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Sale 1212 — Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 20-21 November, 2019

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Category — Private Die Match Stamps: A thru G

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
404
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 404, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GAlexander's Matches, 1c Blue, Silk Paper (RO3b), Alexander's Matches, 1c Blue, Silk Paper (RO3b)Alexander's Matches, 1c Blue, Silk Paper (RO3b). Deep color, filled thins, sealed tear at right, corner repair at bottom right, otherwise Fine, the Aldrich census records only 13 examples of this Match stamp rarity, all but one have faults, we have offered only three others since keeping computerized records, with 2013 P.F. certificate

4,000
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405
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 405, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GAllen & Powers, 1c Blue, Pink Paper (RO6c), Allen & Powers, 1c Blue, Pink Paper (RO6c)Allen & Powers, 1c Blue, Pink Paper (RO6c). Massive Jumbo margins and perfect centering, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, an exceptionally choice example of this issue

35
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406
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 406, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GAmerican Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO11a), American Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO11a)American Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO11a). Outstanding centering with wide and balanced margins, crisp impression, small shallow thin spot at left, Extremely Fine appearance and rarely found in sound or near sound condition

550
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407
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 407, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GAmerican Match Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO12a), American Match Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO12a)American Match Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RO12a). Outstanding centering with balanced margins, intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine

60
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408
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 408, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GAmerican Match Co., 3c Green, Old Paper (RO13a), American Match Co., 3c Green, Old Paper (RO13a)American Match Co., 3c Green, Old Paper (RO13a). Rich color and detailed impression, centered to top right, couple small thin spots

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE PRIVATE DIE MATCH STAMP. ONLY TWELVE EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS.

Ex "Scarsdale". Of the twelve recorded examples, at least nine are faulty to some degree. At least one of the three potentially sound copies has perfs into the design on two sides.

7,500
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409
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 409, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GH. 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, wide to Jumbo margins, completely sound

EXTREMELEY FINE GEM. THIS IS BY FAR THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE H. BENDEL 12-CENT MATCH STAMP WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. A TRULY SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE STAMP.

This is easily and by far the finest condition example of this scarce and striking Match stamp we have ever offered. A Power Search review shows that every example we have offered since 1993 has had a combination of faults and only Fine centering. The Aldrich census records only 42 examples with the vast majority faulty

550
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410
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 410, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GWm. 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 and choice centering, couple trivial small thin spots, appears Extremely Fine -- easily the widest margined and best centered example listed in Power Search

275
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411
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 411, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GWm. Bond & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RO32b), Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RO32b)Wm. Bond & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RO32b). Outstanding centering, intense shade on fresh paper, Extremely Fine

275
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412
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 412, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GBowers & Dunham, 1c Green, Watermarked (RO39d), Bowers & Dunham, 1c Green, Watermarked (RO39d)Bowers & Dunham, 1c Green, Watermarked (RO39d). Rich color on bright paper, wide margins, tiny pinhole at top right, Very Fine appearance, ex Bulkley

275
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413
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 413, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GBrown & Durling, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO43a), Brown & Durling, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO43a)Brown & Durling, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO43a). Intense shade on bright paper, barest trace of cancels, tiny sealed tear in forehead and nibbed perfs at upper right, Fine appearing example of this scarce Match stamp, of the 20 examples recorded in the Aldrich book he notes that only five are sound, ex "Scarsdale"

2,500
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414
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 414, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GBrown & Durling, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO44a), Brown & Durling, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO44a)Brown & Durling, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO44a). Rich color, choice centering, trivial tiny perf thin at left, appears Extremely Fine, despite its modest catalogue value this is a difficult issue to find with such choice centering

82
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415
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 415, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GBrown & Durling, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO44a), Brown & Durling, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO44a)Brown & Durling, 1c Green, Old Paper (RO44a). Rich color, neat "B&D Feb. 1866" printed cancel, Fine, ex "Scarsdale"

82
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416
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 416, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GL. W. Buck & Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO45e), L. W. Buck & Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO45e)L. W. Buck & Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO45e). Intense shade and impression, few clearly visible silk fibers, clipped perfs at bottom, few thins, otherwise Fine, scarce, the Buck plant was destroyed by fire circa 1870 and was never rebuilt, leaving a brief period when the stamps would have been used, only 20 are recorded in the Aldrich census, ex Bulkley, with 2012 P.F. certificate

2,000
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417
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 417, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GD. Burhans & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO46b), D. Burhans & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO46b)D. Burhans & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO46b). Showing many silk fibers, repaired vertical tear down the center

FINE APEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT D. BURHANS & CO. ISSUE ON SILK PAPER.

Only seven are recorded in the Aldrich census. With 2013 P.F. certificate

10,000
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418
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 418, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GD. Burhans & Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO46e), D. Burhans & Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO46e)D. Burhans & Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RO46e). Showing small silk fibers which are markedly different from those in the previous lot, thin spot and couple short perfs, only the former mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine appearance, though overshadowed by the Silk paper variety, this is a rare stamp as well with only 18 recorded in Aldrich book, of which only half are potentially sound (and very likely fewer than that), ex "Scarsdale", with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,100
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419
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 419, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GByam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (RO49i), Byam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (RO49i)Byam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (RO49i). With right selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade, bottom stamp small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, a scarce variety and especially desirable with the selvage, ex Bulkley, with 2012 P.F. certificate

140
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420
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 420, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GByam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (RO49i), Byam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (RO49i)Byam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (RO49i). Block of four with right selvage, containing two of the imperforate horizontally pairs, well-centered with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful and rare block, Scott Retail as two pairs

280
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421
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 421, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GByam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black Wrapper, 95 x 57mm (RO56a var), Byam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black Wrapper, 95 x 57mm (RO56a var)Byam, Carlton & Co., 1c Black Wrapper, 95 x 57mm (RO56a var). Showing dramatic foldover misprint with large portion of stamp design missing and printed on the other side (visible on front as a negative image due to the thin nature of the paper), Extremely Fine and striking variety

E. 300-400
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422
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 422, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GChicago Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO60a), Chicago Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO60a)Chicago Match Co., 3c Black, Old Paper (RO60a). Deep shade, small faults at top right, Fine appearance, scarce issue with only 42 recorded in Aldrich book which notes "virtually all the copies I have seen have some perforations touching the design somewhere on the stamp", with 2013 P.F. certificate

1,000
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423
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 423, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GHenry A. Clark, 1c Green, Silk Paper (RO61b), Henry A. Clark, 1c Green, Silk Paper (RO61b)Henry A. Clark, 1c Green, Silk Paper (RO61b). Beautifully balanced margins top-to-bottom and side-to-side, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem

110
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424
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 424, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GJames L. Clark, 1c Green, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO63d), James L. Clark, 1c Green, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO63d)James L. Clark, 1c Green, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO63d). Deep rich color, attractive margins and centering, couple small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, only 30 are recorded in the Aldrich census of which at least half have faults (and probably more than that as every example we have sold since 1993 has had a fault)

1,400
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425
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 425, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GW. D. Curtis Matches, 1c Green, Experimental Silk Paper (RO68e), W. D. Curtis Matches, 1c Green, Experimental Silk Paper (RO68e)W. D. Curtis Matches, 1c Green, Experimental Silk Paper (RO68e). Choice centering, deep rich color, Very Fine example of this beautiful Match stamp design, ex "Scarsdale", with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,000
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426
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 426, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GAug. Eichele, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO76a), Aug. Eichele, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO76a)Aug. Eichele, 1c Black, Old Paper (RO76a). Intense shade and proof-like impression, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, this is the only issuance for Augustus Eichele and is very unusual in this quality, ex "Scarsdale"

160
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427
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 427, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GEichele & Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO79d), Eichele & Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO79d)Eichele & Co., 1c Blue, Watermarked, Rouletted (RO79d). Rich color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce in sound condition, ex Tolman and "Scarsdale", with 2007 P.F. certificate

500
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428
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 428, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GL. Frank, 1c Brown, Silk Paper (RO85b), L. Frank, 1c Brown, Silk Paper (RO85b)L. Frank, 1c Brown, Silk Paper (RO85b). Wide margins and choice centering, rich color, small thin spot at top, appears Extremely Fine

110
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429
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 429, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GGardner, Beer & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper (RO86c), Gardner, Beer & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper (RO86c)Gardner, Beer & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper (RO86c). Intense shade on bright Pink paper, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, a very difficult stamp to find in sound condition with such wide margins

300
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430
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 430, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GGardner, Beer & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper (RO86c), Gardner, Beer & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper (RO86c)Gardner, Beer & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper (RO86c). Wide margins and choice centering, thinned at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, ex "Scarsdale"

300
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431
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 431, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GWm. Gates, 3c Black, Silk Paper (RO91b), Wm. Gates, 3c Black, Silk Paper (RO91b)Wm. Gates, 3c Black, Silk Paper (RO91b). Perfect centering, intense shade and impression, completely sound, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this interesting Match stamp "triple" design

160
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432
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 432, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GWilliam Gates' Sons, 3c Black, Pink Paper (RO94c), William Gates' Sons, 3c Black, Pink Paper (RO94c)William Gates' Sons, 3c Black, Pink Paper (RO94c). Perfect centering with extra wide margins, intense shade and impression on bright Pink paper, completely sound, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this interesting Match stamp "triple" design

200
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433
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 433, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GGreenleaf & Co., 5c Orange, Silk Paper (RO102b), Greenleaf & Co., 5c Orange, Silk Paper (RO102b)Greenleaf & Co., 5c Orange, Silk Paper (RO102b). Bright color with many silk paper fibers clearly visible, single short perf at top, light crease, small toned spot at top

FINE APPEARANCE. A BRIGHT AND EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE 5-CENT GREENLEAF MATCH STAMP ON SILK PAPER. ONLY 15 ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS.

Of the 15 recorded in the Aldrich book, at least nine are faulty and about half have perfs cutting into the design. The Joyce sale contained only one, with perfs in at bottom.

Ex Tolman and "Scarsdale"

4,500
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434
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 434, Private Die Match Stamps: A thru GGriggs & Goodwill, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO103b), Griggs & Goodwill, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO103b)Griggs & Goodwill, 1c Black, Silk Paper (RO103b). Beautiful margins and centering, bright white paper and deep shade, red "Sept. 25th '73? G. & G." handstamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex "Scarsdale"

60
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