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Sale 801 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 June, 1998

Category — Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
404
 
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 404, Essays and ProofsProposals for Postage Stamps, Proposals for Postage StampsProposals for Postage Stamps. Original newspaper notice dated Montgomery, March 27th, 1861, for sealed proposals for furnishing postage stamps in 2c, 5c, 10c and 20c denominations, glued to small piece of paper, an interesting item

E. 75-100
125
405
E
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 405, Essays and Proofs1861, 2c Corn, Black Lithographed Essays, A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va. (Dietz E-6), 1861, 2c Corn, Black Lithographed Essays, A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va. (Dietz E-6)1861, 2c Corn, Black Lithographed Essays, A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va. (Dietz E-6). Margins all around, thin spot, crease and surface scuff, still Fine, very rare essay

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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406
E
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 406, Essays and Proofs1861, 5c Wheat, Black Lithographed Essay, A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va. (Dietz E-7), 1861, 5c Wheat, Black Lithographed Essay, A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va. (Dietz E-7)1861, 5c Wheat, Black Lithographed Essay, A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va. (Dietz E-7). Margins all around, bit heavily thinned at left, still Fine, very rare essay, with 1987 C.S.A. certificate not mentioning thin

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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407
E
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 407, Essays and Proofs1861, 10c Lake Red, Jefferson Portrait, Engraved Die Essay on India (Dietz E-9a), 1861, 10c Lake Red, Jefferson Portrait, Engraved Die Essay on India (Dietz E-9a)1861, 10c Lake Red, Jefferson Portrait, Engraved Die Essay on India (Dietz E-9a). Attributed to the American Bank Note Company, clear to full margins, sealed tear at bottom and few light creases, appears Fine, an extremely scarce essay

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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408
E
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 408, Essays and Proofs10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E10a), 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E10a)10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E10a). Full to large margins with sheet margin at bottom, light creases and expertly sealed tear at top right, appears Very Fine, rare essay

E. 400-500
400
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409
E
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 409, Essays and Proofs1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E10a), 1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E10a)1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E10a). Top margin block of eight, huge margins all around, few creases and faults incl. internal tear between stamps, Fine appearing and rare multiple

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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410
E
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 410, Essays and ProofsCharleston S.C., 2c Brown Essay on Wove (Dietz E-11), Charleston S.C., 2c Brown Essay on Wove (Dietz E-11)Charleston S.C., 2c Brown Essay on Wove (Dietz E-11). Large margins all around, fresh and bright color, trivial natural inlcusions, small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine and very rare essay for Charleston postmasters' provisional, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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411
E
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 411, Essays and ProofsCharleston S.C., 10c Blue Green Essay on Wove (Dietz E-12), Charleston S.C., 10c Blue Green Essay on Wove (Dietz E-12)Charleston S.C., 10c Blue Green Essay on Wove (Dietz E-12). Large margins all around, deep color, few thin spots, appears Very Fine, a very rare essay, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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412
E
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 412, Essays and ProofsMontgomery Ala., 10c Salmon Pink Essay on Thin Glazed Card (Dietz E-14), Montgomery Ala., 10c Salmon Pink Essay on Thin Glazed Card (Dietz E-14)Montgomery Ala., 10c Salmon Pink Essay on Thin Glazed Card (Dietz E-14). Ample to large margins, horizontal crease and thin spots, appears Very Fine, very rare essay, with 1974 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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413
E
Dietz Design for Lee-Jackson Stamp. Printed essay on 127 x 89mm glazed card, with ms. "The design suggested for the Lee-Jackson Stamp" and signed by Dietz, fresh and Very Fine, an interesting curiosity

E. 75-100
80
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414
TC
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 414, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). 95 x 112mm, fresh and Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

900
650
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415
TC
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 415, Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). 92 x 60mm, fresh and Very Fine

900
525
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416
TC
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 416, Essays and Proofs5c Pink, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Pink, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Pink, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). On 92 x 60mm card, Very Fine and rare, with 1990 C.S.A. certificate

900
575
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417
P
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 417, Essays and Proofs5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Large Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Large Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Large Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1). 93 x 61mm, faint toning at edges, small corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine

500
325
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418
TC
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 418, Essays and Proofs5c Gray Blue, De La Rue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6TC5), 5c Gray Blue, De La Rue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6TC5)5c Gray Blue, De La Rue, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6TC5). Full and even margins all around, Very Fine and rare, with 1989 P.F. certificate

500
0
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419
P
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 419, Essays and Proofs5c Gray Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5), 5c Gray Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5)5c Gray Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5). Large margins all around, fresh and Very Fine

500
210
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420
P
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 420, Essays and Proofs5c Light Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5), 5c Light Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5)5c Light Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5). Horizontal gutter pair, large margins all around, few natural inclusions, Very Fine, Scott Retail as two singles

1,000
300
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421
P
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 421, Essays and Proofs5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5). Block of eight with full gutter between, large margins all around, tiny pinhole in gutter, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, rare, from the sheets uncovered by Robson Lowe, each block signed and handstamped by Robson Lowe, Scott Retail as eight singles and without any premium for the gutter

4,000
0
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422
TC
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 422, Essays and Proofs5c Rose Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thin Card (7TC5 var), 5c Rose Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thin Card (7TC5 var)5c Rose Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proof on Thin Card (7TC5 var). Large margins, thinned at bottom right, small pinhole at bottom left, appears Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate not mentioning any faults

E. 300-400
160
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423
TC
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 423, Essays and Proofs2c Black, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1a), 2c Black, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1a)2c Black, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1a). Large margins all around showing most of outer framelines on all sides, two thin spots and light vertical crease, appears Very Fine, very rare

1,250
1,000
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424
TC
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 424, Essays and Proofs1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5), 1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5)1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5). Top margin single, huge margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice, rare, with 1989 P.F. certificate

800
260
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425
TC
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 425, Essays and Proofs1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5), 1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5)1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5). Bottom margin single, large margins other sides, small corner crease at edge of margin (easily trimmed), few filled thins, appears Very Fine

800
0
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426
TC
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 426, Essays and Proofs1c Orange, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5), 1c Orange, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5)1c Orange, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5). Top margin vertical pair, full to large margins, large sealed tear affects both stamps, appears Fine

1,600
0
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427
P
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 427, Essays and ProofsTypograph Issues, Proofs and Essays, Typograph Issues, Proofs and EssaysTypograph Issues, Proofs and Essays. Five items, Nos. 6TC1, 6P1, 14TC1, 14P1, last is hand-drawn original artist's drawing for vignette of 1c stamp, few small faults, a Fine-Very Fine and interesting group

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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428
 
Disputed Proofs from the Boggs Estate. Eight items, all submitted to the Philatelic Foundation as proofs and returned with opinions as issued stamps, purchased by the late Bill Boggs as proofs, either from the Dietz estate or from "Name" auctions, incl. 5c Green (1) purchased from Dietz, 5c Blue (7), 2c Brown (8), 10c Blue (11), 10c Greenish Blue (11c), 10c Blue (12) purchased from Hiram Deats collection, a second 10c Blue (12) and 20c Green (13), some with small faults, mostly Very Fine, due to their provenance and physical characteristics, these may indeed be proofs, but must be offered "as is"

E. 200-300
325
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429
 
C.S.A Forgeries. Five items: first is signed Sperati forgery of 10c Rose (5), large and even margins, with "Cincinnati O." cds; second is signed Sperati proof of 10c "TEN" in black; also two Birmingham forgeries of No. 1 in various colors; last is top margin block of four of 2c in Green as printed by Dietz in 1920's from found plate which was never put into use, a Very Fine and interesting group

E. 500-750
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430
 
C.S.A Forgeries and Reprints. Collection of approx. 343, incl. singles and multiples, incl. group of very crude Provisionals, some regular issues in sheets of 25, few faults, most are Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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