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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2369
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2369, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Block of 40 crossing two transfers of the transfer stone, top five rows are Positions 1-5/41-45, sequence repeated for bottom three rows, recognized plate varieties are Pos. 1 smeared "E" of "Postage", Pos. 5 scarred "E" of "Postage", Pos. 13 closed curl lower right, Pos. 21 spur upper left and Pos. 25 Goose Neck, deep rich color, large margins, original gum, usual brown gum toning and slight creasing caused by gum -- considered to be normal condition for large General Issue blocks and not even noted on accompanying certificate

A VERY FINE AND IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE. ONE OF THE LARGEST KNOWN BLOCKS OF THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH.

Only two or three larger blocks have been recorded. With 1992 C.S.A. certificate. Scott Retail for blocks of four and pairs (without premium for plate varieties)

12,900
2,400
2370
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2370, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 8-10/18-20/28-30/38-40/48-50, block of 15, original gum, large margins to just touching at places, bright shade, Position 8 thin spot, Position 40 pinhole, still Very Fine, an impressive large multiple, ex Hall, Scott Retail as two blocks, three pairs and a single

4,700
2,400
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2371
ngbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2371, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Block of 16 in 4 x 5 format, crossing two transfers of the transfer stone with vertical gutter between transfer groups, Positions 9-10-1-2/19-20-11-12/29-30-21-22/39-40-31-32 on the transfer stone, unused (no gum), full to huge margins all around, rich color, few flaws not apparent from front incl. vertical crease, small thins near top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE 2, SHOWING TWO TRANSFER GROUPS WITH VERTICAL GUTTER.

The C.S.A. Lithograph Issues (Scott 1-5) were produced from printing stones of 200 subjects, arranged in side-by-side panes of 100, with a vertical gutter between. Each of the left and right panes of 100 consisted of two transfers of the 50-subject transfer stone. Multiples crossing the vertical gutter that separated the left and right transfer units are rare, as the sheet of 200 was typically separated into panes of 100 before individual stamps or blocks were cut out.

Plating confirmed by Leonard Hartmann

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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2372
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2372, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 49-50-41, cross-gutter horizontal strip of three, original gum, entry with right stamp nicely displaced from the entry with the pair at left, full margins all around, faint horizontal thin, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as cross-gutter pair and single

1,475
325
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2373
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2373, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), large to huge margins all around, incredible depth of color, two small faint thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance, Scott Retail as two no-gum singles

260
150
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2374
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2374, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, typical brownish original gum, lightly hinged, large margins to full, deep rich color, light natural gum wrinkle, Very Fine and choice

625
180
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2375
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2375, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Unused (no gum), massive margins all around incl. portions of four adjoining stamps, rich color, two tiny thin spots near top, Extremely Fine Gem appearance, a huge stamp

130
275
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2376
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2376, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Unused balance incl. block of four (no gum), beautiful depth of color and nice margins but small stained spot and expertly sealed horizontal tear (done so well that it appears as a faint crease), also three unused singles, first with bottom sheet margin, original gum, h.r., rich color, fresh and Very Fine, other two original gum and no gum, one with small thins, other with small faint toned spots, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as singles

1,100
350
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2377
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2377, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Used balance of seven singles, range of town cancels incl. one in red and one in blue, two tied on pieces with full strikes, interesting variety of shades, couple flaws but overall Fine-Very Fine, attractive group

975
325
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2378
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2378, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Two singles, unused (no gum), full to large margins, fresh and wonderfully contrasting shades, tiny thin and hint of a faint horizontal crease respectively, Extremely Fine appearance

1,000
250
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2379
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2379, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a), 5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a)5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a). Positions 27-28/37-38/47-48, block of six in 2 x 3 format, deep rich color, clear "scratches" in Pos. 37 and 47-48, full margins to barely touched at upper right, light crease between the two vertical rows

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED MULTIPLE FROM STONE 3.

Plating by Hartmann with his initials. Scott Retail as original-gum block of four and pair $6,250.00. Scott Retail as six no-gum singles

3,000
850
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2380
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2380, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a), 5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a)5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a). Block of four, Positions 42-43/52-53, original gum, lightly hinged, full margins, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 5-CENT BLUE FROM STONE 3.

Plated by Leonard Hartmann.

4,500
1,500
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2381
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2381, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Block of four, large part disturbed original gum, h.r., ample to huge margins incl. sheet margin at left, deep rich color and detailed impression, faults incl. edge tear, crease and several thins, Very Fine appearance, a scarce block from Stone 3

4,500
550
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2382
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2382, 5c Blue Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Small used balance incl. Light Milky Blue vertical pair on piece tied by neat blue grid cancels, ample to large margins, small thin in bottom stamp, plus another single of this shade, Dark Blue shade tied to piece by Greenville Ten. circular datestamp, Very Fine appearing group

1,000
300
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