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Sale 751

The William S. Langs Stock & Private Holdings, Part 3:
U.S. & Poss., Essays, Trial Colors and Proofs incl Revenues


Revenue - Match & Medicine




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Lot 1650
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Allen's Sons, 1¢ blue, large die proof (Scott RO4P1), 150 x 225 mm, immaculate, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1651
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Allen, Thos., 1¢ blue, trial color large die proof on India paper (Scott RO5TC1af), 48 x 45 mm, immaculate, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1652
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American Match Co., 3¢ essay, large die proof on wove paper, in black (Scott RO11-E), 155 x 35 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Turner $75 (1974).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1653
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Barber Match Co., 1¢+3¢ blue, composite large die proof (Scott RO17P1a), combining #RO17P1 and RO19TC1e, printed in tandem on fresh India, die sunk on 228 x 151 mm card, Very Fine, ex Joyce, the whole mounted on one of his signature pages with further details on the engravings.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1654
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Barber & Peckham, 1¢ green, trial color large die proof (Scott RO20TC1af), 75 x 110 mm; hinge remnants on the reverse and there is a faint hint of aging on front at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1655
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Barber & Peckham, 3¢ black, large die proof (Scott RO21P1), 36 x 49 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $200.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1656
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Bendel & Co., 12¢ black, trial color large die proof on India paper (Scott RO25TC1ae), 80 x 50 mm, flawless, Very Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1657
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Barber, Jones & Co., 1¢ black trial color essay on thin wove (Scott RO30), a handsome design in clean color; full to large margins all around; top margin slightly toned and thinned from previous hingeing, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty piece not often found.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 1658
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Barber, Jones & Co., 1¢ trial color essay in light red on wove (Scott RO30), design matching the issued stamp, here imperforate on wove paper; sharp printing and massive margins; pinhole thin in top margin above "N" of "Jones", otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1659
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Barber, Jones & Co., 1¢ black, trial color large die proof on India, mounted on card (Scott RO30TC1ae), 34 x 37 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $210.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 1660
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Brocket & Newton, 1¢ black, die II, trial color large die proof (Scott RO42TC1ae), 152 x 228 mm, bright fresh color; some faint mounting marks on the reverse otherwise pristine, Very Fine.
Scott $360.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1661
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Brown & Durling, 1¢ green, large die proof (Scott RO44P1), 50 x 53 mm.
Scott $270.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1662
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Byam, Carlton & Co., 1¢ red brown, trial color large die proof on India, mounted on card (Scott RO49TC1aj), 48 x 59 mm, fresh color; hinge remnant on the reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1663
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Byam, Carlton & Co., 1¢ black wrapper, large die proof (Scott RO55P1), simply striking with full die printed directly on card; design as issued, except the "For enquiries…" text tablet at left has been excised; heavy horizontal crease below design, some other minor tears or stains at edges of card, Fine to Very Fine, a matchless piece.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1664
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Dunham, E.P., 1¢ green, large die proof (Scott RO72P1), 150 x 228 mm; some tone spots on front, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 1665
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Eichele, P., 1¢ black essay on India (Scott RO77), an outstanding example with immaculate detail, strong color and absolutely pristine India measuring 33 x 38 mm, Extremely Fine, an incredibly tough item, especially this nice.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1666
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Electric Match Co., 1¢ black, unlisted die essay on India, Post Office fresh and sharp, nicely framed on 46 x 60 mm India; small inclusion in upper left margin noted for accuracy, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1667
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Gardner, Beer & Co., 1¢ black, large die proof (Scott RO86P1), 151 x 226 mm, fresh, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1668
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Gates, Wm., 3¢ black, plate proof on India (Scott RO91P3), left margin block of 16 with imprint, mounted on card cut to exact size; fresh as the day it was produced, with full National Bank Note Co., N.Y. imprint in left margin, Very Fine, an uncommon multiple, especially as a position piece.
Scott $2,000 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1669
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Greenleaf & Co., 3¢ blue, trial color large die proof on India (Scott RO101TC1a var.), 27 x 30 mm, good color; thins, Fine to Very Fine appearance.The color is unlisted as a trial color large die proof. It may well be a previously unlisted trial color India proof.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1670
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Howard, B. & H.D., 1¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott RO111TC1), 115 x 150 mm; hinge remnants on the reverse otherwise nearly pristine, Very Fine, unlisted, ex-Joyce.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1671
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Hunt, L.G., 1¢ green, trial color large die proof (Scott RO113TC1af), 151 x 230 mm, fresh and almost pristine, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1672
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Ives, P.T., 8¢ blue, large die proof, plus two vignette-only essays (Scott RO118P1, RO118-E), pretty trio, the full item on India affixed to card; vignettes in black on India and in orange (slightly larger size) on proof paper; all presented on a homemade album page, Very Fine.
Scott $600 for die proof.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1673
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E.W. King Matches, 1¢ die proof in black on India, using the general design of a stag and pine (used by other match manufacturers as well), and substituting King's name and "St. Paul, Minn." in bottom ribbon; fresh and alluring, the India in an oversized sink on 151 x 228 mm card; card toned, light horizontal crease at very top, still a Very Fine and attractive essay.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 1674
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Leeds, Robinson & Co., 1¢ green, large die proof (Scott RO124P1), a grand little proof, flawless in all respects, the India die sunk on 148 x 222 card, Very Fine, ex Joyce, mounted on his unmistakable page.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1675
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Newton, F.P., 1¢ rose, trial color large die proof (Scott RO135TC1ah), 150 x 227 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $270.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1676
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Richardson, D.M., 3¢ set of seven different color essays on card (Scott RO156), including bright and dark brown, dark green, and several gray/blue mixtures; each crisply printed with clear to full margins all around; some light overall toning, still Very Fine, an uncommon offering.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1677
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Richardson, D.M., 3¢ essay, die proof on card, 3 different, in brown, plum and green (Scott RO156-E), includes 2 of the plum color, each approximately 190 x 30 mm, numbered in pen on the reverse; hinge remnants, Very Fine, only 50 each reported printed.
Turner $60 (1974).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1678
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Swift, Courtney & Beecher Co., 1¢ red, trial color large die proof (Scott RO175TC1ag), 52 x 49 mm, immaculate, Very Fine, red is the scarcest listed color.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1679
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Underwood & Co., 1¢ essay in black on India, die sunk on card (Scott RO178), a clean pull on small-sized India, in full die sink on 151 x 227 mm card; horizontal plate scratch at top left edge of design, Very Fine, ex Joyce.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 1680
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Underwood & Co., 1¢ green, large die proof (Scott RO178P1), fresh with deep color on India larger than its backing card's die sinkage, Very Fine, ex Joyce, who notes "light pink fluorescence" (!).
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1681
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Union Match Co., 1¢ black, plate proof on card (Scott RO179P4), bottom margin block of 10, with original Bureau date marking in crayon, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 1682
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Kensett & Co., 1¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott RP1TC1ae), 150 x 113 mm, brilliantly fresh color; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1683
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Barham Pile Cure Co., 4¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott RS14TC1ae), 151 x 88 mm, fresh and choice, Extremely Fine.
Scott $360.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1684
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Demas Barnes, 6¢ black, unlisted die essay on wove, for use on containers of Drake's Plantation Bitters and Marchisi's Catholicon; Post Office fresh on glowing paper; horizontal scissors cut at right just to outer frame line, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1685
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Bazin, N., 1¢ red, large die essay on card, block of 4, Very Fine, no stamps were ever actually issued for Bazin.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1686
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Brandreth, B., 1¢ green, trial color large die proof (Scott RS33TC1af), 66 x 84 mm; couple small faults, otherwise Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate, which notes "horizontally broken die, Turner Die III".
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1687
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Brandreth, B., 1¢ black, large die proof (Scott RS34P1), 150 x 230 mm, close to pristine, Extremely Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $270.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 1688
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Brandreth, B., 1¢ black, large die proof (Scott RS35P1), 151 x 230 mm, bright and fresh; a few mounting marks on the reverse otherwise pristine, Very Fine.
Scott $210.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 1689
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Chase, Son & Co., 1¢ black, vignette-only essay (Scott RS53), providing a clear-eyed look at the old boy, the impression crisp on India, die sunk on 178 x 118 mm card; penciled "Engraved By M W. Baldwin No 7" at lower right of card, with Baldwin's handstamped address on reverse; card heavily foxed, with spots creeping onto the outer edges of the India, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1690
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Cook & Bernheimer, 4¢ blue, large die proof (Scott RS61P1), 135 x 37 mm, fresh; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1691
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Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott RS73TC1ae), a beautiful engraving flawlessly pulled, on immaculate India die sunk on 235 x 147 mm card; light toning to card, Very Fine, ex Joyce, and presented with portions of his album page.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1692
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Dalley's Galvanic Horse Salve, 2¢ black, trial color large die proof on India paper (Scott RS73TC1ae), 84 x 45 mm, a beautiful example of this iconic design, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 1693
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Davis & Son, 2¢ slate, large die proof (Scott RS78AP1), 150 x 228 mm, fresh and nearly pristine, Extremely Fine, unlisted.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1694
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Davis & Son, 4¢ brown, large die proof (Scott RS81P1), 150 x 230 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $270.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1695
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C.M. Evans, 4¢ black, large die proof on India, die sunk on card, of an unadopted design, 145 x 110 mm; tiny hinge remnant on the reverse otherwise immaculate, Extremely Fine.
Turner $75 (1974).
Estimate $500 - 750

No Revenue stamp was ever actually issued for C.M. Evans.

Realized $250.
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Lot 1696
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C.M. Evans, 4¢ black, unlisted die essay on India, for "Dr. Hoofland's German Bitters", C.M. Evans, Philadelphia, Proprietor; fresh and sound with margins close but clear all around, Very Fine, a sweet stamp.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1697
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C.M. Evans, 4¢ black, proof on India paper (Scott RS83 var.), an interesting essay for an unlisted company, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1698
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Evans, C.M., 4¢ black, large die essay on India, die sunk on card, 152 x 95 mm, bright, fresh and clean, Extremely Fine.
Turner $75 (1974).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1699
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E.J. Gounod & Co., 4¢ essay, in black on card, Very Fine, unlisted.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1700
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Helmbold's, 6¢ essay, large die proof on card, in 5 different colors (Scott RS109-E), each approximately 93 x 30 mm and numbered in pen on the reverse; mounting adherences on the backs, Very Fine, only 50 each of the brown, green and plum colors reported printed.
Turner $130 (1974).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1701
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Helmbold's, 6¢ essay, large die proof on card, 4 different, in blue, brown, green and plum (Scott RS109-E), plus 1 extra in green and 2 extra in blue, each approximately 93 x 30 mm and numbered in pen on the reverse; mounting adherences on the backs, Very Fine, only 50 each of the brown, green and plum colors reported printed.
Turner $110 (1974).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1702
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Hetherington, J.E., 3¢ black, three-page trial color and die proof study (Scott RS121TC1ae-af, RS121P1), comprising a die proof on India sunk on card, trial colors in blue and green, two die proofs on India (one with die number C-319 above design), plus three die proofs on cardboard (single plus vertical pair; unlisted in Scott); all fresh with full margins, Very Fine, ex Joyce on his annotated pages; see the lot in its entirety online.
Scott $1,835+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1703
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Holloway & Co., 1¢ black, die essay on India, fresh with clean color and detail, with massive borders; "344" penciled twice in margins, small scuff in left margin, Very Fine, a rare item, not listed in Scott.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1704
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Holloway & Co., 1¢ black, essay on India, fresh with deep color, the India bright with clear to full margins; few tiny thins, adherence to lower right corner, Fine to Very Fine, unlisted in Scott.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1705
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Holloway's Pills & Ointment, 1¢ essay, large die proof on India, die sunk on card, in black (Scott RS124-E), 152 x 228 mm (full size), pencil notes in a few places, otherwise close to pristine, Very Fine.
Turner $75 (1974).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 1706
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Home Bitters Co., 2¢ all three trial color printings (Scott RS128TC1ae-RS128TC1ag), in black, green and light blue; each on snow-white India and perfectly printed; fully margined with no trace of damage, Very Fine, a lovely couple of this handsome design, ex Joyce, presented on two of his signature pages.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 1707
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Hop Bitters Co., 4¢ blue, 4¢ brown, 4¢ green and 4¢ orange, 4 different trial color large die proofs (Scott RS131TC1ae,f,g,h), mostly 130 x 70 mm, mostly fresh; hinged or hinge remnants on the reverse, orange with a small stain, otherwise Very Fine, the key value is the one in brown and it is nice.
Scott $1,590.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 1708
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Kerr, Dr. J.C., 4¢ green, trial color large die proof (Scott RS159TC1 var.), 187 x 75 mm; hinge remnants on the reverse and a few pencil notes, Very Fine, unlisted color.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1709
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Geo. W. Laird, 3¢ essay, in black on rose, on thin transparent paper, 77 x 120 mm, Very Fine, unlisted.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 1710
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Lippman & Bro., 4¢ black trial color proof on India (Scott RS163TC1ae), with full die sinkage on 228 x 150 mm card, the black print bringing out all the design's intricate details; just the slightest hint of toning at card edges, Very Fine, a sweet proof.
Scott $210.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1711
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Lyon Mfg. Co., 1¢ & 2¢ black se-tenant essay on India (Scott RS167-RS168), a gorgeous two-value pair, fresh and bright with gargantuan margins; small smudge of ink at left of "N" on 1¢ value (not damage to the paper), Very Fine, a seldom-seen composite.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 1712
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Lyon Mfg. Co., 1¢ black, essay on India (Scott RS167), in luxuriant color on immaculate paper with perfectly balanced margins; pinhole at foot of "K" in "New York", Very Fine, a scarce item.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1713
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Lyon Mfg. Co., 1¢ blue trial color (Scott RS167), fresh with sharp detail, immaculate India paper and large, balanced margins, Very Fine, seldom seen.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1714
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Marsden, T.W., 2¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott RS175TC1ae), 151 x 227 mm, just about pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1715
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Marsden, T.W., 4¢ black, large die proof (Scott RS176P1), 150 x 228 mm, close to pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1716
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N.Y. Pharmacal Assoc., 4¢ black, vignette-only large die essay (Scott RS187), stirring the pot to stay out of it, this pig is perfectly printed on like-new India, in full-die sinkage on 215 x 136 mm card; penciled "Engraver/Marcus Baldwin" at lower right corner of card; card with light markings around edges, still Very Fine, a fun design.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 1717
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N.Y. Pharmacal Assoc., 4¢ black, vignette essay (Scott RS187E), as issued; on die-sunk card with outstanding detail; light foxing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1718
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Perl & Co., 6¢ black, large die proof (Scott RS188P1), 163 x 48 mm, Very Fine.
Scott $360.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1719
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Pieters & Co., 4¢ green, trial color large die proof on India (Scott RS191TC1af), 188 x 75 mm, excellent color; 2 tiny thins, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1720
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Schenck's Mandrake Pills, 1¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott RS212TC1ae), 228 x 150 mm, immaculate, Extremely Fine.
Scott $270.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1721
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Simmons, Dr. M.A., St. Louis, 1¢ green, trial color large die proof (Scott RS224TC1ag), 75 x 112 mm, bright and fresh; hinge remnants on the reverse otherwise pristine, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $270.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1722
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Soule & Co., New York, 1¢ blue, large die proof on India, die sunk on card (Scott RS226P1), 117 x 111 mm (reduced at left); a bit stained at top right (perhaps a spill of the doctor's "sugar-coated sovereign balm"?), otherwise Fine to Very Fine, unlisted as a large die - this could be a discovery copy.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1723
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Stevens, H.R., 1¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott RS228TC1ae), 150 x 228 mm, bright and fresh; hinge remnants on the reverse otherwise pristine, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $210.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 1724
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Stevens, H.R., 6¢ trial color large die proofs in 3 different colors, plus large die proof (Scott RS230TC1af,g,h,P1), cut down, Fine to Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $1,020.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1725
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Stevens, H.R., 6¢ black, plate proof on India (Scott RS230P3), vertical pair, immaculate, Extremely Fine, listed but unpriced in Scott, a gem from the Joyce collection.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1726
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Tallcot, George, 4¢ black, plate proof on India (Scott RS240P3), block of 6, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1727
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University Medicines, 4¢ black, unlisted die essay on India, crisp and sharp on approximately 51 x 56 mm India; clean and sound, Very Fine, a rarely seen item.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1728
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Vogeler, Meyer & Co., 1¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott RS252TC1ae), 151 x 227 mm, bright and fresh; hinge remnants on the reverse otherwise pristine, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $270.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Vogeler, Meyer & Co., 1¢ rose, trial color large die proof (Scott RS252TC1ak), 112 x 147 mm, bright and fresh; hinge remnants on the reverse otherwise pristine, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $270.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1730
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Vogeler, Meyer & Co., 1¢ rose, trial color large die proof (Scott RS252TC1ak), 150 x 227 mm, excellent color, Extremely Fine.
Scott $270.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1731
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Warner & Co., 1¢ brown, large die proof on India (Scott RS254), in issued color, perfectly preserved; India in full sinkage on 149 x 222 mm card, itself surprisingly fresh (we guess the remedies worked), Very Fine, unlisted in Scott, ex Joyce, and on his unmistakable page.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1732
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Weeks & Potter, 2¢ rose, trial color large die proof (Scott RS260TC1aj), 152 x 225 mm, pretty color and pretty close to pristine, Extremely Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $270.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1733
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Weeks & Potter, 2¢ vermilion, trial color large die proof (Scott RS260TC1ak), 152 x 226 mm, fresh color; hinge remnants on the reverse otherwise pristine, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $270.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1734
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Wright's Indian Vegetable Pills, 1¢ green, plate proofs on India and card (Scott RS274P3, RS274P4), attractive trio of blocks, comprising blocks of four of each on India and on card, plus a bottom margin imprint block of 12 on card; imprint block like new, smaller blocks (especially card) showing light toning, Very Fine overall, though, ex Joyce on a simplified page.
Scott $1,220 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1735
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Bazin, X., 1¢ brown red and 3¢ green essays (Scott RT1), pretty trio, with one 1¢ essay on India, the other and the 3¢ each on card; all fresh and clean with crisp detail, Very Fine, a lovely group for a stamp never put into use.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1736
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Bazin, X., 1¢ red, plate proof on India and also on card, plus 3¢ green, plate proof on card (Scott RT1 vars.), vertical pairs, nice margins and color, Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800

Unlisted in Scott. Turner notes the 1¢ and 3¢ values were never issued, so these must be considered essays. A great lot for the specialist.

Realized $300.
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Lot 1737
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Bazin, X., 2¢ blue, essay in red on card (Scott RT1E), block of 4, Post Office fresh with razor-sharp detail, Very Fine, an uncommon Private Die trial color; unlisted in Scott.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1738
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Bazin, X., 1¢ 2¢ & 3¢ black, plate proofs on India (Scott RT1P3 var), group of four different, one each 2¢ and 3¢ two 1¢ proofs at different stages of completion; each on India on card that has been cut down to sinkage; strong lines and clean color throughout, Very Fine, a pretty group; see them all online, Scott notes this stamp was never put into use and its pricing is absurdly low.
Scott $500+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 1739
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Corning & Tappan, 1¢ black, large die proof (Scott RT2P1), 76 x 127 mm, fresh color; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $270.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1740
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Corning & Tappan, 1¢ black, plate proof on India (Scott RT2P3), top margin plate number 100 block of 18 with imprint, in clear color on pristine India; die sunk on card that has been cut to block at sides and bottom; some light toning and spots at top, Very Fine, an exceptionally scarce position piece.
Scott $1,710 as singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1741
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Corning & Tappan, 1¢ blue, large die proof (Scott RT4P1), 77 x 128 mm, beautifully fresh; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $270.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1742
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Hoyt & Co., 1¢ blue, trial color large die proof (Scott RT6TC1ae), 130 x 75 mm, good color; mounting marks on the reverse, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1743
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Hoyt & Co., 1¢ black, plate proof on India (Scott RT6P3), block of 4, an attractive diamond, absolutely fresh and sound with clean printing and sharp lines, Very Fine.
Scott $600 as singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1744
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Kidder & Laird, 2¢ black, trial color plate proof on India (Scott RT13TC3a), top margin plate number 128 block of 14 with imprint, a handsome belted star-and-crescent design, flawlessly executed in black on day-one fresh India; sunk on card that has been cut to block size at sides and bottom, sinkage present at top, Very Fine, an eye-catching, and certainly difficult, position piece.
Scott $1,050 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1745
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Laird, George W., 3¢ black, large die proof (Scott RT14P1), a lordly Laird, immaculate and fresh, the India in full die sink on 152 x 228 mm card; lightest start of edge toning to card, Very Fine, as pretty as they come, ex Joyce on his signature page.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1746
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Lanman & Kemp, 3¢ green, large die proof (Scott RT18P1), 148 x 210 mm, bright color; hinge remnants on the reverse otherwise pristine, Very Fine.
Scott $210.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1747
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Tetlow's Perfumery, 1¢ vermilion, large die proof (Scott RT19P1), 150 x 228 mm, pristine, Extremely Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1748
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Woodworth & Son, 2¢ trial color and large die proofs (Scott RT21TC1ae-1af, RT21P1), comprising both black and green trial colors, plus two blue large die proofs, all on India; one blue with die number 4781 below, noted to have "medium pink fluorescence"; fresh, Very Fine, ex Joyce on his fully annotated original page.
Scott $1,620.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1749
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Wright, R. & G.A., 3¢ green, trial color large die proof (Scott RT24TC1ag), 110 x 75 mm, bright color; hinge remnants on the reverse, Very Fine, ex Joyce.
Scott $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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