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Sale 1104 — Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

Category — General Issues off Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2296
ogbl
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2296, General Issues off Cover5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal block of eight, original gum, h.r., large margins to full, rich color, bottom right stamp small nick at bottom, top left stamp small tear at upper left, Very Fine appearance, ex Dr. Brandon, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as two blocks of four

2,600
950
2297
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2297, General Issues off Cover10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Huge margins to clear at lower left, bright color, bold strike of "Mobile Ala. Aug. 2, 1862" double-circle datestamp,faintly toned, otherwise Very Fine

475
325
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2298
nhbl
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2298, General Issues off Cover5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Complete pane of 100 with selvage on all sides, usual original gum applied in uneven fashion which is Mint N.H., bright fresh color, couple stamps affected by excessive gum, Very Fine, an attractive pane, Scott Retail as blocks of four

2,125
850
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2299
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2299, General Issues off Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal block of eight, large margins to close at lower right, cancelled by multiple strikes of Mobile Ala. double-circle datestamp, tiny pinhole, Fine-Very Fine and a scarce large used multiple, Scott Retail as two blocks of four

700
200
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2300
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2300, General Issues off Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal block of eight, large margins to slightly in at bottom right, cancelled by bold strikes of "Mobile Ala. Feb. 18" double-circle datestamp, Fine, a desirable and attractive multiple and significantly scarcer as a used block, Scott Retail as two used blocks of four

700
225
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2301
bl
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2301, General Issues off Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Block of twelve (4 x 3), large margins to just barely touching at lower left, cancelled by multiple strikes of "Mobile Ala. Dec. 21, 1862" double-circle datestamps, fresh color, Fine-Very Fine, an impressive multiple which is believed to be the second largest known used block, Scott Retail as two blocks of four and two pairs

796
650
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2302
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2302, General Issues off Cover5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b), 5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b)5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b). Vertical pair, strong impressions on both sides, printing on back in same orientation as face, unused (no gum), few faults, color chemically changed, still Fine and rare as an unused pair, with 1988 P.F. certificate, listed in Scott but unpriced as pair, Scott Retail as two unused singles

5,000
650
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2303
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2303, General Issues off Cover2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Two pairs and a single, large margins to touching in areas, cancelled by strikes of Mobile Ala. double-circle datestamps, some faults incl. creases and single with tear, Fine, an interesting reconstruction which was originally affixed to a cover paying the 10c rate, with Brian Green certificate

2,350
550
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2304
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2304, General Issues off Cover10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Full to ample margins all around, brilliant color, Mobile Ala. double-circle datestamp, fresh and Very Fine

550
475
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2305°
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2305, General Issues off Cover10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a), 10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a)10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a). Position 89, small part original gum, frameline complete on all four sides, radiant color and crisp impression

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS WIDELY REGARDED AS THE FINEST UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE. ONLY TWO UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED SHOWING ALL FOUR FRAMELINES COMPLETE, AND THE OTHER HAS A SIGNIFICANT FAULT. A PHENOMENAL RARITY AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE STATES CONDITION RARITIES IN EXISTENCE.

The most important characteristic of Scott 10 is the frameline around each stamp. The lines were engraved on the plate and served as a guide for the siderographer when aligning the die images to make the plate. Each stamp shares framelines with the adjoining positions, so the existence of four-frameline copies is exceedingly rare. Only two are recorded in unused condition. The other has a significant thin spot.

This was originally the lefthand stamp in a pair discovered by Earl Weatherly. Weatherly sold the pair to Earl Antrim, who put his usual green rubber handstamp on back, which unfortunately bled through to the front. The bleeding was far worse on the righthand stamp. The pair was separated by noted dealer Jack Molesworth and it received a 1965 P.F. certificate stating "Genuine, with some original gum and a stain". The "stain" was caused by the handstamp, which has since been professionally removed. The stamp has a 2010 P.F. certificate as "Genuine, unused, with small part o.g."

Ex Weatherly, Antrim and Birkinbine. With 1965 C.S.A., 1966 and 2010 P.F. certificates. Accompanied by notes from Robert Wiseman and John Birkinbine describing the history of this stamp. Scott Catalogue notes "Unused stamps showing four complete framelines are exceedingly rare (only two recorded), and the sound example is valued at $35,000.00"

35,000
0
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2306°
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2306, General Issues off Cover10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a), 10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a)10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a). Huge margins showing three intact framelines, pretty shade, neat strikes of double-circle datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE.

The most important characteristic of Scott 10 is the frameline around each stamp. The lines were engraved on the plate and served as a guide for the siderographer when aligning the die images to make the plate. Each stamp shares framelines with the adjoining positions, so the existence of such complete framelines is rare.

With 2014 P.F. certificate (Superb 98). The SMQ grade for a 98 is $26,600.00.

1,900
12,000
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2307
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2307, General Issues off Cover10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Wide margins at sides showing complete framelines, barely touching at top and ample at bottom, Mobile Ala. double-circle datestamp, Fine

1,900
1,200
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2308
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10c Blue, Die B (12). Sheet of 200, with No. 3 plate no. and Archer of imprint, original gum, some faults incl. few insect holes mostly in margins, some toning and creasing, overall an attractive sheet, Scott Retail as singles and two plate blocks

4,470
950
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2309
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2309, General Issues off Cover10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Complete pane of 100, selvage on all sides incl. Keatinge & Ball No. 3 imprint at bottom, Mint N.H., vertical crease going thru 6th column, small thin, couple of edge tears and slight toning, Fine, a scarce pane, Scott Retail as blocks of four and imprint block

2,625
1,100
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2310
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2310, General Issues off Cover20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at sides, bright color, neat Richmond Va. circular datestamp, tiny tear at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

400
120
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2311°
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2311, General Issues off Cover10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Block of 40, Positions 12-19/22-29/32-39/42-49/53-56/63-66, original gum, several Mint N.H., bright color, few gum creases and creases, small toned spots, few minor perf separations but remarkably intact, centering varies from choice Jumbo margins to just into design

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT DIE A PERFORATED ISSUE. A PHENOMENAL SHOWPIECE.

A small quantity of stamps was perforated using a British perforating machine brought through the blockade. The experiment was quickly abandoned.

Ex Boggs and Birkinbine. With 1976 C.S.A. certificate for a block of 98, which was broken by Jack Molesworth. The next-largest multiple is a block of six. Accompanied by original sales receipt from Molesworth. Scott Retail as blocks of four.

15,000
0
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