So the lot arrived the day before yesterday. No major surprises. The warranty deeds, as I had hoped all had documentary reds on them, but unfortunately only common low denominations for the most part. There were a couple of $4 denominations, a solo $1.65 usage, and the most common (non-overprinted) $30 and $60 denominations. The once nice thing is that none were cut or perfin cancelled. Still, since I wasn't really counting on them for anything it's a nice bonus.
The most interesting item in the lot was in fact the piece that Eric was curious about, from Consolidated Decalcomania. It's actually a 3-panel fold-out salesman's sample kit with two clear plastic plates with decalcomania stamps affixed:
Now here's where it gets really interesting...
Based upon the stamps, I put this folder at 1937 or so.
All of the stamps on the first plate above correspond to actual stamp types:
Kansas #C24 (1935)
Arkansas #C45 (1934)
Pennsylvania #C1 (1935)
Alabama #T20 (193x)
Washington #C5 (1936)
Connecticut #C8 (1936)
The 3 stamps on the second plate however, in my opinion are unique to this type of sales kit, at least based upon what is written in the SRS catalogue.
Pennsylvania #LS5aS (1936). However, the catalog references it as being a hold-punched specimen, whereas this is not punched.
Florida #L12 (1936). But not exactly... the catalogue does not list or mention a 10-cent denomination with bordered numerals on a dark background; that color combination only came with the subsequent type.
West Virginia #LS2s (1937). The catalogue mentions, but dashes for price, this type on clear plastic card, which I speculate was cut from one of these sample kits, as there is no reference to it being found on the same plastic as the aforementioned stamps.
Way way cool... can't imagine there are a lot out there. Would be a great collateral item.