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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=Confederate States and Civil War-Related, Issue/Country=Confederate States and Civil-War Related, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 7
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2586, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Block of six and pair originally forming a block of eight, large margins to just barely in, each stamp cancelled by single penstroke, matching "Acton Texas March 4/64" manuscript postmark on gray cover front only to a captain in Smith's Brigade, Army of Tennessee (then located in Dalton Ga.), manuscript "Via Shreveport La." at bottom left, some edgewear slightly affects stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTRAORDINARY FRANKING FOR THE 40-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPI RATE.

This cover front is No. W6 in the Krieger census. One other cover with a similar franking is recorded from this correspondence, but the stamps are on back and there are no postal markings (possibly carried privately). A 50c "Preferred Mail" rate paid by 5c Local Prints exists, and it, too, is a front only.

With 1975 C.S.A. certificate as Scott No. 6

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2588, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to in at right, tied by "Camden S.C. Jun. 26" (1863) double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from original broadside announcing South Carolina's secession from the Union, high-quality printing in red and blue on glazed enamel paper, addressed to Black Oak S.C., the pair is tied on blank side, cut and folded over for display, faint pencil guidelines in the shape of an envelope, small piece missing from backflap, otherwise in excellent condition

AN ASTONISHING AND EXTREMELY FINE ADVERSITY USE OF THE BROADSIDE THAT ANNOUNCED THE START OF THE CIVIL WAR.

This is the original broadside announcing the Ordinance of Secession passed by South Carolina on December 20, 1861. The portion used for this envelope includes the Palmetto flag of South Carolina, the word "Declaration" and a section of the Ordinance with the words "People of [the State of] South Carolina". The spirit of independence -- or rebellion -- that guided South Carolina's decision to secede is reflected in the year "1776" printed at upper left.

Ex Hill and Gordon.

E. 5,000-7,500
3,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2589, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, scissors-cut at lower left, tied by "Eagle Pass Tex. Apr. 20" (1863) circular datestamp on gray folded letter from Monterey, Mexico to San Antonio via Eagle Pass, letter datelined at Monterey, merchant's blue oval handstamp on cover provides appealing visual confirmation of origin, forwarding notation to San Antonio, some slight splitting along folds

VERY FINE. A RARE COVER CARRIED ACROSS THE BORDER FROM MEXICO TO EAGLE PASS, WHERE IT ENTERED THE CONFEDERATE MAILS TO SAN ANTONIO.

Brach-Shonfeld & Co. was a prominent commercial firm involved in the cross-border trade between Mexico and the Confederate States. The addressee, Dr. W. G. Kingsbury, was a director on the board of the San Antonio Mutual Aid Society.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2602, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War Mail5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. Dec. 16" double-circle datestamp and by "Due 6" in circle handstamp on buff prisoner-of-war cover used from a Columbia S.C. Prison to Newburyport Mass., possibly from Camp Sorghum, manuscript examiner's marking, edgewear and tears, stamps nicked, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
0
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-11-20
Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps
374
PSE 100J
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 374, Confederate States5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Mint N.H., enormous margins all around with significant parts of all adjoining stamps, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $525.00 as 100, unpriced as 100J), this is the highest grade possible, Scott Retail as hinged

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160
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 395, Civil War Postal History, Bicolored Confederate advertising cover from Texas with a pair of the 5¢ Blue Local Print

5¢ Blue, Local (7), horizontal pair, clear to large margins, tied by "Palestine Tex. Mar. 9" circular datestamp on John Gooch's Law & Collection Exchange overall illustrated advertising cover, lovely design in gray with woodcut vignette in green, showing farmer, livestock, Indian, train and mountains in background, text in frame at left in green reads "Claims collected in Eastern and Middle Texas. Remittances Promptly Made in Sight Drafts on Galveston, New Orleans, or New York"

Very Fine appearance; cover reduced at top with staining along a small tear, also a small tear at right and right stamp with creases.

One of the most stunning Confederate illustrated designs in existence--reminiscent of obsolete currency of the period as well as the Confederate Montgomery $500 note. This is the only example we have encountered among the tiny population with this design that is franked with Confederate adhesive stamps. It would make the perfect "page" with the cover in lot 394, the same design in different colors.

Ex Van Dyk MacBride and Rex H. Felton.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,250
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-09-25
The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers
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Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 173, Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large to full margins, tied by blue Dublin Va. circular datestamp with unclear date (ca. 1864) on buff captured Union Patriotic cover depicting Col. J. T. Toland, addressed to Wytheville Va. to Captain M. B. Tate (of the 1st Va. Regt.), manuscript "O.B." official business endorsement at top, slightly reduced at top and part of backflap removed, Very Fine and a fascinating use, Union Col. John T. Toland led a famous raid on the Confederate town of Wytheville Va. on July 18, 1863, his 800-man mounted brigade was sent to capture the town due to its strategic importance for mining, telegraph wires and a railroad line, the raid was a debacle for Union forces and Toland was killed in the battle, this design depicting the martyred Toland used with Confederate postage to the town where his raid took place is remarkable, ex Walske, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
3,250
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-09-25
The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers
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Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 174, Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins to touched at left, tied by "Culpeper C.H. Va. Jun. 4" circular datestamp on cover to Mt. Clifton Va. with a striking captured Union abolitionist cartoon, a biting satirical illustration and caption in purple, depicting a slave tied to a pole and being whipped, with the caption "The persuasive eloquence of the Sunny South", King & Baird Philadelphia imprint, pair has minor gum toning at top and pre-use crease

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL ABOLITIONIST DESIGN WITH STARTLING IMAGERY OF A BOUND SLAVE SUFFERING UNDER THE WHIP -- AND IRONICALLY USED IN THE CONFEDERACY. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE EXAMPLES OF CONFEDERATE USE OF A CAPTURED UNION ABOLITIONIST OR PATRIOTIC COVER.

The horrifying images of the whip-scarred back of the slave known as Gordon were first published in Harper's Weekly on July 4, 1863 (see Siegel Sale 1037, lot 2869). An example of the most famous carte-de-visite of Gordon is offered as lot 175 in this sale. While it cannot be proven that the drawing on this abolitionist cover was inspired by the Gordon images, this does bear a striking resemblance to that man, who became a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery. Its use on a cover with the stately Jefferson Davis portrait on a pair of Confederate 5c Local prints is particularly noteworthy.

Ex Brooks, Finney and Dr. Green. With 2000 C.S.A. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
11,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-09-25
The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers
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Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 176, Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by partly clear strike of "Shelbyville Te." circular datestamp on blue captured Union Patriotic cover depicting Liberty with a U.S. flag and "The Constitution and the Enforcement of the Laws," to Glenn Springs S.C., neat manuscript inside the design states "captured at Murfreesboro 31st Dec. 62 by J.B. High," and, in answer to the enforcement of the laws message printed on the cover, "not by Lincon" (misspelling the President's name), cover wear and small edge tears, most of backflap missing, Very Fine appearance, a wonderful example of a Union Patriotic cover captured on the first day of a major battle -- with Confederate sentiments written over the design -- the Second Battle of Murfreesboro, also known as the Battle of Stones River, was fought from Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 3, 1863; of the major battles during the Civil War it had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-09-25
The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers
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Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 177, Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at top right, tied by "Richmond Va." dateless circle on red and blue captured Union Patriotic cover depicting Lady Liberty with an American flag and "Onward to Victory", to Bridgewater Va., pair with some very minor gum toning around edges, Very Fine, with clear 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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