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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Official and Unofficial Perforations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2248
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2248, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Dies A & B, Perforated (11e, 12f), 10c Blue, Dies A & B, Perforated (11e, 12f)10c Blue, Dies A & B, Perforated (11e, 12f). Singles of each, first original gum, h.r., full margins to just clear, Fine, second unused (no gum), light horizontal crease, appears Fine, nice pair of official perforations showing both dies, each with 2012 C.S.A. certificate

675
250
2249
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2249, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Dies A & B, Perforated (11e, 12f), 10c Blue, Dies A & B, Perforated (11e, 12f)10c Blue, Dies A & B, Perforated (11e, 12f). Three singles, two Die A and one Die B, one of each original gum, other Die A used, faults throughout incl. used stamp badly toned, one reperfed on one side, one with thin and clipped perfs, Fine-Very Good appearance, each with C.S.A. certificate

950
120
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2250
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2250, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f), 10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f)10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f). Block of four with bottom selvage, original gum, h.r., overall toning from gum, appears Fine, a very rare block of the 10c Die B officially perforated, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,900
650
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2251
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2251, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f), 10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f)10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f). Horizontal pair, well-centered, neat strikes of "Mobile Ala." double-circle datestamp, light corner crease and shallow thins, otherwise Extremely Fine and rare used multiple, it has been reported that this is the only known used pair off-cover, but a used block of four was offered in our 1984 Rarities sale -- this pair is not from the block and it is not clear if the block remains intact, three pairs are known on cover, with 2000 C.S.A. certificate

600
750
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2252
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2252, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Full perforations on three sides, s.e. at right, tied by "Marietta Geo. ? 2" circular datestamp on 1863 cover to Forsyth Ga., manuscript "O.B." at top left, some slight toning around perfs from gum, otherwise Very Fine, accompanied by brief history of the correspondents, signed Kimbrough

750
600
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2253
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2253, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Full perforations on three sides, s.e. at bottom, tied by light strike of Macon Miss. circular datestamp on light yellow turned cover with U.S. 3c 1851 issue (11) inside, half of the 3c stamp peeled off, tied by Scooba Miss. circular datestamp, outside addressed back to Scooba Miss. with March 1865 docketing, some minor wear and few toned spots around Confederate stamp, otherwise Very Fine, the re-use of pre-war envelopes was commonly practiced in the Confederacy in response to paper shortages, however, examples of pre-war turned covers are scarce, and early uses with the U.S. 1851 Issue are rare, to find such an example with the perforated Archer & Daly stamp is true serendipity, an example with a sound 3c 1851 stamp realized $5,250 hammer in our sale of the Boshwit collection (Siegel sale 940, lot 440), with 2006 C.S.A. certificate

750
550
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2254
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2254, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Well-centered, deep shade, tied by "Selma Ala. Oct. 12" (1864) circular datestamp on brown cover to Talladega Ala., slightly reduced at right but not affecting stamp, Very Fine, signed Kimbrough, with 2007 C.S.A. certificate

750
500
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2255
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2255, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Two, one a full cover and one a front only, stamp on front tied by Atlanta Ga. circular datestamp, centered to top right, Fine, stamp on full cover tied by Mobile Ala. double-circle datestamp and used to Selma Ala., faults and missing backflap, appear Fine, both with C.S.A. certificates, Scott Retail as full cover and used single

1,025
400
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2256
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2256, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Die B, Atlanta Ga. Roulette (12 var), 10c Blue, Die B, Atlanta Ga. Roulette (12 var)10c Blue, Die B, Atlanta Ga. Roulette (12 var). Clear roulettes on three sides, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Sep. 7" circular datestamp on homemade cover to "Oglethrope" Ga., some light toning along roulettes, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, ex Hulme, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
400
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2257
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2257, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Die B, Atlanta Ga. Roulette (12 var), 10c Blue, Die B, Atlanta Ga. Roulette (12 var)10c Blue, Die B, Atlanta Ga. Roulette (12 var). Pair, evident roulette separations at bottom, pressure ridge between stamps (described on accompanying certificate as horizontal crease) not perfectly distinct but may also be roulette, tied by light strike of Atlanta Ga. circular datestamp on brown cover to Manchester P.O. S.C., May 1864 docketing at left, cover slightly reduced at top (possibly taking roulettes with it), edge faults, appears Fine, with 2000 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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2258
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2258, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Sawtooth Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Sawtooth Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Sawtooth Roulette (11 var). Block of four, original gum, rich color, some slight overall toning from gum, few small flaws, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce block, ex Hulme, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate, C.S.A. Catalogue value for singles $2,400.00

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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2259
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2259, Official and Unofficial Perforations10c Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 K&B var), 10c Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 K&B var)10c Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 K&B var). Clear roulette separations at right (approx. gauge 17) and intact roulettes at left, tied by two strikes of "New Market Va. Sep. 19" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from a financial form to Harrisonburg Va., stamp with tiny pinhole, cover with edge tears and staining, Fine appearance, possibly unique on K&B stamps, Harrisonburg roulettes are known used from other towns in the Shenandoah Valley, though New Market is not listed in C.S.A. Catalogue (value $750.00 for on-cover use), with 2007 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
350
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