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Sale 1186 — The Kilbourne Collection of Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018

Category — 10c Blue Lithograph

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
640
TC
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 640, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (2TC5a var), 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (2TC5a var)10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (2TC5a var). Exceptionally detailed impression from a Hoyer & Ludwig print, dramatically distinct from the few known Black trial color proofs from Stone Y (which are Paterson prints), ample even margins all around, thin spot lower left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 10-CENT LITHOGRAPH TRIAL COLOR PLATE PROOFS IN BLACK ARE AMONG THE RAREST OF ALL GENERAL ISSUE PROOFS. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED FROM A HOYER & LUDWIG PRINTING. A KEY TO A COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION.

The Scott and C.S.A. catalogs list the 10c Black lithograph trial color proof only from Stone Y (Paterson print). This Hoyer & Ludwig print is not listed and is the only example we have encountered. The Stone Y trial colors are extremely rare with fewer than five known. We do not know if there is another example of a trial color proof from the Hoyer & Ludwig stone.

Scott Retail $4,500.00 for the Paterson proof.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
641
P
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 641, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5), 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5)10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5). Large even margins, deep rich color and exceptionally detailed impression, Extremely Fine and rare, a beautiful example of this rare proof, these originate from a book kept by George Offutt, Chief of the Post Office Department's Contract Bureau, fewer than ten are known

1,750
2,100
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642
ogbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 642, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Block of 50 from the top of the left pane, representing the complete transfer stone of 50, sheet margins at top and left, original gum, faults including heavy partly broken crease thru the fifth vertical row, other creases and h.r. reinforcements, few edge tears

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF 50 OF THE FIRST CONFEDERATE 10-CENT STAMP, REPRESENTING THE COMPLETE GROUP OF 50 SUBJECTS FROM THE LITHOGRAPHIC TRANSFER STONE.

The 1929 Dietz book (p. 118) pictures a complete right pane of 100 with Hoyer & Ludwig imprint, which was last offered in our 1985 Rarities sale (Sale 645, lot 426). The block of 50 offered here comes from a different sheet.

Scott Retail as as blocks and pairs is $34,000.00

E. 7,500-10,000
9,000
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643
ogbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 643, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Positions 34-37/44-47 from the transfer stone of 50, block of eight with bottom sheet margin and full "Lith. of Hoyer & Ludwig, Richmond, Va." imprint, original gum, ample to large margins other sides, rich color, two vertical creases and a couple of small thin spots which just break the paper

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE FIRST CONFEDERATE 10-CENT STAMP WITH FULL HOYER & LUDWIG IMPRINT.

We have offered only three other multiples with the full imprint -- the right pane of 100 (1985 Rarities sale), a block of 50 (ex Hall) and a block of eight (ex Dr. Brandon). Unpriced in Scott or the C.S.A. catalog as an imprint block. Scott Retail as two blocks of four with no premium for the imprint is $5,500.00

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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644
ogbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 644, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Block of four, original gum, large margins all around, deep shade, vertical crease between stamps, horizontal gum crease and few small thin spots, appears Extremely Fine

2,750
850
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645
og
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 645, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Original gum, h.r. and small area of gum loss in bottom corner, large to huge margins, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, small backstamp

700
475
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646
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 646, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Huge margins all around, gorgeous color, tied by blue "Danville Va. May 6" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Scottsburgh Va., blue embossed Danville Insurance Co. oval on backflap, mended backflap tears extend to small piece of front far from stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT DARK BLUE HOYER & LUDWIG PRINTING ON AN INSURANCE COVER.

Ex Haas.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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647
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 647, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Huge margins all around, absolutely incredible color and impression -- as close to a proof as possible -- tied by lightly struck "Tudor Hall Va." circular datestamp on immaculate cover to Mobile Ala.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT DARK BLUE HOYER & LUDWIG PRINTING ON A PRISTINE COVER.

Ex Middendorf. With 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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648
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 648, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b var), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b var)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b var). Exceptional intense shade which is about as close to the rare Indigo as can be found on a Hoyer & Ludwig printing, huge margins all around, faintest trace of a vertical crease, tied by "Mobile Ala. Jul. 7, 1862" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Livingston Ala., cover with small corner nick at top left, Extremely Fine appearance, the stamp has absolutely beautiful color and impression, ex Caspary and acquired by the Kilbournes in the 1957 auction of his Confederate material

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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649
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 649, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 45 with "Lith of Hoyer & Ludwig" portion of Type I imprint, large margins other sides to slightly irregular and touched at top right, tied by part strike of "Lexington Miss. Mar. 6" (1862) circular datestamp with full strike at left, on cover to Willington S.C., slight dampstaining and small corner nick at top left, Very Fine appearance, a scarce part imprint on cover

E. 750-1,000
750
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650
ogbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 650, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Positions 31-35/41-45 from the transfer stone of 50, horizontal block of eight, original gum with two bottom corner stamps Mint N.H., couple h.r. at top and bottom edges, brilliant color, top center stamp slight thin spot

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF EIGHT OF THE 10-CENT BLUE PATERSON LITHOGRAPH ISSUE WITH TWO MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMPS, WHICH ARE BOTH EXTREMELY FINE GEMS.

Ex Walcott, Caspary and Middendorf. Acquired by the Kilbournes in 1967. Scott Retail $3,500.00 as two blocks of four

E. 3,000-4,000
2,200
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651
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 651, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b)10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b). Large margins to clear at left, intense shade, tied by "Staunton Va. Aug. 9" circular datestamp on cover to Richmond with overall lithographed Virginia Female Institute, Staunton Va. illustrated design in yellow, depicting school building and with "Rev. R. H. Phillips Principal", backflap tears, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare design, this school is known today as Stuart Hall School, renamed in honor of headmistress Flora Cooke Stuart, who was the widow of General J. E. B. Stuart

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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652
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 652, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Vertical strip of three, large margins to clear at lower left, tied by "Jackson Miss. Oct. 6, 1862" circular datestamp on buff cover to Brigadier General Harris in Columbus Miss., endorsed at top left "Hqrs State Miss, Adg. Genls Office Official Business", small edge tear at top not affecting strip, part of side flap missing, Very Fine, a rare triple-rate use of the 10c Paterson printing on cover, illustrated in Brian Green's Philatelic Foundation booklet (p. 5) and in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 129)

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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653
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 653, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Large to huge margins including left sheet margin, vivid color, tied by "Rocky Mount N.C. Dec. 25" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Mount Carmel S.C., stamp with small surface rub in top margin, still Extremely Fine, ex Caspary and acquired by the Kilbournes in the 1957 auction of his Confederate material

E. 400-500
375
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654
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 654, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Ample to large margins, tied by "Savannah Ga. Nov. 9" circular datestamp on cover to Grahamville S.C. with overall lithographed A. A. Solomons & Co. Druggist advertising design in light pink, datestamp slightly breaks the stamp paper at bottom, missing backflap, Very Fine appearing advertising cover

E. 400-500
1,200
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655
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 655, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Light Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins to irregular and in at top left, light creases, tied by Statesville N.C. circular datestamp on green, gray and white wallpaper cover to Surry County S.C., reduced at right, appears Very Fine

E. 500-750
600
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656
ogbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 656, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Block of four, original gum, few small h.r. in corners, large margins all around including bottom sheet margin, bright color, distinctive Stone Y impression

EXTREMELY FINE. THE FINEST RECORDED BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PATERSON LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE Y. UNUSED EXAMPLES -- EITHER IN SINGLE OR MULTIPLE FORM -- ARE VERY RARE.

Leonard H. Hartmann, in an article on the 10c Stone Y stamps (Chronicle 186, May 2000, p. 121), stated that he had seen only two singles and a faulty block of 15 in unused condition from Stone Y. One single was from the Caspary collection and the block of 15 was in the Wickersham collection sold by Robert Laurence in 1940. That block is now part of the Hartmann collection. There is also mention in Dietz of an unused block of 10, which may in fact be referring to the defective block of 15. This block of four (ex Hall) and another block of six were off the market for many decades when Mr. Hartmann wrote his article and were unknown to him.

Ex Knapp and Hall. Listed in Scott but unpriced as an unused block

E. 7,500-10,000
6,250
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657
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 657, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Enormous margins all around, beautiful pastel Stone Y shade, tied by "Macon Ga. Oct. 22" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Milledgeville Ga., refolded at top -- we believe by the sender based on the position of the stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT PATERSON LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE Y ON A FRESH COVER.

Stone Y stamps are rarely encountered with such large margins, particularly on cover

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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658
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 658, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins to clear, pretty pastel color, tied by strike of fancy "Elkin N.C. Jan. 28" circular datestamp with shadow letters, negative "N.C." label, and unusually small date, on lady's small border embossed cover to Fort Defiance N.C., some light staining

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL STYLE OF TOWN MARKING DURING THE CONFEDERATE ERA.

Ex. Matz. A similar example from our sale of the Dr. Brandon collection realized $4,250 hammer

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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659
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 659, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Tied by "Washington Ark. Dec. 22" circular datestamp and used as forwarding postage on buff cover forwarded to Little Rock Ark., originated with 10c Blue, Paterson (2) tied by "Monroe La. Dec. 13" circular datestamp, to Capt. Fayette Hewitt in Washington and forwarded care of General Pike, stamp with tiny nick at bottom, Very Fine, a wonderful and rare combination of Arkansas use and two different Paterson printings, including Stone Y, ex Meroni

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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660
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 660, 10c Blue Lithograph10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Huge margins all around, distinctive Stone Y shade, tied by bold strike of "Richmond Va. Oct. 29, 1862" circular datestamp on buff cover to Lynchburg Va., forwarded to Charlottesville Va. with 10c Blue, Paterson (2), large margins all around, rich color, tied by blue "Lynchburg Va. Oct. 31" circular datestamp which is repeated on back with an extra bold strike, went unclaimed and struck with "ADVERTISED 2" straightline and manuscript "Due 2" advertising fee, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover with the two different shade Paterson stamps, including Stone Y, ex Shenfield

E. 1,000-1,500
6,750
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