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Sale 754 — The Morris Everett Collection of C.S.A.

Sale Date — Saturday, 30 October, 1993

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Category — C.S.A. Postal System from June 1, 1861

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
10
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 10, C.S.A. Postal System from June 1, 1861Baton Rouge La. Jun. 1, 1861. First Day of the Confederate Postal System, Baton Rouge La. Jun. 1, 1861. First Day of the Confederate Postal SystemBaton Rouge La. Jun. 1, 1861. First Day of the Confederate Postal System. Mostly clear cds, matching "Paid" hs and ms. "10" Confederate rate on yellow cover to Huntington (Long Island) N.Y., U.S. 3c Dull Red (26) tied by blue ms. cancel, the same ink used to cross out "10" rate, from the Waller correspondence, fresh and Extremely Fine, a rare first day cover of the Confederate postal system, especially as a South to North thru-the-lines usage

E. 750-1,000
3,500
11
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 11, C.S.A. Postal System from June 1, 1861Baton Rouge La. Jun. 5, 1861, Baton Rouge La. Jun. 5, 1861Baton Rouge La. Jun. 5, 1861. Mostly clear cds with matching "Paid" and "10" hs on cover to Huntington (Long Island) N.Y., from the Waller correspondence (as previous lot), U.S. 3c Dull Red (26) with blue ms. cancel, blue pencil "10", ms. "Recd 14th June" docketing, top edge of cover restored and one backflap added, stamp has faults, still attractive and a very rare usage

E. 400-500
750
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12°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 12, C.S.A. Postal System from June 1, 1861Southn. Letter Unpaid, Southn. Letter UnpaidSouthn. Letter Unpaid. Bold blue two-line handstamp ("South" partly struck), matching "Due 3" and "Louisville Ky. Jun. 29" double-circle cds on small cover to Brandenburg Ky. (located on the Ohio River several miles south of Louisville), "Salem Va. Jul. 2" cds, ms. "Paid 5ct" and instructions "P.M. at Louisville will forward this letter to Brandenburg", minor smearing of ink and small piece missing from backflap, otherwise Fine example of this rare marking, illustrated in Shenfield (p. 9), the anomaly of the Louisville cds pre-dating the Salem origination cds is explained in Shenfield, who theorized that the Louisville office processed a mass quantity of mail over several days without changing the date slug, ex Grant, Meroni

E. 5,000-7,500
5,500
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13
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 13, C.S.A. Postal System from June 1, 1861London to Richmond Va, London to Richmond VaLondon to Richmond Va. Printed circular sent from London on May 25, 1861, to Richmond via New York, Liverpool and N.Y. transits and debit markings, large oval "Dead Letter Office P.O. Dept. July 29, 1861" hs, blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 30" cds and "Due 3" hs, Very Fine, interesting through-the-lines usage from Europe, ex Corwin

E. 500-750
600
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