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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2424
nhbl
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Complete uncut sheet of 200 comprising two panes of 100, "No. 1 Archer Bank Note Engravers, Richmond, Va." imprints at bottom with "& Daly" erased, typical gum for this issue which is Mint N.H. but short on some with bends and creases, erosion hole affects two positions in right pane, creased between panes, selvage with gum soaks and age spots, corner selvage at bottom of right pane torn just into imprint, Fine appearance, Scott Retail as Blue plate blocks and gutter pairs plus Greenish Blue singles

6,830
800
2425
ogbl
10c Blue, Die B (12). Complete uncut sheet of 200 comprising two panes of 100, "No. 4 Bank Note Engravers, Richmond, Va." imprints at bottom with "Archer & Daly" erased, lighter application of gum without the browning and creases but with long vertical archival tape strip reinforcing the center which was previously folded between panes (tape not visible from front), couple h.r. in corners, edges of sheet with fraying but could easily be trimmed as the paper extends 15-20mm beyond the imprint of the plate on the frayed sides, rich color, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as plate blocks, gutter pairs and singles

5,164
750
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2426
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2426, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Blocks of 12 with bottom Keatinge & Ball imprint and plate nos. 1 and 2, left and right sheet margins respectively, full to large margins other sides, first with light corner crease, couple faint toned spots as typical, Very Fine matched pair of plate blocks

850
600
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2427
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2427, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Three bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of 12, each Keatinge & Ball incl. two plate 1 and one plate 2, range of shades, typical dry original gum, few small imperfections incl. facial toning on one, appear Fine-Very Fine

1,275
400
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2428
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2428, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Two bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of 12, incl. Keatinge & Ball and Archer & Daly with "& Daly" crossed out, typical dry original gum, few small imperfections, appear Fine-Very Fine

875
300
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2429
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2429, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Bottom left corner margin block of 30 with plate "No. 1" and "Archer" portion of imprint, original gum with the typical creases, couple small translucencies and corner crease in sheet margin far from design, Very Fine, Scott Retail as blocks and pairs with no premium for the plate no. or part imprint

624
190
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2430
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2430, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12), 10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12). Group of unused stamps, nearly all original gum, mostly blocks incl. plate no. and "Archer" only imprint block of 12 of Die A, two cross-gutter blocks of four and one of eight (usual crease along gutters), wide range of shades, couple varieties incl. "chilled" and "overheated" plates, pair with short transfer, fresh and Very Fine group

1,762
550
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2431
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2431, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Four bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of 12, two Keatinge & Ball plate 3, one Archer plate 3 with "Daly" removed, last is plate 4 with "Archer & Daly" removed, original gum, typical faults incl. creasing, toning or thins, Very Fine appearance

1,750
500
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2432
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2432, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Deep Blue, Dies A & B, Keatinge & Ball (11, 12), 10c Deep Blue, Dies A & B, Keatinge & Ball (11, 12)10c Deep Blue, Dies A & B, Keatinge & Ball (11, 12). Each in horizontal strip of six with imprint and plate numbers at bottom, Die A "No. 1", Die B "No. 4", original gum, staining and light creasing as usual, still a handsome pair of imprint pieces from the 1864 K & B printing, ex Everett, Scott Retail as ordinary pairs with no premium for the positions

243
160
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2433
nhbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2433, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Mint N.H. horizontal block of ten, lovely warm color in this sub-shade, large margins, Very Fine and choice, Scott Retail as hinged singles

300
275
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2434
ngbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2434, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Block of four, back used as writing paper, incl. parts of five lines of a letter, creased thru middle, interesting and unusual adversity use of Confederate stamps

E. 150-200
140
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2435
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2435, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Mint N.H. block of 20, large margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, an unusually fresh large multiple, Scott Retail as hinged singles

700
550
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2436
ogbl
10c Blue, Die A (11, 11c). Four multiples, incl. blocks of 15, 15, 16 and 18, original gum, distinctly different shades with Greenish Blue and one approaching Green, full to large margins, few small flaws incl. one block with thin and small toned spot, another with crease and thin, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail without premium for the better shades

1,309
425
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2437
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2437, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12), 10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12). Group of blocks incl. four cross-gutter blocks of eight and eight blocks of four, approximately three-quarters of the blocks with original gum, dramatic range of shades, nice margins throughout, few typical creases but mostly fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail approx. $2,000.00

E. 500-750
800
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2438
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10c Blue, Die B (12, 12c). Four multiples, incl. two blocks of 25 and two blocks of 15, one of the latter with plate no. 3 and large part of Keatinge & Ball imprint, original gum, many stamps Mint N.H., distinctly different shades with Dark Blue, Greenish Blue and one Green, few small flaws, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail without premium for the better shades

1,818
400
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2439
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10c Blue, Die A, B (11-12). Balance of approximately 40 unused blocks, largely blocks of four but also of ten (2), eight, and six (3), fascinating range of shades, some with sheet margins, flaws to be expected in such a group but many are Fine or Very Fine, a useful group, Scott Retail in excess of $3,700.00

E. 750-1,000
700
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2440
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2440, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12), 10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12). Block of four of each, both have clear to large margins and both are cancelled by neat "Talladega Al." circular datestamps, the first also has manuscript "16 July" at bottom, the Die B toned spot and faint crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine blocks, ex Murphy

650
325
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2441
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2441, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Horizontal strip of five, large margins to touched at top of one stamp, cancelled by "Pollard Ala. Jun. 15, 1863" circular datestamps, Very Fine and scarce used strip of five, we wish we had the cover from which this originated, one can imagine that it was a 50c Trans-Mississippi "Preferred Mail" use, the date of June 1863 fits neatly within the time period of the May 1, 1863 announcement of the service and when it was superseded by the 40c Trans-Mississippi Express service in October (only five "Preferred Mail" covers are recorded)

E. 300-400
275
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2442
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2442, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Horizontal strip of four, bright shade, huge margins all around incl. portion of adjoining stamp at left, Jackson Miss. circular datestamp cancels, couple inconsequential small thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance, an uncommonly choice used multiple which probably paid the 40c Trans-Mississippi rate

E. 300-400
300
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2443
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2443, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B Off-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12), 10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12). Balance of used stamps mounted on six exhibit pages, 19 Die A and 23 Die B, the best examples from a group of hundreds of stamps in the Hastings collection, selected to show a range of nice cancels, a few removed from the pages and offered as individual lots, many on piece showing full strikes which include a range of towns and colors, vivid paint red, blue, green, violet, brown, one with balloon-style "Maysville S.C." tied over indicia of U.S. 3c cut square, "Army of Tenn.", Army of Northern Virginia target, Chatanooga "roving" datestamp, almost uniformly full to large margins, Very Fine group worth review or a scan request

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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