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Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-09-09
Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection
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Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 73, Postmasters' Provisionals (Anderson C.H. thru Charleston)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Irregular block of fifteen, Types G-H-J-K/M-N-P-R/B-C-D-E/F-G-H, toned original gum, expertly and sensibly reinforced with archival paper along creases, large margins to just in with part of lower left stamp missing, some faults including creases and toning

THE CELEBRATED AND UNIQUE BLOCK OF FIFTEEN OF THE 5-CENT CHARLESTON POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ISSUE. DISCOVERED IN A SOUTHERN ESTATE IN 1979, THIS IS BY FAR THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THIS PROVISIONAL, AND ITS EXISTENCE CONFIRMS THE RELATIVE POSITIONS OF THE TRANSFER TYPES. A PHENOMENAL SHOWPIECE -- THE NEXT LARGEST MULTIPLE IS A PAIR. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PHILATELIC ITEMS IN CONFEDERATE STATES.

Rick Calhoun and others started plating this issue in 1976, and fifteen distinct types were identified. Plating was difficult due to the lack of multiples -- only one unused pair (previously the only recorded unused multiple, see Sale 1065, lot 542) and two used pairs were available to the students for their plating study.

The students determined the lithographic printing plate was made from a transfer group of fifteen types, five across and three high, repeated several times. However, the arrangement of the types in the transfer group could not be firmly established until this remarkable multiple was found in a Southern estate in 1979.

Based on copies examined by Rick Calhoun and taking into consideration the spacing between adjacent stamps, his theory is that the printing stone comprised 90 positions (six repetitions of the 15-subject transfer group). As this multiple clearly demonstrates, the spacing between positions varies widely, even within the transfer unit.

Ex Calhoun and illustrated and described in his Charleston book on pp. 63-65.

E. 10,000-15,000
0
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-02-27
The Richard L. Calhoun Collection of Charleston, S.C.
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Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 541, Provisional Stamps: Essays and Unused ExamplesCharleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Irregular block of fifteen, Types G-H-J-K/M-N-P-R/B-C-D-E/F-G-H, toned original gum, expertly and sensibly reinforced with archival paper along creases, large margins to just in with part of lower left stamp missing, some faults including creases and toning

THE CELEBRATED AND UNIQUE BLOCK OF FIFTEEN OF THE 5-CENT CHARLESTON POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ISSUE. DISCOVERED IN A SOUTHERN ESTATE IN 1979, THIS IS BY FAR THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THIS PROVISIONAL, AND ITS EXISTENCE CONFIRMS THE RELATIVE POSITIONS OF THE TRANSFER TYPES. A PHENOMENAL SHOWPIECE -- THE NEXT LARGEST MULTIPLE IS A PAIR. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PHILATELIC ITEMS IN CONFEDERATE STATES.

Rick Calhoun and others started plating this issue in 1976, and fifteen distinct types were identified. Plating was difficult due to the lack of multiples -- only one unused pair (previously the only recorded unused multiple, offered as lot 542 in this sale) and two pairs were available to the students for their plating study.

The students determined the lithographic printing plate was made from a transfer group of fifteen types, five across and three high, repeated several times. The arrangement of the types in the transfer group could not be firmly established until this remarkable multiple was found in a Southern estate in 1979.

Based on copies examined by Rick Calhoun and taking into consideration the spacing between adjacent stamps, his theory is that the printing stone comprised 90 positions (six repetitions of the 15-subject transfer group). As this multiple clearly demonstrates, the spacing between positions varies widely, even within the transfer unit.

Illustrated and described in the Calhoun book on pp. 63-65.

E. 10,000-15,000
15,000
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