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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2193
TC
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2193, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1)5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1). 92 x 61mm, some oxidation, otherwise Very Fine

900
250
2194
P
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2194, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove Paper (6P5), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove Paper (6P5)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove Paper (6P5). Block of four, vertical pair with large gutter between and single, pair creased in gutter, otherwise Very Fine, each signed in pencil by Robson Lowe, with copy of 1976 P.F. certificate for panes of 400, C.S.A. Catalogue value $1,950.00, Scott Retail as singles and gutter pair

1,125
550
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2195
 
5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Local (6-7). Large balance of multiples and singles, unused and used, many with collectible varieties, incl. London print blocks of 12, eight (2) and four, Local print blocks of 24, nine and four, pair with white tie (partly stuck down to accompanying P.F. certificate), pair with dramatically short ink, several singles showing varieties incl. "Eive" instead of "Five", inks spots and overinked, paper fold, blind eye, filled-in framelines, scratched plate single and pair, brass rule guideline at top, also pair on piece with San Antonio Tex. circular datestamp and filled-in frameline, one cover with pair and green town cancel, also two blocks of 70 of the 10c altered plate on watermarked bond, mixed condition with flaws to be found on many, Fine-Very Fine or appear so, a desirable large group of multiples and varieties, six C.S.A, certificates accompany

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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2196
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2196, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Oxford N.C. Roulette (6 var), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Oxford N.C. Roulette (6 var)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Oxford N.C. Roulette (6 var). Horizontal pair, roulette at right, large margins all around, tied by "Oxford N.C. Jan. 2" circular datestamp on red-brown homemade cover to Clarksville Va., manuscript box-charge notation indicates that the postmaster affixed the pair of stamps, reduced at left where small stain expertly removed, Very Fine, the De La Rue printing is exceedingly rare with private perfs, only two or three known, ex Hulme, with 2009 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
500
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2197
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2197, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Martinsville Va. Sewing-Machine Perf (6 var), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Martinsville Va. Sewing-Machine Perf (6 var)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Martinsville Va. Sewing-Machine Perf (6 var). Horizontal pair, tied by "Martinsville Va." circular datestamp (date unclear) on homemade brown cover to "Camp Cames near Raliza" (Raleigh), minor gum stains, usual edge wear, still Very Fine, extremely rare, only three De La Rue rouletted stamps are recorded, probably mailed in February-March 1865 when Confederate troops were massing near Raleigh for the Battle of Bentonville in March, ex Hulme, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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2198
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2198, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper, (7 var), 5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper, (7 var)5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper, (7 var). Block of 50 with top sheet margins, original gum with typical creasing, selvage flaws, otherwise Very Fine large multiple of the local print on London paper, Scott Retail as blocks and pairs

1,165
650
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2199
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2199, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two cross-gutter multiples on London paper, original gum, first strip of four showing filled-in framelines and ink spot, second a block of four with filled-in framelines, Very Fine, nice items showing multiple varieties in one, block with 2005 C.S.A. certificate

600
325
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2200
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2200, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local, "Death Mask" Variety (7 var), 5c Blue, Local, "Death Mask" Variety (7 var)5c Blue, Local, "Death Mask" Variety (7 var). Horizontal pair, the left stamp the variety showing distorted mouth, nose and eyes, just in at right to large margins, small piece out at top of variety, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Jan. 14" circular datestamp on large part of blue 1863 folded letter to Shelton P.O., S.C., few faint toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, the unique freak, accompanied by letter dated May 20, 1946 from August Dietz where he states "unquestionably it is the most outstanding freak yet encountered among Confederates...It's a real find, and one of the most interesting things I've yet come across.", ex Coombs and Murphy, discussed in 2008 Confederate Philatelist article by John Kimbrough which also accompanies, featured in Kimbrough and Bush Collector's Guide to Confederate Philately (pp.438-440)

E. 500-750
1,100
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2201
bl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2201, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Block of four, top right stamp white tie flaw, affixed to yellow piece, town cancels, couple small flaws incl. vertical gum adherence on white tie stamp (could be covering a sealed tear), Fine-Very Fine appearance, scarce example of this variety in a used block, Scott Retail as normal used block

350
150
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2202
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2202, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two vertical pairs, one with white tie flaw, first pair with the flaw tied by "Montgomery Ala. Apr. 2, 186?" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Mobile Ala., forwarded to Wetumpka Ala. with second pair tied by "Mobile Ala. Apr. 4" double-circle datestamp, light bend affects stamps, Very Fine appearance, a choice forwarded cover with two pairs of the 5c Blue Richmond printing including the white tie flaw

E. 750-1,000
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2203
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2203, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, left stamp scratched plate variety, large margins to just in incl. sheet margin at left, cancelled by "Fair Play S.C. Aug. 5" manuscript postmark on adversity cover made from used United States 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Pickens C.H. S.C., inside cancelled by grid with "Anderson C.H. S.C. Sep. 7" circular datestamp to Fair Play S.C., side flaps with scotch tape stains, front panel cut at left and folded over to reveal indicia, Fine appearance and nice combination of 5c Richmond plate variety with turned U.S. 3c Nesbitt

E. 200-300
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2204
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2204, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to slightly in, tied by "Port Hudson La." dateless circle on yellow cover to Jefferson Ga. with blue 13-Star Confederate Flag and "We'll Persevere" Slogan patriotic design, considerably reduced at both sides, stain at bottom left has been expertly removed, Very Fine appearance, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

1,200
950
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2205
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2205, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Eight covers, all but one with pairs, range of plate varieties incl. "Popeye" on wallpaper cover, "Gents" flaw, long inking flaw, "F.ive" variety, filled-in frame on grocer's cameo card cover, few others, faults to be expected, overall Fine and interesting group

E. 500-750
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2206
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2206, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)E. H. Cushing Express, E. H. Cushing ExpressE. H. Cushing Express. Black on green newsprint label, Type I (without date), affixed to back of adversity cover made from title page of a Galveston pamphlet in German, 5c Blue, Local (7), horizontal pair, right stamp filled-in frameline variety, deep shade, large margins to touching, tied by well-struck "JACKSON" straightline handstamp, carried by Cushing from the regiment in Galveston and put into the mails at Jackson Miss. for Russelville, E. Tenn., soldier's endorsement from member of Debray's Regt, Tex. Cavalry, the label has insect damage but text is virtually complete

AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE I LABEL, THE RAREST OF THE FOUR TYPES USED ON TRANS-MISSISSIPPI MAIL CARRIED BY E. H. CUSHING.

E. H. Cushing, publisher of the Houston Daily Telegraph, commenced his express service after New Orleans fell to Federal forces in April 1862. In an effort to improve communications between Texas regiments in the East and their relations at home, as well as secure safe lines for news transmission, Cushing established routes with pony riders and other means of conveyance necessary to cross the Federal lines. Cushing's agents affixed labels to the backs of envelopes carried by express. These were intended to inform patrons and advertise the service. Approximately 20 examples (of all varieties) are believed to exist. This type is much rarer than the larger labels.

Illustrated in Special Routes (p. 111). Ex Keeling and Walske. C.S.A. Catalogue value for this label on cover $10,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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2207
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2207, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b), 5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b)5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b). Excellent impressions on both sides, reverse in same orientation as front and split vertically, neat manuscript cancel, vertical crease, tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance, a scarce variety of which we have offered only three examples in the last 10 years, 1997 P.S.E. certificate no longer accompanies, with 2005 C.S.A. certificate, C.S.A. value for used $1,750.00, Scott Retail as used

1,400
650
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2208
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2208, 5c De La Rue and Local Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b), 5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b)5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b). Horizontal pair, the printing on back almost perfectly centered, ample margins, tied by blue Franklin Depot Va. circular datestamp on cover to Childress's Store Va., stamps hinged in place, right stamp folded over for display (causing a crease) and minor scissors cut

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED ON-COVER PAIRS OF THE 5-CENT LOCAL PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES AND ONE OF ONLY SIX PAIRS KNOWN IN TOTAL.

Ex Brooks and Nunnelly. With 2005 C.S.A. certificate

4,000
1,700
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