VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST SPECTACULAR OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE PRINTING VARIETIES. ONLY A FEW EXAMPLES KNOWN.
We know of two vertical pairs containing one variety each, a horizontal pair (both the variety), and two singles, for a total of six examples. All six stamps originated from the same part of the sheet, which received a second lighter impression known as a "kiss print". This stamp was originally joined with the pair in the following lot (see illustration). It comes from our 1983 Rarities sale where it realized $1,870.
VERY FINE AND ONE OF TWO KNOWN VERTICAL PAIRS CONTAINING THE VARIETY. THIS IS THE ONLY MAJOR PRINTING VARIETY ON THE 20-CENT GREEN, DESCRIBED IN DIETZ AS "SPECTACULAR"
The single stamp in the previous lot was originally joined to the right of the top stamp in this vertical pair. Illustrated in Dietz. With 1966 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND REMARKABLY FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT BISECT USED LATE IN THE WAR TO MAKE UP 10-CENT RATE.
Accompanying 1979 P.F. certificate inaccurately describes a corner crease, with is actually the bottom serifs of the third "A" of "SAVANNAH" leaving an indentation in the paper due to the strength of the impression. The stamp is entirely sound and offered as such. Ex Brugh