Sale 779 — Civil War Postal History and Autographs

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 July, 1996

Category — Confederate Collections and Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
549
c
Augusta, Ga. In the Confederacy. Ten covers, includes No. 26 with cds (Feb. 9, 1861), double-circle ds (Mar. 21), two U27 entires (cds and double-circle, also two stampless with different Paid 5 handstamps, No. 11 K & B with violet cds, also three post-war 1865 usages including two violet "Due 6" handstamps on stampless with matching cds (one with blue stencil corner card), also fancy "OK" negative woodcut, on 3c entire, mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 300-400
475
550
c
Confederate Ga. Adversity Usages. 21 covers, all different examples, includes group of U.S. Nesbitt and Star Die entires with ms. or handstamped paids (one with No. 12); turned covers including two No. 7s removed from first mailing from Hobbie, pen cancels removed and re-used with balloon-style Montazuma ds; covers made from college faculty list, registry form, CSA tax receipt, etc., mixed condition as to be expected but a desirable group

E. 750-1,000
950
Back to Top
551
c
Savannah Ga. in the Civil War. Study of 12 covers, includes Jan. 19, 1861 cds on U26 entire; No. 26, Feb. 5th; U27, Feb. 23rd; No. 26, Mar. 28 on forwarded cover from Washington; No. 24, Apr. 19th (small cds with stars); U27, Apr. 20th; No. 26, Apr. 26th to Howell Cobb in Montgomery; stampless with "20" hs; "Paid 5" oval; same, re-rated with 10 hs; "Paid 10" in oval; cds with "Paid" on cover with "Ordnance Depot" imprint plus 1864 enclosure with matching letterhead, Fine lot

E. 400-500
575
Back to Top
552
c
Covers To & From Confederate Soldiers. 45 covers, majority are Georgia soldiers, stampless and stamped incl. due markings, some imprints including Ochlockonee Light Infantry and Georgia State Guard, wide range of postmarks (mostly Ga.) and destinations (including Florida), frankings include No. 6, 7, 11 & 12, some original contents, mixed condition of course but generally a Fine group, great opportunity for research

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
Back to Top
553°
c
Confederate Cover Balance. 14, includes three No. 2s (Paterson) on separate covers including blue Petersburg, group of Charleston including No. 26 used May 13, 1861, several No. 4s including Milky Blue pair, No. 12 violet cds, etc., mixed condition, Good-Very Fine

E. 250-350
600
Back to Top
554
c
Confederate Cover Balance. 14 covers, includes stampless Mobile sent by member of Partisan Rangers, seven examples of No. 1 including two pairs and single Stone A/B from Nashville (Nov. 7, 1861), No. 2b Hoyer to a member of the 5th Texas Reg. on overpaid Richmond drop usage, etc., mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 300-400
550
Back to Top
555
c
Confederate Balance. Five covers and one stamp, mostly better items including No. 7 pair from Warsaw N.C. on U.S. 3c Red Nesbitt (U10); No. 7 pair tied by brown Gordonsville Va. cds; No. 11a Milky Blue used on U26 entire; No. 12 tied by violet Augusta GA. cds; off-cover No. 12 with straightline "Army of Tenn." postmark, etc., Fine lot

E. 250-350
300
Back to Top
556
c
A Group of Confederate Field Covers. Eight hand-carried covers, all addressed to a Captain S.J.P. Moore, various military addresses including "Army of General Jackson," "Jacksons Army," "Gen. Jackson's Army Corps," "Army of Major General Jackson," also two with "Jones Brigade - Edward Johnson's Division - Genl. Ewell's Corps" etc., lot also includes eight additional covers, but with stamps torn off or removed - these have not been figured, Fine-Very Fine lot

E. 300-400
280
Back to Top
557
c
Unlisted Georgia Manuscript Towns. 13 different, all unlisted in New Dietz and ASCC, Vol. III, all rare or unique: Campbellton, Gilmore, Henderson, Hollingsworth, Howard (turned, with ms. "Due 2" on inside), Lafayette (with listed hs "5" in circle), Millwood (turned, both with same pmk, one sent free, other with "Paid 10" to the Governor of Ga.), Oak Hill, Tunnel Hill, Wallace, Waynesville (in blue, with unlisted hs "Paid" and "5" in circle), Winchester, and Winfield, very mixed condition, Good-Fine

E. 300-400
525
Back to Top
558
c
Confederate Georgia - A Collection of Stampless Paid. 131 covers, nearly all different, including ms. towns, 80c rate from Greensborough, Executive Dept. imprint from Milledgeville, defective flag & tent patriotic with ms. Screven (can and should be restored), colored cancels including red Buena Vista, Sparta (10 inside "Paid" in circle), Tunnel Hill and violet Rosewell, etc., some with letters, Good-Fine, a valuable lot with many scarce items

E. 2,500-3,500
4,250
Back to Top
559
c
Balance of an Important Confederate Collection. Several hundred items, covers, stamps and reference material, strength in 100+ covers with stamps and nearly all postmarked Georgia, frankings include No. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 11 & 12, numerous small ms. towns, other state cancels include straightline "Goodson", "N. & C.R.R. Wartrace" oval tying No. 6 & 7 combination, etc., lot also includes a few letters, Adams and Southern Express Co. receipts (CSA period), P.O.W. covers, also a few questionable but potentially worthwhile items incl. No. 13 on patriotic and Mobile frameline (neither have been figured), mixed condition of course, Good-Very Fine, a valuable and important lot

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
Back to Top