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.
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
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
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT DARK BLUE HOYER & LUDWIG PRINTING ON AN INSURANCE COVER.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT DARK BLUE HOYER & LUDWIG PRINTING ON A PRISTINE COVER.
Ex Middendorf. With 1998 P.F. certificate
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
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
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
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