Dietz Die Proof

Genuine Stamp H&L
Genuine Stamp Paterson

CSA #2 -- 10c Blue -- Thomas Jefferson

Can be difficult to tell the difference between a Hoyer & Ludwig and a Paterson printing without a magnifier. For a detailed explanation of how to tell the difference between an H&L printing and a Paterson printing, CLICK HERE.

STAMP FACTS (Hoyer & Ludwig)

1. Designer: Charles Ludwig

2. Engraver: Charles Ludwig

3. Printing Method: Stone Lithography

4. Lithographer: Hoyer & Ludwig -- Richmond, Virginia

5. Number Printed: 1,400,000

6. Number of Stones: One

7. Earliest Recorded Date of Use: 8 NOV 1861

8. Plating: Complete

9. Inscription: Lith of Hoyer & Ludwig, Richmond, Va

10. Plate Numbers: None

11. Arrangement: Sheet of 200, Panes of 100, Transfer stone of 50

12. Major Color: Deep Blue

13. Minor Colors: Blue, Light Blue

14. Largest Known Multiple Unused: Pane of 100 pictured in the 1929 Dietz Book has not been seen since and may no longer exist as a full pane. Largest verified unused multiple is a half pane of 50.

15. Largest Known Multiple Used: Strip of 7

16. Major Print Varieties: Numerous repeated varieties. See Dietz Catalog for details.

17. Most Typical Use: 10c rate for over 500 miles

18. Secondary Use: Multiples on overweight envelopes (scarce)

STAMP FACTS (Paterson)

1. Designer: Charles Ludwig

2. Engraver: J.T. Paterson

3. Printing Method: Stone Lithography

4. Lithographer: J.T. Paterson and Co. -- Augusta, Ga

5. Number Printed: 4,650,000

6. Number of Stones: Unknown. May be as many as 4. One stone designated as "Stone Y"

7. Earliest Recorded Date of Use: 25 JUL 1862 (25 AUG 1862 "Stone Y")

8. Plating: One stone has been succesfully plated. The plating of Stone Y is incomplete.

9. Inscription: J.T. Paterson & Co. Augusta, Ga (none on "Stone Y")

10. Plate Numbers: None

11. Arrangement: Unknown but believed to be Sheet of 200, Panes of 100, Transfer Stone of 50

12. Major Colors: Light Blue to Dark Blue (Greenish-Blue to Light Milky Blue "Stone Y")

13. Minor Colors: Greenish-Blue, Light Milky Blue

14. Largest Known Multiple Unused: Two panes of 100 seen early in the 20th century may no longer exist as full panes as they have not been seen in many years. Largest verifiable unused multiple is a half pane of 50. And there is a Block of 15 (Stone Y).

15. Largest Known Multiple Used: Block of 6

16. Major Print Varieties: Printed on both sides, Malformed "O" in "POSTAGE" Pos 25

17. Most Typical Use: 10c rate for all letters after 1 JUL 1862

18. Secondary Use: Multiples on overweight envelopes (usually legal size) are scarce

19. Miscellaneous Data: Distinctive marks added by Paterson to the transfer stones distinguish this stamp from the Hoyer & Ludwig prints (See Dietz Catalog for details). The portrait of Thomas Jefferson used on both the Hoyer & Ludwig print and the Paterson print was the same portrait as used on the USA 5c issue of 1851.

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