FINE-VERY FINE. THIS IS THE FINER OF ONLY TWO RECORDED USED STRIPS OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE -- THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLES.
Multiples of the 10c Frameline Issue larger than a pair are very rare in either used or unused condition. In unused condition there are perhaps four or five strips of four known, as well as two strips of seven and the unique block of four. Used multiples are also extremely rare. There are two recorded strips of six -- the strip offered here and one on piece with an additional single, which is ex Knapp and Hall. The strip on piece is Extremely Fine but has razor cuts between each stamp about three-quarters up from bottom, along with other small faults (see Sale 823, lot 457). Apart from the two strips of seven, there are a handful of strips of four or three.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED PAIR OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE.
Ex Moody, Nunnelley and Hastings. With 2013 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE.
The framelines between the stamps define Scott 10. The lines were engraved on the copper plate and served as a guide for the siderographer when aligning the transfers to make the plate. Each stamp shares framelines with the adjoining positions, so four-frameline copies are exceedingly rare.
With 2014 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95). This was offered in our Sale 1064 described with "scattered toned spots", which were carefully removed prior to the certificate being issued
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
The defining characteristic of Scott 10 is the frameline between the stamps. The lines were engraved on the plate and served as a guide for the siderographer when aligning the transfers to make the plate. Each stamp shares framelines with the adjoining positions, so four-frameline copies are exceedingly rare.
Red backstamp. With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,250.00)
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED HORIZONTAL PAIR OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE WITH FRAMELINES LARGELY INTACT.
Scott Retail $6,250.00
EXTREMELY FINE. A TRULY STUNNING CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE. ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES EXTANT.
A review using Power Search found only one other corner-margin example, from our 1984 Rarities sale. The margins on that stamp are not as large as those on the stamp offered here. Interestingly, it is also struck with the Mobile double-circle datestamp. This was purchased by the Kilbournes in a 1967 auction and is making its first appearance since then.
Illustrated in 1929 Dietz book on p. 215