EXTREMELY FINE STRIP AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF A 10-CENT HOYER & LUDWIG MULTIPLE FROM FLORIDA.
The cover could be folded in at left to reduce its size for display on a regular exhibit page. Ex Richey. Scott Retail for strip of three on cover $3,500.00 without premium for Florida cancel.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST-QUALITY BLOCKS OF THE 10-CENT PATERSON EXTANT.
Although an ample supply of unused multiples of the 10c Paterson survived the war, very few blocks with original gum and in this brilliant condition exist today. Scott Retail $2,475.00 as pair and block
THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY CONFEDERATE VALENTINE COVER KNOWN TO EXIST.
The address panel is covered with an elaborate hand-drawn watercolor-and-ink design including floral decoration and a Confederate Flag. The original enclosure is a Valentine in circular format with spiraling floral design and romantic prose on both sides. On one side is a Confederate flag (15 stars!), and on the other side are entwined hearts at the center, signed "MS to DEB" (David E. Bushong). The stamp and cover have minor creases
Under the hardships and shortages of the Confederate South, there were rare instances when an expression of sentiment and beauty could occur. The famous "Rose" wallpaper cover, while serving a much different purpose, is the only other Confederate cover we know of that rivals this Valentine cover.
Illustrated in Dietz. Ex Simon
EXTREMELY AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE PORTION OF THE IMPRINT. A GREAT RARITY ON OR OFF COVER.
EXTREMELY FINE AND FRESH. A REMARKABLY PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF CONFEDERATE ADVERTISING IN A MOST UNUSUAL COLOR.