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Sale 1173 — The Grant Inman Collection, Part 7: Private Die Medicine Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

Category — A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2077
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2077, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.A. L. Helmbold's, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RS110c), A. L. Helmbold's, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RS110c)A. L. Helmbold's, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RS110c). Gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color on deep pink paper, completely sound, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal condition rarity, ex Bulkley, with 2012 P.F. certificate

500
1,000
2078
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2078, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.John F. Henry, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS112a), John F. Henry, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS112a)John F. Henry, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS112a). Bright color, few faults including light creases, thin spot, some slight rubbing, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, only 34 are recorded in the Aldrich book and less than ten are sound, "HHH" backstamp shows thru

900
700
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2079
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2079, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.John F. Henry, 4c Bister, Old Paper (RS113a), John F. Henry, 4c Bister, Old Paper (RS113a)John F. Henry, 4c Bister, Old Paper (RS113a). Bright color, few faults including thins, light creases and small tear, still Very Fine appearance, only 20 are recorded in the Aldrich book and very few are sound, with "G.S.D." backstamp

2,000
1,900
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2080
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2080, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.Herrick's Pills, 1c Black, Old Paper, Imperforate Pair (RS117i), Herrick's Pills, 1c Black, Old Paper, Imperforate Pair (RS117i)Herrick's Pills, 1c Black, Old Paper, Imperforate Pair (RS117i). Large to huge margins including bottom right sheet margins, faint creases are barely noticeable

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE POSITION PAIR OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT HERRICK'S PILLS ON OLD PAPER.

The Joyce collection contained a complete sheet of 30, which is the only known source of this variety. Ex Tolman.

3,000
2,200
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2081
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2081, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.Herrick's Pills & Plasters, 1c Red, Experimental Silk Paper (RS118e), Herrick's Pills & Plasters, 1c Red, Experimental Silk Paper (RS118e)Herrick's Pills & Plasters, 1c Red, Experimental Silk Paper (RS118e). Neat "H. F. M. Mch 1-71" precancel, vibrant color, several clearly evident blue silk fibers, few perf flaws including clipped at top left, otherwise Fine, scarce, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,250
4,000
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2082
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Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2082, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.J. E. Hetherington, 2c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS120d), J. E. Hetherington, 2c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS120d)J. E. Hetherington, 2c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS120d). Large part original gum, intense shade and impression, choice centering with well-balanced margins, tiny corner perf thin at bottom right, Extremely Fine appearance, only 36 are recorded in the Aldrich book and this is one of the finest we have encountered, especially desirable with part original gum, with 2009 P.F. certificate

725
550
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2083
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2083, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.J. E. Hetherington, 3c Black, Watermarked Paper, Imperforate Pair (RS121id), J. E. Hetherington, 3c Black, Watermarked Paper, Imperforate Pair (RS121id)J. E. Hetherington, 3c Black, Watermarked Paper, Imperforate Pair (RS121id). Large margins all around, crisp impression, light vertical crease at left, appears Very Fine, only 23 are recorded in the Aldrich book, ex Tolman

2,250
1,500
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2084
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2084, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS123c), Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS123c)Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS123c). Detailed impression, trivial natural paper wrinkle at top left, Very Fine, only 38 are recorded in the Aldrich book

525
400
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2085
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2085, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS123d), Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS123d)Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS123d). Intense shade and impression, typical centering for this difficult issue, faint diagonal crease below the circle, Very Fine appearance, very scarce, only 15 are recorded in the Aldrich book and probably less than a half dozen are sound, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,500
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2086
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2086, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.The Home Bitters Co., 2c Blue, Watermarked Paper (RS128d), The Home Bitters Co., 2c Blue, Watermarked Paper (RS128d)The Home Bitters Co., 2c Blue, Watermarked Paper (RS128d). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color, light vertical crease at left, Extremely Fine appearing example of this beautiful design

250
160
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2087
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2087, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.The Home Bitters Co., 3c Green, Silk Paper, Pink Paper, Watermarked Paper, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Watermarked Paper (RS129b, RS129c, RS129d, RS130b, RS130d), The Home Bitters Co., 3c Green, Silk Paper, Pink Paper, Watermarked Paper, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Watermarked Paper (RS129b, RS129c, RS129d, RS130b, RS130d)The Home Bitters Co., 3c Green, Silk Paper, Pink Paper, Watermarked Paper, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Watermarked Paper (RS129b, RS129c, RS129d, RS130b, RS130d). Choice centering, last with part of captured imprint at right, few small imperfections, appear Very Fine, an excellent opportunity to acquire a complete set of all three papers of the 3c and both papers of the 4c for this issue, last is ex Joyce

1,060
750
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2088
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2088, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.Hostetter & Smith, 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS132e), Hostetter & Smith, 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS132e)Hostetter & Smith, 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS132e). Several blue silk fibers clearly evident, large margins to clear, few faults including toned spot, light creases, thin spots and small tears, otherwise Fine and rare example of this experimental silk paper, very few are known and this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,250
3,500
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2089
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2089, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.S. D. Howe, 4c Blue, Silk Paper (RS134b), S. D. Howe, 4c Blue, Silk Paper (RS134b)S. D. Howe, 4c Blue, Silk Paper (RS134b). Choice centering, bright shade, single soiled perf at top left, Very Fine, scarce in essentially sound and centered condition, ex Tolman and "Scarsdale", with 2012 P.F. certificate

500
475
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2090
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2090, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.S. D. Howe, 4c Green, Silk Paper (RS136b), S. D. Howe, 4c Green, Silk Paper (RS136b)S. D. Howe, 4c Green, Silk Paper (RS136b). Bright color, light handstamp at left is barely noticeable, short perf at left, appears Very Fine, ms. "No. 6" on back, only 36 are recorded in the Aldrich book, ex Tolman

475
225
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2091
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2091, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.C. E. Hull & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RS138a), C. E. Hull & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RS138a)C. E. Hull & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RS138a). Choice centering with wide margins, intense shade and impression, completely sound, Extremely Fine, ex Bulkley, with 2012 P.F. certificate

325
600
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2092
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2092, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.T. J. Husband, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS139a), T. J. Husband, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS139a)T. J. Husband, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS139a). Large to full margins, bright color, few thin spots, vertical crease at center, appears Very Fine, only 25 are recorded in the Aldrich book of which 16 are faulty, ex Tolman

2,500
1,600
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2093
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Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2093, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.James A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Old Paper (RS143a), James A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Old Paper (RS143a)James A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Old Paper (RS143a). Original gum, h.r., rich color and detailed impression, few thin spots, Fine appearance, scarce with original gum, only 20 are recorded in the Aldrich book, small "GSD" backstamp

2,250
1,200
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2094
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2094, A.L. Helmbold's thru James A. Jackson and Co.James A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Silk Paper (RS143b), James A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Silk Paper (RS143b)James A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Silk Paper (RS143b). Fresh deep color, choice centering and margins, small thin spot at left, Very Fine appearance, only 51 are recorded in Aldrich book, ex "Scarsdale", with 2006 P.F. certificate

400
300
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