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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 — Handstamped Paids (By State)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
30
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 30, Handstamped Paids (By State)Eutaw Ala. Oct. 14, 1861, Eutaw Ala. Oct. 14, 1861Eutaw Ala. Oct. 14, 1861. DOuble-circle ds, "Paid" and woodcut negative "10" rate hs, all boldly struck on small cover to Hunstville Tex., most of backflap missing, sealed tear and nicks at top well clear of markings, otherwise Very Fine, the only example of this handstamped rate marking recorded by Everett (1987), illustrated in Dietz (p. 66)

E. 200-250
375
31
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 31, Handstamped Paids (By State)Greensborough Ala. Jun. 26, Greensborough Ala. Jun. 26Greensborough Ala. Jun. 26. Mostly clear cds and bold "Paid" and "20" rate hs on buff cover to member of Rodes' Brigade at Richmond, neat 1863 docketing, light staining at left and some wear at edges, still Fine, Everett's only recorded example of this double rate handstamp, a late usage reflecting the shortage of postage stamps at major post offices, ex MacBride

E. 200-300
280
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32
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 32, Handstamped Paids (By State)Grove Hill Ala. Aug. 23, Grove Hill Ala. Aug. 23Grove Hill Ala. Aug. 23. Clearly struck cds, "Paid" in frame and woodcut "5" hs on buff cover with blue embossed oval corner card of Dickinson & Kilpatrick, Attorneys, addressed to member of Suggsville Grays at Fort Morgan Ala., Very Fine, the only recorded example of the woodcut "5' hs in Everett survey, ex Emerson

E. 100-150
230
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33
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 33, Handstamped Paids (By State)Mobile Ala. Jun. 16, 1861, Mobile Ala. Jun. 16, 1861Mobile Ala. Jun. 16, 1861. Bold double-circle ds, two strikes of "10" in diamond frame for 20c rate on blue folded letter datelined Montrose, Jun. 15, 1861, interesting content regarding insurance business, military address, some light bleached and toned spots, short breaks at ends of file fold, still Fine and rare, the only recorded 10 plus 10 in Everett survey (a second revalued cover is illustrated in Dietz), ex MacBride, Frazier

E. 300-400
700
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34
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 34, Handstamped Paids (By State)Hayneville Ala. Aug. 10, Hayneville Ala. Aug. 10Hayneville Ala. Aug. 10. Lightly struck cds with date completed in ms., clearly struck "Paid/5/Cents." typset in circle, additional ms. strokes across U.S. 3c Red Nesbitt embossed stamp on entire to Greenville Ala., fresh and Extremely Fine, Everett recorded three examples, though it is uncertain whether all were this type, ex Myer

E. 400-500
325
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35
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 35, Handstamped Paids (By State)Tuskegee Ala. Aug. 12, 1861, Tuskegee Ala. Aug. 12, 1861Tuskegee Ala. Aug. 12, 1861. Blue double-circle ds, matching "Paid" in frame and "5" rate hs on embossed lady's cover with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design, slightly reduced at right, light soiling, still Very Fine and colorful, Everett recorded four Tuskegee 5c handstamped "Paids" (1987 addendum), ex Kimmel

E. 500-750
675
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36
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 36, Handstamped Paids (By State)Benton Ark, Benton ArkBenton Ark. Dateless circle with unusual style type, altered pre-war "Paid 3" in circle with numeral removed and pencil "Paid 10" inserted, on cover to Port Lavacca Tex., slight wear around edges, still Fine, the only example recorded by Everett

E. 400-500
575
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37
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 37, Handstamped Paids (By State)Buck Horn Ark. Apr. 28, Buck Horn Ark. Apr. 28Buck Horn Ark. Apr. 28. Well-struck cds, "Paid" and "5" in circle hs on 1862 folded letter to Memphis, from a supplier of telegraph poles who just lost 300 poles in rough water, Very Fine, one of two recorded Buck Horn covers and the only example of this rate

E. 400-500
850
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38
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 38, Handstamped Paids (By State)Lake Village Ark. Jul. 31, Lake Village Ark. Jul. 31Lake Village Ark. Jul. 31. Remarkably bold strike of cds and equally choice strike of "Paid/5 Cents" two-line hs on fresh buff cover to New Orleans, from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence with usual pinholes, interesting note at bottom left "Send 100 Envelopes", Extremely Fine, no finer example exists among the six recorded by Everett, ex Emerson

E. 500-750
1,700
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39
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 39, Handstamped Paids (By State)Princeton Ark. Jan. 30, Princeton Ark. Jan. 30Princeton Ark. Jan. 30. Bold mostly complete cds in grenish blue with matching "Paid " and "10" hs (this color is the listed "Green") on fresh cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. at New Orleans, usual pinholes and small tear at left, still Very Fine, ex Emerson, three recorded by Everett

E. 400-500
700
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40°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 40, Handstamped Paids (By State)Warrington Fla. Dec. 8, Warrington Fla. Dec. 8Warrington Fla. Dec. 8. Lightly struck cds, "Paid" and "5" in circle hs on small yellow cover with red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion and Flags patriotic design, without scene below (Dietz JD-2), skilfully cleaned to remove light stains, Very Fine appearance, ex Handy

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 41, Handstamped Paids (By State)Warrington Fla. 24 Sep, Warrington Fla. 24 SepWarrington Fla. 24 Sep. Bold cds, "Paid" and "5" in circle hs on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover (Dietz F11-11) to Quincy Fla., some contemporary doodling, couple short edge tears, otherwise frash and Very Fine

E. 1,200-1,500
1,250
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42
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 42, Handstamped Paids (By State)Madison C.H. Fla. Oct. 5, Madison C.H. Fla. Oct. 5Madison C.H. Fla. Oct. 5. Clearly struck cds, bold "Paid 10" hs on brown and gray wallpaper cover to Gadsden Co. Fla., marked "Election Returns" with box number charge notation, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
1,100
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43
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 43, Handstamped Paids (By State)Pensacola Fla. Oct. 26, Pensacola Fla. Oct. 26Pensacola Fla. Oct. 26. Clear cds with "Paid 10" in circle hs on buff cover to Augusta Ga., some skilfully restored edgewear, Very Fine appearance

E. 150-200
350
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44
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 44, Handstamped Paids (By State)Andersonville Ga, Andersonville GaAndersonville Ga. Large dateless double-circle hs with "Paid" in frame and large "10" rate hs on turned cover to AMericus Ga., ms. "OB chge 28" official business box notation, inside docketed 1864, a bit worn with one flap removed to show inside, still Fine, very scarce town cds of which Everett recorded only three covers, two with the handstamped rate, ex Peters, illustrated in Dietz (p. 66)

E. 200-300
375
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45
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 45, Handstamped Paids (By State)Athens Ga. Sep. 9, Athens Ga. Sep. 9Athens Ga. Sep. 9. Lightly struck cds, "Paid" and "10" hs on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover (Dietz F8-7), to Lt. John B. Cobb of Cobb's Georgia Legion at Richmond, sender's note on inside backflap reads "Andrew had these envelopes stamped & I am obliged to use them or loose the postage, a bit reduced at left just into flag, otherwise Fine and fresh, scarce design and clearly a provisional handstamped "Paid" usage

E. 400-500
575
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46
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 46, Handstamped Paids (By State)Darien Ga. Nov. 8, Darien Ga. Nov. 8Darien Ga. Nov. 8. Fully struck cds and "Paid" hs, ms. "5" rate on small cover with "Ochlockonee Light Infantry" regimental corner card, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, ex Emerson

E. 250-350
375
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47
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 47, Handstamped Paids (By State)Forsyth Ga. Jun. 26, Forsyth Ga. Jun. 26Forsyth Ga. Jun. 26. Well-struck cds and woodcut "Paid 5" in semi-circle frame on buff cover to Eatontown Ga., backflap missing and upper left corner restored, still clean and attractive, the only example of this rate marking recorded by Everett (1987)

E. 100-150
160
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48
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 48, Handstamped Paids (By State)Newnan Ga. Sep. 8, Newnan Ga. Sep. 8Newnan Ga. Sep. 8. Clear cds and "Paid 5" hs on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Columbia Mines Ga. (Dietz F7-19), Jas. L. Gow imprint at bottom, with original 1861 letter enclosure, interesting contents re mines, explosive powder and Southern sentiments, cover a bit toned and worn around edges, otherwise Fine, ex Packard

E. 300-400
475
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49
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 49, Handstamped Paids (By State)Quitman Ga. Pad 5, Quitman Ga. Pad 5Quitman Ga. Pad 5. Brownish circular hs with missing "I" boldly struck on cover to A.H. Stephens at Richmond, pencil "Nov 26" and "P 10" rate, backflap missing as usual for this correspondence, Very Fine, Everett recorded only this example of the 10 on 5 re-rated usage, ex Gravely

E. 200-300
260
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50
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 50, Handstamped Paids (By State)Thomaston Ga. Jun. 29, Thomaston Ga. Jun. 29Thomaston Ga. Jun. 29. Beautiful clear strike of cds, "Paid" and "5" hs on buff cover with merchant's blue oval embossed corner card, military address to member of Upson Guards at Pensacola Fla., Very Fine, very attractive, ex Emerson

E. 150-200
300
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51
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 51, Handstamped Paids (By State)Bowling Green Ky, Bowling Green KyBowling Green Ky. Blue cds faintly struck with bold "Paid" and "10" hs used to pay forwarding postage on buff cover originating with "Savannah Ga. Paid Nov. 22, 1861" cds and "Paid 10" in oval, addressed to Major J.F. Gilmer in care of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston at Bowling Green, redirected to St. Cloud Hotel in Nashville, small size Savannah Nov. 22 backstamp, opened at top just into "10" hs, Very Fine, an outstanding forwarded usage thru Kentucky, ex Hart, Kohn

E. 500-750
900
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52
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 52, Handstamped Paids (By State)Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 23, Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 23Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 23. Blurry but readable strike in dark bluish black with clearly struck "Paid" and "5" in circle hs on buff cover to Hamburg Tenn., restored at edges and cleaned, attractive and the only example recorded by Everett (1987)

E. 200-300
375
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53
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 53, Handstamped Paids (By State)Columbus Ky. Nov. 22, Columbus Ky. Nov. 22Columbus Ky. Nov. 22. Bold cds, lightly struck "Paid" in oval, ms. "5" on small cover to Rolfs Bluff Ark., Very Fine, scarce and desirable border state handstamped "Paid", ex Kohn

E. 500-750
600
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54°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 54, Handstamped Paids (By State)Alexandria La. Jun. 23, Alexandria La. Jun. 23Alexandria La. Jun. 23. Perfect bold red cds with matching "Paid" and "10" hs on small neat cover to Staunton Va., charge box notation, red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design pasted on to cover and tied by Alexandria cds, Dietz F11-15, very slightly reduced at right, negligible -1/2 in. tear at top right, still Extremely Fine, a colorful and extremely rare patriotic usage, ex Packard

E. 1,000-1,500
2,900
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55
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 55, Handstamped Paids (By State)Alexandria La. Sep. 10, Alexandria La. Sep. 10Alexandria La. Sep. 10. Bold red cds, matching "Paid" and "10" hs on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) with Confederate "Official Business/Office Adjutant and Inspector General,/District Western Louisiana." imprint crossed out in ms., to Natchitoches, pencil 1863 docketing, slightly reduced at left, nicked corner at lower right neatly mended, fresh and Very Fine appearance, ex Emerson

E. 400-500
575
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56
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 56, Handstamped Paids (By State)Bayou Sara/LA/JAN ("11" in ms.), Bayou Sara/LA/JAN ("11" in ms.)Bayou Sara/LA/JAN ("11" in ms.). Unusual town, state and month configuration in circle, boldly struck with "Paid" and "5" hs on yellow cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual pinholes and slight toning along top edge, Very Fine, only two examples of this town marking recorded by Everett, ex Emerson

E. 300-400
700
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57
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 57, Handstamped Paids (By State)Tangipaho La. Oct. 2, Tangipaho La. Oct. 2Tangipaho La. Oct. 2. Brownish black cds and "Paid 5" hs on brown cover with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag & Cannon patriotic design (Dietz CN-2) to Huddleston La., J.K. Sutterly imprint, somehwat soiled and worn, one sideflap missing and a bit reduced at right, scarce design, ex Matz

E. 200-300
600
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58
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 58, Handstamped Paids (By State)Natchitoches La. Oct. 20, Natchitoches La. Oct. 20Natchitoches La. Oct. 20. Double-circle cds, lightly struck and strengthened in pencil, "Paid" and "10" hs on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) to Lower Peach Tree, Ala., red pencil "10", slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, only two recorded by Everett

E. 150-200
400
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59
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 59, Handstamped Paids (By State)St. Francisville La. Aug. 11, St. Francisville La. Aug. 11St. Francisville La. Aug. 11. Mostly clear strike with "Paid" and "5" hs, several letters in cds and and "Paid" strenghtened in pencil, on small cover to Natchez Miss., Fine appearance, the only recorded example of this narrow numeral "5" rate and one of three covers from this post office in the Everett survey, ex Walcott

E. 200-250
500
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60
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 60, Handstamped Paids (By State)Brookhaven Miss. Nov. 11, Brookhaven Miss. Nov. 11Brookhaven Miss. Nov. 11. Large cds struck twice, second dated Nov. 12, "Paid 5" hs on cover to Burlison Ala. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag (Dietz F11-5) and black "Fredonia Hards, Capt. A.J. Jones" regimental imprint and verse in ornate frame, addressed in blue, a bit soiled and worn, still Very Fine and extremely rare, the same design used from Florida is illustrated in Dietz

E. 600-800
1,000
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61
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 61, Handstamped Paids (By State)Carrollton Miss. Dec. 28, Carrollton Miss. Dec. 28Carrollton Miss. Dec. 28. Well-struck cds with "Paid" in circle and "5" hs on illustrated Yalobusha Baptist Female Institute college cover, handsome woodcut print, Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence, usual pinholes, light waterstaining in address area, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Emerson, illustrated in Dietz (p. 238)

E. 600-800
1,700
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62
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 62, Handstamped Paids (By State)Friars Point Miss. Jan. 23, Friars Point Miss. Jan. 23Friars Point Miss. Jan. 23. Bold cds and "Paid" hs., pencil "10" rate on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, U.S. 3c Dull Red (26) "tied" by hand-drawn cartoon placing noose around Washington's neck and hanging him from gallows, judging from ink color and texture this was the sender's satiric statement, Very Fine, illustrated in Dietz (p. 69)

E. 600-800
2,600
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63
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 63, Handstamped Paids (By State)Brandon Miss. Jul. 17, 1861, Brandon Miss. Jul. 17, 1861Brandon Miss. Jul. 17, 1861. Well-struck cds with huge handstamped "Paid" in frame and "5" numeral rate, both woodcut, on neat cover addressed to postmaster of Canton Miss., box charge notation, lightly wrinkled, still Very Fine, only two examples of this woodcut "Paid 5" recorded by Everett, this being the cover illustrated in Dietz (p. 67), ex Emerson

E. 200-300
500
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64
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 64, Handstamped Paids (By State)Hamilton.Miss, Hamilton.MissHamilton.Miss. Beautifully struck red circular town hs with ms. "Aug. 16" date, matching red "Paid" in octagonal frame and "5" rate hs on bright orange cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual pinholes, fresh and Extremely Fine, the only recorded cover from this post office, ex Emerson

E. 300-400
475
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65
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 65, Handstamped Paids (By State)Mayhew Miss, Mayhew MissMayhew Miss. Remarkable woodcut town hs with ms. "Jan 18" date, bold woodcut "Paid 10" in circle, both strikes in brown writing ink on cover to Gholson Miss., turned with inside addressed to Mayhew (trace of town cds, stamp missing), light overall toning and negligible opening tear clear of markings, Very Fine, the only recorded handstamped "Paid" from this small Confederate post office, ex Ferrary, Hind and Emerson

E. 300-400
600
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66
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 66, Handstamped Paids (By State)MERIDIAN.MISS, MERIDIAN.MISSMERIDIAN.MISS. Straightline hs with ms. "Dec. 3rd" date below, "Paid" and tall narrow "5" numeral hs on small cover to Demopolis Ala., a bit reduced at left just taking away letter "M", otherwise Fine, one of the few Confederate straightline town markings extant, only three examples recorded by Everett, ex Ferrary, Hind and Emerson

E. 300-400
375
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67
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 67, Handstamped Paids (By State)Spring Ridge Mis, Spring Ridge MisSpring Ridge Mis. Circular town hs with ms. "Dec 6th" date, bold "Paid 10" woodcut hs on attractive brown and green wallpaper cover to Ala., Very Fine, the only Spring Ridge handstamped "Paid" recorded by Everett, ex Frazier

E. 300-400
675
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68
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 68, Handstamped Paids (By State)Farmington N.C. Nov. 22, Farmington N.C. Nov. 22Farmington N.C. Nov. 22. Clear cds with "Paid" and "5" in circle hs on U.S. 3c Red Nesbitt entire (U6) to Hamptonsville N.C., with original 1861 enclosure, resolutions of the Davis Division memorializing three soldiers killed, cover slghtly reduced at left, Fine and desirable war letter, only two Farmington handstamped "Paids" recorded by Everett

E. 200-300
525
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69
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 69, Handstamped Paids (By State)Hillsboro N.C. Mar. 1, 1862, Hillsboro N.C. Mar. 1, 1862Hillsboro N.C. Mar. 1, 1862. Blue double-circle ds, matching "Paid 5" hs converted from old 3c rate, on buff cover to Franklinton N.C., with illustrated Hillsborough Military Academy corner card showing Federal flag, backflap missing, small tear at top, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
350
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70
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 70, Handstamped Paids (By State)Morgantown N.C. Sep.2, Morgantown N.C. Sep.2Morgantown N.C. Sep.2. Blue cds with matching "Paid" and "5" in circle, clear strikes on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Charlotte N.C. (Dietz F7-18), box charge notation, slightly reduced at top, Very Fine appearance, ex Emerson, Kohn

E. 300-400
800
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71
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 71, Handstamped Paids (By State)New Bern N.C. Jun. 13, New Bern N.C. Jun. 13New Bern N.C. Jun. 13. Clear blue cds, matching "Paid" and "5" hs on cover to Stoney Creek Va., blue Palmetto Flag of South Carolina (Dietz FSC-3), Very Fine, scarce design

E. 500-750
1,650
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72
 
New Bern N.C. 5 Paid Oct. 1. Blue integral rate cds on small cover to Providence N.C. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design (Dietz F10-3), Very Fine, handsome cover with this scarce integral rate marking, ex Brooks, Kimmel

E. 500-600
1,050
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73
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 73, Handstamped Paids (By State)Patterson N.C, Patterson N.CPatterson N.C. Dateless circular hs with matching fancy "Paid 10" rate handstamp on cover to Oaks N.C., with chatty letter from a farmer named Patterson to his son at school, the letter is datelined Palmyra Mar. 10, 1863, and mentions a family member's frequent trips to and from Patterson to sell cotton. The existence of unused envelopes handstamped with this dateless townmark and fancy rate marking has previously indicated possible provisional status. This example provides further evidence in two respects: the dateless circle and rate marking are heavily impressed, leaving indentations on the back flaps, but not on the letter enclosure, indicating that the envelope was handstamped prior to use; from the Palmyra dateline and reference to frequent trips to Patterson, we may infer that the envelope was purchased from the Patterson post office and used to mail this letter written on the farm at Palmyra. Another example from the same correspondence, with a dated townmark, is illustrated in Dietz (p. 76). Few small stains, otherwise Fine, ex Emerson

E. 200-300
350
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74
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 74, Handstamped Paids (By State)Charleston S.C. Jul. 16, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jul. 16, 1861Charleston S.C. Jul. 16, 1861. Bold cds with "Paid 2" in circle hs on locally addressed blue cover, Extremely Fine, 2c rate markings of extreme rarity, Everett recorded thirteen examples (1987) of this Charleston "Paid 2", ex Emerson

E. 500-600
1,000
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75
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 75, Handstamped Paids (By State)Charleston S.C. Aug. 2, 1861, Charleston S.C. Aug. 2, 1861Charleston S.C. Aug. 2, 1861. Double-circle cds and "Paid 5" in circle both clearly struck on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover (Dietz F7-18) to member of Washington Artillery at Bulls Landing, sent care of Capt. Walston, some faint toning, still Very Fine, ex Kohn

E. 300-400
850
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76
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 76, Handstamped Paids (By State)Georgetown S.C. Oct. 7, 1861, Georgetown S.C. Oct. 7, 1861Georgetown S.C. Oct. 7, 1861. Clearly struck cds with "5" in circle hs, re-rated with handstamped "10" struck over "5", on small lavender cover to Greensboro Ala., slight edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-250
400
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77
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 77, Handstamped Paids (By State)Pocotaligo S.C. 20 Oct, Pocotaligo S.C. 20 OctPocotaligo S.C. 20 Oct. Lightly struck cds (strengthened in pencil) and "Paid 10" in oval on cover made from numeric tables, addressed to Col. A.P. Calhoun at Pendleton S.C., Fine

E. 150-200
110
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78
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 78, Handstamped Paids (By State)Brownsville Ten. Aug. 8, Brownsville Ten. Aug. 8Brownsville Ten. Aug. 8. Lightly struck but readable cds, "Paid" and "5" hs on red and blue overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Davis-Stephens patriotic cover to Mernando Miss., Dietz F7-1 variety with the eighth star for Virginia scratched into blue background by sender (townmark struck over star), skilfully restored by mending piece torn from top right and adding backflap, handsome appearance and a rare design variation

E. 750-1,000
2,200
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79
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 79, Handstamped Paids (By State)Colliersville Ten. Sept, Colliersville Ten. SeptColliersville Ten. Sept. Blue cds with ms. "3" date, matching "Paid 5" in circle hs (converted from old 3c rate) struck twice for 10c rate on buff cover to Petersburg Va., one flap with small piece out, still Very Fine, the only example of this 5c plus 5c rate recorded by Everett

E. 250-350
500
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80
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 80, Handstamped Paids (By State)Columbia Ten. Sep. 26, Columbia Ten. Sep. 26Columbia Ten. Sep. 26. Double-circle ds clearly struck with red "Paid" and "5" hs on cover to Hon. S.D. Cabaniss at Huntsville Ala., with letter enclosure from William J. Sykes, interesting content re Confederate politics: "What could have caused Walker [Leroy P. Walker, first C.S.A. Secretary of War] to resign, was it really bad health or was it because there were complaints made in reference to the War Department... We are going to have stirring times in Kentucky soon & I am apprehensive we have not a sufficient number of troops there. There is I fear a want of artillery. The truth is Kentucky is more unsound than many persons have supposed her to be. Most of the Union men in that state are Lincolnites & she is going to give us a great deal of trouble unless an overwhelming force is soon thrown into that State..." Cover fresh, small erosion spot at lower left and a bit reduced at right, still Very Fine, ex Telep

E. 200-250
325
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81
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 81, Handstamped Paids (By State)Decherd Ten Jan, Decherd Ten JanDecherd Ten Jan. Woodcut circular townmark with typset month inverted, bold strike with "Paid 5" in circle and "CS" handstamp made from printer's type, on blue cover to Nashville, Extremely Fine, the only example of this Confederate "CS" marking recorded by Everett, one other Decherd cover known (manuscript postmark and rate), ex Ferrary, Walcott

E. 750-1,000
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82
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 82, Handstamped Paids (By State)Elizabethton Tenn. Oct. 21, Elizabethton Tenn. Oct. 21Elizabethton Tenn. Oct. 21. Clearly struck Collins-style cds with unusual "Paid 5" in circle hs on brown cover to Kingston Tenn., neat 1861 docketing, slight wear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, the only recorded handstamped "Paid" from this office, illustrated in Dietz (p. 76), ex Ferrary, Emerson

E. 200-300
475
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83
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 83, Handstamped Paids (By State)Nashville Ten. Jun. 13, 1861, Nashville Ten. Jun. 13, 1861Nashville Ten. Jun. 13, 1861. Blue cds with day inverted, matching "Paid" and "5" C.S.A. rate on yellow cover sent during independent statehood to Athens Tenn. where post office refused to recognized 5c rate, pencil "Due 3", Very Fine, Tennessee seceded June 8, 1861, and entered Confederacy on July 2, rare usage

E. 300-400
700
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84
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 84, Handstamped Paids (By State)Cold Spring Tex, Cold Spring TexCold Spring Tex. Circular townmark with ms. "Aug. 13" date, "Paid 10" hs on folded letter made from Valentine, embossed edges with oval panel at center, some splits along folds reinforced with hinges, fresh and Fine, Everett recorded only two handstamped "Paid" covers from this Texas post office

E. 200-300
280
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85
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 85, Handstamped Paids (By State)Comfort Texs. Mar. 30[ms.] 1863, Comfort Texs. Mar. 30[ms.] 1863Comfort Texs. Mar. 30[ms.] 1863. Bold cds with "Paid 10" hs on folded letter to Directors of the San Antonio Mutual Aid Association, conveys teamsters' acceptance of the directors' offer except for one pretenting he "could not leave his family unprotected against Indian depredations", Extremely Fine, ex Emerson

E. 300-400
750
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86
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 86, Handstamped Paids (By State)Hempstead Tex. Sep. 14, Hempstead Tex. Sep. 14Hempstead Tex. Sep. 14. Large balloon-style cds with blue "Paid 5" hs on light blue 1861 folded letter to Houston, faint age stains and bleaching, markings clear and Fine, Everett recorded just one example of the Type I 5c rate in blue, ex Emerson

E. 200-300
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87
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 87, Handstamped Paids (By State)San Antonio Tex. Paid Jan. 18, San Antonio Tex. Paid Jan. 18San Antonio Tex. Paid Jan. 18. Mostly clear green cds with red "Paid 5" in circle hs on cover to Army Depot at Houston, slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine, handsome two-color combination

E. 250-350
575
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88
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 88, Handstamped Paids (By State)Bath C.H. Va. Nov. 16, Bath C.H. Va. Nov. 16Bath C.H. Va. Nov. 16. COmplete strike of cds and "Paid" hs with intriguing ms. "12" rate, smal pencil "Pd." beneath hs, on white envelope to Waterloo Va., minor flap tears, Fine, the listing example of this enigmatic 12c rate, no year date but accepted as a Confederate usage

E. 150-200
100
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89
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 89, Handstamped Paids (By State)Fairfax C.H. Va. Oct. 3, Fairfax C.H. Va. Oct. 3Fairfax C.H. Va. Oct. 3. Light but sharp strikeof cds with well-struck "Paid 5" hs on cover to Bremo Bluff Va., bronze Valley Female Institute, Winchester Va. college design, informative text including tuition for variety of courses, slight edgewear, small piece out of backflap, Very Fine, ex Kimmel

E. 500-600
525
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90
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 90, Handstamped Paids (By State)Goodson Va. Aug. 4, Goodson Va. Aug. 4Goodson Va. Aug. 4. Mostly clear cds with "Paid 5" in circle hs on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Thompson Station Tenn., faint stain spots, still Very Fine, illustrated in Dietz (p. 115)

E. 400-500
800
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91
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 91, Handstamped Paids (By State)Leesburg Va. Aug. 25, 1861, Leesburg Va. Aug. 25, 1861Leesburg Va. Aug. 25, 1861. Light but readable strike of double-circle ds with "Paid" hs and ms. "5" on red and blue Union Flag patriotic cover to Temperance P.O. Va., fresh and Extremely Fine, exceedingly rare use of pro-North patriotic during early months of the war, ex Peters, Kohn

E. 300-400
350
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92
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 92, Handstamped Paids (By State)Liberty Va. 17 Aug, Liberty Va. 17 AugLiberty Va. 17 Aug. Clearly struck cds and woodcut "Paid 5" hs on cover to captain in Col. Boyd's regiment at Lynchburg Va., mucilage at upper right with sharp impression of Half-Dime Coin affixed by sender to pay postage, faint overall toning, Very Fine, a fascinating relic of wartime postal patronage, ex MacBride

E. 200-250
350
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93
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 93, Handstamped Paids (By State)Richmond Va. Jun. 26, 1861, Richmond Va. Jun. 26, 1861Richmond Va. Jun. 26, 1861. Clear mostly complete cds and "Paid 2" hs on unsealed buff envelope to Charlotte C.H. Va., circular rate, Very Fine, scarce marking, ex MacBride, Frazier

E. 300-400
220
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94
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 94, Handstamped Paids (By State)Richmond Va. Jul. 12, 1861, Richmond Va. Jul. 12, 1861Richmond Va. Jul. 12, 1861. Partly clear cds and "Paid 10" in circle on red and blue 11-Star Flag & Tent patriotic cover (Dietz TF-1) to Gainesville Ga., couple short opening tears sealed with transparent tape, otherwise Fine and handsome

E. 400-500
475
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95
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 95, Handstamped Paids (By State)Richmond Va. Sep. 7, 1861, Richmond Va. Sep. 7, 1861Richmond Va. Sep. 7, 1861. Lightly struck cds with "Paid 10" in circle on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag & Tent patriotic cover (Dietz TF-1), "Davis Invincibles. Capt. S.D. Irvin" imprint in red, to Americus Ga. with later Feb. 14th doodling and sentiments such as "Sweet home" etc., one side flap replaced, otherwise Fine, ex Packard

E. 300-400
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96
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 96, Handstamped Paids (By State)Richmond Va. Aug. 12, 1861, Richmond Va. Aug. 12, 1861Richmond Va. Aug. 12, 1861. Partly clear cds and well-struck "Paid 15" hs on triple 5c rate yellow cover to Flat Rock N.C., cover skilfully restored including invisible mend of long sealed tear thru marking, nevertheless a great rarity and attractive appearing cover, ex MacBride, Frazier

E. 200-300
230
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97
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 97, Handstamped Paids (By State)Strasburg Va. Aug. 28, Strasburg Va. Aug. 28Strasburg Va. Aug. 28. Sharp cds with "Paid" in oval, "5" in circle re-rated by "10" in circle hs overstruck, on cover to Quitman Ga., horizontal fold, slightly reduced at left, Fine, despite nominal Dietz valuation this re-valued Strasburg "Paid" remains the only example recorded by Everett

E. 100-150
325
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98
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 98, Handstamped Paids (By State)Tudor Hall Va. Aug. 27, 1861, Tudor Hall Va. Aug. 27, 1861Tudor Hall Va. Aug. 27, 1861. Partly readable cds and "Paid 5" hs on small cover with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design (Dietz F10-6) to Hillsboro Va., small scuff just above flag, otherwise Fine and fresh, ex MacBride, Judd, Handy

E. 400-500
750
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99
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 99, Handstamped Paids (By State)Va.C.R.R Fisherville Jan, Va.C.R.R Fisherville JanVa.C.R.R Fisherville Jan. Bold cds with odd date error ("0"), "10" in cirle rate hs, ms. "Paid" on small cover to Cedar Grove Mills Va., faint waterstaining around edges, Very Fine, ex Moses

E. 200-300
270
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100
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 100, Handstamped Paids (By State)Va.C.R.R Cobham 26 Feb, Va.C.R.R Cobham 26 FebVa.C.R.R Cobham 26 Feb. Mostly clear strike of cds and "Paid" hs, ms. "5" on cover to Richmond, neat pencil 1862 docketing, tiny opening tear at top, Fine, ex Emerson

E. 200-300
230
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101
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 101, Handstamped Paids (By State)Lewisburgh Va. Sep. 14. [West Virginia], Lewisburgh Va. Sep. 14. [West Virginia]Lewisburgh Va. Sep. 14. [West Virginia]. Partly clear cds and "Paid 5" hs converted from old 3c rate on cover to Independence Va. with blue River Scene patriotic design and verse (Dietz MS-1), few spots of faint soiling, still Very Fine, rare patriotic usage from Greenbriar County in West Virginia, ex Packard

E. 600-800
2,400
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102
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 102, Handstamped Paids (By State)Martinsburg Va. Oct. 3. [West Virginia], Martinsburg Va. Oct. 3. [West Virginia]Martinsburg Va. Oct. 3. [West Virginia]. Lightly struck cds strengthened in pencil, "Paid" and "5" hs on buff cover to Charlestown Va., fresh and Fine, scarce handstamped "Paid" from this pro-North post office in Berkley County, ex Walcott

E. 100-150
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103
 
Moorefield Va. Dec. 2. [West Virginia]. Mostly clear strike of cds in watery ink with matching "Paid" hs, ms. "5" rate on small buff cover to Front Royal Va., excellent condition, Fine strike of the only recorded Moorefield handstamped "Paid", ex Walcott

E. 300-400
525
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104
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 104, Handstamped Paids (By State)Romney Va. Jun. 27. [West Virginia], Romney Va. Jun. 27. [West Virginia]Romney Va. Jun. 27. [West Virginia]. Remarkably bold strikes of cds, "Paid" and "5" hs on blue-lined folded cover to Richmond, faint soiling, still Extremely Fine, one of the more available West Virginia handstamped "Paids" (ten recorded), but a superb strike, ex Walcott, illustrated in Dietz (p. 122)

E. 200-300
425
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105
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 105, Handstamped Paids (By State)Wheeling Island [Union Occupation, West Virginia], Wheeling Island [Union Occupation, West Virginia]Wheeling Island [Union Occupation, West Virginia]. Small folded letter from Scotland to Wheeling, addressed to "Wheeling Island, Quincy Foundry, Virginia, America," clearly struck "Gatehouse Mr 30 1863" rimless cds on back, no U.S. markings nor any rates, presumably carried thru Union blockade, semi-literate letter mentions scarcity of cotton overseas with remark "everyone is praying that the wars with you wer ended...", soiled with mnior faults, opened and separated to show letter and postmark, interesting transatlantic usage

E. 200-300
55
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