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Sale 1222 — The World Traveler Collection of U.S. Revenues

Sale Date — Friday, 29 May, 2020

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Category — Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2201
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2201, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)E. T. Hazeltine, 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS103e), E. T. Hazeltine, 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS103e)E. T. Hazeltine, 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS103e). A few silk paper fibers clearly visible, intense shade, minor facial scrapes and small repair at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY STAMPS. ONLY FIVE ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS.

This is one of the rarest of all Match & Medicine stamps printed on experimental silk paper. Of the five recorded in the Aldrich book, four are listed as faulty and three are listed with centering worse than Fine.

3,750
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2202
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2202, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)A. 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). Original gum, exceptionally fresh, Fine

500
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2203
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2203, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)John F. Henry, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS112a), John F. Henry, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS112a)John F. Henry, 2c Violet, Old Paper (RS112a). Small thin spots and small repairs, otherwise Fine, many we have sold have faults equal to or worse than the stamp offered here, with 1995 P.F. certificate

900
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2204
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2204, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)John F. Henry, 4c Bister, Old Paper (RS113a), John F. Henry, 4c Bister, Old Paper (RS113a)John F. Henry, 4c Bister, Old Paper (RS113a). Uncommonly well-centered, wide margins, small thin spots and minor tear, Very Fine appearance, all we have sold in past auctions have faults to some degree, this is actually one of the finest quality examples we have offered, the Aldrich census records only twenty, with 2001 P.F. certificate

2,100
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2205
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2205, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)J. E. Hetherington, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS120d), J. E. Hetherington, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS120d)J. E. Hetherington, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS120d). Original gum, crisp impression, shallow thinning, Fine appearance

725
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2206
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2206, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS123c), Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS123c)Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS123c). Sharp impression, small stain on back just shows thru to the front (typical of this stamp), otherwise Very Fine, 38 are recorded in the Aldrich book

525
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2207
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2207, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, USIR Watermark (RS123d), Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, USIR Watermark (RS123d)Hiscox & Co., 4c Black, USIR Watermark (RS123d). Well-centered, small stains at left (from the bottle cork) and a couple light creases, Very Fine appearance, all six of the examples we have sold during the last 25 years have faults to some degree, only 15 recorded in the Aldrich census and it is likely no more than two or three are sound

1,750
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2208
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2208, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Holloway's Pills, 1c Blue, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS125a), Holloway's Pills, 1c Blue, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS125a)Holloway's Pills, 1c Blue, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS125a). Ample margins to close but clear at right, deep color, a few minor wrinkles, Very Fine appearance, 43 are recorded in the Aldrich census and most have faults

750
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2209
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2209, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)The Home Bitters Co., 4c Green, USIR Watermark (RS130d), The Home Bitters Co., 4c Green, USIR Watermark (RS130d)The Home Bitters Co., 4c Green, USIR Watermark (RS130d). Rich color in a dark shade, light vertical crease at left, still Very Fine, 37 are recorded by Aldrich, the vast majority of which have creases or other faults, ex Rosenberg, with 1994 P.F. certificate

400
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2210
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2210, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)T. J. Husband, 2c Violet, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS139a), T. J. Husband, 2c Violet, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS139a)T. J. Husband, 2c Violet, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS139a). Full margins to barely touching the frameline at top right, strong color for this (not faded like many), small thin spot at top left, Very Fine appearance, this is one of the choicest examples we have offered, as most are cut in and/or have multiple faults, the Aldrich census contains just 25 examples, with 2020 P.F. certificate

2,500
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2211
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2211, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)J. A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Old Paper (RS143a), J. A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Old Paper (RS143a)J. A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Old Paper (RS143a). Well-centered, deep rich color, a few thins and creases, one crease ends in a closed tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, this ranks favorably to the others we have offered, Power Search contains four different and all have faults to some degree, this stamp's centering and rich color make it a highly desirable example, only 20 are recorded in the Aldrich book

2,250
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2212
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2212, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)James A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Silk Paper (RS143b), James A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Silk Paper (RS143b)James A. Jackson & Co., 4c Green, Silk Paper (RS143b). Original gum, well-centered and fresh, a couple trivial thin specks (no creasing or other faults that are usually found on this stamp), Very Fine appearance, we have sold only one sound example in the last 25 years, 51 are recorded in the Aldrich census

400
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2213
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2213, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)D. Jayne & Son, 1c Blue, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS144b), D. Jayne & Son, 1c Blue, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS144b)D. Jayne & Son, 1c Blue, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS144b). Margins ranging from full to huge at bottom, containing the complete National Bank Note Co. imprint, wonderfully rich color and a highly detailed impression, certificate notes a pressed out horizontal crease and small thin spot, both of which are very minor

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE D. JAYNE & SON ONE-CENT BLUE IMPERFORATE ISSUE ON SILK PAPER - CONTAINING THE FULL IMPRINT IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN.

The Aldrich census records just seventeen examples. We are aware of no other copy with margins this large and this is likely the sole example with an imprint.

With 1994 P.F. certificate

3,500
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2214
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2214, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)D. Jayne & Son, 1c Blue, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS144d), D. Jayne & Son, 1c Blue, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS144d)D. Jayne & Son, 1c Blue, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS144d). Very large to full margins including a sheet margin at left, strong color in a dark shade, tiny thin spot and faint vertical crease at left, Very Fine appearance, 40 are recorded in the Aldrich book and the majority have faults

600
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2215
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2215, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Dr. D. Jayne & Son, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS145d), Dr. D. Jayne & Son, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS145d)Dr. D. Jayne & Son, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS145d). Large to ample margins, rich shade, tiny inconsequential thin spot, Very Fine, only seventeen are recorded in the Aldrich book, with only eight potentially sound, ex Joyce and Rosenberg, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,400
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2216
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2216, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS146b), D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS146b)D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS146b). Margins ranging from clear at bottom to a huge sheet margin at right, bright color, small thin and a couple light creases, Very Fine appearance, we have offered only four others since keeping computerized records, Aldrich census records sixteen, ex Rosenberg, with 1995 P.F. certificate

2,250
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2217
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2217, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RS146c), D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RS146c)D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RS146c). Full margins to clear at top and left, strong color on fresh Pink paper, minute trace of a thin speck (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine, only 28 recorded in the Aldrich book, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,500
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2218
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2218, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS146d), D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS146d)D. Jayne & Son, 4c Green, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS146d). Large to full margins all around, fresh color, light horizontal crease, still Very Fine, 52 recorded in the Aldrich census and most have varying degrees of faults

650
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2219
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2219, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)J. B. Kelly & Co., 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS153e), J. B. Kelly & Co., 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS153e)J. B. Kelly & Co., 4c Black, Experimental Silk Paper (RS153e). Margins ranging from very large at top to close but clear at right, fresh shade, couple small thins and a few creases which are very typical of this rare stamp

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE J. B. KELLY & CO. ISSUE ON EXPERIMENTAL SILK PAPER. ONLY FIFTEEN ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH BOOK.

All four of the examples listed in Power Search have creases and/or thins. None have margins as large as this.

2,500
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2220
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2220, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Dr. Jas. C. Kerr, 6c Black, Old Paper (RS160a), Dr. Jas. C. Kerr, 6c Black, Old Paper (RS160a)Dr. Jas. C. Kerr, 6c Black, Old Paper (RS160a). Strong impression, usual faults (thins, tears and creases), otherwise Fine, 31 recorded in the Aldrich book, we have sold only one sound example

1,000
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2221
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2221, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Jacob Lippman & Bros., 4c Blue, Old Paper (RS163a), Jacob Lippman & Bros., 4c Blue, Old Paper (RS163a)Jacob Lippman & Bros., 4c Blue, Old Paper (RS163a). Attractive color, faults and repaired at left with a piece from another stamp, otherwise Fine, only 22 recorded in the Aldrich census

2,000
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2222
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2222, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Jacob Lippman & Bros., 4c Blue, Silk Paper (RS163b), Jacob Lippman & Bros., 4c Blue, Silk Paper (RS163b)Jacob Lippman & Bros., 4c Blue, Silk Paper (RS163b). Rich color in a dark shade, completely intact perforations, two tiny tears and two faint creases, fresh and Fine appearance, since we have yet to encounter a well-centered or fault-free example, this stamp may be considered among the finest available, as the faults are very minor and the appearance is far better than normally encountered, the Aldrich census contains just sixteen, with 2020 P.F. certificate

2,500
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2223
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2223, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Alvah Littlefield, 4c Green, Old Paper (RS165a), Alvah Littlefield, 4c Green, Old Paper (RS165a)Alvah Littlefield, 4c Green, Old Paper (RS165a). Far better centering than usually found (we are aware of no examples with Very Fine centering), deep color, reperfed at left and bottom, small closed tear, Fine appearance, every copy we have offered of this rarity has faults to some degree, some quite severe, the Aldrich census contains just 21 examples, ex Rosenberg, with 1995 P.F. certificate

2,000
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2224
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2224, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)S. Mansfield & Co., 1c Blue, Pink Paper, Block of Four, Imperforate Between (RS174cj), S. Mansfield & Co., 1c Blue, Pink Paper, Block of Four, Imperforate Between (RS174cj)S. Mansfield & Co., 1c Blue, Pink Paper, Block of Four, Imperforate Between (RS174cj). Strong color, typical centering (they are all centered to the right), thin at top, Fine-Very Fine appearance, 25 recorded in the Aldrich book, every example we have offered has a thin

1,000
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2225
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2225, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)T. W. Marsden, 4c Black, Old Paper (RS176a), T. W. Marsden, 4c Black, Old Paper (RS176a)T. W. Marsden, 4c Black, Old Paper (RS176a). Selvage at left, deep shade, sharp impression, trivial wrinkles and a few short perfs (these imperfections are far less severe than most), still Very Fine, 40 recorded in the Aldrich book

525
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