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Sale 1225 — Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 9 September, 2020

Category — Engraved Issues (Scott 8-10)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
280
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 280, Engraved Issues (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing full framelines at top and right, nearly complete at left and bottom, tied by "Richmond Va. May 13, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to a Dr. Austin at Greenville C.H. S.C., minor cosmetic enhancements and flap reattached

EXTREMELY FINE 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMP ON A BEAUTIFUL COVER.

The most important characteristic of Scott 10 is the frameline around each stamp. The lines were engraved on the plate and served as a guide for the siderographer when aligning the transfer roll to make the plate. Each stamp shares framelines with the adjoining positions, which means most stamps show only a portion of the four framelines. A stamp that captures most or all of the framelines does so at the expense of its neighboring positions, and is very rare.

Ex Dietz and Kilbourne and from our 1995 Rarities sale.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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