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Sale 64: The Donald Green Collection of U.S. Private Die Medicine Stamps

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Burdsal & Co.

Lots 1539-1541

Lot 1539 P   

Burdsal & Co. (1¢ black wrapper) large die proof, two-line inscription on India (100x26mm), showing trace of die sink and pencil no. "312" at bottom right, Very Fine and rare, with only a few known, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS44P1    $600.

This label was added in the lower margin of the wrapper used by the predecessor company, The United States Proprietary Medicine Co.

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Lot 1540 o   

Burdsal & Co., 1¢ black on orange wrapper, watermarked USIR, strong color, few light creases, Very Fine appearance, very scarce with only 22 examples recorded in the Aldrich census (of which 16 are reported to be faulty).
Scott No. RS45d    $1,650.

Realized: $1,150

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Lot 1541 o   

Burdsal & Co., 1¢ black on yellow wrapper, silk paper, sharp impression, trivial small flaws, F.-V.F. appearance, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS45A var.    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

ONE OF TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE BURDSAL & CO. 1¢ BLACK ON YELLOW WRAPPER ON SILK PAPER.

Although Scott lists a 1¢ black on yellow wrapper (RS45A, cataloged at $5,000), it does not distinguish between the silk (should be designated as RS45Ab) and watermark (should be RS45Ad) varieties.

Realized: $2,100

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