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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 — Private Couriers

Cat./Est. Value
Charleston S.C. "Care of Penny Post". Ms. endorsement on cover to street address in Charleston, 10c Blue, Die B (12), bottom sheet margin, others touching, sealed tear, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jul. 3" cds on back, envelope made from printed ledger sheet, one flap removed, opened to show franking, Very Fine appearance, Charleston letter carriers, John Beckman and John Steinmeyer, continued service during the Confederacy, but examples showing evidence of carrier handling are extremely rare

E. 600-800
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 436, Private CouriersMillway Carrier, Millway CarrierMillway Carrier. 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12), ample even margins, tied by "Adam's Run S.C. Aug. 25" cds on yellow cover to New Market P.O. S.C. with sender's route instructions "P.M. will please forward by Mill Way carrier", slightly reduced at top, Very Fine, this peculiar route endorsement appears only on a few covers addressed to New Market in this period, its relevance to contract mail routes was substantiated by the late Richard Krieger (Confederate Philatelist Nos. 243-244), ex Telep

E. 200-250
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 437, Private CouriersCare of Capt. Davis, Clark's Package, Care of Capt. Davis, Clark's PackageCare of Capt. Davis, Clark's Package. Ms. endorsement on inside of turned cover to Henderson Ga., 10c Blue, Die B (12), partly torn away, other side with 10c Blue, Die B (12), ample to large margins, stains, ms. "X" cancel, ms. "Henderson Ga." pmk., addressed to Camden S.C. and forwarded to Charleston, "Camden S.C. May 23" cds, ms. "Fod. 10" due, light staining and wear, opened to show the scarce route instructions

E. 100-150
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 438, Private CouriersCare of Peterson's Package, Care of Peterson's PackageCare of Peterson's Package. Ms. sender's endorsement, 10c Blue, Die B (12), margins to just in, tied by "Newberry C.H. S.C. Mar. 23" double-circle ds on brown cover to station of Greenville & Columbia Railroad, light wrinkles, Fine

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 439, Private CouriersClark's Package, Clark's PackageClark's Package. Ms. sender's endorsement, pair 5c Blue, Local (7), large margins except in at left, tied by army field post 7-bar grid on brown cover to Perry Ga., Very Fine, scarce

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 440, Private CouriersBy Courier to Carson's Landing, Bolivar Co. [Miss.], By Courier to Carson's Landing, Bolivar Co. [Miss.]By Courier to Carson's Landing, Bolivar Co. [Miss.]. Ms. sender's endorsement, 10c Blue, Paterson (2), large margins to just barely in, tied by "Panola Mi. Sep. 6" cds on cover to captain in 28th Regt. Stark's Cavalry, a bit worn around edges with small tears, flap removed, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 441, Private CouriersLanier Mail, Lanier MailLanier Mail. Ms. sender's endorsement, 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), three large margins, in at top and lightly creased, tied by brown partly readable "Knoxville Ga. Oct. 21" cds on yellow cover to Oglethorpe Ga., soiled and somehwat worn, rare routing

E. 100-150
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 442, Private CouriersLynchburg to Woodstock via New Market Va, Lynchburg to Woodstock via New Market VaLynchburg to Woodstock via New Market Va. Interesting five-line sender's instructions: "Mr. Noff, Post Master at New Market, will please forward this by private hand, if no mail beyond his office. J.H. Reid", with address to sender's wife at Woodstock Va., "by mail to New Market", 10c Blue, Die B (12), huge margins, tied by red "Lynchburg Va. Dec. 13" cds on cover, evidently "private hands" were unavailable to carry mail to Woodstock, pencil cross-out thru instructions and "Lynchburg" return directive, faint toning, otherwise Very Fine, a noteworthy usage, ex Telep

E. 400-500
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