650
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4338
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4338, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesBousfield & Poole, 3c Black, Silk Paper (RO37b), Bousfield & Poole, 3c Black, Silk Paper (RO37b)Bousfield & Poole, 3c Black, Silk Paper (RO37b). Vertical pair, deep shade, without any of the creases or other faults that plague these long-format stamps, Very Fine, a beautiful pair

300
200
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4339
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4339, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesBoutell & Maynard, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO38b), Boutell & Maynard, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO38b)Boutell & Maynard, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO38b). Sharp impression, light crease, Fine appearance

325
120
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4340
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4340, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesBrown & Durling, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO43a), Brown & Durling, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO43a)Brown & Durling, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO43a). Crisp impression, thins, Fine appearance, of the 20 examples recorded in the Aldrich book he notes that only five are sound

2,250
500
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4341
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4341, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesBrown & Durling, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO44a), Brown & Durling, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO44a)Brown & Durling, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO44a). Rich color, neat "JRB Feb. 1867" printed cancel, Very Fine for this difficult issue

82
110
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4342
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4342, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesL. W. Buck & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO45a), L. W. Buck & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO45a)L. W. Buck & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO45a). Rich shade, well-centered, repaired at left, Very Fine appearance, only 20 are recorded in the Aldrich book

3,000
425
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4343
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4343, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesD. Burhans & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO46b), D. Burhans & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO46b)D. Burhans & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO46b). Showing many silk fibers, repaired vertical tear down the center

FINE APEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT D. BURHANS & CO. ISSUE ON SILK PAPER.

Only seven are recorded in the Aldrich census.

12,500
2,100
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4344
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4344, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesCharles Busch, 1c Black on Watermarked Paper (RO47d), Charles Busch, 1c Black on Watermarked Paper (RO47d)Charles Busch, 1c Black on Watermarked Paper (RO47d). Block of four, fresh, Very Fine and attractive

140
100
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4345
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4345, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesByam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO48a), Byam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO48a)Byam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO48a). Huge margins to just touching at bottom right, thin at bottom causing a slight translucent stain, two minor pinholes

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THIS MATCH STAMP RARITY.

Only fourteen are recorded in the Aldrich census. The vast majority of existing examples have faults to some degree

6,000
2,700
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4346
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4346, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesCannon Match Co., 1c Green on Pink Paper (RO57c), Cannon Match Co., 1c Green on Pink Paper (RO57c)Cannon Match Co., 1c Green on Pink Paper (RO57c). Block of four, bright color, thin affects two stamps, Very Fine appearance

220
80
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4347
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4347, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesChicago Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO60a), Chicago Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO60a)Chicago Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO60a). Deep shade, small closed tear at top, Fine appearance, scarce issue with only 42 recorded in Aldrich, of which he states nearly all have perfs touching

1,000
225
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4348
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4348, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesJas. L. Clark, 1c Green, Rouletted (RO63d), Jas. L. Clark, 1c Green, Rouletted (RO63d)Jas. L. Clark, 1c Green, Rouletted (RO63d). Deep color, small thin, appears Fine, only 30 are recorded in the Aldrich book and he surmises that some of this number would be turned down if re-examined

1,400
425
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4349
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4349, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesCramer & Kemp, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RO66u), Cramer & Kemp, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RO66u)Cramer & Kemp, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RO66u). Small faults and some very minor staining, Very Fine appearing example of the scarcer Ultramarine shade variety

500
90
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4350
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4350, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesW. E. Doolittle, 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO71a), W. E. Doolittle, 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO71a)W. E. Doolittle, 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO71a). Bright color, trivial corner crease and a small stain on back barely shows thru at left, otherwise Fine, only 51 are recorded in Aldrich census

550
100
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4351
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4351, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesWm. Gates, 6c Black, Old Paper (RO90a), Wm. Gates, 6c Black, Old Paper (RO90a)Wm. Gates, 6c Black, Old Paper (RO90a). Unusually fresh, light vertical crease, appears Very Fine

200
80
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4352
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Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4352, Private Die Match Stamps, Akron thru Wm. GatesWilliam Gates' Sons, 1c Black, Rouletted (RO93d), William Gates' Sons, 1c Black, Rouletted (RO93d)William Gates' Sons, 1c Black, Rouletted (RO93d). Small part original gum, dark shade, small thin spot in the watermark, Fine appearance, only 14 recorded in the Aldrich census and this is only the second example we have offered since keeping computerized records

3,250
4,000
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