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Sale 795 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 1997

Category — Handstamped Paid and Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
220°
c
Charlotte C.H. Va. Nov. 26. Blue cds with matching "Paid" in frame and "5" in circle struck twice for 10c rate on lady's small white cover to Loyces Va., embossed flower on flap, Extremely Fine, very scarce

E. 300-400
325
221°
c
Fredericksburg Va. 5, Aug. 24. Cds with matching "PAID" cds and "10" on mourning cover to Savannah Ga., charge box no. at top left, some strengthening of mourning borders and central stain spot from wax seal on back, otherwise Fine, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
100
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222°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 222, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsGoodson Va. Jan. 25, Goodson Va. Jan. 25Goodson Va. Jan. 25. Mostly complete cds and matching "Paid 5' in circle on small cover with fancy corner card for the Philomathean Society in bright green, to Loudon Tenn., original Jan. 24, 1862 letter from soldier in Bristol who writes in a P.S.: "Excuse this rough scribble my dear it is snowing, very cold and got no fire,"; accompanying are two other covers, same writer, with matching corner cards, one in red, the other in dark blue, 1863 and 1865 enclosures, these being hand-carried to Loudon Tenn., Very Fine trio, a handsome exhibit page

E. 600-800
1,600
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223°
c
Goodson (Va.). Straightline hs, ms. "Due 10" on homemade cover to Jefferson Ga., soldiers' endorsement "From N.W. Gutwin/Wagon Master/11th Ga. Batt. P.R.", some wear, Fine and rare, ex DuBose, Sheppard

E. 100-150
300
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224°
c
Lexington Va. Aug. 20. Blue cds, matching "PAID 5" in circle on orange cover to Richmond Va., box charge no. at top right, file folds, missing backflap, Fine, from the Davidson correspondence

E. 100-150
100
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225°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 225, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLexington Va. Nov. 5, Lexington Va. Nov. 5Lexington Va. Nov. 5. Blue cds, matching "PAID 5" in circle hs on attorney's corner card cover to Lewisburg Va., few toned spots, otherwise Fine, from the Davidson correspondence

E. 150-200
260
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226°
c
Lynchburg Va. Sep. 2, 1861. Cds and "Paid 5" hs on brown homemade cover with grocer's embossed corner card, to Indian Valley Va., fresh and Extremely Fine, ex MacBride

E. 150-200
250
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227°
c
Mt. Sidney Va. June 30. Perfectly struck cds with equally choice strike of "Paid 10" in circle hs made from old U.S. 3c rate handstamp, on brown homemade cover to Newberry C.H. S.C., with letter enclosure, Extremely Fine and choice

E. 300-400
750
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228°
c
Norfolk Va. Sep. 19, 1861. Blue cds, matching "PAID" in circle and "5" on orange cover to Oxford N.C., docketing at left, filing hole, Very Fine

E. 100-150
0
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229°
c
Norfolk Va. Oct. 9, 1861. Blue double-circle ds with "Paid" in circle and "5" hs on buff cover to Rutherfordton N.C., Extremely Fine, ex Judd

E. 100-150
60
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230°
c
Norfolk Va. Sep. 30, 1861. Blue double-circle ds with matching "Paid" in circle and "10" rate hs on green cover to Mobile Ala., Extremely Fine, ex MacBride

E. 200-300
160
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231°
c
Norfolk Va. Jul. 26, 1861. Blue double-circle ds with matching "Paid" in circle and "20" cent rate handstamp on buff cover to Milledgeville Ga., Extremely Fine, a wonderful example of this rare rate marking, approximately eight of the 1,500 Confederate post offices used a 20c rate handstamp

E. 500-750
700
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232°
c
Petersburg Va. "MISSENT". Blue straightline hs and matching "Petersburg Va. Jun. 27 3cts" (1861) cds with integral old 3c U.S. rate on small narrow cover originating with ms. "Jamestown Va. June 25th" pmk. and "Paid 5", to Mecklenburg Va. but missent to Petersburg, fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
375
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233°
c
Petersburg Va. Aug. 16 5 cts. Blue cds (1861) with matching "Paid" and "10" in circle hs on merchant's blue embossed corner card cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, reduced at top and repaired at upper left, attractive

E. 100-150
160
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234°
c
"Rehoboth Va., Feby. 26". Ms. pmk, matching "Paid 5" on orange cover to Christiansville Va., Very Fine

E. 75-100
70
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235°
c
Richmond Va. Jan. 18, 1862. Cds and "Paid" hs with pencil "2" cents drop letter rate on obsolete 3c Red Star Die entire, locally addressed to "Pres Eliezander Stephens" [sic], ms. lines thru embossed stamp, flap removed as usual for Stephens correspondence, docketing on back indicates sender was a Confederate soldier in Richmond hospital requesting a discharge, Very Fine, extremely rare 2c rate on old U.S. entire

E. 300-400
200
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236°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 236, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRichmond Va. Mar. 22, 1862, Richmond Va. Mar. 22, 1862Richmond Va. Mar. 22, 1862. Bold cds and "PAID 2" straightline with additional pencil "2" drop letter rate on folded letter to Vice President Stephens in Richmond, Extremely Fine and choice example of this scarce rate

E. 300-400
250
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237°
c
Richmond Va. Jun. 15, 1861. Cds and "Paid 5" in circle hs on Tredegar Iron Works advertising cover with illustration of manufacturing equipment and worker on back, this Richmond firm produced arms and munitions for the Confederate Army, large sealed tear in flap and small piece missing, barely noticeable, still Fine and very unusual advertising design - Confederate Philatelist July-August 1975 article on this cover accompanies

E. 500-750
700
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238°
c
Richmond Va. Jul. 5, 1861. Bold cds and "PAID 5 Cts." two-line italicized rate hs on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire to Fredericksburg Va., sender has crossed out obsolete embossed stamp and marked "Charge Box 260 PRG" indicating box charge for 5c postage, Extremely Fine and unusual usage, ex Emerson, Brugh

E. 400-500
0
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239°
c
Richmond Va. Jul. 15, 1861. Cds and "Paid 5 Cts." hs, odd rectangular block handstamp (struck over another rate?) on cover to Mechum's River Va., a bit toned and worn at edges, still Fine

E. 75-100
25
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240°
c
Richmond Va. Aug. 13, 1861. Lightly struck cds and "Paid 5 Cts" two-line rate hs on merchant's blue corner card cover to Happy Creek Station Va., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 100-150
190
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241°
c
Richmond Va. Sep. 28, 1861. Cds and "Paid 10" in circle hs on legal-size Adjutant and Inspector General's Office imprint cover to Warrenton Va., the "Fauquier County" designation was read as Fairfax C.H. and the cover missent, "Fairfax C.H. Oct. 9" cds and "Paid 5" - the under-stated rate numeral was moot since this was a missent and forwarded usage - Very Fine and most unusual

E. 400-500
0
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242°
c
Richmond Va. Mar. 26, 1862. Bold cds with "Due 5" straightline hs on cover endorsed by Daniel C. De Jarnette (Member of C.S.A. Congress), with original letter on C.S.A. Quartermaster General's Office stationery, indicating that Repr. DeJarnette referred an inquiry to the Q.M.G. Dept. for reply, interesting statement "In no case will the Government become responsible for the return of slaves...", minor flap tears, still Very Fine example of the privilege given to congressmen to send mail without prepayment

E. 300-400
170
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243°
c
Richmond Va. Apr. 30, 1863. Bold cds and "Due 10" hs on cover endorsed by David W. Lewis (Member of C.S.A. Congress), to another member, William W. Clark, at Covington Ga., minor insect nibbling at lower left, otherwise Fine, very scarce congressional endorsement

E. 200-300
0
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244°
c
Richmond Va. (Apr. 1863). Cds with slug and numeral but no month, "20" cent rate handstamped due marking on cover to Buena Vista Ga., soldier's endorsment, slightly reduced at right, skillfully cleaned and improved edges, Fine appearance, scarce, Brian Green notes on back "Only recorded usage (11/26/83)"

E. 400-500
0
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245°
c
Smithfield Va., Jan. 7. Red cds, matching "PAID" and "V" in oval on orange cover to Reidsville N.C., ms. "Paid 5cts" in same hand as address, Fine, ex Weatherly

E. 150-200
0
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246°
c
Strasburg Va., Aug. 28. Sharp cds with "PAID" in oval and "5" in circle re-rated by "10" in circle hs overstruck, on cover to Quitman Ga., horizontal fold, slightly reduced at left, Fine, despite nominal Dietz valuation this re-valued Strasburg "PAID" remains the only example recorded by Everett, ex Cole, Everett

E. 300-400
200
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247°
c
Tudor Hall Va. Aug. 17, 1861. Cds, matching woodcut "PAID 5" in arc on small cover to Norfolk Va., slightly reduced at left and minor edge repair at bottom right, Fine

E. 100-150
75
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248°
c
Tudor Hall Va. Sep. 1, 1861. Cds, matching "PAID 5" in arc on small cover to Greenville S.C., slightly uneven at top left from opening, Fine

E. 75-100
0
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249°
c
Tudor Hall Va. Sep. 17, 1861. Cds, matching straightline "PAID 10" on orange cover to Lexington Ga., minor edgewear, Fine

E. 100-150
0
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250°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 250, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsTudor Hall Va. Oct. 25, Tudor Hall Va. Oct. 25Tudor Hall Va. Oct. 25. Bold cds, matching "10" on orange cover to Montgomery Ala., soldier's docketing at top left, part of backflap missing, Very Fine

E. 100-150
35
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251°
c
Warrenton Va. Aug. 28. Cds, ms. "Pd. 5" on buff hotel corner card cover to Sumter N.C., small repair at bottom right corner, otherwise Fine and rare usage

E. 100-150
300
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252°
c
Winchester Va. Jan. 31. Neat cds, matching "PAID 5" re-rated by "PAID 10" hs on cover to Newbury S.C., Very Fine and rare, only two re-rated covers are known, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
290
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253°
c
Handstamped Paids. Four covers, incl. Lynchburg Va., Charleston S.C., Brook Haven Miss., last unreadable from Miss., mixed condition

E. 150-200
80
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