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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
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Sale Number 1087, Lot Number 14, Shadows of the War: R.E. Lee and T.J. Jackson LettersRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Bold signature "R. E. Lee Genl" at top right of brown homemade cover addressed in Lee's hand to "Mrs. William H. Fitzhugh, Sec. at Dr. Conways, Governor Street, Richmond Virginia"

VERY FINE ROBERT E. LEE AUTOGRAPHED FIELD COVER. A GREAT RARITY.

General Robert E. Lee's letters sent from the field were enclosed in envelopes signed "R. E. Lee Genl". The letters and other important papers were carried by military courier, usually to Richmond to another officer under Lee's command. Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia on June 1, 1862. This is the historical starting point for all of Lee's signed field covers.

E. 7,500-10,000
5,750
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2004-12-08
United States Stamps and Covers
 
Sale Number 889, Lot Number 2073, Confederate StatesRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Letter signed "R. E. Lee Genl." datelined "HdQtrs Army N. Va. 21st March 1864" to Mrs. Bettie Land at Ninety-Six S.C., evidently declining request to release her husband from duty, classic General Lee phrasing: "The time is now near at hand when every good man should be at his post...If he and his fellow soldiers will display as I doubt not they will, the patriotic spirit that animates yourself, I trust the day is not far distant when they may all return to the homes which it is now their first duty to defend.", accompanied by transmittal cover (but not signed by Lee), mounted on board with a hand-painted silk flag, holes in letter and acidified from display, worthy of restoration and still a very presentable example of a war-time Lee letter

E. 5,000-7,500
2,800
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2004-04-27
United States and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 201, Confederate States (Free Franks and Ephemera)Robert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Bold signature "R. E. Lee Genl" at top right of brown homemade cover addressed in his hand to "Col. Fitz Lee, 1st Cavy", light wrinkles and faint edge toning

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST OF ALL RECORDED ROBERT E. LEE AUTOGRAPHED FIELD COVERS. AN OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL COVER.

General Robert E. Lee's letters sent from the field were enclosed in envelopes signed "R. E. Lee Genl". The letters and other important papers were carried by military courier, usually to Richmond to another officer under Lee's command.

Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia on June 1, 1862. This is the historical starting point for all of Lee's signed field covers. Records indicate that Lee's nephew, Fitz Hugh Lee, received his commission as Brigadier General on July 25, 1862. Therefore, this cover, addressed to Fitz Hugh Lee as Colonel, must have been sent sometime in June or July 1862, making it the earliest of all recorded signed Lee field covers.

Accompanied by a copy of the Confederate Philatelist article (Jan.-Feb. 1981) documenting this cover and providing a transcript of the letter that originated with the cover. Ex Telep.

E. 6,000-8,000
0
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2001-12-17
The Hall Collection of Confederate States
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Sale Number 840, Lot Number 543, Steamboat Usages"Per Steamer Robt E Lee", "Per Steamer Robt E Lee""Per Steamer Robt E Lee". Ms. endorsement and matching ms. cancel on vertical pair of 5c Blue, Local (7), ample margins to clear, used on buff cover to Demopolis Ala., with original letter datelined "Office Depot, Commissary, District of the Gulf, Mobile, March 24, 1863", Very Fine and rare Confederate steamboat usage, ex Knapp

E. 750-1,000
600
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2000-04-12
The Howard P. Green Collection of Confederate States
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Sale Number 822, Lot Number 2, AutographsRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Bold signature "R. E. Lee Genl" at top right of manila cover addressed in his hand to "Mrs. Margaret B. Daingerfield, Ingleside, Amelia Court House, Virginia", the cover also bears a 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), ample to huge margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 14, 1863" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF GENERAL LEE'S SIGNATURE IN COMBINATION WITH A CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE STAMP. MAILED DURING THE EARLY DAYS OF LEE'S INVASION OF THE NORTH, CULMINATING IN THE HISTORIC BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. A MARVELOUS COMBINATION OF HISTORY AND PHILATELY.

General Robert E. Lee's letters sent from the field were enclosed in envelopes signed "R. E. Lee Genl". The letters and other important papers were carried by military courier, usually to Richmond. Letters addressed to locations outside Richmond were mailed at the post office with postage prepaid; locally-addressed mail was usually delivered by hand, although a few examples were given to the post office.

The Richmond postmark on this cover is dated June 14, 1863, which coincides with Lee's advance toward the North. The Confederate invasion of the North was stopped at Gettysburg a little more than two weeks later.

Ex Haas.

E. 15,000-20,000
22,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2000-01-18
U.S. Postal History
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Sale Number 820, Lot Number 1002, Sanitary Fairs, ConfederateRear Admiral S. P. Lee, Rear Admiral S. P. LeeRear Admiral S. P. Lee. Eight covers incl. six to Adm. Lee as commander of Miss. or Blockading Squadron, minor opening faults, Fine group

E. 100-150
600
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1999-04-27
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
c
Robert E. Lee. Cover addressed in General Lee's hand to "Mrs. Charlotte Lee, Mr. Wm. Wickham, Hickory Hill, near Hanover C. House, Virginia", 5c Green, Stone 1 (1), ample to large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 27, 1862" circular datestamp, a bit age toned, manuscript somewhat faded

THE ONLY RECORDED COVER ADDRESSED BY ROBERT E. LEE WITH A CONFEDERATE LITHOGRAPHED ISSUE, AND THE EARLIEST OF ALL KNOWN CONFEDERATE-PERIOD COVERS ADDRESSED BY LEE. AN OUTSTANDING ITEM OF GREAT HISTORICAL INTEREST.

Charlotte Lee was General Lee's daughter-in-law and one of his most beloved family members. Charlotte was married to William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, whose capture and imprisonment in 1863 caused her such grief and distress that an illness later in the same year led to her tragic death.

While Lee still held the rank of General in April 1862, he was not in command of an army at this time. Early in March 1862, President Davis called Lee to Richmond to serve as an advisor in military operations. In June, after General Joseph E. Johnston was wounded in the Battle of Seven Pines, Lee assumed command over the army that would eventually become the famous Army of Northern Virginia. This cover, posted on April 27, 1862, is addressed in Lee's distinctive hand, but he did not sign the envelope, as became his custom after taking command of the Army of Northern Virginia. Because postage was required on all mail (other than official post office business), General Lee affixed the 5c Hoyer & Ludwig stamp for the proper 5c rate. Remarkably, this is the only Lee cover recorded with the lithographed issue (Scott 1-5). It is also the earliest Confederate-period cover addressed by Lee.

Accompanied by an article and letter from Van Dyke MacBride, in which he concludes "this is a remarkable cover, unique in many aspects, and one of the truly great pieces of Confederate postal history."

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1999-04-27
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
 
Robert E. Lee. Post-war CDV with U.S. 2c Proprietary revenue on back, Lumpkin & Tomlinson Richmond imprint on back, Very Fine

E. 300-400
450
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1998-06-09
Confederate States
 
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 256, Autographs and EphemeraRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Signature "R E Lee" on 1 x 2-3/4 in. clipped portion of printed form, light vertical fold, Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,275
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1997-10-28
Confederate States
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 4, Autographs and Historical EphemeraRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Confederate general and commander of the Army of Northern Virginia

A VERY FINE AND RARE ROBERT E. LEE FIELD COVER TO HIS WIFE AT RICHMOND. A DOUBLE SIGNATURE.

Autograph endorsement "R. E. Lee Genl" on brown field cover addressed in his hand to "Mrs. R. E. Lee" on Franklin Street in Richmond. Faint water spot at left. As choice as the double-signature field cover sold in our December 1995 auction for $14,300.

E. 10,000-12,000
11,000
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