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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 — Prisoners Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
469
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 469, Prisoners MailLibby Prison, Richmond Va, Libby Prison, Richmond VaLibby Prison, Richmond Va. Orange-buff cover to Trenton N.J. with prisoner's letter endorsement, examined by a Federal officer and signed "Wm. W. Wilkins, Capt. U.S.A. & A.A. Genl.", then initialed "exd HW." by notorious prison commander, Capt. Henry Wirz, who was at this time assigned to Libby Prison and learning to write with his left hand after an injury to his right arm, straightline "Due 3" hs, few stain spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Wirz marking and the unusual instance of a Federal prisoner examining the mail for a fellow prisoner

E. 750-1,000
1,500
470°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 470, Prisoners MailAndersonville Ga. (Camp Sumter), Andersonville Ga. (Camp Sumter)Andersonville Ga. (Camp Sumter). 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12), large margins, tied by woodcut circular "Andersonville Ga." hs, used with U.S. 3c Rose (65), faults incl. repaired upper left corner, tied by segmented cork cancel, "Old Point Comfort Va. Aug. 25" double-circle ds on 1864 cover to Bristol N.Y., endorsed "From a Prisoner of War", manuscript "Exd HW" in the hand of Capt. Henry Wirz, flap removed, two pieces at upper right expertly restored, Fine appearance, a 1983 article on Andersonville by John W. Collins Jr. (Confederate Philatelist No. 213, pp. 69) listed only nine prisoner-of-war covers from Andersonville, of which just five were franked with U.S. 3c and Confederate 10c stamps as on this example, ex Sibley

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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471°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 471, Prisoners MailSalisbury Prison N.C, Salisbury Prison N.CSalisbury Prison N.C. 10c Blue, Die A (11) and U.S. 3c Rose (65) tied together by "Salisbury N.C." cds and bold quartered cork cancel, matching "Old Point Comfort Va. Jul. 24" double-circle ds on immaculate cover with elaborately penned address to Boston and prisoner's letter endorsement, unsealed red partly clear Boston cds on back, Extremely Fine, a beautiful franking in the finest attainable quality, ex Brown, Antrim and Dietz, illustrated in the Antrim book (p. 155)

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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472
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 472, Prisoners MailColumbia S.C. (Camp Sorgum), Columbia S.C. (Camp Sorgum)Columbia S.C. (Camp Sorgum). 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), ample to large margins, tied by blurry "Charleston S.C." cds, partly clear "Port Royal S.C. Nov. 15, 1864" double-circle ds, "Due 3" in circle and "Due 3" straightline on small blue cover to Harrisburg Pa., made from printed form with blue ruled lines, prisoner's endorsement, magenta ms. soldier's letter endorsement, "Ex Lew Williams" on back, cover creased thru stamp, otherwise Very Fine, Camp Sorgum prisoner covers are exceedingly scarce

E. 500-750
1,300
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473
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 473, Prisoners MailLibby Prison, Richmond Va, Libby Prison, Richmond VaLibby Prison, Richmond Va. Remarkably upbeat 1p letter from a lieutenant in the 4th Regt. Maine Volunteers to a girl back home, dated Aug. 10, 1863, his only complaint about prison life is doing his own cooking and washing, interesting details about sending letters and censorship, with matching cover, U.S. 3c Rose (65) tied by target, "Old Point Comfort Va. Aug. 24" double-circle ds, examiner's initials, forwarded from Lowell Center Me. to Effingham N.H. with another 3c Rose, ms. pmk., Very Fine letter and cover

E. 150-200
260
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474
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 474, Prisoners MailLiggon's Tobacco Warehouse, Richmond Va, Liggon's Tobacco Warehouse, Richmond VaLiggon's Tobacco Warehouse, Richmond Va. Cover addressed to Lieut. George Kenney as prisoner of war at Richmond, in care of Gen. Winder, blue "Norfolk Va. Dec. 28, 1861" cds, matching "Paid 5c" in circle, ms. "exd. D.W.C." examiner's initials, couple light folds in cover, fresh and Very Fine, Liggon's was one of the two first buildings to hold Federal prisoner's in the Confederacy

E. 200-300
525
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475
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 475, Prisoners MailCamp Chase, Columbus O, Camp Chase, Columbus OCamp Chase, Columbus O. U.S. 3c Rose (65) tied by target, "Columbus O. Sep. 29" double-circle ds, "Examined Camp Chase O." circular examiner's hs on buff cover to Mt. Sidney Va., endorsed "In care of Maj. Genl. Butler, Commanding Fortress Monroe, Virginia" and "By flag of Truce", Confederate postage paid by 10c Blue, Die B (12), large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 17" cds, large part of flap removed, Very Fine combination franking, ex Knapp

E. 750-1,000
750
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476
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 476, Prisoners MailElmira N.Y, Elmira N.YElmira N.Y. Mostly clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter/Examined/Elmira, N.Y." double-line oval examiner's hs, U.S. 3c Rose (65), rounded corner perf, tied by "Elmira N.Y. Sep. 1, 1864" double-circle ds, used with Confederate 10c Blue, Die A (11), ample to large margins, pen stroke, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 16" cds on orange-buff cover to Salem N.C., slight edgewear with a few tiny tears, still Very Fine, handsome and scarce prisoner-of-war mixed franking

E. 750-1,000
800
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477
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 477, Prisoners MailFort Delaware Del, Fort Delaware DelFort Delaware Del. Cover addressed to prisoner at Fort Delaware, Confederate 10c Blue, Die A (11), irregular and mostly large margins, tied by "New Market Va." cds, used with U.S. 3c Rose (65), tied by segmented cork cancel (also ties 10c), "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 17" double-circle ds, sealed tear at right just below 10c stamp, a bit worn and soiled, still Fine

E. 500-750
210
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478
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 478, Prisoners MailFort Delaware Del, Fort Delaware DelFort Delaware Del. Unsealed cover addressed to prisoner at Fort Delaware, endorsed in care of Confederate Commissioner of Exchange at Richmond Va., 10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d), mostly large irregular margins, tied by "Griffin Ga. Dec. 3" cds, U.S. 3c Rose (65) affixed but left uncanceled, marked "Exchanged" in pencil with other notations indicating that $6 in money was enclosed, stamps lightly creased, otherwise Very Fine, unusual usage

E. 500-750
180
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479°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 479, Prisoners MailFort McHenry Md, Fort McHenry MdFort McHenry Md. Buff cover addressed to a prisoner at Fort McHenry, Confederate postage paid by pair 5c Blue, Local (7), ample margins to just in, attempted prepayment of U.S. postage with demonetized 1857 3c Dull Red (26), 5c pair tied by "Staunton Va. Jan. 18" cds, 3c canceled by quartered cork with matching "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle ds, "Due 6" hs indicating refusal of 3c, stamps have barely visible creases, cover expertly strengthened inside, Very Fine appearance, an exceedingly rare combination and form of "old stamps not recognized" usage

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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480°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 480, Prisoners MailPoint Lookout Md, Point Lookout MdPoint Lookout Md. 1865 cover addressed to prisoner at Point Lookout, no origin indicated, Confederate postage paid by 10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11 K & B), large even margins, natural gum toning, used with U.S. 3c Rose (65), both stamps tied by quartered cork cancel, "Old Point Comfort Va. Mar. 27" double-circle ds, ms. sender's instructions to the care of Major Brady, Provost Marshal, ms. "G" examiner's initials, Extremely Fine, very late example of mail to a Southern prisoner, illustrated in Shenfield (p. 39), ex Dietz, Engle, signed Ashbrook

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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481°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 481, Prisoners MailPoint Lookout Md, Point Lookout MdPoint Lookout Md. Beautiful clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined" hs in double-line octagon, U.S. 3c Bright Rose (65), faint pre-use crease, and Confederate 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins except a bit irregular at left, lovely early color and impression, both stamps tied by duplex target and "Point Lookout Md. Dec. 8 `64" double-circle ds, 10c additionally tied by faint "Richmond Va." cds on immaculate white envelope to Greenville C.H. S.C., endorsed "Per Flag of truce", Extremely Fine, remarkably fresh

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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482°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 482, Prisoners MailPoint Lookout Md, Point Lookout MdPoint Lookout Md. Mostly clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter/Aug 8, 1864/Examined" hs in double-line octagon, U.S. 3c Deep Rose (65), natural s.e., and Confederate 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), large margins except close at upper right, both stamps tied by duplex target and "Point Lookout Md. Aug. 8 `64" double-circle ds and by "Richmond Va. Aug. 26" cds on fresh orange-buff cover addressed in blue ms. to Nelson Station Va., endorsed "By flag of truce boat", Extremely Fine, colorful and exceptionally fresh condition

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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483
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 483, Prisoners MailRock Island Barracks Ill, Rock Island Barracks IllRock Island Barracks Ill. Fully readable blue "R.I. Barracks/Examined/Prisoner's Letter" oval examiner's hs, U.S. 3c Rose (65) tied by target and "Rock Island Ill. Oct. 24, 1864" double-circle ds on buff cover to Harmony Grove Ga., flag of truce endorsement, Confederate postage paid by 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), two large margins to touched on other sides, tied by faint "Richmond Va. Nov. 9" cds, worn around edges and slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine, scarce, ex Ashbrook

E. 600-800
250
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484
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 484, Prisoners MailCivilian Flag of Truce, Civilian Flag of TruceCivilian Flag of Truce. Red ms. endorsement "Via Fortress Monroe and Flag of Truce" on 1864 orange cover to Gainesville Ala., U.S. 3c Rose (65) tied by duplex target and "Memphis Tenn. Jan. 31" double-circle ds, Confederate postage paid by 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins except ragged at top and small piece out at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 18" cds, small scuff at upper left, Very Fine appearance, colorful and scarce civilian flag-of-truce mail from Memphis, illustrated in Shenfield (p. 37)

E. 750-1,000
0
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485
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 485, Prisoners MailCivilian Flag of Truce, Civilian Flag of TruceCivilian Flag of Truce. Ms. endorsement on cover to Shady Grove Va., sender's route instructions "Via Richmond & Danville Va." on U.S. 3c Pink entire (U35), blue "Norfolk Va. Dec. 21 `63" double-circle ds, Confederate postage paid by 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), three ample to large margins, touched at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. (?)" cds, a bit edge worn, flap removed, still Fine and attractive combination, Norfolk fell to Federal forces in 1862, ex Antrim, Hart and Duckworth

E. 500-750
700
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