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Sale 1061 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 November, 2013

Category — Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned Fruit

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4353
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4353, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitA. Goldback, 1c Green, Silk Paper (RO96b), A. Goldback, 1c Green, Silk Paper (RO96b)A. Goldback, 1c Green, Silk Paper (RO96b). Well-centered, bright and fresh, faint trace of a horizontal crease, appears Very Fine

200
60
4354
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4354, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitT. Gorman & Bro., 1c Black, Old paper (RO97a), T. Gorman & Bro., 1c Black, Old paper (RO97a)T. Gorman & Bro., 1c Black, Old paper (RO97a). Bright shade, rounded corner perf, Fine, scarce with only 29 recorded in Aldrich census, of which 21 have perfs cutting into the design and the vast majority has faults

900
300
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4355
bl
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4355, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitGreenleaf & Co., 1c Green on Silk Paper (RO100b), Greenleaf & Co., 1c Green on Silk Paper (RO100b)Greenleaf & Co., 1c Green on Silk Paper (RO100b). Block of four, rich color, top left stamp with light corner crease and small scuff, otherwise Fine

500
180
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4356
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4356, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitGreenleaf & Co., 5c Orange, Silk Paper (RO102b), Greenleaf & Co., 5c Orange, Silk Paper (RO102b)Greenleaf & Co., 5c Orange, Silk Paper (RO102b). Attractive color with many silk fibers clearly visible, two small thins and a couple short perfs at top

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT GREENLEAF MATCH STAMP ON SILK PAPER.

Only 15 examples are recorded in the Aldrich book

4,500
1,000
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4357
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4357, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitCharles S. Hale, 1c Green, Pink Paper (RO106c), Charles S. Hale, 1c Green, Pink Paper (RO106c)Charles S. Hale, 1c Green, Pink Paper (RO106c). Excellent centering, intensely rich color and a sharp impression, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp and rare in this quality

300
750
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4358
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4358, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitL. G. Hunt, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO113a), L. G. Hunt, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO113a)L. G. Hunt, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO113a). Attractive centering, small flaws, Very Fine appearance

400
200
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4359
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4359, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitL. G. Hunt, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO113b), L. G. Hunt, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO113b)L. G. Hunt, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO113b). Red "Apr. 10th '74 G. & G." handstamp, deep shade, small thin spot, Fine appearance, only 22 are recorded in Aldrich

1,650
300
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4360
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4360, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitP. T. Ives, 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO117d), P. T. Ives, 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO117d)P. T. Ives, 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO117d). Bright color, couple creases and thin at top, Very Fine appearance, only 37 are recorded in Aldrich book

650
150
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4361
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4361, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitJohn J. Macklin & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper, Rouletted (RO129a), John J. Macklin & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper, Rouletted (RO129a)John J. Macklin & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper, Rouletted (RO129a). Torn in half horizontally and expertly repaired -- the fragile nature of the paper means nearly all have faults

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE ONE-CENT ROULETTED JOHN J. MACKLIN & CO. MATCH STAMP.

The history of this stamp is recorded in the book Private Die Match Stamps by Christopher West, the nom-de-plume of Elliott Perry. In the book, he notes that the stamps were printed by American Phototype Co. When other match manufacturers saw the inferior workmanship of the stamp, they called it to the attention of Butler, Carpenter & Co., who reported it to the authorities as a stamp easy to counterfeit. Butler & Carpenter refused to print from the same plate. Macklin refused to have a new plate made due to the cost (he had lost his business several times due to fire) and used 1c Proprietary stamps for a period of time.

Small "repaired" backstamp. Only eleven examples are recorded in the Aldrich census (this one not included). Of these, at least eight are faulty.

10,000
4,000
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4362
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4362, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitN.Y. Match Co., 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO136a), N.Y. Match Co., 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO136a)N.Y. Match Co., 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO136a). Bright color, lightened ms. mark at left, small thin, Fine appearance, of the 34 recorded in the Aldrich book only 8 are potentially sound

1,000
110
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4363
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4363, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitNew York Match Co., 5c Blue, Silk Paper (RO139b), New York Match Co., 5c Blue, Silk Paper (RO139b)New York Match Co., 5c Blue, Silk Paper (RO139b). Dark color, thins and a small repair at left, Fine appearance, only 22 are recorded in Aldrich book and of these at least 15 have faults, all of the four copies in the Joyce collection were faulty

1,500
200
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4364
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4364, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitN. & C. (Newbauer & Co.), 4c Green on Pink Paper (RO140c), N. & C. (Newbauer & Co.), 4c Green on Pink Paper (RO140c)N. & C. (Newbauer & Co.), 4c Green on Pink Paper (RO140c). Faint magenta cancel, rich color, Very Fine

140
150
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4365
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4365, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitPierce Match Co., 1c Green, Old Paper (RO145a), Pierce Match Co., 1c Green, Old Paper (RO145a)Pierce Match Co., 1c Green, Old Paper (RO145a). Deep rich color, small faults and repaired at bottom, Fine appearance, the striking volcano design of this stamp makes it one of the most popular and unusual Private Die issues, it is all but impossible to find sound, with 16 of the 21 recorded in Aldrich faulty

4,000
650
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4366
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4366, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitV. R. Powell, 1c Black, Buff Wrapper, Cut to Shape (RO150a), V. R. Powell, 1c Black, Buff Wrapper, Cut to Shape (RO150a)V. R. Powell, 1c Black, Buff Wrapper, Cut to Shape (RO150a). Margins all around, usual faults associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance, only 21 of the cut to shape buff wrappers are recorded in Aldrich census, 15 of which are faulty to some degree

2,750
300
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4367
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4367, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitV. R. Powell, 1c Black, Buff Wrapper, Cut to Shape (RO150a), V. R. Powell, 1c Black, Buff Wrapper, Cut to Shape (RO150a)V. R. Powell, 1c Black, Buff Wrapper, Cut to Shape (RO150a). Usual faults incl. a couple pinholes, Fine appearance, only 21 of the cut to shape buff wrappers are recorded in Aldrich census, 15 of which are faulty to some degree

2,750
225
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4368
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4368, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitV. R. Powell, 1c Black, White Wrapper, Cut to Shape (RO151a), V. R. Powell, 1c Black, White Wrapper, Cut to Shape (RO151a)V. R. Powell, 1c Black, White Wrapper, Cut to Shape (RO151a). Margins nearly all around, typical faults and bottom left corner repaired, Fine appearance, the Aldrich census records only 16 of the White Wrapper variety

4,500
1,200
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4369
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4369, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitH. & W. Roeber, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RO160u), H. & W. Roeber, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RO160u)H. & W. Roeber, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RO160u). Pastel color, horizontal crease and small thin, appears Fine, very scarce despite the modest catalog value

300
350
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4370
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4370, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitSan Francisco Match Co., 12c Blue, Silk Paper (RO165b), San Francisco Match Co., 12c Blue, Silk Paper (RO165b)San Francisco Match Co., 12c Blue, Silk Paper (RO165b). Rich color, typical small faults, Fine appearance, a highly collectible example of this striking Match design

700
550
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4371
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4371, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitWilmington Parlor Match Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO182e), Wilmington Parlor Match Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO182e)Wilmington Parlor Match Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO182e). Crisp shade on fresh paper, perfs slightly blunted by scissors separation, otherwise Very Fine

500
0
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4372
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4372, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitWise & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO183a), Wise & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO183a)Wise & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO183a). Choice centering, small repair at right, Extremely Fine appearance, only 23 are recorded in Aldrich census

2,000
425
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4373
 
Sale Number 1061, Lot Number 4373, Private Die Match Stamps, Goldback thru Wise, Private Die Canned FruitCANNED FRUIT, T. Kensett & Co., 1c Green, Old Paper (RP1a), CANNED FRUIT, T. Kensett & Co., 1c Green, Old Paper (RP1a)CANNED FRUIT, T. Kensett & Co., 1c Green, Old Paper (RP1a). Deep rich color, thin and a few pulled perfs at top right, small faint stain, otherwise Fine, a very scarce example of the only Private Die Canned Fruit stamp, 20 of the 27 examples recorded in Aldrich census are faulty, many profoundly so and a number also showing rust stains from the fruit cans

2,500
1,000
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