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Sale 760 — U.S. & Foreign Stamps & Covers

Sale Date — Friday, 20 May, 1994

Category — Prisoner-of-War Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1171
c
Camp Chase. Three covers from same correspondence, three different styles of ms. examiner's marks, franked with 3c Rose (65), Columbus O. postmarks, Fine

E. 100-150
115
1172
c
Camp Douglas. Group of six covers, each with examiner's oval, one in blue on back of No. U35 entire, others with No. 65, Chicago postmarks, same correspondence, mixed condition, generally Fine group, first time offered at auction

E. 200-250
230
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1173
c
Camp Douglas. Fourteen covers, all to Shelbyville, Tenn., eleven with oval examiner's marking, others with small Ty. II circle hs, most with No. 65, very mixed condition

E. 400-500
425
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1174
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1174, Prisoner-of-War MailFort Delaware, Fort DelawareFort Delaware. Orange cover to Union Mills, Va. with 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), lightly creased before use, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 26" cds, neatly struck examiner's oval, "Delaware City Del. Aug. 5" cds, grid canceled 3c Rose (65) which is a replacement though 1993 P.F. certificate makes no mention of it, accompanied by off-cover No. 3 and 13 canceled by fraudulent but convincing town cancels, Very Fine appearing lot

E. 150-200
400
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1175
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1175, Prisoner-of-War MailLibby Prison, Libby PrisonLibby Prison. Orange cover to Philadelphia with Old Point Comfort ds and matching "Due 3", ms. "Officers Letter/Prisoner of War" and "per Flag of Truce Via Fortress Monroe", original Jan. 1864 enclosure headed Libby Prison, writer complains of not having meat in six days, fears he will be moved further south, etc., Very Fine

E. 150-200
300
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1176
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1176, Prisoner-of-War MailOld Capitol Prison, Old Capitol PrisonOld Capitol Prison. Small cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Jun. 23, 1864" ds, beautiful strike of examiner's marking at R., Very Fine and choice

E. 300-400
375
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1177
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1177, Prisoner-of-War MailSouthern Prison, Southern PrisonSouthern Prison. Cover with C.S.A. 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by indistinct cds on cover to Johnson's Island, also franked with 3c Rose (65) tied by quartered cork, matching "Old Point Comfort Va." double-circle ds, endorsed "Care of Hon. Robt. Ould Richmond Va.", back with twice struck examiner's marking of Johnson's Island, slightly reduced at L., trivial soiling, still Very Fine,

E. 400-500
350
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1178
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1178, Prisoner-of-War MailState Penitentiary at Nashville, State Penitentiary at NashvilleState Penitentiary at Nashville. Cover postmarked Nashville Tenn, July 12, 1863 with 3c Rose (65), ms. "Prisoners Letter approved Joel A. Fife. Lt. Care Military Prison Nashville Tenn.", with original letter dated July 10, 1863 from a Confederate soldier to his father, awaiting transfer to a prison camp: "Penitentiary life is rather confining, still I am doing pretty well. Is Genl. Granger in Shelbyville? If so please see if you can not do something for me...Do the negroes still stay contentedly on the farm? We see the papers daily. Read all the news. And believe what we please." etc., accompanied by a second letter written a few days earlier announcing his arrival), Fine, very rare, Antrim listed "no covers known"; this is believed to be the first reported example

E. 500-600
1,300
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1179
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1179, Prisoner-of-War 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, small faults) 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. 500-750
475
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1180
c
Examined Covers. Six covers, all addressed to Shelbyville, Tenn., five have ms. examiner's mark, postmarks include Freehold, N.J., Trenton, N.J., New York, etc., also cover postmarked Old Point Comfort and endorsed "For Flag of Truce", all with No. 65, same correspondence, Very Good-Very Fine

E. 200-250
190
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