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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
2226
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2226, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Morehead's Neurodyne, 4c Black, Old Paper (RS186a), Morehead's Neurodyne, 4c Black, Old Paper (RS186a)Morehead's Neurodyne, 4c Black, Old Paper (RS186a). Inevitable small faults (certificate states "creases, tears and surface scrapes"), but actually in better condition than the majority that exist (several are stained or heavily repaired), Fine appearance, only 17 are recorded in the Aldrich census and nearly all are faulty, with 1997 P.F. certificate

4,500
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2227
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2227, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Dr. M. Perl & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS188a), Dr. M. Perl & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS188a)Dr. M. Perl & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS188a). Tight margins as always but outer framelines mostly intact, usual faults and repairs (every example we have sold is faulty), Very Fine appearance, only 23 recorded in the Aldrich census

1,650
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2228
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2228, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Bennett Pieters & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS191b), Bennett Pieters & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS191b)Bennett Pieters & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS191b). Choice centering for this difficult issue, crisp impression, tiny margin thins at top right and bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE BENNETT PIETERS & COMPANY 4-CENT ON SILK PAPER.

The Aldrich census records a total of ten examples of this rarity, of which at least 7 are faulty.

Ex Joyce and "Scarsdale". With 2007 P.F. certificate

4,000
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2229
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2229, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Pieters, Bennett & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS192a), Pieters, Bennett & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS192a)Pieters, Bennett & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS192a). Fresh shade, mostly small thins, very faint toned spot, Fine appearance, this is actually in better condition than most, every copy we have sold has multiple faults, only twenty recorded in the Aldrich census (probably all have faults to some degree), with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,600
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2230
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2230, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 2c Blue, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS199b), Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 2c Blue, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS199b)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 2c Blue, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS199b). Full margins to just clear at top, deep color and razor-sharp impression, the only imperfection is a tiny pinhole

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT RING'S VEGETABLE AMBROSIA ON SILK PAPER.

Only twenty are recorded in the Aldrich census. With 2008 P.F. certificate

3,750
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2231
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2231, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4c Black, Perforated, Silk Paper (RS203b), Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4c Black, Perforated, Silk Paper (RS203b)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4c Black, Perforated, Silk Paper (RS203b). Attractive shade, completely sound, Very Fine, a most impressive example of this rare stamp, of which only 24 are recorded in the Aldrich census (several of those faulty), with 2020 P.F. certificate

2,000
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2232
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2232, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4c Black, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RS203b), Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4c Black, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RS203b)Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4c Black, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RS203b). Crisp impression, small thin spot at top, Fine appearance, very rare with only thirteen recorded in the Aldrich book and only a small portion sound, overall a desirable example, with 2020 P.F. certificate

3,250
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2233
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2233, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Scheetz's Bitter Cordial, 4c Black, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS210b), Scheetz's Bitter Cordial, 4c Black, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS210b)Scheetz's Bitter Cordial, 4c Black, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS210b). Fresh shade, central thin spot, certificate also notes short perfs at bottom which is harsh considering the condition of the perfs on most copies, Fine appearance, 39 recorded in the Aldrich census and majority with faults, with 2020 P.F. certificate

1,000
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2234
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2234, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)J. E. Schwartz & Co., 1c Lake, Pink Paper (RS215c), J. E. Schwartz & Co., 1c Lake, Pink Paper (RS215c)J. E. Schwartz & Co., 1c Lake, Pink Paper (RS215c). Large to huge margins all around, rich color and highly detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. QUITE LIKELY THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE STAMP.

We have sold four since keeping computerized records. None have margins even close to the size of those on the stamp offered here. The Aldrich census records 26.

Ex Rosenberg. With 1995 P.F. certificate

1,000
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2235
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2235, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Seabury & Johnson, 1c Lake, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RS218d), Seabury & Johnson, 1c Lake, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RS218d)Seabury & Johnson, 1c Lake, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RS218d). With usual penstroke crossing out "Porous" at right, remarkably well-centered, several thins (a few are covered)

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. BY FAR THE BEST CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ONE-CENT LAKE SEABURY & JOHNSON ISSUE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

Every copy we have sold has the perfs at least touching the design and often well into the design. We are not aware of any equal to this stamp's striking appearance. Seventeen are recorded in the Aldrich census.

With 2020 P.F. certificate

3,250
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2236
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2236, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Jas. Swain, 8c Orange, Old Paper, Die Cut (RS233a), Jas. Swain, 8c Orange, Old Paper, Die Cut (RS233a)Jas. Swain, 8c Orange, Old Paper, Die Cut (RS233a). Large to full margins all around, bright color, usual creases/wrinkles, one of which ends in a small tear, Very Fine appearance, this stamp is all but impossible to find without faults, 38 recorded in the Aldrich census

400
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2237
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2237, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)William Swaim, 8c Orange, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS234b), William Swaim, 8c Orange, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS234b)William Swaim, 8c Orange, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS234b). Margins range from just touching at right to huge at left, vibrant color, small faults as usual

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 8-CENT WILLIAM SWAIM ISSUE ON SILK PAPER.

The Aldrich book notes only nine examples of this issue on silk paper, including a rejoined pair from the Joyce sale. Virtually all have faults. The example offered here, with its choice appearance, compares favorably to the other known copies.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

6,000
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2238
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2238, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)William Swaim, 8c Orange, USIR Watermark, Die Cut (RS234d), William Swaim, 8c Orange, USIR Watermark, Die Cut (RS234d)William Swaim, 8c Orange, USIR Watermark, Die Cut (RS234d). Large margins including huge sheet margin at top showing complete National Bank Note Co. imprint, striking vibrant color, the only flaws are two light vertical creases

EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE WILLIAM SWAIM 8-CENT ORANGE WATERMARKED IMPERFORATE ISSUE.

The only copy we can locate that can be considered comparable to this stamp is the example we offered in Sale 1212 -- a sound example with large margins -- though it could be argued this "World Traveler" copy is more desirable due to the imprint.

Ex "Donaldson". With 2000 P.F. certificate

2,600
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2239
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2239, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)William Swaim, 8c Orange, Old Paper, Die Cut (RS235a), William Swaim, 8c Orange, Old Paper, Die Cut (RS235a)William Swaim, 8c Orange, Old Paper, Die Cut (RS235a). Bright color, typical small faults, Fine appearance, only 17 recorded in the Aldrich book, all known examples have faults to some degree

2,500
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2240
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2240, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS237b), Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS237b)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS237b). Choice centering, uncommonly fresh, trivial thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance

250
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2241
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2241, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RS237d), Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RS237d)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RS237d). Beautiful rich color, tiny thin spot and mild vertical crease, fresh and Fine appearance, at least 14 of the 19 copies in the Aldrich census are faulty, ex "Donaldson", with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,750
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2242
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2242, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Perf and Die Cut (RS238b), Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Perf and Die Cut (RS238b)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, Silk Paper, Perf and Die Cut (RS238b). Rich color, shallow thin spot of little consequence, appears Fine, Aldrich records 34, the majority of which are faulty

450
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2243
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2243, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, USIR Watermark, Perf and Die Cut (RS238d), Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, USIR Watermark, Perf and Die Cut (RS238d)Dr. G. W. Swett, 4c Green, USIR Watermark, Perf and Die Cut (RS238d). Well-balanced margins, rich color in a dark shade, a few small thin spots at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE DR. G. W. SWETT 4-CENT PERF AND DIE CUT ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER.

The Aldrich book records only nine copies, at least six of which are faulty. With 2020 P.F. certificate

3,250
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2244
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2244, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)George Talcott, 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS240c), George Talcott, 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS240c)George Talcott, 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS240c). Choice centering with huge margins, intense impression on deep Pink paper, small thin spot at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE GEORGE TALCOTT 4-CENT ON PINK PAPER. ONLY SIX ARE RECORDED.

At least four of the six copies recorded in the Aldrich book are faulty. This is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records, and has far better centering than the two others we were able to locate in our digital records. This is an important Private Die Proprietary Stamp from the "World Traveler" Collection.

Ex Tolman, "Scarsdale" and Inman. Small "D. & Co." backstamp. With 2012 P.F. certificate as sound (VF 80)

12,000
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2245
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2245, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)United States Proprietary Medicine Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS244a), United States Proprietary Medicine Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS244a)United States Proprietary Medicine Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS244a). Attractive shade, repaired adding portions of the design, still a reasonable appearing example of this very scarce stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate

2,500
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2246
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2246, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)United States Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange, Wrapper (RS247a), United States Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange, Wrapper (RS247a)United States Proprietary Medicine Co., 1c Black on Orange, Wrapper (RS247a). Huge margins on three sides, faults including some light staining (quite typical of this stamp), otherwise Very Fine, all four examples listed in Power Search have faults

1,500
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2247
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2247, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Silk Paper (RS264b), West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Silk Paper (RS264b)West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Silk Paper (RS264b). Outstanding centering with wide margins, remarkably fresh, light vertical crease, still Extremely Fine, this is the finest centered example we have offered, and we are aware of only one completely sound copy (ex "Scarsdale")

300
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2248
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2248, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Pink Paper (RS264c), West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Pink Paper (RS264c)West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die I, Pink Paper (RS264c). Wide margins, sharp impression on fresh Pink paper, small thin spot and faint vertical crease, Extremely Fine appearance, 46 recorded in the Aldrich book, most are vastly inferior to the example offered here

400
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2249
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2249, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die II, USIR Watermark (RS264Ad), West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die II, USIR Watermark (RS264Ad)West India Manufacturing Co., 4c Black, Die II, USIR Watermark (RS264Ad). Unusually fresh and well-centered, couple trivial vertical creases, appears Very Fine, in far superior condition than the vast majority, nearly all have faults to some degree

600
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2250
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2250, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS265b), Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS265b)Edward Wilder, 1c Green, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS265b). Large to full margins, lovely rich color, faint trace of a thin, still Very Fine, 61 recorded in the Aldrich census

325
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2251
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2251, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Edward Wilder, 1c Green, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS265d), Edward Wilder, 1c Green, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS265d)Edward Wilder, 1c Green, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS265d). Large to full margins, rich color in a dark shade, small thin and light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, only 35 are recorded in the Aldrich book and less than half are reported to be sound, however we question that as we have never offered a sound copy since keeping computerized records, ex Rosenberg

325
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2252
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2252, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS268b), Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS268b)Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RS268b). Large margins all around, attractive color, crisp impression, Extremely Fine, a particularly handsome example

275
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2253
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2253, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS268d), Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS268d)Edward Wilder, 4c Lake, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RS268d). Original gum, h.r., large margins all around, deeply rich color and a well-incised impression

EXTREMELY FINE. BY FAR THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE WILDER 4-CENT ON WATERMARKED PAPER WE HAVE EVER OFFERED.

We have sold only three different examples of this rare stamp since keeping computerized records. All three have thin spots. The Aldrich census records just thirteen. This "World Traveler" copy ranks as one of the very finest (if not the finest) of the tiny number available.

2,250
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2254
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2254, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)E. A. Wilson, 12c Blue, USIR Watermark (RS270d), E. A. Wilson, 12c Blue, USIR Watermark (RS270d)E. A. Wilson, 12c Blue, USIR Watermark (RS270d). Deep color, manuscript cancel as always, fresh and Fine, we have sold only five since keeping computerized records, 35 are recorded in the Aldrich census and less than half are sound (probably a lot less than half)

550
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2255
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2255, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)J. H. Zetlin & Co., 2c Red, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS275b), J. H. Zetlin & Co., 2c Red, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS275b)J. H. Zetlin & Co., 2c Red, Silk Paper, Perforated (RS275b). Strong color, some blunted/nibbed perfs, otherwise Fine example of this elusive stamp, only 22 recorded in the Aldrich book, this is only the fourth different copy we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,100
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2256
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2256, Private Die Medicine Stamps, cont. (RS)J. H. Zeilin & Co., 2c Green, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS277a), J. H. Zeilin & Co., 2c Green, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS277a)J. H. Zeilin & Co., 2c Green, Old Paper, Imperforate (RS277a). Large margins all around, rich color, Extremely Fine, this the first we have offered as a single since keeping computerized records

300
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