Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 10c Rose Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 5)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2383
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2383, 10c Rose Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Positions 45-48, horizontal strip of four, unused (no gum), Positions 45-46 showing complete "LITH. OF HOYER & LUDWIG RICHMOND VA." Ty. 1 imprint at bottom, left stamp is also the white arrow variety, huge margins all around, especially at bottom which allows the imprint to be seen without the distraction of a close margin, also large portion of Position 44 at left, vertical creases between stamps, center crease a bit heavy but lies outside the imprint, small thins

VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND AN IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE STATES RARITY. THIS IS ONE OF FIVE OR FEWER RECORDED MULTIPLES OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH SHOWING THE COMPLETE IMPRINT -- AND THE LARGEST EXTANT.

There are at least two unused pairs of the 10c Rose showing the imprint. Both have a portion of "Richmond" missing -- one lacks the "M" and "N", while the other lacks most of the lettering after "RI" and is also partially severed and rejoined (ex Walcott, Caspary and Murphy, Siegel Sale 795, lot 745). Our review of old auction catalogues reveals that there may be another pair or another strip of four, but it is not clear if these entries duplicate one of the three examples described here. When the partially severed pair was sold in the Caspary sale it was described as "possibly unique." This strip is the largest imprint multiple we record and is particularly desirable as it shows completely each letter of the entire imprint. The second largest imprint multiple is the strip offered in the following lot.

C.S.A. Catalogue value for imprint pair $8,500.00

E. 3,000-4,000
7,000
2384
ng
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2384, 10c Rose Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Positions 25/35/45, vertical strip of three, unused (no gum), Position 45 showing "LITH. OF HOYER & LUDWI(G)" portion of Ty. 1 imprint at bottom, imprint stamp is also the white arrow variety, full to huge margins other sides, faults incl. couple filled thins and repaired hole in bottom stamp, Very Fine appearance, a rare unused strip showing most of the imprint, only five or fewer imprint multiples are known, with 1985 P.F. and 1998 C.S.A. certificates, C.S.A. Catalogue value for an unused single with part imprint $3,250.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
Back to Top
2385
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2385, 10c Rose Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Block of four, original gum with typical tiny brown spots, bright fresh color, huge to ample margins, light vertical crease in left pair

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A FRESH AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH.

We have not offered an original-gum block of this issue in any condition since 2006.

11,000
7,000
Back to Top
2386
ng
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2386, 10c Rose Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Unused (no gum), huge margins all around, bright color, couple tiny thin specks, Extremely Fine appearance

1,000
900
Back to Top
2387
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2387, 10c Rose Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Huge even margins all around, bright color, Harrisonburg Va. town cancel, two tiny thin spots incl. one at extreme edge of bottom margin, Extremely Fine appearance

500
275
Back to Top
2388
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2388, 10c Rose Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Balance of five used stamps, three tied to pieces by full strikes of town datestamps, also two off-piece incl. one with bold red town cancel, each stamp with one margin close or touched, other margins full to large, one with full margins all around but slightly soiled, a couple minor flaws to be found, but better than often encountered with the three on piece protected from generations of hinges, Fine-Very Fine group

2,625
1,200
Back to Top
2389
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2389, 10c Rose Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 5)10c Deep Rose, Scratched Stone (5 var), 10c Deep Rose, Scratched Stone (5 var)10c Deep Rose, Scratched Stone (5 var). Dark color which in our opinion is Carmine despite most recent certificate, showing clear scratched stone at bottom right, ample to large margins, tied by blue Petersburgh Va. circular datestamp on small piece, bottom left corner of piece reattached not affecting stamp, Very Fine, a rare variety, ex Murphy, with 1982 C.S.A. certificate as Carmine, with 1998 P.F. certificate as Deep Rose

E. 500-750
0
Back to Top
2390
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2390, 10c Rose Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 5)10c Carmine (5a), 10c Carmine (5a)10c Carmine (5a). Deep dark shade, full margins to just touched at bottom right, cancelled by "Richmond Va. Aug. 18, 1862" circular datestamp, accompanying certificate mentions small corner crease at top left which we fail to detect, as well as slight toning which is very faint on front but somewhat more evident on back, Very Fine appearance, a lovely stamp, ex Murphy, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,900
800
Back to Top
Copyright 2020. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy