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Sale 1071 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

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

Category — Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4552
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4552, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large to huge margins incl. left sheet margin, bright color complemented by blue Norfolk Va. circular datestamp, faint corner crease in sheet margin, appears Extremely Fine

300
325
4553
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4553, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Large even margins all around, pretty shade, neat strike of red Greensborough circular datestamp, tiny coal speck inclusion, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp

300
350
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4554
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4554, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Indigo, Paterson (2c), 10c Indigo, Paterson (2c)10c Indigo, Paterson (2c). Exceptional intense shade and clear impression, tight margins but clear all around, town cancel, couple tiny scuffs in right margin

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE TRUE INDIGO IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CONFEDERATE COLOR VARIETIES.

This the first example of this rare color we have offered since our 2001 sale of the Hall collection.

3,500
7,500
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4555
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4555, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Ample margins to touched at right, fresh color nicely complemented by blue "Richmond Va. May 17, 1863" circular datestamp, tiny thin speck, Fine appearance, the Richmond circular datestamp is scarce in blue and very rare on a 2c Lithograph

1,250
1,200
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4556
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4556, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Four singles and one pair, five stamps unused incl. one with original gum (h.r.), one used with bold "Richmond Sep. 14, 1863" circular datestamp, each with flaws, appear Fine

4,700
750
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4557
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4557, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large even margins all around, rich color, cancelled by sharp black "Manchester Va. Apr. 14, 1863" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine

500
475
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4558
 
10c Rose (5). Group of eight stamps, seven used and one unused (no gum), all of the used with handstamp cancels incl. six towns and one grid, nearly all sides with at least clear margins, just touching in a couple places, all with flaws, mostly not obvious from the face, Fine-Very Fine appearing group, Scott Retail $4,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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4559
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4559, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Brown Rose (5), 10c Brown Rose (5)10c Brown Rose (5). Exceptional deep shade that some would classify as "Burgundy", large to ample margins, bold "West Point Va. Apr. 26, 1862" circular datestamp, horizontal crease near top, Very Fine appearance, a striking stamp, this shade is deeper and darker than the typical Brown Rose, with 2007 C.S.A. certificate

1,000
800
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4560
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4560, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Carmine (5a), 10c Carmine (5a)10c Carmine (5a). Intense shade, full to large margins, town cancel, faults incl. repair at lower right, appears Fine

1,900
800
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4561
og
2c Brown Red (8). 17 singles, 11 with original gum, six no gum, range of shades, some are faulty but several others are sound and Fine, couple Very Fine

1,065
250
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4562
og
General Issue Stamps Off Cover, Balance of Freeman Collection. More than 230 stamps, all issues represented except for 10c Frameline (10), mix of used and unused incl. more than 25 No. 1, more than 20 No. 2, three No. 3, 18 No. 4, two No. 5, large group of Nos. 6 and 7 incl. block of 50, nine No. 8 incl. block and used, three No. 9, just a few Nos. 11-12, more than 15 No. 13 incl. blocks, mixed condition with faults to be expected on the better stamps, substantial catalogue and retail value

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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4563
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4563, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Black, 10c Blue, "TEN", Sperati Reproductions, 10c Black, 10c Blue, "TEN", Sperati Reproductions10c Black, 10c Blue, "TEN", Sperati Reproductions. 10c Black printed on wove paper, signed at bottom in pencil, purple "Reproduction Interdite" handstamp, Very Fine, also two 10c Blue "Ten" incl. one printed on 50 x 63mm wove paper, Very Fine group

E. 400-500
1,000
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4564
 
Confederate Forgeries and Reprints. Box stuffed with many hundreds of items, forgeries, reprints, souvenir items and ephemera, better incl. 10c Blue altered plate sheet of 100, panes of 70 from the fragment of the altered plate, unusual "die proof" of the 20c Green, Springfield and Birmingham items, fascinating group

E. 400-500
1,500
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4565
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4565, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Huge top sheet margin, roulettes show clearly on three other sides, bright color, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Feb. 24" (1862) circular datestamp on buff cover to Athens Ga., backflap removed, stamp has two small tears at right and light edge toning, still Very Fine, an outstanding example of the 5-cent Baton Rouge Roulette on cover, this cover dates from the first Confederate occupation period, prior to evacuation on May 7, 1862, and re-occupation by Confederates on August 21, 1862, ex Hulme, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for roulette on cover $1,750.00

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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4566
ng
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4566, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Unused on cover with New Orleans printed address, some slight toning from backflap, Very Fine, a group of these envelopes was found by the Weills decades ago, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
190
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4567
 
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4567, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Roulettes on all four sides, slightly in at top and bottom, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Apr. 14, 1862" circular datestamp on piece (full corner of folded cover), Very Fine, ex Hall

850
425
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4568
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4568, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Enormous margins, rich color, tied by double-struck "Orange C.H. Va." circular datestamp on small cover handsomely addressed to "Dr. Wm. Taylor, Head Qrs. of Wilcox's Division, 3rd Corps D'Armee, A.N.V. via Richmond", small soiled spot at bottom edge

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ARGUABLY THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE OFFICIALLY PERFORATED ISSUE EXTANT ON COVER.

Orange Court House was the winter quarters of the Army of Northern Virginia from Fall 1863 to Spring 1864. It was located on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad.

Ex MacBride, Norton and Hulme. With 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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4569
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4569, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Wide margins and clear perforations, intense proof-like shade, usual faint gum soaks at edges, tied by "Demopolis Ala. Sep. 2" (1864) circular datestamp on blue cover to Petersburg Va., backflap tears, Extremely Fine perforated use

750
700
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4570
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4570, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Deep intense color, huge bottom margin, tied by Macon Miss. double-circle datestamp on small cover to Scooba Miss., Pettus correspondence, Very Fine, Dietz backstamp

750
850
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4571
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4571, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f), 10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f)10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f). Deep shade, exceptionally well-centered, tied by "Columbus Miss. Jul. 20" (1864) circular datestamp on blue cover to "Station Agent" at Lauderdale Springs Miss., couple tiny bleached specks, Extremely Fine Gem stamp and cover, one of the finest Die B perforated covers known, ex Dietz and Gallagher, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate, Scott Retail $750.00

E. 500-750
800
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4571A
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4571A, Confederate States: Off-Cover Shades and Varieties, Perforations10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f), 10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f)10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f). Three wide margins, deep shade, usual gum soaks, tied by "Macon Ga." double-circle datestamp on ca. 1863 folded letter to Prattville Ala., excellent letter content incl. references to General Sherman's movements, General Hood and the "Great Chicago Convention", Very Fine

E. 400-500
750
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