Sale 1238 — Civil War Special Mail Routes

Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 June, 2021

Category — Express Mail in Confederate Territory

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
368
c
Sale 1238, Lot 368, Express Mail in Confederate Territory5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins at top and bottom, manuscript cancel, bold strike of red "Southern Express Co. Savannah Ga. Apr. 20" (1862) double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Camp Altahama April 17 the 1862" (on the Altahama River near Fort Pulaski Ga.), addressed to Hogansville Ga., pencil "Paid R/- from #5", stamp edges with toning and small nicks, horizontal pre-use crease, Very Fine appearance and a scarce use, letter includes writer's expectation of being mustered out of service in a week, then being told that the Confederate Conscription Act, which had passed the day before this letter was written, required that all state volunteer troops be turned over to Confederate authorities for three years, ex Hughes

E. 750-1,000
1,700