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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=Confederate States and Civil War-Related, Issue/Country=Confederate States and Civil-War Related, All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = Salisbury Prison
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1073, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Prisoner-of-war's homemade cover to North Somerville Mass., with original letter datelined "Salisbury N.C. Dec 1st 1864", endorsed "Prisoner of War's Letter", censored with pencil "Examined", "Salisbury N.C. 5 Dec." circular datestamp, trace of "Pa(id)" handstamp, entered U.S. mails with "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" in circle, some wear as usual for this soft paper, still Fine and attractive flag-of-truce cover sent via Richmond and Old Point Comfort, ex Walske

E. 750-1,000
400
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2017-11-08
United States and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2505, Confederate States: Prison & BlockadeSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Prisoner-of-war's homemade cover to North Somerville, Mass., with original letter datelined "Salisbury N.C. Dec 1st 1864", endorsed "Prisoner of War's Letter", censored with pencil "Examined", "Salisbury N.C. 5 Dec." circular datestamp, trace of "Pa(id)" handstamp, entered U.S. mails with "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" in circle, some wear as usual for this soft paper, still Fine and attractive flag-of-truce cover sent via Richmond and Old Point Comfort, ex Walske

E. 500-750
1,200
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2013-07-23
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and U.S. Possessions
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Sale Number 1051, Lot Number 1810, Confederate States: Flag-of-Truce, Confederate PrisonsSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Prisoner-of-war turned cover to Chambersburg, Pa., endorsed "Prisoners Letter By Flag of Truce", magenta manuscript "Exd/s", 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Salisbury N.C. Dec. 10" (1864) circular datestamp, sent via Richmond and Fortress Monroe, "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle datestamp, "Due 6" for unpaid rate, first use addressed to "Thos. McDowell Citizen Prisoner" and endorsed "By Flag of Truce", 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 5" circular datestamp, some edgewear, otherwise Very Fine, a desirable P.O.W. turned cover sent twice by flag-of-truce, ex Walske, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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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
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 100, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Norfolk-Old Point ComfortSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Flag-of-truce cover from Charles Kliffmuller at Salisbury Prison to his wife Matilda in Fritzlar, Germany, docketed "Via Norfolk & Flag of Truce", manuscript "Examined" (C.S.A.) and "Exd. Ft. Monroe." (U.S.) censor marks, Confederate 5c Blue (4) stamp missing (removed at Old Point Comfort), was tied by "Salisbury N.C. Apr? 1862" circular datestamp, entered U.S. mails with "Old Point Comfort Va. Apr. 28" circular datestamp, "30" circular handstamp most likely for unpaid letter by Prussian Closed Mail (ignored in New York and sent by Hamburg mail), blue "15" Hamburg mail handstamp, sent from New York by HAPAG Teutonia on May 3 with "N. York Hamb. Pkt. 5 May 3" debit datestamp, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cassel and Fritzlar backstamps, "4-1/2 / 6Xr" rate handstamp applied in Hamburg representing 4.5sgr (10c) international rate plus 6kr transit postage, postage due restated at Cassel with "6-1/2" sgr due handstamp (scarce marking with the diagonal fraction bar), finally restated again with manuscript "6-1/2" sgr plus "-1/4" due for local delivery at Fritzlar, cover with some tears, part of backflap missing and corner restoration

AN EXTREMELY RARE FLAG-OF-TRUCE COVER FROM SALISBURY PRISON TO GERMANY VIA NORFOLK, OLD POINT COMFORT, NEW YORK AND HAMBURG MAILS. FEW FOREIGN BOUND FLAG-OF-TRUCE COVERS ARE KNOWN.

Charles Kliffmuller was a private in the Alabama Eufaula Light Artillery. When he mailed this cover, he was either a guard at Salisbury Prison or perhaps in detention for an infraction. He married Miss Matilda Lange on Sep. 3, 1858, and was killed in the Chunky Creek train accident in Mississippi in February 1863. His train was on its way to provide reinforcements at Vicksburg when it derailed over the damaged Chunky Creek trestle, killing more than 40 people.

Ex Grant and Meroni. Illustrated in Chronicle (No. 213)

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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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
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 107, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Petersburg-Old Point ComfortSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Flag-of-truce cover from Chief Engineer Joseph Parry at Salisbury Prison to his wife in Philadelphia Pa., C.S.A. postage paid by 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4) with two large margins, others cut in and lower left corner slightly clipped, U.S. postage paid by 3c Rose (65), both stamps tied by "Salisbury N.C. Jun. 15, 1861 [1862]" circular datestamp (the year date is inverted and in error as usual), censored in pencil by both the U.S. ("Ex") and C.S.A. ("Ex NK"), some edgewear, slightly reduced and small opening nick at right, 3c perfs slightly trimmed as a result

FINE AND RARE. AN OUTSTANDING MIXED-FRANKING PRISONER'S FLAG-OF-TRUCE COVER SENT VIA PETERSBURG AND OLD POINT COMFORT FROM THE PARRY CORRESPONDENCE.

When Federal troops occupied Norfolk on May 9, 1862, the C.S.A. flag-of-truce exchange point was moved up the James River to Aiken's Landing, Virginia, with the U.S. exchange point remaining across the Chesapeake Bay at Fortress Monroe. Aiken's Landing was used by the C.S.A. for only a short time, after which their exchange point was moved to City Point, Virginia. With the July 1862 implementation of the prisoner exchange cartel, prisoner populations were temporarily drastically reduced and flag-of-truce mail exchanges were virtually eliminated. Because of the very short period of time this route was in existence, mail via Petersburg is among the rarest of prisoners' flag-of-truce mail. These covers also represent the earliest possible mixed-franking covers with U.S. and Confederate stamps.

Joseph L. Parry was chief engineer on the U.S. transport steamer Union when it ran aground on November 3, 1861, on the North Carolina coast. Parry was held at Salisbury Prison until his exchange in September, 1862. The Parry correspondence to and from the prison was described in two outstanding articles by Lawrence Lohr in the Confederate Philatelist in 1995 and 2008.

Ex Hollowbush (who was Parry's grand godson). Illustrated in Special Routes (p. 69)

E. 3,000-4,000
2,000
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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
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 108, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Petersburg-Old Point ComfortSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Flag-of-truce cover from Dr. Charles Carroll Gray at Salisbury Prison to Geneva N.Y., C.S.A. postage paid by 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), two large margins, cut in at lower right, tied by one of two strikes of "Salisbury N.C. Jun. 22, 1861 [1862]" circular datestamp with usual yeardate error, "Due 3" straightline handstamp for U.S. postage, endorsed "CC Gray US Army, Prisoner of War, Salisbury NC", manuscript "Examined Th H Holmes ADC" censor mark, small backflap tear

VERY FINE. A RARE PRISONER'S FLAG-OF-TRUCE COVER SENT VIA PETERSBURG AND OLD POINT COMFORT.

As described in the preceding lot, the Petersburg-Old Point Comfort route was in use for only a short period of time. As such flag-of-truce covers sent by this route are very rare. Dr. Charles Carroll Gray was a U.S. Army medical officer who saw action at the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas). Upon his capture he spent time in Libby Prison in Richmond, Castle Pinckney in Charleston and Salisbury Prison. He was exchanged in July 1862. His fascinating 1861-1862 diary, housed at the University of North Carolina Library, contains detailed descriptions of prisoner medical conditions and social interactions between prisoners and guards.

Illustrated in Special Routes (p. 63). Ex Emerson and Cole.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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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
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 110, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Petersburg-Old Point ComfortSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Flag-of-truce cover from Massachusetts to James H. Griggs at Salisbury Prison, U.S. and C.S.A. postage prepaid with 3c Rose (65), cancelled by grid with matching "Dedham Mass. May 20" (1862) circular datestamp and 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 28" circular datestamp, docketing at left "Via Fortress Monroe Care of Gen. Wool", cover then turned and used with two 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4) (one with faults) and sent to Clarksville, Va., "Petersburg Va. Jul. 8" circular datestamp and "Missent" straightline, backflap missing and splits from showing cover opened (reinforced with hinges)

AN EXCEPTIONAL MIXED-FRANKING FLAG-OF-TRUCE COVER SENT VIA FORTRESS MONROE AND PETERSBURG, MADE EVEN MORE DESIRABLE BY THE TURNED USAGE.

When Federal troops occupied Norfolk on May 9, 1862, the C.S.A. flag-of-truce exchange point was moved up the James River to Aiken's Landing, Virginia, with the U.S. exchange point remaining across the Chesapeake Bay at Fortress Monroe. Aiken's Landing was used by the C.S.A. for only a short time, after which their exchange point was moved to City Point, Virginia. With the July 1862 implementation of the prisoner exchange cartel, prisoner populations were temporarily drastically reduced and flag-of-truce mail exchanges were virtually eliminated. Because of the very short period of time this route was in existence, mail via Petersburg is among the rarest of P.O.W. mail. These covers also represent the earliest possible mixed frankings with U.S. and Confederate stamps.

James H. Griggs was born in Dedham Mass. and served as a private in the Massachusetts 5th Infantry Regiment from May 1, 1861, to June 24, 1862, during which time he was captured and sent to Salisbury Prison. After exchange in late May 1862, he served with the 33rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment from August 7, 1862, to March 19, 1863. Finally he is listed as a commissioned officer in Company I of the 37th Regiment of U.S. Colored Infantry starting in 1864.

Illustrated in Special Routes (p. 68). Ex Seybold. With 1998 A.P.S. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
2,700
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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
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 111, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Petersburg-Old Point ComfortSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Incoming cover addressed to "E.B. Gilley Salisbury N.C." and endorsed "Prisoner of War", manuscript "Ex" censor mark in pencil, 3c Rose (65), manuscript cancelled and tied by "Hill N.H. Jun. 25" (1862) circular datestamp, sent through Old Point Comfort Va., entered C.S.A. mails with "Petersburg Va. Jul. 15" circular datestamp, "10" C.S.A. postage due handstamp, some light soiling, Very Fine, scarce flag-of-truce cover through Petersburg which was open as an exchange point for only four months in 1862, see lot 52 for "Mails Suspended" cover from same correspondence, ex Birkinbine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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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
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 112, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Petersburg-Old Point ComfortSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Incoming folded letter datelined July 4th 1862, addressed to "Capt. A. H. White. 5th N.Y. Cavalry/ Prisoner of War/ Confederate Military Prison Salisbury N.C.", 3c Rose (65) tied by two strikes of "PAID" handstamp, perfect strike of "Canajoharie N.Y. Jul. 7" circular datestamp, manuscript "Ex Jad?" censor mark in pencil, sent through Old Point Comfort Va., entered C.S.A. mails with "Petersburg Va. Jul. 15" circular datestamp, "10" C.S.A. postage due handstamp, Very Fine, scarce flag-of-truce cover through Petersburg which was open as an exchange point for only four months in 1862, A. H. White was a member of Company D of the 5th New York Cavalry and was captured at Front Royal in Virginia, illustrated in Special Routes (p. 240)

E. 1,000-1,500
4,750
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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
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 133, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Richmond-Old Point ComfortSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Prisoner-of-war turned cover to Chambersburg, Pa., endorsed "Prisoners Letter By Flag of Truce", magenta manuscript "Exd/s", 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Salisbury N.C. Dec. 10" (1864) circular datestamp, sent via Richmond and Fortress Monroe, "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle datestamp, "Due 6" for unpaid rate, first use addressed to "Thos. McDowell Citizen Prisoner" and endorsed "By Flag of Truce", 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 5" circular datestamp, some edgewear, otherwise Very Fine, a desirable P.O.W. turned cover sent twice by flag-of-truce

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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