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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 — Perfumery Companies

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
890
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 890, Perfumery CompaniesX. Bazin, 2c Blue, Old Paper, Die Cut (RT1a), X. Bazin, 2c Blue, Old Paper, Die Cut (RT1a)X. Bazin, 2c Blue, Old Paper, Die Cut (RT1a). Large margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice, only 29 examples are recorded in Aldrich census, which notes that this was never issued, ex Tolman, with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,400
1,100
891
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 891, Perfumery CompaniesCorning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT2d), Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT2d)Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT2d). Large margins all around, intense shade on bright paper

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

2,750
1,500
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892
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 892, Perfumery CompaniesCorning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Perforated (RT3d), Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Perforated (RT3d)Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Perforated (RT3d). Intense shade and impression, tiny perf thin at top, Very Fine appearance, only 31 are recorded in the Aldrich book, approximately half of which are sound

825
250
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893
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 893, Perfumery CompaniesFetridge & Co., 2c Vermilion, Old Paper, Cut to Shape (RT5a), Fetridge & Co., 2c Vermilion, Old Paper, Cut to Shape (RT5a)Fetridge & Co., 2c Vermilion, Old Paper, Cut to Shape (RT5a). Rich color, appears faintly cancelled, Very Fine, ex "Scarsdale", with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

125
130
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894
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 894, Perfumery CompaniesE. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT6b), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT6b)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT6b). Large margins, intense shade, faint vertical crease at right

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

5,000
2,000
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895
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 895, Perfumery CompaniesE. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RT6c), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RT6c)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RT6c). Large margins, intense shade on paper which is deep Pink, faint vertical crease at right

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.

3,500
1,700
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896
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 896, Perfumery CompaniesE. W. Hoyt & Co., 2c Black, Wmk. Paper (RT8d), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 2c Black, Wmk. Paper (RT8d)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 2c Black, Wmk. Paper (RT8d). Large margins, cut square at ends, detailed impression, few vertical creases, Very Fine appearance, only 32 are recorded in the Aldrich book, we are aware of two blocks of four and a pair so that would leave at most 22 singles available to collectors

900
350
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897
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 897, Perfumery CompaniesE. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RT10b), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RT10b)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RT10b). Large margins, detailed impression, two light vertical creases

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.

Ex Joyce.

2,250
1,400
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898
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 898, Perfumery CompaniesE. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RT10c), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RT10c)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RT10c). Large margins including bottom left corner sheet margin, light vertical creases are barely noticeable, Very Fine appearance, an attractive example of this issue, 65 are recorded in the Aldrich book including at least 20 as part of multiples

350
110
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899
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 899, Perfumery CompaniesE. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Imperforate, USIR Watermark (RT10d), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Imperforate, USIR Watermark (RT10d)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Imperforate, USIR Watermark (RT10d). Large margins with end clipped at left, clear watermark, few creases and thin spots, Very Fine appearance, scarce, only 18 are recorded in the Aldrich census (four are in a block), ex Lilly, Cunliffe and Himpsl

2,000
900
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900
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 900, Perfumery CompaniesGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Imperforate, Silk Paper (RT14b), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Imperforate, Silk Paper (RT14b)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Imperforate, Silk Paper (RT14b). Large margins all around, intense shade and impression, few thin spots, light corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, only 44 are recorded in the Aldrich census (at least 15 are in multiples) and over half have faults

1,000
500
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901
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 901, Perfumery CompaniesGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper (RT14c), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper (RT14c)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper (RT14c). Huge margins to full including top sheet margin, completely sound, Very Fine and choice, only 40 are contained in the Aldrich census

1,250
800
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902
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 902, Perfumery CompaniesGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Watermarked (RT14d), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Watermarked (RT14d)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Watermarked (RT14d). Large margins, few creases and thin spots, Very Fine appearance, only 42 are recorded in the Aldrich census, ex Turner

1,000
400
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903
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 903, Perfumery CompaniesGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black on Old Paper, Perforated, Double Transfer (RT14pa), George W. Laird, 3c Black on Old Paper, Perforated, Double Transfer (RT14pa)George W. Laird, 3c Black on Old Paper, Perforated, Double Transfer (RT14pa). Position 14, magenta "G.W.L. Aug. 1871" manuscript cancel, tiny thin spot at bottom visible only in fluid

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)

Ex Joyce.

6,500
3,250
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904
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 904, Perfumery CompaniesGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black on Silk Paper, Perforated (RT14pb), George W. Laird, 3c Black on Silk Paper, Perforated (RT14pb)George W. Laird, 3c Black on Silk Paper, Perforated (RT14pb). Easily discernible silk paper fibers, violet "G.W.L., April 1876" manuscript cancel, two small thin spots

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

10,000
7,000
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905
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 905, Perfumery CompaniesGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Die Cut, Old Paper (RT15a), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Die Cut, Old Paper (RT15a)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Die Cut, Old Paper (RT15a). Margins to in, red "G.W.L., Aug. 1871" manuscript cancel, few faults including creases and sealed tear, Fine appearance, scarce, only ten are recorded in the Aldrich census and at least half have faults

3,000
1,300
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906
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 906, Perfumery CompaniesGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Perforated and Die Cut (RT15pa), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Perforated and Die Cut (RT15pa)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Perforated and Die Cut (RT15pa). Perfs at left and top, detailed impression, red "G.W.L., Aug. 1871" manuscript cancel, few faults including thinned and pulled perf at left, Very Fine appearance, scarce, only eight are recorded in the Aldrich census of which perhaps three are sound, neat backstamp, with 1985 P.F. certificate noting "small thin spot"

1,250
950
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907
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 907, Perfumery CompaniesGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Silk Paper, Die Cut, Double Transfer (RT15b), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Silk Paper, Die Cut, Double Transfer (RT15b)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Silk Paper, Die Cut, Double Transfer (RT15b). Position 14, large margins to just in, horizontal crease, small thin spots, tiny pinhole at center, Fine appearance, a scarce double transfer, ex Joyce

275
130
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908
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 908, Perfumery CompaniesGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black on Pink Paper, Die Cut, Double Transfer (RT15c), George W. Laird, 3c Black on Pink Paper, Die Cut, Double Transfer (RT15c)George W. Laird, 3c Black on Pink Paper, Die Cut, Double Transfer (RT15c). Position 14 showing clear double transfer of lettering at center, bright shade, small natural pre-printing paperfold at bottom right, tiny thin speck at bottom right

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.

Ex Tolman

6,500
4,750
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909
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 909, Perfumery CompaniesLanman & Kemp, 1c Black on Pink (RT16c), Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black on Pink (RT16c)Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black on Pink (RT16c). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, intense shade and impression on unmistakable pink paper, Extremely Fine, ex Lilly, Cunliffe and Himpsl, with 2011 P.F. certificate

450
425
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910
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 910, Perfumery CompaniesC. B. Woodworth & Son, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RT21c), C. B. Woodworth & Son, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RT21c)C. B. Woodworth & Son, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RT21c). Rich color on paper with a strong pink cast, wide margins, some slight thinning

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

3,750
3,500
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911
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 911, Perfumery CompaniesR. & G. A. Wright, 2c Black, Watermarked (RT23d), R. & G. A. Wright, 2c Black, Watermarked (RT23d)R. & G. A. Wright, 2c Black, Watermarked (RT23d). Intense shade and impression, choice centering for this difficult issue, completely sound, fresh and Very Fine, ex Elliot and Bulkley, with 2012 P.F. certificate

600
400
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912
og
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 912, Perfumery CompaniesR. & G. A. Wright, 3c Lake, Watermarked (RT24d), R. & G. A. Wright, 3c Lake, Watermarked (RT24d)R. & G. A. Wright, 3c Lake, Watermarked (RT24d). Original gum, h.r., radiant color, Very Fine and choice, rare in such pristine condition, ex Tolman and "Scarsdale", with 2012 P.F. certificate (VF 80)

525
550
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913
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 913, Perfumery CompaniesR. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Old and Silk Papers (RT25a, RT25b), R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Old and Silk Papers (RT25a, RT25b)R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Old and Silk Papers (RT25a, RT25b). Both with full to wide margins and lightly canceled, latter with thin spots and reperfed at top and left, Very Fine appearance, ex "Scarsdale", with 2012 P.F. certificates

240
250
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914
og
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 914, Perfumery CompaniesR. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Watermarked (RT25d), R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Watermarked (RT25d)R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Watermarked (RT25d). Original gum, deep rich color, choice centering, small tear and thin spot at top right, Very Fine appearance, ex Turner and Himpsl

750
325
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915
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 915, Perfumery CompaniesYoung, Ladd & Coffin, 2c Blue, Silk Paper (RT29c), Young, Ladd & Coffin, 2c Blue, Silk Paper (RT29c)Young, Ladd & Coffin, 2c Blue, Silk Paper (RT29c). Wide to huge margins, beautiful rich color, purple lettering on back does not show thru on album page, Extremely Fine, not a high catalogue value stamp but difficult to find in this quality, ex "Scarsdale", with 2005 P.F. certificate

95
130
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916
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 916, Perfumery CompaniesYoung, Ladd & Coffin, 2c Vermilion, Silk Paper (RT30b), Young, Ladd & Coffin, 2c Vermilion, Silk Paper (RT30b)Young, Ladd & Coffin, 2c Vermilion, Silk Paper (RT30b). Ample to large margins, radiant color, neat ruled line cancel, Very Fine, ex "Scarsdale", with 2012 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

130
325
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917
 
Sale Number 1160, Lot Number 917, Perfumery CompaniesYoung, Ladd & Coffin, 4c Brown, Imperforate, Silk Paper (RT32b), Young, Ladd & Coffin, 4c Brown, Imperforate, Silk Paper (RT32b)Young, Ladd & Coffin, 4c Brown, Imperforate, Silk Paper (RT32b). Large margins to full, deep rich color and detailed impression, ruled line cancel, completely sound

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

6,500
8,000
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