AN IMPRESSIVE AND EXTREMELY RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH.
Scott Retail as two blocks and a pair
A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH FROM ARKANSAS. ONLY ONE OR TWO OTHER STRIPS OF FIVE ON COVER FROM ARKANSAS ARE KNOWN.
Ex J. Frank Drake, Carnegie Museum. With photocopy of 1981 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $12,500.00 for strip used on cover without premium for Arkansas usage
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BREATHTAKING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH USED TO PREPAY THE 10-CENT RATE.
Ex Frazier and Meroni. From our 1982 Rarities sale where it realized $16,500. Scott Retail $12,500 for a strip of five on cover
EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE MULTIPLE CONTAINING THE "TOP KNOT" VARIETY. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN STRIPS ON COVER.
A careful search of records turned up only three or four strips of this quality used on cover.
VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY FOUR 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH COVERS WITH POSTAGE DUE MARKINGS. A HANDSOME AND RARE USAGE.
A VERY FINE AND IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE. ONE OF THE LARGEST KNOWN BLOCKS OF THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH.
Only two or three larger blocks have been recorded. With 1992 C.S.A. certificate. Scott Retail for blocks of four and singles
A VERY FINE AND IMPORTANT IMPRINT MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH. DESCRIBED IN THE CASPARY SALE AS POSSIBLY UNIQUE, BUT TWO OTHER IMPRINT MULTIPLES ARE NOW KNOWN.
Ex Walcott, Caspary. Scott Retail for a normal pair is $2,750.00 - the imprint pair is unlisted
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR IMPRINT MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH.
With 1985 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $2,700.00 for unused singles without gum
VERY FINE AND FRESH COVER. IMPRINT COPIES OF ANY HOYER & LUDWIG STAMP ARE RARE AND SELDOM FOUND ON COVER. THIS 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH STAMP SHOWING THE IMPRINT AND USED ON AN ATTRACTIVE COVER IS, IN OUR OPINION, ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING GENERAL ISSUE COVERS.
The forwarding postage on this letter was charged to a post office box account. The combination of a 10c Rose and handstamped "Paid" is also very rare.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE DISCOVERY COPY OF THE FASCINATING AND ENIGMATIC "CAMMANN" IMPRINT, WHICH FIRST BECAME KNOWN TO AUGUST DIETZ IN 1942. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED ON COVER, BOTH OF WHICH ARE IN THIS DEEP ROSE SHADE.
The cover is accompanied by a letter from August Dietz, dated January 12, 1942, to a prior owner of the cover. In his letter Dietz provides his explanation for the imprint, which is that Cammann was a lithograph worker in the employ of Hoyer & Ludwig who added his name to the outside margin of the lithographic stone. Dietz further speculates that after the imprint was noticed, it was probably removed "on orders from the office".
Years after Dietz wrote his letter, research by Everett Cooper (published in Confederate Philatelist, Jan.-Feb. 1985) established that Cammann was indeed a lithograph worker, but Cooper connected the "Cammann" imprint to work performed for J. T. Paterson. It is known that the Paterson firm acquired some of Hoyer & Ludwig's equipment and employed a number of lithographers who had previously worked for Hoyer & Ludwig. The 5c Blue and 10c Rose lithographed stamps, which have always been attributed exclusively to Hoyer & Ludwig, could well have been printed by both Hoyer & Ludwig and J. T. Paterson, with the Hoyer & Ludwig imprint on the 10c stone left unchanged during the later Paterson printings. The addition of the "Cammann" imprint on 5c Blue and 10c Rose stamps tends to support Cooper's theory that a portion of the printing took place at the Paterson firm.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FEW KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE "CAMMANN" IMPRINT.
A brief background to the discovery of the "Cammann" imprint is provided in the description for lot 748.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. POSSIBLY THE FINEST PAIR OF THE DEEP ROSE SHADE WITH ORIGINAL GUM. A BREATHTAKING GENERAL ISSUE SHOWPIECE.
With 1982 P.F. certificate. Pair of Deep Rose is unlisted in Scott (more common Rose pair at $2,750.00, and two Deep Rose singles at $2,300.00)