FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED BLOCK OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE. A RARITY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.
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 transfer roll to make the plate. Each stamp shares framelines with the adjoining positions. The only other multiples of the 10c Frameline are pairs or strips. This is the only recorded block, and with the "+" frameline between stamps and framelines at sides, is an ideal way to show the layout of the framelines.
From our 1987 Rarities sale. With 1979 P.F. and 2006 C.S.A. certificates. Illustrated in the Confederate States Catalog and Handbook on p. 342, where it is priced at $45,000.00. Scott Retail $30,000.00
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE -- ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING MULTIPLES OF FOUR.
Scott 10 is the rarest Confederate States General Issue stamp in unused condition. There are perhaps four or five strips of four known, as well as the strip of seven offered in Kilbourne Part One (Siegel Sale 1186, lot 776), plus another strip of seven offered in our 1980 Rarities sale and the block of four offered in the previous lot.
From our 1983 Rarities Sale and ex Everett and Bush. Scott Retail $30,000.00 as original-gum strip of four
EXTREMELY FINE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON COVER. RARELY FOUND WITH SUCH A LARGE PORTION OF THE FRAMELINES.
For many years this April 23 cover was the earliest known use of the 10c Frameline. The EDU is now April 19 (Scott Catalog states April 21 and should be updated). C.S.A. Catalogue value for April 1863 date on cover is $10,500.00
Ex Brown and Shenfield. With 1981 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $3,250.00
EXTREMELY FINE 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMP ON A BEAUTIFUL COVER.
Ex Dietz. Scott Retail $3,250.00
EXTREMELY FINE. REGARDED AS THE FINEST OF THE FEW 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMPS KNOWN ON COVERS FROM TENNESSEE. ONE OF A HANDFUL OF FOUR-FRAMELINE STAMPS ON COVER FROM ANY CONFEDERATE STATE.
By mid-1863, when the 10c Frameline was released, much of Tennessee was occupied by Federal forces. Greenville, in eastern Tennessee, was one of the last cities to fall, and it received more of the General Issues than any other post office. Scott Gallagher reported six known Frameline covers from Tennessee and we doubt there are many outside that population.
Ex Gallagher and Boshwit. Scott Retail $3,250.00
EXTREMELY FINE 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMP ON A FRESH ADVERSITY COVER MADE FROM A COTTON LEDGER.
Ex DuPuy. With 1977 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $3,250.00
EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND COVER. A BEAUTIFUL USE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON AN ADVERSITY COVER.
Ex Caspary, Dupuy, Myerson and from our 1987 Rarities sale. With 2002 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $3,250.00
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE CANCELLED IN BLUE ON A BEAUTIFUL BLUE COVER.
Especially desirable with such a substantial portion of the framelines clearly visible. Scott Retail $3,250.00
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON COVER. RARELY FOUND WITH MARGINS SHOWING SUCH A LARGE PORTION OF THE FRAMELINES.
With 2000 C.S.A. certificate. Scott Retail $3,250.00
VERY FINE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE ON A SMALL COVER WITH LETTER FROM A CONFEDERATE MILITARY CAMP.
Camp Vance was a cavalry post and training base for various regiments of Confederate reserves near Morganton N.C. It was captured and destroyed in June 1864 by Col. George W. Kirk's Union 3rd North Carolina Mounted Infantry.
Ex Wishnietsky. Scott Retail $3,250.00
VERY FINE AND CHOICE FRAMELINE STAMP ON A FRESH COVER.
With 2003 C.S.A. certificate. Scott Retail $3,250.00
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FROM A CORNER POSITION WITH REMARKABLY COMPLETE FRAMELINES.
Scott Retail $3,250.00
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE WITH THREE FULL FRAMELINES (AND MOST OF THE FOURTH), TIED BY AN UNUSUAL VIRGINIA MANUSCRIPT TOWN POSTMARK.
With 1990 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $3,250.00
A FINE AND SPECTACULAR COVER. THE FRAMELINE STAMP IS EXTREMELY RARE ON A PATRIOTIC COVER OF ANY DESIGN -- THIS STANDING SOLDIER DESIGN IS A RARITY IN ITS OWN RIGHT.
The uniformed officer in this design resembles General P. G. T. Beauregard (as does SN-5). Among the designs depicting a detailed officer likeness, only MS-1 is actually labeled with Beauregard's name.
Illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 136). Ex Brooks, MacBride and Meroni. Scott Retail $10,000.00
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON AN ILLUSTRATED ADVERTISING COVER.
Signed Ashbrook. Ex MacBride, where acquired by the Kilbournes at the 1953 sale of his collection
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON A WALLPAPER ADVERSITY COVER. THIS DESIGN IS PARTICULARLY SPECTACULAR.
A Power Search review found only one other 10c Frameline stamp on a wallpaper cover.
Ex MacBride and Bleuler. Scott Retail $5,000.00
VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED BLOCKADE-RUN COVERS WITH CONFEDERATE POSTAGE PAID BY THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE.
Based on another cover from the same correspondence, this cover to C. Emile LeBlanc originated in Havana, Cuba, and reached LeBlanc in Columbus, Mississippi (see Robert G. Kaufmann sale, Oct. 10, 1987, lot 625, for a cover containing a letter in French datelined Havana, Oct. 23, 1863). An entry from the Louisiana State University library provides a picture of LeBlanc's activities during the war: "LeBlanc, C.E. Papers, Mss. 1315, 1864-1865 [Columbus, Mississippi]. Location: Reel 12, Confederate Military Manuscripts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge: This collection consists of six items, papers, 1864-1865, of C. E. LeBlanc, deputy Confederate government agent for the purchase of cotton. Papers concern the sale of certain Confederate property in Columbus, Mississippi, and its subsequent confiscation by a U.S. Treasury agent. Additional items include a promissory note, a contract for the delivery of cotton, and a broadside announcing a lecture to be presented by J. D. B. DeBow in Columbus, Mississippi."
This cover was carried on the blockade-runner Fanny, departing Havana July 24, 1863, arriving Mobile July 27. The Fanny was active April to September 1863 with 4 for 5 in successful trips. She was captured by the U.S. Navy in April 1862 in New Orleans, then recaptured on Apr. 12, 1863, by C.S.A. raiders at the mouth of the Mississippi River. On her last trip she was pursued by the U.S.S. Calhoun, but burned to prevent capture on Sep. 12, 1863.
James D. B. DeBow, to whose care this cover was directed, was an American publisher and slavery advocate best known for his influential magazine DeBow's Review. A resident of New Orleans, DeBow was exiled to Mobile after the capture of New Orleans in April 1862. He later became one of the founding members of the Louisiana Relief Committee.
The three recorded 10c Frameline blockade-run covers in the Special Routes book are Census Nos. BI-Wm-28, BI-Mob-2 and BI-Mob-3 (this is No. 3). Ex DuPuy and Walske
VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF GENERAL ISSUES ON COVER.
Ex Richey, Brooks, Keeling and Powell. With copy of 1975 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND RARE COMBINATION OF GENERAL ISSUES ON A FORWARDED COVER.
Acquired by the Kilbournes in 1954.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE TURNED USE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE, WITH FRAMELINE STAMPS APPLIED FOR BOTH USES.
It is remarkable that this re-used cover has two examples of the 10c Frameline used from two origins.
VERY FINE TURNED USE OF A 10-CENT FOUR-FRAMELINE STAMP WITH A 10-CENT DIE A ENGRAVED ISSUE.
Ex Wiseman with his backstamp. Scott Retail $3,250.00 for normal use of No. 10 on cover