Sale 840 — The Hall Collection of Confederate States
Sale Date — Monday, 17 December, 2001
Category — General Issues Off-Cover (No. 2)
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
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT BLUE HOYER & LUDWIG ISSUE.
Scott value as normal block without imprint
EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT HOYER & LUDWIG PRINTING.
Scott value as block and pair
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
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)
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 10-CENT PATERSON LITHOGRAPH.
Ex Ackerman. Scott value as blocks and pairs
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)
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
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