Lot 2784 ()Ayer & Co., 4¢ blue, imperf, old paper, block of 6 rejoined vertically, strong bright color, corners trimmed into stamps and other small flaws, Fine appearance, a very rare multiple.
Scott No. RS10a $2,400.
Lot 2785 oJayne & Son, 4¢ green, imperf, watermarked USIR, ample margins, deep color, Very Fine, scarce with 52 examples recorded in the Aldrich census (35 of which are reported to be faulty).
Scott No. RS146d $650.
Lot 2786Kendall & Co., 4¢ blue, watermarked USIR, block of 18, full o.g. with a few reinforced perfs, fresh with rich color, F.-V.F., ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS154d $630 for singles.
This block was originally the right portion of a block of 27 and still may be the largest known multiple of this issue.
Lot 2787 oKerr, Dr. J.C., 6¢ black, old paper, rich color, couple small sealed tears at top, otherwise F.-V.F., rare with only 31 recorded in the Aldrich census (of which 19 are reported to be faulty).
Scott No. RS160a $1,000.
Lot 2788Moore, Dr. C.C., 2¢ black, watermarked USIR, top margin plate "No. 54" block of 12 with obliterated N.B.N.Co. imprint, o.g., never hinged, rich color, Very Fine, a wonderful exhibition multiple, ex-Joyce (taken from an irregular block of 46).
Scott No. RS184d Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2789 oRing's Vegetable Ambrosia, 2¢ blue, imperf, silk paper, deep color on fresh paper, clear to ample margins, Very Fine, a wonderful sound example of the very rare Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia 2¢ Blue Imperforate on Silk Paper, only 20 are recorded in the Aldrich census (of which 6 are reported to be faulty), ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS199b $3,750.
Lot 2790 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 $2,000 - 3,000.
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 2791 ()Swaim, Jas., 6¢ orange, old paper, imperforate, without signature, large margins, rich brilliant color and sharp proof-like impression, Extremely Fine, the Finer of Two Known Examples of This Delisted Variety (unlisted in Scott after 1966), the other (faulty) example was part of the Joyce collection.
Scott No. RS231f Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.