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Sale 801 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 June, 1998

Category — General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 14

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
500
nhbl
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 500, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1410c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Mint N.H. bottom margin gutter block of four, huge margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice

220
130
501
ogbl
10c Blue, Die A (11). Five blocks of four and a plate No. 2 and imprint block of twelve (Archer & Daly), range of shades, all have large margins, o.g., h.r., some faults, most appear Very Fine

512
160
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502
nhbl
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three complete double-panes of 200, each Archer with "Daly" removed from imprint, two double-panes from plate 1, one from plate 3, incl. one Milky Blue and two Greenish Blue, large margins, some faults, still appear Fine-Very Fine, rare multiples, Scott Retail as normal blocks of four and imprints

7,620
2,200
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503
og
10c Blue, Dies A, B (11, 12). Three items: first is bottom margin block of nine of No. 11, large margins all around, unused (no gum) and some toning; second item is Mint N.H. block of four of No. 12c, large margins; third item is gutter block of No. 12 o.g., some faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine group

411
110
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504
 
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 504, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1410c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Horizontal strip of four, huge margins all around, cancelled by two strikes of "Mansfield La. Dec." cds, few creases mostly between stamps not mentioned on certificate, appears Extremely Fine, rare strip, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 250-300
160
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505
ogbl
10c Blue, Die B (12). Five blocks of four and a plate no. and imprint block of twelve (Archer, plate no. 3), range of shades, all have ample to large margins, one block of four unused (no gum), others o.g., h.r., few faults, most appear Fine-Very Fine

575
140
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506
nhbl
10c Blue, Die B (12). Gutter margin Archer imprint, plate no. 3 and gutter block of fourteen, few faults incl. creases, edge nicks and gum soaks, otherwise Very Fine appearance

E. 75-100
95
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507
nhbl
10c Blue, Die B (12). Three complete panes of 100, incl. one with Archer imprint and plate no. 3; one with Keatinge & Ball imprint and plate no. 4, last also with plate no. 4 but with imprint without printer's name, each different shade, all have large margins and some faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group of panes

4,735
1,300
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508
 
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 508, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1410c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Huge and even margins all around, fresh and bright color, cancelled by bold centrally struck "STEAMBOAT"%$ handstamp, an Extremely Fine and choice Gem, rare cancel, with 1994 P.F. certificate as a Die A

E. 1,000-1,500
625
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509
 
10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a). Ten singles, all have ample to large margins and are tied by grids on piece, nice early color, Very Fine and unusual large franking

E. 150-200
75
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510
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Sale Number 801, Lot Number 510, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Double transfer, Position 24L, large margins on fresh bright paper, sharp impression which clearly shows the double transfer, unused (no gum), Extremely Fine and choice

175
60
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511
og
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 511, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Yellow Green, Double Transfer, "20" Doubled (13a var), 20c Yellow Green, Double Transfer, "20" Doubled (13a var)20c Yellow Green, Double Transfer, "20" Doubled (13a var). Pos. R35, o.g., large margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem

175
210
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512
og
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 512, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Horizontal gutter pair, large margins to just in at left, full o.g., barely hinged, Very Fine

250
65
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513
nhbl
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 513, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Mint N.H. bottom sheet margin gutter block of four, few light natural gum skips and bends, an Extremely Fine gutter block

500
350
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514
ogbl
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 514, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Top margin gutter block of four, large margins all around, o.g., barely hinged, fresh and Very Fine

500
0
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515
nhbl
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 515, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Yellow Green (13a), 20c Yellow Green (13a)20c Yellow Green (13a). Mint N.H. block of four, showing double transfer Position 24L at bottom right, large margins all around, fresh color, light crease at bottom mostly in margin, otherwise Very Fine

300
160
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516
ogbl
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 516, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Dark Green (13), 20c Dark Green (13)20c Dark Green (13). Left margin horizontal block of six, large margins to just touching, full o.g., h.r., few creases, appears Fine-Very Fine

480
105
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517
nhbl
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 517, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Mint N.H. right margin horizontal block of ten, large margins except just touched at left, bend affects left stamps, a Very Fine multiple

465
160
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518
ng
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 518, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Vertical block of ten, dry printing showing noticeably lighter impressions, huge margins to just in on two stamps at left, unused (no gum), affixed to small piece, some faults, still Fine-Very Fine, an interesting oddity

465
75
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519
ogbl
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 519, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Bottom right corner margin block of ten, large margins on three sides, in at top, full o.g., few center stamps Mint N.H., ms. "Galveston Texas Jany 17th 1863 Wm. Edwards Su? Collector" in margin, block heavily creased, tear in margin, still Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
120
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520
 
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 520, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Large and even margins all around, tied by bold "Staunton Va. Jan. 30" cds on small orange piece with boxed "PAID 10" provisional handstamp, stamp creased prior to use, light file fold barely affects stamp, appears Extremely Fine, very rare late usage of the 20c stamp over a provisional handstamp, ex Dietz

E. 500-750
400
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521
 
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 521, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Full to huge margins, bright color, cancelled by two light strikes of "Macon Ga." double-circle ds, fresh and Very Fine, with copy of 1986 P.F. certificate for strip of three (this is the left stamp)

400
325
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522
 
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 522, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Dark Green (13), 20c Dark Green (13)20c Dark Green (13). Just touched to full margins, light cancel, small thin at top and horizontal crease, otherwise Fine

550
75
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523
 
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 523, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Top right half with large margins well-tied by "Shreveport La. Feb. 4" double-circle ds on piece, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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524
og
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 524, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 1420c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var), 20c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var)20c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var). Large and even margins all around, full o.g., h.r., slight paper wrinkles caused by the gum, some slight toning, clear impression of the second "20"

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE PRINTING VARIETY. ONLY A FEW EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

We record 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".

The other single and one of the vertical pairs each realized $2,310.00 in our October 1997 auction

1,500
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525
og
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 525, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 141c Orange (14), 1c Orange (14)1c Orange (14). Ample to large margins, o.g., fresh and Very Fine, with 1990 C.S.A. certificate

80
35
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526
ogbl
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 526, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 141c Orange (14), 1c Orange (14)1c Orange (14). Right margin block of four, large margins, o.g., top left stamp and selvage lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., vertical crease affects left pair, otherwise Very Fine

375
100
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527
ogbl
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 527, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 141c Orange (14), 1c Orange (14)1c Orange (14). Bottom margin block of four, large margins, o.g., lightly hinged, negligible crease in selvage (easily trimmed), Very Fine

375
200
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528
ogbl
1c Orange (14). Left margin block of four, ample to large margins, o.g., lightly hinged, few natural inclusions, Very Fine block

375
200
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529
nhbl
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 529, General Issues Off Cover - Nos. 11 - 141c Orange (14), 1c Orange (14)1c Orange (14). Mint N.H. block of four, large and even margins all around, small internal paper wrinkles affect left stamps, Very Fine block

375
200
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530
nhbl
1c Orange (14). Half pane of 50 showing full sheet margin at sides and bottom, o.g., appears Mint N.H., natural gum bends, diagonal crease at bottom left, two small scissors-cuts at top between stamps, otherwise a Very Fine and very rare multiple, Scott Retail as blocks of four and pairs

4,625
2,000
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531
 
Balance. Nineteen stamps, incl. unused Nos. 61X1, 62X3, 2 (2), 4, 6, 7, 8 (2), 11, 12, 13, 14 (2), used Nos. 1 (2), 2, 4 (2), few small faults, generally fresh and Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
600
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532
 
Sperati Forgeries. Four items: incl. unused No. 5, unused No. 9 and two used No. 9's, the No. 5 signed, others numbered with hs, a Very Fine group

E. 200-300
325
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533
 
Fakes, Forgeries and Reprints. Accumulation of several hundred items, block of four of 2c altered plate signed by Dietz, a proof of the 10c Stonewall Jackson, few better provisional fakes incl. Macon Ga. (with good C.S.A. cert), complete sheet of the New York counterfeit of No. 6, few other better items, few faults to be expected, most are Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 500-750
575
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