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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2010-05-27
The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes
c
Sale Number 988, Lot Number 114, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Petersburg-Old Point ComfortGovernor's Island (Castle Williams), N.Y, Governor's Island (Castle Williams), N.YGovernor's Island (Castle Williams), N.Y. Buff cover from prisoner to St. Lawrence N.C., endorsed "Prisoner of War Letter", pencil "Ex" examiner's mark, 3c Rose (65) with choice centering, tied by "New-York Jun. 23" (1862) double-circle datestamp, "Petersburg Va. Jul. 17" circular datestamp covers the examiner's mark, matching "10" due handstamp for C.S.A. postage, slight wear and minor edge faults, still Very Fine, a scarce cover sent by flag-of-truce via Petersburg during the brief period when prisoners and mail were exchanged at Aiken's Landing Va., the New York Harbor Governor's Island prisons -- Castle Williams for enlisted men and Fort Columbus for officers -- were first used in August 1861, southbound mail entered the U.S. mails at nearby New York City, and the C.S.A. mails at Norfolk or Petersburg, while six covers are known from the via Norfolk period, we are aware of only this cover from the via Petersburg period, it apparently did not reopen in mid-1863 since no mail has been identified from the via Richmond period, with 1979 C.S.A. certificate, illustrated in Special Routes (p. 68)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2002-09-25
The Dr. Karl Agre Collection of Confederate States
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5967, Confederate PrisonersGovernor's Island, Governor's IslandGovernor's Island. Cover bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by light strike of star in circle fancy cancel, "New-York Nov. 7" double-circle datestamp, on 1864 cover to Bristol R.I., with original enclosure datelined "Governor's Island N. York Harbor Nov. 6th 1864", barely reduced at left, Fine and rare, approximately six covers are known from this prison

E. 200-300
325
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