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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 Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2257
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2257, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)X. 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). Mostly large to full margins, rich color on fresh paper, faint trace of a vertical crease, still Very Fine, only 29 recorded in the Aldrich census, which notes that this was never issued

1,400
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2258
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2258, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT2d), Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT2d)Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT2d). Large even margins all around, sharp impression, a few light corner creases, certificate also mentions a tear at right center which is almost undetectable, Extremely Fine appearance, this is the largest margined example we have offered (all others have at least one small margin), the Aldrich census records just sixteen, more than half of which have faults, with 2001 P.F. certificate

2,250
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2259
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2259, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RT3d), Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RT3d)Corning & Tappan, 1c Black, USIR Watermark, Perforated (RT3d). Rich shade, the only imperfection is a tiny pinhole, appears Very Fine, 31 recorded in the Aldrich book

800
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2260
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2260, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT6b), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT6b)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT6b). Large margins including huge sheet margin at top, beautiful fresh shade and deeply etched impression, faint vertical crease and tiny thin in the far top of sheet margin, both of these flaws are inconsequential

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB AND EYE-CATCHING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE E. W. HOYT & CO. IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT BLACK ISSUE ON SILK PAPER. ONLY EIGHT ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS.

We have sold only one sound example. Nearly every copy extant has a crease or other faults.

With 2020 P.F. certificate

4,000
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2261
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2261, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RT6c), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RT6c)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 1c Black, Pink Paper, Imperforate (RT6c). Large even margins all around, sharp impression on deep Pink paper, two faint creases which are barely noticeable

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE E. W. HOYT & CO. IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT BLACK ISSUE ON PINK PAPER. ONE OF THE FINEST AVAILBLE. ONLY EIGHT ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS.

The Aldrich book records only 8 examples, which we assume includes the block of four offered in the Joyce sale. That would leave only four singles available to collectors.

With 2020 P.F. certificate.

3,500
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2262
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2262, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 2c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT8d), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 2c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT8d)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 2c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT8d). Large even margins including part of imprint at right, crisp impression on fresh paper, mild vertical crease, appears Extremely Fine, highly desirable, 32 are recorded in the Aldrich book, we are aware of two blocks of four and a pair, so that would leave only 22 singles available, of those many have truncated side margins

900
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2263
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2263, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT10b), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT10b)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper, Imperforate (RT10b). Large even margins all around, well-incised impression on bright paper, faint vertical crease

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE E. W. HOYT & CO. IMPERFORATE 4-CENT ISSUE ON SILK PAPER. THE FINEST WE HAVE OFFERED.

The imperforate on silk paper is the rarest of the 4c Hoyt issues, with only nine recorded in the Aldrich book. Two-thirds of those recorded have faults. The Joyce sale contained a block of four, so perhaps only five singles are available to collectors. We have offered only two others since keeping computerized records. Both had light creases and neither were as well-margined as this example.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

2,250
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2264
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2264, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT10d), E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT10d)E. W. Hoyt & Co., 4c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT10d). Large margins all around, sharp impression, two creases that the accompanying certificate notes are "small and light"

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE E. W. HOYT & CO. 4-CENT IMPERFORATE ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER. ONE OF THE FINEST AVAILABLE.

This is the finest example we have offered at auction. Every previously offered copy also has creases -- usually more severe than on this example. This stamp possesses the largest and most balanced margins of any we have sold. The Aldrich census records 18 and notes 11 with faults (though the number of faulty is almost certainly higher).

With 2020 P.F. certificate.

1,750
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2265
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2265, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)George 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 margins including huge sheet margin at right, highly detailed impression, certificate notes a tiny tear at top which is barely perceptible, still Extremely Fine, a lovely sheet-margin example of this beautifully designed stamp, Aldrich records 44, with 1997 P.F. certificate

800
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2266
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2266, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)George 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 full margins including sheet margin at bottom with part imprint, sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, a lovely sheet-margin example of this eye-catching stamp, 40 recorded in the Aldrich census, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,000
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2267
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2267, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)George W. Laird, 3c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT14d), George W. Laird, 3c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT14d)George W. Laird, 3c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT14d). Large even margins all around, capturing a small portion of the imprint at top, crisp impression on fresh paper, three light horizontal creases, Extremely Fine appearance, 42 recorded in the Aldrich census, with 2020 P.F. certificate

800
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2268
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2268, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)George W. Laird, 3c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT14d), George W. Laird, 3c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT14d)George W. Laird, 3c Black, USIR Watermark, Imperforate (RT14d). Large margins all around, deeply etched impression on bright paper, certificate notes "horizontal crease, small thins and small repairs", none of which detract from the stamp's Very Fine and choice appearance, 42 in the Aldrich census, with 1997 P.F. certificate

800
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2269
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2269, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)George 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). Large margins to just touching the frameline at bottom left, rich shade on fresh paper, small thin spot, small internal tear and light creases

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE GEORGE W. LAIRD 3-CENT DIE CUT ON OLD PAPER. ONLY TEN ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS.

This is one of the most appealing of the seven we have offered since keeping computerized records. Every example has multiple faults, but most also have margins that cut into the design, and/or have faults visible on the face. With 2004 P.F. certificate

3,000
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2270
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2270, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)George 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). Large to full margins, strong impression on bright Pink paper, completely sound

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AMONG THE FINEST AVAILABLE EXAMPLES OF THE RARE GEORGE W. LAIRD 3-CENT DIE CUT ISSUE ON PINK PAPER. JUST NINE ARE RECORDED IN THE ALDRICH CENSUS.

We have sold only one other sound full-margined copy. With 1999 P.F. certificate

3,250
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2271
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2271, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c), Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c)Lanman & Kemp, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RT16c). Deep intense shade and impression on bright Pink paper, uncommonly fresh and Fine

950
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2272
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2272, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)C. 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). Beautiful rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, centered to the right, but better centering than most

FINE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE RARE WOODWORTH & SON 2-CENT ON PINK PAPER. THIS IS THE ONLY FAULT-FREE COPY WE HAVE OFFERED.

The Aldrich book lists only nine, over half of which have faults. Power Search shows four others, all with faults. One is well-centered (but thinned and with several short perfs), the other three have the perfs cutting into the design at bottom.

4,000
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2273
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2273, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)R. & G. A. Wright, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RT23d), R. & G. A. Wright, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RT23d)R. & G. A. Wright, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RT23d). Original gum, h.r., strong impression, tiny perf fault at top, Fine appearing example of this difficult stamp

600
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2274
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2274, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)R. & G. A. Wright, 3c Lake, USIR Watermark (RT24d), R. & G. A. Wright, 3c Lake, USIR Watermark (RT24d)R. & G. A. Wright, 3c Lake, USIR Watermark (RT24d). Portion of "W" cancel, uncharacteristically well-centered, strong color, faint trace of a crease and a few short perfs, Very Fine appearance, a difficult stamp to find in any condition

525
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2275
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2275, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Silk Paper (RT24d), R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Silk Paper (RT24d)R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, Silk Paper (RT24d). Portion of "W" cancel, well-centered, deep intense color, Very Fine, a challenging stamp to find in this choice quality

160
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2276
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2276, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, USIR Watermark (RT25d), R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, USIR Watermark (RT25d)R. & G. A. Wright, 4c Green, USIR Watermark (RT25d). Part original gum, nicely centered, strong rich color, two small thin spots, Very Fine appearance, in better condition than usually seen

750
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2277
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2277, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)Young, Ladd & Coffin, 2c Blue, Silk and Pink Papers, Imperforate (RT28b, RT28c), Young, Ladd & Coffin, 2c Blue, Silk and Pink Papers, Imperforate (RT28b, RT28c)Young, Ladd & Coffin, 2c Blue, Silk and Pink Papers, Imperforate (RT28b, RT28c). Former with light purple penstroke cancel, mostly large to full margins, rich color, Very Fine, former with 2000 P.F. certificate, latter with 1997 P.F. certificate

280
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2278
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2278, Private Die Perfumery Stamps and Balance Lot (RT)The Extraordinary Balance of the "World Traveler" Private Die Proprietary Stamp Collection, The Extraordinary Balance of the "World Traveler" Private Die Proprietary Stamp CollectionThe Extraordinary Balance of the "World Traveler" Private Die Proprietary Stamp Collection. Housed on individual sales sheets, each meticulously identified by paper type, representing nearly 790 different Scott listings of Match, Medicine, Perfumery and Playing Cards issues, with very few duplicates, largely complete for items cataloguing just a few dollars to a couple hundred (a few even higher), generally lacking the multi-hundred and thousand dollar Scott Retail stamps, as these are offered individually in this auction

EASILY THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF ITS KIND WE HAVE EVER OFFERED. AN IDEAL FOUNDATION FOR A SERIOUS COLLECTION OF THESE FASCINATING STAMPS.

While (mostly small) faults are expected on many stamps, as is characteristic of these issues, the overall condition is much better than typically encountered.

Scott value in excess of $50,000.00

E. 15,000-20,000
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