Sale 840 — The Hall Collection of Confederate States
Sale Date — Monday, 17 December, 2001
Category — Misplaced Transfers
THIS BLOCK IS THE UNIQUE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH MULTIPLE CONTAINING SIX MISPLACED TRANSFERS.
This block of 13 and the block of 8 in lot 232 were the subject of Leonard H. Hartmann's article in The Chronicle (Feb. 2000). At that time, Mr. Hartmann was working from a 1925 photograph and did not know the whereabouts of these multiples or if they still existed. Both were acquired by the Halls privately from the Knapp collection in April 1928.
This block is presented on the Knapp album page, along with a used 5c Blue single, tied on piece, from Misplaced Transfer Position 40 with top sheet margin (only possible on the Misplaced Transfer). An unused strip of three and block of four are mounted to show the normal arrangement of positions.