Lot 2244 oSwaim, Wm., 8¢ orange, die cut, silk paper, manuscript signature, bright vibrant color, small flaws, Very Fine appearance, an extraordinary rarity and a key issue to any private die medicine collection.
Scott No. RS235bh $25,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLES OF THE EXTREMELY RARE 8¢ WILLIAM SWAIN DIE CUT ON SILK PAPER WITH MANUSCRIPT SIGNATURE - ONE OF THE RAREST PRIVATE DIE MEDICINE ISSUES WITH ONLY TWO EXAMPLES EVER RECORDED.
According to the "The Boston Revenue Book", an example of the Jas. Swaim issue on silk paper in a Boston, Mass. collection was known bearing manuscript signature. They concluded that its origin was probably due to the fact that a sheet must have been delivered to Wm. Swaim which had not received the second facsimile signature printing and therefore received a signature.