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

Sale Date — Saturday, 30 October, 1993

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*A buyer’s premium of 10% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
290
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 290, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Local (6,7), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Local (6,7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Local (6,7). No. 6 bottom sheet margin block of four, o.g., No. 7 block, large even margins, Very Fine

85
50
291
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 291, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Three large margins, barely in at T.L., bright green Saltville Va. cds, faint toning, otherwise Fine, scarce colored cancellation

92
50
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292
 
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Pair, mostly complete "Due 6" in circle, Northern due marking in connection with thru-the-lines mail, creased and toned, still attractive and rare

E. 75-100
105
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293
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 293, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by blue "Charlottesville Va." cds on small yellow piece, Extremely Fine, choice

E. 50-75
70
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294
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 294, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Pair, margins all around, tied by clear red "Greensborough N.C." cds on small piece, Very Fine, scarce colored cancel

90
120
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295
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 295, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Large margins to just in at T.L., tied across backflap (split in half upon opening) by blue "Columbia S.C. Feb. 16" cds and matching "5" hs, on large Confederate Valentine cover to Sumterville S.C., envelope with embossing and silver gilt floral decoration, contemporary Valentine enclosure which probably originated, Very Fine cover, Confederate Valentines are extremely rare due to the severe shortages facing the South during the war, ex Engel

E. 300-400
675
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296
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 296, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Large even margins, used as forwarding postage in combination with 5c Green, Stone 2 (1), ample to large margins, slight gum toning at left, tied by "Pittsboro N.C." cds on cover to Wilmington N.C., No. 6 tied by "Wilmington N.C. May 27" cds, cover slightly wrinkled and creased, corner of No. 6 bent over top edge, still Very Fine, scarce combination and rare in this forwarded usage, ex Ashbrook

E. 400-500
600
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297
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 297, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Used in combination with 5c Green, Stone 2 (1), both stamps with margins to slightly in, tied by neat "Richmond Va. Aug. 7, 1862" cds on brown cover to Charlottesville Va., Very Fine combination usage, ex Packard

E. 400-500
200
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298
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 298, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Small margins to just in, tied by "Stateburgh S.C." cds on inside of turned cover, outside with brownish "Shufordville S.C. Oct 15" cds, matching "Paid" and "5" in circle hs, addressed to Charleston, Very Fine

E. 100-150
190
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299
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 299, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Block of four, large to huge margins except at bottom where touching frameline and top left where separated roughly, fresh and handsome pastel shade, tied by two strikes of "Richmond Va." cds, one dated Nov. 9, other Nov. 10, 1862, on double rate orange-buff cover to Lexington Va., backflap removed, edges slightly reduced and rejoined, Very Fine appearance, blocks of the 5c are exceedingly rare on cover, ex Peters, Finney

900
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300
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 300, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper (7 var), 5c Light Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper (7 var)5c Light Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper (7 var). Horizontal strip of four, large margins all around, tied by "Charleston S.C. Dec. 2 186" cds on legal-size cover, manuscript official business endorsement of Commissary Department, C.S.A., Charleston S.C., addressed to Col. S.B. Northrop, Com. Gen. Subsistence, C.S.A. at Richmond, 1862 docketing across length of cover indicating Capt. N.B. Sexton as sender, several vertical folds or bends (one thru strip), Fine military usage of this scarce multiple

E. 150-200
150
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301°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 301, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, ample to large margins except touched at bottom, tied by "Eagle Pass Tex. Sep. 7" cds on bluish green folded letter datelined Monterey (Mexico) and addressed to San Antonio Tex., blue double oval Bache-Shonfeld Co. return card hs, entered Mexican mails with framed "Monterrey/Septembre 6" datestamp, "Franco" and "2" hs rate on back, delivered to Confederate mail agent per ms. "S.Y. Groos y Ca., P[uerta] Negras," who carried it across Rio Grande and applied Confederate postage for mailing at Eagle Pass, slight splitting along folds, still Very Fine, a rare cross-border usage into Confederate Texas, ex Brooks, Frazier

E. 1,000-1,500
4,000
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302
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 302, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large margins, couple light soiling specks, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Oct. 4" cds on magnificent bright green, vivid orange and deep chocolate brown wallpaper cover, to Assistant Quartermaster General of Georgia at Macon, opened to show this extraordinary wallpaper design, negligible opening tear at upper left corner, still Extremely Fine, ex Handy

E. 500-750
1,350
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303
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 303, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Average pair with small faults, tied by "Okolona Miss. Dec. 14" cds on light gray, dark gray, brown and blue wallpaper cover, military address to lieutenant in Berry Infantry, 29th Ga. Regt., at Savannah Ga., route instructions "via Mobile Ala.", Very Fine, exceptionally attractive wallpaper design

E. 400-500
900
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304°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 304, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Mostly large margins, just touched at lower left, tied by "Richmond Va. May 19, 1862" cds on brown cover with Mounted Dragoon patriotic design, slogan and verse (Dietz SM-1), to Cool Well Va., stamp affixed by sender below verse, fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
3,000
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305°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 305, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Two average singles, light soiling, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Jun. 24, 1862" cds on small neat cover with red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design (Dietz F9-2), to Atlanta, lightly cleaned to remove soiling, Very Fine, the ninth star represents the admission of Arkansas, which was followed three days later by North Carolina, very few nine-star patriotics were published and are extremely rare

E. 1,500-2,000
2,900
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306
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 306, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, margins to just touching, tied by "Kinston N.C." cds on orange-buff cover with red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design (Dietz F12-2), to Townesville N.C., backflap removed and a bit reduced at top, some extraneous writing on face has been removed, Very Fine appearance, ex Judd

900
1,600
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307
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 307, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, margins to slightly in, tied by "Houston Tex. Oct. 31, 1862" cds on green cover with 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design and verse (Dietz F11-16), W. Randolph imprint, to Montgomery Tex., tiny hole at lower left corner from old corner mount, otherwise Very Fine, choice condition for Texas usage of a patriotic

E. 500-600
800
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308
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 308, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, cut into, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 5, 1862" cds on Small Canon and 12-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover (Dietz CN-3), to Webbs Ford N.C., waterstains, otherwise Fine, ex Macbride

900
500
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309
 
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, ample to large margins except just in at upper right, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 19, 1863" cds, placed by sender over "The Constitution" Handshake" captured Northern patriotic design in blue on light blue cover to Fayetteville N.C., endorsed "Pettigrew's Brigade", slight edgewear, still Very Fine, ex Walcott

E. 500-600
800
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310
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 310, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, huge margins, slight gum toning, tied by "Guineys Va. Dec. 1" cds on captured Northern patriotic cover, portrait of Col. L.B. Pierce, 12th Pa. Cavalry, addressed to member of 1st S.C. Volunteers at Willington S.C., sender has drawn an "X" over portrait, flap removed, a bit worn with a few edge tears, still attractive and rare, ex Walcott, Handy

E. 400-500
650
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311
 
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large even margins, tied by "Company Shops N.C. Apl" cds on small piece, Extremely Fine

E. 50-75
95
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312
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 312, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins almost complete, touched at top, perfectly struck "Va.C.R.R Swoopes 2 Apr." cds, lightly toned on back, Fine, no record of this Swoopes station marking in Dietz

E. 100-150
140
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313
 
5c Blue, Local (7). Horziontal pair, large even margins, left stamp shows vertical plate "crack" (scratch), tied by "Savannah Ga." cds on small blue piece, Extremely Fine

E. 50-75
90
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314
 
5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper (7 var). Bottom sheet margin pair, large margins all around, tied by "Kinston N.C." cds on small blue piece, negligible rust spots at upper right, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 50-75
85
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315
 
5c Deep Blue, so-called "Cobalt" (7a). Horizontal pair, clear to ample margins touching in places, deep shade, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 16, 1862" cds on cover to Christiansburgh Va., a bit reduced at left, some scattered stain specks, very early usage, published e.k.u. is Aug. 15, 1862, although an Aug. 13th dated example is now known, this example shows that extreme color variations occured during first local printing, ex Brooks

E. 100-150
130
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316
 
5c Deep Blue, Local (7a). Two horizontal strips of three, margins to slightly in, couple tiny tears, each stamp with neat ms. cancel, matching "Hamilton Arks Dec. 9th, 1862" pmk on courthouse cover to Clerk of the Confederate Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Little Rock, somewhat reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Arkansas usage and multiple franking

E. 300-400
600
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317°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 317, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b), 5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b)5c Blue, Local, Printed on Both Sides (7b). Horizontal pair, ample margins to touched, the back bears a clear impression of 5c pair including one complete design and three-quarters of another, tied by blue "Lynchburg Va. Apr. 25" cds on fresh cover to Petersburg, Extremely Fine; although the Dietz catalogue alludes to "a number of Confederate States stamps" having impressions on both sides, among the General Issues it lists only the 5c Local Print of 1862 with this variety, as does Scott; a spectacular and very rare pair and quite possibly the only cover extant, ex Peters, Muzzy, accompanied by Ashbrook photo

2,200
1,700
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318
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 318, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins all around except where clipped at upper left corner, tied by "Meridian Miss." cds on brown homemade cover to Heardy's Depot Miss., full mostly clear strike of "Alabama & Mississippi-Rivers RR, Meridian, Apr. 23, 1863" cds in upper left corner, a bit reduced at left, Fine and extremely scarce railroad agent's marking, the basis of the Dietz illustration

E. 250-350
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319
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 319, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins to slightly in, tied by "Va.C.R.R Fisherville 22 May" cds on cover to Bath Alum Va., faint waterstains, otherweise Very Fine, bold strike of this scarce railroad agent's marking

E. 200-250
325
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320
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 320, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins all around, slightly cuffed at upper right near corner of cover, cancelled but not tied by "Mobile Ala. Jul. 10, 1863" double-circle ds on cover addressed to Mobile with ms. "Per Steamer Coquette" endorsement; the Coquette was a 238-ton steamer built in 1859 and commissioned by the Confederate Navy, at war's end she continued to ply the Alabama River as a Federal vessel; slight toning, otherwise Very Fine, a rare Alabama River steamboat cover

E. 150-200
375
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321
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 321, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins all around, tied by "Salisbury N.C." cds on bright blue and lavender wallpaper cover to Strasburg Va., opened to show inside, Very Fine, most attractive, ex Packard

350
700
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322
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 322, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, margins all around, tied by pen stroke and faint "Pendleton S.C." cds on beautiful light gray, dark gray and bright blue wallpaper cover to Pickens C.H. S.C., opened to show inside, fresh and Extremely Fine

350
375
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323
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 323, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper (7 var), 5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper (7 var)5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper (7 var). Horizontal pair, superb impression and color, margins all around, tied by "Charleston S.C. Dec. 17" double-circle ds on inside of turned cover, other side with 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins, tied by greenish blue "Chester C.H. S.C. Dec. 26" cds, military address to Marion Artillery at Charleston, stamps have light wrinkles from cover, still Extremely Fine, choice turned usage, ex Moody, Kohn

E. 150-200
350
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324
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 324, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Margins to just in, used in combination with 10c Blue, Die B (12), large margins, both stamps tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 18, 1863" cds on brown homemade cover to Bunker Hill Va., Very Fine, a most unusual combination in an apparent 5c overpayment

E. 150-200
110
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325
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 325, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large even margins, used with 10c Blue, Die B (12), large margins to just touching at left, tied by two bold strikes of "Sumter S.C. Jun. 25, 1863" cds on blue cover to Darlington C.H. S.C., lightly cleaned to remove some toning around address, still Very Fine, a rare combination for the double rate, ex Ashbrook

E. 300-400
500
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326
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 326, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two singles, far better impression than usual and possibly De La Rue issues, tied by bold blue "Lynchburg Va. Dec. 12, 1861" cds on unused U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to Temperance P.O. Va., the year date slug - obviously in error - is inverted and presumably was used to fill space (Lynchburg townmarks from this period frequently have solid leading slugs above or below the date), stamps partly lifted to show 3c beneath, ex Peters

E. 150-200
170
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327
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 327, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins all around, tied by blue "Concord N.C." cds on cover made from Concord House hotel bill of fare, rates include 50c for single meal, 75c for "Man and Horse, Meal", dated 1854, good military address to member of "Detached 1st N.C. Cavalry" at Hanover Junction Va., one flap held together with hinges, displays nicely and Very Fine

E. 100-150
190
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328
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 328, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two, margins mostly all around, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 27, 1863" cds on yellow cover with blue 13-Star Confederate Flag design (Dietz F13-2) to Laurens C.H. S.C., very slight wear, still Very Fine, rare 13-star design, ex Seybold

E. 750-1,000
650
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329
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 329, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, ample margins to just clear, cancelled by indistinct cds "May 7, 1863" on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Milo Ala., with verse (Dietz F11-4), worn and some minor staining, from the Walcott collection at which point the bottom edge of the cover had not been reduced and the postmark tied the pair

E. 400-500
700
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330
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 330, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, clear to large margins, originally affixed over backflap and tied by lightly struck S.C. town cds, on brown cover with Sailor and Palmetto Flag patriotic and verse (Dietz FSC-2) to Longmins S.C., the pair has been lifted and moved to front of cover where a pencil "tie" has been made (can be restored to original position), Fine appearance, ex Packard

E. 150-200
900
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331
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 331, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, clear to large margins, lightly creased between stamps, tied by blue "Richmond Va." dateless town circle on red and blue Revolutionary War Soldier and U.S. Flag captured Northern patriotic cover to Mobile Ala., pencil Jun. 6, 1863 receipt docketing on back, a bit worn around edges, Fine, very scarce

E. 500-600
325
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332
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 332, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, margins to just touching, tied by "Mobile Ala." dateless town double-circle on cover to Rossville Ga., red and blue Sailor and Flag patriotic label affixed at upper left, cover and adhesives somewhat worn and soiled, flap replaced and faulty bottom right corner, ex Judd

E. 100-150
325
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333
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 333, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins to slightly in, tied by "Brookhaven Miss. Nov. 1" cds on brown cover with red "Write Often" verse, to Shieldsborough Miss., Very Fine, very rare soldier's sympathy design, possibly captured from Federal forces

E. 300-400
280
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334
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 334, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, margins to in at top, faint gum toning, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 18, 1863" cds on Confederate States General Post Office Dept. Auditor's Office imprint cover to member of 24th Ga. Regt. at Clarksville Ga., small mend at bottom right edge, still Fine

E. 100-150
170
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335
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 335, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Bright Blue, Local (7), 5c Bright Blue, Local (7)5c Bright Blue, Local (7). Left sheet margin horizontal pair, ample even margins, beautiful shade, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 8, 1863" cds on buff cover with Confederate States War Dept. Engineer Bureau imprint, to corps engineer at Petersburg Va., some light wrinkles, Very Fine, ex MacBride

E. 250-350
375
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336
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 336, General Issues Typographed (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Margins mostly all around, used in combination with U.S. 3c Rose (65) on prisoner-of-war cover from Johnsons Island to Parhamsville Va., 3c tied by blue grid with matching "Sandusky O. Aug. 13" double-circle ds, endorsed by prisoner, sent via Fort Monroe by flag of truce, ms. "Examined W.H.N.", 5c stamp affixed by sender and tied by Sandusky cds and "Richmond Va. Aug. 25, 1863" cds, evidently the underpayment was ignored, lightly cleaned, Very Fine, an attractive and desirable combination, iilustrated in Shenfield (p. 41), ex White, Kimmel

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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