Sale 371 — 1970 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 March, 1970

Category — Confederate States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
229
c
Sale 371, Lot 229, Confederate StatesBridgeville, Ala., 5c Black & Red (13X1). Horizontal Pair, on July 31, 1862 folded letter, Red Frame lines complete on three sides, neat ms. cancel. as always, R. stamp has vertical crease, The Only Pair on Record, Ex-Ferrary, Caspary, Lilly, with P.F. Certificate

7,500
6,750
230
c
Sale 371, Lot 230, Confederate StatesFranklin, N.C., 5c Blue on Buff, Entire (25XU1). Bold, Sharp Impression, neat, dear pmk. Negligible age spots, no flap. An unusually fine provisional of the utmost rarity, Unique, Ex-Ferrary, Caspary, Lilly, with P.F. Certificate

4,000
4,250
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231
c
Sale 371, Lot 231, Confederate StatesGreenville, Ala., 10c Red & Blue, Ty. II (33X2). Variety "R" of "Greenville" Inverted, margins all around, uncancelled, minor gum soak, on small cover to Richmond, partly readable town pmk., Cover neatly mended. Fine & Rare, only one other cover believed known, also uncancelled, Ex-Caspary, Lilly, with P.F. Certificate which affirms stamp but declines opinion as to its use on the cover

1,500
1,600
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232
c
Halletsville, Texas, 10c Black on Gray Blue (37X1). Cut circular, partly into at R., neat ms. cancel, Bold "Halletsville, Tex., Aug. 21, (1863) pmk. on folded letter to Austin, Texas. Unique, the catalogue listing made from this cover, Ex-Caspary, with P.F. Certificate

3,750
3,400
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233
og
Sale 371, Lot 233, Confederate StatesMacon, Ga., 5c Black on Yellow, Laid Paper (53X6). Large margins, Fresh, trifling crease in corner, otherwise Extremely Fine, Ex-Lilly, Believed to be the only example known unused, with P.F. Certificate

2,000
1,700
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234
og
Nashville, Tenn. 10c Green (61X6). Large margins to barely shaved at T.L., Fresh, unused, Faint creases, otherwise Fine, A very scarce Provisional

1,200
700
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235
 
Sale 371, Lot 235, Confederate StatesNashville, Tenn. 10c Green (61X6). Large margins to barely touched at T.L., Fresh color, neat blue town pmk., Fine

800
475
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236
c
New Orleans, 2c Blue (62X1). Three singles, Two with margins all around, the other barely touched, tied on Nov. 30, 1861 "Prices Current" with letter to Woodville, Miss., a 1c overpayment of the 5c rate, Choice & Handsome cover, probably unique, Ex-Emerson, Caspary, with P.F. Certificate

E. 1,000-2,000
2,400
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237
c
Sale 371, Lot 237, Confederate StatesGalveston, Texas, 20c Black on Blue (98UX8). Readable strike, neat Galveston pmk. on fresh folded cover to Shreveport, La., Fine, Unique, the catalogue listing made from this cover, with P.F. Certificate

E. 1,000-2,000
1,900
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238
ogbl
Sale 371, Lot 238, Confederate States2c Deep Green (3). Block of Eight, Rich, Bright color, Fine Impression, Large margins to barely clear at R., Fresh, o.g., couple of minor gum creases & small scissors cut in margin between stamps, A Choice & Handsome block

900
725
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239
ogbl
10c Rose (5). Block, Large margins, Rich color, Fresh, o.g., trivial thin and couple of gum creases, one breaking through on T.L. stamp, Extremely Fine appearance

950
725
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240
ogbl
10c Blue "T-E-N" (9). Block of Twenty, Large margins nearly all around, only the T.L. corner stamp being trifle in at T., o.g., Fresh color, Creased in margins only, between stamps, couple of negligible gum thins, A Marvelous Block

2,080
1,600
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241
c
Sale 371, Lot 241, Confederate States10c Blue, Frame Line (10) Horiz. Pair, Margins practically all around, L. stamp barely in at one point, Fine color, nicely tied by "Mobile, Ala., 1863" pmk. on Blue folded letter, Fine, Very Attractive, Plated, Pas. 15, 16, & signed "Ashbrook"

1,100
850
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242
c
Sale 371, Lot 242, Confederate States20c Green, Horiz. Half used for 10c (13d). Tied by light "Wytheville, Va." pmk. on small neat cover, Flap missing, Fine, Very scarce and seldom seen

600
625
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243
c
Sale 371, Lot 243, Confederate StatesMails Suspended, Blue Oval just ties edge of 3c Rose (65). Centered to R. ms. cancel, matching "Idaville, Ga., May 23rd" pmk to Virginia, Fine example of this extremely scarce Confederate postal marking, with P.F. Certificate

E. 350-500
625
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