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Sale 1160 — The Grant Inman Collection, Part 5: Match and Other Private Die Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

Category — Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & Dunham

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
801
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 801, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamAkron Match Co., 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO1), Akron Match Co., 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO1)Akron Match Co., 1c Blue, Old Paper (RO1). Choice centering, bright color, "Feb. 70" handstamp (or possibly printed cancel), small faults, otherwise Very Fine, ex Tolman and "Scarsdale"

350
375
802
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 802, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamAlexander's Matches, 1c Orange, Silk Paper (RO2b), Alexander's Matches, 1c Orange, Silk Paper (RO2b)Alexander's Matches, 1c Orange, Silk Paper (RO2b). Bright color, wide nicely balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, ex "Scarsdale", with 2012 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

125
350
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803
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 803, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamAlexander's Matches, 1c Blue, Silk Paper (RO3b), Alexander's Matches, 1c Blue, Silk Paper (RO3b)Alexander's Matches, 1c Blue, Silk Paper (RO3b). Rich color, some toning, small thin spots

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.

Ex Tolman.

5,000
2,700
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804
og
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 804, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamThos. Allen, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO5a), Thos. Allen, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO5a)Thos. Allen, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO5a). Original gum, h.r., fresh bright color, clear margins, Very Fine example of this beautiful St. Louis match company's "bears" design, reminiscent of the 1845 Postmaster's Provisional issue

175
325
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805
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 805, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamAlligator Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO8d), Alligator Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO8d)Alligator Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO8d). Full to huge margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex "Scarsdale", with 2006 P.F. certificate

140
500
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806
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 806, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamAmerican Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO11a), American Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO11a)American Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO11a). Choice centering with wide margins, crisp impression, couple minor flaws, including tiny tear and small thin spots, otherwise Very Fine, ex "Scarsdale"

550
325
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807
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 807, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamAmerican Match Co., 3c Green, Old Paper (RO13a), American Match Co., 3c Green, Old Paper (RO13a)American Match Co., 3c Green, Old Paper (RO13a). Deep rich color, some slight toning, few small faults

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.

Ex Himpsl.

8,500
3,250
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808
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 808, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamBarber Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO18d), Barber Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO18d)Barber Match Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO18d). Three huge margins, clear to touched at bottom, fresh color, small corner crease at top right

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

5,000
3,750
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809
og
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 809, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamBarber Match Co., 3c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO19e), Barber Match Co., 3c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO19e)Barber Match Co., 3c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO19e). Large part original gum, h.r., detailed impression, centered to top, light vertical crease at left, small thins, otherwise almost Fine, scarce with only 15 recorded in the Aldrich census, ex Tolman and "Scarsdale", with 2012 P.F. certificate

550
425
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810
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Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 810, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamBarber & Peckham, 3c Black, Old Paper (RO21a), Barber & Peckham, 3c Black, Old Paper (RO21a)Barber & Peckham, 3c Black, Old Paper (RO21a). Original gum, intense shade on bright paper, wide to full margins, light creases, Very Fine appearance, ex "Scarsdale"

275
275
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811
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 811, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamB. Bendel & Co., 1c Brown, Watermarked (RO24d), B. Bendel & Co., 1c Brown, Watermarked (RO24d)B. Bendel & Co., 1c Brown, Watermarked (RO24d). Rich color, neat strike of purple cancel, faint corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Fine, Aldrich records only 28 examples, none qualifying as Very Fine and many with ragged or damaged perforations, ex "Scarsdale"

725
425
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812
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 812, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamB. Bendel & Co., 12c Brown, Silk Paper (RO25b), B. Bendel & Co., 12c Brown, Silk Paper (RO25b)B. Bendel & Co., 12c Brown, Silk Paper (RO25b). Rich color and detailed impression, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, rare in such superb condition, ex Bulkley, with 2012 P.F. certificate

400
550
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813
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 813, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamH. Bendel & Co., 12c Brown, Silk Paper (RO27b), H. Bendel & Co., 12c Brown, Silk Paper (RO27b)H. Bendel & Co., 12c Brown, Silk Paper (RO27b). Gorgeous rich color and detailed impression, attractive centering, couple small thin spots and some short perfs at lower left, still Very Fine appearance, scarce, one of the most striking of the Match stamp designs, ex "Scarsdale"

500
550
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814
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 814, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamWm. Bond & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RO32b), Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RO32b)Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RO32b). Intense shade and impression, wide margins, trivial corner perf crease at bottom left, Very Fine, ex Himpsl

275
200
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815
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 815, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamWm. Bond & Co., 4c Green, Silk Paper (RO33b), Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Green, Silk Paper (RO33b)Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Green, Silk Paper (RO33b). Unusually wide margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice

175
130
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816
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 816, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamWm. Bond & Co., 4c Green, Pink Paper (RO33c), Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Green, Pink Paper (RO33c)Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Green, Pink Paper (RO33c). Deep rich color, choice centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this issue

200
225
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817
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 817, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamBousfield & Poole, 3c Lilac, Old Paper (RO36a), Bousfield & Poole, 3c Lilac, Old Paper (RO36a)Bousfield & Poole, 3c Lilac, Old Paper (RO36a). Brilliant color which looks closer to a deep red brown color than the few others we have sold, few faults as often associated with this oversize issue, including thin spots and light creases

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"

3,000
1,900
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818
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 818, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamBousfield & Poole, 3c Black, Silk Paper (RO37b), Bousfield & Poole, 3c Black, Silk Paper (RO37b)Bousfield & Poole, 3c Black, Silk Paper (RO37b). Choice centering with extra wide margins, intense shade and impression, small thin spot at left, appears Extremely Fine, ex Tolman

150
150
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819
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 819, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamBoutell & Maynard, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO38b), Boutell & Maynard, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO38b)Boutell & Maynard, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO38b). Choice centering with wide margins, thinned at right, Extremely Fine appearance

325
130
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820
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 820, Match Stamps, Akron thru Bowers & DunhamBowers & Dunham, 1c Green, Watermarked (RO39d), Bowers & Dunham, 1c Green, Watermarked (RO39d)Bowers & Dunham, 1c Green, Watermarked (RO39d). Rich color, choice centering, light creases, thin at bottom, Very Fine appearance

275
275
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