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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
282
E
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 282, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs1861, 2c Corn, 5c Wheat and 10c Cotton, Black Lithographed Essays, A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore Md. (C.S.A. E8, E9, E10), 1861, 2c Corn, 5c Wheat and 10c Cotton, Black Lithographed Essays, A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore Md. (C.S.A. E8, E9, E10)1861, 2c Corn, 5c Wheat and 10c Cotton, Black Lithographed Essays, A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore Md. (C.S.A. E8, E9, E10). Each has margins all around, intense shades, some thinning which is more apparent on the 10c, but not affecting the appearance of any

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE HOEN & CO. LITHOGRAPHED ESSAYS.

An article by the late Calvet M. Hahn in the Confederate Philatelist (March-April 2000) discusses these essays, which were printed by the Baltimore firm A. Hoen & Co. Postmaster General John H. Reagan considered the Hoen proposal very promising, but acceptance of it would depend on Maryland joining the Confederacy, which of course never happened. Only a small handful of sets are recorded

E. 7,500-10,000
7,000
283
E
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 283, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E11), 1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E11)1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E11). Enormous margins, pretty pastel color, faint horizontal bend does not even qualify as a crease, Extremely Fine appearing example of this desirable essay, with clear 1980 P.F. certificate, C.S.A. Catalog value

450
500
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284
E
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 284, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E11), 1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E11)1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E11). Pair with enormous margins including upper right sheet margin, faint pressed creases, couple tiny staining specks, Extremely Fine appearing pair of this desirable essay, C.S.A. Catalog value as singles

900
500
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285
E
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 285, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E12), 1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E12)1861, 10c Black, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E12). Large margins to clear, deep shade, couple tiny thins, Very Fine appearance, the Black 7-Star Flag essay is much rarer than the Blue, ex Dr. Agre, C.S.A. Catalog value

1,500
1,600
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286
P
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 286, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs10c 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). Ample to large margins, deep rich color and exceptionally detailed impression, corner crease at top left, Very Fine example of this rare proof, these originate from a book kept by George Offutt, Chief of the Post Office Department's Contract Bureau, with 1973 C.S.A. certificate

1,750
750
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287
TC
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 287, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d), 5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d)5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d). 92 x 60mm, intense shade and impression, showing die sinkage on back, Very Fine, a choice example of this trial color proof, ex Fekete

900
600
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288
TC
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 288, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1de), 5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1de)5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1de). 92 x 61mm, some oxidation as often seen which gives the proof a somewhat glowing appearance, appears Very Fine, C.S.A. Catalogue value $1,500.00

900
225
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289
TC
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 289, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d), 5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d)5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d). Cut down to stamp size and mounted on card, intense shade, small bit of toning bottom left corner, appears Fine, Scott Retail as full size, also includes single No. 6P5, Fine

1,150
160
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290
P
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 290, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1). 93 x 61mm, faint toning at edges and at two corners from mounting, appears Very Fine, C.S.A. Catalogue value $2,500.00

600
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291
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 291, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs5c Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1d), 5c Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1d)5c Blue, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (6P1d). 93 x 61mm, in a noticeably darker shade than the example offered in the previous lot, faint toning at edges as often found. Very Fine, C.S.A. Catalogue value $2,500.00, Scott Retail as Light Blue

600
400
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292
P
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 292, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove Paper (6P5), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove Paper (6P5)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove Paper (6P5). Block of four and vertical pair with large gutter between, creased in gutter, still Very Fine, each signed in pencil by Robson Lowe, the gutter pair can only exist from the 400-subject proof sheet found at the De La Rue office in 1976, as De La Rue cut the finished sheets into panes of 100 before sending them to the Confederacy, with copy of 1976 P.F. certificate, C.S.A. Catalogue value $1,800.00, Scott Retail as singles and gutter pair

975
550
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293
TC
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 293, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs2c Black, With Framelines, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1e), 2c Black, With Framelines, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1e)2c Black, With Framelines, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1e). Large margins all around showing most of outer framelines on all sides, intense shade and impression, two thin spots and light vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT JACKSON TRIAL COLOR PROOF IN BLACK.

All of the known examples of the 2c Engraved essay/proof have framelines, unlike the issued stamp. For this reason we believe they should be classified as essays. The Scott listings for this and the even rarer example in Blue were clarified in the 2014 Specialized Catalogue. However, they are still listed as trial color proofs, and we have maintained that tradition here to avoid confusion.

Ex Felton and Freeman. C.S.A. Catalogue value $4,000.00 for an example cut close showing no framelines

3,000
2,100
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294
TC
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 294, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs2c Black, With Framelines, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1e), 2c Black, With Framelines, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1e)2c Black, With Framelines, Trial Color Die Proof on Wove (8TC1e). Margins showing full framelines at bottom and left, intense shade, couple small thin spots

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT JACKSON TRIAL COLOR PROOF IN BLACK.

All of the known examples of the 2c Engraved essay/proof have framelines, unlike the issued stamp. For this reason we believe they should be classified as essays. The Scott listings for this and the even rarer example in Blue were clarified in the 2014 Specialized Catalogue. However, they are still listed as trial color proofs, and we have maintained that tradition here to avoid confusion.

C.S.A. Catalogue value $4,000.00 for an example cut close showing no framelines

3,000
1,100
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295
P
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 295, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs1c Orange, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (14P1b), 1c Orange, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (14P1b)1c Orange, De La Rue, Die Proof on Glazed Card (14P1b). 75 x 55mm, bright color, Very Fine and rare, we have offered only two others since 2003

2,750
800
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296
TC
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 296, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1de), 1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1de)1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1de). Cut to large-margined stamp size, oxidation around edges as sometimes encountered on C.S.A. glazed card proofs, otherwise Very Fine, ex Fekete, Scott Retail as full size

2,250
375
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297
TC
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 297, Confederate and Civil War: General Issues Essays and Proofs1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5), 1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5)1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (14TC5). Full margins to clear at top right, bright color, Very Fine, initialed by Raymond Weill and with copy of 1976 P.F. certificate for two panes of 100

800
350
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