Sale 840 — The Hall Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Monday, 17 December, 2001

Category — General Issues Off-Cover (No. 4)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
191
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5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Reconstruction of 50 positions representing the complete transfer stone, incl. block of 20, two blocks of six, two blocks of four, three pairs and singles (some overlap), all have original gum and four margins, range of shades, some faults to be expected incl. toning, thin spots, creases

VERY FINE. A RARE RECONSTRUCTION OF 50 POSITIONS FROM HOYER & LUDWIG 5-CENT STONE 2.

12,640
3,250
192
 
5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Partial reconstruction of 50 positions of the transfer stone, lacking only three positions to be complete, incl. ten pairs, some slight overlap, most have four margins, range of cancels, usual faults associated with plate reconstructions incl. thin sots and creases, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, scarce

5,500
1,600
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193
ogbl
Sale 840, Lot 193, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Two blocks of four, brownish original gum, large even margins, deep shades, one pair in each slightly creased, otherwise Extremely Fine

2,000
600
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194
ogbl
Sale 840, Lot 194, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 4)5c Dark Blue, Stone 2, Horizontal Pair, Wide Gutter Between (4a var). Vertical block of eighteen comprising nine cross-gutter pairs from left and right panes -- Position 10-1/20-11/30-21/40-31/50-41 with a repetition of the 50-unit groups 10-1/20-11/30-21/40-31 below -- original gum, mostly large margins, brownish gum toning with crackles and creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH MULTIPLE FROM THE CENTER OF THE SHEET OF 200, SHOWING THE VERTICAL GUTTER.

Ex Knapp. Scott value as nine gutter pairs.

11,250
3,000
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195
ogbl
Sale 840, Lot 195, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 8-10/18-20/28-30/38-40/48-50, block of fifteen, original gum, large margins to just touching at places, bright shade, Position 8 & 49 have thin spots, still Very Fine, an impressive large multiple

3,380
1,600
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196
ogbl
Sale 840, Lot 196, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 17-20/27-30, block of eight, original gum, large even margins, bright shade, three stamps have thin spots, also some slight creasing, Extremely Fine appearance

2,000
800
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197
ogbl
Sale 840, Lot 197, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 13-15, block of six, original gum, large margins to clear at sides, five stamps have thin spots, also some slight creasing, still Fine-Very Fine

1,400
325
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198
 
Sale 840, Lot 198, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Huge margins, bright color, red Camden S.C. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem

210
0
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199
 
Sale 840, Lot 199, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Bottom sheet margin, other sides ample, cancelled by clear strike of "Big Shanty/May 22" two-lines between wavy bars, Very Fine, scarce

410
170
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200
 
Sale 840, Lot 200, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 24/34, vertical pair, very worn impression from a late state of the plate, large margins, "Mobile Ala. Aug. 25, 1863" double-circle datestamp, top stamp has thin and slight crease, still Extremely Fine, ex Knapp with note "Rare"

400
100
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201
 
Sale 840, Lot 201, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, full margins to just touched, deep shade, tied by perfect bold "Eufala Ala. Oct. 4" circular datestamp on piece, tiny nick at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine

475
90
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202
 
5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3 (4b). Two singles and pair, extraordinarily bright shades and deep impressions, singles with circular datestamp (thin spot) and open grid (on piece), pair with blue circular datestamp, ample margins to just touching, Fine-Very Fine, one ex Knapp with his note stating "the very rarest shade of Stone 3"

895
200
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