Lot 1784 oSwaim, Wm., 8¢ orange, imperf, watermarked USIR, bottom margin single with N.B.N.Co. & A.B.C. monogram imprints, clear to large margins, deep intense color, central thin spot, couple creases and natural paper inclusion at right, Very Fine appearance, very rare with only a few known bearing a full imprint, with 35 examples recorded in the Aldrich census of which 11 are reported to be faulty, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS234d $2,600.
Lot 1785 oSwaim, Wm., 8¢ orange, die cut, watermarked USIR, rich color, ususal flaws, F.-V.F. appearance, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS235d $250.
Lot 1786 oSwaim, Wm., 8¢ orange, die cut, signature inverted, deep color, light wrinkling slightly creasing, otherwise Fine, one of the great Match & Medicine rarities, with only 3 examples recorded in the Aldrich census (of which 2 are recorded as faulty), ex-Tolman.
Scott No. RS235bk $17,500.
AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE WM. SWAIM 8¢ DIE CUT WITH SIGNATURE INVERTED.