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Sale 1071 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

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

Category — Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. Camman

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4511
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4511, Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. Camman5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Position 46 with "RICHMOND, VA." portion of imprint, ample margins other sides to just in at left, 1861 Va. town cancel, Fine and rare, 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, C.S.A. Catalogue value $1,500.00

E. 500-750
550
4512
ogbl
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4512, Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. Camman10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Block of four with full "LITH. OF HOYER & LUDWIG, RICHMOND, VA." imprint (Type II with "L" under "N of "Ten"), unused (no gum), extra sheet margin at bottom right preserves the "Va." portion of imprint, large to huge margins other sides, couple horizontal creases and some thinning mostly in sheet margin

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE FULL IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE FIRST CONFEDERATE 10-CENT STAMP.

The enigma of the imprints on Hoyer & Ludwig's 10c printing stones was discussed in an article by Leonard Hartmann (Chronicle, August 2003). The Type II imprint is rarer and carries a $3,650.00 premium over the Type I imprint for a single stamp in the C.S.A. Catalogue

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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4513
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4513, Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. Camman10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 46 with "(Ludwi)g, Richmond, Va." portion of Ty. I imprint, large margins other sides, tied by "Richmond Va. ? 13, 1862" circular datestamp on diminutive cover to Due West S.C., fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover

E. 750-1,000
700
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4514
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4514, Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. Camman10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Position 45, large to huge margins including bottom sheet margin with "LITH. OF HOYER & LUDWIG" portion of imprint, also showing white arrow variety, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 11, 1862" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Laurens C.H. S.C., sender's directive "By Dr. McDaniel Express", left edge of cover restored, some other professional work has been done, possibly affecting stamp, but it is difficult to know to what extent (kind of like figuring out where Joan Rivers' real face begins and ends), Very Fine appearance, a rare 10c Rose Lithograph with the most desirable portion of the imprint showing completely

E. 750-1,000
850
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4515
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4515, Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. Camman10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Position 46 with "RICHMOND, VA." portion of imprint in bottom sheet margin, bright pastel shade, large margins to ample at left, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Jun. 29, 1862" circular datestamp on brown cover to Forsyth Ga., diagonal creases in upper corners of stamp, cover lightly cleaned, Very Fine appearance, ex Brooks

E. 300-400
950
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4516
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4516, Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. Camman10c Carmine, "Cammann" Imprint (5a var), 10c Carmine, "Cammann" Imprint (5a var)10c Carmine, "Cammann" Imprint (5a var). Position 50 with complete "Cammann" imprint in right sheet margin (listed in C.S.A. Catalogue as i2 imprint variety), large to huge margins all around, beautiful vibrant color, tied by lightly struck but clear "Pine Bluff Ark. Aug. 27, 1862" double-circle datestamp on blue adversity cover made from Bank of Mobile printed checks, skillfully cleaned to remove staining from cover and in area around stamp, which has been lifted and reaffixed, but is entirely sound (checked under ultraviolet)

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE "CAMMANN" IMPRINT ON THE 10-CENT CARMINE OR DEEP ROSE LITHOGRAPH, OF WHICH ONLY TWO ARE ON COVERS. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING OF ALL GENERAL ISSUE COVERS.

Research by Everett Cooper (published in the Confederate Philatelist, Jan.-Feb. 1985) established that Cammann was indeed a lithograph worker, but Cooper connected the "Cammann" imprint to work performed for J. T. Paterson (two Confederate banknotes printed by J. T. Paterson and bearing the Cammann imprint are offered in lot 4518). It is known that the Paterson firm acquired some of Hoyer & Ludwig's equipment and employed a number of lithographers who had previously worked for Hoyer & Ludwig. The 5c Blue and 10c Rose lithographed stamps, which have always been attributed exclusively to Hoyer & Ludwig, could well have been printed by both Hoyer & Ludwig and J. T. Paterson, with the Hoyer & Ludwig imprint on the 10c stone left unchanged during the later Paterson printings. The addition of the "Cammann" imprint on 5c Blue and 10c Rose stamps tends to support Cooper's theory that a portion of the printing took place at the Paterson firm.

Ex Matz. With 1986 P.F. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
18,500
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4517
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4517, Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. Camman10c Carmine, "Cammann" Imprint (5a var), 10c Carmine, "Cammann" Imprint (5a var)10c Carmine, "Cammann" Imprint (5a var). Position 41 with top of "C" of "Cammann" in left sheet margin (listed in C.S.A. Catalogue as i3 imprint variety), large to huge margins, beautiful rich color, manuscript cancel, tiny coal speck inclusion with nearly microscopic pinhole in it, faint short internal vertical crease shows in fluid

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE "CAMMANN" IMPRINT ON THE 10-CENT CARMINE OR DEEP ROSE LITHOGRAPH. A FASCINATING GENERAL ISSUE VARIETY.

Research by Everett Cooper (published in the Confederate Philatelist, Jan.-Feb. 1985) established that Cammann was indeed a lithograph worker, but Cooper connected the "Cammann" imprint to work performed for J. T. Paterson (two Confederate banknotes printed by J. T. Paterson and bearing the Cammann imprint are offered in lot XX). It is known that the Paterson firm acquired some of Hoyer & Ludwig's equipment and employed a number of lithographers who had previously worked for Hoyer & Ludwig. The 5c Blue and 10c Rose lithographed stamps, which have always been attributed exclusively to Hoyer & Ludwig, could well have been printed by both Hoyer & Ludwig and J. T. Paterson, with the Hoyer & Ludwig imprint on the 10c stone left unchanged during the later Paterson printings. The addition of the "Cammann" imprint on 5c Blue and 10c Rose stamps tends to support Cooper's theory that a portion of the printing took place at the Paterson firm.

This stamp is the basis of the illustration in the 1929 Dietz book (p. 119). Ex Knapp and Hall.

E. 2,000-3,000
6,250
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4518
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4518, Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. CammanCammann Imprint on Confederate Banknotes, Cammann Imprint on Confederate BanknotesCammann Imprint on Confederate Banknotes. Two $100.00 notes with J. T. Paterson imprints and "Cammann" imprints in the margins, one in the upper right margin, the other is the lower left, circulated with minor faults

E. 200-300
550
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4519
og
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4519, Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. Camman10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Position 46 with bottom "Co. Augusta Ga." portion of imprint, huge margins other sides, original gum, horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance, a scarce part imprint 10c Blue Paterson printing, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate, C.S.A. Catalogue value $1,650.00

E. 500-750
600
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4520
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4520, Confederate States: Hoyer & Ludwig and J.T. Paterson Imprints incl. Camman10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Position 46 with tops of letters of "& Co. Augusta Ga." portion of imprint, huge margins all around, beautiful bright color, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid Oct. 7" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Athens Ga., pencil docketing, reduced at left, fold clear of stamp, which is an Extremely Fine Gem easily worth twice our estimate as an off-cover stamp

E. 200-300
170
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