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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

Category — Dr. John Bull thru J.S. Burdsal and Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2037
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2037, Dr. John Bull thru J.S. Burdsal and Co.Dr. John Bull, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RS42c), Dr. John Bull, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RS42c)Dr. John Bull, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RS42c). Detailed impression, choice centering with wide margins, small thin spot at top, Very Fine appearance, only 28 recorded in the Aldrich book, ex Turner and Himpsl, with 2011 P.F. certificate

855
500
2038
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2038, Dr. John Bull thru J.S. Burdsal and Co.Dr. John Bull, 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS42e), Dr. John Bull, 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS42e)Dr. John Bull, 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS42e). Intense shade and impression, several blue and brown threads readily apparent, small faults, Very Fine appearance, scarce, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,100
850
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2039
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2039, Dr. John Bull thru J.S. Burdsal and Co.Dr. John Bull, 4c Blue, Pink Paper (RS43c), Dr. John Bull, 4c Blue, Pink Paper (RS43c)Dr. John Bull, 4c Blue, Pink Paper (RS43c). Pretty shade on characteristic Pink paper, faint toning, tiny surface scuff, otherwise Very Fine, surprisingly difficult to obtain, the Aldrich book records 34 copies, we have offered only two others since keeping computerized records, none was contained in the "Scarsdale" collection, ex Turner and Himpsl, with 2011 P.F. certificate

600
450
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2040
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2040, Dr. John Bull thru J.S. Burdsal and Co.Dr. John Bull, 4c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RS43u), Dr. John Bull, 4c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RS43u)Dr. John Bull, 4c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RS43u). Bright color, few minor perf flaws, small tear at bottom right, trivial toning spots are barely noticeable

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT DR. JOHN BULL ISSUE IN ULTRAMARINE. ONLY SEVEN ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH BOOK.

Of the seven examples recorded in Aldrich, only three are sound. Ex Joyce, Tolman and "Scarsdale". With 2012 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,300
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2041
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2041, Dr. John Bull thru J.S. Burdsal and Co.J. S. Burdsal & Co., 1c Black, Orange Wrapper, Silk Paper (RS45b), J. S. Burdsal & Co., 1c Black, Orange Wrapper, Silk Paper (RS45b)J. S. Burdsal & Co., 1c Black, Orange Wrapper, Silk Paper (RS45b). Three large margins as usually found on all paper types for this issue, paper with deep Orange color, few faults including thin spots, pinhole and small tear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE J. S. BURDSAL & CO. ON ORANGE SILK PAPER IS ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF MEDICINE STAMP COLLECTING. ONLY FIVE ARE RECORDED IN THE CENSUS, AND THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

The Aldrich book reports only five examples of this issue. However, the number could be smaller, because some examples of the Yellow silk paper variety, Scott RS45Ab, may be included in Aldrich's count. The latter was only recently listed as a separate Scott number (post-2012).

Ex Dill and Joyce.

4,250
12,500
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2042
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2042, Dr. John Bull thru J.S. Burdsal and Co.J. S. Burdsal & Co., 1c Black, Orange Wrapper, Watermarked Paper (RS45d), J. S. Burdsal & Co., 1c Black, Orange Wrapper, Watermarked Paper (RS45d)J. S. Burdsal & Co., 1c Black, Orange Wrapper, Watermarked Paper (RS45d). Three large margins as normally found on this issue, light creases most likely from placement over container, Very Fine appearance, only 22 are recorded in the Aldrich book, purple backstamp

1,650
3,500
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