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Sale 795 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 1997

Category — Army Field Office Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1387°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Irregular but clear to large margins, tied by bold Army of Northern Virginia Large 9-Bar Open Grid on cover to Laurinburg N.C., toning spots, Fine and rare

E. 200-300
325
1388°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by army field post grid in circle on brown homemade cover to Winnsboro S.C., routed thru nearby Guiney's Va. post office - a drop point for army camp mail - stamp tied there by "Guiney's Va. June -" cds without day numeral, Extremely Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
325
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1389°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Ample to large margins, tied by balloon-style "Hollow Square Ala." cds with "May 18" in pencil on wallpaper cover to military address (Army of Northern Virginia) and redirected to Howard Grove Hospital at Richmond, 1864 docketing at left, opened for display, Fine

E. 150-200
325
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1390°
c
Army of Northern Virginia. Three covers to different S.C. addressee's in the same hand, two have 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins, one tied by target, other by grid on homemade covers (one made from turned cover), third has "10" in double-line circle, Extremely Fine trio

E. 300-400
290
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1391°
c
Army of Northern Virginia. Four covers, two stampless with "10" rate handstamps, two No. 12 tied by grid and target, all markings associated with army field office, cover with grid cancel has toning, otherwise Very Fine group

E. 400-500
375
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1392°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large even margins, rich color, ms. cancel, matching ms. "Chickamauga Aug 29" army field office postmark on 1863 cover to Opelika Ala., flap removed, tiny tear at right, still an Extremely Fine example of this manuscript Army of Tennessee postmark, used prior to the fall of Chattanooga on Sep. 8, 1863

E. 400-500
1,150
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1393°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Huge margins, faint gum toning, tied by unusually clear strike of "Chattanooga Ten. Jan. 6" (1864) army field office datestamp on blue cover to the care of Brig. Gen. Echols at Dublin Depot Va., Very Fine, an especially choice example of the "roving" Chattanooga datestamp, taken from the city post office after evacuation and used as an army field office marking from September to January 1864 - this is a late usage (lku Jan. 23) - signed Brian Green

E. 400-500
525
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1394°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Ample to large margins, tied by "OCT/25/1863" three-line datestamp with unusually bold "CHICAMAUGA" Army of Tennessee field post handstamp, slightly reduced at right, still Very Fine, the earliest recorded date for the Chicamauga handstamp, which explains the extraordinary clarity of this strike, ex Grant, Everett

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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1395°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins to touched at top, tied by"NOV/6/1863" three-line hs, "CHICAMAUGA" rimless circular handstamp on brown homemade cover to Bridgeville Ala., slight wear, Very Fine, one of the finest strikes of these Army of Tennessee field office markings - used between Oct. 25 and Nov. 14, 1863 - ex Gallagher

E. 750-1,000
2,300
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1396°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1396, Army Field Office Markings2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal strip of three, just in at bottom right to large margins, cancelled by bold strikes of "ARMY OF TENN." three-line handstamps, some toning and ms. offset on back, faint crease in left stamp, otherwise Fine and very rare, listed but unpriced in Scott - the multiple is probably unique

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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1397°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Ample to large margins, tied by "ARMY/OF/TENN" three-line handstamp on brown homemade cover to Montgomery Ala., forwarded with "Montgomery Ala. 10 (month?)" cds and "10" handstamp, a second "10" hs, Extremely Fine, a choice strike of this Army of Tennessee field post marking and the only recorded example forwarded with additional markings

E. 750-1,000
1,350
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1398°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Huge margins incl. right sheet margin, cancelled by exceptionally clear strike of "ARMY/OF/TENN" three-line field post handstamp on light blue cover to Madisonville Fla., with original enclosure datelined "Atlanta, Apr. 20, 1864", stamp lifted to remove gum stains, slightly reduced at right, Extremely Fine, examples of the Army of Tennessee marking struck so clearly are exceedingly rare, ex Judd, Gallagher

E. 500-750
1,150
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1399°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1399, Army Field Office Markings10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Ample to large margins, tied by "ARM/OF/TENN" three-line handstamp on small homemade cover to Knoxville Ala., Extremely Fine, accompanied by an off-cover No. 12 with "ARM/OF/TENN" (missing "Y") cancel

E. 400-500
550
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