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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 Medicine Stamps: D thru L

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
487
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 487, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LDalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Old Paper (RS73a), Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Old Paper (RS73a)Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Old Paper (RS73a). Deep rich color, well-balanced margins, single slightly short perf at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine example of this beautiful design, ex "Scarsdale" and Inman, with 2012 P.F. certificate

250
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488
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 488, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LDalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Silk Paper (RS73b), Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Silk Paper (RS73b)Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Silk Paper (RS73b). Ample to wide margins, single nibbed perf at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate, fresh and Fine example of this attractive issue, ex "Scarsdale" and Inman, with 2012 P.F. certificate

275
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489
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 489, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LDalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Watermarked (RS73d), Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Watermarked (RS73d)Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Watermarked (RS73d). Deep rich color, choice centering, faint corner crease at top right, still fresh and Very Fine, ex Tolman and Inman

325
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490
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 490, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LDalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Watermarked (RS73d), Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Watermarked (RS73d)Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2c Green, Watermarked (RS73d). Bright color, nice centering and margins, tiny perf thin at bottom, Very Fine appearance and better condition than often found

325
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491
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 491, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LDalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, Dalley's Galvanic Horse SalveDalley's Galvanic Horse Salve. Five beautiful multicolored advertising cards, each 118 x 79mm, four show a range of designs for Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, fifth is for Dally's Magical Pain Extractor, scenes include horses racing and various domestic activities, plus a baby on a mushroom, backs with lengthy descriptions and testimonials, one back has some toning, Extremely Fine group and scarce (see lot 596 for more examples)

E. 400-500
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492
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 492, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LDalley's Magical Pain Extractor, 1c Black, Old Paper, "$100" Instead of $1.00 (RS74ah), Dalley's Magical Pain Extractor, 1c Black, Old Paper, "$100" Instead of $1.00 (RS74ah)Dalley's Magical Pain Extractor, 1c Black, Old Paper, "$100" Instead of $1.00 (RS74ah). Bright shade, faint natural paper wrinkle, fresh and Very Fine, this is far nicer than most others, which tend to be defective, only 27 are recorded in the Aldrich book of which at least 17 have faults, ex Inman

500
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493
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 493, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LPerry Davis & Son, 1c Blue, Pink Paper (RS75c), Perry Davis & Son, 1c Blue, Pink Paper (RS75c)Perry Davis & Son, 1c Blue, Pink Paper (RS75c). Rich color, choice centering, light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, only 31 are recorded in the Aldrich book, ex Himpsl and Inman, with 2011 P.F. certificate

400
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494
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 494, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LPerry Davis & Son, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RS75u), Perry Davis & Son, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RS75u)Perry Davis & Son, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RS75u). Rich color in the true Ultramarine shade, choice centering, thinned at right causing tear and short perfs, otherwise Very Fine, ex Bulkley and Inman, with 2012 P.F. certificate

1,750
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495
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 495, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LPerry Davis & Son, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RS75u), Perry Davis & Son, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RS75u)Perry Davis & Son, 1c Ultramarine, Old Paper (RS75u). True Ultramarine color, perf flaws and small edge tear, appears Fine, scarce, ex "Scarsdale"

1,750
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496
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 496, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LB. A. Fahnestock, 1c Lake, Old and Silk Papers (RS84a-RS84b), B. A. Fahnestock, 1c Lake, Old and Silk Papers (RS84a-RS84b)B. A. Fahnestock, 1c Lake, Old and Silk Papers (RS84a-RS84b). First with large margins, bright shade, Very Fine and choice, second with huge margins, light vertical crease at far left, Extremely Fine appearance, the eagle vignette on the Fahnestock and other Match & Medicine issues was used on a number of obsolete bank notes of the period, as well as the U.S. Carrier Issue, Scott LO2

315
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497
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 497, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LG. G. Green, 3c Black, Watermarked, Tete-Beche Pair (RS92dh), G. G. Green, 3c Black, Watermarked, Tete-Beche Pair (RS92dh)G. G. Green, 3c Black, Watermarked, Tete-Beche Pair (RS92dh). Original gum, h.r., wide to clear margins, deep shade and crisp impression, some perf separations, top stamp small thin spots

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE TETE-BECHE PAIR OF THE G. G. GREEN MEDICINE ISSUE. ONLY EIGHT ARE RECORDED.

The Aldrich book lists only eight examples, at least one of which is head-to-head. Ex "Scarsdale" and Inman. With 2006 P.F. certificate

2,500
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498
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 498, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LG. G. Green, 3c Black, Watermarked, Rouletted (RS93d), G. G. Green, 3c Black, Watermarked, Rouletted (RS93d)G. G. Green, 3c Black, Watermarked, Rouletted (RS93d). Well-centered with wide margins, thin spot at bottom, appears Extremely Fine

250
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499
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 499, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LDr. Harter & Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS97e), Dr. Harter & Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS97e)Dr. Harter & Co., 1c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS97e). Showing several blue silk fibers, crisp impression, unpunched perf at left, perf expertly reattached at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE DR. HARTER & CO. ON EXPERIMENTAL SILK PAPER. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Ex Inman, who acquired the stamp privately from a collection formed decades ago.

3,500
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500
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 500, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LS. B. Hartman & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS99a), S. B. Hartman & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS99a)S. B. Hartman & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS99a). Detailed impression, bright shade, few light wrinkles or creases as normally seen on this issue, short perf at top left, Very Fine appearance, only 26 are recorded in the Aldrich book, most of which are off center and faulty

2,250
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501
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 501, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LDr. S. B. Hartman & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS100a), Dr. S. B. Hartman & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS100a)Dr. S. B. Hartman & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS100a). Intense shade and impression, flaws including internal tears and thins, appears Fine, only 33 recorded in Aldrich book, ex "Scarsdale"

1,000
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502
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 502, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LE. T. Hazeltine, 4c Black, Old Paper (RS103a), E. T. Hazeltine, 4c Black, Old Paper (RS103a)E. T. Hazeltine, 4c Black, Old Paper (RS103a). Detailed impression, faint crease ending in tiny thin spot at upper left, Fine and attractive, only 28 recorded in the Aldrich book

1,000
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503
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 503, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LA. L. Helmbold's, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RS110c), A. L. Helmbold's, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RS110c)A. L. Helmbold's, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RS110c). Gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, rich color on deep Pink paper, completely sound, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal condition rarity, accompanied by an original Helmbold wrapper with advertising for their "Catawba Grape Juice Pills" and with an ornate illustration of their building in Philadelphia, also fresh and Extremely Fine

500
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504
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 504, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LA. L. Helmbold's, 4c Black, Silk and Pink Papers (RS111b-RS111c), A. L. Helmbold's, 4c Black, Silk and Pink Papers (RS111b-RS111c)A. L. Helmbold's, 4c Black, Silk and Pink Papers (RS111b-RS111c). First with original gum, huge margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1987 P.F. certificate, second also with choice centering, thin spot at bottom, appears Extremely Fine

330
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505
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 505, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LJohn F. Henry, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS112a), John F. Henry, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS112a)John F. Henry, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS112a). Bright color, thinning and small pinhole, appears Fine, scare with only 34 recorded in Aldrich book, of which at least 25 are faulty, ex "Scarsdale"

900
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506
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 506, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LJohn F. Henry, 4c Bister, Old Paper (RS113a), John F. Henry, 4c Bister, Old Paper (RS113a)John F. Henry, 4c Bister, Old Paper (RS113a). Attractive margins, rich color, thinned and light crease, appears Very Fine, a rare example of this issue with only 20 recorded in Aldrich book, ex "Scarsdale"

2,100
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507
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 507, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LJohn F. Henry, 1c Black, Pink Paper, 4c Red, Old and Silk Papers (RS114c, RS116a-RS116b), John F. Henry, 1c Black, Pink Paper, 4c Red, Old and Silk Papers (RS114c, RS116a-RS116b)John F. Henry, 1c Black, Pink Paper, 4c Red, Old and Silk Papers (RS114c, RS116a-RS116b). All three with wide margins and exceptionally fresh, Extremely Fine, RS114c is particularly choice and an Extremely Fine Gem, none of these are rare but are quite elusive in this quality

216
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508
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 508, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LJohn F. Henry, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RS115c), John F. Henry, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RS115c)John F. Henry, 2c Blue, Pink Paper (RS115c). Gorgeous wide margins and choice centering, deep rich color, inconsequential light corner crease at bottom right, Extremely Fine, a lovely stamp, ex "Scarsdale"

160
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509
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 509, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LHerrick's Pills, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RS117c), Herrick's Pills, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RS117c)Herrick's Pills, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RS117c). Fresh color, choice margins and centering, couple small areas of minor paper wrinkling, Very Fine, ex "Scarsdale"

160
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510
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 510, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LHerrick's Pills, 1c Black, Old Paper, Imperforate Pair (RS117i), Herrick's Pills, 1c Black, Old Paper, Imperforate Pair (RS117i)Herrick's Pills, 1c Black, Old Paper, Imperforate Pair (RS117i). Large to huge margins including bottom right corner sheet margins, faint creases are barely noticeable

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE POSITION PAIR OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT HERRICK'S PILLS ON OLD PAPER.

The Joyce collection contained a complete sheet of 30, which is the only known source of this variety. Ex Tolman and Inman.

3,000
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511
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 511, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LHerrick's Pills & Plasters, 1c Red, Experimental Silk Paper (RS118e), Herrick's Pills & Plasters, 1c Red, Experimental Silk Paper (RS118e)Herrick's Pills & Plasters, 1c Red, Experimental Silk Paper (RS118e). Neat "H. F. M. Mch 1-71" precancel, vibrant color, several clearly evident blue silk fibers, few perf flaws including clipped at top left

FINE AND RARE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.

Ex Inman.

3,000
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512
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 512, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LJ. E. Hetherington, 2c Black, Watermarked (RS120d), J. E. Hetherington, 2c Black, Watermarked (RS120d)J. E. Hetherington, 2c Black, Watermarked (RS120d). Original gum, small h.r., intense shade and impression, choice centering with well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, only 36 are recorded in the Aldrich book and this is easily the finest example we have encountered, especially desirable with the full original gum

725
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513
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 513, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LJ. E. Hetherington, 3c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate Pair (RS121di), J. E. Hetherington, 3c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate Pair (RS121di)J. E. Hetherington, 3c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate Pair (RS121di). Large margins all around, crisp impression on fresh paper, completely sound

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB AND THE ONLY SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE J.E. HETHERINGTON 3-CENT IMPERFORATE PAIR WE HAVE OFFERED IN AT LEAST THE LAST 25 YEARS.

This attractive design for "Tropic Fruit Laxative" is very scarce as an imperforate pair. Since keeping computerized records in 1993, we have offered only four other pairs and each had a small fault. Only 23 are recorded in the Aldrich book and this is one of the finest extant.

2,250
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514
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 514, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LHolloway's Pills and Ointment, 1c Blue, Old Paper (RS125a), Holloway's Pills and Ointment, 1c Blue, Old Paper (RS125a)Holloway's Pills and Ointment, 1c Blue, Old Paper (RS125a). Large margin at top, clear to just touching other sides, fresh and Fine, only 43 are recorded in Aldrich book, ex "Scarsdale"

750
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515
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 515, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LThe Home Bitters Co., 2c Blue, Watermarked (RS128d), The Home Bitters Co., 2c Blue, Watermarked (RS128d)The Home Bitters Co., 2c Blue, Watermarked (RS128d). Wide margins and exceptionally well-centered, rich color, light vertical crease at center and tiny thin spot, Extremely Fine appearing example of this beautiful design, easily the finest we have offered in terms of centering and margins, we have only offered one sound example -- back in 1993

250
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516
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 516, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LThe Home Bitters Co., 3c Green, Silk Paper (RS129b), The Home Bitters Co., 3c Green, Silk Paper (RS129b)The Home Bitters Co., 3c Green, Silk Paper (RS129b). Wide margins and outstanding centering, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, this is not a particularly rare issue but this and other large-format stamps are very rarely encountered in sound condition with wide margins and Extremely Fine centering

110
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517
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 517, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LThe Home Bitters Co., 3c Green, Pink Paper (RS129c), The Home Bitters Co., 3c Green, Pink Paper (RS129c)The Home Bitters Co., 3c Green, Pink Paper (RS129c). Wide margins and choice centering, deep rich color on fresh Pink paper, Extremely Fine, like the silk paper stamp offered in the previous lot, this is not a particularly rare issue but this and other large-format stamps are very rarely encountered in sound condition with wide margins and Extremely Fine centering

175
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518
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 518, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LHostetter & Smith, 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS132c), Hostetter & Smith, 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS132c)Hostetter & Smith, 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS132c). Large margins all around, detailed impression, couple small shallow thin spots and light vertical crease, appears Extremely Fine

110
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519
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 519, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LC. E. Hull & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RS138a), C. E. Hull & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RS138a)C. E. Hull & Co., 1c Black, Old Paper (RS138a). Choice centering with wide margins, intense shade and impression, completely sound, Extremely Fine, ex Bulkley and Inman, with 2012 P.F. certificate

325
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520
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 520, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LT. J. Husband, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS139a), T. J. Husband, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS139a)T. J. Husband, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS139a). Ample to huge margins including right sheet margin, wonderful depth of color, completely sound

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE T. J. HUSBAND 2-CENT VIOLET PROPRIETARY ISSUE WE HAVE OFFERED IN AT LEAST 25 YEARS.

This is a very scarce issue, with only 25 recorded in the Aldrich book. He lists 16 as faulty but we suspect the number is higher than that as this is the only sound example we have encountered since keeping computerized records in 1993. Not only is it the only sound example we have offered, it also has the best overall margins (and the only sheet margin) of any example we have seen -- an exceptional stamp which would be difficult to improve upon.

With 1986 P.F. certificate

2,500
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521
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 521, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LD. Jayne & Son, 1c Blue, Watermarked, Imperforate (RS144d), D. Jayne & Son, 1c Blue, Watermarked, Imperforate (RS144d)D. Jayne & Son, 1c Blue, Watermarked, Imperforate (RS144d). Large margins, rich color, Very Fine and choice and scarce in sound condition, only 40 examples are recorded in the Aldrich book, of which at least half have faults, we have offered only one other completely sound example since 1993 so we suspect the number of faulty stamps is much higher than half

600
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522
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 522, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LDr. D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RS146c), Dr. D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RS146c)Dr. D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RS146c). Large margins, deep rich color on fresh Pink paper, Extremely Fine, a beautiful sound example of this scarce stamp, only 28 are recorded in the Aldrich book, this is one of the finest we have encountered

1,500
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523
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 523, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LDr. D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Watermarked, Imperforate (RS146d), Dr. D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Watermarked, Imperforate (RS146d)Dr. D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Watermarked, Imperforate (RS146d). Large margins all around, rich color, small thin spot at center, appears Extremely Fine, only 52 are recorded in the Aldrich book and most have varying degrees of faults

650
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524
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 524, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LD. Kennedy, 2c Green, Experimental Silk Paper (RS155e), D. Kennedy, 2c Green, Experimental Silk Paper (RS155e)D. Kennedy, 2c Green, Experimental Silk Paper (RS155e). Gorgeous color, clear short silk fibers, attractive margins

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE DR. KENNEDY 2-CENT GREEN ISSUE ON EXPERIMENTAL SILK PAPER.

This is the only example we have offered in any condition since keeping computerized records. None was offered in the Joyce sale.

Ex "Scarsdale" and Inman. With 2009 P.F. certificate

3,500
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525
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 525, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LJacob Lippman & Brother, 4c Blue, Old Paper (RS163a), Jacob Lippman & Brother, 4c Blue, Old Paper (RS163a)Jacob Lippman & Brother, 4c Blue, Old Paper (RS163a). Rich color, defective, still a presentable example of this rarity, only 22 recorded in the Aldrich book

2,000
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526
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 526, Private Die Medicine Stamps: D thru LAlvah Littlefield, 4c Green, Old Paper (RS165a), Alvah Littlefield, 4c Green, Old Paper (RS165a)Alvah Littlefield, 4c Green, Old Paper (RS165a). Rich color, thinning at top and minor perf flaws at bottom, about Fine, a scarce stamp which is almost always faulty, the Aldrich census records only 21 copies, ex "Scarsdale"

2,000
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