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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

Category — Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van Duzer

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2177
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2177, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerDr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS237b), Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS237b)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS237b). Choice centering, rich color, small thin spot at right, appears Extremely Fine, ex Tolman

250
250
2178
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2178, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerDr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Watermarked Paper, Perforated (RS237d), Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Watermarked Paper, Perforated (RS237d)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Watermarked Paper, Perforated (RS237d). Deep rich color, completely sound

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE DR. G. W. SWETT 4-CENT PERFORATED ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER.

The Aldrich book records only 19 examples, of which less than five are sound. The "Scarsdale" copy, offered as sound, was later determined to have small thin spots.

2,750
2,000
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2179
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2179, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerDr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Watermarked Paper, Perforated and Die Cut (RS238d), Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Watermarked Paper, Perforated and Die Cut (RS238d)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Watermarked Paper, Perforated and Die Cut (RS238d). Bright color, choice centering for this difficult issue, completely sound

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT DR. G. W. SWETT PERF AND DIE CUT ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER. ONLY THREE ARE REPORTED TO BE SOUND.

The Aldrich book records a total of 9 copies, of which at least six are faulty.

Ex Tolman. Small purple "L.R." backstamp. Signed E. Stern. With 2007 P.F. certificate

3,250
2,000
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2180
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2180, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerGeorge Talcott, 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS240c), George Talcott, 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS240c)George Talcott, 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS240c). Choice centering with huge margins, intense impression on deep Pink paper, small thin spot at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE GEORGE TALCOTT 4-CENT ON PINK PAPER. ONLY SIX ARE RECORDED.

At least four of the six copies recorded in the Aldrich book are faulty. This is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records, and has far better centering than the two others we were able to locate in our digital records.

Ex Tolman and "Scarsdale". Small "D. & Co." backstamp. With 2012 P.F. certificate as sound (VF 80)

12,000
10,500
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2181
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2181, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerUnited States Proprietary Medicine Co., 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS243e), United States Proprietary Medicine Co., 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS243e)United States Proprietary Medicine Co., 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS243e). Wonderful wide margins, detailed impression, clear short blue silk fiber, light vertical crease, Very Fine and choice appearance, ex "Scarsdale", with 2012 P.F. certificate

350
300
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2182
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2182, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerUnited States Proprietary Medicine Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS244a), United States Proprietary Medicine Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS244a)United States Proprietary Medicine Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS244a). Detailed impression, few faults including soiling, light creases and thin spots, appears Very Fine, scarce, only 20 are recorded in the Aldrich book and most have significant faults

2,500
1,600
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2183
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2183, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerU.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black Wrapper, Experimental Silk Paper (RS245e), U.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black Wrapper, Experimental Silk Paper (RS245e)U.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black Wrapper, Experimental Silk Paper (RS245e). Three large margins, just in at left, several easily visible short blue silk fibers, usual light creases, Very Fine appearance, scarce

1,250
850
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2184
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2184, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerU.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange Wrapper, Old Paper (RS247a), U.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange Wrapper, Old Paper (RS247a)U.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange Wrapper, Old Paper (RS247a). Huge margins on three sides, unusually large margin at left, usual light creases not mentioned on accompanying certificate, few small thin spots, small stain spot at top left, sealed internal tear entirely in margin at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine, ex "Scarsdale", with 2012 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,200
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2185
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2185, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerU.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange Red Wrapper, Old Paper (RS248a), U.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange Red Wrapper, Old Paper (RS248a)U.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange Red Wrapper, Old Paper (RS248a). Three large margins, just in at left, few light natural pre-printing paperfolds, few creases, small thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT UNITED STATES PROPRIETARY MEDICINE COMPANY ISSUE ON ORANGE RED WRAPPER.

Only 16 are recorded in the Aldrich book, of which 10 are reported as faulty. Given the nature of this paper, its size and use, we would be surprised if there were truly six examples that are completely sound. "G.S.D." backstamp

3,750
2,100
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2186
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2186, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerU.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange Red Wrapper, Silk Paper (RS248b), U.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange Red Wrapper, Silk Paper (RS248b)U.S. Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange Red Wrapper, Silk Paper (RS248b). Three large margins, unusually wide margin at left, tiny nick at edge of top margin, light creases, tiny pinhole at right just outside design, minor soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONE-CENT UNITED STATES PROPRIETARY MEDICINE COMPANY ISSUE ON ORANGE RED SILK PAPER IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL PRIVATE DIE MEDICINE STAMPS. ONLY THREE ARE RECORDED.

Only three examples on silk paper are recorded in the Aldrich book. The book notes one is sound, but the three we have been able to locate all have faults. The example offered here is the most presentable of the three.

Ex Joyce and offered to the market for the first time since 1991

10,000
6,250
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2187
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2187, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerS. R. Van Duzer, 4c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS249d), S. R. Van Duzer, 4c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS249d)S. R. Van Duzer, 4c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS249d). Wide beautifully balanced margins, two line "S.R.V.D. Mar. 1, 1879" printed precancel, crisp shade and impression, Extremely Fine, wonderful quality for this ornately designed issue, ex "Scarsdale", with 2006 P.F. certificate

210
450
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2188
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2188, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerDr. J. Walker, 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS253e), Dr. J. Walker, 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS253e)Dr. J. Walker, 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS253e). Deep shade on fresh paper, clear short blue silk fibers, small thin and pinhole, otherwise Very Fine, surprisingly scarce stamp from a manufacturer whose claim to fame was that his products were free from alcohol, ex "Scarsdale", with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,500
850
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2189
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2189, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerWest India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Silk Paper (RS264b), West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Silk Paper (RS264b)West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Silk Paper (RS264b). Choice centering, detailed impression, two light vertical creases, tiny pinhole at top left, appears Very Fine, only 39 are recorded in the Aldrich book and over half have faults, ex Tolman

250
250
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2190
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2190, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerWest India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Pink Paper (RS264c), West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Pink Paper (RS264c)West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Pink Paper (RS264c). Choice centering with well-balanced margins, intense shade and impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful sound example of this issue, ex Tolman

400
700
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2191
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2191, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerWest India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Watermarked Paper (RS264d), West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Watermarked Paper (RS264d)West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Watermarked Paper (RS264d). Choice centering for this difficult issue, crisp impression, two faint vertical creases, Very Fine appearance, only 27 are recorded in the Aldrich book, ex Turner and Himpsl, with 2011 P.F. certificate

750
650
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2192
og
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2192, Dr. George W. Swett thru S.R. Van DuzerWest India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die II, Watermarked Paper (RS264Ad), West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die II, Watermarked Paper (RS264Ad)West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die II, Watermarked Paper (RS264Ad). Original gum, h.r., well-balanced margins, light creases, appears Extremely Fine, only 30 are recorded, including a vertical strip of four, and it is rare with original gum, ex Tolman

675
475
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