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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

Category — Confederate States: General Issues On Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2588
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2588, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to in at right, tied by "Camden S.C. Jun. 26" (1863) double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from original broadside announcing South Carolina's secession from the Union, high-quality printing in red and blue on glazed enamel paper, addressed to Black Oak S.C., the pair is tied on blank side, cut and folded over for display, faint pencil guidelines in the shape of an envelope, small piece missing from backflap, otherwise in excellent condition

AN ASTONISHING AND EXTREMELY FINE ADVERSITY USE OF THE BROADSIDE THAT ANNOUNCED THE START OF THE CIVIL WAR.

This is the original broadside announcing the Ordinance of Secession passed by South Carolina on December 20, 1861. The portion used for this envelope includes the Palmetto flag of South Carolina, the word "Declaration" and a section of the Ordinance with the words "People of [the State of] South Carolina". The spirit of independence -- or rebellion -- that guided South Carolina's decision to secede is reflected in the year "1776" printed at upper left.

Ex Hill and Gordon.

E. 5,000-7,500
3,000
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