Sale 468 — 1975 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 25 March, 1975

Category — Confederate States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
228
c
Danville, Va., 5c Black on Dark Buff (21XU3). Curved 'Southern" type, used with 5c Blue, Rough Impression but London Print shade (6?) Margins to trifle in. Cover expertly repaired, Very Fine appearance. Confederate Stamp Alliance Certificate of authenticity verifies the provisional but states it did not do Postal duty. This is actually a moot question for there is not the slightest evidence this cover paid a 5c rate & it is entirely possible it paid a 10c rate, double weight before July 1, 1862, 10c rate thereafter. An incredible combination under any circumstances

E. 750-1,000
900
229
c
Sale 468, Lot 229, Confederate StatesLynchburg, Va., 5c Blue (52X1). Beautiful Dark Shade, Clear to Large Margins, prominent printing flaw next to numeral, tied by Lynchburg pmk., another Strike, on Neat Cover to Amherst C. H., Va., Very Fine and Rare

1,000
1,500
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230
og
Macon, Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Laid Paper (53X7). Large Margins, Fresh color, Extremely Fine, with P. F. Certificate; A newly discovered major variety of the highest order of Rarity and in the finest possible condition, Probably Unique

E. 5,000-10,000
3,750
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231
c
Sale 468, Lot 231, Confederate States5c Blue (6). Block of Six & Horiz. Pair, "Acton, Tex., March 4/65", ms. pmk. on Trans-Mississippi front only to Dalton, Ga. ms. "Via Shreveport, La." Extensive military address, a little worn at edges, yet reasonably good appearance. West to East Trans-Mississippi covers all of great rarity, especially from Texas, with Confed. Stamp Alliance Certificate

E. 500-750
525
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232
c
Sale 468, Lot 232, Confederate States5c Blue, Local Print (7). Eight, (Strip of Three, Two pairs & single), paying 40c Trans-Mississippi rate, uncancelled. Mar. 31, 1864 letter indicates it was to be transmitted by private blockade runner, ms. via Shreveport, La. From same correspondence as preceding lot with extensive military address to a Texas soldier. Fine, & of the highest degree of rarity. With Confed. Stamp Alliance Cert.

E. 500-750
400
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233
c
10c Light Blue, Frame Line (10). Pos. 30, Full (18mm) Sheet Margin at R., Cpl. Lines at L. & R. Wide Margins T. & B., tied by Mobile, Ala. double circle pmk. on cover to Bowling Green, Va., small tear at top of cover, a Wonderful Stamp, One of the Most Outstanding Frame Line Covers Known, Ex-Dietz

E. 750-1,000
250
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234
c
10c Blue (11). Ample to large margins, tied by "Macon, Ga." double circle on War-Time Emergency envelope to Demopolis, Ala. The envelope is made from a complete cartridge wrapper of the Selma (Ala.) Arsenal, dated June 1864. It was carefully opened and refolded to enclose a very interesting letter of military significance in reference to Sherman's March to the Sea. It is headed "Camp near Lovejoy Station, Ga., Sept. 12, 1864. It is in a remarkably fine state of preservation, perfect except for a small erosion in one corner. This particular cover was entensively written-up in "The Confederate Philatelist" for Nov.-Dec. 1972 and is a rare, historic piece of major importance

E. 500-750
1,000
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