VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A WELL-CENTERED AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE T. W. MARSDEN 2-CENT BLUE PROPRIETARY ISSUE.
The Aldrich census records a total of only eleven examples. Several of the others are very faulty -- we count four with repairs.
Ex Tolman and "Scarsdale". With 2012 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT MERCADO AND SEULLY PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY ISSUE. ONLY FIFTEEN EXAMPLES OF THIS ISSUE FROM THIS SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCER ARE KNOWN.
The Aldrich book records 15 copies of this rarity, of which perhaps five are sound. They were affixed over the cork and down the neck of bottles of Sausevain's Bitters and so most were destroyed. It is only known on old paper.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT MERCHANT'S GARGLING OIL ON PINK PAPER. THIS MAY WELL BE THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
Only 17 are recorded in the Aldrich book. Only nine are potentially sound, and only nine are centered Fine or better (some of which have faults). Ex Tolman and "Scarsdale". With 2012 P.F. certificate (XF 90)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT DR. C. C. MOORE ISSUE ON PINK PAPER. AN OUTSTANDING PRIVATE DIE MEDICINE RARITY.
Only seven examples of Dr. Moore's 2c on Pink Paper are recorded in the Aldrich book, of which four are reported as sound. Considering the centering of the example offered here, we are confident in stating that this is one of the finest in existence.
Ex Joyce and Himpsl. With 2011 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT BENNETT PIETER & CO. ISSUE ON SILK PAPER. ONLY THREE OF THE TEN RECORDED EXAMPLES ARE POTENTIALLY SOUND.
The Aldrich census records a total of 10 examples of this issue, of which at least seven have faults.
Ex Tolman. With 2007 P.F. certificate. Small "GSD" backstamp.