VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE FAMOUS LILLY STRIP OF SEVEN OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE -- THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE AND OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1967.
The 10c Frameline (Scott 10) is the rarest Confederate States General Issue design type in unused condition, particularly with original gum. Singles with original gum are very elusive, and multiples are of another order of rarity. This strip of seven is the largest recorded unused multiple. We offered a different strip of seven in our 1980 Rarities sale, which had black marks on four stamps (ex Ferrary, pictured in Dietz). There also exists a single block of four without gum. The strip offered here was acquired by the Kilbournes in the April 1967 sale of the Josiah K. Lilly collection, where it realized $3,400 hammer.
Scott Retail $47,500.00
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE. VERY RARE IN ANY CONDITION, BUT POSSIBLY THE FINEST EXTANT IN THIS QUALITY.
Scott 10 is the rarest Confederate States General Issue design type in unused condition, particularly with original gum. Singles with original gum are very elusive and multiples are of another order of rarity. This lightly hinged pair was purchased by the Kilbournes in our inaugural Rarities of the World Sale in 1964 and makes its first auction appearance since then.
Illustrated in color in the 1929 Dietz book in the frontispiece.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE WITH NEARLY COMPLETE FRAMELINES ALL AROUND.
The framelines between the stamps define Scott 10. The lines were engraved on the copper plate and served as a guide for the siderographer when aligning the transfers to make the plate. Each stamp shares framelines with the adjoining positions, so four-frameline copies are exceedingly rare -- particularly in unused condition
EXTREMELY FINE. A TRULY STUNNING CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE. ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES EXTANT.
A review using Power Search found only one other corner-margin example, from our 1984 Rarities sale. The margins on that stamp are not as large as those on the stamp offered here. Interestingly, it is also struck with the Mobile double-circle datestamp. This was purchased by the Kilbournes in a 1967 auction and is making its first appearance since then.
Illustrated in 1929 Dietz book on p. 215
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. SURELY ONE OF THE FINEST FRAMELINE COVERS IN EXISTENCE. A RARITY AMONG RARITIES.
Ex Cole and Hill. Signed Bogg and Dietz.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON AN ILLUSTRATED PACKET BOAT ADVERTISING COVER.
The Confederate packet James Battle advertised service on the Alabama River from Mobile and Montgomery. It was captured as a blockade runner in November 1863 and put into service for the North.
Ex Knapp and Hall
EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE "JACKSON" STRAIGHTLINE AND THE FINER OF TWO RECORDED 10-CENT FRAMELINE COVERS WITH THIS MARKING.
Ex Finney. Acquired by the Kilbournes at SIPEX in May 1966, where they won the Grand Award for their Confederate States exhibit. Illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 213)
EXTREMELY FINE AND SPECTACULAR COVER. THE FRAMELINE STAMP IS EXTREMELY RARE ON A PATRIOTIC COVER OF ANY DESIGN -- THIS 8-STAR DESIGN IS A RARITY IN ITS OWN RIGHT. ARGUABLY THE MOST OUTSTANDING FRAMELINE PATRIOTIC COVER KNOWN.
Ex Brooks and Duckworth. Acquired by the Kilbournes privately in 1965 -- for the princely sum of $1,275
VERY FINE AND SCARCE USE OF THE FRAMELINE STAMP WITH A BLUE RICHMOND DATESTAMP, WHICH WAS USED ONLY FROM MAY TO JUNE 1863.
From our 1988 Rarities sale and ex Dr. Warren. Signed Ashbrook. With 1995 C.S.A. certificate
VERY FINE. ANY USE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON A PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER IS RARE. THIS COMBINATION WITH THE UNITED STATES 3-CENT STAMP IS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER OF RARITY.
Some across-the-lines flag-of-truce uses did not employ the outer/inner cover configuration and used only one cover with U.S. and C.S.A. postage -- either with stamps or with a combination of a stamp and handstamped postage marking. These dual-frankings are among the most desirable of all Civil War postal history uses. This use of the scarce 10c Frameline in combination with U.S. postage is remarkable.
Ex Peters and DuPuy. With 1988 C.S.A. certificate. Scott Retail for solo use of No. 10 on a prisoner-of-war cover is $7,500.00. Scott lists but does not price this issue used in combination with the 3c U.S. No. 65 on a prisoner cover
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE VERTICAL PAIR OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON COVER. PERHAPS TWO OTHERS ARE KNOWN.
Pairs of the 10c Frameline on cover are rare, and when they are encountered they are nearly always horizontal pairs. Power Search lists two other on-cover vertical pairs sold in our auctions. When this was offered in the Caspary collection it was thought to be unique on cover.
Ex Caspary, where the Kilbournes acquired the cover in 1957 at the sale of his Confederate material. Scott Retail $7,250.00
VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY AND STRIKING USE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE WITH A 10-CENT DIE A STAMP ON A FORWARDED ADVERSITY COVER -- A U.S. 3-CENT STAR DIE ENTIRE REDEPLOYED AS A PLAIN ENVELOPE.
This cover was addressed to Miss Ellen A. Shackelford by her future husband, Confederate Navy Lt. George W. Gift, one of the officers who accompanied Captain John Wilkinson to Canada in October 1863 on a secret mission to organize a raid on Johnson's Island Prison.
VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON A TURNED COVER WITH A PAIR OF THE 5-CENT LOCAL TYPOGRAPHED ISSUE. A WONDERFUL SHOWPIECE.
With 1976 P.F. certificate