Sale 692 — 1988 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 23 April, 1988

Category — Confederate States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
487
c
Sale 692, Lot 487, Confederate StatesCuthbert, Ga. Feb 13, Clear pmk., on MuIticolor Ten Star Flag and Cap Patriotic (1862) Cover (Deitz B46) to Starkville, Ga., Handstamp "Paid/5" Rate Markings, Very Fine and Attractive, with P.F. Certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
488
c
Sale 692, Lot 488, Confederate StatesEagle Pass/Tex... Paid 10, Goliad Tex... 5, Port Lavaca/Tex... Paid 5 on Three Covers to Texas, Very Good-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
575
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489
c
Sale 692, Lot 489, Confederate StatesLynchburg Va. Dec 19, Blue pmk., matching Straight Line "Due 10" on Red Gent. Beauregard Portrait Patriotic Cover (Dietz GB1), light toning areas, otherwise Very Fine, Very Attractive

E. 1,000-2,000
750
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490
c
Sale 692, Lot 490, Confederate StatesPanna Maria (Texas) Novbr 30/63, ms. pmk. on Cover to San Antonio, with Brownish Red Corner Card Showing Illustration of Cowboys and Cattle, partly deleted imprint below, ms. "Paid 10c", tiny flap repair, Fine and Very Rare

E. 2,000-5,000
1,100
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491
c
Sale 692, Lot 491, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 2c Blue (62X1). Three Large to Huge Margins including Portions of Adjacent Stamps at Top and Left, trifle in at bottom, Tied by New Orleans pmk. on Cover to Columbia, Tenn., filing crease (not affecting stamp or markings), Fine and Scarce

3,000
1,600
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492
c
Sale 692, Lot 492, Confederate StatesSumter, S.C., 5c Black (80XU1). Used on Aug 9, 1862 With 5c Light Blue (6), small scuffs, to Society Hill, S.C. (postmark incorrectly reads 1861), without small piece of flap, trivial toning specks, Unique Usage

E. 2,000-5,000
1,700
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493
ogbl
Sale 692, Lot 493, Confederate States2c Green (3). Mint Block, Ample to Large Margins, Very Fresh, natural paper crease through two stamps, Extremely Fine, Scarce

2,750
1,400
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494
ogbl
Sale 692, Lot 494, Confederate States00c Deep Rose (5). Block, Large Margins, Rich Color, faults (including 5/8" closed tear), Extremely Fine Appearance, Rare Multiple, with P.F. Certificate

9,000
3,250
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495
c
Sale 692, Lot 495, Confederate States2c Brown Red (8). Two, Huge Margins to touching one or two sides, Tied with 5c Blue (7), by Charleston, S.C. 1863 pmks. on Blue Cover to Newbern, S.C., Cover under paid 1c, some light cover creasing affects both No.8, cover repairs, Still Rare and Attractive, with C.S.A. Certificate

E. 2,000-5,000
2,400
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496
ogbl
Sale 692, Lot 496, Confederate States10c Blue, "T-E-N" (9). Block, Ample to Huge Margins, Rich Color, Excellent Impression, minor toning spots affect three, light crease in two, Extremely Fine Appearance, Scarce, with P.F. Certificate

3,500
2,100
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497
c
Sale 692, Lot 497, Confederate States10c Blue, Frame Line (10). Large margins, Showing Complete Frame Lines at Top and Bottom, Part Lines at Sides, Tied by Blue Richmond pmk. on Cover to N.C., Very Fine, signed Ashbrook

1,600
1,300
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498
c
Sale 692, Lot 498, Confederate States10c Blue (12). Three Large Margins, just in at right, Tied by Richmond, Va. pmk. on Prisoner's Cover to "Confed. States Armory, Richmond, Va.", Additionally Franked with U.S. 3c Rose (65) Tied by Chicago pmk., ms. "Per Flag of Truce", Circular "Camp Douglas Prison/Examined", unlisted two line italicized examiner's handstamp, few small cover tape stains (not affecting stamps or markings), Scarce and Attractive, with C.S.A. Certificate stating "Genuine POW Letter-no opinion about two line handstamp"

1,000
1,000
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499
c
Sale 692, Lot 499, Confederate StatesAdams Express Co. Chattanooga, Adams, Express Co. Memphis., Clear Ovals, latter in Red on U.S. Entire (U10) to Augusta, Ga., tiny bit reduced at left, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,050
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500
c
Sale 692, Lot 500, Confederate StatesAdams Express Company New York Great Eastern, Western & Southern Express Forwarders., Greenish Blue Oval on U.S. 3c Red on White Star Die Entire (U26) "New-York" pmk. to Athens, Tenn., "Manhattan Bank" Brown Oval Corner Card, Very Fine, with C.S.A. Certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
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501
c
Sale 692, Lot 501, Confederate StatesCharleston, S.C. partly clear pmk., Oval "Steam-Ship" and Pencil "12" rate on Small Incoming Blockade Cover to Richmond from the Valentine Correspondence, back toning and flap repairs, Still Rare and Desirable, with C.S.A. Certificate

E. 1,000-2,000
1,300
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504
c
Sale 692, Lot 504, Confederate StatesOutgoing Blockade Cover to London, from Petersburg, Va., Bahamas 1864 pmk., "2/-" & ms. "1/5/7/3/-" Rates, Red London Receiver, lacks part of flap, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate, Rare

E. 2,000-5,000
2,100
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504A
 
Sale 692, Lot 504A, Confederate StatesBrookhaven Miss. Jan 31 pmks. (Three Strikes), Clear Straight Line "Paid 10" on 11 Star Patriotic Cover (Dietz F11-5) to Va., light filing crease and minor aging, Fine

E. 1,000-2,000
700
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504B
c
Sale 692, Lot 504B, Confederate StatesLittle Rock Ark. Mar 29 1862 Double Circle pmk. on Green Over all Liquor and Tobacco Dealer's Advertising Cover to Dewitt, Ark., ms. Soldier's return address and "Due 5", minor staining, otherwise Very Fine, Very Scarce

E. 500-750
475
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504C
c
Sale 692, Lot 504C, Confederate StatesMarion, Ala. Feb 27 pmk., "Paid" and" 10" in Circle on Pristine Homemade Multicolor Wallpaper Cover, Very Fine, Choice

E. 500-750
375
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504D
c
Sale 692, Lot 504D, Confederate StatesTalladega AI. May 31 (1861), Blue pmk. ties U.S. 3c Red (26), rounded corner, on Neat Cover to Vice President Stevens at Montgomery Ala. Forwarded to Crawfordville, Ga., Bold "Montgomery Ala. Jun 7 18671" Forwarding pmk., ms. "Ford 5", without flap, cover nicks at top and bottom, Remarkable Cover Showing Last Day of Use of U.S. Postage and the New CSA 5c Rate

E. 750-1,000
350
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504E
c
Sale 692, Lot 504E, Confederate States"Travellers Repose Va." (West Virginia) Sept. 10, ms. postmark and "Paid 10" on 12 Star Flag Patriotic Cover (Dietz FI2-4, Verse 34) to Ga., ms. "Jeff. Davis" in White Stripe of Flag, minor toning spots, otherwise Very' Fine. West Virginian Confederate Covers Are Extremely Rare, Particularly Patriotics

E. 750-1,000
550
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504F
c
Sale 692, Lot 504F, Confederate StatesAtlanta, Ga., 5c Black (6XU2). On Gray Overall Stationer's Advertising Cover, small faults, otherwise Very Fine, Rare Provisional Advertising Cover, with contents which in part concern death of writer's son at the Battle of Bull Run

800
600
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504G
c
Sale 692, Lot 504G, Confederate StatesJackson, Miss., 10c on 5c Black (43XU3). With Un-revalued "Paid 5 Cents" on Neat Cover to "Convent of Sacred Hearts (Grand Couteau) La", bit of flap missing, Very Fine, Much Rarer Than Catalogue Value Indicates, with P.F. Certificate

1,350
1,350
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504H
c
Sale 692, Lot 504H, Confederate StatesNew Orleans, La., 5c Black on Yellow, "J.L. Riddell P.M." Handstamp Provisional (62XU1). "New Orleans La. Aug 15 1861", Double Circle pmk., "15" deleted, another Double Circle applied with "5" date, Straight Line "Steam" to Natchez, Very Fine

3,500
2,100
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504J
c
Sale 692, Lot 504J, Confederate States5c Green, Baton Rouge Unofficial Roulette (1 var). Vertical Pair, ms. "X" cancels and ms. Nov 18 1862 Town pmk. on Small Cover to Greensburg, La., without part of flap, some cover faults, otherwise Fine, Very Rare Unique Cover, with P.F. Certificate. Baton Rouge was captured by Union forces in May of 1862 but was briefly recaptured by the Confederates in November

E. 500-750
375
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504K
c
Sale 692, Lot 504K, Confederate States5c Blue (6). Ample to Huge Margins, Pefectly tied by Bold Green "Monticello Ga. Jun 3" pmk. on Petite Orange Buff Lady's Cover to Tenn., Absolutely Beautiful, An Ideal Single Usage No. 6 Cover, with P.F. Certificate

E. 750-1,000
950
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504L
c
Sale 692, Lot 504L, Confederate States2c Brown Red (8). Tied by Blakely Ala. pmk. on Neat Buff Cover to Mobile, "10" hands tamp for postage due, small piece out of back, tiny corner repair, Fine, Rare and Handsome Cover. Blakely or "Fort Blakely" was a Fort in defense of Mobile Bay. Sender probably thought that 2c was sufficient postage as a "Drop Letter" due to the proximity of the Fort to the town of Mobile

1,300
900
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504M
c
Sale 692, Lot 504M, Confederate States2c Pale Red (8a). "L" Shaped Strip of Five, Margins Virtually All Around, couple minor tears, tied by Richmond, Va. pmks. on Turned Cover, other use 10c Blue No. 11 also tied by Richmond pmk. to Poukatan Artillery Co. (in the field), some aging, nevertheless Very Handsome and Very Rare

5,500
4,500
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504N
c
Sale 692, Lot 504N, Confederate States20c Green (13). Ample to Huge Margins, Used With Average 10c Blue (12) tied by Americus Ga. pmk. on legal size cover to Va., Neat Attorney's Corner Card, without flap and some cover tears and creases, still a Very Presentable Example of this Rare Rate, ex-Col. Green, signed Dietz, with P.F. Certificate

100
425
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504P
c
Sale 692, Lot 504P, Confederate States20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Tied by "Louisburg N.C." pmk. on Homemade Wartime Paper Turned Cover, other Use Vertical Pair 5c Blue No.7 tied by Wilmington, N.C. pmk., some extraneous brownish adhesive due to "sloppy" envelope making trivial edge nick, Extremely Rare Turned Usage, with P.F. Certificate

4,000
1,100
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504Q
c
Sale 692, Lot 504Q, Confederate StatesHeld For Postage and "Due 2" handstamps on Yellow Cover to Vice President Stephens at Richmond, Va., ms. "Paid 10 Cents" without flap, small edge mend, etc., Very Rare Combination of Markings, Richmond Postmaster probably did not accept prepayment without Town pmk. but only charged Stephens the 2c Drop Fee

E. 500-750
300
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504R
c
Sale 692, Lot 504R, Confederate StatesMails Suspended, Bold Oval on June 14, 1862 Folded Letter to Brazoria, Texas from Doylestown, Pa. routed via Union held New Orleans, (per contents), some internal separations, Very Fine, Rare Marking, Unique on Cover to Texas, with P.F. Certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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504S
c
Sale 692, Lot 504S, Confederate StatesSteam 7, Bold Straight Line, "New Orleans La. Jan 16 1862" Packet Boat Arrival pmk. on Carroll Hoy Correspondence Cover, neat ms. "With one Bucket of Butter" at top, Very Fine, Choice

E. 1,000-2,000
750
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504T
c
Sale 692, Lot 504T, Confederate StatesConfederate States of America, Post Office Department. Imprint on Cover to Galveston, Texas Franked With U.S. 3c Red (26) tied by Montgomery, Ala. Mar. 26 (1861) pmk. to ex-President of the Texas Republic, David Burnet. Pencil docketing at left indicates letter sent from J. H. Reagan Postmaster General C. S. A. (Montgomery at this time was Capitol of the Confederacy), without flap, minor toning, otherwise Very Fine, This is the Earliest Known Use of the Post Office Envelope and is the Dietz Listing Cover

E. 1,000-2,000
600
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504U
c
Sale 692, Lot 504U, Confederate StatesMexico to Texas Blockade Cover, Horizontal Strip of Four 5c Blue (7) tied by light readable "Eagle Pass Tex." pmks. to New Braunfels, Blue Matamoros Mexico Merchants Handstamp on Back, letter dated May 27, 1864, One of the finest Mexico Blockade Covers Known, A Showpiece, ex-Emerson, Brooks, with P.F. Certificate`

E. 1,000-2,000
2,600
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