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Sale 1190 — The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Category — 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1370
ogbl
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1370, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b), 10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b)10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Block of 20 in 5 x 4 format, original gum, clear to large margins except one stamp just in at top, rich color in the Gray Blue sub-shade, horizontal and vertical creases between rows causing some slight splits, creased areas a bit rubbed on surface, two center stamps and bottom right stamp have minor faults, paperclip stain at center has been removed

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLES OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES "TEN" ISSUE.

This is the second largest multiple we have offered in one of our auctions since the 1990s and in all our Rarities sales since 1964. The block of 22 offered in Kilbourne Part One (Sale 1186, lot 761) is the largest we have offered. The C.S.A. Catalog states that an unused block of 30 is known, but we believe that block has been cut into smaller units.

Ex Souren. From our 1966 and 1970 Rarities sales. With 1970 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $25,000.00 as blocks of four and pairs

E. 10,000-15,000
8,500
1371
ogbl
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1371, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Block of four, original gum, h.r. along left edge, large margins to just touched at top right, pretty shade, few faint toned spots

VERY FINE AND RARE BLOCK OF THE "TEN" STAMP.

Blocks of this issue in any condition are rare, and this choice block is particularly desirable. Scott Retail $5,250.00

E. 3,000-4,000
2,200
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1372
og
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1372, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Original gum, ample to large margins, tiny thin spots at top, appears Extremely Fine

950
225
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1373
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1373, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a), 10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a)10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Large even margins all around, lovely Milky Blue shade, tied by bold strike of "Charleston S.C. Sep. 21" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Columbia S.C., docketing at top left

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT "TEN" ISSUE ON A FRESH COVER. SUPERB IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 2017 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1374
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1374, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Clear double transfer in "Ten Cents", large margins to clear at left, tied by "Staunton Va. Jan. 28" circular datestamp on lady's small embossed cover to Waynesboro Va., reply docketing at top, foxing more prominent on back than on front, missing backflap and small rubbed spot below datestamp slightly breaks paper, Very Fine appearance, ex Wishnietsky, Scott Retail $1,500.00 with no premium for the double transfer

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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1375
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1375, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Full to large margins, bright shade from first printing, nicely complemented and tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 20" (1863) circular datestamp on cover addressed in pencil to Shiloh S.C., two small holes at lower right, still Extremely Fine stamp on a fresh cover, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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1376
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1376, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to full at left, slight oxidation, tied by "Shelbyville Ten. May 7" (1863) circular datestamp on homemade oatmeal cover to Howardsville Miss., Extremely Fine, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
400
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1377
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1377, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Huge margins all around, bright color, tied by Richmond Va. circular datestamp on cover to Jackson Miss., forwarded to Mobile Ala. with bold strike of "10" due handstamp, also manuscript "Forw. Due 10c", cover cleaned, Extremely Fine Gem stamp on an attractive forwarded cover, ex Dr. Warren, with 1990 P.F. certificate, Scott retail $1,500.00 as ordinary cover

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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1378
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1378, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Huge margins, dark color, tied by neat strike of "Richmond Va. Apr. 26, 1863" circular datestamp on light green cover to New Market P.O. Va., sender's directive "Please forward by Mill Way Carrier", Chiles correspondence, slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, some slight waterstaining around edges, otherwise Very Fine, this peculiar route endorsement appears on only a few covers addressed to New Market in this period, its relevance to contract mail routes was substantiated by the late Richard Krieger (Confederate Philatelist Nos. 243-244), this is a rare "TEN" usage, Scott Retail $1,500.00 as ordinary cover

E. 750-1,000
400
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1379
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1379, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b), 10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b)10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Large margins to just clear at top, tied by part strike of blue Richmond Va. circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Black Walnut Va., fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
0
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1380
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1380, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large to huge margins including sheet margin at bottom, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 4, 1863" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Crooked Creek N.C., some overall wear and toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, ex Clippert, Scott Retail $1,600.00

E. 750-1,000
750
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1381
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1381, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9). Brilliant color, large margins all around, small gum soak upper left corner, tied by "Staunton Va. Jan. 17" (1864) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Cedar Fork Va., cover is slightly refolded at top and backflap is reattached, appears Extremely Fine, ex MacBride, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
500
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1382
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1382, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins, slight oxidation, tied by neat "Chattanooga Tenn. May 6, 1863" circular datestamp on greenish homemade cover to Eutaw Ala., cover with slight waterstaining, still Very Fine, possibly the earliest recorded "TEN" use from Tennessee, ex Murphy and Fekete, signed Brian Green, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
400
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1383
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1383, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to clear, slight oxidation, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. Jun. 17, 1863" circular datestamp on greenish homemade cover to Griffin Ga., some slight wear, reduced at left, Very Fine, scarce use of "TEN" from Tennessee, ex Hart, Wiseman and Boshwit, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
500
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1384
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1384, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Tied by green "Lynchburg Va. Nov. 9" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Abingdon Va., bottom of stamp and cover with slight age toning, still Fine and scarce 10c "TEN" cancelled in green, Scott Retail $2,100.00

E. 750-1,000
0
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1385
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1385, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Horizontal pair, large margins except where clear or touching left stamp, beautiful rich color, tied by "Culpepper C.H. Va. May 24" circular datestamp on fresh cover to Mocksville N.C., faint toning at right edge just touches pair

VERY FINE. A RARE "TEN" MULTIPLE ON COVER AND CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN.

Ex Caspary, Muzzy and Everett. Scott Retail $3,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,300
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1386
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1386, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Vertical pair, huge margins to in at bottom, bright color, tied by two strikes of "Winchester Va. Feb. 7" circular datestamp on buff cover to Signal Office at Richmond Va., Fine and rare pair of the 10c "TEN" on cover, paying the double rate, ex DuPuy, Scott Retail $3,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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1387
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1387, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to clear at top right, slight oxidation, tied by four-ring target and "Augusta Ga. Feb. (?)" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design (F11-16, Verse 13), to Zain Manor N.C., the presence of an additional "Tawboro N.C. Aug. 17" manuscript postmark and waterstains indicating an earlier stamp was removed suggest that the cover was re-used in correspondence between the same parties (such forms of adversity usage are known)

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE "TEN" PATRIOTIC USAGE.

Ex Everett. Signed Ashbrook. With 1977 C.S.A. and 2002 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail $3,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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1388
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1388, 10¢ Blue “TEN” Engraved10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Horizontal strip of seven, large margins all around, tied by five strikes of "Darlington C.H. S.C. Jun. 2" (ca. 1863) circular datestamp on large blue courthouse cover to Marianna Fla., court docketing at left also ties end stamp in strip, light bend thru center stamp, couple tiny scrapes in margins, cover has typical edgewear and faint stains, but this artifact is in its original condition as discovered

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE LARGEST USED MULTIPLE OF THE RARE 10-CENT "TEN" ISSUE ON OR OFF COVER -- NO OTHER COMES CLOSE TO THIS STRIP'S SIZE OR QUALITY. IN OUR OPINION, THIS COVER IS ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING ITEMS IN CONFEDERATE PHILATELY.

A photograph of this extraordinary cover appears in the 1929 Dietz book (page 275), and its existence is noted among the listings for the 10c "TEN" issue. However, the cover was previously owned by Edward S. Knapp and was sold to John H. Hall after Knapp's Confederate collection was dispersed privately -- where it remained for more than 50 years until sold by Siegel in 2000 (Sale 823, lot 501).

The strip shows the erratic alignment of the entries on the "TEN" plate, with the center stamp significantly higher than the others in the row. The difficulty Archer & Daly experienced laying out the "TEN" plate is probably why they etched lines into the Frameline plate, which was supposed to help guide each transfer. This problem-and-solution chronology and the use of "TEN" without numerals is why we believe the "TEN" was the first die and the first plate made.

Ex Knapp and Hall

E. 20,000-30,000
15,000
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