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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 — Soldiers Letters

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 106, Soldiers LettersWinchester Va. Aug. 17, Winchester Va. Aug. 17Winchester Va. Aug. 17. Double-circle ds, "Due 10" hs on lady's cover with light brown Gen. G.T. Beauregard portrait in oval and embossed anchor, lines and pulleys and around edges, Dietz GB-1), soldier's endorsement, skilful restoration including strengthening of manuscript, but nothing added and no large tears, Very Fine appearance, this design is one of the few embellished on embossed envelopes, the maritime design is very rare itself, ex Packard

E. 400-500
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 107, Soldiers LettersBenton Miss. Jul. 11, Benton Miss. Jul. 11Benton Miss. Jul. 11. Clear cds and ms. "10" due on pale green cover with bright green Soldier and 11-Star Confederate Flag scene in oval, slogan "For Land & Life, Children & Wife" (Dietz SN-4), soldier's endorsement and addressed to Macon Miss., lightly soiled, Very Fine, ex Moses, Meroni

E. 500-600
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 108, Soldiers LettersRichmond Va. Jun. 20, 1862, Richmond Va. Jun. 20, 1862Richmond Va. Jun. 20, 1862. Bold cds and "Due 10" hs on Mounted Dragoon patriotic cover to Plum Ala. (Dietz SM-1), 11th Alabama Regt. endorsement with original soldier's letter enclosed, excellent content, sarcastically remarks that the motionless Union army "dont seem to mind the heavy debt that is accumulating over them. I recon they think they will make Southern property pay it. and references to "Old Stonewall" Jackson, Beauregard and "I cant give you any idea when the great Richmond battle will come off, you may expect to hear of it any day if McLellan's heart dont fail him." light horizontal fold, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 109, Soldiers LettersRichmond Va. Jul. 16, 1862, Richmond Va. Jul. 16, 1862Richmond Va. Jul. 16, 1862. Clearly struck cds and "Due 10" hs on red and blue captured Northern Liberty & Shield patriotic cover, curious double impression, soldier's endorsment, to Hallsboro Va., few stain spots and slight edgewear, Fine

E. 100-150
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 110, Soldiers LettersRichmond Va. Oct. 19, 1861, Richmond Va. Oct. 19, 1861Richmond Va. Oct. 19, 1861. Clear cds and "Due 10" hs on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Parish of Assumption La., soldier's endorsement, backflap missing, wrinkles and folds, still attractive

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 111, Soldiers LettersCorinth, Miss. Apr. 10, Corinth, Miss. Apr. 10Corinth, Miss. Apr. 10. Bold partly complete cds on back, "Due 5" hs on front, magenta ms. Tennessee Volunteers 13th Regt. soldier's endorsement on captured Northern patriotic cover to Memphis, blue Washington with flag on horse, "Union" crossed out by sender and "Taken from Yankees" written across top, very slight wear, still Very Fine, unusual usage, ex Packard

E. 250-350
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 112, Soldiers LettersRichmond Va. Jan. 3, 1863, Richmond Va. Jan. 3, 1863Richmond Va. Jan. 3, 1863. Bold cds with "Due 10" hs and well-struck "Way" hs at left on light blue cover addressed in pencil, endorsed by Lieut. D.G. Campbell, "Christmas Day 1862", and addressed to Mrs. Cambell in care of Asst. Secretary of War John . Campbell at Richmond. One of three "Way" covers from the Campbell correspondence discovered by Ezra Cole in 1954; the late Earl Weatherly wrote up these three covers and two subsequent discoveries in an article published posthumously in the Confederate Philatelist (No. 218, p. 51), in which he identified them as soldiers' mail sent by James River packet and received at Richmond

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 113, Soldiers LettersRichmond Va. Sep. 16, 1862, Richmond Va. Sep. 16, 1862Richmond Va. Sep. 16, 1862. Partly clear cds and "Due 10" hs on brown cover with "L.M. Ayer MC" congressional endorsement, possibly an attempted free frank but still charged 10c due, addressed to Major William Stokes at Camp Richard, S.C., turned and re-used (stamp missing), slight wear around edges, Fine

E. 100-150
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Sale Number 754, Lot Number 114, Soldiers LettersCharleston S.C. Dec. 2, 1862, Charleston S.C. Dec. 2, 1862Charleston S.C. Dec. 2, 1862. Double-circle ds on small salmon-colored cover to Lt. Col. W.D. Mitchell, 29th Regt. Ga. Vol. at Savannah, unusual endorsement "A.C. Lee, Rebel Troops", unusual sequence of rate markings incl. small red "10" crossed out in pencil, "Paid 10" and large "10" hs, additional red pencil "2", 1-1/2 x 1 in. rectangular mucilage stain over backflaps possibly from an express label, Very Fine, an attractive and interesting cover warranting further research

E. 200-250
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