Sale 596 — 1982 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 24 April, 1982

Category — Confederate States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
 
CESSATION "OF MAILS BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTHERN STATES, The Official Post Office Department Notice on official stationery, dated Washington D.C., May 27, 1861, from which we quote in its entirety: "All Postal Service in the State of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas, will be suspended from and after the 31st instant. Letters for offices temporarily closed by this order will be forwarded to the Dead Letter Office except those for Western Virginia, which will be sent to Wheeling (amenuensis signature) of M.(ontgomery) Blair, Postmaster General". An Exceptional Postal History Item, being the formal, official notification of the end of postal service between the Union and the C.S.A., Exceptionally Fresh & Well Preserved

E. 2,000-5,000
1,000
2
c
R E Lee Genl, Autograph Free Frank on Remarkably Fresh Field Letter Cover to "Mrs. R E Lee" in Richmond, neat Blue pencil docketing "4 Dec/63" receipt date, Exceptionally Fine Quality, Rare

E. 2,000-5,000
10,000
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3
c
Sale 596, Lot 3, Confederate StatesAthens, Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Large Margins, tied by Grid & "Athens Ga. Paid" pmk. on Small Cover to Clarksville, Ga., Very Fine, Choice Cover, Particularly well tied by both Grid & Town, ex-Emerson, Caspary

1,150
2,400
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4
c
Athens, Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Horizontal Pair, Types I and II, margins to touched in couple places, Grid cancel, tied by "Athens, Ga. Paid" pmk. on Lilac Cover to Richmond, Military Address (Cobb correspondence), Fine, Rare

2,000
1,600
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5
c
Sale 596, Lot 5, Confederate StatesAthens, Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Large to Huge Margins, tied by Grid, partial Athens pmk., Handsome Blue "University of Georgia Athens." Embossed Corner Card, some very negligible toning, Fine & Very Rare (12 Known)

7,000
8,000
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6
c
Sale 596, Lot 6, Confederate StatesAtlanta Ga., 5c Black Handstamp Provisional (6XU2). Light strike, "Atlanta Ga. Sep 11 1861" pmk. on Multicolor 11 Star Patriotic Cover (Dietz Ty. B-58), Fine & Quite Rare

3,250
3,500
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7
c
Atlanta, Ga., 10c on 5c Black Revalued Handstamp Provisional (6XU7). Choice Strike, Clear" Atlanta Ga. Sep 13 1861" pmk. on Neat Orange Cover, Very Fine, signed Dietz, with Dietz Letter; also includes a second cover with "Atlanta Ga. Jul15 1861" pmk. & "Paid 10", same correspondence (without flap)

1,500
2,200
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8
c
Autaugaville, Ala., 5c Black Handstamp Provisional (10XU1). Clear Autaugaville Ala. pmk. to Montgomery, bit reduced at right, minor staining at top left, Fine, Reputedly Only Two Known, Exceedingly Rare

4,250
7,500
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9
og
Baton Rouge, La., 2c Green (11X1). Margins All Around, Fresh Color, small faults, Extremely Fine Appearance, Probably the Finest of the Three Known Unused Examples, ex-Ferrari, Matthies, with P.F. Certificate

4,250
3,000
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10
c
Sale 596, Lot 10, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge, La., 5 Green & Carmine (11X2). Top Right Corner Margin Single, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Oct. 10 1861" pmk. on Neat Cover to New Orleans, Extremely Fine, a "Gem"

1,100
6,250
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11
c
Sale 596, Lot 11, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge, La., 5c Green & Carmine, Crisscross Border (11X3). Large Margins to trifle in, lightly tied by Baton Rouge pmk., ms. "Due 5" on "Jan. 2 1862" Cover to Vernon, Miss., without flap, cover filing crease at left, Fine Provisional Rarity

3,500
2,900
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12
c
Sale 596, Lot 12, Confederate StatesBeaumont, Texas, 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Margins Virtually All Around, Single line ms. cancel, "Beaumont Tex" Rimless Circle pmk. on Small Homemade Turned Cover to Independence, Tex., other Use Military Address t6 Galveston, no stamp or postal markings, some cover stains (About Ten Are Known - all more or less defective), An Important Provisional Rarity, ex-Worthington, signed W.H. C.(olson)

5,500
2,800
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13
c
Charleston, S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Horizontal Pair, Margins Virtually All Around, tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov. 5 1861" pmk. on Cover to Evansport, Va., Military Address, Very Fine

2,500
4,500
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14
c
Sale 596, Lot 14, Confederate StatesChristiansburg, Va., 5c Green Handstamp Provisional on U.S. Entire No. U27 (99XU4). "Paid/5/Cents." in Sawtooth Frame, matching "Christiansburgh Va." pmk. to "Doublin Va.", Very Fine, Believed to be Unique, Scott Specialized Listing Made From This Cover

E. 2,000-5,000
4,000
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15
c
Sale 596, Lot 15, Confederate StatesEmory, Va., 5c Blue (24X1). Bold ms. "X" cancel, tied by Blue "5" in Circle, matching "Paid" & partial "Emory Va." pmk. on Cover to a Capt. in the "45 Regt. Va. Vol." (Davis Correspondence), part of flap missing, some minor erosion around edge of stamp, Very Rare, ex-Ferrari, Hind, Emerson

5,750
4,000
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16
c
Fredericksburg, Va., 5c Blue on Bluish (26X1). Margins to tiny bit in at bottom, tied by partly readable Fredericksburg pmk. on Cover to Alex. Stephens in Richmond, with enclosure, bit reduced at left & without flap, Fine

1,500
1,000
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17
c
Galveston, Texas, 20c Black Handstamp Provisional (98XU4). The Unique "Galveston 20 Paid" on Bright Blue Folded Cover to Governor Allen of Louisiana, Galveston Tex. Double Circle pmk., A Very Important Handstamp Provisional Rarity

E. 2,000-5,000
2,700
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18
c
Sale 596, Lot 18, Confederate StatesGoliad, Texas, 10c Black on Gray, "Goilad" Error (29X7a). Large Margins to tiny bit in partly at left, corner wrinkle & minor crease, tied by Straight Line pmk. on Cover to Tyler, Texas, without flap, Attractive, Only One Other Known, An Enormous Rarity, ex-Ferrari, Hind..

8,500
5,500
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19
c
Gonzales, Texas, (5c) Black on Dark Blue (30X1). Vertical Pair, faulty top left corner, ms. & Town precancels, tied by "Gonzales Tex." Double Circle pmk., ms. "Paid 10" on Small Cover, Military Address, with original enclosure, without flap, small cover faults, still a Terrific Provisional Rarity, Only Two Pairs Known on Cover, This Being The Only One That Is Tied, ex-Caspary

17,500
8,500
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20
c
Sale 596, Lot 20, Confederate StatesGreenville, Ala., Se Red & Blue on Glazed, Ty. I (33X1). Uncancelled As Always, Clear Greenville pmk. on Fresh Nov. 1, 1861 Folded Letter, Very Fine, Reputedly Only One Other Cover Known, Choice Provisional Rarity

7,000
25,000
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21
c
Sale 596, Lot 21, Confederate StatesGreenville, Ala., 10c Red & Blue on Glazed, Ty. II (33X2). Uncancelled as Always, clear Greenville pmk. on Small Cover to Richmond, Va., negligible cover tear & flap fault, Very Fine, Only Two Covers Known, The Other (from same correspondence) was sold in Caspary Sale, Both Have Inverted "r" in Greenville, ex-Ferrari, signed Stern

7,000
25,000
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22
c
Sale 596, Lot 22, Confederate StatesGreenwood Depot, Va., "Ten Cents" Black on Gray Blue (35X1). "Free-form" shape, uncancelled, Bold "Greenwood Depot Va" pmk. on Fresh Homemade cover, Very Fine, Only Six Known, ex-Emerson..

12,500
14,000
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23
 
Helena, Texas, 5c Black on Buff (38X1). Margins All Around, Town pmk., couple thin spots, Very Fine Appearance, This Is The Better Example of the Two Known, ex-Caspary

4,500
2,400
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24
c
Sale 596, Lot 24, Confederate StatesIndependence, Texas, 10c Black on Buff, Small "10" (41X3). Without ms. "Pd.", cut round & uncancelled, "Independance Tex" pmk. on Orange Buff Cover to Sandy Point Tex., Scott Correspondence, part of flap missing, small cover repair partly along top, Fine, Extremely Rare, Only Known Example Without ms. "Pd"

E. 5,000-10,000
6,500
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25
c
Sale 596, Lot 25, Confederate StatesKnoxville, Tenn., 5c Brick Red (47X1). Three Large Margins, clear to touched at left, lightly tied by Knoxville pmk. on Neat Nov. 1861 Cover to Kingston Tenn., Very Fine

1,750
2,900
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26
c
Sale 596, Lot 26, Confederate StatesLenoir, N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1). Margins Virtually All Around, neat ms. "X" cancel, Blue Lenoir pmk. on Small Neat Cover (Military Address) to Newberne N.C., Attractive "Davenport Female College, Lenoir, N.C." Boxed Corner Card, bit reduced at left slightly into corner card, Very Fine, Rare

6,000
6,250
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27
c
Sale 596, Lot 27, Confederate StatesLiberty, Va., Sc Black (74X1). Insignificant gum staining at right, Liberty Va. pmk. on Cover to Raleigh N.C., Fine, This Stamp Uncancelled as are the Other two covers known, one of which is postmarked Salem, Va. (ex-Caspary), also includes two ms. "Paid 5c" from same Liberty, Va. correspondence

5,750
8,500
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28
 
Livingston, Ala., 5c Blue (51X1). Margins Virtually All Around, light Town pmk., faults under thin card backing, Very Fine Appearance, only Eight to Ten Examples Believed to Exist, Described by Dietz as "the most artistic of the provisionals", ex-Hind

6,250
3,000
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29
c
Sale 596, Lot 29, Confederate StatesLivingston, Ala., 5c Blue (51X1). Large to Huge Margins including Bottom Sheet Margin, couple light creases & slight rubs, tied by Livingston Ala. pmk. on Fresh Mar. 1862 Folded Letter to Demopolis Ala., Beautiful Appearance, Extremely Rare Provisional Cover, About Nine Known On or Off Cover, We Doubt This Cover Has Ever Been Offered at Auction

25,000
29,000
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30
c
Sale 596, Lot 30, Confederate StatesLynchburg, Va., 5c Blue (52X1). Margins All Around, Fresh Color, tied by Lynchburg Va. pmk. on Handsome Partly Printed Folded Circular, Very Fine, ex-Caspary

2,500
4,250
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31
c
Lynchburg, Va., 5c Blue (52X1). Bottom Left Sheet Corner Margins to barely touched top right, tied by Two Lynchburg Va. pmks. on Cover to Petersburg, Va., cover bit irregular at top left due to careless opening, Very Fine, ex-Caspary

2,500
4,000
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32
c
Sale 596, Lot 32, Confederate StatesLynchburg, Va., 5c Black on Amber Entire (52XU2). Light Lynchburg pmk. & "5" rate, bit reduced & minor toning at right, otherwise Very Fine

1,100
1,500
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33
c
Sale 596, Lot 33, Confederate StatesLynchburg, Va., 5c Black on Amber Entire (52XU2). No town pmk., Large Oval "Adams Express Company Knoxville Tenn. June 16, (1861)" handstamp, trifle smudgy at left, U.S. 3c Red (26), uncancelled, small corner repair, ms. "Agent please forward immediately" & "Paid 2/9", Extremely Rare "Through the Lines" Provisional

E. 2,000-5,000
3,750
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34
c
Macon, Ga., 5c Light Blue (53X1). Margins all around, Fresh color, tied by "Macon Geo." pmk. on choice Orange Buff cover to Pickens C.H., S.C., cover bit reduced at left, Extremely Fine, ex-Emerson, signed Ashbook

1,750
3,000
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35
c
Sale 596, Lot 35, Confederate StatesMacon, Ga., 5c Black on Yellow (53X4). Tied by light partial Macon Double Circle on Cover to Oglethorpe Ga., trivial gum staining around stamp, Fine

5,500
2,700
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36
c
Macon, Ga., 5c Black on Yellow, Laid Paper (53X6). Large Margins, couple minor gum stains, tied by Macon Double Circle on Fresh Yellow Cover to Marion, Ala., edge trifle irregular partly at right (skillfully "extended"), Very Fine, ex-Emerson, Brooks, signed Ashbrook

5,000
6,500
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37
 
Marion, Va., 5c Black (55X1). Large to Huge Margins including Bottom Sheet Margin, couple really minor creases, tied on piece by Marion Va. pmk., Beautiful Appearing Rarity, One of the Finest of the Eight to Ten Known, ex-Caspary

3,750
4,000
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38
c
Marion, Va., 10c Black (55X2). Margins All Around, Three Large, ample at right (partly repaired toward bottom), tied by Marion Va. pmk. on Fresh Homemade Cover to Emory Va., Very Fine Appearance, Exceedingly Rare, Only Six Covers Known, ex-Caspary

9,000
4,500
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39
c
Marion, Va., 10c Black (55X2). Margins All Around Showing Guide Line at Left, bit of next stamp at bottom, small faults, tied by Marion, Va. pmk. on Homemade Cover to Kingston, Tenn., cover open at sides & partly at top, Very Fine Appearance, Only Six Covers Known

9,000
6,000
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40
c
Sale 596, Lot 40, Confederate StatesMemphis, Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Three Clear to Large Margins, clear to touched at bottom, tied by "Memphis Tenn. May 6, 1862" pmk. on Folded Printed Insurance Premium Notice locally used in Memphis, Fine, One of the Choicest Memphis 2c Covers of the less than 12 Known

4,500
8,000
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41
c
Sale 596, Lot 41, Confederate StatesMobile, Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Ample to Large Margins, Beautifully tied by "Mobile Ala. Aug. 30, 1861" pmk. on Fresh Folded Outer Address Sheet to Greensborough Ala., Extremely Fine, ex-Meroni

1,750
4,750
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42
c
Sale 596, Lot 42, Confederate StatesMobile, Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Small faults, tied by Mobile, Ala. pmk. on Small Glazed Embossed Ladies Cover used locally in Mobile, Original Contents From The "Committee of Safety" dated May 1863 asking addressee whether or not he refused Confederate Treasury Notes in payment of debt, Very Fine Appearance

1,750
1,750
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43
c
Sale 596, Lot 43, Confederate StatesMobile, Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Three Singles, Margins All Around, tied by Mobile Ala. Double Circles on Homemade Wrapper Front to Pensacola Fla., left stamp natural paper crease, cut away from cover & replaced (still on original piece), Very Fine, Very Rare Triple Circular Rate, ex-Moody, Caspary

E. 2,000-5,000
4,000
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44
c
Sale 596, Lot 44, Confederate StatesMobile, Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Horizontal Pair, Margins All Around, Uncancelled, Used with Vertical Pair U.S. 3c Red (26), Imperf. Center Line at Right, top stamp margin fault before use, tied by "Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 23, 1861" pmk. on "court house" cover to Louisville, ms. "Paid 4-6" (Double Rate-50c Express, 6c Postage), no Mobile postal markings, cover reduced at right, Outstanding "Through The Lines" Cover

E. 5,000-10,000
6,250
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45
c
Sale 596, Lot 45, Confederate StatesNashville, Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Ample to Large Margins, Rich "Claret" Shade, tied by light Blue Nashville pmk. and matching "Paid" on Fresh Yellow Orange Cover, small closed cover tear, otherwise Very Fine, Rare Shade, ex-Caspary

950
2,000
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46
c
Sale 596, Lot 46, Confederate StatesNashville, Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Horizontal Pair, Margins Three Sides, just into outer frame line at right, tied by Blue Nashville pmk. on Fresh Orange Cover, Carroll, Hoy Correspondence,Very Fine

2,500
5,500
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47
c
Sale 596, Lot 47, Confederate StatesNashville, Tenn., 5c Carmine, 10c Green (61X2, 61X6). Both Margins All Around, Mostly Large Except 10c partly touched at right, tied together & onto large size cover by Dark Blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 21, 1861" pmk., some expert cover restoration, trivial erosion in one letter of address, nevertheless Very Handsome, A Marvelous Unique Combination Usage, ex-Caspary

E. 10,000-20,000
18,500
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48
c
Sale 596, Lot 48, Confederate StatesNashville, Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3). Vertical Pair, Large to Huge Margins, Rich Color, tied by Blue Nashville pmk. on Yellow Buff Cover to Newbern, N.C., some neat arithmetical docketing, Very Fine, An Exceptionally Fine Pair of Brick Reds, ex-Moody, Caspary

2,250
3,750
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49
c
Sale 596, Lot 49, Confederate StatesNashville, Tenn., 5c Brownish Gray (61X4). Large Margins including Left Sheet Margin, negligible fault at top, lightly tied by Blue Nashville pmk., matching "Paid" on Neat Orange Buff Cover (with contents) to Thomasville, Ga., Choice Appearance

950
1,750
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50
c
Sale 596, Lot 50, Confederate StatesNashville, Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Vertical Pair, Margins Virtually All Around, tied by Neat Blue Nashville Ten. pmk., matching "Paid" on Neat Cover to Mobile Ala., top stamp very trivial corner crease, otherwise Very Fine

2,400
2,900
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51
c
Sale 596, Lot 51, Confederate StatesNashville, Tenn., 10c Green (61X6). Touched to Large Margins, Rich Color, tied by Blue "Nashville Ten. Sep. 15, 1861" pmk. on Cover to Shelbyville, Ten., Embossed Oval of the Planters Bank, addressee's name scratched out, minor cover corner nick, otherwise Fine, Rare Cover, ex-Seybold, Caspary

6,500
8,500
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52
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Sale 596, Lot 52, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 2c Blue (62X1). Block, Ample to Large Margins, light crease between horizontal pairs, few minor toning specks, otherwise Very Fine, Very Rare & Possibly Unique, ex-Caspary (sold with o.g., since removed)

E. 2,000-5,000
3,000
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53
c
Sale 596, Lot 53, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 2c Blue (62X1). Margins to slightly in, tied by New Orleans pmk. on Fresh Orange Buff Drop Letter Cover, cover neatly "extended" at top where reduced to improve appearance, Fine & Rare

2,000
1,150
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54
c
Sale 596, Lot 54, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 2c Blue (62X1). Horizontal Pair, Margins All Around, Mostly Large, Fresh Color, tied by Neat New Orleans pmk. on Blue Cover to San Antonio Tex., back tears, Very Fine, This Pair Apparently Paid Double the Unsealed Circular Rate, Very Rare ex-Caspary

E. 5,000-10,000
7,500
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55
c
Sale 596, Lot 55, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 2c Red (62X2). Ample to Huge Margins, trivial rub & minor corner crease, tied by New Orleans, La. pmk. on Small Fresh Orange Buff Drop Letter Cover, Extremely Fine Appearance, Very Rare, Probably No More Than Five Covers Known, Probably Only Three "Full" Covers, ex-Seybold, Caspary

6,000
16,500
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56
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Sale 596, Lot 56, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 2c Red (62X2). Margins to slightly in, tied by indistinct New Orleans pmk. on March 1862 Folded Market Report to Spartanburg, S.C., some age toning, some separations along folds, Very Rare, Reputedly Only Five Covers Known, ex-Grant, Meroni

6,000
3,500
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57
 
Sale 596, Lot 57, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 5c Brown (62X3). Position 4, Ample to Huge Margins, Showing Inverted Imprint Margin at top, tied on piece by New Orleans pmk., Very Fine, Only One Other Known, Very Rare Variety, ex-Caspary, Illustrated in Dietz

E. 1,000-2,000
2,400
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58
c
Sale 596, Lot 58, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 5c Brown (62X3). Single, Vertical Pair, Vertical Strip of Three & Block, lightly tied by New Orleans, La. pmks. on July 1861 "court house" cover to Jefferson, Tex., most stamps in strip & block have neatly closed tears, also few minor closed cover tears, nevertheless Very Attractive & of Great Rarity, Believed to be the Only Block on Cover

E. 5,000-10,000
4,500
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59
c
Sale 596, Lot 59, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 5c Ochre (62X3b). Horizontal Pair, large margins to just clear, scissors cut at top just touches, tied by Bold New Orleans, La. pmk. on Eight Star Multicolor Flag Patriotic Cover (Dietz Ty. B 28), Military Address to Charleston, Fine, Lovely New Orleans Provisional Rarity

2,500
11,500
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60
c
Sale 596, Lot 60, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 5c Brown on Blue (62X4). Three Huge Margins, touched at bottom, tied by Two Line "Pd 5 cts/N.O.P.O." Provisional Handstamp, matching "J.L. Riddell, P.M.", "New Orleans La. Nov. 16 1861" Double Circle, Bold Straight Line" Steam" on Cover to Natchez, Miss., couple minor closed tears, some flap restoration, Fine, Rare

E. 1,000-2,000
2,500
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61
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Sale 596, Lot 61, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 5c Brown on Blue (62X4). Horizontal Pair, Large to Huge Margins, trivial margin flaw left stamp, Used as Forwarding Postage, tied by "Paid" & New Orleans pmk. on Cover to Warrenton, Va., Blue "Portsmouth Va. 10 Paid Jun 25 1861" pmk. of origin, ms. "Forwarded with best wishes of Capt. Hunter C.S. Navy," couple minor cover tears at top, Handsome Cover, Rare Fowarded Usage of Provisional Stamp

E. 1,000-2,000
1,800
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62
c
Sale 596, Lot 62, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 5c Brown on Blue, Printed on Both Sides (62X4a). Huge Margins, light crease, lifted & hinged in place, tied by New Orleans pmk. on Dec. (1861) Folded Cover to East Baton Rouge, some erosions & separation, Rare Variety

E. 1,000-2,000
1,500
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63
c
Sale 596, Lot 63, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La. 2c Black (62XU3). Clear Strike on Homemade Cover to San Antonio Texas, "New Orleans La. Apr 7 1862" pmk., Very Fine, Scarce Late Usage

2,250
5,250
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64
c
Oakway, S.C., 5c Black (115X1). "5" in Circle cut round, tied by ms."Paid", matching ms. "Oakway S.C./Sept 18 1861" pmk. on Fresh Orange Buff Cover to Pickens C.H., S.C., Extremely Fine, Fantastic Rarity, Only Two Known, ex-Ferrari, signed W.H.C.(olson)

E. 5,000-10,000
9,000
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65
 
Sale 596, Lot 65, Confederate StatesPetersburg, Va., 5c Red (65X1). Complete Sheet Reconstruction of the Ten Positions, All with Blue Petersburg pmks., couple small faults, mostly Fine-Very Fine, Lovely Showpiece

3,250
3,750
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66
c
Petersburg, Va., 5c Red (65X1). Horizontal Pair, Huge margins to tiny bit in, Rich Color, tied by partial Blue "Petersburg Va. 5 cts" pmk. on Fresh "Carroll Hoy" Cover to New Orleans, Handsome Blue Embossed Merchants Corner Card, Very Fine

2,000
4,500
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67
c
Pittsylvania Court House, Va., 5 Dull Red, Laid Paper (66X2). Cut octagonally, tied by Bold Pittsylvania pmk. on Neat Buff Cover, part of flap missing, small mend to cover edge partly at top to improve appearance, Fine, A Great Provisional Rarity, Only Three Examples Known, of which one is off-cover

3,500
7,500
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68
 
Sale 596, Lot 68, Confederate StatesPleasant Shade, Va., 5c Blue (67X1). Clear to Huge Margins, small faults as is the case on nearly all known examples, couple trivial toning specks, otherwise Very Fine

2,600
1,550
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69
c
Rheatown, Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Margins All Around, light ms. cancel as Customary, on Fresh Orange Buff Cover to Richmond, Va., "Rheatown Ten" pmk., Very Fine, Choice

5,500
6,750
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70
c
Spartanburg, S.C., 5c Black (78X1). Cut round as almost always, tied by Two Straight Line "Paid" cancels, Spartanburg S.C. Double Circle pmk. on Fresh Corporal Dean Correspondence Cover, Lengthy Military Address, Exceptionally Fine, Choice Provisional

3,000
7,500
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71
c
Uniontown, Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3). Margins to touched, lightly tied on Small Grayish Blue Cover from the Cobbs correspondence, Fine Rare Cover

2,000
4,500
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72
c
Sale 596, Lot 72, Confederate StatesUniontown, Ala., 5c Green (86X4). Margins to barely touched, lightly tied on Small Buff Cover from the Cobbs correspondence, couple minor cover faults, Very Fine, ex-Worthington

2,225
4,000
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73
 
Sale 596, Lot 73, Confederate StatesVictoria, Texas, 10c Red Brown on Green, "10" in Bold Face Type (88X3). Town pmk., repaired, Nice Appearing Example of this Extremely Rare Provisional, Only Three Known, Unique Used

4,500
3,500
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74
c
Sale 596, Lot 74, Confederate StatesAdams Ex Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug 23 1861, Clear pmk. on Folded Letter From New Orleans to New York, contents mention "Please forward enclosure to Liverpool friends," etc., U.S. 3c Red (26) tied by Blue Louisville Ky. & Grid (Aug. 24), Very Fine. The "Through The Lines" Express Service Was Forced Out of Business on Aug. 26 Under Penalty of Arrest (Presidential Order Aug. 10th), thus making this Cover Unquestionably One of The Very Last to Pass Though The Lines

E. 1,000-2,000
3,000
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75
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Sale 596, Lot 75, Confederate StatesAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul 7 1861, Bold Strike on Folded Letter to New York, contents mention "Please also forward by first steamer to Havana enclosed letter for Sr. Don Joaquin Ruses," etc., U.S. 3c Red (26) Horiz. Pair tied by Blue Louisville Grid Duplex, A Rather Circuituos Route but necessary due to lack of ships & the suspension of Southern postal facilities, Very Fine & Rare

E. 1,000-2,000
3,000
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76
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Sale 596, Lot 76, Confederate StatesAdams Express Co. Nashville Aug. 8 (1861), Blue Oval on Folded Letter to New York, Originated at Lynchburg Va. & Stamped with Bold "Paid 10", ms. "Paid 2/C" (25 cents) Express Fee, U.S. 3c Red (26) tied by "Adams Ex. Co. Louisville Ky.", Over First & cancelled by Blue Grid, matching "Louisville Ky. "Double Circle, The First Evidently Not Recognized as Prepayment of Postage, Very Fine, Rare

E. 2,000-5,000
4,250
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77
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Blockade Cover, "Wilmington N.C. pmk., matching "Ship", ms. "12" rate on Printed Cotton Circular/Letter from Liverpool England datelined Oct. 24, 1863 to Richmond Va., letter mentions that the cotton market "has gone wild" and advises addressee to run the blockade, etc., Very Fine & Rare

E. 2,000-5,000
4,500
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78
c
Sale 596, Lot 78, Confederate States"Mails Suspended", Clear Oval, Bold Straight Line "No Mail Service" on Nov. 20, 1863 Cover to Holly Springs, Miss., 3c Rose (65) tied by Grid, "New-York" Double Circle pmk., ms. "via.-MemphisTenn.", "Memphis Tenn." Backstamp, with original letter concerning fate of relative in the war, torn across back in opening, Fine & Rare

E. 1,000-2,000
5,500
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79
c
Sale 596, Lot 79, Confederate States"Old Stamps Not Recognized", 42x31/2mm Straight Line Handstamp, Two Strikes on Fresh Amber Cover to Farm School Pa., 3c Red (26) tied by Grid, "Harrisburgh Pa. Sep 28 (1861)" Double Circle pmk., Bold Framed "Due 3", tiny bit reduced at left, Very Fine, Extraordinarily Rare Marking, ex-Meroni

E. 5,000-10,000
10,000
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80
c
Sale 596, Lot 80, Confederate States"(Packet) Le Grande, Geo. W. Cloudis Master" partly clear light Red Circular Handstamp on fresh 3c Star Die Entire (U27) to New Orleans, Clear "Mobile Ala Mar 13, 1861" pmk., matching straight line "Steamboat", light filing fold through stamp & without flap, Very Fine, An Exceptionally Choice & Rare Confederate Steamboat Cover

E. 2,000-5,000
1,350
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81
c
Sale 596, Lot 81, Confederate States"W H Post", Packet Boat Name in Center of Ornate Frame With Eagle on Top, Clear Strike on U.S. 3c Star Die Entire to "Hunnewell Mo.," barely readable "Sherman Tex" pmk. of origin, ms. "Via the overland mail", This Cover Was Presumably Carried by Stagecoach From Sherman to the Red River at Shreveport, La., Fine & Very Rare Confederate Packet Cover

E. 2,000-5,000
3,500
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82
c
Sale 596, Lot 82, Confederate StatesCharleston S.C. Jun 14 1861, Bold pmk. & "Paid 5" in Circle on Blue Palmetto State Flag Patiotic Cover (Dietz Ty. D-SC-3), Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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83
c
Sale 596, Lot 83, Confederate StatesPensacola Fla, Clear pmk., matching "Paid 5" on Remarkably Fresh & Neat Multicolor 11 Star Flag & Cannon Patriotic Cover (Pink Envelope with Pronounced Fancy Watermark, Dietz Ty. E-B-1), lengthly Oct. 1861 letter enclosed concerning Union & CSA positions around Pensacola, Exceptionally Fine

E. 750-1,000
5,000
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84
c
Sale 596, Lot 84, Confederate StatesGoodson Va., Sep 12 (1861) pmk., "Paid 5" in Circle on Seven Star Multicolor Flag Patriotic Cover (Dietz Ty. B-17), trifle reduced at right, few tiny toning specks, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,550
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85
c
Sale 596, Lot 85, Confederate StatesAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug 7 1861, Clear Strike on Eight Star Flag Multicolor Patriotic Cover (Dietz Ty. B-28), U.S. 3c Red (26) tied by Blue "Louisville Ky. Aug 7 1861" pmk., Addressed to former President James Buchanan at Lancaster, Pa., ms. on flap "opened by Confederate States Vigilance Committee at Nashville Tenn", Fine, Extremely Rare Patriotic Usage

E. 1,000-2,000
5,250
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86
c
Sale 596, Lot 86, Confederate StatesHuntsville Ala July 17 1861, Blue pmk., matching "Paid 10" on Multicolor Nine Star Flag Patriotic Cover (Dietz Ty. B-30) to Winchester, Va., Military Address, trifle reduced, small cover corner repair at top right, otherwise Very Fine, Rarest of All The Confederate Flag Patriotics

E. 2,000-5,000
4,750
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87
c
Sale 596, Lot 87, Confederate StatesGoodson Va., July 26 (1861) pmk., "Paid 5" in Circle on 11 Star Multicolor Flag Patriotic Cover (Dietz Ty. B-51), Very Fine, ex- Worthington

E. 750-1,000
2,900
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88
c
5c Green (1). Three Margins, Rich Color, tied by "Carolina C.H., N.C." pmk. on Multicolor Jeff Davis Patriotic Cover (Dietz Ty. GA- 1r, Yellow Envelope), Very Fine. Strikingly Beautiful & Choice Cover

E. 1,000-2,000
4,750
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89
c
Sale 596, Lot 89, Confederate States5c Blue (4), Horizontal Pair. Margins all around, tied by Charleston pmk. on Seven Star Flag Multicolor Patriotic Cover, "C. S.A." Imprint Below (Dietz Ty. B-17), some minor toning, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
3,250
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90
c
Sale 596, Lot 90, Confederate States10c Blue (12). Large Margins, tied by Richmond Va. pmk. on Multicolor Abraham Lincoln Patriotic Cover (Bearded Portrait Framed in Flags, Eagle, Stars & Stripes, etc.), addressed to Pamplins Depot from CSA Soldier in the 21st Va., without flap, few minor cover edge faults, Fine, Probably Unique as a Lincoln-Davis Combination

E. 2,000-5,000
3,000
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91
c
Sale 596, Lot 91, Confederate States2c Green (3). Three Singles, one lightly creased before use, Used with 5c Blue (6) tied by Macon Ga. Double Circles on Cover to Thomasville Ga. (1c overpayment of the 10c rate), some cover wear, part of flap missing, couple cover stains, one partly affecting 5c, An Absolutely Astounding Confederate General Issue Mixed Franking Cover, condition not withstanding, Unique, signed Dietz, with Dietz Letter

E. 5,000-10,000
5,250
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92
c
Sale 596, Lot 92, Confederate States2c Green (3). Horizontal Strip of Four & Single, Huge Margins except left stamp in strip cut in & small tear, Bright Color, tied by Bold Richmond Va. pmks. on Remarkably Fresh Cover to Va., Exceptionally Fine Appearance

E. 5,000-10,000
15,000
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93
c
Sale 596, Lot 93, Confederate States2c Green (3). Vertical Strip of Three & Vertical Pair, Large Margins to slightly in, portion of Bottom stamp folded onto back of cover, Blue Embossed Corner Card beneath stamps, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Mar 27, 1863" pmks. on Buff Cover, small cover nick & portion of cover corner replaced, Very Attractive, with P.F. Certificate

E. 2,000-5,000
4,000
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94
c
Sale 596, Lot 94, Confederate States5c Blue, Milky Blue (4, 4b). On Illustrated Northern Temperance Cover, Blue Shade tied by Blue Columbia S. C. & Richmond Va. June 20, 1862 pmks., Milky Blue Shade Used as Forwarding Postage, also tied by Richmond Va. pmk., Very Fine, A Very Rare & Striking Cover

E. 2,000-5,000
5,000
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95
og
Sale 596, Lot 95, Confederate States10c Dull Rose, Horizontal Strip of Three With Vertical Gutter Between Middle & Right Stamp (5 var). Large to Huge Margins, Neat "Houston, Miss." Town pmk., light crease in gutter margin, small toned spot on right stamp, couple small faults, all insignficant in view of the fact that this piece is Unique, One of the Greatest Existing Items of All CSA General Issues

E. 2,000-5,000
3,750
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96
og
Sale 596, Lot 96, Confederate States10c Deep Rose (5). Horizontal Strip of Four, Exceptionally Choice Color, Three Large to Huge Margins incl. Bottom Sheet Margin, slightly in at left, Fresh, o.g., end stamps minor scuff spots, very trivial on right stamp, Center Pair Extremely Fine

3,000
3,000
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97
ogbl
Sale 596, Lot 97, Confederate States10c Dull Rose (5). Horizontal Block of Eight, Fresh Color, Three Clear to Large Margins, bit in at right, light pressed out crease in one pair, few other minor wrinkles, thin speck, etc., otherwise a Fine Piece, one of the Largest Known Multiples of this Stamp

13,000
9,000
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98
c
Sale 596, Lot 98, Confederate States10c Rose (5). Margins to tiny bit in, Lovely Color, tied by Mobile Ala. Double Circle on Turned Homemade Cover, other use Horiz. Pair 5c Blue (6) tied by Mobile Ala. pmk., Fine & Rare

E. 1,000-2,000
1,500
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99
c
Sale 596, Lot 99, Confederate States10c Rose (5). Horizontal Pair, Large to Huge Margins, tied by "Richmond Va. July 3, 1862" pmk. on large size Orange Buff Cover, small neat cover mend at top, Very Attractive, Extremely Fine Pair of Stamps

E. 1,000-2,000
2,100
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100
c
Sale 596, Lot 100, Confederate States10c Rose (5). Vertical Block of Six, Positions 29, 30, 39, 40, 49, 50R, Positions 39 & 49 Show "Scratched Stone," Huge Margins Three Sides including Portions of Adjoining Stamps at Top, touched to large margin at bottom, on large size "Official Business" Cover (June, 1862), Waynesville Ga. pmks., cover bit reduced at left, the block has Rich Color, some minor wrinkles & bottom pair closed internal tear, Fantastic Appearance, A Unique Block of this size on cover (this is the Largest Known Used Multiple), ex-Caspary

E. 5,000-10,000
6,000
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101
c
Sale 596, Lot 101, Confederate States2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal Strip of Five, Positions 1-5R, Choice Double Transfers on Positions 1, 3 and 5, Large Margins, barely noticeable tear in one, tied by Three Strikes of Blue Petersburg Va. pmk. on Small Fresh Cover, A Beautiful Example of the 2c Strip of Five Usage, ex-Phillips, Emerson, et al, signed Ashbrook

3,000
7,000
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102
c
Sale 596, Lot 102, Confederate States2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal Strip of Five, Ample to Large Margins, tied by Gainesville Ga. pmks. on trifle reduced cover to Lawrenceville Ga., some negligible cover toning specks, Fine & Rare

3,000
3,750
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103
og
Sale 596, Lot 103, Confederate States10c Greenish Blue, Frame Line (10b). Pos. 55, Three Hinge Margins showing full dividing lines, Ample at Top, faint thin, Extremely Fine Appearance

2,500
1,650
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104
 
Sale 596, Lot 104, Confederate States10c Blue, Frame Line (10). Horizontal Pair, Three Full Frame Lines, Approximately half at right, Wonderful Fresh Color, Neatly tied on piece by Milledgeville Ga. pmk., trivial crease at top of left stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine

3,750
6,500
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105
 
Sale 596, Lot 105, Confederate States10c Blue, Frame Line (10a). Four Singles, Positions 7, 8, 9, 17, Reconstructed to "L" Shaped Block of Four by Stanley Ashbrook (so indicated in pencil on back), Large Margins Showing Mostly Complete Frame Lines, Mobile Ala. Double Circle pmks., Very Fine, Choice Showpiece

5,000
5,500
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106
 
Sale 596, Lot 106, Confederate States10c Blue, Frame Line (10). Horizontal Strip of Four, Frame Lines Virtually Complete, Extra Large Margins at Bottom, Mobile Ala. Double Circle pmks., left stamp closed tear & corner crease, couple other trivial creases in bottom margin, otherwise Extremely Fine, Rare & Handsome Multiple

7,500
6,750
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107
c
Sale 596, Lot 107, Confederate States10c Blue (11). Margins All Around, small overlap, tied by Richmond Va. pmk. on Prisoner's Cover Used in Combination with average U.S. 3c Rose (65) tied by "Point Lookout Md. Aug. 5, '64" Double Circle & Target, Perfect Bold "Prisoner's Letter Examined." Elongated Octagon, ms. "Via Flag of Truce," Fine for this Rare Historical Cover

E. 750-1,000
950
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108
c
Sale 596, Lot 108, Confederate States20c Green, Private Roulette (13 var). Clear to Huge Margins, Affixed Over Oxford N.C. "Paid 5" in Dotted Circle (Dietz Provisional Ty. I) & tied by Oxford N.C. pmk. on Cover to Raleigh N.C., cover bit aged, Fine, No Doubt Unique, An Intriguing Rarity, signed Dietz, with his letter

600
1,050
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109
c
Sale 596, Lot 109, Confederate States20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). The Two Matching Halves on Separate Folded Letters from Matamoras Mexico to Mr. A. Forcke in New Braunfels Texas, Left Half, Huge Top Sheet Margin, tied by "Brownsville Tex." rimless pmk., Right Half Huge Margins & tied by "San Antonio Tex" pmk., Very Fine, An Incredible Pair of Covers, A Great General Issues Rarity

4,500
22,000
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110
 
Confederate States of America Collection, A Remarkable Offering of Over 250 Stamps & Covers, Covering Almost All Aspects of C.S.A. Philately, The Collection Consists of the following: "Handstamp Paids"-17 Covers, Virtually All Different Towns, "Postmasters' Provisionals"-21 Used & Unused Stamps including Nos. 47XU1 (unused, cut square), 58X2 (two singles & a pair), 56X2, 16X1, 65X1, 62X1-62X5, 62X3b, 62X4 Pair, etc., Eight Covers including Nos. 11X2, 16X1 (two), 18XU4, 62X4 (two), 62X5, 62X5 Pair, "General Issues"-133 Used & Unused Stamps, including Shades, Multiples, Cancellations & Varieties Highlighted by Unused & Used No.3, Three Used No.5, Two Used No.8, Two Used No.9, No. 10 on Piece, Used Pair No. 10, No. 11 Unused Gutter Block, No. 12 Used Block (ex Caspary), No. 12 Straight Line Town cancel, Two Used No. 13, Unused Gutter Block of No. 13, Unused block No. 14, 78 Covers including No. 1 (nine), No. 2 (eight), No. 3 Drop Letter Usage, No. 3 "Due 8 cts" Cover (two P.F. Certificates), NO. 4 (four), No. 5 (six), No. 8 Drop Letter Usage, No.8 Strip of Five, No. 9 (two), No. 10 (two), No. 11 Three Wall Paper, Several Homemade, No. 12 Wall Paper, No. 13 on Double Rate Cover, Diagonal Bisect, Horizontal Bisect, "Prisoner's Covers"-Nine, Seven Bear Various Prison Handstamps, also includes U.S. 3c Red (26) Used on Illustrated Female Academy Cover Used in Miss. Apr. 1861, Overall Condition Far Above Normal, A Well Advanced Foundation For An Award Winning Collection, A Truly Exceptional Collection. Conservative Estimated Net Value

35,000
35,000
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