Lot 1754 ERose & Co., 4¢ "Mature Centaur" essay, in green, blue and red, stamp size, wide margins and on card (35x61mm) respectively, rich colors, all bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott No. RS205E Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1755 ERose & Co., 4¢ black, "Mature Centaur" essay, on India die sunk on full card (151x229mm), card with some tone spots well away from design, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. RS205E Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1756 oRose & Co., 4¢ black, old paper, deep bold color, faint creases and a couple of small thins, Fine appearance, ex-Joyce; with 2000 P.F. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. RS205a $8,750.
THE UNIQUE ROSE & CO. 4¢ BLACK ON OLD PAPER - THIS IS THE PREMIER MATCH & MEDICINE RARITY TO BE DISCOVERED IN THE LAST FEW DECADES.
This stamp went unnoticed during the initial breakup of Joyce's prominent holdings.
Lot 1757 oRose & Co., 4¢ black, silk paper, double transfer, showing doubling in top frameline and top left corner, well centered, deep color, couple light creases, Very Fine appearance, listed but unpriced in the Scott catalog, ex-Cunliffe.
Scott No. RS205b Estimate $150 - 200.