VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ALEXANDER'S ONE-CENT BLUE ON SILK PAPER. ONLY 13 ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST AND MOST ARE DEFECTIVE.
The Aldrich census records only 13 examples of this Match stamp rarity. All but one have faults and many are defective and repaired. Two of the three others we have previously sold are repaired with perfs into the design, and the other had central thinning.
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE AMERICAN MATCH CO. ROCK ISLAND PRIVATE DIE STAMP. ONLY TWELVE EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS AND AT LEAST NINE ARE FAULTY TO SOME DEGREE.
Of the twelve examples recorded in the Aldrich book, only three are potentially sound. We offered one in our Sale 1067, but the perfs are into the design on two sides.
FINE APPEARANCE. A PARTICULARLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE ONE-CENT BARBER MATCH CO. ROULETTED ISSUE. ONLY NINE ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS.
This issue is frequently counterfeited, as the supply of regularly perforated 1c watermarked stamps is plentiful. There are nine examples recorded in the Aldrich census, but at least one of those has received a negative certificate from The Philatelic Foundation.
Ex "Scarsdale". With 2005 and 2010 P.F. certificates
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE BOUSFIELD & POOLE 3-CENT MATCH ISSUE ON OLD PAPER, IN AN UNUSUAL COLOR.
In Private Die Match Stamps by Christopher West, the nom-de-plume of Elliott Perry, the author states "it is hard to say what the color looked like when it was printed for the stamps always have a faded out appearance and range from a dirty pale grayish brown to a deeper reddish brown that is not quite so hideously unattractive." The example offered here has a far more distinct color than the other two found with Power Search.
The Aldrich census contains 20 examples, of which 15 have faults. Ex Tolman and "Scarsdale"