THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH. IT IS THE FINER OF TWO KNOWN BLOCKS OF 24.
Noted Confederate Lithograph specialist Leonard Hartmann records the block of 24 from the Hall collection (Siegel Sale 840, lot 180) as the largest known multiple. It is also Extremely Fine appearing, with small faults. This block, which is the finer of the two blocks of 24, was off the market for more than 50 years before it was sold in Siegel's 2018 Kilbourne auction (Sale 1186, lot 661).
Ex Kilbourne. Scott value as six blocks of four
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USED BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH AND UNDOUBTEDLY UNIQUE SHOWING THE TOP KNOT VARIETY. CERTAINLY AMONG THE FINEST OF THE FEW USED BLOCKS KNOWN.
We have offered no other used blocks of this issue since 1997. A Power Search review found only one other used block, ex Nunnelley (Sale 795, lot 684 and 1981 Rarities sale).
From our 1987 Rarities sale and ex Hastings. Signed by George B. Sloane
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN ON COVER.
The addressee, "Col." Lewis E. Parsons was not a military colonel -- the title was honorary. After the war he was appointed provisional governor of Alabama and served as the state's 19th governor until December 1865. While in office he tried to purchase Florida's panhandle. After his service as governor he was elected by the legislature to the U.S. Senate, but was refused his seat.
Ex Hessel, Beals and Felton. Warren census no. GEO-013. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 36. With 1976 P.F. and 1999 C.S.A. certificates
VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH, PAYING THE 10-CENT RATE.
The Warren census records five 2c Green covers from Fayetteville, but only one with a strip of five (no. NC-007). Ex Wishnietsky. With 2014 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL STRIP OF THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH IN AN UNUSUAL DEEP SHADE PAYING THE 10-CENT RATE.
This is the only cover from Danville in the Warren 2c Green census (no. VA-010). Ex Dr. Brandon
A FINE APPEARING AND SPECTACULAR COVER, COMBINING AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH AND ADVERSITY USE WITHIN TEXAS. ONLY FOUR COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH A BLOCK OF ANY SIZE, AND THIS IS ONE OF THREE FROM TEXAS.
The census of 2c Green Lithograph covers by Dr. Daniel C. Warren, published in the 2011 Congress Book, lists 11 covers from Texas, including one with a block of five (not this cover) and another with a block of ten folded around the edge. This cover is not listed in the census. Adding it to the Warren tally, it becomes cover number 12 from Texas (including three with blocks), and one of four 2c Green blocks of any size known on cover.
Ex Dr. Brandon. Scott value as off-cover block of five $5,500.00
FINE APPEARANCE. A VERY RARE USE OF A STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH FROM TEXAS TO ARKANSAS.
The census of 2c Green Lithograph covers by Dr. Daniel C. Warren, published in the 2011 Congress Book, lists 11 covers from Texas, to which one additional cover (offered in lot 210) must be added.
Ex Everett, Hill and Freeman. With 1977 and 2010 C.S.A. certificates. With 2014 P.F. certificate. Scott value as full cover $13,500.00
FINE-VERY FINE. THIS REMARKABLE SHEET IS THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THE 1862 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH AND, IN FACT, STANDS AS THE LARGEST SURVIVING MULTIPLE OF ANY CONFEDERATE LITHOGRAPHED GENERAL ISSUE.
The Confederate Lithograph Issues (Scott 1-5) were produced from printing stones of 200 subjects, arranged in side-by-side panes of 100, with a vertical gutter between. Each of the left and right panes of 100 consisted of two transfers of the 50-subject transfer stone. Multiples crossing the vertical gutter that separated the left and right transfer units are rare, as the sheet of 200 was typically separated into panes of 100 before individual stamps or blocks were cut out. This unique artifact of Confederate philately wonderfully demonstrates the layout of the printing stone. This sheet was purchased by John R. Hill Jr. from Raymond and Roger Weill in 1987. The Weill's had purchased it from Philip Ward in 1963. It is also ex Walcott (lot 321).
Scott value as gutter pairs, blocks of four, pairs and one single
A VERY FINE AND IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE. ONE OF THE LARGEST KNOWN BLOCKS OF THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH.
Only two or three larger blocks have been recorded. With 1992 C.S.A. certificate. Scott value for blocks of four and pairs (without premium for plate varieties)
VERY FINE. A SCARCE CORNER SHEET-MARGIN PAIR OF THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH ON AN OVERALL HOTEL ADVERTISING COVER.
Ex Dr. Brandon