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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 18-19 April, 2013

Category — 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2111
P
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2111, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5). Full margins, beautiful rich color and sharp impression showing every detail of the lithograph, fresh and Very Fine, a rare proof with fewer than 10 believed to exist, these originate from a book kept by George Offutt, Chief of the Post Office Department's Contract Bureau, with 1991 and 2012 P.F. certificates

1,500
1,200
2112
ng
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2112, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 45, bottom sheet margin with "LITH. OF HOYER & LUDW(IG)" portion of Ty. I imprint, also showing white arrow at right, unused (no gum), large to huge margins incl. portion of Position 44 at left, couple small thins and minor edge crease at bottom right, Extremely Fine appearance, a scarce unused stamp with part imprint, C.S.A. Catalogue value for single with part Ty. I imprint

1,500
600
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2113
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2113, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Bottom sheet margin with "G, RICHMOND, VA." portion of Ty. I imprint, neat manuscript cancel, faults incl. nicked and thinned, backed with paper, still Very Fine appearance and rare with the imprint, ex Felton, C.S.A. Catalogue value for single with part Ty. I imprint

1,500
140
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2114
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2114, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins incl. bottom sheet margin with trace of imprint, tied by partly clear strike of Tudor Hall Va. circular datestamp on small yellow cover to Slabtown S.C., toning spots on cover and edges of stamp, margin flaw in imprint from placement over edge of cover, still Fine appearing and scarce on-cover example with any part of the imprint, ex Brown, C.S.A. Catalogue prices a single off-cover with part imprint at $1,500.00

E. 300-400
200
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2115
ngbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2115, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Positions 43-44/3-4 from two adjoining transfer groups of 50 (43-44/53-54 in the pane of 100), Position 4 clearly showing the "Zen" flaw in place of "Ten" flaw, unused (no gum), large margins, minor flaws incl. small tears at bottom and horizontal creasing, Very Fine appearance, a fascinating block showing both the "Zen" flaw and misaligned positions from two transfer groups, with 2010 Hartmann certificate, Scott Retail as normal block of four with original gum

2,900
1,300
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2116
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2116, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Malformed "T" of "Ten" variety, unused (no gum), proof-like color and impression, margins clear of framelines virtually all around, tiny edge nick at left, otherwise Fine example of this distinct plate variety and scarce unused, Scott Retail as no-gum normal stamp

450
170
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2117
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2117, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Malformed "T" of "Ten" variety, large to huge margins, tied by "Greenville C.H. S.C." double-circle datestamp on fresh buff cover to Richmond Va., neat March 1862 docketing at left, minor light cover creases, Extremely Fine, with 2006 C.S.A. certificate

475
700
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2118
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2118, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Positions 9-10/19-20, corner margin block of four, Position 10 clearly showing "G" and "E" of "Postage" connected, original gum, h.r., large to huge margins, tiny scissors-cut at bottom, thinning in top pair, gum creases, appears Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as normal block of four

2,900
900
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2119
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2119, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 10 with "G" and "E" of "Postage" connected, beautiful color, choice large margins, blue Danville Va. town cancel, tiny tear in right margin and two tiny pinholes at bottom, Very Fine appearing example of this major plate variety, with 2006 C.S.A. certificate

325
325
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2120
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2120, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Positions 11/21, top stamp malformed star variety, original gum, bottom Mint N.H., slight wrinkle, still Extremely Fine, ex Hall, Scott Retail as normal pair

1,175
600
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2121
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2121, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 14 showing "Shooting Star" flaw at upper left, unused (no gum), large to full margins, rich color, thinned and small repair at top, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal stamp without gum

425
80
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2122
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2122, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Malformed star at top right, margins to cut in at top right, tied by "Orange C.H. Va. Mar. 14" circular datestamp on cover to Sarepta Miss., reduced at left, otherwise Fine, with 2006 C.S.A. certificate, Scott Retail as normal

475
130
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2123
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2123, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Original gum, acid flaw thru "Confederate" and Jefferson's forehead, huge top and bottom margins, clear to full at sides, negligible gum spot in top right margin, Very Fine, Scott Retail as normal

700
425
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2124
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2124, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 45 with white arrow ornament, fresh color, large margins, tied by light strike of indistinct town cancel on small cover to Mobile Ala., yellow lined side flap folded out for display, Extremely Fine, a fresh and beautiful cover, with 2006 C.S.A. certificate

475
275
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2124A
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2124A, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 45, white arrow ornament variety, deep rich color, large margins to clear at right, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Jan. 23, 1862" circular datestamp on buff cover to Portsmouth Va., missing top flap and cover repair at top away from stamp, Very Fine

475
700
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2125
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2125, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Blue, Plate Varieties on Covers (2b), 10c Blue, Plate Varieties on Covers (2b)10c Blue, Plate Varieties on Covers (2b). Five covers, range of plate varieties incl. colorless pearls, malformed "O", malformed star, also one affixed over U.S. 3c Star Die entire, mixed condition with stamp and cover flaws, Fine appearance, one with C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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2126
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2126, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Huge margins all around incl. sheet margin at right, tied by well-struck "Memphis Ten. May 10, 1862" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Athens Ga., some slight wear, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Boshwit

E. 500-750
700
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2127
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2127, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Positions 6-7, horizontal pair, large margins incl. top sheet margin, used with 5c Green, Stone 2 (1), Position 49, tied together and to large piece of cover front by "Chattanooga Ten. Apr. 20" (1862) circular datestamp, addressed to Adjutant General of Tennessee, left 10c stamp tear at bottom, right stamp small scuff, Very Fine appearance, this paid 5-times the 5c rate and likely was cut from a large envelope containing official documents, ex Knapp and Antrim, plated by Kimbrough

E. 300-400
450
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2128
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2128, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var). Full and well-defined Baton Rouge roulettes at top, right and bottom, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Mar. 17, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Capt. H. M. Favrot with the Delta Rifles, 4th Regt. La. Vol., at Jackson Tenn., backflap removed, vertical fold in cover not affecting stamp

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

3,250
4,000
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2129
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2129, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var). Roulettes on all four sides, cancelled by "STEAM" handstamp applied at Natchez Miss., very faint crease, still Very Fine, rare with the roulette and especially desirable with this Mississippi River "Steam" cancel, ex Hulme, with 2009 C.S.A. certificate, listed in Scott but unpriced, Scott Retail as on cover $3,250.00

E. 500-750
750
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2130
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2130, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var). Roulettes at top and left, lightly cancelled by Baton Rouge datestamp, Very Fine, ex Hulme, with 2009 C.S.A. certificate, listed in Scott but unpriced, Scott Retail as on cover $3,250.00

E. 300-400
550
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2131
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2131, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Full to large margins, rich color, tied by light strike of "Quincy Flor. Feb. 16" (1863) circular datestamp on cover to Athens Ga., slightly reduced at left, part of back panel under the top flap missing, still Very Fine and choice stamp and fresh appearance

E. 300-400
375
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2132
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2132, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Intense deep shade, large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 7 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Yanceyville N.C., cover a bit stained, but stamp is Very Fine and choice, with 2012 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
120
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2133
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2133, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large to clear margins, affixed upside down, dry print resulting in dramatic underinking with large portions of design at top missing, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Nov. 13, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Yanceyville N.C., stamp with light diagonal crease, slightly reduced at left, cover mended at top, otherwise Very Fine, dramatic variety

E. 200-300
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2134
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2134, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Position 25 with star in "O" of "Postage", original gum, large margins, pretty pastel color, thin spot at top, Very Fine appearance, C.S.A. Catalogue value for variety $500.00, Scott Retail for normal stamp

300
160
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2135
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2135, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Position 25 with star in "O" of "Postage", bold strikes of Jackson Miss. straightline cancel, three large margins to just in at right where slight edge thin, light toning spots, Fine appearance, with 2008 Hartmann certificate, C.S.A. Catalogue value for variety and for Jackson straightline both $500.00

E. 200-300
275
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2136
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2136, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Line thru Jefferson's eyes variety, top sheet margin with clear to large margins other sides, tied by Culpeper C.H. Va. circular datestamp on buff cover to Athens Ga., stamp with crease and surface scrapes, appears Fine, with 1999 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
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2137
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2137, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Colorless pearls variety, light shade, pen cancelled with "Bristol Station Va. Sep. 17" circular datestamp on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Knoxville Ala., light stain, small piece of side flap missing, otherwise Fine

2,250
650
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2138
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2138, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Blue, Paterson, Printed on Both Sides (2d), 10c Blue, Paterson, Printed on Both Sides (2d)10c Blue, Paterson, Printed on Both Sides (2d). Front side with full impression and indistinct town datestamp, reverse with split impression, inverted in relation to cancelled side, color slightly washed out, thinned

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

1,750
1,200
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2139
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2139, 10c Blue Lithograph (Scott 2b, 2)10c Blue, Paterson, Printed on Both Sides (2d), 10c Blue, Paterson, Printed on Both Sides (2d)10c Blue, Paterson, Printed on Both Sides (2d). Front side with full impression, Feb. town datestamp ties to small piece which accompanies, removed to reveal the other side which shows a double impression, one inverted, cut irregularly, faults incl. large tear and gum staining

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

1,750
1,100
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2140
 
10c Blue, Paterson, Hoyer & Ludwig (2, 2b, 2e). Group of 11 stamps, most showing a collectible variety, incl. unused 2b (no gum or tiny traces of gum, small thins), others with filled in "Postage" and malformed "T", unused with three varieties in one incl. white pearls, malformed star and filled in letters (faulty), Position 10 "G" and "E" connected, Position 95 white arrow, colorless pearls, Stone Y with blue town cancel, malformed "O", couple others, also one cover with single from Stone Y (deeply toned), mixed condition with flaws to be expected throughout, Fine appearing group and seldom seen with this array of varieties, four C.S.A. or Hartmann certificates accompany, Scott Retail more than $3,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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