Sale 840 — The Hall Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Monday, 17 December, 2001

Category — General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
151
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Sale 840, Lot 151, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Block of 50 from the bottom half of right pane with full "Lith. of Hoyer & Ludwig, Richmond, Va." imprint, original gum, huge sheet margins at left and bottom, full to large margins on other sides, small scuffs and several creases, margin nicks and tears, one stamp has small thin

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTRAORDINARY MULTIPLE OF THE FIRST CONFEDERATE 10-CENT STAMP.

The 1929 Dietz book (p. 118) pictures a complete right pane of 100 with Hoyer & Ludwig imprint, but we are unable to determine if this pane has survived intact. The block of 50 offered here comes from a different sheet.

Ex Walcott. Scott value as blocks and pairs (without premium for imprint) is $33,375.00

E. 15,000-20,000
9,500
152
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Sale 840, Lot 152, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Block of four with "Lith. of Hoyer & Ludwi(g)" portion of imprint, original gum, intense shade and impression, creased at extreme edge of sheet margin

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT BLUE HOYER & LUDWIG ISSUE.

Scott value as normal block without imprint

2,750
2,600
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153
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Sale 840, Lot 153, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Positions 14-15/24-25, block of four, original gum, large even margins, deep rich color, tiny thins in three stamps (top left not affected), Extremely Fine appearance

1,750
500
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154
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Sale 840, Lot 154, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Block of six, unused (no gum), large to huge margins, rich color, each left stamp has White Spot plate flaw, thin spot at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT HOYER & LUDWIG PRINTING.

Scott value as block and pair

3,925
850
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155
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Sale 840, Lot 155, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 11/21, top stamp Malformed Star variety, original gum, bottom Mint N.H., slight wrinkle/crease, still Extremely Fine

1,175
375
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156
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Sale 840, Lot 156, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Original gum, small h.r., large even margins, deep shade, fresh and Extremely Fine

550
475
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157
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Sale 840, Lot 157, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Original gum, bottom sheet margin and large even margins all around, deep shade, Extremely Fine Gem

550
0
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158
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Sale 840, Lot 158, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Original gum, large margins, fine early impression, thin speck, Extremely Fine appearance

550
260
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159
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10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Six, incl. four with original gum and small thin spots, two unused (no gum) with faults, first four have Extremely Fine appearance

3,050
525
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160
 
Sale 840, Lot 160, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large even margins, red grid cancel, faint ms. offset on back, Extremely Fine, ex Ferrary, Knapp

340
850
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161
 
Sale 840, Lot 161, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins all around, mostly clear strike of Tuscaloosa Ala. Star cancel perfectly centered on stamp, faint stain spots, otherwise Extremely Fine

390
105
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162
 
Sale 840, Lot 162, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Bottom sheet margin, other sides ample at large, red "Buck Eye Geo." double-line circular datestamp with ms. date, tiny thin and slight crease, Very Fine appearance

340
450
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163
 
10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Six, incl. one on a front with red cancel, others in dark and light shades, each with four margins, one has blue circular datestamp, tiny faults, otherwise Very Fine

1,570
525
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164
 
Sale 840, Lot 164, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 27-29, horizontal strip of three, enormous margins incl. large part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. Jul. 25, 1862" circular datestamp on large piece, Extremely Fine Gem strip, Scott value as pair and single

640
1,800
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165
 
Sale 840, Lot 165, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Double Impression (2b var). Ms. "X" cancel, margins slightly in, thinned and internal sealed tear, Fine appearance, this remarkable "printer's waste" variety is illustrated and discussed in Dietz (1986 edition, p. 143), ex Knapp

E. 300-400
600
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166
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Sale 840, Lot 166, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Block of 50 from the bottom half of the pane with full "J. T. Paterson & Co., Augusta, Ga." imprint, original gum, huge sheet margins on three sides, mostly large margin at top but just touching corner stamp, creases, small thin spots and some other relatively minor faults

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS HALF-PANE OF 50 WAS THE FIRST DISCOVERY OF EVIDENCE THAT THE PATERSON FIRM PRINTED CONFEDERATE POSTAGE STAMPS. A SPECTACULAR AND SIGNIFICANT PHILATELIC RELIC.

This block is illustrated in the 1929 Dietz book (p. 135), and its significance is explained in detail. Prior to 1912, philatelists were unaware that the firm of J. T. Paterson & Co. printed stamps for the Confederate government. The discovery of this Paterson imprint block by J. Murray Bartels was announced in The Philatelic Gazette, June 15, 1912. According to Dietz, soon after Bartel's discovery, at least two full panes of 100 came to light.

Ex Walcott and Knapp. Scott value as blocks and pairs is $21,125.00

E. 7,500-10,000
9,500
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167
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Sale 840, Lot 167, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Block of eight with bottom sheet margin and full "J. T. Paterson & Co. Augusta Ga." imprint", other sides full to large, original gum, deep shade, bottom row and right vertical pair creased, slight thin and small tear at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH WTH PATERSON IMPRINT.

Scott value as two blocks (imprint listed as single only)

3,500
1,700
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168
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Sale 840, Lot 168, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Positions 6-10/16-20/26-30, block of fifteen with top right corner sheet margins, other sides full to large, creases affect five stamps (thin spot in one)

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT PATERSON LITHOGRAPH.

Ex Ackerman. Scott value as blocks and pairs

5,955
2,100
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169
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Sale 840, Lot 169, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Horizontal strip of three, original gum, left and right stamps Mint N.H., bottom left corner sheet margins, huge all around, bright shade with printing ink streak across right pair, Extremely Fine strip

1,005
375
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170
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Sale 840, Lot 170, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Horizontal pair, original gum, lightly hinged, small scuff at top of right stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine

725
350
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171
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Sale 840, Lot 171, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Two, original gum, large margins, thin specks, Extremely Fine appearance

560
200
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172
 
Sale 840, Lot 172, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Full to large margins, bright color, neat Culpepper C.H. Va. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine

190
0
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173
 
Sale 840, Lot 173, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Ample to large margins, tied by "Quincy Flor. Jan. 21" circular datestamp on piece, Very Fine

515
210
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174
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Sale 840, Lot 174, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b). Very deep shade, similar to Indigo but without the intensity and greenish cast, ample to large margins, ms. cancel, matching "Wilsonville Ala. Decr. 30" ms. pmk. on buff cover to Shelby Springs Ala., reduced at left, stamp has tiny scuff speck at right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
230
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175
 
10c Blue, Light Blue, Paterson (2, 2a, 2e). Nine, incl. one Stone Y (2e), others in range of dark and light shades, ample to large margins, cancelled by circular datestamp (two on pieces), minor thin spots or slight crease affect all but a couple, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine

1,820
425
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176
 
Sale 840, Lot 176, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Indigo, Paterson (2c). Position 44, full margins, phenomenal intense shade and impression, Livingston (Ala.) circular datestamp, slight thin and offset on back

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE TRUE INDIGO IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CONFEDERATE COLOR VARIETIES.

Ex Knapp (note indicates he acquired it from the Herman collection in 1919)

2,250
1,050
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177
 
Sale 840, Lot 177, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson, Printed on Both Sides (2d). One side with full impression and indistinct town datestamp, other side with split impression, color washed out, thinned

ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE PRINTED-ON-BOTH-SIDES VARIETY ARE KNOWN TO US.

This stamp is pictured in the Dietz 1929 edition, and the other known example is pictured in the Dietz revised catalogue (p. 131). Both have the Paterson marks.

Listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
2,400
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178
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Sale 840, Lot 178, General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Block of four, original gum, large margins all around incl. bottom sheet margin, bright color, typical Stone Y impression

EXTREMELY FINE. THE FINEST RECORDED BLOCK OF THE STONE Y LITHOGRAPH. VERY FEW UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN TO EXIST.

Leonard H. Hartmann, in an article on the 10c Stone Y stamps (Chronicle 186, May 2000, p. 121), stated: "Now for the shocker -- and I give this with considerable reservations as it should not be so, based on the large number of used singles. The only unused example of Stone Y that I know of are two singles and a poor condition block of 15! This general observation has been confirmed by several friends who have seen a large number of Confederate Lithographs and have commented they have never seen an unused Stone Y." Mr. Hartmann cites an unused single in Caspary and an unused block in the Wickersham collection sold by Robert Laurence in 1940 (thin spot in one stamp), neither of which was photographed. There is also mention in Dietz of an unused block of 10, which may in fact be referring to the defective block of 15.

Ex Knapp. Listed in Scott but unpriced

E. 5,000-7,500
9,000
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