VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT CORNING & TAPPAN ISSUE. ONLY 16 ARE RECORDED.
The Aldrich book records 16 examples, of which 6 are faulty. We have offered only one other since keeping computerized records.
Ex Tolman and "Scarsdale". With 2007 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE E. W. HOYT & CO. IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT BLACK ISSUE ON SILK PAPER. ONLY EIGHT ARE RECORDED.
Of the 8 examples of this issue recorded in the Aldrich census only 5 are reported to be sound.
Ex Tolman. With 2007 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE E. W. HOYT & CO. IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT BLACK ISSUE ON PINK PAPER. ONLY EIGHT ARE RECORDED.
The Aldrich book records only 8 examples, which we assume includes the block of four offered in the Joyce sale. That would leave only four singles available to collectors.
Ex Eagle, Colonel Green and Joyce.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE E. W. HOYT & CO. IMPERFORATE 4-CENT ISSUE ON SILK PAPER. ONLY NINE ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS, AND FOUR OF THOSE ARE IN THE UNIQUE BLOCK.
The imperforate on silk paper is the rarest of the 4c Hoyt issues, with only nine recorded in the Aldrich book. Two-thirds of those recorded have faults. The Joyce sale contained a block of four, so only five singles are available to collectors. We have offered only one other since keeping computerized records.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 3-CENT GEORGE W. LAIRD PERFUMERY ISSUE ON OLD PAPER.
The Aldrich census reports that three are known but notes the 1934 census states eight are known. We have been able to locate only three: 1) double transfer, position 14, magenta manuscript cancel, the example offered here, ex Joyce; 2) double transfer, not Position 14, small thin and light horizontal crease, apparently uncancelled, ex Eagle and Bulkley (Rumsey Sale 48, lot 536, realized $6,750 hammer); and 3) magenta and blue cancels, few creases and thin spot, ex Siegel Sale 219 and Tolman (Siegel Sale 915, realized $3,500 hammer)
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE GEORGE W. LAIRD 3-CENT PERFUMERY ISSUE PERFORATED ON SILK PAPER. ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF ALL PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY COLLECTING.
The 1994 Aldrich book notes the 1934 census did not record this issue. Scott Catalogue has listed it, unpriced, since at least 1940. They first assigned a price to it after its appearance in the 1991 Joyce sale.
Ex Joyce and Bulkley. With 2012 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE GEORGE W. LAIRD 3-CENT DIE CUT ISSUE ON PINK PAPER. ESPECIALLY RARE WITH THE DOUBLE TRANSFER. ONLY 9 ARE RECORDED -- THIS DOUBLE TRANSFER MAY WELL BE UNIQUE.
The Aldrich book records 9 examples of this issue but does not note how many have a double transfer.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE WOODWORTH & SON TWO-CENT ON PINK PAPER. ONLY NINE ARE RECORDED.
Only nine are recorded in the Aldrich book, of which at least five are faulty. We have offered only one other (with toning and thin spots and perfs in at bottom) since keeping computerized records. Several others we located also have the perfs into the design.
With 1980 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL PRIVATE DIE PERFUMERY STAMPS ISSUES. ONLY THREE ARE RECORDED.
We are aware of only three examples of this issue: 1) the example offered here, ex Cunliffe; 2) similar cancel, wide right sheet margin, offered in Shreves March 2003 sale; and 3) similar cancel, repaired tear and piece added, Siegel Sale 930. An example was offered in Part 13 of the Colonel Green collection (Laurence & Stryker sale of Feb. 1-3, 1944 sale) where described as "big margins, Unlisted", but it was not illustrated. Our guess is it is one of the first two in our list. As another indication of its rarity, the famed Joyce collection did not contain an example.
Ex Cunliffe. With 2008 P.F. certificate