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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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Category — Confederate and Civil War: Flag-of-Truce Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
629
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 629, Confederate and Civil War: Flag-of-Truce Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Vertical strip of three, tied by "Old Point Comfort, Va. Dec 14" (1861) double-circle datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Mrs. Charles Ellet Jr. at Georgetown, D.C., manuscript "Exd" marking above indicia indicating Flag-of-Truce passage, most of backflap missing, minor edge tears, Fine and unusual, the earliest recorded use of this Old Point Comfort datestamp is Dec. 6, 1861, so this must be an 1861 use, accompanied by biographical information on Charles Ellet and extensive correspondence attesting to the 1861 usage (despite a photocopy of an old C.S.A. certificate stating 1860), ex Gimelson

E. 750-1,000
750
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