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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2018-06-28
The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 518, Adams Express to Union Forces Protecting Washington, D.C.FREE./For the Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEY, FREE./For the Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEYFREE./For the Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEY. Four-line handstamp perfectly struck in greenish blue on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Stephen Burkhalter Jr., 7th Regiment New York State Militia, 8th Co., Washington D.C. (Camp Cameron), "Care of Quartermaster Winchester", pencil "9", backflap tear barely extends to front at top

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STRIKE OF THE RARE ADAMS EXPRESS "FREE FOR THE REGIMENT" MARKING, APPLIED TO MAIL CARRIED TO AND FROM SOLDIERS DEFENDING THE NATION'S CAPITAL IN APRIL-MAY 1861.

The Adams Express "Free for the Regiment" markings were used briefly in April-May 1861 on mail carried free of charge between New York and regiments guarding the capital after Lincoln's call for volunteers to suppress the Southern rebellion. Only seven examples of the "For the Regiment" version are recorded, this being one of the choicest strikes. This example is unusual because it is one of the few showing the use of a 3c stamped envelope, a requirement according to the published notices and postal laws, but apparently often ignored. A comprehensive article on this marking by Scott Trepel can found in Chronicle 244, Nov. 2014, pp. 323-339.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,500
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2018-06-28
The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 519, Adams Express Through the LinesAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 18, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 18, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 18, 1861. Boldly struck circular datestamp and blue "Adams Express Co. Augusta Ga. Jul. 22" oval datestamp on 3c on White Red Star Die entire (U26) to Macon Ga., "Augusta Ga. Jul. 22" double-circle datestamp and "PAID 10" straightline handstamp for Confederate postage (the distance between Augusta and Macon only required 5c, but this was rated for the distance from Louisville), manuscript "2/-" (two bits or 25c) express charge, missing backflap

VERY FINE ADAMS EXPRESS THROUGH-THE-LINES USE, WHICH ENTERED THE CONFEDERATE MAILS AT AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, AND WITH A SCARCE COMBINATION OF BOTH THE LOUISVILLE AND AUGUSTA ADAMS DATESTAMPS.

This cover was sent during the early period when Adams southbound express mail was not put into the C.S.A. mail stream and postmarked at the Nashville post office. In this case, it was carried in the Adams network to Augusta and entered the C.S.A. mails there. Very few of these uses bear both Louisville and Augusta Adams handstamps.

Special Routes census No. S-AD-23

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2018-06-28
The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 520, Adams Express Through the LinesAdams Express Co. Philadelphia, Pa. Jul. 30 (1861), Adams Express Co. Philadelphia, Pa. Jul. 30 (1861)Adams Express Co. Philadelphia, Pa. Jul. 30 (1861). Clear strike of red circular datestamp with "Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 2, 1861" circular datestamp on 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26) to Merchant's Bank in New Orleans, no indication of Confederate postage paid or due, corner repair at top left, Fine appearance, the Walske-Trepel Special Routes census lists only seven covers with the Adams Philadelphia office datestamp -- of the seven recorded, five were sent in August 1861, and this and one other were sent in July (this is the only one without a Confederate postmark), Special Routes Census No. S-AD-48, ex Knapp, Shenfield and Antrim

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2018-05-22
United States and Confederate States Postal History
 
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 190, Confederate and Civil War: Through-the-Lines MailAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 12, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 12, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 12, 1861. Clearly struck circular datestamp ties 30c Orange (38), few scissors-blunted perfs, vivid color, on piece of cover sent to France, pencil "55/ Through" (55c paid, including 30c postage and 25c express fee), re-franked with horizontal strip of three 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), tied by blue grid cancels and "Louisville Ky. Aug. 13, 1861" double-circle datestamp, part of Havre transit at bottom of piece, strip lifted to show markings, Extremely Fine, a very rare use -- bearing in mind a similar franking on full cover brought nearly $200,000 in one of our sales, this is certainly an affordable alternative -- ex Birkinbine, Walske and Dr. Brandon

E. 750-1,000
400
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2016-06-22
Confederate States and the Civil War
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3014, U.S. Postage Used in Confederacy and Thru-the-LinesAdams Express, Adams ExpressAdams Express. Three items demonstrating carriage of Southern mail by Adams Express, including large piece of 3c Star Die entire (U26) with Augusta Ga. Jul. 18 double-circle datestamp and blue "Adams Express Co. Augusta Ga. Jul. 18" oval datestamp, "Paid 10" straightline and express charge notation, also piece of 3c Star Die (U27) with No. 26 tied by "Adams & Co. Louisville Ky. Jul. 30, 1861" circular datestamp, "Paid J.W.R. 50" express charge double-circle, finally vertical pair 5c Blue, London print (6) with Southern Express Co. Jun. 12 double-circle datestamp, Very Fine group, first two with C.S.A. certificates

E. 400-500
650
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-12-15
The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869
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Sale Number 1088, Lot Number 140, The Civil WarFREE./For the Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEY, FREE./For the Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEYFREE./For the Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEY. Four-line handstamp perfectly struck in greenish blue on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Stephen Burkhalter Jr., 7th Regiment New York State Militia, 8th Co., Camp Cameron, Washington D.C. "Kindness of Quartermaster Winchester"

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STRIKE OF THE RARE ADAMS EXPRESS "FREE FOR THE REGIMENT" MARKING, APPLIED TO MAIL CARRIED TO AND FROM SOLDIERS DEFENDING THE NATION'S CAPITAL IN APRIL-MAY 1861.

The Adams Express "Free for the Regiment" markings were used briefly in April-May 1861 on mail carried free of charge between New York and regiments guarding the capital after Lincoln's call for volunteers to suppress the Southern rebellion. Only seven examples of the "For the Regiment" version are recorded, this being one of the choicest strikes. This example is unusual because it is one of the few showing the use of a 3c stamped envelope, a requirement according to the published notices and postal laws, but apparently ignored. A comprehensive article on this marking will be found in the Chronicle 244, Nov. 2014, pp. 323-339.

Ex Knapp, Kimmell, Jarrett and Walske. With 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
6,250
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-11-20
The Brandon Collection, Part 2: General Issues and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1087, Lot Number 64, Across-the-Lines Express Mail and First Day Postal SystemAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 12, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 12, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 12, 1861. Clearly struck circular datestamp ties 30c Orange (38), few scissors-blunted perfs, vivid color, on piece of cover sent to France, pencil "55/ Through" (55c paid, including 30c postage and 25c express fee), re-franked with horizontal strip of three 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), tied by blue grid cancels and "Louisville Ky. Aug. 13, 1861" double-circle datestamp, part of Havre transit at bottom of piece, strip lifted to show markings, Extremely Fine, a very rare use -- bearing in mind a similar franking on full cover brought nearly $200,000 in one of our sales, this is certainly an affordable alternative -- ex Birkinbine and Walske

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-05-20
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4462, Civil War Postal History: United StatesAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville Ky. * Jul. 23, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville Ky. * Jul. 23, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville Ky. * Jul. 23, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), fresh color and beautifully centered, tied by blue grid cancel and "Louisville Ky. Jul. 24, 1861" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to John Lewis Faber in South Hadley Mass., pencil manuscript "25/1" express charge (two bits, or 25c), cover separated and reattached at bottom and left, still Extremely Fine through-the-lines cover carried by Adams Express with a choice stamp and well-struck markings, Special Routes Census No. N-AD-30, with 1994 A.P.S. and 2013 P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-02-27
The Richard L. Calhoun Collection of Charleston, S.C.
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Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 465, Discontinuation of Mail, ExpressesAdams Express Co., Charleston S.C., Apr. 25 (1861), Adams Express Co., Charleston S.C., Apr. 25 (1861)Adams Express Co., Charleston S.C., Apr. 25 (1861). Clear strike of blue oval datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Thos. Prosser & Son at New York City street address, sender's two-line route directive "per Adam's Express from Charleston S.C., Thursday April 25/61" at top, small repair to top flap only

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY OVAL APPLIED AT THEIR OFFICE IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS PRECURSOR EXPRESS USE OCCURRED JUST AS THE LAST COMMERCE SHIPS WERE DEPARTING CHARLESTON HARBOR AFTER PRESIDENT LINCOLN ANNOUNCED THE BLOCKADE OF SOUTHERN PORTS.

This cover is one of two addressed in the same hand to Thos. Prosser & Son which have the sender's directives giving two different routes -- one via Charleston and the other via Savannah. On the other (Siegel Sale 823, lot 342), the instructions were to send the letter "per Adams' express from Savannah Geo, Wednesday April 24/61" (it has a red April 25 oval datestamp). This cover was routed through Charleston. Based on other covers from the Prosser & Son correspondence, they probably originated near Atlanta.

President Lincoln proclaimed the blockade of Southern ports on April 19, 1861, and the exodus of ships owned by companies in the North began immediately. This cover probably left Charleston by rail on April 25, carried by one of the Adams Express Company messengers on their land lines. Although Adams ran regular steamers in and out of Charleston prior to the war, it seems unlikely that they would consign mail to a vessel at this date.

Special Routes census No. N-PRE-11. Ex White, Shenfield and Kohn.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,750
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-02-27
The Richard L. Calhoun Collection of Charleston, S.C.
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Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 466, Discontinuation of Mail, ExpressesAdams Express Co., Charleston S.C., May 17 (1861), Adams Express Co., Charleston S.C., May 17 (1861)Adams Express Co., Charleston S.C., May 17 (1861). Clear strike of blue oval datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Tobias, Hendricks & Co. at New York City street address, carried outside the mails to New York (probably by rail), handed to the carrier department where red "New York, Paid, City Delivery 1ct. May 23" carrier circular datestamp was applied, expertly repaired opening nicks along top edge, Very Fine appearance, this is the only recorded combination of the rare Adams Charleston office datestamp with a New York City carrier datestamp (similar covers are known from New Orleans), Special Routes census No. N-PRE-19, ex Kohn

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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