Lot 1623 EHerrick's Pills, 1¢ black, progressive die proof essay, on India (48x130mm), similar to finished design except unfinished shading and flourishes around "Pills" and strengthening of "Doses From" in bottom tablet, couple small tears in margins well away from design, otherwise Very Fine, a unique progressive die proof essay, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS117E Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1624 PHerrick's Pills, 1¢ blue, trial color large die proof, on India (42x131mm), rich color, thins mostly in margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. RS117TC1 $350.
Lot 1625 PHerrick's Pills, 1¢ black, large die proof, on India (38x127mm), couple light creases, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. RS117P1 $250.
Lot 1626 oHerrick's Pills, 1¢ black, imperf, right margin horizontal pair, full well balanced margins, central vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine, a handsome multiple of the Herrick's Pills, 1¢ black imperforate on old paper, rare with less than 10 pairs reported.
Scott No. RS117i $3,000.
Lot 1627 EHerrick's Pills & Plasters, 1¢ Model Essay, pen and ink wash design on buff card (36x41mm), design approved on October 18, 1862, accompanied by Joyce album page with the original Herrick entry from Butler & Carpenter order book, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS118E Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
THE UNIQUE HERRICK'S MODEL ESSAY - THE VERY FIRST DESIGN OF ANY PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY ISSUE.
On October 15, 1862, only 14 days after the Civil War Tax Act of 1861 went into affect, the printing firm of Butler & Carpenter wrote to Dr. Herrick stating…"Your stamp will be the first private proprietary die printed; and, in this respect, you will enjoy an advantage over your equally afflicted brethren in trade.".
Lot 1628 PHerrick's Pills & Plasters, 1¢ trial color large die proofs, two in blue and black, on India, large to huge margins, each with small flaw, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. RS118TC1 $400.
Lot 1629 PHerrick's Pills & Plasters, 1¢ red, large die proof, on India (42x49mm), strong bold color, remarkably fresh, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. RS118P1 $300.
Lot 1630 oHerrick's Pills & Plasters, 1¢ red group, of 30 stamps; most bearing the printed "H.F.M." company cancels arranged by Beaumont types, one on original kidney plaster product, four others with handstamp cancellation including postal, also a group of 17 Hall & Ruckel issues (RS95) with the "H.F.M." printed cancels after their merger with Herrick in 1869; small flaws to be expected, Very Fine appearance overall.
Scott No. RS118 Estimate $150 - 200.