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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

Category — Edward Wilder and Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2193
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2193, Edward Wilder and Co.Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS265a), Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS265a)Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS265a). Large margins to full including bottom sheet margin, deep rich color, small natural paper wrinkle at bottom left entirely in margin, Very Fine and choice, only 14 are recorded in the Aldrich book and fewer than half are sound (one is no longer considered Scott RS265a so the count now stands at 13), this is the first sound example we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,750
1,300
2194
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2194, Edward Wilder and Co.Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS265b), Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS265b)Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS265b). Large margins all around, intense shade and impression, silk fibers are clearly visible, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp

325
475
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2195
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2195, Edward Wilder and Co.Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Watermarked Paper, Imperforate (RS265d), Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Watermarked Paper, Imperforate (RS265d)Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Watermarked Paper, Imperforate (RS265d). Large margins, lovely color and impression, tiny thin spot in "L" of "Louisville", Extremely Fine appearance, only 35 are recorded in the Aldrich book and less than half are sound -- we have never offered a sound copy since keeping computerized records, ex "Scarsdale"

300
350
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2196
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2196, Edward Wilder and Co.Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Experimental Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS265e), Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Experimental Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS265e)Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Experimental Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS265e). Large margins all around including plate layout line at top left, showing few short blue silk fibers, deep rich color in the so-called "blue green" shade which is typical of the later printings, tiny pinhole at right center in "Y" of "KY"

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

7,500
5,250
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2197
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2197, Edward Wilder and Co.Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Experimental Silk Paper, Die Cut (RS266e), Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Experimental Silk Paper, Die Cut (RS266e)Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Experimental Silk Paper, Die Cut (RS266e). Better margins than any others we have encountered, few short blue silk fibers, deep rich color, small faults including purple staining on back, Very Fine appearance, a scarce example of this experimental silk paper variety which is die cut, ex Bulkley, with 2012 P.F. certificate

900
600
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2198
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Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2198, Edward Wilder and Co.Edward Wilder, 4c Vermilion, Experimental Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS266Ae), Edward Wilder, 4c Vermilion, Experimental Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS266Ae)Edward Wilder, 4c Vermilion, Experimental Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS266Ae). Original gum which covers almost the entire back, large margins, radiant color, horizontal crease at bottom, two tiny pinholes

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

17,500
12,000
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2199
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2199, Edward Wilder and Co.Edward Wilder, 4c Vermilion, Silk Paper, Die Cut (RS267b), Edward Wilder, 4c Vermilion, Silk Paper, Die Cut (RS267b)Edward Wilder, 4c Vermilion, Silk Paper, Die Cut (RS267b). Bright color, slightly irregular margin at top but completely sound

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)

2,250
1,600
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2200
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2200, Edward Wilder and Co.Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS268b), Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS268b)Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS268b). Large margins all around, rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate

275
500
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2201
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2201, Edward Wilder and Co.Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, Watermarked Paper, Imperforate (RS268d), Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, Watermarked Paper, Imperforate (RS268d)Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, Watermarked Paper, Imperforate (RS268d). Large margins from the top row of the sheet with plate layout lines at top left, deep rich color, small thin spot at bottom

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.

2,250
2,100
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