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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2411
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2411, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9). Block of four, unused (no gum), huge bottom margin, full at sides to clear at top, beautiful vibrant color, top pair with light horizontal crease and thin in pos. 1, tiny thin speck at extreme edge of margin at upper right of pos. 4

AN ATTRACTIVE AND SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE "TEN" ISSUE. THE BOTTOM PAIR IS EXTREMELY FINE.

Ex Birkinbine. Scott Retail as original-gum block $5,250.00.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
2412
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2412, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Original gum, ample to large margins, bright color, Very Fine

900
600
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2413, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Unused (no gum), vivid color, large margins to ample at top, Very Fine

575
375
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2414
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2414, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Light Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Light Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Light Blue, "TEN" (9). Large even margins all around, bright shade, tied by Shreveport La. circular datestamp on piece, faint trace of gum stain in margin, still Extremely Fine, ex Hall

550
750
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2415
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2415, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Blue, "TEN", Bruised Plate (9 var), 10c Blue, "TEN", Bruised Plate (9 var)10c Blue, "TEN", Bruised Plate (9 var). Large margins, clearly showing the bruising at lower left, tied by Tenn. circular datestamp on small piece, few gum soaks, still fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce position, ex Judd

550
550
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2416
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2416, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Clear to large margins, rich color, cancelled by red Petersburg Va. circular datestamp, Very Fine, red cancels on the "TEN" issue are exceedingly scarce, ex Argentum

700
0
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2417
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2417, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Brilliant color, margins all around, neat strike of town cancel with manuscript date, Very Fine

550
350
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2418
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2418, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Full to large margins all around, tied by blue "Glade Spring Depot Va. Apr. 25" circular datestamp on small piece, light horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine

575
250
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2419, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Horizontal strip of three, unused (no gum), showing full frameline at left and at bottom of the two left stamps, also showing part frameline at top and right, right stamp vertical crease and small piece out of corner at bottom, left pair is choice

VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED STRIP OF THREE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE. THE PAIR AT LEFT IS EXTREMELY FINE.

Ex Murphy. Scott Retail for three no-gum singles

10,500
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2420, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Unused (no gum), framelines on all sides and showing part of adjacent stamp at left, light horizontal crease and small thin spots, appears Extremely Fine, ex Murphy

3,500
2,900
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2421, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b), 10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b)10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b). Unused (no gum), large margins showing part or complete framelines on all sides, thin spot, appears Very Fine

4,000
2,700
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2422
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2422, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a), 10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a)10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a). Incredibly large margins with four complete framelines, each extending a bit beyond the intersecting line, cancelled by "Mobile Ala. May 19" double-circle datestamp, most recent certificate notes lightly cleaned, which reflects its appearance under UV -- in our opinion, the stamp has not been cleaned, other than in a warm bath to remove it from its original cover

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ASTONISHINGLY LARGE-MARGINED STAMP SHOWING FOUR COMPLETE FRAMELINES. THIS IS THE FINEST KNOWN OFF-COVER 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMP EXTANT AND A HIGHLIGHT OF THE GENE HASTINGS COLLECTION.

As explained in the 2012 C.S.A. Catalogue, the lines on the Frameline issue were engraved on the copper printing plate as a means of aligning the die images as they were entered onto the plate. Because the framelines were shared by adjacent stamps, the norm is to find stamps with only a portion of some of the framelines. Stamps with parts of all four framelines are very scarce, while a stamp with four complete framelines which extend beyond the intersection of the lines is a rarity of the highest order. The Scott Gallagher collection contained a superb on-cover example with four complete framelines, though they do not extend as far as the example offered here. This stamp was described by Stanley B. Ashbrook in his review of the Newbury collection as "the finest used copy of the 1863 Confederate Frameline stamp in existence."

Ex Worthington and Newbury where it was described in the Siegel Nov. 1962 sale of his collection as having a "minute faint scuff, showing only in fluid", which the Philatelic Foundation and we do not detect. Accompanied by bill of sale to Mr. Hastings from 1963 for $775. With 1963 and 2013 P.F. certificates, the former as "sound", the latter noting light cleaning

1,900
9,500
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2423
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2423, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline Engraved Off-Cover (Scott 9-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Horizontal pair, large to full margins showing bits of three surrounding framelines, "Mobile Ala. Jun. 9" double-circle datestamp cancels, inconsequential thin speck in left margin mentioned for accuracy

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED PAIR OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE.

Ex Moody and Nunnelley

6,000
3,750
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