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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1239, Lot Number 664, Carriers and Locals, Revenues, Confederate States, Hawaii5c 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. 3,000-4,000
5,250
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2021-06-23
Civil War Special Mail Routes
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Sale Number 1238, Lot Number 329, Trans-Mississippi Express Mail5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Eight stamps comprising strip of three, two pairs and single, margins to slightly in, rich color, uncancelled and affixed to back of eastbound Trans-Mississippi Express cover with comprehensive address for routing: "Capt. J. A. Formwalt, Comds. Co. In 6th, 10th, and 15th Texas Regiments, Smith's Brigade, Cleburn's Division, Hardee's Corps, Johnson's Army" and routing "Via Shreveport La.", confirmation of 40c prepayment "Postage on opposite side", opened for display, minor wear

VERY FINE. A MOST UNUSUAL COVER FROM THE FORMWALT CORRESPONDENCE, FRANKED FOR THE GOVERNMENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS BUT CARRIED BY ANDERSON'S PRIVATE EXPRESS.

The letter from Mrs. Formwalt that was contained in this cover (which no longer accompanies) is datelined at Lonely Cottage, Texas, on March 31, 1864, and states that she is sending this letter and $1.00 to Mr. Anderson, who is waiting at Fairfield, Texas, for letters to take east.

At the start of the Civil War, Maj. Formwalt enlisted as a private in Capt. William Shannon's company and was soon promoted to captain in command of his own company in Col. Nelson's 10th Regiment Texas Infantry. Maj. Formwalt was captured on January 11, 1862, at Arkansas Post, and imprisoned at Columbus, Ohio, for five months. After he was exchanged he joined the Army of the Tennessee. At the battle of Franklin, Tennessee, in November 1864, Formwalt, as a senior captain, was wounded while leading his regiment in the charge. Shortly after he was promoted to the rank of major.

Illustrated in Krieger book (No. W7) and shown on the back cover of that publication. Ex Corwin and Walske. Accompanying 1974 C.S.A. certificate notes "Probably carried privately rather than by C.S.A. postal system".

E. 1,500-2,000
3,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2021-06-23
Civil War Special Mail Routes
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Sale Number 1238, Lot Number 330, Trans-Mississippi Express Mail5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Block of four, ample margins to slightly in, pre-use creases, slight stains and small faults, manuscript cancels, paying 20c of 40c Trans-Mississippi Express rate with manuscript "Due 20" on eastbound cover to "Col. W. B. Whitehead, Mossingford, Charlotte County, By the way of Shrievesport, Va.", slightly toned

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE FRANKING FOR THE 40-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS RATE, COMBINING A BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT RICHMOND PRINT WITH A "DUE 20" MARKING.

The use of the 5c Local (Richmond) print from west of the Mississippi points to an 1863 mailing.

Unlisted in Krieger. Ex MacBride and Walske

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2021-06-23
Civil War Special Mail Routes
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Sale Number 1238, Lot Number 347, Blockade-Run Mail5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, full to huge margins including top sheet margin, top stamp light pre-use creases, uncancelled at origin on oatmeal blockade-run cover addressed to "A.M. Jackson Esq. of Petersburg Va C.S., Nassau N.P.", carried on the blockade-runner Pet from Wilmington N.C. on May 21, 1863, upon arrival at Nassau backstamped "Bahamas MY 25, 1863 B" and "BAHAMAS/SHIP LETTER" two-line handstamp, blue crayon "4" (pence) ship letter fee, addressee was not initially found so small red "ADVERTISED" straightline struck at left

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE OUTBOUND BLOCKADE-RUN COVER TO NASSAU WITH THE "BAHAMAS/SHIP LETTER" TWO-LINE HANDSTAMP. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED WITH THIS MARKING.

This cover comes from the same Bahamas find as the cover offered in the previous lot and also features a combination of rare elements, including Confederate postage on a blockade-run cover and the "BAHAMAS/SHIP LETTER" two-line handstamp, of which three are recorded on blockade covers.

Special Routes census no. BO-Nas-25. Referenced in Linn's Stamp News when the cover was discovered in the Bahamas and sold on eBay (Nov. 17, 2003). With 2003 P.F. certificate as "genuine" but incorrectly stating "sent to Petersburg Va. via Nassau." The cover originated in the C.S.A. and the sender simply addressed the cover to an individual of Petersburg Va. at Nassau. The cover was advertised at Nassau for the recipient and likely never went to Petersburg

E. 4,000-5,000
7,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2021-06-23
Civil War Special Mail Routes
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Sale Number 1238, Lot Number 361, Trans-Rio Grande Mail5c 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.

With 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2021-06-23
Civil War Special Mail Routes
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Sale Number 1238, Lot Number 362, Trans-Rio Grande Mail5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal strip of four, mostly large to huge margins, ample at bottom left, tied by two lightly inked strikes of "Eagle Pass Tex. Jun. (?)" (1864) circular datestamp on blue folded letter from Matamoros to New Braunfels Tex. via Eagle Pass, datelined "Matamoros den 27 Mai 1864", from Groos Biersch & Co. with their blue oval handstamp on flap, addressed to A. Forke (druggist), strip has faint gum toning

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE DOUBLE-RATE CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE FRANKING ON A COVER CARRIED ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE AND PUT INTO THE MAILS AT EAGLE PASS DURING THE FEDERAL OCCUPATION OF BROWNSVILLE.

Brownsville was occupied by U.S. forces from November 7, 1863, to July 20, 1864. During this time, mail between Mexico and the C.S.A. was carried across the border further up the Rio Grande between Piedras Negras and Eagle Pass.

Johann August Forcke, a German immigrant, arrived in Texas in 1845 and was a practicing pharmacist in New Braunfels for 50 years.

Ex Brooks and Walske. With 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
5,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1545, Confederate General Issues and Covers, College Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, full margins to just in on bottom stamp, which has a minor wrinkle, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. ? 1863" circular datestamp on buff cover to Pleasant Ridge Ala. with illustrated floral design depicting fruit and a potted plant, part of the business imprint is visible (Fredericksburg Va.), part of backflap missing, Very Fine and a wonderful design

E. 500-750
800
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1547, Confederate General Issues and Covers, College Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to slightly in, printing wrinkle, tied by "Prattville Ala. Oct. 4" circular datestamp on pale green cotton gin manufacturer's advertising cover to Brandon Miss., slightly reduced and small tear at right, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
300
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1548, Confederate General Issues and Covers, College Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, a bit roughly separated but with ample to large margins, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 23" circular datestamp on buff cover to Henderson N.C. with Brownley, Greeen & Co. Grocers and General Commission Merchants embossed cameo corner card, missing part of backflap and small sealed tear at top, appears Very Fine, ex Kilbourne

E. 300-400
375
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Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1549, Confederate General Issues and Covers, College Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, large margins to full, tied by neat strike of "Mobile Ala. Aug. 4" double-circle datestamp on overall green lithographed Independent Packet James Battle steamboat advertising cover, beautiful sidewheeler illustration, below which is the captain's name and sailing times between Mobile and Montgomery, to Macon Ga., routed "Care of Macon Arsenal" at lower left, possibly carried by packet from Mobile to Montgomery on the Alabama River, and from there by train on the Montgomery & West Point R.R. to Macon -- weeks later Federal forces would take complete control of the Southern waterways -- slightly reduced at left, professionally cleaned to remove waterstain

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE STEAMBOAT COVER.

The Confederate packet James Battle advertised service on the Alabama River from Mobile and Montgomery. It was captured as a blockade runner in November 1863 and put into service for the North.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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