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

Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018

Category — 5c Blue Lithograph

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
669
ogbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 669, 5c Blue Lithograph5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Block of 62 crossing all four transfers of the 50-subject transfer stone, 49 positions from Stone 2 are present (missing only Position 47), the following positions are included in the block: upper left Positions 38-40/48-50; lower left Positions 6-10/36-40; upper right Positions 31-36/41-46; lower right Positions 1-6/31-36, also showing all stone varieties including major and minor clipped transfers at upper right, brownish original gum which soaks through to front in a few places, usual gum creases but not folded like many large multiples

VERY FINE AND RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE 2, CROSSING ALL FOUR TRANSFERS ON THE 200-SUBJECT PRINTING STONE.

This is a very rare block showing portions of all four 50-subject Stone 2 transfers on the 200-subject printing stone. The layout includes every position from Stone 2 except Position 47, as well as the gutter positions. The iconic complete sheet of 200 (less three stamps) is the most recognizable artifact from Stone 2, but this block is extraordinary in its own right. Other than the complete sheet this is the only multiple we have encountered which includes portions of all four transfers.

Scott Retail $23,675.00 as blocks, pairs and wide-spaced gutter pairs without premium for the varieties or the narrow spaced gutter pairs (which are listed but unpriced in Scott)

E. 7,500-10,000
6,250
670
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 670, 5c Blue Lithograph5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Full margins, some slight gum toning along edges, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Jun. 14" (1862) circular datestamp on cover with "Intemperance is the Curse of the World" illustrated propaganda design, addressed to Rev. Robert Bernels in Richmond, the Reverend turned and re-mailed the cover back to his wife in Columbia S.C. with 5c Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b), large margins to barely touched top left corner, both stamps tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 20" circular datestamp -- the Richmond office struck the datestamp once on the Milky Blue stamp and again on the original stamp

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND UNIQUE USE OF TWO 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPHS, IN DIFFERENT SHADES, ON AN ILLUSTRATED TEMPERANCE PROPAGANDA COVER.

This is a rare example of a Confederate stamp used on this Temperance propaganda design. To find it with two different shades, one used to re-mail the cover back to its origin (not forwarded), adds to its rarity and desirability.

Ex Dr. Graves. From our 1982 Rarities sale. Raymond Weill backstamp

E. 5,000-7,500
8,000
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671
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 671, 5c Blue Lithograph5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Ample to large margins, tied by "New Orleans La. Apr. 24" (1862) circular datestamp on buff cover addressed to General Ruggles at Corinth Miss., Very Fine, mailed on the day before New Orleans fell to Federal forces and the last day of Confederate postal operations, by April 25 there was no longer any regular Confederate mails from New Orleans and the city was soon permanently occupied by Union troops, Raymond Weill backstamp

E. 500-750
650
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672
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 672, 5c Blue Lithograph5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a), 5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a)5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a). Horizontal pair, intense deep shade, four ample to full margins, light vertical pre-use crease entirely in the margin between the stamps, tied by blue "Hillsboro N.C. Sep. 9, 1862" double-circle datestamp on oatmeal cover to Kittrells Springs N.C., back with some toning, Extremely Fine, a lovely cover

E. 500-750
400
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673
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 673, 5c Blue Lithograph5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3 (4b), 5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3 (4b)5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3 (4b). Vertical pair, large to ample margins, fresh color, small pre-use internal crease, tied by "Crawfordsville Ga. Oct. 27" (1862) circular datestamp with date in manuscript, on oatmeal cover addressed in the hand of Vice President Alexander Stephens to his brother, Col. Linton Stephens in Sparta Ga., additional letter enclosure signed by Alexander Stephens is also included but did not originate with this cover (dated 1866), Very Fine

E. 500-750
550
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674
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 674, 5c Blue Lithograph5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 2-7 on the transfer stone, horizontal strip of six, tied by multiple strikes of "Mobile Ala. Jul. 31, 1862" double-circle datestamp on legal-size cover to "Register in Chancery" in Marion Va., manuscript "Due 40 cts" ties strip and is repeated below, perhaps for overweight contents, docketing on front and back including "Rec'd from Post Office and filed in office Aug. 4, 1862, registrar", three of the stamps in the strip are faulty, left side folded for easier display, Fine and rare strip of six of the 5c Blue Lithograph on cover, illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 130)

E. 500-750
950
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675
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 675, 5c Blue Lithograph5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Margins to touched, small scuff, used with 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), tied together by "Wilmington N.C. Jul. 10" (1862) circular datestamp on buff cover to Saint Paul's N.C., Fine, an attractive and scarce combination of the Davis Lithograph and Typograph printings used in the first month of the 10c universal rate

E. 300-400
325
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