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Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — General Issues Off Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
952
 
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 952, General Issues Off Cover5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Reconstruction of 50 positions from the left pane of Plate 2, representing all 50 positions of the transfer stone, incl. five pairs (one with sheet margin at left), range of cancels and shades, margins are better than usually found on plate reconstructions though condition is typical with faults throughout

VERY FINE. RARE PARTIAL PLATE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE LEFT PANE OF STONE 2, WHICH WAS USED BY HOYER & LUDWIG TO PRINT BOTH THE 5-CENT GREEN AND THE 5-CENT BLUE.

Ex Hall. Scott Retail as 50 used singles.

8,750
5,250
953
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Sale Number 933, Lot Number 953, General Issues Off Cover5c Green, Stone 2, "Shadow Line" Misplaced Transfer Variety (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 2, "Shadow Line" Misplaced Transfer Variety (1 var)5c Green, Stone 2, "Shadow Line" Misplaced Transfer Variety (1 var). Knapp plating Position 50, traces of removed transfer below design, original gum, full margins, thin spots, crease and faint stains, still a presentable example of this rare transfer variety, ex Knapp and Hall

E. 300-400
400
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954
P
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 954, General Issues Off Cover10c Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5), 10c Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5)10c Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5). Clear margins, rich color, thin spot as often found on this proof, Fine appearance, with 1985 P.F. and 1998 C.S.A. certificates

1,500
1,000
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955
P
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 955, General Issues Off Cover10c Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5), 10c Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5)10c Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5). Large margins all around, brilliant color, unusually detailed impression, small thin spot and light crease, appears Very Fine, with 1971 P.F. certificate, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate stating that this is not a proof, it was sent back to them for reconsideration where some agreed that it is a proof but they would not overturn their opinion

1,500
900
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956
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Sale Number 933, Lot Number 956, General Issues Off Cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Original gum, full margins, rich color on bright paper, tiny thin speck, Very Fine appearance

600
275
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957
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Sale Number 933, Lot Number 957, General Issues Off Cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)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, ex Hall

2,900
1,500
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958
 
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 958, General Issues Off Cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Double Impression (2b var), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Double Impression (2b var)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 and Hall

E. 300-400
1,000
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959
og
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 959, General Issues Off Cover2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Original gum, full margins all around, bright color, fresh and Very Fine

800
850
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960
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Sale Number 933, Lot Number 960, General Issues Off Cover2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Positions 33-35/43-45, block of six, original gum, large margins to just touched at upper right and left, bright shade, corner crease at bottom left and tiny pinhole in bottom center stamp, still Very Fine, scarce original-gum block, Scott Retail as block of four and pair, ex Hall

5,750
6,000
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961
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Sale Number 933, Lot Number 961, General Issues Off Cover2c Yellow Green (3a), 2c Yellow Green (3a)2c Yellow Green (3a). Part original gum, h.r., large margins to clear, few faults, color somewhat faded, otherwise Fine, scarce shade variety, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate

1,750
1,000
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962
 
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 962, General Issues Off Cover10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Full margins to clear, bright color, tied on small piece by well-struck "Warrington Fla. Oct. 14" circular datestamp, some slight toning at top left from gum, otherwise Very Fine

500
325
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963
 
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 963, General Issues Off Cover10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Three, each a distinctly different shade, large margins to clear, cancels incl. Little Rock Ark., few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

1,500
650
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964
TC
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 964, General Issues Off Cover5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Black, De La Rue, Trial Color Die Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). 95 x 112mm, fresh and Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

900
1,200
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965
P
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 965, General Issues Off Cover5c Light Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5), 5c Light Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5)5c Light Blue, Plate Proof on Wove (6P5). Horizontal gutter pair, large margins all around, bright color, few natural inclusions, Very Fine

375
375
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966
 
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 966, General Issues Off Cover5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touched, clearly struck "Randolph Macon College Va. Sep. 16" circular datestamp, Fine

E. 150-200
225
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967
 
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 967, General Issues Off Cover2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large margins to clear, rich color, clear "Elmira N.Y. Nov. 25" double-circle datestamp, few thins, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, originally used on an outgoing prisoner's letter from Elmira Prison, ex Hall

E. 150-200
200
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968
 
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 968, General Issues Off Cover10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to clear, radiant color, cancelled by bold blue "Richmond Va. May 15" circular datestamp, fresh and Fine

550
400
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969
 
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 969, General Issues Off Cover10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large to huge margins, pretty color, neat strike of Martinsville circular datestamp, faint internal wrinkle, tiny thin spot, appears Very Fine

550
170
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970
 
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 970, General Issues Off Cover10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b), 10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b)10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Large margins to clear, rich color, faintly cancelled, small thin speck, appears Fine

650
300
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971
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Sale Number 933, Lot Number 971, General Issues Off Cover10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Two bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of twelve, incl. Keatinge & Ball and Archer & Daly with "& Daly" crossed out, typical dry original gum, few small imperfections, appear Fine-Very Fine

725
1,100
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972
ng
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 972, General Issues Off Cover10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Traces of original gum, full perfs all around, some toning, otherwise Very Fine, with 1996 Green certificate

300
0
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973
og
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 973, General Issues Off Cover20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Horizontal pair, large margins with vertical gutter, original gum, lightly hinged, vertical crease thru gutter, appears Very Fine

350
225
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974
TC
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 974, General Issues Off Cover1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5), 1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5)1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5). Top margin single, huge margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice, rare, with 1989 P.F. certificate

800
425
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975
ogbl
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 975, General Issues Off Cover1c Orange (14), 1c Orange (14)1c Orange (14). Block of four, original gum, h.r. at top, bottom stamps appear Mint N.H., large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at bottom, radiant color, Very Fine and choice

475
600
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976
 
Sale Number 933, Lot Number 976, General Issues Off CoverConfederate Postage Shipping Label, Confederate Postage Shipping LabelConfederate Postage Shipping Label. Large black-on-white adhesive label reads "POSTAGE LABELS. DUTY, FIVE CENTS. THIS PARCEL contains 100 Sheets of 100 Labels each = 10,000 Labels. Value, per sheet, 5 Dollars. Total value, 100 Sheets, 500 Dollars.", affixed to large envelope with red wax seals, ms. "CSA" along edge, opened and torn, based on the size and wording of the label, we believe this label was applied by De La Rue to packages of stamps shipped to the Confederate States -- accompanied by a sheet of "CSA' watermarked paper -- ex Walcott

E. 500-750
800
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977
 
Confederate Stamps Balance. Incl. unused Nos. 62X1, 1 (Stone 2 with filled-in scratch), 2b, 4a, 7 block of four, 8, 13 single and block of four, 14, used Nos. 1 (4), 2, 4b, 11 (7), few others, few faults, many Fine-Very Fine

2,895
1,200
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