Sale 779 — Civil War Postal History and Autographs

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 July, 1996

Category — U.S. Postal History

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
602
c
Aug. & Ooth R R Ga Dec. 29. Ms. postmark and "5" on undated folded cover to Athens, Fine and very scarce

E. 100-125
160
603
c
Sale 779, Lot 603, U.S. Postal HistoryCreek Agency 23rd Decr. Ms. postmark and "12-1/2" rate on ca. 1816-24 folded cover to Montgomery, Ala., accompanied by hand-carried cover to Col. Benjamin Hawkins at Creek Agency (Hawkins was there as agent from 1796 to 1816), and red ms. "Fort Hawkins" on 1818 folded letter, toning, otherwise Fine group, very scarce, the ASCC notes that most examples of the Creek Agency postmark are in institutional hands

E. 400-500
450
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604
c
Sale 779, Lot 604, U.S. Postal History"Penny Post." Ms. endorsement on small white envelope to Charleston, S.C., red "Savannah Ga. 5 Mar. 7" cds, street address in corner, Very Fine and scarce

E. 100-150
125
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605
c
SAV. Clear straightline on three folded covers, each dated 1798, two are addressed to the Governor with ms. ship rate, faults, Very Good (ASCC $1200)

E. 300-400
160
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606
c
Sale 779, Lot 606, U.S. Postal History10c Black (2). Margins all around, tied by black grid on buff cover with ms. "Olive Grove Ga. March 9" postmark, 1851 docketing at left, wax seal stain in address panel, otherwise fresh, Fine and rare small town usage from the Swift correspondence, with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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607
c
Sale 779, Lot 607, U.S. Postal History3c Brownish Carmine (11). Four margins, tied by bright Green "Dalton Ga. 28 Feb." cds on small embossed lady's cover with ms. "forward 5" but no indication where this was forwarded to; accompanying this is a second Brownish Carmine (margins to slightly in) tied by "Roswell Ga. Mar. 25" cds in an equally rich green, on 1852 folded letter, Very Fine lot

E. 300-400
350
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608
c
Sale 779, Lot 608, U.S. Postal History3c Rose Red (11). Vertical strip of four, pair and single, margins to cutting, tied by "Augusta Ga. Mar. 15, 1856" postmarks on narrow cover to France, soiling, otherwise Fine usage

E. 150-200
105
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609
c
Sale 779, Lot 609, U.S. Postal History3c Dull Red (26). Tied by twice struck straightline "LAFAYETTE" cancelled in criss-cross fashion, on light buff cover with clear "Lafayette Geo. Nov. 16" cds at left, light wear and soiling, still Fine, unique example of a straightline town name being used solely as a killer - unlisted in Simpson or Skinner/Eno

E. 250-350
125
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610
c
Georgia Advertising Covers. 77, virtually all different, stampless period to 20th century, many illustrated, topics include newspapers, hotels, tobacco (beautiful pair, each with 3c Bank Note tied by different Savannah fancy cancel), guano (everybody's favorite), musical instruments, schools, etc., mixed condition but a number of attractive and interesting covers, Very Good-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
850
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611
c
Georgia Manuscript Towns. 18, all scarce or rare, 1819-1851, including Appling, Monticello, Mount Vernon, Mulberry Grove, New Ecota, Oak Lawn, Perry's Mills, Putney, Raines Store, St. Clair, Scarboro, Sparta, Tallapoosa, Tiger, Villa Rica, Wallace, Waynesville, and Woodstock, Fine lot

E. 600-800
700
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612
c
1869 Issue Used in Georgia. 55 covers, majority are 3c including fancy cancels, corner cards, ms. towns, includes 1c & 2c with brown targets and matching choice "Cross Keys Ga." cds, also No. 119 ms. cancelled on 3c entire from Shoal Creek, minor duplication, mixed condition but an attractive lot, Good-Fine

E. 600-800
625
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613
c
Georgia Fancy Cancels. 84 covers and one piece, 1851 Issue to Columbian Issue, many scarce or unlisted cancels, includes letters, stars, geometrics, shields, flowers, hearts (great twice struck negative heart on pair of No. 65), etc., mixed cover condition but strikes are Fine or better

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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614
c
County and Postmaster Cancels. 19 covers (and a few cards), stampless to Bank Notes, includes Bartow (2 different types), Boston (black & blue), Canton, Copeland, Hampton (black & blue), Haralson, Laurens Hill (black & purple), Old Court House (ms. stampless and ms. abbrev. with No. 11), Sparta, Stone Mountain, Tennville, Towns (brownish black and gray violet), and a somewhat puzzling cover, an 1845 stampless with ms. "Connasana Cass Cty. Ga. Mar. 5" postmark. Discovered in archival files in 1994, the owner could find no record of this office; mixed condition, generally Fine lot

E. 500-600
240
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615
c
Sale 779, Lot 615, U.S. Postal HistoryGeorgia College Covers. Six covers, 1851-57, with different fancy corner cards, includes No. 7 strip of three - University of Georgia, also another with different style card and single No. 11; gorgeous pair of covers (No. 11 & 26) from Emory College with fancy eagle in shield, in green and blue; four margin No. 11 with beautiful green oval for Military Institute showing cannon (ex Judd); No. 26 with Oglethorpe U. shield showing book; 1c strip with small creases, last cover with tiny erosion from insect slightly affecting ms. postmark, otherwise a Very Fine and desirable group

E. 300-400
525
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616
c
Fancy and Unusual Georgia Town Cancels. Four covers, includes Bowlingbroke shield (1882) ds on 3c Bank Note; Heardmont fancy shield and negative star (1893) on 2c entire; straightline "LOFTIN, GA" on 2c Columbian; straightline "R.C. Jones, P.M./ROCK SPRING, GA." on 2c entire; Fine and rare lot

E. 200-250
230
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617
c
Savannah Postal History. 90 covers, 1801-1880s, no CSA, includes numerous fancy cancels, better frankings include 1c 1851 and 2c Black Jack, mixed condition, Very Good-Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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618
c
Georgia Postal History. Balance of the Underwood Collection, 2300+ covers (and a few cards), stampless to 20th century, all periods except 1847 Issue and CSA represented, great strength in stampless and 1851-60 Issue, many small manuscript P.O.s, Good-Very Fine, a unique opportunity

E. 8,000-10,000
9,000
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619
c
Advertising Covers. 36 covers, 19th and 20th century, virtually all illustrated including some multicolor examples, highlights include very rare full-rigged ship illustration (large), on 1860 Columbus Ga. cover, rare 1880s wrapper to Montana illustrating Parker Bros. gun, a self-closing trap and catridge belt, very unusual illustration of fleet of ships with divers raiding oyster bed, a few multicolor hand-drawn covers, etc., mixed condition, Very Good-Very Fine

E. 300-400
475
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620
c
Railroad Covers. 21 covers, mostly RPOs, majority are North Carolina, includes stampless "Wilmington & Raleigh Railorad" cds in red with 10 hs deleted (addressed to Howell Cobb), also Bank Notes with Golds & Moreh`d City Agt. and Golds & Green Agt, etc., generally Fine lot

E. 100-150
260
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621
c
Postal History Balance. 450 + covers (and a few cards), stampless to 20th century, highlights includes transatlantics, fancy cancels, O52 on large cover, No. 573 on large cover, group of 10c 1857s to California from Vermont, etc., also one puzzling item: a No. 10 (Pl. 1 early) with fancy red grid on an 1851 cover postmarked "So. Wilbraham Mass. July 1" to Miss., with receiving note of July 17th, but with no evidence of postmark altered or a partly struck - stamp lifted by a previous owner - despite some questions as to how this stamp was originally positioned, this may be a genuine first day usage; very mixed condition, but an intriguing assortment of stamps and usages

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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