Sale 779 — Civil War Postal History and Autographs

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 July, 1996

Category — Confederate General Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
412
P
Sale 779, Lot 412, Confederate General Issues5c Blue, Plate Proof on Wove Paper (2P). Margins to just in at top, repaired at top, Fine appearance, rare, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,500
260
413
og
Sale 779, Lot 413, Confederate General Issues5c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Strip of four showing top and left sheet margins, claer to lage other sides, o.g., creases, toning affecting second stamp, scarce multiple

1,600
280
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414
ogbl
Sale 779, Lot 414, Confederate General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Block, o.g., full even margins all around, bottom pair never hinged, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,100
475
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415
og
Sale 779, Lot 415, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins all around, fresh color, unused (no gum), Extremely Fine

800
525
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416
og
10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Three, margins except one just in at B., another is touched at R., one with o.g., others without gum, tiny faults, Fine-Very Fine appearance

2,400
550
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417
 
10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9). Mostly large to huge margins, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. Jul. 5" cds on small blue piece, small creases, Very Fine appearance

E. 250-350
325
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418
 
Sale 779, Lot 418, Confederate General Issues10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10). Virtually complete lines at R. and B., touched at B.L., bold blue Richmond cds, pinpoint toned spot, still Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,350
625
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419
 
Sale 779, Lot 419, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10). Margins showing full lines at top and right, -3/4 at bottom, indistinct blue cds, small thin and crease, Very Fine appearance

1,250
525
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420
 
10c Blue, Frameline (10). Two, one with traces of framelines on three sides, grid cancel, other with full frame at B., large part at T., rich color, ms. cancel, first with small faults, Fine appearing lot

2,000
750
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421
ogbl
10c Blue, Die A (11). Full sheet of 100 with imprint and plate no. 2, "& Daly" with deletion lines, o.g., gum creases affecting L. vertical row and 4th and 8th horizontal rows, some toned spots in 4th row, still Fine, very exhibitable

1,490
450
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422
og
Confederate Stamp Balance. 28 items, includes No. 11 block of 75 with Archer imprint and plate no. 1 (cat. $1.092.00+), o.g. No. 1 (Stone 1, four margins), three copies of No. 2 including L. sheet margin tied on piece, No. 4 tied on piece, four copies of No. 13, etc., also group of 80+ counterfeits & fantasies, mixed condition, Good-Very Fine lot

E. 300-400
950
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423
 
Confederate Stamp Balance. 29 items including pairs, used includes No. 1 (2), 2 (3 incl. one Stone Y), 4, 5 (large margins and blue town, tiny thin), four pairs of No. 7 incl. one with army target on piece, etc., unused include No. 3, 8, 9, 13 & 14, mixed condition to be expected though No. 9 other than a minute thin appears Extremely Fine and choice, others Good-Very Fine appearance

3,745
900
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423A
 
Confederate Forgeries and Fantasies. 1,200+ stamps and a few covers, from the outrageous to the frightening, including a full sheet of the infamous 5c "New York" forgery, also a few covers with stamps added or auxiliary markings applied. Properly organized and written-up, this could be made into an outstandig study

E. 600-800
1,250
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424°
c
Sale 779, Lot 424, Confederate General Issues5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Four margins, pen-cancelled, on Mounted Dragoon patriotic to Rockbridge, Va., light strike of "Brownsburg Va. apr. 9" cds, edge wear wear, stamp with gum stains and flaws from placement near top edge, otherwise Fine, with 1977 C.S.A. certificate

E. 350-450
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425°
c
Sale 779, Lot 425, Confederate General Issues5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Full to large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 5, 1862" cds on overpaid drop cover, Very Fine

E. 200-250
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426
c
Sale 779, Lot 426, Confederate General Issues5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Mostly large to huge margins except close at B., tied by "Memphis Ten. Feb. 8, 1862" cds on yellow cover to Lynnville with "DUE 5" hs at left, stamp with tiny gum stains in margin, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
170
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427
c
Sale 779, Lot 427, Confederate General Issues5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Average, tied by balloon-style "Gainesville Va. Feb. 26" ds on small cover to Savannah with additional "Due 5" red oval and ms. "Debit 5 cts" at top, Fine

E. 150-200
160
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428
c
5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Margins all around, tied by ms. "Warwoman Ga. July 5" postmark on wallpaper cover to Athens, additional "PAID 5", toned spots, otherwise Fine, very rare small town

E. 200-250
115
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429
c
Sale 779, Lot 429, Confederate General Issues5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Pair, large margins except irregular but clear above left stamp, tied by light but readable "Dudley N.C. Feb. 1" cds with double rim, on orange cover to Demopolis, Ala., pair with crease between stamps (pre-use), still Very Fine, very scarce townmarking

E. 300-400
525
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430
c
Sale 779, Lot 430, Confederate General Issues5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Pair, margins to cutting, bold pen cancels, on orange cover to Athens with mathcing "Carnesville Geo. July 11" postmark, fresh and Fine, very scarce

E. 100-150
110
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431°
c
Sale 779, Lot 431, Confederate General Issues5c Green, 5c Blue, Local (1, 7). Tied together by "Madison C.H. Ga. Jan. 20" cds on small cover care of a Capt. Stackhouse, to Richmond, stamps with small faults, cover lightly soiled, Fine appearance

E. 150-200
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432
c
5c Green (1). Singles on six covers, all different Georgia ms. towns: Bonds Mills, Cairo (very nice pink-lined envelope opened to for display), Drawdy, Dr. Town, Fenn's Bridge, and Millen, mixed condition, still a Fine group, very scarce

E. 250-350
325
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433°
c
Sale 779, Lot 433, Confederate General Issues10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins, tied by "Kinston N.C. Jan. 24" cds on Soldier & Verse patriotic in black on buff, to Pittsborough N.C., cover crease horizontally along bottom, Very Fine and choice - Stone Y stamps on patriotics are far rarer than the Scott catalog value would indicate

E. 3,000-4,000
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434°
c
Sale 779, Lot 434, Confederate General Issues10c Dark Blue, Hoyer and Ludwig (2b). Large margins, pretty shade, tied by "Rapid Ann Station Va. Mar. 28" cds on Flag & Cannon patriotic in black on buff, to Butler Ga., stamp with faint toned spot not mentioned in accompanying 1989 P.F. certificate, cover with light wear, still Very Fine, exceptionally attractive, ex White

E. 2,500-3,000
4,000
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435
c
Sale 779, Lot 435, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2b). Large to huge margins, wonderful dark shade, near Indigo, neat pen cancel, on turned cover to Greensboro Ga. with ms. "Marble Works Ga. Dec. 25" postmark, inside with "Greensborough Ga. Dec. 30" cds and large "10" in circle with "PAID" hs, addressed to Alexander Stephens, cds shows thru slightly on front, cover with small reduction at bottom as usual with this correspondence, still quite attractive and Fine

E. 250-350
270
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436°
c
Sale 779, Lot 436, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins, tied by "Jackson Miss. Nov. 14" cds on orange cover with corner card, "Head-Quarters Army of Mississippi,/Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office/Official Business", stamp with small tear in corner, Very Fine appearance, scarce Miss. imprint, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 500-600
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437°
c
10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Small faults, tied by partly struck Augusta Ga. double-circle ds on cover to Charleston, forwarded with datestamp and large "10" with red crayon "Due", to Columbia S.C., charge box instructions at top, Fine, ex Kohn

E. 150-200
170
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438°
c
Sale 779, Lot 438, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins to barely in at T.R., tied by "Panola Mi. Sep. 6" cds on cover to a captain in the 28th Reg. (Stark's Cavalry), McNutt, Miss., ms. endorsement in corner: "By Courier to Carsons Landing Bolivar Co."; no flap, small tear at T., Fine, rare routing instructions

E. 150-200
160
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439
c
10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Clear to large margins, tied by pen squiggle on adversity cover made from Ga. bailbond form, ms. "Long Branch Jany 5" postmark, stamp with tiny toning streak, still a Very Fine usage

E. 150-200
200
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440
c
10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Margins to slightly in, small pen squiggle, on narrow cover with ms. "BremoBluff" (Va.) with indecipherable date, to Talcott Va., fresh and Fine, very scarce

E. 150-200
115
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441
c
2c Green (3). Four margins, tied by indistinct Richmond cds in blue on drop cover to Col. Rives of the Engineer Bureau, Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,400
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442
c
2c Green (3). Large margins, tied by "Gainesville Ga. Apr. 9" small cds on front only to the Secretary of the Lawrenceville Lodge No. 131., small stain at left, Fine and rare, with 1961 C.S.A. certificate

E. 600-800
550
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443
c
Sale 779, Lot 443, Confederate General Issues2c Green (3). Five singles, slightly overlapping, each with matching ms. "X" on small homemade cover made from ledger sheet, partly clear "Camden S.C." cds, slightly reduced at top, Fine and very scarce

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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444°
 
2c Green (3). Strip of three and two singles, full margins to sligthly in, tied by "Milton N.C." datestamps on turned cover front only to Leatherwood Store, Va., reverse indicates hand-carried usage in Feb., 1865, two stamps with small stains, front with some wear, still Fine and attractive appearance, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-2,500
2,100
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445
c
Sale 779, Lot 445, Confederate General Issues5c Blue, Stone 3, 5c Light Blue, De La Rue. Each with large margins to barely in at T., tied together by bold "Charleston S.C. Aug. 23" cds on cream cover to Columbia, S.C., embossed c.c. for boots & shoes, three pinholes not affecting stamps, still fresh and Very Fine, very attractive usage

E. 400-500
750
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446°
c
Sale 779, Lot 446, Confederate General Issues5c Blue (4). Faults, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 11" cds on Flag & Cannon patriotic in black on buff, original 1862 letter from member of the 2nd Va. Regiment recovering from the measles, mentions preparations for fighting at Yorktown, the battle at Shiloh: "wee took near 3000 prisoners 12,000 killed and missing our lost was less than 1000 wee have gained some great victories and i hope wee will conker them before next Christmas, so bad they will give up and go home," etc. Very Good

E. 400-500
375
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447
c
Sale 779, Lot 447, Confederate General Issues5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a). Two, uncancelled, each four margins, on cover to Mt. Lebanon with partial "Hamburg Ark." cds with not quite readable date, R. stamp shows uninked area in back of head, Fine, very scarce Arkansas usage

E. 200-250
325
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448
c
Sale 779, Lot 448, Confederate General Issues10c Carmine (5a). Margins except touched at B.R. corner, rich color, tied by "Ringgold Geo. Seo. 30" cds on cover to a Col. Thornton in Forkland, Ala., cover with small reduction at sides, stamp with some gum soiling and faint trace of pencil mark, Fine appearance, rare variety, with 1980 P.F. certificate

5,000
800
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449
c
10c Rose (5). Margins to slightly in at L., creased before use, tied by partial Petersburg Va. cds in blue, on cover to Coman's Well, Va., cover with small sealed tear, Very Good

750
115
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450
c
Sale 779, Lot 450, Confederate General Issues10c Rose (5). Four margins, creased before use, tied by ms. "Allatona Ga. May 16" postmark on cvoer to Danielsville, Fine, rare town

E. 200-250
200
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451°
c
Sale 779, Lot 451, Confederate General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Four margins, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jun. 6, 1862" cds on gray cover to Greenville, forwarded with red crayon "Due 5" and Greenville cds to flat Rock, flap tear, still Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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452
c
Sale 779, Lot 452, Confederate General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Large margins to cuttng, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 16, 1862" cds on overpaid homemade wrapper, ms. "Two Papers" stamp lightly creased at top, Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
75
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453°
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Pair with left sheet margin, clear to in other sides, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 13, 1862" cds on Patriotic with hand holding 11-Star Flag with motto - "Fast Colors...warranted not to run," to Mckinley, Gla., light soiling, Fine

E. 500-600
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454
c
Sale 779, Lot 454, Confederate General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Pair, four margins, cancelled by ms. "X" on small illustrated cover for Wake Forest College, with woodcut of school, all-over quadrille pattern in bister, ms. "Dawnsville Wake Co. Sept. 19th" postmark at top, light soiling, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce, ex Kohn

E. 300-400
625
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455
c
Sale 779, Lot 455, Confederate General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Pair, four margins, tied by "Rome Ga. Aug. 18" cds adversity cover to Savannah made from illustrated bank stationery, Very Fine

E. 250-350
290
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456
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Pair, large margins to barely in at top, tied by "Saltsville Va. Apr. 13" double-circle ds in green, on cover to a Genl. James Reagon in Facility, Tenn., Fine and very scarce

E. 150-200
170
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457°
c
Sale 779, Lot 457, Confederate General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Two singles, large margins to touching, tied together by "Richmond Va. May 21, 1862" cds on yellow cover to New Market, S.C. with ms. route instructions, "P.M. Please send by Mill Way Carrier", Fine and attractive, only a few covers are known with this unusual route endorsement

E. 200-250
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458
c
Sale 779, Lot 458, Confederate General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal and vertical pairs, different shades, each four margins, tied by Florence and Camden S.C. postmarks respectively, on forwarded cover, Camden pair with light crease, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
170
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459°
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Margins to just in, tied by "Savannah Ga. Sep. 16" cds on folded cover with additional "DUE 5" in oval, addressed to a surgeon at the Naval Hospital in Richmond, stamp with some gum toning, otherwise Very Fine

E. 250-300
0
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460°
c
Sale 779, Lot 460, Confederate General Issues5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, full margins, tied by "Rock Hill S.C. May" cds on back of yellow adversity cover made from song sheet, "Sacred Melodies," addressed to Oxford, N.C., cds repeated on front, opened at sides and folded for display, small tears, Fine appearance, attractive

E. 150-200
160
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461
c
Sale 779, Lot 461, Confederate General Issues5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, four margins, each with small pen stroke, on small 1863 folded letter with balloon-style "Green Cut Ga. Jun. 4" ds in Green, addressed to Genl. Henry C. Wayne, Adj. and Inspector General for Georgia, few toned spots in pair, otherwise fresh, Fine, very rare Zevely marking

E. 200-250
100
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462
c
Sale 779, Lot 462, Confederate General Issues5c Blue, Local (7). Pair, clear to large margins, tied by blue "Charlotte N.C." circle without date, on orange cover to Col. J.R. Hanks at Marietta, Ga., cancelled with New Year's Day cds with ms. "Ford 10" and readdressed to Dalton, lengthy instructions on back to postmaster on forwarding requirements, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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463
c
Sale 779, Lot 463, Confederate General Issues5c Blue, Local (7). Pair, four margins, folded over small narrow cover to Savannah, each stamp tied by "Robertville S.C. Feb. 3" cds, 1863 enclosure, opened for display, Very Fine and appealing usage

E. 100-150
130
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464
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Pair, large margins to touched, each with ms. "X" on part-printed marriage license mailed to the Clerk of Pittsylvania County, Va., ms. "Ricevile V./28 March 63" postmark, some toning, Fine, scarce

E. 100-150
105
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465
c
5c Blue, Local, on De La Rue (7). Two pairs, each with full margins to just in one side, tied by two strikes of "Montgomery Ala." cds on large cover to Greenville, ms. "Due 10" at left, bit reduced at left, far right stamp with corner crease, Fine appearance, scarce variety in a used multiple

E. 150-200
80
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466°
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Sale 779, Lot 466, Confederate General Issues10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Large margins to clear, tied by partial "Richmond Va. Jun. 17, 1863" cds on all-over advertising cover for Spotts & Harvey commission merchants, in green, to Bowling Green, Va., stamp with tiny insect erosion, and cover with sealed tears at left, still very attractive, believed to be the only all-over ad cover with a "TEN" stamp, accompanied by 1984 C.S.A. certificate

E. 2,000-2,500
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467
c
Sale 779, Lot 467, Confederate General Issues10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9). Clear to large margins, well tied by blue Ga. cds on turned cover to a member of the 4th Tenn. Vols., Stewards Division, Atlanta, inside with four margin 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by army grid, cover opened to display stamp, Fine and scarce combination

E. 400-500
650
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468
c
Sale 779, Lot 468, Confederate General Issues10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9). Small faults, tied by pen stroke on cover to Balcony Falls, Va., clear "Water Valley Miss. Jul. 2" cds at L., cover with edge faults, scarce Miss. town

E. 150-200
260
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469°
c
Sale 779, Lot 469, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10). Full frame at bottom with parts showing on all sides, tied by "Mobile Ala. May 9, 1863" double-circle ds on turned orange cover with red oval commission merchant's corner card, addressed to a Lt. Edwards in Richmond with last deleted and ms. "Co. A 44th Reg./Ala. Vol." written at left, inside with Gordonsville Va. cds and "Due 10" and sent by Edwards to his wife in Benton, stamp with small internal tear from affixing, Very Fine appearance, very attractive and rare Frameline ad cover

E. 2,000-2,500
0
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470
c
Sale 779, Lot 470, Confederate General Issues10c Black (Changeling) Frameline (10var). Margins showing three full lines, traces of fourth at L., tied by "Richmond Va. May 13, 1863" cds on cover to Greenville, S.C., cover with sealed tears, stamp with tiny scrape in bottom margin far from design, still Fine, very striking variety, with photocopy of 1938 letter from Stanley Ashbrook where he notes, "I must confess this is the first one I have ever seen where the original blue, thru some chemical action, has turned to black. In fact I do not ever recall a changeling of blue to such a decided black as this stamp is."

E. 1,000-1,500
625
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471°
c
10c Blue, Frameline (10). Pos. 58, full lines at L. & B., nearly complete at R., rich color, tied by "Shoobota Miss. Apl. 19" cds on undated light buff cover to Summerfield, Ala., cover with light wear and soiling, Fine, very scarce

2,500
1,600
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472°
c
Sale 779, Lot 472, Confederate General Issues10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a). Full frame line at bottom, large part at L. and traces other sides, teid by "Lauderdale Station Miss." cds on buff cover to Gainesvile, Ala., original enclosure dated April 23, 1863 from a Ben Banet to his wife, stamp with small stain and faint horizontal crease, Fine appearance, rare first month use, with 1989 P.F. certificate

2,500
0
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473
 
10c Blue, Frameline (10). Margins showing mostly complete framelines at top and right, part at left, tied by "Mobile Ala. Aug. 24" double-circle ds on a front, the back showing printed financial receipt form, stamp trivial defect at B.R., about Fine

E. 300-400
450
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474°
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Sale 779, Lot 474, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large margins showing large parts of all four frame lines, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 11" cds with slug instead of year date, on cover to the wife of Maj. John Ross in Lexington, cover with mended tears at T., stamp with tiny scuff at T.R., far from design, Fine usage

2,500
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475°
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Sale 779, Lot 475, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11). Horizontal strip of four, large margins to in, tied by light strikes of "Marshall Tex." double-circle datestamps on 40c Trans-Mississippi rate cover to a captain of the 4th Texas Regular Vol. Infantry, "Gregg's brigade Longstreet's crops Richmond" and endorsed "Express via Shreveport La.," strip with small faults, cover repaired, Fine appearance, a rare West to East usage, ex Camina, with 1990 C.S.A. certificate

E. 2,500-3,000
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476
c
Sale 779, Lot 476, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11). Mostly large margins, tied by bold "5" rate hs, no other markings, on homemade oatmeal cover to a Capt. Hanks at Macon, Extremely Fine, very unusual canceller adversity usage

E. 200-250
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477
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Two covers, first with large margins, tied by pen cancel on cover with manuscript, "Atlanta Ga. Feb. 11, 1865" at right, imprint at top for the Commissary General's Office, addressed to a captain at Macon, Very Fine, very rare usage, with 1990 C.S.A. certificate, though with no opinion as where the Atlanta postmark was being used at this late date. Accompanying this is a second cover with matching imprint, stamp also pen cancelled but additionally tied by a Macon double-circle ds

E. 300-400
220
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478
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Clear to huge margins, tied by "Bristonl V. & T.R.R" circle hs without date, on cover to Greenville Tenn., endorsed "Care Genl. Vaughn Bristol Tenn.", original Feb. 25, 1864 enclosure from London, Tenn., Fine and scarce

E. 200-250
300
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479
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Four margins, pen-cancelled, on turned cover with ms. "Brownsville N.C. Mar. 11th" and addressed to Enfield, outside with military address "Care of Gen'l Lane/Wilcox's Div. A.P. Hill's Cps./Richmond" and hand-carried, opened to display stamp; accompanying this are ten other hand-carried covers, virtually all with military addresses or endorsements, Fine lot

E. 150-200
170
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480°
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Sale 779, Lot 480, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11). Large to huge margins, near Milky Blue shade, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid Aug. 1" cds on adversity cover with Northern pre-printed address in black on yellow, crossed out and mailed to Groversville, Ga., cover with two small tears, still Very Fine, stamp Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
105
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481
c
Sale 779, Lot 481, Confederate General Issues10c Milky Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by "PAID" hs on cover with ms. "Clayton Ga. Aug. 31st" postmark, stamp with faint corner crease, Fine, scarce combination of ms. town and handstamp

E. 150-200
115
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482
c
Sale 779, Lot 482, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11). Tied by pen stroke on missent cover intended for Madison Ga., ms. "Attapulgas Ga. July 13" postmark and clear "Madison Fla. Jul. 15" cds and 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by pen stroke, additional ms. "missent" Fine

E. 200-250
115
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483
c
Sale 779, Lot 483, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, pen-cancelled, no buff cover with ms. "Pine Log Ga. Feb. 29" postmark, Very Fine, rare leap year example

E. 100-150
90
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484
c
Sale 779, Lot 484, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11). Two, margins to cutting, on cover with "C.S. Central Laboratory, (Ordn.)/Macon, Ga." to Capt. Little at "Hd. Qrs. Gen. Bragg via Atlanta", cover with mended nick at T.L., faint stains at edge, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
240
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485
c
Sale 779, Lot 485, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, tied by Columbus Ga. Nov. 8" cds on orange cover with "State of Georgia,/Quartermaster-General's Office" imprint at R., cds repeated on back, Extremely Fine, ex Judd

E. 200-250
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486
c
Sale 779, Lot 486, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, tied by dateless "Andersonville, Ga." postmark on cover to Augusta, accompanied by a stampless example with postmaster's free frank, from 1856, latter with wear, first is Very Fine, with 1990 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-250
750
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487
c
Sale 779, Lot 487, Confederate General Issues10c Deep Blue, Die B, K & B (12). Four margins, tied by "Lynchburg Va. Feb. 4" cds in brown, on adversity cover made from ledger sheet, to Ivy Depot, Va., cover tear at T.L., Fine, with 1992 Brian Green certificate

E. 200-250
150
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488
c
Sale 779, Lot 488, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12). Margins to touching, tied by light Selma Ala. cds on fresh cover to Atlanta with bold choice strike of "Quartermasters Dept. S. Hillyer Maj. & Q.M. C.S.A. Selma, Ala." oval in black, small area of cover cut-out on back, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
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489
c
Sale 779, Lot 489, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12). Four margins, tied by ms. "Quitman Ga. July 25" postmark on adversity cover made from plate showing lithograph of mountains, last portion of enclosure remains, including this P.S., "This will do for an envelope,", stains around stamp and internal Scotch tape mends (of recent vintage) - properly restored, this would be a wonderful usage

E. 300-400
115
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490
c
Sale 779, Lot 490, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to touched at R., tied by "Lynchburg Va. Sep. 24" cds in Green on cover to Richmond. Unlike nearly all examples from Lynchburg which have changed over time to an unsatisfactory dull olive or grayish green, portions of this postmark are in an unbelievably vivid true green including the area tying the stamp, and which gives us an idea of what it originally looked like in the 1860s; cover with some sealed tears not affecting stamp or marking, Fine, rare in this condition

E. 200-250
190
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491
c
Sale 779, Lot 491, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, tied by light Augusta Ga. cds on adversity cover made from map, Fine

E. 200-250
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492°
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Sale 779, Lot 492, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12). Three large margins, in at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 19" cds on faulty but rare and historically important cover carried by Sgt. W.U. Bayless successor to Arthur H. Edey after his imprisonment at Elmira, endorsement at top reads "(From Mark Sm)ither Sgt. Maj. 5th Texas" and addressed to Mrs. E.E. Wynne at Huntsville, Tex., route instructions at lower left, "Care of Sgt. W.U. Bayless Agt. 5th Texas Regt., Texas Depot, Richmond Va. (Plea)se forward (by pr) hand." Portgions of ms. in parentheses are torn away and filed in on restored paper, some other letters strengthened in ink; the sender, Sgt. Smither, was among General Lee's officers during the surrender at Appomattox; Sgt. Bayless, agent for the Fifth Texas Reg., assisted Arthur H. Edey and became responsible for the express after Edey was captured and iprisoned at Elmira; mentioned in Shenfield and the subject of MOrris Everett's article in the Confederate Philatelist (No. 188, p. 35), ex Lemley, Everett

E. 400-500
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493
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10c Deep Blue, Die A, K & B (11). Large margins, tied by violet "Augusta Ga. Apr. 7" cds on cream cover to Macon, Fine and very scarce, with 1992 Brian Green certificate

E. 150-200
125
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494
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Sale 779, Lot 494, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12). Margins to in at L., tied by light Lexington Va. cds on Virginia Military Institute ad cover with all-over design in bister, addressed to Edisto Island, S.C., faults including stain at B.R., stamp with some gun toning, otherwise Fine

E. 200-250
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495
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Sale 779, Lot 495, Confederate General Issues10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Tied by "Athens Ga. Oct." cds on overpaid drop cover, slight toning, Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
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496
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Sale 779, Lot 496, Confederate General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12). Tied by partial Richmond Va. Oct. 21 cds on cover with "Medical Director's Office" imprint at right, addressed to the General Hospital, Petersburg, stamp with heavy gum toning, otherwise Fine, signed by Brian Green who dated this 1864. Accompanying this is a second cover with No. 11, postmarked Lynchburg, Va., with interesting Sept. 1864 letter from civilian hoping for a close to the War

E. 100-150
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497
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Sale 779, Lot 497, Confederate General Issues20c Green (13). Vertical strip of five, full margins nearly all around, tied by three strikes of "Macon Miss." double-circle ds with not quite readable date, on large (defective) cover to Scooba Miss. from the Executive Office at Macon, strip with bleaching that affects each stamp to different degrees, one stamp with small tear, cover with stains and reductions, nevertheless a remarkable usage - the largest known used multiple

E. 1,500-2,000
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498°
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Sale 779, Lot 498, Confederate General Issues20c Green (13). Large margins to touched at L. tied by bold "Richmond Va. Jul. 29" cds on turned cover to Mechum's River, inside with Extremely Fine 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by "Mechum's River Va. Aug.4" cds and addressed back to Richmond, cover opened to show 10c stamp, Very Fine, attractive and desirable usage, ex Muzzey

E. 750-1,000
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499
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Sale 779, Lot 499, Confederate General Issues20c Green (13). Four margins, tied by light "La Grange Ga. May 5" cds on cover to Athens, 18664 pencil docketing, cover with two faint waterstains at edge, very trivial, otherwise clean and Fine

1,000
375
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500°
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Sale 779, Lot 500, Confederate General Issues20c Yellow Green (13a). Large margins to just in at R., tied by "Windsor N.C. Mar. 26" cds on homemade cover to Jackson Hill, Fine

1,000
350
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501°
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Sale 779, Lot 501, Confederate General Issues20c Green (13). Margins all around, small faults, tied by army grid on blue envelope to White Gate, Va., military address on flap: "J.A.F./Co C. 3rd Ark. Regt./Texas Brigade", cover slightly reduced at bottom, Fine and very scarce

E. 750-1,000
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502°
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Sale 779, Lot 502, Confederate General Issues20c Green (13). Margins all around, tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 25" cds on large blue War Department envelope to Hon. W.A. Graham Cottage House, N.C., readdressed to Hillsboro with ms. "Forwd 10" just below stamp, minor edge wear, Fine

E. 600-800
375
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503
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Sale 779, Lot 503, Confederate General Issues20c Yellow Green (13a). Large margins to touching, tied by "Natchitoches La. Apr." double-circle ds on cover to Lockhart, Texas, ms. "From a soldier in Co. E. 6 " La. Dis. Cav." at left, small edge tears and some soiling, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
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504
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Sale 779, Lot 504, Confederate General Issues20c Green (13). Four margins, used with 10c Blue, Die B (12) and tied together by "Americus Ga. May 22" cds on large size cover with attorney's c.c. in box, to Congressman Wm. E. Smith in Richmond, stamps with gum toning, slightly reduced at top with tiny mended tears, otherwise Fine, very scarce combination, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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505°
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Sale 779, Lot 505, Confederate General Issues20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Upper right half tied by clear "Marshall Tex. Dec. 2" cds on buff cover to Galveston, docketing on back, "Jan. 29th 1865", minor edge wear, still Fine, signed MacBride and Schumacher, illustrated in Dietz, Postal Service of the Confederate States of America, p. 261

2,250
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