A SPECTACULAR MULTIPLE. THE SECOND-LARGEST RECORDED BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH.
Scott Retail as two unused blocks of four
THE UNIQUE GUTTER MARGIN MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH. ONE OF THE GREATEST ITEMS OF ALL CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUES.
From our 1982 Rarities sale where it realized $4,125.00. With 1984 P.F. certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott
A VERY FINE AND REMARKABLE GENERAL ISSUE SHOWPIECE. THE LARGEST USED MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT ROSE IS THE BLOCK OF SIX OFFERED IN THIS SALE. THIS RECONSTRUCTED BLOCK OF FIVE IS BELIEVED TO BE THE SECOND LARGEST USED MULTIPLE.
Ex Tara. Scott Retail $6,250.00 for the pair and strip
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH AND WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CASPARY COLLECTION. ONE OF THE GREATEST CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE COVERS IN EXISTENCE.
This unique used multiple clearly shows the irregular spacing between subjects laid down on the lithographic stone. Two plate flaws are also evident in the block.
Ex Caspary, Meroni and Freeland. With R.H.W. Co. (Weill) backstamp
EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE 10-CENT ROSE ON A PATRIOTIC COVER WITH AN EXCELLENT SOLDIER'S LETTER.
From our December 1995 sale where it realized $6,600
EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR AND REMARKABLY FRESH COVER. THIS IS, WITHOUT QUESTION, THE FINEST-QUALITY COVER BEARING A PAIR OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUES.
Stanley B. Ashbrook note on back "C.S.A. 10c Rose - V.F. H. Pair In Fresh Early Rose Color. Used July 31, 1862 - A Double 10c Rate - From Newbern C.H. Va. To Richmond. In My Opinion This Cover Is Geneuine In Every Respect And A Very Valuable And Rare Gem. Stanley B. Ashbrook. Feb. 6, 1956." What Ashbrook describes as an "early Rose" is the distinctive Carmine Rose.
A VERY FINE AND MAGNFICENT CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC WITH THE 10-CENT CRMINE ROSE LITHOGRAPH.
With original enclosure headed, "Camp in the woods Va." from "Tom", who writes (in part), "Capt Langston was wounded in three places, but will get well, I think. He will suffer much." etc. He adds a P.S.: "I will send this in a Yankee envelope." Ex Everett, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate
VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FEW PATRIOTIC COVERS KNOWN WITH THE 10-CENT CARMINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXHIBITION ITEM.
With 1982 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $5,000.00 for an ordinary cover. Unlisted on patriotic cover
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE CARMINE TIED BY A BEAUTIFUL CONTRASTING BLUE CANCELLATION.
Very few covers exist with the Carmine cancelled in blue
EXTRAORDINARILY FRESH AND VERY FINE COVER BEARING THE ELUSIVE 10-CENT CARMINE.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND A UNIQUE USE OF THE 10-CENT CARMINE FROM THIS GEORGIA TOWN.
Catoosa Springs was known as "The Saratoga Springs of the South". Ex Judd
VERY FINE AND RARE COMBINATION OF THE 10-CENT CARMINE AND 5-CENT DE LA RUE ON A TURNED COVER.
Ex White, Shenfield
FINE AND RARE COMBINATION OF THE 10-CENT CARMINE AND 5-CENT DE LA RUE ON AN ADVERSITY COVER. AN OUTSTANDING EXHIBITION ITEM.
This cover is signed by Dietz and was part of the Storrow collection (acquired by Col. Green and sold as part of the Green estate). It was also part of the Robert Wiseman and Jack Solomon Confederate collections. Throughout this period of ownership it was always classified as a true Carmine. After the Solomon sale, the Philatelic Foundation rendered an opinion that the 10c stamp is the Rose Carmine shade (not Scott 5a, but a variation of Scott 5). We respectfully disagree with the P.F. on this color classification. A supply of Carmine stamps is known to have reached Knoxville, Tennessee, in July 1862, as evidenced by two of the indisputed Carmine covers (see 1983 Rarities sale, lots 410 and 411). It is generally accepted that the Carmine color comes in a range of shades from a dull or dark Carmine to an intense shade with an almost wax-like impression. This variation resulted from inconsistent ink mixtures, but the Carmine can be distinguished from the Deep Rose and Rose Carmine shades of Scott 5 by its richness and heavy red saturation.
Offered as a Scott 5a, subject to re-certification by the Philatelic Foundation