VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED COVERS WITH THE 10-CENT LITHOGRAPH UNOFFICIAL BATON ROUGE PERFORATION -- ALSO A VERY EARLY DATE FOR A BATON ROUGE ROULETTED STAMP. A MAJOR RARITY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES.
The 10c Lithograph is rare with private perforations. There are three known on cover with Baton Rouge roulettes and five with other private perforations. This cover reached Captain Henry M. Favrot just before the "Delta Rifles" participated in the bloody Battle of Shiloh on April 6-7, 1862.
Ex Birkinbine and Walske
FINE APPEARANCE. THE 10-CENT PATERSON PRINTED-ON-BOTH-SIDES IS A GREAT RARITY. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.
The only other recorded example, offered in the following lot, has a double impression, one inverted on the reverse. This stamp is pictured in the Dietz 1929 edition (p. 120), and both examples are pictured in the 2012 C.S.A. Catalogue (p. 323).
Ex Phillips, Hall and Cunliffe. C.S.A. Catalogue value $2,000.00
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT PATERSON PRINTED-ON-BOTH-SIDES. ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES RECORDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE WITH A DOUBLE IMPRESSION, ONE INVERTED.
The only other recorded example, offered in the previous lot, has a split inverted impression on the reverse. Both examples are pictured in the 2012 C.S.A. Catalogue (p. 323).
Ex Cunliffe. C.S.A. Catalogue value $2,000.00