Sale 779 — Civil War Postal History and Autographs

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 July, 1996

Category — U.S. Stamps Used in Confederacy

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
295
c
Sale 779, Lot 295, U.S. Stamps Used in ConfederacyJasper Ga. Feby 4. Ms. postmark on U.S. 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Carnsville, making this a First Day of Use from Confederate Georgia, stamp with ms. "3" written over it, Very Fine and choice

E. 500-600
575
296
c
Sale 779, Lot 296, U.S. Stamps Used in ConfederacyDalton Ga. Apr. 5, 1861. Clear cds on 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26) to Macon, 3c cancelled by bold open grid, Very Fine, very choice, unlisted on a Star Die

E. 150-200
105
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297
c
Layfayette Ga. May 21 1861. Ms. cancel ties faulty 3c Dull Red (26) on small cover to Oxford, Miss., accompanied by a second 1861 cover with "Lafayette Geo. Mar. 25" cds and No. 26 cancelled by "Paid" hs, Very Good-Fine, the ms. example is unlisted

E. 150-200
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298
c
Sale 779, Lot 298, U.S. Stamps Used in ConfederacyMarietta Geo. Apr. 29. Mostly clear cds on Seven-Star Flag patriotic with 3c Dull Red (26) just tied by odd open grid, original enclosure with Eight-Star Flag letterhead, datelined "Camp Brown Head Quarters", cover with scattered toning and tiny edge tears, otherwise Fine, scarce, ex Kohn

E. 300-400
500
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299
c
Sale 779, Lot 299, U.S. Stamps Used in ConfederacyMemphis Tenn. Apr. 1861. Patriotic cover with seven-star flag design at left, 3c Dull Red (26) tied by partly struck cds, cover with minute nick at T., and small toned area at B.L., neither affecting design, scarce

E. 200-250
325
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300
c
Sale 779, Lot 300, U.S. Stamps Used in ConfederacyMt. Yonah Ga. Feb. 16th 1861. Blue ms. postmark on 3c Red on Buff entire (U27) to Clarksville, Ga., minor soiling, Fine, rare and unlisted in New Dietz

E. 100-150
75
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301
c
Sale 779, Lot 301, U.S. Stamps Used in ConfederacyRehoboth Ga.Mch 22nd/61. Ms. postmark on orange cover with 3c Dull Red (26) cancelled by ms. "3" and placed over box charge note and "Paid 3", stamp lifted and moved to display this notation, edge wear, Fine and rare, unlisted in New Dietz

E. 150-200
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302°
c
Sale 779, Lot 302, U.S. Stamps Used in ConfederacySherman Tex. Mar. 12. Lightly struck double-circle ds on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Hunnewell, Mo., endorsed "Via the overland Mail" in corner, attractive handstamped corner card with eagle design, fashioned from linen-marker, original three-page enclosure includes a list of 22 counties showing count for or against secession, with these interesting comments: "I suppose the health of Texas never was Better. I mean the health of the people, although Texas is rather distempered. The Slave State will I think be cured without any emetic or a cathartic. The submissionists are falling to the secessionists every day. I reckon the salutes of Burning Powder & excited minds of the peeple of Texas have caused all diseases of the bodily sistem to be thrown off. The over land will stop running through this country on the 25th of the present month March 1861. I suppose Missouri will vote the union ticket...The Texians have succeeded in taking all the forts & arms in Texas without any resistance on the part of the Soldiers...Do you tink there will be an emmigration from Missouri to Texas this fall. I would like to know Sir, whether you wil vote for cecession or union. I suspect you will vote for a southern Confederacy." Fine, very important contents and an attractive usage. The meaning of the eagle handstamp has never been satisfactorily explained, but it is agreed that the marking is contemporary and that it does not refer to the sender - it's most likely the name of a ship's captain on the Red River. With 1994 C.S.A. certificate

E. 600-800
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303
c
Sale 779, Lot 303, U.S. Stamps Used in ConfederacyWalnut Grove Geo. Apr. 18. Bold red cds on cover with 3c Dull Red (26) pen-cancelled, odd doodling in pencil reads (in part): "What do you think of the administration of Lincoln", small ink smear slightly affecting cds, Fine and rare, unlisted in New Dietz

E. 150-200
110
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304
c
Sale 779, Lot 304, U.S. Stamps Used in ConfederacyWoodstock Ga. Feb. 5, 1861. Bold cds on orange cover to Athens, 3c Dull Red (26) tied by fancy rectangular grid, docketing at L., stamp faulty, but a rare usage, the cancel is unlisted in Simpson-Alexander

E. 150-200
160
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305
c
Incoming Covers to the Confederacy. Four covers, all from New York to Georgia, first is Jan. 29, 1861 on No. U27 with additional 3c Red (26) to Macon, readdressed to Americus; Feb. 1 to Alexander Stephens at Milledgeville, forwarded with Feb. 6 cds to Montgomery Ala.; U27 Feb. 12 to Macon, readdressed to Albany Ga. with No. 26 tied by Macon ds; cover sent May 22, 1861 and received after new CSA postal rates went into effect - struck with "Due 5" in circle, Fine and interesting study

E. 200-250
290
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306
c
U.S. Stamps Used in Confederate Georgia. Five different towns, all unlisted in New Dietz, all in manuscript on No. U27 entires with one exception, includes Alpharetta (Feb. 12), Bloomfield (May 12), Campbellton (May 18), Greenville (cds, Apr. 9), and Shady Dale (May 21, with No. 26), very mixed condition, but a very scarce group with some possibly unique usages

E. 200-250
190
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307
c
U.S. Stamps Used in Confederate Georgia. 19 covers, most on No. U27, includes: Macon (Feb. 13), Upper Kings Bridge (ms., Feb. 16 on U26), Double Wells (ms. Feb. 19 with No. 26), Louisville (Feb. 20, with No. 26), Newnan (Feb. 27), Kingston (Feb. 27 with "Paid 3" in circle), Atlanta (two, each Mar. 9, with fancy newspaper c.c. and addressed to Cobb and Stephens), Roswell (Mar. 12), Richland (ms., Mar. 15), Perry (Mar. 22), Thomson (ms., Mar. 27), Cassville (Apr. 22), Marietta (Apr. 27, U26), Hillsboro (ms. May 2, with No. 26), Gainesville (May 21), etc., mixed condition

E. 400-500
650
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