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Sale 795 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 1997

Category — Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
42°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 42, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsPiedmont Station Va. Apr. 18 (1861) Cds and "FREE" - Virginia Independent Statehood, Piedmont Station Va. Apr. 18 (1861) Cds and "FREE" - Virginia Independent StatehoodPiedmont Station Va. Apr. 18 (1861) Cds and "FREE" - Virginia Independent Statehood. Clear strikes of both markings on buff cover with Postmaster R. C. Shucklett's free frank, original letter enclosure from postmaster's brother (thus an illegal use of frank) with interesting comment "In regard to secession we have all been opposed to it until the last day or two, but I think it high time now for Va to act and to act decidedly in favour of her rights. Va has done everything in her power to avert this great calamity now upon our country and all to no purpose and in choosing between the North and South she must take the latter." April 18th was the second day of Virginia's Independent Statehood - only one other cover with a "Free" handstamp is known from any Independent State - Extremely Fine and rare

E. 750-1,000
2,200
43°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 43, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsWilliamsburg Miss. Jan. 12 (1861) - Mississippi Independent Statehood, Williamsburg Miss. Jan. 12 (1861) - Mississippi Independent StatehoodWilliamsburg Miss. Jan. 12 (1861) - Mississippi Independent Statehood. Bold strike of cds in brown homemade ink with matching strike of "Paid 3" in Circle handstamp on buff cover to Raleigh Miss., with original 1861 letter enclosure, Extremely Fine, only five post offices in Independent States used handstamped "Paid 3" markings for U.S. rates (the vast majority of Southern post offices used supplies of stamps) - this superb example of the Williamsburg "Paid 3" dates from the brief period of Mississippi Independent Statehood (Jan. 9 through Feb. 3)

E. 750-1,000
950
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44°
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Jackson Miss. Apr. 17 (1861) Cds and "Paid 3 Cts." in Circle. Clearly struck markings on buff cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, Extremely Fine, the earliest of the four recorded examples of this predecessor to the Jackson Miss. postmaster's provisionals, used during Confederate Statehood but prior to June 1st when C.S.A. postal rates were enacted - considered by many to be one of the rare Confederate postmasters' U.S.-rated provisionals, ex Kohn

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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45°
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Jackson Miss. May 27 (1861) Cds and "Paid 3 Cts." in Circle. Well-struck markings on yellow cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine, only four recorded examples - see previous lot for background to this Confederate postmaster's U.S.-rated provisional

E. 500-750
550
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46°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 46, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsHomer C.H. La. Jul. 5 (1861) Cds and "Paid 3" in Circle, Homer C.H. La. Jul. 5 (1861) Cds and "Paid 3" in CircleHomer C.H. La. Jul. 5 (1861) Cds and "Paid 3" in Circle. Clear strikes of both markings, the "Paid 3" evidently applied to envelope as a provisional prior to June 1st, mailed to New Orleans on July 5th after C.S.A. postal system was created and handstamped "5" for new 5c rate, skillfully restored edgewear and flap tears, still Very Fine, this appears to be an unlisted Confederate postmaster's U.S.-rated provisional

E. 1,000-1,500
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47°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 47, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsAutaugaville Ala. Apr. 13 (1861), Autaugaville Ala. Apr. 13 (1861)Autaugaville Ala. Apr. 13 (1861). Clear cds and bold Star cancel on 3c Red Star Die entire to New Orleans, fresh and Very Fine, choice example of a rare Confederate-period fancy cancel

E. 500-750
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48°
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Central Institute Ala. Apr. 1. 1862 balloon-style cds on 3c Red Star Die entire to Greenville Ala., Very Fine, scarce college marking on U.S. postage used in the Confederacy

E. 300-400
400
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49°
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Mobile Ala. Feb. 5, 1861. Boldly struck double-circle ds on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Miss., Extremely Fine, second day of the Confederate States

E. 200-300
240
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50°
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Mobile Ala. Mar. 30, 1861. Double-circle ds boldly struck on 3c Red Star Die entire to Greensboro Ala., fresh and Extremely Fine, choice Confederate use of U.S. stamps, ex Wiseman

E. 150-200
160
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51°
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Mobile Ala. Apr. 24, 1861. Perfectly struck double-circle ds cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to marion Miss., a Very Fine and choice strike

E. 200-250
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52°
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Mobile Ala. May 17, 1861. Double-circle datestamp struck twice and ties 3c Dull Red (26) on cover addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, perfs at top affected from placement at edge of cover, Fine Confederate usage

E. 100-150
80
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53°
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Mobile Ala. Mar. 21, 1861. Double-circle ds tied 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Milledgeville Ga., twice forwarded to Howell Cobb, first to Athens Ga. with pencil "Ford 3" and then to Macon Ga. with 3c Dull Red (26) tied by grid, "Athens Ga. Apr. 2" cds, small piece of flap missing, Very Fine, an extremely unusual double franking of U.S. stamps in the Confederacy

E. 300-400
475
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54°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 54, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsMontgomery Ala. Apr. 13, Montgomery Ala. Apr. 13Montgomery Ala. Apr. 13. Bold cds ties 3c Dull Red (26) on forwarded cover to Macon Ga., neat "Leavenworth City Kas., Apr. 1" double-circle ds ties a second 3c Dull Red (26), slightly reduced at left, Very Fine Confederate usage

E. 300-400
800
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55°
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"Pine Level Ala. Mch. 18, 1861". Ms. pmk. on small cover to Knoxville Tenn., 3c Dull Red (26) placed across backflap and cancelled by pen strokes, some toning around stamp edges, Fine Confederate usage, at this point Tennessee was still part of the Union

E. 100-150
65
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56°
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Atlanta Ga. Mar. 23, 1861. Two strikes of cds tie strip of three 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), Pos. 8-10L9 (right stamp "Ear Ring" variety), on hotel corner card cover to Rome Ga., cut down at top and mended nick in corner card, part of backflaps missing, still handsome

E. 100-150
280
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57°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 57, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsGreensborough Ga. May 3, Greensborough Ga. May 3Greensborough Ga. May 3. Neatly struck cds, matching grid cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Lexington Ga., lightened stain at bottom, appears Very Fine

E. 100-150
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58°
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Newnan Ga. Mar. 28. Bold cds cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Greenville S.C., 1861 docketing at left, fresh and Very Fine Confederate usage, ex Wunsch

E. 125-150
120
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59°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 59, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsSavannah * Geo. * Apr. 5, Savannah * Geo. * Apr. 5Savannah * Geo. * Apr. 5. Cds ties single 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) on printed circular for The Savannah Republican Prices Current, to Providence R.I., 1861 docketing on back, ms. "Open P.C.", two light file folds, Very Fine Confederate usage, ex Palazolo, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
475
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60°
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West Point Ga. 24 Apr.. Cds, matching boxed "PAID" with ms. "9" on courthouse cover to LaGrange Ga., 1861 docketing, some edgewear, Very Fine and rare triple 3c U.S. rate used in the Confederacy, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
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61°
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"Lamotte La May 4th 1861". Ms. pmk. on 3c Red Star Die entire to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual filing pinholes, fresh and Extremely Fine Confederate State usage

E. 200-300
160
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62°
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Canton Miss. Feb. 9, 1861. Two strikes of cds with bold Star in Circle of Rope fancy cancel tying 3c Dull Red (26) on blue cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, ms. "Due 3", cover has been skillfully cleaned, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Rust

E. 750-1,000
1,250
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63°
c
Canton Miss. Feb. 14, 1861. Beautifully struck cds and bold Star in Circle of Rope fancy cancel tying 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, tiny opening tear at top, still Extremely Fine, very scarce Confederate-period fancy cancel, ex Haas

E. 750-1,000
1,250
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64°
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Canton Miss. Mar. 19, 1861. Well-struck cds and Lyre fancy cancel tying 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, Very Fine, choice example of this fancy cancel, which is scarce used in the Confederate period

E. 500-750
500
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65°
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Canton Miss. Apr. 25, 1861. Neat cds, second datestamp alongside with date of "26" crossed out, matching Lyre fancy cancel ties 3c Dull Red (26) on cover addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual filing pinholes, light edgewear, Fine and interesting usage, the postmaster probably hit the cover with the cds for the following day, then corrected his error

E. 300-400
210
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66°
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Carrollton Miss. Mar. 26, 1861. Cds cancels 3c Red Star Die entire addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, few filing holes as usual, Very Fine

E. 150-200
120
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67°
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Lauderdale Station Miss. Mar. 20. Neat cds on orange cover to Mobile Ala., bearing 3c Dull Red (26), not tied, stamp faulty at right and some toning, Fine Confederate usage

E. 100-150
50
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68°
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Lauderdale Station Miss. May 20. Boldly struck cds cancels 3c Red Nesbitt entire, also pen cancelled, to Shackleford's Va., Very Fine

E. 100-150
100
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69°
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Natchez Miss. Feb. 13, 1861. Neat cds cancels 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New York, trivial edge tears at top, Very Fine Confederate usage, Miss. was admitted to the Confederacy only nine days earlier, ex Simon

E. 150-200
150
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70°
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Summit Miss. Bold cds, matching "PAID" with ms. "9" rate marking on yellow courthouse cover to LaGrange Ga., extensive docketing indicates probably May 6, 1861 usage, some edgewear, Fine and extremely rare triple 3c rate cover used in the Confederacy, ex Krieger, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
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71°
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Water Valley Miss. Apr. 20. Neatly struck cds cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Florence Ala., reduced at left, some toning, Fine

E. 150-200
130
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72°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 72, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. Mar. 16, 1861, Charleston S.C. Mar. 16, 1861Charleston S.C. Mar. 16, 1861. Neatly struck double-circle ds, matching grid ties 3c Dull Red (26) double perfs at right, on green corner card cover for lead pencils, to Columbia S.C., reduced at left, some edgewear barely affecting stamp, still a Very Fine Confederate usage

E. 150-200
230
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73°
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Charleston S.C. Mar. 28, 1861. Bold double-circle ds, matching grid cancels 3c Red Nesbitt entire to South Hadley Mass., fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
130
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74°
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Georgetown S.C. May 28, 1861. Bold cds, matching grid ties 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Scuppernong N.C., three days before the end of Federal postal service in the South the sender writes on the inside of the backflap "Five cts is a great deal to give for a stamp, but in spite of it let us write often. If we impoverish ourselves by so doing but cherish our country!!", folded over for display, a bit age toned, most unusual, ex Matz

E. 300-400
140
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75°
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Yorkville S.C., Mar. 21. Neat cds, matching grid cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Chester S.C., 1861 docketing at left, fresh and Very Fine

E. 125-150
110
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76°
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Tyler Texas May 18. Neat cds, matching "PAID" with ms. "9" on courthouse cover to Galveston Tex., 1861 docketing, some edgewear, appears Fine, extremely rare triple 3c rate Confederate usage from Texas, with copy of 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
210
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77°
c
"Waller's Store Txas, Frb. 28th". Ms. pmk., matching pen strokes cancel 3c Red Star Die entire addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual filing holes, Very Fine Second Republic usage before admission to the Confederacy, ex "Camina"

E. 150-200
200
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78°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 78, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsRichmond Va. May 1, 1861, Richmond Va. May 1, 1861Richmond Va. May 1, 1861. Cds ties 3c Dull Red (26) on orange cover with commission merchants blind embossing, to Mountain Grove Va., fresh and Fine, ex Dietz

E. 200-300
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79°
 
Confederate States Use of U.S. 1857 Issue. Four items, incl. No. 24 strip of three (guideline s.e. at left) cancelled "Mobile Ala. Apr. 11, 1861", two No. 26 cancelled "Mobile Ala. Mar. 9, 1861" and "Harpers Ferry Va. May 31, 1861" (last day), and 24c Gray (37) cancelled "Mobile Ala. Feb. 26, 1861", minor faults, choice strikes of Confederate datestamps

E. 500-750
800
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80°
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New Orleans La. 21 May (1861). Bold oily cds ties 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), well-centered, some faint gum toning around perfs, on greenish blue folded letter to San Sebastian, Spain, red "New-York Br. Pkt. May 28" cds, blue "4R" dues hs, red London and San Sebastian backstamps, clean vertical file fold

VERY FINE. COLORFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE USE OF UNITED STATES 5-CENT 1859 TO SPAIN, TEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE SEVERANCE OF POSTAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH.

Probably fewer than ten covers to Spain are known with U.S. stamps used in the Confederate States.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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81°
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Mobile Ala. Jan. 30, 1861. Double-circle ds and "30" rate hs boldly struck on blue folded letter to Paris, France, "New York 3 Feb. 5" debit ds, French transit and "8" decimes due hs, Paris receiving backstamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, choice transatlantic usage during Alabama Independent Statehood, signed Brian Green

E. 500-750
1,250
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82°
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Mobile Ala. Feb. 7, 1861. Double-circle ds and "30" rate hs on blue folded letter to Paris, France, N.Y. debit cds and French receiving cds, "8" decimes hs, Paris receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine Confederate transatlantic usage

E. 300-400
625
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83°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 83, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsNew Orleans La. Feb. (27?, 1861), New Orleans La. Feb. (27?, 1861)New Orleans La. Feb. (27?, 1861). Partly readable cds with well-struck "Ship" hs and ms. "5" rate on incoming blue folded letter from Belize, British Honduras, to New York City, sender's routing "via N. Orleans" in Confederate Louisiana, Very Fine, rare ship letter via Confederate New Orleans, signed Brian Green

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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84°
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Great Britain to Richmond Va. G.B. 1p Red tied by Liverpool May 3, 1861 duplex on blue folded cover to Richmond, sender's ms. "Registered Sheet" at top and "p Europa via Boston" at bottom, red crayon "2", docketed on back "Circular", Very Fine, scarce incoming transatlantic cover to Confederate Richmond

E. 500-750
425
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85°
c
Great Britain to New Orleans (Independent Statehood). "Birmingham A Ja 12 61 5" cds and "19 Cents" debit hs on folded letter to New Orleans, bold "Boston Br. Packet 26 Jan. 24" 24c due cds, Feb. 1, 1861 receipt docketing indicates this letter arrived during brief Louisiana Independent Statehood period from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4, file folds, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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86°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 86, Independent and Confederate State Usages of U.S. StampsSavannah Ga., May 18, 1861, Savannah Ga., May 18, 1861Savannah Ga., May 18, 1861. Two strikes of duplex with grid ties horizontal pair and single of 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) on cover to Charleston S.C., ms. "4" which is usually found on British colonial mail (4 pence rate) but cannot be explained on this cover - worth further research - two filing pinholes and minor ink erosion, Fine and unusual usage

E. 300-400
450
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