VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT EDWARD WILDER ISSUE ON EXPERIMENTAL SILK PAPER IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL MEDICINE STAMPS. ONLY TWO ARE KNOWN.
The Edward Wilder stamp depicts the five-story building at 215 West Main St. in Louisville, which today is the location of the KFC Yum! Center Arena and is half a dozen blocks from the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. The die cut version of the 1c on experimental silk paper was first listed in Scott Catalogue in 1937, unpriced. The imperforate version on experimental silk paper is a relatively new discovery. The stamp offered here was sold in the Joyce sale as on old paper. However, the old paper stamps were printed in a distinctly different yellow green color (see lot 2193). The P.F. has certified one other, also from the top row of the sheet, which has a light vertical crease.
Ex Joyce and Ferry
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED IMPERFORATE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT VERMILION EDWARD WILDER ISSUE. ONE OF THE KEYS TO A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THESE ISSUES.
A fair number of imperforate 1c Edward Wilder stamps are known on a variety of papers (old, silk, watermarked and experimental silk). However, the stamp offered here is the only example of the 4c Vermilion known in imperforate form (it is on experimental silk paper). All other examples of the 4c Vermilion are die cut.
Ex Joyce and Bulkley. With 2012 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE DIE CUT 4-CENT VERMILION EDWARD WILDER ON SILK PAPER.
Only 18 are recorded in the Aldrich book, of which half are faulty. Ex Tolman and "Scarsdale". With 2012 P.F. certificate (F 70)
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE WILDER IMPERFORATE 4-CENT LAKE ON WATERMARKED PAPER.
Only 13 are recorded in the Aldrich book, which notes seven are sound. We have only been able to locate two sound copies.
Ex Joyce as left stamp in horizontal pair.