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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-11-20
The Brandon Collection, Part 2: General Issues and Postal History
c
Sale Number 1087, Lot Number 554, Trans-Mississippi Express MailE. W. Black's Arkansas Express, E. W. Black's Arkansas ExpressE. W. Black's Arkansas Express. Manuscript endorsement "by express Black" and "Paid $1.00" on cover to Hillsboro Ark., 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), large margins, tied by "Washington Ark. Oct. 21" circular datestamp, note on back: "I will leave Hampton Calhoun Country on the 6th of Nov have your letter there by that time and I will take it to the Army. EWB", slightly reduced with repaired pieces at bottom, bottom flap added (affecting only two words in message)

ONLY FOUR COVERS ARE KNOWN THAT WERE CARRIED BY ONE OF THE ARKANSAS EXPRESS OPERATIONS ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE WITH A BLACK'S EXPRESS ENDORSEMENT.

Elias W. Black was a soldier in the 4th Arkansas Regiment who was discharged for disability in June 1862. He operated an express between Arkansas and McNair's Arkansas Brigade of the Army of Tennessee. He charged $1.00 on letters to Arkansas, but return letters were apparently free. He carried his westbound letters to Washington, Arkansas, where he sent them onward in the Confederate mails. Return letters to the Brigade were sent under cover to his attention at Hampton, Arkansas (see Stefan T. Jaronski, "Another Private Trans-Mississippi Express Service Uncovered", Confederate Philatelist, No. 241). Certain covers from the Spence correspondence previously thought to have been carried by E. W. Black are now attributed to Barksdale's Express (see lot XXX).

Illustrated in Special Routes (p. 114). Ex Telep, Everett and Walske

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2011-06-21
United States Stamps & Postal History, Foreign
c
Sale Number 1011, Lot Number 1743, Confederate States (Trans-Mississippi Express, Blockade Mail, Groups)E. W. Black's Trans-Mississippi Express, E. W. Black's Trans-Mississippi ExpressE. W. Black's Trans-Mississippi Express. Ms. "Paid $1.00" with matching endorsement "Soldier's Letter, Alex E. Spence Capt., Co. `B' 1st Ark. Regt., Cleburne's Division, Army of Tenn." on homemade cover to Arkadelphia Ark., "Washington Ark. Oct. 12" circular datestamp and "10" due handstamp, letter which no longer accompanies was datelined "Camp 1st Ark. Regiment on the Atlanta & West Point R. Road near Palmetto Geo, Sep. 25th 1864", and begins "I have just learned of an opportunity of sending letters to Arks..."

VERY FINE. ONLY FOUR COVERS ARE KNOWN THAT WERE CARRIED BY ONE OF THE ARKANSAS EXPRESS OPERATIONS ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

Elias W. Black was a soldier in the 4th Arkansas Regiment who was discharged for disability in June 1862. He operated an express between Arkansas and McNair's Arkansas Brigade of the Army of Tennessee. He charged $1.00 on letters to Arkansas, but return letters were apparently free. He carried his westbound letters to Washington, Arkansas, where he sent them onward in the Confederate mails. Return letters to the Brigade were sent under cover to his attention at Hampton, Arkansas (see Stefan T. Jaronski, "Another Private Trans-Mississippi Express Service Uncovered", Confederate Philatelist, No. 241). Certain covers from the Spence correspondence previously thought to have been carried by E. W. Black are now attributed to Barksdale's Express (see Sale 988, lot 282).

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2010-05-27
The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 283, Trans-Mississippi Routes: Private ExpressE. W. Black's Arkansas Express, E. W. Black's Arkansas ExpressE. W. Black's Arkansas Express. Manuscript endorsement "by express Black" and "Paid $1.00" on cover to Hillsboro Ark., 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), large margins, tied by "Washington Ark. Oct. 21" circular datestamp, note on back: "I will leave Hampton Calhoun Country on the 6th of Nov have your letter there by that time and I will take it to the Army. EWB", slightly reduced with repaired pieces at bottom, bottom flap added (affecting only two words in message)

ONLY FOUR COVERS ARE KNOWN THAT WERE CARRIED BY ONE OF THE ARKANSAS EXPRESS OPERATIONS ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE WITH A BLACK'S EXPRESS ENDORSEMENT.

Elias W. Black was a soldier in the 4th Arkansas Regiment who was discharged for disability in June 1862. He operated an express between Arkansas and McNair's Arkansas Brigade of the Army of Tennessee. He charged $1.00 on letters to Arkansas, but return letters were apparently free. He carried his westbound letters to Washington, Arkansas, where he sent them onward in the Confederate mails. Return letters to the Brigade were sent under cover to his attention at Hampton, Arkansas (see Stefan T. Jaronski, "Another Private Trans-Mississippi Express Service Uncovered", Confederate Philatelist, No. 241). Certain covers from the Spence correspondence previously thought to have been carried by E. W. Black are now attributed to Barksdale's Express (see lot 282).

Illustrated in Special Routes (p. 114). Ex Telep and Everett

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1998-06-09
Confederate States
c
E. W. Black's Trans-Mississippi Express. Ms. "Paid $1.00" with matching endorsement "Soldier's Letter, Alex E. Spence Capt., Co. `B' 1st Ark. Regt., Cleburne's Division, Army of Tenn." on homemade cover to Arkadelphia Ark., "Washington Ark. Oct. 12" cds and "10" due hs, with photocopy of letter datelined "Camp 1st Ark. Regiment on the Atlanta & West Point R. Road near Palmetto Geo, Sep. 25th 1864", letter begins "I have just learned of an opportunity of sending letters to Arks..." and continues with battle reports etc.

THE EARLIER OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF E. W. BLACK'S EXPRESS.

E. W. Black operated a one-man trans-Mississippi service that appears to have existed briefly in the fall of 1864, carrying mail between Arkansas troops with the Army of Tennessee and correspondents across the river (reference: Stefan T. Jaronski, "Another Private Trans-Mississippi Express Service Uncovered", Confederate Philatelist, No. 241). This cover, from a correspondence new to the market, shows the $1.00 fee charged by Black.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1997-10-28
Confederate States
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1415, Southern Express MailE. W. Black Express, E. W. Black ExpressE. W. Black Express. Ms. "by express Black" and "Paid $1.00" on cover to Hillsboro Ark., 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), large margins, tied by "Washington Ark. Oct. 21" cds, ms. note on back: "I will leave Hampton Calhoun Country on the 6th of Nov have your letter there by that time and I will take it to the Army. EWB" A one-man express operating between Arkansas and its soldiers in the Army of Tennessee (see Confederate Philatelist No. 241, pp. 37-38), slight reduced with repaired pieces at bottom, bottom flap added (affecting only two words in message), still Very Fine appearance and the only cover of record handled by E. W. Black, an important Trans-Mississippi express usage, ex Telep and Everett

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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