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Revenue - Private Die Medicine: Rings to Zeilin & Balances

Lots 1498-1507 Lots 1508-1517 Lots 1518-1519

Lot 1508 o   

West India Mfg. Co., 4¢ black, die I, pink paper, wide margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine, only 46 are recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS264c    $400.

Realized: $260

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Lot 1509 o   

West India Mfg. Co., 4¢ black, die II, watermarked USIR, rich color, s.e. and crease at left, F.-V.F. appearance, only 30 are recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS264Ad    $675.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1510 o   

Wilson, Rev. E.A., 12¢ blue, watermarked USIR, manuscript cancel, rich color, usual centering, couple tiny thins, Fine appearance, one of the only medicine stamp known used with a manuscript cancellation, only 35 examples recorded.
Scott No. RS270d    $550.

Realized: $110

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Lot 1511 o   

Zeilin & Co., 2¢ red, silk paper, usual centering, small thin, F.-V.F. appearance, a rare example of this elusive medicine issue, with 22 examples recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS275b    $1,100.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1512

Almanacs Issued by Private Die Proprietary Medicine Companies, collection of 110 different almanacs arranged in four large binders; many with great graphic covers and contents, many with multicolored lithograph covers, companies includes Mrs. Winslow, Ayers, Dr. John Bull, Brandreth, Centaur, etc., a wealth of information on 37 companies, good to better condition (list of companies available upon request).
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Realized: $1,150

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Lot 1513

Private Die Medicine Ephemera Group, includes collection of 215 trade cards most with multicolored lithographic designs, 11 almanacs and booklets depicting private die medicine stamp or facsimile, printer's block of facsimile for John F. Henry 1¢ stamp (RS114) likely for a early catalog illustration and a scarce A.B.N. Co. specimen sheet of 59 of Dr. Jayne's facsimile label.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Realized: $1,600

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Lot 1514

Private Die Proprietary Medicine Labels, Wrappers and Boxes, collection of 57 items, many with highly graphic illustrations including Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills, Mrs. Winslow's Syrup, Fahnestock's Vermifuge, Dr. Hoofland's Greek oil, Mexican Mustang Liniment, etc., four depicting facsimile stamps, wrapper for Rush's Pills (A.H. Flanders) bearing ¼¢ Battleship tax stamp canceled "S+S 8/13 1898", etc.; condition varies (list of companies available upon request).
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $475

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Lot 1515

Private Die Proprietary Medicine Billhead, Letterhead & Receipts, collection of 87 different; some from companies for which little ephemera is available, nearly 40% illustrated, with companies including J.C. Ayer, Centaur, Dalley's Magical Pain Extractor, Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain Killer, etc.; condition varies (list of companies available upon request).
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $600

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Lot 1516

Private Die Proprietary Medicine Collateral, collection of 48 items; includes four advertising facsimile banknotes, advertising calendars, plasters with wrappers, blotters, circulars, etc.; condition varies (list of companies available upon request).
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $450

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Lot 1517

Medicine Pills, Tins & Boxes From Private Die Proprietary Companies, collection of 26 items; 9 wood oval some with wrappers, 7 tins some with boxes, 5 bottles or vials some with wrappers, ten with facsimile of private die stamp, some difficult to find such as wood oval in wrapper for J.S. Burdsal Dr. Roback's Scandinavian Blood Pills, Dr. Kilmer's Liver Pills, Radways Regulators, etc.; average wear for items (list of companies available upon request).
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $600

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