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Sale 761 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 September, 1994

Category — Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
284
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 284, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueAdams Express Company N.Y, Adams Express Company N.YAdams Express Company N.Y. Blue double circle without date on back of orange cover with amusing (albeit sarcastic) instructions: "Care Adams Express to forward to the Headquarters of the 8th Regt. N.Y.S. Troops somewhere on the `sacred soil' of Virginia", excellent civilian contents from New York dated May 29, 1861, mentions hearing sermon for Ellsworth's funeral, comments about Fort Sumpter as reported by an acquaintance back from Charleston, description of various troops incl. Highland Guard, etc., Very Fine

E. 200-250
200
285
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 285, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueThe Adams Express Co. Boston. Jun. 5, The Adams Express Co. Boston. Jun. 5The Adams Express Co. Boston. Jun. 5. Clear datestamp on soldier-and-flag patriotic to Washington (military address), bit reduced at R., lightly toned, otherwise Fine, scarce

E. 150-200
375
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286
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 286, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueAdams Express Company. Certificate of Corpse, Adams Express Company. Certificate of CorpseAdams Express Company. Certificate of Corpse. Cover with printed heading and endorsement to Killingly Ct. from City Point Va., 1864, Very Fine, also a cover franked with No. 65 with U.S. MED. DEPARTMENT c.c. and letter with matching letterhead answering request for a death certificate, Fine

E. 150-200
325
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287
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 287, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueAdversity Usage, Adversity UsageAdversity Usage. 3c Rose (65) tied by grid on reconstruction era adversity cover made from printed form for farmers, clear "Fayetteville N.C. Oct. 12, 1865" double circle with ms. date, Fine, interesting and attractive usage

E. 100-125
150
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288
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 288, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueBaldwin's South La. Express. M.R. 8154, Baldwin's South La. Express. M.R. 8154Baldwin's South La. Express. M.R. 8154. Circle hs ties 3c Rose (65) with top sheet margin, on cover to Tigerville, Opelousas Railroad, reduced at R. with slight trace of edge nick, Fine and very rare, ex Haas

E. 100-150
950
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289
c
(Bank's Division) G.B.D. Large and small handstamps with dates, on Geo. Washington patriotic (W53) and "Stand by the Flag" (unlisted soldier-&-flag design from Upham), slight toned spots (very trivial in latter), Fine and scarce pair

E. 150-200
60
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290
c
[Clara Barton]. Two covers addressed to Ms. Barton, each with docketing in her hand, dated 1859 (to Worcester, Mass.) and 1863 (Hilton Head), each with Hightstown N.J. postmark, latter with "5" in circle tying No. 65, Fine

E. 150-200
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291
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 291, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueR. A. Bell & Co. Sutlers 157th N.Y. Infantry, R. A. Bell & Co. Sutlers 157th N.Y. InfantryR. A. Bell & Co. Sutlers 157th N.Y. Infantry. Handstamped corner card on cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by "Fernandina Fla May `64" double circle, to Maine, Fine

E. 100-150
375
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292
 
Camp Benton (St. Louis.) Looking East. Large scale lithograph on lettersheet of A. McLean of St. Louis dated Mar. 21, 1862, four-page contents from officer who describes a visit to Confederate prisoners taken at Ft. Donelson, accompanied by original cover (faulty) with woodcut imitation of same camp design done by Jones of Cincinnati, lot also includes lettersheet, "Our Brethen Are in the Field" in blue, from Camp Price, Jefferson City, Nov. 15, 1861 with good contents from soldier, both letters with last page apparently missing, still a Fine and scarce lot

E. 150-200
180
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293
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 293, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 Issue10th and 26th Regiments U.S. Colored Troops, Headquarters 350 Fourth Street, New York City, 10th and 26th Regiments U.S. Colored Troops, Headquarters 350 Fourth Street, New York City10th and 26th Regiments U.S. Colored Troops, Headquarters 350 Fourth Street, New York City. four-line corner card on cover with clear "2Ct Paid Hussey 50 Wm. St. Feb. 23" cds, original printed invitation from the Union League Club House dated 1864 inviting members of the club "to meet the Officers of the Twentieth Regiment, United States Colored Troops," Very Fine and rare

E. 300-400
1,450
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294
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 294, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueExecutive Department, Colorado Territory, Executive Department, Colorado TerritoryExecutive Department, Colorado Territory. Imprint on yellow cover with "Leavenworth City Kas. Oct. 19" ds and addressed to Simon Cameron as Secretary of War, Very Fine

E. 100-150
105
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295
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 295, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueFort Jefferson Fla, Fort Jefferson FlaFort Jefferson Fla. Bold datestamp on cover with 3c Rose (65) canceled by matching target, interesting six-page contents from prisoner writing to Albany N.Y. describing his special privileges (sitting in with soldiers at Bible class and prayer meetings, etc.), sending barrel filled with coral and sea shells for resale, etc., letter with separations, stamp with two stains, Fine

E. 100-150
325
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296
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 296, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueJohnson's Island, Johnson's IslandJohnson's Island. Mostly clear oval examiner's hs on cover to Greenville, Ind., 3c Rose (65) tied by target, partial Sandusky O. datestamp, bit reduced at L. (clear of marking), Fine

E. 100-150
110
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297
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 297, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueJohnson's Island, Johnson's IslandJohnson's Island. Clear oval examiner's hs on orange cover to Macon, Miss., ms. "For Flag of Truce Via Vicksburg, Miss.", 3c Rose (65) canceled by blue target, matching "Sandusky O. May 12 `65" ds, no flap, neat and Fine

E. 100-150
180
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298
c
Johnson's Island. Cover to Wallonsford, Ga. with 3c Rose (65) tied by target and light Sandusky O. ds, additionally canceled by "Richmond Va. Feb. 18" cds with matching "Due 10", examiner's oval, ms. endorsement from member of Georgia regiment, Fine

E. 100-150
115
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299
 
[Abraham Lincoln]. Two CDVs, one entitled "Washington & Lincoln (Apotheosis)", with 1865 imprint of J.A. Arthur, other is beardless portrait with ms. "52" on back, Fine pair

E. 100-150
25
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300
c
Old Point Comfort Flag-of-Truce. 3c Rose (65) on cover originally with half dime attached in corner, ms. examiner's mark and stamp tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. Feb. 6" double circle, stamp lifted to show where coin left its mark, half dime mounted on cover for display, New Bedford Mass. backstamp, waterstain at B.R. edge, Fine

E. 100-150
180
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301
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 301, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssuePoint Lookout, Point LookoutPoint Lookout. Orange cover to Lincolnton N.C. with clear strike of Dietz Ty. IIb examiner's hs with Aug. 11, 1864 date, franked with CSA 10c Blue Die B (12) and 3c Rose (65) tied together by Point Lookout datestamp with 10c additionally tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 24" cds, 10c small gum staining at T., cover opened roughly along top with nicks attractively mended, Fine appearance

E. 250-350
0
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302
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 302, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssuePoint Lookout, Point LookoutPoint Lookout. Large examiner's oval on cover to White Plains Va. with 3c Rose (65) tied by target of Point Lookout, CSA 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 23" cds, edge wear and nicks, stamps with toning, very scarce

E. 250-350
450
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303
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 303, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssuePoint Lookout, Point LookoutPoint Lookout. Cover to Lincolnton N.C. with 3c Rose (65) tied by target, matching "Point Lookout Md. Sep. `64" double circle, clear examiner's handstamp (Ty. IIb), Richmond cds and matching "10" hs with pencil "Due", prisoner's endorsement at L., minor wear, Fine

E. 200-250
200
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304
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 304, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueSeward Infantry 103rd Regiment N.Y.S.V, Seward Infantry 103rd Regiment N.Y.S.VSeward Infantry 103rd Regiment N.Y.S.V. Clear hs on Eagle and Shield patriotic with 3c Rose (65) tied by target and "New-York May 12" double circle ds, small edge flaws incl. tear at T., still Fine, scarce handstamp

E. 100-150
125
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305
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 305, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 Issue"Per Ship Amelia a prize to the U.S. Steamer Union, "Per Ship Amelia a prize to the U.S. Steamer Union"Per Ship Amelia a prize to the U.S. Steamer Union." Unusual endorsement on cover to the wife of Capt. Goldsborough of the Union with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and 3c Dull Red (26) tied by grids, clear "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 28, 1861" small octagon datestamp, red crayon "OK" at L., small cover tear otherwise Very Fine, a wonderful blockade usage, the Amelia was captured on its way from Liverpool to Charleston on June 18th and was ordered sent to Philadelphia

E. 300-400
425
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306
c
U.S. Ship 3 cts. Oval handstamp on cover with endorsement: "From on board U.S. Steamship Colorado Gulf Blockading Squadron" etc., also a 2nd cover with large bold endorsement: "From the U.S.S. Gun Boat Miami" with "Due 3" hs, Fine

E. 100-150
170
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307
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 307, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 Issue"U.S. Str. Sechem of Galveston, "U.S. Str. Sechem of Galveston"U.S. Str. Sechem of Galveston." Ms. endorsement on cover to Baltimore, "New Orleans La. Dec. 18, 1862" double circle with matching "5" and "SHIP" in frame, bit reduced at L., Fine, rare usage mailed two weeks before Galveston's recapture by Confederate forces. The Sachem was captured in 1864 and fitted out to run the Union blockade in the Gulf

E. 150-200
280
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308
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 308, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueC.S, C.SC.S. River Defence Service Gun-Boat "Little Rebel" (Captured). Captured Confederate naval imprint on cover with last three words added in ms. by Union naval officer, with 3c Rose (65) tied by light Cairo Ill. double circle dated Jun. 15, 1863, stamp cut in at L. before use, opening tear along top into imprint, otherwise Fine, very rare in any form, an extraordinary Union naval usage of this Confederate naval imprint envelope

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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309
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 309, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 Issue"U.S. Gunboat Penobscot." Ms, "U.S. Gunboat Penobscot." Ms"U.S. Gunboat Penobscot." Ms. endorsement on cover with matching "`Dec. 8th/63" Galveston. Texas.", Fine, very scarce with Texas endorsement

E. 100-150
250
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310
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 310, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueE.F. Jones Colonel Mass. 26th, E.F. Jones Colonel Mass. 26thE.F. Jones Colonel Mass. 26th. Clear handstamp in script on patriotic, "This Shall Fly or We Die! Co. J" (last in ms.) with clear "U.S. Ship 3cts." in circle, slightly reduced at R., just clear of address, Very Fine, scarce combination of markings

E. 200-250
250
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311
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 311, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueSHIP ISLAND MISS. Apr. 10, SHIP ISLAND MISS. Apr. 10SHIP ISLAND MISS. Apr. 10. Straight line postmark with ms. date and "Due 3" hs on buff cover to Salem Mass, readdressed to So. Gardner with twice-struck "Forwarded" and "3" hs totaled up to "6" (ms.), soldier's endorsement at T.L., small edge nicks and tears, Fine appearance

E. 100-150
100
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312
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 312, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueSHIP ISLAND MISS. Apr. 14, SHIP ISLAND MISS. Apr. 14SHIP ISLAND MISS. Apr. 14. Clear postmark in two straight lines on 3c Pink entire (U34) to Maine, letter from soldier complains that the last letter he received (Feb.) was the date "lightning struck a tent and killed six and knocking over some half dozen more", Very Fine

E. 100-150
90
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313
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 313, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueSoldiers Letter Handstamps, Soldiers Letter HandstampsSoldiers Letter Handstamps. Two different circle hs on separate covers: "Soldiers Letter 24th Regt. Mass. Vol. N.E.G." with blue "Due 3", and "Soldier's Letter 44th Regt. Mass. Vol. N.E.G." with "Due 3" in lozenge and Newbern N.C. ds, handstamps well struck, latter cover with small reduction at T. and two small tears, otherwise Very Fine pair

E. 150-200
140
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314
 
Surgeons' Handstamps. Three covers, one with blue George Rex. Surgeon U.S.V. In Charge of Hospital" three-line hs and "Due 3" in circle (Baltimore); red "Col. Witt C. Peters. Asst. Surg. U.S.A. In Charge U.S. Gen. Hosp.", with No. 65 tied by blue Baltimore cds; same tied by cork cancel with Washington cds on cover with imprint of Surgeon General, Fine lot

E. 150-200
210
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315
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 315, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueThru-the-Lines, Thru-the-LinesThru-the-Lines. Cover with 3c Rose (65) canceled on arrival by blue "Norfolk Va. Nov. 18, 1861" Confederate cds and addressed to Salem, N.C. with a single U.S. half dime to pay postage, originally mounted with small square piece of orange paper, portion of "Confed[erate]" in ms. still visible and traces of ink from blue "5" hs of Norfolk which was struck to indicate payment,though the "Due 5" of Salem indicates some confusion (or suspicion), cover prepared by E.S. Zeveley, brother of the 3rd Asst. PMG and addressed to his sister, name in address partly erased and restored, coin (as always) is a replacement, Fine and desirable, ex Antrim, illustrated in Shenfield, p. 13

E. 200-250
900
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316
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 316, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 Issue3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Placed over uncanceled Confederate 10c Blue, Die A (12) on post-war cover to the Pres. of the R. & P. R.R. Co., canceled by bluish quartered cork, matching "Richmond Va. Nov. 26" cds, edge wear and no flap, stamp lifted to folded to show 10c, Fine and unusual

E. 100-150
100
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317
c
Civil War Related. Four covers, includes 12c Black (69) on homemade wrapper from Cincinnati to a member of the Army of the Cumberland, Tenn.; U.S. Sanitary Comm. c.c. sent from McLean Asylum; c.c. of the Dept. of the Gulf, 19th Army Corp; c.c. of Mustering & Disbursing Office with large fancy cog of Springfield Ill. tying No. 65; some small faults, Fine lot

E. 150-200
190
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318
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 318, Civil War Period incl. 3c 1861 IssueU.S. 3c 1861 Stamps Seized by the Confederates, U.S. 3c 1861 Stamps Seized by the ConfederatesU.S. 3c 1861 Stamps Seized by the Confederates. Three pieces entered as evidence in government suit. Includes pen-canceled pair and block of nine, the latter on piece identified & signed by Owen Tudor, a write-up explains the stamps as having been captured at sea by CSA forces raiding a northern vessel. The stamps were eventually sold to a Liverpool broker, Owen Tudor, who later attempted to sell them through agents in Canada. At the close of the war, the U.S. brought suit for their possession. A second item, an 1867 letter to Comm. Robert Leech, with block of six 3c attached, identifies them as part of a package of 50,000 in the custody of the Custom House officer in Toronto, the letter is signed by Leech, Joseph Ware, A.N. Zevely, and Francis Spinner, rare and unusual piece, fully written up in Chronicle 98

E. 750-1,000
500
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319
c
Confederate Postal History and Ephemera. 15 items, includes POW covers, turned thru-the-lines usage (Ky.), violet Augusta cds on No. 12, printed Form of Notice authorizing collection of supplies, Danville RR pass, loyalty oath signed by former soldier from N.C., etc., mixed condition

E. 200-250
325
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320
c
Civil War Balance. Ten covers and a front, includes rare circle hs "Soldier's Letter 1st Regt. Douglas Brigade"; No. 63 & 65 cover with hospital card indicating Pa. private died; two POW covers from Elmira N.Y. with examiner's hs (one with letter), another from Rock Isl. Barracks; Lincoln-Hamlin on S. Raynor campaign front only, two covers with regimental corner cards, etc., also large portrait of Lincoln on cover with stamp cut-out (not part of count), mixed condition

E. 200-250
220
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321
c
Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing. Two part-printed sheets from members of the 1st Regt., Delaware Vols., printed addresses, Washington postmarks with "Due 6" in circle and "Due 3" hs, latter with soldier's endorsement, tear at B., Fine-Very Fine, covers from Delaware soldiers are very scarce

E. 100-125
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