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Sale 795 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 1997

Category — General Issues Scott Nos. 6-14

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1061°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1061, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Just touched at left to large margins, tied by bold "TUPELO MISS." straightline handstamp on small blue cover to Mobile Ala., stamp also tied by "May 15th" ms. marking, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and rare marking, with 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
625
1062°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1062, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Dark Blue, Die B (12d), 10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d)10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d). Large margins, tied by Richmond Va. "Held for Postage" in Circle handstamp on small homemade cover to "Mr. Saml. Branch Walker, care of Isaac W. Walker, Richmond, Virginia", small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine. Our interpretation of this usage is that the letter originated outside Richmond ("care of" address) and was dropped at the post office without a stamp; the addressee was notified of 10c postage due, and he responded by sending a 10c stamp, which was cancelled by the explanatory "Held for Postage" marking. With 1988 C.S.A. certificate which states "Genuine marking, probably used in error", which would not explain the use of a 10c stamp on drop mail - only three recorded examples of this marking

E. 500-750
675
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1063°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1063, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, clear at left, tied by violet "FREE" handstamp on buff cover to Allen's Creek Va., Very Fine and rare marking, ex Judd, with 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
425
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1064°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Full to large margins, tied by unusually clear strike of violet "Augusta Ga. Mar. 14" cds on fresh cover to Mayfield Ga., Extremely Fine, a true and bright violet, not the yellowish violet caused by too much oil base in the ink, signed Dietz

E. 200-300
525
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1065°
c
10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Huge even margins, beautiful early shade and impression, tied by vivid red "Crawfordville Ga. Jul. 14" cds on yellow cover to Aberdeen Miss., backflap replaced and minor expert repair at top edge, not affecting Extremely Fine stamp or marking, a beautiful cover

E. 100-150
650
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1066°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large even margins, bright shade, tied by vivid red "Danville Va. Jan. 14" (1864) cds on cover to Newnan Ga., backflap removed, otherwise Extremely Fine, colorful and scarce

E. 200-300
500
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1067°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1067, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large to huge margins, tied by red "Greensborough N.C. Oct. 31" cds on small brown homemade cover to Wellington S.C., missent to Wilmington N.C. with "MISSENT" straightline hs, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover with a rare combination of colored town marking and auxilliary marking, signed Brian Green

E. 400-500
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1068°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Huge margins all around, bright shade, tied by red "Social Circle Ga. Aug. 25" cds on buff cover to Greensboro Ga., fresh and Extremely Fine Gem

E. 300-400
425
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1069°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins all around, beautiful early shade and impression, tied by brown "Gordonsville Va. Oct. 20" cds on homemade cover to Lexington Va., Extremely Fine Gem, ex Brooks

E. 200-300
350
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1070°
c
10c Dark Blue, Die A (11b). Huge margins incl. right sheet margin, dark shade, tied by brown "Opelika Ala." cds on small cover to Canton Miss., "NOV" handstamp applied at Canton denoting month uncollected letter was advertised in local newspaper, skillful flap repair, still Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover, ex Kimmel

E. 300-400
425
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1071°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Full even margins, bright shade, tied by dark brown "Christiansburgh Va. Sep. 1" cds on cover to Brownsburg Va., Extremely Fine, this post office used a red cancelling ink in this period - the dark brown color is probably the result of mixing black and red - Brown ink, to Brownsburg and appropriately ex Brown (also ex Brooks)

E. 200-300
270
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1072°
c
10c Deep Milky Blue, Die B (12a). Full to large margins, beautiful color and impression, tied by bold blue "Greensborough N.C. Jul. 21" (1863) cds on cover to Graham N.C., couple short sealed tears and flap partly mssing, otherwise fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 75-100
85
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1073°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1073, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Ample to large margins, tied by blue "Charlotte C.H. Va., Mar. 28" cds on small cover to Petersburg Va, addresed to Capt. Baird, c/o Major General Pickett, some gum soaks around stamp, Very Fine usage to General Baird's Aide de camp, signed Brian Green

80
130
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1074°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Clear to large margins, beautiful shade, tied by perfect strike of "Little Rockfish N.C. Jun. 7" cds on brown homemade cover to Washington N.C., fresh and Very Fine

E. 100-150
210
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1075°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Deep color, ample to large margins, tied by boldly struck "Little Rockfish N.C. May 14" cds on buff cover to Lumburton N.C., stamp has small corner creases, appears Very Fine

E. 100-150
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1076°
 
10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Three huge margins, in at left, tied by bold balloon-style "Greenville Tex. Jul. 21" cds on cover front with two flaps, to Austin Tex., handsome Texas town marking

E. 75-100
210
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1077°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1077, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Full margins, bright shade, faint toning, tied by weak strike of "Columbus Miss. Aug. 10" cds barely cancelling stamp on cover to Tuscaloosa Ala., where the postmaster applied his fancy Tuscaloosa Star cancel - clearly a man obsessed with cancellations, the Tuscaloosa postmaster created one of the few fancy cancels in the Confederacy and made certain this stamp could not be re-used - minor piece of flap missing, fresh and Fine, a rare and unusual usage of the star as a receiving cancel, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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1078°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1078, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large even margins, tied by "Tuscaloosa Al. May 10" cds to left of "DUE 10" handstamp on cover to Lynchburg Va., a very curious combination of stamp and "Due" marking, minor toned specks, Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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1079°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins showing sheet margin at bottom, just in at top, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Nov. 15" cds with two bars below date on cover to Graham N.C., some light toning affects stamp, otherwise Very Fine, one of four recorded usages of this cancelling device, signed Brian Green

55
95
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1080°
c
10c Blue, Die A, 10c Green, Die B (11, 12e). Each has large margins and showing sheet margin on one side, tied by "Greensborough N.C." datestamps on separate covers, the first in red and dated Aug. 21, the second in blue and dated Nov. 10 with ms. "Missent" at top, the first has some faults, otherwise a Very Fine pair of covers

E. 100-150
110
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1081°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins all around showing full sheet margin at top, cancelled by single pen stroke, matching "South Santee S.C. Aug. 3, 1864" ms. pmk. on yellow cover to Mayesville S.C., sender's note at bottom left "Mt. Zion Pasonage", minor toning at top of selvage, Very Fine

E. 75-100
70
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1082°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1082, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Incredible top right corner sheet margin with large margins on other sides, tied by unusually bold "Bristol V. & T. R.R." dateless circle on brown homemade cover to Lynchburg Va., Extremely Fine Gem, one of the finest known strikes of this Virginia & Tennessee Railroad marking and a phenomenal corner copy, ex Finney, Solomon

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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1083°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1083, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Full to large margins, beautiful bright shade, tied by incredibly bold "Estell Springs. N. & C. R.R. May 30, 1863" oval datestamp on brown homemade cover to Greensboro N.C., backflap removed, tiny mended nick at top left, still Extremely Fine, one of the finest strikes known of this Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad route agent's marking (Estell Springs Tenn.), ex Weatherly, "Old Oak" (our 1983 sale where it realized $1,320)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1084°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large even margins, tied by bold "VA. C. R.R. Afton Apr. 3" (1864) cds on cover to Salem Va., neat pencil docketing, edges of cover slightly worn with minor splits and tiny mends at corners, still Very Fine, the Afton cds is an extremely rare station mark of the Virginia Central Railroad, ex Kohn, Wyer, this cover realized $1,100 in 1980

E. 500-750
800
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1085°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Clear to large margins, tied by "VA. C.R.R. Cobham, 6 Aug" cds on small cover addresed to the Engineer Bureau at Richmond Va., Very Fine and choice railroad usage

230
160
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1086°
c
10c Dark Blue, Die A (11b). Large to huge margins, tied by lightly struck "Bristol V. & T. R.R." dateless circle on blue cover to Limestone Springs S.C., Very Fine

230
160
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1087°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Margins all around, tied by lightly struck "Bristol V. &. T. R.R." dateless circle, Virginia & Tennessee Railroad, on homemade cover to Fredericksburg, slightly reduced at right, Fine

E. 100-150
100
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1088°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Just touched to large margins, tied by bold "Bristol V. & T. R.R." dateless circle on cover to Martin's Depot S.C., some small edge tears at right of stamp just affecting design, Fine railroad usage

E. 100-150
150
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1089°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1089, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Gigantic margins incl. left sheet margin, bright shade tied by "West Point Ga." cds on gray lithographed "Dealer in Gold Exchange" advertising cover to Richmond Va., unbelievably fresh and choice, Extremely Fine Gem, rare and unusual advertisement for Confederate gold dealer

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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1090°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Huge margins all around, tied by two bold strikes of red "Greensborough N.C. Aug. 10" (1864) cds on stationer's and publisher's corner card cover to Salem N.C., high quality envelope with embossing on flap, with enclosure, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Haas

E. 400-500
900
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1091°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Bottom sheet margin horizontal pair, large margins other sides, tied by "Lynchburgh Va. Mar. 29" cds on legal-size illustrated Fire Insurance cover to Petersburg Va., skillfully restored at top, appears Very Fine

E. 500-750
675
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1092°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 18" (1864) cds on Office of the Commissioner of Taxes imprint cover to Wytheville, Extremely Fine, ex Brugh

E. 150-200
200
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1093°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Ample to large margins, tied by "Raleigh N.C." double-circle ds on yellow Raleigh & Gaston R.R. Co. corner card cover to Wadesborough N.C., some slight overall soiling, Very Fine

E. 200-300
180
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1094°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Clear to large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 27" cds on cover with "R.& P.R.R. Co., Company's Business" imprint (Richmond & Petersburg Railroad Co.) to Abingdon Va., the use designation of the imprint is crossed out, some toning and expert restoration of ink erosion, Very Fine and extremely scarce with the railroad imprint, this railroad was the primary late-war railway serving General Lee's forces and was Richmond's major artery

E. 200-300
150
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1095°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, in at right, cancelled by part of "96 (S.C.) Oct. 21" ms. pmk on Sunday School Board corner card cover to Marion Ala., fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
200
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1096°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, tied by neat "Goldsborough N.C. Aug. 10" cds on orange corner card cover for Seamen's Bethel Society, addressed to Mr. Benjamin Rose, Dearing's Brigade at Petersburg and forwarded back to Goldsborough, light file fold, Very Fine, signed Brian Green who describes the corner card as unique

E. 100-150
325
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1097°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Horizontal pair, large margins, tied by grids, matching "Salem N.C. Aug. 1" cds on red Mutual Insurance Co. advertising cover addressed to General Cook's Brigade, some toning from gum around stamp edges, scissors-cut in margin between stamps, light edgewear, otherwise appears Very Fine

E. 100-150
170
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1098°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large even margins, an illegally cleaned and re-used stamp tied by "Staunton Va. Nov. 3" cds on small mourning envelope to Waynesboro Va., Extremely Fine and fresh

E. 150-200
150
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1099°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jan. 15" cds (no year date - probably 1865) on mourning envelope of the highest quality with monogram on back, to Flat Rock N.C., fresh and Extremely Fine, stationery of this grade was extremely scarce in the late stage of the war - this envelope was probably from a supply from England run thru the blockade, ex Solomon

E. 200-300
350
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1100°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Two, each with full to large margins, tied on separate mourning covers, one tied by "Charleston S.C. Sep. 21" cds to Flat Rock N.C., other tied by indistinct Va. cds to Richmond Va., faint toning around stamp edges, both are Very Fine

E. 150-200
130
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1101°
c
10c Deep Blue, Die B (12). Unusual strong blue shade, three large margins, touched at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 15" (1863) cds on mourning envelope to Castle Hill Va., part of backflap torn away and small mend in border at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
50
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1102°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Rough margins and gum toning, tied by bold blue "Emory Va. Feb. 13" cds on large part of brown homemade cover containing homemade Valentine with multicolored enamel flowers, love poem dated Feb. 14, 1864, judging from matching stains, the cover and Valentine appear to go together, very rare, ex Antrim

E. 400-500
750
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1103°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins except where nicked at top right, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Apr. 18, 186-" cds with missing last digit on wallpaper cover with brown pattern on the outside, to Scuffletown S.C., the cds with missing digit in year was used in 1863 and 1864 - if this is indeed 1863, then April 18th is a new earliest known date for the 10c Archer & Daly, Very Fine, most unusual wallpaper cover

E. 500-750
675
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1104°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1104, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Green, Die A (11d), 10c Green, Die A (11d)10c Green, Die A (11d). Three huge margins incl. right sheet margin, clear at left, tied by "Fayetteville N.C." cds over backflaps of cover made from military elevation map showing Fort Smith Ark. and several army camps, to Cedar Springs S.C., flap folded over to show stamp, Extremely Fine and unusual adversity usage

E. 400-500
0
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1105°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Large even margins, tied by faint town cds on small cover made from multi-colored European map and addressed to Greenville C.H. S.C., two flaps folded over for display, fresh and Very Fine, colorful adversity usage

E. 400-500
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1106°
c
10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d). Large margins, tied by "Greenville C.H. S.C." cds on cover made from deep blue paper with printed instructions on horse training and making black writing ink, to Spartanburg C.H. S.C., folded over for display, Extremely Fine, an absolutely beautiful adversity usage, ex Kohn

E. 400-500
475
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1107°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge even margins, dark shade, tied by "Charleston S.C. Dec. 20, 1864" double-circle ds on cover made from printed Charleston City Court form fining shopkeepers for allowing "Negroes" to buy spiritous liquors or loiter in doorways, folded over to show key text, Extremely Fine, a wonderful and rare glimpse of social conditions during the slave era of Charleston

E. 500-750
525
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1108°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large even margins, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Dec. 23" cds on cover made from printed Children's Easter Service program, to Richmond Va., flap folded over for display, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
210
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1109°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins, tied by "Selma Ala. Apr. 2" (1864) cds on small cover to Fayette Miss. made from cover page of Southern Lady's Companion, flap folded over for display, Fine

E. 75-100
130
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1110°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large to huge margins, tied by "Danville Va. Sep. 6" cds on adversity cover made from Public Works map, to Yanceyville N.C., few toning spots, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
220
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1111°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Ample to large margins, tied by "Harrisonburg Va. Mar. 1" cds on adversity cover made from accounting form, to Stanardsville Va., Very Fine

E. 150-200
130
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1112°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Two covers, ample margins to in, tied by "Yanceyvile N.C." datestamps dated Dec. 18 and Jan. 4 1863 (postmaster forgot to change year slug) on adversity cover made from navigation chart to Danville Va., both covers made from same chart and both opened for display, one slightly reduced at right, a Fine pair, makes a nice exhibition page

E. 300-400
230
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1113°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Ample to large margins, tied by "Savannah Ga." cds on adversity cover made from advertising broadside from Philadelphia book dealer, to Augusta Ga., opened for display, faint toning around stamp edges, Very Fine

E. 200-300
230
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1114°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Large even margins, beautiful bright shade, tied by bold "Spartanburgh S.C. Jul. 15, 1863" cds on turned U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire, embossed stamp cancelled "Charleston S.C. May 26, 1861" Confederate use of U.S. stamps, used first to Spartanburgh, then to Greenville, folded over for display, fresh and Extremely Fine, an extremely rare turned-cover combination of U.S. postage used in the Confederacy and a Confederate General Issue

E. 500-750
650
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1115°
c
10c Light Blue, Die B (12b). Grayish shade, three large margins, clear to large at left, tied by "Cleveland Tenn." double-circle ds on yellow homemade cover to Gov. Isham Harris at Athens Tenn., redirected to Chattanooga with 10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a), clear to full margins, tied by "Athens Ten. Aug. 12, 1863" double-circle ds, fresh and Very Fine, choice and unusual usage

E. 300-400
375
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1116°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1116, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, few small edge tears, tied by indistict cds on turned cover to Gainsville Junction Miss., the turned usage is a 3c Red Nesbitt entire cancelled by "Providence Mis. Mar" cds with "26" date in ms, to Pittsboro Miss., some wear, appears Fine

E. 200-300
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1117°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1117, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to touched, tied by faint Greenville N.C. cds on cover to Pendleton S.C., turned and re-used with 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), three huge margins, touched at left, tied by ultramarine "Pendleton S.C." cds to Pickens C.H. S.C., folded over for display, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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1118°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by bold red "Crawfordville Miss., Nov. 3" cds on turned cover to Aberdeen Miss., inside bears 10c Blue, Paterson (2) cancelled by grid, matching "Aberdeen Miss., Sep. 17" cds to Crawfordville, some cover wrinkles affect stamps, Very Fine

E. 200-300
260
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1119°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Full even margins, deep shade and impression, affixed over space where another stamp was previously tied by a Marietta Ga. cds (still shows), tied by "Savannah Ga." cds and re-addressed by deleting "Esq." and adding "Mrs." before name and Marietta location, Very Fine, fascinating un-turned turned usage

E. 200-300
120
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1120°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Recut line at top, top sheet margin and clear to large margins on other three sides, affixed over part of another 10c Archer & Daly on brown homemade re-used cover, original stamp beneath tied by Weldon N.C. cds and used to Halifax, sheet-margin stamp tied by "Halifax N.C." cds and addressed back to Weldon, Very Fine and unusual adversity usage

E. 200-300
180
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1121°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins including left sheet margin, tied by "Charleston S.C. May 12, 1864" double-circle ds on turned cover to soldier at "Battery White, German Artillery, Georgetown S.C.", first usage on other side has "Sumter S.C. May 5" cds with "Paid" and "10" in circle and charge box notation, to Col. Phillips at Charleston, flaps reinforced with archival tape, Very Fine, choice turned usage with good military address

E. 400-500
200
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1122°
c
10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11 var). Huge top right corner margin copy, other sides large, tied by "Proctor's Creek Va. Jan. 28" (1865) cds on brown homemade cover to Fredericksburg Va., Extremely Fine, the Keatinge & Ball stamps are rare in this choice condition

E. 300-400
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1123°
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10c Deep Blue, Die A , Keatinge & Ball (11 var). Top right corner margin single, tied by partial Richmond cds on cover to Cobham Depot, V.C.R.R., Very Fine

E. 100-150
100
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1124°
c
10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11 var). Ample to large margins, tied by bold "Brookhaven Miss. May 4" (1865) cds on buff cover to Tallahala Miss., tiny nick in margin at bottom right, Very Fine, this is the latest recorded cover in Dietz of the Keatinge & Ball Die A used east of the Mississippi

E. 400-500
260
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1125°
c
10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11 var). Full to large margins, tied by red "Petersburg Va. Nov. 20" (1864) cds on homemade cover to Augusta Ga., some very slight toning, Very Fine

E. 100-150
85
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1126°
c
10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11 var). Large margins all around with left sheet margin, tied by indistinct double-circle ds on homemade cover to Camilla Ga., Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
65
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1127°
c
10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12 var). Huge left sheet margin and large margins all around, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 6" (1864) cds on cover to Abingdon Va., Extremely Fine and unusually choice Keatinge & Ball usage

E. 200-300
200
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1128°
c
10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12 var). Large to huge margins incl. right sheet margin, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. 17" (1865) cds on cover to "Miss Stuart, Care of Dr. Higginbotham, Richmond, Virginia", bold "Advertised 2" handstamp in frame, part strike of Richmond cds on back (advertising date), small piece of backflap missing, still Extremely Fine. Similar in usage to the "Held for Postage" cover in lot 1062; the letter originated outside Richmond and was dropped at the post office with a local "care of" address - this cover had sufficient postage (10c) but neither Miss Stuart nor Dr. Higginbotham picked up the letter, thus it was advertised in the local paper for a 2c fee - most unusual

E. 200-300
1,050
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1129°
c
10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12 var). Clear to ample margins, tied by indistinct Montgomery Ala. cds on homemade cover to Greenville Ala., ms. "OB Charge Ex Dept" official business endorsement of Executive Dept., Fine

125
60
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1130°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1130, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12 var), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12 var)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12 var). Mostly large margins, a bit irregular, tied by "Petersburg Va. Mar. 11" (1865) cds on small cover to Appomattox Va., a postal clerk defaced the stamp with a heavy cancel completely obliterating Jefferson Davis's head - could this be a bold political statement during the twilight of Confederacy? - Very Fine and most unusual

E. 100-150
150
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1131°
ogbl
20c Green (13). Complete sheet of 200 stamps from the second printing showing both left and right panes, with selvage all around except piece out which affects one stamp at right, piece out of corner at top right, included in the pane are both double transfer, "20" doubled, positions 24L and 35R, also five stamps in right pane with pre-printing paper fold, o.g., some faults, still appears Fine-Very Fine, complete panes of the 20c are extremely scarce, Scott Retail approximately

6,500
4,750
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1132°
ogbl
20c Green (13). Block of 28, just touched on one stamp at top left. to large margins, full o.g., several stamps Mint N.H., faint creasing mainly from gum, a Fine-Very Fine multiple

1,310
325
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1133°
ogbl
20c Green (13). Top sheet margin block of 24, large margins, o.g., natural gum creases, some faults incl. tears, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail as blocks of four

1,140
210
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1134°
 
20c Green (13). Two blocks of four and two singles, one block from first printing and the other from second, the first is T.L. corner margin, o.g., h.r., the second is B.L. corner margin, unused (no gum), the singles are in Light Green and Dark Green shades, o.g., few small faults, Very Fine group

460
150
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1135°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1135, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Block of four showing vertical gutter between pairs, first printing, large and even margins, o.g., barely hinged, few natural gum wrinkles, Very Fine-Extremely Fine and choice

500
260
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1136, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Huge even margins all around, deep shade, beautiful red Petersburg Va. cds, Extremely Fine Gem, a magnificent stamp, very rare cancelled in red

600
750
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1137, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Yellow Green (13a), 20c Yellow Green (13a)20c Yellow Green (13a). Large margins, bold blue Greensborugh Ala. cds, Extremely Fine Gem, used examples of the 20c in such condition are rare

450
400
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1138, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Dark Green (13b), 20c Dark Green (13b)20c Dark Green (13b). Large and even margins all around, rich color, bold "Cheraw S.C." double-circle ds, faint corner crease at bottom left, otherwise Extremely Fine

550
250
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1139, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Dark Green (13b), 20c Dark Green (13b)20c Dark Green (13b). Ample to large margins (small nick at bottom left), bold "V & T R.R., Bristol Station" railroad cancel, vertical crease and small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, very rare cancel, railroad cancels are listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 300-400
220
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1140, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Yellow Green (13), 20c Yellow Green (13)20c Yellow Green (13). Clear to ample margins, neat blue "Goldsborough N.C." cds, fresh and Fine

450
325
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1141, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Horizontal pair, full to large margins, cancelled by indistinct San Augustine Tex. cds - this pair was probably used to prepay Trans-Mississippi Express rate - Very Fine and remarkably choice used pair, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,000
575
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1142, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Vertical pair, rich color, huge margin at right, jut touched to full on other sides, cancelled by two neat strikes of "Nacogdoches Tex., May 12" datestamps, Fine, probably used to pay 40c Trans-Mississippi Express rate

900
575
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1143, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Vertical pair, just touched at bottom left to large margins, neat red town cancel, natural inclusion in margin at bottom right, Fine-Very Fine, very rare with red town cancel

1,200
350
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1144, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Yellow Green, Double Transfer, "20" Doubled (13a var), 20c Yellow Green, Double Transfer, "20" Doubled (13a var)20c Yellow Green, Double Transfer, "20" Doubled (13a var). Pos. R35, o.g., large margins, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem

175
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1145, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var), 20c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var)20c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var). Full to large margins, unused (no gum), slight paper wrinkles caused by prior gumming, deep rich color and excellent impression of second "20"

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST SPECTACULAR OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE PRINTING VARIETIES. ONLY A FEW EXAMPLES KNOWN.

We know of two vertical pairs containing one variety each, a horizontal pair (both the variety), and two singles, for a total of six examples. All six stamps originated from the same part of the sheet, which received a second lighter impression known as a "kiss print". This stamp was originally joined with the pair in the following lot (see illustration). It comes from our 1983 Rarities sale where it realized $1,870.

1,500
2,100
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1146, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var), 20c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var)20c Green, "20" on Forehead (13 var). Vertical pair, the top stamp the variety, large margins all around, full o.g., h.r., trivial natural inclusion

VERY FINE AND ONE OF TWO KNOWN VERTICAL PAIRS CONTAINING THE VARIETY. THIS IS THE ONLY MAJOR PRINTING VARIETY ON THE 20-CENT GREEN, DESCRIBED IN DIETZ AS "SPECTACULAR"

The single stamp in the previous lot was originally joined to the right of the top stamp in this vertical pair. Illustrated in Dietz. With 1966 P.F. certificate

1,500
2,100
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20c Dark Green (13). Unlisted variety gummed on face instead of back, large margins, Very Fine and remarkable

E. 100-150
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20c Yellow Green, Dark Green (13a, 13b). Former has left sheet margin and o.g., latter unused (no gum), both Extremely Fine

120
50
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1149, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Full to large margins, rich color, tied by "Milledgeville Ga. May 14" (1864) cds on brown homemade cover with "(Ex. Dep.)" semi-official business endorsement and addressed to court justices at Cuthbert Ga., fresh and Extremely Fine, a wonderful single usage of the 20c Green

1,000
2,400
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1150, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Clear to ample margins except slightly in at right, tied by "Louisburgh N.C." dateless circle on U.S. 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Suffolk Va., Very Fine cover, rare adversity usage of 20c Green, signed Ashbrook, ex Finney, Solomon

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1151, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Large and even margins all around, pretty deep shade, tied by light strike of "Woodstock Va., Sep. 22" (1864) cds on blind embossed American Telegraph Company corner card cover addressed in pencil to "Lt. Col. Jas. Howard for Mrs. C. Howard, care Lt. Col. J. C. Pemberton, Comd. Richmond Defenses, Richmond Va." and endorsed "Cha. Howard, Maj. & C.S. Lomax Cav. A.V.D." with "Official" crossed out, slightly reduced at left, still a Very Fine and scarce usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1152, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Clear to huge margins, used with 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Richmond Va." cds on adversity cover made from printed chart, to Haydensville Va., cover slightly reduced at right, just into 10c, still a Very Fine and rare combination paying a triple rate

E. 750-1,000
550
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20c Green (13). Margins to in, tied by "Richmond Va." cds on orange cover to Clinton Miss. and then from Clinton to Canton Miss., also bearing horizontal pair of 10c Blue (12), touched to large margins, tied by Clinton ms. pmk., additional "Clinton Miss. Oct. 19, 1864" ms. pmk. at left, the 20c stamp repaired at bottom, missing backflap, still an interesting and unusual usage

E. 400-500
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20c Green (13). Large margins all around, fresh color, tied by partly illegible strike of "Raleigh N.C." double-circle ds on homemade cover to Petersburg Va., file fold at left, stamp with vertical crease, still appears Extremely Fine

1,000
300
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1155, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Three full to large margins, just in at right, tied by two strikes of "Richmond Va." cds on cover to Petersburg Va., small nick at bottom right of stamp, Fine

1,000
325
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1156, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Huge sheet margins from bottom right corner, tied by bold "Port Lavaca Tex. Jan. 28" cds on large piece of turned cover, other side has handstamped "Paid", faint filing crease slightly affecting bisect, still Extremely Fine, ex Tiffany, from our 1984 Rarities sale where it realized $1,980

E. 750-1,000
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20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Top right half with large margins well-tied by "Shreveport La. Feb. 4" double-circle ds on piece, Very Fine

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1158, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Top right half with full margins, tied across all three sides by bold "Savannah Ga. Nov. 10" (1864) cds on brown homemade cover to Robertville S.C., with letter enclosure describing a small pox epidemic in Milledgeville that might drive state legilature to Savannah

EXTREMELY FINE AND REMARKABLY FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT BISECT USED LATE IN THE WAR TO MAKE UP 10-CENT RATE.

Accompanying 1979 P.F. certificate inaccurately describes a corner crease, with is actually the bottom serifs of the third "A" of "SAVANNAH" leaving an indentation in the paper due to the strength of the impression. The stamp is entirely sound and offered as such. Ex Brugh

2,250
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1159, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Bottom right diagonal half, large margins showing part of adjacent stamp at right, tied by "Greensborough Ga. Oct." cds on homemade cover to Lexington Ga., Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

2,250
900
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20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Top right half, large margins, tied by neat "San Antonio, Sep. 23" cds on folded letter to New Braunfels Tex., 1864 dateline, business contents, stamp barely affected by light cover folds, otherwise Very Fine and rare Texas usage

2,350
1,250
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20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Bottom right half, margins just in, tied by "Charleston S.C. Oct. 20" cds on small cover to Newberry C.H. S.C., ms. "two" at left in sender's hand, Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

2,250
525
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1162, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1420c Green, Horizontal Half Used as 10c (13d), 20c Green, Horizontal Half Used as 10c (13d)20c Green, Horizontal Half Used as 10c (13d). Bottom half, ample to large margins showing sheet margin at right, well-tied across the cut by "Houston Tex. Apr. 22" cds on orange cover to San Antonio Texas, fresh and Very Fine usage of a bisect from Texas

2,500
1,500
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1c Orange, Deep Orange (14, 14a). Former has large margins and full o.g., latter ample to large margins, disturbed o.g., Very Fine

190
80
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1164, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-141c Orange (14), 1c Orange (14)1c Orange (14). Bottom sheet margin block of four, full o.g., large margins, Extremely Fine

375
260
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1165, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-141c Orange (14), 1c Orange (14)1c Orange (14). Block of fifteen, full original gum (several Mint N.H.), large margins incl. right sheet margin, Extremely Fine and fresh block of the unissued 1c De La Rue

1,355
1,100
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1c Orange (14). Block of four, horizontal pair and two singles, one single is Deep Orange shade, ample to large margins except Deep Orange just in at top, all are o.g., lightly hinged, a Fine-Very Fine group

725
300
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1c-20c General Issues (1-14). Representative collection of all Scott numbers incl. both printings of No. 2, three shades of No. 4 and Nashville 3c provisional, unused (No. 5 possibly cleaned), some have gum, all of Fine-Very Fine appearance with faults (except for a few more common stamps), No. 10 shows 1-1/2 framelines, an ideal group for the advanced general collector, Scott Retail $6,000.00+

E. 1,250-1,500
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