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Sale 1071 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 May, 2014

Category — Confederate States: Essays & Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4490
E
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4490, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. Catalogue E-11b), 1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. Catalogue E-11b)1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. Catalogue E-11b). Large to ample margins, deep shade, thinned, Very Fine appearance, the Black 7-Star Flag essay is rarer than the Blue, C.S.A. Catalogue value $1,500.00

E. 500-750
1,700
4491
E
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4491, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. Catalogue E-11a), 1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. Catalogue E-11a)1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. Catalogue E-11a). Two singles with top sheet margins, large to huge other sides, different shades, second with light diagonal creases, Very Fine appearance, scarce 7-Star Flag essays

E. 750-1,000
650
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4492
TC
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4492, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs10c Black, Stone Y, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (2eTC5), 10c Black, Stone Y, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (2eTC5)10c Black, Stone Y, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (2eTC5). Horizontal pair, left stamp full to large margins, right stamp with clipped corner at lower right, distinctive Stone Y impression, creases affecting both

VERY GOOD TO VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL GENERAL ISSUE PROOFS WITH ONLY THREE OR FOUR EXAMPLES REPORTED.

Scott Retail $9,000.00 for two singles

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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4493
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4493, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs(De La Rue, London, 5c Typograph) Jefferson Davis Portrait Carte de Visite, (De La Rue, London, 5c Typograph) Jefferson Davis Portrait Carte de Visite(De La Rue, London, 5c Typograph) Jefferson Davis Portrait Carte de Visite. 60 x 103mm of Jefferson Davis, the original photo used by J.F. Jubert de la Ferte to engrave the 5c De La Rue die, back of photo with extremely unusual Tucker & Perkins, Augusta Ga., Photographic Gallery label, photo was provided to a Mr. Davison in 1906 by the engraver's son, C. H. Jubert de la Ferte, letter from the son and original cover from Weybridge, England accompany, letter states "During your Civil War my father was asked to engrave the original die for the postage stamps of the Confederate States. I came across the other day, amongst other proofs of stamp engravings, the original photos from which my father, F. Joubert, engraved Jeff Davis' head and two proofs of the stamps...", Very Fine, an outstanding collateral photo and perfect frontispiece for a Confederate collection

E. 500-750
1,500
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4494
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4494, Confederate States: Essays & ProofsDe La Rue, London, 1864 Letter and Stamps, De La Rue, London, 1864 Letter and StampsDe La Rue, London, 1864 Letter and Stamps. Oct. 28th, 1864 dateline on stationery signed by W. F. De La Rue, addressed to a Lady de Houghton (in England) apparently in response to a request for assistance in raising money for the Confederate cause, states that in answer to her letter "I have the pleasure of enclosing a collection of Confederate postage stamps.", goes on to list four different stamps incl. 1c No. 14, "very scarce indeed and fetch 10 francs each stamp in Paris. They are printed from plate we we sent out at the commencement of the war on the Nashville.", the corner-margin pair of No. 14 has similar notations by De La Rue, regarding the 5c Blue London and Local prints he states "Blue Five Cents - also very rare - they are printed in the Confederate States from plates we furnish the government.", also "Blue Five Cents - are from a specimen sheet of the same plate printed by us before we sent out the plate"., the 5c London print included is a margin block of three with similar De La Rue's notations, relating to the 10c engraved issue he states "rare as they are the stamps printed in the Confederacy after our plates were worn out.", letter concludes with "I hope that you will be able to realize the few stamps I am able to send you to the advantage of the poor Confederates...", a fascinating and rare letter and group of sample stamps from the printer of the 5c Typographs

E. 500-750
2,100
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4495
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4495, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs(De La Rue, London, 5c Typograph,) Schematic of Original Die, (De La Rue, London, 5c Typograph,) Schematic of Original Die(De La Rue, London, 5c Typograph,) Schematic of Original Die. Measuring 90 x 140mm and affixed to heavy cardboard, manuscript at top in August Dietz' handwriting "Supplied by the De La Rue of London for my Book", schematic for engraving the die used for the relief-printed stamps, various measurements in inches, Very Fine, an interesting and no doubt unique artifact, pictured and discussed in the Dietz' book on p. 158

E. 200-300
700
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4496
E
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4496, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essays on Glazed Card (6E1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essays on Glazed Card (6E1)5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essays on Glazed Card (6E1). Three cut down to stamp size, showing the Early, Intermediate and Advanced states of the die, the Early incomplete state a haunting spectral image of Jefferson Davis, Very Fine and scarce, the Progressive Die Essays are mentioned in Scott but do not have formal listings and are unpriced, C.S.A. Catalogue value $5,250.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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4497
E
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4497, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card, Complete State (6E1), 5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card, Complete State (6E1)5c Black, De La Rue, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card, Complete State (6E1). 92 x 61mm, dated "Jan. 11-62" and showing complete detail in the vignette, slight oxidation at edges, Very Fine and scarce, the Progressive Die Essays are mentioned in Scott but do not have formal listings and are unpriced, C.S.A. Catalogue value

1,750
1,500
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4498
TC
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4498, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1 var), 5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1 var)5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1 var). Proof in two pieces, first with Jefferson Davis vignette cut out and mounted on 80 x 60mm glazed card, reverse with separate vignette engraving and "Dec. 30, 1864" date, h.r. on reverse, second piece contains the frame from which vignette has been cut, dated "Nov. 28, 1864" with ms. "16" and "lines" at right, lower left edge thinned, still Very Fine and rare pair of trial color proofs

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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4499
TC
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4499, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1e), 5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1e)5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1e). 92 x 60mm, intense shade, backstamped with purple De La Rue oval, slight thin on back, still Very Fine and scarce

900
800
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4500
TC
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4500, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs5c Pink, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1f), 5c Pink, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1f)5c Pink, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1f). 93 x 60mm, bright color with some slight mottling, Very Fine and rare, we have sold only two other examples in Pink since 1993, C.S.A. Catalogue value $2,500.00

1,750
1,400
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4501
P
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4501, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1). 91 x 59mm, deep rich color, faint toning at left edge as usual, Very Fine

600
475
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4502
TC
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4502, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs2c Black, With Framelines, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1e), 2c Black, With Framelines, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1e)2c Black, With Framelines, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1e). Large margins all around showing most of outer framelines on all sides, intense shade and impression, two thin spots and light vertical crease.

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT JACKSON TRIAL COLOR PROOF IN BLACK.

All of the known examples of the 2c Engraved essay/proof have framelines, unlike the issued stamp. For this reason we believe they should be classified as essays. The Scott listings for this and the even rarer example in Blue were clarified in the 2014 Specialized Catalogue. However, they are still listed as trial color proofs, and we have maintained that tradition here to avoid confusion.

Ex Felton. C.S.A. Catalogue value $4,000.00 for an example cut close showing no framelines

3,000
2,300
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4503
E
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4503, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs1c Calhoun, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (14E1), 1c Calhoun, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (14E1)1c Calhoun, Progressive Die Essay on Glazed Card (14E1). 93 x 60mm, showing apparently completed portrait with no inscriptions, dated "Mar. 4-62", tiny bit of edgewear, Very Fine and extremely rare, this is the only example we have offered on a full card, a cut down example offered in our sale of the Hastings collection (Sale 1043, lot 2326) had a less complete vignette engraving, the Progressive Die Essays are mentioned in Scott but do not have formal listings and are unpriced, C.S.A. Catalogue lists full trial color proofs with dates but the earliest is March 6

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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4504
TC
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4504, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1), 1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1)1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1). 93 x 61mm, dated "Mar. 12-62" at top left, also "BEFORE STRIKING" which is mostly scraped off but still evident, minor edge toning as always, Very Fine and scarce

2,250
1,700
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4505
P
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4505, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs1c Orange, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (14P1), 1c Orange, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (14P1)1c Orange, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (14P1). 75 x 55mm, bright color, Very Fine and rare, we have offered only one other since 2003

2,750
1,600
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4506
TC
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4506, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5), 1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5)1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5). Horizontal block of eight with vertical gutter, containing the second and third gutter pairs from the bottom of the original sheet of 200 (Positions 79-80/89-90L, 71-72/81-82R), large margins to full, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE TRIAL COLOR LARGE GUTTER MULTIPLE OF THE UNISSUED ONE-CENT CALHOUN, PRINTED BY DE LA RUE & COMPANY IN LONDON.

This is the largest multiple from the unique sheet of 200 we have offered since our 1990 Rarities sale.

With 1979 notarized photo certificate issued by Robson Lowe when the sheet of 200 was split up after its 1976 certification by the Philatelic Foundation. Scott Retail as singles

4,000
2,700
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4507
E
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4507, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs1c Calhoun, Essay and Proof Collection (14E, 14P, 14 Collateral), 1c Calhoun, Essay and Proof Collection (14E, 14P, 14 Collateral)1c Calhoun, Essay and Proof Collection (14E, 14P, 14 Collateral). Outstanding group of essays, proofs and engravings, either for the unissued 1c Scott No. 14 or general portraits of Calhoun, items related to the stamp incl. No. 14P1b (cut down, some toning, Scott Retail $2,750.00), 14TC1d (cut down, Scott Retail $2,250.00), two different progressive essays cut down (one from the defaced die), reproductions of the original artist sketch, material unrelated to the stamp incl. Calhoun vignette engraving on card with P.F. certificate stating it is a "practice" item from the De La Rue archives, four different banknote style Calhoun engravings incl. two on India die sunk on larger cards, a couple minor flaws, overall Very Fine, a wonderful assemblage, three P.F. certificates accompany

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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4508
E
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4508, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs10c Red on Wove, Stonewall Jackson Essay, 10c Red on Wove, Stonewall Jackson Essay10c Red on Wove, Stonewall Jackson Essay. Stamp size essay, executed in the style of the 5c De La Rue, Fine and extremely rare, only three copies are recorded, this essay has been the subject of speculation and controversy since it was first reported in 1867, there are even fakes of the essay created by S. Allan Taylor, with no evidence that it was officially prepared the mystery will most likely continue, accompanied by articles by August Dietz related to the essay as well as his exhibit page

E. 200-300
950
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4509
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4509, Confederate States: Essays & Proofs10c Red, Altered De La Rue Plate, Illegal Use, 10c Red, Altered De La Rue Plate, Illegal Use10c Red, Altered De La Rue Plate, Illegal Use. Tied by two strikes of "Kansas City Mo. Sep. 13, 1900, 12:30PM" duplex cancel on cover to Benson Minn., arrival backstamp, cover with corner tear at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, a remarkable illegal use accepted as U.S. postage, stamps from the 10c altered De La Rue plate were never printed contemporaneously with the Confederacy and therefore were never valid for postage anywhere, this printing in Red was done circa 1897

E. 300-400
250
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4510
P
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4510, Confederate States: Essays & ProofsAndrew Jackson U.S. Designs Proof Balance, Andrew Jackson U.S. Designs Proof BalanceAndrew Jackson U.S. Designs Proof Balance. Eight items, mostly Andrew Jackson related incl. block of four of 73P on "Goldbeater's" paper, also large die proof of Jackson with Bald, Cousland & Co. imprint, George B. McClellan large die proof, a few others, Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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