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

Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018

Category — 5c Green Lithograph

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
633
ogbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 633, 5c Green Lithograph5c Green, Stone 2, "Twin Scrolls" Misplaced Transfer (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 2, "Twin Scrolls" Misplaced Transfer (1 var)5c Green, Stone 2, "Twin Scrolls" Misplaced Transfer (1 var). Block of 40 from the top left pane of 100, comprising the top four rows of the transfer stone of 50, including Misplaced Transfer of Position 1 entered over Position 10, the previous entry fully visible at bottom left and showing the "Twin Scrolls" variety, Position 20 also a Misplaced Transfer with re-entry using Position 11, sheet margins at top and left with portions of stamps from the adjacent transfer at right, dry original gum, creases throughout as this was folded at one time, few other small flaws and Positions 3-4 with internal tear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE 2. IT IS MADE EVEN RARER BY THE PRESENCE OF THE "TWIN SCROLLS" MISPLACED TRANSFER OF POSITION 1 OVER POSITION 10 -- WHICH ORIGINATES FROM ONLY ONE PRINTING STONE. A GREAT CONFEDERATE STATES GENERAL ISSUE RARITY.

The Misplaced Transfers were caused when a transfer on the printing stone was deemed defective and in need of replacement. The entry was erased and if the new entry was pulled from a different position on the transfer stone, then a Misplaced Transfer is created. On one printing stone laid down with Transfer Stone 2, Misplaced Transfers are found in all four of the 50-subject transfers at Position 10. The Position 10 example offered here, from the upper left transfer on the printing stone, was replaced with Position 1, and is the most pronounced of all the Misplaced Transfers. The doubling of the scroll at bottom left is the telltale feature and is known as the Twin Scrolls variety. The stamp below is also a Misplaced Transfer, with Position 11 entered over Position 20.

A review using Power Search and our auction catalogue library reveals the rarity of large multiples of the first Confederate States Issue, particularly from Stone 2. The famous Ackerman complete sheet of 200 is from Stone 1; it was broken into the unique left pane of 100, as well as two right half-panes of 50 (bottom half is ex Hall). Noted Confederate Lithograph specialist Leonard Hartmann believes the block offered here is the largest known Stone 2 multiple.

Ex Hollowbush and acquired by the Kilbournes in 1966. Scott Retail as ten blocks of four without premium for the Misplaced Transfer is $17,500.00

E. 7,500-10,000
9,000
634
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 634, 5c Green Lithograph5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins to just in at right, tied by "Lexington Va. Feb. 20" (1862) circular datestamp on Virginia Military Institute, overall illustrated college cover in orange to Front Royal Va., stamp with light vertical crease, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover, the design on this is much sharper and clearer than others we have seen in similar colors

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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635
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 635, 5c Green Lithograph5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Large margins to full at right, tied by blue "Greensborough N.C. Apr. 6" (1862) circular datestamp on blue cover to Hillsboro N.C., barely reduced at right, fresh and Extremely Fine, a wonderful quality cover, ex Emerson

E. 400-500
300
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636
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 636, 5c Green Lithograph5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Horizontal strip of five, margins all around, tied by multiple strikes of "Richmond Va. Oct. 17" (1861) circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Petersburg Va., left third of cover is neatly folded over for easier display, this portion with pencil docketing and light staining, one stamp tiny bit of margin scuffing at top, which is inconsequential

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR QUINTUPLE 5-CENT RATE LITHOGRAPH COVER FROM STONE A-B, POSTMARKED ON THE SECOND DAY OF ISSUE -- THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE ON COVER.

Ex Antrim. Acquired by the Kilbournes in our inaugural Rarities of the World Sale in 1964 (lot 142)

E. 3,000-4,000
13,000
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637
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 637, 5c Green Lithograph5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Horizontal pair, full clear roulettes on three sides (trimmed at top), bright color, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Apr. 15" (1862) circular datestamp on small cover to Richmond, backflap removed and slightly reduced at top

FINE. ONE OF FIVE UNSEVERED PAIRS OF THE 5-CENT BATON ROUGE ROULETTE KNOWN ON COVER. AN OUTSTANDING GENERAL ISSUE RARITY.

This cover dates from the first Confederate occupation period, prior to evacuation on May 7, 1862, and re-occupation by Confederates on August 21, 1862.

With 2007 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for pair on cover is $3,750.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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638
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 638, 5c Green Lithograph5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Large margins to just in, used with 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), large margins, tied by "Wilkesborough N.C. Sep. 19" circular datestamp on cover with mourning border on back flaps to Trap Hill N.C., stamps with creases, cover with some overall wear, still Very Fine and attractive Green and Blue Lithograph combination, ex Dr. Brandon

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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639
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 639, 5c Green Lithograph5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins with huge right sheet margin, edge of selvage irregular but far from design, used with 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), tied by two strikes of "Charleston S.C. Oct. 7, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover to General J. Johnston Pettigrew in Petersburg Va., small cover tear at top not affecting stamps, Very Fine, a beautiful combination, Pettigrew was one of the most learned and distinguished individuals to serve the Confederacy as a general and was one of three division commanders involved in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, he was killed a few days after the battle during the retreat of the Army of Northern Virgina, ex Shenfield and Kohn, illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 130)

E. 500-750
1,100
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