Sale 1187 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 July, 2018
Category — Private Die Match & Medicine
OVERALL VERY FINE. A COLLECTION WHICH WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO DUPLICATE. A WONDERFUL HOLDING OF THE BYAM, CARLTON & CO. MATCH ISSUES.
According to Private Die Match Stamps by Christopher West, the nom-de-plume of Elliott Perry, the company Byam, Carlton was one of the largest match manufacturers. They issued most of their product in books of wooden matches (twelve to a book). The books of twelve were bundled into packages of eight, the tax on which was 1c. It would have been prohibitively expensive to wrap them in a package and then affix a stamp to the package. The company applied to the government for a stamp built into the center of the wrapper. Given the quantities needed, engraved plates would have cost $30,000 per year to use and maintain, so the work was subcontracted by Butler & Carpenter to the American Phototype Company.
The first section contains many items that are ex Joyce.
A FINE AND DESIRABLE COLLECTION OF PRIVATE DIE MATCH ISSUES.
This lot has substantial Scott Retail value. Review is recommended as it would be impossible to describe every page