Sale 1186 — The Kilbourne Collection of Confederate States Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018
Category — 2c Brown Red Engraved
EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT "RED JACK" STAMP ON A WALLPAPER COVER.
Both the C.S.A. and Scott catalogues list the earliest known use of the 2c Engraved as April 21, 1863. This April 9, 1863, postmark is a significantly earlier date and was identified as the earliest known use by Earl Antrim in The Confederate Philatelist (Dec. 1966). However, the Fayetteville postmarks of this period were frequently struck with a yeardate error, so this is likely an 1864 use and will not be returnable if an expertizing body declares it 1864
VERY FNE APPEARING AND RARE UNDERPAID USE COMBINING THE 2-CENT ENGRAVED AND 5-CENT TYPOGRAPH ISSUES.
Ex. Dr. Brandon. With 1987 C.S.A. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE COMBINATION USE OF THE 2-CENT AND 10-CENT ENGRAVED ISSUES, PAYING DROP AND FOWARDING POSTAGE.
Acquired by the Kilbournes in 1967 for $700
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER TO RICHMOND, BEARING THE 2-CENT ENGRAVED "RED JACK". VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.
Illustrated in Antrim book on p. 45. Ex Caspary and Middendorf
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL QUALITY DOUBLE-RATE CIRCULAR WITH A PAIR OF THE 2-CENT "RED JACK". A PAIR ON COVER IS RARER THAN A STRIP OF FIVE.
The use of a pair of No. 8 by itself on a cover paying double the 2c circular rate is quite rare -- in fact rarer than a strip of five paying the 10c rate. We have encountered a few others, but none in this quality, the beauty of which is enhanced by a blue cancel.
Ex Caspary, where acquired by the Kilbournes in 1957 at the sale of his Confederate material
A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT RATE PAID BY A STRIP OF THE 2-CENT "RED JACK" IN A VERY DEEP SHADE.
Ex Dr. Green.
EXTREMELY FINE. PROBABLY THE FINEST OF THE FEW KNOWN COVERS BEARING A BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT "RED JACK" ISSUE.
Ex Pratt and Brooks. Accompanied by a 1949 letter from Stanley B. Ashbrook stating that Brooks paid $700 for the cover in the 1920's. Illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 136)