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Sale 850 — The Dr. Karl Agre Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — General Issues off-cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5804
E
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5804, General Issues off-cover1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a), 1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a)1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10a). Huge margins, thin spot in soft porous paper, otherwise Very Fine, rare

E. 200-300
230
5805
E
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5805, General Issues off-cover1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10b), 1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10b)1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (Dietz E-10b). Ample to large margins, tiny thin spot, light vertical creases, Very Fine appearance, rare

E. 200-300
550
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5806
 
1c-20c General Issues (1/13). 30 unused and used stamps, incl. Nos. 1 (3), 2 (3), 4, 8, 13 (3 unused and one used), 14, few small faults, most are Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
675
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5807
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Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5807, General Issues off-cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Unused (regummed), huge margins, dark color on bright paper, Extremely Fine

400
325
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5808
og
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5808, General Issues off-cover2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Original gum, lightly hinged, margins to just in, detailed impression, small corner creases at top right, otherwise Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

700
170
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5809
 
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5809, General Issues off-cover2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Large margins to barely touched, tied by "Augusta Ga. May 2" circular datestamp on small piece, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

650
525
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5810
og
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5810, General Issues off-cover5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Original gum, h.r., large margins all around, bright color, Very Fine and choice

750
110
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5811
 
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5811, General Issues off-cover10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins, bright color nicely contrasetd by blue Petersburg Va. circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice

550
0
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5812
og
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5812, General Issues off-cover10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a), 10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a)10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Large margins to clear, original gum, pretty shade, tiny stain at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

850
190
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5813
 
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5813, General Issues off-cover10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a), 10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a)10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Large margins, bright shade, neat pen cancel, light stain at top, otherwise Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate as No. 9 Blue, which it is not, Scott Retail for pen-cancelled

350
170
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5814
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Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5814, General Issues off-cover20c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var), 20c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var)20c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var). Full to large margins, unused (no gum), deep rich color and excellent impression of second "20", small stain on face

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST SPECTACULAR CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE PRINTING VARIETIES. ONLY A FEW EXAMPLES KNOWN.

We know of two vertical pairs containing one variety each, a horizontal pair (both the variety), and three singles, for a total of seven examples. All seven stamps originated from the same part of the sheet, which received a second lighter impression known as a "kiss print".

With 1999 P.S.E. certificate

3,000
1,050
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