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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 Perfumery Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
569
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 569, Private Die Perfumery StampsX. 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 on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, only 29 examples are recorded in the Aldrich census, which notes that this was never issued, with 1982 P.F. certificate

1,400
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570
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 570, Private Die Perfumery StampsCorning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT2d), Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT2d)Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT2d). Large to huge margins including bottom sheet margin, intense shade on bright paper, thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance and rare, the Aldrich book records only 16 examples, probably half or more of which have faults

2,250
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571
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 571, Private Die Perfumery StampsCorning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT2d), Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT2d)Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT2d). Large margins to just touched at left, detailed impression, central thin spot and light crease outside of the design at top right, Fine appearance, the Aldrich book records 16 examples

2,250
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572
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 572, Private Die Perfumery StampsCorning & Tappan, "Triple Extracts", Corning & Tappan, "Triple Extracts"Corning & Tappan, "Triple Extracts". Two advertising cards, first a beautiful multicolored design with Cupid spraying perfume onto a lady, second for "Parlor Boquets" with a young girl, in blue and pink, Extremely Fine, the first card is a design which revenue expert Eric Jackson has never before seen

E. 200-300
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573
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 573, Private Die Perfumery StampsCorning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Perforated (RT3d), Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Perforated (RT3d)Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Perforated (RT3d). Wide margins and essentially perfect centering, couple thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance and about as good as this issue gets from a centering and margins perspective, only 31 are recorded in the Aldrich book, approximately half of which are said to be sound (it is very likely less than half)

800
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574
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 574, Private Die Perfumery StampsCorning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Perforated (RT3d), Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Perforated (RT3d)Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, Watermarked, Perforated (RT3d). Well-centered, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, 31 are recorded in the Aldrich book, with 2013 P.F. certificate

800
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575
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 575, Private Die Perfumery StampsE. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked (RT6d), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked (RT6d)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Watermarked (RT6d). Horizontal pair with complete "Engraved & Printed by the National Bank Note Co. New York" imprint at bottom, large margins other sides, vertical crease thru left stamp, appears Extremely Fine, a beautiful imprint multiple, Scott Retail as singles

320
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576
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 576, Private Die Perfumery StampsE. 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 trace of imprint at right, intense shade on deep Pink paper, Very Fine and choice

300
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577
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 577, Private Die Perfumery StampsE. 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). Ample to large margins showing bit of the imprint at left, light vertical creases are barely noticeable except when drying, Very Fine appearance, an attractive example of this issue, 65 are recorded in the Aldrich book including at least 20 as part of multiples

300
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578
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 578, Private Die Perfumery StampsGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT14b), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT14b)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT14b). Large to massive margins all around including bottom right corner sheet margins with parts of two imprints, also showing outline of the plate, intense shade and impression, light creases, appears Extremely Fine, a visually striking corner margin example of this beautiful design, only 44 are recorded in the Aldrich census and well over half have faults

800
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579
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 579, Private Die Perfumery StampsGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RT14c), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RT14c)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RT14c). Large to huge margins including complete "Printed by the National Bank Note Co. New York" imprint at top, intense impression on bright Pink paper, light horizontal crease, appears Extremely Fine, a beautiful example with the imprint, 40 are recorded in the Aldrich census

1,000
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580
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 580, Private Die Perfumery StampsGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate, Double Transfer (RT14c var), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate, Double Transfer (RT14c var)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate, Double Transfer (RT14c var). Showing dramatic double transfer at bottom, obvious in all the lettering from "Complexion & Skin" to below, shallow thin spot at top left and a faint horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance, a desirable and rare example of this variety, 40 examples of the basic listing on Pink paper are recorded in the Aldrich census, we do not know the number that have the double transfer but we have offered only one other in our auctions since 1993

2,250
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581
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 581, Private Die Perfumery StampsGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT14d), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT14d)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Watermarked, Imperforate (RT14d). Large to huge margins including top sheet margin, couple light corner creases and faint wrinkle at bottom, appears Extremely Fine

800
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582
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 582, Private Die Perfumery StampsGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Old Paper, Die Cut (RT15a), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Old Paper, Die Cut (RT15a)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Old Paper, Die Cut (RT15a). Detailed impression, few faults including small holes, thin spots and small tear, otherwise Fine and rare, only ten are recorded in the Aldrich census and at least half have faults, ex Bulkley

3,000
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583
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 583, Private Die Perfumery StampsGeorge W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper, Die Cut (RT15c), George W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper, Die Cut (RT15c)George W. Laird, 3c Black, Pink Paper, Die Cut (RT15c). Bright shade, ample to large margins, completely sound

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE GEORGE W. LAIRD 3-CENT DIE CUT ISSUE ON PINK PAPER. ONLY NINE ARE RECORDED.

The Aldrich book records only nine 9 examples of this rarity, the majority of which are reported to be sound

3,250
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584
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 584, Private Die Perfumery StampsLanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c), Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c)Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c). Massive Jumbo margins and choice centering, intense shade on deep Pink paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE LANMAN & KEMP ONE-CENT ON PINK PAPER WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

A Power Search review found only a few examples of this issue offered in our auctions since 1993. Only one other was sound and Extremely Fine (ex Lilly and Cunliffe) but it does not have the Jumbo margins seen on this superb example. Each of the others has a fault or only Fine centering

950
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585
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 585, Private Die Perfumery StampsLanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c), Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c)Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c). Intense shade on deep Pink paper, wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, ex Bulkley

950
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586
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 586, Private Die Perfumery StampsLanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c), Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c)Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c). Intense shade and impression, affixed to wrapper for Bristol's Pills, the label also with text in Spanish, stamp with light bend from application on wrapper, Very Fine and desirable, ex Bulkley

E. 200-300
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587
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 587, Private Die Perfumery StampsC. B. Woodworth & Son, 2c Blue, Silk Paper (RT21b), C. B. Woodworth & Son, 2c Blue, Silk Paper (RT21b)C. B. Woodworth & Son, 2c Blue, Silk Paper (RT21b). Original gum, h.r., beautiful rich color, wide margins, hint of a thin speck in fluid, appears Very Fine and choice, ex "Scarsdale"

180
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588
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 588, Private Die Perfumery StampsC. 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, trivial toning at top left, few thin spots

FINE APPEARANCE. A PRESENTABLE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE WOODWORTH & SON TWO-CENT ON PINK PAPER.

Only nine are recorded in the Aldrich book, of which at least five are faulty. We have offered only one other since keeping computerized records.

Signed E. Stern. Ex Tolman and "Scarsdale".

4,000
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589
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 589, Private Die Perfumery StampsC. 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 an attractive pink cast, few flaws including internal tear and thin spots

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE WOODWORTH & SON TWO-CENT ON PINK PAPER.

Only nine are recorded in the Aldrich book, of which at least five are faulty. Ex Bulkley.

4,000
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590
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 590, Private Die Perfumery StampsR. & G. A. Wright, 2c Black, Watermarked (RT23d), R. & G. A. Wright, 2c Black, Watermarked (RT23d)R. & G. A. Wright, 2c Black, Watermarked (RT23d). Detailed impression on bright paper, choice centering, thin spot, Very Fine appearance

600
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591
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 591, Private Die Perfumery StampsR. & 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 nicely complemented by red handstamp cancel, trivial corner creases and tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance, rare with the red cancel

600
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592
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 592, Private Die Perfumery StampsR. & G. A. Wright, 3c Lake, Watermarked (RT24d), R. & G. A. Wright, 3c Lake, Watermarked (RT24d)R. & G. A. Wright, 3c Lake, Watermarked (RT24d). Deep rich color on bright paper, small thin spot, pulled perf at left, otherwise Fine, ex Bulkley

525
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593
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 593, Private Die Perfumery StampsR. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Watermarked (RT25d), R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Watermarked (RT25d)R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Watermarked (RT25d). Deep rich color, tiny hinge thin speck, appears Very Fine, ex Tolman and "Scarsdale"

750
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594
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 594, Private Die Perfumery StampsR. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Watermarked (RT25d), R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Watermarked (RT25d)R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Watermarked (RT25d). Deep rich color on bright paper, fresh and Fine, scarce in sound condition, ex Elliott and Bulkley

750
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595
 
Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 595, Private Die Perfumery Stamps5c Lawrence & Cohen, Silk Paper (RU11b), 5c Lawrence & Cohen, Silk Paper (RU11b)5c Lawrence & Cohen, Silk Paper (RU11b). Nicely balanced margins, affixed to original orange illustrated Lawrence & Cohen "Fine Mogul Playing Cards" wrapper, wonderful illustrated design depicting what appears to be a sultan with sword and dagger, J.W. Orr N.Y. and Wilson imprints, the wrapper is in good condition with just a few small cracks and some light scattered toning, Very Fine and wonderful collateral piece for the revenue collector

E. 300-400
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