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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
294°
c
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 294, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border, "McCcrmick" Error (11X2a), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border, "McCcrmick" Error (11X2a)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border, "McCcrmick" Error (11X2a). Calhoun Position 7, large margins to just in including part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by light strike of "Baton Rouge Feb. 3" (1862) circular datestamp which leaves the error clearly visible, on yellow cover to Rosedale La., cover opened and refolded, repair at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SEVEN EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT "McCCRMICK" ERROR ARE RECORDED ON COVER.

Our records contain seven on-cover examples of the 5c "McCcrmick" error (11X2a):

1) Dec. 26, 1861, to Capt. Favrot, Berwick City La., ex Caspary, Lilly, Graves and D.K.;

2) Date? (possibly the Oct. 24 cover in Phillips census), George A. Pike return card cover to Mt. Lebanon, ex Meroni, Green;

3) Feb. 20, 1862, to Miss Jeanie Mort, Vernon Miss., ex Hessel (incorrectly listed in Phillips census as Feb. 26);

4) Feb. 3, 1862, to Henry Johnson, Rosedale La., ex Walcott and Agre, the cover offered here;

5) Oct. 15, 1861, to Miss Kittie Mort, Vernon Miss., ex Duveen, offered in lot 295.

6) Aug. 29, 1861, to Capt. Favrot, Ocean Springs Miss., ex Caspary;

7) Feb. 4, 1862, to C.R. Collins, Bayou Sara La., Siegel 1991 Rarities sale.

Ex Walcott and Dr. Agre.

7,000
4,000
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