Sale 779 — Civil War Postal History and Autographs

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 July, 1996

Category — Independent State Usages

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
291°
c
Sale 779, Lot 291, Independent State UsagesNew Orleans, La. Jan. 28. Two strikes of large cds tie U.S. 5c Brown (30A) pair and single on 1861 orange cover to Bordeaux, France, red "Paid New York 3 Feb. 2" exchange cds, ultramarine Havre transit and French backstamps, few nibbed perfs

A VERY FINE AND RARE INDEPENDENT STATE USE OF UNITED STATES STAMPS FROM LOUISIANA.

Louisiana seceded from the Union on January 26, 1861, and was admitted into the Confederacy on February 4. As the state with the second briefest period of independence, covers mailed during this period are very rare. Ex H. J. Baker, Grunin. With 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
292
c
Sale 779, Lot 292, Independent State UsagesMcDonough Ga. Jan. 24. Cds with date partly in ms., on light buff cvoer to Madison with 3c Dull Red (26) tied by grid, original 1861 regarding "sale of two little Negroes", Very Fine independent state usage

E. 200-250
170
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293
c
Sale 779, Lot 293, Independent State UsagesGraysville Ga. Jan. 24. Blue cds on U.S. 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26) to Cleaveland Tenn., cds repeated at left, 1861 docketing on back, Very Fine, choice and rare Independent State usage, unlisted in New Dietz

E. 250-350
140
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294
c
Sale 779, Lot 294, Independent State Usages"Penfield Ga. Georgia Republic Jan. 27, 1861." Dateline on letter, cover with 3c Dull Red (26) tied by grid, mostly clear "Penfield Ga. Jan. 27" cds and addressed to "Newman Republican Georgia", fancy red Mercer University embossed corner card, no flap and cover slightly reduced at top, still Very Fine, an outstanding Independent State usage

E. 250-350
270
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