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Area/Sub/
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
2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8481, Civil War PatrioticsJ.D., (his Crest, J.D., (his CrestJ.D., (his Crest.) Imprint in blue with red and blue Union Patriotic Shield design depicting Jefferson Davis as the Devil, on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U59) cancelled by "Nashua N.H. Mar. ?" circular datestamp with grid duplex, addressed to Worcester Mass., the design is a wonderful caricature with a winged "Devil" Davis sitting on a bale of cotton with seven stars above, Eayrs & Co. return address in margin, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and scarce Patriotic design, accompanied by a similar design on an unused cover

E. 500-750
1,500
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2018-05-22
United States and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 513, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Executive Dept.)Jefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. Buff cover with Confederate States Executive Department imprint (ED-03), addressed to Major Downer at the Ordnance Department Richmond Va., crossed out and re-addressed in the hand of President Jefferson Davis to Col. James Chesnut (aide de camp to Davis), missing backflap and small tears at bottom, still Fine cover with clear writing in the distinctive style of President Davis, Executive Dept. covers addressed by Davis are extremely rare, accompanied by biographical information on Downer and Chesnut

E. 500-750
300
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2016-11-09
U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
c
Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 151, Confederate StatesJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. Free frank "Jeffers. Davis, Sec. of War" as Secretary of War on legal-size cover to Rev. J. W. French at West Point N.Y., neat "Washington Cy. D.C. Dec. 22" circular datestamp, accompanied by 18-page letter from recipient and small booklets made by French, and by copy of Davis's reply, some edgewear, still Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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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
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3008, Confederate Free FranksJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. Free frank "Jeffers Davis U.S.S." as U.S. Senator on cover to Delaware O., "Washington D.C. Free Jun. 1, 1860" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right where nicked from opening, small tear at top, still Very Fine, Davis was a U.S. Senator from Mississippi when he resigned on Jan. 21, 1861, shortly before assuming the presidency of the Confederate States

E. 750-1,000
650
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2015-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4473, Confederate States: Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, othersJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. Free frank "F. Jeff Davis U.S.S." as U.S. Senator on cover addressed in his hand to Saxton's River Vt., red "Free Washington D.C. Aug. 4" circular datestamp, intact wax seal on back but indistinct impression, fresh and Very Fine, ex Dr. Robertson

E. 750-1,000
2,900
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2015-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4474, Confederate States: Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, othersJefferson Davis as Prisoner of War to his Wife, Jefferson Davis as Prisoner of War to his WifeJefferson Davis as Prisoner of War to his Wife. Cover addressed in the hand of the former President to his wife, "Mrs. Varina Davis, Augusta, Georgia," additionally Davis writes, "Politeness of Hon J. Speed U.S. Atty. Genl." in a tiny hand, Speed's signature is at upper right, "J. Speed Atty genl", which served as both free frank and censor's mark, originally datestamped Nov. 25, 1865, in Washington D.C., it was shortly thereafter marked "Advertised Dec. 5" and "UNCLAIMED", apparently by the Augusta office, though it eventually found its way to Mrs. Davis as there is an Augusta circular datestamp dated Jan. 5 on back, and the cover, according to Earl Antrim, was in the collection of Davis's grandson, Mr. Jefferson Hayes-Davis; cover with expertly repaired tear above Washington postmark, small restored nick at top right corner and some other cosmetic repairs along right edge

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE CIVIL WAR USAGE, SENT BY JEFFERSON DAVIS, FORMER CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT AND IMPRISONED LEADER OF THE SOUTHERN REBELLION. ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN POSTALLY USED LETTERS SENT BY JEFFERSON DAVIS AS A PRISONER OF WAR.

A fourth example is known, but it was privately carried outside of the mails.

Ex Dr. Robertson. Illustrated in Antrim, page 97.

E. 5,000-7,500
16,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-06-26
2014 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1222, Confederate StatesJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. Free frank "Jeffers. Davis, Sec. of War" as Secretary of War on legal-size cover to Rev. J. W. French at West Point N.Y., neat "Washington Cy. D.C. Dec. 22" circular datestamp, accompanied by 18pp letter from recipient and small booklets made by French, and by copy of Davis's reply, some edgewear, still Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2102, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. Folded cover faintly addressed "Private for President Davis, Richmond Virginia", franked with 10c Blue, Die B (12), entire front with writing by Davis lamenting that "hostile parties have the power to blacken the good name of our officer by secret aspersion of him to me", "JD" initials on stamp and dated "29 Dec. '64", this was written shortly before General Hood resigned as commander of the Army of the Tennessee, replaced by General Richard Taylor

E. 300-400
1,200
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2006-12-20
United States Postal History
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1534, Confederate Autographs and DocumentsJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. Folded cover with "Emory Ms. July 22" ms. postmark and matching "Paid 10" addressed to Jefferson Davis at Richmond Va., docketed and signed on back in Davis's hand, reads "Enquiring whether they as tanners are exempt from military service Confederate and State, Respectfully referred to Gov. Pettus for such action as may be proper in this case." dated Aug. 2, 1862, Very Fine and very rare, this is the only recorded example used from the Emory post office, with 1993 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
1,600
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2006-03-16
Confederate States Stamps and Postal History
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 3072, Flag-of-Truce and PrisonersJefferson Davis as Prisoner of War to his Wife, Jefferson Davis as Prisoner of War to his WifeJefferson Davis as Prisoner of War to his Wife. Cover addressed in the hand of the former President to his wife, "Mrs. Varina Davis, Augusta, Georgia," additionally Davis writes, "Favor of Hon. J. Speed U.S. Atty. Genl." in a tiny hand, Speed's signature is at upper right, "J. Speed Atty genl", which served as both free frank and censor's mark, datestamped Dec. 9, 1865, in Washington D.C., small piece out of back, expertly restored

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE CIVIL WAR USAGE, SENT BY JEFFERSON DAVIS, FORMER CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT AND IMPRISONED LEADER OF THE SOUTHERN REBELLION. ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN POSTALLY USED LETTERS SENT BY JEFFERSON DAVIS AS A PRISONER OF WAR.

A fourth example is known, but it was privately carried outside of the mails. Accompanied by CDV of Jefferson Davis, circa 1863, from Brady photographic negative. A similar example realized $8,500 hammer in our Robertson Sale 887

E. 7,500-10,000
6,500
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