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2 of your results are from upcoming Sale No. 1238

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Sale Number 1238, Lot Number 220, Suspension of United States Postal RoutesNew Bern N.C. May 21 (1861), New Bern N.C. May 21 (1861)New Bern N.C. May 21 (1861). Bold blue circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), perfectly centered, rich color, on small cover to Mrs. B. S. Hedrick at New York City street address, pencil forwarding address "Washington Patent Office D.C.", "New-York May 27" circular datestamp and "FORWARDED" straightline handstamp, manuscript "3" U.S. forwarding postage due

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE COVER, POSTMARKED ON THE FIRST FULL DAY OF NORTH CAROLINA'S 7-DAY INDEPENDENT STATEHOOD AND CARRIED THROUGH RICHMOND ON MAY 23, THE LAST DAY THE MAIL ROUTE BETWEEN RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON D.C. REMAINED OPEN.

Northbound mail from the eastern Confederate States to the U.S. was normally carried via Richmond and Washington D.C. until May 23, 1861. The Federal military occupation of Alexandria, Virginia, closed this route on the evening of May 23, so northbound mail was diverted to the C.S.A. Dead Letter Office at Richmond from May 24 until June 1. The May 21 origin date in New Bern N.C. indicates transit through Richmond on May 23, the last day the route remained open. The addressee was the wife of Benjamin S. Hedrick, who was appointed 1st Assistant Examiner in the U.S. Patent Office on Apr. 10, 1861 (service record accompanies).

Illustrated in Confederate Philatelist (Jan.-Feb. 1994, pp. 29-30) and Special Routes book (p. 3). Ex Walske

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E. 1,500-2,000
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U.S. Stamps
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2021-06-23
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Sale Number 1238, Lot Number 399, Post-War ExpressesILLEGAL STAMP, ILLEGAL STAMPILLEGAL STAMP. Bold strike of straightline handstamp ties long-demonetized 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on circa 1866 cover from Vera Cruz, Mexico, to Rutson Maury (of the famed Maury family) in New York City, directive "Politeness of Col. Geo. H. Sweet", stamp also tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 28" circular datestamp, a different style of New Orleans datestamp struck on back, manuscript "Ship 6", notation "Mexico" on back, receipt docketing "Mrs. Genl. Stevens, Vera Cruz 15 Decr. Recd. 16 Jany.", indicates Vera Cruz, Mexico origin, opened for display, top flap reattached

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE USE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE "ILLEGAL STAMP" MARKING APPLIED AT NEW ORLEANS. THIS COVER ORIGINATED FROM EX-CONFEDERATE GENERAL WALTER H. STEVENS' WIFE IN VERA CRUZ AFTER THE WAR.

Based on the docketing, this undoubtedly originated from the wife of Confederate General Walter H. Stevens. After the Civil War, Stevens went to Mexico, where he was superintendent and engineer for the Mexican Imperial Railroad, a railroad line planned by Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico to run between Vera Cruz and Mexico City. Stevens died of yellow fever at Vera Cruz on November 12, 1867. This was mailed either in December 1866, before he died, or in 1867, shortly after his death. The notation "Politeness of Col. Geo. H. Sweet" refers to Colonel George Henry Sweet, the former Confederate officer who commanded Camp Ford prison camp in Texas and toured Mexico in 1866 after the war.

Ex Haas and Dr. Brandon. With 1971 P.F. certificate

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E. 2,000-3,000
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2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1248, 1851-56 and 1857-60 Issues Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Brilliant color, cancelled by grid, perfectly-struck red "New Haven Con. Oct. 6, 1860" circular datestamp on buff cover to Hartford Conn. with religious verses in ornate border design, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover that can certainly be described as "Jarrett quality", ex Alexander and Jarrett

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1249, 1851-56 and 1857-60 Issues Covers(Colorado Territory) Rocky Mountain News Illustrated Corner Card, (Colorado Territory) Rocky Mountain News Illustrated Corner Card(Colorado Territory) Rocky Mountain News Illustrated Corner Card. 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by target cancel in oily red ink with matching strike of "Boulder C.T." Colorado Territory circular datestamp (possibly Aug. 19, 1860) on cover to Oquawka Ill. with "Rocky Mountain News Printing" corner card with illustration of building and American flag, detailed design depicts several individuals standing in front of the building, foreground and sky, Very Fine, one of only two recorded examples of this beautiful Rocky Mountain news illustrated corner card, the Rocky Mountain News was established by William N. Byers in April 1859, when present-day Denver was part of Kansas Territory, the building depicted in this design was reportedly destroyed in 1864, ex Risvold and Haub

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8155, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Tied by "DUE 3" handstamp with matching "SHIP" handstamp on cover to Custom House, Key West Fla., sender's endorsement "Steamer Isabel", fresh and Extremely Fine, a rare ship-letter usage into Key West aboard the Isabel, which later served as the Confederate blockade-runner Ella Warley

E. 300-400
500
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8156, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by well-struck blue "Stony Creek Conn. ? 16" fancy town marking with negative letters in ribbons with day in manuscript on cover to New Haven Conn., stamp with few short perfs at upper left, Very Fine strike of this fancy town marking

E. 200-300
275
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8157, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by perfectly struck "Stoneham Mass. May 19 1859" circular datestamp with "Stoneham" in fancy scroll with ornamentation below, on cover to Townsend Centre Mass., Extremely Fine strike of this scarce cancel, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
150
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8158, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by well-struck Elaborate Star fancy cancel (S-E ST-E 34), "Madison Ct. Nov. 20" (1860) circular datestamp on cover to New York, with original enclosure, Very Fine strike of this attractive fancy cancel

E. 200-300
180
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8159, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Horizontal strip of three, applied upside down and tied by strikes of Lyre fancy cancel with "Canton Miss. Oct. 30" circular datestamp on gray cover to Carroll Hoy in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, slightly reduced at left, stamps with few flaws, still Fine and scarce triple-rate cover with this distinctive fancy cancel

E. 300-400
300
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8160, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by two strikes of "US" woodcut handstamp, "Haverhill O. April ?" manuscript townmark on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt Entire (U10) to Hudson Summit O., cover with mended faults and backflap reattached, still Fine strikes of this exceedingly rare cancel, this cover apparently was the first to provide the origin of this cancel, Simpson-Alexander shows a tracing but lists it as unidentified, referenced in Chronicle 120, pp. 252-253, ex Wagshal, with 1984 and 2010 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
375
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