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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2329
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2329, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Positions 45-48, bottom sheet margin strip of four with "(H)OYER & LUDWIG, RICHMOND, VA." imprint, missing only the "H" of "Hoyer", original gum, huge top margin incl. large portions of Positions 37-38, full at sides, beautiful rich color and fine impression, creases in all stamps

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR IMPRINT STRIP OF THE 5-CENT OLIVE GREEN LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE A-B. THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN MULTIPLE WITH THE ESSENTIALLY COMPLETE IMPRINT.

Of the 50 subject transfer stones used to create the 5c Green Lithograph (Stones A-B, 1 and 2), only Stone A-B had an imprint, and the imprint only appears on the two bottom transfers on the 200 subject printing stone. The two top transfers on the printing stone had the imprints trimmed off, as they were entered above the bottom transfers with only a narrow gutter between. This is the only recorded imprint strip of four. In addition any unused multiple from Stone A-B is rare -- only two unused blocks are recorded.

Ex Hall. Listed in Scott only as a single. C.S.A. Catalogue value for imprint strip of four $15,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
9,000
2330
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2330, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Block of four, unused (no gum), owner's plating notation Positions 36-37/46-47, deep color in the distinct Olive Green shade, large margins to clear, repaired incl. sealed tear, Very Fine appearance, a rare unused block from Stone A-B, Scott Retail as singles

1,000
425
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2331
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2331, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Enormous margins all around incl. parts of three adjoining stamps, rich color, neat strike of blue town datestamp, tiny corner crease entirely in margin at bottom right, Extremely Fine Gem appearance, ex Hill

210
950
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2332
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2332, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Positions 15-18/45-48, block of 16, unused (no gum), large margins all around incl. bottom sheet margin, bright color, vertical crease, small pinhole in bottom margin and faint thin near top, none of these detract from its Very Fine appearance, a scarce large multiple, Scott Retail as four original-gum blocks of four $5,800.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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2333
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2333, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Positions 2-7/12-17/22-27, block of 18 in 6 x 3 format, unused (no gum), huge margins two sides incl. top sheet margin, portions of three adjoining stamps at left, ample to full margins at bottom and right, rich color, flaws incl. small piece out at bottom, creases and thins, unsurprising for a multiple of this size

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES "NUMBER ONE" FROM STONE 2. THIS BLOCK OF 18 IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE FROM STONE 2.

A Power Search review reveals the rarity of large multiples of the first Confederate States Issue, particularly from Stone 2. The unique full pane of 100, as well as the half-pane of 50, both from the Ackerman sheet of 200 and ex Hall, are from Stone 1. Apart from this block of 18, the largest multiple we have offered from Stone 2 since 1993 and in all our Rarity sales is a block of four. Noted lithograph collector Leonard Hartmann believes that this is the largest known multiple, with the next largest a block of 10.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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2334
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2334, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Large margins, tied by red "Camden S.C. Apr. 5" double-circle datestamp on small piece, Extremely Fine

300
250
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2335
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2335, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1 var)5c Green, Stone 2 (1 var). Position 21, spur on upper left scroll, enormous margins incl. part of two adjoining stamps, light strike of grid cancel leaves variety clearly visible, affixed to small piece, light creases, appears Extremely Fine, a huge and striking stamp, ex Hill, with 2004 P.F. certificate

275
225
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2336
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2336, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Positions 27-29, horizontal strip of three, huge margins top and bottom, full at sides except one ornament touched by tiny margin nick at right, rich color, bold strikes of "New Orleans La. 7 Feb." (1862) circular datestamp, left stamp small shallow thin, still Very Fine, a choice and scarce strip used at New Orleans ten weeks before Federal occupation

600
450
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2337
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2337, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Block of four, large margins to touched at lower right, perfect bold strike of "Montgomery Ala. Apr. 14, 1862" circular datestamp, vertical creases and couple minor edge nicks, bit of toning at top, Very Fine appearance, an attractive and scarce used block

1,300
700
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2338
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2338, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Block of four, full margins to touched, multiple strikes of town datestamp which appears to be Richmond Va., faults incl. thinning in top pair and toned at top, Fine appearance, scarce used block

1,300
350
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2339
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2339, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Olive Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Olive Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Olive Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Block of four, large right margin, ample to touched other sides, bold strikes of "Mobile Ala. Feb. 8, 1862" double-circle datestamp, flaws incl. thins, internal tear backed with hinge, expertly repaired along entire left edge with part of the design drawn in, Fine appearance, scarce used block

1,300
400
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2340
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Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2340, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stones A-B, 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stones A-B, 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stones A-B, 1-2 (1). Balance of five unused stamps and used pair on piece, one from Stone A-B, one with original gum, one with interesting dry print, mostly full to large margins, a few flaws incl. one with deep thins, appear Fine-Very Fine

1,525
325
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2341
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2341, 5c Green Lithograph Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stones A-B, 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stones A-B, 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stones A-B, 1-2 (1). 15 used stamps mounted on exhibit pages, one from Stone A-B, few varieties incl. white tie and acid flaw, highlight of the group however is an outstanding range of cancels, each chosen by the owner for choice strikes and strong colors, incl. town datestamps, blue target, blue and red grids, red "Paid", several on piece incl. one on large piece of "Adams Southern Express." envelope, a flaw or two may be found, but overall a Very Fine and choice group with almost uniformly beautiful stamps, Scott Retail more than $2,600.00 as all Stone 2

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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