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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 — Thru-the-lines Express Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
14
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 14, Thru-the-lines Express MailAdams Ex. Co.*Louisville, Ky.*Aug. 7, 1861, Adams Ex. Co.*Louisville, Ky.*Aug. 7, 1861Adams Ex. Co.*Louisville, Ky.*Aug. 7, 1861. Circular express datestamp ties faulty U.S. 3c Dull Red (26), also tied by "Paid 10" in circle, matching "Richmond Va. Aug. 4, 1861" cds on orange-buff cover to Vermont, a second 3c Dull Red (26) tied by blue grid and matching "Louisville Ky. Aug. 7, 1861" double-circle ds, slightly reduced at left, small mends in places, still Fine and attractive; this usage is identical to the cover illustrated in Antrim on p. 112, the Antrim cover still containing the original Jul. 24 letter from a prisoner at Liggons Tobacco Warehouse and being the earliest prisoner-of-war cover known to him, Antrim notes on back of this cover confirm the prisoner-of-war usage, ex Wiltsee

E. 1,000-1,500
750
15
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 15, Thru-the-lines Express MailAdams Ex. Co.*Louisville, Ky.*Aug. 12, 1861, Adams Ex. Co.*Louisville, Ky.*Aug. 12, 1861Adams Ex. Co.*Louisville, Ky.*Aug. 12, 1861. Large cds on U.S. 3c Pink entire (U34) to Petersburg Va., blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 14, 1861" cds, matching "Paid 10" hs, ms. "2/-" express charge, with original letter enclosure, skilfully repaired tear in flap and across upper right corner just into embossed stamp, Very Fine appearance, scarce

E. 750-1,000
900
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16°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 16, Thru-the-lines Express MailAdams Express Co. Philadelphia, Pa. Aug. 12, Adams Express Co. Philadelphia, Pa. Aug. 12Adams Express Co. Philadelphia, Pa. Aug. 12. Red cds well-struck on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) to Fredericksburg Va., blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 19, 1861" cds and matching "Paid 10" hs, Very Fine, very rare Adams Philadelphia office marking, ex Sloan, Ward

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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17°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 17, Thru-the-lines Express MailAdams Express Co. Nashville, Jul. 8, Adams Express Co. Nashville, Jul. 8Adams Express Co. Nashville, Jul. 8. Mostly clear blue oval ds on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to Gilmanton N.H., small black "Paid 10" hs, large circular "Adams Ex. Co.*Louisville, Ky.*Jul. 10, 1861" cds ("10" transposed), blue "Louisville Ky. Jul. 11, 1861" double-circle ds, ms. "2/- C.H.P." express charge, blue pencil "23", Very Fine and colorful, rare usage from Adams Nashville office to the North

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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18°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 18, Thru-the-lines Express MailAm. Letter Express, Louisville, Ky. Jul. 11, 1861, Am. Letter Express, Louisville, Ky. Jul. 11, 1861Am. Letter Express, Louisville, Ky. Jul. 11, 1861. Boldly struck deep blue cds on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to Sharon Miss., light but clear strikes of "Nashville Ten. Jul. 16, 1861" cds and matching Nashville.T.Paid 5" provisional-type handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, extremely rare markings, ex Ackerman, Knapp, Grant and Meroni

E. 2,500-3,500
2,700
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19
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 19, Thru-the-lines Express MailNew York to Richmond Va, New York to Richmond VaNew York to Richmond Va. Privately carried from New York on Aug. 15, 1861 - five days prior to termination of mail exchange - to Alexander H. Stephens in Richmond, blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 21, 1861" cds and "Paid 10" hs, docketing on back indicates origin, opened for display, one flap missing, Fine example of thru-the-lines mail by private courier

E. 200-300
290
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20
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 20, Thru-the-lines Express MailBy Express Free J.W, By Express Free J.WBy Express Free J.W. Ms. endorsement by J. Williams on buff cover to Howell Cobb at Richmond, "Athens Ga. Aug. 26" cds and "10 Paid" hs, backflap missing and small nick at top, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
70
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21
 
Southern Express Company from Athens, Ga. 4-line express company label, cut into, affixed with mucilage to back of cover addressed to Capt. Howell Cobb Jr., in care of Maj. Gen. Howell Cobb at Macon Ga., endorsed "By Express, Value $15" and "Free/J Williams", opened for display, one flap partly missing, light soiling, an extremely scarce usage

E. 300-400
95
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22
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 22, Thru-the-lines Express MailSouthern Express Co. Augusta, Ga. Sep. 2. Clear blue double-circle datestamp on orange-buff cover to New Orleans, ms, Southern Express Co. Augusta, Ga. Sep. 2. Clear blue double-circle datestamp on orange-buff cover to New Orleans, msSouthern Express Co. Augusta, Ga. Sep. 2. Clear blue double-circle datestamp on orange-buff cover to New Orleans, ms. "2/- CHP" express charge, black "Paid 10" hs rate, part of backflap and top left corner of cover skilfully restored, attractive and Very Fine appearance, ex Antrim

E. 300-400
200
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23
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 23, Thru-the-lines Express MailHarnden's Express, Macon Ga. Jul. 3 (1861), Harnden's Express, Macon Ga. Jul. 3 (1861)Harnden's Express, Macon Ga. Jul. 3 (1861). Oval datestamp fully struck on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) to New Orleans, from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence, couple usual pinholes, without backflap, otherwise Fine, scarce usage to New Orleans, ex Frazier, with C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
700
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24
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 24, Thru-the-lines Express MailNorfolk Va. Feb. 18, 1862, Norfolk Va. Feb. 18, 1862Norfolk Va. Feb. 18, 1862. Blue cds, matching "Paid 10c." hs on U.S. 3c Pink entire (U34) to Laurel Hill La., ms. endorsement "Confed. Postage Paid/Pr. Flag of Truce", pencil canceling 3c embossed stamp, light toning, Very Fine, mail was sent thru-the-lines via Norfolk beginning in Nov. 1861 until Norfolk was captured in May 1862, such examples are scarce, ex Emerson

E. 400-500
325
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