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Sale 1025 — 2012 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 26 June, 2012

Category — Confederate States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
288°
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 288, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Position 5 (Calhoun Type C), large to huge margins including top right corner sheet margins and part of adjoining stamp at left, bright colors, light but readable strike of Baton Rouge circular datestamp, small paper irregularity of little consequence

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BATON ROUGE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL WITH MALTESE CROSS BORDER.

This corner-margin copy is significant, as it shows the wide dimensions of the printed background border in the sheet margin.

Ex Caspary. Paris dealer's purple handstamp at upper right.

1,400
1,100
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