Lot 4282 oChicago Match Co., 3¢ black, old paper, precision centering within evenly balanced margins, strong shade, tiny corner perf crease of little consequence, an Extremely Fine gem, a notoriously off-centered issue, only 42 recorded in Aldrich census of which states nearly all have perfs touching design; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RO60a $1,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 3¢ CHICAGO MATCH CO. ISSUE.
Lot 4283 ()Newbauer & Co., 4¢ green, silk paper, imperf, bottom margin block of 10 with full "Engraved by Jos. R. Carpenter Philadelphia" imprint, without gum, large to huge margins showing portion of adjacent stamps at right, rich deep color, faint vertical crease in fourth row, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott No. RO140i; $5,000 for pairs Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A REMARKABLE AND UNIQUE IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE 4¢ NEWBAUER & CO. IMPERFORATE ON SILK PAPER - A SHOWPIECE RARITY.
Lot 4284 oHetherington, J.E., 3¢ black, imperf, horizontal pair, full well balanced margins, scissor separation cut between stamps, still Extremely Fine, a very rare multiple with only a few known, only 23 total examples are recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS121i $2,250 for pair.
Lot 4285 oJayne & Son, 4¢ green, imperf, silk paper, clear to mostly large margins, rich bold color, Extremely Fine, only 16 are recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS146b $2,250.
AN ATTRACTIVE AND VERY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE JAYNE & SON 4¢ GREEN IMPERFORATE ON SILK PAPER.
Lot 4286 oKelly & Co., 4¢ black, old paper, large margins, strong color on fresh paper, natural paper inclusion, Extremely Fine, only 19 examples recorded in the Aldrich census; with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RS153a $2,250.
A VERY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE KELLY & CO. 4¢ BLACK ON OLD PAPER - ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN.
Lot 4287 oMarsden, T.W., 2¢ blue, old paper, choice centering and margins especially for this notoriously off centered issue, rich color, some light toning hardly detracting and reperfed at left, Extremely Fine appearance, a great Medicine issue rarity with only 11 examples recorded in the Aldrich census, an elusive issue missing from even the most advanced Match & Medicine collections; with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RS175a $11,500.
A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE T.W. MARSDEN 2¢ BLUE ON OLD PAPER - ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.
Lot 4288 oMerchant's Gargling Oil, 2¢ green, experimental silk paper, showing numerous long and short silk fibers on reverse, centered just into top frame line, rich color, Fine, with only 8 examples recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS179e $3,250.
AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 2¢ MERCHANT'S GARGLING OIL ON EXPERIMENTAL SILK PAPER.
Lot 4289 oMorehead's Neurodyne, 4¢ black, old paper, vertical pre-printing paper fold, deep color on bright paper, virtually fault-free with only a couple short perfs at top, F.-V.F. appearance, very rare with only 17 recorded in the Aldrich census with virtually all examples having faults.
Scott No. RS186a $4,500.
AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 4¢ MOREHEAD'S NEURODYNE ON OLD PAPER IN FAR BETTER CONDITION THAN NORMALLY ENCOUNTERED.
Lot 4290 oRing's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4¢ black, imperf, old paper, clear to ample margins, strong bold color, small thins, F.-V.F. appearance, only 9 examples are recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS200a $5,500.
AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE RING'S 4¢ IMPERFORATE ON OLD PAPER.
An almost identical example sold in our 2015 Donald Green Collection of U.S. Private Die Medicine Stamps sale for $6,250 hammer.
Lot 4291Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia, 4¢ black, part perf, silk paper, full slightly disturbed o.g., well centered, deep rich color, bright and fresh, minute thin speck of little consequence, otherwise Very Fine, with only 15 examples recorded in the Aldrich census; with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RS203bp $3,750.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RING'S VEGETABLE AMBROSIA 4¢ BLACK ON PART PERFORATED SILK PAPER.