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Sale 795 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 1997

Category — Old Stamps Not Recognized

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
90°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 90, Old Stamps Not Recognized3c Dull Red (26), 3c Dull Red (26)3c Dull Red (26). Tied by blue "Chicago Ill. Oct. 22" double-circle datestamp and duplex grid on buff cover to Detroit with printed corner card, blue "OLD STAMPS /Not Recognized" two-line handstamp and matching "Held for Postage" oval, 3c Rose (65) tied by blue "Chicago Ill. Oct. 23" double-circle datestamp and duplex grid, reduced at left barely into corner card and blue oval

FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE CHICAGO "OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED" MARKING - FAR RARER THAN ITS PHILADELPHIA COUNTERPART AND ONE OF THE FEW "OLD STAMPS" COVERS WITH THE 1861 ISSUE USED IN COMBINATION WITH THE DEMONETIZED 1857 ISSUE.

Ex West, Krug and Antrim

E. 7,500-10,000
10,500
91°
c
3c Dull Red (26). Wide straddle-pane margin at right, rounded corner at bottom right, used with 1861 1c Blue (63) for carrier fee at Philadelphia, both stamps tied by bold "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 24, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Westchester Pa., well-struck OLD STAMPS/NOT RECOGNIZED" two-line handstamp and "Due 3" for regular postage due (carrier fee prepaid), "U.S. Penny Mail Phila. Pa." carrier's octagonal datestamp on back

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED HANDSTAMPED "OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED" COVERS SHOWING THIS COMBINATION OF THE DEMONETIZED 3-CENT 1857 AND NEW 1861 1-CENT STAMPS.

The two covers contained in our records that show this combination and the two-line handstamp come from the same Edith Taylor correspondence. This is the earlier of the two; the other, a patriotic cover, was sent September 26th. It realized $22,000 in our sale of the Stanley M. Piller collection (Sale 748, Mar. 25, 1993). In addition, there is a manuscript "Old Stamps Not Recognized" cover from Philadelphia with the same combination.

Ex Spring

E. 12,000-15,000
16,000
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92°
c
ILLEGAL STAMP. Straightline handstamp boldly struck on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, "Canton Ky." cds (date unreadable), "Due 3" hs, usual filing pinholes, Very Fine, extremely rare - probably fewer than ten examples of the "Illegal Stamp" marking exist, this being the only one recorded from Kentucky

E. 1,500-2,000
3,000
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93°
c
Nashville Ten. Jun. 4, 1861. Blue cds ties 3c Dull Red (26), wide straddle-pane margin at left, on small cover to New Orleans, bold "due 10" Confederate due handstamp, pencil note on back "About Papa's joining the Confederate Army", Extremely Fine, Tennessee did not secede until June 8th, thus Nashville still recognized the U.S. stamp, but Louisiana was a Confederate State and the New Orleans post office treated it as a "Northern Letter Unpaid", signed Brian Green

E. 1,000-1,500
5,750
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