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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
960°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 960, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-142c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal strip of four, large margins except where touching at bottom, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Jan. 4" (1865) circular datestamp on high-quality envelope addressed to care of Capt. J. R. Mordecai on James Island S.C., ms. "3/1/65" docketing

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 2-CENT RED JACK CANCELLED IN BLUE ON COVER. UNDERPAYMENT OF 10-CENT RATE WAS EVIDENTLY IGNORED (OR POSSIBLY COLLECTED IN COIN).

Signed Ashbrook. Ex Col. Green. Scott Retail $4,500.00 for a strip of five without premium for blue town marking

E. 3,000-4,000
2,800
961°
c
2c Brown Red (8). Left sheet margin horizontal strip of five, just touched to large margins, small nick in margin at bottom left, tied by "Charleston S.C. Apr. 11, 186-" datestamps on 1864 folded letter from B. G. Wilkins at "Holmes House, James Island" to Spartanburg S.C., letter mentions "it seems that we fast approved a great and it may be decisive battle in Virginia" referring to the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864, file fold affects stamps, otherwise Very Fine, a rare and impressive multiple usage for the 10c rate, posted at James Island and postmarked at the Charleston office, ex Brooks

4,500
1,600
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962°
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2c Brown Red (8). Top sheet margin horizontal strip of five, large margins at bottom and right, some insect damage affecting left two stamps, on back of cover and tied by "Georgetown S.C., Aug. 16" datestamps on turned cover to Cokesbury S.C., inside is missing stamp but bears "Sumter S.C., Jul 29" cds and is addressed to Georgetown S.C., reduced at top, expertly repaired cover tears, Fine and rare turned usage, ex Dietz

E. 750-1,000
700
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963°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 963, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-142c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Vertical strip of three and pair, the pair huge margins, the strip large at sides and in at top and bottom, tied by indistinct N.C. datestamps on turned cover addressed to Chief Engineer of Chatham R.R. (hand-carried), also addressed inside which bleeds through, missing backflap, top stamp of strip with tear and crease, some slight edgewear, otherwise Fine, ex Dietz, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
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964°
c
2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal strip of four and a single, mostly large margins (placed over edge of cover at left), cancelled by "Mims S.C." ms. pmk. on folded cover to Augusta Ga., few stamps with small repairs, still appears Fine

E. 750-1,000
450
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965°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 965, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-142c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large to huge margins, rich color, tied by bold blue "Greensborough N.C. Oct. 10" circular datestamp on newspaper wrapper to Hillsboro N.C.

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT RED JACK USED ON A WRAPPER. VERY RARE WITH COLORED TOWN MARKING.

Ex Brugh. With 1979 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $1,135.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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966°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 966, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-142c Pale Red (8a), 2c Pale Red (8a)2c Pale Red (8a). Huge even margins, beautiful pastel shade, very fresh, tied by "Athens Ga." cds on small homemade cover with local address

EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP AND WONDERFULLY FRESH COVER. CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT DROP LETTER RATE.

With 1979 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $1,100.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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967°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 967, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-142c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Double transfer in "TWO CENTS", Large margins, deep shade, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Mar. 18" cds on brown homemade cover to the Sheriff of Spotsylvania Va., unsealed for circular rate and endorsed "OB" for official business

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STAMP AND UNUSUALLY FRESH COVER SHOWING USE OF THE 2-CENT RED JACK ON OFFICIAL CIRCULAR-RATE MAIL.

Ex Wickersham. Signed Brian Green. Scott Retail $1,100.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,750
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968°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 968, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-142c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Full margins to touched at bottom, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 5" (1864) circular datestamp on brown homemade cover with local Richmond address, turned usage with inside showing first use of 20c Green, Horizontal Half Used as 10c (13c), uncancelled, mucilage toning effectively "ties" stamp, addressed to Loch Lomand Va., ms. Jan. 20, 1864 receipt docketing, Very Fine, although the 20c bisect was not cancelled - the absence of any postal marking on the first side suggests that the letter was hand-carried to Loch Lamond and then to Richmond where it was re-used - this appears genuine in every respect, a wonderful usage, ex Caspary

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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969°
c
2c Brown Red (8). Just in at bottom to ample margins, tied by "Richmond Va., Feb. 25" cds on signed Dept. of State corner official cover used locally, some toning around stamp edges, Fine, ex Dietz

1,100
1,100
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970°
c
2c Brown Red (8). Touched to large margins, tied by bold strike of "Richmond Va. Mar. 16" cds on Office of Commissioner of Taxes printed cover, a Very Fine and attractive drop letter usage

1,100
650
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971°
c
2c Red (8). Large margins to just in at right, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 18" cds on 1863 printed Quartermaster General's Dept. receipt for pay returns, accomplished in hand with signature of Major Quartermaster Richard Cox, official business endorsement and addressed to captain in the 44th Virginia Regt., forwarded from Richmond with 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12), average, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 18" cds (corner of stamp folded over when cancelled), redirected in another hand to "Care Genl Lee near Orange C.H.", stains, mostly faint and on back, otherwise Fine and a remarkable usage, ex Peters, Finney, Everett

E. 750-1,000
525
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972°
c
2c Brown Red (8). Just in at top right to ample margins, tied by "Richmond Va. May 8" cds on printed circular SUBSTANCE OF THE ARGUMENT DELIVERED BY JOHN. H. GILMER BEFORE JUDGE J. B. HALYBURTON, Gilmer's argument on the Sequestration Act, the Conscript Act and the Substitute Act, addressed to ex-Governor John Letcher in Lexington Va., file fold, small nick in margin at bottom right of stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a most unusual circular rate usage of the 2c Red Jack, signed Brian Green, Scott Retail for single on cover

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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973°
c
2c Brown Red (8). Just touched at top left to ample margins, tied by "Goldsborough N.C. Apr. 9" cds on homemade cover to Wilmington N.C., extreme top left of stamp affected from placement at edge of cover, still a Very Fine circular rate usage, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

1,100
525
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974°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 974, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-142c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Bright color, just touched at left to ample margins, tied by indistinct "Augusta Ga." cds on neat cover to Athens Ga., ms. "circular" at top left, fresh and Very Fine, signed Ashbrook

1,100
350
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975°
c
2c Brown Red (8). Two ample margins, in at top and left, tied by "Charleston S.C. Feb. 15" cds on homemade cover addressed locally, some slight cover wear, small scuff on stamp at bottom left, almost Fine

1,100
100
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976°
 
2c Brown Red (8). Vertical pair, just in to large margins showing part of adjacent stamp at top, tied by "Greensborough Ga. Mar. 14" cds on double circular rate wrapper made from cover front, addressed in skillful calligraphy to Blue Springs Ga., few light gum soaks, Fine and unusual, pairs of the 2c Red Jack are extremely rare on cover (Scott Retail $3,250.00 for a full cover), with 1986 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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977°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 977, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-142c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal pair, just touched to large margins, placed at edge of cover so that one stamps overlaps on back (opened for display), tied by blue "Spartansburg S.C." cds on cover to Memphis Tenn., some slight overall soiling, Fine

3,320
425
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978°
ngbl
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 978, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9). Block of four, unused (no gum), clear at top, other margins large to huge, bright color beautiful shade, crease and thin in top pair only, bottom pair is Extremely Fine

4,750
3,000
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979°
ngbl
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 979, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9). Block of four, unused (no gum), large margins all around, some creasing and small thin spot between stamps at left, still Very Fine and an extremely rare multiple

4,750
2,300
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980°
og
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 980, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Huge margins all around showing part of adjacent stamp at right, bright and fresh color, o.g., h.r., Extremely Fine and choice, with 1983 P.F. certificate

800
700
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981°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 981, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Unused (no gum), huge margins, deep shade, Extremely Fine Gem

675
750
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982°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 982, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Ample to large margins, o.g., lightly hinged, light natural gum wrinkle, fresh and Very Fine

800
450
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983°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 983, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Three huge margins, full at bottom, neat Richmond cds, Extremely Fine, accompanied by cover (creased) from which this stamp was removed (Scott Retail $1,350.00 on cover)

550
450
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984°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 984, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Full to large margins, Richmond cds, Very Fine

1,000
425
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985°
 
10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Two, one is Milky Blue (first printing), ample to large margins and with Richmond cds, second has clear to large margins and cds, few small faults, both appear Fine-Very Fine

1,100
280
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986°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 986, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b), 10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b)10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Huge margins all around, tied by Circle of Sixteen Wedges fancy cancel, perfect bold strike with equally sharp "Harrisonburg Va. May 1" circular datestamp on bright white cover with pink lining, flap folded over for display, to Greenwood Depot Va.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP AND COVER. ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL OF THE FEW FANCY CANCELLATIONS USED IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES. ARGUABLY THE FINEST SINGLE "TEN" USAGE EXTANT.

Accompanied by Confederate Philatelist article on the discovery of this extraordinary cancellation and cover. With 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
8,500
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987°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 987, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Bright color on fresh white paper, three large margins, just touched at bottom, tied by bold straightline "JACKSON" handstamp on fresh cover to Richmond Va., small piece of flap missing, tiny sealed tear at top

VERY FINE AND FRESH. A MARVELOUS "TEN" COVER WITH A REMARKABLY CLEAR STRIKE OF THE "JACKSON" MISSISSIPPI STRAIGHTLINE.

Ex Brown, Haas

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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988°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 988, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a), 10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a)10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Huge margins, beautiful pastel shade, tied by "Macon Ga." (1864) double-circle ds on fancy die-cut parallelogram envelope with red scalloped flaps, addressed to Cottage Mills Ga. in the hand of Gen. Henry Benning

EXTREMELY FINE. ELABORATE AND COSTLY STATIONERY WAS SCARCE IN THE CONFEDERACY. THIS DIE-CUT PARALLELOGRAM ENVELOPE WITH THE "TEN" STAMP IS AN OUTSTANDING SHOWPIECE.

Front and back shown in photograph

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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989°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 989, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Deep Blue, "TEN" (9). Full to large margins, beautiful rich color, tied by clearly struck "Shreveport La. May 3, 1863" double-circle ds on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse patriotic cover to Black Jack La., cover has light diagonal production crease at lower left, stamp has faint pre-use crease visible only under magnification

AN EXTREMELY FINE "TEN" PATRIOTIC USAGE.

With copy of 1982 P.F. certificate

3,500
2,100
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990°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 990, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large even margins all around, deep shade, tied by Army of Northern Virginia Large 9-Bar Open Grid cancel on small homemade cover to Anderson C.H. S.C.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM "TEN" AND RARE USE OF THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA LARGE GRID ON THIS STAMP

With 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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991°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 991, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Cut to shape by sender, mostly clear all around, slight crease at top right, tied by "Richmond Va." (Oct. 1863) cds on buff prisoner-of-war cover from Fort Delaware to Hill Grove Va., 3c Rose (65), long pre-use tear, tied by grid, "Delaware City Del. Oct. 13" cds, ms. "Ex" examiner's mark, small scuffs in cover at top and bottom left

THE ONLY RECORDED FULL COVER SHOWING USE OF THE "TEN" STAMP FROM A PRISON.

The other "TEN" prisoner-of-war usage is the front offered in the following lot. Considering the relative condition, this cover is the more desirable of the two known. With 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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992°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 992, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Ample to large irregular margins, used with 3c Rose (65) on prisoner-of-war cover front from Point Lookout, Marlyand, mostly readable large oval "Approved/J.N. Patterson/Capt. & Provost Marshal/Point Lookout, Md." examiner's handstamp, to Wilkesboro N.C., stamps tied together by "Washington D.C. Oct. 22, 1863" and "Richmond Va. Oct. 31, 1863" cds (the capitals of both countries), somewhat worn and stained, stamps a bit toned, originally found by early stamp and coin dealer, J.N.T. Levick, who had the bad habit of rubber-stamping his name on everything he handled (the pointing hands at bottom could be removed by restorer)

FINE AND VERY SCARCE. THIS 10-CENT "TEN" PRISONER-OF-WAR COMBINATION FRANKING IS THE BASIS FOR THE SCOTT LISTING. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES.

Illustrated in Antrim book (p. 77). Ex Richey, Ashbrook, Everett

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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993°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 993, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b), 10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b)10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Large margins, beautiful dark shade, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 31" (1863) cds on homemade oatmeal paper cover to Danville Va., Extremely Fine Gem stamp and wonderfully fresh cover, Scott Retail for ordinary shade on cover is $1,350.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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994°
c
10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Enormous margins all around, beautiful bright shade, tied by blue "Richmond Va." dateless circle on cover to New Market Va. with route instructions "Please forward by Mill Way Carrier", pencil "May 10" (1863) date, faint overall toning, still Extremely Fine, from the Chiles correspondence, the "Millway Carrier" designation was applied to covers addressed to New Market Va. to make certain that the official government mail route was used (a cover to Millway with a pair of 5c Local Prints accompanies)

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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995°
c
10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Ample to large margins, tied by "Culpepper Va. 19 Aug." cds on homemade cover to Summerset P.O. Va., ms. "The horse was sent away the 17th Novr.", stamp has sealed tears at sides, appears Very Fine, signed Brian Green

1,350
250
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996°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 996, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Fresh color, just touched at bottom to large margins, tied by "Shreveport La. Jul. 9" cds on light orange cover to Woodville Texas, Fine

1,350
350
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997°
c
10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Four large margins, bright and fresh color, tied by neat "Chattanooga Tenn. May 6, 1863" cds on homemade cover to Eutaw Ala., fresh and Very Fine, possibly the earliest recorded usage from Tenn., signed Brian Green

1,350
1,100
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998°
c
10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Three huge margins, full at top, beautiful bright early shade, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr - 1863" cds without day slug on yellow cover to Woodstock Va., slightly reduced at right, minor soiling, Very Fine, signed Dietz

1,350
450
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999°
c
10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Full to large but slightly irregular margins, tied by "Jerusalem Va. Oct. 16" ms. pmk. on homemade cover to Monticello Va., some toning, otherwise Fine, rare, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

1,350
425
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1000°
c
10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Just in to ample margins, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 19" cds on homemade cover to N.C., some wear and staining from molasses which was used to seal the envelope, Fine, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

1,350
325
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1001°
c
10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Large even margins, barely discernible pre-use crease, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jun. 5, 1863" double-circle ds on brown turned cover to Aiken S.C., inside with pair of 5c Blue, Local (7), large margins to touched, tied by "Aiken S.C. Jun. 9" cds, faint military address to James Island in Charleston harbor, presumably where the cover originated, Very Fine and choice

E. 500-750
900
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1002°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1002, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b), 10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b)10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Large margins, tied by bold red "Social Circle Ga. Jun. 3" cds on brown homemade cover to Athens Ga., reduced at left, stamp has large scuff, still a presentable example of the "TEN" with red town marking

1,500
350
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1003°
ng
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1003, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing framelines on all sides and showing part of adjacent stamp at left, unused (no gum), light horizontal crease and small thin spots, otherwise Extremely Fine

3,100
1,800
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1004°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1004, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing full framelines at bottom and left and trace at right, unused (no gum), soiled, repaired at bottom right, appears Fine, with 1969 P.F. certificate

3,100
550
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1005°
ng
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1005, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b), 10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b)10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b). Large margins showing part of framelines on all sides, unused (no gum), thin spot, appears Very Fine

3,500
1,600
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1006°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1006, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a), 10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a)10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a). Showing full framelines at bottom and left, o.g., lightly hinged, toned spot at top left, otherwise Fine

3,500
1,600
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1007°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1007, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Horizontal strip of three, unused (no gum), showing full frameline at left and at bottom of the two left stamps, also showing part frameline at top and right, the right stamp has vertical crease and small piece out of corner at bottom, left pair is choice

VERY FINE. UNUSED MULTIPLES OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE. THE PAIR AT LEFT IS EXTREMELY FINE AND IN SUPERB CONDITION.

Scott Retail $8,500.00 for the pair and $3,100 for the single

E. 5,000-7,500
5,500
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1008°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1008, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b), 10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b)10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b). Three huge margins showing three full framelines, trace of frameline at upper left, lightly cancelled by Mobile Ala. cds (cover front accompanies), tiny pinhole (appears to be a natural paper flaw), still Extremely Fine and choice

1,350
575
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1009°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1009, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing three full framelines, neat town cds, some ms. offset on back from address, filled thin spot, otherwise Very Fine

1,250
600
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1010°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1010, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing full or partial framelines on three sides, ms. "$" cancel of Strawberry Plains Tenn., some toning and thin spots, Very Fine

750
500
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1011°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1011, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a), 10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a)10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a). Large margins showing part of framelines on all sides, pen cancel part of which has split paper, appears Very Fine

750
425
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1012°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1012, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing trace of frameline at left and right, neat Mobile double-circle ds, slight toning, if the space is empty, this will fill it

1,250
425
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1013°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1013, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Horizontal pair, full even margins showing bits of three surrounding framelines, "Mobile Ala. Jun. 9" double-circle ds cancels

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED PAIR OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE.

Ex Moody

5,500
2,600
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1014°
c
10c Blue, Frameline (10). Position 100 showing selvage at bottom and right, showing full framelines at right and bottom and partial frameline at left, tied by indistinct blue N.C. cds on cover to Mt. Pleasant N.C., ms. "In Haste", slightly reduced at left and some overall wear, still a Very Fine and scarce corner frameline position

2,500
1,300
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1015°
c
10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing virtually full framelines on three sides, beautiful deep shade and proof-like impression, tied by neat "Milledgeville Ga. May 14" cds on light buff cover to Vice President Stephens at Crawfordville Ga., 1863 docketing on back, missing most of backflap as usual for this correspondence, Very Fine and choice, ex Caspary

2,500
1,900
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1016°
c
10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing full frameline on two sides and partial at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 1863" cds on 3c Red Star Die entire to Tappahannock Va., stamp lifted for display of the entire, Very Fine and choice, from the first month of usage, ex Wiseman, DuPuy

2,500
1,250
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1017°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b). Full frameline at top and parts at sides, tied by "Hobton Miss. Jul. 6" cds on cover to Spartanburg S.C. made from blue-lined paper, minor toned spot at lower right, otherwise Very Fine

2,500
1,200
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1018°
c
10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing full or partial framelines on all sides, tied by boldly struck "Richmond Va. Jun. 12, 1863" cds on neat homemade cover to Stony Point Va., Very Fine and choice, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

2,500
1,600
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1019°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1019, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing full frameline at top and most at right, tied by boldly struck "Mobile Ala. Jul. 23" double-circle ds on folded letter to Gadsden S.C., 1863 docketing at top left, fresh and Fine, ex Wiseman

2,500
850
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1020°
c
10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing full framelines at bottom and left and most at top, design just touched at right, tied by "Orange C.H. Va." cds on homemade cover to Augusta Ga., Fine

2,500
850
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1021°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1021, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b), 10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b)10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b). Top frameline complete, part of bottom shows, close to in at sides, tied by "Sumter S.C. May 13" (1863) cds on brown homemade cover to "Haddrels Point via Charleston", Fine

2,500
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1022°
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10c Dark Blue, Frameline (10c). Top frameline complete, traces at bottom, dark early shade and impression, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 25, 1863" cds on turned cover to Prince Edward C.H. Va., other side first use to Richmond with remnant of 5c Local Print and red Tenn. cds, reduced at left and part of backflap missing, minor toning, Fine and rare usage, very early (eku Apr. 19)

2,500
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1023°
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10c Blue, Frameline (10). Pos. 33, showing full or partial framelines on all four sides, tied by grid, matching "Farmville Va. Jul. 6" cds on homemade cover addressed to "Small Pox Hospital, Richmond Va.", few light toned spots on stamp, trivial corner crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine, unusual address, ex Bogg, DuPuy, signed Ashbrook

2,500
1,300
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1024°
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10c Blue, Frameline (10). Margins except bit irregular at top right, showing traces of framelines on three sides, tied by "Milledgeville Ga., Mar. 22" cds on cover to Atlanta, stamp placed over ms. "ED" which probably refers to a box holder at the Milledgeville post office, fresh and Fine, with 1989 C.S.A. certificate

2,500
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1025°
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10c Dark Blue, Frameline (10c). Pos. 44 with short transfer at bottom, large margins showing part of frameline on three sides, fresh color, tied by "Richmond Va., Apr. 26, 1863" cds on cover to Catawba Springs N.C., missing backflap, Very Fine and choice

2,500
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1026°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1026, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a), 10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a)10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a). Horizontal pair, bright early color and impression, surrounding framelines complete at left and bottom and virtually complete at right, ample margin at top, neatly tied by "Milledgeville Ga. May 2" cds on legal-size cover with State of Georgia Adjutant and Inspector General's Office imprint, marked "Printed Circular" and addressed to Superior Court at Buena Vista Ga., light vertical folds, fainest trace of toned spots on stamps, really insignificant and otherwise fresh and choice

EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE FRAMELINE MULTIPLE USED ON STATE OF GEORGIA OFFICIAL BUSINESS COVER

Scott Retail for pair on cover is $6,500.00. Ex Everett

E. 5,000-7,500
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1027°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1027, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Horizontal pair, Pos. 24-25 showing plate flaw at top left corner of left stamp, full or partial framelines on three sides, ms. "$" cancel, ms. "Straw Plans Te. Aug. 8" pmk. on cover addressed to "Secretary of State for the State of Tennessee, Chattanooga Tenn.", ms. "O.B." at top left, the cover has been neatly folded all around

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER. ONLY SIX FRAMELINE COVERS ARE RECORDED FROM TENNESSEE, AND THIS IS THE ONLY FRAMELINE PAIR.

Posted one month before Chattanooga fell. Ex Gallagher, DuPuy. Signed Ashbrook

6,500
2,700
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1028°
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10c Blue, Die A (11). Block of 90 showing full selvage with Archer imprint and plate no. at bottom and selvage at right, large margins on three sides, just in at top, unused (no gum), some creasing, pen mark between stamps at right, appears Fine-Very Fine

1,145
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1029°
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10c Blue, Die B (12). Complete pane of 100 with Keatinge & Ball imprint and plate no. at bottom, full selvage at left and top, large margin at right, unused (no gum), few faults to be expected in such a large multiple, appears Very Fine

1,545
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1030°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1030, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12), 10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12). Blocks of eight, each with vertical gutter separating the blocks, both have ample to large margins, unused (no gum), Fine-Very Fine blocks

470
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1031°
 
10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12). Collection of mostly unused singles, pairs and blocks of four neatly arranged on exhibition pages and separated by printers, highlights incl. No. 12 B.L. margin imprint and plate no. strip of six (K & B) and two blocks of four of No. 12, few faults to be expected, overall a Fine-Very Fine group

587
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1032°
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10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12). Ten unused singles of each die, each stamp is a different shade, all are four-margin copies, some faults to be expected, still a Very Fine and interesting reference group

E. 150-200
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1033°
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10c Blue, Shades, Dies A & B (11-12). Small unused study comprising two Die A blocks and two Die B blocks, seven Die A singles (couple K & B printings), five Die B singles incl. paper fold-over, mostly large margins, some have o.g., minor creasing in a few, otherwise Very Fine

333
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1034°
 
10c Deep Blue, Dies A & B, Keatinge & Ball (11 & 12 var). Small group incl. Die A three o.g. singles and a superb used single, Die B strip of three (o.g., creased), a single o.g. and another unused (no gum) with imprint, plus a superb used single, all different shades with large margins, Very Fine lot

147
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1035°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1035, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by "RAVEN'S NEST, VA.,/MAY 8th, 1864." two-line town datestamp with ms. "7" date correction, on piece of turned cover (part of address to Raven's Nest on back), the back-dating from the 8th to the 7th suggests that the marking was applied as a pre-cancel in anticipation of use, Very Fine, only three examples known

E. 500-750
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1036°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1036, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins, bold complete strike of "RAVEN'S NEST, VA.,/MAY 8th, 1864." two-line town datestamp, ms. "7" date correction - this back-dating suggests that the marking was applied as a pre-cancel in anticipation of use on the 8th, but was corrected to the 7th on the actual day of use - Extremely Fine, only three examples recorded

E. 500-750
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1037°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1037, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Huge margins, bold "Goodson" straightline town handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, scarce in any condition and rare in this superb quality

312
325
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1038°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1038, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Double transfer in "10 CENTS", full corner sheet margin copy, town cds, Extremely Fine Gem

85
150
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1039°
 
10c Blue, Shades, Archer & Daly Dies A & B (11, 11a, 12, 12c). Four superb used stamps, each has huge margins, No. 11a Milky Blue and No. 12 Blue have sheet margin at left, neat town cds cancels, all Extremely Fine Gem quality

E. 150-200
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1040°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1040, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12 shades), 10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12 shades)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12 shades). Five No. 11 and two No. 12, all have colored cancels incl. red and blue towns, bluish green Raleigh N.C. cds and grid on piece, true green cds on one No. 11, Extremely Fine group

352
250
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1041°
 
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1041, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12), 10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12). Block of four of each, both have clear to large margins and both are cancelled by neat "Talladega Al." cds, the first also has ms. "16 July" at bottom, the Die B toned spot and faint crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine blocks

550
350
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1042°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1042, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Block of four, large even margins, "Richmond Va. May 24" cds, small natural inclusion, Extremely Fine, very scarce

275
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1043°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1043, 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). Block of four, large margins all around, neat "Louisburgh N.C." hs, Extremely Fine and rare block

E. 400-500
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1044°
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10c Blue, Die A (11). Gigantic margins incl. left sheet margin, deep shade and beautiful early impression, tied by "Richmond Va. May 2, 1863" cds - rare type with the month in tall letters - on fresh cover to Zebulon Ga., Extremely Fine Gem stamp and cover

E. 200-300
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1045°
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10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins incl. left sheet margin, tied by well-struck "Danville Va. Mar. 15" cds on rose-colored homemade cover to Rueben Thom, Fredericksburg Va. postmaster who issued the provisional stamp, Extremely Fine Gem

E. 200-300
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1046°
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10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, fine impression and deep shade, tied by "Wadesboro N.C. Aug. 3" cds on brown cover to Huntsville N.C., neat docketing, Extremely Fine stamp and cover

E. 100-150
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1047°
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10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Full to large margins, fresh and white paper, bright color, tied by "Griffin Ga. Jul. 11" cds on homemade cover to Atlanta Ga., fresh and Very Fine, ex Matz, DuPuy

E. 100-150
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1048°
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10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a). Incredibly sharp proof-like impression in an early deep shade of Milky Blue, large margins, tied by "Dublin Va." cds on brown homemade cover to Lexington Va., Extremely Fine, the Dublin office was used by nearby army camps as a drop point for mail - this is categorized by many as a field post marking

E. 150-200
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1049°
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10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large even margins, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Jan. 10, 186-" (1864) cds on small cover to Augusta Ga., Extremely Fine

75
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1050°
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10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d). Large even margins, dark shade, faint gum soaks in margins, tied by "Milledgeville Ga. May 8" cds on buff cover to King Ga., Extremely Fine

75
100
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1051°
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10c Blue, Die B (12). Enormous margins incl. right sheet margin, tied by "Boston Ga. Feb. 24" cds with date inserted in ms. on cover to C.S.A. congressman at Macon Ga., Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
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1052°
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10c Green, Die B (12e). Just touched at top left. to full margins, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Aug. 21, 1863" cds on blue cover to Fayetteville Ga., fresh and Fine

E. 75-100
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1053°
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10c Blue, Die A (11). Vertical pair, large margins to touched, tied by "Albany Ga. Jul. 11, 1863" cds on yellow cover to Cedar Spring Ga., cover few toned spots, Very Fine

175
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1054°
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10c Blue, Die B (12). Horizontal pair, full to large margins, tied by "Mobile Ala. Apr. 25" double-circle ds on homemade cover to Guerryton Ala., some light overall wear, otherwise Very Fine, ex Judd

200
80
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1055°
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10c Blue, Die A (11). Block of four, large margins all around, tied by "Watkinsville Ga." cds on oversize adversity cover made from legal document, to Monticello Ga., Very Fine quadruple-rate cover, with 1972 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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1056°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1056, General Issues  Scott Nos. 6-1410c Deep Blue, Die B (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B (12). Horizontal strip of six, beautiful rich color in an early and striking shade, large to huge margins all around (scissors-cut in bottom right margin well clear of design), tied by "Augusta Ga. Jul. 4" (1863) cds on legal-size orange cover to Richmond Va., return address in ms. "From Bible Society of the C.S.", pencil docketing on back indicating Rosa P. Trevillian and Mrs. S. B. Seddon as senders, slightest creasing in left stamp and margin at right, truly negligible considering the extraordinary quality of this large multiple

EXTREMELY FINE GEM STRIP OF SIX AND A WONDERFULLY FRESH COVER. USED 10-CENT ENGRAVED MULTIPLES LARGER THAN A PAIR ARE EXTREMELY RARE. THIS STRIP IS PROBABLY THE FINEST OF ITS SIZE EXISTING ON COVER.

Ex Stonewall

E. 1,500-2,000
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1057°
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10c Blue, Die B (12). Clear to ample margins, deep rich color, tied by "JACKSON" (Miss.) straightline hs on cover to Marion Ala., flap removed and slightly reduced at top, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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1058°
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10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, just in at right, tied by bold "Goodson/Oct" straightline hs on homemade cover to Christiansburg Va., fresh and Fine, ex Weatherly, Gehrmann, with 1993 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
270
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1059°
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10c Blue, Die B (12). Ample to large margins, tied by bold "GOODSON" straightline handstamp on light pink cover to Wytheville Va., ms. "November 25th, 1863" in pencil, stamp has small nick in bottom margin only and few small faults from placement at right edge, otherwise Very Fine, rare marking

E. 200-300
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1060°
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10c Blue, Die B (12). Just in at top to large margins, tied by bold strike of small "JACKSON MISS." straightline handstamp on cover to Mechanicsville S.C., "May 27th, 1863" docketing at left, light toning at top of stamp, Very Fine, the small "JACKSON MISS." handstamp is very rare, ex Dietz, Meroni, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
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