Lot 1671 oJayne & Son, 4¢ orange, perf & die cut, old paper, strong bright color, light vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine, a great Match & Medicine issue rarity, with only 3 examples recorded in orange by Aldrich in the census, an unlisted major variety in Scott.
Scott No. RS146Gh var. Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE UNIQUE JAYNE & SON 4¢ ORANGE PERFORATED AND DIE CUT VARIETY ON OLD PAPER.
The Joyce collection included one example of this stamp in imperforate format, which realized $7,000 hammer. In our Jonathan Bulkley Collection sale in 2012, the die cut example brought $16,000 hammer (sale 48, lot 394). It is interesting to note that both the red and orange color varieties of the Jayne & Son 4¢ issues on old paper, have a green offset on reverse in the shade that is similar to the green used on all other Jayne & Son 4¢ issues.
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.
Lot 1775 ESwaim, Jas., 6¢ Model Essay, on two attached pieces of card (174x61mm), of engraved central oval and dragons and inscriptions penciled in, manuscript "Approved, Dec 9, 1862, Geo. S. Bloutwell, Commissioner" approval signature and date at bottom left, accompanied by the original Jas. Swaim entry from Butler & Carpenter order book, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS231E Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A MAGNIFICENT APPROVAL MODEL ESSAY FOR THE JAMES SWAIM 6¢ MEDICINE ISSUE.
This model shows one type of siderographic shortcut utilized by Butler & Carpenter to save time when engraving the multitude of new dies required by the Revenue Act of 1862. The left-hand 40% of the frame was rotated 180% and mated to the original 60% of the design (and the reason for the break in the card). Thus every engraved line in the upper left dragons is identical to its corresponding line in the lower right dragons.
Lot 1751 oRing's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4¢ black, part perf'd, silk paper, bottom margin vertical pair, deep color, attractively centered, tiny thin in top stamp and light crease in selvage, otherwise Very Fine, a magnificent showpiece with only two multiples known, the other being a vertical strip of three, with only 15 examples recorded in the Aldrich census (of which 7 are reported to be faulty), ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS203bp $7,500 for singles.
THE UNIQUE PAIR OF THE RING'S VEGETABLE AMBROSIA 4¢ BLACK PART PERFORATED ON SILK PAPER.
Lot 1759 oScheetz's Bitter Cordial, 4¢ black, imperf, silk paper, clear to mostly large margins, strong color, couple faint bends of no consequence, Very Fine, a lovely sound example of the Scheetz's Bitter Cordial 4¢ Black on Imperforate Silk Paper, a Great Medicine Issue Rarity With Only 9 Examples Recorded in the Aldrich census (of which 4 are reported to be faulty), ex-Joyce; with 2000 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. RS211b $7,500.
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 1622 oHenry, John F., 1¢ Black, Watermarked USIR, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between, separated and rejoined as always, deep color and sharp impression, left stamp with small tear and thin spots, Very Fine appearance, variety footnoted in the Scott catalog; with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RS114d var. Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE JOHN F. HENRY 1¢ IMPERFORATE BETWEEN PAIR. ONLY THREE SUCH PAIRS ARE RECORDED.
Lot 1532 EBrown, Fred, 2¢ Model Essay, composite design on card (64x122m), of engraved Washington portrait, with two engraved "2" numerals in green with pencil flourish at sides, on pen drawn "U.S. Inter. Revenue, Two Cents" medallion, on turn-engine lathework, on engraved framework text body, card with manuscript "Approved, Thomas Harland, Deputy Commissioner" and "Mch 10, 1869" date, accompanied by Joyce album page with Butler & Carpenter order book entry for the issue, Very Fine, a wonderful and complex approval essay.
Scott No. RS37E Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 1670 oJayne & Son, 4¢ red, imperf, old paper, clear to large margins, strong color, few vertical creases, Very Fine appearance, with only 4 examples recorded by Aldrich in the census, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS146Fa $7,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE JAYNE & SON 4¢ RED IMPERFORATE ON OLD PAPER.
The Joyce collection included another example of this stamp, which realized $6,500 hammer. It is interesting to note that both the red and orange color varieties of the Jayne & Son 4¢ issues on old paper have a green offset on reverse in the shade that is similar to the green used on all other Jayne & Son 4¢ issues.
Lot 1815 EWright's Indian Vegetable Pills, 1¢ Model Essay, pen and pencil design on card (71x105mm), with engraved vignette of Dr. Wright affixed at center, additional pencil sketches of frame elements at bottom, Very Fine.
Scott No. RS274 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
THE UNIQUE MODEL ESSAY FOR THE 1¢ WRIGHT'S INDIAN VEGETABLE PILLS ISSUE.
This composite model was last sold in the April 1999 Suburban Stamp Inc. auction sale, which showcased many of the unique approval proofs and models essays from the Morton Dean Joyce collection, and realized $6,750 hammer (plus 10% premium).