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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

Category — Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2043
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2043, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Joseph Burnett & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS46a), Joseph Burnett & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS46a)Joseph Burnett & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS46a). Crisp impression, Fine example of this beautiful design, rare in sound condition, ex "Scarsdale", with 2012 P.F. certificate

110
550
2044
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2044, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Joseph Burnett & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS46c), Joseph Burnett & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS46c)Joseph Burnett & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS46c). Full to wide margins, minor internal paper wrinkle on back described on accompanying certificate as "internal paper rift", otherwise Very Fine, only 36 recorded in Aldrich book, ex "Scarsdale", with 2009 P.F. certificate

400
850
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2045
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2045, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.J. W. Campion & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS47b), J. W. Campion & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS47b)J. W. Campion & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS47b). Large margins, intense shade and impression, faint vertical crease at left is barely noticeable, appears Extremely Fine, only 36 are recorded in the Aldrich book, ex Tolman

550
425
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2046
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2046, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.J. W. Campion & Co., 4c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS47d), J. W. Campion & Co., 4c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS47d)J. W. Campion & Co., 4c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS47d). Large margins all around, intense shade and impression, faint diagonal crease at bottom right, Extremely Fine appearance, a beautiful stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate

425
350
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2047
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2047, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Cannon & Co., 4c Green, Silk, Pink and Watermarked Papers (RS49b, RS49c, RS49d), Cannon & Co., 4c Green, Silk, Pink and Watermarked Papers (RS49b, RS49c, RS49d)Cannon & Co., 4c Green, Silk, Pink and Watermarked Papers (RS49b, RS49c, RS49d). Three, first large margins all around, small fault at bottom left, Very Fine, second with three full margins, touched at right, Fine, third three large margins to close at top, thinned, Fine appearance, these are attractive examples of the stamps used on Dr. Cheeseman's "Female Regulating Pills"

517
750
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2048
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2048, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Dr. A. W. Chase, Son & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS53d), Dr. A. W. Chase, Son & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS53d)Dr. A. W. Chase, Son & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS53d). Huge margins three sides, centered to bottom (as are the other two examples of this issue we have been able to locate), clear watermark, unusual lettering at top left which may be plate no. or other production notation, small internal flaw is barely noticeable, small ink mark at top right

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT RARITY OF MATCH & MEDICINE COLLECTING. THE ONE-CENT DR. A.W. CHASE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER IS EXTREMELY RARE.

The 1c Dr. Chase stamp was issued on silk paper in June of 1877 by National Bank Note Co., who also produced the dies and plates. Prior to October 1, 1880 the American Bank Note Company took over production, and issued a small number of the 1c stamps on watermarked paper. We have been able to locate only two others: one is ex Joyce, the other is ex Tolman and "Scarsdale". It is not listed in the Aldrich census.

10,000
6,500
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2049
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2049, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Wm. E. Clarke, 3c Blue, Watermarked Paper (RS56d), Wm. E. Clarke, 3c Blue, Watermarked Paper (RS56d)Wm. E. Clarke, 3c Blue, Watermarked Paper (RS56d). Huge margins with absolutely perfect centering, pretty pastel color, tiny thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance, an attractive example of this wonderful design, one of the stamps from the 1998 "Celebrate the Century" sheets was based on this design (Scott No. 3182f)

350
400
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2050
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2050, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Collins Bros., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RS59b), Collins Bros., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RS59b)Collins Bros., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RS59b). Choice centering, proof-like impression, fresh and Very Fine, a surprisingly difficult issue to find in sound condition and with perfs not into the design, this is the finest we have encountered, ex Tolman and "Scarsdale", with 2012 P.F. certificate

750
3,500
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2051
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2051, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Cook & Bernheimer, 4c Blue, Watermarked Paper (RS61d), Cook & Bernheimer, 4c Blue, Watermarked Paper (RS61d)Cook & Bernheimer, 4c Blue, Watermarked Paper (RS61d). Wide margins and well-centered, rich color, small thin spot and few perf flaws, otherwise Very Fine, ex "Scarsdale"

110
150
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2052
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2052, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Oliver Crook & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS65a), Oliver Crook & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS65a)Oliver Crook & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS65a). Detailed impression, few faults including small tears and thin spots, Very Fine appearance, surprisingly scarce, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records (none were mentioned in group lots either), the stamp was intended to be broken when the bottle was opened

500
700
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2053
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2053, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Curtis & Brown, 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS69e), Curtis & Brown, 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS69e)Curtis & Brown, 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS69e). Showing several blue silk threads, bright shade, unobtrusive thin spot, faint diagonal crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT CURTIS & BROWN ISSUE ON EXPERIMENTAL SILK PAPER.

This is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records.

2,750
5,750
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2054
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2054, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Curtis & Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, Silk Paper (RS72b), Curtis & Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, Silk Paper (RS72b)Curtis & Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, Silk Paper (RS72b). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, detailed impression, perf flaw at top right, small tear at top center, light vertical crease at left, otherwise Extremely Fine, scarce, only 16 recorded in the Aldrich book

2,450
1,400
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2055
 
Sale Number 1173, Lot Number 2055, Joseph Burnett thru Curtis and Brown Mfg. Co.Curtis & Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS72d), Curtis & Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS72d)Curtis & Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, Watermarked Paper (RS72d). Choice centering, few faults including creases, thin spots and small pinholes, otherwise Very Fine, only 24 are recorded in the Aldrich book and at least 16 have faults

1,750
1,000
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