FINE-VERY FINE. THIS REMARKABLE SHEET IS THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THE 1862 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH AND, IN FACT, STANDS AS THE LARGEST SURVIVING MULTIPLE OF ANY CONFEDERATE LITHOGRAPHED GENERAL ISSUE.
Purchased by John R. Hill Jr. from Raymond and Roger Weill in 1987, who had purchased it from Philip Ward in 1963.
Ex Walcott (lot 321). Scott Retail as gutter pairs, blocks of four, pairs and one single
FINE-VERY FINE. THIS AND ONE OTHER STRIP OF SIX ARE THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLES OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMP.
Although unused Frameline multiples are known -- including a block of four (unique), strips of four, six and seven -- used multiples are extremely rare. There are two recorded strips of six (one on piece with an additional single was sold in Siegel Sale 823, lot 457).
FINE. A SCARCE RATE AND USAGE OF THE 2-CENT JACKSON, REPRESENTING A ONE-CENT OVERPAYMENT.
Any reference to "drop mail" on covers is unusual, but this Confederate usage is exceedingly rare. Ex Dietz and Judd. With 2004 C.S.A. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE COVER, BEARING THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS MISPLACED TRANSFER POSITION, USED IN NEW ORLEANS ONE DAY PRIOR TO THE CITY'S CAPTURE BY UNION FORCES.
Ex Knapp and mounted on his album page with an unused block of six of the 5c Blue showing normal Position 37 arrangement, also ex Hall
VERY FINE. ONLY A FEW 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH GUTTER MULTIPLES EXIST IN USED CONDITION. THIS CHOICE COVER FROM THE STEPHEN BROWN SALE MIGHT BE THE FINEST.
The Dietz book states "The existence of used gutter pairs reveals that full uncut sheets of 200 were delivered to at least some post offices. Used gutter pairs or blocks are rarities, on or off cover."
Ex Brown and Hall. With 2002 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM 10-CENT LITHOGRAPH IN A WONDERFULLY DEEP SHADE OF ROSE, TIED BY A BEAUTIFUL CONTRASTING BLUE CANCELLATION.
This color is very close to Carmine, and some would argue it qualifies as the rare shade. With 2001 C.S.A. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR FRANKING WITH A COMPLETE ROW OF TEN OF THE 5-CENT LOCAL PRINTING IN A BEAUTIFUL BRIGHT BLUE SHADE.
Covers and frankings of this size are rarely encountered in this choice condition.
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE "TEN" GENERAL ISSUE TIED BY A BLUE PETERSBURG DATESTAMP ON A FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE COVER.
Although Scott does not assign a premium to the Milky Blue shade, it is without question the most beautiful of the "TEN" shades.
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE WITH THREE FULL FRAMELINES (AND PART OF THE FOURTH) TIED BY AN UNUSUAL VIRGINIA MANUSCRIPT TOWN POSTMARK.
With 1990 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE BISECT PAYING 10-CENT RATE.
With 1967 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACIVE AND WELL-TIED BISECT OF THE 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE.
With 1988 P.F. and 2006 C.S.A. certificates