Sale 840 — The Hall Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Monday, 17 December, 2001

Category — General Issues On-Cover (No. 13, Balance)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
503
c
Sale 840, Lot 503, General Issues On-Cover (No. 13, Balance)20c Green (13). Vertical strip of five with huge right sheet margin and enormous margins except at top where touching, intense shade and bright fresh paper, tied by light strikes of "Montgomery Ala." circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Dadeville Ala., reduced at left to fit album page, minor edgewear

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE ON COVER. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND SPECTACULAR CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE COVERS IN EXISTENCE.

Ex Knapp (acquired privately by the Halls in April 1928). Unlisted in Scott or Dietz (the latter indicates that a strip of four on cover is the largest multiple).

E. 10,000-15,000
15,500
504
c
Sale 840, Lot 504, General Issues On-Cover (No. 13, Balance)20c Green (13). Horizontal pair, large margins, used with 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), horizontal pair, large margins, both tied by "Wilmington N.C. Jan. 11" (1864) circular datestamp on legal-size blue cover to Quartermaster at Raleigh N.C., endorsed "Official Business", handstamped "10", folds and reduced at top and right, part of backflap removed, left 20c slightly creased

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE COMBINATION OF THE 20-CENT ENGRAVED AND 5-CENT DE LA RUE ISSUES.

We know of no other cover bearing this combination of 20c and 5c De La Rue multiples

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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505
c
Sale 840, Lot 505, General Issues On-Cover (No. 13, Balance)20c Green (13). Large to ample margins, rich color, tied by double-struck "Adam's Run S.C." circular datestamp on cover to Dover Mills Va., Very Fine and choice, scarce use of the 20c

1,250
1,200
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506
c
Sale 840, Lot 506, General Issues On-Cover (No. 13, Balance)20c Green (13). Large margins to clear at right, tied by "Bristol V.&T.R.R." circular datestamp on small narrow blue cover to Richmond Va., half of backflap removed, small toned spot on stamp, otherwise Very Fine, rare railroad use of the 20c

E. 750-1,000
525
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507
c
Sale 840, Lot 507, General Issues On-Cover (No. 13, Balance)20c Green (13). Large margins to touched at right, tied by red "Greensborough N.C. May 14" (1864) circular datestamp on cover to Jackson Miss., stained at lower left, otherwise Fine, scarce with red cancel

1,450
210
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508
c
Sale 840, Lot 508, General Issues On-Cover (No. 13, Balance)20c Green (13). Large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 28" (1864) circular datestamp on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire to Staunton Va., backflap removed, stamp lifted (color slightly washed out), Very Fine

1,250
300
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509
c
Sale 840, Lot 509, General Issues On-Cover (No. 13, Balance)20c Green (13). Three large margins, slightly in at right, tied by "Charlottesville Va. May 19, 1864" double-circle datestamp on legal-size buff cover to Big Lick Va., turned and re-used with 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), faults, tied by "Big Lick Va." circular datestamp, another stamp removed from cover, small part of corner torn off, opened for display, Fine and unusual usage

E. 500-750
250
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510
c
Sale 840, Lot 510, General Issues On-Cover (No. 13, Balance)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Upper right diagonal half with full margins, tied across the cut by "San Antonio Tex. Oct. 5" circular datestamp on folded letter from San Antonio merchant to New Braunfels Tex. re shipment of cognac "by teamster", file fold with tiny erosion spot, Very Fine, a choice bisect usage within Texas

2,000
1,300
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511
c
Sale 840, Lot 511, General Issues On-Cover (No. 13, Balance)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Upper left diagnoal half with large margins, tied across the cut by "Brownsville Tex. Jan. 10, 1861" (year date error as always) circular datestamp on yellow cover to San Antonio Tex., small erosion hole clear of bisect and markings, otherwise Very Fine, scarce usage

2,000
1,050
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512
c
Confederate General Issues on Cover. 60 covers and four fronts only, tremendous range of usages incl. No. 5 tied by "Montgomery Ala." 1862 circular datestamp; one cover and one front only each bearing 20c Green No. 13; nice group of No. 2 incl. few bearing Stone Y, one adversity cover with U.S. 3c stamp on inside, and two pairs (different shades) of No. 4; range of shades and usages of No. 1 incl. pairs, few other better, condition is mixed with toning and edge faults on most, still some are Fine-Very Fine, interesting group

E. 4,000-5,000
6,500
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