Sale 779 — Civil War Postal History and Autographs

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 July, 1996

Category — Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and Dues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
308
c
Sale 779, Lot 308, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesAdams Express Co. Louisville Ky. Jul. 17, 1861. Mostly clear cds on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Augusta, blue "Adams Express Co. Augusta Ga. Jul. 21" oval ds, ms. "2/" cover with mended nick at top, Fine and scarce, with 1987 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-600
800
309
c
Sale 779, Lot 309, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesAdams Express Co. Augusta Ga. Apr. 28. Oval ds on 3c Red on Buff entire (U27) to New York, bit reduced at top, just into top line of oval, entire creased, with some wear, scarce, with 1979 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-250
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310
c
Sale 779, Lot 310, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesSouthern Express Co. Atlanta Ga. Sep. 10.. Mostly clear double-circle ds on orange cover to a Col. Barrow in Athens, bit reduced at L. with mended nick at T.L., Fine

E. 300-400
150
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311
c
Sale 779, Lot 311, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesFORWARDED BY/THE/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./FROM/Washington,/Geo. Black on orange glazed label, on back of turned cover to Athens, inside with remains of 10c stamp tied by Athens cds and addressed to Washington, opened at sides, Fine and rare

E. 300-400
150
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312
c
Southern Express Co. Five 3c entires, includes three different labels, also two with different express imprints, small faults, Very Good-Fine

E. 100-150
210
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313
c
Southern Express Co. Large label dated June, 1869, in black on orange, on back of 3c Pink on White entire (U24) to Memphis, ms. "paid 2/" on front, slightly reduced one side, Fine

E. 100-125
50
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314
c
Sale 779, Lot 314, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesAcworth Geo. Octor 21. Collin double-line ds with ms. day and peculiar abbrev., on cover to Atlanta with ms. "Paid 10" at R., docketing at left, flap tears, accompanied by "Magnolia" Collin ds from 1855, and rare

E. 100-150
130
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315
c
Sale 779, Lot 315, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesAthens Ga. Paid Nov. 2. Clear cds with matching "PAID" hs orange cover to a J.J. Toon (relative of Genl. Toon?) at Nashville, forwarded with blue "Nashville Ten. Nov. 4, 1861" cds and ms. "Due 5" to Bellbuckle Tenn., flap fault, still Very Fine, ex Dietz

E. 150-200
85
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316°
c
Sale 779, Lot 316, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesB.D. Depot Oct. 17/61. Ms. Virginia postmark (Beaver Dam) and matching "5" on 1861 folded letter to Captain Clarke at Leesburg, from his wife, forwarded with double-circle ds to Manassas, with no indication of further payment, Fine and rare. Capt. Clarke was on Genl. Magruder's staff as A.Q.M.

E. 200-250
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317
c
Sale 779, Lot 317, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesBig Shanty 5/Sept. 29. Ms. postmark and matching "Paid" on Flag and Tent patriotic to Ducktown, Tenn., 1861 enclosure from Camp McDonald, cover soiled, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
270
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318°
c
Sale 779, Lot 318, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesBowling Green Ky. Feb. 12. Ms. postmark and matching "Paid 5" on Jeff Davis Medallion patriotic in dull violet, to London, Tenn., cover skillfully restored along top edge including part of postmark, Fine appearance, very rare

E. 250-350
290
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319
c
Cassville Ga. Mar. 4. Blue cds and matching woodcut "5 Paid" in circle, on eyllow cover to Charleston with embossed newspaper corner card (Rome Ga.), accompanying this is a second Cassville cover, same markings on three-page soldier's letter, Fine

E. 150-200
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320°
c
Sale 779, Lot 320, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesCharleston S.C. 24 Mar. 1, 1861. Clear cds and matching "5" handstamp on folded letter to Edinburgh Scotland, Boston, Liverpool and Edinburgh backstamps, clear shilling mark and blue merchant's oval. The business contents touch optimistically on recent events: "The `Cotton States' united to a man & if war does come they are amply prepared to protect their rights." etc. The writer also expresses his hopes that Lincoln's innaugural speech will be "conciliatory in its tone" and assures the addressee that henceforth the Confederacy will be purchasing directly from Europe, etc., Very Fine, very scarce usage

E. 750-1,000
850
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321
c
Chalybeate Spg March 8. Ms. Georgia postmark and matching bold "Paid 5" on 1862 folded blue lined letter to Augusta, Very Fine, rare town

E. 150-200
85
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322
c
Sale 779, Lot 322, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesChickamauga T Oct. 12. Ms. postmark and matching "Due 10" on U.S. 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26) to Lexington, Ga., 1863 dockeitng at left, Ga. soldier's endorsement at bottom, Fine and rare

E. 200-250
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323
c
Sale 779, Lot 323, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesColaparchee Ga. Sep. 14. Clear cds with matching "Paid" in circle and "5" in circle, on orange cover to Perry Ga., bit reduced at L. with mended nick at T.L., not affecting markings, Very Fine and choice appearance

E. 200-250
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Sale 779, Lot 324, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesCorinth Miss. Apr. 10. Partial strike of balloon-style ds on back of captured Northern patriotic to Memphis, design showing Washington on horse back, "Union" caption crossed out, ms. "Taken from Yankees" along it, bold "DUE 5" hs on front, soldier's endorsement in bold magenta ink, light soiling and minor wear, Fine, attractive and scarce usage

E. 500-600
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325
c
Forsythe Geo. Cds on two covers, one with boxed "PAID 5" hs, and addressed to a Col. Bailey at Griswoldville, 1862 letter regarding a search for guns, other with boxed "DUE 10" hs and ms. surgeon's endorsement from Army of Tenn., 1864 docketing, some soiling & toning, still Fine pair

E. 200-250
170
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Sale 779, Lot 326, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesFort Smith Ark. Jan. 1, 1862. Double-circle ds and ms. "Due 10" on front only with six line military address at Manassas Junction, from a member of McCulloch's Division to a soldier in Rhodes Brigade, small sealed tear at T., Fine appearance

E. 100-125
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327°
c
Sale 779, Lot 327, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesFranklin Depot Va. Oct. 10. Clear blue cds on Two Soldiers Patriotic with verse, in black on buff, to Morvin N.C., ms. "Due 10" at left, North Carolina soldier's endorsement at top, some edge wear, Fine and scarce

E. 350-450
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328
c
Sale 779, Lot 328, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesGoodson Va. Jan. 25. Mostly complete cds and matching "Paid 5' in circle on small cover with fancy corner card for the Philomathean Society in bright green, to London, Tenn., original Jan. 24, 1862 letter from soldier in Bristol who writes in a P.S.: "Excuse this rough scribble my dear it is snowing, very cold and got no fire,"; accompanying are two other covers, same writer, with matching corner cards, one in red, the other in dark blue, 1863 and 1865 enclosures, these being hand-carried to London Tenn., Very Fine trio, a handsome exhibit page

E. 250-350
700
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329
c
Sale 779, Lot 329, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesGuyton Ga. Jany 30. Ms. postmark and woodcut "PAID/5" hs in brown, choice strike on orange cover to Augusta, interesting 1862 describing conditions in Savannah: "The Yankees have been trying to get to the city to shell it. they have cut off water communications between Savh. & The Islands where we have batteries - My sons are at the most exposed points on Green Island & Isle of Hope - I fear for their safety - now is the time for all young men that belong to Savh. to stand in her defence. She may need every one that can shoulder a musket. do excuse this scrawl, I am nervous & vexed at the thought of these vandal Yankees." etc., Very Fine and scarce, ex Kohn

E. 200-250
260
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330
c
Sale 779, Lot 330, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesIndian Creek Ala. Nov 4th. Ms. postmark with matching "Paid 10cts" on turned cover to Lumpkin Ga., inside with cds and matching "PAID" hs and small "10", some ink splattering affecting postmark, almost Fine, rare - unlisted in New Dietz or ASCC, Vol. III

E. 150-200
75
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331
c
Jefferson Ga. Feb. 7. Balloon-style ds on 1861 folded letter to Hon. W.W. Clark at Covington, readdressed to Richmond and cancelled by blue Feb. 14th cds, matching "PAID" hs with ms. "10" ms. "Paid 5" at R. from original mailing, contents regarding local elections, voting, filling Sen. Toombs vacancy, etc., Fine, very scarce 5 & 10 rate combination, ex Knapp, Kohn

E. 200-250
220
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332
c
Sale 779, Lot 332, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesLafayette Ga. Mar. 30. Clear cds on small yellow cover with matching "5" in circle and "PAID", to Grenada, inside indicates this was originally a larger cover mailed from Canton Miss., cut down and refolded to "lady's envelope" size, flap open to display what remains of a well struck"Paid 10" with star fancy rate hs, small stain in address panel, still a very attractive and unusual adversity usage, Fine

E. 200-250
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333
c
Little Rock Ark. May 15, 1862. Double-circle ds on buff cover with Houston Texas Red 5c Provisional Handstamp at left, ms. "Due 5" deleted with "PAID" handstamp added on back by receiving postmaster at Kaufmann Texas, exceptional four-page letter from a soldier to his wife: "Since leaving Arkadelphia (where I wrote you last) I have not found a P.O. from which I could send a letter towards Texas. The mails are all stopped below here on account of the Govt. failing to pay Contractors. This is a very bad state of affairs both for the community & the soldiers...We've been trying very hard for some time to get over to Memphis, but before we could get to the point of Shipment (Pine Bluff) the Brig. Genl. of this District considering it unsafe for us...on account of the presence of the enemy's gun boats on the Miss. river & wanting to augment the force in this state ordered us to this place...Captain Johnson's spy company which came just in advance of us have just returned from a scout...bringing in with them a squad of the enemys scouts which they captured...President Davis has ordered Beauregard to make no advance on the enemy for ten days as the French Minister was in Richmond & was preparing a proposition to settle the difficulty between the governments. He aslo ordered the agent in this state to stop burning cotton until further orders." etc. Letter with separations archivally mended, cover with ink erosion from heavy deletion of "Due 5" and opened irregularly at left, otherwise Fine, very scarce usage and and most desirable letter for the Arkansas or Texas student, with 1990 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-250
325
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334
c
Macon Ga. Double-circle ds on two covers, each with diffrent variety of large "Paid 5" in cricle, one showing double rim, other with rim solid, covers in gray and amber, Very Fine pair

E. 150-200
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335
c
Sale 779, Lot 335, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesMarble Works Pickens Co. Ga. Mar. 21. Double-circle ds and ms. "Paid 5" on ca. 1862 turned cover to Griffin Ga., later use with 10c Blue, Paterson (2) tied by "Griffin Ga. Sep. 17" cds and addressed to New Market, Ga., stamp with small scrape, cover opened to show county cancel, Fine, unlisted in Dietz and ASCC Vol. III

E. 600-800
475
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336
c
Sale 779, Lot 336, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesMemphis Ten. Dec. 20, 1861. Cds with inverted year, on locally used cover with ms. "due 2c" and blue commission merchant's c.c. from Hickman, Ky., cover with small scuffed area in B.L. corner, Fine and scarce

E. 200-250
375
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337
c
Sale 779, Lot 337, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesMemphis Tn. Mar. 26, 1862. Clear cds with bold "DUE 5" on advertising cover with all-over design in greenish blue for liquors, tobacco & cigars, to Ala. from a member of Lucius Walker's regiment, accompanied by a second Memphis soldier's cover with both "5" in circle and "Due 5" hs, first with small edge faults, Fine pair

E. 200-250
210
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338
c
Sale 779, Lot 338, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesMobley Pond G/March 1. Ms. postmark and matching postmaster free frnk on yellow cover to Hon. Howell Cobb at Montgomery, Ala., Very Fine and choice

E. 100-150
180
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339
c
Sale 779, Lot 339, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesMonroe Ga. Jul. 10. Cds with "10" in circle struck three times for the 30c rate, on large folded cover made from blue lined ledger sheet, to Charleston, some edge stains, refolded at far right (effectively concealing some staining at R. edge), Fine appearance, believed to be the listing example in New Dietz (cat. $250.00)

E. 150-200
220
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340°
c
Sale 779, Lot 340, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesMonroe La. Nov. 27. Clear cds and matching "Due 10" in arc on cover to Marshall Texas sent by a Private Hendricks of Co. C 1st Texas Reg. to his wife and carried part of the way by a member of Co. E who deposited the letter at Monroe and deleted his endorsement at T., cover with no flap and small tears along top, very scarce Trans-Mississippi usage

E. 350-450
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341°
c
Sale 779, Lot 341, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesNewnan Ga. Sep. 8. Clear cds and matching "PAID 5" hs on Seven-Star Flag patriotic (F7-19) to Columbia Mines, imprint of Jas. Gow at bottom, original 1861 enclosure mentions selling a mine, high cost of blasting powder ($1.00 per pound), etc., cover wtih edge faults otherwise FIne, scarce design

E. 500-600
550
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342
c
Sale 779, Lot 342, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesNewnan Ga. Mar. 19 Clear cds with matching "Paid 5" on yellow cover with "Collection Office" c.c., accompanied by second Newnan cover with "10" hs (unpaid), toned spots, about Fine

E. 150-200
110
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343
c
Sale 779, Lot 343, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesNew Orleans La. Feb. 5. Mostly clear strike of large cds on 1861 blue folded letter from Cuba to New York, clear "Steamship 10" in circle, tiny ink erosion in address, still Fine, scarce usage one day after Louisiana was admitted to the Confederate States

E. 250-350
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344
c
Sale 779, Lot 344, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesPensacola Fla. Oct. 12 Clear cds with matching "Paid 10" in circle on yellow cover to a Capt. Mitchell at Camp Lawton, Savannah Ga., bit reduced at R., light soiling, Fine

E. 200-250
135
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345
c
Sale 779, Lot 345, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesPlains of Dura Ga. Aug. 7. Fantastically bold strike of cds on bright yellow cover with "PAID" in frame and ms. "5", to Cuthbert Ga., slightly reduced at L., clear of cds, otherwise Very Fine, rare, believed to be one of three known examples with this framed "Paid"

E. 200-250
210
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346°
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Sale 779, Lot 346, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesRichmond Va. Sep. 7, 1861. Cds and matching "Paid 10" in circle on 11-Star Flag & Tent Patriotic with rare caption - "DAVIS INVINCIBLES/Capt. S.D. Irvin" in red, to Americus Ga., curious doodling on face, "When moonlight deck the frow Feb. 14th 1867/Sweet home", side flap replaced, Fine, very scarce

E. 750-1,000
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347°
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Sale 779, Lot 347, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesRichmond Va. Oct. 19, 1861. Clear cds and matching DUE 10" hs on Eight-Star Flag patriotic (F8-9) with imprint of A. Dapremont, a New Orleans publisher, soldier's endorsement at L., no flap and slightly reduced at top, bit worn, otherwise Fine, still attractive, very scarce

E. 750-1,000
700
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348
c
Rocky Mt. Ga. Dec. 13th Paid 10. Ms. postmark on illustrated cover for College Temple at Newnan, Ga., all-over design in unlisted gray, with military address to Murfreesboro, mended edge and corner nicks, still presentable, Very Good, rare college cover

E. 150-200
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349
c
Sale 779, Lot 349, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesRoswell Ga. Jan. 24. Cds in Violet with matching "Paid 5" on circle on light buff cover to Griffin, Very Fine and choice, ex Kohn, with note indicating this is the discovery cover showing this rare color from Roswell

E. 200-250
100
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350
c
Sale 779, Lot 350, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesSandersville Ga. Apr. 9. Blue cds and matching "PAID" hs on re-rated cover with "10" struck over "5" hs, slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
220
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351
c
Sale 779, Lot 351, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesScreve Ga. Nov. 4 1861. Ms. postmark and matching "Paid 5" on Eleven-Star Hand-Held Flag patriotic with "Bartow" caption, some soiling, still Fine, rare town, with 1986 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-600
575
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352
c
Sale 779, Lot 352, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesScull Shoals Geo. Apr. Cds on orange cover with matching "PAID" and "5" in circle re-rated to "10", to Alexander Stephens at Richmond, 1862 notes on back indicates this contained a request to appointed a physician in a hospital, "or surgeon to a regiment", cover with mended corner nick and very slightly reduced at top, neat and Fine, unpriced in New Dietz (owner paid $500)

E. 200-250
325
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353°
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Sale 779, Lot 353, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesTangipaho La. Oct. 2. Clear cds with matching "PAID 5" hs on 11-Star Flag & Cannon patriotic to Huddleston, La., imprint of J.K. Sutterley at bottom, cover aged, with wear and right side flap missing, still presentable, a scarce design and a rare town from which to find a patriotic, ex Matz

E. 750-1,000
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354°
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Sale 779, Lot 354, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesUnion City Tenn. Negative dateless circle on yellow cover to Montgomery Ala. with "Paid 5" hs at R., docketing on back, "1st Letter after joining the army," minor toning spots, Fine

E. 150-200
150
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355
c
Sale 779, Lot 355, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesValdosta Ga. Cds on two covers, 1862 & 1863 year dates in cancel, each with matching "Paid 10" in arc, first with military address and forwarded without charge from Camden to Grenada Miss., scattered toning, Fine pair

E. 150-200
120
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356
c
Sale 779, Lot 356, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesWarthen's Store Ga. Juy 14. Ms. postmark and matching "Pd 10" on light purple lady's envelope to Col. Warthen at Manassas Junction, Very Fine and choice, unlisted in New Dietz

E. 150-200
150
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357
c
Sale 779, Lot 357, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesWest Point Miss. Jun. 10. Bold cds and matching "PAID" and small "10" in circle, on narrow cover to Mt. Lebanon, La., Fine

E. 100-150
135
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358°
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Sale 779, Lot 358, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesWilmington N.C. May 29. Clear cds and ms. "12" on inbound Blockade cover to Petersburg, Va. from a C.F. Walker, "Record Division Rebel Archives" hs on back, no flap, few pin holes not affecting appearance, Fine and scarce, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate

E. 600-800
500
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