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Sale 1225 — Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 9 September, 2020

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Category — General Issue Essays

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
174
E
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 174, General Issue Essays1861, 5c Green & Black, Washington's Portrait, Model Mounted on Card (E-1), 1861, 5c Green & Black, Washington's Portrait, Model Mounted on Card (E-1)1861, 5c Green & Black, Washington's Portrait, Model Mounted on Card (E-1). Attributed to the American Bank Note Company or more recently to Jabez W. Hayes of Newark N.J., deep rich color, some minor toning and small tear at right which are inconsequential since this is unique

THE UNIQUE WASHINGTON BICOLORED MODEL, DESIGNED BY A NORTHERN FIRM TO PRINT CONFEDERATE STAMPS PRIOR TO LINCOLN'S PROHIBITION AGAINST TRADING WITH THE ENEMY. FROM THE OFFUTT ARCHIVE.

An article by the late Calvet M. Hahn in the March-April 2000 Confederate Philatelist discusses the early Confederate essays. Several northern firms submitted proposals to print the new Confederate stamps in March 1861, prior to Lincoln's April 18th proclamation forbidding trading with the enemy. Hahn attributes this essay to the New Jersey firm of Jabez W. Hayes, whose proposal described stamps printed in two colors. Hayes held a patent for a printing machine that operated like a coin press. The essays were found in a book assembled by H. St. George Offutt, who was chief of the Contract Bureau.

Ex Dietz, Weatherly, Freeland, Murphy and Dr. Brandon. With 2015 C.S.A. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
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175
E
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 175, General Issue Essays1861, 5c Red & Green, Cotton Plant, Model Mounted on Card (E-2), 1861, 5c Red & Green, Cotton Plant, Model Mounted on Card (E-2)1861, 5c Red & Green, Cotton Plant, Model Mounted on Card (E-2). Attributed to the American Bank Note Company or more recently to Jabez W. Hayes of Newark N.J., brilliant color

THE UNIQUE BICOLOR COTTON PLANT MODEL DESIGNED BY A NORTHERN FIRM TO PRINT CONFEDERATE STAMPS PRIOR TO LINCOLN'S PROHIBITION AGAINST TRADING WITH THE ENEMY. FROM THE OFFUTT ARCHIVE.

An article by the late Calvet M. Hahn in the March-April 2000 Confederate Philatelist discusses the early Confederate essays. Several northern firms submitted proposals to print the new Confederate stamps in March 1861, prior to Lincoln's April 18th proclamation forbidding trading with the enemy. Hahn attributes this essay to the New Jersey firm of Jabez W. Hayes, whose proposal described stamps printed in two colors. Hayes held a patent for a printing machine that operated like a coin press. The essays were found in a book assembled by H. St. George Offutt, who was chief of the Contract Bureau.

Ex Dietz, Weatherly, Freeland, Murphy and Dr. Brandon. With 2015 C.S.A. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
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176
E
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 176, General Issue Essays1861, 2c Cotton Planting Scene, 10c River Scene and Steamboat, Wash Drawing Pictorial Essays in Black on Card (E-5-6), 1861, 2c Cotton Planting Scene, 10c River Scene and Steamboat, Wash Drawing Pictorial Essays in Black on Card (E-5-6)1861, 2c Cotton Planting Scene, 10c River Scene and Steamboat, Wash Drawing Pictorial Essays in Black on Card (E-5-6). Attributed to Manouvrier of New Orleans, manuscript "New Orleans La. Design", some adherence on back

AN ICONIC CONFEDERATE STATES GENERAL ISSUE ESSAY, WITH BOTH OF THE UNIQUE MANOUVRIER WASH DRAWINGS -- FROM THE OFFUTT ARCHIVE.

These wash drawings, reportedly produced by Jules Manouvrier of New Orleans, depict idyllic scenes of the South. Manouvrier printed bank notes for Farmer's Bank of Alabama, which are similar to the wash drawings depicted here. Farmer's Bank was founded by a Confederate official. The dual Pictorial essays were found in a book assembled by H. St. George Offutt, who was chief of the Contract Bureau.

Ex Dietz, Weatherly, Freeland, Murphy and Dr. Brandon. This was the sole front cover feature of our Sale 795. Illustrated in Confederate Philatelist March-April 2000, p. 64.

E. 10,000-15,000
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177
E
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 177, General Issue Essays1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (E-11), 1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (E-11)1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (E-11). Block of six, large margins including sheet margin at top, rich color, some light creases and small hole in pos. 6, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance, a rare multiple of this 7-Star Flag essay, ex Fekete, C.S.A. Catalog value for singles

2,700
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